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KENYA -TANZANIA - WILDLIFE SAFARIS PACKAGE

Every year staring from the early July to late September, over a million wildebeests and Zebras followed by the big cats cross over the rolling plains of the Masai Mara setting the most spectacular marvel of mother nature that cannot be witnessed in any other part of the world. This undoubtedly becomes the best times to visit Africa. The selected Safari will show you this and more. On this safari we will visit the premier parks and game reserves of Kenya.

The first part of our safari takes us to Maasai Mara, where the wildebeest migration will be taking place. Literally, millions of wildebeest and zebra move north from the plains of Tanzania's Serengeti savannah during July and August in search of the lush grass. As the vegetation and water holes dry, the herds start the trek north. Following the rain pattern they cross the Tanzania/ Kenya border to the rich Kenyan Masai Mara in search of the 4,000 tons of grass they eat each day. By September and early October they start winding their way back to Tanzania.

The sight of the mass migration is awesome. Many do not survive this trip as they expire from exhaustion and injury or fall prey to hungry crocodile in the struggle to cross the Talek and Mara rivers. As the migration unfolds, the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are trailed by the predators- lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena and scavenger birds. It is an event one cannot afford to miss.


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Day 01 - Masai Mara Game Reserve.

The vast, open grasslands of the Serengeti-Mara are home to over 3 million large mammals. These include over 1.4 million wildebeest, which migrate in an enormous, straggling herd each year between the southern parts of the Serengeti to the northern part and back again. With them move other herbivores such as gazelles and zebra, also looking for the best grass. Along the way they provide food for big predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. Here we learn about and see first-hand the intricate web of dependency that binds the different species together. Each animal has adapted to its own niche and to the other animals that surround it. Here we see Nature at its most subtle and, sometimes, most cruel as each animal struggles to survive and reproduce. 

On our morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara we have a very good chance of seeing all the major Plains animals including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, hyena, cheetah, jackal, warthog and many species of antelope. Second of 3 nights in the Masai Mara. Mara Serena Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 02 - Masai Mara Game Reserve

We continue to explore this miraculous area on our morning and afternoon game drives. This open grassland is home to almost every species of East African wildlife including lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras. 

This is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Today we also encounter and learn about the Masai, a proud tribal people struggling to preserve their traditions in the face of modernisation. At sunset we will visit a section of the Mara River where we hope to see many hippos. Third of 3 nights in the Masai Mara. Mara sopa lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03 – Masai Mara- Lake Nakuru.

The Bird Watchers’ Paradise”

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors will enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.The pink Flamingos are in their thousands .
Dinner at Lake Nakuru Flamaingo Hotel.

Day 04 -   Nakuru-Nairobi

After breakfast proceeds to a morning game drive and visit the lake side to watch the thousand s of pink flamingos, Nakuru is famous and well known for its bird’s habitant. Arriving in Nairobi late in the evening at Royal Orchid Azure Hotel Westland.

Day 5: Nairobi - Moshi

Depart Nairobi early morning towards Moshi. Arriving to Namaga Boarder by noon for lunch and proceed to Arusha. As this is a full day trip drive moderately until Moshi. Dinner and overnight at spring land hotel.

Day 6- Moshi Spring land hotel.

After a long day travel from Nairobi, spend the day doing short safari walk or proceed to the base of MT Kilimanjaro where mountainous start their climbing hiking safari for 6 days.

Lunch dinner and breakfast at spring land hotel.

Day 7: Moshi – Spring Land Hotel

Forest Walk: 
A wide variety of trips organised and run by the hotel are available upon request. We recommend that if you have a spare morning or afternoon you take a guided forest walk with Lawrence to see the wide variety of birds and monkeys in the area.

Other attractions to see: 
All these are booked on arrival at spring lands and paid locally 
- The Leather factory 
- Kinukamori Waterfalls (Marangu village) 
- Moshi town tour 
- Meserani Snake park 
  
Voice of Victory School: Located in a poor area of Moshi this school helps educated deprived children. The staffs work hard with limited funds. Apart from providing contributions to the school EWP also recommend anyone interested to visit the school.

Day 8:-Moshi –Lake Manyara National Park.

Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season.

More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to the park can expect to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day
Arriving late in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Lake Manyara serena lodge.

Day 9: Serengeti national park.

After morning breakfast proceed to park for a full day game drive. The Serengeti resembles Masai Mara despite that the Serengeti savanna is spectacular where the view of cheaters is common.

Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Serena lodge.

Day 10: Serengeti national park.

This will be another day to hunt for the big 5 and spending the whole day in the wildness makes this trip a memorable one. We propose you take with you a picnic lunch to avoid going back to the hotel during lunch time.

Day 11: Serengeti Ngorongoro crater and national park

The crater is one of the most beautiful places to be. The jewel in Ngoro ngoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.

Spend the night at Ngorogoro Serena Lodge/or equivalent

Day 12: Ngorongoro – Nairobi

After breakfast depart the crater on the way to Nairobi. Arriving to Nairobi in the evening.

Day 13:- Nairobi – own plan.

Later we transfer you to the airport for your home bound/ departure flight having seen Kenya probably for the first time! This marks the end of your Kenya Safari Adventure.

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