This 9 day safari covers the best in both Kenya and Tanzania. We begin in Masai Mara famed for its diverse wildlife before proceeding to Serengeti which borders Masai Mara. Here you will view different wildlife. Ngorongoro is our next stop before heading to our last stop in Tarangire. This safari gives you a wholesome safari experience.
The price includes:
-Ground transport on safari in an open roof safari van in Kenya and Land cruiser in Tanzania
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation for 8 nights.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Arrival and departure transfers
-Bottled mineral water whilst on safari
The price excludes:-
-All personal travel insurance
– Personal travel insurance
– All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips,
-Any other extras not stated as included above
-Cultural visits to Masai villages – can be arranged with our guide
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
DAY 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Pick you and drive to Masai Mara with 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. Arrive at Mara in time for lunch. Later on proceed for an evening game drive in the Mara popular for the Big five (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffalo and Rhinos). Return to Camp late in the evening just in time for dinner. Overnight at the Lodge/Camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara full day
A full day is spent at the Masai Mara game reserve. Driving across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, Cheetahs and leopards with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual migrations take place (July-Oct), when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other plain game like the Topi, hearbeast, Eland. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp.
Day 3: Maasai Mara-Isabenia /Mosoma
Pre-morning game drive followed by late breakfast after which we drive to Sirari/Isebania border on Kenya/ Tanzania (Mara/Serengeti) for immigration and custom formalities which will involve change of vehicles and driver/guides and depart to Musoma in L. Victoria arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.
Day 4: L.Victoria/Serengeti
After breakfast there are lots of activities including; Fishing, Boat ride to Ngamba Chimpanzee Island, See fishing villages, other communities including the Masai of Kenya amongst other optional excursions and sightseeing. Later drive to Serengeti arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 5 & 6: Serengeti full day
After breakfast proceed for combined morning and afternoon game viewing in Serengeti with picnic lunch. This is the largest park in Tanzania covering more than 14,000 square kilometers. The park’s attractions include: The annual great wildebeest migration, the endless plains and the savannah vegetation, balloon safari and numerous birdlife and wildlife including Lion, African Elephant, African Leopard, cheetah, African Buffalo, hyena Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, baboon, African wild dog, impala and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including Kori bustard, ostrich, secretary bird, martial eagle, crowned crane, marabou stork, lovebirds and many species of vultures.
In the late afternoon, we will head back to your lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp.
Day 7: Serengeti/Ngorongoro:
After breakfast leave Serengeti for Ngorongoro with an optional stop at Olduvai Gorge or walkon mountain forest with Ranger(to pay direct), a river canyon cut a 100 metres deep through the volcanic soil of the Serengeti plains. Buried in the layers are hominids and remains of animals that lived and died more than 2 million years ago. The guides will give you on site information of the gorge. Proceed to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 8: Ngorongoro/Tarangire
After Breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro crater for a full day of tracking game in the crater floor with picnic lunch. Have a break at the Ngoitoktok springs picnic site for your picnic lunch. You will spot most if not all the big five. This huge caldera is 250 square kilometres and 600metres deep. Its spectacular settings and abundance of wildlife makes it one of the natural great wonders of the world -is referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Late afternoon drive back to Tarangire national park for dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 9; Tarangire/Arusha
After breakfast proceed for a morning game drive and after lunch depart to Arusha arriving in the evening. Drop off at your hotel.