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Kenya/Tanzania Kombo

“Safari” is the Swahili word for “Travel”. Kiswahili is the predominant language of East Africa where safari was born. The package visits the most popular parks of East Africa which are the most famous.

The Parks
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru District of the Rift Valley Province. It covers an area of 188 km2. Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The lake catchment is bounded by Menengai Crater to the north, the Bahati Hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, Eburu Crater to the south and the Mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the Njoro, Makalia and Enderit drain into the lake, together with the outflow from several springs along the shore. The lake supports huge numbers of lesser flamingo.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
The Reserve of Maasai Mara is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual wildebeest migration from July to October - a migration so immense it has to be seen to be believed. Although not the largest game park in Kenya, is one of the most spectacular and most popular game reserves in Kenya. Rich in game, the rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have frequently been captured on film, with "Out of Africa" being the most famous.

The reserve borders Tanzania and the two countries share the vast Serengeti plains, with wildlife free to roam between Kenya and Tanzania in search of food. The concentration of game in the Mara during the mass migration is mindblowing, and this is one of the few areas where you are likely to see all of the big five - buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. In fact lions are ridiculously common and, you are quite likely to see them feeding on a kill during your visit. Other animals include cheetah, zebra, spotted hyena, black backed jackal, hippo, giraffe, eland and of course wildebeest.
Serengeti National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru District of the Rift Valley Province. It covers an area of 188 km2. Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The lake catchment is bounded by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, Eburu crater to the south and the Mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the Njoro, Makalia and Enderit drain into the lake, together with the outflow from several springs along the shore. The lake supports huge numbers of lesser flamingo.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 8288 km2 and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater - including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its centerpiece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 sq miles but is home to around 30,000
animals with a high concentration of predators.

The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate: zebra, wildebeest – accounting for almost half the animals - gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds - comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males - are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater. Ngorongoro has carnivores in quantity, drawn by the large herds of prey animals. It has the densest population of large predators, mainly lion - about 100 - and more than 400 spotted hyena, living in eight clans of up to eighty individuals. Both lions and hyenas will scavenge from each other, depending on weight of numbers and of course, hunger. Most of the bird wildlife in Ngorongoro is seasonal. Also influencing the variety of bird species on display is the ratio of soda water to fresh water – soda water has the largest expanse of water on the crater floor, Lake Magadi. The lake is alkaline due to deposits of volcanic ash thrown out by surrounding volcanoes.

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park lies about 120 kilometers south of Arusha and is one of Africa’s unknown gems. At 2,600km2, the park is hardly the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, but its open plains dotted with thousands of baobabs make for a truly incomparable landscape. The park is also easy to access and has some of the greatest concentrations of game in Tanzania (second only to the Ngorongoro Crater). Another attractive point is that there are not nearly as many tourists as other Tanzanian parks.

Game viewing in Tarangire is largely affected by the presence of water, and during the dry season many animals congregate at the Tarangire River, the park's only permanent source of water. Tarangire is also the best place in Tanzania to see large herds of elephant (up to 300 at a time) and buffalo. In fact, the game numbers overall are staggering: 30,000 zebra, 25,000 wildebeest, 5,000 buffalo, 3,000 elephant, 2,500 Maasai giraffe and over 1,000 fringe-eared oryx (gemsbok). Predators include lion (prone to tree-climbing just like their Lake Manyara cousins), cheetah and leopard.The park is also known for its great avian diversity, in which it is surpassed only by Lake Manyara. Birders will want to look out for the endemic ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird.
Day 1
Arrive into Jomo Kenyatta Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to PALACINA SUITES for overnight (dinner not included).
Day 2
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out into “the bush”. Your Love Live Africa representative will give you an in-depth safari briefing before you depart and start your African Adventure. You will depart the hotel at around 09.00 hrs and drive for around 4 hours to reach Nakuru Town. The drive will take you through landscapes that change dramatically from the Mount Kenya Region alternating with rocky cliffs, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with Euphorbia forests. On arrival at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP you will be checked in. After a leisurely lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The game drive will take you through the different ecosystems the park has. After the game drive, dinner and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP.

Day 3
After an early breakfast, you will drive towards the Maasai Mara. The journey will take you through agricultural lands of the Rift Valley and the landscape will then change when you reach the Maasai Mara eco-system. You will view giraffes and zebras long before reaching the reserve and, after a picnic lunch en route, you will arrive in the afternoon at KILIMA CAMP where you will have dinner and overnight.
Day 4
Enjoy a full day in the Maasai Mara and choose to do a full day or half day game drive or early morning and afternoon game drives to capture the best light for your photographs. Optional activities are balloon flight with champagne breakfast, visit of a traditional Maasai village and bush sundowner. Full board accommodation at KILIMA CAMP.
Day 5
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Isebania, the boarder with Tanzania and after completing all your immigration and customs formalities you will be met by your Tanzanian driver guide while your Kenyan driver guide will bid you ‘kwaheri’. You will then proceed to Lake Victoria for a night at SPEKE BAY LODGE. Here you will have the afternoon at leisure to do optional activities such as visit a fishing village or do a boat trip on Lake Victoria.

Day 6
After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for Serengeti National Park. Guests will have a picnic lunch en route so that they can enjoy a long game drive in the seemingly endless plains. Arrive at your LUXURY MOBILE CAMP early in the evening where dinner will be waiting for you at your overnight stay.
Day 7
The Serengeti will always have an unsuspected surprise in stall for you….be it when you are out to check on the migration of the wildebeest or zebra, or in search of the big cats, or even the unnoticed dung beetles whose contribution to this sensitive ecosystem goes unnoticed but is vital. All meals and overnight at your LUXURY MOBILE CAMP
Day 8
Before breakfast you will have a final game drive in the Serengeti and after checking out of your hotel you will sadly leave this wonderful area. You will have Picnic lunches en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon you descend into the caldera where you will spend half of the day viewing game on the crater floor. Besides the huge black-maned lions, keep your eyes peeled for Rhino and after a final crater tour you will ascend the crater for dinner and overnight at PLANTATION LODGE.
Day 9
After an early breakfast, you will depart from your lodge and drive down the escarpment, enjoying the magnificent scenery along the way. You will pass various villages en route to Tarangire National Park. You will have a game drive en route to your lodge for lunch enjoying the sights of the magnificent baobab tress. On arriving at KIKOTI CAMP you will be checked in. At round 15.00 hrs you will depart on an afternoon game drive to enjoy the beautiful scenery this park has to offer. Dinner and overnight at KIKOTI CAMP.
Day 10
After an early morning game drive, you will return to your lodge for breakfast. On checking out you will return to Arusha for drop off in the town centre. End of Services.
The Accommodations
Palacina Suites (Nairobi)
As a family owned and run hotel the core emphasis is on making guests feel at home during their stay in Nairobi in an atmosphere of understated elegance and warm hospitality. With 14 suites including 2 penthouses, the facilities include a swimming fitness room, a spa and a small business center.
Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (Lake Nakuru)
Flamingo Hill Camp is located on the outskirts of Lake Nakuru National Park. Small and exclusive, it comprises of 25 tents which all have en suite bathrooms and a private verandah overlooking the Nakuru plains.
Kilima Camp (Maasai Mara)
Situated on top of the Oloololo-Siria escarpment, overlooking the Mara River, with a phenomenal view, Kilima Camp is a luxurious private tented camp bordering the Maasai Mara Conservation Area (15 min from the Oloololo Gate). Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife all year round, Kilima Camp offers the true African adventure in style and comfort with an eco-friendly touch and maximum care for the environment and its people, the Maasai.
Speke Bay Lodge (Lake Victoria)
Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Speke Bay Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main building and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels.
Luxury Mobile Camping (Serengeti)
The original safari style accommodation in the heart of Serengeti National Park. Luxury mobile camping gives people an authentic, ultimate safari experience providing spacious tents, all with en suite bathrooms as well as very personalized services. This accommodation provides luxury facilities with a bush feel allowing people to be at one with nature in one of Africa’s most famous parks.
Plantation Lodge (Karatu)
Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness of East Africa’s coffee plantations. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Kikoti Camp (Tarangire)

Situated in the heart of the Maasai Plains just 1km from Tarangire National Park, Kikoti Camp is a place where people arrive as guests and leave as friends. This luxurious tented camp, due to its location also offers clients the opportunity to enjoy walking safaris led by Maasai Warriors and night game drives. Kikoti Camps lies on the migration route for the plains game and offers a diverse array of wildlife to see just from the camp itself.