The best of Kenya and Tanzania

This fly-drive lodge safari is for travellers wanting to experience the highlights of both Tanzania and Kenya. This safari starts and ends in the town of Arusha in Tanzania.

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The best of Kenya and Tanzania

This 12-day safari Is for guest s wanting to experience the beauty of Tanzania and Kenya. You will experience the Ngoronoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Beautiful Serengeti with its rich wildlife and Lake Victoria. 

After crossing the border to Kenya, you will see the world famous Masai Mara, get to experience the hustle and bustle of the capital city Nairobi before returning to Arusha with a stop In the Amboseli National Park.

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Prices are quoted as “from” prices, pp sharing.

How much:$ 5 265
How long:12 days
Accommodation:Lodges and Hotels
Transport:Rental Car
Start point:Arusha, Tanzania
End point:Arusha, Tanzania
Meals:As indicated in Itinerary
Countries:Kenya, Tanzania

Includes

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border)
  • Professional, English-speaking guide (change of guide at the border)
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excludes

  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and softdrinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Prices are based on 6-8 persons. The price per person will vary depending on the amount of people on this tour and the season.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After a short briefing in the morning, your safari will set off towards the Tarangire National Park. This park with its savannah, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River is home to huge elephant herds – literally hundreds of animals. Animals gather at the river and besides elephants you should see mongoose, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and head to your camp where you will spend the night.

Day 2
: Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu
You will enjoy breakfast before you leave the Tarangire Area to continue your journey to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park with its shallow alkaline lake is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. Apart from elephants, you might also spot giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas while the forests near the lake are teeming with noisy groups of monkeys. After an extensive game drive, you will travel to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. After your arrival, there might be time for an optional walk in the coffee plantations. You will spend the night at a beautiful lodge.                                                                                   
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park 
You will have breakfast at dawn before the 4×4 safari vehicle takes you to the crater rim from where you descend into the crater on an adventurous and steep trail. Down here in the crater you have the possibility of seeing all the animals that can be found in the East African savannah including the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino. After an extensive game drive, you will exit the crater in the early afternoon. The journey then continues to the plains of the Serengeti National Park – the most famous park in Tanzania and where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Hundred thousands of wildebeests and zebras cross the border from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass and water, with hungry predators following close behind…
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Serengeti National Park                                                                                                                          
Rise and shine! Up at the crack of dawn, you will be able to see the sunrise over the Serengeti before you join an early morning game drive. Upon your return to the camp, a hearty breakfast awaits. Adventurous guests may choose to experience the Serengeti from the sky and join a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. This activity is not included in the tour price and needs to be booked in advance. In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive before returning to your camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria
After an early start, you will travel through the Serengeti National Park and on your way out of the park you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet. After leaving the park, the safari continues to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The area around Lake Victoria is the most fertile and densely populated region in Tanzania. Here at Lake Victoria, you will have the chance to see another side of Tanzania. Away from the tourists and the masses, you will experience the lives of the local people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:  Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Area
After breakfast you will undertake a canoe trip on Lake Victoria. You will see how the locals catch fish and admire the previous night’s catch. After your excursion you will set off on the longest journey of your safari – the trip to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long an adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the Mara is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats like leopards and cheetahs also live here and can be spotted all year round, as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the migration. You will overnight in safari tents on the outskirts of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 & 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve
The following two days will be spent on game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Mara is home to interesting animals such as Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands and Coke’s hartebeests. You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. An incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels and thousands of animals must cross it, knowing that certain death awaits them – crocodiles hiding just below the surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year, hippos, hungry crocodiles and other animals can also be seen at the river. The reserve has over 470 bird species including about 60 predator species. You will spend two nights inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will leave the Mara to reach Lake Nakuru National Park in the early afternoon. The alkaline lake attracts seasonally huge flocks of flamingos. The park is home to over 450 bird species and 50 mammals such as Rothschild’s giraffes, common and Defassa waterbucks. If you are lucky, you will also see a leopard lounging in the branches of a fever tree. Most importantly, you might spot both the endangered white and black rhino as the park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1987.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi
Today you will leave the peace of the lake to return to civilization and the bustling capital of Nairobi. Reaching the city in the early afternoon, there will be time to explore this frenzied city of people, traffic, markets and colors. Take a taxi to see the Karen Blixen museum, Uhuru gardens, the national museum or the live snake center next door. Dinner tonight is for your own account.                                                                                                                                          
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Leaving the busy city, your journey takes you to the Amboseli National Park close to the Tanzanian border. This park is famous for iconic images of elephant herds on the plains with snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. We hope for good weather so you can see this scene for yourself. Apart from herds of elephants you might also see lions, leopards and the rest of the Big Five. Looking out from Observation Hill, you will see buffaloes, hippos and water birds frolicking in the swamps below.                                                                                          
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner              

Day 12: Amboseli National Park – Arusha                                                                                                                    
Distance approx. 400 km; driving time 5-6 hours                                                                                                 
       
Today you will continue through the park on your way to the Tanzanian border. There will be time to see more animals on your way out of Amboseli. After going through customs, you are back in Tanzania and you will continue to Arusha where you started your safari. You will be taken to the city center or to the airport, depending on the rest of your holiday program.
Breakfast and Lunch

This tour is available whole year round.
Just let us know when you want to go… or contact us for more details regarding the best time of year to book this tour.

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