Cradle of Mankind

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Great Wildebeest Migration 2017.

 

Our open departure days for 2017’s high season to view this Great Wildebeest Migration spectacle in Masai Mara, Kenya are as follows: Click here for Itinerary & Quotation and book with us in January thru March 2017 in order to enjoy A SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Any other days of your choice are welcome - we assure you our quickest response.  

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   Special Professionals Travel Program.

 

Jacko Africa Safaris is pleased to welcome you back to our newly re-structured SPECIAL PROFESSIONALS TRAVEL (SPT) PROGRAM. This year - 2017 - we invite professionals of one calling worldwide to travel with us in groups of only 10 – 12 passengers on your tour. A knowledgeable experienced local Tour Director escorts your safari for absolutely free! Enjoy a special discount if you book with us in January through March 2017. Click here for itinerary, description, departure dates, and quotation.

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Search for clean water continues…

Here we put our energies to God's service through service to a human person. Jacko Africa Safaris assists in drilling borehole wells for poor communities in Kenya. One of the sponsors below was our client - we invite more of clients to help, if interested, and we are transparent enough to coordinate your wish under our Jacko Community Projects theme.


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Cradle of Mankind - Kenya & Tanzania Combined

 

NAIROBI - AMBOSELI - NGORONGORO - OLDUVAI GORGE - SERENGETI - MASAI MARA [ BY ROAD ]

 

Day 1 :: Nairobi Arrival //..

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Jacko Africa will greet you and bring you to your hotel. No waiting, your room accommodations will have been made in advance at the Intercontinental Hotel or the Serena Hotel where you can relax the night away.

 

Day 2 :: Nairobi - Amboseli //..

Rise early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel; we dCradle of Mankind Day 2 on Safariepart by road for Amboseli National Park. There you will experience your first mid-morning game drive in a park that is famous for its breath-taking views of Kilimanjaro. The park also shelters more than 420 species of birds. Enormous Elephant population and other big game are attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch is served at the lodge, have some time to relax before departing for a late evening game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy a scrumptious dinner. Overnight at the Ol Tukai Lodge or Amboseli Serena (Driving time is 4.5 Hours)

 

Day 3 :: Explore Amboseli //..

Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up on the summit, we set off for a dawn game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. Visit to a Maasai village is planned after breakfast. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another closing game drive. Amboseli is home to the legendary Maasai tribesmen. Maasai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. Dinner and overnight at the Ol Tukai lodge or Amboseli Serena.

 

Day 4 :: Amboseli - Ngorongoro //..

After a hearty breakfast, we depart by road to Namanga border. At Namanga we will go through immigration, switch safari van(s) to Tanzania van(s) and continue by road to Arusha Town for lunch. Arusha is at half point the distance from Cairo to Cape Town. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive through rich farmland on your way to the Ngorongoro Crater.  Here our lodge is perched on the crater's rim, with spectacular views across this natural amphitheater, formed by the collapsed extinct volcano of a hundred square miles containing prides of lion, herds of wildebeests, zebra, rhinos, elephant, hippo, packs of hyena and thousands of antelopes. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Driving time from point to point.

Amboseli- Namaga is 1.5 Hours ( 30 minutes for immigration); Namanga – Arusha is 2 hours; Lunch break ( 1.5 Hours); Arusha- Ngorongoro is 3.5 Hours

 

Cradle of Mankind Day 5 On safariDay 5 :: Explore Ngorongoro //..

Today we descend into the crater in four wheel drive vehicle(s) and spend 8 hours exploring the short grass plains of the crater floor.  Because the grasses are short, game is easily spotted and can be approached quiet easily.  Ngorongoro is ten to twelve miles in diameter and two thousand feet deep.  We take picnic lunch boxes for full day excursion.  Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

 

Day 6 :: Ngorongoro - Serengeti //..

After breakfast drive the world famous Olduvai Gorge. A naturalist shall give a short story about the site. Here you have come home…. to one of the few places in the world, where mankind lived millions of years ago. A small museum on the site details the story. After your visit, we proceed to the Serengeti. We do a game-drive en-route to our lunch stop, namely Seronera Wildlife Lodge. Or, if we will have carried our picnic lunch boxes from our previous lodge, we settle somewhere and enjoy the boxed lunch. Afternoon is spent on the game-driving way to Serengeti Serena Lodge or Kirawira Serena Camp for overnight.

 

Kirawira Serena Camp is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. Big game feed in full view of the lodge. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.

 

The Serengeti Serena Lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel "huts" house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds. Overnight at Kirawira Serena Camp or Serengeti Serena Lodge (Driving time is a whole day’s experience )

 

Day 7 :: Explore Serengeti //..Cradle of Mankind Day 7 On Safari

The Maasai translation of Serengeti is "endless plains." This expansive park, which covers over 23,000 square miles, is home to thousands of animals that form the annual migration. Early morning and afternoon game drives allow you to explore the areas where thousands of animals gather during migration (movement varies month to month — but the herds are usually in Southern Serengeti Dec-May), to bear their young and continue the pursuit of food and water. Behind the masses of migrating animals, follow the ever-searching predators — watch as this life and death drama unfolds before you. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge or Kirawira Serena Camp.

 

Day 8 :: Serengeti - Maasai Mara //..

Early morning breakfast, then with picnic lunch boxes drive to Sirare / Isebania Border.  The drive is approximately 3 - 5 hours. From the border to Masai Mara is approximately another 2 hours. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is the Africa of movies and photographs: large, open grasslands dotted with acacia trees and traversed by the Mara River, teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Morning and afternoon game drives. Opportunity for an optional balloon safari. Overnght: Mara Serena Lodge/Kichwa Tembo Camp. An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabits it.Cradle of Mankind Day 8 - 9 on Safari

Driving time: Serengeti- Border at Isebania is 3 - 5 hours; Isebania- Kichwa Tembo/ Mara Serena is 2 hours

 

Day 9 :: Explore Maasai Mara //..

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. A morning game drive is planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson's and Grant's Gazelles. The best *Hot Air Balloon ride is available on this day at an additional cost. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or Kichwa Tembo Camp.

 

Day 10 :: Maasai Mara - Nairobi //..

We board our flight from Mara Airstrip to Wilson Airport, Nairobi and check into our hotel for day room, where the rest of the day is at leisure, for last minute shopping or packing. Later this evening check out of the hotel and proceed to the airport for your home-bound or onward flight with a life-time of memories. Dayroom(s): Panari Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel or Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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