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 lifetime safari experience and discover the wonder of the national parks, wildlife and the birdlife. The itinerary starts from Nairobi and can be tailor made to end either in Nairobi or Arusha, Tanzania depending individual preference.
Day 01: Nairobi:
Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by Africa Tours professional driver guide and after a pre-safari briefing; you will be transferred to the city hotel to relax for the night before your safari. Overnight is 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 few brief stops on the way then later drive into the reserve. Arrival in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure. Later you will depart for an evening gamedrive till dusk and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara or Similar – booked on full board.
Day 03 & 04: Maasai Mara National Reserve:
These days will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with 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). All meals and overnight is at Ashnil Mara or Similar – booked on full board.
Day 05: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Amboseli National Park:
After breakfast, proceed to the most magnificent park at the south west of Kenya – the Amboseli National Park. You will arrive Nairobi for lunch, thereafter you depart through the migration salient of the Nairobi National Park and a few ranches on the way and arrive in time for check in at the lodge and thereafter evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight is at The Ol Tukai Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.
Day 06: Amboseli National Park:
This day will be spent in the park with options of both doing early morning and evening game drives or half day game drive or full day game drive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities like the Maasai Village Visit at (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at The 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 includes an opportunity to meet 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 you will 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 an evening game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight is at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.
Lake Manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park located in both Arusha Region and Manyara Region, Tanzania. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for the flamingoes that inhabit the lake. During wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and also many remains throughout the year, and because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to the park are expected to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day.
Day 08: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park:
After breakfast you will proceed to Serengeti National Park, you will have a few brief stops along the way before 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 – booked 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 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 western corridor.
Day 09: Serengeti National Park:
This day will be spent in the Serengeti National Park with game drives. You may decide to do a half day, full or morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight is Katikati Tented Camp or Similar – booked on full board.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
After breakfast you will proceed to 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 Kitela Lodge or Similar – booked on full board.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) 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 the Africa. 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 ranges 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 topis; Giraffe also are absent, possibly because of a lack of browse species. Cheetah, lions, African wild dog, and leopard are rarely seen. Although thought of as “a natural enclosure” for a very wide variety of wildlife, 20 per cent 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 packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities like the Maasai Village Visit at (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at Kitela Lodge or Similar – booked 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 connect with your flight home or depart for home.
- 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 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 litre of bottled water per person per day
- Items of Personal Nature.
- The Services offered by the lodge, hotel and camp e.g. Laundry, massage, drinks.
- Balloon safaris.
- Maasai village visits.
- Shuttle or Flights to Nairobi on the last day.
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities.