Day 1: Nairobi:
Arrive at Nairobi International Airport, Kenya where you are met and transferred to your hotel for overnight. The Stanley Hotel or equivalent on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Lake Elementaita
After breakfast, drive to Lake Elementaita in time for lunch at Lake Elementeita Serena Camp. The camp is small and exclusive and is uniquely situated on the shoreline of the sapphire-blue lake. After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the conservancy. Elmenteita is located between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. At the southern end of the lake lie the “Kekopey” hot springs, in which the Tilapia Grahamii breed. The reed beds nearby are fishing grounds for Night Herons and Pelicans. Overnight at Serena Elementaita Camp on on full board basis.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru | Elementaita
After breakfast, drive to nearby Lake Nakuru National Park with picnic lunch to spend the day enjoying game drives in the park. In the late afternoon, return to the camp for the evening with some time to freshen up, unwind and perhaps enjoy a swim and a cocktail before dinner and overnight. Overnight at Serena Elementaita Camp on on full board basis.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Leaving the camp after breakfast, continue up the floor of the Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’ , the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands,meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp on full board basis.
Days 5 & 6: Masai Mara
Spend the days in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Introduce yourself to the large herds of plains game and the numerous predators which have made the reserve so famous. Masai Mara is also home to the renowned black-maned lion. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp on full board basis.
Day 7: Lake Victoria
After breakfast drive to the border cross between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia then drive to the shores of Lake Victoria with a picnic lunch on the way. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax by the lake shore. Dinner at the lodge. Overnight at the Serenity on the Lake Lodge on full board basis.
Day 8: Lake Victoria
A day spent on the shores of Lake Victoria which includes a 1.5 hour Canoe ride and bird walk. Overnight at the Serenity on the Lake Lodge on full board basis.
Day 9: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park and to Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp which is scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer’ (mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers. The camp is cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Camp on full board basis.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park
Spend a full day on safari tracking game through the inspiring landscapes of the Serengeti. Return to the lodge for lunch. Witness the immensity of the park and the amazing numbers of hoofed animals (zebra, wildebeest, antelopes…) as well as predators it shelters during another exciting afternoon game drive. Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Camp on full board basis.
Day 11: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast enjoy a last morning game drive as you leave the Serengeti with a picnic lunch and head to the Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge, known as the “berth of humanity’ for the remains of prehistoric inhabitants that were unearthed there. Arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon.Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on full board basis.
Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast this morning, descend into the crater for an extraordinary safari at the bottom of this collapsed volcano, where a variety of habitats shelter an amazing array of wildlife, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Then drive back to Arusha at the foot of Mt Meru. Check-in to the Serena Mountain Village Arusha hotel. The uniquely designed lodge hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds, echoing the traditional style of colonial coffee farms. Relax and unwind in the serenity of the lakeside where you can enjoy some walking, mountain biking, canoeing on the lake, and trips to the nearby Arusha and Mount Meru national parks. Overnight at Serena Mountain Village on full board basis.
Day 13: Arusha
After breakfast, depart for Arusha where you have lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed to Kilimanjaro airport afterwards for your flight out.
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