This safari takes you from Nairobi to L. Nakuru National Park through the scenic riftvalley view. Then you proceed to the Masai Mara for an opportunity to see the big 5,leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra and over 450 birds species. Afterwards you proceed to the Serengeti Park in Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha and 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 1 : Nairobi –Lake Nakuru National park
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive to the Great Rift Valley viewing sceneries enroute.We arrive to the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s Great masses of Flamingos in good time for lunch. Lunch at a lodge followed by full afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge /Flamingo Hill Camp
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
Day 2 :Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
We break the camp/depart the lodge 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 Serena Lodge
Day 3 Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge
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 4: Masai Mara -Serengeti National Park
We leave the campsite 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 5:Serengeti National park
Full days in Serengeti dedicated to morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and and overnight Serengeti Serena Lodge
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 6: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 7:Ngoro Ngoro Crater -Arusha-Nairobi
After breakfast a 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater, ascend back to Arusha and Connect afternoon Scheduled Shuttle Bus Drop off at the airport
The park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. There are no giraffe, topi or impala in the park – they probably find it to difficult to negotiate the crater rim cliffs and there is also insufficient grazing for large herds of antelope, inside the park. However the park teems with wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, aggressive pack hunting hyenas and resident lion prides. Supported by a year round supply of water and fodder, the park supports a vast variety of animals, which include impressive herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant elephants and a small population of black rhino. Another big draw to this picturesque park is it dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard. Over 500 species of bird have been recorded within the park
Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension
-Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop up roof -each person is guaranteed a window seat Tour price Includes:
– 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