8 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari

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Overview

This 8 Day best of wildlife Kenya and Tanzania Safari starts in Nairobi and end in Arusha! With the 8 Days, you have a game viewing trip taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 6 other destinations in Africa. Major landmarks visited include Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya’s leading Masai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania’s; Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara before we retire in Arusha to mark the end of our safari

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your booked hotel in Nairobi. You will be briefed on your 6 Day Safari then transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a 3 hour’s drive through scenic views of the Nairobi suburbs, beautiful savannah grasslands and the plains of the Rift Valley before arriving to accommodation in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. After lunch, you will head out for your first game drive through the Park; enjoy wild game viewing in the back ground of the orange African sunset.
Lake Nakuru is home to the highest population of flamingoes, the game viewing experience offers you the opportunity to see; the rare black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, water bucks, buffaloes and baboons among others. Dinner will be served upon your return to accommodation then overnight stay.

Our Accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning after your breakfast, you will say goodbye to Lake Nakuru National Park then embark on a 5 hours’ journey to Masai Mara. Enjoy a drive through the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley before arriving to our accommodation in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Upon your arrival to the Park, you will check in accommodation just in time for lunch. After the refreshment, you will then head out for an evening game drive; expect to see various wildlife species to include: giant elephants, hippopotamus, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and so many more.

Day 3
Full Day Masai Mara Game Viewing

The next 6 to 10 hours 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 4
Masai Mara to Serengeti

We bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and Kenya after an early breakfast and enroute game drive that takes you to the Isebania border crossing.
After the immigration formalities are done with our guide taking care of all the necessary documentation, You will meet your new Tanzanian guide/driver and continue on into the world-famous Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive. Home to huge populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes – the picturesque Serengeti is an excellent place to spot predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs as well as herbivores including elephants, hippos, and giraffes.
Alternatively we can overnight at the shores of Lake Victoria to break the long transfer day otherwise this is a long day of driving. Be prepared for a tiring day!
Please note that there will be a switch of vehicle and guide but this is seamless and should note distress you.
Dinner and overnight at our booked accommodation in western corridor of Serengeti

Day 5
Full Day Serengeti National Park

This entire day is set aside for game drives in the Serengeti with picnic lunch. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to accommodation for relaxation, dinner and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plains.

Day 6
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning safari before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic sun rise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. After the game drive, return to the camp for brunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you’ll ever see in your life. Dinner and Overnight at our booked accommodation.

Day 7
Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara National Park

Eaely in the morning, we descend down to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake, and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, drive up the steep road out of the crater and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park across the Great Rift Valley Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight at our booked accommodation

Day 8

After breakfast, full day game drive in the park. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. This park has become famous for the the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The landscapes of these park are absolutely stunning, very different from the Serengeti for example. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. In the afternoon, transfer to your booked hotel in Arusha or the Airport for your onward flight home