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8 Days East African Highlights

Daily Tour 8 day Availability: 2019-09-20
Arusha, Tanzania Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru Tour Guide: 8 Days East African Highlights

This 8 days East African highlights will lead you to the best attractions in east Africa. It is a round trip that allows you to explore the biggest wildlife ecosystem and also marvel at the features of the Rift Valley.  Nomadic Holidays and Safaris organizes this tour that takes you first to the spectacular Rift Valley leading you to Lake Nakuru National park known as the ‘bird watchers paradise’. The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for both the endangered black rhinos and the white rhinos. It also provides safe haven for the endangered Rothschild giraffes.

After spending a night on the floor of the Rift Valley in Lake Nakuru, the 8 days East African highlights then takes you to the most famous Kenya safari destination, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Known for the annual wildebeest migration that takes place between end of July and October. Masai Mara is a vast savanna that provides home to a wide range of wild animals, both predators and prey, birdlife and also plant species. One has the best chance in the Masai Mara to sight the Big 5 in their natural habitat. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania forms the lower part of the Masai Mara Reserve. Ngorongoro is another big highlight of this safari and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is a must. You’ll finally visit Tarangire National Park before ending your safari in Arusha.

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Nairobi (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
As per the itinerary.

INCLUDED
  • Transport
  • Park fees
  • Accommodations
  • Professional guide

NOT INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Extra activities

 

 

Day 1: Nairobi – Nakuru

After breakfast depart on a pleasant drive to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with its spectacular views of the valley below. Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, later in the afternoon head out for a game viewing drive in search of both the black and white rhino, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.the elusive leopard as well as a host of other plains game and with a chance to visit the shores of the lake where you may walk with millions of flamingos and other water birds. Return for dinner and overnight.

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Day 2: Nakuru – Masai Mara

Early morning game drive in this spectacular park to catch up with animals that may have eluded your view. Thereafter return to your lodge for breakfast. Depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where visitors may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, later in the afternoon head out for an exciting game-viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game. Thereafter return for diner and overnight.

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Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in search of the ‘big five’. Masai Mara is the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves. It is home to the awesome black-manned lion,cheetah, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. Return to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Mara Serena  or similar :FB

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.

Day 4: Masai Mara – Serengeti

Wake up early for your breakfast after which you will embark on a journey to Isebania,the Kenya – Tanzania border.After a short migration procedure you will drive towards Serengeti crossing the Mara river as it meanders in the extensive and beautiful Tanzania landscape.You will enjoy a memorable game drive in this wildlife rich park as you proceed to your lodge for late lunch.Rest of the evening spent at leisure.Dinner and overnight in your lodge.

Serengeti Sopa or similar :FB

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast the whole day will be dedicated to game viewing.You will enjoy a picnic lunch in course of your safari.Later in the afternoon return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast depart with picnic lunch for Ngorongoro Conservancy Area via Olduvai Gorge where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6million years old were found. You will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. Proceed to Ngorongoro and descend in to the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, with picnic lunch at a private scenic site. Thereafter proceed to your lodge  for  your accommodation .Afterwards dinner and overnight.

Ngorogoro sopa or similar :FB

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire

After breakfast depart to Tarangire National Park retains a real air of undiscovered Africa, particularly in the south of the park. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, later in the afternoon head out for game viewing drive in search of elephants, the park is most renounced for it highest population of elephants than anywhere in Tanzania, its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar :FB

Day 8: Tarangire – Arusha

After breakfast you will drive past  Arusha  to Namanga as you enjoy the scenic view of the landscape.At Namanga your guide will assist you clear with the immigration and soon you will be off again arriving in Nairobi Late in the evening.Transfer to your lodge for your overnight.

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