HIGHLIGHTS

“A truly unrivalled cultural adventure that offers so much more beyond that of your regular safari. Wildlife galore and breathtaking scenery are but one facet of this safari – this safari offers you the sights and sounds of a refreshing Africa which brings out the excitement and fascination that makes this continent come ALIVE!”

Tour Number  TTS0895
Tour Name  Greatest Wildlife and Cultural Experience
Prices From  On request
Country Kenya
Capital City Nairobi
Validity 03/01/2017 to 15/12/2017

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GALLERY

Itinerary

  • Duration: 12 days & 11 nights
  • Countries: (2) Kenya & Tanzania
  • Experiences: 8
  • Ages: 0 - 65+
  • Starting Point: Nairobi
  • Ending Point: Nairobi
Introduction

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Day

JAMBO - KARIBU!! Twiga Tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). We will then transfer you to the Sarova Stanley Hotel, located in the heart of the central business district. Enjoy overnight.

  • Stay at Sarova Stanley Hotel

Our guide driver will pick you from the hotel after breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru with a brief stop at the Rift valley view point. We arrive at the lodge to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon we depart on a game viewing. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

  • stay at Mbweha Safari Camp

A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at the intimate, 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome for lunch, some leisure. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard,cheetah,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • stay at Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp

Sumptuous breakfasts then we depart for a full day adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. In the early 20th century, Kenya was a famous hunting destination. Killing any of the big five game one pride, a sense of class, a feeling of heroism. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: The adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews 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 open plains is magically silent. The thing that amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness, the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. And if you've flown elsewhere, you've seen nothing like this. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush, complete with flowers; bone china and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the lodge or camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning.

  • stay at Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp

We enjoy a hearty breakfast then depart with picnic lunch boxes via the Isebania & Sirari border where our guide drivers will help you through the immigration procedures then continue into Tanzania. 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. We arrive at our lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight.

  • stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

This morning after breakfast, we depart with picnic 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-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard,cheetah,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Masai 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. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our lodge.

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

  • stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, we depart to Ngorongoro. We stop at the Oldupai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world to learn on human evolution. We will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. We arrive at our crater rim lodge to a warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon we relax and from our lodge enjoy the breath-taking spectacular views of the crater below. Ngorongoro Crater has the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal, and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at crater lodge.

NOTE:
Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended

  • stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

After breakfast we descend some 610 metres into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game-viewing drive with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, giraffes, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area, also a home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Return late afternoon to your lodge. Enjoy dinner and overnight.

NOTE: Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended.

  • stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Enjoy your breakfast then depart to Tarangire arriving at your lodge for lunch. This afternoon we depart on an exciting game viewing drive in this area dotted with majestic baobab trees, stately eland antelopes among other game. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry Tarangire river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge.

NOTE:
Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended.

  • stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Enjoy an early morning breakfast then depart then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then depart back to the Kilimanjaro International airport for your home-bound flight.

  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Amboseli offers some of the most breath-taking views in Africa. Her scenery - one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting) is next to none. This is best seen on a clear day. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The park is famous for her large herds of giant elephants. Enjoy meals and overnight at the lodge.

  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Amboseli offers some of the most breath-taking views in Africa. Her scenery - one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting) is next to none. This is best seen on a clear day. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The park is famous for her large herds of giant elephants. Enjoy meals and overnight at the lodge.

  • Amboseli Serena Lodge

ACCOMMODATION

What's included

  • Arrival transfer from/ to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

  • Met in our unique style with wet towels and ‘bubbly’

  • Complimentary Authentic Branded Safari Hat and safari essentials pack

  • Bed & breakfast board accommodation in Nairobi

  • Full Board Accommodation while on safari.

  • Park entry fees

  • Full day crater tour

  • Services of professional English Speaking guide-driver

  • Unlimited supply of bottled mineral drinking water in the safari vehicle while on safari

  • Unlimited game viewing drives

  • Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari Land Cruiser while on safari.

  • Complimentary Flying Doctors cover while on safari

  • Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant

  • TWIGA ADVANTAGE
  • Personal involvement of the Manji Family!

  • Peace of mind with Twiga’s strategically placed offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Arusha offering 24hour support.

  • Twiga’s customized 4x4wheel drive safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats.

  • Choice of travel by 4X4 safari minivan or safari land cruiser/land rover

  • Professional Safari Directors and Guide-Drivers hand-picked and trained by Minaz Manji.

  • Professional Safari Directors and Guide-Drivers hand-picked and trained by Minaz Manji.

  • Classic itineraries personally experienced and designed by the Manji Family!

  • Authentic Twiga welcome on arrival in East Africa with Champagne, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hats!

  • EXCLUSIONS
  • International flight, passport & visa fees
  • Comprehensive travel insurance cover.
  • Cultural visit to a Maasai Village ( Manyatta)
  • All personal expenses – laundry, telephones, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips to Camp Staff and gratuity to Guide/Drive

AVAILABILITY


Please Note the prices are per person sharing based on the availabilty.

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    price: USD 5505
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    price: USD 5505
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    price: USD 5505
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    price: USD 5200
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    price: USD 5200
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    end: Wednesday 12-Apr-2017
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    price: USD 4340
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    price: USD 4620
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    price: USD 4340
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    price: USD 5125
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    price: USD 5405
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5725
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    price: USD 5145
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    price: USD 5145
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    price: USD 5145

Information & FAQ

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Specially designed 4x4wd Safari Land cruiser
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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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