走进东非 – 行程篇

接着说说此行行程的主要亮点:

2. 行程按照我们的节奏来说不疾不徐(当然这个有主观观点,每个人出游的节奏不一定一样)。非洲之行多呆一天要算一天的费用,特别是safari trip,所以8days/7nights是个比较好的package,涵盖了肯尼亚(四晚)和坦桑尼亚(三晚),基本上想看到的动物都看到了。既有肯尼亚动物迁徙的大场面,各式动物的概括,又有坦桑尼亚针对猎豹狮子大象等稀有动物的近距离接触,节奏和顺序都刚刚好。最后三晚的桑岛之游更是点睛之笔,面朝大海,洗去一身风尘,美食美景,流连忘返。

东非旅游旺季是七八两个月,因为旱季开始,动物从坦桑尼亚迁徙到肯尼亚。我们这次是八月初到的Masai Maro,稍稍晚了几天,没有看到真正的角马过河场景。如有兴趣的朋友可以参考这个网站,HerdTracker-Live Map, 还有录的角马过河短片。然而实际过河时间每年都会变化,可遇不可求。有同学想圣诞节期间去东非,因为那会儿是雨季,虽说近年非洲也是日渐干旱,但是因为天气原因,行程还是会打折扣。

最初制定行程的时候要考虑到非洲之行主要是土路(dirt road)和塞车,花在路上的时间要远远大于google map上告诉的时间,所以不能按欧美road trip来计划,特别是时间紧的情况下,要有取舍。比如我当初考虑行程时,果断划掉了不是很顺路的Amboseli国家公园,虽说那儿可以看到非洲著名的乞力马扎罗山,但是山脉本身并不是十分惊艳,而且看不看得到还要靠运气,路上一来一往两天时间,还是舍掉了。关于行程的制定可以参考一家中文匹卖旅行工作室的行程介绍,总结的比较全,可以根据你的时间取舍。

最后强调的一点是虽然起初行程想象的再好,但实际行程还要根据具体情况调整,比如一天赶路大家都很疲劳了,就没有必要非要要求司机安排傍晚的evenging game drive,去旅馆消遣一下更舒服。这儿贴一下我之前和旅行社制定的行程-英文(通常旅行社为了争取你的生意,一般很少argue),和最终实际执行的行程-中文评论。总的来说,我们是满意的。

CONTRACT BETWEEN KAIRI TOURS AND SAFARIS AND MR. Fufu

Day 0 (8/12): Meet and Greet.

8/12/2014: BA0065 arriving at Nairobi at 21:15pm. Pick up from JKIA Airport and drop off at your Hotel which you have booked. You shall be briefed on your safari by our Airport Representative.
Drop at hotel of your choice in Nairobi

当天机场送到旅馆的司机和Safari Trip导游是两回事。所以就说了一下第二天一早八点导游来接。

Day 1 (8/13): NAIROBI –NAIVASHA
Pick up at the Hotel of your choice
On this day you will have a day trip to either Lake Nakuru or Lake Bogoria depending on where the flamingos will be in August.
Drive back to Naivasha for an overnight stay and dinner at Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

最初这家旅行社提议去Hell’s Gate国家公园看怪石,被我据了。直说第一天行程希望以水鸟为主。因为近来Lake Nakuru or Lake Bogoria都被水淹了,火烈鸟都飞走了,所以行程在走的之前不确定。后来当天司机决定还是带我们去远的Lake Bogoria,看到了少许火烈鸟,唯一就是路上遇到暴雨,这一天最后到旅馆天都黑了,司机很累,有些路上疲劳驾驶的隐患。如果你不执着火烈鸟,还是近处的Lake Nakuru就好。路上时间:9am-10am 旅行社付款;10am – 7:30pm 在路上。

Day 2 (8/14): NAIVASHA - MAASAI MARA
After breakfast leave for masai mara and later enjoy an evening game drive between 4p.m and 6 p.m
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge www.sopalodges.com
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

昨天行程太匆忙,所以Lake Naivasha的游湖安排到今早(另外付钱),非常值得看,因为看到了无数水禽,是打鸟的好机会。之后一路开到MAASAI MARA,包括两个钟的土路。5pm check in旅馆,路上偶遇一些动物,没有刻意安排evening game drive.

Day 3/4 (8/15-16): MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Spend the full day game viewing and exploring the park in search of the Big 5 with a picnic lunch with the hippos and crocodiles at the Hippo Pool i.e the Mara River famous for the great migration.
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Full day game drive for both days

这两天都是全天的game drive,中午是盒饭。第一天是7am-5pm,基本上所以动物都看到了。还开到了肯坦边界的马赛河,只是角马都已经跑到肯尼亚这面了,没赶上角马过河。但是还是看得非常过瘾。第二天是8am-3pm,略平淡。我们的司机有些体力不支。

Day 5: (8/17): MARA-ISEBANIA BOARDER-SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After break leave for drop off at Isebania border. You will find a vehicle waiting for you when you arrive.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge Meal: Dinner
Game drive on the way

今天全天赶路,早上6am出发,路上看到了漂亮的日出景色。11am 顺利过境,和坦桑尼亚的导游兼司机交接,晚6pm check in我们的旅馆。全程土路。

Day 6: (8/18): SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Full day game drive

守猎8am – 6:30pm. 一早晨近距离接触了一群大象家族和狮子家族后,剩下全天守着两只相隔不到一迈的Cheetah和Leopard,两只大猫睡得是昏天黑地,最后终于被我们等到了Leopard从树上下来的全过程。

Day 7: (8/19) SERENGETI - NGORONGORO
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa lodge. All the lodges are located at the rim of the crater and not inside since it is a conservation area.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Afternoon game drive

最后一次game drive. 7:30am 上路,中午左右抵达Ngorongoro Crate天坑,下午主要近距离守着一群狮子家族(三只公狮子,五只母狮子和四只幼师),拍了许多私房美照。

Day 8: (8/20)NGORONGORO – ARUSHA
Drop off at airport Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Arusha机场坐小飞机飞桑岛,晚点一个多钟。机场买了些木刻,后来发现是最便宜的地方。

Prices as mentioned include:
* Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring
* Full board accommodation * All park entrance fees to include government taxes
* Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
* All game drives as will be detailed in the itinerary
* Bottled water each for the Safari * Start of Safari in Nairobi and end in Arusha
* Transfer between the airport and your hotel in Nairobi Not Included: Money for tips, soft drinks or alcoholic drinks, visit to the Masai village
I hope the above is OK with you and I confirm that this is what we have agreed on.

— 以上是Safari Tour Contract —

Day 8 (con): 桑岛机场取车,自驾(车行老板领路到了石头城的旅馆,否则估计永远也找不到)。

晚上在桑岛唯一一家海鲜中餐馆Pagoda大朵快颐,还碰到了当地援建的老总们,聊得非常的过瘾。顺便领略了石头城的黄昏和夜景。

Day 9: 上午租乌篷船龟岛一游,雨过天晴,被海的颜色惊呆了。中午犹豫一下,又去了海鲜中餐馆大吃了一顿,重新开车上路,历时两个钟抵达桑岛东面最美的Paje海岸,又被我们的海景房惊呆了。晚上在南半球星空下,从沙滩上走的当地Crystal Resort里的泰国餐馆Thai/Sushi Fusion填肚子,改良版的泰餐日餐,还可以,但不要期望太大。

对了,下午刚到的时候我去沙滩找beach boy订了第二天一早的看海豚活动(两个钟)。

Day 10: 清晨6am 跟车去南面Menai Bay 看海豚,与豚共舞。回来发呆,看海。
下午自驾去北面的The Rock 和Chwaka Bay转了转,然后回来去Blue Oyster Hotel Terrace吃海鲜大餐,可惜味道比之前的中餐差好多。

Day 11: 一早开车回桑岛机场,中午飞机飞回内罗毕。安排了司机开车首都半日游,主要逛了Giraffe Centre(推荐),Karen Blixen House (没去,时间不够了),当地超市(买红茶和咖啡-推荐),Maasai Market集市(不推荐,木刻纪念品不要在首都买,贵的离谱,小贩难缠),最后一站是Pampa Grill Lavingtonm (巴西烤肉),人均消费$28,超值,但是烤肉水准跟北美还是有些区别,色拉吧种类少一些。推荐。

晚上11:50pm的飞机,需要提前三个钟到机场。

完美行程。

参考资料: 东非的功课

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