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Elephant Safari

Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:46

8-Day Elephant Safari

 

Safari Highlights:

 

  • Day Two – Mountain Lodge –Mt. Kenya Region
  • Day Three – Samburu Sopa - Samburu
  • Day Four – Samburu Sopa - Samburu
  • Day Five – Sweetwater’s Tented Camp - Mt. Kenya Region
  • Day Six – Sarova Lion Hill – Nakuru
  • Day Seven – Mara Sopa – Masai Mara
  • Day Eight - Mara Sopa – Masai Mara
  • Day Nine – End of safari

 


Day Two: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya Region
Pick up from your hotel in time – 0900 hours and drive to mountain Lodge through lush coffee and tea plantation to Mt. Kenya region.

At Mountain lodge there is a water hole where animals come to drink water thus no game drives you have the view of the animals from your hotel

OVERNIGHT: Serena Mountain Lodge L, D, B

 

Day Three: Mt. Kenya Region - Samburu
Depart after breakfast & drive to North to the dramatic semi arid scrubland of the Northern frontier.

Arrive in time for lunch. After lunch an afternoon game drive to sight resident wildlife species like the reticulated giraffe, gravy zebra, Belsa Oryx & the blue necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country

OVERNIGHT: Samburu Sopa Lodge L, D

 

Day Four: Samburu
Further exploration of this fascinating reserve awaits you. Early morning & afternoon game drives give a chance to explore some of the world’s most spectacular & exciting terrain

OVERNIGHT: Samburu Sopa Lodge L, D

 

Day Five: Samburu - Sweetwater’s
Sweetwater’s is a luxury tented camp set in a 22,000 acre Rhino sanctuary Olpajeta Camp. It enjoys magnificent plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and has an abundant of wildlife. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Sweet waters also house the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary of its kind in Kenya.

During your stay at Sweetwater’s you will have to opportunity to meet the tame black rhino and to go and see chimpanzees living naturally within their dedicated sanctuary. Sweetwater’s tented camp also offers a true safari experience with night drives, bush walks and breakfast in the wild. (Night game drives at an extra cost & are optional)

OVERNIGHT: Sweetwater’s Tented Camp L, D, B

 

Day Six: Sweetwater’s - Nakuru
Depart Sweetwater’s after breakfast and drive lake shore hotel in the Rift valley arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park.

OVERNIGHT: Naivasha Sopa Lodge L, D, B

 

Day Seven: Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast drive to Masaai Mara west and down the Great Rift Valley escarpment, you will then turnoff on the main road across the Great Rift Valley and head towards Narok gateway to the Maasai Mara and district headquarters' of this part of Maasailand. You'll travel across the "breakfast" of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach your destination, Mara by lunchtime. After lunch enjoy free time till 1600hrs where you start your first game viewing drive in the reserve regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa's Great Plains, the Maasai Mara boasts 1'672 square kilometers of un spoilt wilderness. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent.

OVERNIGHT: Mara Sopa Lodge L, D, B,

 

Day Eight: Masai Mara
Early morning tea or coffee and thereafter enjoy a full day in the Mara with game drives included.
It is a reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River, which bisects the Reserve from north to south. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, these magnificent beasts spending most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wild beast roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may also seen standing sentinel on earth mounds on constant lookout of predators.
The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, the acacia woodlands and riverine forests favoured by leopard and elephant, and the open savannah and dry bush areas play host to the plains game and their attendant predators such as lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.

OVERNIGHT: Mara Sopa Lodge L, D, B,

 

Day Nine: Masai Mara – Nairobi
We depart early for a morning game drive enjoying the African sunrise at the same time. Return to the lodge for breakfast & check out for your travel back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.


END OF SERVICES

 

Included:

  • Accommodation on full board basis at the lodges
  • Transport services in a safari minivan on exclusive use
  • Game drives
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with ensuite shower/toilet
  • Drivers allowance

Park entrance fees for yourselves, driver & van

Excluded:

  • Extra meals & drinks at the hotels & lodges
  • Items of personal nature & telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Masaai cultural villages (Manyatta) e.t.c

Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

 

 

01st  Jul– 31st Oct 2017 & 22nd Dec 17 – 01 Jan 18

USD 3120 per Solo traveler

USD 2120 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 1820  per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 1720 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 1680 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

 01 Nov – 21 Dec 17

USD 2900 per Solo traveler

USD 1950 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 1650 per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 1550 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 1500 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

Nakuru & Mara Safari

Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:29

NAKURU & MARA – 3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

 

Safari Highlights:

Day One – Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Day Two – Maasai Mara

Day Three – Maasai Mara – Nakuru

Day Four - Nakuru - Nairobi

 

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Pickup from your hotel / residence at 0700 hrs & you will travel towards the fertile highlands of Kenya leading down via the Great Rift Valley escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War 11. Have a glimpse for the attractive chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass via the magnificent Longonot earth satellite station as you proceed across the Valley to Narok. Experiencing breathtaking views of the world's greatest land rift and move across acres of barley and wheat, before you reach the Maasai Mara in time for Lunch.  

 

An afternoon game drive within the reserve as the rains brings the grasslands of Maasai Mara to life. The vast plains rumble with thunder of approaching hooves as 1.5 million wildebeest migrate up north east into Maasai Mara from July till the end of September. The great migration is a vision beyond relief as one of the world's most impressive spectacles staged every year in Kenya, directed by raw forces of nature you will also appreciate it's high animal concentration and abundance black maned lions, herds of topi roan antelope, cheetah, common zebra, coke's hartebeest though luck essential for spotting leopard and rhino. Returning to the lodge as the sun sets for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (Full board basis). Or similar

 

Day 2: Maasai Mara

A very early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Maasai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost.  After lunch at the lodge, there is a chance to relax by the swimming pool   before an evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (Full board basis). Or similar

 

Optional Balloon Safari

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.

 

 Day 3: Maasai Mara - Nakuru

Depart Mara after breakfast & head straight to Nakuru where you will be accommodated for a night on full board basis.

 

The waters here are often colored sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard.  White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end.  The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists' delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge. Have lunch and rest a bit in preparation for an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge in the evening.  

 

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (Full board basis). Or similar

 

DAY 4: Nakuru- Nairobi

Leave for an early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.

 

 

Price Included:   

  • Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater  minivan on exclusive use
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver & yourselves

 

Price Excluded:

  • Extra meals.
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast, balloon safari, etc and any other activities not mentioned above.
  • Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

 01 Nov – 21 Dec 17

USD 1480 per Solo traveler

USD 1000 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 860 per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 810 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 780 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

01st  Jul– 31st Oct 2017 & 22nd Dec 17 – 01 Jan 18

USD 1550 per Solo traveler

USD 1060 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 920  per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 860 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 830 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

Masai Mara Road Safari

Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:50

2 Nights / 3 Days Maasai Mara Road Safari

 

DAY 1: NAIROBI-MARA

Pickup from hotel / residence at 0700 hrs you will travel towards the fertile highlands of Kenya leading down via the Great Rift Valley escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War 11. Have a glimpse for the attractive chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass via the magnificent Longonot earth satellite station as you proceed across the Valley to Narok. Experiencing breathtaking views of the world's greatest land rift and move across acres of barley and wheat, before you reach the Maasai Mara in time for Lunch.  

 

An afternoon game drive within the reserve as the rains brings the grasslands of Maasai Mara to life. The vast plains rumble with thunder of approaching hooves as 1.5 million wildebeest migrate up north east into Maasai Mara from July till the end of September. The great migration is a vision beyond relief as of the world's most impressive spectacles staged every year in Kenya, directed by raw forces of nature you will also appreciate it's high animal concentration and abundance black maned lions, herds of topi roan antelope, cheetah, common zebra, coke's hartebeest though luck essential for spotting leopard and rhino. Returning to the lodge as the sun sets for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (Full board basis).

 

DAY 2: MARA

A very early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Maasai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost.  After lunch at the lodge, there is a chance to relax by the swimming pool   before an evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (Full board basis ).

 

Optional Balloon Safari

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.

 

DAY 3: MARA - NAIROBI

Leave for on last early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi to arrive Nairobi in the late afternoon.

 

END OF SERVICES

 

Price Included:   

  • Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater  minivan on exclusive use
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver

 

Price Excluded:

  • Park entrance fee for yourselves
  • Extra meals.
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast / balloon safari and any other activities not mentioned above.
  • Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

 

01st  Jul– 31st Oct 2017 & 22nd Dec 17 – 01 Jan 18

USD 1060 per Solo traveler

USD 750 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 630  per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 600 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 580 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

01 Nov – 21 Dec 17

USD 990 per Solo traveler

USD 680 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 570 per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 550 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 510 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

5 Days MT. Kenya, FLAMINGO AND WILDLIFE SAFARI


DAY 1: NAIROBI – MT KENYA REGION

Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs to cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations. You will pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp.  Sweetwater’s is a luxury tented camp set in a 22,000 acre Rhino sanctuary Ol Pajeta Camp. It enjoys magnificent plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya and has an abundant of wildlife.  After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive to the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary of its kind in Kenya.

During your stay at Sweetwater’s you will have to opportunity to meet and greet Morani the tame black rhino and to go and see chimpanzees living naturally within their dedicated sanctuary. Sweetwater’s tented camp also offers a true safari experience with night drives, bush walks and breakfast in the wild. (Night game drives at an extra cost & are optional)

 

OVERNIGHT: Sweetwater’s Tented Camp

 

DAY 2: Mt KENYA - NAKURU

Depart from Sweetwater’s to Nakuru National Park with packed lunch, with enroute views of Lake Elementaita before arriving at your destination, Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often coloreded sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard.  White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end.  The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists' delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge. On arrival relax and rest at the lodge.

 

OVERNIGHT: Naivasha Sopa

 

DAY 3: NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Depart from Nakuru after breakfast and drive south via Narok to the Mara reserve, you will have a game drive en route to the luxurious tented camp upon arrival in the Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoons at leisure and in the early evening embark on a game drive to get a closer look at the Mara.

Maasai Mara has incredible wide-open landscapes, and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.  It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

 

OVERNIGHT: Mara Serena

 

DAY 4: MASAI MARA

A very early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Maasai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost.  After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive to get a closer look at the Mara and to look out for the ' Big 5 '. Return to the lodge for dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT: Mara Serena

 

Optional Balloon Safari (additional cost)

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.

 

DAY 5: MASAI MARA - NAIROBI

Leave for an early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi approx 1500 hrs.

 

Price Included:   

  • Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater  minivan on exclusive use
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver

 

Price Excluded:

  • Park entrance fee for yourselves
  • Extra meals.
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast, balloon safari, etc and any other activities not mentioned above.
  • Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

  

01st  Jul– 31st Oct 2017 & 22nd Dec 17 – 01 Jan 18

USD 2380 per Solo traveler

USD 1660 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 1460  per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 1400 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 1380 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

01st  Nov – 30th Nov 17

USD 1900 per Solo traveler

USD 1280 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 1090  per person sharing(Min 4 pax)

USD 1030 per person sharing (Min 6 pax)

USD 1000 per person sharing(Min 8 pax)

 

5 Days Aberdare & Treetops Safari

Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:23

5 DAY ABERDARE & TREETOPS SAFARI

An Aberdare Safari offers you something quite unique: with a mountain range running through the Aberdare's you'll find moorland, ice-cold streams and thick forests. This mountainous area has been described as 'Scotland with Lions'. 


DAY 1: NAIROBI – ABERDARES. 

You will depart Nairobi at 0800hrs to cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations. You will pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch the Outspan Hotel and transfer to the renowned Treetops Lodge, a must-see of Kenya, where in 1952 the then Princess Elizabeth, who was staying at the lodge, learned of the death of her father George VI, and became a Queen in Kenya.  Observation lounges for bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing over a glade waterhole and salt lick.

 

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

 

DAY 2: ABERDAR- NAKURU

Depart from Aberdare to Nakuru National Park with packed lunch, with enroute views of Lake Elementaita before arriving at your destination, Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often colored sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard.  White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end.  The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists' delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge. On arrival relax and rest at the lodge.

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

DAY 3: NAKURU - MASAI MARA

Depart from Nakuru after breakfast and drive south via Narok to the Mara reserve, you will have a game drive en route to the luxurious tented camp upon arrival in the Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoons at leisure and in the early evening embark on a game drive to get a closer look at the Mara.

Masai Mara has incredible wide-open landscapes, and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.  It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

 

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

 DAY 4: MASAI  MARA

A very early morning game drive in the Masai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Masai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost.  After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive to get a closer look at the Mara and to look out for the ' Big 5 '. Return to the lodge for dinner.

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

 Optional Balloon Safari (additional cost)

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Masai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.

 

DAY 5: MASAI MARA - NAIROBI

Leave for an early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi approx 1500 hrs.

 

Price Included:   

  • Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater  minivan on exclusive use
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver

 

Price Excluded:

  • Park entrance fee for yourselves (see chart below)
  • Extra meals.
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast, balloon safari, etc and any other activities not mentioned above.
  • Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

 

Aberdares & lake Elementaita safaris

Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:03

Aberdares & lake Elementaita safaris

 

5 DAY ABERDARE & LAKE ELEMENTAITA SAFARI 

An Aberdare Safari offers you something quite unique: with a mountain range running through the Aberdare's you'll find moorland, ice-cold streams and thick forests. This mountainous area has been described as 'Scotland with Lions'. 


DAY 1: NAIROBI – ABERDARES. 

You will depart Nairobi at 0800hrs to cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations. You will pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge with observation lounges for bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing over a glade waterhole and salt lick.

 

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

DAY 2 ABERDARE - LAKE ELEMENTAITA

Depart from Aberdare to Lake Elementaita with packed lunch. The waters here are often colored sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. Arrive late afternoon in time for a short rest followed by evening sundowners by the lake. 

 

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

DAY 3: LAKE ELEMENTAITA - MASAI MARA

Depart from Lake Elementaita after breakfast and drive south via Narok to the Mara reserve, you will have a game drive en route to the luxurious tented camp upon arrival in the Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoons at leisure and in the early evening embark on a game drive to get a closer look at the Mara.

Masai Mara has incredible wide-open landscapes, and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.  It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

DAY 4: MASAI MARA

A very early morning game drive in the Masai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Masai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost.  After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive to get a closer look at the Mara and to look out for the ' Big 5 '. Return to the lodge for dinner.

OVERNIGHT: Lodge / Camp

 

 Optional Balloon Safari (additional cost)

A well worth it and recommended activity in the Masai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.

 

 DAY 5: MASAI MARA  - NAIROBI

Leave for an early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi.  Arrive Nairobi approx 1500 hrs.

 

Price Included:   

  • Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater  minivan on exclusive use
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver

 

Price Excluded:

  • Park entrance fee for yourselves (see chart below)
  • Extra meals.
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
  • Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast, balloon safari, etc and any other activities not mentioned above.
  • Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury

 

Tanzania Packages

Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:42

Day 1 Arusha / Ngorongoro

In the afternoon, you travel to the astonishing Ngorongoro Crater. Arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon, enjoying the breathtaking views.

Dinner and Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (L, D)

 

Day 2 Ngorongoro

On the second day, your safari continues within the Crater. This most spectacular of the African Game Reserves contains one of the largest concentrations of wildlife. Picnic Lunch at the Site. Late afternoon return to the lodge.

Dinner and Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (B, LD)

 

Day 3 Ngorongoro / Serengeti

After breakfast, you continue into the vast Serengeti sanctuary, stopping at Olduvai Gorge (Optional at Additional cost of $ 20.00 per person), site on the discovery of the remains of prehistoric man. The immensity of Serengeti Park can best be expressed in its numbers. It is recorded that over a million animals live in this area, more than a third of them being wildebeest. This offers an enormous food supply for the lion, cheetah, leopard – an animal usually difficult to find in other Reserves.

Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 4 Serengeti

Full day game drives through the Serengeti Park with all your meals.

Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge  (B, L, D)

 

Day 5 Serengeti / Manyara

After breakfast, your exciting safari continues to Lake Manyara Park. This Park is bounded on the east by the shores of the Lake and northwest of the Rift Valley. You can enjoy an outstanding vantage point. Afternoon game viewing at the Lake Manyara Park.

Dinner and Overnight: Manyara Serena Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 6 Manyara / Arusha

After breakfast you drive to Arusha in time for Lunch. (B)

 

 27th May – 31st Oct 2017 & 21st Dec – 31st Dec 2016

USD 4,670 per Solo traveler

USD 3,420 per person  sharing(Min 2 pax)

USD 2,999 per person sharing(Min 3 pax)

USD 2,790 per person sharing (Min 4 pax)

USD 2,665 per person sharing(Min 5 pax)

USD 2,582 per person sharing(Min 6 pax)

 

Christmas & New year supplement : USD 45 per person per day.

 

Included in the safari tour costs are the following:

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 Vehicle with pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 5 or 7 pax guaranteed window seat in each vehicle.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kits, wildlife books, cool box and fire extinguisher.

 

Not included in the safari are the following:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Flights - National or International - (Local flights - Subject to your programme)
  • Transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport or Namanga:

 

o Rates are US$ 50.00 Per Vehicle from Kilimanjaro Airport and US$ 150.00 Per Vehicle from Namanga Border

  • Concession fees (In case of any new fees introduce by parks without our knowledge.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees (currently US$ 50.00 per passport holder except USA Passport holder). USA Passport holder $ 100.00 per passport holder. Visas are available on arrival at all Entry point/s
  • Flying doctors coverage: Optional @ US$ 50.00 per person.

 

o Covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient o We highly recommended you to have your personal insurance.

 

Nakuru

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Lake Nakuru is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest.

Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches.
Zanzibar town is located midway along the West Coast of the island. The old part of the town, known as Stone Town, is composed of a network of shady, winding narrow alleys between old stone buildings with ornately decorated entrances and balconies. Numerous tiny shops here sell everything under the sun. Along the seafront are located several luxury hotels, the old Sultan's Palace (House of Wonder), the old fort, restaurants and the docks.

Tsavo

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

The twin National Parks of Tsavo East and West together form one of Africa’s largest wilderness reserves. This single National Park is larger than the island of Jamaica. Tsavo as a whole consists of 10 million acres of pure wilderness, incorporating savannah, ranges and hills, acacia and montane forest, and an extensive river system.

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