Great East Africa Wildlife Adventure

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Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a Beyond Safari Consultants professional driver guide and after a pre safari briefing; you will be transferred to your city hotel

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Itinerary

Day 01: Nairobi: 

Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a Beyond Safari Consultants professional driver guide and after a pre safari briefing; you will be transferred to your city hotel for you to relax for the night before your safari. Overnight is at the Intercontintal Hotel or Similar – booked on bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve:

After breakfast you will depart to Maasai Mara through the Great Rift Valley, you will pass through the vast plains of the savannah of Africa as you enter the spotted plains of the Maasai. You will have few brief stops on the way and later drive into the reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure. Later you will depart for an evening gamedrive till dusk and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Basecamp or Similar – booked on full board.

Day 03 & 04: Maasai Mara Game Reserve:

These days will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST) or do the ever amazing Balloon Safari (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at Basecamp or Similar – booked on full board.

Day 05: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Serengeti National Park:

Early breakfast and proceed to Serengeti National Park, you will have a few brief stop at the Kenya Tanzania border at Isebania. You will be met on by our Tanzanian Crew, packed lunch enroute and proceed to Serengeti. Early afternoon is at leisure then followed by an evening gamedrive till dusk. Dinner and overnight will be at the Ikoma Tented Camp or Similar – booked on full board.

The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile. The Maasai people had been grazing their livestock in the open plains of eastern Mara Region, which they named "endless plains", for around 200 years when the first European explorer, German Oscar Baumann, visited the area in 1892. The name "Serengeti" is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means "the place where the land runs on forever”. The park is usually described as divided into three regions: Serengeti Plains, western corridor and Northern Serengeti.

Day 06: Serengeti National Park:

This day will be spent in the Serengeti National Park with gamedrives. You may opt to do a half day, full or morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight is at Ikoma Tented Camp or Similar – booked on full board.

Day 07: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

After breakfast you will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation area and arrive for lunch, after lunch you will have the afternoon at Leisure as you marvel at the wonderful conservation area. Dinner and overnight is at the Crater Forest Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized by one private organization as one of the Africa. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on it two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high.  The Ngorongoro Crater includes most of the animal species found in East Africa. Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. 

Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros. There also are many other ungulates: the wildebeest, Burchell’s, the Grant's, and Waterbuck occur mainly near Lerai Forest. There are no topis; Giraffe also are absent, possibly because of a lack of browse species. Cheetah, lions, African wild dog, and leopard are rarely seen. Although thought of as "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, 20 per cent or more of the wildebeest and half the zebra populations vacate the crater in the wet season. Lake Magadi, a large lake in the southwest of the crater, is often inhabited by thousands of mainly Lesser Flamingoes.

Day 08: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha: 

This day will be spent in the conservation area with a full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities like the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at The Crater Forest Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.

Day 09: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha – Home:

After breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha and arrive in time for your shuttle to Nairobi or be dropped at the airport for your flight to Nairobi and connect with your flight home or depart for home.

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Bed and Breakfast – meal plan includes accommodation and breakfast alone.

Full Board – meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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