African Safari Honeymoon Itinerary: Kenya and Tanzania (15 Days)
Day 1: USA or Canada - London, England
Our safari begins as we board our flight to London.
Day 2: London - Nairobi, Kenya
We arrive in London, to relax in dayrooms until our departure on the
overnight flight to Nairobi. London Heathrow Hilton (dayrooms).
Day 3: Nairobi
On arrival this morning, we are met and escorted to our hotel. This
afternoon we meet for a safari briefing. A visit to Nairobi's Giraffe
Center and Karen Blixen's home, made famous in the film, Out of Africa,
precedes our welcome dinner at Bahati, the Kent family home - our
first opportunity to get acquainted with fellow travelers. Nairobi
Day 4: Nairobi - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
We fly north of Nairobi to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and our first
exclusive campsite. After lunch we begin to spot some of the animals
inhabiting this wilderness area, including unique northern species
such as reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, and more. Exclusive Lewa
Day 5: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
A cup of coffee or tea delivered to our tents begins a day of game
viewing. On morning and afternoon game drives, we see elephant, rhino,
beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, the graceful, long-necked gerenuk, lion
and, possibly, leopard. The day ends with a roaring campfire and a
delicious dinner under the stars. Exclusive Lewa Camp.
Day 6: Lewa - Nairobi - Arusha, Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Today we fly to Nairobi and onto Arusha. After pausing for lunch,
we board another flight to the Lake Manyara airstrip, then we drive
to the Ngorongoro Crater, arriving at our private safari camp in time
for dinner. Exclusive Ngorongoro Crater Camp.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro is a "pocket paradise": an ancient volcanic caldera containing
a fascinating cross-section of East African wildlife. Spend a full
day game viewing among the Crater's lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest,
zebra and rhino. The seasonal lakes are crowded with birds and we
may also see a Maasai herdsman with his cattle before returning to
our camp at the end of the day. Exclusive Ngorongoro Crater Camp.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti
We drive to the Serengeti, stopping en route at the Leakey family's
excavations in Olduvai Gorge. Exclusive Serengeti Camp.
Days 9-10: Serengeti National Park
We spend two exhilarating days on morning and afternoon game drives
exploring the vast and varied landscapes of the Serengeti, one of
the great game viewing destinations of the world. This park is home
to every type of plains game imaginable, including giraffe, buffalo,
wildebeest, zebra and antelope, as well as predatory lion, leopard,
hyena and cheetah. The Serengeti is the site of the annual migration
when an astounding number of animals trek across the plains in search
of green grass and water. Exclusive Serengeti Camp.
Day 11: Serengeti - Nairobi - Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
This morning, we fly from the Serengeti via a charter flight to Kiliminjaro
Airport, then connect to Nariobi (Wilson). A short transfer via Land
Cruiser will take us to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. In the
afternoon, we'll take our scheduled flight from Nairobi to the Masai
Mara Game Reserve, Kenya's finest. Here our private tented camp sits
on the edge of the Mara Plain, a vast expanse of open land with a
dense concentration of resident wildlife - a perfect recipe for excellent
game viewing. Exclusive Mara Camp.
Days 12-13: Masai Mara
Two days of morning and afternoon game drives in this magnificent
savannah wilderness, the northern extension of the Serengeti ecosystem.
We need not venture far from camp to see herds of impala, gazelle
and zebra, elephant, giraffe and prides of lion. On our last evening
in camp, we gather for a farewell dinner and an opportunity to review
our safari's highlights around the inviting campfire. Exclusive Mara
Day 14: Masai Mara - Nairobi - London
We fly to Nairobi where dayrooms await. This evening we transfer to
the airport to board our international flight. Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 15: London - USA
On arrival in London, connect to a homebound flight.
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