Arrive/Nairobi – Amboseli National Park – Lewa Conservancy – Masai Mara – Northern Serengeti – Singita Serengeti Grumeti – Karatu – Tarangire National Park – Arusha/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Nairobi Serena Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli Amboseli National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Lewa Conservancy Day 4 Day 6 FB 2 Nights
Mara Bushtops Camp Masai Mara National Rerserve Day 6 Day 7 FB+ 1 Night
Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 7 Day 8 FB+ 1 Night
Sanctuary Olonana Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 8 Day 9 FB 1 Night
Nimali Mara Northern Serengeti Day 9 Day 11 FB 2 Nights
Singita Faru Faru Lodge Singita Serengeti Grumeti Day 11 Day 12 FB 1 Night
Singita Sabora Tented Camp Singita Serengeti Grumeti Day 12 Day 13 FB 1 Night
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge Karatu Day 13 Day 14 FB 1 Night
Lemala Mpingo Ridge Tarangire National Park Day 14 Day 15 FB 1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 15 Day 15 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

TB:To Be Advised

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 2 Scheduled TB Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli TB Wilson Airport [WIL] TB
Day 4 Scheduled Wilson Airport [WIL] Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
Day 6 Scheduled Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Mara Bushtops Camp
Day 9 Scheduled Sanctuary Olonana Camp Nimali Mara
Day12 Scheduled Singita Sabora Tented Camp Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

DAY 1: NAIROBI SERENA 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

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport on International flight, met and assisted by a our AMA Safaris representative. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner on own arrangement.Overnight at Nairobi Serena.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel     

The Nairobi Serena Hotel is nestled among lush gardens at the edge of Nairobi’s Central Park. The elegant guest rooms include satellite TV, minibars, coffee and tea making stations, free daily newspapers, and free Wi-Fi. With three on-site restaurants, a coffee bar and a pool bar serving drinks, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Guests can enjoy leisurely strolls through the large grounds, have a splash in the heated pool, or enjoy relaxing massages and treatments at the Maisha Spa and Health Club.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at Nairobi Serena.

Check-out and met by our guide for your Morning excursions to Daphne Sheldricks, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre with Lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden.

After lunch, drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in the late afternoon for check in at Elewana Tortilis Camp.Dinner and overnight at Elewana Tortilis Camp.

Overnight: Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli          

Amboseli is best known for its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the park’s eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Elewana Tortilis Camp is situated in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, and the World’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park and within a private 30,000-acre game concession. The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant ensuite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

Breakfast in Camp.

Morning and afternoon game drives with inspection of Ol tukai Lodge during the game drives.

All meals and overnight at Elewana Tortilis Camp

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP, LEWA CONSERVANCY        

Lewa Conservancy

Spanning over thousands of hectares of vast open savannah grasslands in northern Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to the world’s largest population of Grevy’s zebra. Renowned as a pioneer and leader in responsible tourism, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy actively advances and develops community engagement and wildlife conservation. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an important sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife including the endangered black rhino as well as the white rhino. Lewa offers visitors the opportunity to have close encounters with these prehistoric creatures against an unspoilt backdrop, making it one Kenya’s top game-viewing destinations. Boasting one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya, the park is also inhabited by elephants, lions, buffalo, wild dogs, giraffes, cheetahs, and over 400 bird species.

Day Itinerary

Early breakfast and check out from the overnight camp.

0730hrs – Transferred to the airstrip for your morning schedule flight departing at 0815hrs.

0850hrs – Arrival into Wilson airport and connect your Lewa bound flight departing at 0915hrs.

1015hrs – Met on arrival by the camp driver for your transfer to camp for check in and lunch.

Afternoon at leisure with game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lewa Safari Camp

Overnight: Elewana Lewa Safari Camp       

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with outstanding game viewing and views of Mt. Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north. Each tent has a thatched roof, verandah and full ensuite bathroom, very much in the ‘Lewa’ style. The central areas have cool gardens with a sunny verandah and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room during the chilly evenings.

The camp is based within the private 62,000 acre wildlife conservancy. The conservancy is home to about 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population, and the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into its core programs. When you visit Elewana Lewa Safari Camp, you contribute to helping thousands of people from different backgrounds and cultures to improve their lives, and give their children a future, at the same time as ensuring Africa’s wildlife has a stable home.

Basis

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

DAY 5: ELEWANA LEWA SAFARI CAMP, LEWA CONSERVANCY        

Day Itinerary

Breakfast in Camp.

Full day in Lewa with Inspections of Sirkoi and Kifaru,  All meals and overnight at Lewa Safari Camp.

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

DAY 6: MARA BUSHTOPS 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 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

Breakfast and check out from Camp.

Transferred by the camp vehicle to the airstrip for your morning flight to Masai Mara departing at 1005hrs.

1130hrs – On arrival in the Mara, met by our guide for your transfer to Mara Bushtops Camp.

The camp will take care of all the activities during your stay. All meals and overnight at Mara Bushtops Camp.

Overnight: Mara Bushtops Camp     

The words “exclusive” and “luxurious” are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 110 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a spectacular game drive is heavenly. Delving into the well-stocked wine cellar and enjoying superb cooking simply adds to the magic. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure

The award-winning Amani African Spa Village at Mara Bushtops takes Wild Luxury to new heights. It adds luxurious pampering, peace and tranquility to the excitement of game watching, culinary excellence and the comforts of the Camp.

Mara Bushtops boats a sensational location in front of the largest natural salt lick in the Masai Mara and perched on the side of a hill, with a scenic valley to one side. Set amid the Bushtops private Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara, Activities such as walking safaris, night game drives, off road game drives, sun downers, bush breakfasts are part of the experience. Game drives are conducted in open converted 4×4’s and accompanied by a professional Ranger and local Masai spotter.

Basis

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

DAY 7: COTTARS 1920’S SAFARI CAMP, MASAI MARA   

Masai Mara

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at Mara Bushtops

On check out, met by your driver guide and vehicle for your transfer to Cottars Camp with a game drive enroute.

Arrive for lunch and check in at Cottars Camp. Afternoon game drives on shared basis. Dinner and overnight at Cottars Camp.

Overnight: Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp        

Vintage luxury at its best, the award-winning Cottar’s 1920s Camp has its own 7608 acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the famous ‘seventh’ natural wonder of the world, the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Tanzania Serengeti game reserve. Owned and managed by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa it extends an era of luxury and quality and returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’.

The 1920s Camp provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents, the style of the bygone era of the twenties, while at the same time supplying the amenities required by today’s modern world travellers and professional guides whose qualifications are some of the highest in Africa. Offering an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and authentic safari environment.

Basis

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

DAY 8: SANCTUARY OLONANA CAMP, MASAI MARA  

Masai Mara

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out from Cottars Camp.

Met by our guide for morning game drive en route to Olonana Camp, Inspection of Kichwa Tembo on your drive to Sanctuary Olonana. Afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at Olonana Camp, Full Board

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana Camp         

Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury safari lodge set on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara.

Featuring 14 glass-sided suites, Sanctuary Olonana is inspired by the Masai Mara’s breath-taking natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, and a dramatic river which runs right past its forest setting. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.

From the chef’s organic garden, to the use of sustainable energy sources, Sanctuary Olonana sets a new standard with its light environmental ‘footprint’. Over the years Sanctuary Olonana has also built strong relationships with the local Maasai tribes by working with them to improve their level of health-education and lifestyle, and securing unrivalled access to their culture and local knowledge.

This luxury safari lodge is an exclusive hideaway complete with a swimming pool and glass-sided suites, 3 of which feature an extra bedroom, perfect for families. For wildlife lovers, this is one of the best places in East Africa to witness the spectacle that is the wildebeest migration.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: NIMALI MARA, 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 departing at 0845hrs.

On arrival at Migori you will be met and transferred to Isebania border where you will go through the normal immigration and customs procedures. Proceed into Tanzania and connect your flight to Serengeti National Park.

On arrival meet and transfer to Nimali Mara camp in Northern Serengeti for check in, game drive + overnight.

Overnight: Nimali Mara      

Set in the more remote area of Kogatende, in the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park, Nimali Mara Camp is a small, intimate safari camp with only 10 tents. Located about 30 minutes from the Mara River in a small kopje, the camp fits naturally into its surroundings amongst the trees and boulders with an infinity pool set within a natural cave. The Camp has been strategically located away from the hustle and bustle of safari vehicles whilst retaining easy access to the river and views of the amazing wildebeest migration crossings.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: NIMALI MARA, NORTHERN SERENGETI  

Day Itinerary

Full day in Serengeti North, lunch + inspections of Lemala Kuria Hills,

Dinner and overnight at Nimali Kogatende

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 11: SINGITA FARU FARU LODGE, SINGITA SERENGETI GRUMETI

Singita Serengeti Grumeti

Singita Grumeti is located adjacent to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bordering the national park, and encompasses 400,000 acres of unrivalled wilderness. Wide river valleys meandering through the plains, grasslands, woodland and forest. The area forms part of the famous migratory route, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of animals every year. Grumeti features unparalleled exclusivity combined with the ability to enjoy a wide selection of activities not allowed inside the Serengeti as it not governed by national park regulations. The famous Great Migration, an annual trek of 2 million animals through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bisects our reserve annually. Called The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth it has, since time immemorial, been the dramatic backbone of this enormous wilderness.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out

Drive to Singita to arrive for lunch at Faru Faru, Rest of the day at leisure with dinner and overnight in a 02 bedroom Family suite.

Overnight: Singita Faru Faru Lodge  

Inspired by a stylish fusion of African craft and Danish simplicity, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is the epitome of a contemporary wilderness setting in the heart of the Serengeti. Spacious living and dining areas provide cool enclaves of retreat, and the interactive kitchen and ‘bar-deli’ are tailor made for shared meals and snacks – while boasting breath-taking views.

Faru Faru’s organic shape is focused around its coveted waterhole, and the design beautifully incorporates locally sourced materials, while celebrating subtle bone, ivory, nude and clay hues. By merging rustic and real bush appeal with this clean-lined modernity, the lodge allows nature to truly steal the show.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: SINGITA SABORA TENTED CAMP, SINGITA SERENGETI GRUMETI

Singita Serengeti Grumeti

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the camp.

Transfer to Singita Sabora where each of you will stay in own suite, lunch and inspections of the Singita properties will be on this day. All meals and overnight at Sabora.

Overnight: Singita Sabora Tented Camp     

Sabora Tented Camp represents a return to an enchanted time. For those who had the adventurous spirit and the means to go on safari in their grandest manner, the 1920s and 30s were a golden age. Now at Sabora, that bygone era lives on in a setting of overwhelming grandeur: a plain that spans the horizon, a great blue vault of sky overhead and the age-old passage of wildlife beyond numbering. To be so close to such an elemental and primordial world is unforgettable. To experience it in such comfort and style is the unique promise of Sabora.  The camp consists of nine luxury tents, a viewing deck and a spacious dining room.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 13: 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, 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 from Sabora camp.

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Ngorongoro conservation Area. On arrival, met by your guide for your transfer from Manyara airstrip to Oldeani for lunch. Afternoon Crater tour, later return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

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 12 km away.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: LEMALA MPINGO RIDGE, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out. Drive to Tarangire National Park, arrive for lunch and check in at Lemala Mpingo Ridge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, matching the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in the Lemala Collection. Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing. It’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari before venturing on to our Lemala properties in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize the sensational views over Tarangire, also taking advantage of the cooling breezes during hot weather. They feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds and one of the suites has two bedrooms. A special feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari. The elevated main lodge has a lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool. Our guests can look forward to Sundowners and game drives in new custom-designed vehicles, accompanied by Lemala’s knowledgeable and experienced guides.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY      

Day Itinerary

Drive to Arusha for Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge, afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO] for your flight Delta Airlines 9349 departing at 2150hrs.

Basis:

Breakfast and Lunch

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