Day 2- Saturday 22nd December 2007 –Nairobi to Masai Mara
·Breakfast at the Nairobi Serena
hotel. 09h00 transfer to the Wilson airport to catch the scheduled flight to
Mara Serena to arrive at 10h45. Met on arrival and continue on morning game
viewing drives in the Masai Mara game reserve.
Lunch at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch, afternoon game viewing
drives in the Masai Mara game reserve.
·Dinner and Overnight at the Mara
Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari
Lodge. Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one
of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and
rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the
world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. It is on this very terrain that the
annual migration takes place when millions of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle
cross the plains below, on their way to the rich new grasses of the
Serengeti. This is a spectacle that should be witnessed at least once in a
The hotel has been designed to mirror a traditional Masai
village or Manyatta and all the guest rooms are
located in individual domed huts grouped in a circular manner. The
furnishings of each room have been inspired by traditional Masai art and each one has a private balcony with views
that stretch over the vast African landscape.
Day 3- Sunday 23rd
December 2007 -Masai Mara
·A full day at the Masai Mara game reserve. Morning and afternoon game
drives across the plains. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across
the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual
migrations take place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle
traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their
·Lunch, dinner and Overnight at
the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4- Monday 24th December 2007 -Masai
Mara to Western Serengeti
·Early morning wake up followed
by breakfast. 07h30 depart for Isebania/Sirari Kenya/ Tanzania border to immigration and customs
formalities and vehicle exchanges between the Kenyan and Tanzania drivers.
Then depart for the Kirawira Camp- Western
Serengeti to arrive in time for late lunch followed by afternoon game viewing
drives in the park.
·Dinner and Overnight at the Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti
Close to the GrumetiRiver, famed for its giant crocodiles,
perched on a hill with uninterrupted views of the plains of the Western Serengeti, Kirawira
Camp offers its guests a luxurious tented African safari.
Kirawira is a reincarnation of a Victorian tented camp and
guests enjoy luxurious accommodation, a valet service, superb house cuisine,
fine wines and the best of East African hospitality. Throughout the camp,
native wood, African art and tented canvas are combined with typical
Victorian and colonial furniture to recall a bygone era of explorers,
pioneers and the early colonial settlers. The accommodation is housed in de luxe individual tents set on wooden platforms. Each has a
spacious double bedroom and bathroom, styled from the Victorian period with
African art, and a private verandah from which there are spectacular views
over the endless Serengeti.
Day 5- Tuesday 25th
December 2007 -Western Serengeti
·Breakfast at the Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti. Morning and afternoon
game viewing drives. The wildlife defines the Serengeti-countless zebra,
buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, and other species make it their home. The
terrain is the main stage for the great wildebeest migration, an awesome
spectacle involving millions of these beasts.
·Lunch, dinner and Overnight at
the Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti
Day 6- Wednesday 26th December 2007 -Western Serengeti
to Central Serengeti
·Breakfast at the Western
Serengeti. This morning depart from Western side of the vast Serengeti
National park to central side of the park. Lunch will be at Serena Safari
Lodge. After noon game viewing drives in this side of park.
·Dinner and Overnight at the
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serena Safari Lodge
Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the
endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti
Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African
architecture and world-class style. Drawing its inspiration from the circular
‘Rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a
traditional Maasai village, the Lodge features
thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of
indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed
circular bar, its roof supported by massive carven figures of warriors,
maidens and elders, looks out over the sky-blue, ‘vanishing horizon’ swimming
pool towards the miles of lion-gold savannah that lie below, wherein is
enacted the thunderous theatre of the million-strong wildebeest migration. As
for views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to diamond-domed night, the searingly sensational Serengeti delivers a series of
timeless volcanic vistas that are second to none.
Day 7- Thursday 27th December 2007
-Serengeti to Ngorongoro
morning balloon ride and marriage of Norman
and Susan followed by morning game viewing drives in the Serengeti national
park. Lunch at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch depart via the
Olduvai Gorge to Ngorongoro highlands and through
the Serengeti plains climbing to the altitude of 8,000 feet. You continue to
ascend to the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and here your first
glimpse of what has often been referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the
·Dinner and Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Often described as the ‘Eighth’ Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is so spectacular that it touches all
the senses. A volcanic crater of over 259 square kilometres
with surrounding walls rising 609 metres above it,
the crater is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the
black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.
The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built
onto the rim of this amazing natural phenomenon, a stunning plant and local
creeper covered stone lodge where guests co-exist in perfect harmony with the
surrounding natural environment and wildlife. Ngorongoro
Serena Safari Lodge, close to some of the earliest dwellings of man in Olduvai Gorge, has taken their cave paintings as
inspiration. It is built of stones and boulders and is literally hidden in
the vegetation of the crater’s rim, disappearing completely from view from
the crater’s floor.
Day 8- Friday 28th
December 2007 -Ngorongoro crater
·Early breakfast at the Ngorongoro
Serena Safari Lodge. Then descend to the floor of the crater for an
opportunity to view the delicate balance of predator and prey in the endless
quest for survival. Picnic lunch boxes will be served by the hippo pool. As
the sun sets on the western side of the crater rim ascend and return the
·Dinner and Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9- Saturday 29th December 2007
-Ngorongoro to LakeManyara
·Breakfast at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. After breakfast you will
be transferred to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge,
balance of the day you could participate on nature walk offered by the lodge.
Lunch at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
After lunch afternoon game viewing drives at the Lake Manyara
National park. The extraordinary birdlife and the tree climbing lions are but
one of the lures. The place is world renown amongst the ornithologists, who
come to observe the masses of pink flamingos and great bird of prey.
·Dinner and Overnight at the Lake
Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Serena Safari Lodge is perched on the edge of the MtoWaMbu escarpment with
one of the greatest views over the Great Rift Valley and its soda lake. It is
difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting.
The lake is renowned among
ornithologists for its birds of prey and the famous tree-climbing lions that
inhabit the woodland that nestles between the lake and the Rift Valley.
The lodge glows with tranquillity and peace. The design was inspired by the
area’s abundant bird life: swooping curves are complemented by soft,
geometric patterns and stylish plaster mouldings
adorn the walls. Accommodation and public areas are housed in individual
thatched circular buildings and are a tribute to local architectural
Day 10- Sunday 30th
December 2007 -Lake Manyara to Arusha
·Breakfast at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. After breakfast depart to Arusha and onto the Arusha
Serena Mt village for lunch. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred
to the Kilimanjaro international airport to catch the scheduled precision air
flight departing 19h00 to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta
international airport and connect with your departure flight home at 23h00.
·Arrive in Dubai
at and go
directly to the SAS
Radisson Dubai Deira Creek.After resting in the morning spend the
afternoon seeing the vast buildings under construction, tour the city museum,
go skiing at the largest indoor ski hill and take in High Tea at the Burj, a 7 star hotel.From the upper floor look down on the “World” and the “Palms”.Take a boat ride up the creek, visit the
Spice market and Gold Souk.Spend New Years Eve watching the fireworks at .
hotel at 5:00 AM to start your journey home, arriving the same day.
The package will include following services:
·Nairobi and Kilimanjaro Airport
·1 night on bed and breakfast
accommodation at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
·8 nights on full board basis at
the Mara Serena, Serengeti Serena, Ngorongoro
Serena, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodges and Kirawira camp western Serengeti.
·Ground transportation in 4 x 4
exclusive vehicles for carrying 6 people only both in Kenya and Tanzania, and
services of English speaking driver guide
·Game viewing drives as per the
itinerary, and game park entrance fees
·Local Airfare from Nairobi to
Mara Serena and Kilimanjaro to Nairobi - including airport taxes
·Balloon safari at the Serengeti
Serena safari Lodge on the 27th December
excludes following services:-
·International Airfares and Visa
entry charges to Kenya
which is US$ 50.00 per person for each country.
·All items of personal use i.e.
drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances etc
fees for entry to Kenya
will be of US$ 50.00 per person per entry.
§These vary tremendously from country to country. Travellercheques and foreign
currency must be changed at the bank, hotel, or safari lodge. Most countries
will accept any traveler’s cheques when making
payment of service or goods. The Kenya Shillings (Kshs)
is Kenya Currency and Tanzania Shillings (Tshs) is Tanzania
is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something
warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes
are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase
or holdall per person plus reasonable amount of
hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the
wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
are payable on final departure day from the country and practically all
African countries (currently US$ 30.00 per person in Kenya and US$
30.00 per person in Tanzania).
There are also domestic taxes (average US$ 6 per person).
§You will find
many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for
peace of mind, to drink local bottled mineral water.
·Remember to take your Malaria
medication and protect yourself from sun with sunscreen or safari hat.