best of east africa – 2017 2018

Tour Operator in Chicago, America Tours, Africa Safari Tours

Horizon Africa Safari is an owner-managed travel operation (LLC) specializing in East Africa and based in Chicago, IL.

BEST OF EAST AFRICA – 2017 / 2018

  • Price
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  • Package Duration
    12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Nairobi - L Naivasha - L Nakuru - Masai Mara - Serengeti NP - Ngorongoro Carter - L Manyara - Amboseli - Nairobi
  • Tour Validity
    01/09/2017 to 31/12/2018
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Tour Highlights:

SPECIAL FEATURES

·      12 Days Combination Kenya & Tanzania Safari – 4 & 5 Stars Accommodations

·      Small Group Safari 6 to 7 pax per vehicle guaranteed window seat.

·      1 Night Serena Hotel Nairobi – Nairobi sightseeing tour.

·      2 Night Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge – Lake Nakuru & Lake Naivasha Boat Tour.

·      2 Nights Mara Serena Lodge - Masai Mara Game Reserve.

·      2 Nights Serengeti Serena Lodge - Serengeti National Park.

 

·      1 Nights Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater.

·      2 Nights Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - Lake Manyara National Park.

 

·      1 Nights Amboseli Serena Lodge - Amboseli National Park.

Detailed Itinerary:

BRIEF ITINERARY


Day 01: Nairobi.

 

Up on arrival at Nairobi Airport (NBO), you will be meet and greet by our safari guide who will escort you to the car for transfer to Nairobi city

Overnight: - at your hotel Nairobi Serena Hotel – 5 Stars.


Day 02: Nairobi Sightseeing Tour.

 

At 07:30 am After early breakfast check out of your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception. Start short and brief

sightseeing tour of Nairobi City, an opportunity to see the Nairobi City in a short time and discover its beauty and history.

Today’s Tour includes Nairobi City Tour, visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen museum. Hot lunch in Nairobi,

afternoon proceed to Lake Naivasha where you will stay for 2 nights at your deluxe safari lodge of Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge – 4 Stars.

MealPlan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 03: Lake Nakuru National Park.

 

After breakfast travel to Lake Nakuru National Park lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, the park supports a wide ecological diversity including Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds, and the Black and White Rhinoceros which are the major attractions of the park. We will spend morning and afternoon at game drive. Late

afternoon drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge – 4 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 04: Lake Naivasha Boat Safari & Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

After breakfast, check out your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, followed by choice of add on

excursion, the morning boat safari excursion along Lake Naivasha, which offers a unique perspective on birdwatching and wildlife viewing in

Kenya (It’s an add on excursion extra US$35.00 per person).

At 10:00am we will travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at the lunch time followed by afternoon game drive. Mara is famous for its Big Five and Big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah.

Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge - Mara Serena Lodge or Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp – 5 & 4 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 05: Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular Masai Mara game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a

permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “Big Five” – Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino

are quite common. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge Mara Serena Lodge or Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp-

4 Star.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 06: Masai Mara Game Reserve to Serengeti National Park.

 

After breakfast, we pack up and leave our lodge with a picnic lunch for long drive from Masai Mara crossing, the Kenya and Tanzania boarder

of Isebania and Serari where you will clear customs and Immigration, then proceed to Tanzania entering Serengeti National Park via Ndabaka, the park's name, Serengeti, means 'endless plains' and is derived from the Masai language. The park lies in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya and Tanzania border, if time permits en-route game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge Serengeti Serena Lodge – 5 Stars or Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp – 5 Stars or Mbalageti Tented Lodge – 5 stars. Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 07: Serengeti National Park.

 

After breakfast enjoy your Tanzanian safari in the world-famous wildlife sanctuary of the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest National Park in

Tanzania is about 14,763 sq kms in the area, summed up as 'one of a unique areas in the world. The Serengeti contains the

largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale, which has no parallel anywhere in the world. The abundance of

herbivores include Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Topi, Buffalo, and Hartebeest, to name but a few. Serengeti is also famous for Predators

e.g. Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena and contains a wide variety of birdlife, believed to be in the region of 500 species.

Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge Serengeti Serena Lodge – 5 Stars or Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp – 5 Stars or Mbalageti Tented Lodge – 5 stars.

Meal plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 


Day 08: Serengeti National Park.

 

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy another day of game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. Your safari guide will explore various areas of Moro kopjes and Gol kopjes. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with Kopjes rocky outcrops like islands in the flat plain, each with their own wildlife communities. Discover the Seronera rivers flow through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon proceeds to Nabi Hill date where you will enjoy a memorable picnic lunch, after proceeding to Malanja depression entering Ngorongoro Conservation Area, continue to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, with clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, the setting is dreamy. Your unique lodge deluxe safari lodge fits into the contours of the Ngorongoro crater rim and is built of volcanic rock. It offers a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater floor, yet it is virtually invisible when you are down on the crater floor next day on yourgame drive.

Dinner and overnight stay at your safari lodge, Ngorongoro Serena lodge – 5 Stars or Ngorongoro Explorean – 5 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 09: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

 

Today after breakfast, prepare yourself for Africa's Eden, six hours tour of Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for its Big Five and for being home to rare Black Rhino and Soda Lake. The concentration of animals means that you are likely to see several Lion in a short period of time. You descend 2,200 feet for a thrilling day among Africa's Big Five Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Black Rhino and Leopard, before returning to your lodge at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Your deluxe lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – 5 Stars or Kirurumu Tented Lodge – 5 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park.

 

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania, you will enjoy your morning and afternoon game

drive followed by choice of Picnic lunch or Lunch at your lodge. Afternoon, depart towards the village of Mto Wa Mbu and Great Rift Valley then

proceed to your unique safari lodge which offers a spectacular view of the Lake Manyara National Park, for dinner and overnight stays at your

safari lodges, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – 5 Stars or Kirurumu Tented Lodge – 5 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 11: To Amboseli National Park.

 

After breakfast proceed with picnic lunch to the City of Arusha a centre point of Cape Town and Cairo. Proceed to Amboseli National

Park, crossing Tanzania and Kenya border of Namanga where you will clear customs and Immigration procedure to proceed to Kenya, entering Amboseli National Park situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,430 ft.). Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of Elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day. If time permits we will continue with an en-route game drive towards our lodge, late pm for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Oltukai Lodge - 5 Stars.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.


Day 12: Amboseli National Park to Nairobi.

 

After breakfast check out of your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, morning game drive to Amboseli

National Park till midday where you will have lunch at your lodge and say farewell to Best of East Africa Safari, Later, proceed to

Nairobi drops at Nairobi Airport for your onward journey back home land


End of Safari.

Tour Detail:

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER: Please note Tanzania Deluxe Safari is a group safari and Airport transfer as mention on the itinerary.  will be pick up and drop off per itinirary, but if client decide to arrive earlier than as per itinerary or decide to leave any other day, extra charges for airport transfer will apply.

 

Please Note - our main goal is to fulfill the satisfaction of our customers.  For Tanzania, Deluxe Safari we hold block booking allotments with Serena Lodges accommodation, but sometimes due to overbooking, we reserve the rights to re-route the program.  Which means we may start safari from Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater instead of Lake Manyara without no loss to you on game drive.  There are  alternative accommodation to chose from in Lake Manyara is Serena Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Camp.  In Ngorongoro Crater 2 Choice are Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Explorean, in Serengeti 2 Choice are also Serena properties of Mbalageti Tented Lodge.

All the space and reservation is based on first come first serve and use the similar type of accommodation or alternative re-route.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:

Serengeti Balloon Safari from US$495.00 nett per person.

Ngorongoro Conservation Visit Masai Bomas from US$35.00 nett per person.

Flight from Arusha to Nairobi from US$280.00 per person - one-way.

Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar from US$260.00 per person - one-way.

One-Way Airport transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha from US$80.00 per vehicle.

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Terms & Conditions:

What is Included:

All meals and Accommodation as per Itinerary, 6 Breakfast, 4 Picnic lunch box, All transfers, Park Fees, Game Viewing as per Itinerary with the English-speaking guide, Transportation on Safari vehicle with a pop up roof, luggage allowance 15kg per person in a soft bag.

 

What is not Included:

Laundry, Item of personal Nature, travel Insurance, Internal or International Flight Ticket, Entry visa to Kenya US$50 and Entry Visa to Tanzania US$50, Drinking Water, Gratuity& Tipping, Phone, Fax, and any other item which is not mention in the Itinerary, Masai village tour, Olduvai Gorge Tour.

 

NATIONAL PARK FEES: National Park fees, are single entry valid for 24 hours’ period from the time of entry, on all our calculation we have included 1 park fees per person per day, In-case of clients delayed, it  will be clients responsibility to pay for extra park fees.

 

DOUBLE ROOM:2 Person sharing double room with option of twin beds or 1 large double bed, rates mention is per person.

 

TRIBLE ROOM:3 Person sharing Triple room with option of twin beds or 1 large double bed, with add on extra bed on the room, the rates mention is per person.

 

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLIMENT: One single bed in the room, no sharing, the double per person rates + add on single room supplement rate.

 

CHILDREN TRAVELING WITH PARENTS: 2 Person sharing double Room with option of 1 add on extra bed in the room for children age 4 to 12 years old. While on safari occupying 3 seats, 2 window seat and 1 middle seat.

 

RATES INCREAMENT: Tanzania Deluxe Safari, the itinerary calculations are based on present date 31/May/2016,  Park fee, Government Tax and current Fuel price. If In the future  the Government and National Parks decide to Increase Park fees, Government Taxes and fuel price, additional charges will apply per person rate.

 

CUSTOMIZE THE ITINERARY:Tanzania Deluxe Safari is the fix set departure safari based on small group maximum of 7 pax per vehicle guaranteed window seat and cannot be customized as per individual requirement.

 

STRICTLY BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellation and booking policies as below:

45 Days before date of departure full 100% payment required nonrefundable.

60 Days before date of departure full 70% payment required nonrefundable.

Up on any booking made for more than 60 days 50% deposit required.

All the bookings / Sales will be closed 60 days prior to departure date.

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