This adventure begins and ends at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Kenya.
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a member from the team who will drive you to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. Daily flights depart at 10:00 and 15:00. Upon landing you will embark on your first game drive to Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo.
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most renowned game park, situated in the northern extension of the Serengeti. Its legendary Great Migration, over two million wildebeest and other antelope, has been described as one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles -and an experience every safari enthusiast should witness at least once in their lifetime. Game viewing in this celebrated park is wonderful all round the year, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve and the Maasai people, a tribe whose red dress and proud demeanour have ensured they are probably Kenya’s best-known (and most-photographed) people.
Spend two nights at Bateleur Camp. Accommodation is in a luxurious safari tent, raised on a wooden platform, with a private deck. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge activities.
Adventures include twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, night drives on the camp’s concession, guided nature walks with a Maasai naturalist and sundowners at a scenic location with spectacular views across the Mara. Maasai community visits and hot air ballooning are available at an additional cost.
Enjoy an early morning game-drive and breakfast before being driven back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport, where you will clear customs (Kenya) before you depart to Kilimanjaro International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration (Tanzania) you will continue on your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip where you will be met by a representative from Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.
Spend two nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Accommodation is in an elegant, stilted treehouse, which is cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees. Your room is built of timber and makuti (palm fronds) and has a spacious sitting area, viewing deck and a lovely en-suite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge activities.
Adventures include twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Night drives are also available at an additional cost.
Serengeti National Park
Tuck into an early morning breakfast before enjoying a game drive back to the Manyara airstrip for you scheduled flight to the Klein’s, Grumeti or Serengeti Under Canvas airstrip.
The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope - mostly wildebeest - migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon ride for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure. The Serengeti National Park is also home to the Olduvai Gorge, where groundbreaking archaeological discoveries have been made, as well as the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater - a World Heritage Site.
Option 1: Spend two nights at Klein’s Camp. Accommodation is in a thatched cottage. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and concession fees.
Adventures include game-drives and nature walks on the Klein’s Camp private concession. The afternoon game-drives extend after sunset with the aid of a spotlight, returning to the camp after dark. Klein’s Camp community visits are available at an additional cost and may be booked directly at the lodge, subject to availability of vehicles.
Option 2: Spend two nights at Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. Accommodation is in a lavish tent. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and park fees. Adventures include game-drives in the Serengeti National Park.
Option 3: Spend two nights at your Serengeti Under Canvas wilderness campsite. Accommodation is in a grandly furnished tent. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled game-drives and park fees. Adventures include game-drives in the Serengeti National Park.
Enjoy an early morning game drive and breakfast before being driven back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip, where you will be met by a representative from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for your road transfer, 2 hours, to the lodge. The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, within the Serengeti is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Spend two nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Accommodation is in a sumptuous double suite. Each suite is tended to by a butler. Your stay is on a full board basis including scheduled activities and park fees.
Adventures include one game drive on the Crater floor. Additional adventures may be booked directly at the lodge, subject to extra cost and availability of vehicles. Such activities include excursions to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands, a visit to a Maasai village and walks at Empakai Crater. Massages are offered for those who need to relax after a day’s game-viewing.
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be driven back to the Manyara Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration you will be driven to Wilson Airport - from here you be driven to a hotel in Nairobi. From here, you will be collected and driven to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight.