12 Day Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari | Kenya & Tanzania Combined Wildlife Safari

Details

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro national park.

Destinations

KENYA TANZANIA Masai Mara Game Reserve Lake Nakuru National Park Amboseli National Park Arusha Lake Manyara National Park Serengeti national park Ngorongoro

Duration

12 Days

Availabilty

All year round


12 DAY KENYA AND TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Combined Wildlife Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

12 Days Kenya and Tanzania combined Wildlife safari will let you visit two East African Countries; Kenya and Tanzania and you will be able to visit Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national park respectively for a real African wildlife safari with lots of game viewing.

 12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Combined Wildlife Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Kenya, Nairobi
Our safari guide from MuAfrika Adventures will meet you at Nairobi International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi. Overnight at Hotel

Meal Plan: (BB)

Day 2: Kenya, Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning we shall drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve on time for lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Masai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, and zebras among others. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. Later return to the Lodge / Camp for Dinner and Overnight.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 3: Kenya, Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve

A full day is spent game viewing and exploring this natural wonder with a visit to the Mara River where the wildebeest migration takes place. Here you can see both the hippos and the crocodiles that co exist in the same waters. The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Its biggest draw card is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. In Masai Mara during the migration pick a spot by the river and watch enraptured as crocodile and lions compete to pick-off stragglers from the clattering herds of wildebeest.

Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, we have an option of joining the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight as above.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 4: Kenya, Masai Mara Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive to the world famous haunt for pink flamingos in the  shallow alkaline lake in Kenya’s Rift Valley and some 62 km2 in extent. The road from Nairobi to Nakuru passes down the Kikuyu escarpment with fine views of the Kedong Valley and Mountains Suswa and Longonot. The landscape is picturesque, areas of sedge, marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrop. In late 80’s the park also became Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, water bucks are equally at home in this unique park. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge / Camp

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 5: Kenya, Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast, return back to Nairobi. Have lunch at Carnivore restaurant where you will enjoy a meal of game meats. After lunch proceed to Amboseli National Park, home to the proud Masai tribe and the told and retold ever-lasting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro famous for its spectacular views of the peak (weather permitting) and large herds of elephants. Enjoy Game viewing on your way to Your Lodge / Camp for Dinner and Overnight.

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Day 6: Kenya, Full day in Amboseli National Park

Full Day in Amboseli with game drives at around 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya’s most popular national parks. It lies 150 miles south-east of Nairobi, very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Dinner and Overnight as above.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 7: Amboseli – Tanzania, Arusha -Lake Manyara

Morning Breakfast and proceed to Tanzania’s Namanga Border, After Clearing with the immigration customs at the Namanga Border Customs clearance, we transfer to Arusha Town for Lunch and later 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. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/Camp of your Choice.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 8: Tanzania, Lake Manyara -Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart to the Serengeti National Park through the 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 Lodge / Camp.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 9: Tanzania, Full day Game drive in Serengeti National Park

This morning after breakfast, continue on a morning game drive through the exciting scenery of the Serengeti. Lunch and continue with an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight as above

Meal Plan: (FB)

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 the lodge / Camp.

Meal Plan: (FB)

Day 11: Full Day Game drive in Ngorongoro National Park

Early morning game drive (with a picnic lunch), You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, 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 at the lodge / Camp.

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Day 12 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha/Nairobi

Enjoy breakfast, after which you will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival transfer to the Airport for your Flight Home / Next Destination.

END OF SAFARI!

The above safari Itinerary is inclusive of:

  • All Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation and fuel in a 4WD with a pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Guiding Fees
  • All Activities mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport transfers

The above Safari itinerary is Exclusive of:

  • Flights
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, beverages, tipping.

Time & Dates of Travel:
This is a private tour, departure can be organised for anytime throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.

Accommodation Booking:

The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.

Transport:

Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari mini – vans for all Midrange Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop- top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English speaking and courteous driver / guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.

For fly-in safaris, a combination of light aircraft and small planes ranging in size from Cessna 206’s to Cessna Grand Caravans and Charters but luggage is restricted. This is also Combined with the use of closed 4×4 Wheel Drive Vehicles  with pop-top roofs that pick you up from the Airfields since they are located far away from  the National Parks and Lodges that are usually in remote areas and this may involve some travelling on main tarmac or dirt Roads to reach the final destinations.

What to bring with you for a wildlife safari

  • Rain Jacket is essential as it could unpredictably Rain
  • Light Clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in the National Parks
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect you from direct sun rays
  • A zoom lense Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent Insects and Mosquitoes away.

NB: It is not a Guarantee to see all the Various Animals in the Parks especially Cats but there is a great chance that you might see them during an Evening or Early Morning Game drive because it is less hot around that time and therefore the animals are freely roaming around as opposed to typical afternoon hours when it gets too hot for the animals and they go under taking cover from the sun.