13 DAYS KENYA TANZANIA MIGRATION SAFARI

Kenya and Tanzania Migrational safais, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and back to Nairobi, go throuth the itinerary, this is something you would love and probably do it more and more.

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Nairobi Jacaranda Hotel/Similar . Situated in the affluent Westlands District of the city, the Jacaranda is located immediately adjacent to one of Nairobi's best shopping malls, and has its own swimming pool and peaceful grounds. Overnight at the hotel on bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Nairobi / Mount Kenya

After breakfast leave and drive north of Nairobi to Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest mountain. Floating 2,134m high on the flanks of the mountain, Serena Mountain Lodge/Similar is the only ‘tree hotel' ever to be built on its slopes. Set deep in Afro-Alpine forests it overlooks a waterhole, which acts as a draw to elephant, buffalo and all manner of forest animals. After lunch, either watch the game at the waterhole from the lodge's viewing deck or take an optional forest walk. In the evening, the lodge offers a roaring fire in its comfortable bar and dinner in the panoramic restaurant, which looks out over the treetops.

Day 3: Mount Kenya / Lake Nakuru

After breakfast leaving the Mount Kenya National Park after breakfast, you will drive up the spectacular Great Rift Valley, passing Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park and Lodge/camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy your first glimpse of the Lake's fabled 1.2 million flamingos, perhaps find rhinos grazing on the lakeshore (this park is the nation's largest rhino sanctuary), and arrive back at the Lodge in time for a swim and a sumptuous buffet suppe

Day 4: Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara

Leaving the lodge after breakfast drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to arrive at lodge/Camp in time for lunch. After lunch spend the afternoon game-viewing across its rolling savanna plains. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp.

Day 5: Masai Mara

With three day's of safari in the Mara, your options are wide. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet, blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. The Mara is divided into four topographical units: the Ngama Hills to the east of Keekorok and the Sekanani Gate; the Siria Escarpment, which forms the western boundary; the Mara Triangle, which lies between the Mara River and the Siria Escarpment; and the Central Plains, which lie between the Mara River and the Ngama Hills. The permanent Mara and Talek Rivers and their tributaries flow through the Reserve. Between the end of July and November, over one and a half million wildebeest accompanied by half again as many zebras and gazelles, migrate from the short-grass plains of the Serengeti to fresh pasture in the grasslands of the Mara; thus creating one of nature's grandest spectacles. Moving in groups of up to 20,000 at a time they thunder across the plateau hesitating only briefly to cross the Mara River, where many fall prey to the waiting crocodiles. Towards the end of October they begin crossing back into Tanzania. The actual timing of the migration, however, is dictated by the weather and does not always run to schedule. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Lodge/camp.

Day 6&7: Masai Mara

Continue your safari through the Mara, but move from Lodge/camp. Set high on a hill, this luxury lodge is styled to mirror the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta and features twin rows of individual rooms, each with fabulous views down to the famous Mara River.

Day 7: Serengeti / Ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart for the drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area via Olduvai Gorge, where famed archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of the earliest known man, believed to be about 1.8 million years old. You will have plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing en route to your accommodation in Ngorongoro with picnic lunch to arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar.

Day 8: Masai Mara / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, leave the lodge and follow the path of the migration by crossing the border between Kenya and Tanzania and entering the Serengeti. The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. After a picnic lunch, continue to lodge/Camp, which is situated in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, in the heart of ‘big game' country. After lunch at this luxury tented camp, enjoy your first game-drive in the sensational Serengeti. Covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, it is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, take a game drive through the endless reaches of the Serengeti to arrive at the Lodge/camp in time for lunch. After lunch, take a game-drive arriving back in camp in time for tea and relaxation before sundowners and dinner. Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views across the endless plains of the Serengeti, the lodge draws its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village. Below the Lodge is a sky-blue pool and a hilltop vantage point from which to view the world famous annual ‘migration'. Dubbed the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth', the annual wildebeest migration features a cast of millions, covers an 800-kilometer circuit and weaves birth, life and death into a spectacular tapestry that illustrates the concept of ‘the survival of the fittest' in all of its tragic, comic, violent and awesome splendour.

Day 10: Lake Manyara / Arusha / Zanzibar

With a full day's game-driving in the park, you can expect to see the best of what it has to offer. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in lodge. Game drives are best taken in the morning and afternoon. Dinner at the lodge/camp

The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth.
The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.

Day 11: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater

Depart the lodge after breakfast and drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Lunch at Lodge/camp which stands on the rim of the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro crater, the largest perfect volcanic caldera in the world. A unique biosphere, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area shelters some 25,000 large mammals: dominated by bull elephants, rhinos and lions. Standing on the eastern rim of the crater, the lodge's position allows for spectacular views of one of the most magnificent sunsets on earth. At present the lodge is the only facility to offer a rim-side swimming pool. After lunch descend down the crater floor for a crater tour. Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania's most visited destination. Dinner at the lodge/camp.

Day 12: Ngorongoro/Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch enroute. Check into the Jacaranda Hotel/similar Situated in the affluent Westland's District of the city, the Jacaranda is located immediately adjacent to one of Nairobi's best shopping malls, and has its own swimming pool and peaceful grounds. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 13: Departure

After breakfast transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.