After your breakfast and short briefing in the morning, your safari will set off towards the Tarangire National Park.
This park with its savannah, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River is home to huge elephant herds – literally hundreds of animals. Animals gather at the river and besides elephants you should see mongoose, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round.
After an extensive game drive then you will drive to your either Luxury Lodge or Luxury Tented in Karatu for dinner and overnight includes is F/B.
You will have breakfast at dawn before the 4×4 safari vehicle takes you to the crater rim from where you descend into the crater on an adventurous and steep trail.
Down here in the crater you have the possibility of seeing all the animals that can be found in the East African savannah including the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino.
After an extensive game drive, you will exit the crater in the early afternoon. The journey then continues to the plains of the Serengeti National Park – the most famous park in Tanzania and where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Hundred thousands of wildebeests and zebras cross the border from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass and water, with hungry predators following close behind.
Dinner and overnight at either Luxury lodge or Luxury Tented includes is F/B.
Rise and shine! Up at the crack of dawn, you will be able to see the sunrise over the Serengeti before you join an early morning game drive.
Upon your return to the camp, a hearty breakfast awaits. Adventurous guests may choose to experience the Serengeti from the sky and join a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. This activity is not included in the tour price and needs to be booked in advance.
Guests interested in visiting the visitor centre, are also able to do so. In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive before returning to either Luxury Tented or Luxury lodge for dinner and overnight includes is F/B.
After an early start, you will travel through the Serengeti National Park and on your way out of the park you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet then you will set off on the trip to the Masai Mara.
The road towards the Kenyan border is a long an adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the Mara is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats like leopards and cheetahs also live here and can be spotted all year round, as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the migration.
You will overnight in Either Luxury Tented or Luxury Lodge and includes is F/B.
After breakfast then you will be spent on game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Mara is home to interesting animals such as Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands and Coke’s hartebeests.
You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. An incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels and thousands of animals must cross it, knowing that certain death awaits them – crocodiles hiding just below the surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year, hippos, hungry crocodiles and other animals can also be seen at the river.
The reserve has over 470 bird species including about 60 raptor species.
Dinner and overnight at either Luxury Tented or Luxury Lodge includes is F/B.
After breakfast you will leave the Mara to reach Lake Nakuru National Park in the early afternoon.
The alkaline lake attracts seasonally huge flocks of flamingos. The park is home to over 450 bird species and 50 mammals such as Rothschild’s giraffes, common and Defassa waterbucks. If you are lucky, you will also see a leopard lounging in the branches of a fever tree. Most importantly, you might spot both the endangered white and black rhino as the park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1987.
Dinner and overnight at either Luxury lodge or Luxury Tented and includes is F/B.
Today you will leave the peace of the lake to return to civilization and the bustling capital of Nairobi.
Reaching the city in the early afternoon, there will be time to explore this frenzied city of people, traffic, markets and colors. Take a taxi to see the Karen Blixen museum, Uhuru gardens, the national museum or the live snake centre next door.
Then you will stay in the hotel in Nairobi where B/B is included.
Leaving the busy city, your journey takes you to the Amboseli National Park close to the Tanzanian border.
This park is famous for iconic images of elephant herds on the plains with snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. We hope for good weather so you can see this scene for yourself. Apart from herds of elephants you might also see lions, leopards and the rest of the Big Five. Looking out from Observation Hill, you will see buffaloes, hippos and water birds frolicking in the swamps below.
Then dinner and overnight at either Luxury Lodge or Luxury Tented and includes is F/B.
Today you will continue through the park on your way to the Tanzanian border. There will be time to see more animals on your way out of Amboseli. After going through customs you are back in Tanzania and you will continue to Arusha where you will either have a hotel stay or transfer straight to the Airport.
If you chose to have a last night hotel accommodation in Arusha then B/B will be included.