East African Treasures

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East African Treasures

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Destination for this trip:

Amboseli, Kenya; Kenya; Lake Manyara, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Zanzibar, Tanzania

Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 0 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

An ideal safari for those who want to combine Kenya and Tanzania! It includes the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi, the famous Masai Mara, The Great Rift Valley and its lakes, Amboseli situated at the foothills of the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, with its herds of elephants, Ngorongoro Crater where some of the world’s last black rhino’s are sheltered, Manyara famous for its birdlife,tree climbing lions and Zanzibar where the gentle smell of spices still wafts through the island. Each landscape offers unique landscapes, wildlife and culture.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Nairobi

    Welcome to Nairobi.

    Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after disembarking from the aircraft, you clear customs and immigration formalities. You will be met and assisted by a representative and are transferred to your Nairobi Hotel which is situated within the city center.

    Relaxation

    The day is at leisure.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel.

  • Day 2 - Kenya

    Masai Mara.
    Safari

    Traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim into the Masai land. Red-clad, with spear Masai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Afternoon game drive in search of wildlife.

    Hotel

    Stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis.

  • Day 3-4 - Kenya

    Masai Mara.
    Safari

    Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. The most spectacular feature is the annual migration of wildebeest, such as zebras and gazelles, from the plains of Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara’s grasslands. They are tracked by predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and circled by vultures as the journey unfolds. Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes: elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, hartebeest, various antelope and gazelle, lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, and much more.

    Hotel

    Stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis.

  • Day 5 - Kenya

    Lake Naivasha.
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast at your lodge and proceed to Lake Naivasha – the highest and purest of the Great Rift Valley lakes. Lunch at the Club.

    Safari

    Today afternoon, you can take an optional boat trip on the lake. This area is famous for its birdlife – a breeding ground for pelicans, fish, eagles, cormorants, and more. You will also find other animals such as hippos, zebras antelopes, and colobus monkeys.

    Hotel

    Stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge on full board basis.

  • Day 6 - Amboseli

    Food and Dining

    Today you drive to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant.

    National Parks

    Continue to Amboseli National Park situated at the foothills of the Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa.

    Hotel

    Stay at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on half board basis.

  • Day 7 - Amboseli

    Safari

    Morning and afternoon game drives to view wildlife against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. The park offers a wide variety of wildlife but the principal attraction is its vast herds of elephant within the park. The bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Other game includes: zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, impalas, leopards, caracals and serval cat species. The park boasts a rich bird life such as ibis, egrets, avocets, common and saddle-billed storks, secretary birds, herons, vultures, ducks, and geese.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis.

  • Day 8 - Kenya

    Ngorongoro.
    Private Car Service

    After breakfast drive to the border post of Namanga where you will clear the immigration formalities, and drive to Arusha for lunch.

    Sightseeing

    Continue through the Ngorongoro Highlands to your lodge situated on the rim of the crater. The crater covers over 250 square kilometres (over 100 square miles) of land and is the home of the rare black rhino, prides of lion, elephants, cheetahs, great herds of buffalo, antelopes, and wildebeest.

    Hotel

    Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge half board basis.

  • Day 9 - Kenya

    Ngorongoro.
    Sightseeing

    Today you will descend 600m (0ver 2000 feet) to the floor of the crater for a full day crater tour with picnic lunch.

    Safari

    Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, and the lake area where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food.

    Hotel

    Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge full board basis.

  • Day 10 - Lake Manyara

    Safari

    Breakfast at your lodge. Drive to Lake Manyara famous for its prolific birdlife and other inhabitants such as hippos, monkeys, and tree climbing lions. Lunch at your lodge. This afternoon you will drive down for a game drive.

    Hotel

    Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge full board basis.

  • Day 11 - Zanzibar

    Commercial Flight

    Breakfast at your lodge and depart for Arusha. Catch your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.

    Zanzibar invokes so many different images for so many different people – history, culture, romance, etc. This ancient island was once ruled by sultans of Oman; pirates and explorers considered it their stepping stone into the African Interior. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Zanzibar Serena Inn on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Day 12 - Zanzibar

    Sightseeing

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will go on a half day spice tour . The guided tour of Spice is sure to sharpen your senses! Drive through the countryside to visit the spice plantations with an opportunity to pick, smell and savour exotic fruits and spices.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Zanzibar Serena Inn on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Day 13 - Zanzibar

    Sightseeing

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today your day is at leisure to laze around the pool or explore the narrow streets on your own.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Zanzibar Serena Inn on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Day 14 - Zanzibar

    Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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