Combine East Africa's highlights on a Kenya & Tanzania safari tour: Set off on a 14-day Kenya & Tanzania safari including a view of rhino conservation, game drives, and the option for a savanna hot-air balloon ride. Witness the abundant wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania on game drives through East Africa's greatest parks and reserves, drive through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, explore incredible national parks and stay at beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps of your choice.
- You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, meet and greet by our representative in Nairobi and be assisted to clear with customs as well as immigration formalities, for briefing and drive south passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals. Amboseli National Park is reached in the afternoon, for lunch; and later embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon one is likely to see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful back drop.
All Meals and Overnight at Kibo safari camp / similar.
After breakfast morning game drive can be taken in Amboseli when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, return to the camp for lunch and later afternoon game viewing, the game proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others. Return to the camp for Dinner and overnight.
Have an early breakfast and check out. Enjoy a game drive on your way out of the park, then drive to Namanga where you will go through immigration and customs for Kenya and Tanzania, and continue with your safari in Tanzania with the Tanzanian Crew. On arrival at Namanga border, you'll be met by our driver-guide and escorted to Arusha town in the heart of Tanzania’s safari center for lunch. You will then be driven to Tarangire National Park for dinner and overnight. Tarangire National Park is famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life, including endemic species. You will have dinner and stay overnight at the Whistling Thorn camp, which is a small and friendly community camp, with only six tents. It is only five minutes' drive from the gate to Tarangire National Park.
Dinner and overnight at Whistling Thorn camp.
After breakfast, morning game drive in Tarangire, Then drive to Karatu in the heart of coffee country. Ngorongoro Crater, is a collapsed volcano, that teems with a variety of wildlife, including the highest density of lions per square kilometre in Africa, open savannah grasslands, the Lerai groundwater forest and a soda lake tinged pink by thousands of flamingos. Drive to the crater rim to arrive in time for a cool drink and hot shower before a delicious dinner and restful night. Dinner and overnight at Crater Forest tented camp.
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunches) The Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only, ranging far and wide. Your guide will point out, among many aspects of animal behavior, the fascinating way that elephants communicate with subtle interactions. Return to Crater Forest camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Leave camp after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park, passing through rich farmland until reaching the lush montane forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Crater Highlands. After ascending and descending the rift escarpment, we'll stop first at Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most famous fossil and archaeological sites, dating back two million years and where many finds of early humans were discovered. Tour the Olduvai Museum before having a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, continue game-viewing in the Serengeti. Undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti is home to the highest density of animals in the world as well as being unrivalled for its natural beauty, diversity and scientific value. During your daily game drives you’ll witness the annual ancient drama of life, death and rebirth in this primeval wilderness. Spend two nights in Ikoma tented camp.
After breakfast, early morning game viewing as the animals begin to stir, an option of a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti’s boundless plains for a different perspective on the wildlife action. Watch as early morning activities begin: hippos return to water after foraging for food in the dark; elephants rustle through trees in search of breakfast; and lions amble back from a hunt with wide, yellow eyes. During an afternoon game drive, watch for cheetahs, crocodiles and leopards. Stay overnight at Ikoma tented camp.
After breakfast, full day game viewing in Serengeti, the best of East Africa’s game can be seen in the park, and with its high number of resident carnivores, the opportunity to find lion, cheetah and leopard is unparalleled, that combine with over two million wild beast, mankind their journey every year to the Masai Mara less than a kilometer from the lodge makes an encounter. Serengeti is also a best place for exiting bush events, including hot air ballooning over the plains at sunrise, or dinning in the bush under Africa’s star-studded night sky. Serengeti is also a best place for exiting bush events, including hot air ballooning over the plains at sunrise, or dinning in the bush under Africa’s star-studded night sky. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Early morning breakfast, check out and drive to Masai mara via Isbania border. On arrival, you will clear with the immigration as our driver guide will be waiting to Meet you for vehicle exchange. Say goodbye to your Tanzanian guide and cross Over the border back to the Kenyan soil, proceed to Masai mara, which forms the Northern part of the Serengeti. You will enjoy picnic lunch enroute and enroute game drive in masai Mara to arrive at your camp for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will have a full day to spend in this vast game reserve. You can either have a morning and afternoon game drive, or have breakfast and then head out on a full-day game drive with picnic lunches. Masai Mara is known as one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, situated in south-west Kenya. It is famous for the abundance of the big cats – lions, leopards, cheetahs – and also for the Masai people, well known for their distinctive culture. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open vehicles.
After your day in the wild, head back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, full day exploring the park in search of the Big 5 with a possibility of seeing the annual wildebeest migration that takes place from July to September every year. Optional hot air Balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 400 per person. Masai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with bird-life since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park.
Breakfast then depart for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in good time for lunch at the camp later afternoon game drive.
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingos. The number of flamingos depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingos are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingos as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Have an early breakfast and check out as you head to Lake Naivasha arriving at Lake Naivasha Resort in time for lunch. You can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure – you may want to do some of the optional activities offered in Lake Naivasha, such as bird walks and boat rides payable directly at the resort.
Optional Excursions in Lake Naivasha
1 hour boat ride : USD 30.- per person
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary : USD 45.-per person
Walking /biking safari at Hells gate national park : USD 45.- per person.
- Main Destination:
- Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
- Lake Naivasha Resort
- Mid-range tented camp located in or near Lake Naivasha
- Meals & Drinks:
- All meals included
- Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
After breakfast, depending on your onward flight arrangements and schedules, you may have more optional activities undertaken in Lake Naivasha, Later the tour returns to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. Driver to drop you at your hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
- Main Destination:
- Nairobi (Kenya)
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
- Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
- Drinks not included
- Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
- You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (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
- Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)