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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

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Tanzania Safari

> Africa > Tanzania

Featuring: The awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, the wide plains of the Serengeti and picturesque Lake Manyara. Add to these the majestic Mt. Kenya and the famous Masai Mara to complete what will be a journey of a lifetime.

Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Trip Includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from New York to Nairobi
  • First class accommodations in Hotels and Lodges
  • All meals while on Safari
  • Airport transfers in Kenya
  • National Park and Reserve entrance fees
  • Somak Safari’s mini-bus with pop-up rooftop and guaranteed window seat
  • Professional English speaking tour guide

Itinerary Highlights:

DAY 1-New York to London
The adventure begins when you board your flight to London with meals and a movie on board.

DAY 2- London to Nairobi
Arrive in London and proceed to your reserved day room at a nearby hotel. In the evening board your Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of the world.

DAY 3- Nairobi
Welcome to Africa! On arrival meet a Somak representative who will escort you to your hotel where you can relax and freshen up. The rest of the day is to spend at your leisure at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

DAY 4-Arusha
After breakfast drive south through Masai country and cross the Tanzanian border at Namanga Gate and continue on to Arusha for lunch and an overnight stay at the Mount Meru Hotel.

DAY 5-Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast at Leisure. After lunch continue your drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation area; host to the “birthplace of man.” It is also home to the unique intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or the Serena Lodge.

DAY 6-Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy more breathtaking views of the crater as the sun rises. After breakfast, descend 2000 feet below the rim of the crater for a full day of spectacular game viewing. The crater contains one of the largest concentrations of wildlife. A picnic lunch is provided followed by more game viewing before ascending the crater wall and returning to the lodge.

DAY 7 & 8-Serengeti
This morning drive to Olduvai Gorge for a short visit to the site of the remains of prehistoric man. Continue on to the Serengeti Game Reserve for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. The second day offers more spectacular game viewing from your pop-up roof mini-bus.

DAY 9 & 10-Lake Manyara
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara. Arrive in the afternoon at your lodge and relax at your leisure. The second day here will offer a morning and afternoon game drive with an overnight at the lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

DAY 11-Nairobi to London
Return to Nairobi where a day room will be reserved for you to relax before beginning your homeward journey. In the early evening, depart to the airport for your flight to London.

DAY 12-London to New York
Morning arrival in London and then connect to your flight to New York.

The above is a sample itinerary. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.