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Kenya - Tanzania Royal Safari - 10 Days

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Royal LionesDay 01 : Nairobi

Jambo na Karibu! Hello and welcome to Nairobi, or in the Maasai language, “place of cool water.” You are welcomed at the airport, and then driven to your Norfolk Hotel

Accommodation: Norfolk Hotel - ( B )

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel NairobiThe famous Norfolk, first built in 1904 and now known as the “country hotel” of the city has been linked with Kenya’s history since the very beginnings of “Enkare Nyarobe – the place of the cool water.”

The hunting safaris of Winston Churchill and U.S. President, “Teddy” Roosevelt, left from the Norfolk veranda, a meeting place still frequented by adventurers from all walks of life. Yet for all its ghosts and flamboyant past eh Norfolk remains as delightful as ever. It stands in its own private tropical gardens on the same site upon which it was first built, just a five-minute walk from the city centre.

Each of the 167 rooms and suites at the Norfolk is furnished with air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, mini-bar, telephone, overhead showers and/or bathtubs, and guest safes in most rooms.

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel Nairobi - Deluxe RoomWith four dining venues to choose from, the Norfolk has something to offer all of its guests, from the most discerning travellers to children. The Ibis Restaurant offers an a la Carte menu featuring international gourmet cuisine. The Lord Delamere Restaurant with its own small, private garden terrace offers buffet breakfast and buffet lunch with a different theme each Day, and dinner with a selection of grills, cooked in view of diners, a salad bar, and a choice of desserts. The Lord Delamere Terrace and Bar has been a popular meeting place since 1904 and has been patronised by almost all the first European pioneer settlers. Steeped in history, the Terrace accommodates guests for meals including continental, Chinese, Italian ad Asian food and casual drinks.

Hotel recreation facilities include a heated swimming pool, a modern health and fitness centre featuring a well- equipped gym, ad the services of fully qualified health experts and masseurs. Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the Norfolk gardens that feature interesting plants and birds; besides the collection of antique modes of transportation in the gardens.

Accommodation: Norfolk Hotel - ( B )

Day 02 : Nairobi - Maasai Mara

Lions Yawning in the Maasai Mara0700hrs – This morning you will drive to the fabulous Maasai Mara, Kenya’s premier Game Reserve. Based in an area of over 1500 square kilometres in Kenya, Maasai Mara County is a mixture of savannah plains and Riverine forest.

The Mara supports a huge variety of wildlife including huge herds of plains game, black-maned lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, rhino and large numbers of elephant, along with several areas of dense hippo and crocodile populations in the bends of the traversing Mara River.

It is also the home of over 450 birds’ species among which you will find vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, crowned-cranes and eagles. Arrive in time for lunch at Mara Serena Lodge.

Accommodtion: Mara Serena Lodge - B,L,D

Secreted deep within the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.

Drawing its inspiration from the traditional Maasai cultural motif of a cluster of domed, mud-coloured huts encircled by a “Boma” of brushwood, the Mara Serena offers a rare blend of raw African splendour and sumptuous sophistication.

The essentially ethnic décor also draws on a vibrant colour-palette of sun-burst colours, embellished by a unique selection of Maasai art to create the look and feel of a traditional bush escarpment. The lodge features individual rooms, each with their own balcony and view of eternity, a sky-blue swimming pool and a spectacular restaurant, overlooking a water hole where a fantasia of creatures collect to drink.
1530hrs – Afternoon game drive.

Accommodtion:Mara Serena Lodge - B,L,D

Day 03 : Maasai Mara Game Reserve

0630hrs – Early morning game drive followed by breakfast
1030hrs – Morning game drive and return for lunch at your lodge
1600hrs – Afternoon game drive

Accommodtion: Mara Serena Lodge - B,L,D

Day 04 : Maasai Mara - Serengeti

0700hrs – After Breakfast drive with picnic lunches to Isebania - Sirari border post whereby you will change vehicles at approximately 1100hrs.
Drive to Serengeti National Park with game drive en- route.

Accommodtion: Serengeti Serena Lodge – B,L,D

Serena Safari Lodge is situated on a hill, deep in the heart of Central Serengeti. Designed in a rugged, rustic carved wood and stone style, it follows the age-old African theme of thatched circular huts set out as a village.

Number of Rooms & Description

Local materials are used throughout, and all 66 bedrooms have stunning views of the Serengeti wilderness. Each room is accommodated in a stone-built, traditionally-thatched ‘Riondavel,’ featuring natural stone bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases, leopard-print drapes and intricately carved furniture, the overall effect of which is a unique blend of authentic ethnicity and world-class elegance. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise to diamond-domed night, the seemingly sensational Serengeti delivers a series of timeless volcanic vistas that are second to none.

Restaurant & Bar

Linked by shaded walkway and clustered around the roaring furnace of the central barbecue arena, the high-domed halls of the two-tier dining room are supports by massive papyrus- topped pillars and embellished with sumptuous ‘Makonde’ carvings suggesting the audience chamber of a tribal king whilst the cuisine features time-honoured safari favourites, local specialities and internationally themed dishes alike.

Other Facilities

The lodge has a swimming pool. Action-packed forays into the wildlife-teeming arena of the sensational Serengeti plains Balloon safaris, floating high above the Serengeti and landing to a spectacular champagne breakfast cooked in the bush. A vibrant selection of traditional music, culture and dance.

Full housekeeping services (laundry, valet, babysitting on request, children’s menus and dining and shoeshine) plus hairdryers and telephones in all rooms. Full medical back-up and emergency evacuation facilities.

Accommodtion: Serengeti Serena Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 05 : Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart with packed lunch for a full Day game drive

Accommodtion: Serengeti Serena Lodge - B,L,D

Day 06 : Serengeti –Ngorongoro

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart with packed lunch drive toNgorongoro area and stop over at Olduvai Gorge, continue to Karatu toNgorongoro farm House.

Accommodtion: Ngorongoro farm House – (B,L,D)

Location: Only 4kms from theNgorongoro conservation area Lolduare gate.

Number of Rooms & Description

There are three separate an intimate camps of 25 comfortable bungalows. Attractively built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials, full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our guests an imaginary journey to Days of the past

Each bungalow consists of 80sq. metres, which includes a private veranda facing the Rift Valley with an suite bathroom, flush toilet and shower.

Restaurant & Bar

The huge main building covered with an elegant thatched roof, contain the reception, bar, dinning area, library and lounge with fireplace where guests can enjoy a rest during the cool evenings in the highlands.

Other Facilities & Services

There is a swimming polls with super views of Oldeain volcano, a craft shop and conference room.

Day 07 : Ngorongoro Game Reserve


This morning descend to the crater floor some 2000 feet below the rim with packed lunch, for a half-Day of exploring in this extinct, collapsed volcano. Within the 100 square miles of the crater is one of the densest concentrations of game to be found in Africa.

Acclaimed as one of the wonders of the Natural World, the Crater is a veritable haven for wildlife. Elephants amble along well-worn tracks while large prides of lion jealously guard their territorial domain. Gazelle quietly gaze, surrounded by zebra and wildebeest, whilst the endangered rhino, ever vigilant, feeds not far from the lake.

Magadi Lake, the permanent water source withNgorongoro Crater, often seems to be tinged pink when the throngs of flamingo congregate for food. Ngorongoro bird-life matches the animal population for variety and species. Later drive back to Karatu.

Day 08 : Ngorongoro - Amboseli

Breakfast at theNgorongoro farm House.

After breakfast drive to Arusha for lunch at Impala, and after lunch immediately transfer to Namanga Border whereby you will change vehicles. At approximately 1530hrs transferred overland to the Amboseli National Park, situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli which covers 1513 square miles.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive enroute to the lodge in Amboseli, where wildlife is concentrated and inevitably picturesque against the massive backdrop of the snow-clad 18,340-foot mountain. All the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – are to be found here, which makes the park a photographer’s paradise. With its dried-up salt lake and weird mirages, there is ample opportunity for spectacular photographs against the impressive backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The park is home to many species of heron, stork, duck and geese, including uncommon Madagascar Squacco and Black Herons. African Marsh harrier, Bateleur, Pygmy Falcon, Long-toed Plover, Spotted Thicknee, Tow-banded Courser, Common Pratincole, Grey Hornbill, White-necked Raven, Pangani Longclaw, Long-tailed Fiscal, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Beautiful Sunbird and Taveta Golden Weaver.

Accommodtion: Amboseli Serena Lodge - B,L,D

Day 09 : Amboseli – Nairobi

An early morning game drive is scheduled in Amboseli at dawn, an excellent time for game viewing, when the peaks of Kilimanjaro are normally at their most panoramic. After Breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving at the Norfolk Hotel.

Accommodtion: Norfolk Hotel (B)

Day 10 : Nairobi

Breakfast at The Norfolk Hotel

1000hrs – Check out from hotel
1300hrs – Pick up from Norfolk hotel and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

Included In the Cost

  • All accommodation
  • All meals except while in Arusha
  • All government and hotel taxes and service charges
  • All land travel
  • All intra-Kenya scheduled and charter flights
  • All park, reserve, and conservation area entrance fees
  • All games-viewing activities; guided walks, horseback rides, or 4 x 4 game drives in open top vehicle.
  • All vehicle transfers to - from the exclusive homes, airports, hotels, etc
  • Half Day tour of Nairobi with a private driver - guide

Not Included In the Cost

  • International flight tickets
  • Some alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner while in Nairobi
  • Gratuities to drivers - guides and staff - $7- $10 per person per Day
  • Intra-Kenya airport departure taxes
  • ($2 per flight payable at departures)
  • Kenya international departure tax ($40 payable at departure)
  • Pre-trip inoculations
  • Kenya visa fees (estimate $50 per person)
  • Travel insurance
  • Scuba diving and deep sea fishing is extra and payable direct
Please Note

All private charter flights are subject to weight limits that cannot be exceeded for safety reasons. If these weight limits are exceed then the travellers will be held responsible for the extra costs incurred to upgrade the charter flight.

Sometimes these flights cannot be upgraded due to all charter plans being booked – this could result in a delay in travel and pose problems for the travellers. Your luggage weight should not exceed 33 lbs, per traveller.

Please return the Booking Form to us including personal weight. Most charter flights are booked on single engine aircraft. In the event of bad weather prevailing, it may be necessary to upgrade to a twin-engine plane, which is approved for instrument flight conditions. If this occurs, the extra cost of the twin-engine plane will be your responsibility.

Kenya  - Tanzania Royal Safari - 10 Days


Feedback From Clients

Chuck Roosvelt & Job Harris Chuck Roosvelt & Job Harris

Davies, My husband and I want to thank Kivulini Safaris Staff and Wilderness Safaris for arranging our 'safari' in South Africa. We were very pleased with Thornybush Game Reserve and Chupungu Camp in general. The managers, Kerry and Nick, were very gracious hosts. Norman, our tracker, was so prompt at the 5AM-wakeup knock. All the staff was terrific. The meals were great as well as the South African wine!! Our tent was lovely!! The days we spent with Nick and Norman were great. Each time We were so surprised that we could get to see the animals so up close. Kerry, Nick, Norman and the rest of the staff made it so personal. Thornybush Game Reserve was so nice! All of the arrangements went smoothly - the meet-and-greet at the airport, h...

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