12-Day Treasuries of Kenya Tanzania Safari
This is a 12-day budget private safari in Kenya and Tanzania. It is an exciting safari to the best national parks on the border. You will visit gems like Tarangire National Park, Lake Nakuru with its rare Rothschild giraffe population, and the spectacle of Masai Mara and neighbouring Serengeti with their infinite wildlife migration, the largest on the planet. Also, visit Ngorongoro Crater, a world-famous volcano floor hosting its world of highly concentrated wildlife.
- This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
- You’ll visit Lake Nakuru, Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Amboseli
- Activities: Game drives
- Game drives: Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle
- Mid-range Tour – This tour uses Mid-range Lodges and Camps.
- Private tour – This tour will be organised exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
- Can start any day – If availability permits, this tour can start any day.
- Can be customised – You can request changes to this tour.
- Suitable for solo travellers – Solo travellers can book this private tour.
- Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
- Basecamp Mara
- Kirimu Camp
- Marera Valley Lodge
- Tarangire Simba Lodge
- Amboseli Serena Lodge
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
We will pick you up from the hotel or airport and drive through the Great Rift valley to the Lake Nakuru National Park. You will stop at the Great Rift valley viewing point to take photos of the historical escarpment. You will have a full-day game drive on this day. Lake Nakuru National Park is known for frequently sighted leopards and the two species of rhino – black and white rhinos among many other animals. Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its many birds and flamingos.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, you leave for Masai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive in the evening with an optional introductory game drive if time allows. The fantastic wildlife experience continues. Large herds of Herbivores grazing on the plains, cheetahs and leopards hiding in their locations. Masai Mara is the heart of Kenyan tourism,
with large mammals, amphibians, reptiles and over 400 bird species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, so a visitor hardly misses seeing the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). Your picnic lunch will be at the Mara River migration point.
Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend another full day at the king of Kenya parks, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara never fails to impress with its intense concentration of ample game wildlife. During the migration season, those numbers of animals significantly increase into the millions. Waves of zebra, wildebeest and eland cross the Mara River creating a spectacle you’ll never forget.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend a day viewing wildlife in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Have a chance to see the “Big Five”: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. Wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, and other African wildlife can also be easily spotted. Witness the famous wildebeest (gnu) and zebra migration from Serengeti (Tanzania) to Maasai Mara (Kenya) between July and September; this movement is one of the World’s Wonders. Masai Mara is the stomping ground of the great migration; it is 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. Enjoy more afternoon game drives at this jewel park of Kenya.
Day 5: Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will prepare for your departure to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Our professional Kenya driver guide will hand you over to the Tanzania driver after the immigration formalities at the Isebania-Kenya-Tanzania border. Arrive in Serengeti in the evening. Enjoy a sunset game drive. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the camp.
Day 6-7: Serengeti National Park
Spend a whole day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Experience the undisturbed nature in this famous game park. The term ‘Serengeti’ means endless plains in the Maasai language. In the central plains are carnivores like leopards, hyenas and cheetahs. This park is usually the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Eagles, flamingos, ducks, geese, and vultures are among the birds seen in the park. The day will begin in the centre of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, we will continue our journey into the plains. Since we have a full day of game driving, you will likely view hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. This day will probably offer sightings of the African mammals that make the park famous—lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, and water buffalo, all within a few feet of the jeep.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in Central Serengeti. The savannah is a dynamic landscape, and the air is flooded with the melodies birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the entire landscape. Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators late in the afternoon. We will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 9: Tarangire National Park
Day 10: Amboseli National Park
Depart after breakfast for Amboseli National Park, with a clear view of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Drive across the Namanga border, arriving at Amboseli late in the afternoon for lunch at the camp and check-in. Evening game viewing starts at 4:00 pm. This park is home to elephants, wildebeest (gnu), buffalos, gazelles, lions, cheetahs, monkey families and rare bird species. In the early evening, the clouds clear, exposing the snowcapped dome of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Day 11: Amboseli National Park
Day 12: Amboseli – Journey Home
- Park Entry fees
- All activities – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All accommodation – (Unless listed as an upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips and gratuities – (Highly recommended)
- Items of a personal nature – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- The government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees