Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and after clearing with Immigration and Customs formalities, proceed to the International arrivals area where you will be warmly met by a representative of Berleen Safaris and you will be transferred to your town Hotel.
Lake Duluti Serena Hotel Arusha stands on the shores of Lake Duluti on a coffee plantation 20 kilometers from Arusha, Tanzania. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Mountain Village offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure at your hotel. Dinner will be served at the Hotel.
Lake Duluti Serena Hotel DBB
After breakfast depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Proceed towards the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater stopping occasionally to admire the breath-taking vista unfolding before you. Arrive for check in, thereafter lunch. This afternoon just relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. A strange thing is that the crater elephants are mainly bulls! The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal, and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
Ngorongoro Sopa is perched on the Eastern rim of the crater and has spectacular and uninterrupted views of the crater below. The lodge has 97 rooms which are spacious and each room has two queen sized beds, a bathroom and a small glass front balcony to enjoy the magnificent view of the crater while relaxing in comfortable chairs.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
NOTE: Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge LDBB
After breakfast we descend some 610 metres into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game-viewing drive with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, rhino, giraffes, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area, also a home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Return late afternoon to your lodge.
Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge LDBB
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast then depart for serengeti via Oldupai Gorge where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6million years old were found. We will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. Arrive at your lodge for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning ‘endless plains’. The park’s vegetation ranges from the short and long grass plains in the south, to the acacia savannah in the centre and wooded grasslands concentrated around the tributaries of the Grumenti and the Mara rivers in the park. The western corridor is a region of wooded highland and extensive plains reaching the edge of Lake Victoria. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. It is the sanctuary of an estimated four million different animals and birds. Wildlife that roam the vast park include lions (the adult males of Serengeti have characteristic black manes), cheetahs, hunting dogs, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, topis, warthogs, hunting dogs and spotted hyena among others.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge is located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park. They have fully en suite guestrooms and suites. All with 2 queen size beds, carpeted, and tastefully furnished with local fabrics and pictures. One entering the room is a lounge with a mini bar. In the front is a veranda with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table, with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti Plains. The interior of the suites are painted with the same colours as the main building, terracotta, mustard and blue, which is incorporated in the fabrics. A veranda extends from the room facing the plains, ideal for relaxing and watching the spectacular Serengeti sunset
Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge LDBB
Breakfast at your camp and proceed on a full day game viewing drive with a picnic lunch. Return to your camp late afternoon. Relax, refresh, write your day’s journal or simply until it is time for dinner.
The name ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Maasai language and means ‘endless place’ The vast open savannahs and wooded grasslands are home to large predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe and also to a host of plains game and a wide variety of birdlife. The Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation area plays host to the Great Wildebeest Migration which is one of the natural wonders of the animal world – millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate in a year round pattern through Tanzania and Kenya and in the early months of each year the short grass plains in this area provide the perfect setting for the calving season where hundreds of calves are born.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Dawn Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains ending with a champagne breakfast
Serengeti Sopa Lodge LDBB
Breakfast at the camp and transfer to Seronera airstrip for your scheduled flight (0830 hrs /1025 hrs approx.) to Tarime airstrip. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Kenya /Tanzania border point of Isebania where you will be assisted with Immigrations and Customs formalities then drive to Migori airstrip for your scheduled flight (1205 hrs /1225 hrs approx.) to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. On arrival at Olkiombo Airstrip, you will be met by our safari guide who will be waiting for you at the Airstrip and you will be transferred to the Camp with a short game drive enroute.
Tipilikwani Mara Camp lies on the banks of River Talek overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara. The camp is decorated in the rich colors of Africa and original oil paintings and soft intimate lighting create a warm atmosphere in the lounge and dining areas. All tents are en-suite with views over the river.
Lunch and dinner will be served at the Camp.
Afternoon game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp LDBB
Spend two more days’ game viewing in this wildlife haven.
Your driver guide will plan your day with you, which can be as active or as leisurely as you wish. You may decide to spend the whole day in the reserve with picnic lunch or enjoy a morning game drive and return to the camp for a leisurely lunch and time to relax before going out game viewing again in the cooler hours of the afternoon.
Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Acacia dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife and an array of birdlife. Game viewing is spectacular year round; you may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
All meals will be served at the Camp.
Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp LDBB
After a hearty breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo that form a pink hue over the 62km shallow alkaline Lake. This park also provides sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, abyssinian black and white colobus monkey, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard. Over 50 other animal species freely roam the park including waterbucks, impalas, Cape buffalo, warthogs among many others. The scenery is breath-taking; a haven, rejuvinating the soul with the largest Euphorbia forest in Africa, great observation points including the lion hill, the honeymoon ranges and the Bahati hills. Other places of interest include the Baboon Cliff, the Mau Escarpment and the Eburu Erater. Arrive in time for lunch.
Afternoon enjoy game drive, returning back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge LDBB
Early morning game drive. After breakfast you will check out from your room and you will drive back to Nairobi arrival in time for lunch. Lunch is recommended in a nearby town Hotel (payable directly)
After lunch our guide will go with you for an excursion in Nairobi at Giraffe Centre which offers the unique experience of hand-feeding these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform, while watching the warthogs below snuffle around looking for titbits.
Time permitting you may visit Kazuri bead factory or Utamaduni Craft Center and buy some souvenirs.
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport is conveniently located a few minutes’ drive from the terminals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and caters to transiting passengers and to travelers who want to relax and rejuvenate before they depart on a long international flight. The hotel offers 144 contemporarily designed rooms and suites that offer a warm and homely feel. Facilities at the hotel include restaurants, bars, a Spa, a roof top deck with an infinity pool, gym, café with a round the clock menu and a shop. There is also a conference center with 3 meeting rooms and a state of the art business center and a shop stocked with essential items and Kenyan artefacts.
Our guide will afterwards take you to your Town hotel for overnight. Dinner on this day will be payable direct too.
Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel BB
After breakfast you will check out from your rooms and you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
Berleen Safaris look forward to hosting you!!!
Arrival / departure transfers in Nairobi
All transfers as per the itinerary
Full board Accommodation while on safari.
Half board accommodation at Lake Duluti Serena
Bed & breakfast accommodation in Nairobi
One way flight from Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve –quoted separately
Services of a professional English Speaking guide-driver
Giraffe centre visit
Transportation, airstrip transfers and game drives in our 4X4 safari minivan on exclusive use while on safari
Unlimited supply of drinking water in the safari vehicle only
Complimentary Flying Doctors evacuation cover for the duration of your safari within East Africa
International flight, domestic flight ( if quoted separately above), passport & visa fees
Comprehensive travel insurance cover.
All personal expenses – laundry, telephones, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips to Camp Staff and gratuity to Guide/Driver
Any expenses not expressly specified in the above itinerary
It is recommended that you subscribe to Adequate Travel Insurance for the entire duration of your safari time.
We can base the quote in a Safari Equipped Land Cruiser upon request at an extra supplement.