Day 01 : Nairobi
You begin your magical holiday today as you board your flight to Kenya - the heart of African safari!! On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are met by our Airport Representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at a Nairobi hotel.
Day 02 : Nairobi – Nakuru/Naivasha
After breakfast, depart for Nakuru. It is 160 kilometres from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park, however after about 60 Kilometres the tour arrives at the Mau escarpment. There is a 'look out' from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a small Italian style chapel. It was built by the Italian prisoners of war who constructed this fine road. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game-drive. Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Nakuru/Naivasha. (BLD)
Day 03 : Nakuru/Naivasha – Masai Mara
If you overnight at Naivasha which is at an altitude of 6,233 feet, and in the centre of a farming area you may see the myriad of bird life at the Lake. After breakfast, drive across the plains to arrive at the Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch. An afternoon drive will doubtless offer a sight of the black-manned lion for which the Mara is famous, sheltering from the heat. This park has a large concentration of wildlife big and small. The Masai Mara is at the bottom of the Rift Valley. There is a definite change in vegetation. The trees on the slopes resemble gnarled olive trees, later their place is taken by flat-topped acacia. Meals and overnight at a lodge/ camp in the Mara. (BLD)
Day 04 : Masai Mara
A full day of game viewing and exploring in this Kenya's finest reserve or alternatively a morning game drive followed by an afternoon swim in the cool water of the hotel swimming pool followed by yet another game drive. You may witness the lion making a kill or a leopard enjoying the meal he had dragged up the tree with him. The vegetation is mostly savanna type with forested areas near the rivers and of course the dwarf acacias to cater for the giraffes. More than 60 species of animals are found here and countless bird species, this includes the Masai ostrich and the secretary bird. This is where the great migration of the wildebeest takes place.
Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Mara. (BLD)
Day 05 : Masai Mara – Nairobi – Mt. Kilemanaro Arusha – Lake Manyara
After breakfast it's time to checkout and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch on own. Later transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight to Mt. Kili manjaro. Upon arrival at Arusha depart for Lake Manyara arriving at the lodge in the early evening. The lodges are situated on the Mto-wa-Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the soda Lake Manyara. Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Manyara (BLD)
Day 06 : Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions and vast flocks of flamingoes. Return from the game drive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch depart for Ngorongoro Crater arriving in the early evening. Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Ngorongoro (BLD)
Day 07 : Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the lodge proceed on a half-day crater tour with picnic lunch. In the crater, which is considered the "Eighth wonder of the world" you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife including the big five. The crater has a variety of habitats including grassland, forest and swamp. The lake on the crater floor is home to flamingoes and many other species of birds. Return to the lodge in the early evening. Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Ngorongoro (BLD)
Day 08 : Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – JRO- New Delhi
After breakfast depart via Mto wa Mbu for Arusha which is reached in time for lunch at a local restaurant (BL), take transfer to JRO airport , board the flight to New Delhi .
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