11 days Kenya and Tanzania

Day 1

Nairobi – Mt Kenya 150Km
You will be met at the airport by our representative, after meeting and greeting, drive south headed for the foothills of Mount Kenya. The destination is Mt Kenya’s Mountain lodge. Built on the slopes of Mt Kenya, The drive from Nairobi to Mt Kenya will take you approximately 2 hours.  Serena mountain lodge offers great panoramic views in addition to the rich abundance of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 2

Mt Kenya – Lake Nakuru
Depart Mt Kenya 330 Kms towards Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch, This may take you approximately 4 ½ hours. Afternoon game drive at the Pink Lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other birdlife-it’s a bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly large number of animals, all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 3

Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast at the lodge and depart with enroute game viewing as you leave the Park another 340 kms to Masai Mara, look for warthogs and water bucks at the edges of the Lake as you proceed. Crossing the Loita plains, see red clad Maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Arrive Mara in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive. Our time in the Maasai Mara is where we hopefully will have the opportunity of witnessing some of the Great Migration of wildebeasts and zebra. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge

Day 4

Masai Mara
Breakfast will be served at the lodge at 0700hrs and leave the lodge with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park. Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, the grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shout and grumble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is a visit to the Maasai villages for an insight into their culture. Meals and overnight at Mara Serena

Day 5

Maasai Mara – Nairobi
Another early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 06:30hrs to complete your list of sightings. Drive back to the lodge for breakfast at 08:00hrs.and thereafter depart for Nairobi with game drive enroute to arrive late afternoon. Overnight at Panafric Hotel

Day 6

Nairobi – Arusha
Depart Nairobi  for Arusha, Tanzania, arriving in the afternoon and check in at the newly constructed, modern Arusha Crown Hotel.

Day 7

Arusha – Ngorongoro.
After breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s central feature is the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. The Crater is one of the largest intact caldera’s in the world and has the densest predator population in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are found here. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena

Day 8

Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
Depart after breakfast and take picnic lunch with you as you proceed for Serengeti. Traveling through the Great Rift Valley we will stop at Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world which has been instrumental in furthering understanding of early human evolution. Picnic lunch and proceed arriving in Serengeti for late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 9

Full day in Serengeti with early morning and late afternoon game drives in the vast Serengeti plain. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is where the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra begins in June as they travel to the Kenyan Maasai Mara usually arriving there by July. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena  Lodge.

Day 10

Lake Manyara
Depart in the morning for Lake Manyara arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the park to search for wild game, the park is home to plenty of game and birdlife. Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingoes. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises areas of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. Gazelles, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, the famous tree climbing lion, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippopotamus, and a great number of smaller mammals, 350 species of bird, storks and flamingoes. The park contains five distinct vegetation zones and is of scenic beauty.  Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Day 11

Lake Manyara – Nairobi
After breakfast proceed for an early morning game drive enroute to Arusha to catch your shuttle back to Nairobi, Arrive in the early evening, Later, transfer to the international airport to catch your flight back home or have an overnight stay in your hotel in Nairobi depending on your preference.

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