10 Days A ‘Lion King’ inspired East African Safaris Jan – Dec 2022
A real-life ‘Lion King’ journey, filled with the captivating characters and expansive landscapes celebrated in Disney’s classic.
Your journey plays out against the boundless plains and rugged outcrops of East Africa’s legendary Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater: a photographer’s dream of picture-perfect light, colored by the unrivalled hues of African sunrises and sunsets. Children will love this engaging and interpretive journey, as they learn about the ‘Circle of Life’ as it plays out in the bush in this cycle that’s as old as our planet.
This is the animated world in all its cinematic glory, complete with warthogs, clans of hyena, wildebeest migration herds, warthogs, baboons, zebra, giraffe, elephant, red-billed hornbills (named Zazu of course) and, holding center stage, Africa’s ever-magnificent wild lions.
Stay in intimate, award-winning and luxurious safari camps located on some of the most iconic sanctuaries in Africa – home to the big five game animals, as well as the local Maasai tribes’ people.
Enjoy incredible all-inclusive dining, alcoholic beverages, all internal flights and transportation.
Day 01: Arrive Nairobi International Airport – Nairobi.
Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport with ex flight with customs/Immigration formalities. Our VIP Visa Specialist Staff will meet, greet you for assistance to clear Custom and VISA Processing and will escort your family’s and carrying all your luggage’s until you exit and at the arrival longue you be meet with your Host (Walter Tenga +255 787 529068 also on what up same number) with his team will guide you and welcome you on board the vehicle with short orientation and private transfer to the Hotel (45 minutes) for check in to Giraffe Manor Hotel for Lunch, Dinner and all in house drinks-Superior Rooms.
Day 02: Flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve – High Tea and Afternoon Game drive.
06h00 AM morning meet and greet and 06h20 AM pick up and transfer the short distance to Nairobi Wilson Airport in time for check in for Air Kenya scheduled flight to Mara Ol Seki Airstrip. Flight depart Nairobi Wilson Airport at 08: 30 AM, arrive Mara Ol Seki Airstrip at 09: 55 AM. Arrive Lewa Conservancy, home of
You’ll be picked up at the airstrip by Camp guide and the game drive begins immediately. Arrive at Naboishu Camp, located at private conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, in time for high tea. After tea, continue exploring the conservancy with your guide, returning to camp for dinner and overnight at Naboishu Camp.
Day 03: Naboishu Conservancy Masai Mara – Walking Safari and Night Drive.
Wake up early to experience the vast number of wildlife species in the area on a game drive. Return to camp for a full hot breakfast. This afternoon explores the area around camp on foot with an armed guide. This is a thrilling way to experience the African bush more intimately. After dinner you will head out on your night drive, a fabulous way to learn about Africa’s nocturnal game and see the migration by starlight. Return to Naboishu Camp to rest your head after an exciting day.
Day 04: Naboishu Conservancy Masai Mara and Game drive – Bush dinning, Sundowner & Bonfires.
Today is an opportunity for a full day outing to explore the further reaches of the Conservancy or, if during the migration season, the Reserve. Breakfast will be served in camp before setting off with your guide into new terrain. On the menu today, you may encounter a cheetah stalk an unsuspecting Thompson gazelle, watch hippo bathe alongside crocodile in the river or watch a territorial wildebeest chase off his rivals. Pull up at a shaded spot and watch as your picnic lunch unfolds before you. In the afternoon continue traversing the magnificent terrain and witness the never-ending interactions on the plains. You may finish the day watching the fascinating interactions of one of our lion prides with lionesses lolling about, cubs playing and the males emitting thunderous roars. Naboishu Camp.
Day 05: Flight to Serengeti National Park – High Tea and Afternoon Game drive.
After a sumptuous breakfast, you will transfer by road to the Mara Ol Seki Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Kogatende Airstrip depart at 08: 30 Am, you will fly via Migori Airstrip, Kenyan/Tanzania Boarder with Customs/Immigration formalities at Tarime. (Here our Crew will assist you with all process for Immigration/Customs Formalities here very smooth). You will arrive at Northern Serengeti Kogatende Airstrip at 11: 45 AM, you will be met and greet with your Private Guide and short transferred with en-route game drives to your Lodge in time for high tea. Later you will venture out on an evening game drive to explore the world’s most celebrated wilderness area. We are in Northern Corridor area, known as the Mara River area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Mara River, Dinner and overnight at Ubuntu Migration Camp.
Day 06: Full Day game drives to Witness the Great Migration Mara River Crossing.
These full day safaris are the best way to see the full range of what this magnificent park has to offer. Each excursion departs at around 6.30 am, with your 4×4 fully equipped to cross the Serengeti in search of game. The early mornings are relatively cool, but by midday it can become very hot indeed and sun-block lotion and hats are advised. Lunch is served under the shade of an Acacia tree as you take a break from scanning the horizons, and realize that all is well with the world.
One of nature’s great occasions is the annual crossing of the Mara river by migrating wildebeest. Yet it is often in the lesser-known corners of the bush that we spot the highlights of your visit, such as a kill, amorous liaison, or lesser-known creature. A full day on safari gives you every chance of such unforgettable encounters. Return for sundowner and cocktails, campfire is ready for you, enjoy dinner and overnight at Ubuntu Migration Camp.
Day 07: Central Serengeti to see Mammals & Big cats – High Tea and Evening Game drive.
Breakfast, drive to Central Serengeti National Park for Hot Lunch at Lodge and in time for high tea.
Later you will venture out on an evening game drive to explore the known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Dunia Camp is the only one run by a team of only women. Dunia is a tranquil semi-permanent camp with just eight spacious tented suites, each
with expansive views of the pristine wilderness and game-filled plains from a large private veranda.
Day 08: Olduvai George – Shifting Sand – Ngorongoro Highlands.
Depart at 06:00 am for a sunrise game drive before breakfast, the early morning is the best time to spot the big cats hunting Cheetahs, Lions & leopard. And also, the resident animal viewing will be superb today for giraffe, buffalo, impala, elephant and waterbuck. Breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area. A brief visit en-route to Olduvai Gorge, which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world and investigate the Shifting Sands wonders along your way. Constantly on the move, the dune drifts slowly across the landscape at the mercy of the prevailing winds.
Arrive at Gibbs Farm in time for high tea and After settling in, experience a local working organic farm including over 10 acres of fruit and vegetable gardens of 30 acres of coffee. Try your hand at milking a cow while the staff answer questions about their sustainable farming methods. Enjoy a lovely dinner fresh from the garden this evening. Overnight at Gibbs Farm Cottages.
Day 09: Ngorongoro Crater Africa’s “Garden of Eden”- Evening high tea – Sundowner – Bonfires.
Early breakfast and today you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the Wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest Animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, Hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Later drive to the Lush retreat of Gibbs Farm for the sundowner at the Lodge is one of its kinds. The ever-inviting fireplace pit by the campfire where the Swahili lessons with fun are offered by our staff. Enjoy your delicious dinner will be served at the mezzanine that offer the best fine view the highlands and overnight-Cottage Suites.
Day 10: Lake Manyara NP – Game drive – Mto Wa Mbu Village Visit – Private Transfer to Nairobi Airport.
Early breakfast, drive the short distance to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife and the acacia woodlands offer the best overall wildlife viewing in the park. This habitat is favored by the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, leopards and giraffes and can claim the greatest elephant concentration in East Africa. Algae thrive in the high saline content of the lake. Huge and colorful flocks of birds gather in the water to feed, including many different varieties of birds that coexist together. In fact, well over 300 different species of birds have been recorded here.
Then join some locals in the village of Mto wa Mbu on foot or on bike for an in-depth look at their daily lives.
Drive towards Arusha in time for Lunch at Butter and Scotch Restaurant at Sable Squire Garden for a fare well delicious Lunch, today you will taste Beef & Chicken Barbecue, brown rice, bananas, cheese plate, organic salads to have more African touch and ready for private transfer back to Nairobi for departure onwards arrangements.
Double Occupancy : $7,980
Single Supplement : $1,250