12 Days Best Kenya and Tanzania Safari
- Duration: 12 Days (approx.)
- Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
- Product code: P2Z1KH
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Pickup from the airport/hotel by our professional English speaking guide/driver and be taken to your hotel in Nairobi for the overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve
At 8 o’clock you will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Lunch will be picnic on the way. In the afternoon after you check in depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner ending with good time for resting at tented camp
Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular tourism destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife is most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. It’s regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Hardly can a visitor miss to spot the big five. The phenomenal wildebeest migration which is a spectacular event only seen in Maasai mara is the wonder of the world.
Dinner and overnight at Lenchada Touristic Camp http://lenchadatouristcamp.com/
Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara Reserve
Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty sited at the banks of Mara River.
Optional: In the evening, Visit the local Masai village for a Masai cultural tour at USD 10 per person. Learn about the Masai community and interact with the local Masai people. An overnight at the Masai village can be organized upon request.
A balloon safari at USD 400 per person (optional) can be organized early morning on this day then proceed with the normal program. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.
Dinner and overnight at Lenchada Touristic Camp http://lenchadatouristcamp.com/
Day 4: Depart Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park
You will enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Thereafter commence drive to Nakuru. Upon arrival at 5pm you will spend the night at the LANET MAT FAM hotel and have dinner there http://www.lanetmatfamresort.co.ke/
Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/ Hell's Gate
Depart at 7 am. You will start your trip to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate National Park for a mini safari. In hell's gate people have the option of doing a biking safari people do that here. We arrive at hell gate at 9 am and then we will finish at 12.30 . Head for lunch at the fishermans restaurant. . Enjoy an evening boat on Lake Naivasha for 1 hour for hippo viewing and bird watching. In the afternoon proceed to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Dove Nest Lodge: http://www.dovenestlodge.com/
Day 6: Lake Naivasha to Namanga Border
Breakfast at the resort and thereafter proceed to Namanga which is the border town to get ready for the Tanzania part.
Accommodation at the Namanga River hotel.
Day 7: Namanga/ Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Drive to Arusha and join a group to Manyara national park.
Manyara is 2 hours drive from Arusha and it’s a small park that you can do game drives for 2 to 3 hours. Game drive after lunch until evening.
Dinner and relax at the seronera campsite
Day 8: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Breakfast then Leave for Serengeti. Arrive and start game drive enroute to the camp.
More game drives afternoon until late evening
Dinner and relax at the Seronera Campsite
Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Early morning game drive in Serengeti until 1 pm.
Depart after lunch. Game drive enroute to ngorongoro and arrive at simba campsite to spend night there.
Dinner and relax at the Simba Campsite
Day 10: Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park
Breakfast, game drive then leave for Ngorongoro for a safari game drive with picnic lunch. Depart after 1 pm and start drive to Tarangire National park.
Dinner and overnight at campsite
Day 11: Tarangire to Arusha
Breakfast, then leave for game drive until 1pm and start the drive to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight stay at Venus Premier Hotel
Day 12: Arusha to Nairobi
Breakfast, then Board a shuttle to arrive in Nairobi at around 3 pm
- National Park fees
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Transport by private vehicle
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular tourism destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley is primarily open grassland. Wildlife is most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. Its regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife Viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Hardly can a visitor miss to spot the big five. The phenomenal wildbeeste migration which is a spectacular event only seen in Maasai mara is the the wonder of the world.
The term Serengeti means endless plains in Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. The Serengeti National park is a arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world with over 3 million large mammals. About 35 species of plains animals can be seen there including the “big 5” – Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo. Other common species found here includes hippo, giraffe, eland, impala and other antelope types, baboons, monkey and a profusion of over 500 species of birds. In May or early June, huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra begin their annual spectacular migration northwards.
Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season.
More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to the park can expect to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day.
Leopards, Masai lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotami, Masai giraffe, impala, zebras and many more wild animals inhabit this park and many can be seen throughout the year. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance. The leopards and lions are both known to lounge in the trees while not hunting for prey.
The most famous such crater is without question Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including all the big five and plenty of predators. Ngorongoro is justifiably one of the continent’s most famous safari destinations.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.