Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya


Welcome to Africa! You will be after passing through customs and immigration by your driver, who will take you to your lodge on the edge of Nairobi National Park..


Nairobi


The Emakoko

Two nights at The Emakoko. Your stay at The Emakoko includes all meals, local drinks, laundry and game drives in Nairobi National Park.

Day 2: Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Nairobi National Park


Enjoy breakfast at your lodge and perhaps a morning game drive if you so choose, then head out for an exceptional wildlife experience at an elephant and rhino orphanage and sanctuary for endangered giraffes. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most unique elephant & rhino relocation program in the world. Based in Nairobi, The Sheldrick Trust opens its doors to the public to view the orphans between 11 am to 12 pm. You will also visit The Giraffe Center, home to the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. The center gives visitors a chance to interact with the giraffes. Both the Sheldrick Trust and Giraffe center allow visitors to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures, an absolute must for anyone passing through Nairobi.


Afterwards you will return to the lodge for lunch and this afternoon you can head out on a game drive in Nairobi National Park. Overnight The Emakoko. All meals and local drinks included.


Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park & Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania


This morning rise early for the flight to Tanzania, where you will be picked up by your private guide and head out on a game drive across the Great Rift Valley floor to Lake Manyara National Park. This park has been described as one of the most beautiful places in Africa. As you progress into the park, the tall forest gives way to woodlands, then grasslands, swamps, and finally the alkaline lake itself. The bird life is prolific with over 350 species. The park is also known for its tree-climbing lions! Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and later this afternoon you will drive up the outer slopes up the Ngorongoro Crater to your lodge.


Lake Manyara


Acacia Farm Lodge

Two nights at Acacia Farm Lodge. All meals incuded.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


After breakfast, you’ll descend through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera, a World Heritage Site and also one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the floor of the Crater so you can spend most of the day exploring.


Day 5, 6 & 7: Olduvai Gorge & Southern Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Today you drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park, visiting Olduvai Gorge en route. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Maasai. The Gorge is about 30 miles long and in some places around 280 ft deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. Dr. Louis Leakey and his wife in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australopithecus Boisei, an early form of man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the gorge’s earliest inhabitants. You travel with a picnic lunch today as you will be driving through areas with great chances to view wildlife whist in Serengeti National Park. You’ll reach your camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area by sundown and you more full days to explore the southern reaches of the Serengeti.


The Serengeti is perhaps the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The Southern Serengeti is most famous for the period between December and March as the migration heads into this fertile grassland to give birth to the next generation of wildebeest and zebra. During these months, vast herds of migratory animals descend upon the Southern Plains–followed intently by a range of predators. When the migration departs, attention shifts back to the Seronera Valley which is well known for its high numbers of resident game and quality game viewing. Another interesting feature of Serengeti is the massive granite kopjes, islands of rock standing in a sea of grass. The kopjes provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik.


Southern Serengeti National Park


Lake Masek Tented Camp

Three nights at Lake Masek Tented Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 8: Nairobi, Kenya


Enjoy one last day in the vast Serengeti before it’s time to head to the airstrip, where you bid your guide farewell and board the light aircraft flight(s) back to Nairobi. You will be picked up by a vehicle from The Emakoko and be returned to that lodge for dinner and overnight.


The Emakoko

Overnight at The Emakoko. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 9 & 10: Meru National Park, Kenya


This morning you will return to the regional Wilson Airport for the light aircraft flight northwest to Meru National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transfer to camp. After lunch and time to relax, the remainder of the day will be spent on a game drive or walking safari or enjoying any of the other activities offered here. The Elsa’s Kopje guides are based at the lodge in Meru National Park, they have the whole park to themselves, and know their backyard intimately.


The park has enormous diversity of habitat and wildlife, game drives will take you through forests, past giant baobab trees, through clear spring fed streams lined with palms. This is lion and elephant country, but also Meru has many rare species including caracal, the beautiful Lesser Kudu, aardwolf, and over 400 species of birds. Elsa’s Kopje has the whole National Park almost exclusively, and offers pre-dinner game drives with a red-light spotlight. Game driving at dusk and early evening opens up a whole new world, bushbabies, hunting predators, owls. The National Park also incorporates an 84 km2 rhino sanctuary, home to over 70 rhino, both black and white. The size of the sanctuary ensures that finding the rhino is still a game-driving challenge!


Mnt. Meru National Park


Elsa's Kopje

Two nights at Elsa's Kopje. All meals, tea & coffee and limited laundry included.

Day 11, 12 & 13: Olare Motorogi Conservancy & Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya


After breakfast at Kichwa Tembo, you will be picked up and transferred north to Kicheche Bush Camp, located in a private reserve adjacent to the Mara. Arriving at the Camp, lunch will be prepared for you and hopefully there will be time for an afternoon siesta. An evening game drive is on offer, returning back at the camp for dinner and an opportunity to look back at your day and relive all those highlights.


The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is 33000 acres of outstanding natural that directly borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The conservancy ensures a true wilderness experience with one of the lowest tourist densities in the Mara region. The area is teeming with wildebeest during the migration season and there are several prides oflions and many elephants. Endangered species such as rhino and wild dog are also evident. The conservancy applies the concept of community conservancies to enable local communities to live in harmony with the wildlife whilst also benefiting from a source of income from conservation.


Explore this remarkable eco-system with your camp guide. Kicheche Bush Camp is just one of four camps currently operating within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which boasts the region’s lowest vehicle density with no mini-buses, and lowest ratio of guests to land.


Masai Mara


Kicheche Bush Camp

Three nights at Kicheche Bush Camp. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 14: Nairobi & Depart


Today bid farewell to the African wilderness as you will be transferred back to the airstrip, short game drive en route, in time for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be transferred back to The Emakoko where you have a day room until 6 PM to relax, repack and refresh before heading back to the international airport to meet your departing flights. Breakfast included.


Rates - 2017
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
January - March $14,260.00 $2,050.00
Cost based on two travelers sharing. International airfare not included. Please call for a quote from our air partners!
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