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8 days

USD4195

Visits: Kenya, Tanzania

Wildlife, Photography, Adventure

MAGNIFICENT GAME PARKS AND WILDLIFE

Highly recommended and Bestseller combining Kenya & Tanzania in single itinerary making it very easy to explore the best game parks and wildlife reserves in East Africa. You will be accommodated in beautiful safari lodges and camps with spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife. At the end of this great expedition you will be amazed by the amount of wildlife witnessed every day in a very short period of time and finally return back home with the best memories of Africa's culture, warm hospitality, tasty cuisine, great wildlife and amazing scenery.

Day 1

Nairobi/Amboseli

Depart Nairobi the “place of cool waters” in Maasai language on a scheduled flight to Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. You will be met at Amboseli airstrip by your safari guide in 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy a brief game drive on the way to Amboseli Serena Lodge for check in and refreshments. Amboseli Serena Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national reserve providing very clear and uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli Serena is surrounded by the vast and beautiful landscape of Amboseli National Park and all the rooms provide a full immersion into life in the untamed bush. The lodge’s décor pays homage to the bright colors and shapes of Maasai warriors and accommodation consists of luxurious Maasai Manyatta-themed rooms and suites. All rooms are secluded within a grove of acacia trees, looking out over the golden savannah plains, offering breathtaking views. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps which are fed by the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro providing sources of water to huge numbers of wallowing elephants, giraffe, zebras and plains game.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

Day 2

Amboseli Game Reserve

Today enjoy game drives in this magnificent park in specially adapted open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle. These provide the perfect way to view huge variety of wildlife found in this famous park. Amboseli comprises of grove of acacia trees and golden savannah plains and its unique location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro combined with its excellent opportunities to view a wide variety of wildlife makes it one of the most visited game parks in Kenya. Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice cap which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. With grasslands crossing Kenya and Tanzania border, this park is renowned and a popular choice to get close to large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 elephants in Amboseli as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffe, lion, monkey, zebra, buffalos, jackals, hyena and antelopes. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and the park's Observation Hill provides some of the most magnificent sunsets over Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

Day 3

Amboseli/Wilson Airport/Maasai Mara

After breakfast you will be transferred to Amboseli Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi. At Wilson Airport, you will be met by your Tour driver guide in a 4x4 safari vehicle. Then drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Thereafter accompanied by your driver guide, embark on an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight Tipilikwani Camp which is uniquely situated on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara, where vast herds of wildlife co-exist with the colourful Maasai people. Boasting of a very attractive setting, Tipilikwani Camp offers a high standard of accommodation and overlooks the vast Maasai Mara plains. Comprising of only 20 luxurious riverfront safari tents, guest service is top notch and very personalized. At Tipilikwani guests can expect sumptuous meals, amazing game viewing and Kenya's traditional hospitality to crown your visit. The camp also offers opportunities to learn more about the Maasai people, the proud pastoralists and warriors, many of whom still retain their traditional nomadic lifestyle.

TIPILIKWANI CAMP

Day 4

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Whole day game drive in Maasai Mara with picnic lunch. Maasai Mara is the most famous safari destination in Kenya where over 450 species of animals have been recorded. Here you will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. Visit Mara River where thousands of wildebeest and zebra are attacked by crocodiles as they attempt to cross this mighty river during the annual "Great Migration" between Tanzania and Kenya. The migration is today one of the natural world’s most astonishing phenomena. Each year nearly two million wildebeest and accompanying large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala trek from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back again in search of fresh grazing. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah, lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The migration involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Viewing these vast herds on the move is always unforgettable sight. This experience is rated as one of the most spectacular natural events.

Tipilikwani Camp

Day 5

Maasai Mara/Tanzania Border/Central Serengeti

Early breakfast and drive to Isebania at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. After brief Health, Customs and Immigration formalities proceed on with your journey to Serengeti National Park in the north western part of Tanzania. Enjoy afternoon game drive en route to your delightful safari camp. Serengeti National Park is home to over 70 larger mammals, approximately 500 different types of birds and the largest migration of land animals on the planet. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp. This stunning camp is located near Tana Springs in the Seronera area inside Serengeti National Park. The area is famous for abundance of flora, fauna and other cultural attributes and offers a perfect retreat for relaxing moments while watching birdlife in trees around the tent or a herd of impala grazing quietly around the camp area or just sit and relax while listening to the sounds of the African bush.

SERENGETI TANZANIA BUSH CAMP

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Today enjoy game drives in the Serengeti which is internationally renowned as one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world and home to incredible herds of wildebeest and other grazing animals. Serengeti in Maasai language means “endless plains". Serengeti is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth and best known for its unequalled natural beauty and diverse wildlife. It supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of all kinds of animals from the "Big 5": Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino to giraffe, impala, kongoni and eland. Serengeti’s unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape originally formed by volcanic activity has been sculptured by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly wooded grassland in the north to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout and it's particularly famous for its predators that include lion, cheetah and leopard and others such as serval cats, wild dogs, jackals and spotted hyenas.

Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp

Day 7

Serengeti/OL Dupai Gorge/Ngorongoro

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro Crater with a brief tour of Oldupai on the way. OL Dupai Gorge is the most famous archaeological site in East Africa. It's an important place in the world for the study of human origins and evolution. It’s here that that the remains of the earliest human ancestors were discovered making Africa the “Cradle of Mankind”. Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater arriving Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp late afternoon. Ngorongoro Tortilis camp is nested under a forest canopy at the end of a valley just a few kilometres away from the crater rim and 21 kilometres from the park descend gate. The camp derives its name from the Tortilis tree which is common in the Serengeti/Ngorongoro Ecosystem. Here guests will find all the available comfort and relaxation together with the very warm, courteous and friendly service offered by local Maasai tribesmen. All guest tents are ensuite and tucked away in unique magical forest setting. Here, you will enjoy unforgettable and unparalleled sense of being deep in the wilderness enabling you to relax, dine and sleep beneath the beautiful skies.

Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater Safari/Departure

Awake before the crack of dawn for continental breakfast and drive down to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy whole morning crater safari. The crater is the best place in Tanzania to see all the "Big 5"and is one of the world’s most astonishing and renowned natural wonders. Ngorongoro is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. It is the largest intact caldera in the world and often referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
After lunch, drive to Arusha arriving late afternoon. You will be dropped in Arusha or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to board your departure flight.
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Includes

  • Private wildlife safari as outlined above
  • Rooms/tents whole safari with ensuite facilities
  • Accommodation in camps and lodges as per the above itinerary
  • Fullboard meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) on safari
  • Private use of safari vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable driver guides
  • Mineral water while in safari vehicle
  • The following local flights: Wilson Airport/Amboseli/Wilson Airport
  • All park entrance fees
  • Welcome Meet & Greet services
  • All wildlife conservation fees
  • All Government taxies and levies
  • Flying Doctors Cover while on safari
  • Daily game drives as per the itinerary
  • Fully loaded First Aid Kit in the safari vehicle

Not included

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Covid-19 PCR Tests
  • Tip for safari driver guide & other gratuities, porterage to hotel’s/camp’s staff and porters
  • Shopping, wood carvings and crafts
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation & Baggage Insurance
  • Any other items not included or mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Laundry service
  • Any required inoculations
  • Drinks, wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Visit to Maasai Village
  • Balloon safari
  • Optional & local sightseeing excursions

Price Guide

Prices are per person sharing in USD and this trip is available all year round. Current price is based on accommodation as indicated above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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