Day 1 : Overnight Travel
Make your way to Sydney Domestic Airport for your flight with Virgin Australia to Perth. On arrival you will connect with your South African Airways overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 : Nairobi
04h50 - On arrival in Johannesburg connect with your onward South African Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred by a Real Africa Safari Representative to the Boma Hotel for your two night stay including accommodation and breakfast. Dinner this evening is included - all drinks and gratuities are excluded and need to be settled direct with the restaurant.
Australian Passport Holders DO require a visa for Kenya (currently USD$50.00 per person) paid on arrival and in CASH.
Please refer to Botswana/Rwanda/East Africa Essential Information Sheet ~ "Plastic Bag Ban".
Day 3 : Nairobi
Breakfast at your hotel before joining your Guide for a full day tour of Nairobi including lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. Dinner tonight is included.
All drinks and gratuities are excluded and need to be settled direct with the Restaurants.
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru National Park
Breakfast and check out. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge your accommodation for one night including all meals and scheduled game activities.
Day 5 : Masai Mara
Breakfast and check-out. Exit the park and proceed via Narok to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Lunch will be served enroute at Mara Sarova Tented Camp. After lunch, proceed to Mara Serena Safari Lodge located on a hill and your accommodation for the next three nights including all meals and scheduled game activities. Afternoon game drive in the reserve.
Day 6 : Masai Mara
Full day in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives, including Hippo Pool breakfast.
Day 7 : Masai Mara
Full day in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives.
Optional Tour and for own account (add on to package price): Balloon Safari - currently USD$500.00 per person and recommend this tour be booked and paid prior to departure to avoid disappointment.
Timings are an estimate only and brief overview:
0500 - Met at your camp or lodge and transferred to the launch site for your Balloon Safari. Timings are a guide only and are subject to change due to weather conditions on the day.
0600 - Arrive at the launch site and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you watch the balloons being prepared for take-off. You will then meet your pilot, who will give you a safety briefing as well as explain what you can expect during your flight. There are basic toilet facilities available at the launch site.
0630 - You will then be loaded into your balloon basket for take-off just before sunrise. The flight will last approximately one hour, depending on wind conditions.
0730 to 0745 - Upon landing, you can observe the complete deflation of the balloon envelope. Our vehicles will then transport you a short distance to breakfast. Our breakfast is set up on the picturesque savannah plains of the Mara, typically under the shade of a single acacia tree. You will sit down to a full bush breakfast in the Kenyan style including champagne.
After the Balloon safari you will meet up with fellow guests and continue with your game viewing in the reserve.
Day 8 : Lake Victoria
Breakfast and check-out. With packed lunch boxes, you will be transferred to the Kenya/Tanzania Border at Isebania. Clear Customs and Immigrations and meet your Tanzanian driver guides. Change vehicles and proceed to Serenity on the Lack Eco Luxury Resort located on the shores of Lake Victoria for your overnight stay including all meals.
Passport is required for the Tanzania Border crossing together with a Visa Fee for Australians (currently USD$50.00 per person).
Day 9 : Serengeti Western Corridor
Breakfast at Serenity on the Lake and check out. Drive to Serengeti National Park arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive OR depart with packed lunch boxes and proceed to the lodge with a game drive arriving in the evening for check-in at Kirawira Serena Camp for your three night stay including accommodation, all meals and scheduled game activities.
Day 10 : Serengeti Western Corridor
You will spend the day in Serengeti. To maximise game viewing you may carry a picnic lunch with you and spend the full day in the park. This enormous park supports every variety of African animal imaginable - from large predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah to the herbivores they prey on.
Day 11 : Serengeti Western Corridor
You will spend another day in Serengeti. To maximise game viewing you may carry a picnic lunch with you.
Day 12 : Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast at Kirawira Serena Camp and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and check in to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge located on the Crater Rim and your accommodation for the next two nights including all meals. Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 13 : Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will descend some 600 metres to the crater floor for a day tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkey and elephant the lake area where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Picnic lunches will be served at a scenic spot in the crater. Later in the afternoon ascend back to the lodge.
Activities and Services
Day 14 : Arusha
Breakfast and check out. Drive to Arusha and check-in to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel for overnight stay including breakfast. Enroute visit the Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Centre with lunch included.
Drinks and gratuities are for own account.
Activities and Services
Day 15 : Amboseli National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the Kenya/Tanzania border at Namanga. Clear border formalities and drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for check-in and lunch at Amboseli Serena Lodge and your accommodation for the next two nights including all meals and scheduled game activities. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the park.
Passports will be required for the Border Crossing between Tanzania and Kenya.
(Note: Please keep USD$50.00 per person aside; however original visa issued on arrival in Nairobi at the airport should still suffice for re-entry into Kenya).
Day 16 : Amboseli National Park
Magnificent views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro greet visitors from anywhere in the park. The park takes its name from a Maasai word meaning 'salty dust'. The largest elephants in Africa live here and on some mornings over 600 have been counted in the swamps. Todays game drives offer the chance to track lion, cheetah wildebeest and the rate black rhino.
Day 17 : Nairobi
Breakfast at Amboseli Serena Lodge and drive back to Nairobi where you will be dropped off at The Boma Hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.
Day 18 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Early check-out and transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your Kenyan Airways flight to either Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone Airport (Zambia) - exact airport will not be known until flights come within range.
Australian Passport Holders DO require a visa for both Zimbabwe (currently USD$30.00 per person) and Zambia (currently USD$50.00 per person).
Note: Ideal flight will be into Victoria Falls and then only the Zimbabwe Visa will be required.
On arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge by a Lodge Driver.
16h05 - You will be met for your Sunset Cruise down the Zambezi River - river usage fee USD$15.00 per person is payable direct.
19h30 - Dinner this evening is included at the MaKuwa Kuwa Restaurant - all drinks and gratuities are excluded and need to be settled direct with the restaurant.
Day 19 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
08h30 - After breakfast at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge you will be met for your Tour of the Falls - National Park Fee currently USD$30.00 per person is payable direct and in cash.
13h00 - This afternoon enjoy a Vulture Culture Lunch at the MaKuwa Kuwa Restaurant.
19h00 - Dinner this evening is at the Boma Restaurant - All drinks and gratuities are excluded and need to be settled direct with both the MaKuwa Kuwa and Boma Restaurants.
Day 20 : Overnight Travel
After breakfast at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, check out and you will be (at a time to be advised locally) met and transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival into Johannesburg you will connect with your South African Airways overnight flight to Perth.
Day 21 : End of Itinerary
On arrival into Perth you will connect with your Virgin Australia flight to your home destination.