Experience the best of Kenya & Tanzania with 13 days in the region’s best national parks and game reserves with expert guides, while staying at ideally located lodges with stunning views. Arrange your Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari by contacting Gecko Adventure today to plan your tailor made safari.
Day 1: Arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International airport
Met on arrival and transfer to the first hotel at Kenya Comfort Hotel for overnight stay in readiness for your Kenya /Tanzania Combined safari – bed & breakfast.
Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs – safari briefing with Asili Adventure safaris Tour officer then drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai Camp
Days 3-4: Masai Mara Game reserve
Full days spent exploring the park in trailing the wildebeest migration and the Big 5 with a drive to Mara river where the crossing takes place . Dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai Camp
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Day 5: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National park
After breakfast proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Nakuru Golden Palace
Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National park
Game is viewed as we exit the park and drive to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Packed lunches enroute Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Kimana Camp
Day 7: Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National park full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Kimana Camp or similar.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Kimana Camp
Day 8: Amboseli National Park – Arusha
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border then proceed to Arusha for lunch and overnight at Outpost Lodge, Arusha
Day 9: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge where you will overnight.Lunch; Dinner
Day 10: Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park.
The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Octagon Lodge, Karatu where you will spend the night.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 11: Karatu – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the Serengeti Tortilis Camp inside of the park.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 12: Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s camp.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 13: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater tour – Arusha
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the late afternoon and drive to Arusha.
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