East African Explorer
13 Days

ITINERARY

13 DAYS: Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater

Tour overview:

Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra and others embark on a journey north from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of food. Both countries support numerous national parks; several you will visit on this tour to one of Africas
richest animal grounds.  


Day 1 – Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met and assisted by a representative for transfer to your hotel where you will be assisted with the check in formalities.


Day 2 – Nairobi / Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head downthe Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for thecharming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonotearth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres ofwheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and asiesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (BLD)


Day 3 – Masai Mara National Reserve – Village Visit

After an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to a local Masai Village, returning tothe lodge as the sun sets. (BLD)


Day 4 – Masai Mara / Lake Nakuru National Park

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, whereacres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the districtheadquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at our lodge for lunch. The waters here are often colored shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. (BLD)


Day 5 – Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. (Note – Serena option includes a bird walk around Lake Elementaita to replace boat ride on Lake Naivasha). Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, collect a picnic lunch and then head south towards Amboseli. Game viewing en route, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 6 – Amboseli National Park

Depart the lodge after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive. Enjoy a hot picnic lunch at a picnic site returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 7 – Amboseli National Park / Tarangire National Park

After breakfast at your lodge you will be collected for a drive to the border town of Namanga where you will undergo customs and immigration formalities. Here you may bid farewell to your fellow travelers completing their Kenya safari, and may meet up with a new group of travelers for the Tanzania portion of this safari. Proceed in Tanzanian vehicles to Arusha town where you will stop over for a lunch break. Continue to Tarangire and once we pass the park gate, begin game viewing as we make our way to the lodge. (BLD)


Day 8 – Tarangire Naitonal Park / Lake Manyara National Park

Morning game drive and lunch at the lodge. Then depart to Lake Manyara Naitonal Park arrivien at your lodge perched above the Rift Valley escarpment. (BLD)


Day 9 – Lake Manyara National Park / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast enter your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park. About midday return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for Serengeti National Park with some game viewing en route arriving at your lodge as the sun begins to set. (BLD)


Day 10 – Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park exploring this famous park and all that it has to offer.  (BLD)


Day 11 – Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains. After a picnic lunch you continue to the crater and your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)


Day 12 – Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 13 – Ngorongoro / Arusha / Nairobi

Those awake early enough will be able to enjoy the sunrise across the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Following breakfast, we travel back to Arusha arriving in the city for lunch. After lunch you continue the journey by road to Nairobi arriving in the early evening. Drop off at the airport for your late evening departure flight. (NOTE – it is possible to end the tour in Arusha if preferred with a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport).  (BL)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 07 - 19 Jan CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Jan 14 - Jan 26 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Jan 21 - Feb 02 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Jan 28 - Feb 09 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Feb 04 - Feb 16 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Feb 11 - Feb 23 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Feb 18 - Mar 02 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Feb 25 - Mar 08 CAD 10,495 CAD 12,120
Mar 03 - Mar 15 CAD 9,190 CAD 10,370
Mar 10 - 22 Mar CAD 9,190 CAD 10,370
Mar 17 -Mar 29 CAD 9,190 CAD 10,370
* Mar 24 - Apr 05 CAD 9,540 CAD 10,720
* Mar 31 - Apr 12 CAD 9,365 CAD 10,545
Apr 07 - Apr 19 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
Apr 14 - Apr 26 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
Apr 21 - May 03 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
Apr 28 - May 10 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
May 05 - May 17 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
May 12 - May 24 CAD 8,315 CAD 8,595
May 19 - May 31 CAD 9,690 CAD 10,120
May 26 - Jun 07 CAD 9,690 CAD 10,120
Jun 02 - Jun 14 CAD 9,690 CAD 10,120
Jun 09 - Jun 21 CAD 9,690 CAD 10,120
Jun 16 - Jun 28 CAD 9,690 CAD 10,120
Jun 23 - Jul 05 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Jun 30 - Jul 12 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Jul 07 - Jul 19 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Jul 14 - Jul 26 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Jul 21 - Aug 02 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Jul 28 - Aug 09 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Aug 04 - Aug 16 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Aug 11 - Aug 23 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Aug 18 - Aug 30 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Aug 25 - Sep 06 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Sep 01 -Sep 13 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Sep 08 - 20 Sep CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Sep 15 - Sep 27 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Sep 22 - Oct 04 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Sep 29 - Oct 11 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Oct 06 - Oct 18 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Oct 13 - Oct 25 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Oct 20 - Nov 01 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Oct 27 - Nov 08 CAD 11,440 CAD 13,280
Nov 03 - Nov 15 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
Nov 10 - Nov 22 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
Nov 17 - Nov 29 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
Nov 24 - Dec 06 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
Dec 01 - Dec 13 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
Dec 08 - Dec 20 CAD 9,495 CAD 10,620
* Dec 15 - Dec 27 CAD 11,880 CAD 13,755
* Dec 22 - Jan 03 CAD 12,495 CAD 14,370
* Dec 29 - Jan 10 CAD 11,970 CAD 13,845
**Include Holiday Supplements between March 29 To Apr 01 and Dec 24 - Jan 01
Private departures - Daily, on request, minimum 2 passengers
HOTELS:
Nairobi - Eka Hotel
Masai Mara National Reserve - Keekorok Lodge
Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Nakuru Lodge
Amboseli National Park - Ol Tukai Lodge
Tarangire National Park - Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park - Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Lodge- Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge- Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in first class hotel and lodges
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transportation and game viewing in specially outfitted 4WD safari vehicles
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Water in safari vehicles

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