Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Mbuzi Mawe, Serengeti, Lake Manyara
Day 1: Drive Masai Mara
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our Rep and driven to Wilson Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight down to the Masai Mara. Your driver guide will be waiting at the Airstrip to transfer you to Mara Serena Lodge which has been designed to mirror a traditional Masai village with the guest rooms located in individually domed huts grouped in a circular manner. Each room has a private balcony with views that stretch over the vast Africa landscape. There will be time to relax after lunch and this afternoon you enjoy your first game viewing drive in the Mara where you will hopefully enjoy seeing all the animals known as the “big Five”. Meal plan is full board.
Day 2 & 3: Masai Mara
Have an amazing morning and late afternoon game drive or alternatively depart with picnic boxes after breakfast for a full day game drive. Our expert guide is a seasoned-professional and has an amazing eye for finding the animals, birds and reptiles for which the Masai Mara is so justifiably famous. Your guide will explain the animal behavior – and because of his expertise and experience, will take you to the best locations for the season to maximize your safari experience. Return to the Lodge for a well deserved rest and overnight. Meal plan is full board.
Day 4: Drive Migori to Kirawira
We depart with picnic boxes for the drive to Kirawira with a game drive en route.Two nights will be spent at Kirawira Tented Camp that stands high on a bluff with views over the endlessly rolling reaches of the Serengeti. The camp is the epitome of a colonial-style safari camp featuring tasteful chintz lounges, Persian rugs, antique escritoires, wind-up phonographs, and leather-bound travelling cases. The decor of the elegant guest tents is a clever blend of classic opulence and safari practicality with stained glass and mahogany bars, a private stone terrace for Sundowners and a private valet for service. Meal plan is full board.
Day 5: Kirawira camp
We awaken to the sounds of the African bush and after breakfast we depart with picnic lunches for a day exploring the depths of the Serengeti. We return to the Lodge in the late afternoon for a welcome rest and fine cuisine. Meal plan is full board.
Day 6: Drive to Serengeti
Drive after breakfast to Serengeti Serena set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti. Drawing its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the Lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds. We will arrive for lunch and in the afternoon enjoy a game drive. Meal plan is full board.
Day 7: Ngorongoro
A lovely drive takes us to Ngorongoro with a stop at renowned Olduvai Gorge where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil Homohabilis (the handy man), the first tool user, who lived over 1.75million years ago and enjoy a picnic lunch. We later drive to Ngorongoro Serena perched on the jagged rim of the world’s oldest caldera. Created from river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, this superlative lodge blends effortlessly into its surrounds. We will arrive in the late afternoon for dinner and a welcome overnight rest. Meal plan is full board.
Day 8:Descend into Ngorongoro Crater
Spend a memorable day exploring the breadth and depth of this natural wonder .We descend into the crater, one of the few places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the Big Five in the course of a game drive and have a picnic lunch on the crater floor. This perfect caldera is one of the largest in the world offering a spectacular wildlife haven with over 30 000 animals inhabit the deep crater. We return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Meal plan is full board.
Day 9: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park a beautiful and incredibly diverse park and renowned for its tree-climbing lions. Our home tonight is Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. In the late afternoon enjoy a wild and remote game viewing experience. Meal plan is all inclusive.
Day 10: Fly Kilimanjaro to Nairobi / Depart
After breakfast a transfer will be provided to the Airport for the flight back to Nairobi. If time allows enjoy a complimentary dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant and later an evening transfer will be provided to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your departure flight.