11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
AMBOSELI | NGORONGORO | SERENGETI | MASAI MARA
On arrival in Nairobi at JKIA Airport, after customs & immigration formalities, you’ll meet with your driver who will transfer you to Wilson Airport.
Fly from Nairobi, Wilson Airport to Amboseli. You’ll meet with the Camp Vehicle and driver-guide who will drive you to the Camp.
Meals and overnight at Tortilis Camp.
Day 2 - 3
Breakfast at the camp, Scheduled game activities in Amboseli National Park.
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.
Other attractions of the park includes opportunities to meet the local Maasai community and also enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
Meals and overnight at Tortilis Camp.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred by road to Namanga border in Tanzania where you’ll complete the Visa and Immigration process, meet with your driver-guide and exchange vehicles.
From here, you’ll be transferred to Karatu via Arusha. Meals and overnight at Acacia Farm House.
After breakfast, with packed lunch drive to the Crater floor for game viewing.
Descend into the Crater for a full-day tour with lunch boxes.
Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird-life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft. deep crater.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.
The conservation area boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Maasai. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, established in 1959, is a pioneering experiment in multiple land use. Here pastoralism, conservation and tourism co-exist in a carefully managed harmony.
The centrepiece of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater which is a caldera. The Crater floor is a natural sanctuary for thousands of animals and many species of insects and birds. Lush highlands surround the Crater, falling away to the tawny plains and alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley.
Late in the afternoon, ascend back up and drive back to Karatu area.
Dinner and overnight at Acacia Farm House.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park.
On arrival at Kogatende Airstrip, you’ll be met with your driver from the Camp and transferred to the lodge. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive in the northern Serengeti.
Here can be found the largest concentration of plains animals – 4 million and 500 species of birds. Your chance to see predators chasing their prey and enjoying their kill. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an “endless plain.” It was first inhabited by ancient hunter-gatherers and pastoralists. The central Serengeti was declared a Game Reserve in 1929. In 1951, the Reserve became Tanganyika’s first National Park, which included the Ngorongoro Crater.
Further alterations took place in 1959 in the Park, part of the Serengeti plains and the highlands were removed and added to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, while extensions to the north and south were included to provide more protection to the wildebeest migration. Covering 14,763 square kilometres, the Park is roughly the size of Northern Ireland making it Tanzania’s largest national park.
Dinner and overnight at Kuria Hills.
Day 7 - 8
Scheduled game activities in Serengeti National Park.
Meals and overnight at Kuria Hills.
With packed lunch boxes, you’ll be transferred to the Airstrip for your flight from Serengeti to Masai Mara via Tarime and Migori borders for Visa and Immigration process.
You’ll arrive at Mara airstrip late afternoon, where you’ll be met with Camp vehicle and your driver guide and transferred to the Camp with game drive en-route.
Arrival at the Camp. Meals and overnight at Sand River Mara.
Day 10 - 11
Scheduled game activities in Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is often called simply “The Mara” – a Masai word meaning “mottled” – a reference to its patchy landscape.
The Reserve covers 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level.
The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of distinctive acacia trees. It is about 270 km from Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
The Masai Mara ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in the world and this is where over two million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson gazelle migrate annually. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.
The wildlife of the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the so-called “Big Five”- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros – evident throughout the year. The “Big Nine” – including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and hippo – extends this experience.
Meals and overnight at Sand River Mara.
Fly to Nairobi.
Transfer from Wilson Airport to JKIA Airport for your onward international flight.