Experience a unique wildlife adventure with this 13 days Kenya and Tanzania safari. This is a combined Kenya safari and Tanzania safari to the tourism highlights in East Africa and offered by Nomadic Holidays and Safaris.
13 days Kenya and Tanzania safari package starts with a drive heading north through the central highlands towards Mt. Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya. It then heads further north past the Equator to the dry semi-arid region to Samburu National Reserve. This area is famous for the Samburu five: Reticulated giraffes, Beisa oryx, Grevys’ zebras,Somali ostrich and Gerenuk.
The safari tour then takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park at the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Besides the park being a unique birdwatchers’ paradise, it is also home to the endangered black and white rhinos, Rothschild giraffes among other wild animals. Once you book this Kenya safari holidaywith Nomadic Holidays and Safaris, you get to discover the Great Rift Valley with its unique features and land forms. You get to explore Lake Nakuru National Park, a popular Kenya safari destination due to its proximity from Nairobi.
Afterwards you proceed to the most famous Kenya safari destination, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Known for the annual wildebeest migration that takes place between end of July and October. Masai Mara is a vast savanna that provides home to a wide range of wild animals, both predators and prey, birdlife and also plant species. One has the best chance in the Masai Mara to sight the Big 5 in their natural habitat. Masai Mara National Reserve will thrill you with its abundance in wildlife concentration. The savanna plains are filled with zebras, gnus, antelopes, gazelles and herds of elephants. During the Great migration the vast plains are dotted with massive herds of wildebeests, zebras and other plains game as they continuously move to the fresh grasslands. The highlight of this 3 days Masai Mara safari is Mara river crossing as the herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the crocodile infested Mara river, some getting stuck in the rocks, others struggling in the stampedes and others being drowned by the crocodiles. This is always an emotional moment but part of the process of natures’ cycle. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania forms the lower part of the Masai Mara Reserve. Ngorongoro is another big highlight of this safari and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is a must. After Lake Manyara the Safari will then bring you back to Kenya at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park.
Leave Nairobi in the morning to reach your lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure and from the hotel balcony, high above the floodlit waterhole and saltlick, animals can be observed quenching their thirst.
Serena Mountain Lodge : FB
After breakfast depart for a drive north passing through the heart of central Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve with a brief stop at the Equator where you may do a simple water test to ascertain the magnetic effect on the northern & southern sphere. Continue to Samburu set in the rugged semi-arid northern region with spectacular scenic landscape. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time. later in the afternoon head out on an exciting game-viewing drive thereafter return for dinner and overnight.
Ashnil Samburu Camp or similar :FB
Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing drives, in search of animals found only north of the equator such as long necked Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Somali Ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doom palms, acacia and giant fig trees meanders through the reserve. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Ashnil Samburu Camp or similar :FB
After an early breakfast, embark on your drive as you head to Nanyuki. On your way you might be lucky to catch a glimse of animals that may have eluded you. Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stopover at the Thompson Falls in Nyahururu.You will pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, tea plantations before arriving in time for lunch and check-in at Sarova lion hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the park which has abundant birdlife including the flamingos, Rothschild giraffe and also white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova lion hill Lodge.
Sarova Lion Hill : FB
After an early breakfast, you will leave the park as you head to Masai Mara. On your way out you might be lucky to spot some game that may have eluded you. Proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where visitors may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, later in the afternoon head out for an exciting game-viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game. Thereafter return for diner and overnight.
Base Camp Mara or similar :FB
Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in search of the ‘big five’. Masai Mara is the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves. It is home to the awesome black-manned lion, cheetah, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. Return to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
Base Camp Mara or similar :FB
Morning departure to Tanzania by road via the Isabenia border. Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon at Speke Bay Lodge/Similar. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shores of Lake Victoria. Time permitting, excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered. You can fish from the beach for Tilapia, go out in a boat to catch Nile perch or wander around on the Lodge’s 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.
Speke Bay Lodge or Similar.
On Day 9, continue to the Serengeti National Park where you will spend the next two nights. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives within the vast plains of the Serengeti. Witness the immensity of the park and the amazing numbers of hoofed animals such as zebra, wildebeest, antelopes as well as the predators it shelters during another exciting afternoon game drive.
Thorn Tree Camp or Similar
Crater Enjoy a final morning game drive in the Serengeti. After lunch, drive to the Ngorongoro area via Olduvai Gorge where remains of prehistoric inhabitants were unearthed.
Rhino Lodge or Similar
Descend into the crater for a half day drive at the bottom of this collapsed volcano, where a
variety of habitats shelter an amazing array of wildlife, surrounded by spectacular scenery. In the
afternoon, proceed to Lake Manyara where you enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge or Similar
After breakfast, continue to Arusha and through the Namanga border to pass immigration formalities
before heading back to Kenya and Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch en route. An
afternoon game drives introduces you to this flat plains of Amboseli, with the majestic
Kilimanjaro towering in the distance. The park supports a wide variety of wildlife and is home to the Masai tribe.
Kibo Safari Camp or Similar
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi. Enjoy an exotic lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant where
all kinds of game meats can be tasted. Afterward proceed to the Jomo
Kenyatta international airport to catch your flight.
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