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11 DAYS 08 NIGHTS TANZANIA N KENYA EXPEDITION
01 JAN 2013 - 15 DEC 2013
DAY 1, Home town to –Kilimanjaro
Depart on your pleasant flight to Nairobi via Bangkok.
DAY 2, KILIMANJARO / NGORONGORO (B,L,D)
Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the morning, proceed to your connecting flight, to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. On arrival, meet and greet by your friendly Tour Guide, then drive to Serengeti National Park which is one of the world famous and Africa’s premier game park. Enroute, we make a stop at the archeological site of Olduvai Gorge commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind’ famed for the discovery of the 3.5 million year old fossil fragments of the early human civilization. The Serengeti is the jewel of Tanzania’s protected area together with Kenya’s Masai Mara protects the most varied and greatest collection of wildlife on earth and offers the most spectacular African Safari. It is an unforgettable experience for those who has ever been here during the height of the great wildlife migration where an endless cacophony of grunting wildebeest, barking zebra, and the squeals of baby wildebeest being born and being hunted down by the ever-present predators. The Serengeti annual wildlife migration is a fickle thing and totally dependent on rainfall patterns hence grass growth and simply impossible to predict. In a perfect world, the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle start migrating west and north in search of sweeter grazing from May through to July, moving and arriving in Kenya’s Masai Mara by late July through to early September. By October or November they are drifting back south and spend the long rainy season in the Serengeti grasslands. The natural phenomenon is sometimes called the “Circular Migration.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Lodge.
DAY 3: FULL DAY NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARK (BREAKFAST/ LUNCH / DINNER)
Full day wildlife game tour outside Ngorongoro National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
DAY 4: NGORONGORO-TARANGIRE (BREAKFAST/ LUNCH / DINNER)
This morning, drive to Tarangire National Park to visit Tarangire National park and lunch at the lodge. Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
DAY 5: TARANGIRE / AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
This morning we drive to Arusha City after breakfast and then crossing the border into Kenya via Namanga to Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro. The snowcapped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli National Park which is one of the most popular of Kenya’s National Park.Lunch at Arusha Impala Hotel, Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
DAY 6: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
Spend full day with morning and afternoon game drive.
Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge picnic site,Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
DAY 7: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK / LAKE NAKURU (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
After breakfast, proceed to visit the famous Equator Sign and the picturesque and impressive Thompson Falls (7800ft above sea level) at the base of Aberdare Ranges. Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, a shallow alkaline lake on the edge of the town of Nakuru which is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth, spectacular sights of brilliant pink flamingos whose numbers are legion as far as the eye can see when conditions are right. Arriving in time for lunch and later we will do a game drive.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
DAY 8: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK / MASAI MARA (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
This morning, we drive via Narok to the legendary Masai Mara National Park, it is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The most awesome and amazing sight is the nature’s most spectacular annual migration of wildlife (approximately from July to October) in millions migrating from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to Kenya’s Maasai Mara, it is indeed a “Once-in-a-life-time experience” and the sensation is unparalleled. Migrations of well over 450 species have been recorded, among which are 57 species of birds of prey. You are sure to experience the ultimate African Safari game drive.
Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge
DAY 9 : MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK + MASAI VILLAGE (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
After breakfast, do a morning game drive. Then visit to Masai Village for a cultural experience and an amazing moment with the Masai Tribe, those tall and proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe.
Lunch box, Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge .
DAY 10 : MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK / NAIROBI / BANGKOK (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
After breakfast, we drive to Kenya’s colourful Nairobi city, arriving in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste game meat. Then proceed for city sightseeing tour of the capital Nairobi which features the thriving commercial centre where you will see the Parliament, City Hall, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, its busy port, spice market and the different places of worship offers a foretaste to its diversity and enjoy a walk in Pamplemousses Garden one of the oldest botanical garden in the world. Dinner at Kowloon Chinese Garden Restaurant. Later, transfer to airport for your homeward bound flight, back to Singapore via Bangkok, bringing with you sweet memories and enjoyable moments of the magical Kenyan safari experience.
DAY 11: BANGKOK / SINGAPORE
On arrival into Bangkok, proceed for your connecting flight back to Singapore.
Tour package excludes:
All airport taxes & fuel surcharges (subject to change without prior notice and the final amount is reflected on the air ticket), Agent Collection Fee, international passport (minimum validity 6 months on return date), US$50 per person for Tanzania visa for Malaysian passport holder to be paid directly to immigration on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, Kenya visa if applicable (no visa is required for Malaysian passport holder unless any later changes), Tour Leader, expenses of personal in nature, beverages during meals, tippings to coach driver cum safari guide and porterage. Guideline of USD5 to USD10 per person per day.
Important health advise:
It is advisable to get vaccination against Yellow Fever and Malaria at least 2 weeks before departure from Malaysia.
Tour prices are subject to:
Minimum 2 adults traveling together, EX-KLIA, cash term only, availability on economy class promotional fare on flights, availability of accommodations, based on normal standard room, alternative room type or accommodation category will be provided in the event of above selected accommodations are not available and differential of pricing will be revised and billed accordingly, earliest hotel check-in time is after 3pm and latest check-out time is before 10am, peak season surcharge applies, prices are subject to change without prior notice, increase in event respective government increase the national park fee, the order of the itinerary, flight schedules and confirmation of hotels are subject to the final discretion of the land handling agent during the actual tour. Tours are conducted in English language. Take note that the animal migration is controlled by nature and weather pattern, so timing can vary month by month and year by year. Please refer to the terms & conditions printed on the overleaf of the tour booking form. Also take note that cancellation charges incurred for any cancellation, changes or amendment to the booking can be higher than the cancellation charges stated in the terms & conditions, particularly during the peak season.
Special price in United States dollar per adult person full board basis all government taxes/levies
Hotels,lodges,resorts and camps in used for this program or itinerary:
Important notes and clauses:
01.Hotels and lodges quoted as in this itinerary above and if by time of confirmation they are over booked, price will slightly change and surcharge will be notified to you soonest.
02.In case of over booked hotels,lodges and comps as mentioned originally on the program,the company reserve the right to change to lower class or higher class hotels,lodges and camp depending on the hotels,lodges and camps availability.Upgrade and down grade fees per person per night will be communicated and surcharge will be notified to you soonest.
03.Due to over bookings of the hotels,lodges and comps as mentioned originally on the program,the company reserve the right to change the sequence of the program and this will be communicated and notified to you soonest.
04.Tour fees in this quote, we have used park fees for 2012 as gazetted by Kenya Wildlife Service, for other community controlled game reserves like Masaimara game reserve,Samburu game reserve and lake Baringogame reserve, Sweetwaters chimpanzee sanctuary,mwaluganje sanctuary at the moment no update on park fees, should these game reserves increase park fees for 2013, this will be communicated and notified soonest.
05.Any increase in park entrance fees,hotels,lodges,resorts,camps,VAT,Service charges in Kenya,Tanzania,Uganda,Zanzibar or any other country that falls in our operations after submission of this quote on 10TH October 2012 will be communicated and notified soonest.04.Per adult person per night Easter supplements nights of 7th,8th,9thand 10th April 2013 USD30.00,Christmas nights 24th,25th 26th 31ST December 2012 and New year supplements night of 1st January 2013 USD35.00 05.Per child sharing with one or two adults same room, 50% per adult person tour fee and Per child in OWN room 75% per adult person tour fee
Cancellationcharges and no shows
Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or numbers (rooms and persons) hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION are subject to Cancellation and No Show Fees as follows:
1. Between 0 – 35 days of the arrival date, the cancellation fee is 100% of the applicable rate
2. Between 35- 45 days of the arrival date, the cancellation fee is 50% of the applicable rate
3. Between 45-60 days of the arrival date, the cancellation fee is 25% of the applicable rate
A 35% booking fee once the booking is confirmed, subject to if the booking is outside of the 60days, as in bookings done a 61 days to a year in advance
Package Price Includes:
Package Price Excludes:
- Your return international air ticket
- Any domestic air ticket not mentioned in this program
- Kenya entry visa per person per entry USD50.00
- Masaimara game reserve hot balloon safari per person USD485.00 - booked in advance
- Serengeti National park hot balloon safari per person USD599.00-booked in advance
- Lake naivasha boat ride special priuce per adult person USD35. 00 booked in advance
- Lake naivasha nature walk special price per adult person USD35. 00 booked in advance
- Masai village visit per person USD25.00 – to be booked in advance
- Driver guide tips per person per day USD20.00
- Porters, Room attendants and waiters tips per person per day USD1.00
- All personal Expenses: Telephone, Fax, Internet, Wines
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The Masai Mara reserve is in south-western Kenya.
This is the most famous park in Kenya and the entire Africa.Some time back,it was declared the 8th wonder of the world due to the famous great migration which takes place annually in this wonderful reserve.
Named for the Maasai people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of the wildebeest every July and August, a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration.
The Masai Mara is most famous for its lions. All other members of the "Big Five" are to be found in the Masai Mara
Hippopotami are found in large groups in the Masai Mara and Talek Rivers. Cheetah are also to be found
The wildebeest are the dominant inhabitant of the Masai Mara, and their numbers are estimated in the millions.
Around July of each year these animals migrate from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the south around October.
The Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving an immensity of hervibores: Wildebeest, Thomson's Gazelle, and Zebra.
These numerous migrants are followed along their annual, circular route by a block of hungry predators, most notably lions and hyena.
Safari to masai mara
2 nights 3 days Maasai Mara camping Safari.
Maasai mara is home to millions of wildlife and bird life in kenya.Africa's big 5 are in plenty like lions, elephant,buffallo,white rhino and leopard.Wildbeast and zebra migration are visible every year
Entertainment is by the maasai tribe in the maasai villages.
Several lodges, campsites and tents are there like;mara simba lodge,mara serena,mara sarova,keekrok etc.
Day 1:Nairobi-Maasai Mara National Reserve:
When you arrive at Jomo-kenyatta international airport Nairobi Kenya,you will be welcomed by your safari driver guide.
After briefing you will depart for masai mara passing through the dramatic Great Rift Valley stopping at the view point, ascend the western rim of the valley crossing the loita plains (maasai-land), see red-clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game.Arrive at Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for an afternoon game drive. Lunch enroute. Later proceed for an afternoon game drive inside the most scenic park in Kenya where great concentration of game is seen including the "Big Five". Dinner and overnight at Camp site.
Day 2:Masai mara national reserve:
Morning and afternoon game drives,Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful.
Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sun bathe on the river banks mouths agape.
Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture.
This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August andSeptember are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 3:Maasai Mara to Nairobi
Depart from the camp in the morning after breakfast and drive north while viewing game and make a stopover at Narok town with a chance to buy a souvenir or a cup of tea to arrive back in by late afternoon.
2-3 people USD 465 per person sharing.
4-6 people USD 445 per person sharing
7-10 people USD 415 per person sharing
11 people and above-USD 395 per person sharing
Our Pricing Includes:
Transport & Transfers in a safari van with a pop-up roof
Three meals a day
Park entrance fees
Accommodation full board in a two-four man tent.
Services of an english speaking professional guide/driver
Mattresses each per person
Stools and Tables
Our Pricing Excludes
Tips & gratitude’s
Accommodation before & after the safari.
visit to the maasai villages
What you need to bring:
Sleeping Bags & Torch which we have available for hire upon reques
2013/2014 10 DAYS LAKE NAKURU | MASAI MARA | SERENGETI | NGORONGORO |ARUSHA | DEPARTURE
Day 1: Arrival/Nairobi:
Arrival at Nairobi airport, meet and assist you. You will be transferred to Nairobi Safari Club, 20 minutes drive, for rest booked on bed and breakfast basis. Nairobi Safari Club all suite accommodation offers a bedroom with dressing table and en suite bathroom communicating into a spacious lounge; in general a make up of three telephones with voice messaging and direct telephone dial facility to any destination worldwide, and AT&T connection at no charge, comfortable leisure seating, writing desk, dining table, personal bar, personal digital-code safe, and satellite television with remote control of ten viewing channels. Overnight at Nairobi Safari Club.
Day 2: Nairobi/Nakuru:
After breakfast, drive 160 km, 2 hours to Lake Nakuru National Park. Check in at your lodge for lunch and afternoon leisure. Lake Nakuru Lodge is set on a plateau according a panoramic view of the pink colored shores of the lake from your private verandah. The rooms have private veranda. The lake attracts thousands of lesser and greater flamingos among other tens of species of birds. There are a variety of bird species to watch in this lake. Not only does this lake boast of being a bird's paradise, it is also a rhino sanctuary for the highly endangered black and white rhinos. Other animals found here include cheetahs, leopards, lions, waterbucks, zebras, gazelles, Rothschild Giraffe amongst others. Enroute to the park, unrivalled panorama of scenic views of the Great Rift Valley unfolds giving you an unmatched photographic opportunity. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge, B,L,D
Day 3: Nakuru/Masai Mara:
After breakfast, proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve, 300 km 5 hours. Masai Mara is arguably the world's most famous game reserve with unrivalled natural beauty and wildlife concentration. It forms part of the Great Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. It is home to all the big five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and the rhino). Over 95 species of mammals are found in this great reserve. Besides mammals, over 350 bird species have been recorded here and the scenic beauty is unrivalled. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
Day 4 and 5: Masai Mara:
Two days spent in the Mara and on game drives - morning and afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D
-Visit to a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 450 per person
Day 6 : Masai Mara/Sirari border/Serengeti:
After an early breakfast, drive to Sirari border on Kenya/Tanzania (Mara/Serengeti), prior visas required. This will involve change of vehicles and driver/guides. Proceed to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Serengeti has breathtaking vista of a landscape teeming with game. Big game feed in full view of in this park. Enroute game viewing to arrive at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge set high on the hill with breathtaking vista of a landscape teeming with game. Big game feed in full view of the lodge itself. The lodge design is simple but stunning, inspired by a traditional African Village. The lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. B,L,D
Day 7: Serengeti:
Full day to explore the world's largest migratory concentration of plain game. Serengeti is described as one of the unique areas of the world. The 14000 sq. km terrain includes grassy plains and savannah stretches dotted with flat topped acacia trees. In the north Serengeti borders with the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve and across this border one million Wildebeest trek every year in their annual search for the best grazing. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. B,L,D
Day 8: Serengeti/Ngorongoro:
After breakfast, drive take game drives in Serengeti National Park. You will then drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a stop at Olduvai Gorge for a pre-historic tour. Arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa in the evening for leisure and relaxation. This collapsed caldera is 610 meters deep and has a floor 18 km wide. Views from the rim of the crater are spectacular. The crater has become a unique conservation area where Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo roam in perfect safety. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. B,L,D
Day 9: Ngorongoro:
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. An extinct volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking which are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depends on the open grasslands in the crater. Attracting predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found are the lone males. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingoes and is a favorite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden. The game drives are done with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 10: Ngorongoro/Arusha/Nairobi/Departure:
After breakfast, catch up with an afternoon scheduled shuttle bus (shared) to Nairobi departing at 2pm and arrives Nairobi airport at approximately 7pm. Connect your international flight back home after a wonderful and exciting African safari. (Optional flight at US$ 250 per person) B.
Kenya/Tanzania Safari price: US$ 3950 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 920
Budget camping safari for the above program costs 2150usd per person
Included in the safari price:
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari van in Kenya and Land cruiser in Tanzania
-Vehicle with roof hatches for easy safari game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin/triple rooms
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Arrival and departure transfers
-Bottled mineral water whilst on safari
-Specialised services all through
Excluded in the Kenya Tanzania tour price:
-Visas to Kenya/Tanzania
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
2013/2014 Kenya Tanzania Lodge safaris, combined safaris to Ngorongoro Tanzania, Masai Mara Lodge Safaris Kenya Tanzania combine tours, Serengeti lodge Safaris, Lake Manyara lodge safaris
13 Days Masai Mara /L.Nakuru/Amboseli/Manyara/Serengeti/ngorongoro Lodge
Day 1 Arrival
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Nairobi safari club hotel for overnight stay
Day 2 Nairobi – Maasai Mara
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Keekerok lodge
Day 3/4: Maasai Mara
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Keekerok lodge
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Day 5: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinocerous and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National park
Game is viewed as we exit the park and drive to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Packed lunches enroute Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge or similar
Day 7 Amboseli National park
full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge or similar
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game
Day 8 Amboseli - Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge or similar..
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 9 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National park
Morning gamedrives at Lake Manyara national park before proceeding to Serengeti national park with packed lunches.Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Sopa lodge for overnight stay.
Day10 Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s 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, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s 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 11 - Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a Packed lunches enroute. We stop and set camp at the Ngorongoro sopa lodge
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.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds.
Day 12- Ngorongoro- Arusha
Morning crater tour then proceed to Arusha with packed lunches. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel
Day 13 Arusha- Nairobi
Board a Nairobi bound shuttle bus and drive to Nairobi – to arrive at 1400 hrs.
The price for Budget camping safari for the above program is 2710 usd per person
These charges would include the following services:
· Park entrance fees, Camping fees, Ngorongoro Crater service charge,
· Full board accommodation at the Camps (for camping safaris),
· Food (3 meals a day),
· Bottled drinking water provided,
· Cook salary and cooking utensils,
· Sleeping tents,
· Foam mattresses,
· Camping chairs and tables,
- 4X4 safari vehicle(s) with Driver-guides – window seats guaranteed.
NB: Tips, Alcohol and Equipment of personal nature are all excluded