Classic Kenya & Tanzania road safari



Highlights
• Big Cat Experience and education
• Sundowners
• Cultural immersion with Maasai
• Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara
• Crater tour

DAY 1 – ARRIVE NAIROBI

Arrival off your International flight into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. V.I.P meet and greet as you disembark from the plane. You will be assisted as you clear immigration formalities. Our representative will meet you outside customs and immigration halls. Safari briefing and transferred to Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Settle in and enjoy a delicious dinner before drifting off to sleep.


DAY 2 – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Check out after breakfast and drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big-game population, especially elephants, more than 1,000 of which live in the park. From a distance, take in views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, with its striking Uhuru Peak soaring to 19,341 feet. Arrive at your lodge set beneath acacia trees in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. After lunch, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.


DAY 3 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Set out on early morning and afternoon game drives, crisscrossing the landscape in search of the park’s large herds of elephants, as well as zebras and wildebeests, along the salt pan trails. Prepare for predator sightings, as opportunistic animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey. Return to your lodge for dinner followed by a relaxing evening under African skies.


DAY 4 – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Check out after breakfast, drive to Namanga, clear with customs and immigration. Meet your Tanzanian driver guide and drive to Arusha, where you will have lunch. Then, continue to your lodge, located in a picturesque spot above the Great Rift Valley.Check in at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, settle in, freshen up and relax a bit before venturing to a nearby escarpment for stunning views of the valley below. Here, enjoy a refreshing scenic Sundowner as the equatorial sun slips toward the horizon. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a hearty dinner.


DAY 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER

Set out this morning on a game drive in Lake Manyara in search of nonchalant baboons; dik-diks, which forage for food beneath acacia trees; and large herds of buffalo, wildebeests and zebras, which gather on the grassy, sun-drenched plains. Along a narrow belt of acacia woodland, you may even spot the region’s storied tree-climbing lions, which ascend branches for a cool breeze. After a farm-fresh lunch, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, ascending its outer wall through dense vegetation. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world and a likely place to view lions, elephants, hyenas and gazelles. Today you will be spending the night at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.


DAY 6 – CRATER TOUR

This morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead of most visitors — thanks to the ideal location of your accommodations on the crater’s rim — to view the resident wildlife at its most active time of day. The prairies of this “Lost World” are great spots for watching buffalo and elephants as well as the countless other species that roam the crater’s 100-square-mile floor. You may even sight the rare black rhino. Following lunch, visit a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle-herders’ daily life and culture. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


DAY 7 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Check out after breakfast and drive to vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park and through its astonishing mix of savanna grassland and volcanic hills, stopping en route for a privately guided tour of Olduvai Gorge, one of the key sources of prehuman hominid fossils. Renowned palaeontologists Mary and Louis Leakey made many notable finds here. Check in and lunch. Later proceed on afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


DAY 8 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Today, revel in true safari country, as you proceed on a game drive searching for the Big Five (lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, elephants and rhinos), along with giraffes, gazelles and zebras. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


DAY 9 – MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Check out after breakfast and transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Maasai Mara Game Reserve Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle, offering excellent game viewing year-round. Met on arrival by your Kenyan driver guide and transferred to the camp for check in and lunch. Later proceed on afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Entim Camp.


DAY 10- MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Breakfast at the camp. Today explore a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers on morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at Entim Camp.


DAY 11 - MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Breakfast at the camp. Today explore a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers on morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at Entim Camp.


DAY 12 – NAIROBI

Check out after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a reserved dayroom before your international departure flight home.


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