KENYA – TANZANIA COMBINED
Classic Serena Lodges & Hotels Kenya/Tanzania Great Safari
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi Serena Hotel
Upon arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met
and transferred to Nairobi Serena hotel. Bed and breakfast basis. Overnight at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Nairobi to Nanyuki
Breakfast at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Depart from Nairobi via the Great North Road, through the famed Kenyan highlands onto Nanyuki arriving for lunch at the Sweetwaters tented camp. After lunch continue on the afternoon game viewing drives in the Sanctuary. Dinner and Overnight at the Sweet waters tented camp.
Day 3: Sweetwaters to Samburu
Breakfast at the Sweet waters tented camp. After breakfast drive north to Samburu game reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Samburu Serena safari lodge- followed by afternoon game viewing drive in the Samburu game reserve- the Kenya’s rugged, semi-arid part of the North Eastern province. Dinner and Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Safari Lodge
Day 4 and 5: Samburu Game Reserve
Breakfast at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. Morning and afternoon game viewing and drives in the Samburu reserve. The surrounding terrain is renowned for its rare game- long necked gerenuk, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the beisa Oryx.
Leopard is a frequent passer-by. Game drives and bird watching safaris are the ideal way to experience the native wildlife in its natural splendor. Dinner and Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Samburu to Mountain Lodge
Breakfast at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. After breakfast, depart to Mt Kenya National Park to arrive in time for lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodge- located at 2,194 meters on the slopes of Mt Kenya, the lodge is surrounded by dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. Elephants, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular visitors to the lodge’s waterhole. Dinner and Overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
Day 7: Mountain Lodge to Nakuru
After breakfast at the lodge, depart to Thompson’s falls lodge for lunch. After lunch continue to Lake Nakuru national park- famous for the great masses of Flamingos, the white and black rhinos and buffaloes. Arrive late afternoon at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Afternoon game viewing and drives in the park. Dinner and Overnight at the Flamingo hill camp
Day 8: Lake Nakuru
Breakfast at the Sarova Lion Hill. Full day at Nakuru National Park for morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62km2 in extent. The lake was first gazzetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to national park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chain is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support large number of Lesser Flamingos. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Flamingo hill camp
Day 9: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
After breakfast at Sarova Lion Hill, depart to Maasai Mara to arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Mara Camp. After lunch continue on a game viewing enroute to the Mara Serena safari lodge- set on the saddle of a hill overlooking the rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the ” Mara Triangle”- one of the Worlds Richest Wildlife sanctuary. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 10 and 11: Maasai Mara
Full day in Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing and drives. Lunch at the lodge, followed by afternoon game drive and game viewing across the plains. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands, their numbers increasing during the annual migration from the Serengeti National Park. Lion, Leopard and Cheetah follow close behind while Crocodiles and Hippos congregate in the Mara and Talek rivers. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 12: Maasai Mara to Speke Bay Lodge
Early Breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge. Depart for Isebania/Sirari, Kenya/ Tanzania border to immigration and customs formalities and vehicles exchange. After depart for the Speke bay hotel- in the lake victoria for dinner and overnight
Day 13: Western Serengeti
Breakfast at the speke bay and proceed to kirawira for lunch and afternoon game drives in the western Serengeti. The wildlife defines the Serengeti- countless zebra, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest and other species make it their home. The terrain is the main stage for the great wildebeest migration, an awesome spectacle involving millions of these beasts (zebras and wildebeests). Dinner and Overnight at Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti
Day 14: Western Serengeti to Central Serengeti
Breakfast at Kirawira Camp, and then proceed on a game viewing enroute to the Serengeti Serena Lodge arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, continue on the afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Day 15: Central Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Dinner and Overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge
Day 16: Central Serengeti to Mbuzi Mawe
Morning game viewing in the Serengeti followed by breakfast at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Depart on a game drive en route through the central Serengeti plains to arrive in time for lunch at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp. The camp offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world class professionalism of Serena Lodges and Hotels. Dinner and Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp.
Day 17: Mbuzi Mawe to Ngorongoro
Early morning game drive returning to the lodge for breakfast. Depart through the central plains of Serengeti to Ngorongoro highlands, you continue to ascend to the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and here your first glimpse of what has often been referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the world”. To arrive for late lunch at the lodge. Afternoon spend on relaxation. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 18 and 19: Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast at the Ngorongoro Serena lodge. Then descend to the floor of the crater and have an experience of a lifetime, as you watch literary thousands of game that Africa has to offer. The unique eco-system supports the delicate balance of predator and prey in the endless quest for survival. Picnic lunch boxes will by the Hippo pool. As the sun sets on the western side of the crater rim ascend and return to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 20: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara
Breakfast at Serena lodge and depart to Lake Manyara Serena lodge. Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo- frosted expanse of Lake Manyara gleaming alkaline waters, the lodge commands panoramic views across the volcanic-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon spent on optional activities offered by the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 21 and 22: Lake Manyara National Park
Full days at the Lake Manyara national park with morning and afternoon game viewing and drives. The extraordinary birdlife and the tree climbing lions are but one of the lures. The place is world renown amongst the ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of the pink flamingos and great bird of prey. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 23: Lake Manyara to Arusha
After breakfast, depart to Arusha arriving in time for lunch at the Arusha Serena Mountain Village. Secreted in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in the multi coloured tresses of tumbling bougainvillea, cooled by mountain streams and strung like a necklace around the shores of idyllic wooded lake, mountain village offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha, Tanzania’s premier ‘ safari town’. Afternoon optional walk around Lake Duluti. Dinner and Overnight at Arusha Mountain Village
Day 24: Arusha
After breakfast depart with picnic lunch to Arusha National Park for a whole day game viewing and drives in the park and also in Arusha town returning to the hotel in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Arusha Serena Mountain Village
Day 25: Arusha to Amboseli
Breakfast at Serena Mt village. This morning depart from Arusha Mountain Village to Namanga Kenya/Tanzania border for custom and immigration formalities and Vehicle exchange. After the formalities depart for Amboseli National park to arrive in time for lunch at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, followed by afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 26 and 27: Amboseli National Park
Full days at Amboseli national park with morning and afternoon game drives filled with excitement and comfort. Lunch at the lodge. Don’t be surprised to find elephants dining on plants or variety of wildlife drinking water at the lodge-floodlit waterhole. Amboseli is renowned for its large population and herds of elephants. Return in the evening to the lodge for other optional activities at an extra cost like, the Maasai tribal dancers, barbeque bush dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 28: Amboseli to Nairobi
After breakfast depart for the morning game drive in the park returning for lunch. After lunch depart to Nairobi arriving late afternoon at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Dinner not included at the hotel. Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 29: Departure
Breakfast at Nairobi Serena Hotel. A city tour and later transferred to the Airport to catch your international flight.
Price per person sharing $13990
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