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17 Days Explore Kenya and Tanzania lodge wildlife 4×4 safari

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi where you will be met by your driver/guide and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel for an overnight stay and a delicious breakfast the next morning.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu game reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs.and depart for the dramatic semi-arid scrub land of the Northern Frontier. Arrival in Samburu will be by lunch time. After lunch embark on a game drive to sight resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. Dinner and overnight will be at the spectacular Samburu Ashnil lodge

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
Today you will spend the full day in the Samburu National Park. You will have early morning and evening game drives. All your meals and overnight will be at your Samburu Ashnil lodge

Day 4: Samburu – Mount Kenya
After breakfast depart towards the Mount Kenya region of the country. Arrival at the Serena Mountain Lodge will be in time for a delicious lunch. The unique architecture of Mountain Lodge, with its numerous viewing decks, balconies and lounges over the salt-lick waterhole allow for the pleasure of all night game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Mountain lodge.

Day 5: Mt. Kenya – Lake Nakuru National park
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your lodge, located inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. In the afternoon you will embark on a game drive where you will have the opportunity to spot leopards, rhino and the famous pink flamingos as well as a variety of other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 6: Lake Nakuru- Maasai Mara
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara – the land of vast migrating animals. Arrival will be in time for lunch. After lunch embark on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at a splendid Mara Sarova Game lodge

Day 7/8: Maasai Mara
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5 – Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sarova Game Lodge

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Day 9 Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
We depart the Lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Naivasha. Visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs

Day 10: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National park
Break then proceed for morning boat ride at Lake Naivasha –  proceed to Amboseli national park. Via Nairobi Amboseli is the magnificent park at the foot hills of Mt.Kilimanjaro.After noon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Serena or Oltukai Lodge
This small park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.

Day 11: Amboseli – Lake Manyara National park
Early  breakfast  then drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. Afternoon game drives proceed to Lake Manyara serena for dinner and overnight stay
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara™s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.

Day 12 : Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park
Early breakfast then proceed to Serengeti National  park with packed lunches  game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 13: Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa or Serena lodge
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra,  impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller

Day 14: Serengeti – Ngorongoro conservation area via Oldivai gorge
After breakfast and with picnic boxes  and proceed for further game drives -we visit Olduvai Gorge and learn about the 1.8 million-year-old fossil discoveries of Louis and Mary Leakey which forever changed our view of early man.
Continue your journey to Ngorongoro the largest intact caldera in the world and our home tonight is Ngorongoro Serena perched on the jagged rim of the world oldest caldera. Created from river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, this superlative lodge blends effortlessly into its surrounds. In the later afternoon we check into the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and a welcome rest. Meal plan is full board.

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater tour
Descend the crater soon after breakfast for a full day crater tour with packed lunches – ascend for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena  lodge beautifully set by the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena.
It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today

Day 16 : Ngorongoro – Tarangire National park
Early breakfast then proceed to Tarangire national park ; game drives .dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Serena Lodge

Tour Price includes:-
-Transport on custom made 8 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation in double/twin in the hotels mentioned above
-1 Night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on BB
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complimentary return airport transfers
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.
-Personalized service

Tour excludes:
-International flights
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in
-Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari