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9 days
Availability : All year
Nairobi
Tanzania
Min Age : 8
Max People : 4

This Classic Safari is perfect for all of you wishing to experience the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest Peak which you will enjoy seeing on your horizon. This trip starts at Amboseli National Park: one of Kenya’s most popular parks, named from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”. This is one of the best places in Africa where you will be able to see vast herds of Elephants up close. From here we head to Tanzania, where we spend our next few days in Tanzania’s premier Northern game parks being the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Parks amongst vast herds of animals and birds. Wild Camping with a difference as you are accompanied by experienced guides and safari chef.

Tour Details

We begin this adventure in the Amboseli National Park with game drives in the park in search of Elephants. You will find that your evenings are spent in front of a campfire with the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. Whilst here you will also have time to visit a Maasai village.

From here we drive you into Tanzania via the Namanga border passing through Arusha town to Lake Manyara National park. This shallow, alkaline lake’s main attraction includes its rich bird life, tree climbing Lions and pods of Hippos, also hosting thousands of Flamingos at certain times of the year. We set up camp located in the settlement known as Mto Wa Mbu and if we have time you will be offered the choice of some activities such as Bike Tours, nature Walks, market tours and a village walk the following day.

The next couple of days will be spent in the great Serengeti National Park game driving through Tanzania’s largest park covering nearly 14,736 sq km. It is here where you see many of the 2 million Wildebeest, several other Hoofed species, including Zebra, Thomson’s Gazelle, Impala, Topi, Grants Gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s Dik Dik, Klipspringer, Roan, Oryx, Oribi, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Giraffe and Warthog and of course a string of predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Golden Jackals and Bat Eared Foxes.

We continue with our game viewing and drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro conservation area via the historical Olduvai Gorge, which cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago. It is here that humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man.

We set up camp high up on the Ngorongoro Crater rim and enjoy waking up to the magnificent scenery surrounding you. There is a morning crater in search of the over 25,000 large animals including the Black Rhinoceros, Lions said to be the densest known population in East Africa, Leopards, Elephants and Mountain Reedbuck.

After another early morning game drive in Tarangire, we head to Arusha town for dinner and an overnight stay before heading back to Nairobi, where some of you finish your trip. Alternatively, some will continue on to Zanzibar; the “spice island.”

Tour Type

Camping

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi / Arusha

Departure Time

8.00 am

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Accommodation as per meal plan specified
  • Camp & cooking gear
  • Your Guide, Driver & Cook
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • AMREF- Flying doctor emergency evacuation cover
  • All Transportation
  • Mineral water on duration of tour

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Optional Activities
  • Sleeping bags/ travel pillow
  • Room Upgrades
  • Any other beverages

Complimentaries

  • Water Bottles
  • AMREF Air Ambulance cover
What To Bring

Cameras and Camcorders

To Capture these wonderful memories

Binoculars

Make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Head Torch

Its always great to have – there are no street lights on safari

A good book or cards

For relaxation between Safaris

Wind Jacket ( light weight or poncho)

For those chilly mornings

Footwear

Comfortable hiking boots and/or sturdy footwear for walking safaris and sandals whilst in camp

Fleece Jacket

For chilly nights around the campfire

Comfortable clothing

Bring light clothing but avoid white because of the dust from the savannah

Sunhat and Glasses

To protect you from this strong sun

Swimwear

For those cool pools & river rafting

Sunscreen

To protect you from being burnt

Sleeping Bags (Season 3) & Camping Pillow

For those ‘comfortable’ nights under the stars

A Solid Bag or Rucksack

Remember 15kgs limit for domestic flights and is easier to stack in safari jeeps and small planes

Insect repellant

We want to protect your delicate skin from being munched on by the little insects.

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi to Amboseli.

We depart Nairobi in the early morning and drive towards Namanga, to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated set up camp and lunch followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. (Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive

Day 2Amboseli

The day is spent viewing game and bird life with game drives in the morning and afternoon. We have sufficient time for relaxation in our campsite, complete with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive

Optional Activities: Visit a local Maasai Village or enjoy a Swim at a nearby lodge.

Day 3Amboseli to Mto wa Mbu

After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border passing through Arusha town towards Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. We set up camp in the afternoon at the campsite located in the settlement known as Mto wa Mbu.
Mto Wa Mbu Village is home to around 120 tribes it is a cross cultural melting pot with probably the most exotic mix of languages and customs found anywhere in Tanzania. The Village has a very active cultural program that seeks to show guests the traditional way of life of the villagers through various activities. You can taste Tanzanian foods, try banana beer, visit a local farm and experience authentic cultural interactions. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Scenery and Cultural interaction

Optional Activities: Bike Tours, Zip lining, Nature Walks, farm visits, Market Tour and a Village Walk in Mto Wa Mbu.

Day 4Lake Manyara to Serengeti

Enjoy an early breakfast before enjoying an extended game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This shallow, alkaline lake’s main attractions include the rich bird life, Tree Climbing Lions and Hippos. 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.

Thereafter we break up camp and depart towards the Serengeti. We set up camp at designated campsite in the Seronera area of central Serengeti. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive

Day 5 Serengeti

We spend a full day game driving in Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km. 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 attracts a string of predators such as Lion, Leopard, cheetah, Hyena, Golden Jackals and Bat Eared Foxes. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive

Day 6Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge

After breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching. The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. We set camp late afternoon high up at the Simba Campsite on the craters rim (cold but the scenery is stunning). (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive and Archaeological Educational Tour on foot.

Day 7Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire

We spend the day exploring the crater in search of numerous animals living within. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s biggest whole Volcanic Caldera at 8300 square km and is arguably the most stunning arena. The area contains over 25,000 large animals including 26 Black Rhinoceros. There are 7,000 Wildebeests, 4,000 Zebras, 3,000 Eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s Gazelles. The crater also has the densest known population of Lions in the area. Further up, in the rainforests of the crater rim, are Leopards, Elephants, Mountain Reedbuck and more than 4,000 Buffalos, Spotted Hyenas, Jackals, rare Wild Dogs, Cheetahs, and other felines. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Crater Tour

Day 8Tarangire to Arusha

After breakfast we take you on a days’ game drive in Tarangire national park. Tarangire is home to all of Tanzania’s most iconic animals from the diminutive Dik Dik to the towering African Elephants and Giraffes that attract visitors from all around the world.

In addition to these popular animals, the park is also home to three endangered animals that can be found nowhere else in the country: the Fringe Eared Oryx with its graceful horns, the towering greater Kudu, and the tiny Ashy Starling for the Keen birdwatcher.

Depart for Arusha town in the late afternoon and overnight at a local hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Activities: Game Drive

Day 9Arusha to Nairobi

We depart the bustling Arusha town back towards Nairobi via the Namanga border arriving in the afternoon. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Alternatively drop off at the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar; the “Spice Island.”

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