12 Days Wonders of East Africa Safari
Destination - Kenya; Nairobi, Amboseli, Masai Mara. Tanzania; Ngorongoro and the Serengeti
This safari package combines the unrivaled wonders of East Africa, lands of magic, and compelling authenticity. The 12 days African intimate bush journeys will bring to you indelible close-up images, unforgettable panorama experiences, and inspiring natural scenes. Each destination is packed with its unique experience. You will visit Amboseli National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and the Great Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 1: Enplane to Nairobi Capital, Kenya
Your African intimate bush journeys begins as you enplane for Africa. Meet and greet upon arrival, thereafter you will be transferred to Eka hotel for an overnight stay.
Pictures Credit: Eka Hotel Nairobi.
Day 2 & 3: Amboseli National Park
Morning breakfast is served at the city hotel followed by check-out; our driver-guide will transfer you by road to Amboseli National Park which lies in the southern part of Kenya close to the Tanzania border. Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn or at dusk. Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see resident wildebeests and zebras, and you’ve got a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, and it has an excellent array of lodges and an agreeably mild, dry climate. Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge
Pictures Credit: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
Day 4 & 5: Lake Manyara - Tanzania
A sumptuous breakfast is served, followed by early check-out; our driver-guide will transfer you by road with packed lunch to Namanga Kenya and Tanzania border. Arrive at the lodge in the evening. On your second day proceed for a game drive in the park. You will have splendid views of the lake. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles, and grey-headed kingfishers. Later you will proceed back to the lodge for lunch at refreshing Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and perhaps have time to amble, maybe catching sight of some local predators and sprightly birds. Spend your afternoon in an enchanting game drive or outdoor excursions such as a tour to neighboring villages or simply lounge by the lodge’s “vanishing horizon” pool.
Pictures Credit: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 6 & 7: Ngorongoro Crater
A sumptuous breakfast is served at the lodge; we will make our lovely drive to the highest point on Ngorongoro Crater’s entire rim, The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge standing well over half a kilometer above the crater floor offering unparallel views across this enormous caldera. Arrive in time for lunch, check-in, and afternoon at leisure. Spend your late afternoon in an enchanting game drive; Ngorongoro Crater is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World and is a veritable haven for wildlife as wonderful as the views are from above, the real magic happens when you get down inside and drive among an unparalleled concentration of wildlife, including the highest density of both lions and overall predators in Africa. One of the continent's premier attractions, this renowned natural wonder is deservedly a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Pictures Credit: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 9 & 10: Serengeti National Park
A sumptuous breakfast is served followed by check-out; we will make our lovely drive towards Serengeti National Park. On the way, we will see the classic view of Oldupai Gorge with the Naibor Soit hills visible in the distance and a monolith, the so-called “Castle”, made of the red sediments of Bed III, in the foreground. Oldupai Gorge is one of the most important archaeological sites on earth. The hominid fossils show the evolution of humankind over a 2 million year time span and provide a sense of our recent emergence in the world as modern humans. Few people forget their first encounter with the Serengeti. Perhaps it's the view from Naabi Hill at the park's entrance, from where the grasslands appear to stretch to the ends of the earth. Or maybe it's a coalition of lions stalking across open plains, their manes catching the breeze. Or it could be wildebeest and zebra migrating in their millions, following the ancient rhythm of Africa's seasons. Whatever it is, welcome to one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth. We will proceed with an en-route game drive to the Four Seasons Safari Lodge perched on a series of elevated platforms and walkways, the lodge sits next to an animal watering hole, where you can watch a family of elephants stops for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony. After check-in and sumptuous lunch is served, we’ll take you in the bush for an exhilarating game drive, however, you can spend your afternoon in the infinity-edge pool, watching elephants gather for a drink at the nearby active watering hole beneath an endless turquoise sky.
Pictures Credit: Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
Day 11 & 12: The Great Masai Mara National Reserve
A sumptuous breakfast is served followed by check-out; we will make a lovely en-route game drive to the nearest airstrip for your scheduled flight via Kilimanjaro and Wilson Airport Nairobi to The Great Masai Mara, This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland – specked with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest – is the ultimate African cliché.
Our base will be at the Sand River Camp; situated on a secluded and picturesque site on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name; it replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920s. It is in the Masai Mara that the most spectacular wildlife event on the entire planet, the Greatest Wildebeest Migration takes place. This annual event sees millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti (Tanzania), crossing over the Mara River (a highly Nile-crocodile-infested river) in search of water and greener pastures. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dogs, jackal, hyena, and vultures.
On the last day; choose to ride a balloon safari at an extra cost over the plains of The Great Masai Mara which takes you over the diverse habitats of the reserve; fly over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah. The quiet, relaxing ride will allow us to view an amazing assortment of wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. Bush champagne breakfast will be served upon landing. Later spend your time at leisure. In the afternoon, a village visit opens the door to a unique way of life and set of traditions. This presents the best opportunity to mingle with the Maasai community and learn the awe-inspiring unique culture. Having been introduced, a Maasai host will give you a tour of the manyatta, explaining the lifestyle and what lies inside the huts. The driver-guide will remain with you throughout the cultural tour to help with communications.
Pictures Credit: Sand River By Elewana.
Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi City
A sumptuous breakfast is served which is a perfect way to cap off your visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve; our driver-guide with transfer you to the nearest airstrip to catch your flight to Nairobi Capital. Arrive in the city in time for Lunch. You will be met by our concierge team who will transfer you to a city hotel for a day room and lunch; spend your afternoon at leisure depending on your flight timing. Bid you farewell, thereafter our driver-guide will transfer you to JKIA international airport for your own ward travel arrangements.
• Regional flights
• Daily laundry services
• Emergency evacuation cover
• Luxury accommodation and all meals
• Knowledgeable driver-guide during your safari
• Standby team to meet unexpected or unusual requests
• A variety of activities individualized at every safari location
• All airport transfers, game parks, national parks, and conservation fees
• Local drinks; beers and house wine during meals, soft drink, and water during game drives
• International flights
• Personal items souvenirs travel insurance, visa fees
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Cost per person sharing in a double/triple for all the above quoted services
Cost per person sharing in a double/triple for all the above quoted services
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