13 DAYS EAST AFRICA TRAILS LODGE AND TENTED CAMP GROEP SAFARI
A classic safari in lodges and tented camps along all the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania. With a mix of lodges and permanent tent camps for a good combination between adventure and comfort. The route leads through the Great Rift Valley to famous wildlife parks such as Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Elementaita and Masai Mara National Reserve. In Tanzania the world-famous Serengeti National Park is visited, the Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. The visit to the Ngorongora crater is one of the highlights of the trip. A beautiful variety of landscapes and a large diversity of animals and birds.
This trip is offered as a group tour with a minimum of 2 / maximum 6 persons per vehicle
(this trip can be extended with a beach holiday on Zanzibar and various other safaris in Tanzania or Kenya)
Day 1 - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport
Arrival in Nairobi and after the customs formalities welcome in Kenya by your guide and then a transfer to the Karen Residence hotel (or equivalent). On the way a short discussion with the guide about the course of events during the safari and receiving an information package. Rest of the day / evening at leisure to rest from the flight. Overnight at the Karen Residence hotel in a double room based on bed and breakfast.
For more information see: www.theresidences.or.ke
Day 2 - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, visit the Nairobi Giraffe Center where you can feed these friendly giants by hand. from a raised platform. The Giraffe Center is the headquarters of the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) that was set up to raise money for the protection of the endangered Rothschild giraffe. After the visit to the giraffes drive to the Daphne Sheldrick's Center where orphaned elephants are taken care of. Then a visit to the Karen Blixen museum, a chance to visit Karen Blixen's house with your own eyes and to go back in the time of Out of Africa. Lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden departure from Nairobi and drive to Lake Elementaita. Lake Elementaita is one of the many lakes that the Great Rift Valley is rich, an environment rich in game and bird life. Arrival at the Sunbird lodge and after check-in time to enjoy the surroundings and the beautiful view. The Sunbird lodge is a small lodge, situated on a tip of a hill with stunning views over Lake Elementaita. Enjoying a typical English high tea (a use that is left over from English colonization). Overnight in the Sunbird Lodge in a luxury cottage with bathroom based on full board.
For more information see: www.sunbirdkenya.com
Day 3 - Lake Elementaita (visit Nakuru National Park)
After breakfast departure from the lodge and drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day of game driving. The park is rich in wildlife and is best known for the rhinos (black and white) that occur here. A game drive is made through the Lake Nakuru National Park in search of the animals that live here such as the lion, buffalo, antelope, zebra and a spectacular number of birds. The morning is the best time of the day to see most of the animals. In the cool of the morning the animals are active and looking for food. The picnic lunch is used on a nice spot under the acacia trees After the game drives back to the lodge for a delicious refreshing sundowner drink while the evening falls. In the evening a delicious dinner. Overnight in the Sunbird Lodge in a luxury cottage with bathroom based on full board.
Day 4 - Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast depart from the Sunbird lodge and the Great Rift Valley and drive to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, the highlight of this trip. The adventure begins as soon as the park is run-in. Looking for the Big Five and when you are in
the months July / August travels, the migration of the wildebeest and the zebra. The camp for the next two days is located on the banks of the Talek river. Arrival at the Mara Leisure Camp at lunchtime and after lunch time to relax and enjoy the view. With a bit of luck, animals come to drink at the river or there is a curious hippopotamus to see. In the afternoon a game drive through the Masaai Mara. After the game drive a drink around the campfire and a delicious dinner. Overnight at the Mara Leisure Camp in a standard double standard safari tent on full board basis.
For more information see: www.maraleisurecamp.co.ke
Day 5 - 6 Masai Mara National Reserve
Wake up call early in the morning and set off for today's first game drive. In the early morning coolness the animals are most active and there is therefore the greatest chance that many animals can be seen. If it gets too hot and the animals find a spot in the shade, return to the camp for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, relax in the camp, maybe take a refreshing dip in the pool or find a spot at the viewpoint overlooking the river. Optionally (and for a fee) a bushwalk can be made with the local Moran (Masai warriors), a visit to a traditional Masai village or a balloon flight can be made over the Masai Mara. Lunch is used in the camp after which a final game drive is made by the Masai Mara in the afternoon and evening where there is also a chance to see the nocturnal animals such as the porcupine, the bush babies, the aardvark, the hyena, the genet cat and the leopard. After the game drive back to the camp for drinks around the campfire and a delicious dinner. Overnight stays in the Mara Leisure Camp in a standard double standard safari tent based on full board.
Day 7 - Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
Get up early to see the sunrise over the Mara and a delicious breakfast. Then pack up things and drive back to Nairobi via the Great Rift Valley. On the way a stop is made to take a picture of the valley. Arrival in Nairobi and lunch. After lunch, board the Nairobi - Arusha shuttle and drive to Arusha via the Namanga border. Arrival and rest of the afternoon free spending. Overnight at Mount Meru Game Lodge in a double room based on bed and breakfast.
For more information see: www.mtmerugamelodge.com
Day 8 - Arusha - Tarangire National Park
After breakfast there is a brief discussion with the guide about the state of affairs during the safari. Then departure towards the Tarangire National Park. This national park is named after the Tarangire River and famous for the large elephant herds, some herds of up to 500 elephants. In the dry season the park offers a refuge for many animal species that come to drink at the river. Furthermore, the park is known for the many Baobab trees and the large diversity of birds. In the afternoon a game drive through the Tarangire National Park. After the game drive drive to the Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge just outside the park. Overnight in the Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge in a double luxury "Out in Africa style" safari tent based on full board.
For more information: www.kirurumu.net/kirurumu_tarangire_lodge.html
Day 9 - Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park
This morning a delicious breakfast at the camp with the sounds of the animals in the background. Departure from the Kirurumu Lodge and drive to the world famous Serengeti National Park. On the way to the camp a picnic lunch and game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is the oldest national park in Tanzania and is the most popular park because of the annual migration of, among others, wildebeest. Serengeti means "endless plains" in the Masai language. At the end of the afternoon arrival at the Kati Kati Serengeti Camp. Overnight in the Serengeti Kati Kati Camp in a double luxury tent with ensuite bathroom on full board basis.
For more information see: www.twctanzania.com/alojamiento/kati-kati-tented-camp/
Day 10 - Serengeti National Park
Full day in the Serengeti with an early morning and evening game drive (both from approx. 3-4 hours) with breakfast and lunch at the camp. The morning is a perfect time to see animals, it is not too hot yet and the animals are looking for food in the cool before the midday sun makes it too hot and they seek the shade of the trees and bushes. After the morning game drive breakfast at the lodge, make a nature walk or time to relax. In the evening a sundowner around the campfire. Overnight in the Serengeti Kati Kati Camp in a double luxury tent with ensuite bathroom on full board basis.
Day 11 Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation area
Departure from the Serengeti National Park and the Kati Kati camp after breakfast and drive towards the Ngorongoro Conservation area. On the way to the Olduvai Gorge a picnic lunch at a nice spot, Arrival at the Olduvai Gorge, an important, prehistoric place where the first remnants of early man were found. Here a tour is made with a guide who explains the how and what of this place. Then drive to the lodge via the crater rim where with a bit of good weather the Ngorongoro crater can be seen. Arrival at the lodge at the end of the afternoon and rest of the afternoon to relax. Overnight at the Acacia Farm Lodge in a double chalet with full-board bathroom.
For more information: www.karatuacacia
Day 12-Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Early this morning departure from the lodge and a full day visit to the Ngorongoro Crater including a picnic lunch. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called the 8th world wonder, on arrival you will see with your own eyes why. Today a great opportunity to see the famous BIG Five, the elephant, the leopard, the buffalo, the lion and the rhinoceros. Upon returning to the lodge the wonderful coolness of the pool and the sunset. Overnight at the Acacia Farm Lodge in a double chalet with full-board bathroom
Day 13 - Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area - Arusha
After breakfast depart from the Acacia Lodge and drive towards the Lake Manyara National Park where a game drive is made. Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania's small parks but, as Ernest Hemingway said, it is the most beautiful place I have ever seen with a large alkaline lake, a varied landscape and a diverse animal life. During the game drive, look for the animals that live here, such as the famous tree-climbing lion, many flamingos, large buffalo herds and zebras. After the game drive drive to Arusha. Arrival in Arusha and a delicious lunch. After the lunch transfer to the airport. End of arrangement.
Travel code: AOL 604
PRICE 13 DAYS "EAST AFRICA TRAILS" GROUP SAFARI (International company):
DEPARTURE DATES 2018: every Sunday (weekly departure)
- EUR 3565, - per person ** (on departure between January 7 and February 28, 2018)
- EUR 3510, - per person ** (on departure on 01 March and 07 April 2018)
- EUR 3105, - per person ** (on departure between 08 April and 31 May 2018)
- EUR 3450, - per person ** (on departure between 01 June and 30 June 2018)
- EUR 3735, - per person ** (on departure between 01 July and 31 October 2018)
- EUR 3450, - per person ** (on departure between 01 November and 21 December 2018)
- EUR 3970, - per person ** (on departure on December 23 (Christmas) and December 30 (New Year)
Transport in 4x4 land cruiser
The group trip has a guaranteed departure from 2 persons.
Up to 6 people per safari vehicle plus guidance from English speaking guide / driver
Single supplement on request
Price indication of flight:
Price indication € 620.00 pp including airport tax (this price depends on the season and the available booking class). The price indication is based on a flight with KLM / Kenya Airways. If you prefer to fly with another airline, that is of course also possible. The price for this is available on request.
Prices for departure after 12/31/18 are not available at this time.
If you are interested, please send a message to reizen@AfrikaOnline.nl
On the aforementioned fare for the land arrangement, a child discount of approx. 50% applies to children under the age of 12 if they travel together with at least two full-paying travelers. If your situation is different, if you are traveling as a single parent with underage children, please send a message to email@example.com, and we will gladly inform you of the applicable prices.
Extension of the journey:
If you prefer a longer or shorter stay in Kenya or an extension of your trip in for example Tanzania, Mombasa or Zanzibar, then of course you can. A journey "tailored" to your personal wishes is also possible. If you pass on your travel wishes to us, we will gladly make a good offer for you, completely free of charge. Extension on Zanzibar already possible from €. 45, - per day (excluding flight from Nairobi - Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam approx. US $ 310, - per person including tax)
It is possible to combine this trip with any other safari in Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, etc. If you are interested and your travel wishes are passed on to us, we would like to make an offer for you.
Travel sum including:
• Transfer Nairobi airport - Residence Karen hotel
• Overnight stay in a double room in the Residence Karen hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
• Overnight stay in a double room in the Mount Meru lodge on the basis of bed and breakfast
• 13 day group safari East Africa Trails in mentioned accommodations (or equivalent) based on a double room / safari tent and transport in a 4x4 landcruiser on a full board basis with professional, English speaking guidance from guide / driver and including 1 liter of mineral water per person per day
• Entrance fees for the aforementioned National Parks
• Game drives as described (a ca. 3-4 per game drive)
• Tourist taxes and levies
• Flying Docters medical evacuation
• 1 liter of bottled water per person per day during saari
Travel sum excluding:
• International flights
• Cost of visa Kenya & Tanzania
• Cost of vaccinations
• Cancellation and / or travel insurance (can be taken out with AfrikaOnline)
• Other meals
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Other excursions, game drives or activities
• Everything that is not mentioned under inclusive
Number of participants:
Up to 6 people per vehicle but multiple cars can be used. The group safari has a guaranteed departure from 2 persons.
Because the participants of the above trip come from different countries, the guide speaks English during the trip. We can request foreign language guides on request. The journey is always accompanied by a for optimal knowledge, information and individual attention.
For travel to Kenya & Tanzania you must be in possession of a valid Dutch passport which is valid for at least 6 months after returning from the trip and an entry visa. From 1 September 2015 you can apply for the visa for Kenya electronically or in writing at the Kenyan Embassy in The Hague (Nieuwe Parklaan 21 - 2597 LA - The Hague - tel 070 3504 215 ). For the written request, you must hand in your passport, the application form and 1 passport photo on working days before 11.30 am and you can pick it up again after 14:30 (please note that you can not pay at the Embassy so always bring cash). A visa with validity of 3 months costs € 40 per person (subject to change). You can apply for a visa for Tanzania at the Embassy of Tanzania in your Country.
Time difference in the summer months is 1 hour, in the winter months 2 hours time difference.
Banks and money matters:
With the exception of Nairobi (from 09.00 to 15.00) and Jomo Kenyatta Airport (24 hours a day), banks in Kenya are generally open on business days only in the morning. All major hotels and most lodges have a permit
to exchange foreign currency and traveler's checks. There are several ATMs in Nairobi (but keep in mind that these do not always work). Travelers checks in US dollars, credit cards (VISA, Mastercard and Barclay) are generally accepted. American Express is not accepted. Cash only in US dollars and in small denominations. The local currency is the Kenyan shilling.
Health and safety
The sun in Kenya is warmer and more intense that you can imagine. Even on a cloudy day you can burn ugly. A good sunscreen cream (at least factor 30) is therefore indispensable as well as a good sun hat and sunglasses. Drink plenty but never out of the tap, but rather buy bottled water. In most hotels and lodges, drinking water will be offered in the room.
Hospitals and medical care
If you have visited a country where Geel Koort occurs before your visit to Kenya, vaccination against it is mandatory. There are small field hospitals spread over Kenya. Larger hospitals are only available in Nairobi and Mombassa. It is therefore important to inquire about the recommended vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis well before departure. It is also wise to put together a small travel pharmacy with, among other things, imodium against diarrhea, ORS, etc. (also look at
The Flying Doctors Society of Africa offers a temporary membership for tourists for a small fee. In return, the "members" receive free transport by air to a hospital or medical center in the event of a serious accident or serious illness during the safari.
the best way to prevent malaria is to ensure that you are not bitten. Wear long trousers and shirst with long sleeves in the twilight (morning and evening) and use the anti-mule DEET on ankles, hands and neck. In addition, it is strongly recommended to take a good malaria prophylaxis. Inform yourself about this at your GGD.
It is forbidden in Kenya to take photographs of the President, the police, soldiers, prisons and airports. If you want to take a picture of the local population, it is advisable to ask for permission in advance. For you it may be a precious memory of your holiday but many people in Kenya are superstitious and do not want you to take a picture of them. Keep your camera in a stop-free bag or container.
Transport during the trip is by special safari minibus with folding hatch i the roof to take pictures. Comfortable travel and excellent to experience game drives. If only 2 people travel on the relevant dates, it may be that a different, smaller type of car is used. For an additional charge of EUR 230, - per person it is possible to travel instead of the safari minibus with a 4x4 safari Landcruiser
Travel - Cancellation insurance:
Closing a trip and cancellation insurance is mandatory. If the insurance is not taken out via AfrikaOnline, the policy numbers of both insurance policies must be communicated in writing to AfrikaOnline within 2 weeks after booking.
This trip is suitable for children and although the distances between the different parks are sometimes on the big side, there is plenty of time to stop and there are interesting things to see along the way. To get the most out of this trip we recommend not to travel with children under 8 years (exceptions left there). We do recommend, however, that at least 1 adult is required for every child under 16 years of age.
Anyone with good health may participate in this trip.
Travel bag (in relation to the space in the car is best to carry the luggage in a travel bag or backpack) with a maximum of 15 kg per person.
Agent reserves the right to change a program if the agent considers it necessary due to certain conditions, force majeure or unforeseen circumstances. Should it happen that the car fails, the agent will not be responsible for replacement accommodation other than camping and there will be no compensation for airline tickets or the like. Agent asks to sign a compensation form on arrival and before departure of the trip. If this form is not signed, the passenger can be refused on the journey.
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Starting at € 3105 p.p.
incl. overnachtingen, entreegelden, maaltijden, vervoer met minibus of 4x4 met gids, reiscode: AOL 604