This safari takes you through the Kenya Classic tour in Kenya and the Simba Safari tour in Tanzania.
Tanzania offers a unique wildlife experience across famous game parks with a stunning backdrop of one of Africa’s most magnificent sights, Mount Kilimanjaro. To the north lies the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO Conservation Area and site of the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Teeming with wildlife, clients have the opportunity to get incredibly close to the natural ecosystem. Tanzania’s biggest annual event begins in Serengeti National Park where the annual migration of more than a million wildebeest surging across the plains is one of the most dramatic displays of nature one can witness today. The territorial conquest in search of sustenance drives the animals to migrate across the plains of Serengeti, braving crocodile-infested waters and Africa’s ferocious predators in a bid for survival.
Enriched with some of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas, Kenya is regarded as the foundation of any safari experience and the first choice for many looking to explore Africa. From the grand parks of Tsavo East and Tsavo West to the more intimate Samburu Game Reserve and dozens in between, Kenya’s parks and reserves are home to hundreds of mammal and bird species. Be it the thrill of the migration as it crosses into Masai Mara or the breath-taking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak, no day on safari is the same and the panorama of wildlife that unfolds provides a unique adventure. Then, to complete the perfect holiday, the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean welcome you to Kenya’s coast.
Arrive to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to your Nairobi area hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 - Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast and safari briefing. Join seat in vehicle programme and set out from Nairobi. Travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift escarpment. You head across the valley to Narok, continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Masai Mara National Reserve
Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive returning to the camp mid-morning. You have time at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the lodge. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit a Masai Village, returning to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Lake Nakuru National Park
Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, stop en route for a picnic lunch. Keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai-Mahiu, before arriving Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. The national park, known for its bird life, offers a possibility to view flamingos. Option A overnights in Soysambu Conservancy. Options B and C overnight in Lake Nakuru National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5 - Amboseli National Park
Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride (except option A which features a guided bird walk). Leaving the Rift Valley behind, travel to Amboseli National Park. You travel with a picnic lunch arriving at your lodge in the afternoon for time at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6 - Amboseli National Park
You spend the day game viewing in Amboseli National Park. Option C takes lunch in the park while the other options have lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7 - Lake Manyara National Park
Travel to the Namanga border where you meet your Tanzania transfer driver and travel to Arusha arriving for lunch. Then continue to Lake Manyara National Park arriving at your lodge perched atop the Rift Valley with afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 - Serengeti National Park
Morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and then continue to Serengeti National Park arriving at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 - Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Meals and overnight at the lodge.
Day 10 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Depart with a picnic lunch and game view en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Option C visits a Maasai village en route to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 11 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Descend in the morning to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for an extended game drive on the crater floor. A picnic lunch is served overlooking a small lake populated with hippos. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon.
Day 12 - Tarangire National Park
Depart to Tarangire National Park. Once you pass the park gate, you game view en route to the lodge arriving for lunch. After some time to relax and enjoy the lodge’s facilities, you have an afternoon game drive. You return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 13 - Depart
You have a final chance to view wildlife as you make your way to the park gate. Then travel by road to Arusha for lunch. Continue by road to Nairobi with dinner before your transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward connections.