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Summary

On this 13-day trip you will visit Kenya and Tanzania, enjoy the magnificent wildlife that these countries offer and experience luxurious yet authentic accommodations at some of the countries' best lodges.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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Fly to Kenya. Arrive into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport. After clearing customs / immigration formalities you will be met outside the airport by a driver/guide and transferred to your hotel.

Nairobi is a modern metropolis; multi-ethnic and home to more than 4 million people and a city of contrasts. Culturally vibrant, the city hosts theatres, concerts and fine dining. 

Accommodation: Hemingway Hotel

Day 2 - 3
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Transfer to Nairobi Wilson airport with a picnic lunch for Air Kenya scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro airport departing at 12h45, arrival at 13h35. After clearing customs/immigration formalities you will connect on Regional air scheduled flight to Manyara departing at 14h30, arrival at 15h35. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met and transferred by the Lodge vehicle on shared basis to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Check in and freshen up before dinner.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, southeast of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania. The lodge is the most luxurious property in the Ngorongoro area which is accessible by light aircraft into and out of the Lake Manyara Airstrip which is only 30 minutes from Arusha where most Northern Safaris start and end. The Lodge is split into 3 camps, North, South and Tree Camp. North and South are identical to each other both with excellent views and Tree Camp is set on the crater rim with slightly smaller guest rooms but views through the trees. Inspired in design by the Masai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. The main dining area has huge chandeliers, deep red decor and you cannot escape the incredible view of the crater through every window.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Day 3 - 4
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Depart on a shared crater tour with a picnic lunch. Late afternoon return to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 

Day 4 - 5
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Transfer by Camp vehicle to Manyara airstrip for Regional air scheduled flight to Seronera departing at 08h40, arrival at 10h30. On arrival, you will be met by Lodge vehicle and transferred to Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge. Check in and freshen up. Lunch will be served at the Lodge.  Afternoon shared game drive in Lodge’s 4x4 vehicle. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Nestled in the Central Serengeti for the best wildlife observation, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti ensures strategic fencing and an expert security team of local Masai who are familiar with life in the Serengeti. Elevated wooden walkways keep you safely above the animals while providing a superior viewing perspective. Derived from the Masai word siringet, Serengeti translates to English as “endless plains.” The Serengeti’s treeless plains, woodlands, riverine forests and rocky outcrops feature Africa’s largest and most diverse concentration of game, including approximately 70 species of larger mammal, with the big cats in particular abundance, as well as more than 600 bird species. The park is acclaimed for its excellent game drives and abundant year-round wildlife.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Day 5 - 6
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Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Lodge’s 4x4 vehicle on shared basis.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Day 6 - 7
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Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Lodge’s 4x4 vehicle on shared basis.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Day 7 - 8
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Shared transfer by Lodge vehicle to Seronera airstrip for Regional air scheduled flight to Kogatende airstrip departing at 09h20, arrival at 10h20. On arrival you will be met by Lodge driver-guide for a shared road transfer to Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge where you will spend the following 3 nights on full board basis inclusive of local drinks and shared game drives in Lodge vehicle.

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River on the Tanzanian side of the border and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas over the gentle grassed slopes, pen woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape.

Magnificent kopjes dominate the public areas, with superb views from the bar, sitting and dining areas, swimming pool and the decks. Guests may enjoy several dining options in camp or out in the bush with a choice of freshly cooked starters, main course, desserts and house drinks. Tea is served in the afternoon before your game drive and cocktails at sunset on one of the kopjes overlooking the Isuria escarpment.

Accommodation: Kuria Hills Lodge

Day 8 - 9
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Enjoy shared game drives in Lodge vehicle.

Accommodation: Kuria Hills Lodge

Day 9 - 10
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Enjoy shared game drives in Lodge vehicle.

Accommodation: Kuria Hills Lodge

Day 10 - 11
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Transfer by Lodge vehicle to Kogatende airstrip with a picnic lunch for Regional air scheduled flight to Tarime departing at 09h15, arrival at 10h15. On arrival, road transfer to Migori for Air Kenya scheduled flight to Mara departing at 12h05, arrival at 12h25. On arrival you are met by a Lodge vehicle and transferred to Mahali Mazuri where you will spend the following 3 nights on full board basis inclusive of all beverages (excluding premium brands).

Mahali Mzuri is located within the Motorogi Conservancy in the northern region of Kenya's famous Maasai Mara ecosystem at an elevation of 1700m above sea level. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the rolling plains. Together the Motorogi and Olare Orok Conservancies cover roughly 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) and there are strict limits on the number of guests that can stay at any one time. The camp is well placed to observe the abundant game in the area and also to take advantage of the annual 'Great Migration', which sees up to one million wildebeest undertake a journey of roughly 1,600km.

Accommodation: Mahali Mazuri

Day 11 - 12
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Enjoy shared game drives in Lodge vehicle Motorogi/Olare Orok conservancy.

Accommodation: Mahali Mazuri 

Day 12 - 13
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Enjoy shared game drives in Lodge vehicle Motorogi/Olare Orok conservancy.

Accommodation: Mahali Mazuri

Day 13 -
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Transfer by Lodge vehicle to Mara airstrip with a picnic lunch for Air Kenya scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson departing at 11h15, arrival at 12h45. On arrival, you are met and transferred to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward flight arrangements.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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