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8 Days: Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Naivasha | Masai Mara

 

 

Day 01: Arusha - Lake Manyara
You will be collected from your hotel in Arusha by your driver guide and depart to Lake Manyara, arrive at lunch time, gamedrive in Lake Manyara National Park, Dinner and overnight Fanaka Lodge
http://fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/

 

fanaka


Day 02:  Lake Manyara -Serengeti
After breakfast we will be transferring to the infamous Serengeti National Park. This park is to Tanzania, what the Masai Mara Game Reserve is to Kenya. Covering 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti NP is dominated by vast, open plains with an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en route, and the afternoon will be spent viewing game and absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the almost treeless plains of the Serengeti. After an early breakfast on, we will proceed on an early morning game drive, returning for a hearty lunch. After a brief rest, there will be an afternoon game drive to further explore this world-famous park,

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp - http://serengetisavannahcamps.com/

savannah


Day 03:  Serengeti Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro, we will transfer to the Ngorongoro crater, via Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro is an impressive 20 km wide volcanic crater with 600 m walls. The views from the crater rim are breathtaking, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Olduvai Gorge is famed for the discovery of 3.5 million year-old fossil fragments of an early human civilization. We will enjoy lunch overlooking the crater, and the afternoon will be spent at leisure. , we will embark on a half-day crater tour, overnight Heaven Nature Tented Camp
http://www.safarihq.com/accommodation/haven-nature-camp-lodge/

 

nature
 
Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Naivasha park
Today you will wake up then drive out of the park to lake Naivasha Via Arusha,You will be  able to arrive in Nairobi for your late lunch there after you will be transfer down to Lake Naivasha via Great Rift Valley View point and it's the best time to take photo. Overnight at Canalleys Tented Camp
http://www.campcarnelleys.com/

 

carnelleys


Day 05: Green Crater Lake
On the morning we continue to green crater lake.  The colour is naturally green due to volcanic chemicals such as sodium and sulphur. Otherwise we have also a lot of flamigoes to see when getting the breeze watching the bird and flamigoes moving along the lake side. Afterwards you will be taken to the park accompanied by the guide to walk between the wild animals like giraffe, zebra, impalas, eland -the biggest antelope - and many other animals. This is the only park you will get time to walk as close as 5-4 metres between the wild animals, Otherwise we don't have big cat and the park is secured by the range. Overnight at Canalleys Tented Camp
http://www.campcarnelleys.com/ 

 

crater lake

Day 06: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara Park
Wake up in the morning get your breakfast then Drive to Maasai Mara park ,In the afternoon we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari lodge, our base for our time here. Then we head out for a late afternoon game viewing drive, with excellent chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience. The Masai Mara (also spelled Maasai Mara) is a game reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Named for the Masaitribes people, who are the traditional inhabitants of the area, and the Mara River, which divides it, the reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual Great Migration of the wildebeest every September and October. The Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world, involving an immensity of herbivores: some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 360,000 Thomson's gazelle, and 191,000 zebra. With an area of 1510 sq km, the Masai Mara is not the largest game park or reserve in Kenya, but it is probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to Mozambique. The terrain of the reserve is primarily open grassland, with clusters of the distinctive acacia tree in the south-east region. The western border is the EsoitOloololo Escarpment of the Rift Valley, and wildlife tends to be most concentrated here, as the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and tourist disruption is minimal. The easternmost border is 224 km from Nairobi. The Masai Mara is perhaps most famous for its lions, though the other members of the "Big 5" are as well found. Hippo are found in large groups in the Masai Mara and Talek Rivers, and many cheetah, zebra, impala, gazelles, hartebeest, warthog, ostrich, topi and the Masai giraffe, among other mammals, all consider the "Mara" their home territory. As well, the large Roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely present elsewhere in Kenya, can be seen within the reserve borders. Like in the Serengeti in Tanzania, the wildebeest are the dominant inhabitant of the Masai Mara, and their numbers are estimated in the millions. Around July of each year these ungainly animals migrate in a vast ensemble north from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the south around October. These numerous migrants are followed along their annual, circular route by an entourage of hungry predators, most notably lions and hyena.

Dinner and Overnight: Mara Springs Tented Camp (LDB)

www.mountainrockkenya.com/marasprings/

 


Day 07 : Masai Mara  Full Day
Optional: Today there will be a possibility to take a hot air balloon ride. "Take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You'll ascend in the early morning, when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you're up, up and away - for the flight of a lifetime! Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon's gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight is a new and different experience! From your vantage point about 50-500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360-degree bird's-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you. Depending on the season, you might witness herds of antelope flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls. After your incredible flight, it's time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you'll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience! Note: Comfortable clothes, a hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. This tour will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari.

 

balloon


Otherwise:


6.00am Wake up call. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served in the campsite. 6.30am Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog, whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring! FULL DAY GAME DRIV

Dinner and Overnight: Mara Springs Tented Camp (LDB)

www.mountainrockkenya.com/marasprings/


Day 08: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Wake up for a pre-breakfast game drive before leaving the lodge after breakfast and travelling to Nairobi. Lunch  Enroute. You will arrive in Nairobi in late afternoon.


TOTAL COST PER PERSON FOR  THIS TOUR IS USD $ 1,389 (MINIMUM OF TWO PERSONS)

 

 

 
 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services.
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
  • Tips
  • Rain jackets, hand cloves
  • Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD$475)per ride
  • Personal needs
  • Maasai village visit.(15_20usd$)
  • Night game drive ($150 per person)
 

 

 

 

 

 

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