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Eight Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Eight Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2700 - $2750
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Amboseli, Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
  • Boating
Experience both of the safari capitals of East Africa with this seven-day tour of Kenya and Tanzania. Renowned around the world for the Wildebeest Migration and offering fantastic opportunities to see the Big Five in the wild, these two countries combine to make for the ultimate safari experience. Renowned around the world for the Wildebeest Migration and offering fantastic opportunities to see the Big Five in the wild, these two countries combine to make for the ultimate safari experience. Explore the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Amboseli National Park on this amazing itinerary.

Day 1 - Nairobi - Maasai Mara

You'll depart from Nairobi after breakfast and begin the long drive south to the Maasai Mara. Stopping along the way to take in the stunning view of the Great Rift Valley, you'll arrive at the park in time for lunch at your lodge before enjoying an afternoon game drive through the iconic park. Home to the entirety of the Big Five, the Maasai Mara also plays host to the Wildebeest Migration each year and makes for a stunning backdrop for your first day of safari.

Dinner and overnight in lodge

Day 2 - Maasai Mara

Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you'll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.

Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari. You'll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.

Dinner and overnight in lodge

Day 3 - Maasai Mara - Serengeti

Bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and Kenya after an early breakfast and a morning game drive that takes you to the Isebania border crossing. After the immigration formalities are done, you'll meet your new driver and continue on into the world-famous Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive. Home to huge populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes - the picturesque Serengeti is an excellent place to spot predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs as well as herbivores including elephants, hippos, and giraffes.

This is a long day of driving. Be prepared for a tiring day!

Dinner and overnight in Lodge

 

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park

You'll wake before dawn for an unforgettable sunrise game drive. Marvel at how the sun sets fire to the savannah as you go in search of big cats on the hunt for their morning meal.

After breakfast, you'll spend an entire day out on the plains of the Serengeti searching for the Big Five and (if the time is right) the movements of the famous Wildebeest Migration. Weaving through kopjes upon which lions sun themselves, you'll see some of the world's most iconic wildlife against the open plains and big sky of Tanzania's crown jewel.

Dinner and overnight in your lodge

Day 5 - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.

Dinner and overnight

Day 6 - Ngorongoro – Arusha

After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, Cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.

After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool, then return to Arusha in the evening.

Overnight in Arusha

Day 7 Arusha – Amboseli National Park

Early Morning Breakfast then depart for Amboseli National Park through Namanga Boarder where you will be introduced to your Kenyan Guide. Arrive in Amboseli in time for Lunch. Check in at Kibo safari Luxury Camp. Later in the evening enjoy a late evening Game drive.

Diner and Overnight at Kibo Safari Camp and enjoy maasai cultural Dance.

 

Day 8 Amboseli – Nairobi

All Good things must come to an End. Breakfast at Leisure then check out and head to Nairobi for our out bound flight Home.

Alternatively you can chose to spend the night in a Nairobi Hotel close to the Airport as you rest and head home the following day.

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