Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Nairobi, the largest city between Johannesburg and Cairo. You are met by a Falcon Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the morning is a free day. In the afternoon, you join a city tour of Nairobi, including a visit to the National Museum and the Snake Park.

Hotel Intercontinental Club (Breakfast and Dinner):

Nairobi/ Masai Mara
Your classic Old World safari begins today. In Swahili, safari means journey or expedition. This morning, the journey begins by driving to Masai Mara Game Reserve, often considered the finest game sanctuary in Kenya. The Mara is home to an incredible concentration of plains animals, as well as the annual wildebeest migration (July – September). Early morning and afternoon game drives are scheduled. Your English-speaking driver/guide is an expert game tracker and will search for a great variety of species, including zebra, buffalo, impala, topi, lion, cheetah, rhino, hippo, elephant and diverse birdlife. You may also see the proud Masai herding cattle. Masai tribesmen live on the reserve’s boundaries and share tourism revenue.

Keekorok Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner):

Masai Mara
On your early morning game drive, look for birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Over 450 species of birds call the Mara home, including 53 varieties of birds of prey. For example, the large orange-buff Pel’s fishing owl is a common sight along the river, but rare elsewhere. Migrant birds include Caspian plovers and white storks. Also taking wing in the Mara are the rock cisticola, rufous-bellied heron, kori bustard, secretary bird, red-tailed chat, African fish eagle and the magpie shrike. To get your own bird’s eye view of the Mara, an optional hot-air balloon safari lifts off each morning and ends with a champagne brunch on the sweeping plains. Another optional excursion is a visit to a Masai Village where you will learn about the customs and culture of the red-robed pastoralists.

Keekorok Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner):

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast at Masai Mara, travel to Lake Nakuru, well known for its splendid birdlife, including pelicans, herons, cormorants and eagles. Lake Nakuru is part of the shallow lakes formed on the floor of the Rift Valley. Its most celebrated resident is the flamingo whose great numbers literally turn the shores of Lake Nakuru pink. Hippos and otters can also be found in the lake, while both black and white rhinos inhabit the forest. You will easily observe buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white colobus monkeys, eland, steenbok and impala. It will take a keen eye to spot the tiniest antelopes — dik dik and klipspringer. Horseback riding is an optional activity here.

Lake Nakuru Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, drive to Nairobi via Lake Naivasha. Take an optional boat ride on this freshwater lake. A souvenir stopover is also recommended in this area. Your lunch today will be at the unique and famous Carnivore Restaurant, featuring a variety of wild game roasted on spits. After lunch, head south from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, set against the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is home to the Big Five of African wildlife — elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. The view of the Amboseli plains, with elephant lumbering below the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, is one of the most photographed vistas in Africa. A network of swamps and wetlands ensure excellent game viewing year-round. Enjoy an afternoon drive with an expert game tracker/driver and guaranteed window seat each day in your private safari vehicle.

Amboseli Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner):  View Hotel Information »

Amboseli National Park
The best time for viewing wildlife is in the relative coolness of the morning and the late afternoon. A typical day on safari begins with an early morning game drive. This will usually last until mid-morning, when you return to your lodge for breakfast. You can then either choose to relax or join another game drive in the late afternoon until sunset. The lodges provide safe and tasty meals in their rustic dining rooms. Bon appetite!

Amboseli Serena Lodge

Amboseli – Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater
Say a fond kwa heri (good bye in Swahili) to Kilimanjaro and drive to the Kenya/Tanzania border. After assistance with the border formalities, continue onward to Arusha for lunch. Today we venture into Africa’s Garden of Eden, the Ngorongoro Crater. Your lodge hugs the rim of this collapsed volcano, providing you with a spectacular view of the great natural amphitheater. Will arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight at

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ang’ata camp/ Serena lodge/ wildlife lodge

Ngorongoro Crater
A full day of game viewing. Within the Crater’s walls lie short grasslands, swamps, forests and lakes, inspiring continual migration of animals. From your 4 x 4 vehicle, you will have an opportunity to spot the Big Five — buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black manned lion and the endangered rare black rhinoceros. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles are common here. A picnic lunch in the heart of the crater is the highlight.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ang’ata camp/ Serena lodge/ wildlife lodge

Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast at Ngorongoro, start a trek back in time to the Serengeti. Visit Olduvai Gorge and explore the history of mankind. It was here that the Leakey family unearthed ancient stone tools and prehistoric human remains. Serengeti (“endless plain” in the Masai language) is the size of Connecticut. The most famous features of the ecosystem are the spectacular concentration of plains animals found nowhere else in the world, and the annual wildebeest migration. Think of the North American buffalo which once roamed the western plain states. It is a rare and important conservation achievement by Tanzania and Kenya to have preserved this undisturbed wilderness area, which even today allows animals to migrate freely.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge /serena lodge / Katikati camp/Turner extra camp

DAY 10
Morning and afternoon game drives take you into the heart of the vast Serengeti savannah. You may spot lion prides, zebra herds, packs of hyena, solitary leopards, as well as cheetah, elephant, rhino, hippo, buffalo, jackal, gazelle and various primates. Nothing is quite as memorable as an African sunset in the famous Serengeti.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge /Serena lodge/ Kirawira tented camp/

DAY 11
Serengeti – Mwanza – Airport fly to either Dar Es salaam
After breakfast, pack all your belongings and drive to Mwanza then to the airport for your flight to Dar es salaam.