13-day Best Value Kenya and Tanzania

Our 13-day Best Value Kenya and Tanzania safari showcases some of the best wildlife areas in East Africa.   From the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s most famous wildlife area to the mighty Serengeti, the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.  You will also visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy , Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.   Uniquely varied, this safari includes stays in both traditional tented safari lodges and luxury tented camps.

 

Highlights

  • Nairobi
  • Seronera
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel Boma Hotel.  Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants. Overnight at The Boma-Superior room BB

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Day 2 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After an early breakfast, drive north travelling to Nanyuki onto Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  Check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also, within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.  Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp-Standard Tent LDBB    Distance/drive time: 216 km / 3½ hours

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Day 3 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.  Visit the local Rhino and Chimpanzee Sanctuaries in the course of your game drives

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Day 4 : Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where guests can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360-degree views, which include Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys. Afternoon crescent Island walk & boat ride in Lake Naivasha (included in this safari) ..Alternatively you may choose to just chill out at the lodge. Distance/drive time: 240 km / 3½ hours

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Day 5 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Il Keliani Camp.  Distance/drive time: 365 km / 5½ hours

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Day 6 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.  All meals and overnight at   Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara-Standard room-LDBB

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Day 7 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning. All meals and overnight at   Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara-Standard room-LDBB

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Day 8 : Seronera

After breakfast transfer to the local airstrip in Masai Mara for a scheduled Airkenya Flight to Serengeti Seronera Airstrip via Migori and Tarime Airstrips near the border of Kenya and Tanzania respectively.  The flight which departs Masai Mara approximately 08.45 0hours is half an hour to Migori Airstrip where upon arrival you are put on a road transfer across the border for immigrations and custom procedures, then on to Tarime Airstrip to connect to Tanzanian domestic flight departing 1030hours to arrive approximately 1105hours in Serengeti National Park and to  Serengeti Acacia Camp (Central)  which is ideally located for safari game drives as well as optional activities such as balloon safaris Lunch and afternoon game drive.  All meals and overnight at overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp (Central) Standard room-LDBB  Distance/drive time: 250km / 5 hours

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Day 9 : Seronera

With a full day’s game-driving in the park, your options are wide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the camp, where guided nature walks can also be taken. Game drives can be taken morning and afternoon. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp (Central) -Standard room-LDBB

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Day 10 : Seronera

nature walks can also be taken. Game drives can be taken morning and afternoon. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.  All meals and overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp (Central) -Standard room-LDBB

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Day 11 : Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart the camp not later than 08.00AM with game drive en-route, drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, stopping en route for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Paleolithic site and reputed Cradle of Mankind'. There after proceed leisurely to Ngorongoro Crater to check in at Ngorongoro Serena for lunch in the afternoon proceed to visit a traditional Maasai Homestead within Ngorongoro Area Remainder of the day spent at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges, lying on the southern rim of the crater, directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest.  Dinner and overnight at  Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Standard room L-DBB

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Day 12 : Lake Manyara National Park

Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world covering a total area of 264 square kilometres. An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. It boasts a high concentration of wildlife with exceptionally close range viewing opportunities.Leaving the crater behind, we will continue to the visit our local school project, Simba Milima Primary School where you will have the opportunity to learn about the school and interact with the students. After this experience continue to check in to Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for a late lunch and much needed rest.  All meals and overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge-Standard room LDBB

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Day 13 : Departure

Check out of lodge after breakfast.  Drive into Lake Manyara National Park for morning game drives.  A packed/box lunch will be provided from Manyara Serena Lodge to allow participants flying from Manyara Airstrip to connect in good time For participants departing via Arusha time permitting stop for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.

 

Included

All meals as specified in the itinerary
One litre of mineral water per day
Game drives
Park fees
Half-day crater tour
Cultural visit
English speaking driver guide

Excluded

Sundowner cocktails
Balloon safaris and other activities not included in the package price.
International flights
Travel insurance
Optional activities
Visas
Vaccinations
Gratuities
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel