Africa is THE family vacation destination. It is a combination of spectacular scenery at the World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls with world famous African game in Eastern Africa. In Kenya & Tanzania we cover the best game parks including Masai Mara and Amboseli in Kenya and Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara in Tanzania. An optional pre tour extension to Chobe in Botswana is available upon request as well as a post safari optional to the spice island of Zanzibar. To make it convenient we provide transfers for arrival at either VFA or LVI at no additional cost.
|Tour Duration||:||14 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Max. Tour Size||:||07 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Victoria Falls(VFA) or Livingstone (LVI) (ZIMBABWE/ZAMBIA)
Victoria Falls can be accessed by any of the following two airports. Victoria Falls (airport code: VFA) is in Zimbabwe and Livingstone (airport code: LVI) is in Zambia. The two cities are located on the opposite banks of the Zambezi River, which is also the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Both sides offer different and stunning views of the majestic Victoria Falls. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to Victoria Falls city. An optional viewing of the VFA for those arriving from the Zambian side (LVI) can be arranged at an additional cost of $ 90 per person. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge, VFA (2 nights)
(Upgrade to Victoria Falls Hotel at US$ 375 per person per night sharing. Single supplement $425)
Day 02: Victoria Falls
After breakfast, a guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side - one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This is a walking tour. Highly advisable that for this tour you carry protective coverings like ponchos, waterproof camera bags, comfortable shoes, etc. Afternoon, we enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi.
(Optional Boma dinner at $60 per person)
Day 03: Victoria Falls/Nairobi (KENYA)
You are transferred to the airport (VFA or LVI) for your flight to Nairobi. Arrival Nairobi and you are welcomed to the capital city of Kenya. After immigration and customs your transport will be awaiting you. You are transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Pan Africa Hotel (1 night) (B)
(Upgrade to Nairobi Serna at $30 per person sharing. Single supplement $40)
Day 04: Nairobi/Lake Naivisha (105 Kms)
After breakfast we drive to Lake Naivasha, which is located north west of Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is part of the Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley*, home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans. The property features sizeable mammal populations, including black rhino, Rothschild's giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dogs and is valuable for the study of ecological processes of major importance. We arrive just in time for lunch after which we enjoy a unique experience on a boat safari on Lake Naivasha. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.
Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa/Simba Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 05: Lake Naivisha/Masai Mara (310 Kms)
After breakfast we continue on our 4x4’s to the incredible Masai Mara Game Reserve known for its game drives through rough and country side road and home to the Big Five and Big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. As we enter the Mara we start with a game drive before reaching our deluxe lodge.
Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge/Mara Sarova Camp (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 06: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular 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. We may take an early morning optional balloon excursion to experience a birds-eye view of the vast Mara. (B, L, D)
Day 07: Masai Mara/Serengeti (TANZANIA) (275 Kms)
After breakfast we depart for Tanzania home to the best game life in the world. We cross the Kenya/ Tanzania boarder of Isebania and Serari where you will clear customs and Immigration, than 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. Time permitting; we have a game drive at Serengeti before settling in our lodge.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 08: Serengeti
We begin our Tanzanian adventure at the world famous wildlife sanctuary - the Serengeti National Park which at 14,763 sq kms is the largest National Park in Tanzania. Summed up as 'one of the most unique areas in the world', 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 includes 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. (B, L, D)
Day 09: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater (145 Kms)
Another day game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. We explore various areas like 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 River which flows through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. In the afternoon we proceed to Nabi Hill gate were you enjoy our picnic lunch before proceeding to the Malanja depression in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Explorean (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (60 Kms)
Today we explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area*, which spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. We descend to the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a day of superb game viewing as it is a haven for an estimated 30,000 large mammals, including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hyena, hippo, wildebeest, baboon, gazelle and the endangered black Rhino. After our safari we drive to Lake Manyara in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park is one of the finest parks in Tanzania. Here you enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives with picnic lunch. PM depart towards the village of Mto wa Mbu and the Great Rift Valley than proceed to your unique safari lodge which offers a spectacular view of the Lake Manyara National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Amboseli (KENYA) (205 Kms)
After our Northern Tanzania game experience, we drive to Arusha - the exact center between Cape Town and Cairo. We then cross the Namanga Manyara border between Tanzania and Kenya and then drive to the Amboseli National Park situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (5922 meters/19,430 ft). Amboseli is also famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro. Time permitting we take the opportunity of the first of our Amboseli game drives before checking into our lodge for the night.
Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge/Amboseli Oltukai Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 13: Amboseli
After breakfast we are on the spectacular left to end safari at the Amboseli situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,430 ft). Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro on clear days. Be sure to have your camera ready. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game drive en route to your lodge in search of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and much more. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Amboseli/Nairobi/Departure (220 Kms)
After breakfast at our lodge, we go on a farewell safari at the Amboseli.. With lunch at the lodge, we bid kwaheri as we drive to Nairobi airport for our departure flight. Arrival time at Nairobi is around 1600hrs. For optional extension to Zanzibar see: Zanzibar Spice Island For optional extensions to Mombasa, Lamu or joining our gorilla safaris in Rwanda and/or Uganda, please ask for details. (B, L)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
2016 (ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport)
Jan 04 & 18, Feb 01, 15 & 29, Mar 14, Apr 04 & 18, May 02, 16 & 30, Jun 13, Jul 04 & 18, Aug 01, 15 & 29, Sep 12, Oct 03, 17 & 31, Nov 14 & 28, Dec 12 & 19
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|Season(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
Apr 01 - May 18
Feb 26 - Mar 16
Oct 28 - Nov 30
May 28 - Jun 15
|High - Rest of the Year
Jul 02 - Oct 19
Balloon Safari at either Masai Mara or Serengeti available at approx $ 550 per person including transfers and champagne breakfast. Group size for the Victoria Falls portion may vary.
Air sector required: Either Victoria Falls to Nairobi or Livingstone to Nairobi. This sector can often be part of your international airfare. However, if you need a sector fare quote do let us know.
Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants (for the safari portion)
If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.
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