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Kenya Safari

Highlights 

Nairobi: Arrival in the vibrant capital city of Kenya. Visit to Karen Blixen Museum for a fascinating historical insight. Witness the work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at its animal orphanage. Explore the Kazuri Bead Workshop & city centre for shopping.

Amboseli: Enjoy iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Full day game driven the park known for its large concentration of elephants.

Marangu: Hike to waterfalls located in the lush landscape at the foot of Kilimanjaro. 

Arusha: Visit the bustling safari town, gateway to Tanzania's national parks.

Lake Manyara: Discover the park at base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, famous for its elusive tree climbing lions, pink flamingos and alkaline lake.

Mto wa Mbu Village: Engage a variety of cultures during a visit to this colourful town, including a traditional lunch.

Masai People: Visit a Masai Boma, learning the customs of this mesmerising & distinctive tribe.

Tarangire: Full day game drive in the national park, host to massive herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra.

Ngorongoro Crater: Game viewing in one of the worlds largest & most scenic calderas.

Serengeti: Spend two days exploring the plains of a truly iconic park, home to the largest annual animal migration.

Lake Victoria: Stay on the shores of the lake, take a boat trip to a local fishing village.

Masai Mara: Visit the traditional traversing grounds of the Masai, a premium wildlife destination. 

17 Day Adventure Itinerary

 

 

Day 1 - Depart Australia today to begin your private African safari!

 


 

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Day 2 – On you arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for relaxation and overnight.    

Accommodation: Eka Hotel or similar

Included Meals: Dinner 

 


 

 

Day 3 – After breakfast, we explore Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of "Out of Africa", lived between 1917 and 1931 until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies. Thereafter, we head to the Giraffe Centre and the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage for a visit. The institution is named after the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. Lunch will follow before driving down to Amboseli National Reserve, arriving in the afternoon. 

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

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Day 4 – Today we head into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya's most famous parks. Amboseli is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  


 

 

Day 5 – This morning after leisurely breakfast, we make our way to the border and then onwards to Arusha. En route, we pass the Marangu waterfalls - which is a moderately strenuous walk (we do recommend sturdy shoes and a degree of walking fitness). We continue to Arusha via Moshi town- the gateway to the Kilimanjaro National Park.

Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

  


 

Day 6 – After breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and set off towards Lake Manyara National Park. The spectacular reserve is located at the north-western corner of Lake Mantra, a hallow soda lake, which lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. We enjoy a scenic drive in the park known not only for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  


 

 

Day 7 – After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama's home, we embark on a walking tour to Lake Papyrus. Here clients can view this magnificent lake filled with abundant birdlife and hippos. If time allows we can do some trekking up to the waterfall. From here you will view the lake on top of the Rift Valley wall; then onto the banana plantation and rice field, ending off the tour with a local village visit. Late afternoon we enjoy a visit to the Maasai Boma for the cultural encounter of a life time. The Maasai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle ad are known for their distinctive traditional attire. On completion we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

  


 

Day 8 – Today we set out to Tarangire National Park for a full day's game drives. The breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe, and the mountains to the south, make a stop at Tarangire a truly memorable experience. Tarangire is as well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3,000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra. 

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


  

 

Day 9 - This morning we have an early departure for a game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. For many, this wildlife spectacle is the pinnacle of their safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts all of the 'Big 5', including a small population of endangered black rhino. After a picnic lunch, we head towards the Serengeti though the stunning Southern Plains. This is the area that the Serengeti is best known for - the endless, undulating grass savannah with rocky outcrops that serve as isolated wildlife refuges.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

Day 10 – Today we will be spending a full day game driving around the Seronera area of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is divided into three main areas: Seronera is the most central and accessible region and this is where the Park HQ is based, as well as most of the larger lodges and communal campsites. This part of the Serengeti is characterised by open plains of grassland, packed with animals. The Seronera River is the lifeblood of the Serengeti and this area is renowned for great game viewing all year round. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 


 

 

Day 11 - We have another exciting day of exploring the Serengeti National Park ahead of us. With lunch boxes provided we continue with game drives throughout the afternoon, scanning the endless plains, spotting many animals and truly realising just why this national park is so famous. In the late afternoon we drive back to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 


 

Day 12 - After breakfast, we make our way to Lake Victoria. We pass through the villages of the Sukuma tribe, who grow ground nuts, sorghum and cassava as well as keeping livestock. Life carries on here simply as it has done for ages, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th century. Some leisure time in the afternoon, or to possibly take a bird walk along the lake shore.

Accommodation: Speke Bay Lodge or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

 

Day 13 – This morning you have the opportunity to take part in a boat excursion to one of the local fishing villages, before we bid Lake Victoria farewell and continue our journey northwards across the border into Kenya. Here we head to the Masai Mara, the traditional land of the Maasai people, who are permitted to graze their cattle in this area. The Masai Mara covers an area that includes the riverine forests along the banks of the Mara and Talek Rivers, acacia forests and the open plains of the savannah. 

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 


 

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Day 14 - Today we spend the whole day game viewing in the world famous Masai Mara National Park. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo, jackal, topi, gazelle, impala and elephant. Hippopotamus and crocodile are also plentiful in the rivers and the bird life is very abundant. 

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 


 

 

Day 15 - After breakfast, we head off towards Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We have the afternoon at leisure or to explore the city. Time allowing, we visit the Kazuri Beads Centre and workshop for those interested in shopping. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili and it describes each striking ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women employed at the Kazuri workshop. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan, lively and interesting city. Its central business district is nicely compact and it is therefore a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Later in the afternoon, we head to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


 

 

Day 16 - The tour ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 17 - Arrive home to Australia!