SAFARIS IN KENYA | 16 DayS East Africa Safari & Beach Holiday by Far
Arrival –Kilimanjaro International Airport- Lake Manyara
Met on arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, briefed, drive to Lake Manyara National Park, arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge . Short siesta and at 1600 hrs, enjoy another game drive in the Park. Manyara is a Maasai word for a plant used by local people in making living stockades for their livestock. Lake Manyara National Park is situated spectacularly between the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara. The most famous spectacle is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of Acacia trees. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. www.serenahotels.com/serenalakemanyara/default-en.html
Lake Manyara –Serengeti
After breakfast, drive up south , to the Serengeti sopa lodge to arrive in time for lunch, relax and fresh up short siesta, and enjoy the 1600hrs game drive, that takes you to The Serengeti is the most famous of Tanzania's National Parks and is known for its large amount of grazing mammals, including 1.5 million wildebeest. Serengeti is derived from the Masai word Serengeti meaning, wide open space dinner and overnight Serengeti Sopa. www.sopalodges.com/serengeti-sopa-lodge/overview
Serengeti National Park
Full day in the game reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. The great plains of Serengeti are where endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara. Our game drives will cover the varied habitats and eco-system of Serengeti. An optional balloon safari is highly recommended to get an eagle-eye view of the magnificent wilderness and wildlife of Serengeti. The safari ends with champagne under a lone acacia tree surrounded by vast savannah grasslands. Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Similar. www.sopalodges.com/serengeti-sopa-lodge/overview
Ngorongoro National Reserve
Early morning game drive at 0630 hrs, breakfast and then depart to Ngorongoro National Park via Ol Duvai Gorge, arriving at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. Ngorongoro conservation area is referred to by many as the eighth wonder of the world. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. www.sopalodges.com/ngorongoro-sopa-lodge/overview
Ngorongoro - Amboseli National Park
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Arusha to collect picnic lunch boxes. Proceed to Nairobi via Namanga border post. Proceed to Amboseli National Park, famous for its spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Arrive at Amboseli sopa / Similar in the late afternoon. Dwarfed by the majestic snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli sopa draws on a subtle Maasai cultural motif, featuring natural woodcarvings, traditional artefacts and a glowing selection of local art. At 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. www.sopalodges.com/amboseli-sopa-lodge/overview
Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli with game drives at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya's most popular national parks. It lies 150 miles south-east of Nairobi, very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa www.sopalodges.com/amboseli-sopa-lodge/overview
Amboseli –Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, drive towards the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, after lunch , Lunch en route .and enjoy en route an afternoon game drive in park that also takes you to the shores of the lake famous for its birdlife especially flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. www.sopalodges.com/lake-nakuru-sopa-lodge/overview
Lake Nakuru –Maasai Mara
Depart after breakfast and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous game reserve, the Masai Mara arriving at camp or lodge in time for lunch. At 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sopa lodge. http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/photo-gallery
Full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge. http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/photo-gallery
Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Depart the mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant, justifiably referred to as Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience, having twice been voted amongst the world’s 50 best restaurants by UK based Restaurant magazine. Drop off at the Eka Hotel www.ekahotel.com/
Pick up after breakfast, for a full day excursions, starting with Elephant Orphanage ,giraffe Karen Blixen museum, with lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee gardens and later drop to the Eka Hotel www.ekahotel.com/
1st Sep 2017 –Nairobi –Mombasa (North Coast)
Pick up from the Hotel at 0900hrs for your scheduled flights to Mombasa, and assisted to connect to your domestic flight heading to Mombasa, upon arrival at Mombasa international airport, meet by our Representative transferred to Voyager Beach resort http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/beach-holiday/voyager-beach-resort-mombasa/
Spend the full day at leisure on the beach with optional activities at an extra cost . Voyager Beach resort http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/beach-holiday/voyager-beach-resort-mombasa/
Romance on the tamarind
Free at the Resort, Late pick up from the beach resort at 1600hrs for evening cruise on the ocean while on a romantic dhow. While on the dhow you enjoy cocktails, dinner that includes seafood among other foods accompanied with live coastal music entertainment.The dinner cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome "Dawa" cocktail as the dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner. The band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies. Dance to the beat as you gently glide back to the Tamarind Jetty by 10.30 pm,later transfer back to your beach resort overnight at the Voyager Beach resort http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/beach-holiday/voyager-beach-resort-mombasa/
Fullday Snorkelling excursion to Kisite Marine National park
Early pick up from your beach resort after breakfast,depart for Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park , the best reef in Kenya in terms of species diversity, coral quality and reef build-up. The warm, pristine waters are host to dramatic coral formations, dolphins, turtles, sting rays, moray eels and a bewildering variety of sea life that comprise a unique eco-system that could be referred to as a garden under the sea, home of the dolphins. Run by Selina and Harm who are Marine Biologist and PADI Diving Instructors, we take limited numbers to offer you a more personal service. Even weak and non-swimmers have had the confidence to enter the water with us and taken home unforgettable memories.
Drive to Shimoni jetty to arrive at about 8.30am.
On arrival, board our Arabian Style dhow with comfortable seating. Welcome on board by a cheery crew who will serve you with Kenya coffee or tea with biscuits.
Full briefing of all facilities and program on boarding.
Motor and or sail as you look for Dolphins past Mpunguti ya juu & Mpunguti ya Chini on your way to Kisite National Marine Park.
Guided snorkeling in the protected waters. Guides safely showing the many varied fish and coral. Assistance given with additional use of life rings and buoyancy jackets if required.
Two snorkeling sites visited or extended snorkeling time – depending on the weather.
Return to our private residence on Wasini Island, a Robinson Crusoe hideaway, for a delicious Seafood Banquet. Chicken and vegetarian options available. Lunch is served in a private garden by smiling Swahili Ladies and includes beer, wine and sodas. Try some of our Citronella Tea made from fresh lemon grass grown by Harm on the island. There is the opportunity to look through our Marine Literature and identify the creatures that you have seen. Relax away from the hustle of everyday life with our freshly brewed Kenyan Coffee, Swahili shortbread and fresh fruit.
Tired after the eventful day, there is reluctance to leave but gradually people are guided back onto the dhow and, weather permitting, we may sail across the Wasini Channel to Shimoni.
Possibility of a short forest walks to or from lunch, depending on tides.
Visit Shimoni Slave Caves Community project.( complimentary for you)
All equipment provided including prescription masks, snorkels, fins and diving equipment. Soft drinks (sodas), mineral water and fruits served on the dhow. To make the day comfortable, you need to carry own towels, sun lotion, water friendly shoes, hats and swimming costume. The photo opportunities can be outstanding so carry a camera too.
An educational day that has revealed the amazing kaleidoscope of natural colour and beauty of the world under the sea.
Check out of the hotel early after breakfast, and Transfer Moi International Airport for your flight to Nairobi,(0630hrs)Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and assisted to connect to your international flight back home
Full board accommodation on safari as per specified camp ¨
Transport in a comfortable 4x4 safari minivan with a pop-up roof ¨
Park fee both in Kenya and Tanzania
Free wifi (While of safari kenya)
Maasai Village Visit ( Amboseli )
Complimentary visit to the Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe centre , city tour , Elephant orphanage
Complimentary night (Nairobi if you arrive late in the evening at a 05 star Hotel)
Free upgrade subject to availability
Game drives as specified in the itinerary
English speaking Driver/Guide
01 litre bottle of Mineral water per day while on safari.
Airport transfers in Nairobi., Tanzania
Evacuation Cover from the flying Doctors(Amref international)
Lunch at Carnivore restaurant.
Return ticket Nairobi-Mombasa- Nairobi
Airport transfers ( Mombasa & Nairobi)
Excursions In Mombasa per itinerary
All inclusive meal plan at the Voyager beach resort
Sea facing rooms at the Voyager resort
International flights from home and back
Hot Air balloon Ride available at an Extra cost of USD 440 Per person
Tips & porterage
Visa fees (if applicable)
Travel insurance (Available on request)
Other personal items
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