Uhuru na Nyerere Safari
(The best of Kenya and Tanzania)
Day 1:Nairobi – 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).
Dinner & Overnight – The Ark (FB)
Day 2: Aberdare National Park – Samburu National Park
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 Sopa Lodge (FB)
Day 3: Samburu National Park
Take the morning and evening game drives and spend mid-day at the swimming pool. Enjoy optional activities such as visiting the Samburu villages and interacting with the Samburu community, bird watching and guide nature walks in the evening. (optional activities are payable direct)
Dinner & Overnight – Samburu Sopa Lodge (FB)
Day 4: Samburu National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
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.
Dinner & Overnight – Lake Nakuru Lodge (FB)
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara National Reserve
You will be picked from your hotel briefed regarding your safari, proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve; the unspoiled Savannah! Lunch on arrival followed by our first thrilling afternoon game drive to this immense open grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia trees; you will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent game of the African wild in their natural habitat.
Dinner & Overnight – Mara Serena Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
You will have full day game experience. Game viewing in Masai Mara provides one of nature’s most dramatic sights, the annual migration of over a million Wildebeest and Zebra from the Serengeti in the south crossing the Mara River infested with Hippos and crocodiles into Masai Mara game reserve. This annual migration of these animals is one of the most inspiring sights on earth, and this is the dramatic life and death struggle that tourists come to see from July through September every year.
Dinner & Overnight – Mara Serena Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast depart to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch and a game drive en route to the lodge. Arrive in the evening and spend the rest of the hours resting.
Serengeti is among African Premier game parks. The more than a million and half wildebeest 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.
Dinner & Overnight- Serengeti Serena Lodge
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, with picnic lunch depart for a full day game drive.
Dinner & Overnight – Serengeti Serena Lodge (FB)
Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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 Lodge (FB)
Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National park where you will enjoy a game drive and later in the evening you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Serena lodge for dinner and overnight.
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.
Dinner & Overnight- Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (FB)
Day 12: Lake Manyara National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, you will depart for Nairobi where you will be dropped off to the airport for your outbound flight home.