the best of kenya and tanzania

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

The Best of Kenya and Tanzania

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  • Package Duration
    15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Nairobi - Amboseli - Lake Manyara - Ngorongro - Serengeti - Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Mt. Kenya Aberdares - Nairobi
  • Tour Validity
    20/03/2017 to 31/05/2018
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Day 1: Nairobi-Amboseli

After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park. Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Afternoon game drives in search of herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds. We have chosen Amboseli Sopa Lodge for you because it’s the only lodge that gives you the best view of the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro at dawn.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 2: Amboseli

Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives. You’ll have an option to visit Maasai Manyatta villages to learn their culture and dance. The Masai dancers charge a fee of $35 per person per visit and you’ll pay this directly if you opt to go there.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 3: Amboseli-Lake Manyara

After breakfast, drive to Namanga – border point Kenya and Tanzania. After being helped with immigration formalities, you’ll be handed over to our Tanzania driver/guide and drive to Arusha Town collect lunch boxes from Impala Hotel. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its rare tree-climbing lions and bird life. After check in at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, set off for game drives. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water-birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.

Accommodation:  Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Lake Manyara-Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater carrying lunch boxes from Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge. Descend into the crater for game drives. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Return to the lodge in the evening for overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro-Serengeti

After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park, via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site, with game viewing en route in the Serengeti. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge and then set off for afternoon game drives till sunset. 

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 6: Serengeti

Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous due to annual migration of over one million white bearded wildebeest and 200,000 zebra to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of pasture.

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 7: Serengeti-Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart for depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya via the Isabenia border, carrying packed lunch. After being helped with immigration formalities, you’ll be handed to our Kenya driver/guide and continue with safari to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Game drives en route your lodge.

Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 8: Masai Mara

After breakfast, set off into the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Options: Depart for full day carrying packed lunch or return to lodge for lunch and then set off for afternoon game drives. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village).

Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 9: Masai Mara

After breakfast, set off into the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Options: Depart for full day carrying packed lunch or return to lodge for lunch and then set off for afternoon game drives. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village).

Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 10: Masai Mara

After breakfast, set off into the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Options: Depart for full day carrying packed lunch or return to lodge for lunch and then set off for afternoon game drives. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village).

Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 11: Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru, with a stopover at Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it's also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here. An optional boat ride will be a good ideal.


Afterwards, travel in a northerly direction to your next destination Lake Nakuru, which is usually dotted with pink flamingoes lining its shores. After checking in and having lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, you set off to Lake Nakuru for extensive game drives where you can expect to see leopards, lions, giraffes, a million or so of pink flamingoes as well as black or white Rhinos.

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 12: Lake Nakuru-Mt Kenya

After breakfast, depart Ol Pejeta Conservancy located in Mt Kenya region with a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. You can do day and night game drives around the private conservancy, which is home for the members of the “Big Five” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard). The conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 13: Mt Kenya-Aberdares

After breakfast, depart for the nearby Aberdares National Park. You’ll have lunch at the Aberdare Country Club. Afterwards, a driver of The Ark will transfer you to their lodge. Access to Aberdares National Park by private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game.

Accommodation: The Ark

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 14: Aberdares-Nairobi-Depart Home

After breakfast at your lodge, a driver of The Ark Lodge will transfer you back to The Aberdare Country Club where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Nairobi through Central Kenya.
1500hrs-1730hrs: Giraffe Center

Afterwards, depart for the Giraffe Center located near Hardy Shopping Centre in Nairobi's Lang'ata suburb. The visit gives you a completely up close and personal interaction with giraffes and you will be allowed to feed them.It’s fun for all who visit the Giraffe Centre. You feed giraffes by hand, take a guided nature walk and see a bull in the wild if you're lucky, learn about the different types of giraffes. This will definitely be unique adventure experience for your family.



1745hrs-1930hrs farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi. 



Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your international flight home. 

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