This tour will take you to Masai Mara which is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park which is Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park. It borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park and is close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World. A visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and definitely a world-class attraction.
Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Nakuru
Pick up the Airport or your hotel within Nairobi and transfer to Lake Nakuru. Proceed on with your game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq. km. The park is home to warthogs, water buck, buffaloes, reed bucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you may find white rhinos at the southern end.
The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Lunch at your Camp. Enjoy your afternoon/evening game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
Full board accommodation included in the tour price
Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru-Masai Mara
The next two days shall be spent game viewing, either in the early morning hours or in the evening as this is when we have the best chances of seeing animals. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sun downers back at your lodge. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq. km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
Dinner and overnight at Loyk Mara Camp.
Day 3: Masai Mara
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the Savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.
Enjoy your full board basis at Loyk Mara Camp.
Day 4: Masai Mara-Serengeti
Depart after your early morning breakfast for Serengeti via the isebania/sirare border. This will include normal border crossing formalities to take only a few minutes. This is drive will take up to 8 hours through rough road. Serengeti National Park is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Tanzania and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Enjoy your en route game drive at Serengeti plains.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price.
Day 5: Serengeti
Enjoy your full day of game viewing at Serengeti National Park. The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it's now thought, better quality water. Transfer later to your Camp.
Day 6: Serengeti-Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Enjoy your early morning game drive at Serengeti, transfer after your game for Ngorongoro via the Olduvai Gorge where it’s believed the cradle of mankind were found. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World, a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.
Full board accommodation included in the tour price.
Day 7: Ngorongoro-Amboseli
Transfer after breakfast and transfer to Amboseli National Park. Famous for its big game - elephants, lions and cheetahs are the main attractions - and for its great scenery beauty. Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake-bed - Lake Amboseli. These are open plains; extensive stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland; rocky, lava strewn thorn-bush country; swamps and marshes; and at the western end of the reserve, above Namanga, the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok rising to over 2,760 m (8.300 ft) and still for the most part zoologically unexplored. Enjoy your afternoon game drive at Amboseli National Park.
Full board accommodation is included in the tour price.
Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.
Day 8: Amboseli-Nairobi
Breakfast at your Camp. Transfer after Game Drive to Nairobi.
End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
International flights(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees