10 Days: Masai Mara, lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari Adventure
Day 1 : Nairobi – Masai Mara National Park
Depart from your hotel at 0730 hrs. a safari briefing session with our tour consultant then drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley – Masai Mara game reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya’s most favored game-viewing areas. The reserve covers 700 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. Afternoon game drive to see the sundowner as you trail the Big 5 ie Lions in large prides, Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain game. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Enchoro or Sidai Camp
Day 2: Maasai Mara game reserve
Spend full days exploring the park in search of the big 5.Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Enchoro or Sidai Camp
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Day 3 Masai Mara – Hells gate National park
Take pre breakfast then game drives then return to the camp for breakfast ,exit the park and drive to Naivasha -visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Youth hostel
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs
Day 4 : Lake Naivasha – Amboseli
Take a morning boat ride then drive to Amboseli national park with packed lunches. Afternoon game drives then proceed to Kibo safari camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.
Day 5: Amboseli – Lake Manyara
Take an early breakfast then proceed for morning game drives as you exit the park and, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to a campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 6: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park
Experience morning game drives at Lake Manyara National park then proceed to Serengeti national park. Game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 Serengeti National park National park
Spend full day exploring the park .
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Take an early breakfast, then drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater enter into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches ascend the crater and drive to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight stay
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
Day 9: Ngorongoro- Tarangire national park
After breakfast break the camp soon and drive to Tarangire national park – lunch then proceed for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at a campsite
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed
Day 10: Tarangire – Arusha
Take breakfast at leisure then drive to Arusha to arrive by 1200 hrs, board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi to arrive by 1800 hrs . Drop off at the airport
Tour price includes:-
– Guaranteed safari confirmation
-Transport in a Custom made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania
– Services of a professional English speaking guide
– Complimentary airport transfers in Nairobi
– Extensive game drives as detailed in the program
– Game parks or national parks entry fees;
– Full Board accommodations in Eco camps/campsites as per the itinerary
– Three meals per day whilst on safari
– All camping gear while in Tanzania
-Crater service fees/conservation fees.
-Ngorongoro Crater Tour
– Arusha /Nairobi Shuttle transfers
– 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
– Cultural visits to Masai villages
– Personal effects
– sleeping bags for the Tanzania section
– Kenya /Tanzania Visas
– Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari