Best of East Africa Safari: 12 Days Cross Country
Kenya & Tanzania Safari 
 (11 Nights / 12 Days)

Day by Day Program:

Day 01: Nairobi.
Up on arrival at Nairobi Airport (NBO) you will meet and greet by your safari guide who will escort you at your car for transfer to Nairobi city at your hotel.
Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel – 5 Star.

Day 02: Nairobi Sightseeing Tour.
At 07:30am After early breakfast check out your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, short and brief sightseeing tour of Nairobi, offering you the opportunity to see the Nairobi City within a short time and discover Nairobi’s beauty and history. The day Tours include Nairobi City Tours, visit to Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe centre, Karen Blixen museum. Hot lunch in Nairobi, afternoon proceed to Lake Naivasha were you will stay for 2 night at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (4 Star).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 03: Lake Nakuru National Park.
After breakfast travel to Lake Nakuru National Park lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, the park supports a wide ecological diversity including Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds, and the Black and White Rhinoceros which are the major attractions of the park. We will spend morning and afternoon game drive, late afternoon drive back to your lodge for pm dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (4 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 04: Lake Naivasha Boat Safari & Masai Mara Game Reserve.

After breakfast check out your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, followed by choice of add on excursion, the morning boat safari excursion along Lake Naivasha, which offers a unique perspective on birdwatching and wildlife viewing in Kenya (It’s a add on excursion extra US$35.00 per person). At 10:00am we travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at the lunch time followed by afternoon for game drive. Mara is a famous for its Big Five and Big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, en-route game drive pm dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge Lodge or Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp (4 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 05: Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular Masai Mara game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “Big Five” – Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino are quite common. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge Mara Serena Lodge Lodge or Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp.

After breakfast we pack up and leave our lodge with a picnic lunch for long drive from Masai Mara crossing, the Kenya and Tanzania boarder of Isebania and Serari where you will clear customs and Immigration, than proceed to Tanzania entering Serengeti National Park via Ndabaka, The park’s name, Serengeti, means ‘endless plains’ and is derived from the Masai language. The park lies in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya and Tanzania border, if time permits en-route game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (5 Star) or Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp (5 Star) or Mbalageti Tented Lodge (5 star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 06: Masai Mara Game Reserve to Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast check out your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, followed by choice of add on excursion, the morning boat safari excursion along Lake Naivasha, which offers a unique perspective on birdwatching and wildlife viewing in Kenya (It’s a add on excursion extra US$35.00 per person). At 10:00am we travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at the lunch time followed by afternoon for game drive. Mara is a famous for its Big Five and Big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, en-route game drive pm dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge Lodge or Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp (4 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 07: Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast enjoy your Tanzania safari in the world-famous wildlife sanctuary the Serengeti National Park. The largest National Park in Tanzania, is about 14,763 sq kms in area, in Tanzania. Summed up as ‘one of the most unique areas in the world. The Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale, which has no parallel any where in the world. The abundance of herbivores includes Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Topi, Buffalo, and Hartebeest, to name but a few. Serengeti is also famous for Predators e.g. Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena and contains a wide variety of birdlife, believed to be in the region of 500 species. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (5 Star) or Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp (5 Star) or Mbalageti Tented Lodge (5 star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 08: Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast enjoy your another day game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. Your safari guide will explore various areas Moro kopjes and Gol kopjes. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with Kopjes rocky outcrops like islands in the flat plain, each with their own wildlife communities. Discover the Seronera rivers flow through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon proceed to Nabi Hill date were you will enjoy your memorable picnic lunch, after we will proceed to Malanja depression entering Ngorongoro Conservation Area, proceed to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, with clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, the setting is dreamy. Your unique lodge deluxe safari lodge fits into the contours of the Ngorongoro crater rim, and is built of volcanic rock. It offers a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater floor, yet it is virtually invisible when you are down on the crater floor next day on your game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at your safari lodge.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena lodge (5 Star) or Ngorongoro Explorean (5 Star). 
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 09: Ngrongoro Crater Tour.
Today after breakfast, prepare yourself for Africa’s Eden, 6 hours tours of Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater which is a famous for its Big Five and home to rare Black Rhino and has its own Soda Lake. The concentration of animals means that you are likely to see several Lion in a short period of time. You descend 2,200 feet for a thrilling day among Africa’s Big Five Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Black Rhino and Leopard, before returning to your lodge Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Your deluxe lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight:  Lake Manayara Serena Lodge (5 Star) or Kirurumu Tented Lodge (5 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast to Lake Manyara National Park which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania your will enjoy your morning and afternoon game drive followed by choice of Picnic lunch at Lunch at your lodge, pm depart towards the village of Mto wa Mbu and Great Rift Valley than proceed to your unique safari lodge which offers a spectacular view of the Lake Manyara National Park, for dinner and overnight stay at your safari lodges.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (5 Star) or Kirurumu Tented Lodge (5 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 11: To Amboseli National Park.
After breakfast proceed with picnic lunch to City of Arusha which is a center point between Cape and Cairo. Then proceed to Amboseli National Park, crossing Tanzania and Kenya boarder of Namanga Manyara where you will clear customs and Immigration procedure proceed to Kenya, entering Amboseli National Park which is situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,430 ft). Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of Elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days. If time permits we will continue with en-route game drives towards to our lodge, late pm for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Oltukai Lodge (5 Star).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box, Dinner.

Day 12: Amboseli National Park to Nairobi.
After breakfast check out your hotel room and deposit your luggage for storage at the hotel reception, morning game drive to Amboseli National Park till midday when you will have lunch at your lodge and say farewell to Best of East Africa Safari, Afternoon pm proceed to Nairobi drop at Nairobi Airport for your onward journey back home End of Safari.
Meal plan: Breakfast

 

 

What is Included:
– All meals and Accommodation as per Itinerary
– 11 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 5 Picnic Lunches
– 10 Dinners
– All transfers
– Park Fees
– Game Viewing as per Itinerary with the English speaking guide
– Nairobi sightseeing tour
– Transportation on 4X4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof
– 1 Single park fees for Masai Mara is Included
– Luggage allowance: 15kg per person in a soft bag
– In case on Demand for Second Park fees at Trans Mara clients will have to pay direct US$80 per person per day

 

Not Included in program rate:
Laundry, Item of personal Nature, Travel Insurance,
Internal or International Flight Ticket,
Entry visa to Kenya US$50 and Entry Visa to Tanzania US$50,
Drinking Water, Gratuity & Tipping, Phone, Fax, and any other item which is not mention in the Itinerary,
US$20 per person per night supplement for Upgrade to Nairobi Serena,
Add on excursion 1 Boat Safari in Lake Naivasha US$35.00 per person.

 

DOUBLE ROOM: 2 Person sharing double room with option of twin beds or 1 large double bed, rates mention is per person.
TRIBLE ROOM: 3 Person sharing Triple room with option of twin beds or 1 large double bed, with add on extra bed on the room, the rates mention is per person.

CHILDREN RATE: 2 Adult sharing double Room with option of 1 add on extra bed in the room for children age 7 to 12 years old.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLIMENT: One single bed in the room, no sharing, the double per person rates + add on single room supplement rate.

 

STRICTLY BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation and booking policies as below:
55 Days before date of departure full 100% payment required non-refundable.
70 Days before date of departure full 70% payment required non-refundable.
Up on any booking made for more than 70 days 50% deposit required.
All the bookings / Sales will be closed 70 days prior to departure date.

 

GROUP SIZE: 6 to 7 pax per vehicle with guarantee window seat for every full paying passenger.

AIRPORT TRANSFER: Please not Best of East Africa is a group safari and Airport transfer as mention on the itinerary. Day 1 of itinerary will be pick up and Day 12 will be drop of, if client decide to arrive earlier than as per itinerary or decide to leave any other day, extra charges for airport transfer will apply.

Please Note Our main goal is customer satisfactory, on Best of East Safari we hold block booking allotments with Serena Lodges, accommodation while on safari but due overbooking situation sometimes, we reserve the rights to re-route the program starting safari from Amboseli instead of Lake Nakuru without no loss on game drive, and alternative accommodation may be use.

In Masai Mara, 3 Choice Mara Serena, Mara Simba or Mara Sarova,
2 choice In Lake Naivasha, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge,
in Amboseli 3 Choice Serena Lodge, Oltukai Lodge or Sopa Lodge, in Lake Manyara 2 Choice Serena Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Camp, In Ngorongoro Crater 2 Choice Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Explorean Lodge,
in Serengeti 3 Choice of all Serena properties Serengeti Serena, Mbuzi Mawe, Kirawira Tented camp and Mbalageti Tented Camp.
All the space and reservation is based on first come first serve and we reserve the rights to use the similar type of accommodation or alternative re-route.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:
Serengeti Balloon Safari from US$500.00 nett per person.
Masai Mara Balloon Safari from US$500.00 nett per person.
Boat Safari in Lake Naivasha US$35.00 per person
Ngorongoro Conservation Visit Masai Bomas from US$35.00 nett per person.
Flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar from US$280.00 per person – one-way.
One-Way Private Airport transfer from Nairobi Airport to Nairobi City Airport US$80.00 per vehicle.

NATIONAL PARK FEES:
National Park fees, are valid for 24 hours period from the time of entry, on all our calculation we have included 1 park fees per person per day. In case of clients delay,  clients will be responsibility to pay for extra park fees.

RATES INCREMENT:
Best of East Africa Safari, the itinerary calculations are based on present date 19/Jul/2017, The Park fess, Government Tax and current Fuel price. In future If the Government decide to Increase on Park fees, Government Tax and Increment or high rise on fuel price there will be addition surcharges apply on per person rate.

CUSTOMIZE THE ITINERARY:
Best of East Africa Safari, is the fix set departure safari based on small group maximum of 7 pax per vehicle guaranteed window seat and cannot be customized as per individual requirement.

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Bakersfield, CA 93311

 

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