Migration Viewing and Serengeti National Park Game Drive
Migration viewing at Raiver Mara and Masai Mara National Park Game Drive
Serengati - Hot Air Balloon Ride
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro • At Kilimanjaro
Welcome to our ''EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays – Best of Wild Africa – Summer 2020" tour!
We begin our tour of Africa by arriving at Kilimanjaro airport. Which is situated in the vicinity of the Grandest peak of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by our EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to your Lodge.
While we proceed to your Lodge. You will get an opportunity to be driven past for views of the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro (weather Permitting). At 5896 Meters Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's Highest Mountain. It is a great way to usher in your visit to the African Wilderness. Enjoy rest of the evening in the comfort of your lodge at Kilimanjaro Area. (L, D)
Day 2: Onto Lake Manyara • Enjoy a Game Drive
After breakfast at your hotel, proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. After lunch enter the park and proceed for an Afternoon Safari. While most known for baboons, the lake and its environs is also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. Situated beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escrapment this park offers a tapestry of Woodland, Grassland & Swamps. Apart from its abundant bird and animal life the park is also known for its tree-climbing lions. Later in the evening proceed to your lodge at Lake Manyara. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Onto Ngorongoro • Crater Tour
This morning, we proceed Ngorongoro.
Today, after breakfast at your lodge drive onwards to Ngorongoro. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and an UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Ngorongoro was named by the Maasai as El-Nkoronkoro meaning Gift of Life. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area also protects the Olduvai Gorge, situated in the plains area. It is considered to be the seat of humanity after the discovery of the earliest known specimens of the human genus. Ngorongoro's vast plains are strewn with volcanic domes, small craters and tropical forests. It accommodates the main animal species of Eastern Africa - The crater has one of the densest known population of Masai lions. There also Elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Zebras, Gazelles - in all about 30,000 animals according to the Park Rangers counting. On arrival take a half day crater tour. The crater has a variety of habitats including grasslands, forest and swamp. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Return to the comfort of your Lodge in the evening. Overnight at the lodge in Ngorongoro. (B, L, D)
Day 4:Onto Serengeti • Central Serengeti Game Drive
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti's species. The wildebeest migration normally pass through the area in April & May, however the Seronera area is within reach of both the southern plains and the Western Corridor. The resident game in the area is phenomenal and species such as elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion and a variety of other predators and herbivores can be seen here all year round. We enjoy a game drive en-route to the lodge. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Overnight at your lodge in Serengeti. (B, L, D)
Day 5:At Central Serengeti - Western Serengeti • Optional Balloon Ride
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Rides over the Serengeti
Today morning, be one of the only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Float silently above the awakening bush, while you are spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
Enjoy a full day game drive in the Western Corridor. The key feature in the Western Corridor is the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers, running almost parallel to each other, each support a band of evergreen forest. The rivers sustain a permanent game population of zebra, wildebeest, all the predators and birdlife. It is also possible to find large pods of hippo's and huge crocodiles in the Grumeti River. The wildebeest normally gather around waterholes midmorning in such densities, that they look like ants swarming around a nest.
Bear Witness to one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. Sometimes referred to as the 'Greatest Show on Earth', the Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems. 400,000 zebra and 200,000 gazelles accompany them along the way, making a total of over 2 million migrating animals!
Overnight at your lodge in Serengeti. (B, L, D)
Day 6:Onto Masai Mara
This morning, after an early morning breakfast, cross the border from Tanzania and drive to the Masai Mara National Game Reserve.
Kenya's Masai Mara is without any question one of Africa's most famous parks. Home to a stunning array and exceptional density of big game, the sheer quantity of game that every game drive throws up is outstanding. There are very few places on the continent that offer such good big five viewing and Mara also hosts the Great Migration's immense herds towards the end of the year. Overnight at your lodge in Masai Mara. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Onto Nairobi • Early Morning Game Drive • Panoramic City Tour of Nairobi
Enjoy an early morning game drive at 06:30 hours in search of wildlife and get a chance to spot lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators on a game drive which will be the highlight of your trip.
Post breakfast depart for Nairobi, Kenya's most colorful city. Enjoy a Panoramic City Tour of Nairobi. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can enjoy some optional excursions. Overnight in Nairobi. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Homeward Bound
Today after breakfast, we set out for the airport to board our departure flight.
We part ways with Happy Memories of our ''EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays – Best of Wild Africa – Summer 2020' tour. We Thank You! sincerely for choosing to join this tour and we hope to see you soon joining the EBIXCASH Family for many more such exiting Journeys in the future. (B)
THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour price includes:
Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
Cost of your visa valid for the duration of the tour.
Services of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tour Manager or Local Representative or Local Guide.
Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for passengers upto 60 years of age.
Tour price excludes:
Optional and Add -On excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Any increase in airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airline for ticket (presently calculated on 01 Jan 2020).
Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season to be paid extra per person.
Cost of extension of validity of your air ticket.
Medical test and premium cost of insurance valid for passengers above 60 years of age.
Porterage at hotels, airports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
Baggage handling fee charge by the operating airline for the excess check in baggage
Any increase in rate of EUR (presently calculated at 1 EUR = INR 80) leading to an increase in Tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.