Kenya's Capital and the Serengeti | Yampu Tours

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Kenya’s Capital and the Serengeti

11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6899+

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, a dairy farm turned coffee farm
  • Get up close and personal with the giraffes at a nearby giraffe center
  • See the beautiful handmade ceramics and jewelry at the Kazuri Bead Center
  • Keep an eye open for elephants in the scenic Amboseli Park
  • Trade stories with other travelers over a roaring camp fire
  • Find out more about nocturnal animals, such as aardvarks, and African wild cats
  • Go on an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • See wildlife on an early morning game drive through the Serengeti
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Tour Overview

After two nights in Nairobi, transfer south to Amboseli; a small but distinct national park located in southern Kenya, along the border of Tanzania. What sets Amboseli apart from other parks, and also makes it one of the most popular parks in Kenya, is its backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro and its diverse wildlife including antelopes, olive baboons, buffalo, cheetah, elephants, hippos, spotted hyenas, jackals, vervet monkeys, warthogs, and water birds.

The Ngorongoro crater is a large, un-flooded volcanic caldera which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. It is 2000 feet deep and covers 100 square miles. The Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ and is a main draw for tourists coming to Tanzania as well as a definite world-class attraction.

The Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering.

Country Notes:

Kenya:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

A tourism visa for Kenya is required. Please contact your local consulate for the most up to date information. An eVisa to enter Kenya can be applied for online.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Kenya please refer to the CDC Website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Tanzania:

A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

US citizens require a Visa to enter Tanzania. This can be done ahead of time through the Tanzanian Consulate or you have the option of obtaining your Tanzania Visa upon arrival at a cost of USD $ 100 for a multiple entry visa (rates are subject to change).

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Tanzania please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US). Please visit the CDC webpage on Yellow Fever here, for more information regarding Yellow Fever affected countries.

Note for travelers climbing Kilimanjaro: During your tour you will be visiting high altitude areas. Travelers with medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, or women who may be pregnant, should be advised to consult a physician familiar with high-altitude medical issues before traveling to high altitude areas.


Inclusions
Price Includes:
All transfers between accommodation and airports, Domestic airfare from Serengeti to Kilimanjaro, Overnight accommodations in each area visited, Full board at accommodations while on safari (excluding beverages) All professional daily guided game drives in open top 4x4 vehicles, guided walks, and activities with English-speaking guides and trackers. National Park fees and all government taxes & levies.

Notes:
* Discounts may apply during 01 – 30 June & 01 November – 22 December. Please check with your Yampu Travel Consultant for more details.
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All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Nairobi

Overnight flight to Nairobi.

Overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day
2

Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nairobi.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nairobi.

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Day
3

Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center – Nairobi

This morning visit the Karen Blixen Museum, located 10 kilometers from the center of Nairobi. The museum, once a main portion of a farm owned by Danish author Karen Blixen, was originally operated as a dairy farm. Changing to a coffee farm at the insistence of her husband at the time, the farm ran into economic troubles from continuous bad harvests and a factory fire. Karen eventually left the farm and returned to Denmark where she wrote the book ‘Out of Africa’, which highlighted her time at the farm. read more...

This morning visit the Karen Blixen Museum, located 10 kilometers from the center of Nairobi. The museum, once a main portion of a farm owned by Danish author Karen Blixen, was originally operated as a dairy farm. Changing to a coffee farm at the insistence of her husband at the time, the farm ran into economic troubles from continuous bad harvests and a factory fire. Karen eventually left the farm and returned to Denmark where she wrote the book ‘Out of Africa’, which highlighted her time at the farm.

Afterwards visit a nearby Giraffe Center that will allow for close contact with these tall animals; and opportunities to feed them! Then make a stop at the Kazuri Bead Center where handmade ceramics and jewelry are made.
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4

Nairobi – Amboseli

In the morning, drive to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, unpack, settle in and have lunch before setting off on the first game drive.

With Mt. Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, Amboseli is considered one of Kenya's most scenic national parks, and the wildlife that it offers is as spectacular as the views. Amboseli is best known for its elephants, so keep an eye open for these spectacular beasts. Wrap up the day with a sundowner, a night game drive back to the camp and dinner followed by a camp fire, to read more...

In the morning, drive to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, unpack, settle in and have lunch before setting off on the first game drive.

With Mt. Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, Amboseli is considered one of Kenya's most scenic national parks, and the wildlife that it offers is as spectacular as the views. Amboseli is best known for its elephants, so keep an eye open for these spectacular beasts. Wrap up the day with a sundowner, a night game drive back to the camp and dinner followed by a camp fire, to tell stories, talk to other travelers and listen to the sounds of the Bush at night.
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5

Game Drive in Amboseli

After coffee, tea and breakfast pastries, drive through the bush for a full morning of game viewing. Following lunch at camp or a picnic in the park, spend the afternoon at leisure. In the early evening go on another game drive, stop to find out more about nocturnal animals, such as aardvarks, several cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes and African wild cats. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

After coffee, tea and breakfast pastries, drive through the bush for a full morning of game viewing. Following lunch at camp or a picnic in the park, spend the afternoon at leisure. In the early evening go on another game drive, stop to find out more about nocturnal animals, such as aardvarks, several cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes and African wild cats. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

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Day
6

Amboseli– Ngorongoro

Amboseli to the Ngorongoro Crater, via Arusha, Tanzania
This morning transfer to Tanzania via the Namanga border. After enjoying lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel, continue to the Ngorongoro Crater and check into the lodge in time for dinner.

Amboseli to the Ngorongoro Crater, via Arusha, Tanzania
This morning transfer to Tanzania via the Namanga border. After enjoying lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel, continue to the Ngorongoro Crater and check into the lodge in time for dinner.

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Day
7

Exploring the Ngorongoro Highlands

Enjoy a relaxing morning breakfast, followed by some leisure time. After lunch go on a walk in the Ngorongoro Highlands with a guided ranger, or spend the afternoon on a guided walk around the lodge grounds.

Enjoy a relaxing morning breakfast, followed by some leisure time. After lunch go on a walk in the Ngorongoro Highlands with a guided ranger, or spend the afternoon on a guided walk around the lodge grounds.

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Day
8

Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti

After breakfast, transfer to accommodations in the Serengeti. After lunch and a bit of down time, embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

After breakfast, transfer to accommodations in the Serengeti. After lunch and a bit of down time, embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

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Day
9

Game Drive on the Serengeti

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have packed lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have packed lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

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Day
10

Exploring the Serengeti

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have pack lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

Early breakfast & depart for morning game drive. Return for lunch or have pack lunch on safari and embark on an afternoon game drive.

Later this evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an evening campfire.

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Day
11

Serengeti – Kilimanjaro

Enjoy and early breakfast and final game drive before transferring to the airstrip for a flight to Kilimanjaro to connect with an international flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Enjoy and early breakfast and final game drive before transferring to the airstrip for a flight to Kilimanjaro to connect with an international flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Nairobi, Kenya

Amboseli National Park, Kajiado, Kenya

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Mara, Tanzania

Places You'll See

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    Nairobi

    As one of the largest cities in all of Africa, there is much to see and do in Nairobi. Visit the Nairobi National Park, home to herds of Zebra, Giraffes, Lions, Hippos, and birldlife. Or the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to play with baby elephants. Head to the Tana River for white water rafting, or the Nairobi National Museum to learn about Kenya’s history and culture.

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    Amboseli National Park

    For one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences of a lifetime, visit the Amboseli National Park. With an ecosystem of several swamps and dry, dusty ground, the park is home to over 400 species of wild birds, as well as many land animals such as African elephants, Cape buffalo, Masai lions and giraffes, and Plains zebra.

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    Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a crater caused by a collapsed volcano, is now home to a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. With one of the densest populations of lions in the world, there’s a good chance of spotting one, along with zebra, buffalo, and even black rhinos. Also home to Olduvai Gorge, considered the seat of humanity.

  • Serengeti National Park

    Famous for its annual migration of nearly two million zebra and wildebeest, the Tanzanian national park of the Serengeti hosts many walks of wildlife including the “big five”; The Masi Lion, African Leopard, African Bush Elephant, Eastern Black Rhinoceros, and the African Buffalo. Declared a world heritage site, this national park provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the local wildlife.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Nairobi : Intercontinental Hotel

Amboseli National Reserve : Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania : Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Serengeti, Tanzania : Seronera Wildlife Lodge

4 Star Properties

Nairobi : Intercontinental Hotel

Amboseli National Reserve : Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania : Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Serengeti, Tanzania : Seronera Serena Lodge

5 Star Properties

Nairobi : Hemingways Nairobi

Amboseli National Reserve : Toritilis Camp

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania : Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Serengeti, Tanzania : Four Seasons Lodge

Testimonials

Jerome S.

Traveled May, 2013

The trip you set up for me was flawless.

The trip you set up for me was flawless. The guide met all my expectations. He was helpful and protective. I did learn that in Africa, time is a relative thing. I soon learned that when James told me we were one half hour from anywhere, I could count on an hour. I saw every major animal, but one, including the Black Rino, one of the most endangers specie in the Crater. I took 900 pictures. I can tell you without a doubt, that your people can take care of a person my age and should promote that fact. I loved Nxabega. However, I was prevented from going to my tent for a rest when a family of Elephants started eating the trees between the lunch area and my tent. They were all first rate camps, but Sopa was exceptional. If you wish me to fill out anything, let me know. One funny story. I needed to go to the bathroom. James asked me to wait while he drove about a half a mile to high ground, so he could watch out for animals while I attended to the problem behind his 4×4. As we get to about fifty yards from the place we planned to stop; three lions walked over the hill and past our vehicle. You would be surprised how fast the urge to go disappears under these circumstances.

Daryl, Travel Agent

Traveled June, 2012

I’ve been told more than once A++

I’ve been told more than once A++ so I’m thinking it was great. I’ll forward this to Paul. He’d love to tell you how much he enjoyed it. Apparently George Lucas among various celebrities have stayed at the Little Governors. He thought that was great.

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Bob S.

Traveled June, 2013

We had a wonderful trip

We had a wonderful trip! Accommodations were very nice and our king size bed always had mosquito netting. The Service was great.

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