African Safari Seminar – BY POPULAR DEMAND

November 14 - November 26, 2024

Itinerary

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Itinerary at a glance

DayLocationMeal PlanActivity
14 NovArrive NairobiBBTransfer
15 NovNairobiBB
16 NovNairobiBB DNairobi Excursions
17 NovMasai Mara Game ReserveBB L DFlight to Masai Mara
18 NovMasai Mara Game ReserveBB L DEP
19 NovMasai Mara Game ReserveBB L DEP
20 NovSerengeti National ParkBB L DFlight to Serengeti
21 NovSerengeti National ParkBB L DEP
22 NovSerengeti National ParkBB L DEP
23 NovZanzibarBB DFlight to Zanzibar
24 NovZanzibarBB D
25 NovZanzibarBB D
26 NovZanzibarTransfer

DAY 1: 14 Nov – Arrive Nairobi (flight (not included))

  • JAMBO – KARIBU!! It is ‘touch down’ at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Clear immigration and customs. Proceed towards the exit gate and look for our representative holding a placard in your name to assist and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Nairobi, Kenya’s colourful capital city. (hotel check in time 15:00 hrs)
  • Rest of the day at leisure
  • Accommodation: JW Marriott– Standard Rooms
  • Meals: breakfast

DAY 2: 15 Nov – Nairobi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • The morning will be spent at leisure enjoying the hotels amenities.
  • Tonight calls for a celebration with a welcome cocktail and canapes organised specially for the group.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Accommodation: JW Marriott
  • Meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 3: 16 Nov – Nairobi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Today you get to explore Kenya’s vibrant capital city, Nairobi. After a hearty breakfast, you will proceed to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. This centre has played a significant role in Kenya’s conservation efforts. The baby elephants are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour (i.e. 1100hrs – 1200hrs) you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. You may not feed the animals but will get a chance to view the handlers feeding them. The orphanage offers hope for any orphaned baby elephant fortunate enough to be found alive and so far, it is proud to have saved over 150 orphaned infant elephants, which would otherwise have perished. The baby elephants are raised at the orphanage with the intention of gradually reintegrating them into the wild. The age range of the elephants can vary from a few months to three years. Each elephant is assigned to its own keeper, who acts as a surrogate mother and will stay with the elephant until it is released back into the wild.
  • Thereafter, you will visit the renowned Giraffe Centre, where you will be given a rare opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants in this natural sanctuary, which was founded to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Here you are able to climb to the top of a platform and stand eye to eye with the giraffes and feed them with small pellets. You may even be lucky to get a sloppy “kiss” from a friendly giraffe. 
  • After the Giraffe Centre, enjoy lunch out on the gardens of the FAMOUS Karen Blixen Tamambo Restaurant, situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The garden was originally part of the home of the infamous Danish author, Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame. 
  • Tonight, dinner is out and you will be transferred to the world famous Carnivore Restaurant for a welcome feast. The restaurant is famous for its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes and four choices of game meat roasted over charcoal and served at your table. 
  • Return to your hotel for overnight.
  • Accommodation: JW Marriott 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

DAY 4: 17 Nov – Nairobi / Masai Mara Game Reserve – flight

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check out and transfer to the Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. You will be treated to a Masai welcome upon arrival. Thereafter, proceed with our guide drivers to the camp; enjoy a game viewing drive enroute.
  • Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and some relaxation time at the camp. 
  • In the afternoon you will proceed on your first proper game viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game. Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for her big five; the most sought after in the early 20th century, when Kenya was a hunters’ paradise. The Big Five include the lion, Cape buffalo, the savanna elephant, black rhino and the elusive leopard. The vast savanna grasslands as far as the eye can see is home to impalas, Maasai giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, Thompson & grand gazelles, topis, the resident wildebeests’ among many others. 
  • Dinner at your camp.
  • Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: 18 Nov – Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Today, you will get a very early wake-up call. 
  • After coffee or tea and a few cookies, head out into the bush since wildlife is most active in the early morning. 
  • You will be accompanied by your skilled guides through the bush for 3-4 hours searching for wildlife and learning about animal behavior and the environment around you.
  • Head back to the camp where you will have a hearty breakfast. 
  • The rest of the morning provides you time to relax and, perhaps, record your morning’s adventures in your safari journal or join one of the guides on a camp walk. 
  • Lunch will be enjoyed onsite at the camp. 
  • SEMINAR TODAY 10 AM TO 1 PM
  • After lunch, you can remain in your tented camp enjoying the surrounding landscape. You can take a nap, or do some reading. 
  • After a well-deserved rest, you will venture back into the bush with your guide. Your afternoon game drive provides the opportunity to witness the bush in action. You’ll spend some time watching the wildlife and exploring the vast savannah further and as you continue to tick off wildlife on your mammal and bird lists. As the sun sinks lower in the sky and conditions begin to cool, gaze at the vivid African sunset. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot with selected drinks served under an acacia tree. Afterward, you’ll be whisked back to camp for dinner and a gathering around a campfire with the Maasai.
  • Also visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge  
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Today’s adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crew inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion’s roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the Masai Mara plains is magically silent. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari. Back at Camp enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a well-deserved rest. 

DAY 6: 19 Nov – Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • AMKA! Wake Up, it’s another early start. 
  • After a cup of coffee or tea and some snacks, you will proceed on a morning game viewing drive. Be on the look-out for any of the Big Five that may have eluded you on your previous game drives. You may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! 
  • Return back to the camp for breakfast and some time at leisure at the camp. 
  • After lunch, you will partake in a seminar session. 
  • SEMINAR 10 AM TO 1 PM
  • This evening, you will be treated to an exciting dining experience on the Masai Mara plains. The bush dinner will commence with the setting of the sun. To make it an unforgettable African dining experience, a group of local Maasai men and women sing and dance providing background entertainment that blends with the sounds of the untamed bush. By the light of the flickering embers of a wood fire, sit back, relax and soak up the final minutes of what will be yet another day full of adventure. 
  • Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: 20 Nov – Masai Mara / Serengeti National Park –  flight

  • Breakfast at the lodge.
  • This morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti, one of the best game parks in Tanzania. 
  • Arrive Serengeti airport, enjoy enroute game viewing drive to the lodge. 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. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. 
  • Arrive for lunch at the camp followed by an afternoon game viewing drive in the Park. 
  • Return to the Lodge for Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Serena
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8 & 9: 21 Nov and 22 Nov – Serengeti National Park

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • These days will be at your command in the Serengeti. You may opt to enjoy two game viewing drives per day or depart with packed lunch boxes for a full day of game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. 
  • In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-maned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino, topi, burchelle’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others. Serengeti National Park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve with game-viewing drives.
  • SEMINAR 10 AM TO 1 PM on both days
  • Dinner at the lodge
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Serena 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Dawn Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains ending with a champagne breakfast.

DAY 10 : 23 Nov – Serengeti/ Zanzibar (flight)

  • Early breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the lodge. Unbelievable but true, your good bush moments have come to an end. You bid farewell to your wonderful lodge manager and his team proceed to the airstrip with a game drive enroute for your flight to Zanzibar. Not empty handed though, with us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience.
  • Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your beach hotel for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its’ winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace; the old Fort, People’s Palace which are all full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. Zanzibar boasts beautiful white sandy beaches along its coastline.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Accommodation: The Mora
    Meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 11 & 12 : 24 Nov to 25 Nov – Zanzibar

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • These days are at leisure for you to enjoy the white sandy beach and sunshine at your beach resort. You may also partake in optional beach activities from Scuba diving, snorkeling to deep sea fishing which can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Accommodation: The Mora
    Meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 13: 26 Nov Depart Zanzibar – flight (not included)

  • Enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast at your beach hotel.
  • 12:00 noon check out of the hotel and transfer to the Zanzibar International airport to board your onward flight.
  • Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, after an unforgettable holiday.
  • ASANTE SANA NA SAFARI NJEMA!

Vehicles we use on Safari

Specially designed 4x4wd Safari Land cruiser

Custom designed safari land cruiser with pop up roof for maximum game viewing. All vehicles equipped with long range two way HF radios linked to our main offices, cool boxes and fridges, reference guide books & UNLIMITED bottled water.

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