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14 Days Nairobi - Samburu - Serena Mountain Lodge - Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara - Arusha -Tarangire - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Manyara

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi, you will be meet by Sure Connections Safaris (K) Ltd. representatives. After a short brief about your safari you will be transfered  to Nairobi Serena Hotel for Dinner and overnight - fullboard.

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu National Park
After  breakfast, depart to Samburu drive past the densely populated Central Province. Cross the Equator at Nanyuki, drive by the Western side of Mt. Kenya, then down to Isiolo and further to Samburu National Reserve, arrive at Samburu Sopa Lodge for lunch. Depart on an afternoon game drive.  Dinner and overnight Samburu Sopa Lodge - fullboard.

Day 3: Samburu National Game Reserve.
After breakfast, take a picnic lunch with you and spend  a whole day viewing the Samburu National Game Reserve. The Reserve extends for an area of 105 square kilometers North of the meandering Ewaso Ngiro or 'Brown' river. It is part of a lava plain that includes a varied landscape of red dirt, thorn scrub, broken volcanic rock, dried river beds, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings, some large enough to be called mesas. Along the river curves, a riverine forest of doum palms, acacia, and tamarind is a magical contrast of cool green. It is attractive to both the region's wildlife and visitors.  The region is home to elephants, hippos, crocodiles and leopards, as well as plains game, other small mammals and birdlife as well as  the rare Grevy Zebra with large furry ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with their distinctive blue legs, and the shy oryx beisa.  Dinner and Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge - fullboard.

Day 4: Samburu National Park - Serena Mountain Lodge (180kms - 3 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Isiolo, heading back towards Mount Kenya passing by large wheat farms before arriving at Nanyuki town. Continue to the foot of Mount Kenya arriving for Lunch at Serena Mountain Lodge, its located in the indigenous forest 7200 feet up in the foot hills of the Mount Kenya National Reserve. The lodge was built in 1970. It overlooks a natural waterhole and salt lick surrounded by dense forest. On a clear day, you can see the jagged peaks of Mt. Kenya's summit through the trees. Each of the bedrooms faces directly over the waterhole. This is what makes Mountain Lodge appealing. You can view the game in the comfort and privacy of your own room - no need for a midnight dash to a public in order to see the animals. Each room has  either an open balcony or a large picture window. The most frequently Game seen include: rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard forest hogs, suni, red duiker, spotted hyena, genet cat. The lodge was deliberately located beside a route animals travel between Mt. Kenya and the lowlands, its gives you a perfect chance to see very large herds of animals. At night the waterhole area is lit by floodlights. Spend the rest of the day at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge - fullboard.

Day 5: Serena Mountain Lodge - Lake Nakuru (250kms - 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru, passing along the Aberdares Ranges to Thompson's falls at Nyahururu for a short break. Continue down the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for lunch inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Depart on an afternoon game drive.
Created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru National Park features more than 400 species of birds, many from Europe and East Asia. The Park includes a large savanna area to the south.  A shallow blue-green alkaline lake famous for its flocks of pink Lesser and Greater flamingoes. The tilapia grahami fish has been introduced to provide food for the pelicans who also call Lake Nakuru home. The blue-green color is because of the presence of blue-green algae called spirulinga. Lake
Nakuru has proven to be an excellent and safe sight for the Rothschild giraffe and white rhino. It is an excellent spot also to photograph the hippo, reedbuck and defassa waterbuck. 
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge - fullboard.

Day 6:  Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara (320kms - 5hrs)
After an early breakfast drive via Narok to Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the Maasai Mara Serena Lodge.  The  lodge is set high on a ridge within the reserve with magnificent uninterrupted views down across the Mara plains and over two water holes. The Maasai Mara  park is a world  famous game reserve. It is the best known and the most patronized game sanctuary in Kenya. Located on the south western part of Kenya and within the the Great Rift Valley, the savannah lands of the Maasai Mara hold within their boarders an unsurpassed number of wildlife. The Maasai Mara is teeming with wild animals with over 452 animal varieties or species having been documented here. Almost all species of animals can be seen in the Mara. Depart in the afternoon on game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 7:  Maasai Mara National Reserve
After you breakfast depart for a morning  game drive in the vast Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Return to the lodge for lunch and prepare to an afternoon game drive. It is an extension of the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, and offers the best game viewing in Kenya. On these wide open rolling grasslands you will see incredible variety of different animals such as: the Big five, gazelle, cheetah, antelope and zebra placidly graze, Giraffe. Every year millions of wildebeests migrate north from the Serengeti to the green grass of the Mara. This exciting spectacle usually occurs sometime between July and August.  During this exciting spectacle hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles.  Visits to a Maasai manyatta can be arranged between you and the driver. Another popular 'excursion' is a romantic hot air balloon trip where you view animals from above and then touch down for an extravagant breakfast in the bush. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 8:  Maasai Mara - Nairobi  -  Arusha (by flight)  and drive to Tarangire National Park (3 hrs)
After breakfast take your schedule flight back to Nairobi then connect to your schedule flight to Arusha.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport you  met by our representatives after short briefing you will depart to Tarangire National Park. After Lunch depart for a game drive en-route to Tarangire Sopa Lodge  Tarangire comes from Tarangire River which rises in the Kondoa Highlands of Central Tanzania and makes its way northwards through the length of the park. Tarangire was originally a popular hunting area, today it is regarded as one of the best wildlife areas remaining in Tanzania. The park features  include: the lake, swamps, rivers and rock outcrops. Engulfed by several hills, Oldonyo Ngahari is to the east while Kalima is to the south, Sangaiwe and Haidedonga are to the west and Kitibong a bit further inside from the two, while Tarangire hill is almost centrally located. The major attractions include the vegetation zones such as: Acacia Tortillis, many species of birds, as well as the rare tree climbing python. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge - fullboard.

Day 9: Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast take picnic lunch and depart on a whole day game drive that will take you from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Crater. You will visit Olduvai Gorge en-route.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant volcano, the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings, with the Olduvai Gorge, the 'birthplace of man' close by. The volcano and surrounding landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the Maasai tribe, as well as an extra-ordinary variety of big game and birdlife. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make it their home. At Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, visitors co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 10:  Ngorongoro National Park
After breakfast prepare for a full day game viewing of the crater with picnic lunch.
Ngorongoro crater is without doubt one of the most outstanding natural features in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Stunningly beautiful, the 18 km wide and 600 meter deep caldera is teeming with wildlife and one of the best places to see black rhino. With a picnic in a shady grove to this garden of Eden, most large mammals can be seen. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast take picnic lunch and depart for Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti Serena Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of a landscape teeming with game. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel 'huts' house the luxury guest rooms. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Lodge late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 12: Serengeti National Park
Depart for a morning game drive after your breakfast to Serengeti, it is the most famous of Tanzania's national parks and is one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. On the seemingly endless and almost treeless plains, there are an estimated three million large animals in constant search of food and water, most take part in a seasonal migration that is unparallel in nature. Driven by the rains, over one million wildebeest and a few hundred thoNairobi nd zebra and gazelles move to fresh grazing lands, in columns of several kilometers length and crossing crocodile infested rivers without regard to losses. Return to the Lodge for lunch, thereafter depart for an afternoon drive, dinner and overnight in Serengeti Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 13: Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara National Park (200km - 4 hrs).
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for lunch, with spectacular setting  on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu (mosquito river) escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. Tree-climbing lions are but one lure. The extraordinary birdlife  has become world known among ornithologists, who observe the masses of pink flamingoes and great birds of prey.  The circular shape  design of Manyara Lodge is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions. Depart for an afternoon game drive.  At the bottom of the Great Rift Valley this slightly alkaline lake can vary in size depending on the season. A National Park is squeezed between western shores and the steep Rift Valley Escarpment, featuring open water marshes, grasslands, a lush forest fed by groundwater, Hot springs and hippo pools  offering  you a very interesting game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - fullboard.

Day 14: Lake Manyara - Arusha - Nairobi (by flight)
Drive to Arusha for lunch, then transfer to the airport for your schedule flight to Nairobi.
Pick up a Wilson Airport in Nairobi.Farewell dinner in Nairobi then transfer to the airport for your international departure flight.

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