Discover East Africa Safari - 12 days

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Day 01: Nairobi

Day 02: Amboseli

Day 03: Amboseli

Day 04: Lake Manyara

Day 05:  Ngorongoro Crater

Day 06: Serengeti

Day 07: Serengeti

Day 08: Serengeti

Day 09: Masai Mara

Day 10: Masai Mara

Day 11: Masai Mara

Day 12: Nairobi

Day 01: Nairobi

Sarova Panafric HotelArrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi.  At the airport you will be received and met at by a Essenia Safaris representative. You will have a short informative safari briefing before being transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sarova Panafric Hotel

Day 02: Nairobi – Amboseli

Breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi. After breakfast, depart for the Amboseli National park arriving in time for lunch. Amboseli, meaning salty dust is scenic with the majestic snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro towering backdrop. Elephant herds here are plentiful, with other game including lion and plains herds. Enjoy your first game drive this afternoon in this game reserve.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 03: Amboseli

Amboseli Serena BedroomDawn being the most appropriate time for game viewing in this park, you will have an early game drive coinciding with the sun rise over the Kilimanjaro. You will later return to your lodge for late breakfast. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure within the confines of the lodge.

You will have another game drive in the afternoon.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 04: Amboseli – Lake Manyara

You will leave the Amboseli game reserve early morning, crossing the border at Namanga into Tanzania. You will have a lunch stop over at Arusha and later proceed for the Lake Manyara national park, Famous for its tree climbing lions.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater ViewpointDay 05: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

You will have a morning game drive before heading out to the Ngorongoro conservation area arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.

After lunch, you will have an escorted trek along the Ngorongoro carter rim.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti

Early morning descend into the crater floor for wildlife viewing. The Black mane lions rule this unique crater area. There is also the Crater Lake which is home to thousands of migrant flamingos. Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino are also found here in greater concentrations than anywhere else in Africa. Ascend out of the crater then proceed for the Olduvai Gorge, where the “Nut Cracker Man” 1.75 million years old was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey. The Olduvai museum has an excellent display of ancient artefacts. Continue for the Serengeti National park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 07 & 08: Serengeti National Park

zebras in serengetiSpend one full day game viewing in the Serengeti National park where it’s not unusual to find twenty to thirty lions living in the same pride. The annual wildebeest migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle every July to October when more than two million wildebeest and Zebras set off in search of permanent water and better grazing pastures in the Masai Mara. Overnight will be at a lodge in Serengeti.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 09: Serengeti – Masai Mara

Embark on an early morning spectacular game drive over the vast plains of Serengeti, crossing the Kenya Tanzania border at Isebania, continue with the drive into the Mara arriving at you lodge for lunch.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Mara Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Masai MaraDay 10 & 11: Masai Mara

Spend two complete days in the Masai Mara options of having Morning and evening game drives or full day game drives. This Masai Mara reserve is famous for the vast herds of migrating wildebeest which culminates with the grand finale crossings at the crocodile infested Mara River. This is an annual spectacle led by biological instincts in search of greener and fresher pastures.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 12: Masai Mara – Nairobi

END OF DISCOVER EAST AFRICA SAFARI

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