THE GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI KENYA – TANZANIA IN STYLE

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The Tanzania & Kenya Safari feature unique area and exclusivity of the Migration ‘Often referred to as the ‘Greatest wildlife Show on Earth’, The Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra throughout the Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems’. This Safari ensures guests experience some of the Unique, the richest game viewing and most genuine cultural insights available in Africa today. The Safari enables guests to enjoy the seclusion of their own lodgings and have flexibility, freedom to personally design their safari itineraries. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 7-travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. Traveling for 7-days, the safari includes Meals, accommodation, Park entry fees and visits to Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Nakuru national Park.

 “They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end could this place be Tanzania, Kenya or both?”   The wheel of life in East Africa start to turn in the grass fields, next to Lake Ndutu, at the Southern part of Serengeti National Park. This is where the Zebra’s foals and the wildebeest calves that where just born, do their first steps and join the great migration in Serengeti. Now that their legs can carry them for long distance, they start migrating with their mothers towards central part of the park, on their way to the west & northern parts. While moving though the plains, they will have to face the predators that are waiting for them in the grass, waiting for the weakest or the one who lost his mother. This sights and sounds are something that no movie can capture – a piece of heaven on earth in East Africa!

             ACCOMMODATION & COST BREAKDOWN

OPTION 1:

DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM TYPE

MEAL PLAN

KARATU

Endoro Lodge

     Standard Room

HB

SERENGETI

OsupukoLodge

     Standard Room

FB

MASAI MARA

Sentrim Mara Camp

Standard tent

FB

LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Deluxe Room

FB

               Rate per person sharing in USD ($)

TRAVEL SEASON

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

SRS

1st Jan to 31st March June & 1st Nov to 15th Dec

5631

3569

2960

2659

2472

2351

660

1st April to May

5475

3452

2856

2555

2374

2253

660

1st July to Oct &16th Dec to 31st Dec

5965

3726

3085

2764

2570

2436

784

OPTION 2:

DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM TYPE

MEAL PLAN

KARATU

Simba Lodge

     Standard Room

HB

SERENGETI

Simba Lodge

    Standard Room

FB

MASAI MARA

Mara Simba Lodge

Standard Room

FB

LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Standard Room

FB

               Rate per person sharing in USD ($)

TRAVEL SEASON

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

SRS

1st Jan to 31st March June & 1st Nov to 15th Dec

6111

3827

3355

2910

2729

2609

967

1st April to May

5595

3483

2881

2586

2405

2285

769

1st July to Oct &16th Dec to 31st Dec

6837

4278

3630

3309

3115

2988

1418

OPTION 3:

DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM TYPE

MEAL PLAN

NGORONGORO

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 Standard Room

HB

SERENGETI

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

 Standard Room

FB

MASAI MARA

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Cottage

FB

LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Standard Room

FB

               Rate per person sharing in USD ($)

TRAVEL SEASON

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

SRS

1st Jan to 31st March & June & 1st Nov to 15th Dec

6463

4290

3811

3373

3192

3072

856

1st April to May

5622

3645

3049

2748

2567

2447

699

1st July to Oct &16th Dec to 31st Dec

7234

4818

4176

3849

3655

3528

1067

OPTION 4:

DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM TYPE

MEAL PLAN

KARATU

Acacia farm Lodge

     Standard Room

HB

SERENGETI

Serengeti bliss Acacia Lodge

    Luxury Tent

FB

MASAI MARA

Keekorok Lodge

Standard room

FB

LAKE NAKURU

Sarova Lion hill Game Lodge

Standard Room

FB

               Rate per person sharing in USD ($)

TRAVEL SEASON

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

SRS

1st Jan to 31st March & June & 1st Nov to 15th Dec

7627

4780

4171

3863

3682

3562

1544

1st April to May

6922

4266

3664

3369

3188

3061

1384

1st July to Oct &16th Dec to 31st Dec

8647

5453

4805

4484

4290

4163

2191

OPTION 5:

DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ROOM TYPE

MEAL PLAN

KARATU

Oldean Lodge

Standard Room

HB

SERENGETI

Kirimu tented Lodge

Standard tent

FB

MASAI MARA

Ashnil Mara Camp

Standard room

FB

LAKE NAKURU

Sarova Lion hill Game Lodge

Standard Room

FB

               Rate per person sharing in USD ($)

TRAVEL SEASON

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

5 PAX

6 PAX

SRS

1st Jan to 31st March & June & 1st Nov to 15th Dec

6706

4476

3868

3560

3379

3259

1233

1st April to May

6298

3924

3321

3020

2846

2725

1156

1st July to Oct &16th Dec to 31st Dec

7862

4960

4312

3991

3797

3670

2108

The above pricing is intended to serve as a guide. Pricing may vary based on changes or customisations made to the itinerary.

Arrival: Kilimanjaro Int. Airport (JRO)

Departure Location:Jomo Kenyatta Int. Airport (NBO)

Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA | KARATU - ARUSHA

Meet and greet upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) exit point by our team, pick up and transfer to your Karatu hotel. Check in freshen up and spend the rest of the day at your hotel, an oasis of serenity amidst one of Africa’s most vibrant cosmopolitan capital cities. Overnight stay in Karatu (with breakfast included) BB

Day 2NGORONGORO | OVERNIGHT - SERENGETI

After an early breakfast, pack your bags and depart with your driver to Ngorongoro Crater, an early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater. The park gate opens at 0600 Am, so it is best to be there as close to this time as possible. There are a number of lions which are typically larger in size than an average lion due the large amount of game in the area. The crater floor tends to get very busy, with there often being numerous vehicles at any wildlife sighting.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed some three million years ago. Had it not become a caldera, it is possible that the volcanic mountain would be about the same height as Kilimanjaro. The caldera is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 25,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, wildebeest, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Late -afternoon drive to your lodge in Serengeti for your overnight stay. (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Highlights:
 A natural wonder of the world and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
 The crater is packed with wildlife, including the big 5.
 Best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as prides of lion that include black-mane males.
 Flamingos and a variety of other water birds around the soda lake on the crater floor.

Day 3SERENGETI |OVERNIGHT SERENGETI

Relax with a full day in the endless plain of Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Highlights:
 Meet the Masaai people of Tanzania (optional)
 Visit the Cradle of Mankind (optional)
 The Serengeti – host the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and numerous other species of animals indigenous in the area.
 Entering the Big cat area of Tanzania
 More than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured in the Serengeti. One option could be to start your day with an early morning Balloon excursion followed with picnic breakfast at the end, second option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch on an afternoon game drive, returning in the mid-afternoon. In the evening transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Masai Mara Ecosystem (Wildebeest Migration)
Every year, around 1.5 million wildebeest; 350,000 Thomson’s gazelles; 200,000 zebras; and thousands of eland and other ungulates (hoofed animals) participate in ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, The Great Wildebeest Migration throughout the Ngorongoro, Famous Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem, when the grassy plains of the southernmost Serengeti begin to dry and the start of short rain in Mara the ever-moving columns of wildebeest follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water that takes them across to the plains of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya

From December to March the Wildebeest migration congregates around the Ndutu area (the area is shared in both Ngorongoro – Serengeti), in the far south of the Serengeti. April to May, the Wildebeest migration moves north into the plains of the central Serengeti. Between June and July, the Wildebeest migration splits in two; one group goes West into the Western Corridor before crossing the Grumeti River, the other heads directly to the North of the Serengeti. August to October the herd has reformed, and meanders on the Kenya and Tanzania border, along the banks of the mighty Mara River. Returning south from the beginning of November. Unpredictable Nature the path of the Wildebeest migration is dependent on rain and that is what determines late or early crossing between Serengeti and Masai Mara (as also shown in the migration map below) however the dry & crossing seasons may change every year due to global warming. The three groups of migrant grazers take advantage of different heights of grass, which means they stick to their own kind with only a small overlap in their distributions.

It is unclear how the wildebeest know which way to go, but it is generally believed that their journey is dictated primarily by their response to the weather; they follow the rains and the growth of new grass. While there is no scientific proof of it, some experts believe that the animals react to lightning and thunderstorms in the distance. It has even been suggested that wildebeest can locate rain more than 50km away the endless plains of East Africa bear witness to the great annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebras as they make their way between Kenya and Tanzania in search of fresh grazing pastures and water. In the latter case, the herds may split and later re-group.

Day 4SERENGETI TANZANIA - CROSSING BORDER TO MASAI MARA IN KENYA

Serengeti to Isebania/Sirare crossing the border & proceed to Maasai Mara Kenyan side;

Depart after early breakfast with lunch box driving to the Tanzania/ Kenya border of Isebania/Sirare to arrive from 1200hrs onwards and proceed to Maasai Mara game reserve. Masai Mara has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Enjoy a game drive en-route to the border, your camp. Overnight Maasai Mara (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Isebania – Masai Mara (Approximately a 4 Hours’ Drive): After border formalities and thereafter crossing to the Kenyan side by our team, proceed to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve. Masai Mara Park formalities and transfer to your lodge with game drive en-route. Check in at the lodge and enjoy dinner and overnight stay

Masai Mara Game Reserve: The Maasai Mara (also known as the Masai Mara, and locally simply as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara” means “spotted” in the local Maasai language of Maa, due to the many trees which dot the landscape. It is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephant, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti every year known as the Great Migration. The Masai Mara “Big Five” are the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino.

The Greater Mara Ecosystem encompasses areas known as the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Triangle, and several Maasai Conservancies, including: Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet.

Day 5MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE | OVERNIGHT MASAI MARA

Early morning breakfast and depart the lodge with your packed lunch boxes for a full day game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills. At lunchtime, our guide will pick a scenic (and safe) spot where you will enjoy your lunch and hear animals howling, birds chirping and the mighty Mara River flowing across the savannah bringing life to the park. After watching more of the spectacle that never gets dull, head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

*Note* On this day clients can choose to have AM & PM game drives this need to be organized with our driver guide the day before.

EXTRA OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS MASAI MARA:
Masai Village Visit: A visit to a Maasai Boma (Masai village tour) is an interesting experience. On arrival at the village, you can expect to be greeted in the traditional manner, excited children and adults welcome you with song and dance, at certain times, and one of the dancers will jump up and down gracefully. The jumps are several feet high and as they jump higher the singers will raise the pitch of their voices. You will be invited to try jumping – (dancing), too. Thereafter receive a warm welcome into the unique oval, dome shaped homesteads (called Manyatta). The homesteads are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames with thatched roofs, it is the job of the Maasai women to build these sturdy dwellings. Get a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history, culture and lifestyle of these Maasai. There is also the opportunity to learn about some of the customary practices, such as fire-making or beadwork, and to speak to the villagers in their homes.

Masai Village Visit Tour Supplement: $20 per person

Masai Mara Balloon Safari Experience: The adventure begins just before dawn. Guests assemble at the launch site for a briefing as the flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. As the dawn breaks the hot air balloon fills and then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. The flight lasts around an hour, drifting wherever the air currents take you. There are ample opportunities for photography and video filming. Then your Kenyan Hot Air Balloon Safari finishes with a flourish. In the time-honored tradition of balloon flights, the world over, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land.

Kindly note* Balloon Safari age limit 8 years and above: Balloon Safari Supplement: $450 per person

Day 6MASAI MARA - NAKURU | OVERNIGHT NAKURU

Masai Mara – Nakuru (Approximately 5Hours’ Drive)

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, check out from the safari lodge and enjoy a final game drive en-route to Lake Nakuru. Check in at the lodge, have lunch served and day at leisure to enjoy the facilities the Lodge has to offer. In the evening, thrill up your day by enjoying a ‘Spice’ game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park which has a spectacular landscape of bush land; housing a huge diversity of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and the panoramic views of the beautiful sceneries along the shores of the lake offering you an opportunity of seeing millions of migratory birds and huge numbers of flamingo (Depending on the season). In the evening transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru National Park is plentiful and magnificent, the Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores into a magnificent pink stretch (Depending on the Season). The bird life here is world renowned and over 400 birds’ species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Day 7DEPARTURE | JKIA AIRPORT

Nakuru – Nairobi (Approximately a 3 Hours’ Drive) – Depart: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, check out and drive to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, transfer to JKIA airport for your International flight home. here you will bid farewell to your guide for your onward journey. it is with great regret to inform you that your Tanzania & Kenya vacation has come to an end. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed with us. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip to your next destination/flight home. NB; Speak to us to add beach holiday in Diani beach Kenya or Spice Island of Zanzibar.

END OF YOUR TANZANIA & KENYA HOLIDAY

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