Kenya Safari – Nairobi Departure (Giraffe Manor)
Day 1 – Arrival NairobiArrival at the airport Nairobi . Our representative will be at the airport to meet you and transfer to the Giraffe Manor . All meals and stay – Giraffe Manor
Day 2 – NairobiDay in Nairobi: begin with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage and later after lunch visit the Kazuri beads and the Karen Blixen museum. All meals and stay – Giraffe Manor
Day 3 – Olpopongi – Cultural Program with MasaiEarly morning breakfast then drop off in Namanga where your Tanzanian driver guide meets you. Drive to Olpopongi for a cultural program with the Massai people. Spend your day & night in the authentic Maasai-Village “Olpopongi” and share 24 hours with native Maasai:
Museum & Village Tour / Traditional Lunch / Walking Safari in the Maasai territory / Learn about Maasai hunting techniques and about incredible natural medicine – plus evening program with Maasai ceremonies, Campfire & BBQ / Breakfast Enjoy a unique and unforgettable evening under the Tanzania starry sky with BBQ & Maasai traditional ceremony before you find yourself sleeping on a comfortable Cowhide bed in your private Maasai-house.
Day 4 – Olpopongi to ArushaToday you drive from Olpopongi to Arusha where you check-in in the Karama Lodge. The kids can swim in the small pool and you can relax. In the afternoon drive to Meserani Snake Park.
Day 5 – Arusha to Lake ManyaraAfter breakfast you depart for Lake Manyara National Park where your safari begins.
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.
Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.
In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world – a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Stay in Karatu Country Lodge directly at the gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area which allows you an early start tomorrow.
Day 6 – Ngorongoro CraterAfter early morning breakfast, leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour. You will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Explore the crater before ascending back to the Rhino Lodge.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World.” A visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km across and the rim walls stand 600m high.
Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking. The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons.
Day 7 – Ngorongoro to SerengetiAfter breakfast depart for Serengeti where you enjoy game drives the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight in the Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 8 – SerengetiA full day with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the plains, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Day 9 – Transfer to Masai MaraYour Kenyan driver picks you up from Isebania Border and drop off at the Salsa Mara Camp, enjoying game drive en-route.
Day 10 – Masai MaraMorning and afternoon game drive on shared camp vehicles are done by the camp. Game drives, all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfasts and sundowners are included.
Day 11 – Masai Mara to NairobiGame drive as you depart the Mara after breakfast. Arrive at Giraffe Manor in time for late lunch .
Day 12 – Transfer to the airport
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle (always private except day 10)
- English speaking driver guide
- Fullboard accommodation as per itinerary
- All park fees incl. taxes, Ngorongoro Crater fee
- Olpopongi Cultural Program (overnight package)
- Meserani Snake Park tour and visit of Massai museum
- One big water per person per day
- Flight, Visa, Insurance
- Additional meals or drinks
- Personal things like telephone, internet, shopping, etc.