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African Wildlife Safari September 2018

African Wildlife Safari September 2018

1-17 September 2018
$10,500 per person twin share ex BNE, SYD, MEL

$1070 single supplement

Escorted Tour

Day 1 – Saturday 01 September 2018 Depart Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne 

Board the flight from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

Day 2 – Sunday 02 September 2018 Arrive Nairobi 

Meet the rest of the group and board the flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Park Hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel or similar (2 Nights). 

Day 3 – Monday 03 September 2018 (B, D) Nairobi Sight Seeing              

Today enjoy breakfast at the hotel before full day at leisure exploring Nairobi. Some suggestions are David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; The Giraffe Centre; Nairobi National Park. 

Day 4 – Tuesday 04 September 2018 (B, L, D) Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge (2 nights).

Day 5 – Wednesday 05 September 2018 (B, L, D) Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, you will depart on a morning game-drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game-drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (There is the opportunity to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari today).

Day 6 – Thursday 06 September 2018 (B, L, D) Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday.  Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. This afternoon enjoy a game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingos.  It is also home to black and white rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (1 night).

Day 7 – Friday 07 September 2018 (B, L, D) Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions). Later head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (2 nights).

Day 8 – Saturday 08 September 2018 (B, L, D) Amboseli National Park

Depart the lodge after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive, enjoy a hot picnic lunch at a picnic site returning to the lodge at 1600hrs.

Day 9 – Sunday 09 September 2018 (B, L, D) Amboseli – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you continue the journey to the Tanzania border post and then on to Arusha for lunch.  After lunch, drive across the Masai Steppe to the Great Rift Valley. Here, your hotel is perched high on the rim overlooking the park below. Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (1 night).

Day 10 – Monday 10 September 2018 (B, L, D) Lake Manyara - Serengeti

After breakfast enter your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park. About midday return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for Serengeti National Park with some game viewing en route arriving at your lodge as the sun begins to set. Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (2 Nights).

Day 11 – Tuesday 11 September 2018 (B, L, D) Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park exploring this famous park and all that it has to offer.

Day 12 – Wednesday 12 September 2018 (B, L, D) Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, after a picnic lunch you continue towards the crater with a short visit of a Masai Village. Late afternoon you will continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (2 Night).

Day 13 – Thursday 13 September 2018 (B, L, D) Ngorongoro Crater 

After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 14 – Friday 14 September 2018 (B, L, D) Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (1 night).

Day 15 – Saturday 15 September 2018 (B, D) Tarangire National Park – Arusha 

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch you are dropped off at your hotel in Arusha. A tour Farewell Dinner has been arranged tonight.   Accommodation: Mt Meru Hotel or similar (1 night).

Day 16 – Sunday 16 September 2018 (B) Depart Kilimanjaro Airport Arrive Nairobi / Depart Nairobi 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before transferring to Kilimanjaro Airport for the flight back to Nairobi connecting with the onward flight to Abu Dhabi.

Day 17 – Monday 17 September 2018 Arrive Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne 

Arrive home to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. What an amazing adventure to share with all your friends and family!

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