12-Day Kenya and Tanzania Cross-Border 360-Degree Circuit

12 Days

Trip info

  • 5 Star Hotel, Logde and Tented Camps
  • Nairobi
  • All Year Round
  • Nairobi
  • Guided
  • Available
  • All Meals
  • 4X4 Tour Van / Land Cruiser

Tour Overview

The Kenya-Tanzania cross-border 360-degree circuit safari exposes you to some of the best game parks in the East African region filled with abundant wildlife and landscapes. The highlights include Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara in Kenya, And Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi, and Tarangire in Tanzania. You’ll discover and get a chance to trail the famous wildebeest migration circuit from Masai Mara, Serengeti to Ngorongoro, ending your safari in Amboseli and back to Nairobi.

Trip Attractions

  • Nairobi
  • Lake Nakuru NP
  • Masai Mara NR
  • Serengeti NP
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire NP
  • Amboseli NP

Your Route

Your Itinerary

You'll be met by our team and be picked up from the airport, then you will be transferred to your city hotel (Boma Nairobi or similar)after a long flight, we'll explain what happens next and answer any questions you might have about your safari which starts on the next day,

The arrangements are on a bed-and-breakfast basis. This option is suitable for those arriving in Nairobi in the evening.
but if you happen to arrive early, You can decide to relax at the hotel or you can 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.

You will be picked up by our company representative from your accommodation facility in Nairobi for a scenic drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. You'll have a stopover at the spectacular Great Rift Valley viewpoint to stretch your legs and photograph the contrasting landscapes including Mount Longonot. You'll arrive at the park in time for lunch, check in to your lodge, and later depart for an afternoon game drive in the park returning back to the lodge at sunset.

Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. The park is gorgeous all year round and boasts 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 giraffes. The forested area below the cliff is a favorite lion-spotting point where lionesses love to sleep in the trees, and leopards as well. Afterward, you'll return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

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, you will embark on your first game drive in this rich wildlife sanctuary also known as the '8th Wonder of the World' in search of the Big Five namely the lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos. You will return to the camp at sunset for dinner and an overnight stay.

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. 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.

This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree-studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous Savanna. The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, and other herbivores. It has virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara Savannah.

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 1,500 sq.

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 which is a lifetime experience and worth the
price. Later join your driver guide at a location and proceed with your full-day game drive.

This is another full day spent game viewing across the rich tree-studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous Savanna. The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, and other herbivores. It has virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara Savannah.

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 1,500 sq.

Today after breakfast,(prepare for a long drive) you will carry picnic lunch boxes and head towards the border separating Kenya and Tanzania(Isebania border post). Prepare to pay for your visa which costs $50- $100 Depending on the nationality (visa cards NOT accepted). After clearing the border immigration process, you will transfer vehicles and join your Tanzanian driver/guide who will welcome you and proceed to this expanse of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania which means (endless plains). You will be arriving at the camp late in the afternoon with a game drive en route.

You will have your first Serengeti game drive en 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 an 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.

You will wake up to another glorious day in the Serengeti. You will start the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're most active. Then, you will return to the lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.

You'll spend the hottest part of the day relaxing at the camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favorite music while observing the birds. Then, you will head off again in the afternoon for another drive through the park. You'll return to the lodge for dinner and another night under 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.

You will enjoy a final game drive through the Serengeti as you exit the park this morning. You will drive through the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area en route to Karatu. This afternoon you'll descend to the Ngorongoro 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. You will enjoy taking 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 wildebeests, lions, zebras, cheetahs, buffalos, gazelles, and endangered black rhinos.

Later, you will drive out of the crater to your lodge located on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater your base for the next 1 night.

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 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, thought to be one of the oldest languages still in use today. You'll proceed to your lodge in Tarangire National Park arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your first game drive exploring this beautiful park believed to be the 2nd park with the highest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania after Serengeti. You'll return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

You will set off early this morning, around 7.30 a.m., heading for the border (Kenya-Namanga border post) and passing through Arusha leaving Tarangire National Park behind. On arrival at the border, you will head to the immigration office which is a one-stop border post. After clearance at the border, you will meet your Kenyan driver/guide who will drive you to Amboseli National Park (approximately 2 hours from the border) arriving in good time for lunch.

You will embark on your first-afternoon game drive at 4:00 pm, 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. You'll return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and an overnight stay.

You will leave the camp after breakfast carrying your packed lunch to be enjoyed in the wild. You'll 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 are found here. You will retreat to the lodge late in the afternoon after a long exploration of this 392sq km 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, you will return to the lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.
You'll spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book, writing about the safari, or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds. Then, you will head off again in the afternoon at 4:00 pm, for another drive through the park. You'll return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and an overnight stay.

After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart from Amboseli to Nairobi via the famous Carnivore Restaurant for an (optional) celebratory lunch, and thereafter, transfer to your city hotel or to the airport for your outbound flight back home.

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.

Day by Day Accommodations

Day 1

Nairobi

Spend the night at The Boma Hotel Nairobi a Luxury hotel located in Nairobi

Lunch and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park

Spend the night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge a Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 3 – Day 5

Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend three nights at Zebra Plains Mara Camp a Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 6 –  Day 7

Serengeti National Park

Spend two nights at Matawi Serengeti Camp a Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater

Spend the night at Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp a Mid-range tented bush camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 9

Tarangire National Park

Spend the night at Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp a Luxury tented camp located inside Tarangire NP

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 10 – Day 11

Amboseli National Park

Spend the night at Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp a Luxury tented camp located inside Tarangire NP

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 12

Last Day With Us

(End of Tour) No accommodations

Breakfast Will be Provided

NOTE: Additional Accommodation can be arranged at the end of your tour for an added fee.

Vehicle Options

Customized 4X4 Safari Tour Vans fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

Customized 4X4 Safari Land Cruisers fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

4X4 Toyota Prado

  1. Binoculars
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Cooler Box/fridge
  4. High-frequency radio
  5. Power charging points
  6. Sandbags (for photography)
  7. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat

Toyota Noah

  1. Spacious for luggage
  2. Comfortable seats
  3. Suitable for airport transfers to and from your hotel.
  4.  Bottle Holders
  5. Fridge Bracket
  6. Sliding Window Glass.

Trip Cost

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person, excluding international flights from/to your home country.
  • Note; We provide tickets for international flights to and from Kenya for our clients and thus arrange the full trip from home and back.
  • This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 4 are free.

Rates Per Person Starting From:-


Start Dates                                                                                                               Rate


Jan 3-Dec 30                                                                                                              $5170


 

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Trip Binoculars
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • We provide tickets for international flights to & from your home.
  • A professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • AMREF flying doctor’s medical cover
  • Free visa application
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

FAQs

What is the best time to go on this safari?

The safari is designed for year-round enjoyment. However, the ideal time is during the Great Migration season in the Masai Mara, typically from June to October.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected circumstances. Ensure that your insurance includes medical coverage and trip cancellation protection.

What should I pack for the safari?

Packing essentials include comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera. We provide a detailed packing list upon confirmation of your booking.

How do I apply for a visa for this safari?

Visa applications are typically handled before your arrival. We recommend checking with the embassy or consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date visa requirements. For entry to Kenya please read the update here.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of during the safari?

No, our safari packages are all-inclusive, covering accommodation, meals, park fees, and transportation. There are no hidden fees or additional costs during the safari.

Do I get a private room with a private bathroom and hot shower?

Absolutely! Your comfort is our priority. Throughout the safari, you’ll enjoy private rooms in well-appointed accommodations, complete with private bathrooms and hot showers for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after each adventure-filled day.

Can I customize the itinerary to suit my preferences?

Yes, While the Tour has a carefully crafted itinerary, we understand that preferences vary. We’re happy to discuss any customization requests to ensure your safari aligns perfectly with your expectations.

What wildlife can I expect to see on this safari?

The safari encompasses diverse ecosystems, offering encounters with the Big Five, Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos, and leopards—a myriad of other animals, and various bird species.

What COVID-19 safety measures are in place?

We prioritize your safety. Our team adheres to local health guidelines, and the accommodations and vehicles are regularly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Are vaccinations required for this safari?

Please consult your healthcare provider for the latest travel health advice. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

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12-Day Kenya and Tanzania Cross-Border 360-Degree Circuit