12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife safari.

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All about the 12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife safari..


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi To Amboseli

After breakfast depart Nairobi at approximately 07.30 Hours and drive south to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species including Lions, Cheetahs, Zebras, and Wildebeest among others. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Located at the foot of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is home to a wealth of wildlife and particularly huge herds of elephants. Relax after lunch and start the evening game viewing drive at the late afternoon returning to lodge at dusk. Arrive in Amboseli National Park in time for lunch and your afternoon game drive.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge or Similar

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

We will have an early morning breakfast departing from the camp at 0700 Hrs. You will have a game drive at Amboseli National Park returning to the camp at 1100 Hrs. for rest and hot lunch. We will have another game drive in the evening starting at 1530 Hrs. as you encounter the numerous herds of Elephants as the leave the marshes with the back drop of Kilimanjaro with its white snowcap making for that perfect photo.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge or Similar

Day 3: Amboseli – Tarangire

We will have an early breakfast departing the camp at 0730 Hrs. driving into the Amboseli National Reserve driving across the salty pan and towards the Kenya and Tanzania border. You will be assisted by your driver guide to cross the Kenya and Tanzania border and introduce you to your guide for the Tanzania section. We will then depart from the Namanga Border and drive towards Arusha town where you will have hot lunch and proceed towards Tarangire. Arrive at Tarangire in time for your evening game en route to your camp.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge or Similar

Day 4: Tarangire – Ngorongoro

We will have early morning breakfast following by an extensive game drive in the Tarangire national Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. You will have picnic lunch departing the Tarangire after lunch and head for the Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will arrive at your camp in the evening in time for a well-deserved rest as the sun set over the Ngorongoro Plateau.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: The Retreat Ngorongoro or Similar

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. You will later exit the crater and start your drive from Ngorongoro towards Serengeti National Park arriving at your camp in the Seronera area in time for dinner.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Embalakai Tented Camp or Similar

Day 6 & 7: Serengeti

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Segore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the Centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! Dinner and overnight at Serengeti for the two days

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp or Similar

Day 8: Serengeti – Masai Mara

On this day we will have an early morning breakfast and depart the camp at 0700HRS as you head back towards the Kenya border stopping for picnic lunch along the way. You will arrive at Isebania Border where you will re-enter into Kenya after the visa and customs process linking back with your guide from Kenya. You will bid your Tanzania guide goodbye and start your drive towards the Masai Mara. You will drive towards the Olololoo escarpment driving into the wild plains of the Masai Mara. This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti eco systems giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria. Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent. We will drive into the Masai Mara with a game drive en route arriving at your camp in time for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Mara Camp or Similar

Day 9 & 10: Masai Mara

Early morning breakfast followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. The Maasai Mara is famous for its black mane lions and the annual wildebeest migration. You will follow the wildebeest migration as the herds will be south of the Masai Mara. You could also opt for a half day drive returning back to the camp for hot lunch. You will follow the leopards that inhabit the Olare Orok river circuit that pours into the Mara River. In the evening you will drive. Drive towards the main wildebeest crossing areas to experience the Wildebeest migration as they start the trek south towards the Serengeti. Dinner and Overnight will be at Masai Mara.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Mara Camp or Similar

Day 11: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Distance: 290 Kilometers We will have breakfast and bid the camp staff good bye as we embark on the journey towards Lake Nakuru National Park. We will drive towards the Great Rift Valley. The Great Rift Valley is one of the wonders of the world, stretching from the Syria, down through Africa, stretching as far as Mozambique. The mesmerizing view, as you approach from Nairobi, Kenya is breathtaking. The ground suddenly disappears from under you to show the huge expanse of the great rift, stretching into the horizon in either direction. Proceed via the Maasai town of Narok through endless Savannah plains dotted with acacias and finally into the Maasai Mara reserve in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The Lake Nakuru ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species. We will arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for lunch and afternoon game drive.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Camp

Day 12: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

We will have an early morning game drive returning to our camp for breakfast and refreshing. We will then check out from the camp and have a game drive en route as we head toward the park exit starting our journey towards Nairobi where the safari ends. You will be dropped at the airport or hotel of choice in Nairobi.

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