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12 Days Kenya and Tanzania: Impala Safari

This a 12-Day Safari combining both Kenya's and Tanzania's favourite parks. This Safari will take you to Amboseli for elephants and views of Mt. kilimnajaro, Tarangire for its famous tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara for flamingos,Ngorongoro for the wild variety of animals and awesome scenery, Serengeti and maasai mara for their wonders- Migration takes place across these two parks and finally Lake Naivasha for a boat trip and bird walking safari.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $5290 - $7560
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 12 days
Best months: January - March, June - December
Countries visited Kenya Kenya , Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Nakuru
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
This a 12-Day Safari combining both Kenya's and Tanzania's favourite parks. This Safari will take you to Amboseli for elephants and views of Mt. kilimnajaro, Tarangire for its famous tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara for flamingos,Ngorongoro for the wild variety of animals and awesome scenery, Serengeti and maasai mara for their wonders- Migration takes place across these two parks and finally Lake Naivasha for a boat trip and bird walking safari.
Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel at 6.30 a.m the morning and drive south across the Athi Plains, home of the Masai, via the trading town of Namanga near the Tanzanian border and on to Amboseli. Enter Amboseli park driving slowly, looking for lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, antelopes and different kind of birds. Check in at Oltukai Lodge/Amboseli Serena, after checking in take your lunch followed by a short afternoon relaxation. At 4 pm go for the evening game drive in the small but game filled Amboseli national park with a chance to see Elephants, lions, cheetahs, gazelles, wildebeests, buffalos zebras, warthogs, different birds and of course Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Oltukai Lodge/Amboseli Serena. Alternative accommodation: *Tortilis camp*
 
Day 2: Amboseli to Tarangire
Depart Amboseli after an early morning breakfast and drive to Tarangire via Namanga boarder. After boarder paper work for Visa, you will proceed to the Tarangire National park, a park famed for its tree-climbing lions. Arrive at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive will be at 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Alternative accommodation-*Tarangire Safari Lodge/Lemala Tarangire*
 
Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara
Have an early morning game drive at 6.30 to 8.30 a.m followed by your breakfast. After breakfast, depart Tarangire and drive for approx. one hour to Lake Manyara. Have a mid morning game drive at the Lake Manyara then proceed for Lunch as well as check in at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. Alternative Accommodation: *Lemala Manyara/Escarpment Luxury Lodge*
 
Day 4: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro.
Have an early morning cup of tea/coffee at 6.30 a.m before departing for an early morning game drive. At 8.30 a.m, return to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, depart Lake Manyara and drive for approximately 1 hour to Ngorongoro crater. Check in at the Ngorongoro Serena as well as pick up packed lunch then proceed to descend to the crater floor where you will spend atleast 5 hours game viewing. At 4.30 p.m, begin the ascent to the crater rim where you will spend your night at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Alternative accommodation: *Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/ Lemala ngorongoro*
 
Day 5: Ngorongoro to Serengeti ;
Have an early morning breakfast then depart Ngorongoro Serena and have a game drive en route to the Oldupai Gorge before proceeding to the Serengeti Serena Lodge with a game drive en route. Lunch will be served picnic. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge. Alternative accommodation: *Serengeti under canvasa/Olakira Camp*
 
Day 6 & 7: Full day Serengeti
Full day at the Serengeti with extended morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives. You have an option of doing a full day game drive with lunch packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Day 8: Serengeti to Maasai mara Depart Serengeti Serena after an early morning breakfast at 6.30 a.m and have a last game drive through the vast grasslands of Serengeti as you drive towards the Isebania boarder crossing point to make it by 10.00 a.m. and go through the migration formalities then on to Migori town where you will take your 12.15 p.m flight to the Maasai mara. After 30 minutes, arrive at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge airstrip where you will be picked and transferred to the Mara Serena Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive at 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. Alternative accommodation: *Kicheche bush camp/Sentinel Mara Camp/Kecheche Valley camp/ Base camp*
 
Day 9: Maasai mara
Have an early morning game drive followed by breakfast, after breakfast; depart for a four-hour game drive within the Mara Triangle in hunt for the big cats as well as the great wildebeest migration. Lunch will be at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch, relax until 4.00 p.m. time for your evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
 
Day 10: Maasai mara full day:
Have your breakfast at 7.00 a.m then depart for half day game drive with visit to the mara river in hope of witness a river crossing. At 12.30 p.m, drive back to the Mara Serena Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, depart for your evening game drive at 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
 
Day 11: Maasai mara to Lake Nakuru
Depart Maasai mara after breakfast at 7.00 a.m and drive to Lake Nakuru arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch, afternoon game drive will be at 3.30 to 6.00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova LionHill Lodge. Alternative accommodation: *Lakira camp/Mbweha Camp*
 
Day 12: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi
Have an early morning game drive at 6.30 a.m to 8.00 a.m. time for your breakfast. After breakfast, have another long game drive by this lakeside park until lunch hour. Lunch will be at the Sarova Lion Hill lodge. After lunch, depart Lake Nakuru and drive to Nairobi arriving at 4.00 p.m. and onward to transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your flight home. Should time allow depending on your outbound flight, you could enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Carnivore restaurant, Nairobi.
 
*Balloon safari can be arranged at the serengeti or Maasai mara*

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Oltukai Lodge, Amboseli Serena, Tortilis Camp
  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire River camp
  • Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara Hotel
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Serengeti Serena, Four Seasons, Serengeti under canvas
  • Mara Serena, Mara Sarova, Kichwa Tembo Main camp
  • Lake Niavasha Sopa, Lake Naivasha resort

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