9 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari Experience

TRIP OVERVIEW

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

After an early breakfast and a sunrise game drive, you’ll depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy your lunch overlooking the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, known as the “Garden of Eden” due to its concentration of wildlife. In the afternoon, you’ll descend 600 meters into the crater for a game drive. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa, including the rare black rhino. As evening approaches, ascend and retire to your lodge on the crater’s rim.

Tour Includes

  • 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

Tour Excludes          

  • Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook
  • Flight fare
  • Beverage

Have Any Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

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Zoe K
Zoe K
2022-10-31
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho route TTC were amazing throughout my trek to the Kilimanjaro summit in October 2022. Everything was organised so well but the really exceptional aspect was the team of local support staff and guide. AJ, Paul, Isaya, Joseph, Pascal, Renata and the 30 other fantastic people that carried, cooked, camped and cared for us. Absolutely loved every second, a trip of a lifetime, thank you 🙏
Henry S
Henry S
2022-10-31
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Once in a lifetime experience I climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company (booked through Charity Challenge UK) in October 2022. Everything was superbly coordinated by TTC, who arranged everything from porters, transport, food, tents- pretty much everything we needed to get to the summit! All of the staff from the guides and porters were very friendly and their knowledge was unrivalled. Special mentions to our lead guide, Richard, who's advice was invaluable and the other guides and porters David, Eric and Joseph (there are too many to mention). Would definitely book again with TTC in the future.
Nicola D
Nicola D
2022-10-24
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Excellent experience I just got back from climbing My Kilimanjaro on a trip organised by Charity Challenge in the UK. All the ground arrangements in Tanzania were done through Tanzania Travel Company and I would highly recommend. Staff were all excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great trip and I’m considering organising a holiday for the family with TTC in the future.
MbaleSaint
MbaleSaint
2022-08-26
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Great company with excellent staff Climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company at the end if July and the whole experience was superb. The guides, porters, cook, doctor & toilet man were unfailingly encouraging, helpful, cheerful and really seemed to enjoy their work. I would thoroughly recommend them.
PDatlen
PDatlen
2022-08-09
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An adventure you won't forget! The whole experience from start to finish was awesome and I most certainly won't forget it. From the hotel to the staff and porters who made our trek possible, the food was tasty and plentiful, we all felt like part of the team and very well looked after.I definitely recommend doing the Lemosho Route for a greater chance of acclimatisation. The summit night was by far the hardest part but well worth the effort (even I got emotional). I would urge everybody looking to climb Kilimanjaro to definitely train for a good 4-5 months before attempting this challenge, it will only enhance the mammoth achievement.
Rod
Rod
2022-08-04
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Fantastic time climbing Kilimanjaro thanks to TTC! I recently completed a climb of Kilimanjaro with a small group of 7, managed on behalf of Charity Challenge by Tanzania Travel Company. We had a fantastic (if gruelling) experience, and I cannot praise TTC highly enough. From the MD Sam and our chief guide Richard, through to every guide and porter who accompanied us (not forgetting Pius, our doctor), everyone combined the highest standards of professionalism with warmth and friendliness, and a genuine concern for both our well-being and our success in getting to the summit. Highly recommended.
Billy B
Billy B
2022-07-19
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Amazing family experience Excellent safari! Incredibly friendly and accommodating! I was having some difficulty finding a well priced thorough safari and was given a number by a family friend who highly recommended this safari company. As Tanzanians it’s rare for us to be able to see a safari but Samuel helped guide us through a plan for a truly unforgettable experience. We hide an amazingly well educated guide and driver Kamau who went out of his way to get us some truly amazing shots. At one point we were literally 2-3 meters away from 3 young male lions, I was in shock at what Kamau could point out. Food provided was excellent Tanzanian cuisine. My little brothers(8 yr)first safari and he had a fantastic time Highly recommend as a Tanzanian.
Suzie D
Suzie D
2022-07-15
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Professional, organised, outstanding Tanzania travel company are a great company, incredibly professional and organised a comprehensive and well planned trip to Kilimanjaro. The communication and attention to detail were outstanding and I would highly recommend this company to any group heading to Tanzania. Suzie, International Mountain Leader (BAIML), Women with Altitude co-ordinator.
lisaappelbaum
lisaappelbaum
2022-03-18
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Excellent experience with TTC! Setting out to climb Mt Kilimanjaro was quite a challenge and the team at TTC made it a safe and enjoyable trip! They did an excellent job guiding us through each day of the climb. I also had the opportunity to go on a safari afterwards with a guide named Livingston and he did an absolutely fantastic job getting us close to the animals and knowing the best spots in the game drives. Highly recommend this incredible travel group!
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