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Day 1. Masai Mara.
Morning pick up at the airport or city hotel and depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve, which borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Every year, between June and September, millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate into the Mara in search of water. The timing of this phenomenon varies, depending on the rains, but they usually start heading back to the Serengeti in October. Whether you see the migration or not, the grassy plains and lush landscape offer a huge variety of game including lions, cheetahs, buffalo and abundant bird life such as ostriches, cranes and storks. Lunch followed by Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Day 2. Masai Mara.
Breakfast and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive inside the Park. Search for Wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Day 3. Isebania – Lake Victoria.
Early morning breakfast and at 6:30am proceed to Isebania border. Clear with customs office and proceed to Lake Victoria, only two hours away from the border. Arrive at your lodge, Dinner & Overnight Speke Bay Lodge / Similar.
Day 4. Lake Victoria – Serengeti.
After breakfast drive to Serengeti.The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle among other wild game. Arrive for Lunch and late afternoon game drive. Dinner & Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Day 5. Serengeti.
After breakfast take a packed lunch with you and continue with game viewing on Serengeti Park. The migration can be seen on a long chainapproximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230hrs and 1300hrs break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hr, then proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Dinner & Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Day 6. Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Early morning breakfast, game drive in Serengeti National Park, afternoon depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a packed lunch, en-route game drive of Serengeti Park, Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Similar.
The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder, an extinct volcano teeming with wildlife often compared to the Garden of Eden. Wildlife viewing in the crater is out of this world. All major animals are easily seen. The only exception is giraffe, which is present in the Conservation Area, but not in the crater because of the steep descent. Elephants are common. All big cats are easily spotted and the density of spotted hyenas is quite extraordinary.
A real special of the crater is the black rhino. Rhino is hard to see in Tanzania and black rhino is typically very shy- sticking to thick vegetation. This is not so in the crater, where they have a predictable routine of spending the night in Lerai forest, and the day in open grassland. Black-backed and golden jackals are equally common in the crater.
Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater.
Today you will descend 2000 feet (0ver 600 metres) to the floor of the crater for a crater tour with picnic lunches. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Drive to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Similar for dinner & Overnight.
Day 8. Ngorongoro – Arusha
After breakfast, drive to Arusha, early lunch at Mount Meru Hotel and transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for a scheduled flight departing 1425hrs arriving Nairobi Wilson airport at 1520hrs. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Nairobi Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight out.
Transportation in 4×4 Van in Kenya and Land Cruiser/Jeep in Tanzania all fitted with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing
Full board accommodation on safari
All park entrance fees and government taxes
Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
Extensive game drives in the national parks
1L bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Flying doctors emergency evacuation services
Kilimanjaro Airport to Nairobi flight
Nairobi airport transfers
Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
Accommodation on the last day
Airport departure Tax
International flights (from/to home)
Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)