Big Time Safaris

0830hrs
DAY 1:NAIROBI / MASAI MARA
Leave Nairobi via the Great Rift Valley for Masai Mara Game Reserve, picnic lunch en route. On arrival proceed for a game drive in search of black maned lion, elephant, leopard and cheetah, buffalo and other plains game. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
0630hrs


DAY 2: MASAI MARA
Proceed for an early morning pre-breakfast game drive. Return to the camp for breakfast.
10.30 hrs:
After breakfast proceed for a further game drive. Lunch at the campsite.
15.30 hrs:
After lunch a further game drive. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.


DAY 3: MASAI MARA
08.00 hrs:
After breakfast, proceed on a full day game drive and also visit the Hippo Pool (Mara River). Here you can come out of the vehicle and sit on the rocks and view the hippos and crocodiles in the river. You can also go for a short walk with a warden. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.


DAY 4: MASAI MARA / LAKE NAKURU (FLAMINGOES)/RHINOS
07.30 hrs:
After breakfast, leave Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch en route. On arrival proceed for a game drive round Lake Nakuru to view flamingoes, water buck, RHINO, buffaloes etc. The flamingoes at Lake Nakuru are often described as the "WORLD'S GREATEST BIRD SPECTACLE." After bird and game viewing check into a hotel with private shower/toilet. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU / NAIROBI /AMBOSELI
After breakfast, leave depart for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. Picnic lunch en route.
Upon Arrival Proceed to a Masai Village for a traditional tour. (Masai Dances, Fire Lighting Ceremony etc.) with Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.


DAY 6: AMBOSELI
06.30 hrs:
Proceed for an early morning pre-breakfast game drive. Return for breakfast.
10.30 hrs:
After breakfast proceed for a further game drive. Lunch at the campsite. After lunch, a short siesta, or if the lodge permits we will take you for a swim and shower (extra charge).
16.00 hrs:
A further game drive. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 7: AMBOSELI / NAMANGA / ARUSHA / LAKE MANYARA
07.00 hrs:
After breakfast, leave Amboseli Game Reserve for Namanga border (Immigration and customs, you can get your visas for Tanzania charge $50) and then proceed to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. Thereafter, proceed to Lake Manyara for a game drive in search of lions on trees. Dinner and overnight at the Twiga Campsite.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.


DAY 8 : LAKE MANYARA / SERENGETI
08.00 hrs:
After breakfast leave Lake Manyara for Serengeti National Park and en route visit Olduvai Gorge. Game drive and picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera campsite.
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.


DAY 9: SERENGETI
After breakfast, with picnic lunch proceed for a full day game drive, viewing the fantastic GNU Migration from Masai Mara with predators following at close range. Return to the Seronera campsite for dinner and overnight.


DAY 10: SERENGETI / NGORONGORO
Early morning Serengeti National Park game drive. Return to the campsite for late breakfast and thereafter proceed with picnic lunch for Ngorongoro. Dinner and overnight at the Simba Campsite.
Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.


DAY 11: NGORONGORO
After breakfast descent into the Crater for a game drive for (6 hours). Thereafter ascend from the Crater and drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Kudu Campsite.


DAY12 : NGORONGORO / TARANGIRE
After breakfast leave with a picnic lunch and drive to Tarangire National Park. Proceed on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Campsite.


DAY 13 : TARANGIRE / ARUSHA / NAIROBI 08.00 hrs:
After breakfast leave from Tarangire National Park for Arusha. After lunch leave in a shuttle bus from Arusha for Nairobi, Immigration and customs at Namanga border, arriving into Nairobi around 19.30 hrs.
NB:Safari Cost on request - Price depends on choice of accommodation, number of safari participants and prevailing exchange rates


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
 Accommodation in Safari Lodge, Camp or Campsite as per itinerary
 All meals as per safari itinerary
 Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
 All park entrance fees to include government taxes
 Service of an English/German/French/Italian speaking professional Safari driver/guide.
 Safari Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
 Transport in a safari tour mini bus with a game viewing roof hatch and VHF radio

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDE
 Tips and other gratuities
 Things of a personal nature
 Drinks

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