KENYA /TANZANIA Explorer – SERENA 16 Days
Day 1 : Nairobi-Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Depart Nairobi in the Morning for maasai mara passing through the dramatic Great Rift Valley stopping at the view point, Ascend the
western rim of the valley crossing the loita plains (maasai-land), see red-clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Game viewing enroute to lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the most scenic park in Kenya where great concentration of game is seen including the “Big Five”. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena lodge. www.serenahotels.com
Day 2 : Maasai mara National Reserve.
Morning and afternoon game viewing 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 Serena lodge. Optional Balloon ride.
Day 3 : Maasai mara National reserve.
Another full day in maasai Mara National reserve with morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena lodge.
Day 4 : Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru National Park
Early morning (before breakfast) game viewing drive at maasai Mara in search of any wild game you might have missed previously. Return to lodge for breakfast and afterwards depart for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru is referred as pink lake for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other bird life-it’s a bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals, it is a rhino sanctuary and the “Big Five” except the elephant can be seen here, afternoon game drive .Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge. www.sarovahotels.com
Day 5 : Lake Nakuru – Samburu National Reserve.
Early morning game viewing drive to savor the beauty of the park and go searching for any wild game you might have missed previously, look for warthogs and water bucks as you leave the Park ,Breakfast at lodge and depart for Samburu crossing the Equator to the rugged semi-desert region in the northern Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive to search for the “stars of Samburu”. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena lodge.
Day 6 : Samburu National Reserve.
Early morning and afternoon game viewing drive at Samburu in search of the rarely found species of wild game like the liver-red reticulated giraffe, gravy’s zebra, the long necked gerenuk antelopes, beisa Oryx, blue flanked Somali ostrich, vulturine guinea fowl and also braving lions on the grass, leopards in the trees and plenty of other plains game. In between meals there is optional visit to the Samburu villages if clients so wish. All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena lodge.
Day 7 : Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Morning game drive in Samburu. Breakfast and depart for Mount Kenya safari Club at the shoulders of Mount Kenya arriving at the club in time for lunch. Rest of day at Leisure to enjoy the club facilities which includes Golf course, tennis court, heated swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya safari Club.
Day 8 : Sweetwater’s Game Sanctuary- Nairobi.
Breakfast and depart for Sweetwater’s game sanctuary for a short game drive before departing for Nairobi arriving for Lunch at Nairobi Serena hotel. Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant. Overnight at Nairobi Serena hotel.
Day 9 : Amboseli National Park,
Breakfast at Nairobi Serena hotel, depart for Amboseli National park at the foothills of the mighty snow-capped Mt.Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Arrive Amboseli for Lunch at The Serena lodge. Afternoon game drive. dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge.
Day 10 : Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game viewing drive inside the Park. Amboseli is a
photogenic Park and hosts a great number of game and bird life including the lion, Huge herds of elephant and the splendid cheetah. Enjoy early morning spectacular views of the snow-capped Mountain. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge.
Day 11 : Ngorongoro Crater,
Depart Amboseli Serena after breakfast and proceed to the border of Kenya Tanzania where you will change cars after clearing with border formalities continue to Arusha for Lunch, Afternoon proceed to Ngorongoro in your safari van ,Game viewing enroute to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena lodge.
Day 12 : 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 for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena lodge.
Day 13 : Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at Ngorongoro Serena 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 Serena lodge.
Day 14 : 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 Serena lodge.
Day 15 : 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 .You are likely to shoot a picture of the curious tree-climbing lions among other game. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge.
Day 16 : Nairobi
Breakfast and depart for Arusha arriving for lunch at lmpala hotel, afternoon proceed to Nairobi arriving at approximately 1800 hours and transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Inclusive; as per itineraries;
- Ground Transportation in tourist minibuses equipped with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing.
- Full board accommodation on safari, All park entrance fees,
-services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide,
- Extensive game drives in the national parks
- Airport transfers in Nairobi. drinking mineral water,
- Flying doctors emergency evacuation fee.
Exclusive; as per itineraries
- Alcoholic drinks, beverages, tips, visas, laundry, Personal Toiletries, optional activities or items of personal nature.
- Airport departure tax,
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Kenya Serena Lodges Safari – 16 Days