SVAKT 009: 10 Nights/ 11 Days Classic Kenya & Tanzania Safari
Day 1: Nairobi
Our Kenyan driver/guide will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you in our safari van to Ole Sereni Hotel where accommodation will be based on bed and breakfast only. Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Ole Sereni Hotel
Day 2: Nairobi – Amboseli
After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park. Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. The lodge is the only one in Amboseli which gives tourists the best view of the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro at dawn. Afternoon game drives in search of herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Amboseli
Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives. You’ll have an option to visit Maasai villages to learn their culture and dance. The Masai dancers charge a fee and you’ll pay this directly if you opt to go there. Visit Masai Village in the evening to learn their culture and dance (at a cost of USD35 per person per visit and you’ll pay this directly to the Masai Village). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Amboseli – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, drive to Namanga – border point Kenya and Tanzania. After being helped with immigration formalities, you’ll be handed over to our Tanzania driver/guide and take you to Arusha Town collect lunch boxes then drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its rare tree-climbing lions and bird life. After check in at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, you’ll set off for game drives. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Day 5: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, where you’ll pick lunch boxes and then descend into the crater for a half day crater tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Return to the lodge in the evening for overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park, via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site, with game viewing en route in the Serengeti. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge and then set off for afternoon game drives till sunset. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 7: Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous due to annual migration of over one million white bearded wildebeest and 200,000 zebra to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of pasture. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 8: Serengeti – Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya via the Isabenia border, carrying packed lunch. After being helped with immigration formalities, you’ll be handed to our Kenyan driver/guide and continue with safari to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Game drives en route your lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge
Day 9-10: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also 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: Keekorok Lodge
Day 11: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha – Nairobi – Depart Home
After breakfast, begin your journey back to Nairobi. We’ll take you on a picnic trip to Lake Naivasha and its surrounding. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow. This is also a birdwatchers fantasy. There are over 450 species in the immediate area including the highland escarpments, which surround the lake to the south and west.
Lake Naivasha is a recreational center; there is a flourishing yacht club and many private cabin cruisers and other boats for fishing. All the land surrounding the lake is in private hands so access to the water has to be through the grounds of the hotels on the south-east shore or by the consent of local landowners. You can book boat trips into the lake (at your own cost).
Complementary lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (paid by Adventure African Jungle Ltd).
Mid afternoon, go to the nearby Mount Longonot, which you can climb as you take photos. Continue with your journey to Nairobi, arriving mid afternoon. Transfer to the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi for a complementary dinner (paid by Adventure African Jungle Ltd). Afterwards transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your evening flight home.