The Uhuru Great Hash Migration 2013 Safari

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(The best of Kenya and Tanzania)

The Uhuru  Safari Day 1:
Aberdare National Park

You will be picked from your hotel at 8.30 am by your guide, proceed to Aberdare Country Club which is reached in time for lunch. At 2.30pm you will be transferred to The Ark situated in the heart of Aberdare National Park. The Aberdare National Park is famous as the place where Queen Elizabeth visited as a princess and left as a queen.
Enjoy viewing the animals as they come to drink and lick salt. Animals to be seen here include; Elephants, Rhino, Leopard, Giant forest hog and bush buck amongst others.
(only a small overnight bag is allowed, rest of the luggage is left at the Aberdare C.Club).

Overnight – The Ark

Day 2:
Samburu

After breakfast you will proceed to the Northern part of Kenya popularly known as Samburu and arrive in time for lunch. At 4 O’clock leave for a game drive.

These 3 reserves (Buffalo spring, Shaba and Samburu) were helped put up by Adamson’s family, they are famous for rare species of animals only found in this semi arid region. These are reticulated giraffe, grevy,zebra, gerenuk, beisa oryx, and blue necked somali ostrich amongst others.

Overnight – Samburu Serena

Day 3:
Morning and afternoon game drive.

(On this day clients may choose to visit a Samburu village or other activities offered by the lodge after the morning game drive)

Overnight – Samburu Serena

Day 4:
Lake Nakuru

After breakfast you will be taken to L. Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for lunch. On the way you may visit the Thomson falls. L. Nakuru is in the Rift Valley and is world famous as an Ornithological paradise. Sometimes upto 2 million flamingoes can be seen around the lake. Other animals to be seen here include the big four (Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard). Also the rare species of giraffe known as the Rothschild amongst others.

Overnight – Lion Hill Lodge

Day 5:
Maasai Mara

After breakfast you will be taken to Maasai Mara National Reserve which is arrived in time for lunch at Keekorok Lodge. Maasai Mara is world famous for annual migration of the wildebeeste. Also many National Geographic Documentaries have been recorded from this park. Animals to be seen here include the big five, zebras, giraffes, topi, kongoni amongst many species of wild life. At 3pm game drive en route to mara serena lodge. (This evening clients may choose to book either a balloon safari breakfast by the hippo pool or a maasai village or all the three activities).

Overnight – Mara Serena

Day 6:
Morning and afternoon game drives

Overnight – Mara Serena

Day 7:
Serengeti, Mbuzi Mawe

After breakfast drive to the border with picnic lunches. Kenyan drivers finish here. Get into 4 x 4 vehicles from Tanzania drive to Serengeti National Park game en route to the lodge.

Serengeti is among African Premier game parks. The more than a million and half wildebeeste live here, as do a quarter million zebra, almost half a million gazelles and thousands of attendant Predators yet the impact of Serengeti herd goes beyond the quantitative spread out its seemingly boundless plains wild animals extend as far as the eye can see. Such sights are gone from the plains of Asia and N. America, vanished now even from the rest of the African continent.

Overnight- Serena Mbuzi Mawe

Day 8:
Early breakfast, spend full day game viewing.

Overnight – Serena Mbuzi Mawe

Day 9:
Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro is the biggest crater in the world and also universally acclaimed one of the natural wonders of the world. On the verdant crater floor, thousands of wild creatures live a fishbowl existence in a setting of almost sublime beauty. Spread over treeless pastures, the animals are displayed in glorious, unobstructed view. The crater has it all-mighty bull elephants dour-faced buffalo, beleaguered rhinoceros, lions galore, even a sparkling, flamingo-thronged soda lake. Everything is enclosed within the velvety green walls of a perfect volcanic bowl. The crater casts a spell of overwhelming tranquility that invites inevitable comparison with Garden of Eden.

Overnight – Ngorongoro Serena

Day 10:
After breakfast, safari down the crater with picnic lunch. Full day game viewing.

Overnight – Ngorongoro Serena

Day 11:
Lake Manyara

After breakfast drive to L. Manyara to arrive in time for lunch. 4 pm game drive

Sandwiched between a dramatic 1,000-foot Rift Valley escarpment and a soda lake tinted pink with masses of flamingos, Manyara is one of the most beautiful parks in Africa. A remarkable diversity of microhabitats support an extraordinary abundance of animals in an area of only 125 square miles.

The park’s most famous attraction is undoubtedly its tree climbing lions. Lions are heavy animals- adult females weigh about 250 pounds-hardly suited to an arboreal life. Yet the Manyara lions typically scale trees for postmeal cat naps. No one is sure why. The most commonly advanced theory asserts that they climb to avoid biting flies, but it is equally possible that they simply like the view or are trying to catch cooling breezes. The big animals certainly look silly draped precariously among the acacias, with legs and oversized paws dangling in the air. When their bellies are bloated with feasting, they look decidedly uncomfortable. Tree climbing is not unique to Manyara, but it is the most accessible place where lions regularly take to the air.

Overnight- Lake Manyara Serena

Day 12:
After a sumptuous breakfast depart for Nairobi with a stop over for lunch on the way.

drop off at Nairobi serena for overnight.

Day 13:
After breakfast drop off at JKairport for your onward flight.

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