Exploring East Africa

Exploring East Africa

Combining the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Amboseli and much more for the ideal adventure

Travel through all the main highlights of East Africa in this all round fantastic tour that incorporates all the various aspects of the parks and reserves. Each day brings a different adventure and opportunity to take in the surrounding wilderness and beauty of both countries.

Tour highlights

    • Visit the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve
    • Game drives in Amboseli National Park
    • Accommodation in strikingly beautiful surroundings
    • Game dives in the Serengeti National park
    • A day spent in the Ngorogoro Crater

    Country information

    Best time to travel: July - October

    Time difference: UTC +3 hours

    Flight time: 11 hours

Itinerary

Day 1 (Nairobi)

Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Park Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2 (Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve)

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment. Travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch.

Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Masai Mara National Reserve)

Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru)

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand.

Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park)

Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch. Later head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Amboseli National Park)

Amboseli National Park

Depart the lodge after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive, enjoy a picnic lunch at a picnic site returning to the lodge at 1600hrs.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Amboseli – Lake Manyara)

Amboseli – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you continue the journey to the Tanzania border post and then on to Arusha for lunch. After lunch, drive across the Masai Steppe to the Great Rift Valley. Here, your hotel is perched high on the rim overlooking the park below.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Lake Manyara - Serengeti )

Lake Manyara - Serengeti

After breakfast enter your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park. About midday return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for Serengeti National Park with some game viewing en route arriving at your lodge as the sun begins to set.

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dasy 9 (Serengeti National Park)

Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park exploring this famous park and all that it has to offer.

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater)

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, after a picnic lunch you continue towards the crater with a short visit of a Masai Village.

Late afternoon continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Ngorongoro Crater)

Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater.

Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire)

Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Tarangire National Park - Nairobi)

Tarangire National Park - Nairobi

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch you continue the journey by road to Nairobi arriving in Nairobi late afternoon and proceed for dinner in Nairobi city centre before drop off at JKIA airport or City centre Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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