EAST AFRICA CLASSIC
RS-025(EA); 15 DAYS KENYA-UGANDA-TANZANIA.
Day 1; Samburu;
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Samburu National reserve
crossing the Equator and driving through changing terrain to
the rugged semi-desert region in the northern Kenya. Though
harsh, it is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere.
arrive in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive to
search for the stars of Samburu. Dinner and overnight at
Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 2; Samburu;
Full day in Samburu with game drives .Search for the rare
liver red reticulated giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx,
Blue flanked Somali Ostrich, Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Longneck
Gerenuk. See braving lions on the grass, Cheetah, Leopards
among plenty of other plains game. (optional visits to
Samburu villages). All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa
Day 3; Lake Nakuru National Park;
Depart for Lake Nakuru via Thompson falls arriving in time
for lunch, afternoon game drive at the Pink lake referred so
for it's thousands of pink flamingos and other
bird-life-it's a Bird watchers paradise. It has a
surprisingly number of animals, all the "big five" except
the elephant can be seen here, Dinner and overnight at
Sarova lion Hill.
Day 4. Maasai Mara;
Breakfast at the lodge and with enroute game drive for
Maasai Mara crossing the loita plains, see red clad maasai
warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game.
Arrive Mara in time for lunch. Game viewing enroute to Mara
Sopa for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight
at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 5.Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full
day game drive inside the Park. Search for wild game black
manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo,
wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common,
even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you,
hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point
where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles
only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their
displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks
mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the
maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients
so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 6; Nairobi-Entebbe
Early morning game drive, breakfast and depart for Nairobi
arriving at around 1400 hours. Lunch on own arrangements,
transfer to the airport for flight to Entebbe departing
Nairobi at 1810 hours, met at Entebbe airport and transfer
to a Kampala hotel for overnight
Morning departure from Kampala for the south with stops at
the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures and
shopping. After lunch at the Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara,
proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country
referred to as the "Little Switzerland". Arrive late evening
for dinner and overnight at Bwindi resort Camp,transit Time
Day 8: Briefing by park ranger guides. Later with
picnic lunch, start 30 minutes - 8 hours trek to find the
Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the
gorillas were the previous day. After a full hour with the
gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and
overnight at camp
Day 9: Transfer to Mbarara for lunch, Later depart
for Kampala. Transit Time 8-10 hrs transfer to the airport
for flight to Nairobi, overnight at Hotel Boulevard.
.Depart Nairobi via the morning shuttle bus to Arusha
arriving for lunch, Afternoon
proceed to Ngorongoro, Game viewing enroute to the lodge
for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 11. NgoroNgoro Crater
Depart in the morning after breakfast with picnic lunch
descending 2000ft by 4WD vehicles
to the crater floor for a full day crater tour. Search for
the magnificent black-manned lion,
elephant, buffalo, rhino and plenty of other
wild game exist in great concentration. Lunch at the
crater. Ascend back to
NgoroNgoro Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 12. Ngorongoro-Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge and depart for the vast
Serengeti plains National Reserve
via Olduvai Gorge ,site of the famous archeologist Dr.
Leakey where fossils of human and animal believed to
be over 2 million years are seen.
Lunch enroute arriving Serengeti in the afternoon. Afternoon
game viewing inside the Park known
to host great herds of plains game. Dinner and
overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 13. Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game inside the Park taking you to
different parts of the park famous
for the annual migration when millions of wildebeest (gnus)
and zebra set off for maasai Mara in search of better
grazing grounds and water, search
for numerous plains game. Meals and overnight at Serengeti
Day 14. Serengeti-Lake Manyara National Park
Morning game viewing drive in Serengeti. Breakfast and
depart for Lake Manyara National
Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena
lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park,
look for a variety of wild game .
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Early morning game viewing at the park. Return to lodge for
breakfast after which you will
depart for Arusha arriving for lunch at Arusha Impala Hotel.
Afternoon proceed and cross the border and onwards to
arrive Nairobi early evening and
transfer to the airport for your flight out.