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Cross Border Safaris2016-07-12T16:23:27+00:00

Cross Border Safaris

Kenya – Tanzania Cross Border – Big Game Safari
16 days 15 nights
Travel Period: July – October
Index: L = Lunch, D = Dinner, BB = Bed/Breakfast, HB-FB = Half-Full board

Day 1
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Meet and greet at the Airport with your Kenya driver guide and then transfer to The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi for dinner and overnight. BB

Day 2
Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Our drive via the Masai town of Narok leads us to the world famous, Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy picnic lunch boxes in the bush whilst tracking the wildebeest migration, en route to camp.
Dinner and overnight: Special campsite along the Mara River FB

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Days 3– 6
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
You have plenty of time to discover the Maasai Mara. Game drives will be arranged according to the migration’s movements, with the option of morning and afternoon game drives or, full days out exploring (with picnic lunch boxes in hand).

The Maasai Mara is the northern part of the Serengeti Ecosystem. The winding ‘Mara & Sand Rivers’ that snake their way through the park provide a permanent source of water to hordes of wildlife, making it exceptionally good for game viewing all year round. The landscape is further enhanced by the steep Rift Valley Escarpment, which lines the horizon. In July the world famous migration faces north, crossing both rivers. The wildebeest make the perilous, return journey back to Tanzania towards the end of October/beginning of November. The Masai Mara Game Reserve covers a smaller area of highly concentrated wildlife, fed by the fast running rivers and rich, fertile grasslands. During the migration approximately 2.5 million wildebeests and zebras can be seen scattered over the Mara’s extensive savannah.
Dinner and overnight: Special campsite along the Mara River FB

Day 7
Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Victoria
After an early breakfast say farewell to your Kenyan camp crew, before heading in the direction of Lake Victoria and the Kenya/Tanzania border post, at Isibanya. Here you will be met by your Tanzanian driver/guide and after completing immigration formalities continue on to Speke Bay. Picnic lunch.
Dinner and overnight: Speke Bay Lodge FB

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Day 8
Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast enjoy an excursion along the picturesque shores of Lake Victoria. Following lunch at the lodge, head for the Serengeti’s Ndabaka Gate, in the direction of the park’s breathtaking Western Corridor. From the hanging bridge you are likely to see huge crocodiles floating in the waters; or basking in the sun along the sand banks, before continuing towards the heart of Serengeti – where the camp crew will greet you with open arms.
Dinner and overnight: (Special) Campsite Serengeti FB

Days 9 – 12
Serengeti National Park
You have plenty of time to explore the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, boasting an incredible selection of wildlife. Your game drives will follow the wildlife’s seasonal movement, which between December to March offers spectacular viewing of approximately 2.5 million animals, heading south towards rain and fresh grass.
Our safaris have no limit on mileage and time on game drives.
Dinner and Overnight: Special Campsite in the Serengeti (Private Campsite) FB

Serengeti Excursion
On request we book balloon safaris in the Serengeti, which take-off early morning, offering a spectacular sunset from an eagle’s viewpoint, an exhilarating flight and unforgettable adventure. After your flight (of approx one hour) enjoy a champagne breakfast on the Serengeti plains before returning to your camp at about 09.30hrs.

Day 13
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
An early start through a curtain of dust leaves the endless plains of the Serengeti behind en route to Ngorongoro Crater. At midday decent 2000 feet onto the crater floor, where you will experience the density of wildlife that lives in the second largest Caldera on earth. Experience a solitary game-drive in the late afternoon, as most people have left the crater-floor. Silent beauty beneath soft rays highlights increased animal activity as the sun fades. Wrap up warm as the sunsets, for nights at the Crater Rim are always chilly.
Dinner and Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge FB

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Day 14
Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you descend along the steep, winding road of the Great Rift Valley down to Lake Manyara National Park. Famous for its spectacular bird life that dwells close to the water’s edge and magnificent woodland home to forest elephant and timid antelopes, you will also visit the ever-lively hippo pool. It is not uncommon to see lion or leopard amongst the shaded branches up high. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Climbing back up the spectacular ‘Escarpment Road,’ watch the sun drop behind the horizon en route to your lodge.
Dinner and Overnight: Kirurumu Luxury tented Lodge FB

Day 15
Lake Manyara – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast leave (with picnic boxes) for Tarangire National Park, renowned for its huge herds of elephants and giant Baobab trees. The mighty Tarangire River winds its way through the park and feeds it all year round, attracting large groups of wildlife, particularly during the dry season.
Dinner and Overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge FB

Day 16
Tarangire National Park – Arusha
After a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park leave for Arusha in time for lunch. Later you will be accompanied to Kilimanjaro Airport for your international flight home, or assisted with a transfer that fits in with your on-going plans.

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