This tour is perfect for people who want to combine the two ultimate safari destinations Kenya & Tanzania. An abundance in wildlife awaits you in Masai Mara game reserve and the Serengeti! Other national parks that you will visit are Amboseli N.P., Tarangire or Lake Manyara. Accommodation has been chosen for its excellent location and high level of comfort.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kenya
- Day 2: To Masai Mara game reserve
- Day 3: Full day game drives in Masai Mara
- Day 4: Lake Naivasha
- Day 5: To Amboseli N.P.
- Day 6: Full day game drives in Amboseli N.P.
- Day 7: Welcome to Tanzania!
- Day 8A: Lake Manyara N.P.
- Day 8B: Tarangire National Park
- Day 9: The Serengeti
- Day 10: Game drives in Serengeti National Park
- Day 11: Game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 12: Departure
- Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Drinking water while in the vehicle
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
- International airfares
- Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
Day 1: Arrival in Kenya
On arrival at Nairobi airport your Kenyan driver/guide will be waiting to pick you up from your flight. Tonight you will sleep in Mvuli suites in Nairobi. This nice mid-range accommodation has an en-suite bathroom and comfortable beds for a good night sleep.
Day 2: To Masai Mara game reserve
After an early breakfast you will head to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve on the border with Tanzania. An excellent year round animal concentration and known for its typical short savanna plains. Home to the great migration in the months July – October when two million Wildebeest make their way northwards from the Serengeti in Tanzania.
On arrival at the gate you will have a long en-route game drive towards the tented camp where you will spend the coming two nights. After a nice lunch you will continue with an afternoon game drive to spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippo’s and crocodiles in the Mara River.
After a nice lunch you will continue with an afternoon game drive to spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippo’s and crocodiles in the Mara River.
The coming two nights you will sleep at Mara eden camp. The camps location is sublime located directly on the Mara river in the center of the reserve. Our tents are placed along the banks of the Mara river, with a seating area
at the front for relaxed game and bird viewing. All the tents have hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, 24 hour solar lighting and tasteful décor.
Day 3: Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise you will try to spot different predators that might made a kill last night. You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve.
You can decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. The secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate.
After this exciting day you will come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara river!
Day 4: Lake Naivasha
After breakfast it is time to leave the game reserve and have an en-route game drive out of the park. Today’s destination is Lake Naivasha where you will reach for a late lunch.
In the afternoon you will do a relaxing boat safari on Lake Naivasha to see hippos and many water birds like kingfishers, herons, cormorants, pelicans and many more. Later check-in at the resort. On the compound you can see zebras, waterbucks, giraffes and at night even hippos.
Day 5: To Amboseli N.P.
After breakfast you will go to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. The view of Mt. Kilimanjaro compensates for the dusty safari through the magnificent landscapes of Africa.
On arrival you will have lunch and then it is time for your first game drive in Amboseli national park. Amboseli’s fragile ecosystem displays an impressive wildlife variety, with more than 50 mammal species. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species like Thomson’s and Grants gazelles, buffalo, warthog, Maasai giraffe, impala, water buck and dik-dikthe views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro are stunning
The coming two nights you will spend at the semi-luxury Kibo Safari camp. The spacious tents have custom designed beds and locally made using bush logs and will ensure a good night’s sleep! All tents have flush toilets, showers, and wash basins.
Day 6: Full day game drives in Amboseli N.P.
In the early morning hours, the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro is usually the best and that is when you will start your safari to take breathtaking pictures of the landscape and animals. Today you will have a full day of game drives in Amboseli National park.
After the animal encounters of today you will go back to the camp in the late afternoon where you can relax or take a dip in the swimming pool.
Day 7: Welcome to Tanzania!
In the early morning you will do a game drive on your way out of Amboseli N.P. Then it is time to say goodbye to Kenya and go to Tanzania!
Nn the other side of Namanga border your Tanzanian guide will be waiting to transfer you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru.
Depending on your time of arrival you can do an optional activity organized by the lodge.
Day 8A: Lake Manyara N.P.
Today, after an early breakfast, you will be travelling to the first national park of this trip: Lake Manyara National Park.
On arrival you will stretch your legs during a 2 to 3-hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto Wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings and listen to your guide who will tell you everything about the way of living in this village.
After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. Together with the highly respected Miss Bibi you prepare a delicious Swahili meal.
In the afternoon you enter Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree climbing lion.
Your accommodation for tonight is Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!
Day 8B: Tarangire National Park
Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the first national park of this trip; Tarangire National Park. The game drive can begin!
Tarangire is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion. Also the birders will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present.
This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is also the only place in Tanzania where the oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted.
Your driver/guide will have a lunch-box for you so you can picnic at a beautiful spot in the park after which your safari continues. At the end of the safari you head for Sangaiwe Tented Lodge where you will spend the night.
Day 9: The Serengeti
After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park.
The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!
You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight.
After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you’ll have your overnight at Tortilis Camp where each safari-tent has an en-suite bathroom, modern furnishings and a private verandah.
Tonight you can share your Serengeti experiences around the campfire!
Day 10: Game drives in Serengeti National Park
Early in the morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!
We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp.
Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and were exactly you will spot wildlife.
Back at the lodge you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.
Day 11: Game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!
As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.
Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor!
After this great experience, you drive to Country Lodge Karatu to enjoy dinner and an en-suite fireplace.
Day 12: Departure
Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to do some optional activities in Arusha town at your own expense.
The driver/guide will take care of your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport. This is only possible for flights after 3 PM. If you need an extra night in Arusha please let us know.
This is the end of a wonderful tour through Kenya & Tanzania!
Lodges in Lake Mburo National Park
Leopards Rest Camp
Lodges in Bwindi Forest National Park
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Gorilla Mist Camp
Broad Bill Camp
Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mweya Safari Lodge
Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
Heritage Safari Lodge
Lodges in Murchison Falls National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge
Pakuba Safari Lodge
Heritage Safari Lodge
Standard Safari vehicles
Luxury Safari Vehicles