Pure Experience: East Africa Explorer

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Pure Experience: East Africa Explorer

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This safari endeavors to combine the highlights of both Kenya and Tanzania. We concentrate on the internationally acclaimed Game Parks that are known to be “the home of the Discovery Channel”.

Day Route km Transfer National Park / Region Food
1 Nairobi La Mada Hotel Nairobi
2 Nairobi – Mont Longonot 70 km Drifters Safaritruck Mont Longonot Breakfast, lunch, dinner
3 Mont Longonot – Hell’s Gate National Park 30 km Drifters Safaritruck Hell’s Gate National Park Breakfast, lunch, dinner
4 Hell’s Gate National Park – Masai Mara 210 km Mara River Lodge Masai Mara Breakfast, lunch, dinner
5 Masai Mara Mara River Lodge Masai Mara Breakfast, picnic, dinner
6 Masai Mara – Lake Victoria 190 km Drifters Safaritruck Lake Victoria Breakfast, lunch
7 Lake Victoria – Serengeti 210 km Drifters Safaritruck Serengeti Breakfast, lunch, dinner
8 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Region 130 km Drifters Safaritruck Ngorongoro Region Breakfast, lunch, dinner
9 Ngorongoro Crater – Mto-wa-Bhu 60 km Drifters Safaritruck Mto-wa-Bhu Breakfast, lunch, dinner
10 Mto-wa-Bhu Drifters Safaritruck Mto-wa-Bhu Breakfast, lunch, dinner
11 Mto-wa-Bhu – Arusha 130 km Drifters Safaritruck Arusha Breakfast
12 Arusha – Nairobi 300 km Drifters Safaritruck Breakfast
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DAY 1: NAIROBI

Arrive in Nairobi and meet at our hotel in the heart of this bustling city. For clients arriving early, there are a variety of optional tours and excursions on offer - these can be arranged at the hotel. At 18h00 we conduct a pre-tour briefing before enjoying an own expense dinner at a local restaurant.
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DAY 2: MOUNT LONGONOT

Leaving the city behind us, we travel north, continually climbing to the lip of the escarpment from where we will enjoy a fantastic view of the Great Rift Valley. After a short stop to enjoy the views we make our way down the Rift Valley escarpment to visit a volcano. We will have time for a hike in Mount Longonot National Park where we have an incredible view over the whole escarpment, with the chance of viewing some wildlife along the way. A packed lunch will be provided for the hike. After enjoying the majestic scenery the Rift Valley has to offer, we take a short drive to our campsite situated on the shore of Lake Naivasha to set up camp, relax and enjoy dinner around the camp fire.
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DAY 3 : HELL'S GATE NATIONAL PARK

We enjoy breakfast in camp before starting a day filled with activities. We start by travelling the short distance to the famous Hells Gate National Park where we have the opportunity to explore the high basaltic cliffs of the park with the chance of seeing zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other species of antelope found in the park. After our trip down into the gorge we make our way back to camp for lunch followed by a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha to find hippo and the numerous bird species that inhabit the area. We finish the day with a relaxed drive to Elsamere, the former home of George and Joy Adamson for afternoon tea and to gain some insight into their fascinating lives. In the late afternoon we return to camp for a sumptuous braai.
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DAY 4: MASAI MARA

Today we traverse through some of Kenyas finest wilderness, using lesser known roads, we will pass numerous Masai villages on the way. Our camp for the next two nights is adjacent to the renowned Masai Mara National Park. Enjoy a hot shower with water heated on a traditional donkey boiler.
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DAY 5: MASAI MARA

Early this morning we enter the park to enjoy a full day of extensive game driving. The Masai Mara is well known for its large herds and ever-present predators, we will follow the seasonal migrations. Lunch today will be a picnic on the banks of the Mara river, known for its huge crocodile and hippo population. Return to camp for the night.
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DAY 6: LAKE VICTORIA

Leaving the Masai Mara behind us, today we enter Tanzania and then descend toward the shores of Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria. This lake forms part of the Great Rift Valley and provides a livelihood for the many locals that fish its waters. Here we will spend time relaxing, exploring the markets, and trading with the local fishermen. Dinner tonight will be own expense at a local restaurant. Camp the night at the waters edge.
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DAY 7: SERENGETI

Today we enter what is arguably the worlds most acclaimed wildlife sanctuary, the Serengeti National Park. This park, with its huge concentrations of plains game, numerous predators and prolific birdlife all resident on the seemingly endless grass and acacia covered plains, epitomizes Africa's game parks. We will traverse the park west to east doing extensive game drives, and will spend a night at the active Seronera campsite.
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DAY 8: SERENGETI - NGORONGORO

After an extensive morning game drive we leave the Serengeti and enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area where we witness the spectacle of the Masai tribal people herding their cattle amongst the wildlife, still living their customary lifestyle as they have for centuries. Tonight we will camp at the renowned Simba Camp on the edge of the magnificent Ngorongoro crater. The views from the camp are spectacular.
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DAY 9: NGORONGORO - MTO-WA-BHU

At first light we make the daring descent into the crater in our smaller 4x4 safari vehicles and here we explore this marvel of nature with its sheer walls and fertile plains. With the possibility to view almost all of Africa's animal species, including the rare black rhino, at close range in open plains - this has to be the f nest game viewing available. Returning to Simba camp, we will enjoy lunch before exiting the park and descending the escarpment to our camp at a village. Here we will camp for two nights, literally amongst the Masai people.
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DAY 10: MTO-WA-BHU

Today we will explore the village and its surrounds on foot, we will spend time absorbing the unique culture, hoping to experience the Masai dancing and will barter in the markets - all the time witnessing the traditional way of life. Camp the night.
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DAY 11: ARUSHA

After an early start we make our way toward Arusha, the town at the foot of the beautiful Mount Meru. Here we will spend the afternoon exploring this lively town and its local markets. Tonight we will enjoy an own expense meal at a local restaurant.
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DAY 12: TRANSFER TO NAIROBI

After breakfast clients will be taken to the shuttle terminal where they will catch the transfer to Nairobi. This road travels through some spectacular scenery and on a clear day offers stunning views of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Enroute to Nairobi city, the transfer will pass via the airport to facilitate clients who are fl ying out today. Clients staying on in Nairobi or continuing their travels will be taken into the city center.

Services Included

  • Transfer according to itinerary in Arusha Day 12
  • Group trip according to itinerary in a special Safari Truck
  • Overnight stays according to itinerary
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees to Kenya & Tanzania
  • Activities & visits according to programme
  • Guidebooks
  • Water during game drives (1,5l)

Services Not Included

  • Tips
  • Visa and entrance fees
  • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurances

Days of departure 2019: 05.01., 19.01., 02.02., 16.02., 02.03., 16.03., 30.03., 11.05., 25.05., 08.06., 22.06., 06.07., 20.07., 03.08., 17.08., 31.08., 14.09., 28.09., 12.10., 26.10.2019 (keine Abfahrten in den Monaten November & April) Minimum number of persons: 2 persons Important Remarks: Minimum number of persons: 2 persons Maximum number of persons: 17 persons International circle of participants If less then 8 persons participate, transfers may be carried out by a little 4x4 safari vehicle Hand baggage has to be limited to a minimum (photo equipment excluded) Luggage information: 15 kg in light travel bags or backpacks, no hard-cases) We recommend to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Country information: Plese find more information about Kenya here and Tanzania here Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request. Type of travel: Small group journey, can be also booked as individual journey Travel guide: English speaking General Terms & Conditions: Prices vary according to travel season and room type. We will be pleased to present you with an individual offer for your desired date. This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc. All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Severin Travel. Legally binding principle for reservation are our current Terms & Conditions. (Download Terms & Conditions)