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East Africa safari - Discover the wonders of Tanzania and Kenya on our 13 day/12 night East African Explorer safari visiting Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

Serengeti safari
 
Our most popular combined safaris includes some of the best selling adventures in Kenya and Tanzania.

Travel throughout is by road with border formalities at Namanga. Both itineraries visit the same great parks and only vary in style of accommodation. Each programme is also packed with game viewing from the shared safari bus in Kenya and shared 4x4 in Tanzania.

Three weekly departures between the two itineraries.

Safari Routing
Day Activities OPTION A
OPTION B Board
01 Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Eka Hotel (Superior Room) Safari Park Hotel BB
02 Morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve.
Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive.
Keekorok Lodge Mara Sopa Lodge FB
03 Morning and afternoon game drives.
Visit a Maasai village in the morning.
04 Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon game drive.
Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge FB
05 Early breakfast followed by boat ride on Lake Naivasha.
Collect picnic lunch in Nairobi en route to
Amboseli National Park. Late afternoon arrival at the lodge.
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge FB
06 Morning and afternoon game drives.
07 Drive to the Namanga Border. Complete border formalities.
Continue to Arusha in Tanzanian vehicle. Lunch.
Drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge arriving for dinner.
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge FB
08 Morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
Lunch at the lodge. Drive to Serengeti National Park
game viewing en route to the lodge.
Serengeti Serena Lodge Serengeti Sopa Lodge FB
09 Morning and afternoon game drives. FB
10 Morning game drive.
Continue to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Picnic lunch en route. Visit to Olduvai Gorge.
(Option B also visits Maasai village).
Continue to the lodge with time at leisure.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge FB
11 Crater tour. Picnic lunch. Afternoon return to the lodge. FB
12 Drive to Tarangire National Park. Lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon game drive.
Tarangire Sopa Lodge FB
13 Drive to Arusha. Lunch. Continue by road to Nairobi via Namanga Border.
Dinner. Nairobi transfer to your onward arrangements.
L, D

FB = Full board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) L = Lunch D = Dinner BB - Bed & Breakfast
PP = per person
SRS = Single room supplement
 
  Option A
Departs from Nairobi on:
Sundays
Price in US$ PP SRS
01 January 2018 to 28 February 2018 5285 855
01 March 2018 to 31 March 2018 4525 570
01 April 2018 to 23 May 2018 4055 75
24 May 2018 to 27 June 2018 5120 430
28 June 2018 to 31 October 2018 5410 875
01 November 2018 to 15 December 2018 4475 575
 
  Option B
Departs from Nairobi on:
Tues & Thurs
Price in US$ PP SRS
01 January 2018 to 28 February 2018 4730 660
01 March 2018 to 31 March 2018 4415 572
01 April 2018 to 20 May 2018 3885 115
21 May 2018 to 24 June 2018  4640  435
25 June 2018 to 31 October 2018 4815 700
01 November 2018 to 15 December 2018  4415 572 
 
There has been an increase in the bed levy in Tanzania for permanent properties within the National Parks. A supplement of US$202 will be applicable for all existing and new bookings - Including NCA
 
Selected departures can be discounted so please use above rates as indicative only.

Xmas/New Years supplements will apply.
Participants travelling alone must pay an additional $66 (in addition to the single room supplement) to cover the cost of arrival and departure transfers). Sole travellers will only be confirmed when at least two people have confirmed on a departure.

These tours are also available on a private basis (ideal for family groups or a group of friends)
Our private group tours can depart any day of the week (we can customize the itinerary to suit your family/group requirements but obviously this may affect the overall price).

Accommodation used:
Nairobi:
Option A: Safari Park Hotel
An oasis of tranquility in the heart of Nairobi, the Safari Park Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants.

The Safari Park Hotel & Casino stands in 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens incorporating a wide variety of indigenous trees, and offering sanctuary to a startling array of birds and butterflies.

Offering a selection of 204 rooms; 36 suites, 168 deluxe rooms and 4 exclusive apartments. Antique furniture characterizes the theme and décor of each room, polished wooden floors and large garden-view rear and front balconies. The Safari Park Hotel is a fusion of international sophistication, safari style, theme-park fun and cultural creativity.
 
OR;
Option B: Eka Hotel
A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, it is an ideal business cum leisure hotel, close to the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

Masai Mara:
Option A: Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Accommodation is on a Full Board basis that includes morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner.

Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Masai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is habitually teeming with wildlife. It is home to literally millions of plains game and their attendant predators particularly during the months from July to October when the migration of wildebeest and zebra reaches its northern apogee.

All kinds of animals and birds abound: 95 species of mammals and reptiles, and an astonishing 485 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve.

Option B: Mara Sopa Lodge
Mara Sopa Lodge - twin roomLocated high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.

The lodge has fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these house two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds; mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.

Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

In addition to all of the above, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed; dressing table and indoor seating area. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath; and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes below.

Lake Nakuru:
Option A: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Flamingos on Lake NakuruLake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of the Lake Nakuru National Park.

Home to the largest population of both Black and White Rhino in Kenya, Lake Nakuru also boasts of over a million pink flamingos, which can often be seen as a pink mist in the distance.

The Lodge blends in perfectly with its surroundings, making it one of Kenya’s finest lodges, the perfect relaxation hideaway and offering stunning views of Lake Nakuru in the distance.

Lake Nakuru Lodge has 88 rooms all of which a feature stylish rustic African furniture designed to compliment the parks safari experience.
At the same time they offer a warm and cosy ambience and the majority offer views over the grounds or Lake Nakuru.

Option B: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the newest member of the Sopa family, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. Overlooking Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, it is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike.

Amboseli National Park:
Option A: Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai LodgeOl Tukai Lodge is an 80 room tourist resort situated in the heart of the Amboseli National Park. The buildings are spaciously laid out and the property has well maintained flat lawns, gardens and wide open spaces.

It is an ideal spot for star gazers in the African tropical nights. The property overlooks Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Amboseli plain to the south and the eastern boundary is amongst the best spots in the world to watch elephant.

There are 80 chalet-style twin rooms at Ol Tukai Lodge, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. The rooms are built from gum trees, local river stone and slate. All rooms are comfortably furnished and have private bathrooms and individual terraces. Two rooms have been designed according to EU standards for wheelchair users.

Option B: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Amboseli Sopa Lodge - viewSet in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snow capped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930’s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ and ‘The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ which were turned into more than successful feature films in the late 1940’s due to their renowned actors. All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge.

While the park conserves over six hundred breeding species of birds as well a host of rare and wonderful wildlife, this is also home to the Maasai people, perhaps the world’s most renowned African tribe.

Well spaced cottages meander through the vast expanse of our mature gardens and house our eighty three guest rooms. These are all brightly decorated with Maasai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds as well as a veranda.

Lake Manyara National Park:
Option A: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena LodgeIt would be difficult to find a more dramatic setting than the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Situated at the edge of an escarpment, this deluxe lodge overlooks both the Great Rift Valley, which formed millions of years ago, and the beautiful soda lake of Manyara with is lavish supply of bird life. The birds themselves have provided the inspiration for the lodge's architecture. Graceful, curving and free flowing, it is built in the local circular style and exudes an atmosphere of peacefulness where man and nature co-exist. From the patterns in the reception area resembling bird migration paths, to the soft geometric designs in the bedrooms, there is barely a single straight line in its design.

The bar and restaurant offer guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal. Sumptuous menus, buffets and barbecues are served to guests alongside authentic African dishes.
 
Option B: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Nestled on the rim of the Great Rift Valley with amazing views over Lake Manyara, the lodge is set in lush green gardens, alive with the sounds of the many birds that frequent the property. Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is the ideal base for a visit to Lake Manyara National Park. Sitting around the outside fireplace watching the sun setting over the Great Rift Valley and listening to the humming of the birds in the background is a wonderful way to relax before your delicious evening meal. The lodge has a dining room where international, traditional and fusion cuisine is served inside and out. A relaxing lounge, cigar bar, television room, billiards room, internet cafe and children's activity room, plus a conference room are all located in the spectacular main house. There is also a beautiful rim flow swimming pool, an outside fireplace, a boutique and a spa.
The lodge 48 suites and 2 luxury 2 bedroom villas are all air-conditioned, tastefully decorated and have panoramic views of the surrounding area. Rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with bath, and inside and outside showers. Room facilities include a fireplace, mini bar, safe, wi-fi and private balcony.

Serengeti National Park:
Option A: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serena Serengeti Safari LodgeThe Serengeti Serena reflects both the local culture and the surrounding environment. Set high on a hill with magnificent views of the sweeping Serengeti, the lodge is reminiscent of a traditional African village.
Rondavals built in the time-honored hut style, house luxury bedrooms with ensuite facilities. Simple in design, yet sophisticated in content, the Serengeti Serena's decor highlights African arts and crafts, including woodcarving, bead making and pottery. Everything from key tags to headboards for the beds have been specially made.

This uniquely African design skillfully incorporates the comforts and attention to detail that are the hallmark of every Serena Lodge. Therefore, if you wish to stay in a lodge, but want more of an African experience, then you will thoroughly enjoy your experience here.

Option B: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Serengeti Sopa LodgeLocated on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.

The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.

69 standard rooms, 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 verandah with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table, with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the naked eye can see.

Ngorongoro Crater:
Option A: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Serena Ngorongoro Lodge - view over the craterRegularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.

Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the 75 rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.

Option B: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - view from poolFacing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cosiness.

Brightly coloured flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to our guest rooms which are built to the same design.

When you step through your door, you will probably hold your breath while you stare over the two queen size beds, and through the window walling of the lower level, enclosed solarium at the view of the crater beyond.

And the luxury doesn’t stop there. Because of its altitude the lodge can be chilly at night so each room has central heating; hot water bottles are placed in every bed during our evening turndown service; and our luxuriously appointed bathrooms have extremely spacious showers under which you can reminisce about the wonders of this awesome, almost magically mystical place called Ngorongoro.

All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay with us. Among these are our wake up calls and complimentary coffee and tea, all of which will help to kick start an early morning game drive.

Tarangire National Park:
Option A & B: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire Sopa Lodge - outlook After enjoying a long leisurely game drive between herds of wild animals and along miles of Africa’s seemingly endless roads, you come over a slight rise and the lodge appears almost immediately below you.

Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park - home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter.

While the circular guest suites with their high, conical roofs fan out to either side of the public areas, it is worth mentioning a word of caution here. Because the lodge is not fenced in any way, wild animals are at liberty to come and go as they please and transits to your room and back might be – but rarely – delayed by an elephant or two.

Once inside the coolness of your room, you will be delighted at its space and airiness, and also the views from its sheltered veranda. With its mini-bar, two double beds and an extremely spacious, well appointed bathroom, you can only wish that you were staying an extra night.

75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge on entering with a mini bar. Each room has 2 queen size beds with a mosquito net around them. 4 of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged. 4 interconnecting rooms suitable for families.

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