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Kenya & Tanzania – The Luxury Way

Itinerary Details

  • Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
African Safari

Arrival Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be greeted by your friendly local representative as you disembark off the flight; you will be assisted through immigration and custom procedures. After collecting your luggage you will be transferred to your hotel for check – in at Norfolk hotel. Probably Kenya’s most famous hotel – and certainly its oldest – The Norfolk has been drawing the rich and famous to its hallowed doors since they first opened on Christmas Day 1904. In many respects, Nairobi grew up around the Norfolk, which occupies a central but quiet location opposite the National Theatre. Nairobi- As the sun rises each morning in equatorial East Africa, Nairobi is already bustling with traffic, streams of pedestrians and people pushing carts. In the city's markets, the floors are washed, and fresh produce is artfully arranged; the tea sellers unlock their stalls and light their fires; merchants raise the iron screens from their store windows. Flowers are everywhere.

Overnight at Norfolk Hotel.

Day 2 & 3
Safari in Africa

Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer to Wilson Airport for Air Kenya flight to Samburu departing at 09h15. This is the area where the recent Survivor series was filmed! Transfer to your beautiful lodge. Morning and afternoon game drives in this fascinating countryside. The river and several springs attract much wildlife, especially in dry periods. Mammals restricted to the Somali-Masai arid zone are found here, such as Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe, the Beisa Oryx, Guenther's dik-dik and the gerenuk. Also present are lesser kudus, elephants, Grant's gazelles, lions, cheetahs, leopards and 350 bird species, including the blue-flushed Somali ostrich and the bristle-crowned starling. Upon arrival the Samburu Airstrip at 10h30, met and transfer to Saruni Samburu Camp with game drive en-route. Lunch at the Camp. Afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Saruni Samburu Camp.

Saruni Samburu Camp: Accommodation includes Full board, shared game drives, soft drinks, beers, house wine, airstrip transfers, and laundry, Horse and camel rides, bush breakfast, bush walks, Night game drives, cultural visits, one complimentary massage Not included are champagne, premium spirits, cellar wines

Day 4
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Samburu - Lake Naivasha

Breakfast at the Camp. Morning transfer to the airstrip for private charter flight to Loldia departing at 10h00. Upon arrival at Loldia Airstrip, you shall be met and transferred Loldia House. Lunch at the house. Afternoon a boat ride is the perfect way to see this papyrus-ringed fresh water lake, known for amazing bird life, as well as for the game that comes to drink at its banks.

Overnight at Loldia House.

Day 5
Africa Safari Tours

Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru National Park

Today you will be driven to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, which is the most visited lake in Kenya because of the variety of wildlife. The lake is famous for its flamingos and the chances of seeing rhino is better than at any other park. All meals and overnight at Loldia House.

Loldia House: Accommodation includes full board, trip to Lake Nakuru National park, or hells gate National park, visit to local flower farms, visit to the local school, bird-watching by boat on lake Lake Naivasha , visits by boat to crescent Island, walks with the resident naturalist, horse-riding. Not included drinks personal expenses.

Day 6/7 & 8
Luxury Safari Tours

Cottar’s 1920 Camp, Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast at the House. Morning transfer to Nairobi for Air Kenya flight to Mara departing at 10h00.Upon arrival at Keekorok Airstrip, met and transfer to 1920 cottars camp "If you want to track the safari bloodline, you go to Cottar's," states Travel Leisure.. Mara is yet another stunning sojourn, now with Calvin and Louise Cottar as your hosts. Calvin's great grandfather was an American, who inspired by Teddy Roosevelt's hunting exploits, moved to Kenya in 1911 and established Cottar's Safari Services. The rest is history-nearly 90 years of it. Cottar's today is the quintessential deluxe safari camp, inspired by the halcyon days of African travel. And who would know better? Scattered throughout the camp are Cottar family heirlooms, from the Victrola to the silver tea service. Each guest tent, with its own butler, is a luxurious affair of white canvas replete with antiques, illuminated by lanterns, offering private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms complete with a freestanding tub! Cottar's fortuitous position in the Mara-located on a concession of private land bordering the Serengeti-affords prolific game drives in the shimming light of early morning, golden light of late afternoon or by the sterling light of the moon. All meals and overnight at Mara Cottars camp.

Mara Cottars Camp: Accommodation includes Full board, shared game drives, soft drinks, beers, house wine, airstrip transfers, and laundry, Horse and camel rides, bush breakfast, bush walks, Night game drives, cultural visits. Not included are champagne, premium spirits, cellar wines.

Day 9
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Masai Mara – Nairobi – Arusha (Tanzania)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airstrip where you will board the scheduled flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport departing at 11h00-12h15. Upon arrival you'll once again be met by that familiar smiling face of representative which comforted you so much with your timid entrance into this strange world. You will be assisted to connect onto Air Kenya flight to Kilimanjaro departing at 13h00. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, met and transfer to Arusha coffee Lodge. Lunch at the Lodge. Rest of the day is spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Arusha coffee Lodge.

Day 10
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Arusha-Ngorongoro Crater

Breakfast at the Lodge.Thereafter depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You arrive in the in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Manor. The lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater from where you have awesome views of the collapsed volcano. Overnight at Ngorongoro Manor.

Day 11
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Explore Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, depart for game drive into the crater. The drive commences with the 600 m (2000ft) descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheatre. Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have an easy time spotting Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and many species of plain animals- Wildebeest, Zebra, Reedbuck, Thompson Gazelle and many more. You will have packed picnic lunch on the crater floor. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Manor.

Day 12
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Ngorongoro - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon game drive in this unique Park introduces you to Tarangire - stretching over 20,000 square kilometers with its vast number of baobab trees. The Tarangire River acts as the lifeblood for very large herds of elephant and buffalo, which roam the land year round, coming down to the river to bathe and quench their thirst. It is an impressive sight to see herds of over 500 Elephants in one panoramic view. In the dry season, Tarangire is quite magnificent when migratory species return from the Masai steppe in search of the Tarangire water. The Park boasts the largest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. It is also home to the fringe eared Oryx, Gerenuk, Hartebeest and Eland. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Treetops Lodge.

Ngorongoro Manor and Tarangire Treetops lodge: included all meals, laundry and all drinks excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys. Visit waterfalls, game walk and night game drive in Tarangire

Day 13
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Tarangire – Nairobi

Breakfast at the lodge. Morning transfer to Arusha for lunch at Arusha Coffee lodge. After lunch transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for Air Kenya scheduled flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport departing at 14h00. Upon arrival at 14h45, you'll once again be met by that familiar smiling face of Safaritrails representative and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your international departure flight back home. You return home with wonderful memories of your tour with Mercury Travels!!!