12 Days combined safari to Kenya and Tanzania visiting Masai Mara and Serengeti national park respectively for a real African wildlife safari with lots of game viewing. 12 Days Kenya-Tanzania Combined Wildlife Safari to Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Ambroseli, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 1: Arrival; Nairobi-Kenya
Upon your arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met by your driver/guide, who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel of choice. Dinner and over night at Oakwood (budget), Fairview (mid range), or Nairobi safari club (luxury).
Day 2: Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, drive across the plains to reach Masai Mara Game Reserve. Have lunch before heading for an afternoon game view. This drive will acquaint you with the well-known wildlife inhabitants of the famous reserve. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Springs (budget) David Livingstone (mid range) Mara Simba (luxury) (FB)
Day 3: Game Viewing Masai Mara, Kenya
This morning go for game viewing in Masai Mara. Expect to see the ‘BIG FIVE’ wildlife; i.e. The lion, Elephant, Leopard, buffalo and cheetah. Dinner and overnight as above
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru, Game drive & Birding
Depart to Lake Nakuru. You will spend the afternoon on a game drive on the base of the Rift Valley where you can anticipate seeing millions of flamingos as they gather to the shores to feed. This is a sight not to be missed. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (FB)
Day 5: Transfer to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi – Kenya
After breakfast, return back to Nairobi. Have lunch at Carnivore restaurant where you will enjoy the meal of game meats and exotic fare at. After lunch proceed to Amboseli National Park, home to the proud Masai tribe and the told and retold ever-lasting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. A game drive in this park will enable you to meet lion, giraffe, cheetah and Elephant. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge (luxury) Sopa lodge (mid range/budget). (Full board)
Day 6: Game drive, Amboseli National Park
Full day of game viewing in Amboseli. Dinner and Overnight as above. (Full board)
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Manyara – Tanzania
Today you will connect to the Namanga border after clearing with the immigration customs. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park where herds of baboons are often seen walking by the succulent forest on the lakeside. This park is most prominent for its tree-climbing lion that can be spotted draped over branches of acacia trees. Enjoy an afternoon game drive after lunch. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (luxury) lake manyara hotel (mid range) lake manyara view lodge (budget) (FB)
Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti National Park – Tanzania
After breakfast, depart to the Serengeti National Park. You will pass via Olduvai Gorge, known as the “land of humanity’ for the leavings of prehistoric inhabitants that were met there. Arrive at your lodge in the Serengeti in time for lunch before going for an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge (full board)
Day 9: Game drive, Serengeti Tanzania
This morning after breakfast, continue on a morning game drives through the exciting scenery of the Serengeti. Back to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon game, dinner and overnight as above
Day 10: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
You will drive to the fabled Ngorongoro Crater with its truly breathtaking views. Continue round the rim, where a crew of guides, a ranger and Masai and donkeys will be waiting. Begin a marvelous walk in this pristine Masai land. The track takes you part way around the rim of the crater through open woodland and acacia forests.
To your right are the remarkably spectacular views of the crater floor below, and to your left are the endless plains of the Serengeti. A very simple camp is set in a remote location where one of the important rivers off the highland volcanoes enters the crater. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge (FB)
Day 11: Game drive, Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos Antelopes and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long necked heron and the cattle eagle. In the afternoon you will enjoy walking safari on the crater rim. Dinner and overnight Ngorongoro wildlife lodge.
Day 12 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha / Nairobi
Enjoy breakfast, after which you will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha/Nairobi you will have lunch, dinner and overnight at the lodge.