East African Explorer


14 Day Road Safari

Highlights: Waterfalls, flora, fauna, scenery and more wildlife. Prices start at $4530.

Our most popular combined safaris includes some of the best selling adventures in Kenya and Tanzania. Travel throughout is by road with border formalities at Namanga. Both itineraries visit the same great parks and only vary in style of accommodation. Each program is also packed with game viewing from a shared 4×4 vehicle in Kenya and Tanzania. Upon return to Nairobi, the group is treated to a farewell dinner before the transfer to the late departing flight or local hotel for overnight. With four weekly departures between the two itineraries, you are bound to find a date that meets your travel plans.

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Rates and Booking InfoLodging InformationItineraryBush Notes

2017

Season

(Single/Double Available)

5-Star Package

(SundayStart)

4-Star Package

(Tuesday or Thursday Start)

Early Season Double

(Mid-December – March)

$5135 pp

(2 people min)

$4970 pp

(2 people min)

Early Season Single

(Mid-December – March)

$6025 pp

(Single Room)

$5720 pp

(Single Room)

Middle Season Double

(April – June and November – Mid-December)

$4530 pp

(2 people min)

$4400 pp

(2 people min)

Middle Season Single

(April – June and November – Mid-December)

$4730 pp

(Single Room)

$4600 pp

(Single Room)

High Season Double

(July – November)

$6000 pp

(2 people min)

$5430 pp

(2 people min)

High Season Single

(July – November)

$7100 pp

(Single Room)

$6300 pp

(Single Room)

Also NOTE: Children under 12 sharing a room with two Adults has a 50% price reduction.

Christmas and Easter supplements will apply.

Includes VAT fees.

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We offer 2 packages to suit your needs in accommodations. Please click on each of the hotels below to view images and detailed descriptions.

Day

 

Destination

 

5-Star Package

(Sunday Start)

4-Star Package

(Tues/Thurs Start)

Meal Plan**

 

01 Nairobi Safari Park Hotel Safari Park Hotel
02 Masai Mara Keekorok Lodge Mara Sopa Lodge FB
03 Masai Mara Keekorok Lodge Mara Sopa Lodge FB
04 Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge FB
05 Amboseli Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge FB
06 Amboseli Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge FB
07 Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara Serena Lake Manyara Serena FB
08 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Serengeti Sopa Lodge FB
09 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Serengeti Sopa Lodge FB
10 Ngrorngoro Crater
Ngorongoro Serena Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge FB
11 Ngrorngoro Crater
Ngorongoro Serena Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge FB
12 Tarangire Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tarangire Sopa Lodge FB
13 Arusha – Nairobi Safari Park Hotel Safari Park Hotel FB
14 Nairobi to Departure Safari Park Hotel Safari Park Hotel BL

 

**Meals are included if indicated by the following codes:

HB = Half Board – Breakfast and Dinner
FB = Full Board
FI = Fully inclusive – all meals and house beverages (generally excludes champagnes, premium spirits, liqueurs and tobacco)

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi

Airport Meet and Greet.  Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you’ll travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the 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 and your lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive.
Overnight at your lodge.  (BLD)

Day 3 Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, clients will depart for a visit to a Masai village and a morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. Overnight at your lodge.  (BLD)

Day 4 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru NP

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you’ll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often colored shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, depart for an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park before continuing to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at your lodge* on a full board basis.  (BLD)

Day 5 Lake Nakuru NP – Amboseli NP

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, collect a picnic lunch and then head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. Then proceed with afternoon game drive in the park enroute to the Amboseli arriving in the evening.
Overnight at your lodge* on a full board basis.  (BLD)

Day 6 Amboseli National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. 
Overnight at your lodge* on a full board basis.  (BLD)

Day 7 Amboseli NP – Namanga – Lake Manyara NP

Following an early breakfast, you’ll catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli viewing game en route to the border of the park. From here turn west to the colorful border town of Namanga, where you will find some unique Maasai beadwork. At Namanga you will complete border formalities before continuing into Tanzania. Continue to Arusha in Tanzanian vehicle. Lunch. Drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge arriving for dinner. (BLD)

Day 8 Lake Manyara NP – Serengeti NP

Morning game drive in Lake Manyara NP. After lunch proceed into the great Serengeti – Swahili for endless plains. Continue on to your lodge with game viewing en-route. (BLD)

Day 9 Serengeti National Park

Optional sunrise balloon safari. Full day of game drives in this fantastic animal kingdom. At 5600 square miles the Serengeti is EIGHT times larger than the northern part of this eco-system in Kenya – the famous Masai Mara. Overnight again at your Serengeti lodge. (BLD)

Day 10 Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

After breakfast depart to the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World – Ngorongoro Crater (a caldera or collapsed volcano). You will make an en-route stop at the Olduvai Gorge – ‘cradle of mankind’. There is a small museum here at Olduvai, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, that is surprisingly good. You will have a picnic lunch here before continuing on to your Ngorongoro lodge located on the the rim of the crater. (BLD)

Day 11 Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Entire day will be spent 2000 feet down on the floor of this fabulous crater which is teeming with wildlife. This is one of the best places to see black rhinos. The crater elephants also have some of the largest tusks in all of Africa. Picnic lunch at one of the hippo pools. Late afternoon return to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for overnight. (BLD)

Day 12 Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – Tarangire NP

After breakfast proceed down into the Rift Valley and on into Tarangire National Park. Game drive en-route to your lodge. Afternoon game drive through the giant baobab trees. (BLD)

Day 13 Tarangire NP – Arusha – Nairobi

Early morning departure for the drive back to Arusha. Take your lunch in Arusha before continuing north to Namanga and on into Nairobi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (BLD)

Day 14 Nairobi to Departure

A day room is provided for you until your evening departure for JKIA and your journey home. (BL)

Simba is Kiswahili for “lion”.