12 Days / 11 Nights Kenya & Tanzania Escapade

Arrive / Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve – Northern Serengeti – Central Serengeti – Karatu – Nungwi / Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Little Governors’ Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 2 Day 4 FB+ 2 Nights
Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende Northern Serengeti Day 4 Day 6 FI 2 Nights
Melia Serengeti Lodge Central Serengeti Day 6 Day 7 FB 1 Night
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge Karatu Day 7 Day 9 FB+ 2 Nights
Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar Nungwi Day 9 Day 12 FI 3 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day  12 Day 12 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities.

FI: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

TBA: To be Advised

Internal & Regional Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 1 Scheduled  TBA Wilson Airport [WIL]  TBA Little Governors’ Camp  TBA
Day 4 Scheduled   Little Governors’ Camp   Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende  
Day 9 Scheduled   Arusha Airport [ARK]   Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Zanzibar  

DAY 1: MOVENPICK HOTEL & RESIDENCES NAIROBI, 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 20mins 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

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport met and assisted by our AMA Safaris representative. After a short briefing, transfer to your Nairobi  Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel on Bed & Breakfast.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi          

Superior African-themed 5-star hotel in the heart of Nairobi .Experience Nairobi in our 5-star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views. Situated in the popular Westlands district, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is the perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure in 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences.

Dine in the spectacular 360-degree revolving restaurant that complements two more restaurants, two bars and a lobby lounge. Chill out at the pool, relax in the spa and work out in the gym. More than a dozen modern meeting rooms, a beautiful ballroom and large exhibition hall make this a fantastic destination for conferences and events in Nairobi.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: LITTLE GOVERNORS’ CAMP, MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE   

Masai Mara

One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Masai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500kms² of the country’s southwest. The park protects a phenomenal array of game, including charismatic species such as elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as crocodile and hippopotamus in the Mara River. The birdlife is no less impressive, with over 450 resident bird species. However, the true highlight here is the Great Migration, recognised as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. To survive the dry months of July to September, some 1.7 million wildebeest migrate from the parched plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Along with much smaller numbers of antelope buffalo and zebra, they move to the more forgiving grasslands of the Masai Mara. In their wake come predators such as lion, hyena and cheetah, for whom these giant herds are an easy source of prey.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the Camp.

0630hrs – Transfer to Wilson airport for your 0800hrs flight to the 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 and met by the camp guide and start off with your morning game drive en route to the camp arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives at the park.

Meals and overnight at the Luxury camp.

Overnight: Little Governors’ Camp            

The award-winning Little Governors’ is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury ensuite tents dotted around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife. The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank, and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed. The guest tents at Little Governors’ have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the camp’s watering hole. Guests may need to make way for elephants which often visit the camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 3: LITTLE GOVERNORS’ CAMP, MASAI MARA       

Day Itinerary

{0500Hrs Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast.}

Early wake-up call and embark on an early morning game drive and later return to your lodge for breakfast with a game drive en-route. Rest of the morning at leisure followed by lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive.

Or

A relaxed rise followed by a hearty breakfast and thereafter a full day game drive with picnic lunch to see the varied game of the Masai Mara. This region is Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Optional visit to a local Maasai village at an extra cost. Dinner and Overnight at your camp.

Meals and overnight at the Little Governors Camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 4: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI    

Northern Serengeti

The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast,

Transfer to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight to Migori. On arrival at Migori and transfer to Isebania border where you will go through the normal immigration and customs procedures. Proceed by road to Tarime and connect to your flight to Serengeti National Park arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives at the park or leisure at the lodge. Meals and overnight at you hotel on FB

Overnight: Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kogatende     

This Luxury Camp is strategically located within the northern (Kogatende) area of the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is set amidst the most prime areas of the Serengeti following the path of the great migration, sparsely inhabited by large Acacia as well as Tortilis Tree’s and is home to several species of wildlife that reside in this area year round due to catchments of water bodies around the area.

Due to the Campsite’s ideal location, the great spectacle of the world-famous annual migration can be witnessed almost as close as to the camp’s doorsteps – since the site lies along one of the main migratory corridors/routes, which the wildebeest use during their Great Migration going to and fro the North and South of the Serengeti.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 5: OLE SERAI LUXURY CAMP KOGATENDE, NORTHERN SERENGETI     

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge

Full day in Serengeti with scheduled morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National park.

Meals and overnight at the camp.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 6: MELIA SERENGETI LODGE, 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

Breakfast at the Northern Serengeti camp.

0830hrs. Drive with en-route game drive to central Serengeti Melia lodge arriving in time for lunch.

Afternoon game drives around central Serengeti till sunset. Meals and overnight at the camp.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Melia Serengeti Lodge is an excellent option for a nature vacation. The en-suite guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibars, coffee makers, and private terraces, and suites feature TVs, dining areas and living rooms. Guests can enjoy inclusive meals at the on-site restaurant. Amenities include a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a spa. The surrounding area offers activities such as embarking on game drives, walking safaris and picnics.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: NGORONGORO OLDEANI MOUNTAIN LODGE, KARATU  

Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, and a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out.

Transfer to the airstrip for your morning 10hrs00 flight to Manyara airstrip. Arrive Manyara and transfer to your Lodge. This day you will be lucky to have an afternoon visit to the famous Lake Manyara Natonal park. Late evening return to your lodge and spend the rest of the time at leisure. Meals and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge          

O’ldeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge is a colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views of Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated, featuring spectacular views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara.

The property is set on 40 acres of lush green gardens and local vegetation, with over 130 species of birds. The lodge is accessed over a pond and one’s first impression is the grand central hallway with wooden trusses looking out over the fireplace, infinity pool and out to Mount O’ldeani, which is part of the caldera of the Ngorongoro crater, only 12km away.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 8: NGORONGORO OLDEANI MOUNTAIN LODGE, KARATU  

Day Itinerary

Early breakfast.

0730hrs. Depart with box lunches and spend the whole day at the crater. Afternoon return to the lodge and spend the rest of the evening at the lodge. Meals and overnight at the lodge.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 9: SANDIES BAOBAB BEACH ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI

Nungwi

Once little more than a ramshackle fishing village, Nungwi has been transformed into one of Unguja Island’s busiest beach destinations and its second most populated village after its capital, Stone Town. Situated at the island’s northernmost tip, Nungwi is blessed with some of Zanzibar’s most idyllic swimming beaches as the water surrounding this section of the island is fairly deep and mostly unaffected by the change of tides. The village is also renowned as a party hotspot with plenty of boisterous nightlife and a thriving social scene hosted by the village’s slew of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days lazing on the spectacular beaches, floating in the idyllic turquoise waters or indulging in a massage. Then, as the sun sets, join the revellers as the town comes alive, cocktails flow freely and the beach bonfires begin to blaze. Daily itineraries tend to be gloriously simple: sunbathe, swim, party, and repeat!

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge.

0800hrs: Depart for Arusha arriving at the cultural heritage for early lunch then transfer to Arusha airport for your 1400hrs flight to Zanzibar. Arrive Zanzibar airport and transfer will be arranged to Sandies Baobab beach resort. Rest of the afternoon spend at leisure. Overnight on Fully Inclusive.

Overnight: Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar         

Nestled in a private beach area in Nungwi, Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar is set on the Northern tip of Zanzibar, 55km away from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. The hotel features a variety of accommodation options that include air-conditioning, a telephone Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a private bathroom. Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a pool bar, an on-site restaurant and an amphitheatre. The hotel serves a daily complimentary breakfast. Guests can enjoy fishing, spice tours, a safari to Tanzania, and snorkelling at Mnemba Marine Park.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Included

Welcome cocktail Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Main Restaurant.

Breakfast from 0730hrs to 1000hrs.

Lunch from 1300hrs to 1500hrs.

Dinner from 1930hrs to 2200hrs.

Pool Bar is open from 1000hrs to 2400hrs and serves soft drinks, fruit juices, coffee and tea, local beer and house wine. Selected local spirits and cocktails are served after 1800hrs.

Premium and imported liquors available at an extra charge. Sun loungers and beach towels, Wifi Internet in public areas. Gymnastic daily activities, beach volley, beach soccer and darts. Evening entertainment program

DAY 10: SANDIES BAOBAB BEACH ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and Leisure. Zanzibar excursions at an extra coast payable direct. Accommodation on fully inclusive.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 11: SANDIES BAOBAB BEACH ZANZIBAR, NUNGWI       

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and Leisure. Zanzibar excursions at an extra coast payable direct. Accommodation on fully inclusive.

Basis: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 12: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at leisure. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight ahead.

Basis

Breakfast

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