CT23-14 Days Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Eka Hotel on BB.

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving at the camp in time for lunch. Approx transit time: 5½ hrs. Afternoon game drive.

The reserve is reach in wildlife and it is home to rare Northern species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as( Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Bird life is abundant with over 450 species recorded.    Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Sopa.

Full day spend in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drives. Optional activites include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa.

Leave after breakfast and drive to Meru National park to arrive in time for lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drive.

Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,400ft(1,036m) on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, north east of Mt. Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.  Animals to seen are lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard black rhino, zebra, gazelle, oryx and some of the rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common Dik Dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope. Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.  All meals and overnight at Ikweta camp.

Full day spend in Meru N. Park with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at Ikweta Camp.

Leave after breakfast drive to Ol Pejta Conservancy to arrive in time for lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drive.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 360 km2 ,not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County. Situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.

The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and in 2013 reached a population milestone of 100 black rhino. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here, and provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the “Big five game” among a large selection of other African animals, which makes it a popular safari destination. All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters camp (2Nights)

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by the camp vehicle and transfer to the camp with a game drive en route. Lunch, followed by afternoon game drive.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve  is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. The park is home of the largest concentration of animals in Kenya. It is in this area that the annual migration of animals take place between July-September. Huge prides of Lion live in the Mara, cheetah are often found on the plains, The “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeest, hippos, crocodiles and others. The bird life in the Mara is fantastic.                    All meals and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp. (2Nights)

Leave after breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for flight to Serengeti. On arrival in Serengeti airstrip you will be met by your safari driver guide. Drive to the lodge with a game drive to en route. Lunch at the lodge, followed by afternoon game drive.

Serengeti National Park is a vast park with a variety of different habitats, probably the most famous being the unusual Kopjes geological formations made of ancient granite which play host to many visiting animals. Serengeti is the main park to which the famous Masai Mara in Kenya is the extension. The park is usually described as divided into three regions-

Serengeti plains: the almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. This is where the wildebeest breed, as they remain in the plains from December to May. Western corridor: the black clay soil covers the savannah of this region. The Grumeti River and its gallery forests is home to Nile crocodiles, patas monkeys, hippopotamus, and martial eagles. The migration passes through from May to July.  Serengeti National Park has also great ornithological interest, boasting about 500 bird species, including Masai ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustards, helmeted guineafowls, southern ground hornbill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, and many species of vultures. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Another morning game drive in Serengeti, departing after lunch for Ngorongoro  Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit of the museum.

Ngorongoro Crater is believed to be one of the wonders of natural world. This sunken caldera is a natural sanctuary for the animals, shared only with the Maasai tribe.The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.   It’s home to the  “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals.                                                            All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa.

After breakfast take with you picnic lunch box and descend down to the crater floor for a full day crater tour. Later in the evening ascent to the rim of the crater. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Depart after breakfast and drive to Arusha for lunch, then transfer back to Nairobi by road arriving approx 1830hrs (a flying option is available). Transfer to the airport for onward flight.

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