Cradle Trail

5 nights/6 days – (Amboseli/Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro Crater)

Day 1 Nairobi/Amboseli: Morning drive to Amboseli National Park; lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar FB

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.  They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Day 2 Amboseli: Experience the majestic view of Kilimanjaro with morning and afternoon game drives, lunch, dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar FB 

Day 3 Amboseli/Lake Manyara. Morning drive across the Kenya/Tanzania border to Lake Manyara with picnic lunches. Late afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge or similar FB.

Day 4 Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro. Morning drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive in the Crater, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or similar FB

The Ngorongoro Crater is a huge volcanic caldera that hosts a great impressive ecosystem ideal for the survival and preservation of a large diversity of animals, ranging from the lions to the uncommon horned large rhinos.  The crater itself is 600m deep to the bottom while the crater floor, is 20km in diameter filled with a diversity of wildlife, ponds plus pools.A population of about 25,000 large animals, largely ungulates along with the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, 

Day 5 Ngorongoro. Full day game drive in the Crater with picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or similar FB 

Day 6 Ngorongoro/Nairobi. After breakfast, drive across the border with picnic lunch en route to Nairobi.

Costs include:
  1. Accommodation as stipulated in the
  2. Transport in custom built minivan
  3. Services of an English speaking tour driver
  4. Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per
  5. All Government taxes and levies
Costs exclude:
  1. All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  2. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide ,alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  3. Any local or international flight and departure
  4. Holiday supplement over Easter, Christmas and New
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