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Day 01: Nairobi

On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are met by our airport representative and transferred to your Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Optional excursions can be booked and paid for locally. Overnight at your Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 02: Nairobi – Mount Kenya/Aberdares

After breakfast drive to the fast growing market town of Nyeri in time for lunch. This is where Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boys’ Scout movement spent the last years of his life. He is buried in a cemetery just outside the town. After lunch at the base hotel, drive through to the tree hotel where you spend the afternoon comfortably watching the forest animals that come to the waterhole and salt lick. In the late afternoon the waterhole is floodlit so that the tourist is able to watch in silence and undercover. As night falls the place gets crowded with large and small forest animals. In the case of Serena Mountain Lodge you arrive directly at the lodge for lunch.
Meals and overnight at a tree hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

You are required to pack an overnight bag when you transfer to the Ark or Treetops for the night.

Day 03: Aberdares – Mount Kenya/Aberdares – Lake Nakuru

 

After breakfast, drive past the northern tip of the Aberdares to descend into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is the alkaline lake, the breeding ground for the algae on which the thousands of flamingos live. The park is home to a variety of buck and antelopes, the Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and even leopard has been sighted here. It is now a sanctuary for the white rhino.
Overnight at a lodge/camp in Nakuru/Naivasha (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

 

After breakfast, a brief walk to savour the beauty and tranquility of these waters. Then on to Kenya’s most famous Masai Mara Game Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive will familiarize you with the variety of game animals and bird life in this beautiful park. Even if nothing spectacular happens on this outing, the landscape will fill you with admiration for how the savannah sustains much life.
Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Masai Mara (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 

An early morning game drive after a hot cup of coffee or tea and biting. This may be the best time to see a predator make a kill or the sight of one relishing its meal. Breakfast and a leisurely morning spent at the lodge pool, or another game drive.
Meal and overnight at a lodge/camp in Masai Mara (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria

 

Depart this morning for the border crossing at Isebania where after immigration formalities you will meet your Tanzanian driver. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route to your Lodge. Different bird spices may be seen like the giant kingfishers, dwarf bitterns and Senegal lapwings on the shore as well as yellow white eyed and yellow throated greenbuls. The following excursions are available: canoe-trip on Lake Victoria to a fishing village, Mountain-bike trip through Masamba hills, and fishing on Lake Victoria, lake cruises and bird walks. Overnight at a Lodge or Camp at Lake Victoria (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Lake Victoria – Serengeti

 

After breakfast, travel further into the plains of the Serengeti National Park following the daily activities of its numerous species of animals and birds. Your game drives will cover the varied habitats and eco- systems present in the Serengeti plus focus on the migration if passing through the area.  Overnight at a Lodge/Camp in Serengeti National Park  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

 

During morning and afternoon game drives, discover the thrill of encountering the 'Big 5' - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Cape buffalo. Overnight at a Lodge/Camp in Serengeti National Park  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

 

After breakfast drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. En-route, visit the Olduvai Gorge site of archaeological findings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. After enjoying a picnic lunch, arrive at your lodge with the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight at a lodge/camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

After breakfast at the lodge proceed on a half-day visit to the crater floor. Our 4x4 vehicle takes us down the steep walls of the Caldera into the primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelter approximately 20,000 animals. In the crater, see a spectacular array of wildlife including the “Big Five”. The crater has a variety of ecosystem including grassland forest and swamp. The lake on the crater floor is a home to flamingos and many other species of birds. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at a lodge/camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

 

Depart for Lake Manyara where you arrive in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure visiting the park, renowned for a large elephant and buffalo population, flamingo, and tree-climbing lions. Overnight at a lodge/camp at Lake Manyara (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Lake Manyara – Arusha – Depart

 

After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Later proceed on your chosen option. (Breakfast, Lunch)