Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be transferred to your hotel to relax for two or three hours which will be followed by a city tour (Visit the national museum, giraffe centre where you will feed the giraffes, Parliament Buildings and city market). You will be back in Nairobi Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Samburu
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast then depart to Samburu National Reserve - a distance of 340 kms, making a stopover at the equator and then proceed to Samburu National Reserve arriving at the gate and begin a short game drive en route to the camp or lodge. Check in at the camp or lodge at around 1.30 pm for lunch and relax till 4.00 pm. An evening game drive till 6.30 pm and back to Samburu Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight. Samburu National Reserve is an arid desert covering an area of 392km2. Physical attractions include the dates palm with Acacia forests, Ewaso Nyiro River which flows to Lorian swamps, and mountains among others. Altitude is 3,747 meters above sea level. Animals found are elephants, lions, buffalos, reticulated giraffes, gravy zebras, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostriches, cheetahs, and leopards among others. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge.
Day 3: Samburu
Wake up at 5.30 am for a cup of coffee or tea followed by a morning game drive then back to the Lodge for a full breakfast at around 8.30 am. Proceed to another game drive till lunch and relax till 4.00 pm. An evening game drive till 6.30 pm then back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight. (Samburu Serena Lodge).
Day 4: Aberdare / The Ark
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart to Aberdare Country Club driving a distance of 210 kms arriving at 1.00 pm. Check in at Aberdare Country Club for lunch and then you will be transferred to the Aberdare National Park. Aberdare covers an area of 877 km2 and is a tropical rain forest. Physical attractions include Bamboo forests, eucalyptus, jacaranda forests, water falls (Chania Falls), Aberdare ranges, and green highlands among others. Animals seen include elephants, hyenas, rhinos, buffalos, lions, water bucks, bush bucks, bongo antelopes among others. This is also a home for birds. The altitude is 2,132 meters above the sea level and lies near to the equator. Relax at the Ark (One of the tree top hotels and luxurious in Kenya). You have a chance to see animals at the water hole while at the tree top hotel. Dinner and overnight (at The Ark).
Day 5: Masai Mara
Wake up at around 6.00 am for a full breakfast. Depart to the world seventh wonder (Masai Mara) - a distance of 360 kms. Arrive at around 1.00 pm and make a short game drive en route to the camp (Mara Intrepids) checking in at around 1.30 pm for lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve has an area of 1,584 km2 and it’s one of the famous and most visited national reserves in Kenya. Physical attractions include Mara River, Talek River, Loita Hills, Serengeti plains and the annual wild beast migration during July to September. The landscape is woodland and grassland savannah with Acacia forests. Masai Mara is famous for lions, elephants, leopards, cheetah, gazelles, rhinos, hyenas among others. It’s also attractive for bird watchers and news analysts. Game drive at 4.00 pm till 6.30 pm and back to the camp for dinner and overnight (Mara Intrepids).
Day 6: Masai Mara
Wake up at 5.30 am for coffee followed by an early morning game drive and back to the camp for a full breakfast. After breakfast proceed for another game drive visiting Mara River for hippos, crocodiles and the migration point of the wild beasts. (There’s another option of proceeding for a game drive with a packed lunch till 6.30 pm in the evening). Dinner and overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 7: Serengeti
Wake up at around 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart with a packed lunch to Serengeti National Park - a distance of 400 kms along Isbania border, arriving at the gate and begin a game drive with picnic lunch till evening. Check in at Serena Lodge at around 6.30 pm. Serengeti National Park is one of the largest parks in Tanzania and is bordered to the north with Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It’s also one of the most visited, famous, and attractive and was voted the seventh wonder of the world because of the annual migration of the million wild beasts from Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti plains. Serengeti covers an area of 14,763 km2. Physical attractions include rivers, swamps, plains, kopjes rocks, grasslands and woodlands savannah. Animals found are the big five (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos), giraffes, wild beasts, zebras, cheetahs, hyenas and Thomson gazelles among others. Dinner and overnight at Serena Lodge.
Day 8: Serengeti
Wake up at 5.30 for a cup of tea or coffee and start an early morning game drive till 8.30 am before a full breakfast. Proceed for a game drive till around 1.00 pm for lunch. Relax till 4.00 pm then an evening game drive till 6.30 pm. (There’s another option of proceeding for a full game drive with a packed lunch till 6.30 pm). Dinner and overnight at Serena Lodge.
Day 9: Ngorongoro
Wake up at 6.00 for a full breakfast and depart to Ngorongoro with a packed lunch - a distance of 130 kms. After arriving at Ngorongoro, descend to the crater floor about 2,000 meters with an altitude of 1,980 ft straight up from the crater floor. Ngorongoro is one of the world’s heritages as it was voted the eighth wonder of the world. Physical attractions include swamps, grasslands, woodlands, rivers, lakes and hills among others. Animals found include Elephants, lions, cheetahs, buffalos, gnus, hyenas and black rhinos among others. Ngorongoro supports such an amazing variety of animal life as if Noah’s Ark foundered here. Proceed with the game drive in the crater till evening with dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena.
Day 10: Lake Manyara
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart to Lake Manyara - a distance of 90 kms, arriving at the gate and begin a game drive en route to the lodge. Check in at the lodge at around 1.00 pm for lunch and relax till 4.00 pm. Proceed for another game drive along the shores of Lake Manyara till 6.30 pm then back to Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Lake Manyara covers an area of 330 km2 of which 200 km2 is covered by the lake itself. Lake Manyara is also an alkaline lake where millions of flamingos live and different types of birds are also found here. Manyara is a Masai word meaning euphorbia forests which lies along the Great Rift Valley. Manyara also provides a perfect introduction to Tanzania bird life (over 400 different types of birds have been recorded including water water birds such as pelicans, flamingos, cormorants, storks, fish eagles and king fishers among others). Physical attractions include the lake, euphorbia forests, flood plains, woodlands and narrow belt of Acacia among others. Animals found include elephants, the tree climbing lions, giraffes, zebras, impalas, water bucks, kirk dik dik and klipp springer among others. Dinner and overnight in Sopa lodge.
Day 11: Tarangire
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart from Lake Manyara to Tarangire National Reserve – a distance of 110 kms Arrive at the gate and begin a game drive en route to Tarangire Sopa arriving at 1.00 for lunch and relax till 4.00 pm. Proceed to an evening game drive till 6.30 pm then back the camp or lodge. Tarangire covers an area of 2,850 km2. Physical attractions include rivers, swamps, grassland savannah and Acacia forests among others. Animals found include elephants, lions, giraffes, ostriches, fringed-eyed oryx, long-necked gerenuk, zebras, impala, buffalos, wild beasts, hart beasts and gazelles among others. Tarangire also hosts different kinds of birds including the kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird and tree climbing python. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa.
Day 12: Amboseli
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart from Tarangire to Amboseli through Namanga border in Kenya - a distance of 380 kms. Arrive at Ol Tukai Lodge late afternoon for lunch at around 1.30 pm. Relax till 4.00 pm then proceed to another game drive till 6.30 pm. Amboseli covers an area of 390 km2 - physical attractions are grassland savannah, swamps and a view of Mt Kilimanjaro (The highest mountain in Africa, 5,895metres). It’s also a home to elephants, giraffes, cheetah, zebras, gnus, hyenas, buffalos among others. Amboseli is also a paradise to birds. Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge.
Day 13: Tsavo West
Wake up at 6.00 am for a full breakfast and depart from Amboseli to Tsavo West National Park driving through a distance of 80 kms. . You will have a stopover at Shetani Larva for photos and proceed to Chyulu Gate and begin a game drive en route to Mzima Springs. The spring produces over one million litres of water per day. Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 km2. Physical attractions include the Chyulu Hills, Ngulia Hills, Chaimu Larva, Shetani Larva and Mzima Springs. The landscape for Tsavo West is grassland savannah with Acacia forests. Animals in Tsavo West include elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras among others. Drive back to the camp or lodge at around 6.30 pm for dinner and overnight (Severine Camp).
Day 14: Tsavo West - Mombasa
Wake up at around 6.00 am for a full breakfast followed by a game en route to Tsavo river gate and proceed to Voi for lunch. Drive back to your hotel.