The wonders of safari don’t need to be constrained by borders – the animals of Africa certainly aren’t. This safari will see you explore parks and reserves across both Kenya and Tanzania, offering you not only a range of habitats and wildlife, but a chance to explore two different cultures of this vast continent.
With six different parks visited over eleven days, your chances of see all of the big five of African safari are high. Plenty more animals await your discovery, such as:
Along with plenty more creatures that roam through these lands. From riverbanks to dusty plains, volcanic lakes to mountainscapes, you will see the full gamut of territory that Kenya and Tanzania have to offer in your journey.
Our tours are privately booked, meaning that your guide and tour vehicle are used only for you and your party. Your guides will be expert in the nature of the parks that you visit, giving you chance to learn about the wildlife that you encounter each day. Since you don’t need to share your itinerary, you can change details, such as flying rather than driving or completing the safari in reverse order, and some of these changes can attract extra fees.
This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
April 01- June 15
|2 people||US$ 2575||US$ 2575||US$ 2575|
|4 people||US$ 2475||US$ 2475||US$ 2475|
|6 people||US$ 2425||US$ 2425||US$ 2425|
|2 people in private jeep||US$ 360.00 Per Person|
|4 people in private jeep||US$ 180.00 Per Person|
|6 people in private jeep||US$ 120.00 Per Person|
Day 1 Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve (265 km: 5-6 hours)
Kickstart your safari tour with a early morning pickup in Nairobi from your hotel, residence, or the airport and head eat to one of the jewels in the crown of Kenyan safari; the Masai Mara. The countryside that you will encounter on the way will show you daily life in this part of the world, with families and farmers going about their business.
Upon arrival at Masai Mara National Reserve, you will have a short drive through the park as you make your way to your chosen camp or lodge. When you make it to your accommodation, you will be served lunch before setting out on a game drive proper. Your afternoon will be spent driving through the grasslands of the park, beginning your trip of discovery and finding the animals that you’ve travelled so far to see.
After a long day of travel and adventure, you can spend your evening relaxing after dinner at your accommodation. Depending where you choose to stay, there may be spa facilities and viewing decks across the Masai Mara at night. Included in this first day of your African safari is:
Day 2 Full day inside Masai Mara National Reserve
Even the words Masai Mara invoke ideas of vast plains filled with the big five of African safari;
And this is where you will be spending a full day. After you have breakfast at your accommodation, you will set out across the grasslands to explore the habitat of the most majestic creatures to walk the Earth.
Lunch will be served picnic style, keeping your fully immersed in your Masai Mara experience. The afternoon gives you chance to explore deeper and find more landscapes and wildlife to sate your appetite for the awe that nature inspires. The acacia-dotted lands have some of the highest concentrations of animals in all of Africa.
After a long and fruitful day out on the plains, the evening will return you to your camp or lodge. Here, you’ll get a hearty dinner and chance to unwind with facilities at your full disposal. The second day of your African safari includes:
Day 3 Masai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park (300 km: 5 - 6 hours)
Rise early to experience the breaking of dawn over the Masai Mara. Nocturnal animals give way to the creatures of the day, who being their early morning calls as light begins to flood the plains. The cool air gives the animals time to play, graze, hunt, and preen and this time of day is a hive of activity. Breakfast is served at your camp or lodge following your early morning game drive, and then it’s off north to visit Lake Nakuru.
You will drive through some of the Great African Rift Valley, a landscape that is, even now, being torn asunder by the forces of the Earth. Lake Nakuru is one of the great lakes of this eco-system, populated by myriad avian species and perfect for birdwatching. During the drive, you will take a break in a local town to have a local lunch, before arriving at your accommodation within Lake Nakuru National Park.
Late afternoon takes you on a game drive, with plentiful birds to spot, along with chance to see two rare rhino species and the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The long and exciting day is finished with dinner at your cam or lodge, and time recuperate, ready for the day ahead. On this day of your Kenyan safari, you have included:
Day 4 Lake Nakuru National Park – Amboseli National Park (384 km: 6 - 7 hours)
Morning brings you to an early morning game drive, watching the sunrise over the lake as the birds start their calls and the flocks of thousands of flamingos awaken for the day ahead. After this truly stunning experience you will take breakfast at your camp or lodge and depart for Amboseli.
The drive through Kenyan countryside will show you different aspects, including contrasts between town and village life and the Rift Valley and the lowland farms of the south of Kenya. During the drive you will stop for a hearty, traditional lunch. By late afternoon you’ll arrive at the gates of Amboseli National Park and have a brief game drive as you make your way to your chosen camp or lodge.
This day of travelling is completed by a quiet evening in your accommodation, with dinner and time to relax and take in the view from terraces or picture windows, depending where you’ve picked to stay. The fourth day of your African Safari includes:
Day 5 Full Day inside Amboseli National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro will be your companion throughout your time in Amboseli; she looms large over the landscape. An early morning game drive will give you chance to see her snow-capped peak before the clouds roll in for the day, as well a time to capture the animals of the park with the first light of the day. Return to your accommodation for breakfast and then set back out into the wilderness for a full day of safari adventure.
In this park lives a whole host of animals, roaming free. Not all animals are easy to find, you’re your expert Kenyan safari guide will be in contact with other guides to ensure that when the animals you’re searching for are close, you will know about it. You will have lunch in Amboseli, picnic style, so that you don’t miss a beat during your expedition.
Following the long day out in the plains, spotting:
And a whole host of other animals, it’s time to relax and return to your camp or lodge for dinner. This day of your Kenya safari includes:
Day 6 Amboseli National Park – Arusha, Tanzania (185 kms: 4 to 5 hours)
Sunrise over the plains is never something to tire of, and this morning takes you out once again to see the peak of Amboseli as well as experience the dawn chorus that breaks over the plains as the sunlight spills forth over the horizon. After this wonderful start to the day, you will return to your accommodation, have breakfast, and make your way to the Namanga border crossing where you will enter Tanzania.
It will feel like little has changed as you move from Kenya into a new country; the terrain, the weather, the smiling people, yet the safari that you will embark upon here will have many different aspects. This evening of your trip will be spent in Arusha, a major city in Tanzania, where you can choose to visit markets and museums to understand the country you’ve just arrived at.
For the Tanzanian leg of your journey you will have a new guide who will take you across this new and exciting land. After dinner at your chosen hotel, the evening is yours. Included in the sixth day of your African safari is:
Day 7 Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park (130km – 2 hours)
Your hotel will serve breakfast in the morning and your Tanzanian safari guide will collect you to make your way to Lake Manyara National Park. The countryside will roll past and you will have time to observe and see what differences you may notice now you’ve crossed the border into a new country.
Once you arrive in the park, you will be taken to your accommodation to take lunch and settle in. The afternoon will see you head out into this stunning park for a game drive. The birds and animals the live around Lake Manyara are diverse and multitudinous. If you visit during the wet season, you’re sure to see many thousands of bright-pink flamingos along the shores of the vast lake, and you’re likely to also see:
And up to 400 other species.
As an optional extra, you can choose to take a canoe out on to the lake to get a different perspective on the habitat of the fine creatures you’re seeing. As an additional activity, there is a fee of $60 per person. No matter how you choose to spend your afternoon, the evening will take you back to your chosen camp or lodge to have dinner and ready yourself for the next day’s adventures. Your first day on safari in Tanzania includes:
Day 8 Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park (205km – 5 hours)
The morning starts with an early breakfast to get you moving to the Serengeti. The bounds of the park are close by, but you’ll need to travel through the landscape to make it to your chosen camp or lodge. The Serengeti is as evocative as Masai Mara, and indeed both parks combine to make one, massive habitat.
The undulating hills of the Serengeti will spread out in front of you, dotted with acacia trees I places, with rocky outcrops rising from the grass in places. This wonderous scenery will be dotted with:
As well as plenty more. Your expert guide will show you a diverse range of animal and bird species and deftly aid in the identification to ensure your photograph collections is accurate.
Your lunch will be served picnic-style to allow you as much time as practical inside the park and out exploring, whilst dinner is back at your accommodation. The evening is yours to take in the evening activity of the Serengeti from the viewing decks or picture windows offered at your camp or lodge. Day 8, your third on safari in Tanzania, includes:
Day 9 Full Day inside Serengeti National Park
Game drives are once again the order of the day, and after breakfast it’s time to head straight out into the park. The Serengeti ecosystem encompasses over 30,000 square kilometres and bursts with life, seemingly from every corner. Although impossible to cover the whole park on your exploration, your Tanzanian safari guide will be in regular contact with others in the park so as to ensure you don’t miss out on the animals you’re here to see.
Lunch is once again taken as a picnic. Since the animals that are everywhere dine al fresco, surely, it’s fine for you too? Afternoon sees you back in your pop-roof safari vehicle to see more of the Serengeti. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the famed Great Migration, you will see up to one million wildebeest and nearly a quarter of a million zebras herding through the plains in search of fresh pastures.
Return to your camp or lodge for dinner and chance to check your photos, even avail yourself of some optional spa treatments if your place offers it. The ninth day of your African safari includes:
Day 10 Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater Rim (145km – 3 hours)
Dawn in the Serengeti is a serene time, with the shift change from night to daytime, occurring just as it has for millennia across these lands. This morning you will have chance to experience it for yourself; the sights, the sounds, the sunlight as it streams over the horizon from the rising sun. Once your appetite for awe has been sated, it’s time to go back to your accommodation for breakfast and to move on to the Ngorongoro Crater.
One the journey you can opt to stop at Olduvai Gorge and Dr Leakey’s museum. Here, you can learn about the early humans who inhabited the lands here and the archaeology that has allowed us to learn so much about our ancestors. For this fresh take on the Great African Rift Valley, there is an entrance fee of $40.
As you head towards the Ngorongoro Crater, you will continue to be able to spot wildlife throughout the grasses. You’ll stay in your chosen accommodation on the edge of the crater, the rim of the largest, inactive volcanic caldera in the world. Below you’ll see the breath-taking lands, awaiting your visit the next day. Have dinner at your accommodation and rest up to be ready for the next day’s journey. The tenth day of your African safari includes:
Day 11 Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha (190km – 3 hours)
Early light is a great time to take photographs and is the perfect time of day to see the animals in the crater active and ready to begin their day. After an early breakfast you’ll descend into the crater, this amphitheatre of nature that’s ready to dazzle you with its beauty. The crater floor is home to one of the most endangered mammals on the planet; the black rhino, and you may just be lucky enough to spot one.
Your game drive will end with a picnic lunch, giving you chance to continue your immersion into the wildlife on this last day of your safari across Africa. Once you’ve eaten your vehicle will take you up and over the crater’s edge and you will begin your journey back to Arusha.
Arrival in the cultural hub of Arusha will be in the early afternoon. Your driver will gladly send you to your hotel, accommodation, or to the local airport, depending on your onwards plans. On the final day of your African safari, included is:
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