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13 days will give you plenty of time to explore the many parks and reserves of our safari, so the place will be relaxed but thorough. We start off in the north of Kenya at Samburu National Reserve with its rugged, pristine landscape. Most of our game viewing will be along lots of Elephants. Look for unusual species like gerenuk, Grevy`s zebra, and the reticulated giraffe.

We then Travel south to the Rift Rift Valley lake country coming to rest at Lake Naivasha, known for its fabulous bird watching. Enjoy a boat ride tour, passing hippos, birds, and antelopes grazing over on the shore. It`s a quick trip to nearby Cresent Island Game sanctuary for a guided walking safari to view grazing giraffe, zebra, impala, and all sorts of colorful birds. Ever go on a bicycle safari?

Neighboring Hell`s gate National Park, offers walking and cycling safaris through its canyons and fields, passing buffalo, Zebra, giraffe, and more.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Included
  • Meet and Greet service by our local representatives at J.K.I.A Airport.
  • Roundtrip transfers airport to hotel.
  • Accommodation as per choice of hotel / lodge (or similar).
  • 05 night’s Full board accommodation during the safari program.
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari.
  • Transportation by a Safari 4 X 4 Land Cruiser.
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide.
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary.
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation.
Excluded
  • All flights, airport taxes, security related fees, all Items of personal nature Medical insurance, tips / gratuities for driver / guide and hotel staff, any change in itinerary.
  • Any extras not mentioned above e.g. extra meals, Visa fee.
  • Transfer from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • Vaccines
  • No transport services in Zanzibar after drop off
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • All Bank transfer fees while making the payments at USD 50 Net per remittance transaction.
  • Credit card payments will attract 5% surcharge of the total price of the package.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival

Karibu Kenya! Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi , you will be welcomed by Simba Paka Safaris representative and given short safari briefing about your upcoming safari adventure. Following this informational meeting, you will be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Nairobi city.
Nairobi is a vibrant capital city of Kenya, and the fourth largest city in Africa. Although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits bleif, there are truly some fascinating attractions to be discovered here. Some of these highlights include the café culture, animated nightlife, The National Museum, Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, Just 20 minutes from the city center, wild lions and buffalo roam in the worlds only urban national park. The Nairobi National park features wide open grass plains and barren landscape. Home to an impressive assortment of birds and wildlife, many Nairobi residents find this rural escape, the perfect antidote to the nearby hustle and also those with transit flights the find it a good chance to explore wildlife for few hours.

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Elementaita

Karen Suburbs and Journey to Lake Elementaita
You will be whisked away on an exploration of surrounding Karen Suburbs. Your first stop will be the giraffe Center, where you have the unique experience of hand-feeding the giraffes.
Standing on a raised platform, you will be at eye level while feeding the giraffe and watching the warthohs below snuffle around looking for tidbits. Following this incredible experience, you will drive a short distance to Daphine Sheldricks` Elephant Orphanage. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the many baby Elephants that have been rescued from different National parks and Game reserves in Kenya. You will even have the chance to see calves being fed and playing with their care takers.
Next after this you will stop at the Kalen Blixen Museum. Your visit will bring you back in time, to discover the famous Kalen Blixen`s house exactly as it was when she lived in Kenya. Located in an area which was once part of Kalen Blixen`s vast coffee estate, ‘bogani’, the museum was Karen`s home from 1917 until 1931. The house and grounds were famous by the film `Out of Africa` and have been restored by the Danish community of Kenya. You will catch a glimpse into the typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century.
After lunch at the lovely Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens, you will depart on the next part of your adventure that drives you from Nairobi city to the small but beautiful soda ash lake located in the famous Great Rift Valley, Named Lake Elementaita. Upon arrival check in to Elementatita pelican Lodge which provides comfort and luxury in which to absorb this stunning area.
Lake Elementaita.
One of the lesser-known `soda lakes` in Kenya`s East Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita is becoming a major eco-tourism destination. As one of the three saline lakes that make up Kenya lake System of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita is one of the main feeding lakes for the lesser Flamingos. Since it lies on private grounds, it is much less visited than Nakuru. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of Animals is just a short distance to the famous Flamingos filled Lake Nakuru.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Visit.
After a hearty breakfast this morning, you will set out on a full day`s game drive to the beautiful lake Nakuru National park. This is only a 30 minutes’ drive from Elementaita. The lake is situated in the middle of the National park, to which it gives its name.
Teeming with wildlife, this region has so much to offer. Lions, Buffaloes and many white and black rhinos call this corner of Kenya home. If you are lucky, you may even spot a leopard relaxing on a tree beside the lake.
After game viewing you will drive back to Pelican lodge elementaita in time to admire a colorful sunset over the lake. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 4; Lake Elementaita – Masai Mara Home Of The Big Five

Journey to Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at your lodge or camp. Following lunch, you can spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing by the pool and waiting for the temperature to cool down so you can head out on your first game viewing! The Masai Mara is one of Africa`s greatest wildlife reserves. Acacia dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife and an array of birdlife.
Game viewing is spectacular all year around. You may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephants and their fascinating social structure, or even see pods of hippos wallowing in the rivers. The great wildebeest migration is one of the nature`s true wonders. An estimated two million animas migrate in a year round pattern through Tanzania and Kenya following the rain. Around july each year, the huge herds begin dramatic river crossings and the grasslands of the Masai Mara become covered by a mass moving of wildebeest, offering easy targets for crocodiles and other predators that never far away. When in the Mara, you will also have opportunity to visit a traditional Masai Village, Take a sun set walk or take a balloon ride at extra cost.
In the evening head back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Masai Mara Game reserve
The Masai Mara is one of the best-known reserves in Africa and is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Despite comprising only 0.01% of Africa`s total landmass, more than 40% of Africa`s larger mammals can be found in Masai Mara. It lies in the Great Rift Valley. The large plains and the open grasslands are habitat to rich and varied wildlife such as lions, Leopard, cheater, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, crocodile etc. There are also several species of birds such as vultures, herons, shrikes, etc. The animals are at liberty to move outside the park into huge areas know as `dispersal areas`. There can be also much wild life roaming outside the park as inside. Many Masai villages are located in the `dispersal areas` and they have, over centuries, developed a special relationship with the wildlife. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope, from July to September, is a spectacle never to be missed by any tourist to the Mara.

Day 5 & 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Spend the next two days soaking up the wonders of the Masai Mara on various safari activities and game viewing! Explore the vast Mara Plains in search of the big five. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled, as you hunt for the last members on your “must see” safari list. All activities are led by Simba Paka Safaris professional guides, whose intimate knowledge is sure and they are experienced with good customer care to make for unforgettable experience.
If you are interested in something extra special, you may want to arrange a hot air balloon safari at an extra cost @450 pp. This activity requires a very early morning wake up call, but rewards you with an experience for game viewing from an entirely different perspective! Looking over incredible Masai Mara in the crisp morning air is truly breath taking. This peaceful balloon safari will take you floating silently high above plains and rivers for approximately one hour.

Day 7: Masai Mara- Nairobi – Arusha

Following a delicious breakfast, you will park your things up and check out of the lodge. You will be met by your driver this morning and be transferred back to Nairobi, stopping beside the Rift Valley en route, for one last photo opportunity. Soak in the picturesque views and beautiful skyline. After lunch later this afternoon, you will board a shuttle service to make the journey to Arusha Tanzania. You will be crossing Namanga boarder by road for this transfer.
Welcome to Tanzania! Once you have arrive in Arusha, you will check in to your lodge and spend the rest of the day as you desire.
Arusha is a gateway to Tanzania`s northern circuit, serving as a base for Kilimanjaro treks and wildlife safaris into Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngoro Ngoro crater. Transport hub aside, Arusha even offers its own opportunities for exploration, including day trips to Arusha National park, Canoeing tours on Momella Lake ad Meru coffee plantation visits. For there looking to Just rest and recover from jet lag, Arusha also features the perfect stop over to relax and recharge, before continuing you safari.

Day 8: Arusha – Lake Manyara

Tarangire National Park Game Drive
This morning, wake to stunning views of mount Meru, before heading down to breakfast. Once you have packed up your luggage and collected your packed lunch, you will be met by your professional guide and drive to Tarangire National park. At the entrance to the park, paperwork will need to be confirmed and be cleared, before you proceed for full day game drive.
Tarangire National Park covers 1,615 square miles in the Rift Valley. Arid and studded with giant termite mounds, it is here that you can witness massive herds of Elephant, with some reaching as many as 500! During the dry season, the park becomes a good place for many migratory species and this is the best time to see animals, as they cluster around various water sources. When the rains arrive, the animals become widely distributed once more and the region`s swamps are arrive with bird life. The many herds of elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, impala, gazelle and eland feast on the green shoots, eventually depleting them and being forced to return to the river system once more.
Following this full day safari, you will make your way out of the Tarangire National Park and towards your lodge, located atop the Great Rift Valley Escarpment in the lake Manyara National park. On arrival, you will be assisted with check in and to your room.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park possesses an unexpectedly striking setting and peaceful surroundings. Dramatically bordered by the wall of the Great Rift Valley on one side and the shores of the lake on the other, this thin stretch of land contains diverse habitats that host a remarkable variety of wildlife. The open grasslands between the lake and the acacia woodland are littered with wildebeest, zebra, impala and giraffe, as well as the country`s densest population of buffalo.

Day 9: Lake Manyara- Serengeti

After breakfast and check out of the lodge, pick up your packed lunch and depart to the Serengeti. Upon arrival into the park, you won`t waste any time to start game viewing towards you camp / lodge.
The Serengeti National Park is in Tanzania `s oldest and most popular national park. Its name means `endless plain` in the Masai Language. It is from here, that Massive concentration of wildebeest, Zebras that act like pioneer grazers and the animals take off for annual Great Migration.
This experience provides one of the greatest natural spectacles to be found anywhere in the world. You can watch golden-maned lions stalking the migrating herds, spot leopards resting in the trees at dusk or possibly take a hot air balloon tour at dawn, as the sun`s golden says illuminate the land. As this afternoon comes to the end, you will make your way towards your overnight at the camp/ lodge.
On arrival there, you will be shown your room, where you will settle in and relax for the evening.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is the best place on the planet to admire large game. An experience in Serengeti promises an adventure you will never forget. From one exhilarating game drive to the next, your guide will help you to track down majestic prides of Lions, cheetah, leopard and much more! Each evening can be spent at your enchanting tented camp/ lodge, Sharing stories by the bonfire and enjoy dinner beneath a blanket of African stars.

Day 10: Serengeti

Enjoy a full day, with morning game drive and evening game drives in the in the wondrous Serengeti National park. During you stay make the most of quiet evening by the bonfire and the exclusivity of absolute comfort, combined with the authenticity of a night spent in the African bush. This really is an extraordinary experience for all nature lovers.

Day 11: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Olduvai Gorge and Crater Rim
Today, it`s off to the next Adventure! After breakfast, you will depart yourcamp/lodge with picnic lunch and drive towards ngorongoro conservation Area. On the way, you will make a stop at one of the wild`s most important prehistoric sites, olduvaiGorge, for a fascinating tour and lecture. Learn about how the gorge was vital in establishing the African origin of humankind and turn, why it is referred to as the `Crandle of Mankind`.
After this informative historic experience, you will proceed on your journey to Ngorongoro conservation area. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed at the entrance, you will drive through the crater Rim, from where you will have the opportunity- weather permitting- to see the crater, in all its glory. Continue on your lodge from there, located in lush grounds within the Karatu Area. On arrival, you will be assisted with check in and shown your place of stay.
Ngorongoro crater
Ngorongoro Cater is one of Tanzania`s most amazing sights: a collapsed volcano which formed an incredible natural amphitheater, 25km (16 mi) across and teeming with all of the African big game. Many of Tanzania`s last remaining black rhinocan be seen grazing on the opeb grassland of the crater floor surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, ebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species can often be seen feeding at Makat soda lake. This is an area of spectacular beauty and superb game viewing, a truly unique safari destination.

Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater Exploration
Wake up bright and early in order to get the most out of your day in the Ngorongoro Crater area.
Ngorongoro Carter is a deep, volcanic crater is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unfolded and unbroken caldera in the world.
It measures about 20 kilometers across, 600 meters deep and 300 square kilometers area. The high walls of the crater itself serve as a natural enclosure for an abundance of wildlife.
There is a large resident population of varied ground game with the very real chance to see the “big five”.
The bird life here is rich and flamingos are very common visitors to the crater lakes.

Day 13: Ngorongoro – Arusha Departure

After breakfast and checking out of your lodge, you will be whisked away on your final safari adventure. Today`s journey includes a trip back to the lake Manyara National Park. This park is fairly small compared to other parks in Tanzania only 330 kilometers square, it fits neatly into the Great Rift Valley. It is often overlooked and underrated, but this gem was described by Ernest Hemingway as ` the loveliest place I have ever seen`, if that tells you anything! The shallow alkaline lake is often covered by resident flamingos and whatever the park lacks in size, it makes up for in diversity. Apart from the lake and the many lions that roam the park, there is an expanse of tropical jungle filled with troops of baboons and other occupants of the rainforest. Large herds of buffaloes and zebras wander on the plains and in the distance, you can see the ever present jagged peaks of volcanoes.
Once you have finished up your exploration, you will depart from the park and make your way to Arusha in time for lunch. Depending on your international flights you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport.
We hope you had an unforgettable safari experience in Kenya and Tanzania and we wish safe traves.

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    I recommend Simba Paka Safaris. We had a great experience at the Maasai Mara with our guide who was extremely knowledgeable and managed to help us see all the animals that we wanted to see. Diana B
    I did the 4 day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru safaris. From start to finish, Simba Paka Tours was professional, reactive, and great at communicating all facets of the trip. I did the mid-range tour and Paul organized my hotels on arrival and departure, transfers, and the best tour guide possible. If you do this tour and you get Johnny Jackson as a guide, you will be very lucky. Hellen W
    Amazing Safari! We did a Safari with Paul and his staff, 5 days in Masai Mara. It was a wonderful experience, that allowed us to see all the Big Five thanks to our guide's ability! Paul is very gentle and professional. I recommend it very much for a unique experience. Sabina F
    Mr. Paul is a very friendly and just a gentlemen person. We did a 7-day Kenya safari and we not only saw the big 5. Following advice from Paul from Simba Paka Safaris we went to the following national parks; Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Lake Naivasha. Bhagwan S
    We did a 7-day Safari from Masai Mara over Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha to Amboseli. First of all, our driver/guide Francis was wonderful! He was super engaged, always attentive, and made sure we got the best possible views and pictures. When we asked for something, he immediately ensured it was sorted out. Max F

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