East Africa Classic Safari

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This 11 Day East Africa Safari allows you to take in the drama of life on the African savannah.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
  • Meet and greet services.
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up
  • roof (maximum 7 passengers) with a Bi-lingual English speaking driver-guide on shared basis.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Meals and accommodation as specified.
  • All park fees and government taxes.
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Visas and international flights.
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct).
  • Driver-guide gratuities.
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage.
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Balloon Safari.
  • Passenger Information.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**.
  • The tour is modular and combines with other tours so there may be need for clients to change vehicles on occasion.

Days of Operation – Daily
Duration – 11 Days
Vehicle – Safari Minibus (Scheduled)
Pick up Point
Sankara Hotel 0730h
Drop off Point JKIA l 1200h
Safari Briefing: Day 01 at 0700hrs approx.
Departs on Day 01: 0730hrs approx.
Returns on Day 08: 1200hrs approx. (flights to be booked)



Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65×46 cm.
Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

Additional remarks:-

– We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non- availability
– Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you



Day 1: Nairobi

Transfer from Nairobi airport to the Nairobi Serena hotel for overnight BB.


Day 2: Kenya Highlands; B,L,D

Depart on safari after breakfast. Leave Nairobi, heading north through a patchwork of coffee plantations and small farms towards the Aberdare mountains located in the Kenya highlands. Gaining altitude, the scenery becomes more lush, the air cooler and the roadside becomes a fascinating ribbon of small shops and stallholders. Stop en route at Karatina market. Continue deep into the forests of the Aberdares for overnight at The Ark forest lodge. Safe in the comfort of the lodge, guests can observe the animals gathering to drink at the floodlit waterhole until well into the night. with luck, it may be possible to see elephant and rhino vying for the same piece of salt deposit while Buffalo, water buck, wart hog, bush buck, dik-dik and perhaps the rare kudu wait their turn.


Day 3: Rift Valley Lakes :B,L,D

Descend from the lush highlands into the Rift Valley with its stunning volcanic landscapes. lunch at a Lodge overlooking Lake Nakuru. Afternoon birdwatching around Lake Nakuru, seasonal home to great flocks of Flamingo lining the shores and and a multitude of other exotic birdlife. Lake Nakuru also contains prolific wildlife and is one of the best places in East Africa to see rhino. Dinner and overnight at Nakuru Sopa or Lion hill lodge.


Day 4: Masai Mara: B, L, D.

A morning drive to Masai Mara game reserve, passing by the dormant Longonot volcano and arriving in time for lunch at a lodge. Continue during the afternoon through the reserve, game viewing en route. The next two nights are spent at Mara Serena lodge with its wonderful views across paradise plains.


Day 5 : Masai Mara; B,L,D

A full day game viewing in the Mara, Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Elephant and Buffalo abound in the riverine forests, while out on the grasslands Impala and Thompson’s gazelle can be seen together with their attendant predators such as lion, Cheetah, Hyena and Jackal. The Mara is, in fact, the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem and plays host to the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. Lesser known species such as topi, hartebeest, waterbuck Eland and many small mammals create a kaleidoscopic picture of wildlife. An optional balloon safari, guided nature walk or breakfast in the bush may also be booked in advance.


Day 6: Lake Victoria; B,L,D

An early breakfast and drive to the shores of Lake Victoria, crossing into Tanzania at Isebania. Picnic lunch en route and remainder of the afternoon free to relax at the lodge overlooking Lake Victoria. Dinner and overnight at Speke bay lodge.


Day 7: Serengeti; B,L,D

After breakfast clients will be collected by local fishermen in their canoes for a trip to a nearby village, accompanied by a guide from the lodge. Explore the village, meet the people and listen to the fishermen singing as they bring in their overnight catch. Return to the lodge for lunch. Drive 10 minutes from the lodge and enter Serengeti park for an afternoon drive through the Western corridor, game viewing en route. Spend the next two nights at Serengeti Sopa or Serena lodge.


Day 8: Serengeti; B,L,D

Morning and afternoon game viewing in Serengeti, perhaps the greatest symbol of African wildlife heritage. Being centrally located, Serengeti Serena Lodge is an ideal base for exploring this hugely diverse Park. The short grass plains dotted with rock outcrops “kopjes” dominate the south and supports a combined population of more than 2.5 million Wildebeest, Zebra and gazelle during the wet season December to April. As drier weather approaches in May, the wildebeest migrate to the centre and Western corridor of the park where acacia savannah predominates and giraffe are more likely to be found. Don’t forget to look out for leopard and hippo along the riverine forest. By July, the herds arrive in the north where the plains give way to densely wooded hills and elephant country.

Here they remain until the coming of the short rains in November signal the start of the Great Trek south again.


Day 9: Ngorongoro; B,L,D

Morning game viewing in Serengeti. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon drive to Ngorongoro, stopping en route to visit the small Archaeological museum at Olduvai where Louis and Mary Leakey found the fossilised remains of some of man’s oldest ancestors. Spend the next 2 nights at Ngorongoro Sopa or Serena lodge.


Day 10: Ngorongoro B,L,D

Drive down to the crater floor for a day game viewing with picnic lunch. Once a huge volcano, probably larger than Kilimanjaro, it is now a vast circular amphitheatre, spectacularly beautiful and a garden of Eden for huge numbers of wildlife. The animals are resident throughout the year including all of the “Big Five” Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Centrepiece of the extensive floor is Crater lake with its pink mantle of Flamingo and other birdlife.


Day 11: Depart

Morning drive to Arusha for lunch. Transfer to ARK or JRO airport for departure.