TANZANIA & KENYA 15 NIGHTS, 16 DAYS GETAWAYS WITH AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE
The annual wildebeest migration of herds in Northern Tanzania and Kenya is one of the world's most spectacular wildlife events. Often referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth', The Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems. Despite the wealth of maps and illustrations showing the path of the migrating herds, as with anything in nature, the actual day to day pattern is unpredictable. We have studied and planned itineraries to fit in with the moving herds for many years, but cannot hope to say exactly where they will be next year!
DAY 1 Nairobi On arrival at the airport you will be met by a representative of Safaris for Africa and transferred to your hotel. Optional orientation half day city tour of Nairobi (or) afternoon at leisure. The tour covers the modern city center, the colorful market, Parliament, the Railway Museum and the renowned National Museum where there are spellbinding displays of early man, tribal regalia and flora and fauna of Kenya, A visit to the adjacent snake park is also included. Welcome dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant (highly recommended) Introduction by a representative of Safaris for Africa followed by a short overview on the history of Kenya & Tanzania. Overnight: Luxury en –suite accommodation DBB
DAY 2 Aberdare National Park After breakfast we depart for the Aberdare National Park, in the dense forest of the Rift Valley, Kenya's largest rainforest and rhino sanctuary. We arrive at our hotel in time for lunch. This is followed by our first evening game. Overnight: Luxury en-suite accommodation DBB DAY 3 Lake Naivasha
After breakfast we depart for Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha and a walking safari at Crescent Island, one of the few places in the world where one can walk on foot amidst wild animals - there are no predators. The bird life is an ornithological paradise.
Overnight: Luxury en – suite accommodation DBB
DAY 4 Lake Naivasha
Overnight: Luxury en-suite accommodation DBB
DAY 5 Masai Mara After breakfast we travel south along the Great Rift Valley with a stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point. We continue our journey passing through the vivid green tea highlands of Kericho to the famous Masai Mara Reserve.
We have lunch en route at Narok [a masai town-market] Arrive in the late afternoon at our camp, for your two night stay. Evening game drive to spot wildlife such as Elephants, Rhinos, Cheeters, Buffallos among others. Overnight: Luxury en-suite accommodation DBB DAY 6 Masai Mara
After breakfast we enjoy a morning game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is however resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. We traverse the park looking for the big five and wild animals such as Leopards, zebras, gerenuks, gazelles and many others.
In the evening visit the Masai villages, to learn about their culture and how it has been maintained for centuries. Overnight: Luxury en-suite accommodation DBB DAY 7 Serengeti Today you leave for the Great Serengeti Plains and the 6 000 sq miles of the Serengeti National Park, home of the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Wildebeest Migration. The migration consists of some 300 000 wildebeest and 350 000 zebra and, at this time of the year your luxury lodge should be in the midst of all this activity. Besides the migration, this area has great prides of lion and many other species; including leopard, ch