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Kenya & Tanzania - Itinerary

Itinerary

We leave Nairobi at 9 am on the first day of the trip. We recommend you arrive in Nairobi the day before the trip departs. If you're there with time to spare there's lots to see and do around the city. In Nairobi town is the National Museum and markets. Also Karen Blixen's house, Langata Giraffe CentreSheldrick's Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park for a first glimpse of African wildlife.

Day 1 – 2  Leaving Nairobi we stop at the Rift Valley scenic lookout its 8,000 feet high and overlooks Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha.  We head south to Narok and on to Masai Mara National Reserve; camping on the edge of the park.

We head south to Narok and on to Masai Mara National Reserve; camping on the edge of the park. The sweeping plains evoke a picture of East Africa that most people hold in their minds and are rarely disappointed when confronted with the real thing. Great game viewing is assured all year round. The Mara offers us everything, amazing scenery and abundant wildlife including the big five.

The sweeping plains evoke a picture of East Africa that most people hold in their minds and are rarely disappointed when confronted with the real thing. Great game viewing is assured all year round. The Mara offers us everything, amazing scenery and abundant wildlife including the big five.

Day 3  Through the Highlands towards Nakuru on the way to the Rift Valley

Day 4  Spend the day at Lake Nakuru, viewing game in a park; famous for its soda lake surrounded by thousands, sometimes millions of pink flamingos. The park is home to over 400 species of bird, and we should spot leopard or black and white rhino among the zebra, waterbuck, impala, giraffe and tree climbing lions.

Day 5  From Lake Nakuru area and head to Kericho and Kisi, passing through tea plantations beside the road

Day 6  We cross the border into Tanzania and spend the night on the shores of Lake Victoria at Musoma

Day 7 - 9  The Serengeti plains are the Africa of the movies. Immense herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate here to and from Kenya’s Masai Mara. Leopards and lions are often spotted. All the big five can be found in the park. Your campsite is rustic offering the rare opportunity to fall asleep (or lay nervous and sleepless awake) to the sounds of lions or hyenas. Breakfast and box lunches are provided during the day and dinner is prepared for you by your cook at night

After game driving in the park, you’ll head out, past Masai villages and Olduvai Gorge, to the Ngorongoro Crater .The next morning you’ll wake up early and do a game drive in the unique ecosystem of the crater where there are plenty of lions, black rhino, and elephant. We finish the day when we arrive at our campsite to the west of Arusha, the safari capital of East Africa

Day 10  From Arusha we head north to Namanga border crossing to Kenya to Nairobi, the end of our trip

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