From Nairobi to Arusha.
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.
Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The park provides sanctuary for the black rhinos, southern white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffe, Waterbucks, East African lions, cheetahs and leopards.
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.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park.
Pick up from your respective hotel or Airport at 7:30am and then depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for morning game drives, which goes on until lunchtime; after check- in at the Camp, and then relax until 16.00 hrs, time for evening game drives, which takes you to the lake to view Flamingoes and pelicans. Also, spot White/ Black Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe and Waterbucks. Dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 2: Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Early morning game drive before breakfast then drive along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Masai Mara Game Reserve with game en route to the lodge for check- in as well for lunch. Afternoon game drives in this fascinating wildlife paradise with a chance to view; giraffes, elephants, monkeys, leopards, lions, gazelles and different bird’s species. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 3: 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 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Isbania Border – Serengeti National Park.
Early morning breakfast and then start long game drives across the Mara on the way to Serengeti National park; having your lunch on the way. Start game drives on the way to the lodge; arriving at the Lodge for dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Day 5: 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 the Camp or Lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depart after breakfast for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, arriving for early lunch. Descend to the floor of the crater (13.00 Hrs) 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 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – 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 8: Tarangire National Park – Arusha.
Early morning game drives before breakfast then drive to Arusha for lunch; later drop off at Arusha airport or your respective Hotel in Arusha.
Above Itinerary includes:
- 8 Days (7 Nights) Kenya & Tanzania Highlights: Meals Plan 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.