Kenya & Tanzania's Great National Parks Lodge Safari

10 days
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Highlights

  • Visit the Serengeti and Masa Mara
  • Stay along the Great Wildebeest Migration route
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Victoria
  • Enjoy daily game drives
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater
  • See rare and endangered wildlife

Overview

This tour is part of our Scheduled and Overland Tours collection.

Ten days in two of Africa’s most-loved safari destinations gives you the opportunity to see coveted safari sightings in spectacular landscapes. The tour starts in the hidden gem of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to rare African wild dogs, critically endangered black rhinos, and two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. Continue to birder’s paradise Lake Nakuru National Park and the magical Masai Mara National Reserve. Three nights in the Mara means you have plenty of time to spot its famous big cats – and some of the more elusive animals of the plains.

As you move south into Tanzania, you’ll have the chance to relax at your resort on the shores of Lake Victoria before heading to the Serengeti. If you’re tour falls between July and November, your time on the ‘endless plains’ will give you a second opportunity to see the Great Wildebeest Migration if you missed it in Kenya. Even if it’s not migration season, you’ll encounter plenty of predator-prey action, especially in the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Your tour draws to a close in Arusha, but you have the opportunity to carry on your African adventure on the nearby island paradise of Zanzibar before heading home.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

Day to day

Itinerary

Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Nairobi to Ol Pejeta | 9 Nights

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Arrive in Nairobi for a short briefing about the upcoming 10 days before making your way north to the Ol Peteja Conservancy in the scenic Mount Kenya region. You’ll drive straight into your first game viewing experience of your safari on arrival at Ol Peteja in hopes of seeing some of the park’s endangered rhinos and African wild dogs before heading for the Sweetwaters Serena. Enjoy a sundowner on the private terrace of your safari tent as you watch the resident wildlife stroll by.

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Day 2: Ol Peteja to Lake Nakuru

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Head for Lake Nakuru National Park after a tasty breakfast, making a stop at Thomson’s Falls in Nyahururu to watch the waters of the Ewaso N’iro River plunge 72 metres (236 feet) in a magnificent cascade. Your time at Lake Nakuru begins with an afternoon game drive. A bird lover’s paradise, twitchers have the chance to spot some of the more than 500 recorded species, including the park’s large population of flamingos with their pretty pink plumes. Look out for the rare Rothschild’s giraffe as well as black and white rhino before settling at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp for the evening.

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Day 3-5: The Masai Mara

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Today you’ll drive south to the Masai Mara National Reserve, passing Kenya’s flower capital, Lake Naivasha, and Mount Suswa, an inactive volcano. One of the most spectacular places for wildlife sightings in Africa, you are sure to spot big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and many other species in the next few days. If you’re travelling between July and November, you could be lucky enough the witness part of the Great Wildebeest Migration. You’ll spend two nights at Julia’s River Camp on the banks of the Talek River, before moving to the western part of the reserve and the wonderfully remote Mara West Camp. Keep an eye out for the nocturnal bush babies jumping through the trees as you relax around the fire in the evenings.

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Day 6: Masai Mara to Lake Victoria

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It’s an early start on your last morning in Kenya. Take in the views of the Mara one last time before heading south for Tanzania and Lake Victoria. With the afternoon free, you’re able to relax at the Serenity on the Lake resort, taking a leisurely stroll, dipping in the pool or spending some time at the spa.

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Day 7-8: Serengeti National Park

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A 20km (12mi) drive from Serenity on the Lake takes you to the Serengeti National Park for more wildlife encounters. If you’re travelling during migration season and you missed the action in Kenya, this may be your chance to see this natural spectacle. With open grassland as far as the eye can see, it makes sense that the Maasai people named this the land of the ‘endless plains’. Look out for prides of lion napping in the shades of the acacias or on the small rocky outcrops as you make your way to the Kati Kati Tented Camp, your base for the next two nights.

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Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

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An early departure from the Serengeti gives you the opportunity to see plenty of predators as big cats are more active in the cooler temperatures. By lunch time, you will have arrived in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, an inactive volcano that is home to more than 25 000 animals seasonally. Large herds of zebra and buffalo as well as prides of lion roam freely in the confines of this truly unique wildlife haven. You’ll continue on to nearby Karatu after your game drive to spend your last night on safari at the tranquil Ngorongoro Farm House.

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Day 10: Arusha

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Make your way to Arusha after a relaxed breakfast at Ngorongoro Farm House, before heading home or on to Zanzibar for some post-safari relaxation.

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Inclusions

  • 4x4 safari vehicle
  • all national park fees
  • all national park fees
  • professional, English-speaking guide
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Exclusions

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

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Dates Price
2020-01-01 — 2020-12-31 $3,400
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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