Combine these two diverse countries in one exhilarating 10 day safari. The itinerary has fabulous game-viewing opportunities throughout and includes various parks and reserves including Amboseli, Lake Manyara, the World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Crater and the majestic Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation is in the unique Porini Amboseli Camp and then in the Lemala tented safari camps. Starting and ending in Nairobi, the tour includes flights and inter-camp transport (and most game drives) by private 4x4 safari vehicle.
Starting from Nairobi, fly to Amboseli / Selenkay where you are met and transferred to Porini Amboseli Camp for 2 nights. On Day 3 travel to the border crossing, enter Tanzania and continue to Arusha for lunch in town then dinner and overnight at The Arusha Hotel. The next morning head to the beautiful Lake Manyara region for 2 nights, then on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for 1 night. Then continue to the Serengeti and to Lemala Ewanjan for 3 nights. There is fascinating game-viewing to be seen in the Serengeti then on the last day you fly back to Nairobi (via Arusha). Road transport is by comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle with an expert driver-guide.
NB includes shared game activities using camp’s own vehicle / guides at Porini Amboseli Camp and at Lemala Ewanjan.
The location of Amboseli National Park is probably its biggest attraction - the whole park is overlooked by the world famous views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The park's open landscape is home to large herds of elephants whose population is one of the few in Africa that has been spared the butchery of poachers. Elephant numbers are now well over 1000 and they live in their natural social structures of matriarchal families and bull elephant groups. Predators in the park include hyenas, jackals; lions, leopards and cheetahs. Birdlife in abundance flourishes particularly in the marshes and swamps - over 420 species have been counted within the park as a whole including 6 species of vulture, 12 species of heron and 10 varieties of eagle.
Selenkay Conservancy is just 15km to the north and shares the same eco-system as Amboseli. It is established on lands leased from the local Maasai by Porini with the aim of protecting the wildlife habitat and encouraging wildlife conservation. Porini Amboseli Camp’s remote location off the beaten tourist track means that the local wildlife is unused to vehicle traffic, which it rarely encounters, and therefore behaves in its natural manner.
With its sparkling soda lake, steep mountain scenery and dense woodlands Lake Manyara National Park offers a unique wilderness experience with varied terrain supporting diverse habitats.
The National Park was established to protect elephants and it now boasts a large population. The area is also famed for its unusual tree-climbing lions. There are also large herds of buffalo as well as cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala.
The lake shores can often be seen covered in large flocks of pink flamingos, and more than 400 other species of bird have been recorded here.
Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world, is an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast superbowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. The central bowl - the caldera - has sides roughly 1,950 feet high and a flattish centre with a diameter of about ten miles. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking. The crater walls are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Many of these are the large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra who depend on the open grasslands in the crater. These attract the attendant predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena.
Elephants feed on the giant sedges and hippo wallow in the pools. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake, fed by the Munge river attracts water birds, including flamingos and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill.
One of the most fascinating attractions in the area is the Olduvai Gorge, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil.
The vast 14,763 square kilometres of the Serengeti are renowned as being one of the world’s leading safari destinations
Every year the Great Migration of over 1.5 million animals, mostly wildebeest but also zebra and Thompson's gazelle, moves through the western corridor on its 1000 kilometre journey to the fresh grazing of the Masai Mara. Predators pick off the weak and the young and crocodiles feast as the vast herd crosses the rivers. This is one of the earth's great sights – but it is by no means all the Serengeti has to offer.
The vast, flat central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the none volcanoes of the Ngorongoro highlands, are places of huge skies, of shimmering heat hazes, yet also of delicate wild flowers blooming after the rains. The savannah, sprinkled with Acacia Tortilis, has majestic termite mounds and rock formations called kopjes which make great vantage points for predators. The lion are abundant, the leopard are plentiful (yet still secretive) and black rhino and cheetah both breed here.
There are more than 500 species of bird and, interestingly, 100 sub-species of dung beetle - a sign of a varied animal population! Ndutu, in the south, has small lakes where you may see hippo and water birds. Perhaps one of the best ways to see the Serengeti is a hot air balloon ride when, in the cool of the early morning, you may admire the grandeur, the vastness and the stunning landscape.
Day 1 Amboseli / Selenkay
Starting at Nairobi’s Wilson airport, fly to Amboseli (or direct to Selenkay airstrip). On arrival, met and transferred to Porini Amboseli Camp. Settle in to your tent, relax and have lunch. Take a guided walk with Maasai warriors to a village to get an insight into Maasai culture. Later take a game drive in the conservancy followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro. Night game drive and return to camp for dinner and overnight. (NB shared transfer and game drives in camp’s own vehicle).
Day 2 Amboseli National Park
After an early breakfast, drive via private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. Take a picnic lunch in the park and return to camp late afternoon. Evening game drive in Selenkay Conservancy. Sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, and other species. Return to camp for dinner and overnight. (Shared game drives in camp’s own vehicle).
Day 3 Amboseli to Arusha
Early morning game drive on Selenkay, returning for breakfast. Depart from Selenkay and transfer by private 4x4 to the border crossing where you will be met by our Tanzania representative. Continue with your private 4x4 vehicle to Arusha for lunch, then check-in to The Arusha Hotel for dinner and overnight (LDBB).
Day 4 Lake Manyara
After breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Manyara to arrive early in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Manyara (LDBB). (Transport & game drives using private 4x4).
Day 5 Lake Manyara
Spend a full day in Manyara with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Lemala Manyara (LDBB). (Transport & game drives using private 4x4).
Day 6 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Afternoon tour of the crater. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro (LDBB). (Transport & game drives using private 4x4).
Day 7 Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive for lunch at the lodge and bid farewell to your driver-guide (subsequent shared game drives are using camp’s own vehicle). Afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan LDBB.
Day 8 & 9 Serengeti National Park
Spend a full day in the Serengeti with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan (LDBB). (Shared game drives in camp’s own vehicle).
Day 10 Departure
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Met and transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for flight to Nairobi where you can either transfer to a hotel* or connect to your onward flight. (Our local representative will assist you at check-in and reconfirm your onward flight). * hotel not included but can be added at a supplement.
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10 DAY KENYA & TANZANIA SAFARI (AIR & 4X4): prices are per person (min 2)
Tours operate with a minimum of 2 passengers.
PRICES INCLUDE: Scheduled flight Nairobi Wilson to Amboseli (1-30 Jun & 1 Nov to 19 Dec) or charter flight Nairobi Wilson to Selenkay airstrip (1 Jul to 31 Oct). 2 nights at Porini Amboseli Camp (Full Board basis, inclusive of house drinks, shared airstrip transfer and shared activities: game drives, guided walk, Maasai village visit, sundowners). Road transfer to Arusha (change of vehicle / driver at border crossing). Lunch in Arusha. 1 night at Arusha Hotel (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis). 2 nights at Lemala Manyara (Full Board basis, inclusive of house drinks and a guided nature walk). 1 night at Lemala Ngorongoro( Full Board basis, inclusive of house drinks). 3 nights at Lemala Ewanjan (Full Board basis, inclusive of house drinks). Crater visit on Day 4. All game drives as per itinerary. All park entrance fees. Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide. Transport in a 5- 7 Seater 4x4 vehicle. Scheduled flights Seronera to Arusha and Arusha to Nairobi.Please select your currency:
|TRAVEL DATES||PER PERSON SHARING (BASED ON GROUP SIZE):||SINGLE / CHILD:|
|DATES FROM||DATES TO||2||3||4 to 6||SINGLE SUPP||CHILD AGED 8 TO 11 YEARS|
|01-Oct-14||31-Oct-14||6215 USD||5780 USD||5565 USD||1320 USD||2870 USD|
|01-Nov-14||19-Dec-14||5415 USD||4985 USD||4770 USD||915 USD||2365 USD|
|20-Dec-14||02-Jan-15||6550 USD||6120 USD||5900 USD||1300 USD||3075 USD|
|03-Jan-15||28-Feb-15||6170 USD||5740 USD||5525 USD||1300 USD||2845 USD|
|01-Mar-15||31-Mar-15||5600 USD||5170 USD||4955 USD||915 USD||2500 USD|
|01-Apr-15||15-Apr-15||5510 USD||5080 USD||4865 USD||915 USD||2420 USD|
|01-Jun-15||30-Jun-15||6080 USD||5650 USD||5435 USD||1300 USD||2760 USD|
|01-Jul-15||30-Sep-15||6500 USD||6070 USD||5855 USD||1300 USD||3045 USD|
|01-Oct-15||31-Oct-15||6370 USD||5940 USD||5725 USD||1300 USD||2965 USD|
|01-Nov-15||19-Dec-15||5510 USD||5080 USD||4865 USD||915 USD||2420 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
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