A special Global Star treat of Kenya and Tanzania safari highlights. Indulge in big game at the Maasai Mara game reserve then over to Lake Nakuru National Park and later to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. You then cross over to Tanzania and continue enjoying your safari at Ngorongoro Conservation, The Serengeti and finally Lake Manyara where you’ll depart from Arusha on day 12.

Day Location Accomodation Meal Plan
1 Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel BB
2 Mara Mara Serena Safari Lodge FB
3 Mara Mara Serena Safari Lodge FB
4 Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge FB
5 Amboseli Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge FB
6 Amboseli Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge FB
7 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge FB
8 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge FB
9 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge FB
10 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge FB
11 Manyara Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge FB
12 Departure FB

Day 1: Arrival to Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by Global Star Tours representative who will assist with the transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most dynamic cities there is a sanctuary offering peaceful respite…the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Standing among verdant gardens, it is considered one of Nairobi’s finest hotels. With consummate standards of modern hospitality, it is the flagship of Serena Hotels and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. Enjoy the swimming pool, the restaurant, the excellent gift shop, and the comfort of your delightful room.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara Reserve

Your comfortable drive now takes you to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and the setting for much of the film Out of Africa. It is classic savannah grasslands, where animals are plentiful and the vistas spectacular. Here Maasai tend their cattle in concert with free roaming wildlife – all sharing the same land with minimal conflicts. You will have two days of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” inhabited by many of Africa’s most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller.

The area is famous for rolling grassland and for the Mara River, which runs through the reserve from north to south. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores as they follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to ravenous packs of predators and many more will die crossing the swirling flood waters of the Mara River.

Optional activities (at additional cost) include a balloon safari for an exhilarating experience over the savannah as the early sun rises and the animals are more active. Or, you can visit a Maasai Village to see how this nomadic tribe has existed through the millennia in harmony with nature.

Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast drive south to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, which enjoys sweeping views across the lake. Lion Hill Lodge impresses every guest with its panoramic view of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Lake Nakuru. The Lodge is situated within the Lake Nakuru National Park Rift Valley Province and is surrounded by natural flora and fauna in its beautiful grounds.

Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes; lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds.

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5:  Amboseli National Park

Depart to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above a saucer of clouds and dominates every aspect of Amboseli. This park covers only 150 square miles but despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Arrive for lunch at your lodge followed by an afternoon game viewing drive. Later as the sun sets, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board   

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

This morning, enjoy a game drive. Amboseli is best known for views of spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and others. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge. You will have a game viewing drive in the afternoon. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, drive towards Namanga to clear with customs. Continue to Arusha town arriving for lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel. After lunch in Arusha, drive to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes.  Journey up

the side of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometers wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 sq km) and arrive at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge in time for ‘sundowner’ cocktails and one of the finest views in the world.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8: Inside the land that time forgot

After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to the lodge in time for relaxation before dinner.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, leave the NCCA and cross into neighboring  Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950s it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago. Arrive at either the Serengeti Serena Lodge in time to relax and enjoy a classic safari supper.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 10: On safari in Serengeti

After breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game driving (meals taken in true safari style ‘in the bush’) in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah. Venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is

also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game. Overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 11: To Lake Manyara and the Great Rift

After breakfast, drive to beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, which stands on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the lake. A small but uniquely diverse national

park, Manyara is home to the world-famous tree-climbing lions, thousands of flamingoes and nearly 500 species of birds. Return to the lodge in time for a swim in the stunning horizon pool and dinner in the elegant central dining room.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 12: Arusha – Departure

Drive to Arusha town for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. A dayroom has been reserved for you until 1800hrs. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight back home.

What’s included in the package

  • Accommodation & Meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transportation on safari will be in a 4 x 4 land cruiser with a pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • All transfers
  • All park fees
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, cools box and fire extinguisher.

What’s not included in the package

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels / Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
  • International flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Visa fees. Visas are available on arrival at all Entry point/s
  • Easter Supplements
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