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Explore Kenya’s best destinations in 6 days (Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara and Amboseli) and 5 days in Tanzania (Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara). This tour starts and end in Nairobi and can be tailor-made. Depending on the Great Migration location, we can concentrate the tour in Mara or The Serengeti.
Starts and ends in Nairobi
Early morning pick up in Nairobi and then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator, where lies the rift valley’s most famous lake. Known all over the world for its flamingoes, it’s alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harbouring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingos, of course, have always been the main attraction.
At times there may be almost 2 million flamingos in residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrival in time for lunch then afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: The Cliff. Luxury tented camp located inside Lake Nakuru National Park
An early morning drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. It holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa.
As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrival in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Luxury tented camp bordering Masai Mara without fences
One full day in the Maasai Mara with flexible schedule and unlimited mileage. After breakfast, we have a full day game drive with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-manned lions as well as its abundant resident wildlife and it’s one of the few places where it’s possible to see the Big Five during a morning’s game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get a better view of prospective prey.
For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these, 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks, 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sunbirds.
We will initiate the day with an early morning game drive in Maasai Mara while driving out of the National Reserve. After border formalities, drive to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It will be a long day of driving but the game drives going in and out of the parks can be surprisingly incredible.
However, we always recommend flying from one park to the other so that you can have more time to go on Safari. Alternatively, you can add an extra day to visit Lake Victoria, halfway between the two parks.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge. Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti.
As you crest the hillside, spread out before you, as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti means “endless plains” in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrates throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat-eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds.
On the way into the Serengeti, option to stop at the famous Olduvai Gorge, where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of the first man that walked the earth. Afternoon game drive en-route to the lodge.
In the morning, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. Stop for a picnic lunch, afternoon descent down to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth.
With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, forest and open plains.
Drive up the steep road out of the crater and transfer to your accommodation for overnight.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large number of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather.
Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle.
This park has become famous for the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. Great photo opportunities and you can also do a walking and night safari.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Luxury lodge located inside Lake Manyara.
Early morning start and drive to Amboseli National Park, check in at your accommodation and afternoon rest or game drive, as you prefer.
Amboseli National Park is situated South of Nairobi, most of the park consisting of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there is a number of small rocky volcanic hills. Around the swamps Ol Okenya, Ol Tukai and Enkongo Narok, the vegetation is lush with yellow-barked acacias and phoenix palms.
Accommodation: Tortilis Camp Amboseli. Luxury tented camp located inside Amboseli National Park
Early rise for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided.
Despite its changing habitat, Amboseli National Park is possibly the best wildlife area in the whole Africa to experience elephants at close range. Left unharassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any Safari.
Morning game drive in Amboseli. An optional visit to a Maasai village can be planned also. A visit reveals 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.
Early afternoon drive to Nairobi arriving at about 5 pm and transfer to your hotel or the airport. Meals: Breakfast & lunch.