12 Days – 11 Nights Africa For You Kenya + Tanzania

Arrive/Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve – Central Serengeti –Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha/Nairobi /Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

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End

Basis

Duration

Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Lake Naivasha Country Club Lake Naivasha Day 2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 3 Day 4 FB 1 Night
Mara Leisure Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 7 FB 3 Nights
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp Central Serengeti Day 7 Day 10 FB 3 Nights
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Day 10 Day 12 FB 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for your International departure Day 12 Day 12 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

LDBB: Lunch,Dinner Bed and Breakfast.

DAY 1: TAMARIND TREE HOTEL, NAIROBI

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most  cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport Nairobi, you will be met by our AMA Safaris representative and transferred for overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel on BB Basis.

Overnight: Tamarind Tree Hotel    

Tamarind Tree Hotel is ideally located just 5 km to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and it’s iconic Carnivore Restaurant. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city, it’s a national park, as well as to the country’s many diverse attractions via the neighbouring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. Tamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller. The hotel’s world-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst their outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensure that all guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley. Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be collected for the day’s drive taking you to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch at your lodge. After Lunch you will proceed on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake has good density of game and it is one Park that within few minutes of game drive, you will achieve quite a lot in terms of sightings. It is also a bird watchers haven. After the game drive proceed back to your lodge. Meals and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge     

Situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge is an eco-lodge that provides peerless views of wildlife and Lake Nakuru. Each guest rooms features a Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. The lodge also includes an in-house restaurant and an outdoor pool. Guests can visit must-see sights such as Egerton Castle and Menengai Crater less than 50km away from the property.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB, LAKE NAIVASHA

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet; it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, and boat excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

0800hrs: After breakfast check out and depart drive down the Great Rift Valley to your destinations: Lake Naivasha. You will arrive at your lodge in time for check in and lunch. After some time to relax, you continue to Elsamere, the family home of Joy & George Adamson, named for their lion Elsa of ‘Born Free’ fame. Here you will take a tour through their home, which has now been converted to a museum, watch a short video of their work and view Joy’s wildlife sketches which still adorn the walls. Afterwards, a sumptuous afternoon tea is served on the grounds overlooking the lake.  You will also enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club – LDBB

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Country Club   

From the top of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Just an hour’s drive from Nairobi, Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes.

Perfect for active and leisure travelers, Lake Naivasha Country Club offers an abundance of activities to please all visitors to Nairobi, Kenya. The resort dates back to the 1930s and has since been transformed into a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities, including cottages, a swimming pool, and sumptuous gourmet dining. For adventurers, the nearby Crescent Island is a haven for zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, and giraffes.

Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930’s as a staging post for Imperial Airways’ flying boat service from Durban to London. The Old Colonial architecture is solid and comfortable with accommodation in rooms and cottage set in 12 hectares of green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees. The guest rooms are elegant and cool. The residents lounge has large bay windows. The bar is cosy and adjoins an immaculately equipped snooker room.

There’s more to Naivasha than meets the eye and it’s well worth more than one night’s stay. At Lake Naivasha Country club there’s never a shortage of things to see and do.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

0730hrs: After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your camp. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp – LDBB 

Overnight: Mara Leisure Camp     

Welcome to Maasai Mara – the most talked about destination in the world’s most talked about wilderness. Located along in the Talek River, at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas on the northern boundery of the Maasai Mara game reserve, Mara Leisure camp is located around one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Mara Ecosystem.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

Optional balloon excursion – extra cost:US$450 – US$490 Per person.

The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the “Big Five”. You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp – LDBB 

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

Whole day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp – LDBB 

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Central Serengeti

Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at your lodge, then drive to the border town of Isebania. You will clear with customs and immigration then cross over to Tanzania. Our vehicles will be waiting for you on the other side. After introductions with Tanzanian guides, proceed to Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp – LDBB

Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp      

The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.

A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner. Ten double tents and one family tent with en suite facilities.

There are several airstrips in the National Park that receive schedule flights from Arusha as well as charter flights.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

Optional balloon excursion – extra cost:US$500 – US$600 Per person

All day spent in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp – LDBB 

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

All day spent in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp – LDBB 

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER

Ngorongoro Crater

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, and mountain biking as well as visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast check out and proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Afternoon shall be at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the lodge. Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge       

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site.

Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor.  The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania.

Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11: NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE, NGORONGORO CRATER

Day Itinerary

After breakfast descend into the crater floor in your 4×4 vehicle and packed lunches for a full day crater tour. The central bowl, the caldera, has sides roughly 1,950 feet high and a flattish center with a diameter of about ten miles.

The crater walls are forested but four-wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 30,000 animals. Return to the lodge later in the afternoon.

Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the overnight hotel followed by check out. You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home. End of our services

Basis

Breakfast

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