north to the dramatic semi-arid scrubland of the Northern
Frontier. After lunch, an afternoon game drive to sight
resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe,
Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the blue-necked Somali Ostrich
that are rare elsewhere in the country. Dinner and the
night will be spent along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro
River at the luxurious Samburu lodges.
of this fascinating reserve awaits you. Early morning and
afternoon game drives give a chance to explore some of the
world's most spectacular and exciting terrain. Overnight
and meals at the lodge.
breakfast, depart for Aberdares Country Club. The main house,
a romantic stone building with red tiled roof was built
in 1937 by the Lyon family from England. During the Second
World War this house was known to have hosted some pretty
wild parties. Lunch at the Club followed by transfer to
The Ark at 1430 hrs with small overnight baggage. The unique
architecture of The Ark with numerous viewing decks balconies
and lounges over the waterhole allow for the pleasure of
all night game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Ark.
transfer to Aberdares Country Club for onward journey to
Nakuru. Arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game
drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park provides a
sanctuary for the rhino. Lake Nakuru has always been considered
a flamingo lake par excellence... Dinner and overnight at
drive towards Masai Mara - the land of vast migrating herds.
Arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a
game drive to get a closer look at the Mara. Return to an
archetypal Mara Lodge / tented camp for sundowners, dinner
and overnight stay.
morning and afternoon game drives to absorb the enormity
of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view
its vast assemblages of plains game together with their
associated predators: Buffalo, Black Rhino, Hippopotamus,
Leopard, Cheetah, Common Zebra, Coke's Hartebeest, White
bearded Gnu, Oribi, Warthog, and Thompson's and Grant's
Gazelles. All meals and overnight stay at the Lodge.
to Nairobi and then head for Arusha, the base for safaris
in the northern circuit of Tanzania. It is a quaint town
located at the base of Mt Meru and in Tanzania's vast coffee
growing highlands. Dinner and overnight at a lodge here.
Lake Manyara National Park to see the tree-climbing lions.
Arrive in time for lunch. Lake Manyara National Park is
situated spectacularly between the Great Rift Valley Escarpment
and Lake Manyara. During a game drive animals such as elephants
and hippo can be seen. Bird life, both resident and migratory,
is prominent in the Park. At certain times of the year the
lake is home to thousands of flamingoes. Dinner and overnight
at a lodge situated in the Park.
drive to the Serengeti Plains, the most famous of Tanzania's
National Parks. It is most well-known for the annual migration
which takes place across the great savannah plains. It is
a phenomenal sight, thousands and thousands of wildebeest
as far as the eye can see. Arrive at a luxurious lodge in
time for lunch. An early evening game drive and then return
to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Two game drives
to enjoy Serengeti. Look out for the leopard along the riverine
forest and witness the vast herds of plain animals. Lion
and cheetah may also be spotted lurking around the many
kopjes' in the area. Meals and overnight stay at the luxurious
drive towards Ngorongoro. Enroute stop at the archaeological
site of Olduvai Gorge - "the Cradle of Mankind".
Here, Mary and Louis Leakey found fossilized remains of
man's oldest ancestors. Additionally, fossil remains of
35 humans and 150 species of mammals were found from here.
Proceed towards Ngorongoro. Arrive at a strategically located
lodge, on the rim of the crater with magnificent views for
dinner and overnight stay.
picnic lunch on board, descend 610m into the crater floor,
from a height of 2,286m for a complete day of game viewing.
Ngorongoro was declared a World Heritage site in 1978 in
recognition of its beauty and importance. The crater has
an area of 265 sq. km. All of the big game: lions, rhino,
elephants can be seen here. Return to the strategically
located lodge for dinner and overnight.
return to Arusha for lunch and then back to Nairobi.