Great East African Lodge Safari (12 Days)

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

DAYS

12

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

FROM

R85,685 R83,543

+ Single Supplement USD 930 - 1100

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 5800 (22 Dec - 02 Jan 2020) View Seasons | View 2020 Seasons. Currency fluctuations may occur

  • Ahnil Mara Camp
  • Speke Bay
  • Silver Springs
  • Mara West Camp
  • Kati-Kati-Serengeti
  • Kati-Kati
  • Endoro Lodge
  • ostrich
  • Zebra ngorongoro
  • Safari vacation
  • small group overland safari
  • Lion in Masai Mara
  • Masai Mara - Traditional Dancing
  • Masai Mara_Antelope
  • Masai Mara
  • Wildebeest crossing the Mara river.

Highlights

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  • Starts: Arusha
  • Ends: Arusha

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Why You'll Love this Tour

Head for the hills, mountains and valleys as you travel through Tanzania and Kenya on the Great East African Lodge Safari. This is a round trip that starts and ends in Arusha. Experience the grassy plains that stretch on into the horizon in the Serengeti and lay your eyes upon the tranquil Lake Victoria.  


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
Starts Arusha
Ends Arusha
Group Size Min 2 Max 7
Age Range All Ages
Length 12 days
Tour SKU ACE2701

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R85,685 R83,543

+ Single Supplement USD 930 - 1100

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 5800 (22 Dec - 02 Jan 2020) View Seasons | View 2020 Seasons. Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: USD 5515

+ Single Supplement USD 210 - USD 995

Dates Tour Length: 12 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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Included

  • Window seat guaranteed for every client
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border)
  • Professional, English-speaking guide (change of guide at the border)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • Mto wa Mbu cultural programme including lunch
  • Canoe trip on Lake Victoria

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drives
  • Makuyuni – Visit of Masai village
  • Mto wa Mbu – Traditional, African lunch
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drives
  • Serengeti National Park – Game drives and Frankfurt Zoological Institute’s visitor centre
  • Lake Victoria – Canoe trip
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve – Game drives
  • Lake Nakuru National Park – Game drives
  • Nairobi – Karen Blixen museum, Uhuru gardens or the national museum or the live snake centre next door (optional activities at additional cost, pre-booking required)
  • Amboseli National Park – Game drives


Other Activities

  • Hot air ballooning
  • Coffee Plantation tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

We start the tour making our way to the Tarangire National Park which is home to a variety of animals including elephant herds. This park has stunning grasslands, recurring swamps and not forgetting the life-giving Tarangire River. Besides spotting elephants, you see giraffes, bushbacks, dik-diks, waterbucks and reedbucks throughout the year. We head to the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge after our game drive and spend the night here.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire Area – Mto wa Mbu – Karatu, Tanzania

After breakfast we take leave the Tarangire Area to Lake Manyara National Park which has a shallow, alkaline lake and is known for it’s bird species, primate-filled forests (which is home to the long-tailed Guenon monkeys), and beautiful, lush grassy plains. There is a great chance that you will spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas while the forests near the lake is filled with noisy groups of monkeys. After an adventurous game drive, you will travel to the Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu and retire for the night. After your arrival, there may be some time for an optional walk in the coffee plantations for a coffee production educational.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Endoro Lodge

Day 3 : Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Following a very early breakfast the 4×4 safari vehicle takes you to the rim of the crater where you will then descend on an adventurous and steep trail. From the crater you have the option of seeing all the animals that can be found here including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard) The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best places to see the majestic but almost extinct black rhino. Once you exit the crater your journey will continue into the Serengeti National Park which is world renowned for the largest animal migrations that take place here.  Zebras and wildebeests cross the border from the Serengeti to seek out fresh grass and water in the Masai Mara. Hungry predators follow closely on their tails. Your stay this evening will be in the middle of the Serengeti at the Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kati-Kati

Day 4: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Waking up bright and early to see the magical sunrise over the Serengeti, we then make our way on a game drive. Returning from your game drive, a lovely breakfast awaits you. A variety of activities are made available such as hot air ballooning which gives you a spectacular bird’s eye view of the area. Please note that these arrangements should be made prior to the tour as it is not included in the tour price. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before making your way back to the Kati Kati Tented Camp for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kati-Kati-Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria, Tanzania

Today we leave the Serengeti making our way to one of Africa’s biggest lakes and the second biggest in the world – Lake Victoria. The area surrounding the lake is known to be extremely fertile and densely populated. Be prepared to see a different side of Tanzania at the lake and a chance to experience the lives of the local people. You can also watch fishermen at work and a local school which is an experience that is not available on the usual tourist programmes. Your overnight will be at the Speke Bay Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Speke Bay

Day 6: Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Area, Tanzania

Start your day with a refreshing canoe trip on Lake Victoria.  Witness the lives of the local people as they catch fish which is how they sustain their families. You will then need to prepare for the longest journey to the Masai Mara, a large game reserve in Kenya so be prepared for an enriching safari through the reserve. Continuing to live up to it’s reputation, the reserve is reputed to have the highest lion population in all of Africa. Be sure to spot other species of large cats such as leopards and cheetahs throughout the year. Your stay this evening will be at the luxurious Mara West Camp just outside of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mara West Camp

Day 7 – 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Tanzania

Spend the next two days in the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you can look out for the Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands and Coke’s hartebeests. We will head for the Mara River where you may have the opportunity to witness the wildebeests and zebras on their great trek. It can be an awesome, but also gruesome sight as crocodiles and other animals await their prey by the river. Two nights will be spent at the Ashnil Mara Camp inside the reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ahnil Mara Camp

Day 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Leaving the Masai Mara we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park which we will reach in the early afternoon. Known for its thousands of flamingos nesting along the shores, the alkalinity levels at the banks of the Lake Nakuru river play a big role in this. There are also over 450 bird species and 50 mammals including the Rothschild’s giraffe and Defassa waterbucks. Leopards have also been spotted lounging in the branches of fever trees. The park is also known as a sanctuary for the black and white rhino, as it was declared a sanctuary in 1987. Spend the evening relaxing at Flamingo Hill Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi, Kenya

Leaving the national park we journey back to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you are free to explore the bustling city of people, markets, traffic and vibrant colours. Activities include the Karen Blixen museum, the Uhuru gardens and the national museum. There is also a live snake centre close by. You spend the night at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, where supper will be at your own expense.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Journeying out of Nairobi, we travel to the Amboseli National Park which is close to the Tanzanian border. Witness the stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a back drop. The chance of spotting lions, leopards and the rest of the “Big Five” are at an all-time high here. From on top of Observation Hill you can see buffaloes, hippos and flocks of water birds feasting on the natural vegetation here. Enjoy the evening at the Ol Tukai Lodge with it’s lovely carvings and African art.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Amboseli National Park – Arusha, Tanzania

Today we set off for the Tanzanian border where there will be more opportunities for you to spot more animals as we leave Amboseli. After border formalities we will re-enter Tanzania and then make our way to Arusha. Your tour ends here unless you have made other arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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