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The Crown Jewel of Safaris

16 Day Legendary Kenya Safari

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Few places in the world provide the extraordinary opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat as Kenya. The word safari was invented in Kenya where in Kiswahai it means “journey”. This is a land with endless potential for wildlife enthusiast. From the great migratory herds of the wildebeest, the open savannah to the remoteness of the tropical rainforests, this is indeed a world of natural wonders.

A tour of Nairobi includes a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”.

Adventure into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya’s most famous parks and is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.

The safari game drive in Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic drive in the park known not only for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions.

Experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we enjoy a visit to the Maasai Boma for the cultural encounter of a lifetime. The Maasai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire.

The safari game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife spectacle and is the pinnacle of the safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts all the ‘Big 5’, including a small population of endangered black rhino.

After a picnic lunch, you will head towards the Serengeti through the stunning Southern Plains. The Seronera River is the lifeblood of the Serengeti, and this area is renowned for great game viewing all year round. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard.

The game viewing in the world famous Masai Mara National Park is the “Pride of Africa Wildlife”. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo, jackal, topi, gazelle, impala, and elephant. Hippopotamus and crocodile are also plentiful in the rivers and the bird life is very abundant.

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$8,999

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Itinerary

Tour and payment information

Tour and payment information

Group Size– Minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 passengers per departure date. The Safari Tour is a fully escorted tour by a qualified guide.

Payments : The booking fee of $35 will be invoiced to you on the booking date.

Pricing and payments: The pricing and payments are in AUD (Australian Dollars)

20twenty plus will invoice you for the deposit of $999 once we are satisfied with the terms and conditions of international travel from Australia and your destinations.

The final balance payment will be invoiced to you 120 days prior to your travel date.

Credit or debit card payments must be paid via BPAY or EFT and your client reference number will be on all invoices. The payment method will save you on any credit card fees.

Destination Information : Please refer to the itinerary and website for general information on the destinations you will be visiting.

Day 1 - Depart Australia

Day 1 - Depart Australia

Depart Australia today to begin your South African safari!

Day 2 - Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Day 2 - Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: The Boma Nairobi Hotel or similar

Dinner: At the Boma Nairobi or similar

Approx. distance: 20 km

Approx. driving time: 30 min (traffic dependent)

Day 3 - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Day 3 - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, we explore Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”, lived between 1917 and 1931 until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies. Thereafter, we head to the Giraffe Centre and the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage for a visit. The institution is named after the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you will be around them. Lunch will follow before driving down to Amboseli National Reserve, arriving in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp similar

Breakfast: At the Boma Nairobi or similar

Lunch:  Hot lunch from the Boma Nairobi or similar

Dinner: At Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Approx. distance: 240 km

Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours.

Day 4 - Amboseli National Park

Day 4 - Amboseli National Park

Today we will head into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya’s most famous parks. Amboseli is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Dinner: At Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 5 - Amboseli - Arusha

Day 5 - Amboseli - Arusha

This morning after a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to the border and then onwards to Arusha. En route, we pass the Marangu waterfalls – which is a moderately strenuous walk (we do recommend sturdy shoes and a degree of walking fitness). We continue to Arusha via Moshi town – the gateway to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Kindly be advised there will be a change of Guide and Vehicle at the border crossing into Tanzania.

Accommodation: African Tulip or similar

Breakfast: At Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Dinner: At African Tulip or similar

Approx. distance:210 km

Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours (border crossing dependent)

Day 6 - Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Day 6 - Arusha - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and set off towards Tarangire National Park for a full day’s game drives. The breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe, and the mountains to the south, make a stop at Tarangire a truly memorable experience. Tarangire is as well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

Accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar

Breakfast: At African Tulip or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from African Tulip or similar

Dinner: At Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar

Approx. distance: 150 km

Approx. driving time: 4 hours

 

Day 7 - Tarangire - Manyara National Park - Karatu

Day 7 - Tarangire - Manyara National Park - Karatu

After breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and set off towards Lake Manyara National Park. The spectacular reserve is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a hallow soda lake, which lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. We enjoy a scenic drive in the park known not only for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions.

Accommodation: Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

Breakfast: At Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Karatu Simba Lodge or similarApprox. distance: 130 km

Approx. driving time: 2-3 hours

Day 8 - Culture tour - Lake Manyara - Karatu

Day 8 - Culture tour - Lake Manyara - Karatu

After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we enjoy a visit to the Maasai Boma for the cultural encounter of a life time. The Maasai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire.

In the late afternoon we embark on a walking tour to Lake Papyrus. Here clients can view this magnificent lake filled with abundant birdlife and hippos. If time allows we can do some light trekking up to the waterfall. From here you will view the lake on top of the Rift valley wall; then onto the banana plantation and rice field, ending off the tour with a local village visit. On completion we return to the lodge for dinner & overnight.

Accommodation: Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

Breakfast: At Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

Lunch: At a local Mama’s house

Dinner: At Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

 

 

Day 9 - Karatu - Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

Day 9 - Karatu - Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

This morning we have an early departure for a game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. For many, this wildlife spectacle is the pinnacle of their safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts all of the ‘Big 5’, including a small population of endangered black rhino. After a picnic lunch, we head towards the Serengeti through the stunning Southern Plains. This is the area that the Serengeti is best known for – the endless, undulating grass savannah with rocky outcrops that serve as isolated wildlife refuges.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

Lunch: At Karatu Simba Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Approx. distance: 300 km (including the Crater)

Approx. driving time: 5-6 hours (mostly at game drive speeds)

 

Day 10 - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

Day 10 - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

Today you will be spending a full day game driving around the Seronera area of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is divided into three main areas: Seronera is the most central and accessible region and this is where the Park HQ is based, as well as most of the larger lodges and communal campsites. This part of the Serengeti is characterised by open plains of grassland, packed with animals. The Seronera River is the lifeblood of the Serengeti, and this area is renowned for great game viewing all year round. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Dinner: At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Day 11 - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

Day 11 - Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

We have another exciting day of exploring the Serengeti National Park ahead of us. With lunch boxes provided we continue with game drives throughout the afternoon, scanning the endless plains, spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this national park is so famous. In the late afternoon we drive back to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Dinner:At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

 

Day 12 - Serengeti National Park - Lake Victoria

Day 12 - Serengeti National Park - Lake Victoria

After breakfast we make our way to Lake Victoria. We pass through the villages of the Sukuma tribe, who grow ground nuts, sorghum and cassava as well as keeping livestock. Life carries on here simply as it has done for ages, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th century. Some leisure time in the afternoon, or to possibly take a bird walk along the lake shore.

Accommodation: Serenity on the Lake or similar

Breakfast: At Kisura Kenzan Tented Camps or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Dinner: At Serenity on the Lake or similar

Approx. distance: 250 km

Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours (including game drive speeds)

Day 13 - Lake Victoria - Masai Mara

Day 13 - Lake Victoria - Masai Mara

This morning you have the opportunity to take part in a boat excursion to one of the local fishing villages, before we bid Lake Victoria farewell and continue our journey northwards across the border into Kenya. Here we head to the Masai Mara, the traditional land of the Maasai people, who are permitted to graze their cattle in this area. The Masai Mara covers an area that includes the riverine forests along the banks of the Mara and Talek Rivers, acacia forests and the open plains of the savannah. Kindly be advised there will be a change of Guide and Vehicle at the border crossing into Kenya.

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Serenity on the Lake or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from At Serenity on the Lake or similar

Dinner: At Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Approx. distance: 270 km

Approx. driving time: 6-8 hours (border crossing dependent)

Day 14 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 14 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Today we spend the whole day game viewing in the world famous Masai Mara National Park. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo, jackal, topi, gazelle, impala and elephant. Hippopotamus and crocodile are also plentiful in the rivers and the bird life is very abundant.

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Breakfast: At Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Dinner: At Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

 

Day 15 - Masai Mara - Nairobi

Day 15 - Masai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast we head off towards Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We have the afternoon at leisure or to explore the city. Time allowing, we visit the Kazuri Beads Centre and workshop for those interested in shopping. Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and it describes each striking ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women employed at the Kazuri workshop. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan, lively, and interesting city. Its central business district is nicely compact, and it is therefore a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Later in the afternoon, we head to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: The Boma Nairobi Hotel or similar

Breakfast: At Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic lunch from Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar

Dinner: At the Carnivore Restaurant or similar

Approx. distance: 280 km

Approx. driving time: 5-6 hours

Day 16 - Nairobi - Australia

Day 16 - Nairobi - Australia

The tour ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.

Breakfast: At the Carnivore Restaurant or similar.

We trust you will have a memorable African Wildlife Safari experience and share your experiences with your family and friends.

 

 

 

What’s included

Meals and Accommodation as per the Itinerary

Safaris and Tours as per the itinerary

Meet and Greet services

24 hour emergency contact services while on tour

Return airport and land transfers

Optional tours and activities

Not included

International Flights

International Flights

Travel Insurance and Visas

Travel Insurance and Visas

Meals and activities not included in the itinerary

Meals and activities not included in the itinerary

Tipping

Tipping

Vaccination and Medical Tests

Vaccination and Medical Tests

Personal expenses

Personal expenses

Group size:

The minimum number of travelers per departure date is 4 and maximum is 12

Tour commencement dates:

11 July 2022

19 August 2022

4 September 2022

8, 14 October 2022

Flights

International flights booked directly by clients must ensure the arrival date in Nairobi  coincides with the tour commencement date. International flight details must be provided to 20twenty plus  two months prior to your travel date.

Please indicate in the special request section of the booking form if you would like us to arrange the international flight and we will be in contact with you with the quote and flight details.

Check in time for international flights are 3 hours prior to departure. Please reconfirm flights with the airlines 24 hours prior to departure in the event of any schedule changes and we cannot contact you in time to advise you accordingly.

It is the passengers responsibility to ensure your passport has 6 months validity from return date.

Airfare are subject to increase without notice and are not guaranteed until paid.

Baggage allowance vary on domestic flights and the allowance is 20 kg for checked in luggage and 7 kg for carry – on luggage.

Please refer to the terms and conditions for flights that have been issued.

Luggage – Soft sided luggage bags are recommended.

Your next discovery awaits

Your next discovery awaits

Contact us:

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+61 430497118

Address
3 Thornbill Way,
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125,
Australia

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