Explore Kenya & Tanzania top destinations and home to many of Africa’s legendary parks. Visit Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Day 1 Nairob- -Maasai Mara Game Reserve
You will be picked-up from your hotel and driven through the scenic Great Rift Valley to the Mara Reserve. You will arrive in time to enjoy lunch and then take off on your first game drive. Dinner and your overnight at the lodge/camp
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Mara River
After breakfast you will head out, with a picnic lunch in hand, to the Mara River where you will have the chance to witness a dramatic wildlife river crossing or two. It is quite a sight to see the massed herds take the leap of faith into the Mara or Talek Rivers with the elusive crocodile is lying in wait. Later in the day you will return to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast your day will be spent exploring the park in search of the “Big Five” and trailing the wildebeest migration. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that you can never take in everything. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded on the reserve. You will easily see lion, rhino, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, warthog, hyena, jackal, wild dog, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelope 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 in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah including the lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. Later in the day you will return to lodge/camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 4: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
You will rise early and take off on a sunrise game drive before returning to camp for a hot breakfast. You will then check-out and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park; passing through the Great Rift Valley to view the spectacular scenery. You will arrive at the Pink Lake, often called this because of the great masses of flamingo that gather along its shores. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and then pass through Masai Town; arriving at the Golden Palace Resort by evening. You will check-in, enjoy the hotel facilities, including soaking in the pool before having dinner and turning in for the night.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for an extensive game drive. Lake Nakuru’s “claim to fame” is anchored with its gorgeous pink flamingos and the over 400 species of birds that live here! The lake itself is a soda lake located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Then leave for Amboseli, arriving late afternoon. Have evening game drive & return to lodge/camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 6: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast you spend a full day in Amboseli National Park, exploring the photographers paradise. Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to the Kenya – Tanzania border, The park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa 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. There is an option to visit a Maasai village. Dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 7: Amboseli – Lake Manyara (Mto Wa Umbu)
After breakfast you will check-out and drive to Tanzania through the Namanga Border with an picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. You will take part in an afternoon village walk where you will get an inside look at the homes and exquisite craft of the Mto wa Mbu’s many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and tribal painting techniques. The village walk provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa. After your visit you will proceed to Lake Manyara where you will check-in at the Lodge/camp where you will have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.
Day 8: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will check-out and take off on an extensive morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with a packed lunch to enjoy along the way. You will later exit the park and drive to the Serengeti National Park in search of the “Big 5”. The Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park. It is the Annual Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and thousands of zebra flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains in search of water and fresh grazing land. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Later in the day you will check-in and enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at lodge/Camp.
Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you will check-out and a 4 wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down into the Ngorongoro crater. The 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 that was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity. It 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! The crater houses 30000 animals and a large variety of birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at the crater floor and later ascend back to lodge/camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 10: Ngorongoro – Arusha
After breakfast you will check-out and depart for Arusha. You will arrive in time for lunch at Kobo Palace Hotel. After lunch you will be taken to the airport your afternoon flight home. This is where your safari will end.
Ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4×4 safari Land cruiser/Minibus Van
Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodation in double/twin/triple room.
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complementary bottled water whilst on safari
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not mentioned on Itinerary