EASTERN & SOUTHERN SAFARIS LTD
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Eastern & Southern Safaris LTD
Location: Samburu, Mt.Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
Price: US$6743
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ESSKT 018: 16 Days Best of Kenya & Tanzania Combined

This is one of our most popular safaris that covers all the major and most popular game parks and reserves in both Kenya and Tanzania. Starting from Jan 2005, the safari will run for 16-days (was previously 15-days), because we have added an extra day/night at Amboseli. The previous itinerary stayed only 1 night in Amboseli, and most of our past clients said they would have stayed longer.

The safari starts by traversing Kenya’s central and northern sector across the equator line to Samburu National Reserve, a park that is home to rarely found species. From Samburu the safari goes to Mt. Kenya National Park before proceeding to the floor of the Rift Valley visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and then heading to the country’s most popular game sanctuary, Maasai Mara Game Reserve. With a break in Nairobi, the safari proceeds to Amboseli and across Namanga border to all three mostly visited Tanzania’s northern parks namely Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti Nat. Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

Daily departures subject to a minimum 2 persons booking.

  • Day 1. Nairobi/Samburu
    Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal plan: {L, D}

    Day 2. Samburu
    Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional activites include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Lodge.
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 3. Mountain Lodge
    Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arrivingSerena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon as you watch game from the balcony of the lodge, with an optional guided nature walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel.
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 4. Lake Nakuru
    Depart Mountain Lodge after breakfast and drive to the floor of The Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls and arriving Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 5. Maasai Mara
    Depart Lake Nakuru in the morning and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving Mara Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 6 & 7. Maasai Mara
    Two full days in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Morning and afternoon game drives with an optional visit to a local Maasai village. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 8. Nairobi
    Depart Maasai Mara in the morning and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 13:00hrs. Drop at Nairobi Safari Club. Lunch on own account/afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis. Optional dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant.
    Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal plan: {B}

    Day 9. Amboseli
    Depart Nairobi in the morning for Amboseli National Park arriving Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for lunch. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 4½ hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 10. Amboseli
    Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 11. Lake Manyara
    Depart Amboseli after breakfast and driving to Namanga (Kenya/Tanzania border) where you will change vehicle and driver/guide and proceed to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel. Then drive on to Lake Manyara National Park for dinner and overnight atLake Manyara Serena Lodge.
    Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 12. Serengeti
    Morning game drive in Manyara Park, a park dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famour for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Depart after lunch for Serengeti Nat. Park arriving Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
    Approx transit time: 4 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 13. Serengeti
    Full day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see. All meals and overnight atSerengeti Serena Lodge
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 14. Ngorongoro
    Another morning game drive in Serengeti, departing after lunch for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
    Approx transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D
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    Day 15. Ngorongoro
    After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for ½ day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
    Pls note: Only ½ day tours may be allowed at the crater.

    Day 16. Back to Arusha/Nairobi/Out
    Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Arusha. Lunch at Impala Hotel then to be assisted to board afternoon shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx 18:30hrs (a flying option is available). Drop at your hotel or at the airport for onward flight. End of our services.
    Approx transit time: 8 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L}

  • 2015/2016 Prices:
    If using a Custom Safari Minibus
    High season US$6743 per person sharing
    Mid season US$5371 per person sharing
    Low season US$4893 per person sharing

    If using 4×4 Landcruiser
    High season US$7623 per person sharing
    Mid season US$6251 per person sharing
    Low season US$5773 per person sharing

    Seasons
    1. High Season: 16 Dec 2015 – 31 March 2016; 01 July – 15 Dec 2016
    2. Mid Season: 25 May – 30 June 2016
    3. Low Season: 01 April – 24 May 2016

    Prices include:
    – Transportation in a custom safari vehicle with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
    – Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide for each sector
    – Fullboard accommodation in the lodges as mentioned
    – One night BB accommodation in Nairobi (Day 8)
    – Bottled water for use during the safari
    – Game drives and all park entry fees
    – Oneway shuttle bus transfer Arusha/Nairobi

    Not included:
    – International air transportation to and from Nairobi
    – Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
    – Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements