Kenya – Tanzania Deluxe Fortnight Programme

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Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our professional airport representative and after a brief pre safari briefing you will be transferred to your city hotel

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Itinerary

Day 01: Nairobi:

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our professional airport representative and after a brief pre safari briefing you will be transferred to your city hotel for relaxation before safari the next day, overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel booked on bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve:

After breakfast depart for Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the plains and savannahs of Africa. You arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch and early afternoon at leisure. Thereafter you will proceed for an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge booked on full board.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered as Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. Each year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. This is a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles. The wildebeest bring new life to the Mara, not just through their cycle of regeneration of the grasslands, but for the predators that follow the herds. 

The Mara has been called the Kingdom of Lions and these regal and powerful hunters dominate these grasslands. Cheetahs are also a common sight in the Mara, as are Hyena and smaller predators such as Jackals.

Day 03: Maasai Mara National Reserve:

This day will be spent in the Maasai Mara National Reserve with gamedrives, you may opt to do a half day, full or morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge booked on full board 

Day 04: Masai Mara National Reserve – Amboseli National Park:

After an early breakfast you will proceed to the Kenya – Tanzania border point called Namanga via Arusha Town having a brief stop, after cross border regularities you will be met on by our Kenyan Crew, depart for Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for late lunch. Early afternoon is at Leisure and thereafter proceed for an evening gamedrive till dusk. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Lodge booked on full board

Amboseli National Park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. 

Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, Cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

Day 05: Amboseli National Park – Arusha:

After breakfast, you will depart to the Kenyan Tanzanian border having a gamedrive enroute. Upon arrival at the border point Namanga, you will be met by our Tanzanian Crew and proceed into Tanzania for safari with packed lunches. You will arrive Arusha early evening for relaxation, overnight at the Mountain Village Serena Lodge booked on bed and breakfast.

Day 06: Arusha – 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 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge 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 07: 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 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge booked on full board.

Day 08: 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 Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge 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 itself 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 09: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha: 

This day will be spent in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a full day gamedrives. Picnic lunches will be provided during lunch and thereafter depart to Arusha for drop off at the airport for your flight to Zanzibar, upon arrival at the airport in Zanzibar you will be met and transferred to your beach resort for dinner and overnight at the Zanzibar Serena Inn booked on half board

Day 10: Zanzibar:

After breakfast, you will be picked and transferred Breezes Beach Club where you will spend the rest of your day at booked on half board

Day 11, 12 and 13: Zanzibar:

All these days will be spent at the beach club with exciting optional activities offered by the club that can be done in this historical town. All meals and overnight at Breezes Beach Club booked on half board.

Day 14: Zanzibar – Home:

After breakfast, you will be picked and transferred to the airport to check in for your flight 03 hours before the flight either to Dar Es Salaam or your flight back home.

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Bed and Breakfast – Meal plan includes accommodation and breakfast; 

Half Board – Meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch OR dinner

Full Board – Meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner (mostly on safari)

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