February 14-29, 2020
Tour Status - Available
A widely acclaimed tour. Join Garth as you visit Lake Naivasha, Samburu Game Reserve, Elephant Bedroom, Serengeti Area, plus so much more.
*EARLY BOOKING BONUS:
Pre-Paid Gratuities to Driver/Guide(s)
PLUS Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Serengeti
Return Airfare from North America major cities
Luxury Accommodations and 4X4 Land Cruiser Transportation
Entrance to Game Reserves and game drives as outlined
All meals as outlined with bottled water in lodges and while on safari
Visit to Greenhouse and farm
All airfares within the countries
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Small Group Departure
Hosted by Select Holidays
Tourist visas for Kenya and Tanzania to be purchased upon arrival ($50.00 USD cash p/p for Kenya & $50.00 USD cash p/p for Tanzania as of February 21, 2018)
Hot Air Balloon Safari
All alcoholic drinks at: Hotels, Camps & Lodges
Gratuities for lodge staff
Day 1: Fri: Feb 14, 2020: Depart North America [IFM]
Depart North America on an overnight flight into Europe.
Day 2: Sat: Feb 15, 2020: Europe ~ Nairobi, Kenya [IFM]
Depart the European city and fly to Nairobi, Kenya, the capital of the country.
You are met with a special welcome then transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel for an overnight stay.
JAMBO - KARIBU!! (WELCOME)
Day 3: Sun: Feb 16, 2020: Nairobi ~ Samburu, Elephant Bedroom Camp, Kenya [B/L/D]
Today, drive north from Nairobi, crossing over the equator and stopping for lunch as well as a farm visit on the way to the Elephant Bedroom Camp for a two night stay. This small and exclusive safari camp is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Here guests are truly at one with nature as the camp is regularly visited by elephant and game which shelter under the trees. Each tented bedroom is nicely furnished in a rustic African style while offering every comfort expected of a luxury safari camp. All tents have electricity and en suite facilities with hot and cold running water. The food and service at Elephant Bedroom Camp are of a high standard. A generous breakfast and lunch (three courses) are served outside when possible. The four course evening meal is either taken by candle-light in the open-front dining area or al fresco. Enjoy your first game drive as you enter the Samburu Game Reserve and make your way to the Elephant Bedroom Camp.
Day 4: Mon: Feb 17, 2020: Samburu Game Reserve/Elephant Bedroom Camp [B/L/D]
This is a full day at the Samburu Game Reserve. There will be both a morning and an afternoon game drive, in search of game found only north of the equator, such as: long necked Gerenuk, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the blue shanked Somali Ostrich and of course the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Leopard. The Ewaso Nyiro River is an oasis-like setting that attracts a myriad of birds and wildlife. There is an optional opportunity to visit a local village after breakfast where guests can learn more about Samburu culture. The evening game drive will take in a scenic point to observe the sun setting over the African plains. *There is an option to visit the Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in these harsh surroundings.
Day 5: Tue: Feb 18, 2020: Elephant Bedroom Camp~Lake Naivasha, Kenya [B/L/D]
After breakfast, depart the Elephant Bedroom Camp and drive past Thompson Falls on the way to Lake Naivasha. Check into the Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge for a 2-night stay. Balance of day to enjoy the lodge. Watch for the animals that come to eat on the lawns in the evenings.
Day 6: Wed: Feb 19, 2020: Lake Naivasha, Kenya [B/L/D]
This morning, visit one of the many greenhouses in the region and a major supplier of roses to the world. There are over 5,000 acres of greenhouses dotting the countryside near the equator in Kenya. Return to Lake Naivasha Simba lodge for lunch. A true highlight this afternoon is the boat ride on the lake, cruising amidst the many hippos that populate the lake. This evening is topped off with an authentic “Bush Dinner”.
Day 7: Thu: Feb 20, 2020: Lake Naivasha ~ Masai Mara, Kenya [B/L/D]
Departing Lake Naivasha after breakfast, you travel through the Great Rift Valley as you make your way onto the Masai Mara and a 2-night stay at the Tipilikwani Tented Camp. After lunch at the lodge, go on a game drive that will take you onto an area of Kenya that can have a super abundance of wildlife. Some animals you can see include the Maasi giraffes and the resident wildebeests. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: Fri: Feb 21, 2020: Masai Mara Tipilikwani Lodge, Kenya [B/L/D]
AMAKI! (Awake) Early wakeup with a cup of Africa coffee or tea then head out for an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari flight launch site for an unforgettable experience, gliding over the Masai Mara plains. Upon landing out on these plains, a scrumptious bush breakfast has been set up for you to enjoy followed by an extended game drive on the Masai Mara, always be on the lookout for the “Big Five”. Back at camp in time for lunch and the rest of the afternoon to relax and enjoy the camp at leisure.
Those not doing the Balloon Safari will depart lodge after breakfast and join the others on an extended game drive on the Masai Mara. Back at camp in time for lunch and the rest of the afternoon to relax and enjoy the camp at leisure.
Day 9: Fri: Feb 22, 2020: Masai Mara , Kenya ~ Duluti Lodge, Tanzania [B/L/D]
Breakfast at the camp then say farewell to the staff at Tipilikwani camp and transfer to the airstrip for a flight from the Masai Mara into the city of Nairobi. Friendly staff will meet you and take you to the Carnivore restaurant for lunch. You then transfer to the international airport for a flight that will take you from Kenya and into Tanzania. You are met upon your arrival into Tanzania and taken to the Lake Duluti Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10: Sun: Feb 23, 2020: Lake Duluti Serena Lodge ~ Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge [B/L/D]
Today you travel through the countryside of Tanzania toward the lodge at Lake Manyara which is situated on the rim of the Great Rift Valley. This valley runs all the way from central Africa to the Dead Sea in Israel. Lake Manyara is home to an abundance of bird and wild life, including the tree climbing lion which you may see on an afternoon safari. Spend the night at the lodge.
Day 11: Mon: Feb 24, 2020: Lake Manyara ~ Masek Tented Camp /Serengeti Area [B/L/D]
Today you travel toward the famed Serengeti region of the country. This area will have some of the highest concentration of animals in all of Tanzania. You arrive at Lake Masek Tented Camp in time for lunch and check in for a 2-night stay. This exclusive luxury camp is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area overlooking Lake Masek. This unique location is witness to the Wildebeest Migration which takes place from December to April each year. There is resident Big 5 game all year round in the area as well. There will be an afternoon game drive in the region then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Tue: Feb 25, 2020: Serengeti Area [B/L/D]
A full day to enjoy the game viewing and a picnic lunch in the Serengeti, from the migration of the wildebeest to the black- mane lions, cheetahs, elephants and spotted hyena among others. The Serengeti spans approximately 30,000 sq. km and hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten Natural Wonders of the World. Return for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 13: Wed: Feb 26, 2020: Masek Tented Camp ~ Neptune Lodge Ngorongoro [B/L/D]
Early this morning there is the option of taking a Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Serengeti. Suspended in a basket fixed beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure like no other. At the end of the flight, everyone is treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush. Return to camp to pick up those guest that stayed behind and drive to the Neptune Ngorogongoro Luxury Lodge for a 2-night stay. The afternoon is a leisure to relax, use the pools or perhaps enjoy a massage. NOTE: A warm jacket/sweater is highly recommended in this area as evening do get cool.
Day 14: Thu: Feb 27, 2020: Neptune Lodge Ngorongoro ~ Ngorongoro Crater [B/L/D]
After breakfast, you descend some 600 m onto the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater floor the crater is home to an abundance of wildlife and is a photographer’s paradise. This will be a full day of game-viewing with a picnic lunch in the crater. Ascend from the crater later in the afternoon and overnight at the lodge once more.
Day 15: Fri: Feb 28, 2020: Neptune Lodge Ngorongoro ~ End of Tour [B/L]
All to soon your safari has come to an end. Depart this morning and drive into Arusha to the Kia Lodge where a day room awaits you until your overnight flight back to North America via Europe.
Day 16: Sat: Feb 29, 2020: End of Tour [IFM]
Today the tour officially ends as you arrive back into North America and home.
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Per Person, Double - from $15,940.00 Including Air
Single Occupancy - ADD $2,530.00 to above pricing
Plus Air/Gov't Taxes of $998.30 per person
Initial Deposit - $2,500.00 per person at time of booking
Second Deposit of $2,500.00 per person is due before July 31, 2019
Final Payment per person is due before October 31, 2019