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9 Days 8 Nights Nairobi | Lake Nakuru | Maasai Mara | Serengeti | Ngoro Ngoro | Lake Manyara | Amboseli Big Five Safari

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Gear up for an epic 9 Days 8 Nights Nairobi | Lake Nakuru | Maasai Mara | Serengeti | Ngoro Ngoro | Lake Manyara | Amboseli Big Five Kenyan and Tanzanian adventure! This comprehensive safari tour whisks you through diverse landscapes, showcasing iconic parks teeming with wildlife. Witness the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, cape buffalo, and rhino – in their natural habitats across Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngoro Ngoro Crater, and Lake Manyara. Prepare to be awestruck by the vastness of the savannas, the vibrant birdlife, and the unforgettable encounters with Africa’s magnificent creatures.

Highlights
  • Lake Nakuru: Home to flamingos, leopards, lions, black and white rhinos, and more.
  • Masai Mara: Known for migrations of elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and other wildlife.
  • Serengeti: Famous for migrations of elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and more.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Spot rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and various other animals.
  • Lake Manyara: Attracts grazing animals like lions, leopards, buffaloes, wildebeests, and zebras.
  • Amboseli National Park: Offers views of Mount Kilimanjaro and sightings of elephants, buffaloes, lions, and cheetahs.
  • Scheduled safari: Pick-up and drop-off in Nairobi or as per client’s request.
  • Min & Max number of participants: Private Safari Package with no limit, ensuring seven participants per vehicle with guaranteed window seats.
  • Departure: Flexible departure as per clients’ preferences, available any day.
  • Safari Accommodation: As per the itinerary, with options to upgrade to luxury, mid-range, or budget accommodations.

Prices Toyota Land Cruiser 4 X 4 Jeep : Price in US $ / sterling £ / euro €

  High Season Mid Season Low Season
Price for 2 People US$ 10,900 US$ 10,000 US$ 9,000
Price Per Person US$ 5,450 US$ 5,000 US$ 4,500

NB: Tipping: It is generally recommended to tip your guide 10 USD per person per day 

Seasons 
  • High Season: – 1st June – 31st Oct 2024, 20th Dec 2024 – 1st Jan 2025
  • Mid Season:  – 2nd Jan 2024 – 31st March 2024, 1st Oct – 19th Dec 2024
  • Low Season: – 1st Apr – 30th May 2024
Prices package based for per person in a private safari for two people/ price for families /Group / Solo traveler can be requested.
  • Children between 12 to 18 years: 75% of adult price
  • Children between 3 to 11: 50% sharing with parents
What’s Included
  • Complimentary Arrival & Departure airport transfers provided to all our clients.
  • Safari transport exclusively in a 4×4 safari land cruiser Jeep equipped with a pop-up roof.
  • Transportation as outlined in the itinerary, ensuring guaranteed window seats and access to the pop-up roof.
  • Accommodation tailored to client preferences, including double, twin, triple, family, or single rooms.
  • Meals as per the itinerary, covering lunch, dinner, and breakfast, with options for lunch or dinner only.
  • Wi-Fi available at most camps and lodges for added convenience.
  • Services of an experienced driver cum tour guide proficient in English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German, Polish, and French.
  • All National Park and game reserve entrance fees included as per the itinerary.
  • Recommended provision of mineral water while on safari, with 24/7 concierge service at camps and lodges.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover provided for any vehicle used during the safari.
  • Provision of flying doctors service in case of a medical emergency, including airlifting and transfer to a reputable hospital, with hospital bills borne by the patient.
What’s Excluded
  • Visa and related costs
  • Personal taxes
  • Drinks like spirits and strongly distilled alcohols; payment can be made with credit card or cash in most locations.
  • Tips, laundry, telephone calls, and other personal items.
  • International flight tickets & Domestic flights (if not mentioned above but can be included).
  • Laundry, massages, and other expenses unless otherwise stated in an all-inclusive safari package.
  • Activities:
    • Masai Village visit: $30 per person
    • Boat ride plus Walking Safari: $40 per person
    • Balloon Safari: $480 per person in Masai Mara, $595 per person in Serengeti
    • Walking safari as per lodge or camp rates
    • Night game drives as per lodge or camp rates.

9 Days 8 Nights Nairobi | Lake Nakuru | Maasai Mara | Serengeti | Ngoro Ngoro | Lake Manyara | Amboseli Big Five Safari

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi – Lake Nakuru

Embark on your journey from your Nairobi hotel or Airport bright and early in the morning, setting course for Lake Nakuru, a scenic 3-hour drive away. As you traverse the Great Rift Valley, marvel at its breathtaking scenery and catch glimpses of the stunning Lake Naivasha. Opt for an additional experience (at extra cost) with a Boat ride plus Walking safari in Naivasha. Upon arrival, enjoy a brief en-route game drive before proceeding to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for check-in and a hearty lunch. Later, embark on an afternoon game drive around the Pink Lake, once teeming with flamingos, though now fewer in number due to climate change and high water levels. Nevertheless, the park boasts a diverse array of wildlife, including the iconic white and black rhinos. Conclude your day with a sumptuous dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 2Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Indulge in an early morning breakfast before embarking on your journey from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, a scenic 5-hour drive away. As you traverse the route, you’ll pass through the renowned Masai town of Narok. Arriving in Masai Mara in time for lunch, you’ll check in at Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, or Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After a satisfying meal, set out on an afternoon game drive through the park, eagerly seeking out the iconic members of the Big Five – the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo, and more. As the day draws to a close, return to your chosen accommodation for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay in the heart of Masai Mara.

Day 3Masai Mara two game drives plus full day

Embark on an exhilarating early morning game drive at 6:00 am, exploring the vast expanses of Masai Mara as the day begins. After the adventure, return to camp for a hearty breakfast. Following breakfast, dedicate the entire day to exploring the park’s diverse ecosystem with a packed lunch in tow. Masai Mara’s plains teem with life, from the iconic wildebeest during migration season to zebras, impalas, giraffes, and Thomson’s gazelles. Keep a keen eye out for leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes, while black rhinos may shyly reveal themselves from afar. The Mara River boasts abundant hippos and Nile crocodiles, offering a perfect setting for a guided walk with a Ranger Guide. As the day wanes, return to your chosen accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, or Mara Serena Safari Lodge for a satisfying meal and a peaceful overnight stay immersed in the enchanting ambiance of Masai Mara.

Day 4Masai Mara – Serengeti

Start your day with a delightful early morning breakfast at your camp, preparing for the adventures ahead. After breakfast, complete your check-out process and collect your packed lunch from the camp. Then, embark on a scenic 3-hour journey to the Isebania Tanzania border, arriving around 10:45 am. Expect the visa processing and crossing to Tanzania to take approximately 45 minutes or more. Once through the border, continue your journey to Serengeti, a captivating 3-hour drive to the Main gate. Accompanied by our knowledgeable Tanzania driver guide, enjoy an en-route game drive in Serengeti, marveling at the diverse wildlife along the way. Upon arrival, settle into your chosen accommodation at Serengeti Sound of Silence Camp, Serengeti Sound of Nature Camp, or Serengeti Little Moru Camp. Indulge in a delicious dinner and unwind for the night, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Serengeti wilderness.

Day 5Serengeti Full day

Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast at your lodge, fueling up for an exciting day ahead. Following breakfast, complete your check-out process and ensure you have your packed lunch ready for the journey. Embark on a full-day game drive in the remarkable Serengeti National Park, renowned as one of Tanzania’s premier wildlife destinations. Throughout the year, witness vast herds of buffaloes, along with smaller groups of elephants and giraffes roaming the savannah. Marvel at the impressive array of antelopes, including elands, topi, impalas, kongoni, and Grant’s gazelles. With luck on your side, encounter the majestic trio of big cats: lions, cheetahs, and leopards, each showcasing their unique behaviors in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for lions enjoying a kill or taking a rest, while cheetahs gracefully roam the southeastern plains. Leopards may be spotted resting in the towering trees along riverbanks. After an exhilarating game drive, return to your chosen accommodation options: Serengeti Sound of Silence Camp, Serengeti Sound of Nature Camp, or Serengeti Little Moru Camp. Savor a delicious dinner and retire for the night, surrounded by the captivating wilderness of the Serengeti.

Day 6Serengeti – Ngoro Ngoro Crater

Begin your day with an early morning breakfast, preparing for an enriching adventure ahead. Following breakfast, complete your check-out process and ensure your packed lunch is ready for the journey. Embark on a scenic drive to Ngorongoro, which takes approximately three hours to reach the main gate of this remarkable natural wonder. Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic caldera, boasts an extraordinary ecosystem that supports a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, rhinos, and various other species. The crater, with its impressive depth of 600 meters and a diameter of 20 kilometers, is teeming with life, featuring lush ponds and pools that enhance its ecological richness. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often hailed as the “8th wonder of the world,” Ngorongoro Crater offers a captivating glimpse into the natural world’s splendor. Following your exploration, proceed to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, where you will indulge in a delightful dinner and spend the night, surrounded by breathtaking views of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 7Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

Start your day with an early morning breakfast, energizing yourself for the adventures ahead. After breakfast, complete your check-out procedures and ensure your packed lunch is prepared for the journey. Embark on a drive to Mto Wa Mbu, renowned as a unique area in Tanzania where people from all 120 tribes coexist harmoniously, creating a vibrant cultural tapestry. This cultural melting pot offers a fascinating insight into Tanzania’s diverse heritage. Following your time in Mto Wa Mbu, continue your journey to Lake Manyara, a haven of rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes. The park is home to a plethora of wildlife, including a large population of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, waterbucks, and warthogs. Look out for the elusive Kik’s dik dik and Klipspringer along the escarpment’s rugged terrain. Leopards can be found nestled within the dense forests and escarpments, while the park’s renowned tree-climbing lions showcase their unique behavior. Although the tree-climbing phenomenon is not as prevalent as before, the park’s abundant wildlife remains a highlight for visitors. Keep an eye out for the park’s large baboon populations, adding to the park’s allure. Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, surrounded by the tranquility of this picturesque setting.

Day 8Lake Manyara – Kenya Amboseli

Begin your day with an early morning breakfast, preparing you for the adventures ahead. Following breakfast, complete your check-out procedures and ensure your packed lunch is ready for the journey. Embark on a scenic drive to the Kenya border at Namanga, a picturesque route that takes approximately four hours. Upon reaching the border around noon, allocate around 45 minutes for visa processing and crossing into Kenya. After a satisfying lunch, continue your expedition to Amboseli National Park, celebrated for its stunning scenery featuring the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, towering over the expansive plains. Upon arrival, engage in an afternoon game drive to explore the park’s abundant wildlife and captivating landscapes. Later, make your way to your chosen lodge for a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at either OlTukai Lodge or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 9Amboseli – Nairobi

Start your day with an early morning game drive at 06:15 am, allowing you to experience the park’s wildlife at its most active. After this exciting excursion, return to your lodge for breakfast. Post-breakfast, check out and embark on another game drive, including a visit to Observation Hill, formerly known as Poachers Hill. This central park attraction offers a unique 360-degree panoramic view of the entire park. Around 13:00 hrs, begin your drive back to Nairobi, enjoying lunch along the way. You will arrive in Nairobi around 5 pm, with a drop-off at Nairobi Airport or another location as per your request.

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