East Africa Wildlife Safari and Leisure 23 Days

Zebras and Wildebeest in Serengeti National Park

Program Highlights

Duration:  23 Days
Category:  Wildlife Safaris, Gorilla Tracking, Beach Holiday
Destinations:  Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar
Attractions:

  • Spots of Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya
  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
  • Big five in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • Stunning Quite and Cool Beaches of Zanzibar

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply

Start in: Nairobi
End in: Zanzibar
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sun hat, sun lotion cream, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • This is a long safari program combining Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar in one itinerary.
  • Arrival to Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to the booked hotel
  • Local flights will be used between Nairobi and Kampala AND, Between Nairobi and Zanzibar

Itinerary Description by Day

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Nairobi and be transferred to the booked hotel
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Nairobi

Day 1: Game Drive in Samburu National Reserve

  • Depart Nairobi in the morning for Samburu National Reserve crossing the Equator and driving through changing terrain to the rugged semi-desert region in the northern Kenya.
  • Though harsh, it is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere. arrive in time for lunch at lodge.
  • Afternoon game drive to search for the stars of Samburu.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Samburu National Reserve

  • Full day in Samburu with game drives .Search for the rare liver red reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Blue flanked Somali Ostrich, Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Longneck Gerenuk.
  • See braving lions on the grass, Cheetah, Leopards among plenty of other plains game. (optional visits to Samburu villages).
  • All meals and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 3: Game viewing at Treetops

  • Breakfast at a lodge and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya arriving at the Outspan Golf and Country Club for lunch.
  • After lunch transfer by lodge vehicle to the Treetops Lodge where from the lodge balcony you view game that often visit the floodlit waterhole and saltlick-e.g. elephants, rhino, buffalo and giant forest hog. (This possible if only Treetops lodge is included in the final itinerary agreement)
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 4: Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Depart Treetops lodge for breakfast at Outspan Golf & Country Club and depart for Lake Nakuru via Thompson falls arriving in time for lunch, afternoon game drive at the Pink lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other bird-life-it’s a Bird watchers paradise.
  • It has a surprisingly number of animals, all the “big five” except the elephant can be seen here,
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 5:  Game Drive in Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Morning game viewing at the Pink ,it is rhino sanctuary and a bird watchers paradise, look for warthogs and water bucks as you leave the Park.
  • Breakfast at the lodge and depart for Maasai Mara crossing the loita plains, see red clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game.
  • Game viewing enroute to Mara Sopa lodge for lunch.
  • Afternoon game drive.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 6 – 7: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the Park.
  • Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful,
  • Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape.
  • Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish.
  • Meals and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 8: Rest of Day at Leisure in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Breakfast at lodge and depart for Nairobi arriving for lunch.
  • Rest of day at leisure.
  • Overnight at the booked hotel.

Day 9: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park for Game Drive

  • Depart Nairobi and proceed to Amboseli at the foot of the mighty snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak,
  • Game viewing enroute to the lodge.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge

Day 10: Full Day Game Drive in Amboseli National Park 

  • Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the park.
  • Amboseli is a photogenic Park and hosts great number of game including the lion, elephant and the splendid cheetah.
  • Meals and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 11: Amboseli National Park Game Viewing and Depart to NgoroNgoro

  • Morning game viewing drive in Amboseli.
  • After breakfast, depart by crossing the border for NgoroNgoro Conservation Area via Arusha
  • After lunch proceed to NgoroNgoro with game viewing enroute to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 12: Full Day Game Drive in NgoroNgoro Crater

  • Depart in the morning after breakfast with picnic lunch descending 2000ft by 4WD vehicles to the crater floor for a full day crater tour.
  • Search for the magnificent black-manned lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and plenty of other wild game exist in great concentration.
  • Lunch at the crater.
  • Ascend back to the booked hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

  • Breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge and depart for the vast Serengeti plains National Reserve via Olduvai Gorge ,site of the famous archeologist Dr. Leakey where fossils of human and animal believed to be over 2 million years are seen.
  • Lunch enroute arriving Serengeti in the afternoon.
  • Afternoon game viewing inside the Park known to host great herds of plains game.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 14: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

  • Morning and afternoon game drive inside the Park taking you to different parts of the park famous for the annual migration when millions of wildebeest (gnus) and zebra set off for maasai Mara in search of better grazing grounds and waters, search for numerous plains game.
  • Meals and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 15Game Drive in Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks

  • Morning game viewing drive in Serengeti.
  • Breakfast and depart for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena lodge.
  • Afternoon game viewing drive inside the park, look for a variety of wild game.
  • You are likely to shoot a picture of the curious tree-climbing lions.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 16: Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park, Depart to Nairobi via Arusha

  • Early morning game viewing at the park.
  • Return to lodge for breakfast after which you will depart for Arusha arriving for lunch at Arusha Impala Hotel.
  • Afternoon proceed and cross the border and onwards to arrive Nairobi early evening and transfer to the airport for your flight out to Kampala and overnight stay at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 17 : Nairobi to Kampala, Uganda for Gorilla Tracking

  • Morning departure from Kampala for the south with stops at the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures and shopping.
  • After lunch at the Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara, proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland”.
  • Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 18: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Briefing by park ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas.
  • The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day.
  • After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at the booked hotel/lodge.

Day 19: Transfer to Kampala, Flight to Nairobi, Kenya

  • Transfer to Mbarara for lunch,
  • Later depart for Kampala. Transit Time 8-10 hrs.
  • Connect for your flight to Nairobi.
  • Overnight at the booked hotel.

Day 20: Flight to Zanzibar for Resting and Leisure

  • Transfer to the Airport for morning flight to Zanzibar .
  • Transfer to Breezes beach Club.
  • Rest of day at leisure enjoying optional water activities.
  • Dinner and over night at the booked hotel.

Day 21-22:  Full Day Resting and Leisure in Zanzibar.

  • Full day at leisure-enjoying the Beach and optional water activities.
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel

Day 23: Zanzibar Resting and Leisure Fly Back Home 

  • Morning at leisure. afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to home via Dar es salaam or Nairobi airport

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