The tour covering Amboseli National park at the foot hills of Mt Kilimanjaro Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro crater tour, Accommodations in Luxury lodges - 2 Rwanda Gorilla tracking permits safari. East Africa Wildlife safaris /Rwanda Gorilla tour.
Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to boulevard hotel for overnight stay
Day 2 : Nairobi - Amboseli National park
Depart Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Amboseli national park to arrive in good time for lunch .Lunch at Amboseli kibo safari camp followed by afternoon game drives at the magnificent park at the foothills of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli kibo safari camp
Day 3 Amboseli national park
Full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli kibo safari camp. Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game
Day 4 Amboseli - Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara nyasa lodge.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 5 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National park
Morning game drives at Lake Manyara national park before proceeding to Serengeti national park with packed lunches. Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti katikati tented camp.
Day 6 Serengeti National park
Days spent exploring the vast park rich with abundant wildlife. You also visit the northern part of the park – Seronera with an opportunity of seeing the annual wildebeest migration. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti katikati tented camp.
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 7 - Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a Packed lunches. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino lodge.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds.
Day 8 : Ngorongoro- crate tour
breakfast al leisure then descend into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches . Ascend the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay at rhino lodge.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Day 9 Ngorongoro- Tarangire National Park
After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Afternoon game drive, meals and overnight at Tarangire maraboi tented camp.
Tarangire National Park, one of the hidden jewels of Tanzania. This park measures 2,600 sq km’s and boasts a concentration of wildlife second only to Ngorongoro Crater. It features an impressive amount and array of bird life and plant life. Situated only 160km’s from Arusha, the park is nestled to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasai land. It is named after the Tarangire River, which runs directly through the center of the park and is the only permanent water source for the animals. Along the banks of this river you will find herds of wildebeest (or gnu) and zebra, followed by Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. Lurking in the background lion and leopard keep a watchful eye on a possible meal. The park offers views of grass and floodplains with impressive baobab and flat topped acacia trees scattered throughout.
Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 10 Tarangire - Arusha – Kigali
Breakfast at Leisure then drive to Arusha for lunch – transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to board your flight to Kigali – on arrival , our representative will meet you and drive you to a hotel for overnight stay
Day 11 Kigali ( genocide Museum- Park)- Ruhengeri
Breakfast then take a city tour around Kigali. You will visit the Genocide memorial, Belgium memorial, local markets, and other important areas in Kigali. You will then be transferred to Ruhengeri in Volcanoes National park for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Day 12: 1st Gorilla tracking and Nature Walk.gorilla trekking and nature tour
Take an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans for a briefing from the ranger guides. Begin trekking the mountain gorillas in the lush rainforest at the slopes of the Virungas. The guide will help you choose the easy to track group. You will return from tracking by mid day. Relax at the Hotel, and later you may go for nature walk to Lake Ruhondo and Burera (Optional). Dinner and overnight at your Hotel (Day1). Day 13: 2nd Gorilla tracking and Cultural walk.
In the morning after your breakfast, you will drive back to the park headquarters to enjoy your second encounter with the gentle giants. After tracking, you will return for lunch and rest or go for a cultural walk in the Banyarwanda Community. Dinner and overnight at your (Day 1).
Day 14: Golden Monkeys / Dian Fossey Hiking / Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali. Kigali market - selling fresh produce
After a relaxed breakfast, you will either go to track the unique primates – golden monkeys, or visit Karisoke Research Centre and hike the tombs of our great primatologist. In the afternoon, drive back to Kigali for your out bound flight.
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