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The Great Kenya & Tanzania (09 Days)

BOOK THE GREAT KENYA & TANZANIA

Hotel Details

  • Maasai Mara, Kenya - Olengoti Eco Safari Camp OR Similar
  • Lake Victoria, Africa - Lukuba Island Lodge OR Similar
  • Serengeti, Tanzania - Pumzika Safari Camp OR Similar
  • Ngorongoro, Tanzania - Pakulala Safari Camp OR Similar
  • Arusha, Tanzania - Karama Lodge & Spa OR Similar

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DEPARTURE DATES

03 JUN – 12 JUN
10 SEP – 19 SEP
14 JUN – 23 JUN
06 OCT – 15 OCT
06 JUL – 15 JUL
06 NOV – 15 NOV
  • Any Meals other than specified in inclusions.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, porterage, telephone calls, rooms service, etc.
  • Surcharge will be applicable on particular events, festival, exhibition & fairs.
  • Any security deposit asked by the hotel during check in.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • GST extra.
  • Service tax of 9% will be extra.
  • The above prices are subject to availability of flights and hotel accommodation and services at the time of processing the reservation.
  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double room.
  • A person 12 years and below is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary.
  • The quote is based on the above hotels and any change will impact the cost. Long week-ends & school holidays in SA may attract a supplement.
  • The check-in time is 1430 hrs and check out time is 1030 hrs. Early check-in or a late checkout is not guaranteed and is only on request.
  • On certain days, we may sometimes amend / reverse the itinerary. However, all the services/inclusions will remain the same.
  • On some occasions you may have to join another group in case the group does not have adequate members.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, aeroplane, bus, ship or other services.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary
  • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, all the services will remain the same.
  • Full day vehicle is 8-9 hrs and half – day is 4-5 hrs. On the Garden Route the vehicle is available for 10-12 hrs. Any extra hours required may not be allowed and is purely on request and will be charged.
  • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour
  • The drivers/guides may not stay in the same hotel as the clients. It is customary to pay 10% gratuity (tips) both to the driver and the guide to ensure a more pleasurable services.
  • In case you decide to change the date of your return reservation once confirmed the exact amount payable to the airline will be advised once the same is confirmed.
  • Security alerts and random closures might affect the itinerary.
  • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / Coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Dream Trip4U will not be liable for the same.
  • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • Please take extra care of your personal belongings while on the tour, every country you travel to is prone to thefts and bag snatching. Dream Trip4U will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The prices are net with all bank charges to your account. Credit cards payments will attract 3.5% processing fee. Any cash payment will attract 1% processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 Days or more prior to the date of departure Deposit Amount
  • 44 – 30 Days 50 % of Tour Cost
  • 29 – 15 Days 75 % of Tour Cost
  • Less than 14 Days or No Show 100 % of Tour Cost

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HIGHLIGHTS

Nairobi – Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Arusha

  • Return airfare in economy class with taxes.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Nairobi.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Maasai Mara.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Lake Vicotria.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Serengeti.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Ngorongoro.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Arusha.
  • Daily breakfast at Hotel.
  • Maasai Mara Tour.
  • Lake Victoria Tour.
  • Serengeti Tour.
  • Ngorongoro Tour
  • Excursion : Maasai Village.
  • Boat : Boat trip in the evening, boat trip in the morning.
  • Tickets : National Park reserve and 4×4 safari, 4×4 safari, national park reserve and 4×4 safari, 4×4 safari, national park reserve and 4×4 safari.
  • Flights Included : Nairobi – Maasai Mara.
  • Transfers from Nairobi Airport to Hotel.
  • Transfers from Hotel to Nairobi Airport.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 01: Arrival at Nairobi (Dinner)

    Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport do the custom clearance and meet & greet with our local representative & take transfers to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Nairobi – Maasai Mara (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast, Take transfer to Wilson airport for a Light Aircraft to the majestic Maasai Mara National Reserve, considered the pearl of the countrys nature. The flight in a light aircraft will give us a scenic view of these hills carpeted with meadows and splashed with acacias that so much remind us of the true African countryside in the mythical film Out of Africa, reception on the landing strip and start of the safari in 4×4 to begin to experience an explosion of wildlife.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 03: Maasai Mara (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast at the hotel. Full days safari in 4×4. We will enjoy the rich diversity of wildlife that will invite us to lose ourselves in its infinite planes to encounter lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants. Until we reach the shores of the river Mara with its chocolate coloured waters in which the hippopotamuses wallow just a few metres from us. The Mara River is the natural barrier that the great migratory herds of gnus and zebras have to cross each year between the Maasai Mara Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. In our camp, we will be in a privileged place to follow the footsteps of this great migration. Walking safari to the main points on the bank where the Great Migration crosses the Mara River.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 04: Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast at the hotel. On the way out of the park we will be seen off by elegant giraffes, many hippopotamuses, gnus, zebras. We cross the border and enter Tanzania via Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world with its local customs and villages of fishermen, which adds a very interesting ethnic touch to the route. A known as Victoria Nyanza or Ukerewe, we will be received by its idiosyncrasy and biodiversity. This place is a privilege off any tourist route. Boat trip in the evening to enjoy the sunset and the wealth of birds that this unknown paradise offers.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 05: Lake Victoria – Serengeti (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast at the hotel. We will have 45-minute boat trip to see the fishermen and their traditional fishing techniques. We go on to the Serengeti National Park, the natural extension of the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. This evening we will be received by the camp staff on our return and can relax with a marvellous dinner under the stars, all in the purest style of out of Africa.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 06: Serengeti (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast. Today, Second day of our Safari Camp in the middle of Seronera (Serengeti National Park). The best safaris, or at least the best possibility of witnessing hunting scenes, are at dawn, when the Savannah awakens and the night animals are still active, and in the evening. We will spend these times looking for the big five: lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceroses and leopards. Full day safari by 4×4. We will sleep amidst one of the largest sanctuaries of wildlife on the planet. Its countryside is in the mythical image of Africa : huge spaces, deep blue skies scattered with clouds, cold sunrises and dusks of fire and at night a unique show of stars.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 07: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast at the hotel. A safari at dusk on the way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will go through another very special area of the Serengeti National Park, which are the Kopjes, islands of rocks in a sea of grass on which lions, leopards and cheetahs love to rest.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 08: Ngorongoro – Arusha (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast at the hotel. Today we take our 4×4 into the Ngorongoro Crater for our safari. No reserve offers such a grandiose spectacle as Ngorongoros volcanic crater, 600 metres deep and more than 20 kilometres wide, containing the largest permanent concentration of wildlife in Africa. The only one still active is Oldoinyo Lengai, Gods mountain for the Maasais. The Ngorongoro crater, a giant volcano which was probably originally higher than Kilimanjaro itself provides grazing for thousands of gnus, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, lions which, unlike in Serengeti, do not migrate due to the continuous presence of water in the area which assures their sustenance. After lunch, we make our way to Arusha.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 09: Departure from Arusha (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    After breakfast transfer to Arusha airport and board a flight for back home.

TIPS FOR THE GUESTS

Time Zone

Time difference = GMT +3.

Currency

The monetary unit in South Africa is the Rand (R) = 100 cents, with the international symbol ZAR. The current rate of exchange is 1 ZAR = INR 5.10. The currency exchange is subject to fluctuations and thus just an indication. Most credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) and travellers

cheques in major currencies are accepted. Petrol/gasoline cannot be purchased with standard credit cards.

Electricity

220/250 V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are of the round 3-pin variety. Bathroom plugs have two pins.

Water

Drinking water from taps is safe in towns and hotels.

Language

English is widely spoken throughout the country, although there are 11 official languages. English is commonly accepted as the business/commercial form of communication.

Immunization

No international immunization is required when visiting South Africa. Malaria risks exist throughout the year in certain areas and precautionary action is advised when visiting these areas. For further information on what medical precautions to take before travelling to Africa, please visit www.travelclinic.co.za.

Climate

South Africa’s climate is generally mild throughout the year with summer from October until March and temperatures between 15C/59F and 36C/97F. Winter temperatures vary between 2C/36F and 15C/59F. Rainfall occurs in winter months in the Cape and along the Garden Route, between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town; the rest of the country experiences summer rainfall.

Trading Hours

Shops are generally open from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday, and generally closing at 12.30 on Saturdays. In tourist areas shops are often open later during the week as well as over weekends.

Banks are open from 09.00 to 15.30 from Monday to Friday and on Saturday’s from 08.30 to 11.00.

Taxis

Taxis cannot be hailed on the street and must be ordered by telephone.

Tipping

For service is standard and any tip is normally welcome but 10% is a good guideline. Tips are not included on restaurant bills.

Safety & Security

  1. It is advisable to follow internationally accepted guidelines:
  2. Leave valuables in a hotel room safe or safety deposit facility
  3. Only carry as much cash as is necessary
  4. Don’t enter deserted or unsafe-looking areas
  5. Ensure that you have appropriate insurance cover

Taxation

14% VAT (Value Added Tax) is levied on goods and services. Foreign Tourists can have their VAT refunded at a port of exit, provided the value of items purchased exceeds ZAR 500.00 Proof of payment will be required for claims. No refund on services.

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