This 12-Day action packed safari adventure takes you through some of Kenya and Tanzania’s most iconic national parks and game reserves. You’ll explore national parks, game reserves, and conservation areas by day while staying at comfortably outfitted safari lodges and camps by night.
You will witness different types of Migrations: Flamingo in Lake Nakuru and Lake Manyara as well as the annual pilgrimage of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle: The Great Migration – to and from the Masai Mara Game reserve and all year round in the Serengeti National Park.
This journey starts with a visit Lake Nakuru National Park to see how the unique characteristics of the alkaline water promote the growth of special algae that is the genesis of one of nature’s most spectacular scenes. Every year millions of flamingos migrate to feed on the algae and watching such a mass of birds feed is quite spectacular. Then we travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve offering dramatic panoramic scenery and plenty of game. See the seasonal Migration into the legendary reserve and cross the border to Tanzania and head to Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa. From here you enter the endless plains of Serengeti National Park before proceeding to the largest unbroken Caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater. Continue this trip with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park in search of more flamingos and the legendary tree climbing lions. Round off this once in a lifetime trip by visiting Tarangire National Park to see how Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry Tarangire riverbed for underground streams while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons.
Summary of your trip
- 1 Night in Nairobi | Kenya
- 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park | Kenya
- 2 Nights Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya
- 1 Night Lake Victoria | Tanzania
- 2 Nights in Serengeti National Park | Tanzania
- 2 Nights in Ngorongoro Conservation Area | Tanzania
- 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park | Tanzania
- 1 Night in Tarangire National Park | Tanzania
Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi Kenya
On Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met by our Representative transferred to Eka Hotel conveniently located next to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport. Enjoy a refreshing Welcome drink while completing check in procedures. Settle in your room, unwind, relax and get use to the African sky. Your stay includes Dinner and Breakfast.
Day 2 Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast we head north to Lake Nakuru National park about 3 hours drive from the capital city. This park is a must for your central Kenya tour of the Great Rift Valley to see how seasonally one to two million lesser and greater flamingos dip their curved bills into the warm, alkaline water of the lake to extract their favourite food – special algae that are found in abundance in this unique water outback. Arrival in the Park is around lunch time.
Accommodation is at Lake Nakuru Lodge, a beautiful eco-lodge situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park boasting unobstructed views of the lake and wildlife. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Nakuru! It offers accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV.
Enjoy lunch at the lodge then depart for the afternoon game drive in the national Park.
Most big safari animals are present in Lake Nakuru National Park with the exception of elephants. The park is known for its populations of black and white rhino. White rhino is particularly common, and different groups can be encountered throughout the day. Hippo, waterbuck, Burchell’s zebra and Thomson’s gazelle are common on the floodplains. The tree-climbing lions have also been spotted but remain very elusive.
Overnight and dinner is at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.
Day 3-4 Masai Mara
Morning Game Drive followed by breakfast and departure for the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous reserve. World-renowned as Kenya’s richest and densest wildlife reserve, the Maasai Mara is teeming with animals of all species. Offering superb plains scenery, unmatched safari activities and diverse wildlife, Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density region for predators.
Accommodation is at Olumara Camp, a year-round small tented camp located along the banks of the Olaro Orok River, on the boundary of masai Mara game reserve and Mara North conservancy, and conducts its game drives in the Masai Mara main reserve. Enjoy a refreshing Welcome drink while completing check in procedures. Settle in your room and later have lunch. Your stay is on Full Board.
Your days will be spent on morning and afternoon 4 x 4 Game drives as well as full day wildlife adventures (during the Migration period). The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate puts Mara at the top of the list, even for the most discerning to Kenya. Masai Mara wildlife is the incarnation of nature at its best. Depending on the travel date you may witness the Great Migrations which enters the reserve from July to October. As over a million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, elands and gazelles traverse the landscape, the peaceful savannah plains are transformed into a thunderous hub of activity. The immense herds travel to the northern grazing grounds fed by the rains and fresh pasture, and their path is marked by the dust clouds that linger in the air. The journey is wrought with dangers and obstacles, including ever-watchful lions, leopards and cheetahs crouched in the grasses and the crocodile-infested Mara River taking the front row seats of the greatest spectacle on earth!
Outside the Migration period the Mara offers year-round game viewing. The reserve and surrounding conservancies offer diverse resident species experiences during safari excursions. Expected to be seen are impalas, giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalos, warthogs and other grazing herbivores. With so many prey animals, Masai Mara is a veritable bonanza for large predators, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and other stealthy, powerful hunters. The abundance of terrestrial animals is enhanced by the presence of more than 450-winged species, including 57 birds of prey.
Following 3 magnificent days of spectacular game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, our next stop on this multi country itinerary is the visit to Tanzania iconic Northern Parks for more world class wildlife adventures.
Day 5 Masai Mara – Isebania Border – Lake Victoria
Awaken at sunrise for an early breakfast then embark on a long drive to Lake Victoria via the Isebania border to Tanzania. Time will be spent at the border post for visa formalities for entry into Tanzania. Once in Tanzania we head to the shores of the largest freshwater lake in Africa: Lake Tanganyika. Accommodation is at Spekes Bay Lodge, ideal location in the vicinity of Serengeti National Park. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to partake in the activities on offer (own account) such as boat and mountain bikes excursions; fishing from the beach for Tilapia or enjoy the peacefulness – or wander around on the Lodge’s 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.
Dinner at the lodge.
Day 6 – 7 Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park
Early rise this morning to join the local fishermen for a boat trip to have first experience on the lives of these fishermen. Return back to the lodge for a scrumptious breakfast after which we head off to Serengeti National with picnic lunch Park, via the Ndabaka gate – stepping back in the Big five territory.
If you want to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo- all in one park, the Serengeti is one of the best places to do so. Depending on which time of the year you visit this park, you can also witness the Great Migration.
Known as the mecca of national parks, Serengeti is one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations and is famed for its prolific wildlife and the great Wildebeest migration. It is the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world because it has the largest concentration of big mammals in the world. Here you will encounter a mind-boggling array of wildlife. Among other leopards, cheetahs, elephants, prides of lions, impalas, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, Bat-eared Fox, Reedbuck, lots of birds and many more. In the late afternoon drive to Ang’ata Serengeti Camp your base from which to explore Serengeti National Park
Open all year ’round, the camp is situated in the central Serengeti in the Seronera area, Ang’ata Serengeti is ideally situated for game drives in all directions throughout the Serengeti all year-round.
Set in a beautiful setting with a view on the plains and valleys and surrounded by wildlife granting you the opportunity to enjoy game drives directly on your doorstep every day!
Large tents and a comfortable lounge will ensure you enjoy your free time at Ang’ata Serengeti
Your day will be spent exploring the wilderness on morning and afternoon wildlife thrilling encounters; enjoy spectacular Big five 4 x 4 Game Drives, walking safaris, as well as packed lunches, Sundowners & Bonfires
Your stay is on Full Board
Day 8 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Morning game drive followed by for breakfast at the camp. Leaving the Serengeti Behind we set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater with our packed Lunch. En route we will visit a Maasai boma to learn about Maasai way of life, livestock keeping, food & drinks used by Maasai, herding, house construction and may be participate in their traditional dances.
Accommodation in the Ngorongoro Conservancy is at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, a germ
directly set on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, overlooking the crater and all its rooms offer awe-inspiring views of the crater. Your stay is on Full Board. Enjoy the lodge amenities and relax or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off from the African sun. If you are into activity, then this is the time to embark on a guided nature walk in the forest- led by an armed Ranger. You will have an opportunity to view zebra herds, buffaloes, duikers …
Your stay is on Full Board.
Day 9 Full Day Ngorongoro Crater
This morning enjoy an early start after breakfast at the lodge. We will descend 2,000 feet below the camp to the crater’s floor. Your day here will be full of excitement as this 10-mile wide crater is home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Your experienced guide has an intimate knowledge of the area and will explain the finer, intricate details of the bush, its wildlife and its many wonders. The crater shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The area teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs. The beautiful colours and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.
Enjoy Picnic lunch on the Crater. Proceed with the game drive in the afternoon. Late in the afternoon
drive back to the lodge and dip in the pool for a refreshing swim after a long day down at the crater or enjoy games in the lodge’s game room.
Dinner is served at the lodge under the African stars or in dining room with silver and crystal.
Day 10 Lake Manyara National Park.
After a leisurely breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara National Park. It is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s densely populated African elephants’ herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.
Accommodation is at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge a tented eco-lodge set high on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley escarpment, just 20 minutes from the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park
Your stay is on Full board
Day 11 Tarangire National Park.
The last stop on this iconic journey takes us to Tarangire National Park considered as Tanzania’s third largest national park. This park is famous because it has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and these animals can be seen all year round in herds of up to 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python!
Bird lovers are also rewarded during the dry season with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird have been recorded. Enjoy lunch in the park at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. As the sunset approaches drive to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge located just few minutes from the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Burunge. Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers to Tanzania luxury tented accommodation, great service and fresh food. Your stay is on Full Board.
Day 12 Arusha – Departure
Today is your last day on your Africa Migration Wildlife Safari. One last opportunity to experience the magic that only the African Bush can offer!
After the drive return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and afterwards complete the check-out procedures followed by the drive to Arusha where this safari ends.
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