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The Taste of Africa 14 Days Best of Kenya & Tanzania Safari

  • Destination: Kenya, Tanzania
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Price: $4950

Number of Days/ Nights:  13 Nights/14 Days Destinations:   Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara,  Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Duration: July – October 2013 usd$4,950 per person sharing a double<p> Nov 2013-March 2014 usd4, 890 per person sharing a double Single room supplement usd450 per person DAY   1 Nairobi –  Aberdares (1 NIGHT) 3.30 hours […]

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  • Number of Days/ Nights:  13 Nights/14 Days
  • Destinations:   Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara,  Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Duration: July – October 2013 usd$4,950 per person sharing a double<p>

Nov 2013-March 2014 usd4, 890 per person sharing a double

Single room supplement usd450 per person

DAY   1 Nairobi –  Aberdares (1 NIGHT)

3.30 hours from Nairobi.

Depart Nairobi at 8.30hrs to Arrive Aberdares at, game drive en-route to the lodge. Lunch at Aberdares club.

Afternoon and evening game drive in the park en-route to the Ark hotel. This game drive takes you closer to your favourite wild animals from rhinos, leopards, buffalos, lions, hyenas, Columbus monkeys among others.

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Dinner and overnight at The Ark Hotel

Meal Plan: Full Board

 DAY   2 Aberdares – Samburu (1 NIGHT)

4 Hours drive to Samburu

After breakfast, drive north along the northern foothills of Mount Kenya, a 17,058-foot dormant volcano with a glistening cap of ice and snow arriving for Lunch at Samburu Sopa. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in this  grassland area, which forms the bridge between Kenya’s lush south and parched north. Watch out for herds of impalas, Grant’s gazelles, Elephants and African buffalo.

Samburu shaba room

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Shaba

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   3 Samburu (1 NIGHT)

A morning and afternoon game drive which includes outings at dawn, when animals are most active and afternoon when the light is best for photography. Return to the lodge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today you stay close to the Ewaso Nyiro River, where vast herds of plains game come to water, braving lions in the grass, leopards in the trees, elephants grazing and giant crocodiles. Stars of Samburu not easily seen elsewhere are the liver-red reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk antelopes, and the elegant grevy’s zebra.

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Dinner and overnight at Samburu Shaba

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   4 Samburu-Lake Nakuru (1 NIGHT)

4 hours drive to Nakuru

Depart very early after breakfast with a stop at Thompson Falls to view the waterfalls and then make your way down to the Rift valley floor.

Lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge upon arrival

After lunch take a leisurely drive through LakeNakuruNational Park, LakeNakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and theblack and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

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Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   5 Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara (1 NIGHT)

4.30 hours to Maasai Mara

Early breakfast at your hotel and proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya straddles the center of the Great Rift Valley, the vast prehistoric fissure that stretches from Jordan to Mozambique. From the North to the South of Kenya, the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes. We shall have a stopover at the rift valley view point where you will have the amazing view of this great landscape.

The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife.  Almost 600 square miles of open savannah, woodlands, and tree-lined river creates an eco-system support huge numbers of bird and mammal species.  The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment that, together with the acacia-dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty.  Lions are found in abundance throughout the park, as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species, and zebra.

Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.  The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July through September.  During this time of year, nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn.  besides wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.

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Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa

Meal Plan: Full Board

 DAY   6 & 7 FULL DAY IN MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

We will have the entire day to enjoy the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game-viewing drives.  Mara National Reserve offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the rivers Mara and Telek, full of crocodiles and hippos, which carry water the whole year round.

The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Maasai Mara, which in fact is a continuance of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to November, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes and gazelles all of which can be observed in their natural habitat.

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Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa

Meal Plan: Full Board

 Optional Activities in the Maasai Mara:

–         Visit the MaasaiVillage, (extra fee of usd$25 per person which it will be paid directly to the village elder to help the community

–         Nature walk in the Maasai Mara

DAY   8 MASAI MARA – SERENGETI

Early breakfast depart Maasai Mara at7.00am to arrive Sirare Tanzania border  at noon, drive to Serengeti national park lunch upon arrival, depart for evening game drive.

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All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   9 SERENGETI

Full day game with picnic/packed lunch in the park in search of wild game.

All meals and over night at Serengeti Sopa

Meal Plan: Half Board

DAY   10: SERENGETI – Ngorongoro

After early breakfast you will head to Ngorongoro Crater where our vehicle will take you 2000ft down into the crater, enjoy picnic lunch on the crater floor, ascend back to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar , for dinner and overnight.

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All meals included.

DAY   11: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

Distance: (1 hr. 30 min.).

After breakfast depart to Manyara. Lunch and afternoon game drive in this superb scenic park set around LakeManyara, most famous for the tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland, lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees.

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Dinner & overnight at Lake Manyara Lodge

DAY   12: Lake Manyara – Amboseli

Distance: (4 hrs. 30 min.).

After breakfast drive back to Arusha to arrive at 11.00am, proceed to Amboseli National park in Kenya passing through Namanga which borders Tanzania and Kenya. Arrive Amboseli national park at 1.00pm, lunch and rest for 2 hours. Depart at 4.00pm for evening game drive until dusk.

All Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   13: Amboseli

Early in the morning game drive and to view backdrop of Mt.Kilimanjaro which looks very beautiful in the morning. 7.30am back to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.

Full day game drive in the park.

All Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY   14: Amboseli – Nairobi

3 hrs drive

Breakfast at your lodge, check out at 9.30am to arrive Nairobi at 1.00pm.

Lunch or early dinner at the carnivore restaurant.

Drop off to the airport for your onward flight. 

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Below are the activities/services included in the cost:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

Accommodation as per the itinerary

All park entrance fees and community concession fees where applicable

All game drives as per itinerary

All meals in the mentioned Hotels & lodges

Transport throughout the safari

Bottled mineral water daily while on safari in the wilderness.

Game drives using 4 x 4 vehicle

Kenya and Tanzania Government Taxes

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide throughout the safari.

Below are the activities/services excluded in the cost:

All International Flights

Visa Fees usd$50 for Kenya, usd$50 for Tanzania

Activities and excursion not mentioned in the program.

Travel & Personal accident insurance

Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc

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