From Nairobi to Mombasa.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year, known as the Great Migration. All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, cape buffalo, and black rhinoceros) along with hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes are found in the Maasai Mara. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater, including the black rhinoceros, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. There are also the blue wildebeest the Grant’s zebra, the Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and Waterbucks.
The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions.It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger. The park covers 14,750 square Km of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands. Maasai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog and hippo are aboundant. Some rarely seen species of antelope are also present in Serengeti National Park, such as klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and dik dik. But Serengeti is also famous for the Big Five: Lions, which is believed to hold the largest population in Africa due to the abundance of prey species, African leopard, African bush elephant, eastern black rhinoceros and African buffalo: the most numerous of the Big Five. Carnivores -aside from the Big Five- include the cheetah, hyenas, jackals, African golden wolf, honey badger, serval, mongooses, otters and the recently reintroduced East African wild dog.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
The Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. It hosts cape buffalo, African bush elephant, African leopard, Maasai lion, Tanzanian cheetah, Maasai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson’s gazelle, lesser kudu, dik-dik, and other smaller animals, including a great diversity of birdlife.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Early morning pick up from your Nairobi hotel or Airport at 7:00am and then drive along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving for lunch as well as check in. Relax until 16:00 Hours time for evening game drive with a chance to see the Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and the Leopard; Spot herds of Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles, Impalas, Masai Giraffes and other kinds of African wildlife in this fascinating wildlife paradise. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Spend a whole day viewing wildlife in Masai Mara Game reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Have a chance to see the “BIG FIVE”: Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. Wildebeests, Zebras, Cheetahs and Gazelles, other kinds of African wildlife can also be easily spotted. Witness the famous wildebeests (Gnu) and zebra migration from Serengeti (Tanzania) to Maasai Mara (Kenya) between July and September; this movement is one of world wonders. Masai Mara being the stomping ground of the Great Migration, a massive accumulation of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles stretching their legs over 1,200 miles in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. More afternoon game drives at this jewel park of Kenya. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Isbania Border – Serengeti National Park.
Early Morning breakfast and then start long game drives across the Mara with lunch boxes from Camp or lodge on the way to Serengeti National park, having your lunch on the way, game drives on the way to the lodge; arriving at the Lodge for dinner. Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park.
Spend the whole day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Experience the undisturbed nature in this famous game park. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depart after breakfast for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, arriving for early lunch at Serengeti. Descend to the floor of the crater for game viewing in this unique park. Spot: Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Cheetahs, Buffaloes and Hippos. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park.
Depart after breakfast for Tarangire National Park via Lake Manyara observation Point; arriving time for Lunch at the Lodge. The afternoon game drive gives you a chance to see different kinds of wildlife including Jumbo Elephants of Tarangire. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 7: Tarangire National Park – Taveta Border – Taita Hill Sanctuary (Saltlick).
Depart after Breakfast for Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (Salt Lick), Kenya via Taveta border point, arriving at Sarova salt Lick Game Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drives at this Sanctuary takes you to view Elephant, Buffalo, Gazelles and other kinds of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge.
Day 8: Taita Hill Sanctuary (Saltlick) – Mombasa.
Morning game drives before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. Game drives en route to the Lodge for lunch; later depart for Mombasa or Diani, arriving early evening in your respective Hotel.
Above Itinerary includes:
- 8 Days Kenya & Tanzania Adventure: Meal Plans as per above package itinerary
- Park Entrance Fees, Accommodations as per above itinerary, Transport, game drives and drinking water while on board our safari Van/Jeep.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Drive in a Safari Van or Jeep with English speaking Tour driver/guide.
- Drinks at the lodges, Maasai Village fees, tips and things of personal nature.