7 DAYS COMBINED KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARI: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, MASAI MARA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
Leaving the Nairobi bustle behind, we venture through the Kenyan beautiful landscapes to Lake Nakuru National Park. Upon arrival, we have an afternoon game drive in search of this park’s wildlife. This park is one of the most beautiful parks in East Africa, is known for its large population of bird species and as a rhino sanctuary. The black and white rhinos can be found here, and the Rothschild’s giraffe. The park is unique, not only in Kenya but in Africa as well, with the biggest euphorbia forest, yellow acacia woodlands and picturesque landscape. Over 56 species can be found here, including the tree climbing lions, waterbucks, the pink flamingos covering the lake shores, buffalos and more. Dinner and overnight shall be at your hotel. CityMax Hotel or Similar.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Depart from Lake Nakuru after breakfast and head for Maasai Mara National Reserve which is famous for its great herds of wild game. Almost all animals found in Kenya amongst them the “big five” are found here. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in the vast plains of Masai Mara in search of its local resident wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the camp- Miti Mingi Eco Camp or Similar.
Day 3: Full Day exploring the Masai Mara Plains
You have the option of starting the day with a balloon safari which can be arranged at an extra cost) Our days starts with the breakfast at the camp & by 0800hrs we leave the with picnic lunches for an extensive long and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara is host to a variety of wildlife and has a high concentration of wildlife compared to any other part in Africa. The landscape here is scenic savanna stretching beyond the horizon. Our knowledge-able guides will bring you closer to the beauty and uniqueness of this park. Revel in all the sounds and sights to get a truly unique experience. Venturing through the Masai Mara plains, you will get to Mara River which is a point of migration and a point to spot the crocodiles and hippopotamus. The picnic lunch will be beside a hippo pool viewing the hippos and crocodile. In the months of July – October, you can see the great migration if you are lucky, which is one of the best annual spectacles in this reserve, famous all over the world. Game viewing will continue till 1700hrs, get out of the park for 2hrs of optional activities. Dinner and overnight provided at Miti Mingi Eco Camp/Similar.
Day 4: Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park
Early Breakfast at the camp, we will have one last game drive, en-route to the Isebania Border, where we will cross over to the Serengeti Plains. Depending on the time we arrive in Serengeti, we can proceed for a game drive or just a nature walk. Dinner and overnight will be at our campsite-Seronera Campsite/Similar.
Day 5: Full Day in the majestic Serengeti Plains
You have an option to start your day scaling the Serengeti plains with a balloon safari, available on pre-arrangement) Our day starts early morning with breakfast and leave for the park with picnic lunches. A full day in the Serengeti is an adventurous safari experience and does not disappoint. Perhaps the most famous fascination with Serengeti is the wildebeest migration, which flows from the south to the Nothern side of the park in the months of April to June. Throughout the year, other residents of this park roam freely here, the likes of lions, leopard, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, serval cats and more wildlife. Dinner and overnight will be at lodge-Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge/ Seronera Wildlife Lodge/Similar.
Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we have one last game drive to witness the wildlife interactions in Serengeti before heading to the Ngorongoro Crater, with lunch en-route. Arriving in Ngorongoro in the evening, we check-in to our lodge for dinner and overnight. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge/Similar.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast, leave with packed lunch and descend 600m into the Ngorongoro Crater for a 6 hours game drive. Ngorongoro Crater has a stunning landscape consisting of the vast expanses of woodlands, savannah forests and highlands. This combined with a high concentration of wildlife, ranging from the endangered rhino species, the big cats, which include the lions, the elusive leopard, cheetahs etc. and others like zebras, buffalos, elands, warthogs, hippos and the giant African elephants, makes it one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world and giving one of the Tanzania safari experience highlight parks. Later drive back to Arusha, with a drop off at your hotel.