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A 14 DAYS SAFARI THROUGH LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA - LAKE VICTORIA - SERENGETI - NGORONGORO - AMBOSELI

Day 1 - Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National park
Start your safari immediately after arrival in Nairobi or from your hotel. Our driver guide will meet you and the safari starts with a visit to Lake Nakuru national park. You will stop several times on the way and enjoy the magnificent view onto the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Hill tented camp in time for lunch. Game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo hill tented camp.

Day 2 - Lake Nakuru National Park
Wake up for an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Relax the rest of the morning and enjoy the view onto the lake and park from the lodge . Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game-drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo hill tented camp.

Day 3 - Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara , one of the most famous game reserves! Arrive in time for lunch at Mara Ashnil Camp or Mara Safari Club. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil camp or Mara Safari club.

Day 4 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Relax the rest of the morning and enjoy the view onto the Mara river or take a swim in the pool! Lunch at the camp and go for another game-drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil camp or Mara Safari Club.

Day 5 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day of game viewing with a packed lunch in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil or Mara Safari Club.

Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Victoria (Tanzania)
Early departure from the Masai Mara - drive to the border with Tanzania , border formalities and here you change driver and vehicle. Start your Tanzania safari with a visit to Speke Bay , only two hours away from the border. Arrive at Speke Bay Lodge in the afternoon - relax or take a boat ride on the lake. Dinner & Overnight Speke Bay Lodge.

Day 7 - Lake Victoria to the Serengeti
Depart from Speke Bay after breakfast and drive to the Serengeti - full day game-drive with a packed lunch , you will arrive at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Serena Lodge in the afternoon. Dinner & Overnight Serengeti Sopa or Serena Lodge

Day 8 - Serengeti
Spend the day at the Serengeti with game drives, either return to the lodge for lunch or enjoy a picknick in the park . Dinner & Overnight Serengeti Sopa or Serena Lodge

Day 9 - Serengeti
Spend the day at the Serengeti with game drives, either return to the lodge for lunch or enjoy a picknick in the park . Dinner & Overnight Serengeti Sopa or Serena Lodge

Day 10 - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Departure from the Serengeti early morning, proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a packed lunch. Visit the Olduvai Gorge and continue towards the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in the afternoon. Dinner & Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 11 - Ngorongoro Crater
Descend into the crater floor and spend the day game-viewing , return to the lodge for lunch or packed lunch on game-drive. Dinner & Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 12 - Ngorongoro Crater Rim - Amboseli National Park ( Kenya )
After breakfast departure from Ngorongoro, drive via Arusha to the border (Namanga) with Kenya. Border formalities and here you change again vehicle and driver. Proceed to Amboseli National Park - arrive at Ol Tukai Lodge in the afternoon . Dinner & Overnight Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 13 - Amboseli National Park
Early morning game-drive followed by breakfast at the lodge . Relax the rest of the morning and enjoy the view onto the Kilimanjaro or take a swim in the pool! Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game-drive. Dinner & Overnight Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 14 - Amboseli National Park - Nairobi
Today's program will depend on your flight details. If you have a late departure you can do an early morning game-drive and depart after breakfast. Drive to Nairobi - lunch in Nairobi before drop off at the Nairobi airport.

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Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Baboon Cliff
View of Lake Nakuru from the Baboon Cliff lookout  [photo: Patty Chang]

Sunset at Lake Nakuru  [photo: Laura Weinkam]

Lake Nakuru
A lion on a tree, in Lake Nakuru National Park  [photo: Yvonne Matiba]

Enkongu Narok Swamp (Amboseli)
An elephant is entering the Swamp.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Enkongu Narok Swamp (Amboseli)
One of the many swamps that originates from the snowmelt and rains on Kilimanjaro.

Buffalos in Amboseli
A group of buffalos on the Amboseli wetland. African Buffalo (or Cape Buffalo) is absolutely the most dangerous of the big five. An adult male might weights 600-750 kilos. Despite this vegetarian and somewhat pastoral appearance they are fearsome animals, killing more people than lions or crocodiles ever do.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge built in the Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve (1962). it's in the direct path of the Mara's wildebeest migration. There is always plenty of activity around the waterhole but during the migration, the lodge is surrounded by the swarming mass of animals.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Kilimanjaro
One of the most amazing aspects of the Kilimanjaro (5.890 meters) is the accessibility of its peak to climbers with no mountain climbing equipment. It takes more or less five days to reach the top and return.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Kilimanjaro from above
The snow top of the Kilimanjaro (5.890 meters) as seen from the air.

Kilimanjaro
With its 5.890 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain that regular tourists can climb, although it remains a considerable feat of human endurance. The breathable oxygen at the top is less than half the amount than is common at sea level, and climbers cover at least eighty kilometres on nothing but their own feet.  [photo: Laura Weinkam]

Kirurumu Tented Camp
A tented room in Kirurumu  [photo: Kirurumu Tented Camps]

Kirurumu Tented Camp
Kirurumu Tented Lodge lies high above the Great Rift Valley edge overlooking Lake Manyara and mount Losimingori. Not far from the Ngorongoro highlands and crater. It takes 45 minutes drive to reach the Ngorongoro Gate. Twenty minutes to Lake Manyara National Park and forty minutes to Tarangire.  [photo: Kirurumu Tented Camps]

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge  [photo: Yvonne Matiba]

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Lake Manyara at dawn.  [photo: Ken Zaremba]

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Located on the furthermost eastern corner of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, near the Ololamutiek Gate, the Mara Sopa is set in a hillside landscape of the Oloolamuita Valley 230 km South West of Nairobi. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge totally blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape; the Maasai people, a shrine of wildlife, bird life, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
After dinner, tourists are used to gather by the fire. In Maasai language, sopa means welcome. It takes approx 5 hours to reach the Mara region by car from Nairobi (45 minutes by air). The lodge itself is hut-styled, having the interior design of the public areas and rooms inspired by the Maasai culture and art.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Lake Nakuru National Park Main Gate
Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park in Kenya that is completely fenced since it is located at only 4 km from Nakuru, the fourth largest town of Kenya  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Python
Game-driving through the Lake Nakuru National Park, large sized pythons can often be seen as they're crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

Flamingo Hill tented Camp
The twenty-five tents of the camp are all furnished with the understated luxury required by the modern traveler. Decorated with natural woods, wrought iron and crisp cottons each tent has been meticulously planned to maximise comfort.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

A child from Namanga
Namanga is a small town located across the Tanzania and Kenya border and overlooked by the Oi-Doinyo Orok, or Black Mountain, which is sacred to the Maasai. The town is a mixture of various tribes however the outer limits of the town have a large Maasai population.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Namanga handicrafts
Namanga's economy is largely dependent on tourism since travelers visiting Amboseli National Park pass though the town on their way to and from Nairobi. The town is perfect as a rest or for restocking supplies. During their stops, tourists are often approached by Maasai women selling beaded jewelry and other Maasai handicrafts.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Ngorongoro crtaer
The Ngorongoro crater with Lake Magadi, as seen from the rim  [photo: Lucio Andreetto]

Ngorongoro crtaer
The Ngorongoro crater as seen from the rim, not far from Ngorongoro Serena Lodge  [photo: Serena Hotels]

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge
At the lodge you may find 80 chalet-style rooms; some of them viewing the wetlands, others facing the Kilimanjaro. To accomodate physically challenged guests, two rooms have been specifically designed according to EU standards.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Olduvai Gorge
Looking out into Olduvai Gorge, Drs. Louis and Mary Leakey - renowned anthropologists - began research in the 1930's and for decades unearthed evidence of early man's existence in this place.  [photo: Kevin Mc Bride]

Olduvai Gorge Visitor Center  [photo: Dongyi Liu]

Masai Jump Dance
Amongst the many traditions kept by Masai tribes the best known is the warrior jumping dance, where young Masai morani (morani stands for young warrior) leap into the air from a standing position, in order to demonstrate their strength and agility. Until recent times, in order to earn the right to have a wife, a Masai moran was required to have killed a lion. Officially this practice is deprecated although there are some evidences that it continues in some remote regions.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Masai Kudu Horn
The kudu horn is a means to communicate amongst the villages. The kudu itself (Koodoo) is a sort of antelope which roams from South Africa to Ethiopia. Its bull may stand over five feet high and may be colored from a reddish gray to light blue. The kudu sense of smell, hearing and its keen sight, make it a difficult animal to capture.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Sekenani primary school
Built in 1987, the Sekenani Primary School provides a free education to approximately 450 students from 5 to 14 years old. There are three terms per year, running in January to March, May to July and September to November. Some teachers are provided by the government, some others by the student's parents.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Serena Lodge (Amboseli)  [photo: Wendy Watling]

Serengeti Serena Lodge  [photo: Serena Hotels]

Seronera Sopa Lodge (Serengeti)

Sopa Lodge Amboseli

Speke Bay Lodge (Lake Victoria)
Speke Bay Lodge is named after John Hanning Speke, an explorer that in 1858 discovered Lake Vicctoria as the source of the Nile. The lodge is located in the south-eastern shoreline of the lake.

Speke Bay Lodge (Lake Victoria)

Tarangire Safari Lodge
View from the terrace  [photo: Mike Needham]

Tarangire  [photo: Lucio Andreetto]

Tarangire Sopa Lodge  [photo: Sopa Lodges]

Balloon over Serengeti
During the air-fillling, the balloon basket lies on its side, on the ground. Passengers - usually, 16 guests - are invited to crawl in and lie on their backs. You might think that this is uncomfortable but the boarding procedure just takes few minutes and staff is there to assist you.  [photo: Ken Zaremba]

Balloon over Serengeti
Firing the burners to get lift-off. The pilot jumps into the basket as the balloon is almost at stand up position. At that moment, the ropes are untied and you gently lift-off the ground. Do not be frightened by the noise of the burners; it's part of the adventure!  [photo: Ken Zaremba]

Balloon over Serengeti  [photo: Ken Zaremba]
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