2022 13 DAYS BEST OF EAST AFRICA BUDGET SAFARI
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|Day 1||Nairobi||Ibis Styles Hotel||B & B||Transfer
|Day 2||Samburu N. Reserve||Samburu Simba Lodge ||Full Board||PM Game Drives
|Day 3||Samburu N. Reserve||Samburu Simba Lodge||Full Board||AM & PM G/Drive
|Day 4||Ol Pejeta Conservancy||Sweetwaters Serena Camp||Full Board||PM Game Drives
|Day 5||L. Nakuru N. Park||Flamingo Hill Tented Camp||Full Board||PM G/Drive
|Day 6||Masai Mara N. Reserve||Zebra Plains Mara Camp||Full Board||PM Game Drives
|Day 7||Masai Mara N. Reserve||Zebra Plains Mara Camp||Full Board||AM & PM G/ Drives
|Day 8||Serengeti N. Park||Acacia Central Camp||Full Board||En route G/Drive
|Day 9||Serengeti N. Park||Acacia Central Camp||Full Board||Full Day G/Drives
|Day 10||Ngorongoro C. Area||Ngorongoro Farm House||Full Board||AM G/D Serengeti
|Day 11||Ngorongoro C. Area||Ngorongoro Farm House||Full Board||Crater Tour|
|Day 12||Tarangire N. Park||L. Burunge Tented Camp||Full Board||Game Drives
|Day 13||Departure||Picnic Lunch||Transfer|
PACKAGE COST PER PERSON SHARING IN US DOLLARS
|DATES||1 Pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||SRS
|2nd Jan - 31st Mar 2022||$7,496||$4,795||$4,121||$3,784||$3,582||$3,358||$591
|1st April - 31st May 2022||$6,381||$4,236||$3,646||$3,352||$3,175||$2,977||$328
|1st June - 30th June 2022||$7,556||$4,834||$4,160||$3,823||$3,621||$3,396||$609
|1st July - 31st Oct 2022||$8,002||$5,142||$4,469||$4,132||$3,930||$3,696||$729
|1st Nov - 21st Dec 2022||$7,415||$4,716||$4,042||$3,706||$3,503||$3,281||$590|
Approximately 22kms, 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 Ibis Styles Hotel. Check-in then we brief you on what will hopefully be your best holiday in Africa. Enjoy overnight in Standard rooms. You are booked on Bed & Breakfast
Ibis Styles Hotel
Located in the Westlands business district, ibis Styles is the ideal spot for a business and leisure traveler who is conscious about value for money and affordability. The hotel provides everything you would need for your trip in a chic atmosphere and an amazing team of rock stars is always in a happy mood to enhance your experience.
277 bedrooms mainly characterized by space efficiency are tastefully designed with pops of colour, stylish and trendy touches ready for the savvy explorer. Access to high-speed Wi-Fi is guaranteed for all in-house guests whether with us for a good night’s sleep or for our up-to-date business facilities. The hotel’s meeting rooms accommodate up to 180 delegates amongst other amenities such as newly opened fitness centre, contemporary casual dining restaurant and Coffee Shop/Take Away bar at the ground floor. The hotel’s rooftop boasts of a Sports Bar and a BBQ Restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the Nairobi skyline.
Approximately 330 kms, takes approximately 6.5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy early morning breakfast then begin your Kenya safari. Bonfire Adventures guide driver will pick you and proceed to the Samburu National Reserve arriving at the Samburu Simba Lodge for check-in then lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. Later return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy early morning game viewing drive to enjoy your African safari then return back to the camp for breakfast. Mid-morning is at leisure. Enjoy lunch then depart on an afternoon game viewing drive. The semi-arid game reserve is home to the special five of Samburu namely the generuk (Twiga gazelle), the grevy’s Zebra, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and the reticulated giraffe. Other wildlife here includes lions, the savannah elephant, cape buffalo, the elusive leopard among many others. Later return back to the Samburu Simba Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Samburu Simba Lodge
Samburu Simba Lodge situated in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, overlooking the Buffalo Springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. Samburu Simba Lodge has 18 cottages and 70 rooms, which are spacious, well furnished with a reading desk.
Approximately 145kms, takes approximately 3.5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast the we drive you to the 90-hectare Ol Pejeta Conservancy, arriving at the Sweetwaters Serena Camp for check-in then lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. This sanctuary has the largest black n concentration in East Africa and is one of the best places for a Safari in Africa. It is also home to rehabilitated chimpanzees. This is one of the best places to see the big five of Africa which include lions, cape buffalo, savanna elephant, leopard and rhinos. Hundreds of other wildlife species roam the savannah plains and grasslands. Enjoy diner and overnight.
Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Tucked inside the landscaped grounds and accessible via winding stone pathways, Sweetwaters Serena Camp’s accommodation offers an elegant retreat amid the breath-taking natural beauty of Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The 56 stylishly appointed tents include the standard wing and the deluxe Morani Wing, and are designed with charming thatched roofs, solid floors and canvas interiors. All of our tents feature electricity, an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water, showers and flushing WCs.
Make yourself at home during your safari holiday with modern amenities including free Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea making station and plush bathrobes and slippers. Some of our tents are on raised platforms with private balconies; the rest include private verandas, all with safari chairs and tables. Evening hot water bottles are provided; mosquito nets, extra beds and cots are available upon request.
Approximately 160kms, takes approximately 4.5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast then we drive you to the Lake Nakuru national park with a brief stop at the 74 metres Thompson falls. We will be arriving at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp for check-in then 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. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
The Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Nestled between the “honeymoon hills”, and set in beautifully landscaped grounds with natural foliage and a variety of indigenous African plants and flowers, Flamingo Hill Camp provides superb, tented accommodation.
Flamingo Hill Camp is an eco-friendly establishment. Part of the money earned from the camp is used for environmental restoration and endangered species. Cozy, warm and inviting with a personal touch, Flamingo Hill Camp offers the traveler a home away from home!
Approximately 270kms, takes approximately 6hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast then we pick and drive you to the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will be arriving at the Zebra Plains Mara Camp for lunch. Proceed on an afternoon game viewing drive. Later return back to the camp, enjoy diner and overnight.
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 a cultural visit to one of them. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Zebra Plains Mara Camp
Zebra Plains Mara Camp luxury tented rooms are furnished with all the amenities that you will require for a comfortable stay whilst visiting the Maasai Mara. The rooms can be converted into doubles, singles or triples depending on the guests’ requests. Two of our luxury tented rooms are designed for honey-mooners and those set to celebrate their special occasions.
The camp has one standard luxury tented family tent that has two connected rooms with each of the rooms having own amenities. It is recommended for families with small children, 4 adults sharing in two twins or 2 Adults in single room occupancy. It is not recommended for two couples.
The camp also has two deluxe tented family Villas. These tents are very spacious and each of them has two rooms connected by a lounge and dining which still can be converted into a room. These villas are recommended for families with small children or teenagers ,6 Adults either in 3 twins/2 triples, 2 couples who know each other or even one family that has up to 8 members. Each of the 3 rooms (Lounge & Dining included) in each family Villa has own amenities, own entrances and own Verandahs.
All of Zebra Plains Mara Camp tents have both cold and hot running water for showers. They are as well furnished with washing basin, flushing toilet, luggage rack, reading table, mosquito nets and comfy safari chairs to experience the amazing views from the verandahs.
Approximately 380kms, takes approximately 8 hours’ drive
Enjoy early morning breakfast then depart with packed lunch. Our Bonfire Adventures guide driver will transfer you to the Isebania/Sirari, a one-stop border post and assist you through immigration. He will connect you to your Safari Land Cruiser and guide driver from Tanzania then proceed to the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy en route game viewing drives to the Acacia Central Camp 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 at the Acacia Central Camp.
Acacia Central Camp
Acacia Central Camp, as the name suggests, is situated in the central part of Serengeti which is fondly called Seronera. This is a very scenic area with open plains and lined up with hills. What’s great about this area is that the diversity of wildlife is amazing and a lot of animals stay here all throughout the year. The migration passes through here in April/May, but Seronera is within reach of both the Southern Plains and the Western Corridor – so from about November to June, it can be used as a base to see the migration.
Approximately 170kms, takes approximately 4 hours’ drive
Enjoy breakfast then depart with packed lunch. Morning game viewing drives towards South Serengeti. Exit the park through the Naabi gate ad proceed to Ngorongoro. Check-in at the Ngorongoro Farm House which is built on the crater rim, overlooking the crater below. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
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 Burchell’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 Farm House for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Farm House
Live the legendary atmosphere of past times on a colonial style coffee plantation farm house. Hand plaited thatched roof tops, ample verandas and colonial interiors at Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500-acre coffee plantation, all of which has been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times. Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backcloth.
A wonderful stop-off during a safari on the north circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place from where one can visit the crater or enjoy activities such a walking safari to the volcano or excursions to Lake Eyasi on the Rift Valley still inhabited by the Hadzabe tribe.
52 Chalet type bedrooms situated at ground level with a private terrace or balcony. Overlooking the gardens and/or coffee plantation. Ample and comfortable. Rooms with a double bed or two single beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a shower. The family room consists of two rooms with a door connecting the two rooms.
Approximately 180kms, takes approximately 4 hours’ drive
Bonfire Adventures guide driver will pick you from the hotel after breakfast, proceed to the Tarangire National Park for game viewing drives. The park is famous for huge herds of Elephants, at times numbering up to 300. Giant Baobab trees dots the vast plains ad grasslands. The Tarangire National Park has varied landscapes. Wildlife that freely roam on the park include hartebeests, leopard, lions, cape buffalo, Masai giraffes, the commo zebra, lions, cheetah among many others. Later check-in at the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, enjoy dinner and overnight.
Lake Burunge Tented Camp
Be a privileged spectator from this luxury camp on the shores of Lake Burunge. From the elegant wooden central platform where the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge restaurant stands it’s possible to watch the lakeshore waiting for the animals that come to drink there.
Because the camp is strategically located in the natural corridor between Manyara and Tarangire, so the spectacle of the migration it’s guaranteed. The camp is located 10 minutes from the entrance to the park known as Sangaiwe.
With 30 Tents and 10 Bungalows, this camp is the perfect place to relax in comfort after a day of game drives in Tarangire, simply carried away by the breeze and the colors of the African sunset from your private terrace.
Approximately 200kms, takes approximately 5 hours’ drive depending on traffic
Enjoy breakfast then check-out. With packed lunch we will drive you via Arusha to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight. We at Bonfire Adventures sincerely thank you for traveling with us on your African Safari. We at Bonfire Adventures deeply appreciate you for choosing to travel with us on your Africa Safari Adventure.