17 Days – 16 Nights Safari Kenya Tanzania

Arrive/Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve – Aberdare National Park – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Amboseli National Park – Karatu – Seronera/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Ashnil Samburu Camp Samburu National Reserve Day 2 Day 4 FB 2 Nights
Treetops Lodge Aberdare National Park Day 4 Day 5 FB 1 Night
Enashipai Resort & Spa Lake Naivasha Day 5 Day 6 HB 1 Night
Sarova Mara Game Camp Masai Mara National Park Day 6 Day 8 FB 2 Nights
Enashipai Resort & Spa Lake Naivasha Day 8 Day 9 FB 1 Night
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park Day 9 Day 11 FB 2 Nights
Acacia Farm Lodge Karatu Day 11 Day 12 FB 1 Night
Embalakai Camp Seronera Central Serengeti Day 12 Day 14 FB 2 Nights
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge Karatu Day 14 Day 15 FB 1 Night
Safari Park Hotel & Casino Nairobi Day 15 Day 17 B&B 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 17 Day 17 Breakfast Not Includ

Key
HB: Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Included

    • All game drives as per itinerary
    • All park entrance fees and government taxes
    • Transport in 1 x 7 Seater 4WD vehicle
    • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
    • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in our vehicle
    • Airport transfers may be in a coach or a minibus
    • Accommodation and meals as per the program

Excluded

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Tips &gratuities
  • Porterage

DAY 1: CROWNE PLAZA NAIROBI AIRPORT 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 Airport [NBO] ex –International Flight ETA ..hrs, you will clear with customs and immigration procedures. You will then be met by AMA Safaris outside the arrivals hall for transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel – BB

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel  

Crown Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel is the only official hotel located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers 144 spacious, adaptable, contemporarily designed rooms, with a large ergonomic working area consisting of suites, interconnecting rooms, double and twin rooms, convenient for business, family and leisure travellers.  The hotel features a contemporary café with round the clock menu offering local and global cuisine, and a coffee shop a conference centre and 3 meeting rooms.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP, SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Samburu National Reserve

Resting on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbouring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is remote, hot and arid. The reserve spans over 165km² of spectacularly scenic landscape featuring rugged hills, undulating plains and riverine forests. The park is home to abundant wildlife including a variety of rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra and Beisa Oryx. Samburu was one of the homes of ‘Elsa the Lioness’, star of the bestselling book and award-winning movie ‘Born Free’. Visitors can enjoy viewing over 900 elephants, a variety of predators, and over 450 bird species.

Day Itinerary

0830hrs: Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi. Met and assisted by our representatives. Immediately drive to Samburu National Reserve. Lunch enroute at Trout Tree restaurant. Game drive enroute to Ashnil Samburu Camp for check in, dinner and overnight stay. LDBB

Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP, SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight stay at the Ashnil Samburu Camp. LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: TREETOPS LODGE, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

Aberdare National Park

Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930m. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the camp. Drive to Mount Kenya region arriving at Outspan Hotel for lunch and check in followed by an afternoon transfer to Treetops Lodge with the rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. LDBB.

Overnight: Treetops Lodge

Nestled deep in the forest of Aberdare National Park, the world-renowned rustic Treetops is dedicated to game viewing. This lodge-on-stilts is as space-efficient on the inside as it is unassuming on the outside. Trees grow right through the building, which has four decks and a rooftop viewing platform. There are 48 cosy rooms and two suites, a lounge overlooking the waterhole and two bars. There is also a restaurant where dinner is served on charming old world refectory tables with bench seating. Treetops lies in the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Mountains and Mt Kenya National park, and are strategically set right in front of a watering hole and salt lick. Die-hard animal lovers needn’t worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops are also available to the guests.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: ENASHIPAI RESORT & SPA, 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, boating 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

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha. Check in, dinner and overnight stay at the Enashipai Resort. LDBB

Overnight: Enashipai Resort & Spa            

Enashipai is a Masaai word meaning “a place of happiness”. Located within the splendour of the Great Rift Valley by the shores of Lake Naivasha, Enashipai is an award winning resort providing both leisure and conference facilities. The resort offers 135 lavish rooms adorned with afro-chic décor,  state of the art Entumo Conference Centre with a capacity for 500 people, the Siyara Spa, a privately registered Maa Museum and a night club. Other conveniences include a fully equipped gym, business centre, in and outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool and a gift shop.

The resort is located only an hour away from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, and is strategically located close to key attractions such as Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate and the Lake Nakuru National Park. Excursions to the Maasai Mara and other destinations can be arranged.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 6: SAROVA MARA GAME 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 at the lodge. Drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Check in and at the Sarova Mara Game Camp. Afternoon game drives in the reserve. Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp. LDBB

Overnight: Sarova Mara Game Camp        

Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to nature’s most breathtaking show – the wildebeest migration. The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle where, from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.

Sarova Mara Game Camp is well positioned to enjoy this unique phenomenon. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the Camp is situated right in the centre of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.

Sarova Mara Game Camp is also the ideal choice for those seeking a richer experience of the Maasai Mara that goes much beyond just game drives. By virtue of its location and layout, the Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at the Sarova Mara Game Camp. LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: ENASHIPAI RESORT & SPA, LAKE NAIVASHA

Lake Naivasha

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Lake Naivasha. Check in and lunch at the Enashipai Resort. Afternoon boat ride. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort. LDBB

Overnight: Enashipai Resort & Spa            

Enashipai is a Masaai word meaning “a place of happiness”. Located within the splendour of the Great Rift Valley by the shores of Lake Naivasha, Enashipai is an award winning resort providing both leisure and conference facilities. The resort offers 135 lavish rooms adorned with afro-chic décor,  state of the art Entumo Conference Centre with a capacity for 500 people, the Siyara Spa, a privately registered Maa Museum and a night club. Other conveniences include a fully equipped gym, business centre, in and outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool and a gift shop.

The resort is located only an hour away from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, and is strategically located close to key attractions such as Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate and the Lake Nakuru National Park. Excursions to the Maasai Mara and other destinations can be arranged.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: OL TUKAI LODGE, 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 snow-cap 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 the lodge, Drive to Amboseli National Park. Lunch enroute at the Eka Hotel. Proceed to your lodge with a game drive enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. L-DBB

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephants with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park as ‘a home for the gods’. A place of rugged beauty, abundant water, lush green grass and forest, set like an oasis in the surrounding savannah shrubland. To crown it all, this is where you get one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights – dawn breaks and the sunsets over the 19,000-foot snow-capped dome of Africa’s highest mountain!

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: OL TUKAI LODGE, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight stay at the Ol Tukai Lodge. LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11: ACACIA FARM 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 at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border, customs and immigrations, hand over to your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Arusha for lunch. Afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. Transfer to Acacia Farm House for check in, dinner and overnight stay. LDBB

Overnight: Acacia Farm Lodge       

Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivalled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees, and the lovely coffee plants.

Acacia Farm Lodge is strategically located between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park on the other, this is a perfect base from which to explore these world-famous reserves as well as enjoy many other adventurous activities and impressive cultural experiences found in the local area.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA CENTRAL SERENGETI

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Serengeti National Park. Check in and lunch at Embalakai Camp. Afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. LDBB

Overnight: Embalakai Camp           

Embalakai is intimately set in the heart of the Serengeti, allowing guests to take a break from the crazy busy, fast-paced world out there. The greatest Luxury comes from being able to truly connect with nature, the heart of our very existence. Embalakai Camp offers the opportunity to hit the pause button on the regular daily grind giving guests the priceless gift of time, taking a moment to relax on the deck or by the campfire under the Serengeti dark velvet night sky, looking up at the millions of stars overhead in the pure unfiltered wilderness. There is no greater feeling than ‘letting go’ and embracing the beauty of present moment life, living on natures clock where time is determined by the sunrise and sunset, allowing the day’s events in between to unfold in their own magical and furtive ways.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 13: EMBALAKAI CAMP, SERONERA, CENTRAL SERENGETI

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Embalakai Camp – LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: NGORONGORO OLDEANI MOUNTAIN LODGE, KARATU

Karatu

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Drive to Oldeani Lodge for check in, dinner and overnight stay. LDBB

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 15: SAFARI PARK HOTEL & CASINO, NAIROBI

Nairobi

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the lodge.

0900hrs: Drive to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your PW 725 flight departing at ….hrs to Nairobi. Up on arrival in Nairobi at approximately ….hrs, you will be met by our Representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Safari Park Hotel – BB

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 15 Scheduled   Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]   Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]  

Overnight: Safari Park Hotel & Casino      

Safari Park Hotel and Casino is a destination in a world of its own. A five-star luxury hotel located 15 minutes drive from the City Centre, Nairobi. The Hotel stands in 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and offers a selection of 205 rooms, decorated and tastefully furnished with a taste of Africa with private rear and front balconies.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 16: SAFARI PARK HOTEL & CASINO, NAIROBI

Day Itinerary

0900hrs: Pick up at your Hotel for 1100hrs visit to Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, Lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, afternoon visit to Giraffe Centre and later drop off at your hotel for overnight. Overnight at Safari Park Hotel – BB

Note: Lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is included in the cost

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 17: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at your hotel and later check out and relax at the hotel awaiting your pick up.

1245hrs: Pick up from the hotel and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight departing at ……hrs back home. End of our service.

Basis

Breakfast

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