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Big Cat Safari: Kenya and Tanzania (12 Nights, 13 Days)

Big Cat Safari: Kenya and Tanzania (12 Nights, 13 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 13 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 100 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 730 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3340 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight – Nairobi. On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Africa point Staff and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel based on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Nairobi – Maasai Mara. After breakfast 07:30 hours drive through the floor of the Rift Valley via the Maasai town of Narok to arrive at Kenya’s most populous park, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Simba Lodge. Later proceed with game en route to Mara Serena Lodge, Masai Mara.

Maasai Mara has migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Simba Lodge.

Day 3: Masai Mara. Morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Mara – Lake Nakuru. At 08:30 hours, after breakfast leave for Nakuru with a game drive enroute. Arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Lunch at Lion Hill lodge. At 15:00 hours afternoon game drive. This is a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as and the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Later drive to Lake Naivasha Sopa for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Aberdares. Breakfast at Lake Nakuru National Park. Depart after breakfast for Treetops Lodge, one of the 4 Kenya’s Tree Hotels. Lunch is at Outspan hotel. Later transfer to Treetops lodge for game viewing. Afternoon of game watching from the comfort of your room, or bar or restaurant. Before you reach the lodge it is advisable to have a stop to admire the 73 m plunge of the Thompson Falls named after the Scottish explorer who fast saw them them in the late 1800's. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Day 6: Aberdares - Nairobi – Amboseli. At 08:00 hours. You are picked up after breakfast, drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Thorn Tree Restaurant. You then proceed south to Amboseli National Park and check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 7: Amboseli National Park. At 06:30 hours early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Morning at leisure. Lunch at the Lodge. 15:00 hours afternoon game drive. The snows of the mountain forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the Park. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Day 8: Amboseli - Arusha - Lake Manyara. Breakfast will be served at Amboseli Serena lodge. 08:00 hours drive through Namanga border into Tanzania and drive to Arusha town to arrive in time for lunch. 14:00 hours after lunch proceed to Lake Manyara National Park and check in at at Kirurumu Tented lodge. Birdlife in the park is very broad. The home of tree-climbing lion, the park is also home togiraffes, hippo, zebra, and buffalo. Dinner and overnight at the tented lodge.

Day 9 Lake Manayara - Serengeti. After breakfast, game drive will be provided and later drive to Serengeti National reserve. 13:00 hours Lunch at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. 15:00 hours depart for the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 10 : Serengeti. At 06:30 hours early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. morning at leisure. 12:30 hours lunch at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. At 15:00 hours Afternoon game drive. Serengeti is Africa's largest national park and also one of its most popular. The park has an incredible number of animals, wildebeests being the most populous followed by zebra.

Elephants are notably scarce. Cheetahs and the rest of the big cats are regularly sighted in the plains. The few remaining endangered black rhino are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. The park is also famous for the wildebeest migration, often described as one of the most impressive spectacle in the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 11: Serengeti - Ngorongoro. After breakfast, drive with game drive en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 12: Ngorongoro. Early breakfast After breakfast descend into the crater for with picnic lunches for a day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater, is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa. The Olduvai Gorge in the neighborhood is the site where some off Africa's oldest hominid fossils were found. The Crater has one of the densest predators populations in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are to be found here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 13: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Nairobi. At breakfast at your lodge. At 08:30 hours you will drive back to arrive in Arusha in time for lunch. After lunch continue to Nairobi on regular shuttle bus and drop off at Panafric hotel. Pick up from Panafric hotel and drive to Carnivore Restaurant. This restaurant is famous for its succulent steaks as welcome or farewell dinner. Later you will be transferred by Africa point staff to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your flight home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Complimentary transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure date
- 1 night accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Park entrance fee where applicable
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a 4WD safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing in Tanzania
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing in Kenya
- Accommodation and all meals while on safari
- One way Shuttle bus ticket from Arusha to Nairobi
- Dinner on the last day of the tour
- Game drives as per the itinerary
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Government taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight into east Africa
- Departure taxes - visa and any related fees
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers.

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