The natural enthusiasm accompanied by zeal of being outdoors for an apathy of a game drive in Africa’s bucket list destinations, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania Serengeti safari gives you the best of all African travel gratification, pleasure and fulfillment that will always leave you yawning for more… This is the trip for a real taste of East African Safari and tour adventure…
Day 1. Nairobi – Mara
Depart from Nairobi in the morning and drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara arriving at the camp in the afternoon for lunch. Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sidai Camp/Destiny eco camp mara or any of similar.
Day 2 and 3: Maasai Mara national reserve
After breakfast take a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Maasai giraffe, plum-colored topi, Coke’
s hartebeest, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, bush buck, water buck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet, blue and red-t
ailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds. Meals and overnight at the mara sidan camp or any of similar.
Day 4: Maasai Mara – Isebania to Serengeti National Park
We the lodge soon after breakfast and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari. Proceed to Serengeti national park with packed lunches enroot – game is viewed as we proceed to seronera camp for dinner and overnight stay Sleeping bag provided.
Meal plan – Breakfast Lunch – Dinner
Day 5 Serengeti National park
Day spent exploring the vast park rich with abundant wildlife Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti seronera camp/ Kati Kati Luxury tented safari 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 dik dik, 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 Moru Koppies area.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Meal plan – Breakfast Lunch – Dinner
Day 6: Serengeti –Ngorongoro Crater.
We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro crater .Stop over at The Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch en route Over at the Olduvai where we spend the night at the Ngorongoro simpa camp (Sleeping bangs provided).
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
Meal plan – Breakfast Lunch – Dinner
Day 7 : Ngorongoro – Arusha Amboseli
Morning game drive and then depart for Amboseli National park. Dinner and over night at Amboseli Kibo luxury tented camp/AA loge or Kimanacamp for budget camping safari accommodation.
Day 8: Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drive (optional visits to Masai village). All meal and overnight at safari Camp or 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. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain gamed through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon
Day 9: Amboseli – Nairobi
Early morning game drive, back to the lodge/camp for breakfast and then exit for Nairobi with lunch enroute arriving in Nairobi by evening around 16:30pm with airport drop off (optional dinner at carnivore restaurant.)
Cost: (i). —– 2160 usd per person sharing (Kenya and Tanzania Lodge Safari)
(ii).—– 1960 usd Kenya Camping and Tanzania Lodge Safari
Balloon trip is 430 usd per head in Masai Mara and 550 usd in Serengeti, i would highly recommend doing this in Masai mara as there are no hidden cost like concession fees. This makes mara a bit cheaper.
Included in this package:
- Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
- All meals noted inthe itin Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
- Transportation instandard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
- Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
- Each minivan carries safariaccessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
- Bottled mineral water during game drives.
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
- All government taxes, levies, and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers
- Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
- Laundry services.
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary