East Africa by Intrepid Travel

More catalogs by Intrepid Travel | East Africa | 21 pages | 2006-12-06

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east africa the masai heartlands basix plus local payment us$620 physical culture shock 15 days ex nairobi departs every sat itinerary day 1 nairobi arrive in nairobi and explore this exciting and vibrant african city day 2 lake nakuru visit a school on the outskirts of nairobi before continuing on to lake nakuru for lunch set up camp within the park and take an afternoon game drive in search of leopards and rhinos days 3-4 lake naivasha after an early morning game drive travel on to birdwatchers paradise lake naivasha enjoy a free day to take part in the optional activities such as a boat cruise on the lake walking in nearby hell s gate national park or relaxing in the pleasant lakeside surroundings day 5 loita hills travel across the great rift valley floor into the loita hills where we camp with the masai tribespeople and learn about their traditional lifestyle days 6-7 masai mara reserve spend two days in search of africa s `big five at the famous masai mara reserve spot lions elephants buffaloes giraffes cheetahs impalas and more day 8 narok stay the night in narok a major masai settlement day 9 kisii with a new crew and vehicle head across the great rift valley a massive valley that runs from northern syria to central mozambique day 10 lake victoria camp on the shores of lake victoria africa s largest lake take a boat ride out onto the vast waters or chill out on the shores swapping stories from the game drives days 11-12 serengeti the waving golden grasses of the serengeti national park are filled with lion cheetah elephant wildebeest and zebra spend time exploring the rocky outcrops and wooded river valleys for more animal encounters day 13 ngorongoro crater continue to ngorongoro crater conservation area for some amazing game viewing visit man s early ancestors at olduvai gorge said to be the `cradle of mankind days 14-15 mto wa mbu/nairobi spend half a day spotting game in the crater before continuing to our camp in the market village of mto wa mbu on the final day travel back across the open plains to arusha and then on to nairobi where the adventure comes to an end above stunning leopard megan hassett below on safari megan hassett accommodation camping 12 nts hotel 2 nts transport overland truck 4wd safari vehicle walking group size max 21 meals all meals while camping budget allow us$100 for meals not included departs every sat notes optional balloon safaris need to be booked in advance please ask when booking your tour trip code · spot africa s `big five in the masai mara national reserve · go birdwatching at lake naivasha · roam the plains of the serengeti · explore the ngorongoro crater conservation area · visit the home of ancient man in olduvai gorge safari african safaris were once the stuff of hunting legends of close calls and the one that got away the modern safari swaps guns for cameras but the close calls and legends remain the same i got to see aspects the average traveller wouldn t be able to experience for we were living with locals and experiencing a world so far removed from our everyday our guides were fantastic and it was a very sad day when we had to go our seperate ways aimee murphy intrepid traveller yrm 18 for trip notes availability and more enter the trip code at www.intrepidtravel.com