15 Days Ultimate Tour De East Africa Kenya & Tanzania Safari
The Kenya & Tanzania Ultimate tour de East Africa safari exposes you to some of the best game parks in East African region filled with abundant wildlife and diverse cultures and landscapes. The highlights include Amboseli national park, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi & Tarangire in the great rift valley. Discover and get a chance to trail the famous wildebeest migration circuit from Masai Mara, Serengeti to Ngorongoro ending your safari in Arusha and back to Nairobi.
Day 1 : Nairobi
We're thrilled that you chose to go on safari with us, and now is the moment when all of the planning pays off and your safari dreams begin to come true.
You'll be met by our team and be picked up from the airport, we'll explain what happens next and answer any questions you might have then you will be transferred to your city hotel after a long flight. You can decide to relax at the hotel today or take up the many city activities including the Nairobi city tour, giraffe center, elephant orphanage or visit the Karen Blixen before returning to your hotel late evening.
Nairobi is a fascinating introduction to modern Kenyan life. You'll also have the chance to enjoy some excellent museums, wildlife attractions, markets and shops, which offer a deeper understanding of the country. This, along with the parks and reserves, makes a Kenyan safari such a wonderful experience.
Day 2 : Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve
Today after breakfast You will be picked by our company representative from your city accommodation facility, for a scenic drive to Samburu National reserve. Drive North through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood.
Pass through the equator and arrive at Samburu in good time for lunch. Embark on your first game drive this afternoon to Experience this wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Gravy Zebras, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffes, Gerenuks and the beautiful Oryx plus a cultural heritage of the Samburu people (the butterfly people). Retreat to the camp at Sunset.
Day 3 : Samburu - Samburu
Depart for an early morning game drive in this reserve whose breath-taking panorama, Flora and Fauna is unique and endemic to Kenya’s Northern hemisphere. The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe and many more and return for your late breakfast.
Then spend the middle of the day relaxing just like the animals do, read your favourite book or write your journal, head out again at (16:00hrs) as the day begins to cool. Spot the Samburu special five before retiring back to the Hotel/Lodge/camp late in the evening.
Day 4 : Samburu to Ol Pejeta conservancy
After a leisurely breakfast, you will drive south of Samburu to arrive in Serena sweet waters camp in good time for lunch. After lunch, get to familiarize yourself with the camp which has a waterhole adjacent to the bar area.
Embark on an afternoon game drive starting with the chimpanzee sanctuary and later to this gorgeous park that is known to have the biggest concentration of the white and black rhinos. Other animals around here are giraffes, gazelles, elephants, lions’ cheetahs and many others. Ol Pejeta is also known to be the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and home to two of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.
Day 5 : Ol Pejeta to Lake Nakuru National Park
Today after breakfast, drive southwards for another scenic drive to Lake Nakuru national park through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood.
Pass through the equator again to the highlands of Nyahururu arriving at Lake Nakuru in good time for lunch. You check in to your lodge and later depart for an afternoon game drive in the park Return back at sunset for an overnight stay
Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. The Park is gorgeous all year-round park, and boasts of rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white rhinos; lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below the rhino’s cliff is a favourite lion-spotting point where lionesses love to sleep in the trees; and leopards frequent the same area.
Day 6 : Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha
Today, after a leisurely breakfast, drive East of Nakuru to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake in Kenya outside the town of Naivasha northwest of Nairobi. It is famous for its strong population of Hippos, Maasai Giraffes, wildebeests, and over 400 bird species in the forest surrounding the lake, making it the perfect destination for birders from all corners of the world.
On arrival after check-in, you will proceed to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride and a walking excursion at the Crescent Island game sanctuary. Boat rides on Lake Naivasha are refreshing experiences that take you on the breezy lake waters as you explore the diverse birdlife and wildlife on the lake and its surroundings. You will have a brief nature walk on the island which is a great opportunity to appreciate nature.
Return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, Proceed to Hell's Gate National Park for cycling and walking excursions. Return to the for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7 : Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will drive through the Rift Valley floor to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving at the camp in good time for lunch. After lunch, embark on your first game drive in this rich wildlife sanctuary also known as the 'eighth wonder of the animal world' in search of the big five namely the Lions, Leopards, Elephants, & Rhinos. return to the camp at sunset for dinner and overnight
One of our favourite places to look for wildlife in Kenya is the Masai Mara National Reserve. That's because the wildlife here is incredible, with big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs) and elephants among the highlights. There's a very good chance you'll also see giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas, and, of course, impalas. And bring your binoculars, because more than 500 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. It's a place of beautiful savannah landscapes as well, with lots of acacia trees.
Day 8 : Masai Mara - Masai Mara
This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous "Eighth Wonder of the animal World". The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs & Lions. It also has numerous Elephants and virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. Continue with the game viewing on-route to your camp, arriving at your late in the afternoon after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500sq km.
You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush breakfast. It is a lifetime experience and worth the price.
Day 9 : Masai Mara To Serengeti
Today after breakfast, Carrying picnic lunch boxes, You will head towards the border separating Kenya and Tanzania, Prepare to pay for your visa which cost $50 (Visa cards NOT accepted) then after clearing the border, You will be transferred to our Tanzanian driver guide then proceed to this expanse Serengeti National park in Tanzania which means (endless plains) Arriving at the camp I the evening with a game drive on-route.
You will have your first Serengeti game drive on-route to your camp keeping an eye out for millions of animals that call this place home. Tonight, you'll have a true African safari experience, the lodge is unfenced site within the national park, right in the heart of the animal action. Your driver guide and the camp manager will give you a full safety briefing once you arrive.
Day 10 : Serengeti - Serengeti
Wake to another glorious day in the Serengeti. Start the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, then return to the Lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.
Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds – don't stress, The animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon for another drive through the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and another night under the Serengeti's stars.
Note: there's also an option of an early hot air balloon ride here. Please ask the tour manager before booking this trip if you're interested.
Day 11 : Serengeti To Karatu Via Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy a final game drive through the Serengeti as you exit the park this morning. Drive through the Ngorongoro crater Conservation area on-route to Karatu, this afternoon you'll descend to the Ngorongoro's crater floor for a game drive. If all goes to plan, you'll see some or maybe even all of the Big Five animals that reside here..
The animals here are less wary of humans and vehicles and as a result it's easier to watch them from up close. Take in the spectacular views from the rim of the crater as you make your way to the bottom, where animals roam the lakes, rivers, woodlands and hills. Keep an eye out for wildebeest, lion, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhino.
Later you will drive out of the crater to your lodge located in a small town of Karatu on the outskirts of Ngorongoro crater your base for the next 1 night.
Day 12 : Ngorongoro -Karatu To Tarangire Via Lake Eyasi
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll make your way to Lake Eyasi, A huge seasonal soda lake. Lake Eyasi has been home to the Hadzabe people for more than 10,000 years and is one of the few places in Africa where traditional tribal life continues without modern influence.
Today’s visit to the Hadzabe lands which offers incredible insight into this ancient culture and a chance to learn about their way of life. You’ll have the opportunity to meet members of the community and join in on daily activities like hunting, Gathering and traditional dances and also learn about their unique ‘click’ language, which is thought to be one of the oldest languages still in use today. Proceed to your lodge in Tarangire national park arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch, embark on your first game drive exploring this beautiful park which is believed to be the second park with the highest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania after Serengeti. Return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.
Day 13 : Tarangire To Amboseli National Park
Set off early this morning, around 7.30 am, heading for the border with Kenya (Namanga boarder Post) passing through Arusha leaving Tarangire National Park behind. On arrival at the boarder, you will head to the immigration office which is a on-stop border post and After clearance at the border, you will meet your Kenyan driver guide who will drive you to Amboseli national park (approximately 2hrs from the border) arriving in good time for lunch.
Embark on your first afternoon game drive at 16:00hrs exploring the acacia woodland, Freshwater swamps, scrub brush, and open plains in search of wildlife. A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat. Return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14 : Amboseli - Amboseli
Leave the camp after breakfast, carrying your packed lunch to be enjoyed in the wild. Spend the whole day exploring the marshlands and swamps of Amboseli which are Fed by subterranean water channels, Water is abundant throughout the year and so is the pasture. Elephants and various other herbivores and are found here. You will retreat to the lodge late in the afternoon after a long exploration of this 392km sq. park
You also have an option of Starting the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, Then return to the Lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.
Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds – don't stress, The animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon at (16:00hrs)for another drive through the park. Return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and over night.
Day 15 : Amboseli To Nairobi
Today wake up early morning, have your breakfast or have it packed to be enjoyed on-route to Nairobi (Approximately 3-4 hrs) to the airport arriving in good time for your flight back home or to be dropped at your city hotel for your overnight stay
It's a pity that it has to end, but this is where your safari will draw to a close. We're sure that you will return home with so many exciting and happy memories, and we hope that you will join us again on safari sometime in the future.