EASTERN & SOUTHERN SAFARIS LTD
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Eastern & Southern Safaris LTD
Location: Mbarara, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi, Samburu, Mt.Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire National Park
Price: US$11592
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ESSKTU 017: Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania Safari

For those with time on their side, this is an ideal way to spend 23 days on safari, crossing from one to the other of all three East African Countries. For centuries, the region has captured the imagination of travellers and adventure seekers alike. This itinerary can be
amended to suit your requirements.

Departures: Daily, minimum 2 persons.

  • Day 1: Kampala
    Arrive Entebbe, met on arrival and transferred to Speke Hotel in Kampala for overnight. BB

    Day 2: Mbarara
    Depart in the morning and drive to Mbarara on good tarmac road. Along the way, stop at the Equator, Local Drum makers and take pictures of the Ankole Long Horned Cattle. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Regency Lakeview Hotel Mbarara.
    Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 3: Bwindi
    Depart after an early breakfast for the Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi arriving in time for lunch at the tracking base. In the afternoon, take a self guided walk around the camp along the Munyaga River before returning for sunset views across the Bwindi Forest. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp.
    Approx transit time: 5 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 4: Bwindi
    After breakfast, travel to the base of the mountain for a briefing before starting the gorilla trek -30 minutes to 8 hours trekking. After picnic lunches and drinks in the Bwindi Impenetrable, we return to base for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi
    Breakfast at Leisure, before departing for Lake Bunyonyi believed to be one of the deepest crater lakes in Africa. In the afternoon, take a canoe ride or do some Cray fishing around the evergreen islands. Meals and overnight at Nature’s Prime Island.
    Approx transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 6: Kampala/Nairobi
    After breakfast, depart for Kampala for lunch at the Gallery Cafe before proceeding to the airport for a late evening flight to Nairobi. On arriving Nairobi, met and transferred to Nairobi Safari Club for overnight, BB.
    Approx transit time on road: 6 hrs
    Approx Transit tin on air: 1½ hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L}

    Day 7: Samburu
    Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and norh 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: {B, L, D}

    Day 8: 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 activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight atSamburu Lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 9: The Ark
    Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to Aberdare National Park arriving Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to The Ark for overnight floodlit game viewing. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife – elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel.
    Approx transit time: 3½ hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Please note:
    Only overnight bags are allowed at The Ark, with the rest of your luggage being left behind at the base hotel.

    Day 10: Lake Nakuru
    Morning drive back to Aberdare Country Club, then depart shortly to the floor of The Rift Valley making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. 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 park.
    Approx transit time: 2½ hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 11: Maasai Mara
    Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara arriving Mara Sopa 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 12 & 13: Maasai Mara
    Spend two 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).

    On one day you will go out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the lodge late afternoon, while on the second day you will have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and another one late afternoon. There will also be an optional visit to a local Maasai village.

    All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 14: Nairobi
    Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx. 13:00hrs. Drop at your hotel – Nairobi Safari Club. Lunch on own arrangements/afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis. Optional dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant.
    Approx transit time: 5½ hrs
    Meal Plan: {B}

    Day 15: Amboseli
    Depart Nairobi after breakfast 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 16: Amboseli
    Early morning pre-breakfast game drive when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, returning to Serena Lodge for late breakfast. Morning at leisure – afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 17: Lake Manyara
    Depart Amboseli after breakfast and drive to Namanga (Kenya/Tanzania border) where you will change vehicle and driver/guide. After customs formalities drive to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel, then proceed to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
    Approx transit time: 6 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 18: Manyara/Serengeti
    Morning game drive in the Manyara Park, a park dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famous for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Depart after lunch for Serengeti Nat. Park arriving Serengeti Sopa Lodgefor dinner and overnight.
    Approx transit time: 4 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 19: 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 at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 20: Ngorongoro
    Another morning game drive in Serengeti. Lunch will be at Serengeti Sopa Lodge then depart for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a short visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
    Approx transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 21: Ngorongoro
    After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for ½ day crater tour, returning toNgorongoro Sopa 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 22: Tarangire
    Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Tarangire Nat. Park arriving Tarangire Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Approx transit time: 3 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 23: Arusha/Nairobi
    Depart after breakfast with a game drive en route and return to Arusha. Lunch will be at Impala Hotel then board afternoon shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx. 18:30hrs. Drop at the airport for onward flight back home. (There is an option of flying back to Nairobi from Arusha, instead of the shuttle bus).
    End of our services.
    Approx transit time: 7 hrs
    Meal Plan: {B, L}

  • 2015/2016 Prices:
    If using a Custom Safari Minibus
    High season US$11,592 per person sharing
    Mid season US$10,337 per person sharing
    Low season US$9,852 per person sharing

    If using 4×4 Landcruiser
    High season US$12,543 per person sharing
    Mid season US$11,288 per person sharing
    Low season US$10,803 per person sharing

    Seasons
    High Season: 16 Dec 2015 – 31 March 2016; 01 July – 15 Dec, 2016
    Mid Season: 25 May – 30 June 2016

    Low Season: 01 April – 24 May 2014

    Prices include:
    – Transportation in a custom safari vehicle with pop-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 and tented camps as mentioned
    – Bottled water for use during the safari
    – Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Kampala and Nairobi
    – Airport transfers
    – Game drives and all park entry fees
    – Gorilla permits

    Not included:
    – Airfare Entebbe-Nairobi (will be advised of current fares)
    – Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
    – Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements