These safari tour of Kenya and Tanzania takes you to Masai Mara, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti.With more than 50 parks to choose from in Kenya alone, and almost 25% of Tanzania protected as nature reserves, it's hard to decide where to go. But everyone agrees that the Masai Mara park in Kenya and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania are must-visit sites. Our Best of Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari includes them all plus a lot more! And like all East Africa Safari tours, you'll enjoy the best of Kenya and Tanzania at prices that are as amazing as the countries themselves.
Tour Length: 9 days 8 nights
1st January to 30th June - Price $ 2100 per person
1st July to 31st October - Price $ 2250 per person
1st November to 31st December - Price $2100 per person
Itinerary / Program
Day 1: Nairobi / Mara
Depart from Nairobi in the morning and head southward to the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley. Continue to Narok a small Masai town for lunch then to Masai Mara for an afternoon game viewing. Dinner and night at the campsite.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives from the comfortable base of the camp, explore the parks amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.
Day 3: Masai Mara / Nairobi
An early morning game drive followed by late breakfast and a departure to Nairobi stopping sporadically for the breathtaking panoramic views of the rift valley and adjacent landforms. The tour ends in Nairobi late in the afternoon for an overnight at the Sandton Palace Hotel.
Day 4: Nairobi / Arusha.
Pick up from your hotels in Nairobi at 7.30 am drive to Arusha with a stopover at the border post for immigration formalities, arrive in Arusha to be met by one of our staff followed by safari briefing,overnight in Arusha Hotel.
Day 5: Arusha / Lake Manyara.
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.30 am and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for afternoon game drive. A good network of tracks and roads in the park allows excellent game viewing opportunities. Animals seen include buffalo and elephant. Other animals present that can be seen with luck are the tree climbing lions, leopard and black rhino. Lesser flamingos and Egyptian geese are some of the birds seen here. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 6: Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast,leave lake Manyara for Ngorongoro crater arriving in the afternoon, descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full day crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive, return to Ngorongoro wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro / Serengeti
Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast for Serengeti arriving in time for lunch after lunch proceed for afternoon game drive in this unique park to see the many animals, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera campsite.
Day 8: Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon .The term 'Serengeti' means endless plains in Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingos, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, Dinner and overnight in your campsite.
Day 9: Serengeti- Arusha
After breakfast leave the campsite for game viewing on your way out of Serengeti, drive to Arusha via Mto wa Mbu village where the tour ends in the afternoon
Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
Park entry fee
Accommodation in tents with 2 persons per tent and all meals in Masai Mara
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
Game drives as per the Itinerary
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara - US$ 455 per person extra (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
Extras - tips, drinks etc
Items of personal use I.e Towels, Soap etc
NB: Please note that the tour can be upgraded to a more luxury lodge accommodations at extra cost.