11 Day Tanzania and Kenya Wildlife Safari

Tanzania Kenya Safari

Overview

  1. This 11 Day Tanzania and Kenya Wildlife Safari starts in Arusha and ends in Nairobi taking you game viewing in East Africa’s best game reserves. Explore the open plains of the vast Serengeti Park, Tanzania’s most famous game park, and the Big Five Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s Garden of Eden. Enjoy superb game viewing in Tanzania’s beautiful Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks, traveling through the Great Rift Valley.

Spend three days on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, home to the Great Migration, the world’s largest animal migration. Overnight in Nairobi and then visit Amboseli Park, renowned for close encounters with its huge elephant herds with the scenic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Experience real African culture in Tanzania’s less-visited Lake Victoria region taking in the magnificent scenery of Tanzania and Kenya as this 11 Day safari journeys through East Africa’s magical wildlife parks.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Our 11 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari begins with a brief meeting about the journey ahead. After the tour briefing in Arusha, we travel southwest to Tarangire National Park. We spend the afternoon on an extensive game drive in Tarangire Park. Sit back and admire this wild landscape dotted with baobab and acacia thorn trees as we search for wildlife. After our first game drive in Tanzania, we drive to our booked accommodation in Tarangire National Park for our first overnight stay.

Day 2
Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park and Karatu

This morning after breakfast, our Kenya & Tanzania Safari leaves Tarangire National Park behind, traveling north into the Great Rift Valley. We drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a third of which is covered by the shallow, soda lake after which it is named. Entering the park we set off on an extensive game drive. Lake Manyara Park is known for its tree-climbing lions and the large flocks of flamingos and other waterbirds that gather here in some rainy seasons.

After our game drive, we travel into the Ngorongoro highlands enjoying spectacular views over the plains and Lake Manyara. We enjoy dinner at overnight in Karatu at our booked accommodation

Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

Today we explore the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is one of the best destinations on the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, as is our next stop, the Serengeti Park. We are up early for breakfast at dawn, then we descend the steep walls of the crater in a 4×4 vehicle to explore the wildlife-rich crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater hosts the Big Five of Africa, boasting one of the highest concentrations of lions in the world. Ngorongoro offers first-class game viewing and is considered one of the best places to capture the endangered black rhino on film.

In the early afternoon, we move on from Ngorongoro Crater to the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains. Tanzania’s Serengeti Park is world-famous for the annual Great Migration. Tonight we stay at our booked accommodation in the heart of Central Serengeti

Day 4
Full Day Serengeti Safari

On day four of our trip, we are up at dawn. Watch the sunrise over the African bush before we embark on a morning game drive in Serengeti Park. Early mornings are the best time of day for game viewing. Enjoy the quintessential African safari scenery and watch various wild animals roaming freely. After our Serengeti game drive, we return to the tented safari camp for a hearty breakfast or alternatively, we can head out with a picnic lunch and breakfast to spend the entire day out of game drives.

We enjoy some more rewarding game viewing in the afternoon before returning to our accommodation for another night in the African wilderness. Spend a second night at the accommodation inside Serengeti Park, surrounded by the bush and sounds of nature at night.

Day 5
Serengeti National Park to Lake Victoria

Our last full day on safari in Tanzania begins with breakfast at the tented camp in the wilderness before we leave Serengeti Park. On our way out of Serengeti National Park we enjoy a final game drive, looking out for animals we may have missed thus far.

From Serengeti, we drive northwest to Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and the second biggest lake in the world. We stop at the shores of Lake Victoria to catch a glimpse of this less-visited, fertile region of Tanzania. Tonight you will overnight at our booked accommodation on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Day 6
Lake Victoria to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Today we have a long journey ahead, as we cross the border into Kenya and head to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Home to the largest lion populations of Africa’s game reserves, all of the big cats are to be found in Masai Mara in large numbers throughout the year and not just during the migration

Day 7
Full Day Masai Mara Safari

The next 2 days are spent game viewing in Kenya’s leading Masai Mara National Reserve. You will embark on two game drives in the Mara: morning game drive and the afternoon game drive with organized bush breakfast in search of the big five and other wildlife species to include: Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, Wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras, jackals, spotted hyenas, topi, impala, Hartebeests, nat eared foxes, the crocodiles and hippopotamus of the Mara and Talek Rivers.
Should your planned time to visit be in the months (July-Sept), you should brace yourselves to witness the thrilling Great wildebeest Migration as it happens in the Mara.
This natural movement of over 4 million grazers from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara National Reserve is the sole reason why many visitors opt to come to Masai Mara National Reserve at this time of the year.

To Note:
• There is an optional cultural visit to the Masaai tribe community within the park; this visit grants you a chance to learn about the Masaai culture, customs, ways of living and their exercising cultural dance.

After the amazing full-day game viewing experience, We transfer back to lodge/Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8
Full Day Masai Mara Safari

Day 9
Masai Mara to Hells Gate National Park

Day nine kicks off with a game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve, before breakfast back at camp. From Masai Mara we travel north to Lake Naivasha, visiting the nearby Hells Gate National Park. This African game park is of geological significance and hosts diverse topographical features along with an array of wildlife and birds.

One of the unique features of this game park is that it can be explored on foot or by bicycle, due to the absence of large predators. Bikes can be hired at extra cost to cycle through the game park. We recommend hiking and cycling in the wildlife park, as this is a great way to experience the bush, as well as being a rare opportunity in Kenyan national parks. Dinner and overnight at a lodge near Lake Naivasha.

Day 10
Lake Naivasha to Amboseli National Park

Start the day with a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha (optional extra), spotting birds and keeping an eye out for wildlife along the shores of the lake. Next, we travel south through Nairobi admiring the rural scenery on our way to the beautiful Amboseli National Park in the Rift Valley Province. Kenya’s second most popular safari destination, Amboseli is located in southern Kenya, near the border with Tanzania. We have lunch along the way, embarking on an afternoon game drive when we arrive. Dinner and overnight at our booked accommodation in Amboseli National Park.

Day 11
Amboseli National Park to Nairobi

Wake up to the sounds and sights of the untamed African bush on the last day of your Kenya & Tanzania Safari. After breakfast at the safari lodge in Amboseli, we embark on a game drive and then track ack our journey to Nairobi.

As we leave the national park we enjoy one more game drive in wildlife-rich Kenya. Arriving back in the city, your guide takes you to the airport or your
booked accommodation where this unforgettable Africa safari comes to an end.