EAST AFRICA CLASSIC
15 Days Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania
Day 1 : Samburu;
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Samburu National reserve crossing the Equator and driving through changing terrain to the rugged semi-desert region in the northern Kenya. Though harsh, it is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere. arrive in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive to search for the stars of Samburu. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 2 : Samburu;
Full day in Samburu with game drives .Search for the rare liver red reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Blue flanked Somali Ostrich, Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Longneck Gerenuk. See braving lions on the grass, Cheetah, Leopards among plenty of other plains game. (optional visits to Samburu villages). All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 3 : Lake Nakuru National Park;
Depart for Lake Nakuru via Thompson falls arriving in time for lunch, afternoon game drive at the Pink lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other bird-life-it’s a Bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals, all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here, Dinner and overnight at Sarova lion Hill.
Day 4 : Maasai Mara;
Breakfast at the lodge and with enroute game drive for Maasai Mara crossing the loita plains, see red clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Arrive Mara in time for lunch. Game viewing enroute to Mara Sopa for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 5 : Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive inside the Park. Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, 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 shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 6 : Nairobi-Entebbe
Early morning game drive, breakfast and depart for Nairobi arriving at around 1400 hours. Lunch on own arrangements, transfer to the airport for flight to Entebbe departing Nairobi at 1810 hours, met at Entebbe airport and transfer to a Kampala hotel for overnight
Day 7 : Bwindi.
Morning departure from Kampala for the south with stops at the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures and shopping. After lunch at the Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara, proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland”. Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight at Bwindi resort Camp,transit Time 8-10 hrs.
Day 8 : Briefing by park ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 9 : Transfer to Mbarara for lunch, Later depart for Kampala. Transit Time 8-10 hrs transfer to the airport for flight to Nairobi, overnight at Hotel Boulevard.
Day 10 : Ngorongoro.
Depart Nairobi via the morning shuttle bus to Arusha arriving for
lunch, Afternoon proceed to Ngorongoro, Game viewing enroute to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 11 : NgoroNgoro Crater
Depart in the morning after breakfast with picnic lunch descending 2000ft by 4WD vehicles to the crater floor for a full day crater tour. Search for the magnificent black-manned lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and plenty of other wild game exist in great concentration. Lunch at the crater. Ascend back to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 : Ngorongoro-Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge and depart for the vast Serengeti plains National Reserve via Olduvai Gorge ,site of the famous archeologist Dr. Leakey where fossils of human and animal believed to be over 2 million years are seen. Lunch enroute arriving Serengeti in the afternoon. Afternoon game viewing inside the Park known to host great herds of plains game. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 13 : Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game inside the Park taking you to different parts of the park famous for the annual migration when millions of wildebeest (gnus) and zebra set off for maasai Mara in search of better grazing grounds and water, search for numerous plains game. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 14 : Serengeti-Lake Manyara National Park
Morning game viewing drive in Serengeti. Breakfast and depart for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park, look for a variety of wild game . Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 15 : Arusha-Nairobi
Early morning game viewing at the park. Return to lodge for breakfast after which you will depart for Arusha arriving for lunch at Arusha Impala Hotel.
Afternoon proceed and cross the border and onwards to arrive Nairobi early evening and transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Note: Price do not include airfare Nairobi-entebbe-Nairobi. USD 460 per person.
Price per person sharing $6350
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