From Nairobi you will head to L. Nakuru National park via a scenic rift valley view. Then you will proceed to the Masai Mara for full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Afterwards you will visit the Serengeti, Ngoromgoro, Arusha the 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.Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the Dramatic Rift Valley arriving at the Pink Lake for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive inside the beautiful Park to view thousands of pink flamingos and numerous wild game including the Rhinos. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp /similar.
Lake Nakuru National Park 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.Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast at lodge and depart with game viewing as you leave the Park, cross the loita plains for Kenyas most scenic Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the Park. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa/similar.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Depart soon after breakfast and drive via the scenic floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara. Lunch then proceed for evening game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge /Similar
Day 4 / 5 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. and other wild game . Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person.Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge /Similar
Masai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.
Day 6: 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 7: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 8: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 9: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