8 Days Kenya and Tanzania Classic Safari - 8 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo)
  • Full day game drives in Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Ngorongoro crater sunset, sunrise and game drive
This 8 Days Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tour will take you through the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania. Primarily, you will be visiting Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Maasai Mara National Reserve derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Maasai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park. The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.

In the East African Country of Kenya is one of the Seven Wonders of Modern World – the wildebeest migration. The migration of wildebeest in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and by extension Serengeti National Parks have astounded the world. The wildebeest have always migrated, but nobody thought they did so in such large numbers. The Maasai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime. There are few places that have wildlife densities and variety at this level. It is not unusual to see the Big Five in one day-and all this in the most amazing setting with a backdrop of the 600m/1968 ft high crater wall.

Lake Manyara National Park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Please refer to the itinerary to find out what you’ll be doing each day on this safari tour.

Day 1

Pick up from Hotel in Nairobi, meet the rest of your group. For those with payment balance clear first. After safari briefing we depart for Nakuru through the dramatic Great Rift Valley.

We shall pick our lunch boxes at the hotel and proceed to Lake Nakuru with picnic lunches for a half day game drive in the Rhino sanctuary which is home to a colony of about 25 white and black Rhinos. Predators are also resident in the Park.

Dinner and Overnight at Lanet Matfam Resort, hotel in Nakuru.

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2

After breakfast, we drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

Dinner and Overnight at Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.

During our stay, we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

Dinner and Overnight at Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4

Early breakfast, depart for Isebania border where after finalization with customs you will shift vehicles and driver guide and proceed to Serengeti. This is a very long driver day with no game drives and you will arrive late in the evening at campsite.

Dinner and Overnight at Seronera campsite

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5

After breakfast, carry lunch boxes and enjoy a day in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch inside the park.

Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6

Early cup of tea or cocoa, head for your last game drive in Serengeti before returning to camp for a hot brunch and checking out. Later, proceed to Ngorongoro, where the evening and night will be spent on the Crater Rim.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7

After breakfast, carry packed lunches and head to Ngorongoro Crater for your 6 hour game drive with picnic lunch inside the crater. Later proceed to Mto wa Umbu, Lake Manyara region where you will spend the night.

Dinner and overnight at Panorama Safari Camp.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for your half day game drive. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall.

Later we head back to Arusha where the safari ends.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch}

  • All taxes/VAT
  • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring
  • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All game drives as will be detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the safari
  • Start in Nairobi and end of Safari in Arusha.
  • Airport Transfer between the airport and your hotel in Nairobi
  • International flights from home and back
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Money for tips
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks
  • Other personal items
  • Visit to the Masai village

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8 Days Kenya and Tanzania Classic Safari
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