East Africa Lodge Safari

Comfort, Nairobi to Nairobi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Whether you travel in style or by the seat of your pants, the sprawling grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania are a sight to behold. This trip stresses the former while capturing the spirit of the latter, transferring you swiftly between national parks and cushy lodges while still giving you the chance to get out and truly feel the majestic lands you’re travelling across. In a small safari 4x4 with two expert local guides, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley, spot elephants in the distance in Amboseli National Park, track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains and more. Your photos have never looked this good.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and safari wildlife safari drives in Aberdare National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Boat trip and nature walk at Lake Naivasha
  • Lake Victoria visit with boat ride
  • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Spot the big five on their home turf with an expert wildlife guide at your side
  • Search by boat for hippos and crocodiles on lake naivasha
  • Enjoy the perks of travelling in one safari vehicle with guaranteed window seat by capturing stunning photos of exotic wildlife
  • Meet the local masai women in their village and learn about a life changing cook-stove project
  • Relax at hand-picked safari lodges.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi On arrival at Nairobi airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Nairobi/Aberdare National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Drive along the Great Rift Valley with stunning views from lookout points. Enjoy your first wildlife safari drive in Aberdare National Park this afternoon. Included Activities: Aberdare Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 150km)
Day 3 Aberdare National Park/Naivasha (1B, 1L, 1D) Morning wildlife safari drive then travel to Lake Naivasha and take an afternoon boat ride to view hippos and birds who make the lake their home. Opt to enjoy a nature walk in the surrounding forest. Included Activities: Aberdare Wildlife Safari Drive Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Transport: Safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 100km)
Day 4 Naivasha/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast, depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, settle into our safari lodge, our base for our time here. Then, set off on a wildlife safari drive into the Mara in search of the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 5 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) The day continues with more wildlife viewing as we drive across the rolling hills of the African savanna. With this many days spent right in the reserve, venture further than most safari groups into the western region of the reserve, considered to be one of the best areas for wildlife viewing. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 6 Masai Mara/Lake Victoria (1B, 1L, 1D) Cross the border into Tanzania. Enjoy a free evening. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Safari vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours) Safari vehicle
Day 7 Lake Victoria/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africa's premier wildlife parks. Enter from the less-visited western gate, and begin to take in the the vast and varied terrain, home to the Big Five, the Small Five and hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. Included Activities: Boat Ride Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy daily wildlife safari drives and wildlife viewing with time to relax at our lodge conveniently located inside the park. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari Theme Pack, your flight be early in the morning of Day 8. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Day 9 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) After an early breakfast, set off toward Ngorongoro Conservation Area for more wildlife viewing and our next lodge. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
Day 10 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L) Wake early and decend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a full morning wildlife safari drive to spot as many different species of wildlife as possible, then eat a picnic lunch and continue to a Masai village to learn about local people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local female engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities before continuing to Arusha for the evening. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Clean Cookstove Project Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 11 Arusha/Nairobi (1B) Cross the border back into Kenya and opt for a final dinner with the group. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Tanzania - Kenya) Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 200km)
Day 12 Nairobi (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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