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East Africa Adventure

(12 days, Nairobi - Nairobi, 2015)
Victoria Falls & East Africa Adventure
This 12 day tour takes you to some of the most famous locations in Kenya and Tanzania, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Masai Mara National Reserve and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Your 12 day tour of Kenya and Tanzania begins in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi before you travel to Tanzania, a country brimming with interesting wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a rich, diverse culture. Your journey will take you to Lake Manyara National Park, which is well known for its lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. You will then visit the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, dubbed the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World, where you will enjoy a game drive through the crater, meeting the local zebras, wildebeest, lions and endangered black rhino.

Next, you will return to Kenya, and the Amboseli National Park, located beneath the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. You will enjoy a game drive through the reserve before visiting a traditional Masai Village and learning first-hand about their culture. Continuing through Kenya, you will meet the large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos of the Mount Kenya National Park and Lake National Park. Finally, you will travel to Masai Mara National Reserve, where you will take a game drive through the Masai Mara, home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, and depending on the time of year you are travelling, you may witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the Great Migration. This incredible East African adventure concludes in Nairobi.

5–star luxury

Ultimate Inclusions

  • Small group touring
  • Many two and three night stays
  • Fully escorted by experienced Tour Directors
  • Knowledgeable local guides and game rangers
  • Exclusive safari lodges and itineraries
  • Exhilarating game drives
  • 4x4 Land Cruisers in Kenya and Tanzania

Scenic Special Stays

  • Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Scenic Enrich

Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Enjoy a traditional dance performance at Ngorongoro
  • Learn about the Maasai tribesman in Amboseli National Park
  • Meet the children at the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre
  • Enjoy a bush breakfast in the Masai Mara

Scenic Free Choice

  • 4 included options to choose from in two different locations

Dining Experiences

  • 32 superb meals including, 11 Breakfasts (B), 10 Lunches (L) and 11 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Amboseli, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
  • Spectacular views of the Masai Mara from the air

ALL TIPPING, PORTERAGE and GRATUITIES

Day 1: Nairobi (D)
On arrival at Nairobi airport you will be met and transferred* to your hotel.
Overnight Stay: Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi - Tarangire National Park (B,L,D)
Following breakfast leave the bustling city of Nairobi behind and travel to the Namanga border and enter Tanzania, home to interesting wildlife, inspiring landscapes and a rich, diverse culture. Continue your journey to Tarangire National Park, situated between Lake Manyara and the sheer rock walls of the Rift Valley escarpment. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals and its lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to other parks in Tanzania.
Overnight Stay: Tarangire National Park
Day 3: Tarangire Sopa Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater (B,L,D)
Enjoy an early morning game drive through this beautiful and incredibly diverse park, which is well known for its lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. Travel to the world famous, Ngorongoro Crater, often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Our lodge is spectacularly located on the rim of the ancient crater, affording breathtaking views. SCENIC ENRICH Witness a traditional dance performance by a local tribe performed in the grounds of the Sopa Lodge.
Two Night Special Stay: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater (B,L,D)
Don’t miss the chance to rise early this morning and witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater. Following breakfast, enjoy an extended game drive through Ngorongoro Crater, reputed to contain the largest number of predators in Africa, due to the vast numbers of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Amboseli National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast, continue your journey via Arusha and travel north into Kenya to Amboseli National Park, located beneath the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Late this afternoon, en route to your lodge enjoy a game drive through the national reserve with its wide, dry plains and where the horizons stretch into the furthest distance and become one with the sky.
Two Night Stay: Amboseli National Park
Day 6: Amboseli National Park (B,L,D)
The snow clad peak of Mount Kilimanjaro soars above you as you enjoy a game drive through the savannah and acacia scrub of the Amboseli National Park. Heading deep into the park you will encounter large concentrations of elephants, birdlife such as grey heron, stork and Egyptian goose and other wildlife, which are drawn to this area due to a series of large, lush swamplands. SCENIC ENRICH Visit to a traditional Maasai village where you will learn first hand about this complex culture. The Maasai culture is a truly independent and proud culture and undoubtedly one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth. Maasai are semi-nomadic farmers and have resisted the urging of governments to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. They are in harmony with most wild animals and have an aversion to eating game. As a result, Maasai land has East Africa’s finest game. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a nature walk; or (2) a soothing massage.
Day 7: Amboseli - Aberdare National Park (B,L,D)
Journey back through the outskirts of Nairobi to the city’s famous safari park for lunch then continue onto Aberdare National Park where your lodge has a unique viewing platform over a waterhole and salt lick that attracts herds of elephant and buffalo.
Overnight Stay: Aberdare National Park
Day 8: Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park (B,L,D)
Continue your African journey to Lake Nakuru, set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland and home to large flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos, and other diverse wildlife. SCENIC ENRICH Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family who care for the children and the surrounding community. Enjoy lunch with the children for a memorable experience. This afternoon enjoy your game drive en route to the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, which is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic vistas of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.
Overnight Stay: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 9: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara National Reserve (B,L,D)
Continue to Masai Mara National Reserve, where a once in a lifetime experience awaits as you witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Migration (seasonal). It has been recorded that the Masai Mara attracts 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species, during the annual migration over 1.5 million wildebeest. Your game drives traverse the Masai Mara which is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas, the pinnacle being the hazardous Mara River.
Three Night Stay:  Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 10: Masai Mara National (B,L,D)
Take a Hot Air Balloon over the Masai Mara (own expense).

Enjoy game drives through the Masai Mara which is situated in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grasslands and home to the largest population of lions in Kenya. Vast herds of zebra, impala, antelope, gazelle and giraffe grace the landscape, hippos populate the streams and lakes, and the woodlands and savannah are home to leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) African cooking class; or (2) a guided nature walk.
Day 11: Masai Mara National (B,L,D)
Enjoy your second day of activites at Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 12: Masai Mara - Nairobi (B)

SCENIC ENRICH Exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the plains of the Masai Mara. Take in the spectacular views on your flight back to Nairobi. Depart the tour on arrival in Nairobi. Please book flights to depart after 5pm.

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May 2015
31
from AUD $9,675
Jun 2015
28
from AUD $9,675
Jul 2015
21
from AUD $9,675
Aug 2015
9
16
from AUD $9,675
Sep 2015
6
from AUD $9,675
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Duration
12 Days
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AUD $9,675
per person twin share
Dates
31 May 2015
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28 Jun 2015
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21 Jul 2015
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09 Aug 2015
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06 Sep 2015
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