East Africa by Intrepid Travel

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tanzania tanzania lodge safari comfort plus local payment us$575 physical culture shock 6 days ex nairobi itinerary day 1 nairobi/lake manyara from kenya s exciting capital we head to lake manyara national park via arusha arriving in time for an afternoon game drive the park is best known for its black-maned tree-climbing lions a highlight of any safari the lake itself is often covered in a layer of pink as flamingos flock to its shores days 2-3 serengeti national park travel on to the seemingly endless plains of the world-renowned serengeti national park the plains are home to massive numbers of grazing animals and where they go so do the predators take game drives among the plains and the kopjes rock formations to view the abundant wildlife including zebra giraffe and wildebeest before returning to relax at the lodge in the evenings days 4-5 ngorongoro crater after a final game drive in the serengeti visit olduvai gorge often referred to as the `cradle of mankind fossilised remains of prehistoric man were discovered here along with evidence of tool-making that dates back 2.5 million years continue on to a lodge which is superbly located on the rim of the ngorongoro crater and spend a day enjoying the area s excellent game viewing day 6 nairobi wake early for a return journey back to arusha and over the border to nairobi where our trip ends in the early evening accommodation lodges 5 nts transport 4wd safari vehicle shuttle bus walking group size max 12 meals all meals included except lunch on days 1 and 6 budget allow us$50 for meals not included departs selected sat notes 1 optional balloon safaris need to be booked in advance please ask when booking this tour 2 the tour starts very early on day 1 in nairobi we recommend that your arrive in nairobi at least one day prior 2007 start 13 jan 20 jan 03 feb 17 feb 03 mar 17 mar 24 mar 14 apr 19 may 02 jun 23 jun 07 jul finish 18 jan 25 jan 08 feb 22 feb 08 mar 22 mar 29 mar 19 apr 24 may 07 jun 28 jun 12 jul 14 jul 21 jul 28 jul 04 aug 11 aug 18 aug 25 aug 01 sep 15 sep 29 sep 13 oct 27 oct 17 nov 19 jul 26 jul 02 aug 09 aug 16 aug 23 aug 30 aug 06 sep 20 sep 04 oct 18 oct 01 nov 22 nov 01 dec 06 dec 15 dec 20 dec 29 dec 03 jan 2008 05 jan 19 jan 02 feb 16 feb 01 mar 15 mar 29 mar 12 apr 10 jan 24 jan 07 feb 21 feb 06 mar 20 mar 03 apr 17 apr 26 apr 17 may 31 may 14 jun 21 jun 05 jul 01 may 22 may 05 jun 19 jun 26 jun 10 jul sprightly springbok michelle van den hove · search for the `big five in the serengeti · see the ancient worlds of ngorongoro crater · explore lake manyara national park · experience the homeland of prehistoric man at olduvai gorge trip code ykt serengeti fulfilling dreams basix plus local payment us$615 physical culture shock 14 days ex nairobi itinerary days 1-2 nairobi/kisii soak up nairobi s multicultural atmosphere then travel west through the great rift valley to the homelands of the kisii people the kisii survive off cash crops such as tea and the plantations can be seen covering the highlands day 3 lake victoria travel across the lands of the masai into tanzania where we camp by the shores of lake victoria africa s largest days 4-5 serengeti spend two days experiencing some of the best game viewing in the world millions of herbivores and thousands of predators live among the rolling grasslands and rocky outcrops of the serengeti day 6 ngorongoro crater see more of the serengeti s wilds before continuing to ngorongoro crater conservation area day 7 mto wa mbu descend into the crater to spot some lions and possibly black rhinos spend the evening camping by the market village of mto wa mbu days 8-13 amani children s home at amani time will be spent doing anything from building to playing football with the children or helping them with their schoolwork during the stay there will be a tour of the town and surrounding area visiting local attractions such as the fabric and fruit market curio shops and hiking to a local waterfall day 14 nairobi return to nairobi where our trip ends in the early evening masai women in traditional costume megan hassett accommodation camping 6 nts hotels 7 nts transport overland truck 4wd safari vehicle minibus walking group size max 10 meals all meals except breakfast on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 14 budget allow us$50 for meals not included departs selected sat notes 1 days 1 to 8 might have a group of maximum 21 travellers 2 the optional balloon safari must be booked in advance please ask when booking this tour 2007 start 06 jan 10 mar 07 apr 12 may 02 jun 30 jun 21 jul finish 19 jan 23 mar 20 apr 25 may 15 jun 13 jul 03 aug 18 aug 01 sep 15 sep 06 oct 20 oct 10 nov 01 dec 31 aug 14 sep 28 sep 19 oct 02 nov 23 nov 14 dec 2008 05 jan 02 feb 01 mar 05 apr 10 may 07 jun 05 jul 18 jan 15 feb 14 mar 18 apr 23 may 20 jun 18 jul · spot wildlife in the ngorongoro crater conservation area · visit olduvai gorge · camp by lake victoria · help at the amani children s home yrd 11 trip code destination tips ­ 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