10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania
If you want to combine the Kenya and Tanzania safaris, we recommend our 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Our safari package is one of the greatest multi-destination combined trips offered in Africa by Kenya and Tanzania. This package, which also includes visits to other notable national parks and wildlife areas in Africa, includes the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Amboseli National Park.
Where to visit during our 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania
The Masai Mara Game Reserve: The Mara Mara National Reserve, also known as the Masai Mara Game Reserve, is arguably the most well-known wildlife area in Africa due to the annual wildebeest migration, which takes place between July and October. Herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles cross the crocodile-infested Mara River to enter Masai Mara from Tanzania’s Serengeti in search of green.The Masai Mara is recognized for its big cat population in addition to the wildebeests, and as a result, several wildlife documentaries, such as the “Big Cat Diary,” have been shot there in the past. The name of the Serengeti National Park is taken from the Maa term “Siringit,” which means “endless plains” in the Masai language. According to numerous votes, this is the best national park in Tanzania and all of Africa. In the Serengeti National Park, you can anticipate seeing the wildebeest migration herds, the big five, as well as a variety of other animals and birds. A trip to this internationally famous national park is included in your 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania package.
Ngorongoro Crater is the biggest uninterrupted crater in the world and one of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The small area (with a diameter of about 21 km) is similar to a natural zoo, with a wide variety of animals and birds existing in their natural habitats. In addition to a variety of small and large animals, the big five can be seen in Ngorongoro Crater on a single day.
Amboseli National Park is what comes to mind when one imagines vast herds of elephants with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in the background. Many animals and birds, especially the vibrant flamingos, reside in this little park in southern Kenya. Game drives in this park provide the greatest views of Mount Kilimanjaro and a fantastic opportunity to get that dreamy postcard image. International flights should be booked as a return flight to Nairobi because this tour begins and concludes there. Because Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a significant hub in Africa, there are numerous flight options available at the airport, allowing you to come early and begin your safari trip to the Masai Mara right away. If you arrive early or late but want to unwind and catch up on sleep before the safari begins the following day, we can also organize a room and overnight stay for you in Nairobi. You might also enjoy our other safari package choices, which combine the top game reserves and national parks for Kenya and Tanzania safaris. The itinerary for our 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania is shown above, but it can be altered in any way to meet your preferences and needs.
Day 1.Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning pickup from Nairobi’s airport or hotel will begin your lengthy but beautiful trip to the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve. After checking in at camp for a hearty meal, you will arrive at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the late afternoon. You will leave for an afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara after lunch and take some time to recuperate. You will look for animals there until late in the day, when you will head back to the camp or lodge for dinner and the night. Spend the night at Zebra Plains Mara Camp. Also included are lunch and dinner.
Day 2. Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve for a full day.
After breakfast at the lodge or camp in Masai Mara, you’ll go on a morning game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the most well-known game reserve in all of Africa. Animals like lions, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, leopards, antelopes like gazelles, impalas, topis, elands, hartebeests, and many others can be found at the Masai Mara Game Reserve. During the Great Migration season, which runs from July to October, you may be fortunate enough to witness the river crossing of more than 1.5 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and gazelles in what has grown to be the largest animal display on earth. After taking a break for lunch and some rest, you’ll head out again in the late afternoon till you check back in at the lodge or camp for game drives, a campfire, and sleep. Spend the night at Zebra Plains Mara Camp. Included are all meals. You can go on a walking safari in the Masai Mara or visit the nearby Maasai villages to learn more about their culture and traditions, in addition to the customary game drives in safari land cruisers. You can also go on a hot air balloon tour above the Masai Mara plains for an additional fee.
Day 3. Transfer from Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park.
This morning, you will rise early for breakfast, say goodbye to the camp or lodge personnel, and then depart by road for the Isebania/Sirare Border, where you will stop for a brief while to obtain a visa to enter Tanzania. According to the new legislation, you will switch jeeps at the border on the Tanzanian side (Sirare) and continue from there with a Tanzanian-registered safari jeep and a safari guide from the Tanzanian side. Depending on where your camp is in the Serengeti, you will travel via the Nyamongo mining settlements and Mugumu Township on your way to the Serengeti National Park. You will enter the park at either the Ikoma Gate or the Fort Ikoma Ranger Post. Right away, you’ll go out on your first Serengeti game drive in pursuit of the vast array of animals and birds that the park has to offer. You will check into a lodge or camp for meals and the night in the late afternoon. Where will you spend the night? Included are all meals.
Day 4-5.Enjoy a full day of wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park.
If you’d like, you can go on a game drive this afternoon at sunrise or at dusk. Enjoy the Serengeti National Park for the entire day. You will start your full-day wildlife drive in the Serengeti after breakfast. The Wildebeest Migration herds spend the majority of their time in Serengeti National Park before migrating to Masai Mara for the months of August and October. You will be led by an expert who can inform you of the ideal places to watch the wildebeest migration because he will be in communication with other guides via VHF high-frequency radio. The list of species that live in the Serengeti, aside from the migration, is endless and includes elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes, serval cats, jackals, hyenas, warthogs, and zebras. More than 500 different bird species have been identified in the Serengeti as well. You will spend these two days doing game drives across the boundless Serengeti plains, experiencing magical experiences along the way. The Pamoja Serengeti Camp will be the location of both dinner and lodging. Included are all meals.
Day 6. Transfer from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After breakfast at your camp or lodge, you’ll check out and take one more game drive as you make your way to the Naabi Hills Gate, where you’ll stop briefly to register to enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). After that, you’ll travel to the crater rim and check into a lodge for some downtime. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent lazing around your resort or on a nature walk along the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Spend the night at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 7: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater and drive to Arusha
On this day, after a very early breakfast (or a packed breakfast), you will make your way to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will spend the day going on game drives. The earlier you go to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, the higher your chances are of seeing creatures like Black Rhinos and others that like to line up beside the roads and avoid the morning dew. A picnic lunch will be given in the crater adjacent to the hippo pool as we descend, giving you a chance to stretch your legs and use the restroom. The Ngorongoro Crater is a part of an international biosphere reserve and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The crater, which is about 300 sq km and 21 km across, is actually the world’s largest uninterrupted caldera. The Crater is a natural zoo, and its 600-meter walls ensure that few animals escape from this famous wildlife preserve. Black rhinos, lions, buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, and numerous antelope species are among the wildlife that can be found here. Game drives will continue on the crater floor until later in the afternoon, when you will climb to the rim. After that, you will be transported to Arusha town and check into a lodge where you will spend the night and have dinner. Ilboru Safari Lodge is where you’ll spend the night. Included are all meals.
Day 8. Ngorongoro travels to Arusha and proceeds to Amboseli National Park.
This morning, after a very early breakfast, you will leave Ngorongoro and travel along the Great Rift Valley’s bottom and past Arusha to the Namanga border, where you will stop briefly to get your passport stamped. After a brief halt at the border, you will switch cars and board a Kenyan vehicle once more before continuing on to the Amboseli National Park. You’ll get to your lodge or camp in time for lunch. You will go on a game drive in the afternoon after lunch and have a short break. At sunset, you will head back to the resort for supper. Spend the night at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 9: A full day of wildlife viewing in Amboseli National Park.
If you’d like, you can embark on a morning game drive this morning before returning to the lodge for breakfast. The remainder of the day will be spent on game drives; you may either pack a picnic lunch to eat outside if you want, or you can have morning and evening game drives with a break for lunch and relaxation at your lodge or camp in between. Early in the morning and late in the day are the best times to observe Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest herds of elephants, buffalo, lions, cheatahs, hyenas, giraffes, and numerous birds, notably the vibrant flamingos, may be found in Amboseli National Park. Spend the night at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 10: Amboserli back to Arusha-End the safari
If you’d like, take one last early-morning game drive in the Amboseli National Park before your safari guide drops you off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for your international flight back home after breakfast (depending on your departure time). This identical 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania can be provided using various lodges and tented camps if you’d like to keep the costs lower, or upgraded lodges and or tented camps if you’d want to stay in more opulent luxury options or upgraded upmarket or top-end lodgings. For a bespoke safari to Kenya and Tanzania, get in touch!
The price for 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania includes
- Pick up/d off in Nairobi, Kenya 10 day private safari for two to six people
- Transport and wildlife drives in a modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with a photographic roof hatch (change cars at the border).
- The services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
- All Kenyan and Tanzanian wildlife reserve entrance fees
- All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary (which can be customized) bottles of water during game drives in the parks.
- 09 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary (can be customized).
- Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority Concession fees for lodges and camps in Tanzania WMA fees in Tanzania (where applicable) Tanzanian lodges and camps
The Price for 10 days Safari in Kenya and Tanzania does not include
- International Air Fare
- Regional flight from Masai Mara to Serengeti ( can be included – ask for price)
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
- Travel insurance if needed
- Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Visa fee for Kenya (50 US$ per person – to be paid upon arrival or online-Kenya E-Visa)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges and tented camps
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (599 USD per person), including concession fees
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Masai Mara Game Reserve ( 485 USD per person).
- Accommodation at Nairobi on arrival or on the last day if needed Airport transfer on arrival at Nairobi if you need (only if staying a night at Nairobi on arrival)