Trip Duration : 12 days / 11 nights
Trip Starts : Nairobi, Kenya
Trip Ends : Nairobi, Kenya
Tour Summary: Nairobi / Amboseli / One Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek / Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Masai Mara / Lake Nakuru / Nairobi
The tour is designed for guests whom would like the best of Game viewing in both Kenya and Tanzania with an experience of a day at Mount Kilimanjaro Trek. This trek will take you up to Mandara Hut and down to Marangu. For guests whom would not like to trek up to the summit then One Day Experience to Mandara Hut would be the best.
Day 1 Nairobi
You will be met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Fairview Hotel. Nairobi, city, capital of Kenya, in Nairobi District, situated at an elevation of about 1660 m (about 5450 ft) in the highlands of the southern part of the country. Nairobi is Kenya's principal economic, administrative, and cultural center and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Africa. The city also has a large tourist industry.
Dinner at leisure not included in the tour price. Nairobi Safari Club.
The 5-Star Nairobi Safari Club is Kenya’s only all suite hotel, offering luxury accommodation to Business visitors, Safari Adventurers and Conference Delegates. Established in 1984 as an exclusive members-only Club, it was repositioned in 2001 as a fully fledged five star hotel opening its doors to the public so as to compete favorable with other Hotels of its status. The Club is conveniently located within the Central Business District and only 5 minutes walk from the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.The Accommodation Suite amenities include High Speed internet connectivity, a personal bar, Digital Satellite Television, direct dial telephones via ISDN, GSM and VOIP.
Day 2 Nairobi-Amboseli
Depart after your morning breakfast for Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park is the third most visited National Park after Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park. Amboseli National Park is famous for its big game - elephants, lions and cheetahs are the main attractions - and for its great scenery beauty. Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake-bed - Lake Amboseli. These are open plains; extensive stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland; rocky, lava strewn thorn-bush country; swamps and marshes; and at the western end of the reserve, above Namanga, the massif of OlDoinyoOrok rising to over 2,760m (8.300ft) and still for the most part zoologically unexplored. Enjoy your afternoon game drive at Amboseli National Park.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, framed against the glorious backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the magnificently beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro, surrounded by miles of rolling grasslands, patrolled by vast herds of elephant, shaded by the lush, feathered-green of an acacia grove and hugging the banks of a gently flowing river, this very traditional yet supremely luxurious lodge is the safari destination of a lifetime.
Day 3 Amboseli
Ask your private guide to take you for your full day of game viewing at the Amboseli National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4 Amboseli - Marangu (Mt. Kilimanjaro)
Depart after your morning breakfast for Moshi via Arusha, this will include normal border crossing procedures at the Namanga border which will only take a few minutes. There after your private guide will transfer you to Marangu gate for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. The Resort is a first class tourist destination, tucked deep in the lush green banana and coffee plantations of Kyalla village in Marangu West. The resort is situated extremely close to the front gates of the Kilimanjaro National Park, the start point of the tallest point in Africa.
DAY 5 Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut (Mt. Kilimanjaro)
Depart with picnic lunch boxes start trekking on Marangu route. Elevation 1800M (5,905 Ft) to Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft), Our Mountain guide representative will pick you up at Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issued. Gate formalities take about 30 mins and then start trekking. The route begins at the National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. Walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m. Your guide will take you back to Marangu gate where you will be met by your safari guide and transfer you to kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort.
Day 6 Mt. Kilimanjaro - Ngorongoro
Depart after your morning breakfast for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun.
At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 75 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open – air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole crater. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable Safari Experience from its privileged location, unrivalled by any other both for game viewing and scenery.
Day 7 Ngorongoro - Serengeti
Depart with your picnic lunch boxes and descend to the rim of the crater with your picnic lunch boxes. Enjoy your half day of game viewing at the Crater then transfer to Serengeti National Park which is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Enjoy your evening game drive at Serengeti National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Day 8 Serengeti
Ask your private guide to take you for your full day of game viewing. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.
DAY 9 Serengeti - Masai Mara
Depart with your picnic lunch boxes for Serengeti National Park. This full day of drive includes some game drive through the park, and several hours drive on rough road to the border which would include normal order crossing procedures at the Isebania border. Enjoy your enroute drive on to Masai Mara National Reserve.
The Reserve is administered by the local county council. It is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (seen in the film ‘Out of Africa’, much of which was filmed here)an extraordinary density of animals including the “Big Five” and many varieties of plains game. Enjoy your en route game viewing at Masai Mara National Reserve.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Mara Keekorok Lodge.Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve which is at an Altitude of 1,617 metres above sea level. Accommodation is on a Full Board basis that includes morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner. Luncheon boxes are available by prior request for guests taking all-day game drives. Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland.
Day 10 Masai Mara
Ask your private guide to take you for your full day of game viewing at Masai Mara Game Reserve. (Optional balloon ride at an additional fee of USD. 425 Per person). Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Mara Keekorok Lodge.
Day 11 Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha
Depart after your morning breakfast for Hells Gate National Park Nakuru well known of Buffalos, Flamingos make the beauty of Lake Nakuru National park which holds thousands of bird species. Enjoy your evening game drive at Hells Gate National Park as you view thousands of flamingoes at Lake Nakuru.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Lake NaivashaSopa Lodge. The main restaurant is located at one side of the lobby. In the center, hanging from a high wooden paneled ceiling, is a huge intricately done wrought iron chandelier and smaller light fixtures complimenting it around the rest of the dining room.
Day 12 Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
Depart after your morning breakfast for Nairobi. You will be dropped to any hotel of your choice within Nairobi.
What is Included
• Accommodations at fine hotels, lodges and tented camp throughout as described
• All meals while on safari
• Kilimanjaro trek full day excursion
• On safari –guaranteed window seats for each guest
• Vehicles (4 x 4 safari land cruiser all throughout the safari) equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook
• Karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
• Authentic safari hat as a welcome gift
• Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airports
• Transfers in both directions between your Nairobi hotel
• All entrance fees to parks
• Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
• All porterage throughout
• All gratuities, except for Driver/Guide.
• Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 465 Per person at Mara and USD. 499 Per person at Serengeti
• Tips and any items of personal nature
• Visa entry fees USD. 25 (Kenya) and USD. 50 (Tanzania)
• single entry obtained on arrival.