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Best of Kenya and Tanzania Combined

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $4500 - $7000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 16 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Kenya Kenya , Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi National Park
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Cultural
This is one of our most popular safaris that covers all the major and most popular game parks and reserves in both Kenya and Tanzania. Starting from Jan 2005, the safari will run for 16-days (was previously 15-days), because we have added an extra day/night at Amboseli. The previous itinerary stayed only 1 night in Amboseli, and most of our past clients said they would have stayed longer. The safari starts by traversing Kenya’s central and northern sector across the equator line to Samburu National Reserve, a park that is home to rarely found species. From Samburu the safari goes to Mt. Kenya National Park before proceeding to the floor of the Rift Valley visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and then heading to the country’s most popular game sanctuary, Maasai Mara Game Reserve. With a break in Nairobi, the safari proceeds to Amboseli and across Namanga border to all three mostly visited Tanzania’s northern parks namely Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti Nat. Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 1. Nairobi/Samburu 
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {L, D}

Day 2. Samburu 
Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional activites include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3. Mountain Lodge 
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving
Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon as you watch game from the balcony of the lodge, with an optional guided nature walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel.
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4. Lake Nakuru 
Depart Mountain Lodge after breakfast and drive to the floor of The Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls and arriving Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. 
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5. Maasai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru in the morning and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving Mara Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. 
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6 & 7. Maasai Mara 
Two full days in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Morning and afternoon game drives with an optional visit to a local Maasai village. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 8. Nairobi 
Depart Maasai Mara in the morning and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 13:00hrs. Drop at Nairobi Safari Club. Lunch on own account/afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis. Optional dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B}

Day 9. Amboseli 
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Amboseli National Park arriving Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for lunch. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Approx Transit time: 4½ hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 10. Amboseli 
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge. 
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 11. Lake Manyara 
Depart Amboseli after breakfast and driving to Namanga (Kenya/Tanzania border) where you will change vehicle and driver/guide and proceed to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel. Then drive on to Lake Manyara National Park for dinner and overnight atLake Manyara Serena Lodge
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 12. Serengeti 
Morning game drive in Manyara Park, a park dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famour for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Depart after lunch for Serengeti Nat. Park arriving Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Approx transit time: 4 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 13. Serengeti 
Full day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see. All meals and overnight atSerengeti Serena Lodge
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 14. Ngorongoro
Another morning game drive in Serengeti, departing after lunch for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. 
Approx transit time: 3 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L, D
}

Day 15. Ngorongoro 
After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for ½ day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D} 
Pls note: Only ½ day tours may be allowed at the crater.

Day 16. Back to Arusha/Nairobi/Out
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Arusha. Lunch at Impala Hotel then to be assisted to board afternoon shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx 18:30hrs (a flying option is available). Drop at your hotel or at the airport for onward flight. End of our services. 
Approx transit time: 8 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L}

 

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