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East Africa’s Best

  • Commence in Nairobi, Kenya and Conclude in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Visit the Aberdares, a beautiful mountain range in the highlands of Kenya.
  • Enjoy game drives in the Samburu Game Reserve.
  • Spend time at the famed Masai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Fly to Arusha in Tanzania for the next leg of your safari.
  • Continue to the Serengeti National Park, an extension to the Masai Mara.
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.
Day 1
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Upon arrival into Nairobi you will be met by an A & S representative and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 2
Nairobi / Aberdare National Park

Depart for Aberdares, a beautiful mountain range in the central highlands of Kenya. The Aberdare National Park covers the Aberdare Range of mountains. The high altitude makes the park different to the typical savannah of most Kenyan parks and creates a cool alternative for the traveler. The range consists of beautiful indigenous mountains, bamboo forests and moorland. The forest is rich in wildlife; elephant and rhino, warthogs, bushbuck, waterbuck, buffalo and the giant forest hog are all to be found. Three species of monkey, Sykes’, Vervet and the black and white Colobus monkey are also commonly seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Aberdare National Park / Samburu Game Reserve

Drive to the Samburu Game Reserve and enjoy a game drive in the afternoon. The Samburu Game Reserve covers an area of 65 square miles on the northern bank of the Uaso Nyiro River, with a river frontage of 10 miles. In addition to the rugged splendor of its landscape the very name “Northern Frontier Province” conjures an image of mystery and adventure. The permanent water available from the river creates an oasis and ensures an abundance of wildlife with the main attractions being the unique fauna found only here; Reticulated giraffe, Grevys Zebra, Beisa Oryx, the blue-necked Somali ostrich and the Gerenuk. Lions and leopards are also spotted frequently.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Samburu Game Reserve

Today you will enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Samburu Game Reserve / Masai Mara Game Reserve

Take a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara National Park and enjoy a game drive in the afternoon. Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is a mosaic of Africa’s diverse wildlife. The Masai Mara is one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed. This is Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuary. The northern tip of the Serengeti hosts a spectacular seasonal migration across the Mara. Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes: savanna elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and the big cats; the rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles, 452 bird species, 53 of which are raptors. Nowhere else in Africa is wildlife more plentiful than in the Masai Mara, fabled for its great concentrations of gazelle and antelope and their natural predators – the big cats.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Masai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Masai Mara Game Reserve / Arusha, Tanzania

Take a scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Arusha is the safari capital of East Africa, a bustling, vibrant town with the streets filled with safari game viewing vehicles crisscrossing the potholed roads. You may find Maasai warriors in full regalia strolling the streets or mingling with tourists.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 8
Arusha / Serengeti National Park

Take a scheduled flight to Serengeti and enjoy a game drive in the afternoon. Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania and one of the most spectacular parks in the world. The Serengeti covers some 5,700 square miles including large plains, short grass plains, kopjes, and lakes. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language meaning ‘endless plain’. Every year, more than 1 million wildebeest travel in long caravans across the plains of the mighty Serengeti, all in search of better feeding grounds, followed by a large variety of other animals. Other common species found here include hippo, giraffe, eland, impala, baboons, monkeys and a profusion of almost 500 bird species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9
Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10
Serengeti National Park / Olduvai Gorge / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today you drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enroute, visit the Olduvai Gorge. Commonly known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, it is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world and has been instrumental in furthering the understanding of early human evolution. Continue to Ngorongoro, one of the wonders of the world. It is difficult to give a fair description to the enormity and beauty of the Crater. There is no comparison, if only the Garden of Eden! A steep wall of thick forest surrounds the circumference, which looks like a natural amphitheater 162 square miles in size. An incredible ecosystem consisting of grasslands, swamps, lakes, rivers, woodlands, forests and an arid area of shifting dunes exists here, and thus the crater is able to sustain a vast resident population of game including elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo, wildebeest, gazelle, leopard, black rhino, monkeys & hyena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This morning descend into the crater for a half day game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 12
Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Arusha / Depart

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge. In the afternoon, proceed to Arusha for lunch and thereafter transfer to Kilimanjaro for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Entrance fees where applicable.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.

Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Conservation Area