9 Days / 8 Nights Flying Safari Of Kenya & Tanzania

Arrive/Nairobi – Mara North Conservancy – Northern Serengeti – Karatu – Arusha/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Hemingways Nairobi Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B   1 Night
&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Mara North Conservancy Day 2 Day 4 FB+ 2 Nights
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge Northern Serengeti NP Day 4 Day 7 FB+ 3 Nights
Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge Karatu Day 7 Day 9 FB+ 2 Nights
Not Included Fly to Arusha/International Dept Day 9 Day 9 Breakfast No Included

Key
B&B:
Bed and Breakfast.

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

Internal Flight Information

Dates/Day Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 2 Scheduled To Be Advised  Wilson Airstrip To Be Advised   Kichwa Tembo Airstrip To Be Advised 
Day 4 Scheduled   Kichwa Tembo Airstrip   Kogatende Airstrip  
Day 7

Day 9

Scheduled

Scheduled

  Kogatende Airstrip

Manyara Airstrip

  Manyara Airstrip

Arusha Airport

 

DAY 1: HEMINGWAYS 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 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

Arrive JKIA on flight to be advised. Meet & greet from the Aircraft side, assisted through immigration until handover to our AMA Safaris customer care rep/driver guide. At the arrivals, transfer to Hemmingways Nairobi. Bed & Beakfast

Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi   

Hemingways Nairobi, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is an elegant boutique hotel situated in Nairobi’s Karen residential area with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong hills. Sensitively designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller, Hemingways Nairobi offers the full facilities expected in a modern day luxury boutique hotel.

The hotel offers forty-five luxury suites which include the Hemingways suite, The Blixen suite, 19 Executive rooms and 24 deluxe rooms. The Hemingways Nairobi Brasserie serves classic dishes and the very best of local and international cuisine and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO CAMP, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY

Mara North Conservancy

Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30 000hectares. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Neighbouring the well-known Maasai Mara Game Reserve, this conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations as well as the highly threatened African wild dog and black rhino.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to Wilson Airport for an am flight to Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Met upon arrival at Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, transfer to the Camp for check and lunch. Afternoon game drives in shared basis vehicle. Dinner and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Overnight: andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp      

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is situated in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which neighbours the Masai Mara National Reserve. In addition to the excellent year-round concentration of wildlife, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration.

The camp boasts 12 classic tents, 20 superior tents and 8 superior view tents. While all the tents look out onto the open grasslands or the shady forest surrounding the Saparingo River, the superior view tents boast exceptionally beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Masai Mara.

The generously sized swimming pool is set among the trees and surrounded by lush lawns and spectacular views. Opening up onto incredible Masai Mara views, the guest areas feature a double-story bar and lounge area with oversized windows offering spectacular panoramas. The dining area surrounds an interactive kitchen and vegetable garden, making food an integral part of the safari experience.

Basis

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

DAY 3: ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO CAMP, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY

Day itinerary

Early morning game drive, breakfast at the Camp, rest of the morning and early afternoon for your leisure. Lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drives in shared basis vehicle.

Dinner and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.

Basis:

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

DAY 4: LEMALA KURIA HILLS LODGE, 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

Breakfast at the Camp, depart with picnic lunches to the Airstrip and fly to Northern Serengeti.

Met upon arrival at Kogatende airstrip by Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge, transfer to the lodge for check in for Lunch Afternoon game drive on shared basis vehicle. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge.

Overnight: Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge         

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is remotely located in the Wogakurya Hills of the Northern Serengeti. A scenic region characterised by grassy rolling hills, open woodland and tree-lined watercourses, it is a habitat that attracts wildlife throughout the year. Lemala Kuria Hills is in close proximity to the Mara River on the Serengeti’s border with Kenya’s Maasai Mara, so is also within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration between July and October.

The lodge offers unrivalled luxury and sophistication, where you can choose to either relax in style or enjoy the Northern Serengeti’s excellent game viewing (without the crowds) with superb guides in 4×4 vehicles.

Large granite boulders and kopjes are the prominent feature of Lemala Kuria Hills, and each of the 15 spacious, glass-fronted tented suites has been discreetly set amongst the giant rocks to ensure maximum privacy and spectacular views from the open decks. Each suite has an elegant and contemporary design, with comfortable, modern interiors enhanced by authentic African touches. The public areas are dominated by magnificent kopjes, and guests can enjoy the broad views of the grasslands from the bar, sitting, dining areas and swimming pool.

Basis

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

DAY 5: LEMALA KURIA HILLS LODGE, NORTHERN SERENGETI        

Day Itinerary

Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the Lodge & enjoy the rest of the activities offered by the Camp as per our confirmed services. Afternoon game drives on shared basis vehicle.

Dinner and overnight at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge.

Basis

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

DAY 6: LEMALA KURIA HILLS LODGE, NORTHERN SERENGETI        

Day Itinerary

Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge & enjoy the rest of the activities offered by the camp as per our confirmed services. Afternoon game drives on shared basis vehicle.

Dinner and overnight at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge.

Basis

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

DAY 7: NEPTUNE NGORONGORO 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, transfer to the Airstrip for your am flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip. Met upon arrival by our Tanzania representative driver guide. Transfer to the Neptune Ngorongoro arriving in time for check and lunch. Afternoon Masai Village visit and local school. Dinner and overnight at Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge.

Overnight: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge  

Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Conservationa Area and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive.

Basis:

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

DAY 8: NEPTUNE NGORONGORO LODGE, KARATU   

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the Lodge. Depart with picnic lunches & descend into the Crater floor for a Crater tour. Later return to the Lodge and rest of the afternoon at Leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge.

Basis:

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

DAY 9: END OF ITINERARY       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your am flight to Arusha. Met upon arrival and transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge for Lunch, Later transfer to JRO for your onward international flight back home or to your next destination.

Basis:

Breakfast.

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