Day 1: JRO-Arusha
Our Tanzanian representative will receive you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Arusha. Overnight on Bed & Breakfast at Impala Hotel Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Impala Hotel
Day 2: Arusha-Lake Manyara
Distance 130km: Pick up from your hotel at 0730hrs and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch at Kirurumu Tented Lodge. Afternoon game drives. The park is famous for its rare tree-climbing lions. Meals: Dinner and Breakfast Accommodation: Kirurumu Tented Lodge
Day 3: Lake Manyara-Ngorongoro
Distance 60km: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater and arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half day of game drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro-Serengeti
Distance 145km: After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park, via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site, with game viewing en route in the Serengeti. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 4-5: Serengeti
After breakfast depart for a whole day of game drives in the Serengeti National Park on the wildebeest migration trail. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Serengeti-Masai Mara
Distance 400km: After breakfast transfer to Isebania border carrying packed lunch. To be picked from the Isebania border by our Kenyan guide and continue with safari to Masai Mara Game Reserve, famous for wildebeest migration. Meals: Dinner and Breakfast Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp
Day 7-8: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp
Day 9: Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru
Distance 275km: Depart Mara for Lake Nakuru. Lunch at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp followed by an extensive afternoon game drives in the park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 10: Lake Nakuru-Nairobi
Distance 185km: After breakfast, drive to Nakuru Town for a brief tour. Afterwards depart for Nairobi via the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Stop at the Rift Valley View Point to view the escapement and the Mount Longonot in the background and photographing. Continue with your journey to Nairobi. Stop at Westlands for lunch at your own cost. You’ll be conducted to a brief tour of Nairobi to see its landmarks like the park elected where the former US embassy stood before the August 1998 bomb attack; Parliament, Government buildings, the Moslem where Kenya’s founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was buried, and other attraction sites. Transfer to Panafric Hotel for evening rest and overnight. Accommodation at Panafric will be on bed and breakfast. The hotel has a restaurant where you can buy dinner (at your own cost). Meal: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Panafric Hotel
Day 11: Nairobi-Cape Town
After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your 0730hrs South African Flight No SA183 to O.R Tembo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Arrive at 1050hrs and walk across to domestic departures and connect with the 1300hrs SA 337 flight to Cape Town where a representative of Cape Town Lodge Hotel will meet you at the airport on arrival at 1510hrs for a private road transfer to their hotel. Accommodation is based on bed and breakfast in a superior double room. Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodations: Cape Town Lodge Hotel
Day 12-13: Cape Town
Spend whole day in Cape Town. You’ll plan and book your activities at your own cost.
Cape Town, with it’s scenic beauty is the ideal place to start an African journey. There is plenty to see and do while in Cape Town you’ll see beautiful scenery from oceans to mountains and vineyards and, can stop off at various view points for a picnic or just to take it all in.
Here are just a few landmark places you can visit:
– Table Mountain is a famous landmark and tourist attraction in Cape Town and hiking on the mountain is popular amongst locals and tourists.
– Robben Island is a major tourist attraction because political prisoners under apartheid were detained there. Notable amongst these were Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Tokyo Sexwale, Govan Mbeki and Robert Sobukwe.
– Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also a popular swimming beach, although humans are restricted to beaches adjacent to the penguin colony.
– The South African Museum is situated at the top of Queen Victoria Street within the peaceful Company’s Gardens. The museum exhibits the largest collection of meteorites in the country, and incredible life-like reproductions of animals, of which fossilised remains were discovered in the Karoo semi-desert. There is also a whale skeleton, some members of the aquatic world, and examples of flora. Adjoining the museum is the Planetarium, whose projectors replicate the heavens and illuminate the constellations over a 26,000 year time span. Shows and talks are given regularly.
– The Castle of Good Hope is a fortification which was built on the original coastline of Table Bay and now, because of land reclamation, seems nearer the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. Built by the VOC between 1666 and 1679, the Castle is the oldest building in South Africa. It replaced an older fort made out of clay and timber that was built in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck upon his arrival at the Cape of Good Hope.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodations: Cape Town Lodge Hotel