Kenya plus Tanzania Safari (Porini & Nimali)

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 Central Serengeti where you will be accommodated for 2 nights at the newly opened luxury Nimali Central Serengeti Camp.  The central location of Nimali allows for great wildlife viewing across the Serengeti. 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.

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

Itinerary

Kenya plus Tanzania Safari (Porini & Nimali)

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli OR Nanyuki

From Wilson airport, board scheduled flight to either Amboseli, a 40 minutes flight (ETD 0730hrs ETA 0810hrs) or Nanyuki a 45 minutes flight (ETD 1020hrs ETA 1100hrs) where you are booked for 2 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, 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 2: Amboseli OR Ol Pejeta

A full day in Amboseli National Park with picnic lunch from Porini Amboseli Camp OR morning and afternoon game drives from Porini Rhino Camp, with evening sundowners at a scenic viewpoint and a night game drive.

Day 3: Amboseli OR Nanyuki – Maasai Mara

From Amboseli, fly back to Wilson (ETD 0905hrs ETA 0950hrs) and connect onto the morning scheduled flight (1 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 3 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 Maasai Mara Game Reserve, sundowners and escorted walks with Maasai guides.

 

Day 6: Maasai 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 (taking a packed lunch) 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 immigration and 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 Seronera airstrip, a Nimali Camp vehicle will be on standby to transfer you to camp, arriving at around 4.30 pm.  The complete trip from the Mara to the camp in Serengeti by air and road takes about five and a half hours. You are booked at Nimali Central Serengeti for 2 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

Early morning game drive in the Park, returning to camp for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Manyara (40 minutes) (ETD 1100hrs ETA 1140hrs). 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 from the airfield. The park has magnificent scenery and has a variety of wildlife including elephants and lions but the main attraction is the spectacular abundance of birdlife to be seen along the lake shore including pelicans, storks, and a huge variety of waders. After a picnic lunch, exit the Park and take a 45 minute drive to Tloma Lodge in Karatu arriving at around 4pm. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 9: Ngorongoro – Tarangire

After an early breakfast, at approximately 8 am 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 a picnic lunch at the Lerai Picnic Site and then depart from Ngorongoro for Tarangire, a trip of 2 hrs 15 mins, arriving at Nimali Tarangire at approximately 4.45 pm. Dinner and overnight at Nimali Tarangire (includes soft drinks, beer and house wine).

 

Day 10: Tarangire

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

 

Day 11: Tarangire – Kilimanjaro – Nairobi

Breakfast at camp and at 8.30 am drive from Nimali Tarangire to Arusha, a trip of just under 2 hours 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 Tarangire,  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) CHILD 8-15 YEARS SHARING (PACKAGE)
15-Aug-18 30-Sep-18 6930 USD 1660 USD 3985 USD
01-Oct-18 31-Oct-18 5990 USD 1215 USD 3445 USD
01-Nov-18 19-Dec-18 5710 USD 1190 USD 3285 USD
20-Dec-18 02-Jan-19 7415 USD 1955 USD 4255 USD
03-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 6240 USD 1470 USD 3585 USD
01-Apr-19 31-May-19 PORINI CAMPS & NIMALI TARANGIRE CLOSED
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 6325 USD 1470 USD 3670 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 7445 USD 1880 USD 4310 USD
01-Oct-19 19-Dec-19 6385 USD 1720 USD 3700 USD

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

Supplement for road transport and transfers for a SOLE traveler on the Tanzania portion, Per person – US$ 620

Note: This is in addition to the Single Supplement above.

Festive Supplements – Porini Camps:
Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st  and Jan 01st ; Per person per night – US$ 40

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

Alternative Karatu accommodation - Rates Per PERSON Per NIGHT

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The rates here are for changing your accommodation from Tloma Lodge used in the package to either:

Ngorongoro Farm House: Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500 acre coffee plantation, all of which has been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times.

Farm House ValleyFarm House Valley Lodge is a great base for families, offering reasonable value, easy access to the Ngorongoro Crater and, above all, a relaxing retreat with plenty of space.

Acacia Farm LodgeAcacia Farm Lodge is strategically located between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park on the other.

Gibbs Farm:  A 1929 Farmhouse that has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house.

Neptune Ngorongoro: A luxurious all-suites retreat set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape.

Kitela Lodge: An exclusive lodge in the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, built in colonial style and surrounded by a working farm,  has beautiful gardens and a coffee plantation.

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From To Ngorongoro Farm House / Farm House Valley Acacia Farm Lodge Kitela Lodge Neptune Ngorongoro Gibb's Farm
15-Aug-18 30-Sep-18 60 USD 85 USD 150 USD 265 USD 310 USD
01-Oct-18 31-Oct-18 60 USD 85 USD 150 USD 265 USD 275 USD
01-Nov-18 15-Dec-18 20 USD 55 USD 105 USD 110 USD 245 USD
16-Dec-18 07-Jan-19 60 USD 85 USD 150 USD 310 USD 310 USD
08-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 60 USD 100 USD 160 USD 240 USD 295 USD
01-Apr-19 31-May-19 NIMALI TARANGIRE CLOSED
01-Jun-19 14-Jun-19 60 USD 100 USD 160 USD 300 USD 215 USD
15-Jun-19 30-Sep-19 60 USD 100 USD 160 USD 300 USD 335 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 60 USD 100 USD 160 USD 300 USD 310 USD
01-Nov-19 15-Dec-19 45 USD 25 USD 135 USD 100 USD 240 USD

Kitela Lodge:
Guests on full board accommodation including water, soft drinks and house wines. Single supplement (per night); 50% of the above adult sharing rates. Child 8 – 15 years sharing; 50% of above adult sharing rates.

Neptune Ngorongoro:
Accommodation on full board accommodation including soft drinks, Tanzanian beer and selected wines. Single supplement (per night); 50% of the above adult sharing rates.
Child 8 – 11 years sharing; 50% of above adult sharing rates
Child 12 – 15 years sharing; pays full adult rate above

Gibb’s Farm:
Accommodation is on full board basis (no drinks included). Single supplement (per night); 50% of the above adult sharing rates
Child 8 – 15 years sharing; 25% of above adult sharing rates

Festive Supplements – Dec 24th, 25th & 31st; Per person per night – US$ 72

Seasonal supplement of US$ 33 per person per night between 01st Jan and 07th Jan  (both inclusive)

Ngorongoro Farm House / Farm House Valley:

Accommodation is on full board basis (no drinks included)

Single supplement (per night); 50% of the above adult sharing rates

Child 8 – 15 years sharing; 50% of above adult sharing rates

Acacia Farm Lodge:

Accommodation is on full board basis (no drinks included)

Single supplement (per night); 50% of the above adult sharing rates

Child 8 – 15 years sharing; 50% of above adult sharing rates

Festive season supplement of US$ 45 per person per night on Dec 24-26, 31st  and 1st Jan

 

 

 

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