Kenya – Tanzania Safari Luxury With Serena Hotels
This luxury safari takes you to the best parks in Kenya and Tanzania while staying at the award-winning Serena lodges. The itinerary can be customized to match your budget using carefully selected lodges. The itinerary is suitable as either a family or group safari.
Day 01: Nairobi:
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our professional airport representative and after a brief pre-safari briefing you will be transferred to your city hotel for relaxation before the safari the next day, overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Nairobi to Maasai Mara Game Reserve:
After breakfast, you will depart for Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the plains and savannahs of Africa. Arriving at Masai Mara in time for lunch and early afternoon at leisure. Thereafter, proceed for an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge are booked on full board.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is widely considered Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. Each year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. In the month of July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life-giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. It is a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. At the Mara River, they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating commotion as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles. The wildebeest brings new life to the Mara, not just through their cycle of regeneration of the grasslands, but for the predators that follow the herds. The Mara Game Reserve has been called the Kingdom of Lions and these regal and powerful hunters dominate these grasslands. Cheetahs are also a common sight in the Mara, as are Hyena and smaller predators such as Jackals.
Day 03: Maasai National Reserve :
This day will be spent in the Maasai Mara National Reserve with game drives, you may opt to do a half-day, full, or morning and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge booked on full board
Day 04: Masai Mara National Reserve – Amboseli National Park:
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the Kenya – Tanzania border point called Namanga via Arusha Town having a brief stop, after cross border regularities you will be met by our Kenyan Crew, departing for Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for late lunch. Early afternoon is at Leisure and thereafter proceed for an evening game drive till dusk. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Lodge booked on full board.
Amboseli National Park is known for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include the opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Amboseli also offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months.
Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, impala, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals. There are also hosts of Kenyan birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.
Day 05: Amboseli National Park – Arusha:
After breakfast, you will depart to the Kenyan Tanzanian border having a gamedrive enroute. Upon arrival at the border point Namanga, you will be met by our Tanzanian Crew and proceed into Tanzania for a safari with packed lunches. You will arrive in Arusha early evening for relaxation, and overnight at the Mountain Village Serena Lodge booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 06: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park:
Early breakfast and proceed to Serengeti National Park, you will have a few brief stops at the Kenya-Tanzania border at Isebania. You will be met on by our Tanzanian Crew, packed lunch en route, and proceed to Serengeti. Early afternoon is at leisure then followed by an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight will be at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge booked on full board.
Day 07: Lake Manyara 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 is at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge booked on full board.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized by one private organization as one of Africa. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself 2 to 3 million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). The estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high.
The Ngorongoro Crater also includes most of the animal species found in East Africa. 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 is no topic; giraffes also are absent, possibly because of a lack of browse 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 Lesser Flamingoes.
Day 09: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha:
This day will be spent in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a full day of game drives. Picnic lunches will be provided during lunch and thereafter depart to Arusha for drop off at the airport for your flight Home.
- Bed and Breakfast – Meal plan includes accommodation and breakfast;
- Half Board – Meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, OR dinner
- Full Board – Meal plan includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (mostly on safari)
- Easter Holiday& Festive Supplements Apply: Contact us for more details.
- Meals as per meal plan by the hotels, lodges, and tented camps.
- All Park Fees, conservation fees, and crater service for all National Parks and Conservation areas.
- With a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photography
- The Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide.
- Picnic lunch as you travel from Maasai Mara – Amboseli.
- Arusha – Zanzibar flight fares inclusive of taxes
- 01 liter of bottled water per person per day while on safari.
- Airport transfers.
- Items of personal use.
- Drinks and meals are out of the itinerary.
- Maasai Village Visits
- Balloon Safaris.
- Tips and gratuities.