16 day tour - May 15 - 30, 2013
A Safari for the most Adventurous! - SOLD OUT!
Kenya and Tanzania is the home of the safari and is considered the worlds top plains wildlife viewing. There is no reason to go anywhere else. Within one country you will travel through lush green forests, snow-capped tropical peaks, endless rolling savannah, fiery deserts and deep rift valleys. Kenya and Tanzania offers you an adventure in paradise. On our five star tour we put only 6 passengers in each 10-passenger game drive vehicle. If African wildlife is your interest, this is the BEST tour. Some of the places you will venture to: Nairobi, Samburu National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day by Day Itinerary
Note: (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Day 1 May 15: Fly from the US to Cairo, Egypt
Day 2 May 16: Cairo, Egypt
Arrive mid day into Cairo and start your tour. Over the next two days your tour will include the Great Pyramids, the Cairo Museum with King Tut’s treasures, the Hanging Church and more. Overnight at our five star hotel.
Day 3 May 17: Cairo, Egypt
Continue tour of sites around Cairo. Tonight you will take an evening flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
Day 4 May 18: Nairobi - Mountain Lodge
Early morning arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where we will start your safari to the central part of Kenya. We will immediately travel to the Mountain Lodge which is famous for a local water hole where animals come to drink water during the day. We will enjoy dinner and overnight stay at our lodge.
Day 5 May 19: Mountain Lodge - Samburu National Park
After breakfast depart for Northern Kenya to Samburu where we will be passing through the equator arriving in good time for lunch at your lodge in Samburu. We will spend this afternoon in seach of the elusive leopard, lion, elephants, gerunuk, grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, oryx and many others. Samburu Game Reserve is situated in a semi arid area. We will enjoy dinner this evening and overnight stay at our local lodge.
Day 6 May 20: Samburu National Park
After breakfast you will proceed for a game drive in the morning and also in the afternoon. You will have dinner and overnight at our lodge.
Day 7 May 21: Samburu National Park - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in good time for lunch at your Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the park and around this lake that is famous for it’s large concentration of pink flamingoes and other birdlife. Here you have wonderful opportunities for color photography as masses of pink bodies glide above the reflection of blue water. This is considered to be the first rhino sanctuary for both the black and white species. You should have a chance to see many species including reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, leopard, baboon and giraffe. You will have dinner and overnight stay at our lodge.
Day 8 May 22: Lake Nakuru National Park - Massai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart to the famous drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley and then via Narok town, you will travel to the Massai Mara Game Reserve. This is considered to be one of Kenya’s most precious wildlife sanctuaries. This is a big game country and long famed as one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of plains game animals. Game can be found here in staggering numbers, which in turn supports a tremendous predator population. We will be arriving in good time for lunch at the lodge. During your afternoon game drive you should have an opportunity to see herds of buffalo, lion, impala, giraffe, elephant, topi, warthog, ostrich, cheetah, hyena, and many other types of animals. You will have dinner and overnight at our lodge.
(Full-board) ( B,L,D)
Day 9 May 23: Massai Mara Game Reserve
Morning game drive in the reserve, driving across the Savannah. You will have time to rendezvous with the Mara residents. We will visit the Massai village, having a chance to see their mode of living and what kind of food they eat. The Massai perform a dance by lighting a fire using the the 14th centuries’ old method, using sticks. Massai Mara is the northern-most extremity of the great Serengeti ecosystem. Here black rhinos browse among dense thorn bushes, and herds of giraffe and elephant roam the woodlands. Large numbers of hippos gather and swim in the Mara River. Boasting Kenya’s largest predator population, the reserve is renowned for its large lion prides. You will finish today by spending the afternoon on a game drive looking for the local animals. Tonight you will dream of all the wonders of Africa and dinner and overnight stay at our lodge.
Day 10 May 24: Massai Mara - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we will depart for Tanzania via the Isebania border. We will stop for a picnic lunch. After clearing through immigration and customs we will continue our drive to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. We will enjoy a game drive enroute to our lodge.
(Full-board) (B, L, D)
Day 11 May 25: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we will enjoy a full day game drive in the plains of the Serengeti National Park. We will return back to our lodge and overnight.
(Full-board) (B, L, D)
Day 12 May 26: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we will depart for Ngorongoro with a game drive enroute arriving in good time for lunch. You will have the afternoon at your leisure enjoying the magnificent view of the Ngorongoro Crater. You will have dinner and overnight at our lodge.
(Full-board) (B, L, D)
Day 13 May 27: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast descend to the Crater floor for a full day gamedrive, lunch at a hippo pool picnic site and ascend to the rim. Dinner and overnight at our Lodge.
Day 14 May 28: Ngorongoro - Nairobi
After breakfast we will drive to the Namanga Border. After clearing with immigration and customs we wil proceed on to Nairobi. This evening will be free time.
Day 15 May 29: Nairobi
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and proceed for an excursion to the Karen Blixen Plantation (This is where the movie “Out of Africa” was filmed). We will also having a chance to feed Giraffes. This afternoon return back to your hotel for free time.
Day 16 May 30: Nairobi - USA
Early transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our return flight back to USA.