11 Days Kenya and Tanzania Highlights Safari

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Vacation Itinerary: Experience Variety

Destinations: Nairobi City, Ngorongoro Conservational Area, Serengeti

National Park and Masai Mara National Park.

Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.

DAY ONE: EN ROUTE

Depart Home – En route to Kenya

DAY TWO: NAIROBI

Welcome to Kenya, you will be met upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our safari representative. Thereafter you will be transferred to your city hotel irrespective of the airline and time of arrival. Over night at The Boma Hotel or Similar

DAY THREE: NGORONGORO CONSERVATIONAL AREA

This tour package allows you to sleep in on the first day in Nairobi and enjoy leisurely breakfast until 10:00am followed by safari de-brief by our concierge and/or owners of DK Grand Safaris at the city hotel. Thereafter you will be transferred to Wilson Airport to connect midday schedule flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip via Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your private and personal driver guide and proceed by road to Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving at the lodge in the evening. The rest of the evening after check in will be at leisure as you watch the spectacular sunset. Approximate travel time will be one and half hour from the Lake Manyara Airstrip to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY FOUR: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge main restaurant, thereafter you will descent down to the crater which is a unique refuge for both animals and sometimes man offering different topography ranging from the basins, swamps, springs, the rivers, plains, forest and the salt lakes. Ngorongoro crater is the sixth largest caldera in the world which is about 20kms across, 600 meters deep. The crater supports a vast number of animals such as elephants, café buffalos, hyenas, lions, jackals, zebras, wildebeest and bird’s species because of the fresh water it holds. For game viewing, you are entitled to only one entry of up to six hours, later on your will ascent back to the lodge for an evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY FIVE & SIX: SERNGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast followed by check out, you will drive towards Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word ‘siringet’ referring to an ‘endless plain’. En-route, you can visit Olduvai Gorge situated on an ancient lake covered by layers of volcanic ash, many fossil discoveries, including a skull of human ancestor. Upon arrival at the park, you will proceed on a game viewing drive skirting the vast plains in search of the plain’s abundant wildlife including the big five (Lions, Elephants, Rhino, Café Buffalo). You will have a late check in at the lodge followed by dinner. For the next two days, you will be exploring the world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site i.e. Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY SEVEN: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Early morning breakfast will be served at the main restaurant, thereafter you will be transfer by road to the Kenya/Tanzania boundary (Isibania town) with picnic lunch. Clear with customs and Immigration, and then precede to the iconic and famous Masai Mara Game Reserve which is one of the great wonders of the world in terms of animal migrations, As per Abc news “Good Morning America’s show”. It’s also considered as a “must see” by almost all visitor going on safari. It is on the “to do” list for many because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Game viewing en-route to the camp/lodge, late check at the camp/lodge, Dinner and overstay at Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)

(There is an optional flight from Serengeti to Masai Mara via Tarime & Migori at an extra fee which we highly recommend as the driving time is usually approximately eight hours from Serengeti to the Mara)

DAY EIGHT & NINE: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Morning and afternoon game viewing have been scheduled for you for the next two days in the magnificent and private Mara North Conservancy which is part of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The reserve and the conservancy are regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing areas in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. You can decide in one of the two days to book an Optional balloon ride over the plans of the Masai Mara which takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve; fly over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah. The quiet, relaxing ride allows you to view an amazing assortment of wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. Surprise bush champagne breakfast is served upon landing. Afternoon game viewing has been scheduled as well on this day, or you can decide to book an Optional walking tour, viewing the animals on foot and getting closer to nature as you discover more rather than the obvious big five. All meals and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY TEN:  DEPART

You will be served with your final leisurely breakfast at the camp, check out and transferred to Mara Airstrip for the morning schedule flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Wilson Airport – Nairobi, you will be met by our concierge team who has reserved farewell meals for you in a city restaurant depending on your outbound departure time. Later you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight back home. (B.L.D)

DAY ELEVEN: ARRIVE BACK HOME

Mostly probably this is the day you will arrive back home.

  • All items of personal nature and not mention in itinerary e.g. shopping, body treatments, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Any optional of the activities are not included.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Tips to the Hotel staff and Driver Guide.
  • Hot air Balloon
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa fee.
  • Accommodation  and meals as per the itinerary; full board while on safari (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Three internal Schedule flights to save time from one destination to the other
  • Transportation, transfers, sightseeing and game viewing as detailed in the safari itinerary package.
  • Local, professional English speaking driver guides
  • Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser that is custom built to provide ample leg room.
  • Guaranteed window seats, maximum of six guests per vehicle
  • Complimentary and unlimited bottled water and soft drinks in the safari vehicles
  • Binoculars and field guide books provided in the safari vehicle
  • Bean bags for use in the vehicle for stabilizing photography
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Service charges, hotel taxes and government taxes as per NOW
  • Safari hat that is provided to you at the start of the safari
  • Concierge department, available 24 hours/day
  • Membership to Flying Doctors Society services
  • Guaranteed departure; Minimum of two guests

INTERNAL FLIGHTS INCLUDED

  1. Wilson Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  2. Kilimanjaro International Airport to Lake Manyara Airstrip
  3. Masai Mara Game Reserve to Wilson Airport (Nairobi)

This tour package combines the unrivaled wonders of East Africa, lands of magic and compelling authenticity.  This nine days safari itinerary will bring to you indelible close-ups images, unforgettable panoramas experiences, and inspiring natural scenes. Each destination is packed with unique experiences and offers its own inimitability, epitomized by the unforgettable Masai Mara Game Reserve viewing experience. You will descend into the Ngorongoro crater and discover new wildlife cast at the base of the crater.

  • An opportunity to visit Ngorongoro Crater which is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979
  • Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact crater, covering an area of 304 square kilometers.
  • The volcanic crater is jam-packed with several species of wildlife.
  • Serengeti National Park is one of the hosts to the annual wildebeest migration.
  • It has a combination of diverse habitats from open grass plains, savanna, wooded grassland and river line.
  • The Serengeti is also a great place for viewing “the Big Five”
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve is also one of the best places for viewing the big five: Lion, Elephants, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.
  • The reserve is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and over 400 different birds’ species.
  • While at the Mara, you have the opportunity to visit a Maasai cultural village and learn more about their indigenous lifestyle.
  • Best place to experience the hot air balloon adventure followed by bush champagne Breakfast.
  • The famous annual Wildebeests crossing Mara River takes place their