From Nairobi you will proceed to Samburu Game Reserve to see Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Grevy’s Zebra, and the Gerenuk, known as the “Giraffe Gazelle” Afterwards you will go to Lake Nakuru’s famed for its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds. Later proceed to masai mara to see the big 5, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara, Arusha then back to Nairobi
One of the most requested events in the migration is the arrival crossing of the Mara River that occurs around late July to August with parts of September and again on their return south, around the last two weeks of October through early November. These are the best times to track and see the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara. While the sight of masses of animals thundering across the open plains is spectacular, the Mara River crossing will take you through a range of emotions – awe, anticipation, heartache, inspiration, excitement and much more. The crossing is the subject of many documentary films from the BBC to the National Geographic, but even superb filmmaking cannot give you the experience of being on-site.
Day 01: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from hotel at 0730hrs, a safari briefing session with our Tour officer then drive to up to the Equator crossing for a short stop to see the “performing of the waters”, where a local entrepreneur demonstrates the clockwise and anticlockwise properties of running water on each side of the Equator line. Continue to the Samburu Serena Lodge,
Some unusual animal species can be found here; the Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Grevy’s Zebra, and the Gerenuk, known as the “Giraffe Gazelle”.Samburu also offers superb bird-watching with numerous weaver birds, the marital eagle and the blue legged Somali ostrich. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Serena Game Lodge.
Day 02: Samburu Game Reserve
Morning game drive followed by breakfast, spend the morning at leisure at the lodge pool or the terrace overlooking the river. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Samburu serena Game Lodge.
Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart after breakfast and drive via Nyahururu Falls to Lake Nakuru, in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here
Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill camp/Sarova Lion Hill.
Day 4 :Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
We depart soon after breakfast and proceed to Maasai Mara to arrive in good time for Lunch. Late afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sarova lodge/Serena Lodge
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge/similar
The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya’s most popular game park because it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You are almost guaranteed to see the Big 5. Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.Over 450 species of birdlife have been identified in the park among them 57 species of birds of prey, including vultures, marabou storks, and hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and African pygmy-falcons. These birds are prolific and come in every size and color including common but beautiful ones like the lilac breasted roller and plenty of other large species like eagles.Every July (or sometimes August), the wildebeest travel from Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, northwards to the Masai Mara and the Mara River is the final obstacle. In October or November
Day 6: Masai Mara -Serengeti National Park
We leave the Lodge and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari. We stop for the night in a quiet town on the shores of the immense Lake Victoria known as Musoma. The surrounding countryside is home to many different tribes including the Kuria, Jita, Luo, and Taturu. Musoma’s colorful port and variety of tribes make it a vibrant town.Our journey continues into the great grassland plains of Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge
Day 7&8:Serengeti National park
Full days in Serengeti dedicated to morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and and overnight Serengeti Serena
Serengeti is Tanzania’s largest and best-known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food.
Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species.The park also supports many further species, including cheetah, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts over 400 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures. This park is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuary in the world.
Day 9:Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro Crater Via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunches.
Based on fossil evidence found at the Olduvai Gorge, it is known that various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years
The annual wildbeest and zebras migration passes through the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation , with moving south into the area in December and moving north in June. This movement changes seasonally with the rains, but the migration will traverse almost the entire plains in search of food. The has a healthy resident population of most species of wildlife, in particular the Ndutu Lake area to the west has strong cheetah and lion populations. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge perched by the crater rim.
Day 10:Ngoro Ngoro Crater Tarangire
After breakfast drive to Tarangire , Afternoon game drive ,Meals and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, tree climbing African pythons and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location
Day 11:Tarangire Lake Manyara National Park
Depart the after breakfast drive towards Lake Manyara National Park national park to arrive at the lodge in good time for lunch .
Diner and overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge
The Park has a large elephant population and is most famous for its tree-climbing lions, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds. The park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. Over 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Day 12: Lake Manyara National Park Arusha -Nairobi
Early morning game drives then return to the Lodge for breakfast at leisure exit the park and drive to Arusha to arrive by 1300 and Connect afternoon Scheduled Shuttle Bus Drop off at the airport
Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension
-Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser/Safari Customized Tour Van with a pop up roof -each person is guaranteed a window seat
– Services of a professional English speaking guides
-Accommodation in double/triple room
– Game drives as per the itinerary
– Game parks or national parks entry fees;
– Three meals per day whilst on safari
– 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
– Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi
– Cultural visits to Maasai Villages costs US$ 25 per person
-Masai Mara Balloon safari @ 450 Dollars per person can be arranged on request
– Personal effects
– Kenya Visas
-pre and post safari hotel accommodation in Nairobi