DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI
On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you willbe transferred to your hotel. Two-nights at FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL where you will be met by Richard Ruskin.
DAY 2: NAIROBI
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre, with lunch at Tamambo Restaurant. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: NAIROBI – LAKE NAKURU
This morning you will be met at reception and begin your safari with a drive to Lake Nakuru, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you will be taken on an afternoon game drive in the park, known for its rhino population, Defassa waterbuck, lion and aquatic birds. Two nights at SAROVA LION HILL LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU
Today you will be taken on a morning and afternoon game drives to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to amazing aquatic birdlife including flamingos. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU – OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
After breakfast, you will continue your safari driving to Ol Pejeta, where you will be taken on a game drive after lunch. Two nights at SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
Today, you will be taken on morning and afternoon game drives to see rhino and plains game as well as a visit to the Chimp Sanctuary. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY – KILIMANJARO
After breakfast, you will head back to Nairobi for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to the FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ARUSHA for your overnight stay. (B, L)
DAY 8: KILIMANJARO – LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO CRATER
This morning, you will be driven to Lake Manyara for a game drive, followed by lunch at Lake Manyara Serena. In the afternoon you will travel by road to Ngorongoro Crater. For the next two nights you will stay at NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: NGORONGORO CRATER
This morning you will descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing and a picnic lunch. In the late afternoon you will visit a Masai Village. (B, L, D)
DAY 10: NGORONGORO CRATER – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Today is a long but exciting day with most of the time spent driving through the Serengeti to MBALAGETI SERENGETI, which is located in the western corridor. You will have a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive en route to the lodge. Many clients say this is one of the highlights of the safari. (B, L, D)
DAY 11: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will be taken on morning and afternoon game drives. This park is known as one of the world’s last great wildlife refuge, home to 35 species of plains game and 500 birds. Overnight at MBALAGETI SERENGETI. (B, L, D)
DAY 12: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – MASAI MARA
This morning you will be transferred to the Grumeti Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Tarime. On arrival you will be taken by road to Migori connecting with your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred a short distance to Kichwa Tembo in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. For the next three nights, you will stay at KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAYS 13 – 14: MASAI MARA
Two days spent in the Masai Mara game viewing with the option of taking a balloon safari (additional cost). The Masai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife with 320 square kilometres of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creating an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. It is here that the Wildebeest Migration should be in full swing, providing opportunities to see them amassing as well as crossing the river. (B, L, D)
DAY 15: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After breakfast, you will board your scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. On arrival you will be transferred back to FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL for your overnight stay. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 16: DEPART NAIROBI
After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Richard Ruskin is a specialist guide, who has been guiding in East Africa for nearly 20 years. Richard will open your eyes to the animals, plants, birds and scenery that makes this area the most exciting in Africa. A keen photographer (many of his photos are in this brochure), he is on hand to help potential photographers improve their photos whilst on safari. Richard also has great friends in various villages in both Kenya and Tanzania, giving you a more intimate opportunity to meet these amazing Africans. Richard hand picks the African Travel Specialists driver/guides that accompany this migration safari.
• 15 nights in 4 and 5 star luxury accommodation on a twin share basis
• All airport transfers
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Specialist guiding by Richard Ruskin
• Services of English speaking driver/guides
• Internal flights and transfers
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Situated within the breathtaking Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena offers a safari experience like no other. Spend your days exploring these rolling green plains and seeking out the elusive ‘Big 5’. Enjoy guided game drives throughout the day and relax in the evening with a dip in the pool, a trip to the spa, or a delicious meal at the restaurant.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is set on a crater rim overlooking the Ngorongoro crater described as the eighth wonder of the world. The lodge is built from local river stones and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape. Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the 75 rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is in the lush forests of the Oloololo Escarpment and golden plains of the Masai Mara. This stunning safari camp features 40 “Hemingway – style” safari tents with beautifully furnished African furniture and art objects. Each one is spacious with panoramic views over the plains or the bush. Treat yourself to a holistic massage or take a dip in the rim-flow swimming pool which is literally on the edge of the Mara and boasts extraordinary views.
Mbalageti Serengeti is in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. This lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Accommodation is offered in tented chalets, family suites or lodge rooms.
Conveniently located in the city centre of the safari capital of Tanzania is Four Points by Sheraton. This hotel offers 106 air-conditioned rooms and suites with modern African-style decor. Hotel amenities include four restaurants, an outdoor pool, a coffee lounge, a garden, a fully equipped gym and massage services.
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge is situated on a hillside bordering Lake Nakuru, with expansive views of the lake in the heart of Lake Nakuru National Park. Chalet-style rooms and suites at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge have private patios with panoramic views of the flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. The lodge is a two-hour drive from Nairobi or just a 30-minute flight by private charter to the park airstrip.
Fairmont The Norfolk has played a leading role in Kenya’s colourful history. It opened its doors in 1904 and has changed and improved with the growth of Nairobi. The finest and the best-known luxury hotel in town, enjoy beautiful traditionally furnished guest rooms and suites in a colonial style. The hotel is still the traditional starting point for safaris, and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi’s most famous meeting place, for drinks and light meals.