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The 11 Day Kenya Tanzania Safari is the ideal East African safari, combine Kenya and Tanzania. Fly-in itineraries take advantage of the region’s air hubs, Nariobi and Dar es Salaam, to maximize your time. Giraffe Manor and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, both in our Top 5 animal encounters for families, are two of Nairobi’s must-see attractions.
Kenya and Tanzania are largely known for their big game hunting and are home to many of Africa’s most famous parks. Kenya’s Masai Mara and Amboseli parks can easily be combined with Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater on safari itineraries.
The ideal reason to combine these two destinations is to see the wildebeest migration. The migration begins in the southern Serengeti and continues across the central and western Serengeti before arriving in the Masai Mara. You can see the mega-herds and enjoy Africa’s best crowd-free game viewing away from the main event by combining Kenya and Tanzania.
Transfer from the airport by one of our drivers. Arrive at the Sarova Stanley, in the heart of Nairobi, where you will overnight.
Staying at the Sarova Stanley – A wonderful city hotel with first class amenities, comfortable rooms and attentive and friendly service. A choice of restaurants, a relaxed bar, modern gym and swimming pool all ensure your stay here will be relaxing and rejuvenating after a long journey.
Leave Nairobi for Aberdare. Upon arrival in the national park, you will take lunch at the delightful Aberdare Country Club, relaxing on the lush green lawns before continuing further into the national park. Cape buffalo, elephant and black-and-white colobus monkey can all be spotted in this beautiful corner of Kenya.
Staying at The Ark – A unique tree-top stilted lodge, nestling amongst the dense woodland of Abderdare.
An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Nakuru National Park – This park is most famous for the thousands of fabulous flamingo which gather at the shores of the lake. This is the only place in the world where you can photograph a rare black rhino against the back drop of ashimmering sea of pink flamingo!
Staying at Lion Hill Lodge – This lodge is ideally situated for some of the best views in Kenya. All rooms overlook the lake, as does the Rift Valley Bar, where you can enjoy a cold drink on a hot afternoon! The Flamingo Restaurant, meanwhile, offers views over the deep and dramatic Rift Valley.
Early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru, before departing for the fantastic Masai Mara. Even en route there are game viewing opportunities, so keep your eyes peeled for antelope, zebra and various bird species. At the Masai Mara, you will have a good chance of spotting the fabled “Big Five” – cape buffalo, Masai lion, elephant, black rhino and leopard. Staying at Keekorok Lodge – This lodge was the first one built in the area. The rooms are chalets in bungalow like buildings and all of them feature en suite bathrooms.
Full day to explore the Masai Mara, perhaps exploring areas you may not have seen on your first day, or looking for animals you have not yet seen. Staying at Keekorok Lodge.
Head south towards Lake Victoria. You will cross into Tanzania via the Isebania border post. Driving along the lake shore, you will stop at Musoma, where a speedboat will be waiting to transfer you to Lukuba Island on the waters of Lake Victoria.
Staying at the Lukuba Island Lodge – a private island retreat where you can swim in the warm waters of the lake, spot birds and watch monitor lizards lazing on giant granite boulders on the island’s shores.
Take a thrilling safari game drive towards the Serengeti – This world-famous national park is home to the African “Big Five” along with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippo and antelope. For those whovisit at the right time of year, there is also the chance to see the Great Migration in full swing.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp – A luxury tented camp tucked away in a clearing. Spend the evening sitting around the blazing campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night fill your ears.
Full day to explore the Serengeti, perhaps spotting animals you may not have spotted on your first game drives.
Staying at Mapito Tented Camp.
Take an exhilarating guided walk at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where, accompanied by a ranger or Masai guide, you will spot birds and monkeys in the verdant surrounds, and really feel you have experienced Tanzania on foot.
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.
Take a thrilling full day game drive on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater – A really special place where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion. A game drive on the crater floor, with its astounding concentration of wild animals, is simply unbeatable!
Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra. It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.
Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – This luxury accommodation features a breath taking view of Lake Manyara, especially from the ‘vanishing horizon’ style swimming pool. Each room has a private veranda which gives a perfect wide expanding view of the Great Rift Valley and the Manyara Lake.
You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more
Cost for safaris in Tanzania depends with the number of people, number of days visiting Tanzania and the type of accommodation on the safari (luxury, midrange and budget options ). Read more
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