12 DAYS KENYA & TANZANIA MIDRANGE 2023
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|Day 1||Nairobi||Sarova Stanley Hotel||Bed & Breakfast||Transfer|
|Day 2||Amboseli National Park||Amboseli Serena Lodge||Full Board||PM G/Drive|
|Day 3||Amboseli National Park||Amboseli Serena Lodge||Full Board||AM & PM G/Drives|
|Day 4||L. Manyara N. Park||Manyara Serena Lodge||Full Board||PM G/Drives|
|Day 5||Ngorongoro c. Area||Ngorongoro Serena||Full Board||Crater Tour|
|Day 6||Serengeti N. Park||Serengeti Serena Lodge||Full Board||PM G/Drives|
|Day 7||Serengeti N. Park||Serengeti Serena Lodge||Full Board||Full day G/Drives|
|Day 8||Mwanza||Serenity on the Lake||Full Board||At Leisure|
|Day 9||Masai Mara N. Reserve||Emayian Luxury Camp||All Inclusive||En route G/Drive|
|Day 10||Masai Mara N. Reserve||Emayian Luxury Camp||All Inclusive||Am & PM G/Drives|
|Day 11||L. Nakuru N. Park||L. Elmenteita Serena||Full Board||PM Game Drive|
PACKAGE COST PER PERSON SHARING IN US DOLLARS
|DATES||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||SRS|
|2nd Jan – 28th Feb 2023||$ 7,324 ||$ 6,410 ||$ 5,953 ||$ 5,679 ||$ 5,352 ||$ 1,027|
|1st Mar – 31st Mar 2023||$ 6,646 ||$ 5,732 ||$ 5,275 ||$ 5,001 ||$ 4,693 ||$ 993|
|1st Apr – 31st May 2023||$ 5,943 ||$ 5,139 ||$ 4,737 ||$ 4,496 ||$ 4,222 ||$ 593|
|1st Jun – 30th Jun 2023||$ 6,960 ||$ 6,046 ||$ 5,589 ||$ 5,315 ||$ 4,998 ||$ 813|
|1st Jul – 31st Oct 2023||$ 7,511 ||$ 6,597 ||$ 6,140 ||$ 5,866 ||$ 5,535 ||$ 1,110|
|1st Nov – 21st Dec 2023||$ 6,616 ||$ 5,702 ||$ 5,245 ||$ 4,971 ||$ 4,663 ||$ 952|
- Arrival and departure Airport transfers
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Nairobi
- Full board accommodation while on safari – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Park entrance fees
- Ngorongoro Crater tour
- Services of a professional English-speaking guide driver
- Transport in a custom-designed 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
- Unlimited mileage on game viewing drives
- Government statutory taxes
- Masai Warriors Welcome Dance.
- Luxury Outdoor Jacuzzi in every tent.
- Unlimited flow of selected drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic throughout your stay.
- Romantic Dining on you tents Deck on request.
- Afternoon High Tea with biting before evening game drives.
- Daily Cocktails at Sundowner’s Lounge after game drives.
- International flights and visa fees
- Additional sight-seeing or deviation from the safari itinerary
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Laundry ad telephone expenses
- Travel insurance
- Any item not mentioned as included in the safari package
- Tips and gratuities to the guide driver, hotel/lodge or camp staff
Approximately 18kms, takes approximately 1 hour’s drive depending on traffic
Bonfire Adventures guide driver will warmly meet you on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, transfer you to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Check-in then brief you on your safari, which we hope will be your Best Holiday in Africa. Enjoy overnight. You are booked on Bed & Breakfast
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Nairobi Serena Hotel, a 5-star hotel in Nairobi, is a celebration of sophistication and a rich fusion of design influences from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. While the Nairobi skyline glitters just beyond your windows and the Central Business District is just a stroll away, you’ll feel worlds removed from urban distractions in this peaceful setting.
A serene and elegant refuge in a vibrant city, Nairobi Serena Hotel welcomes you to make our five-star accommodation your home away from home. A rich blend of global design aesthetics and Pan-African flair, our 199 guest rooms and suites have been newly remodelled and appointed with the sought-after extravagances expected from one of Nairobi’s premier hotels.
Approximately 240kms, takes approximately 4.5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast then begin our African adventure. We drive you to the Amboseli National Park arriving at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge for check-in then lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season. Later return back to the Amboseli Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy early morning game viewing drive the return back to the lodge for breakfast. Mid-morning is at leisure. If the weather permits you will enjoy breath-taking views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. It is from the Amboseli where some of the most captivating wildlife photos with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background have been taken. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, the lodge, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled.
Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of our Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.
Approximately 320kms, takes approximately 7hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then we drive you to the Namanga border for immigration procedures. Our guide driver from Tanzania side will usher you into the Safari Land Cruiser then with packed lunch drive you via Arusha to the Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives. This park is one of the best for bird lovers because of the abundance and variety of species with over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfisher. Lake Manyara National Park provides a unique wilderness experience, including diverse landscapes such as the Rift Valley soda lake, open grasslands, dense woodlands and stunning mountainsides. Tree-climbing lion and long-tusked elephant, Masai Giraffe, herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest graze are some of the wildlife I the park. Later drive to the Lake Mayara Serena Safari Lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Effortlessly blending traditional style and modern comfort, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge provides a tranquil retreat for your Tanzania holiday. Settle in to your beautifully appointed accommodation, which is furnished with colors inspired by the breath-taking natural beauty of our surroundings. Make use of thoughtful amenities including free Wi-Fi, enjoy the views from your veranda or wrap up in your plush robe and relax with room service after an exhilarating day on safari.
Spread along the edge of the cliff to allow for the most incredible views, the accommodation consists of circular, double-storey, whitewashed “rondavels” (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs), which include their own small veranda. The interior décor echoes the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Masai beadwork.
Approximately 80km, takes approximately 2.5 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast the depart withy packed lunch. Descend some 610 metres into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game viewing drives. The 20km diameter crater floor has one of the highest wildlife per service area concentration. In the crater floor are Burchill’s zebras, leopard, cheetah, cape buffalo, water bucks, hartebeests, spotted hyenas, savannah elephant among others. There are no giraffes I the crater due to the short shrubs that pose a challenge to the giraffes feeding. We later drive up the crater floor, back to the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight.
All the 75 rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. At Ngorongoro Serena lodge one feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world.
Approximately 170kms, takes approximately 4 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then we drive you to the Serengeti National Park with a brief stop at the Oldupai museum. Enjoy en route game viewing drives to the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Enjoy breakfast then depart with packed lunch for a full day of game viewing drives. The vast Serengeti plains is home to hundreds of wildlife species including the elusive leopard, cheetah, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, cape buffalo, lions, the migratory wildebeests, hartebeests among many others. You can catch the wildebeest migration through-out the year in the Serengeti at different locations as they follow an almost predictable pattern and route on the migration circuit. Enjoy dinner ad overnight.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
This is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, the African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.
The 65 guest rooms and one suite are housed in clusters of traditional domed “rondavels” arranged around the lodge’s stunning infinity pool. Set high on a hill with the rolling plains below forming a natural amphitheatre, your room offers a ringside seat for the greatest show on earth, the annual migration of the wildebeest. Sweeping views, traditional stone-built and thatched architecture and private balconies immerse you in the stunning beauty and solitude of Serengeti National Park like no other accommodation can.
Decorated in warm earth tones punctuated by pops of brightly colored fabrics and ornate Makonde carvings on the walls, all rooms feature their own private entrance, hand-made wood furniture, spacious bedrooms and natural stone bathrooms. Amenities like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service along with personalized touches like standing/table fans and comfortable robes enhance the guest experience.
Approximately 200kms, takes approximately 5 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then we depart with packed lunch. Enjoy morning game viewing drive as you exit the park. Proceed to the Serenity On The Lake Resort by the shores of Lake Victoria. Enjoy afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Approximately 270kms, takes approximately 5.5 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then depart with packed lunch. We drive you to the Sirari/Isebania border for immigration, board our vehicle from Kenya then proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the best Kenya safari destinations. Enjoy en route game viewing drives to the Emayian Luxury Camp. Enjoy diner and overnight. Soft drinks, local beers and selected house wines are included.
Enjoy breakfast then depart with packed lunch for a full day of game viewing drives. You can also opt for a morning and afternoon game viewing drives with hot lunch at the lodge. This famous game reserve is world famous for the spectacular wildebeest migration between July through to September each year, the abundant wildlife including the ‘Big five’ of Africa. The reserve is surrounded by Masai villages (traditional home-steads) which at a small extra cost you may want to experience by a cultural visit to one of them. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Emayian Luxury Camp. Soft drinks, local beers and selected house wines are included.
Approximately 270kms, takes approximately 7 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then drive you through the Great Rift Valley to the Lake Nakuru national park arriving at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. The park is famous for the abundant greater and lesser flamingoes (when the later levels on the lake are low). Wildlife here is bountiful including lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyenas. Rothschild giraffe as well as black and white rhino are also found here are. Lake Nakuru National Park is an ornithological paradise for bird lovers as well. Later drive to the Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, the 24-luxury tent Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical holiday setting with a small, immaculately maintained tented upscale safari camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita, a flamingo filled Lake in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy. Activities include easy undisturbed game drives in the conservancy, nature walks, archery, horse riding, and note least birdlife too.
Airy, environmentally friendly safari tents offer British Colonial décor, plush bedding with mosquito nets, bathrooms with double vanities and hot water, a large private veranda and free Wi-Fi. The stunning Flamingo Suite is tailor-made for honeymooning couples, and offers a separate bedroom, a lounge with a television and a Jacuzzi with breath-taking lake views. Sample the bounty of the area in our peaceful dining room, or plan an unforgettable meal in the bush, and dine amidst the conservancy’s 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Embark on a captivating game ride, relax poolside, spoil yourself with a spa treatment or participate in one of the many activities offered within the camp.
Approximately 165kms, takes approximately 3.5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast then check-out. We drive you back to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch at the Carnivore restaurant then our guide driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight. We at Bonfire Adventures sincerely thank you for traveling with us on your Best Holiday in Africa.