8 DAYS CLASSIC COMBINED KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARI: MASAI MARA/LAKE NAKURU/SERENGETI/NGORONGORO SAFARI
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Depart Nairobi in the morning and head to Masai Mara, via the Rift Valley Escarpment. We drive west to Masai Mara, with lunch in Narok town. You arrive in Masai Mara in time for your orientation game-viewing. Masai Mara is worldly known for its exceptional wildlife. The expansive Maasai Plains are trampled by herds of zebras, elephants, rhinos, lions and more, and gives a highlight of your Kenya safari experience. Dinner and overnight will be at your camp, Miti Mingi Eco Camp/Similar.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: Masai Mara -Lake Nakuru
This starts with an early breakfast, followed by an early morning game drive as we exit the Park and head on to Lake Nakuru. On the way, you will marvel at the scenic views of the Rift Valley, and the beautiful scenery will leave you with a deeper appreciation of your Kenya safari experience. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi- Arusha
The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most beautiful National Parks in Kenya. Over a million flamingos can be found here, turning the lake shore pink. The National park is also home to over 400 species of birds, offering you sweet melodious sounds and a nature experience like no other. Lake Nakuru is also home to the endangered black and white rhinos. Looking in the trees you will also spot the giraffes and if you look on the treetops, you will see the lions staring at your safari vehicle. Zebra herds can also be found grazing on the rich grass found here. Later, we will exit the park and head back to Nairobi, where you be dropped off at your shuttle to Arusha. You arrive in Arusha in the evening, and check-in at your hotel, booked on bed and breakfast. Dinner on own.
Day 5: Arusha – Serengeti
Depart Arusha in the morning and drive to Serengeti, with lunch en-route. We arrive in Serengeti Plains in time for our afternoon game viewing session. Serengeti National Park, which is widely known for its annual wildlife spectacle, the great migration of wildebeest. The Plains are also home to resident population of elephants, cheetahs, lions, giraffes and birds. Dinner and overnight shall be at the temporary fixed tents in Seronera Campsite or Similar.
Day 6: Serengeti- Ngorongoro
After breakfast you will have your final game drive in Serengeti National Park, known for the great wildebeest migration and many animals. Later depart to Ngorongoro Crater with your lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at basic tents.
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. Later drive back to Arusha, with a drop off at your hotel, booked on Bed and Breakfast- Dinner on Own.
Day 8: Arusha – Zanzibar OR Nairobi
After breakfast Pickup from the Hotel and drop you at the Airport to connect your Flight to Zanzibar evening for drop-off at the hotel or drop-off at the shuttle bus, that will transfer you to Nairobi.
Transport on a safari van Kenya part and Land Cruiser in Tanzania part.