Tour Name:The Big Cat Safari
Duration:11Days | 10Nights
Departure Days:Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of Vehicle:Safari is in a 7 Seater Tour mini van(2 WD/4 WD) with pop up roof or a 4x4 Land Cruiser/ at a supplemented cost.Tanzania is 4x4 Land Cruiser/Land Rover
Itinerary:Masai Mara,Serengeti,Ngorongoro,Lake Manyara,Tarangire,Amboseli
Day 1.Masai Mara National Reserve.
Pick up at the Hotel/Airport at 0800hrs.Depart Nairobi in the Morning for masai Mara passing through the dramatic Great Rift Valley stopping at the view point,Ascend the western rim of the
valley crossing the loita plains (masailand), see red-clad masai warriors tend their multi-coloured herds amongst plains game.Game viewing enroute to lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the most scenic park in Kenya where great concentration of game is seen including the "Big Five". Dinner and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/similar.
Day 2&3.Masai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park.Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo,wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common,even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the masai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/ Similar.
Day 4.Masai Mara - Isebania - Serengeti
Early breakfast and drive from Masai Mara to the Isebania border with picnic lunches arriving at midday.Enjoy game viewing on your way out of the park or head straight to the border.Meet your Tanzanian Driver/guide and continue into Tanzania to the Serengeti,the excursion will include a multi-hour drive across highway and bumpy patches of road to the border.Switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide, crossing the border and continuing your safari. You will also be switching vehicles.Continue on to Serengeti .You'll have the option to stop and enjoy a box lunch by Lake Victoria, visit a fishing village, or head straight to the park. Enjoy game viewing on the way to your lodge.Accommodation at Serengeti sopa Lodge/similar.
Breakfast in the lodge with early morning and afternoon game viewing.Serengeti offers the most expansive game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, thousands and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.Spend the day searching out Impala, one of Africa's most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft) and 3 meters (9 ft) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!Accommodation at your lodge.
Day 6.Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Morning Breakfast and depart from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunches. Some enroute game viewing as you leave the Serengeti. Drive through with an optional stop at Olduvlai gorge, the Serengeti welcome centre and lookout point, or stop for lunch at a picnic spot. The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as "The Cradle of Mankind." It is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches along eastern Africa. Olduvai is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania and is about 30 miles (48 km) long. The gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, commonly called Oldupai.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).Then drive up and around Ngorongoro Crater to your next accommodation. Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Wildlife lodge ngorongoro.
Descend the crater floor with picnic lunches for a full day game drive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There are only three roads that connect the crater rim with the crater floor, one for driving down, one for driving up and another that goes both ways. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you've reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals live there, including about 20 black rhinos, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore saturations in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servalcats and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck. You'll spend most of the day in the crater.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).
Day 8.Ngorongoro - Manyara
Breakfast at lodge and depart for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park, look for a variety of wildgame .Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Early Morning game drive in Manyara.Breakfast and depart for Tarangire arriving for lunch.Afternoon Game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire sopa lodge.
Day 10.Tarangire-Namanga - Amboseli
Early morning Game viewing then after breakfast depart for Amboseli with brief stop-over in Arusha for some refreshments as you get your picnic lunch boxes.You will pass over the Namanga border crossing when leaving Tanzania to enter Kenya at the Namanga border where you will switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide and vehicles,crossing the border and continue with your safari.Once you're through with the customs you will switch vehicles and meet up with your Kenyan driver/guide proceed to Amboseli.Enjoy a picnic lunch(included in tour price).Arrive in the evening.Accommodation at Amboseli Sopa Lodge/similar.
Day 11. Amboseli - Nairobi
Early Breakfast and Take time for an early game drive in Amboseli Lunch in the Lodge and head directly to Nairobi Arriving at 1700hrs.transfered to the airport for your 2230hrs international flight back home. The drive will take approximately 4.5hrs .
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Using sopa lodges ..
Price For each of 2 persons sharing USD4620
Price For each of 4 persons sharing USD3800
Price For each of 6 persons sharing USD3530
For April-June and November-Dec Kindly enquire
Daily departures,minimum in 2 persons
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Transportation in tourist minibuses Vehicle with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing,Full board accommodation on safari, 4 wheel drive vehicle in Tanzania, All park entrance fees, services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide,extensive game drives in the national parks, drinking mineral water.
Any Nairobi overnight on B/B,Alcoholic drinks, beverages, international flight ,Airport departure Tax tips ,visas, laundry,Personal Toiletries,optional activities or items of personal nature.