Tour Duration: 13 Days -12 nights safari Countries visited: Kenya; Tanzania Highlights: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Hells Gate Amboseli, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti and Tarangire National parks Accommodations: Lodges and Tented camps all along Description: Kenya Tanzania combined safari to the must visit parks for big game viewing , Wildebeest migration hot air balloon safari , boat ride , Kilimanjaro Masai Mara and Ngorongoro crater –Adventure Migration trails safari .Walking /boat ride safari at hells gate national park .Spend quality game viewing time at Masai mara searching the big 5 ,hot air balloon safari. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July and October each year.
In Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion. In Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail.
Arrival - Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer to Best Western Meridian hotel for overnight stay in readiness for a holiday safari the following morning
Nairobi -Masai Mara Game Reserve
Pick up from Best Western Meridian Hotel 0730 hrs and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 03 & 04
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5/ other predators. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450per person. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Masai Mara -Hells gate National park
Pre breakfast game drives then return to the camp for breakfast, exit the park and drive to Naivasha -visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs
Lake Naivasha– Amboseli National park
After breakfast exit drive to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Packed lunches en route Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Amboseli National Park
A full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as "The home of Elephants' some of the largest Elephant herds are found here.
Amboseli - Lake Manyara National park
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Escarpment Lodge
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Lake Manyara - Serengeti National park
Morning game drives at Lake Manyara national park before proceeding to Serengeti national park with packed lunches. Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Katikati Camp for overnight stay
Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Katikati Camp
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dikdik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the MoruKoppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bastard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Ngorongoro- crater tour
Breakfast then head south to Ngorongoro crater. Descend into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches. Ascend the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay at NgorongoroRhino Lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Ngorongoro - Tarangire National park
After breakfast, game drive enroute for Tarangire National Park. In the afternoon you'll be taken on a game drive through the park. Many of the animals congregate around the only source of permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is the best place in Tanzania to see really big herds of elephants of up to 300 at a time on safari. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire -Arusha- Nairobi
Early breakfast ,drive to Arusha town for lunch then board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi departing at 1400 hrs - drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight .
2 people(per person)
4 people(per person)
6 people(per person)
SRS $ 635
2 people(per person)
4 people(per person)
6 people(per person)
SRS $ 115
Tour Price Includes
Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari van in Kenya and Land cruiser in Tanzania
Full board accommodation whilst on safari except in Nairobi where it is on bed and breakfast
Accommodation in double/twin room.
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
1 night hotel accommodations in Nairobi before the safari on Bed and breakfast basis
Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Tour starts/ends in Nairobi
Arrival and departure transfers
Bottled mineral water whilst on safari
Arusha Nairobi Shutle transfers
All personal travel insurance
Personal travel insurance
Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari
All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips,
Any other extras not stated as included above
Cultural visits to Masai villages can be arranged with our guide
N.B you could add a few relaxing days at Zanzibar beach