Kenya & Tanzania Safari – 11 Days
Take a private safari to the best of all the East African national parks. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the chance to see the great migration in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Take in the wonders of the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, the world famous Serengeti National Park, Tarangire’s gigantic Baobab trees and huge elephant populations, and the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara and Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The tour starts in Arusha and ends in Nairobi. Along the way you’ll have countless adventures in your own animal tracking vehicle, travelling the wild African savanna in search of big game. If you’re a nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don’t want to miss!.
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) -Arusha
Upon arrival, you will be met at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by me and our driver. After being taken to your hotel, your safari manager will come and meet you for a safari briefing. Whichever you choose, tonight you can sit back, enjoy your dinner and settle into the African way of life. 1st night at L’oasis Lodge or similar lodge, meals on half board basis.
Day 2: Arusha –Tarangire National Park
After breakfast from L’oasis Lodge, with packed lunch boxes, you will depart for Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, and cheetah and up to six thousand elephants.
Overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar hotel, meals on full board basis
Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Tree Climbing Lions & Pink Flamingoes
After breakfast from your hotel, you will depart for Lake Manyara. Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others.
Eventually, you will arrive and stay overnight at beautiful Lake Manyara, which Ernest Hemingway once called the “The loveliest lake in Africa.” The national park is home to the unique tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara, which you’ll have the chance to see lounging in the high tree branches.
Drive to Mto Wa Mbu village for Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge or similar hotel, meals on full board basis
Day 4: Mto Wa Mbu – Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater – Natural Wonders
After breakfast from hotel, you’ll depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a wonderful game drive and picnic lunch. The inside of the crater is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wild animal densities worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day! You’ll then stay overnight at a lodge inside the crater.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or similar hotel, All meals included
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!)
On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffaloes hiding in the bush.
The South Serengeti ecosystem belongs partly to the Serengeti National park and partly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. After the game drive, you enter the Serengeti National park and drive to your tented camp at Serengeti Bush camp or similar hotel in Serengeti, where you arrive in time for your dinner. All meals included.
Day 6: Full day game drive in Serengeti
Endless Plains of the Serengeti
Early start today; for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in the early morning light. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation centre about Serengeti at Seronera. Return to your camp for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree.
In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you to their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting. There is an optional hot-air balloon safari (not included in the package cost), which will take place in the morning, just as the sun rises. You’ll float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon; at times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing, you celebrate with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast, you receive your Serengeti balloon certificate and drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush camp in Serengeti or similar hotel, meals on full board basis
Day 7: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, we pick you and drive to Masai Mara with the stopover at the Great Rift Valley. We continue driving on through Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls with another stopover at Narok for re-fuelling. We have lunch before arriving in the Mara in time for evening game drive in the Mara popular for the Big Five (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffalo and Rhinos). The team returns to Camp late in the evening just in time for dinner. A campfire gathering under clear Africa’s Sky follows after dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar hotel, meals on half board basis
Day 8: Masai Mara – full day Game drive for Wildebeest Migration
After breakfast at your lodge, depart for a full day game drive at Masai Mara National park. You will take a picnic lunch in the bush and have the opportunity to see the ‘Big Five’ and any wildlife you may not have spotted on your first game drives.
There is an optional hot-air balloon safari (not included in the package cost), which will take place in the morning, just as the sun rises. You’ll float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon; at times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Masai Mara. After the landing, you celebrate with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast, you receive your Masai Mara balloon certificate and drive back to your lodge or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Masai Mara.
Accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar hotel, meals on full board basis
Day 9-11: Masai Mara – Nairobi International Airport.
After an early morning breakfast, we will have a game drive en-route to Nairobi City. We will have stop-overs in the towns to give you a chance to buy souvenirs. You will arrive late in the afternoon. Afterwards, you will drive direct to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight.
Group Size Per person
2 – 4 3,440US$
6 – 8 2,840US$
10 or more Contact us for price
• Airport and hotel transfers in private car
• private safari
• Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
• Services of a professional English safari guide
• All wildlife reserve entry fees
• All game drives in Tanzania & Kenya as mentioned
• All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
• 2 ltr mineral water / during game drives
• International Flights
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
• Drinks and beverages in lodges
• Laundry service
. Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (539USD per person including concession fee)
- Isebania border Visa fee into Kenya
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