KENYA & TANZANIA – Lions in the Crater – 8 Days

This safari is subject to availability, and its price may vary.  Prices are per person, sharing a double room. Single supplement applies.

Day 1: Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Day 4: Maasai Mara to Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Day 7: Ngorongoro

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Arusha

DESCRIPTIVE ITINERARY

(subject to change)

Day 1: Nairobi

Your driver/guide will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, and transport you to the Sarova Panafric Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel you will receive a debriefing from your driver/guide, and prepare to begin your journey to Masai Mara the following day.

Overnight Sarova Panafric Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:  Maasai Mara

Enjoy your breakfast and depart for Wilson Airport for your morning flight to Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival, your driver/guide will meet you and transport you to Mara Serena Safari Lodge for lunch and check-in. You will depart for a late afternoon game drive into the savannah, with the chance to spot an array of wildlife in their habitat, including the Big Five. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. The plains between the Mara River and the Esoit Siria Escarpment are probably the best area for game viewing, in particular regarding lion and cheetah. You will then return to the lodge for dinner. (BLD)

Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 3: Maasai Mara

After breakfast, you will again depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara is one of the world’s most famous wildlife frontiers, where massive herds of wildebeest, buffalo, and zebra still roam free and lions retain their ancient post at the top of the animal food chain. An afternoon game drive should make it possible to locate the black-manned lion for which the reserve is famous. You will end your day with dinner at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

(BLD)

Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4: Serengeti

After a quiet breakfast, you will depart for the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Upon arrival, your driver/guide will meet you and transport you to Serengeti Sopa Lodge for check-in and lunch. You will then embark on a late afternoon game drive into the Serengeti plains, returning for dinner at camp.

(BLD)

Overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 5: Serengeti

After breakfast, you will set out on a game drive across the Serengeti. Derived from the Maasai language, meaning endless plains, Serengeti National Park is a 12,000 square mile ecosystem known for the largest mammal migration in the world. After lunch you will embark on a second game drive, looking for the 750,000 zebras and 1.2 million wildebeests that migrate annually. You will return to the lodge for dinner.

(BLD)

Overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 6: Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This crater is a natural wonder, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, with its own ecosystem. You will descend into the crater for a tour of this African Garden of Eden. After lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, you will spend the afternoon at your leisure.

(BLD)

Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro

After breakfast at the lodge, you’ll proceed on a visit to the crater floor. Our 4×4 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, you’ll 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. You will return to the lodge for dinner.

(BLD)

Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 8: Arusha

After breakfast, your driver/ guide will transport you to Arusha to catch your flight home from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

(B)

COST FROM $4,350 USD

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Meet and greet service by our local representatives at the airport upon your arrival
  • Round trip, private transportation to and from airport and hotel
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, denoted by B, L, D)
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari in a KWT vehicle.
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned  4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing, and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service whilst on safari

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes, and security-related fees unless mentioned above
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc…
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, etc…
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

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