23 DAYS SAMBURU / ABERDARE/NAKURU/MAASAI MARA/AMBOSELI/NGORONGORO/
SERENGETI/L.MANYARA/ GORILLA TREKS/ZANZIBAR
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 lodge/Samburu Serena 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 lodge/Samburu
Day 3; Treetops;
Breakfast at a lodge and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya
arriving at the Outspan Golf & Country Club for lunch. After
lunch transfer by lodge vehicle to the Treetops Lodge where
from the lodge balcony you view game that often visit the
floodlit waterhole and saltlick--e.g. elephants, rhino,
buffalo and giant forest hog. Dinner and overnight at
Day 4; Lake Nakuru National Park;
Depart Treetops lodge for breakfast at Outspan Golf &
Country Club and 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 Lake
Nakuru Lodge/Sarova lion Hill.
Day 5. Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Morning game viewing at the Pink ,it is rhino sanctuary and
a bird watchers paradise, look for warthogs and water bucks
as you leave the Park. Breakfast at the lodge and depart 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 lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and
overnight at Mara sopa lodge/Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Camp/Keekorok
Day 6 & 7. Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Morning and afternoon game viewing 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/Mara Sarova luxury Tented Camp/Keekorok
Breakfast at lodge and depart for Nairobi arriving for
lunch.Rest of day at leisure.Overnight at Nairobi Safari
Club/The Hilton hotel.
Day 9. Maasai Mara-Nairobi.-Amboseli
Depart Nairobi and proceed to Amboseli at the foot of the
mighty snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak,
Game viewing enroute to the lodge .Dinner and overnight at
Amboseli Serena lodge
Day 10. Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the park. Amboseli
is a photogenic Park and hosts great number of game
including the lion, elephant and the splendid cheetah. Meals
and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge.
Day 11. NgoroNgoro
Morning game viewing drive in Amboseli. Breakfast and depart
crossing the border for NgoroNgoro National Reserve via
Arusha for Lunch, Afternoon proceed to NgoroNgoro, Game
viewing enroute to the lodge for dinner and overnight at
NgoroNgoro Sopa/Serena Lodge.
Day 12. 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/Serena lodge for
dinner and overnight.
Day 13. 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/Serena
Day 14. 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 Sopa/Serena Lodge.
Day 15. 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 .You
are likely to shoot a picture of the curious tree-climbing
lions. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 16. Arusha-Nairobi
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 to Kampala
Day 17 : 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 Gorilla Forest Camp.
Transit Time 8-10 hrs.
Day 18: 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 Gorilla Forest camp.
Day 19: Transfer to Mbarara for lunch, Later depart
for Kampala. Transit Time 8-10 hrs.Connect for your flight
to Nairobi.Overnight at Nairobi Safari Club/Hilton Hotel.
Transfer to the Airport for morning flight to Zanzibar
.Transfer to Breezes beach Club. Rest of day at leisure
enjoying optional water activities. Dinner and over night at
Breezes Beach Club/Similar.
Day 21. & day 22 ;Zanzibar.
Full day at leisure-enjoying the Beach and optional water
activities. Dinner and overnight at Breezes beach
Morning at leisure. afternoon transfer to the airport for
your flight to Nairobi connect for your flight out.