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DAY 1 NAIROBI

Welcome to Nairobi, Where Safari was Coinned to:, that has continued to thrill from time immemorial.

Arrive JKIA, meet and assist, transfer to the hotel to freshen up, depart at 1000 for The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Proceed onwards at 1200 for The Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Museum. Afternoon city tour and shopping disposal. Return to the hotel by 1800 to freshen up. Depart at 1900 for The Carnivore Restaurant for your “welcome to Africa” dinner courtesy African Safari Destinations giving you a true feel of “warm African hospitality.” Imbibe on mouth watering barbecued cuisine at Nairobi’s finest. Drop off to the hotel by 2130, overnight. BB.

(lunch and nominal entry fees for the clients on the sight seeing excursion today are exclusive of the price)

DAY 2 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Breakfast at 0700, depart at 0730 for Masai Mara, driving south west to what has beenaptly dubbed as the “ultimate game viewing destination in the world,” home to the largest wildebeest migration across two countries. Descend into the Great Rift Valley, breif rest halt at Narok town, proceed further south arrive at the lodge by 1200. Lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive at 1600, return by 1845.Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 3 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Early morning game viewing run at 0630 (optional Balloon Safari with Champagne Breakfast, additional cost), return for breakfast by 0900. Day at leisure.

Blessed with an outstanding concentration of animals and panoramic views of across the plains and dotted woodlands, the Masai Mara provides an experience unsurpassed. As the northern extension of the great Serengeti grassland, the reserve is host to the annual migration of over a million wildebeest –the most awesome wildlife spectacle on planet earth.

The Mara covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometers in the south-western corner of Kenya, is not fenced and bordered on the west by the Olooloo escarpment and in the east by the Ngama hills. The common language of the Masai is Maa in which the word Mara means spotted –referring to the clusters of bush which dot the plains.

In addition to the wildebeest and hordes of zebra which join them in their annual pilgrimage for pastures, the MasaiMara supports the lion, cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thomson’s gazelle and the Defassa waterbuck, as well as eight species of primate. Afternoon game viewing run at 1600. Return by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

(optional full day game drive with picnic lunch)

DAY 4 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Early morning game viewing run at 0630 (optional Balloon Safari with Champagne Breakfast, additional cost), return for breakfast by 0900. Day at leisure. Afternoon game viewing run at 1600. Return by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

(optional full day game drive with picnic lunch)

DAY 5 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at 0700, depart by 0730 for Nakuru, driving to the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the lodge by 1230, time at leisure. The lake is home to millions of flamingo which give the lake an unmistakable pink hue on the horizon. Lunch at 1300, early afternoon at leisure, game viewing run at 1600. The park hosts the endangered white rhino, lions, buffaloes, the elusive leopard and hordes ofplains game. Return to the lodge by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 6 MOUNT KENYA FOREST RESERVE

Early morning game viewing run at 0630, return for breakfast by 0900. Depart at 0930 driving north vide Nyahururu, the Equator Point. Brief rest halt at Nyahururu Falls. Depart thereafter for Mountain Lodge, set in the heart of the dense Mount Kenya moorlands at the foot of the majestic snow capped Mount Kenya. Arrive by 1130, time leisure, lunch at 1230. The “treehotel” stands on wooden stilts overlooking a waterhole from which animals can be viewed throughout the day and night (the waterhole is lit by powerful spotlights strategically positioned). Afternoon and evening at leisure to view the never ending theatrics of the animals at the waterhole. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 7 AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Depart at 0600, picnic breakfast en route, driving south east towards Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Rest halt at Namanga, the ever busy border town between Kenya and Tanzania. Proceed further east to the home of The African Elephant, a very apt norm for Amboseli which hosts huger herds of the majestic African elephant. Arrive at the lodge by 1200. Lunch.Early afternoon at leisure, game viewing drive at 1600, return to the lodge by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 8 AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Game drive 0630, return to the lodge by 0900 for breakfast. Day at leisure.

South east of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the park nestles at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, which borders both Kenya and Tanzania. The park is famed for the huge herds of the African Elephant that it is home to. The park also plays host to lions, buffaloes, the elusive leopard, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, a variety of antelopes and other smaller plains game. During the dry season it is semi arid terrains and during the wet season, the seasonal “Amboseli Swamp” becomes home to many species of birds.

Afternoon game viewing run at 1600. Return by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 9 NGORONGORO CRATER

Breakfast at 0730, depart by 0800 for Namanga, arrive by 1030. onward to Arusha town by 1100 to arrive by 1230, lunch, depart at 1330 for Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, perched high on the rim of the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Ngorongoro Crater. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 10 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at 0700, check out and depart at 0730 for a half day crater tour at 0730 toview the animal antics within this animal kingdom.

A UNESCO protected ‘’World Heritage Site’’, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is situated some 190 kms west of Arusha, between Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks. Covering approximately 8,288 square km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area consists of the Ngorongoro Crater itself, the Olduvai Gorge, the Empakai crater and the Oldonyo Lengai Mountain. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a pioneering experiment in multi-purpose land use where the diverseinterests of wild animals, plants and people are being integrated. Wild animals are protected as in the National parks. The craters of Ngorongoro and Empakai are reserved exclusively for wildlife, while the rest of the Conservation Area is shared by wildlife, people and livestock. The Ngorongoro Crater, which is the central attraction in the area, is the largest Caldera in the world that has its walls intact. The Ngorongoro Crater floor lies 610 metres below the rim and has an area of 265 sq. km, with a diameter of 16 km to 19 km. The sight of the Ngorongoro Crater is simply stunning. “There is nothing with which to compare. It is one of the wonders of the world…” once wrote Professor Bernard Grzimek. The crater floor is covered with plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elands, rhino, and a large predator population of lions, hyena and jackal which can all be viewed at close quarters. Cheetah and leopard can also be seen here. The crater rim is about 2286 metres high and is chilly during the evenings.

Picnic lunch by the hippo pools at 1230, depart at 1300 for Serengeti. Arrive at the lodge by 1630, check in. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 11 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at 0700, depart by 0730 for a full day game drive, picnic lunch, return to the lodge by 1800, evening at leisure, dinner and overnight. FB.

Covering an area of 14,763 sq. km, Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania. The park is located some 320 km to the northwest of Arusha, lying on a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the destinations Kenya / Tanzaniaborder, and extending almost to Lake Victoria to the west. The Serengeti, derived from the Masai word “siringet” meaning endless plains, these vast plains are the origins of the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the migration of over 1 million wildebeest to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya. destinations Pursued by hungry predators, this becomes a struggle of life and death that only the Serengeti and Masai Mara are honoured to host. The principal features of the Serengeti are the short and long grass plains in the south and east, the acacia Savannah in the central areas, the hilly and densely wooded areas in the north and the extensive woodland in the west. There is a variety of scenery, which include the plains, lakes, hills and the rock outcrops called kopjes. The main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, and Lobo. In the Seronera Valley, animals that can be seen are lions, buffaloes, impalas, hippos, water-bucks, elephants, cheetahs and the leopard. From December, when the long rains start, to May, eastern Serengeti plains provide the best opportunities for game viewing as hundreds of thousands of the migratory animals are concentrated in this part attracted by the short palatable grass. Between May and June, when drought sets in, Serengeti is the site of one of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom – the migration of thousands of wildebeest destinations heading southwest, north or west in search of water and greener pastures. The Lobo area remains rich in wildlife during the dry months of July to October when most of the game has moved from the grass plains in the south.

DAY 12 LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at 0800, depart by 0830 driving through the coffee farms of Karatu to Lake Manyara National Park, arrive by 1130, time at leisure, lunch at 1230, afternoon game viewing drive at 1500, return to the lodge by 1845. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 13 RWANDA

Breakfast at 0700. Depart at 0730 for Arusha, arrive by 1000, transfer to JRO for your flight to Kigali destinations ETD 1300. Arrive KGL 1530. Transfer to Bwindi. Arrive by 1830. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 14 RWANDA

Breakfast at 0630. Depart by 0700 for the impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Arrive by 0800. Trek to see the famed silverback mountain gorillas. Picnic lunch. Return to the vehicle by 1700. Depart thereafter for the lodge. Arrive by 1800. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 15 RWANDA destinations

Breakfast at 0630. Depart by 0700 for the impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Arrive by 0800. Trek to see the famed silverback mountain gorillas. Picnic lunch. Return to the vehicle by 1700. Depart thereafter for the lodge. Arrive by 1800. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight. FB.

DAY 16 ZANZIBAR

Breakfast at 0700, depart at 0730 for Kigali, drop off by 0930 for your flight to Zanzibar ETD 1100. Arrive ZNZ 1415. Transfer to the hotel, check in by 1500, time atleisure. Dinner and overnight. destinations HB.

DAY 17 ZANZIBAR

Breakfast, day at leisure, dinner and overnight. HB.

The legendary island of spices, fragrances, flowers and fruits, set like a jewel in the tranquil coral waters of the Indian ocean, Zanzibar is also the birthplace of the fascinating Swahili culture with its elegant architecture, full of balconies, courtyards, hand-carved doors and mosques. The different races that had settled in Zanzibar over centuries have left an impact on the people and the architecture. destinations The narrow streets, the House of Wonders, are just some vivid reminders
of the Island’s long and coloured history. Different excursions are arranged while in Zanzibar taking visitors to spices plantations, the old slave cave, the prison island, ruins of what was the palace of the Sultan Said, the old slave market and many other historical places.

DAY 18 ZANZIBAR

Breakfast, day at leisure, dinner and overnight. HB.

DAY 19 ZANZIBAR

Breakfast, day at leisure, dinner and overnight. HB.

DAY 20 NAIROBI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Breakfast, morning at leisure, transfer to MIA for your flight to Nairobi, arrive JKIA, connect onwards to your flight with memories of your African safari to cherish.

End of safari.