12 Days Kenya Tanzania combined safari
12 Days Kenya Tanzania combined safari starts Nairobi, Kenya and also ends in Arusha, Tanzania. Visitors experiences best Kenya Tanzania tour featuring game viewing wildlife wonders including – the Big Five, Masai Mara great migration, bird life, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, crossing Kenya Tanzania Namanga border, proceed Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and also finishes Arusha, Tanzania
12 Days Kenya Tanzania combined safari, is exclusively Private safari – departs any date of year – Minimum 2 people travelling together.
12 Days Kenya Tanzania combined safari, brief Itinerary
NAIROBI – 1 night – DAY 1 – Arrival Nairobi
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE– 2 nights – DAY 2, 3 – Kenya adventures
LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK – 1 night – DAY 4 – Kenya adventures
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – 2 nights – DAY 5, 6 – Kenya adventures
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – 1 night – DAY 7 – Tanzania adventures
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – 2 nights – DAY 8, 9 – Tanzania adventures
NGORONGORO CRATER – 1 night – DAY 10 – Tanzania adventures
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – 1 night – DAY 11 – Tanzania adventures
LAST DAY – ARUSHA, TANZANIA – DAY 12 – Departure
12 Days Kenya Tanzania combined safari, relevant information
Travelers accommodation – ranges from Budget accommodation, Mid-range accommodation or Luxury accommodation depending on clients budget
Visitors safari accommodates – holiday travelers, families, friends, couples, honeymooners, colleagues, senior citizens, corporate, students, individuals, small and also large groups.
Last day safari extension: Visitors may extend, African safari Kenya Tanzania Zanzibar relaxation holidays in Zanzibar, Tanzania at extra costs.
Travelers may board Shuttle bus Arusha, Tanzania, drive through Namanga border, proceed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
Visitors may also book local flight, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Tanzania – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi Kenya, last day.
Day 1: Arrival Jomo Kenyatta Airport - Nairobi Hotel
Pick up from the airport upon arrival by our driver-guide and transfer you to your booked hotel in Nairobi for overnight stay. Meal Plan: BB
Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs, have a safari briefing session and depart Masai Mara with a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley as you enjoy the scenic view.
Proceed with your drive to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch and thereafter embark on late afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve
We spend the whole day exploring Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives where we will have the opportunity of spotting the BIG FIVE including lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo.
We will have an option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire whole day in the park.
We will also have the option visit to local Masai village at an extra cost or balloon ride at only $450 per person.
Masai Mara is one of the best known and most popular reserves in Africa where wildebeest migration could be seen with roughly thousand of animals, at other times there are still hundreds.
The plains are full of wildebeest, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson gazelle. Also regularly seen are leopard, lion, hyena, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared fox. Black rhinos are a little shy and hard to spot but are often seen at a distance.
Every July, August and September, the wildebeest travel from Tanzania Serengeti plains, northwards to the Masai Mara and the Mara River is the final obstacle.
The wildebeest remain in the Mara between October and November. Between December and January the wildebeest gradually begin their migration back towards Serengeti plains in Tanzania.
Over 450 species of birds have been identified Masai Mara among them 57 species of birds of prey. Optional extra activities charged extra
- Hot Air Balloon Ride at $450 per person.
- Masai Village Visit at an extra cost.
All meals and overnight stay at the same lodge or tented camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve - Lake Naivasha, Kenya
We leave Masai Mara after breakfast and drive through the park with the last picturesque of the MARA
We travel to the Great Rift Valley passing through beautiful scenery as we drive to Lake Naivasha. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or tented camp. We spend the rest of afternoon at leisure or we may Opt to do various Optional activities.
Lake Naivasha has numerous Optional activities available;
You may Take a Boat Ride to Crescent island Game Park, Visit Elsamere Conservation Centre, Visit Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, Visit Mt. Longonot for a hike, Visit Hells Gate National Reserve the only Reserve in Kenya where you can enjoy game viewing while riding on a Bicycle, go for a challenging gorge walk, rock climbing, Enjoy a walk around Lake Naivasha or Swimming at the Ol-Karia Geothermal Hot Spa- the choice is yours.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Lake Naivasha Country Club Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Crescent Camp or Naivasha Kongoni Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli National Park, Kenya
We depart early in the morning after breakfast and travel south to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa highest peak.
We arrive at our lodge or camp in time for lunch, relax at leisure and later on embark on evening game drive in the beautiful Amboseli National Park.
We have dinner and overnight at either Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Oltukai Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Sentrim Amboseli, Kibo Safari Camp or Amboseli AA Camp. Meal Plan: BBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Full Day
This day is set aside exploring Amboseli National Park with early morning game drives where the light is perfect at Mount Kilimanjaro background which offers good photographic scenery coupled with the concentration of wildlife on the ground.
We return to the lodge or camp for breakfast. We will be free the rest of the morning may be enjoying a dip in the pool or game viewing from the lodge terrace. We have lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon have an option to visit the Masai village (Optional extra).
We later explore an evening major game drives. We return to the same lodge or camp in Amboseli, for a night under starry skies.
Amboseli National Park is at the foot of Africa highest mountain, 5895m Mt Kilimanjaro, this National Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months.
Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which includes the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest among other African animals.
There are also host of Kenya birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Amboseli National Park - Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
After breakfast we depart Amboseli National Park viewing game en-route as we exit the park with the last picturesque of Amboseli. We drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We pass through Arusha town and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for late afternoon game drive.
Lake Manyara National Park takes pride in diversified habitat. It is mirrored by its varied fauna with some of the more common and visible large mammal species being the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and wildebeest.
Prominently renowned for its tree-climbing lion, Lake Manyara is also home to troops of baboon and blue monkey. The park is rich with fantastic bird life. More than 400 species of birds can be seen here.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Farm House, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, Migunga Tented Camp, Twiga Lodges and Campsites, Haven Nature Safari Camp and Lodge. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Early morning breakfast at around 0700am. After breakfast we leave the lodge and proceed to Serengeti National Park with packed lunch via Ngorongoro Crater Rim viewing game en-route.
Serengeti National Park is a vast treeless plain with thousands, even millions of animals searching for fresh grasslands. As the largest national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti attracts thousands of tourists each year.
The best months for wildlife viewing are between December and June. The wet season is from March to May, with the coldest period from June to October. The annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest takes place in May or early June.
This migration is one of the most impressive natural events and the primary draw for many tourists.
Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Kirurumu Serengeti Camp, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Mbalageti Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp, Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Tingitana Lodges and Camps, Serengeti Katikati Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
We spend this full day in Serengeti National Park exploring morning and afternoon game drives.
Serengeti National Park is Tanzania oldest and most popular National Park also a world heritage and one of the best wildlife sanctuary site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder. Serengeti is famous for its annual migration this offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa.
The Park is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due to the abundance of prey species.
The park also supports many further species including leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocodiles and many more game. Lot of birds includes the Eurasia migrants are recorded here.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Kirurumu Serengeti Camp, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Mbalageti Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp, Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Tingitana Lodges and Camps, Serengeti Katikati Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Rim, Tanzania
Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park later on we return back to the lodge for breakfast.
We check out of the lodge and drive with packed lunch game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
Located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and one of Tanzania’s most popular wildlife viewing areas.
This huge volcanic crater has a permanent supply of water which draws all kinds of animals who stay in this area rather than migrating.
Visitors come here primarily for viewing large game and bird watching, but also of interest in the conservation area is the Olduvai Gorge. This important archeological site has revealed ancient skull and bone fragments that have delivered critical information about early mankind.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: You can visit Olduvai Gorge at an extra fee payable direct to the museum.
Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Kirurumu Ngorongoro Camp, Kitela Camp, Gibbs Farm Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Rhino Lodge, Country Lodge, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater Floor - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Early morning breakfast then we descend to the Crater Floor with picnic lunch for game drive.
Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact ancient caldera in the world, nearly three million years old. The Ngorongoro volcano was one of the world’s tallest mountains before it exploded and collapsed.
Thousands of wild game can be seen on the crater floor, including lions, elephants, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles, and buffaloes, but wildebeests and zebras account for over half of the animals that call the Ngorongoro Crater home.
Bird watching is superb, especially around Lake Magadi, which attracts flocks of flamingoes to the shallows.
Hippos are content to submerge themselves during the day and then graze in the nearby grass in the evening.
After exploring the crater we have lunch at the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitoktok swamp a Hippo pool. Thereafter we continue with game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive to Tarangire National Park Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire safari Lodge, Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Burunge Tented Lodge, Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12: Tarangire National Park - Arusha, Tanzania
Early morning breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park for morning game drive.
Tarangire National Park is a beautiful and special park in Northern Tanzania. It is famous for its high density of elephants exceeding Lake Manyara and Serengeti.
The park displays a diverse number of wildlife namely Python, lion and leopard climb trees lounging in the branches, African buffalo, lesser and great kudu, cheetah, fringe-eared Oryx, Maasai giraffe, spotted hyena, common zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, warthog, eland, olive baboon, bat-eared fox, impala, common waterbuck, bushbuck, coke hartebeest, gerenuk and bohor reedbuck.
Over 550 bird species have been recorded here making a sure pleasure for any bird lover. Baobab trees are most common here. Thereafter we have lunch and leave the Park viewing our last game while we drive back to Arusha.
You will be dropped either at your booked hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Prices are based on per person sharing safari mini-van in Kenya and 4 x 4 Land Cruiser/Jeep in Tanzania on sharing private tour in a double room
2 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 3,290 per person
4 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 2,605 per person
6 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 2,380 per person
Above prices are based on budget low season prices of the year, April, May and June
Prices for High season and Peak season are available on request.
Safaris for 1pax, 3pax, 5pax, 7pax and above, Groups and Families are also offered at different prices
We request you to choose your type of Accommodation from our Booking Form depending on your safari budget
- Choose: Budget accommodation, Mid-range accommodation or Luxury accommodation
- Accommodation Type – Choose: Lodge or Permanent Tented Camp
Safari price includes:
- Airport/hotel pick up/drop off transfers
- Ground transport while on safari in a customized safari mini-van in Kenya and 4 x 4 land cruiser with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy viewing and photography
- Guaranteed window seats
- Services of knowledgeable English speaking professional tour driver-guide
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
- Full board accommodation in lodges in Single/Double/Twin/Triple rooms
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Ngorongoro Crater service fees
- Concession Fees
- Flying doctor’s tourist air ambulance evacuation cover in case of emergency while on safari.
- Government taxes and local levies
- Bottled drinking water per day whilst on safari
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi on Day 1
- Starts in Nairobi, Kenya and ends in Arusha, Tanzania
Safari price excludes:
- All personal travel and baggage insurances
- International and Domestic flights
- All Airport Taxes and Visas
- Medical and trip cancellation insurance
- Yellow fever vaccinations
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Olduvai Gorge entrance fees
- Canoeing safari
- Any Optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
- All Optional activities in Lake Naivasha on Day 4
- Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
- Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
- Tour driver-guide gratuities
- Hotel accommodation in Arusha after the safari – can be arranged on request
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary