Safari Highlight

African Pearl Safaris has continued to unfold to our clients the best of the best experiences in East African as launch our 11 days best of Kenya and Tanzania taking you in the Massai Mara which provides great opportunities for viewing nocturnal species. A visit to the Massai Boma villages is a must, you will cross in to Serengeti to the Isebania border, wine and dine at Speke’s Bay just on the shores of Lake Victoria before heading in to Serengeti for the best East African game, to Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi JKIA-Hotel

Arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearing immigration and customs proceed to the arrival hall where you will be met and greeted by our locally appointed airport representative. Depending with arrival flights; day at leisure, optional activities which can be planned at an extra costs including a visit to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, City tour – Nairobi Experience Walking Tour, the Carnivore restaurant experience. Overnight at Nairobi – Southern Mayfair hotel Meal plan Dinner

Day 2: Nairobi – Massai Mara (Travel time -5 hrs)

0700 hrs – After breakfast from your hotel, your luggage will then be loaded onto your safari vehicle and you will be driven, by our professional safari Driver/guide to The Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous Game Reserve. As you drop down the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, your driver guide will stop at strategic viewpoints for photography.

After the brief stop, safari continues along the bottom of the Rift Valley, passing dormant Volcano Longonot on your lest heading Masai Land. On arrival at the Camp or Lodge, check in and be guided to your tents / room. Lunch is served at the camp / lodge. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing to the African wilderness and after tea, head for a game drive in search of the ‘Big Five’ and other mammals and birdlife that roam the vast plains. ‘Big Five’ is a term once coined to a group of mammals for their might in being hunted down. Overnight at Dinner at Mara Leisure camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Massai Mara Full day Game Drive

You will be woken up early this morning for a full day game drive with a packed lunch to enjoy in the ‘bush’. The game drive provides great opportunities for viewing nocturnal species still on the prowl or predators gathered at a ‘kill’. Very few encounters compare with the sunrise over the Savanna teeming with wildlife. In the evening return back to the lodge. Overnight at Dinner at Mara Leisure camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:  In Massai Mara

Begin the day with an early breakfast ready for guided bird or nature walk in Mara a home to the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem hosting an annual million strong migration of wildebeest and zebra in search of greener pastures.  This phenomenon has made this ecosystem one of the world’s natural wonders. In the Afternoon after your lunch visit the Massai Boma villages for a rich cultural experience to witness how these nomadic tribes live in harmony with nature and the wilderness. Overnight at Dinner at Mara Leisure camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity in Massai Mara: Hot air balloon safari (payable extra) is highly recommended. You are woken up early and driven to the launch site for the hot air balloon safari over the plains. On landing, enjoy a ‘Bush Breakfast’ then enjoy a short game drive en-route back to the lodge.

Day 5:  Massai Mara – Lake Victoria (Travel time -4 hrs)

You will depart with picnic boxes after breakfast. Drive to the Isebania border where you will meet with the Tanzania driver and after some brief border formalities, you will proceed on safari. Lunch will be en route to the Dutch owned Speke bay lodge situated on the shores of Lake Victoria. Different bird spices may be seen like the giant kingfishers, dwarf bitterns and Senegal lapwings on the shore as well as yellow white eyed and yellow throated greenbuls. It’s a very prey lodge with bandas on the Lakeshores for an a canoe-trip on lake Victoria to a fishing villages. Overnight at Dinner at Speke’s Bay Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Lake Victoria – Serengeti (Travel time -2 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drives until sunset.
Over the next 2 days, enjoy unmatched game viewing in what is arguably the best- known wildlife sanctuary in the world. ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’ in Maasai and within its boundaries are more than three million large mammals. Meals and Overnight at Serengeti Serena lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti Game viewing

Today, enjoy unmatched game viewing in what is arguably the best- known wildlife sanctuary in the world. ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’ in Maasai and within its boundaries are more than three million large mammals. About 35 species of plains animals can be seen here including the ‘big five’ of which there are upwards of 1,500 lions alone. The Serengeti is also famed for its annual migration. Triggered by the seasonal rains, up to a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thompson’s gazelle gather to undertake their long trek to new grazing lands. Starting with the wildebeest rutting season, a frenzied 3-week long bout of territorial conquest and mating, the trek begins. It is truly the survival of the fittest as to who gets through this great migration where crocodile-infested rivers must be crossed and where hungry predators who look on this long column of herbivores as a moveable feast, must be avoided. Meals and Overnight at Serengeti Serena lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (Travel time -3-35 hrs)

Today, journey far back into human history when you visit the Olduvai Gorge en route to Ngorongoro Crater.  This archaeological site, often referred to as the ‘cradle of mankind’, is where Dr. Louis Leakey found traces of pre-historic man dating back 3.5 million years. Then continue on and check-in at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for 2 nights. Perched on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, every one of the Lodge’s circular suites has phenomenal views, even when relaxing in the bath through floor-to-ceiling windows. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy not only the scenery but take part in the many activities the Lodge has on offer.  Meals and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Ngorongoro conservation area

Created 3 million years, this huge caldera of the once-active volcano, Ngorongoro became a sanctuary filled with a vast array of Africa’s wildlife. Within the towering walls that ring the crater lie forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.

This morning descend to the crater floor where you will mingle with some of its 20,000 resident animals. Watch as the Black Rhino, in its last remaining refuge in Tanzania, emerges from the forests, a prehistoric figure making a surreal impression in the early morning mists.  At the Makat Soda Lake watch huge flocks of flamingos and other water birds. Then thrill to the scenes of the hunt as the predators hide in the marsh ready to ambush animals coming to drink where the river feeds into the lake. In the crater’s marshy areas look for elephant and hippos keeping cool in the African heat. And, in the wide-open grasslands, the herds of zebra, wildebeest and gazelles stretch as far as the eye can see.  Return to the lodge in time for lunch.  The afternoon and evening is at leisure to savour this wonderful atmosphere. Meals and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara (Travel time -2.5 hrs)

Spend a pleasant morning being driven to Lake Manyara National Park where you will check in at your lodge in the park in time for lunch. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife until sunset. Meals and Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Lake Manyara-Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport (Travel time -1.5 hrs)

After breakfast will drive to Arusha for lunch. Then dropped at Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight Zanzibar. Meal plan Breakfast and Lunch End of services
 

Optional activities;-

Hot air balloon safari –USD 450.00 (provision rates)

The Safari cost includes

Meet and greet service by our local representatives at JKI International Airport

Accommodation and meals as described on the itinerary on full board basis (lunch, dinner, bed, breakfast, teas and coffees at meal times.

1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari

Transportation by specially equipped a 4×4 land cruiser all through

Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide

Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees

Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation

A visit to the Boma Villages

Canoe experience on Lake Victoria

AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance

 

The Safari Excludes- Flight fares, Visa fees, personal items and all activities not mention in the program