12 Days Best of Kenya & Tanzania
Your safari at a glance and what you can expect:-
Location each day, accommodations, meals and activity:
Day 01 Nairobi Serena Hotel, Breakfast, Arrival Transfer.
Day 02 Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, PM Game Drive.
Day 03 Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, AM & PM Game Drive.
Day 04 Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, PM Game Drive.
Day 05 Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, Visit Mto wa Mbu.
Day 06 Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, Day CraterTour.
Day 07 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, PM Game Drive.
Day 08 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Full Board, AM & PM Game Drive.
Day 09 Serenity on the Lake Resort, Full Board. At Leisure – L. Victoria.
Day 10 Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, PM Game Drive.
Day 11 Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Full Board, AM & PM Game Drive.
Day 12 Depart, Lunch, Departure Transfer.
- The Big Five of Africa - Lion, Savannah Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino
- The spectacular Wildebeest Migration (depending on time of travel)
- Learning about various cultures
- Safari adventures in the Serengeti National Park
- Exploring the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
- Duration: 12 days
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish
- Pick-up servicePick up from Jomo Kenyatta International airport
- Disability ServicesWe provides steps to assist guests into the Safari vehicle, book hotel rooms accessible with wheelchair
- Easy Cancellation100% Cancellation fee for customers to cancel 30 days prior to the tour and 50% cancellation fee 31-45 days prior to the tour.
- Instant Confirmation
- Pick-up & drop off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- Bed & breakfast board accommodation in Nairobi
- Full Board Accommodation while on safari
- Park entry fees
- Full day crater tour
- Cultural visit to the village of Mto wa Mbu
- International flight, passport & visa fees
- Comprehensive travel insurance cover
- Cultural visit to a Masai Village ( Manyatta)
- Balloon Safari ride in Masai Mara & Serengeti
- All personal expenses
- Laundry, telephones
- Soft & alcoholic drinks
- Safari cost based on a Professional English Speaking guide. For French, German, Italian & Spanish Speaking guide we charge US$ 65 PER VEHICLE per day.
Our representatives will warmly meet you on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport;
transfer you to your city hotel where they will brief you on your safari arrangements.
Enjoy overnight at the hotel where you are booked for bed and breakfast. Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar) five-star property overlooking the city. It has 138 rooms, enjoys a serene location, quiet, a home for anyone who would love to enjoy some meditation or relaxing moment away from the busy and noisy Nairobi city centre.
It is ideal for every category of clientele – those on holiday and would like to have some nice quiet time to themselves or the busy business person who spends their day out in meetings or within the hotel attending conferences. Nairobi Serena Hotel will give you just the right environment to enjoy your ‘small world’. The service level at the Nairobi Serena is no doubt un-matched.
Enjoy breakfast then our guide/ driver will pick you from the hotel;
drive to Amboseli National Park. You will be arriving for lunch.
This afternoon depart on a game viewing drive.
From the lodge you can enjoy the view of the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting).
The park is home to the lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest among others.
Enjoy dinner and overnight. Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives.
The name "Amboseli" comes from a Masai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. Enjoy meals and overnight at the lodge. Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxury Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the safari lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. Meanwhile, from the prehistoric site of Observation Hill, the sunset over Kilimanjaro is magnificent.
At the centre of ‘Masailand', the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colours and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single storey building opening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Masai Manyatta theme: each with its own hand-painted wall frescos.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast; depart with packed lunch via the Namanga border where you will go through immigration.
Proceed to the Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives. The park is home to the blue monkeys, dainty bushbuck, forest hornbills, large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, giraffes among many others. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded.
Later drive to the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge or similar
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.
The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighboring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people. Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon' pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool.
Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views of Lake Manyara National Park is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels', which house the rooms. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas' , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
Enjoy breakfast then we depart for a visit to the village of Mto wa Mbu where over 120 different ethnic communities harmoniously reside together, involved in various economic activities, holding varied norms and beliefs.
We then proceed to Ngorongoro, arriving for check-in then lunch. You will enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
From the lodge which is located on the crater rim you enjoy a breathtaking view of the crater below.
Please note that Ngorongoro area tends to be very cold so you need some warm clothing.
Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or similar
Enjoy some nice breakfast then, with picnic lunch, depart for a full day crater tour.
We descend some 610 meters into the crater floor which is one of the richest wildlife habitats. Here live the giant Savannah Elephants, spotted hyenas, wild dogs, Burchell’s zebras, and Prides of lions among many others.
The crater is the largest free-standing caldera in the world, measuring some 10km in diameter. The scenery here is breath-taking and amazing.
We later drive back to our lodge to freshen-up, dinner and overnight. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or similar.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies and is camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, this luxury safari lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheater far below.
The location, the service and the luxury accommodation make Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge the ultimate destination for a unique safari experience in Tanzania.
This morning we enjoy an early breakfast then depart with picnic lunch boxes to the Serengeti National Park.
We stop at the Ol Dupai gorge – an archaeological site where Dr. Leakey discovered some remains of the ancestral man in his quest to unearth the mystery of evolution. The resident expert will take us around, explaining the artefacts, theory and history.
Enjoy en route game viewing drive to the lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY (at an extra cost): Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains with a champagne breakfast.
Enjoy breakfast; we depart with picnic lunch for a full day of game viewing drives in the vast game park.
Serengeti is home to hundreds of thousands of wildlife. These include the elusive leopard, black and white rhino, impalas, grant and Thompson gazelles, Maasai giraffes, Burchell’s zebras, wart hogs among many others. The landscape is stunning, varied and scenic.
Enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer. Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams.
On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named. Situated close to the world-famous 2-million-year-old Paleolithic site of Ol Dupai, ‘birthplace of mankind', the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate both the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.
As for wildlife, the Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of ‘The Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual ‘migration' of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.
We enjoy a hearty breakfast then depart to Serenity on the Lake Eco Resort, arriving for lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure by the shores of Lake Victoria which is largest freshwater lake in Africa and the second widest freshwater lake in the world. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by John Speke who in 1858 discovered the lake as the source of the Nile River.
Enjoy dinner and overnight. Serenity on the Lake Eco Resort is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa and the second largest in the world! Off the main highway between Mwanza and Isebania/Kenyan border, the 2 km track to the right at the Chamugasa Village towards the Lake will lead to the resort. The track bisects the resort & the village. Serenity Resort is a great location to start, end or break the long drive between Masai Mara Game Reserve and the Serengeti National Park.
The Resort had Twelve Standard Bungalows, one Executive / Honeymooners Suite - incl. kitchen and one Presidential Suite with the Private Dip Pool- incl. kitchen. Most of the rooms offer panoramic views of the lake & the lush gardens with a modern interior and naturally blended décor for restful days and nights of luxury. All Rooms are ensuite with both shower and bathtub and provide mineral water, flashlight, umbrellas, walking stick, whistle and safe deposit box.
Early morning breakfast then depart with picnic lunch to Masai Mara via the Isebania border.
The game reserve is home to hundreds of wildlife species. These include the lion, Cape buffalo, the savannah elephant, black rhino and the elusive leopard, impalas, Masai giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, Thompson & grant's gazelles, topi, the resident wildebeests among many others.
Enjoy dinner and overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains or visit a traditional Masai Village (at an extra cost).
Enjoy breakfast then a full day of game viewing drive in search of the Big-Five among many other wildlife species.
In addition to wildlife, the Mara has nice, varied scenery to enjoy. The vast plains and grasslands is also home to hundreds of bird species.
Enjoy meals and overnight. Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar which is located at the very centre of the famous ‘Mara Triangle' of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth', the legendary migration of the wildebeest. Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Masai Manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock-surround swimming pool. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony and spacious seating area.
Enjoy breakfast then check-out. You may opt to drive or take a one-hour flight (at an extra cost) to Nairobi.
Enjoy a farewell lunch at the carnivore restaurant then our guide driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight.
Thank you for travelling with us
- Bring with you, a Camera (very important) & Binoculars if you have any
- You need to dress casual for this tour
- This safari is possible for all age groups. Minimum age for children is 3 years and above
- The tour is available for a minimum of TWO guests and more.