Few experiences evoke more perfect imagery of an African safari than driving in the shade of Mount Kilimanjaro, across the plains of the Serengeti and along the ridge of the Ngorongoro Crater. This package highlights a continent teeming with wildlife and lush vegetation against varied and dramatic backdrops. Coupled with lodging that seamlessly and luxuriously integrates itself into the surrounding landscape, there is quite simply no better introduction...
Amboseli National Park - Welcome to the Wilds of Africa
Welcome to Africa! Upon landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya you will be met by your driver. Without wasting a minute, you will leave Nairobi by road for Amboseli National Park. The drive takes approximately 5 hours, after which you will check into your luxurious lodge. Depending on time and your energy levels, you will spend the rest of the afternoon on either a short game drive, or relaxing amongst the impressive views of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding plains.
Your accommodation is one of the few lodges operating within the perimeter of the National Park. As such, it offers uncontested opportunities to integrate with your surroundings. Under the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the lodge offers spectacular views of the plains and acacia trees. Nearby watering holes frequently attract elephants, hippos and buffalo, allowing you to exist amongst the wildlife. With a swimming pool, lounge, bar and massage services, this lodge provides incredible relaxation between the thrills of your safaris.
Amboseli National Park - Game Drives throughout Amboseli in the Shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara National Park - Home of the Rare Tree-Climbing Lions
Serengeti - Welcome to the Plains of the Infamous Serengeti!
Serengeti - Explorations throughout the Serengeti
Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Prehistoric Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Plateaus and Floor of the Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Conservation Area - A Final Drive in Ngorongoro
- Follow over two million wildebeest, zebra and impala as they complete the greatest migration on earth through the plains of the Serengeti
- Witness the elephants and giraffes glide through acacia trees, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountain
- Explore the Ngorongoro Crater intimately with a skilled and knowledgeable guide, learning about the flora and fauna that make this prehistoric ecosystem so unique
- Trail hungry lions and leopards as they stalk prey across the infamous and raw yet picturesque plains of the Serengeti, as vultures fly overhead
- Watch the sunrise over the African savannah under the towering shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa
- Unwind and reflect over drinks as the sun sets over the Ngorongoro Crater, watching as the crater floor transforms into a nocturnal world
This trip begins by immediately launching you into the wilds of Africa in Amboseli National Park. With Mount Kilimanjaro acting as a backdrop to this portion of the safari, this tour spends two days watching elephants, giraffes and lions cruise across the picturesque plains. Spend an afternoon visiting a local Masai warrior community, learning about their unique culture and agricultural practices. From Amboseli, you will detour quickly through Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park, home to countless numbers of flamingos and the unique tree-climbing lions. From a lodge perched atop a ridge, guests can admire the alkaline lake and mixed forest that characterize this region.
From Manyara, you will move on to the infamous Serengeti National Park. The park’s substantial lion population allows guests to watch multiple prides interact with the surrounding ungulates. Rhinoceros, leopards, and cheetahs dot the sidelines of the stage set for the world’s greatest migration of wildebeest. With sunrise picnics, evening sundowners and the opportunity to sail over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, guests will spend two days experiencing the serene magic of this park.
The adventure cumulates with two days spent exploring the prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater. The dense rainforest of the crater walls explodes out onto the vast plains and reservoirs of the crater floor, which teem with the resident wildlife. With the opportunity to explore intimately the region on foot under the leadership of a local guide, guests will be able to connect with the intricacies of this remarkable ecosystem, leaving Africa both more knowledgeable and more inspired.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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