Kenia & Tansania - Safari / Wild life - Climbing - Culture - Sun and beaches

All tours can bee booked as

  • private tour
  • private / shared tour
  • group travel

Here listed are different adventerous tours in Kenia and Tansania, we are very happy to offer you combined packages with additional stay in one of the beach resorts for relaxation upon request.

 Special remarks for all tours

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Transfers in safari bus on Private basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on Private basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives

 

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari

Additional remarks

  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

 Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**

 

**Luggage

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.

Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

 

 

THROUGH THE RIFT VALLEY (Keekorok)

Number of Days:                                                         5 Days

Days of Operation:                                                      WEDNESDAY (other days on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARI MINIBUS OR 4x4 VEHICLE – AS PER REQUEST

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 02 at 0700hrs approx..

Departs on Day 02:      0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 05:       1200hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1530hrs onwards)

Pick up point:               City Centre or JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         City Centre or JKI Airport

 

This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a first hand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife.

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Eka Hotel

A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, It is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to both the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok's charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out!

 

Day 3                           Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, clients will depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge mid morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Day 4                           Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch, take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park returning to the lodge as the sunsets

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.

 

Day 5                           Lake Nakuru - Nairobi

After an early breakfast you will leave the Rift Valley behind, continuing towards Lake Naivasha for a boat ride before proceeding to Nairobi arriving late morning. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

 

THROUGH the RIFT VALLEY SENTRIM

Number of Days:                                             5 Days

Days of Operation(including Nairobi Pre-Night):Tuesday (other days on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARI MINIBUS OR 4x4 VEHICLE

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 01 at 0715hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02:      0745hrs approx.

Returns on Day 05:       1200hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1530hrs onwards)

Pick up point:               City Centre or JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         City Centre or JKI Airport

 

This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a first hand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife.

 

 

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Sentrim Boulevard hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Sentrim Boulevard hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Clients to make own way to the Sentrim Boulevard Hotel in Nairobi by 0730hrs and travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.

 

Sentrim Mara Camp

Sentrim Mara is located in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after Sekenani gate.  The entire 31 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst Acacia trees that surround the camp.  The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar. Each of the spacious tents has a modern ensuite bathroom, hot and cold showers, writing desk and an elevated private balcony for spectacular views of the sunsets and the hills, which have abundant wildlife. The tents have  personal closets, flush toilets and sockets for battery charging for cameras. There is power for lighting in every room, a bathroom and flushing toilets.

 

Day 3                           Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, clients will depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the camp as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.

 

Day 4                           Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast you'll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at your camp around midday. Following lunch depart for a gamedrive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to your camp as the sun sets. The waters at Lake Nakuru are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores.

Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Camp on a full board basis.

 

Day 5                           Lake Elementaita - Nairobi

After an early breakfast you will leave the Rift Valley behind, continuing towards Lake Naivasha for a boat ride before proceeding to Nairobi arriving late morning. Once in the city, clients will be be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

 

MT KENYA & MASAI MARA ADVENTURE (KEEKOROK)

Number of Days:                                                                    6 Days

Days of Operation(including Nairobi Pre-Night):                        Wednesday (other days on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARIBUS OR 4x4 – AS PER REQUEST

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 02 at 0800hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02       0830hrs approx.

Returns on Day 06        1300hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1600hrs onwards)

Pick up point:               City Centre or JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         City Centre or JKI Airport

 

Travelling north from Nairobi through the lush farming communities from Thika to Nyeri, the landscape drops away to the west into the Great Rift Valley, creating a dramatic back-drop to the journey. The bird-watching and views around Mt Kenya and the lakes are spectacular, while the big-game in Masai Mara is unforgettable.

 

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Intercontinental hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel in a Standard room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Intercontinental Hotel

The popular Inter-continental is an ideal business cum leisure hotel offering high international standards of service and accommodation that are the hallmark of all Inter-continental’s worldwide hotels. Overlooking the city, the Nairobi Uhuru Gardens and the Kenyan Parliament, it is only 10 minutes’ walk from the city center and 20 minutes’ drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, good restaurants, conference and meeting rooms, shops, swimming pool, casino and a host of other facilities.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi – Aberdares

After breakfast, drive north to Nyeri, one of Kenya's major towns and provincial headquarters and then on to the Aberdare Country Club. Here you’ll enjoy a bounteous buffet lunch amidst the beautiful gardens before you are transferred (around ½ an hour) to your night's destination at the Ark, a uniquely‑shaped lodge tucked away in the Aberdares National Park. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Ark on a full board basis.

 

The Ark

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick that attracts a host of wildlife, including elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Resembling and named after Noah's Ark, the Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker also provides excellent photographic opportunities. Comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the ‘big five’ at the water hole!

 

Day 3                           Aberdares - Lake Nakuru

An early morning start takes you north‑west as you head for Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson's Falls for its 237‑foot cascade. Now travel in a southerly direction to your next destination, the spectacular Lake Nakuru. This is often coloured a shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.

 

Day 4                           Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Narok town via Mai-Mahiu with a brief a rest stop and proceed on to Mara arriving in time for lunch at the Lodge. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive returning back to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Keekorok Lodge - the Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok's charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out!

 

Day 5                           Masai Mara Game Reserve

Early morning and afternoon game drives. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Day 6                           Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast you’ll depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment. You’ll arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital in the early afternoon. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

 

Kenya CLASSIC (Keekorok)

Number of Days:                                             7 Days

Days of Operation:                                          WEDNESDAY (other days on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARI MINIBUS OR 4x4 VEHICLE

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 02 at 0700hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02:      0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 07:       1330hrs approx. (flights to be booked 1600hrs onwards)

Pick up point:               City Centre or JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         City Centre or JKI Airport

 

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.

 

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Eka Hotel

A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, It is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to both the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok's charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out!

 

Day 3                           Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, clients will depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge mid morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Day 4                           Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch, take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park returning to the lodge as the sunsets

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.

 

Day 5                           Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions). Later head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai lies at the heart of Amboseli National Park and is set at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The cottage style accommodation spreads out on either side of the main lodge, where the architecture is unobtrusive. Each room is built out of gum trees and other indigenous building materials, with the use of beige and cream slate. Each room has uninterrupted views of either the wetlands or of Mount Kilimanjaro. There is a great swimming pool shaded by acacia trees, library, bars, gift shop and spacious gardens to enjoy.

 

Day 6                           Amboseli National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Oltukai Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 7                           Amboseli – Nairobi

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never‑ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

 

KILIMANJARO SAFARI TO MOMBASA COAST

Number of Days:                                                         5 Days

Days of operation:                                                   Wednesday/Saturday (other days on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARI MINIBUS OR 4x4 VEHICLE – AS PER REQUEST

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 02 at 1000hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02       1030hrs approx.

Returns on Day 05        1730hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1930hrs onwards)

Pick up point:               City Centre Hotel of JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         North or South Coast beach hotel or Moi Airport

 

Following a night in Nairobi to relax and perhaps enjoy a historic city tour or a delightful restaurant, depart early in the morning on safari to Amboseli. This safari covers the shimmering plains of Amboseli and then continues to Taita Hills and East Tsavo. Here you will certainly see some great herds of elephant and antelope before continuing to Mombasa’s spectacular coast.

 

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Eka Hotel

A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, It is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to both the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi - Amboseli

After a leisurely breakfast you will depart Nairobi with a picnic lunch and head south east towards Amboseli with an afternoon game drive in the park arriving at the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge was opened in June 1996 and lies at the heart of Amboseli National Park approximately 266kms due south of Nairobi. The lodge is set at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and is probably the best wildlife arenas to view elephants at close range. Most of the park consists of a partially dry, lake bed of evaporated salts and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland. Around the swamps the vegetation is lush with yellow barked acacia and phoenix palms. You can see most types of game in the park including rhino, giraffe, gazelle, lion, cheetah and leopards. Birdlife is prolific too, especially around the swamp areas. Cottage style accommodation spreads out on either side of the main lodge. The architecture is unobtrusive with lots of wood, local stone and slate. There are two double rooms especially designed for the disabled and ramps for wheelchairs are the norm. Each room has an uninterrupted view of either the wetlands or Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the occasional dust trail of safari vehicles viewing game in this most beautiful of Kenya's game parks. The crystal clear figure of eight swimming pool, shaded by the occasional acacia tree, has ample sun beds and mattresses available for guest use.

 

Day 3   Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Taita Hills Game Reserve

An early departure after breakfast takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zigzagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Spotting game as you go, especially gerenuk, Lunch at Kilaguni Lodge, after lunch there will be a game drive in the park and a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes and arrive at your lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Saltlick Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Saltlick Lodge

Salt Lick Lodge is located in the heart of a private Wildlife Sanctuary which lies adjacent to Tsavo National Park, therefore playing an increasingly important role in the protection and conservation of Kenya's wildlife heritage. All rooms are built in two storey blocks from a central pod and linked together by elevated platforms – overlooking a salt slick and small waterhole. Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences. The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the water hole and salt lick, which is constantly in use by local park residents. There is also an underground hide for closer encounters.

 

Day 4                           Taita Hills – Tsavo East

After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, lunch will be taken at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge before continuing your journey to Tsavo East National Park with game drive enroute arriving at your lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Aruba Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Aruba Lodge – Tsavo East

The 40 deluxe rooms each have a terrace overlooking the plains or the Aruba dam. Each room is designed to provide utmost comfort ensuring a pleasant stay. The rooms also contain an ensuite toilet and shower facility with bathroom accessories. A variety of room types are available double rooms, triple rooms, rooms for the physically challenged and adjoining rooms, making it family-friendly. The new Aruba Lodge lies on the northern bank overlooking the Aruba Dam that was originally constructed across the Voi River in 1952. This and other nearby watering holes are favourites for large mammals especially the herds of elephants that are often dramatically coloured red from the soil, and are quite a spectacle as they majestically traverse back and forth across the plains. Also to be found are the Burchells zebra, the Maasai giraffe, impala, Grants Gazelle, Lesser Kudu and the reserved but somewhat bad tempered cape buffalo. Other mammals include waterbuck, the fringe eared Oryx, the long necked and graceful gerenuk and if you are lucky the rare Hirola or Hunter’s hartebeest can be spotted. Lions, cheetah and the occasional leopards and a myriad species of birds are also resident’s of the park. This particular eco-region is noted for the pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) among other reptiles and lizards.

 

Day 5                           Tsavo East – Mombasa

After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your North or South Coast beach hotel late afternoon. End of Services

 

A KENYAN ODYSSEY TO THE Mombasa COAST

Number of Days:                                                         8 Days

Days of operation:                                                      Sunday/Wednesday (otherdays on request)

 

PRIVATE BASIS IN SAFARI MINIBUS OR 4x4 VEHICLE – AS PER REQUEST

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:             Day 02 at 0700hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02       0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 08        1730hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1930hrs onwards)

Pick up point Day 02:   City Centre hotel or JKI Airport

Drop off point:                         North or South Coast beach hotel or Moi International Airport

 

Starting in Nairobi and ending on the shores of the delightful Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas. From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the Mara to the undulating hills of Tsavo, this is a great start to a safari and beach holiday.

 

Day 1                           Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Eka hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Eka Hotel

A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, It is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to both the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

 

Day 2                           Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast , you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Game Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok's charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen.

 

Day 3                           Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning and afternoon game drives. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Day 4                           Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru lodge for lunch. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National park before continuing to Lake Nakuru for overnight.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschilds giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.

 

Day 5                           Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast you will depart with a picnic lunch, leaving Lake Nakuru behind, you continue towards Nairobi and then head south towards Amboseli. There will be an afternoon Game drive in the park returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge was opened in June 1996 and lies at the heart of Amboseli National Park approximately 266kms due south of Nairobi. The lodge is set at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and is probably the best wildlife arenas to view elephants at close range. Most of the park consists of a partially dry, lake bed of evaporated salts and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland. Around the swamps the vegetation is lush with yellow barked acacia and phoenix palms. You can see most types of game in the park including rhino, giraffe, gazelle, lion, cheetah and leopards. Birdlife is prolific too, especially around the swamp areas. Cottage style accommodation spreads out on either side of the main lodge. The architecture is unobtrusive with lots of wood, local stone and slate. There are two double rooms especially designed for the disabled and ramps for wheelchairs are the norm. Each room has an uninterrupted view of either the wetlands or Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the occasional dust trail of safari vehicles viewing game in this most beautiful of Kenya's game parks. The crystal clear figure of eight swimming pool, shaded by the occasional acacia tree, has ample sun beds and mattresses available for guest use.

 

Day 6   Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Taita Hills Game Reserve

An early departure after breakfast takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig‑zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Spotting game as you go, especially gerenuk, Lunch at Kilaguni Lodge, after lunch there will be a game

drive in the park and a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes and arrive at your lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Saltlick Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Saltlick Lodge

Salt Lick Lodge is located in the heart of a private Wildlife Sanctuary which lies adjacent to Tsavo National Park, therefore playing an increasingly important role in the protection and conservation of Kenya's wildlife heritage. All rooms are built in two storey blocks from a central pod and linked together by elevated platforms – overlooking a salt slick and small waterhole. Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences. The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the water hole and salt lick, which is constantly in use by local park residents. There is also an underground hide for closer encounters.

 

Day 7                           Taita Hills – Tsavo East

After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, lunch will be taken at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge before continuing your journey to Tsavo East National Park with game drive enroute arriving at your lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Aruba Lodge on a full board basis.

 

Aruba Lodge – Tsavo East

The 40 deluxe rooms each have a terrace overlooking the plains or the Aruba dam. Each room is designed to provide utmost comfort ensuring a pleasant stay. The rooms also contain an ensuite toilet and shower facility with bathroom accessories. A variety of room types are available double rooms, triple rooms, rooms for the physically challenged and adjoining rooms, making it family-friendly. The new Aruba Lodge lies on the northern bank overlooking the Aruba Dam that was originally constructed across the Voi River in 1952. This and other nearby watering holes are favorites for large mammals especially the herds of elephants that are often dramatically colored red from the soil, and are quite a spectacle as they majestically traverse back and forth across the plains. Also to be found are the Burchells zebra, the Maasai giraffe, impala, Grants Gazelle, Lesser Kudu and the reserved but somewhat bad tempered cape buffalo. Other mammals include waterbuck, the fringe eared Oryx, the long necked and graceful gerenuk and if you are lucky the rare Hirola or Hunter’s hartebeest can be spotted. Lions, cheetah and the occasional leopards and a myriad species of birds are also resident’s of the park. This particular eco-region is noted for the pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) among other reptiles and lizards.

 

Day 8                           Tsavo East – Mombasa

After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your North or South Coast beach hotel by late afternoon. End of Services.

 

Lakes and Caldera

DEPARTS:                                           DAILY ON REQUEST - MINIMUM 2 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED

DURATION:                                       4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

FROM:                                                 ARUSHA TOWN CENTRE

TO:                                                        ARUSHA TOWN CENTRE

ITINERARY 1 WITH ACCOMMODATION ON THE CRATER RIM

 

Day 01

Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Municipal Airport (flight on own arrangements). After clearing immigration and customs formalities (if arrival is Kilimanjaro International Airport), you are met by our representative and assisted to your transfer vehicle. You transfer to your Arusha hotel for overnight.

 

Day 02

Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving at your lodge for lunch. Afternoon visit to Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 03

You game view on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. This 102 square mile paradise was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano more than twenty-five million years ago. The resulting rich fertile soil has produced lush vegetation that has attracted more than 30,000 resident mammals and a delicate balance of predator and prey. There is a good chance of seeing the “Big Five” of African wildlife during your day game driving on the crater’s floor. You travel with a picnic lunch, served near a hippo pool. In the afternoon, you proceed to your lodge in the Lake Manyara National Park area for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 04

Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. You then depart to Arusha travelling with a picnic lunch. Arrival in the early afternoon to connect with your onward arrangements. End of our services.

Cost Includes

Meet and greet services

Transfers as shown

Shared use of 4x4 safari vehicle with photo roof seating up to 7 travellers

Services of English speaking driver-guide

Meals and accommodation as specified

All park fees and government taxes

One bottle of water per day on game drives


 

Cost Excludes

Flights & airport taxes

Passport and visa fees

Driver-guide gratuities

Dining rooms tips and porterage

Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance

Drinks and laundry

Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature

 

ITINERARY 2 WITH ACCOMMODATION IN KARATU

 

Day 01

Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Municipal Airport (flight on own arrangements). After clearing immigration and customs formalities (if arrival is Kilimanjaro International Airport), you are met by our representative and assisted to your transfer vehicle. You transfer to your Arusha hotel for overnight.

 

Day 02

Drive to Karatu arriving at your lodge for lunch. Afternoon visit to Iraqw Cultural Centre. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 03

You game view on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. This 102 square mile paradise was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano more than twenty-five million years ago. The resulting rich fertile soil has produced lush vegetation that has attracted more than 30,000 resident mammals and a delicate balance of predator and prey. There is a good chance of seeing the “Big Five” of African wildlife during your day game driving on the crater’s floor. You travel with a picnic lunch, served near a hippo pool. In the afternoon, you proceed to your lodge in the Lake Manyara National Park area for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 04

Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. You then depart to Arusha travelling with a picnic lunch. Arrival in the early afternoon to connect with your onward arrangements. End of our services.

 

Cost Includes

Meet and greet services

Transfers as shown

Shared use of 4x4 safari vehicle with photo roof seating up to 7 travellers

Services of English speaking driver-guide

Meals and accommodation as specified

All park fees and government taxes

One bottle of water per day on game drives

 

Cost Excludes

Flights & airport taxes

Passport and visa fees

Driver-guide gratuities

Dining rooms tips and porterage

Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance

Drinks and laundry

Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature

 

Crates and Valleys

DEPARTS:                                           DAILY ON REQUEST - MINIMUM 2 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED

DURATION:                                       5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

FROM:                                                 ARUSHA TOWN CENTRE

TO:                                                        ARUSHA TOWN CENTRE

 

Tarangire National Park, with its abundance of wildlife and the splendid backdrop of massive baobab trees dominating the landscape, is the perfect starting point for this short adventure. Add a full day visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and you have a great road safari that can be combined with any of our à la carte programmes. We have now expanded the options to include a variety of tastes and budgets. This adventure combines three of Tanzania's most popular parks with game viewing in Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

 

ITINERARY

Day 01

Depart Arusha Town Centre in the afternoon and drive to Tarangire National Park. The drive takes you across the Great Rift Valley and along the fringe of the Maasai Steppe. You will notice herds of cattle being attended by young lads and dotted huts with thatched roofs as you proceed. You arrive at your camp or lodge in the afternoon and have opportunity to soak in the surroundings and enjoy the facilities. Travellers on options B, C, D and G will have game viewing en route to the camp or lodge. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.

 

Day 02

You set out into Tarangire National Park for a full day of game viewing. Travellers on options B, C, D and G may choose to return to the camp or lodge for lunch (arranged the night before with the driver-guide). Travellers on other options should travel with a picnic lunch to ensure the best opportunities for game viewing. In the late afternoon, you return to your camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 03

Depart after an early breakfast and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Game drive in the park through the morning aiming to leave at around noon. Continue to Karatu or Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving at your lodge for late lunch. Afternoon nature walk. Those staying in Karatu may also optionally visit the Iraqw Cultural Centre (arranged and paid directly with the driver-guide or lodge). Those staying in Ngorongoro Conservation Area may optionally visit a Maasai village (arranged and paid directly with the driver-guide or lodge).

Day 04

You game view on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. This 102 square mile paradise was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano more than twenty-five million years ago. The resulting rich fertile soil has produced lush vegetation that has attracted more than 30,000 resident mammals and a delicate balance of predator and prey. There is a good chance of seeing the “Big Five” of African wildlife during your day of game driving on the crater’s floor. You travel with a picnic lunch, served near a hippo pool. In the afternoon, you return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 05

Return by road to Arusha arriving in at around noon to connect with your onward arrangements. End of our services.

 

NOTE

This safari does not include transfer in Arusha nor lunch on arrival or departure. We are happy to offer these at an additional cost:

An optional balloon safari can be booked at an additional expense on Day 02  including bush breakfast.

 

Simba Safari – Sopa Lodges

Days of operation from Kilimanjaro International Airport – Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday

 

Starting Point:                  Kilimanjaro International Airport

Ending Point:                    Kilimanjaro International Airport

 

Arrival Time:                     May arrive at any time. Please note that the earliest check-in at Arusha                                          Coffee Lodge is 1400 hours

 

Return Time:                    Returns to Arusha Town Centre by 1230 for lunch. Earliest departure flight                                    from Kilimanjaro International Airport is 1600 hours

 

Itinerary

Day 01                  Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport (flight booked by agent), where you are met and transferred to your hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre.

Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast basis

 

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Lying on the gentle rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari.

 

Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses – inclusive of 12 Plantation Suites – that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900s.

 

The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge, and this is never more evident than in the Plantation Suites where the coffee bean theme permeates even the interior designs of both the main bedrooms as well as the beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms.

 

Day 02                  Arusha - Lake Manyara

Morning at leisure and safari briefing followed by lunch. Afternoon you depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you turn North West and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena on full board basis

 

 

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend 

of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon' pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-story ‘rondavels', which house the rooms.

Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas' , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

 

Day 03                  Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

 

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Nestled in the acacia woodland on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, and host to the largest and most spectacular annual migration of the wildebeest. The lodge is set in the Nyarboro Hills, in the South West overlooking the Serengeti Plains.

 

The lodge offers 69 standard rooms, all with 2 queen size beds, carpeted, and tastefully furnished with local fabrics and pictures. One entering the room is a lounge with a mini bar. In the front is a veranda with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table, with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the eye can see. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms and hairdryers. A veranda extends from the room facing the plains, ideal for relaxing and watching game.

 

Day 04                  Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

 

Day 05                  Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off en route for your picnic lunch. You then continue your journey towards Ngorongoro where you visit a Masai Village before you continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

 

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

 

All of the 91 double bedrooms are very spacious and each two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted veranda, where you may enjoy a private view of the Crater The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.

 

Day 06                  Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. Lunch is served near a small lake filled with hippos. You then continue game viewing before returning to the crater’s rim and your lodge.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

 

Day 07                  Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.

Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

 

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Hidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground.

 

Spacious and airy with marble floors, the lobby has glass sliding doors that open out to a veranda where one can relax and enjoy the view. The ceiling has a wooden finishing, and the décor with plants in strategic places, gives it a feeling of total relaxation, much needed after the long and dusty drive to the lodge. There is also a swimming pool for those that want to take a refreshing dip.

 

The lodge boasts 75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge on entering with a mini bar. Each room is carpeted, has 2 queen size beds with a mosquito net around them. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors that open out on to a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond, and wildlife can sometimes be spotted.

 

Day 08                  Tarangire National Park - Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha you will be provided lunch followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight. END OF OUR SERVICES

 

 Important information for all above mentioned tours

 

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Transfers in safari bus on Private basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on Private basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives

 

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari

Additional remarks

  • Cancellation policy as per agent’s agreement or as per our printed Price Guide if no fixed contract is in place. Please request any further information on this if required.
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

 

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**

 

**Luggage

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.

 

Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.