Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi

Your guide will meet you on arrival at at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in in Nairobi.

Nairobi City is Kenya’s capital city, In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. 

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Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick wildlife trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.

Dinner

Check in at The Serena Nairobi Hotel

Beyond the bustle of Kenya’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, experience a haven of elegance and calm nestled among lush gardens at the edge of Nairobi’s Central Park. Our 5 star Nairobi hotel merges business and leisure, art and gastronomy and five-star style and service.

Nairobi Serena Hotel, a 5 star hotel in Nairobi, is a celebration of sophistication and a rich fusion of design influences from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. The warmth of a friendly smile, a superlative eye for detail and gracious service at our Nairobi hotel envelop you from the moment you arrive. While the Nairobi skyline glitters just beyond your windows and the Central Business District is just a stroll away, you’ll feel worlds removed from urban distractions in this peaceful setting.

We provide distinctive opportunities for you to find your own inspiration as you explore the city in search of new experiences. The manner in which we welcome you, exceed your every expectation during your stay and remember you upon your return is the essence of Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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DAY 2

Day of Leisure

Spend the day exploring Nairobi. 

After breakfast you can spend time at the hotels lounge or pool as you jetlag, Our local guides can (optionally) lead you into the streets of this busy town taking you around the cultural sites like the Nairobi Museum, the famous city site-seeing places in Nairobi and take you to cultural shops to see the mades arts of East Africa.

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Being in the city gives remarkable memories of African culture and styles of life that are different from your home. You get time to choose the local food taste and learn simple Kenyan culture.

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DAY 3

Visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Blixen Museum

Today you will drive to the famous Karen Blixen Museum that is located at the serene surbub in Nairobi just at the foot of the Ngong hills this Farm house has memories of the famous author of the book known as Out of Africa she spent time more than 18years in the farm and just got so exhausted of this and never came back.

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Then next stop at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephants orphanage around noon where you will see elephants hurtle into the shelter for milk. This trust raises orphaned baby elephants and intergrates them back in the wild. The trust is a leading in conservation efforts to help save the remaining African elephant population in grave danger from illegal ivory trade.

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DAY 4

Game drives at Amboseli National Park

For the next two days you begin your days with early breakfasts then head out for game drives at Amboseli Park, at the Footsteps of Mount KilimanjaroThe park is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free ranging elephants, and offers has best opportunities to see other African wildlife. In the afternoon get your picnic lunch then proceed with afternoon game drives to this majestic park with its rich red soil.

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Check in at Amboseli Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge was created for adventurers with an African dream. With Mount Kilimanjaro soaring majestically just beyond the golden, acacia-specked savannah, the safari lodge offers a graceful blend of stark beauty and lavish comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, our hotel, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled.

Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of our Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.

Answer the call of the wild at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge – a destination rich in undiscovered experiences.

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DAY 5

Game drives at Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park was formerly known as Maasai Amboseli Game reserve. Its name originates from a maasai word which means “salty dust”. The giant Echo elephant that has appeared in varies documentation was resident at the Amboseli park. The oldest ever lived Elephant “Tim” was once an iconic attraction to tourist due to its ground touching tusks.

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Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – LUXURY

Join us deep in the heart of the world’s most celebrated wildlife reserves, where the Big Five – the lion, the leopard, the buffalo, the elephant and the rhinoceros – run free on the endless, untamed landscape. Perched on a series of elevated platforms and walkways, our Lodge sits next to an animal watering hole, where you can watch a family of elephants stop for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony. 

 However you spend your day, our Spa is waiting to help you rehydrate, restore and re-energize for your next adventure. Our only question – where would you like to begin?

Each of these spacious accommodations features a balcony with direct views out across the savannah or the neighboring waterhole. The Lodge’s spacious rooms include four-poster beds and are furnished with local textiles and artwork.

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DAY 6

Drive to Arusha Via Namanga Border

Today after breakfast you will be drive to the southern border of the park en-route to Arusha through the Namanga border, at the border you will clear with the immigrations then meet with our local Tanzania guide from.

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He will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha (45-60 minutes). You will arrive at the hotel for check-in and relax, as there are no further activities are scheduled for today. 

Serena Hotel Arusha – PREMIUM

Arusha Serena Hotel is unlike any other hotel in Tanzania with authentic, bespoke experiences that stir the traveller’s soul while showcasing the breathtaking tranquillity of our surroundings. Set among the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti, there’s no better destination for soaking in the beauty and magnificence of the Tanzanian “Northern Safari Circuit.”

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DAY 7

Arusha - Tarangire National Park & Masai Village

After breakfast depart to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third-largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides only the area’s water supply. 

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There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. We will spend 2 days here doing game drives in the national and a cultural visit with the semi-nomadic tribes around the area.

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Maramboi Tented Camp – PREMIUM

Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles. You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool while enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or a delicious dinner under the stars.

Situated in the ecosystem of lake Manyara, in fields of golden vegetation, Maramboi Tented Camp brings together premium services, exclusive attentions and genuine hospitality in a spectacular scene.

Accomodation

Elegant tents built on raised wood platforms with a private terrace and views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. There is a choice of a king sized bed or two single beds. The bedrooms have a bathroom with shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected  tents.

DAY 8

Tarangire National Park

At Tarangire National Park you will experience an unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs. Not only does the meandering Tarangire River attract a vast number of wildlife, but the Park is renowned for its huge elephant herds, enabling visitors to see entire herds of elephant families. 

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DAY 9

Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

 

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge – LUXURY / PREMIUM

The 74 guest rooms at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blend the indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines, our accommodation is so seamlessly entwined with the landscape, guests can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings. With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.” 

Interiors feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised cave paintings. The guest experience is enhanced with modern comforts like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service. 

With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.” 

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DAY 10

Full day Game Drive in the Serengeti Plains

Serengeti National Park is the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and boasts the greatest concentration of plains game in all of Africa. Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. 

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The Park can be divided into 3 sections:
  • The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.
  • The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush.
  • The north meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity.
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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge – PREMIUM

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, our African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.

DAY 11

Serengeti National Park

 

The Park can be divided into 3 sections:

  • The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.
  • The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River,and has more forests and dense bush.
  • The north meets up with Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity. Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Maasai language. 

DAY 12

Serengeti to Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport

You’ll have a drive this morning en-route to the Seronera airport tfor your flight to Arusha. Upon your arrival at the Arusha airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide, who will take you to lunch and then transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home, or your next destination.

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 This marks the end of your safari with us we hope you enjoyed your safari we hope the memories of this journey will make you retrace your visit to our beautiful country. Have a safe journey back home!

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Trip Notes

Notes

  • Trekking tours groups consist of 2 – 15 persons

  • We cannot guarantee viewing for the described animal observations on safari. These are wild animals in their natural habitat, and their behavior can never be guaranteed. For this reason, there is no refund if some animals are not seen. Our experienced safari guides will use all their expertise and knowledge to provide you with as much adventure and wildlife observation as possible.

  • The opening hours of the national parks are daily from 06:00 – 18:00. The maximum length of stay (until 18:00 hrs.) cannot always be exhausted, as many sections of the route in Tanzania should not be traveled in the dark. Your stay in the national parks therefore depends on your further route. Wishes and special requests can be discussed with your Safari guide.

Additional information

Our Team would like to offer you an unforgettable trip! If you have special requests regarding accommodations, routes, excursions etc., please let us know. If the accommodation listed is not available, we will book an equivalent alternative for you. This does not constitute a reason for reduction. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, exchange rate fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation by Excellent Guides Tours and Safaris.

Mobility information

This journey is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. If you have special needs (e.g. a wheelchair, walker, oxygen unit or similar) or health restrictions that affect your ability to travel, please inform us before booking so that we can advise as to whether this trip is suitable for you. If we do not receive such information prior to booking, and if the trip cannot be ca your responsibility. 

Amref Flying Doctors

During your round trip in Tanzania (including Zanzibar) you are covered by our local partner agency, Amref Flying Doctors. The Amref Flying Doctors will evacuate you in a medical emergency and take you to the nearest hospital. This service does not replace Trip Protection insurance, but does cover medically necessary local transport.

Mobility information

This journey is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. If you have special needs (e.g. a wheelchair, walker, oxygen unit or similar) or health restrictions that affect your ability to travel, please inform us before booking so that we can advise as to whether this trip is suitable for you. If we do not receive such information prior to booking, and if the trip cannot be ca your responsibility. 

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