Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Park Hotel, an African-theme resort providing deluxe accommodation in 64 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and indigenous forest. Spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy a great night at the Safari Park Hotel, only 10km from the city center and 20km from the international airport.

Day 2 - 3: Masai Mara

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the Mara Sopa Lodge, in the Oloolaimutia Valley, as the sun sets.

The next day you will venture out into the bush on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the big five. 

Day 4: Lake Nakuru

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand.

You'll then travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley, and up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will head out on an afternoon game drive in the Nakuru National park before continuing to Lake Nakuru Lodge for the evening - positioned in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks.

Day 5 - 6: Amboseli National Park

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will leave Rift Valley behind, you continue towards Nairobi and collect picnic lunch from Nairobi and then head south towards Amboseli. Enjoy a picnic lunch with an afternoon game drive in the park en route to the Amboseli Sopa Lodge, on 200 acres of private land on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

The next morning, you will depart after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive, enjoy a hot picnic lunch at a picnic site, and return to the lodge later in the day.

Day 7: Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

After breakfast, you continue the journey to the Tanzania border post and then on to Arusha for lunch.

After lunch, drive across the Masai Steppe to the Great Rift Valley. Here, your hotel, the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, is perched high on the rim overlooking the park and Great Rift Valley below. The bar and restaurant offer guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal, with sumptuous menus, buffets, and barbecues, alongside authentic African dishes.

Day 8 - 9: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, you will spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park.

You will then return to the lodge for lunch and depart for Serengeti National Park, enjoying some game viewing en route to Serengeti Sopa Lodge in the Nyarboro Hills in the south west of the Serengeti National Park.

The next day includes morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park, exploring this famous park and its high concentration of wildlife. 

Day 10 - 11: Ngorongoro Crater National Park

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game across the Serengeti plains, stopping at Olduvai Gorge en route. After a picnic lunch, you continue towards the crater with a visit to a Masai Village.

In the afternoon continue to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and an overnight stay. Enjoy a safari within five minutes of leaving the lodge, as the park gate is very close.

The next day, a highlight awaits you as you depart to explore what is the world’s largest so-called natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, descend through early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera, and enjoy a picnic lunch. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon for a beautifully prepared dinner.

Day 12: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, you head southeast to Lake Manyara, Mto Wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Back at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge, you sit down for lunch and perhaps a swim, before spending the remainder of the afternoon on a game drive. The park is recognized as one of the best parks on the northern circuit for elephant viewing during the dry season and Tarangire Sopa is ideally placed to experience this.

Day 13: End of journey

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you continue the journey by road to Nairobi arriving in Nairobi late afternoon and proceed for dinner in Nairobi city center before drop off at JKIA airport or City Centre Hotel.

Rates

13 Day East African Explorer

  • Unit sleeps: 7

Includes: Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or border, transportation in a 4x4 vehicle (maximum of seven passengers), scheduled game drives, an English speaking guide, meals and accommodation as specified in itinerary, park fees and government taxes, and one bottle of mineral water per person per day on game drives.

Please note: This 13-day tour departs from Safari Park Hotel at 7.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a minimum of 2 people are required for the tour to operate and this must be booked in advance.

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