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.
(Upgrade to Gibbs Farm, Kitela lodge and Neptune Ngorongoro, Farm House Valley, Ngorongoro Farm House, Acacia Farm Lodge at extra cost shown below)
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).