Experience the ultimate 9-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari, a journey that unveils the breathtaking beauty and wildlife wonders of two East African gems. Traverse the iconic national parks of Kenya, from the Maasai Mara’s Great Migration spectacle to the captivating landscapes of Amboseli. Then, cross into Tanzania, where the boundless plains of the Serengeti and the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater await. Immerse yourself in a world of diverse ecosystems, abundant wildlife, and handpicked accommodations that blend luxury with immersion in the heart of the wild. This safari is your passport to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, where each day promises new discoveries in two of Africa’s most revered safari destinations.
Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
Your safari will start with a pick-up at JKIA Airport. You will later drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. On your way, you will have a stop-over at the Great Rift valley viewpoint for a panorama view of the escarpment, a chance for a photo session, attend washrooms, and an opportunity to visit Curio shops. You will then Proceed and arrive at Masai Mara, one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, in time for lunch. Check-in at Masai Mara Simba lodge and have a hot lunch. Freshen up and have some time to relax and enjoy the property.
Around 4 pm, you will head for an afternoon game drive. The game drive starts at the gate since the lodge is inside the park. The Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population of Big cats and the Great annual wildebeest migration to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, also known as the 7th Wonder of the world. After the game drive, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Morning breakfast and exit the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the Mara National Reserve searching for the Big 5and other animals. In case your safari falls from July to October, you will have the privilege to witness the 7th wonder of the world, the annual wildebeest migration, especially while crossing the crocodile-loaded river Mara. After the game drive, you will head to the lodge to freshen up and proceed for a freshly prepared hot dinner. Later have overnight at the lodge.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Today’s program is also very flexible; you can choose between three options. Option 1: Breakfast and exit the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the Mara Reserve, searching for the Big 5 and other animals.
Option 2: You may opt to have an early morning game drive in search of the big cat and the killings, return for breakfast, freshen up and spend the rest of the mid-morning at your leisure, either swimming in the pool or just relaxing. Later have lunch and proceed for the evening game drive around 4 pm, searching for Big five and other animals.
Option 3: Go on for an optional hot air balloon ride (USD 450pp) in the early morning, followed by mid-morning game drives before driving to the lodge for lunch. Later have an afternoon game drive.
After the game drive, you will head to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Note: With any of the three options, you can make arrangements for an Optional Visit to the Masai Village at an extra cost.
Masai Mara National Reserve – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will depart with packed lunch to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. After visa formalities at the Isebania border, you shall proceed to Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park; also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. You will arrive in the late afternoon at Tanzania Bush Camp with a game drive en-route. Freshen up and have dinner at the Camp.
Serengeti National Park
After breakfast at the camp, you shall depart with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the park for a chance to see the BIG 5, Migrations, and even many more animals. You will later return for dinner and overnight in the evening at Tanzania Bush Camp Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservancy
Morning breakfast and then drive to Ngorongoro Conservancy. You will arrive in time for lunch with a game drive en-route at Rhino Lodge. You will then leave the camp for a half-day crater tour after lunch. About the Crater: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area as a whole has much to offer, but the jewel in its crown is, without a doubt, the eponymous crater – an area of 265 sq km, which is 610 meters deep and 19 km across. The rim of the crater is an astounding 2286 meters above sea level. The floor contains a small soda lake called Lake Magadi, and it is estimated that 30000 animals live in the crater, making it the most intensive safari game viewing area on earth. It was therefore very fittingly declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. A visit to Tanzania is incomplete without a safari visit to the park. Later you will drive back for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Ngorongoro Conservancy – Amboseli National Park
Have breakfast and then drive to Amboseli National Park with packed lunch. After visa formalities at The Namanga border, you shall proceed to Amboseli National Park. You will arrive at Amboseli National Park around 2 pm. You will have a bush lunch on a hill facing Mt Kilimanjaro. After lunch, you will continue with your game drives.
This is the best park to get close to the free-ranging elephants, over 1600 elephants, and have spectacular views of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Also, you will have an opportunity to get the best snapshots of the unique African sunset and sunrise. After the game drive, you will drive to the camp and check-in at Kibo Safari Camp. You will freshen up and proceed for a warm dinner with soothing traditional music in the background. You will later have an overnight at the camp.
Amboseli National Park
On this day, you have two options to choose from:
Option one; You may opt to have an early morning game drive, return for a hot breakfast, freshen up and spend the rest of the midmorning at your leisure, either swimming in the pool or just relaxing. Later have lunch and proceed for the evening game drive. Finally, return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Option 2: You may have an early breakfast and proceed for a whole day game drive with packed lunch. Return to the camp for dinner and turn in for the night.
Amboseli National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, you will drive back to Nairobi, where you will spend the day with optional activities depending on your flight schedule. this where your 9-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari ends
Optional Activities in Nairobi
- Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage.
- Visit the Giraffe Center
- Dinner or Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for meat lovers.
- Visit Maasai Market.
- Government taxes and levies where applicable
- Park Entrance Fees
- All Airport Transfers
- Boat ride & Crescent Island
- Full board accommodation on safari.
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Driver/Guide Allowances
- Car/Driver Park Fees
- Safari based on a spacious safari vehicle with a pop up roof and fitted with a UHF Radio.
- Transport cost as per the itinerary and game drives.
- 1 litre Drinking water per person per day while on safari.
- Extras at the lodges, hotels and Camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Balloon safari
- Maasai village visit
- Travel Insurance
- All items of personal nature
- Travel and luggage Insurance
- Tips to porters and drivers
- All items of personal nature
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