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Spend 10 days exploring the best of Kenya and Tanzania as you travel across these two countries, visiting their most renowned wildlife parks and reserves. Meet traditional Maasai warriors and learn about their culture as you traverse these vast plains and beautiful landscapes.

The tour starts in Nairobi. After paying a quick visit to Kenya's Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary you will continue on to discover the world-renowned Masai Mara before heading off to Tanzania.

Visit the renowned Serengeti for some exceptional wildlife sightings. From here you will journey to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into the ancient caldera to view game on the crater floor. Pay a visit to the traditional Mto wa Mbu village and meet the locals, before ending your holiday in Arusha.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine a Kenyan fly-in safari with Tanzanian road safari for the best of both worlds
  • Increased chance of seeing the Great Migration in season
  • See the magnificent Masai Mara from the sky
  • Fantastic Big 5 sightings in the Mara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Cultural interaction & village visits

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Nairobi

Today you will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant and bustling capital city. Check into Nairobi Serena Hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying the tranquil grounds, exploring the city, or making use of some of the facilities on offer at the hotel.

Day 2

Explore the Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

After breakfast, you'll transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Nanyuki, giving you the opportunity to see this beautiful landscape from the air. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your camp in the Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary in time for lunch.

After enjoying a relaxing meal, you'll go on your first game drive in this small, but wildlife-rich, Big 5 sanctuary. Enjoy dinner back at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp and drink in the noises of the wild as evening sets in.

Days 3-4

Be immersed in the Masai Mara

After breakfast, you will transfer back to the bush airstrip and fly to the world-renowned Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch at the Mara Serena Lodge. Go on a thrilling afternoon game drive and return for an African-themed dinner.

The next day will be spent out on the plains searching for animals and birdlife, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Predators are also regularly seen, so keep an eye out for lion and hyena. Host of the spectacular annual wildebeest migration, this park is Kenya's premier wildlife-viewing destination and a definite tour highlight.

Days 5-6

Discover the mighty Serengeti

Today you will leave Kenya behind as you head to Isebania border post and cross into Tanzania. Continue on to the mighty Serengeti's Grumeti region and view game on your way to the Serengeti Serena Lodge.

The next day is yours to discover Tanzania's exceptional Serengeti National Park on morning and afternoon game drives and optional nature walks. Meaning 'the endless plains that go up to the sky', this vast wilderness area is home to a multitude of plains game and plenty of hungry predators.

If you happen to be here during the Great Migration, you'll witness hundreds of thousands of wildebeest getting ready to cross over the Mara River - a spectacle to behold.

Days 7-8

Descend the Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you'll leave the Serengeti National Park behind and make your way towards the Ngorongoro Crater, another Tanzanian highlight. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge in time for lunch and enjoy a visit to a local Maasai village in the afternoon.

Set out by 4x4 the next morning into the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The crater floor comprises of forest, swamps, lakes, open grasslands and even sandy dunes. This diverse landscape enables a huge variety of animals to live and thrive here, including the Big 5.

Leave the Crater in the early afternoon and head back to the lodge for lunch. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 9

Visit the traditional Mto wa Mbu Village

Depart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast and make a stop at Mto wa Mbu, where you'll go on a guided walk that combines a cultural visit with the locals and the exceptional nature of the Rift Valley. Continue on to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge where you'll enjoy lunch before going on an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. The lake itself is home to an impressive variety of birdlife, and the park is known for its unusual tree-climbing lions.

Day 10

Say goodbye to the wilderness

Enjoy your last breakfast together before heading back to Arusha, where your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

  • 1 night at Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • Schedule flights as specified in the itinerary inclusive of all taxes
  • All park fees
  • Game drives in Kenya and Tanzania are in a 4x4 vehicle on a shared basis with guaranteed window seat
  • Meet and greet services
  • 1 night at Sweetwaters Tented Camp on full board basis
  • 2 nights at Mara Serena Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 nights at Serengeti Serena Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 nights at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on full board basis
  • 1 night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge on full board basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014 $5490
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014 $6730
  • 27 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $6930
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 15 Dec 2014 $5915

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Discover the wonders of Kenya and Tanzania's most iconic destinations on this scenic guided trip - a true classic."

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