16 Days East Africa Spectacular Safari
Kenya; Nairobi; Amboseli; Masai Mara; Mt. Kenya Tanzania; Tarangire; Ngorongoro Crater; Serengeti.
Our Spectacular African safari journeys will range through East Africa widely and leisurely, from Nairobi in to the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in the southern part of Kenya and farther in to Tanzania, with luxuriously stays in some of the continent’s treasured and exhilarating game parks. Discover the magic rolling grasslands, expressive acacia trees, sweeping vistas teeming with wildlife, and one of Africa’s common and unforgettable sights; “The Masai Mara” and far north to the Africa’s second-highest and most classically comely mountain, the glaciated, 17,058 feet Mount Kenya.
Day 1: En Route to Nairobi Capital, Kenya
Your Spectacular African safari journeys begins as you enplane for Africa. Meet and greet upon arrival, thereafter you will be transferred to Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport for overnight stay.
Pictures Credit: Hilton Garden Inn Airport Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi Cosmopolitan Tour
Begin your day with an amazing tour to the Giraffe Centre which protects the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, combines serious conservation with enjoyable activities later proceed to Karen Blixen Museum. It was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title. Overnight stay at The Hilton Garden Inn Airport Nairobi.
Day 3 & 4: Amboseli National Park
Breakfast is served at the city hotel followed by early check-out; we will drive you by road to Amboseli National Park. 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 dusk. Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see resident wildebeest and zebras, and you’ve 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 Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Pictures Credit: Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Day 5 & 6: Tarangire National Park
Early morning breakfast is served at the lodge and check-out; we will drive you through to Namanga Kenya and Tanzania boarder where you will clear custom with immigration authorities, thereafter our Kenyan driver-guide will introduce you to our Tanzanian driver-guide representative who will drive you to Tarangire National Reserve. It's Africa's most underrated parks during dry season (July to October). It's a place where elephants dot the plains like cattle, and where lion roars and zebra barks fill the night. Enjoy a fine overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge tucked away in a verdant valley, with enchanting views of Tarangire’s trademark baobab-studded landscapes.
Pictures Credit: Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
Day 7 & 8: The Serengeti National Park
A sumptuous breakfast is served at the lodge; We will make our lovely drive to the fabled Serengeti National Park. We shall make our first stop at the Olduvai Gorge, Its unique geological history provides remarkable documentation of ancient life, allowing us to look back to the days of our earliest ancestors. At 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti is an epic place, and it's renowned for its predators, especially lions, leopards and cheetahs, with plenty of elephants in residence, too. A few black rhinos around Moru Kopjes offer a chance to glimpse all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo), although the rhinos are very rarely seen. It’s also an incredible bird watching destination, with over 500 species to spot. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge an award-winning gem seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge will set our tone deep in the heart of the world’s most important large animal migration corridor, we make rolling forays in to the plain, on the lookout for the large mammal species that inhabit this most noble swatch of planet Earth.
Pictures Credit: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 9 & 10: Ngorongoro Crater
A sumptuous breakfast is served at the lodge followed by a check-out; this day we will drive to the fabled lost world of the Ngorongoro Crater, a volcanic bowl abounding with life and beauty, as the wonderful 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. Our base will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, the lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
Pictures Credit: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 11, 12 & 13: The Great Masai Mara
A sumptuous breakfast is served at the lodge; We will depart by road to Kilimanjaro International airport where you fly to the Masai Mara via Nairobi Wilson airport. 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. But for once the reality lives up to the image and the Masai Mara, which comprises not just the famous reserve but also around a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches and numerous Maasai villages, is for many people not just the highlight of their Kenyan adventure but the very reason they came in the first place. We will enjoy sundowners from our tented camp at the Kichwa Tembo Tented set on a private concession, with abundant iconic wildlife and panoramic Masai Mara views.
Pictures Credit: andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.
Day 14 & 15: Mount Kenya
We will bid farewell to the Mara and fly our way to the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. A magnificent view to behold, the prestigious main structure reflects the 1950’s colonial architectural design with a luxury country club feel, complemented with independent quaint cottages, including William Holden’s original cottage. The Safari Club is a continental center of relaxation, and many activities are close at hand. We will also have a chance to visit the club’s animal orphanage and the nearby Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to a healthy coterie of rhinos, plus its Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary Kenya’s only chimp haven.
Pictures Credit: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Day 16: Depart Home
Flight back to the capital, our concierge team will meet you and transfer you to a city hotel where we will have day room for use prior to your flight back home. Bid you farewell.
• All regional flights
• Daily laundry services
• Emergency evacuation cover
• Luxury accommodation and all meals
• Standby team to meet unexpected or unusual requests
• Knowledgeable-guide and driver-guide during your safari
• 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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