- Nairobi - Nairobi Serena Hotel
Arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and greeted
in our traditional style by uniformed AfriChoice! representatives,
transfer to your city hotel. An hour after checking, we
take you on a city orientation tour that takes you through
the Central Business District viewing the shopping areas,
parliament buildings, Conference Centre ( KICC) and the
Railway station and many of Nairobi's modern and historical
buildings. Our city tour also takes you to places of interest
such as the View Point to get a panaromic view of the
city, National Museums of Kenya, the famous snake park
and the colourful city market. Balance of the day is spent
at leisure at your hotel. Dinner on own in your hotel.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel, Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2 - Nairobi - Nanyuki, Sweetwaters
Morning Drive to Nanyuki. Transfer to Sweetwaters Camp.
Lunch and afternoon activity. Accommodation is provided
in luxuriously appointed tents, set under thatch, with
en-suite facilities and private verandah. Each tent overlooks
the waterhole. Within the quaint, original farmhouse is
the dining room, bar and reception with its superb accommodation,
personal service, first class cuisine and outstanding
array of activities. Options include night game drives
by four-wheel-drive vehicles, walking safaris escorted
by a knowledgeable ranger, bird walks, camel safaris and
outdoor dining ensure there is always plenty to do. All
meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. Full Board
Day 3 - Lake Nakuru National
Park (Flamingos Haven)
After breakfast, drive via Nyahururu (Thompson) Falls
to to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to
thousands of greater and lesser flamingo. The park also
provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard.
Arrive for lunch in Nakuru. Afternoon game drive in the
park, a home to millions of flamingos and more recently
leopards, black rhino and white rhino. After lunch proceed
on a game-viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight
at Sarova Lion Hill. Full Board
- Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve
offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps
the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see
animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century
ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive
until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
- Masai Mara Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara. Overnight
at Mara Serena Lodge on a full board basis. In the Mara
river there are crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks
, and hippos playing in the water. Elephant, Cape Buffalo,
Giraffe, Topi, Gazelle are all in abundance, and during
the months of July to September the great migration of
wildebeest and zebras spill over from the Serengeti. The
sight of these beasts legging it across the Mara River,
avoiding both the crocodiles in the river, and the predators
harassing them from behind is amazing, and the topic of
some of the most spectacular photography ever seen. In
the afternoon there is a game drive followed by dinner
and overnight at the Masai Serena Lodge.
- Masai Mara - Serengeti National Park
This morning after an early breakfast you will transfer
by road (with a picnic lunch) to the Isebania border post
between Kenya and Tanzania. Proceed with our lunch boxes
to Serengeti. Upon arrival into the Serengeti, and continue
to the lodge with a game drive en route. This is flexible
depending on the guests wishes. Overnight at Serengeti
Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp on a full board basis.
- Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. Overnight
at Serengeti Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp on a full board basis.
- Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro Crater, viewing
game across the vast Serengeti plains and stopping off
at 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
50km long and in some places around 90m deep and is found
between the Crater and the Serengeti. It was first discovered
by a German entomologist named Professor Kattwinkel, who
instigated an expedition just before the First World War.
Later, the exploration was continued by Dr Louis Leakey
and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus,
later renamed Australapithicus 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 gorges
earliest inhabitants. Upon arrival at the lodge, youll
have lunch and some time to relax, before departing on
a gentle nature walk with a lodge naturalist. Overnight
at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 9 - Ngorongoro Crater
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart by 4x4
to explore what is commonly referred to as the Worlds
largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, youll descend
through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the
crater for a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch.
Ngorongoro Crater is the Worlds largest intact volcanic
caldera and is also one of the Worlds seven natural
wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor
is comprised of several distinct habitats, ranging from
forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and
some sandy dunes. Its an awesome wildlife experience.
Late afternoon you leave the Crater and drive back to
the lodge for the evening. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena
Lodge on a full board basis.
- Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara
After breakfast, you leave the Crater and drive through
the highlands to Lake Manyara, stopping off at Mto wa
Mbu village en route for a great cultural lunch. From
here, youll continue to Lake Manyara National Park
for a game drive before ending the day on the rim of the
crater at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Overnight at Lake
Manyara Serena on a full board basis.
- Lake Manyara - Arusha (approximately 2½ hours),
Today youll depart after breakfast and head east,
down the fascinating escarpment of the Rift Valley towards
the village of Makuyuni and onto Arusha. The journey will
pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque
African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations.
Upon arrival into Arusha youll have lunch before
being dropped of to catch the flight to Nairobi. From
here, you will be transferred for your onward arrangements.