13 Days East Africa Platinum Safari
BIG FIVE SAFARI
4 x 4 Safari
13 days exploring East African icons. Overnight at Macushla House before departing for the Masai Mara. Spend 2 nights at the Mara Serena Hotel. Enjoy fantastic game viewing. Stop overnight at the Great Rift Valley Lodge en-route to Amboseli. Spend 2 nights at the Amboseli Serena Lodge. Drive to Manyara National Park and overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge. Transfer to the Serengeti and enjoy 2 nights at the Serengeti Serena Lodge. Onto the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for 2 nights. Final night spent at Tarangire NP en-route to Kilimanjaro Airport.
Full Program Itinerary
DAY 1 : MACUSHLA HOUSE
On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Due to flight connections you need to overnight in Kenya’s vibrant capital city.Enjoy a night’s stay at Macushla House in the lush Karen area. It is owner-managed and a great place to start your trip.
Accommodation & Meals: Macushla House
DAY 2 & 3 : MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Your Safari Guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the Masai Mara. Enjoy lunch en-route to this Iconic Reserve with some of the best game viewing in the world! Arrive in the Masai Mara in the afternoon and enjoy a game drive.Spend 2 nights at the Mara Serena Lodge. Located in the middle of the Masai Mara, set high on a hill with views over the savanna. Activities include 3 game drives daily, traditional “bush dinners”, sunset drinks over the vast bush veld, breakfast next to the hippos in the hippo pools, or relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views from the hotel’s swimming pool and bar or dining area. The lodge has been designed to echo a traditional Masai manyatta, and rooms have super views onto the Mara River below.
Accommodation & Meals: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
DAY 4 : NAIVASHA
Due to bad road conditions in East Africa it is good to break journeys up. Today you will stop over in the Rift Valley to help with the long drive. The Great Rift Valley Lodge enjoys amazing views overlooking Lake Naivasha and the spectacular Valley below. Twin and double rooms are spacious and have private balconies, en-suite bathrooms and all modern facilities required.
Accommodation & Meals: Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort
DAY 5 & 6: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Today will involve a long transfer by road to one of Africa’s greatest Safari destinations – Amboseli National Park. Made famous through the amazing photographs of the massive snow covered peak of Kilimanjaro. Spend 2 nights at the Amboseli Serena Lodge which enjoys a unique position in the heart of this National Park. With uninterrupted views of Kilimanjaro and the savanna plains, you have constant photo opportunities. Enjoy game drives twice a day. Amboseli is well known for its huge elephant herds. There are also other large mammals such as hippos and buffalo, plenty of antelope grazing on the vast grasslands, and smaller interesting wildlife like hyena, jackals, warthogs and monkeys to add to the variety.
Accommodation & Meals: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
DAY 7 : LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Today you cross into Tanzania and a drive through to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara Serena Hotel stands on a 900 meter high escarpment with stunning views over the park and Lake. The Lake lies in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley and is 40km long and 13km wide. Enjoy super bird watching, especially flamingoes and keep your eye out for the tree-climbing lions!
Accommodation and meals: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
DAY 8 – 9 : SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Arriving in the vast and sensational Serengeti you are treated to those classic open African landscapes and dense herds that the area has become so famous for. “Serengeti” translates to “the endless plains” in theMasai language. The Annual Migration is the most famous attraction, where one million wildebeest and zebra search for the fresh grasslands. With panoramic views across the plains the lodge is perfectly located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River. Enjoy spectacular game viewing during your 2 night stay. Bush walks are available around the lodge. Bush dinners under the African stars, breakfasts under the cool trees or barbeque lunches in the middle of the plains, all add to this once in a life time Safari experience.
Accommodation and meals: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
DAY 10 – 11: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
To keep up with its famous neighbor the Ngorongoro Crater boasts the densest population of mammals within its 260km² as well as the largest number of Lion who don’t ever need to leave this wildlife paradise! Enjoy 2 nights at this world heritage site, adding to your already magnificent collection of wildlife photographs. 600 meters above the crater lies the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, blending in so well with its surroundings that you can’t spot it from below. With uninterrupted views over the largest Crater on earth the rooms enjoy private balconies and classic African interiors.
Accommodation and meals: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
DAY 12 : TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
An overnight stop to break the long journey back to Arusha, Tarangire National Park is a couple of hours away from the Crater Conservation Area. Tarangire Sopa Lodge is set amongst ancient baobab trees with great views of the landscape beyond. The Tarangire is home to one of the largest elephant populations in Africa and lots of birds. – a great way to unwind and end off your safari.
Accommodation and meals: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE DAY
DEPARTURE DAY – Today you’ll be transferred to Arusha, and onto Kilimanjaro International Airport, for your flight home.
~ End of your African Safari~
→ Twin /Single accommodation as specified on the Itinerary
→ Greeting and assistance at the airport
→ Meals as specified in the itinerary
→ Scheduled domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
→ Scheduled road transportation
→ Scheduled game activities as the specified itinerary
→ Park Entrance Fees
→ Emergency medical evacuation insurance
→ Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
→ Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
→ Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
→ Sightseeing and excursions
→ All International flights and Taxes
→ Visa fees (if required)
→ Travel & Personal accident insurance cover
→ Night drives, guided walking trails, a Maasai community visit, sundowners overlooking the Mara and hot air ballooning are available at an additional cost.
FEATURED HOLIDAY PACKAGES
# ADVENTURE TOUR
8 DAYS ELEWANA DISCOVERY
Arusha | Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Conservation Area | Serengeti National Park | Depart
# ADVENTURE TOUR
13 DAYS ULTIMATE SAVANNAH
Arusha | Tarangire | Serengeti | Lake Victoria | Serengeti | Lake Manyara | Depart
# BIG FIVE TOUR
13 DAYS EAST AFRICA PLATINUM SAFARI
Nairobi | Masai Mara | Naivasha | Amboseli | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Tarangire
# BUSH + BEACH TOUR
10 DAYS UNCHARTED WILD + BEACH
Kilimanjaro | Serengeti National Park | Ruaha National Park | Pemb Island | Depart
# WILDENESS TOUR
8 DAYS TANZANIA ESCAPADES
Arusha | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Tarangire | Depart
# KILIMANJARO CLIMB
7 DAYS KILIMANJARO – RONGAI ROUTE
Rongai Gate | First Cave Camp | Kikelewa Camp | Mawenzi Tarn Camp | Kibo Camp | Horombo Hut