13 Days Kenya Tanzania wildlife lodge safari
13 Days Kenya Tanzania wildlife lodge safari starts Nairobi, Kenya and also ends in Nairobi, Kenya. Visitors experience amazing safari, crossing 2 East African borders, bordering Kenya/Tanzania. Safari adventure holiday in 5 most East Africa’s famous National Parks/Reserves, explores Masai Mara great migration, Serengeti wildebeest migration, Big Five, Ngorongoro Crater and also wildlife game.
13 Days Kenya Tanzania wildlife lodge safari, is exclusively Private safari – departs any date of year – Minimum 2 people travelling together.
13 Days Kenya Tanzania wildlife lodge safari, brief Itinerary
SAMBURU GAME RESERVE – 2 nights – DAY 1, 2 – Kenya adventure safari
LAKE NAIVASHA – 1 night – DAY 3 – Kenya adventures
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE– 3 nights – DAY 4, 5, 6 – Kenya adventure safari
LAKE VICTORIA – 1 night – DAY 7 – Tanzania adventure safari
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – 2 nights – DAY 8, 9 – Tanzania adventure safari
NGORONGORO CRATER – 1 night – DAY 10 – Tanzania adventure adventure safari
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – 2 nights – DAY 11, 12 – Kenya adventure safari
LAST DAY – NAIROBI, KENYA – DAY 13 – Departure
13 Days Kenya Tanzania wildlife lodge 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, Mombasa safari relaxation beach holidays in Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi, Lamu at extra costs.
Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya
Meet and greet services on arrival in the morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or pick up from your hotel at 0800hrs by our driver-guide.
We depart and drive north through to the northern frontier district and on to Samburu Game Reserve.
Afternoon game drive in this reserve famous for its exclusive game viewing.
Dinner and overnight at either Ashnil Samburu Camp, Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge or Sentrim Samburu Lodge. Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya - Full Day
We spend this whole day exploring Samburu Game Reserve with early morning game drive where the light is perfect for a good photographic scenery coupled with the concentration of wildlife on the ground, mid morning game drives and afternoon game drives where you will have the opportunity of spotting all the three Big cats including lion, leopard and cheetah.
We will have an option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire whole day in Samburu Game Reserve. We can have option visit to Samburu Village and learn about the uniqueness of Samburu tribe and their culture at an extra cost.
A wide variety of animals and birds life are seen at Samburu Game Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life: All three big cats including lion, cheetah and leopard can be found here as well as Samburu elephant and buffalo.
Uaso Nyiro river contains large number of Nile crocodiles. Other mammals are frequently seen in the park including gerenuk, Grant gazelle, Kirk dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe.
Over 400 species of bird are seen in Samburu Game Reserve. These include Somali ostrich, grey-headed kingfishers sunbird, bee-eater, marabou stork, tawny eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, lilac-breasted roller, palm nut vulture, red-billed hornbill, secretary birds, Verreaux eagle, superb starling, yellow-billed hornbill and vulture.
All meals and overnight stay at the same lodge or tented camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve to Lake Naivasha, Kenya
We leave Samburu Game Reserve and depart for Lake Naivasha via Thomson’s Falls where we stop for scenic views of waterfalls. We proceed to Lake Naivasha and 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 4: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
After our morning breakfast, we embark on our road passing the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as we head across the valley to Narok.
We continue with our journey across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching our next game viewing destination in the world most famous Masai Mara which plays host to the world greatest natural spectacle, the greatest dramatic wildebeest migration on earth which happens from July through October every year.
We arrive at the camp or lodge and have lunch at leisure before embarking on a thrilling evening game drive in one of the finest wildlife havens on earth. We then return back to the camp where it is time for dinner.
Dinner and Overnight at either Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Sarova Mara Camp, Mara Eden Camp, Mara Engai Wilderness Camp, Osero Enarau Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Engata Olerai Camp, Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Mara Chui Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5 and 6: Masai Mara, Kenya
We spend these 2 days 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 7: Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Victoria, Tanzania
After morning breakfast, we depart Masai Mara and drive to Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest fresh water lake. We drive via Isebania bordering Kenya and Tanzania. After clearing with immigration formalities we drive South-eastern shore of Lake Victoria arriving at the lodge late afternoon where we relax at the shores of this lake.
Optional activities are offered such as Canoe-trip on Lake Victoria to a fishing village, Mountain-bike trip through Masamba Hills: Lake cruise, Nature Walk and Bird walk the choice is yours.
Dinner and Overnight at the lodge
Day 8: Lake Victoria - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Our day 10 starts with morning breakfast at the lodge with a visit to a nearby Fishing Village in the company of a local guide to learn among other things about traditional fishing techniques, selling mode of fresh fish and the general rural life.
Thereafter we drive we proceed to Serengeti National Park which 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.
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 - Full Day
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.
Serengeti National 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 the same lodge or tented 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 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 - Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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 Amboseli National Park through Namanga boarder arriving at the lodge or tented camp for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Oltukai Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Sentrim Amboseli, Kibo Safari Camp or Amboseli AA Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12: 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 13: Amboseli National Park to Nairobi, Kenya
We take early morning game drive as we exit Amboseli National Park with the last picturesque of Amboseli. We drive to Nairobi where you will be dropped at either your hotel or airport to connect with your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends. Meal Plan: Breakfast
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$ 3,850 per person
4 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 2,990 per person
6 Persons in a private sharing safari – US$ 2,705 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
- 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