This 9-day tour explores East Africa's most iconic game reserves, whilst offering understated luxury with a selection of tented camps that pride themselves in personalized service and are ideally positioned to offer the most spectacular game viewing experiences.
Your journey begins with a thrilling safari experience on the Ngorongoro Crater floor which teems with wildlife including zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators - lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the elusive leopard. Your stay at Ngorongoro Crater Camp offers quick and easy access to the crater floor as well as the opportunity to visit with a local Masai Village, gaining insight into their fascinating way of life.
Your safari adventure continues to the famous Serengeti National Park which is known for the World's Greatest Mammal Migration. Kichakani Serengeti Camp offers front row seats to this annual spectacle; offering an intimate viewing experience of over one million wildebeest and zebra passing through the Serengeti plains in search of greener grasslands.
Your final stop on this tour is the exclusive eco-friendly Sanctuary Olanana Camp; an award-winning tented safari camp on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. Discover the beauty of the reserve with game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights, and balloon rides. An all year round destination, the Masai Mara attracts an attractive variety of animals and over 300 bird species. Even from the deck of the camp, the wildlife viewing is spectacular, with a pod of hippos that live permanently in the river just below the camp and a variety of other species that come to drink.
Whether you looking to travel solo, with your partner, or loved ones - this tour is the ideal choice for those travelers seeking an exclusive luxury safari experience in the best safari regions of East Africa.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
Today your journey begins as you board a scheduled flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Lake Manyara airstrip. On your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the camp.
Enjoy thrilling game drives lead by highly qualified guides in closed 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon in the Ngorongoro crater and on the rim. The Ngorongoro crater floor promises to be a rewarding safari experience with the opportunity of viewing Africa's Big Five. On your second day, you will venture out to Lake Manyara National Park for an exciting game drive experience.
During your time in Ngorongoro, you also have the opportunity to enjoy cultural activities in a nearby Masai Village.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
Today you bid farewell to the Ngorongoro Crater as you transfer back to Lake Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to a Serengeti airstrip. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the remarkable camp.
Kichakani Serengeti Camp has three different locations throughout the year which are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands, and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dogs, giraffe, waterbuck, and impala.
Sundowners are a must on any safari, and the perfect way to end the day and take some time to enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Africa. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a signature cocktail and scrumptious cocktail snacks as you celebrate the end of the day; all while being surrounded by thousands of wildebeest and zebras.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Olonana
After a hearty breakfast, you will gather your belongings and transfer back to the closest airstrip for your scheduled flight to the northern Serengeti, here you will do the necessary border controls and then fly onward to Kichwa Tembo airstrip, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the boutique camp set on the banks of the Mara River.
Experienced guides take you to all the hidden spots and the customized open safari vehicles offer all-round views, allowing for excellent photography opportunities. The Mara's rich eco-system includes acacia-studded savannah, riparian forest and woodland which attract more than 300 bird species and a stunning variety of animal life all year round.
Walk with a naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe.
Get an insight into the vibrant and still traditional way of life of the Maasai. Learn about the medicinal plants that grow here, the importance of cattle and the stages of life through which all Maasai pass, from young boy or girl to respected elder.
From the main viewing deck see and hear the family of noisy hippos who colonize the banks below the camp. Relax with a good book in the library, cool off in the pool or for an extra special treat, experience traditional African remedies and spa treatments in the mini-spa.
Today your safari adventure in East Africa ends as you transfer back to Kichwa Temba airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
Includes: Luxury accommodation, return airstrip transfers, all meals, local brand beverages, laundry service
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