9 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari Experience
Would you like to experience the epitome of East Africa’s magnificence?
Embark on our remarkable nine-day safari through Kenya and Tanzania, where you’ll encounter the unparalleled highlights of these two remarkable destinations. This journey encompasses visits to the iconic Serengeti and the captivating Maasai Mara, along with explorations of the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. Get an up-close view of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park, track down the elusive tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park, and revel in the tranquility of Lake Naivasha.
This itinerary showcases the absolute zenith of what both countries have to offer, ensuring an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara
After enjoying your morning meal in Nairobi, your journey will commence towards the southern expanse of the Maasai Mara.
En route, you’ll make a captivating stop to appreciate the breathtaking vista of the Great Rift Valley. Upon reaching the park, a delightful lunch awaits you at your lodge, setting the stage for an afternoon filled with a game drive through this renowned reserve. Being the dwelling place of the entire Big Five and the annual spectacle of the Wildebeest Migration, the Maasai Mara provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for your inaugural day of safari exploration.
Day 2: Maasai Mara
Rise before daybreak to seize a truly unparalleled experience – observing the break of dawn over the Maasai Mara. Following a quick cup of coffee, venture into the park to witness the sun igniting the savannah while the majestic big cats exploit the morning’s coolness to hunt for sustenance.
Alternatively, take to the skies through a hot air balloon safari that elevates you above the entire spectacle. Upon landing on the plains, relish a champagne breakfast amidst the wildlife. For details on incorporating a hot air balloon adventure into your safari, consult your knowledgeable safari guide.
Subsequently, return to your lodge for a leisurely late breakfast before preparing a picnic lunch. Embark once more into the Maasai Mara for an entire day of exploration. Alternatively, you can opt for a tranquil morning at the lodge, indulge in lunch on-site, and then resume your journey in the afternoon when the weather has cooled down.
Day 3: Maasai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Commence your day with a hearty breakfast in preparation for the extensive journey to Lake Naivasha.
Upon reaching the tranquil shores of this scenic lake, a delectable lunch awaits you at your lodge. Following that, immerse yourself in an enchanting experience with a guided boat excursion on the lake, allowing you to witness the profusion of wildlife dwelling along its banks.
Completing your day’s itinerary is a visit to Crescent Island, where you’ll stroll amidst the herbivores that inhabit this sanctuary. Encounter giraffes, zebras, and various other animals up close, all in a predator-free environment that ensures a unique and secure encounter with these magnificent creatures.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli National Park
Following your morning meal at Lake Naivasha, you will embark on a journey towards Amboseli National Park.
Referred to as the Royal Court of Kilimanjaro, this remarkable park rests at the base of Africa’s loftiest peak, offering visitors unparalleled views of the mountain that are unparalleled in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Photography enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to capture the park’s extensive elephant herds set against the majestic backdrop of the towering mountain. The park’s diverse inhabitants also include lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and a myriad of other wildlife species, ensuring a captivating experience for all.
Day 5: Amboseli National Park - Arusha
An early rise awaits you today, providing the perfect chance to witness the dawn unveiling of Kilimanjaro. Africa’s majestic pinnacle is often coy, yet the early morning illumination grants you the finest opportunity to behold the tallest mountain on the continent.
Following breakfast, a relaxed morning game drive will treat you to the splendors of the park as you make your way towards the Namanga border crossing.
Upon fulfilling immigration procedures and coordinating with your new driver, your journey will proceed southward to Arusha, where you’ll spend the night in comfort.
Day 6: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
After your morning meal in Arusha, your journey will commence towards Lake Manyara National Park. The drive spans approximately two hours, allowing us to traverse the charming market town of Mto Wa Mbu en route. This vibrant hub of agriculture and fresh produce serves as a crossroads of local cultures and a treasure trove for souvenir seekers.
A brief pause at the village market will be followed by your entry into Lake Manyara National Park. The park stands as an idyllic playground for photographers, offering some of the world’s finest game viewing opportunities. Count on encountering a host of Africa’s renowned animals, with the tree-climbing lions being a particularly enchanting sight. These majestic predators recline atop acacia trees, seemingly inviting their portraits to be taken.
Bird enthusiasts will find Lake Manyara to be an absolute paradise, as the park is teeming with a diverse array of avian species. Even those new to bird-watching will be mesmerized by the sight of vast flocks of flamingos, graceful birds of prey soaring above, and the vividly hued lilac-breasted roller.
Subsequently, you’ll retreat to your chosen lodging for a delectable dinner and a well-deserved night of rest.
Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
Prepare for an early breakfast, as a day of boundless exploration and exhilaration awaits!
Our journey kicks off with a picturesque drive toward the Serengeti. En route, we’ll traverse the enigmatic mist-draped rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where the fortunate might catch glimpses of cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards amidst the lush vegetation.
Following a delectable lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to delve into the heart of the Serengeti itself. Bear witness to the iconic African savannah landscape and be astounded by the sheer multitude of creatures that roam freely across these expansive grassy plains.
As the day winds down, you’ll be treated to dinner and an overnight stay nestled within the heart of the Serengeti National Park, tailored to your chosen standard and accommodation preference from our diverse options.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Following breakfast, we promptly set out on the road back to the captivating Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Our route retraces our path through the Serengeti, this time taking an alternate course that provides abundant chances to spot the elusive creatures that might have eluded you on the second day. As far as your eyes can wander, you’ll witness vast herds of animals: migrating wildebeests and zebras, elegant and towering giraffes, sprightly antelopes and gazelles, the majestic African elephant, and the esteemed assembly of predators.
The landscape presents opportunities to catch sight of lithe cheetahs and elusive leopards, scavenging hyenas, and, in a crowning moment, the undisputed monarch of the wild; the lion.
For dinner and your overnight stay, you’ll either be situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in the nearby town of Karatu, the specifics tailored to the standard and accommodation style you’ve selected from our options.
Day 9: Ngorongoro - Arusha
Tour Includes & Excludes
- Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
- Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
- Entrance fees
- All meals while on safari and drinking water during the safari
- Government taxes
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook
- Flight fare
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Sam Diah - Safari Expart
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