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VICTORIA FALLS WITH KENYA TANZANIA SAFARI
Countries visited: Zimbabwe, Kenya & Tanzania
Africa is THE family vacation destination. It is a combination of spectacular scenery at the World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls with world famous African game in Eastern Africa. In Kenya & Tanzania we cover the best game parks including Masai Mara and Amboseli in Kenya and Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara in Tanzania. Culminate this majestic journey with an optional African beach stay.  These features combine to make this a unique safari experience – one that will never be forgotten. An optional pre tour extension to Chobe in Botswana available upon request


Tour Summary
Map
Day

Place
01
Arrive Victoria Falls
02
Victoria Falls
03 Victoria Falls / Nairobi
04
Arrive Nairobi (KENYA)
05
Nairobi / Lake Nakuru
06
Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara
07
Masai Mara
08
Masai Mara / Serengeti (TANZANIA)
09
Serengeti
10
Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater
11
Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara
12
Lake Manyara
13
Lake Manyara / Arusha / Amboseli  (KENYA)
14
Amboseli
15
Amboseli / Nairobi departure

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visited
This tour has been tailored to include the following World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites in Kenya & Tanzania covered in this tour
Victoria Falls (1989) These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1979) A large permanent concentration of wild animals can be found in the huge and perfect crater of Ngorongoro. Nearby, the crater of Empakaai, filled by a deep lake, and the active volcano of Oldonyo Lenga can be seen. Excavations carried out in the Olduvai Gorge, not far from there, have resulted in the discovery of one of our more distant ancestors, Homo habilis. Laitoli Site, which also lies within the area, is one of the main localities of early hominid footprints, dating back 3.6 million years.
Serengeti National Park (1981) The vast plains of the Serengeti comprise 1.5 million ha of savannah. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls (VFA) we are met and transferred to our hotel. Afternoon sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge/Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls (2 nights)

Day 2: Victoria Falls
After breakfast, a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Afternoon free. Optional excursion to Livingstone in Zambia to see the Falls from the Zambian side. (B)

Day 3: Victoria Falls / Nairobi
After breakfast transfer to the Airport for your flight to Nairobi. You are in transit at Johannesburg airport. Optional sightseeing of Soweto. The flight to Nairobi has to be an overnight flight. (B)

Day 4: Arrive Nairobi (Kenya)
Karibu! We are warmly received in Africa's most well known capital –- Nairobi. The Kiswahili language here is often easily understood as many people mix in English words, in fact more people in Kenya speak English than in any other African country. We are transferred to our hotel in Nairobi. Rooms available at hotel check in time.
Overnight: Pan Africa Hotel/ Nairobi Serena Lodge (1 night)

Day 5: Nairobi / Lake Nakuru (165 Kms)
We start with an interesting countryside drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, best known for its flamingos and home to many animals including waterbuck, leopards Rothschild giraffe and the endangered black rhino.  After a filling lunch at our lodge, we head out for the first of the many exciting game drives in our East African Safari.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge / Lion Hill Lodge (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 6: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara (310 Kms)
After breakfast we traverse the Great Rift Valley and ascend to its western rim into the Maasai land. Red-clad Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Here we also find the Masaai giraffe.  After lunch, at our lodge, we embark on one of the most exciting game drive Africa has to offer.
Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge / Mara Serena Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 7: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The "big five" - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. Today we may opt for an early morning optional balloon excursion to experience a birds-eye view of the vast Mara. (B, L, D)
 
Day 8: Masai Mara / Serengeti (Tanzania) (275 Kms)
Today we depart for Tanzania, home to the best game in the world. We cross the Isebania Border to Tanzania –- also the home of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Game Parks as well as the spice island of Zanzibar. Our destination is Serengeti, which literally means “"endless plains"”
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge / Billa Lodge Kempneski (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 9: Serengeti
We begin our Tanzanian adventure at the world famous wildlife sanctuary - the Serengeti National Park which at 14,763 sq kms is the largest National Park in Tanzania. Summed up as 'one of the most unique areas in the world', Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale, which has no parallel any where in the world. The abundance of herbivores includes wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Topi, Buffalo, and Hartebeest, to name but a few. Serengeti is also famous for Predators e.g. Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena and contains a wide variety of birdlife, believed to be in the region of 500 species. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater (145 Kms)
Another day game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. We explore various areas like Moro kopjes and Gol kopjes. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with Kopjes rocky outcrops like islands in the flat plain, each with their own wildlife communities. Discover the Seronera River, which flows through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon we proceed to Nabi Hill gate were you enjoy our picnic lunch before proceeding to the Malanja depression entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Farm House (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara (60 Kms)
We descend the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a day of superb game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa's most magnificent wildlife arenas, is approximately 19 km/12 miles across and its prairies are a haven for an estimated 30,000 large mammals, including lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Hyena, Hippo, Wildebeest, Baboon, Gazelle and the endangered black Rhino. At a depth of 610 meters/2,000 feet, this crater, created by the collapse of an extinct volcano, contains a "Lost World" of wildlife. It is our exciting crater safari today before we drive to Lake Manyara in the later afternoon.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge / Kirurumu Tented Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 12: Lake Manyara
We drive down to Lake Manyara National Park, which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania. You will enjoy your game drive followed by lunch. After lunch, we will visit the village of Mto Wa Mbu and The Great Rift Valley and then proceed to your unique safari lodge, which offers a spectacular view of Lake Manyara National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Lake Manyara / Arusha / Amboseli  (Kenya) (205 Kms)
After our Northern Tanzania game experience, we take another scenic drive crossing the beautiful Great Rift Valley to the colorful villages of Mto wa Mbu and Makuyuni. At Arusha, which is the exact center between Cape Town and Cairo, we stop for lunch. We then cross the Namanga border between Tanzania and Kenya and then drive to the Amboseli National Park that is situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (5922 meters/19,430 ft). Amboseli is also famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro. We take the opportunity of another game drive before checking into our lodge for the night.
Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge / Oltukai Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 14: Amboseli
After breakfast drive to Amboseli, situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,430 ft). Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro on clear days.  Be sure to have your camera ready. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game drive en route to your lodge in search of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and much more.

Day 15: Amboseli / Nairobi departure (220 Kms)
After breakfast at our lodge, we again take on the wildlife against the backdrop of the highest peak in Africa. With lunch at the lodge, we bid farewell as we drive to Nairobi airport for our departure flight. For optional extension to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Lamu or joining our gorilla safaris, please ask for details. (B, L)

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

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Departure Dates

2014
Jan 15 & 29 Feb 12 & 26, Mar 12, Apr 02, 16 & 30, May 14 & 28, Jun 11 & 25, Jul 09 & 23, Aug 06 & 20, Sep 03 & 17, Oct 01, 15 & 29, Nov 12 & 26, Dec 03 & 19


Prices
Season 2014 Tour Price US$ Single Sup US$
Low Season
(Apr 01- May 14)
4285 590
Shoulder Season
(Feb 25 - Mar 15, Oct 31 - Dec 14)
4640 890
Mid-Shoulder
(Jan 01 - Feb 24, May 17 - Jun 23)
5180 895
High
Rest of the Year
5685 980
 
Tour Price Includes Tour Price Does Not Include:
  • Airfares Johannesburg/Victoria Falls/Johannesburg on special class (subject to space)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (or similar)
  • 32 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives and transfers by safari vehicles
  • Entrance fees at all Parks based on every fee being valid for 24 hours
  • Services of local English speaking guides/drivers
  • Johannesburg/Nairobi airfare
  • Airport taxes for flights JNB/VFA/JNB sectors (approx $ 350)
  • Insurance (trip cancellation & medical insurances are highly recommended)
  • Visa Fees
  • Game park fees currently at $690 per person for 10 game safaris
Domestic / Regional Airfare INCLUDED in Tour Price
NOTE: Balloon Safari at either Masai Mara or Serengeti available at approx $ 525 per person including transfers and champagne breakfast.

Group size for the Victoria Falls portion may vary.


Estimated International Airfare ( not included in tour price)
East Coast US $ 1900
West Coast US $ 1700
Please note: This tour operates with a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants.

Other Dates / Customized Itinerary / Languages
In addition to our set programs we are also pleased to offer customized tours.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Customized tours can be conducted in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. Each departure is conducted in the designated language only.

Contact Information
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Burnaby B.C., Canada Toll Free (US & Canada): 1-800-663-0844
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