Kenya and Tanzania Classic Safari
Travel with us on this classic medium-budget safari combining both Kenya and Tanzania, the two East African nations offering you a safari experience of a lifetime, discovering the wonder of the national parks, wildlife, and birdlife. The itinerary starts from Nairobi and can be tailor-made to end either in Nairobi or Arusha, Tanzania depending on individual preference.
Day 01: Nairobi:
Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by Africa Tours representative, and after a pre-safari briefing; you will be transferred to your city hotel. Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel or Similar – booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve:
After breakfast, depart to Maasai Mara through the Great Rift Valley, you will pass through the vast plains of the savannah of Africa as you enter the spotted plains of the Maasai. You will have a few brief stops on the way then later drive into the reserve. Arrived in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure. Later you will depart for an evening game drive till dusk and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara or Similar – meals on full board.
Day 03 & 04: Maasai Mara National Reserve:
These days will be spent in the reserve with options of doing both early morning, evening, half-day or full-day game drives with picnic packed lunches. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit at (EXTRA COST) or do the ever-amazing Balloon Safari at (EXTRA COST). Overnight at AShnil Mara camp and meals on full board.
Day 05: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Amboseli National Park:
After breakfast, proceed to the depart for Amboseli National Park with the majestic Kilimanjaro in the background. Arrive in Nairobi for lunch and depart for amaboseli National Park with a game drive en route to your lodge. Check – in late evening Ol Tukai Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge\ Similar, meals on full board.
Day 06: Amboseli National Park:
This day will be spent in the park with options of doing both early morning and evening game drives , half-day or full-day game drives with picnic packed lunches. You can also participate in optional activities like visit the Maasai Village (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight are at Ol Tukai Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.
Being at the border of Kenya and Tanzania; Amboseli National Park is well known for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include an opportunity to meet the Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Day 07: Amboseli National Park – Lake Manyara National Park:
After breakfast, depart for the Kenya-Tanzanian border – Namanga, after cross border regularities you will proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, arrive in time for lunch followed by a late afternoon game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Similar – on full board.
Lake Manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park located in both Arusha Region and Manyara Region. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for the flamingoes that inhabit the lake. During the wet season, they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but are not so present during the dry season. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year, and because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a bird watchers paradise. Visitors to the park are expected to see upwards of 100 different species of birds on any day.
Day 08: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park:
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park, arriving at your camp in time for lunch, early afternoon is at leisure then followed by an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight will be at the Katikati Tented Camp or Similar – on full board.
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in Mara and the Simiyu regions. It is known for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile. Maasai people have been grazing their livestock in the open plains of the eastern Mara Region, which they named “endless plains”, for around 200 years when the first European explorer, German Oscar Baumann, visited the area in the year 1892. The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, meaning “the place where the land runs on forever”. The park is usually described as divided into three regions: Serengeti Plains, Northern Serengeti, and the western corridor.
Day 09: Serengeti National Park:
This day will be spent in the Serengeti National Park with game drives, half-day, full, or morning and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight are at Katikati Tented Camp or Similar – booked on full board.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
After breakfast, you will proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation area and arrive for lunch, after lunch you will have the afternoon at Leisure as you marvel at the wonderful conservation area. Dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on it two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high.
The large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros. There also are many other ungulates: the wildebeest, Burchell’s, the Grant’s, and Waterbuck occur mainly near Lerai Forest. There are no topics; Giraffe is also absent. Possibly because of a lack of browser species. Cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs, and leopards are rarely seen. Although the thought of as “a natural enclosure” for a very wide variety of wildlife, 20 percent or more of the wildebeest and half the zebra populations vacate the crater in the wet season. Lake Magadi, a large lake in the southwest of the crater, is often inhabited by thousands of mainly the Lesser Flamingoes.
Day 11: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha:
This day will be spent in the conservation area with a full-day game drive with picked packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities like the Maasai Village Visit at (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight at Kitela Lodge or Similar – on full board.
Day 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha – Home:
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha and arrive in time for your shuttle to Nairobi or be dropped at the airport for your flight to Nairobi and connected with your flight home or chosen extension.
- Bed and Breakfast – meal plan includes accommodation and breakfast alone.
- Full Board – meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Easter Holiday Supplement & Festive supplement apply- contact us for more details.
- Meals as per itinerary and hotel, lodge, and camp’s meal plan.
- Park fees and conservancy fees.
- Transport in Minivan with a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photography.
- Airport Transfers.
- Lunch in Nairobi on Day 05.
- Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide.
- One liter of bottled water per person per day
- Items of Personal Nature.
- The Services offered by the lodge, hotel, and camp e.g. Laundry, massage, and drinks.
- Balloon safaris.
- Maasai village visits.
- Shuttle or Flights to Nairobi on the last day.
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities.