Tour to Kenya and Tanzania
Departure Date: June 7, 2003
(Kenya) | Itinerary
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(Tanzania) | What's
Have you dreamed of photographing the great Wildebeest
Migration on the Serengeti Plain?
Have you pictured yourself walking across the Kenyan
Savanna with your Warrior Guide?
Have you imagined filming a great pride of Lions in
the early morning light?
Then, our Photo Safari to Kenya and Tanzania may be
your dream come true. In addition to your DreamCatchers
tour guide, you will be accompanied by Marty Blackmore,
photographer and cinematographer. Daily workshops will
be available for tips and instruction in the art of
photography and video photography.
Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in Samburu, in the
northern plains. The delicious warm days gives way to
cool crisp evenings in this arid region. Your days will
be filled with game drives, hiking and swimming in one
of the most exciting regions in Kenya. From Samburu,
we fly south to the fabulous Masai Mara. The lush savanna
of the region is home to large lion prides, herds of
elephants and elegant Masai giraffe. The huge nile crocodile
will be sharpening their teeth for the crossing the
Your Tanzanian adventure begins at Lake Manyara and
Mto wa Mbu. You are then off to the Ngorongoro Crater,
a caldera filled with the great animals of the plain
in a lush setting. Then you are off to the magnificent
Serengeti Plain. Spring in the Serengeti is the ultimate
safari experience. The Wildebeest mass in the area of
our lodge and it is not uncommon to see a million or
more in a day!
- Game drives
- Photo and Video workshops
- Samburu walking safari
- Visit to Samburu Village
- Visit to Masai Village
- Visit to Mto wa Mbu
- Special farewell dinner
- All meals while on safari (meals not included in
Nairobi unless specified)
- All flights while on safari (international airfare
DEPART U.S. (Meals
ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA. EAST AFRICA.
Evening arrival. Transfer from Komo Jenyatta Airport
to our Nairobi lodgings at the famous Norfolk
Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
(Meals aboard flight)
NAIROBI TO SAMBURU - SAMBURU INTREPIDS
After an early breakfast at the hotel we will
depart for Wilson Airport and our flight to the
Samburu Game Reserve. We will be met by safari
cars and drivers at the airstrip. Enjoy your first
game drive en route to your lodgings at the Samburu
Intrepids Club, a luxurious tented camp. Your
tent is equipped with a ceiling fan, four poster
beds, and en suite bathroom with double sinks
and hot shower.
Lunch is served buffet style on a lovely deck
overlooking the river. After lunch, don't miss
the photo seminar. At 3:30 p.m. get your cameras
ready for your afternoon game drive, watch for
elephants, zebras, kudu, baboons, monkeys, giraffe,
leopards, cheetahs and lions.
After your game drive, you are off for a sundowner.
You will be transported to a mesa which overlooks
the savanna, watch the sun set over the African
plain while enjoying drinks from the full bar
and hot hors d'oeuvres grilled over a bar-be-cue.
Marvel at the African sky with the Big Dipper,
North Star and the Southern Cross in full view
before being transported back to the Intrepids
Club for a candlelight dinner. As you fall asleep
in your luxurious tent, listen to the sounds of
the Kenyan night. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Your day begins with hot coffee or tea brought
to your tent by your steward. Watch the sun rise
over Africa while sitting on your private veranda.
Then we are off on our morning game drive. You
will see elephants, zebra, baboons and perhaps
a leopard as you drive across the magnificent
landscape. After an English breakfast, our photo
seminar will be given while on a walking safari.
Our walking safari, led by warriors will take
us into the savannah. Learn about the indigenous
plants and their medicinal uses, your guide will
tell you about the Samburu people and the animals
of the northern frontier.
After lunch, we will visit a Samburu Village.
You will be able to photograph the warriors as
they dance. When we leave the village we will
continue on our afternoon game drive.
When we return to camp, you will have time to
shower before our candlelit dinner. (Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner)
SAMBURU - MAASAI MARA - MARA INTREPIDS
Your day begins with hot coffee or tea on your
private veranda. After breakfast, our early morning
game drive will take us to the airstrip where
you we will board our flight for the MAASAI MARA.
We land at the Mara Intrepids Club's private airstrip
and are transferred to this luxury tented camp.
On your way to your lovely tent, equipped with
canopy beds and modern en suite bathrooms with
tiled floors, stop for a look at the beautiful
pool area and bar. After lunch, meet at the pool
for our photo seminar.
Your afternoon game drive begins when the lions
begin to stir. After they have slept all day in
the warm African sun, they prepare for a night
of hunting. Expect to see large prides of lion,
cheetahs, elephants, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest
and antelope. Perhaps your driver will find a
leopard hiding in the shadows of the river. At
sunset, the cars return to camp. Stop off for
high tea and barbecued snacks by the pool before
you enjoy a steamy hot shower. Then meet at the
bar to talk about what you have seen. Watch for
the leopard that snatches his dinner from a tree
across the river, and the hippos that leave the
river at dusk for their night of grazing. After
a candlelit dinner, return to your tent where
your steward has placed steaming hot water bottles
in your beds. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Your day begins with early morning coffee or tea
served on your private veranda, followed by your
early morning game drive. The cheetahs are active
while the lions sleep, watch for these magnificent
cats hunting the delicate Thompson's gazelle.
The game drive is followed by breakfast and the
morning photo seminar. Then we are off to visit
a Maasai Village. Feel free to photograph the
After lunch relax by the pool or take time to
write in your journal before our afternoon game
Tonight, after dinner take some time by the night
fire to discuss your experiences with the Maasai
people. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After your early morning coffee, you are off for
another exciting game drive on the Mara. Your
wildlife driver/guide will look for the animals
that you especially want to see. The young lions
are playful in the morning , hours can go by as
you sit and watch them wrestle with each other.
After Breakfast take time for a swim or write
in your journal before lunch.
After lunch on the patio we will meet for our
afternoon seminar. Then spend a little time bird
watching. The birds of Kenya are magnificent,
look for the kingfisher and the superb starling,
the red bishop and the weaver, the swifts, the
eagles and the lilac-breasted rollers.
At 4:00 it is time for your afternoon game drive.
Look for the regal leopard lying in wait on a
branch of a tree above a river. Stop by the Hippo
Pool and watch the hippos as they wake and prepare
for a night of grazing. Be very quiet if you watch
a bull elephant protecting his young. Try to get
a picture of a zebra's face. Perhaps you will
see giraffe as they gallop in slow motion across
the Mara. You will return in time for a hot shower
and a stop at the patio bar to compare drive notes
before a late candlelit dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch
||MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI
Enjoy your early morning coffee or tea served to
you on your veranda before your early morning game
drive. After breakfast we will transfer to the airstrip
and your flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi,
transfer to the Norfolk Hotel. Enjoy lunch at one
of the Hotel's patio or pool side restaurants.
This afternoon relax at the Norfolk Hotel or
take a souvenir shopping trip into Langatta .
This evening we will have dinner at the world
famous Carnivore Restaurant. (Vegetarian meals
are available.) (Breakfast, Dinner)*
* If your Safari ends tonight enjoy dinner in
one of the Norfolk's five gourmet restaurants.
Your hotel room will be available until time for
your transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport for
your onward flights. Your driver will meet you
in the hotel lobby and take you to your airline's
entrance door. (Breakfast)
||Double Occupancy $3065.00
Single Supplement $305.00
Kenya & Tanzania
Double Occupancy $5230.00
Single Supplement $355.00
NAIROBI - KILIMANJARO -
LAKE MANYARA - LAKE MANYARA SERENA
This morning, after an early breakfast, we will
transfer to the Wilson Airport and board our flight
to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. As we approach Kilimanjaro,
we will fly between Mt. Kilimanjaro and her sister
mountain Mt. Meru.
After passing through customs, we will meet our
private cars and drivers. Lunch today will be
at Redd's African Grille House. After lunch we
begin our journey west en route to Lake Manyara
and Mto wa Mbu for a cultural safari. People of
many tribes live in harmony in Mto wa Mbu, we
will find members of the Maasai, Chagga, Angi,
Sandawe and Kingoma tribes. This afternoon we
will visit Balaa Hill and the Banana Farms, 30
varieties of bananas are grown in the area. If
you want a good walk, climb Balaa Hill "the
hill of misfortune", our guides willl explain
how the hill got its name. (Breakfast, Lunch &
LAKE MANYARA - NGOROGORO CRATER - NGORONGORO
This morning we take a trip into the green oasis
created by the Miwaleni waterfall. We will meet
members of the Rangi tribe who collect materials
at Papyrus Lake for the weaving of their beautiful
mats and baskets, and Sandawe families who make
traditional bows and arrows for hunting.
We then continue west and begin the drive up to
the lip of the Ngorongoro Crater. The rainforest
around the crater is home to monkeys and buffalo,
watch for them on the way up the mount. You will
need a sweater, so keep one handy. As you reach
the lip of the crater, stop for a view of the
vista below you. The huge crater floor with its
streams and lakes stretches for miles.
We will arrive at the Ngorogoro Crater in time
dinner. Each room has a private balcony which
overlooks the Crater below us. Tonight, after
dinner, visit the bar, the huge fire and live
music are inviting. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast we will descend into the crater
for a full day game drive. In the crater you will
find baboons, elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos,
hippos, wildebeest and antelope. We will have
a picnic lunch in the crater at a spot safe from
lions, but stay in the car, the Kites will snatch
your food. When we have all finished lunch, our
photo seminar will begin. As the afternoon draws
on, shadows creep down the sides of the crater.
Lions begin to stir as hunting time grows near.
By six o'clock we must be out of the crater. You
will have time for a hot shower before dinner.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
SERENGETI PLAIN - SERENGETI SERENA
We leave early this morning for the Serengeti.
We will stop to see the Olupai Gorge, the birthplace
of mankind. It is here that the Leakys found Australopithecus
Bonsei. We continue west into the magnificent
Serengeti Plain. Our route to the Serengeti Serena
will take us into the heart of the Serengeti plain.
Keep a look out for the incredible amount of animals
you will see at this time of the Great Migration.
We will check into the Serena in time for lunch.
After lunch, we will set out on another game drive.
Keep your cameras loaded.
After dinner, don't miss the photography seminar.
Our rooms each have a private balcony, tonight
sit out on your balcony and listen to the sounds
of the night. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Today we will have a full day game drive with
a packed picnic lunch in the Serengeti. June is
the time that the Migration Herds gather around
the Serena. Take plenty of film and water, you
will probably want to stay out all day. If we
catch the migration just right you will see thousands
of wildebeest and zebra with lions and leopards
following along. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Tonight, after a full day of game drives, is our
special Farewell Dinner. Long pants and sleeves
is the dress of the evening. This is the time
to talk about all we have seen and done in Africa.
SERENGETI - KILIMANJARO - NAIROBI
We start our day with an early morning game drive
on our way to the Seronera Air Strip. Here we
board our plane for Kilimanjaro. We will fly from
Kilimanjaro to Nairobi where we will be transferred
to our hotel for a comfortable afternoon in our
day rooms. This evening we will be transferred
to Jomo Kenyatta Airport where we will board our
planes for onward flights. (Breakfast)
Double Occupancy $3365.00
Single Supplement $118.00
Kenya & Tanzania
Double Occupancy $5230.00
Single Supplement $355.00
All Meals as Shown
All Domestic Flights (Exclusive of round trip airfare
All Activities as Shown
Private Cars and Drivers as Shown
Round Trip Airfare to Kenya
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