Day 1: Amboseli National Park
JAMBO – KARIBU!! Pack & Go Tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome. Our guide driver will help you transfer you to the Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to the Amboseli National Park. The lodge/camp’s driver guide & vehicle will meet you at their local airstrip; transfer you to your lodge/camp for check-in, short game viewing enroute, then lunch.
In the afternoon depart in the lodge/camp’s 4×4 customized safari vehicle with driver guide for game viewing to introduce you to the game in the area in the backdrop of Africa’s tallest mountain; Kilimanjaro. Later return to you luxury camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Full day in Amboseli National Park
Enjoy your scheduled morning and afternoon game viewing drives within the park.
Amboseli offers some of the most breath-taking views in Africa. Her scenery – one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting) is next to none. This is best seen on a clear day. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The park is famous for her large herds of giant elephants. Common wild-game here includes lions, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest among many others. It is also an ornithological paradise with over 400 species of birds, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Enjoy meals and overnight at your luxury camp.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Samburu Game Reserves
After breakfast, the camp guide drivers will drop you at the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Samburu via Nairobi. You will be warmly met by the camp guide driver & land cruiser at the airstrip in Samburu, enjoy an enroute game viewing drive to intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch, short siesta before heading for an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk , the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our camp.
Day 4: Full Day in Samburu Game Reserves
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Masai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari…… Enjoy meals and overnight at our camp.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding
Day 5: Samburu Game Reserves – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, the camp guide drivers will drop you at the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Masai Mara. The Camp guide driver & vehicle will meet you at the Ole Kiombo airstrip; transfer to the intimate, 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart with the camp’s guide driver & vehicle an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard,cheetah,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Full day in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives & adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
a) Balloon Safari over the Mara plains
a) Visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community.
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then transfer to the Ole Kiombo airstrip for your scheduled flight to Migori. Upon arrival at Migori airstrip transfer to border immigration formalities and transfer to Airstrip for onward flight to Serengeti, Lodge Guide will meet you at the airstrip and transfer to your lodge/camp, with a short game viewing enroute, check-in for lunch.
Afternoon depart in the lodge/camp’s 4×4 customized safari vehicle with driver guide for game viewing to introduce you to the game in the area. Later return to you luxury camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy a full day in the Serengeti with game-viewing drives. Hundreds of predators roam the vast savannah plains. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning ‘endless plains’. The park’s vegetation ranges from the short and long grass plains in the south, to the acacia savannah in the centre and wooded grasslands concentrated around the tributaries of the Grumenti and the Mara rivers in the park. The western corridor is a region of wooded highland and extensive plains reaching the edge of Lake Victoria. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful.
Serengeti is also home to hundreds of bird species; among them the out-sized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird, the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. It is the sanctuary of an estimated four million different animals and birds. Wildlife that roam the vast park include lions (the adult males of Serengeti have characteristic black manes), cheetahs, hunting dogs, savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, topis, warthogs, hunting dogs and spotted hyena among others.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Dawn Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains ending with breakfast.
All meals and overnight at your you r Lodge
Wake up in time for your breakfast, transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to Lake Manyara . Pick up by Lodge guide and drive to your hotel arriving in time for lunch.
Dinner and overnight at your Hotel .
NOTE: Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended.
After breakfast descend some 600 metres into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game-viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, giraffes, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena. Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area, also a home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Return for dinner and overnight at your preferred choice of accommodation.
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then depart back to Arusha. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your home-bound flight.