11 Days Safari Kenya Tanzania

Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Masai mara - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Amboseli - Tsavo West - Nairobi

Starts from / ends at  Nairobi -Kenya

Kenya & Tanzania cross border safari tour covering the  best of  East Africa national parks.

The 10 nights / 11 days safari starts from Nairobi Kenya.

Safari can be customized to start from Arusha

Safari highlights:

  1.  En-route Views of Mount Kilimanjaro, farmlands and towns of Kenya & Tanzania.
  2. Lake Manyara national park
  3. Tree climbing lions and  flamingoes of Lake Manyara
  4. Serengeti national park unlimited plains with hundreds of animal species
  5. Ngorongoro crater- close range of game viewing in  one of the World’s largest calderas
  6. Cross-section of the local people and cultures
  7. The “Olduvai Gorge” and the remains of pre-historic man.
  8. Masai Mara game reserve
  9. Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of wild animal species and colorful Masai tribesmen.
  10. Lake Nakuru national park
  11. Hundreds birdlife species including pelicans and other bird species
  12. Rhino sanctuary at the Lake nakuru national park.
  13. The Great Rift Valley escarpment. Awesome scenery.
  14. Amboseli national park
  15. Elephant herds and other animal species at the amboseli.
  16. The snow capped highest mountain in Africa the Mount Kilimanjaro.
  17. Tsavo west national park
  18. scenic hills and valleys, awesome scenery, the Mzima springs, birds and animals. 

Safari itinerary.

Day 1: Nairobi Arusha- Lake Manyara (360 km, Appr. 6 hrs with stops)

0730hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport

Proceed on the  cross border drive into Tanzania.

There shall be a stop for immigration  formalities at the Namanga (Kenya / Tanzania) border town.

The scenic drive is  via Masai country,distinct climatic zones and social regions.

Lunch shall be at the  Arusha town of Tanzania.

Proceed to the Lake Manyara for game viewing in search of the famous tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos.

The Lake Manyara national park is small and scenic

Overnight at your Lake Manyara safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara- Ngorongoro Crater

We depart Lake Manyara with picnic lunches for the Ngorongoro crater

Later descend (670M) into the floors of the crater in 4 wheel cruisers.

It shall  be a full day of unsurpassed game viewing with only a lunch break at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site.

Game volume and variety is left to your imagination.

Later ascend to the crater rim for awesome sunset views.

Overnight at your Ngorongoro crater lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Awesome sunrise views from the crater rim

Leave the  Ngorongoro after and proceed to the  Olduvai Gorge.

Here, we visit various sites of the gorge to see where the remains of pre-historic man were discovered.

Later  proceed to the vast Serengeti plains with afternoon game viewing

Overnight at your Serengeti safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Serengeti Game Reserve

Day spent at the Serengeti on game viewing drives.

Serengeti is large, the variety and concentration of game is mind boggling

This we encounter as we traverse the reserve on rewarding game viewing drives.

Overnight at your Serengeti safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Serengeti- Masai Mara game reserve( 265 kms: 6-7 hrs with stops)

Depart Serengeti with game viewing en-route.

Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserve via the isebania Tanzania / Kenya border town..

The Mara shares the same ecosystem with the Serengeti game reserve.

Ideally it is the smaller extension of the Serengeti.

It is well located for game viewing drives together with optional activities including balloon safari excursions and guided nature / bird walks

Afternoon game viewing drive at the Masai Mara

Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Masai Mara game reserve.

Today shall be spent at the Masai Mara game reserve on a full day of game viewing drives.

Picnic lunch shall be by  the Mara river with views of hippos and crocodiles
Game  viewing drives are  dictated on by the location and concentration of animals at specific times. 
The Mara  hosts the highest concentration of wild animals  per sq km than any other game reserve in East Africa
Simply stated the Mara is a one stop shop for game viewing activities in Kenya.

Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru: 320 kms: 5-6 hours

A short morning Game drive today, time permitting.

Later proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park.

There Shall be stops at scenic points along the route.

Afternoon Game viewing drive.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Safari lodge / Tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

What you may see at Lake Nakuru National Park...

Zebra, Black and white rhino, over 550 diferent plant and tree species, view points of Lion Hill, Baboon Cliff and Out Of Africa.

Day 8: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha: 80 kms: 1-1.5 Hrs.

Morning bird and game viewing drives around the Lake Nakuru.

After breakfast proceed to Lake Naivasha.

Afternoon boat ride at lake Naivasha, where you view exotic birdlife and hippos amid the serenity of this fresh water lake.
Overnight at your lake Naivasha lodge/resort / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may  see at Lake Naivasha .......

Boat ride, bird watching, nature walks, a visit to Hells gate - optional at a cost..

Day 9: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli: 350 km. 5-6 Hrs

A long and easy drive to the Amboseli awaits you today.

Depart Lake Naivasha after late breakfast for the Amboseli.

There shall be stops to view the scenic Rift valley escarpment  along the Nakuru Nairobi highway.
Lunch stop at  the Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi.
Short game viewing drive with possible views of the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks.(Weather permitting)

Overnight at your Amboseli  safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may see at Amboseli national park ..........

Leopard,Elephant Buffalo,Giraffe,Zebra, Lion,Plain game, crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Lesser Kudu, prolific birdlife featuring 600 species.

Day 10: Amboseli - Tsavo west: 100 km: 2 Hrs.

Short morning  game viewing drive is scheduled at the Amboseli.

Weather permitting, there shall be awesome views of Mount Kilimanjaro's snow capped peaks.

The Amboseli is open and relatively small.

Game viewing drives are concentrated and wildlife easy to spot.

Mount Kilimanjaro  provides wonderful back grounds  for awesome photography moments.

Later proceed  to the  Tsavo West National Park.

The Tsavo west is hilly and craggy with scenic terrain

Overnight shall be at your Tsavo west safari  lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may see / do at Tsavo West national park .......

Rhino,Leopard,Wild dogs,Buffalo Elephant,Giraffe,Zebra, Lion,Mongoose,Hyrax,Lesser Kudu,Mzima springs,underwater hippo and fish watching with prolific birdlife.

Day 11: Tsavo West- Nairobi or Kenya coast beaches.

Game viewing drive at the Tsavo west national park.

You shall have  your packed lunch boxes as you  head to the Mzima springs where you view hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish and bird life.

Later depart Tsavo west  for Nairobi or the Kenya coast.

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel, jomo kenyatta airport or the Mombasa,Diani,Watamu & Malindi beach resorts

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Tanzania section accommodation options

Lake Manyara National park:

Luxury accommodation : Manyara Serena lodge, Kilimamoja Lodge  Ngorongoro Farm House

Standard accommodation: Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge , Maramboi Camp

Economy accommodation :  Twiga Camp  , Bougainvillea  Country Lodge

Ngorongoro crater: 

Luxury accommodation : Ngorongoro serena lodge Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Standard accommodation :  Ngorongoro Sopa lodge

Economy accommodation : Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge , Rhino Lodge

Serengeti Game Reserve

Luxury accommodation : Serengeti serena lodge, Ole Serai Tented Camp  Mbuzi Mawe Camp

Standard accommodation :  Serengeti sopa  , Katikati camp , Mbarageti Lodge

Economy  accommodation :  Serengeti Wildlife Lodge

Safari  Accommodation options:

Kenya section accommodation option.

Luxury accommodation:

Masai Mara game reserve: Mara simba lodge , Mara sarova camp, Mara serena, Mara River Camp Ashnil Mara, Keekorok lodge

Lake Naivasha:   Naivasha Sopa lodge

Lake Nakuru national park : Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge,Flamingo camp

Amboseli National park:.Oltukai lodge,   Amboseli Serena lodge.

Tsavo West National park: Kilaguni serena lodge, Severin safari camp, Ziwani tented camp, Salt lick lodge

Standard accommodation :

Masai Mara game reserve:  Mara sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure camp, Osero Camp AA lodge/camp,

 Lake Naivasha: Elsamere Lodge  Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru national park: ,  Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Amboseli National Park: Amboseli Sopa Lodge , Sentrim Amboseli , Kibo Safari Camp

Tsavo West National park: Ngulia safari camp,

Economy accommodation :

Masai Mara game reserve : Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp,Sentrim Mara camp

Lake Naivasha:  Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Lake Nakuru national park : Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Amboseli national park:   AA Lodge/camp

Tsavo West national park: Ngulia safari lodge