Kenya plus Tanzania Safari (Porini & Nimali featuring Nimali Mara Camp)

Offering exceptional value at unbeatable prices, this 10 night / 11 day safari combines Kenya and Tanzania, with transfers by air and road from the Mara to Serengeti where you begin your Tanzania portion of the tour. By going straight from Mara to Serengeti you avoid losing a day having to travel via Nairobi to connect between the two destinations. Instead, this itinerary maximises your game viewing experience with a morning in the Mara followed by the afternoon in the Serengeti. The safari combines the eco-friendly Porini Camps in exclusive wildlife conservancies in Kenya, where there are limits on vehicle numbers and guests are able to be driven off road, and the famous Tanzania parks of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Tarangire staying in the luxurious small Nimali Camps. (Extra nights can be added at any of the camps for those preferring a longer stay).

The safari begins in Nairobi, from where you fly to either the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, right on the equator in Central Kenya, known for its rich wildlife, home to over 100 black rhinos and a sanctuary for rescued chimps as well as a refuge to the world’s last remaining three northern white Rhinos; or to Selenkay Conservancy in the Amboseli ecosystem, for 2 nights. Amboseli is famous for its large Elephant herds which can be photographed against the natural backdrop of Africas highest peak – the iconic Kilimanjaro. Accommodation is at Porini Rhino Camp in Ol Pejeta or Porini Amboseli Camp in Selenkay Conservancy.

Next the tour takes you to the Maasai Mara, known for its teeming wildlife including all the big cats. Your stay will be in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, at the exclusive Porini Mara Camp where you will be accommodated for 3 nights on all inclusive basis. From the Mara you will transfer by air and road across the border into Tanzania and on to Northern Serengeti where you will be accommodated for 2 nights at the newly opened luxury Nimali Mara Camp.  The location of Nimali  Mara allows for great wildlife viewing across the Serengeti all year round. Next you will fly to Lake Manyara National Park where you will enjoy a game drive before moving on to overnight at Tloma lodge in Karatu. From here you will visit the Ngorongoro Crater, considered to be one of the most breath-taking locations in East Africa. In the afternoon you will transfer to Tarangire National Park for 2 nights at Nimali Tarangire Camp.

September sees the great migration herds spread out across the northern Serengeti, where the Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya’s adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. It’s common to see herds cross the Mara River north on one day, and then back south a few days later. Nimali Mara Camp is a great location from where to enjoy the spectacle.

The safari ends with a transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for the flight back to Nairobi.

Itinerary

Kenya plus Tanzania Safari (Porini & Nimali Camps featuring Nimali Mara Camp)

DAY 1: NAIROBI – AMBOSELI/NANYUKI

From Wilson airport, board scheduled flight to either Amboseli a 40 minutes flight (ETD 0730HRS ETA 0900HRS) or Nanyuki a 45 minutes flight (ETD 1020HRS ETA 1100HRS) where you are booked for 02 nights on full board basis with soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic and mineral water.  In Amboseli your accommodation is at Porini Amboseli Camp located in Selenkay Conservancy. Included are shared game drives in the both Selenkay as well as Amboseli National Park, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors as well as a Maasai village visit. In Nanyuki, you will be transferred to Porini Rhino Camp a located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Included are shared game drives, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors as well as a visit to the Chimpanzee sanctuary.

 

DAY 3: AMBOSELI/NANYUKI – MASAI MARA

From Amboseli, fly back to Wilson (ETD 0905HRS ETA 0950HRS) and connect onto the morning scheduled flight (01 Hour) to the Mara(ETD 1000HRS ETA 1100HRS).
From Nanyuki, you will board the morning direct flight to the Mara (01 hour 45 minutes). (ETD 0915HRS, ETA 1100HRS). Met at Ol Seki airstrip and transferred to Porini Mara Camp in Ol Kinyei Conservancy where you are booked for 03 nights on full board basis with soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic and mineral water. Your stay includes day and night shared game drives in Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies, one visit to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, sundowners and walks with Maasai warriors.

 

DAY 6: MASAI MARA – SERENGETI

This morning enjoy a game drive in the Conservancy or guided walk before returning to camp for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airstrip (with picnic lunches) for 1100hrs scheduled flight to Migori (20 minutes). From Migori, you will be transferred via road, to the border town of Isebania, a trip of 40 Minutes. You will be at the border at approximately 1310Hrs.  You will clear here with customs and cross into Tanzania, this border point being one of the least busy ones,  It will take you approximately 20 minutes and a further 10 minutes’ drive to the Tarime airstrip where you will board your schedule flight to the Serengeti. (ETD 1400HRS ETA 1520HRS). Upon arriving at the Kogatende airstrip, A Nimali Mara vehicle will be on standby to transfer you to camp completing the cross country trip in approximately 5Hours from the Mara. . You are booked at Nimali Mara for 02 nights on full board basis with soft drinks, beer and house wine.  You will have shared game drives (morning and later afternoon or full day) in Serengeti National Park.

 

DAY 8: SERENGETI – KARATU

Morning game drive in the Park, returning to camp for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Manyara (40 Minutes) . (ETD 0925HRS ETA 1125HRS).

You will be met by a Nimali vehicle at Manyara airstrip with picnic lunches and drive in to Lake Manyara National Park a 10 minutes drive. You will Enjoy a picnic Lunch in the park and a 3 hour game drive as you look for the tree climbing lions  that Manyara park is famous for. Later in the afternoon, exit the Park and take a 45 minute drive to Tloma Lodge in Karatu arriving at approximately 1605HRS. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

DAY 9: NGORONGORO – TARANGIRE

After an early breakfast, at approximately 0800Hrs depart from Tloma Lodge and drive into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half day game drive, a trip of 1 hour 35 minutes to the floor or the world famous Ngorongoro crater, a UNESCO heritage site.  Enjoy your picnic lunch at the Lerai Picnic Site and at approximately 1335hr depart from Ngorongoro for Tarangire. A trip of 2 hrs 15 mins, arriving at Nimali Tarangire at approximately 1645Hrs. Dinner and overnight at Nimali Tarangire (includes soft drinks, beer and house wine).

 

 DAY 10: TARANGIRE

Full day in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. Full board accommodation at Nimali Tarangire.

 

DAY 11: TARANGIRE – KILIMANJARO – NAIROBI

Leisurely breakfast at camp. Later in the morning, at approximately 0830Hrs drive from Nimali Tarangire to Arusha a trip of 1hr 55 mins and after a brief stop in Arusha town, transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, a 1 hour trip from Arusha. You will board the 1350hrs flight to Wilson airport in Nairobi arriving at approximately 1520Hrs.

 

Optional: from Kilimanjaro you could continue your adventure by adding a beach-extension to the Spice Island of Zanzibar. We can arrange flights and a choice of hotels (see here for details).

Prices

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Prices Include: From Wilson airport in Nairobi, board scheduled flight to Selenkay Conservancy or Ol Pejeta Conservancy for 02 night stay at either  Porini Amboseli Camp or Porini Rhino Camp. On the third day, Fly to the  Maasai Mara – Ol Kinyei Conservancy for 03 nights stay at Porini Mara Camp. Porini Camps stay include all meals, day and night game drives in 4×4 vehicles inclusive of qualified quides, Park and conservancy fees, drink including soft drinks, beers, non premium, wines, gin & tonic, Walks and a visit to a local village in Amboseli. From the Mara fly via  Tarime to Serengeti for 02 nights at Nimali Mara Camp,  on the  8th safari day fly into Lake Manyara national Park then drive to Karatu to overnight at Tloma Lodge, next day enjoy a half day Ngororongoro Crater tour  then drive to Tarangire for 02 nights at Nimali Tarangire Camp. The safari ends at Wilson airport in Nairobi after flying from Kilimanjaro Airport.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER ADULT SHARING (PACKAGE) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) PER CHILD SHARING 8-11 YEARS (PACKAGE)
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 8200 USD 2055 USD 4730 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 7265 USD 1960 USD 4185 USD
01-Nov-19 19-Dec-19 7025 USD 1835 USD 4065 USD
20-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 8275 USD 1925 USD 4795 USD
03-Jan-20 28-Feb-20 7620 USD 1775 USD 4370 USD
01-Mar-20 31-Mar-20 7380 USD 1660 USD 4215 USD
01-Apr-20 31-May-20 PORINI CAMPS & NIMALI CAMPS CLOSED
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 8220 USD 2070 USD 4760 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 9120 USD 2350 USD 5345 USD
01-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 8295 USD 2350 USD 4810 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 7425 USD 1640 USD 4240 USD

Important Note: Children under 8 not permitted on the itinerary.

Supplements/Credits

  1. Supplement for road transport/transfers for a SOLE traveler on Tanzania section, Per person – US$ 620. Note: You will still need to add single supplement as above
  2. Credit for JRO-Wilson flight (in case clients want to fly to Zanzibar), Per person – US$ 207

 

Included:

  • Scheduled flights: Wilson-Amboseli-Wilson-Mara, Wilson-Nanyuki-Mara, Mara-Kogatende (via Migori with road transfer from Migori to Tarime), Kogatende -Manyara and Kilimanjaro-Wilson (Baggage allowance of 15Kgs in soft bags, inclusive of hand luggage)
  • Full board at Porini Camps including soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic
  • Full board at Nimali Camps including soft drinks, house wine, beer and spirits
  • Full board accommodation at Tloma lodge
  • Park/Reserve/Conservancy fees
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • Game drives as per the itinerary on shared basis
  • Flying doctor’s medical evacuation cover

 

Excluded:

  • Lunch on day 11
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Exclusive use of vehicle, unless otherwise stated

Festive Supplements – Nimali Camps:
Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st  and Jan 01st ; Per person per night – US$ 45

Optional 02-night extension to Nimali Central Serengeti in Seronera

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Included:
From Nimali Mara, Transfer to Kogatende Airstrip, Scheduled flights to/from Seronera, 02 nights full board accommodation with drinks, shared game drives and airstrip transfers, park & camping fees.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER ADULT SHARING (PACKAGE) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) PER CHILD SHARING (PACKAGE)
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 $1,405 $565 $845
01-Oct-19 19-Dec-19 $1,280 $500 $780

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