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12 Day Kenya and Tanzania Experience Safari

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Duration: 12 days
Product code: 5615

This tour offers highlights from Kenya and Tanzania. This tour is the ultimate tour for people who love to go on safaris.

The famous Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater which chances to see the great migration.

Also get to see the less known Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks are great for safari by road and by boat.

  • Spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River
  • Relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara river!
  • Take a boat safari on Lake Naivasha to see hippos and many water birds
  • Get up close to the elephants in Amboseli national park
  • Spot different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion in Tanzania
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Crater
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 12 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Nairobi airport.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    100% Cancellation fee for customers to cancel 30 days prior to the tour and 50% cancellation fee 31-45 days prior to the tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
  • Pick up and drop off at the desired location
  • Luxury Standard Models of Transport
  • Certified multilingual Tour Guides
  • All main meals as per Itinerary
  • 11 night Accommodation
  • Gratuities.
  • Any food stated in itinerary
  • Drinks.
  • Hotel room service fees.
  • Any travel fee such as Taxis outside the Tour.
What To Expect

On arrival at Nairobi airport, your Kenyan driver/guide will be waiting to pick you up from your flight.

Tonight you will sleep in Mvuli suites in Nairobi. This nice mid-range accommodation has an en-suite bathroom and comfortable beds for a night of good night sleep.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After an early breakfast, you will head to the world-famous Masai Mara game reserve on the border with Tanzania. An excellent year-round animal concentration and known for its typical short savanna plains.

Home to the great migration in the months July – October when two million Wildebeest make their way northwards from the Serengeti in Tanzania. On arrival at the gate, you will have a long en-route game drive towards the tented camp where you will spend the coming two nights.

After a nice lunch, you will continue with an afternoon game drive to spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mara Sopa Lodge

Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise, you will try to spot different predators that might make a kill last night. You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve.

You can decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. The secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate.

After this exciting day, you will come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara river!

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mara Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, it is time to leave the game reserve and have an en-route game drive out of the park. Today’s destination is Lake Naivasha where you will reach for a late lunch.

In the afternoon you will do a relaxing boat safari on Lake Naivasha to see hippos and many water birds like kingfishers, herons, cormorants, pelicans and many more. Later check-in at the resort.

On the compound, you can see zebras, waterbucks, giraffes and at night even hippos.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, you will go to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. The view of Mt. Kilimanjaro compensates for the dusty safari through the magnificent landscapes of Africa.

On arrival, you will have lunch and then it is time for your first game drive in Amboseli national park. Amboseli’s fragile ecosystem displays an impressive wildlife variety, with more than 50 mammal species.

The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species like Thomson’s and Grants gazelles, buffalo, warthog, Maasai giraffe, impala, waterbuck and views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro are stunning.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Amboseli Sopa Lodge

In the early morning hours, the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro is usually the best and that is when you will start your safari to take breathtaking pictures of the landscape and animals.

Today you will have a full day of game drives in Amboseli National park. After the animal encounters of today, you will go back to the camp in the late afternoon where you can relax or take a dip in the swimming pool.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Amboseli Sopa Lodge

In the early morning, you will do a game drive on your way out of Amboseli N.P. Then it is time to say goodbye to Kenya and go to Tanzania!

In the other side of Namanga border your Tanzanian guide will be waiting to transfer you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.

Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Depending on your time of arrival you can do an optional activity organized by the lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Ilboru Safari Lodge

Depending on the month you will be travelling in you will go to Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park. Tarangire is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed.

You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion. Also, the birders will have so much to see more than 500 different bird-species are present.

With this option, you will do full day game drives. Lake Manyara National Park is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife.

You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree-climbing lion. With this option, you will go for a cultural walk at the village before entering the park in the afternoon for game drives.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem.

Serengeti means "endless plains" in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated! You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley.

This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance, you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight. The coming two nights you will sleep at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Early in the morning, you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats.

There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!

We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp. Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and where exactly you will spot wildlife.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.

Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two, you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away.

Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! After this great experience, you drive to Country Lodge Karatu to enjoy dinner and an en-suite fireplace.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Today is, unfortunately, the last day of your trip with Matoke Tours! Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to do some optional activities in Arusha town at your own expense.

The driver/guide will take care of your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport. This is only possible for flights after 3 PM. This is the end of hopefully a wonderful tour through Kenya & Tanzania!

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Pickup and Drop-off
Pick up from Nairobi airport or your hotel/residence in Nairobi. 

Know Before You Go
  • Although hotels and lodges include a service charge, it is customary to tip porters, waiters, taxi drivers, and safari drivers and guides.
  • Baggage space on safari is restricted to one medium suitcase or holdall per person, plus hand baggage. Hotels will normally store baggage at no extra cost. Baggage can also be stored at Kenya Tru Nomads offices. A baggage weight restriction of 15 kilograms per person applies on air safaris. Where very small aircraft are used, this may be reduced to 10 kilograms. With regard to security, normal precautions as in any other destination world-wide should be taken.
  • Visitors are advised to make use of safe deposit boxes and safes to store their valuables. Reliable taxis are available at all hotels.
  • Before photographing, seek the assistance of your driver or guide in this matter to avoid photographing restricted areas.
  • Hard currencies can be exchanged in cash or traveller's checks at banks and forex bureaus all over the country and in most hotels. US dollars and sterling pounds are most acceptable. Banks are usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are widely accepted.
  • A check should be made with the nearest Kenyan High Commission, embassy, tourist office, or any airline with scheduled flights into Kenya for an update on the health requirements prior to departure. Membership of the Flying Doctors Society is strongly recommended. In the event of an accident or sickness while on safari, the society will fly patients by air ambulance to Nairobi for admittance to a hospital at a fee.
  • Both mains electricity and generated supply in lodges provide 240 volts. Most hotels and some game lodges provide shaving points with 110 volts. Sockets are normally three-pin and of the square variety.
  • Check-in From 7:00 AM and Check out 10:00 AM.
  • Communication is possible from major centres and increasingly from remote places such as game lodges. Cyber cafés for e-mail and internet access are plenty.
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