Lodges Kenya Tanzania Great Safari - 29 Days

East African Safari to Kenya

Program Highlights

Duration:  29 Days
Category:  Outbound Tour
Destinations:  Kenya and Tanzania
Major Attractions:

  • Wildlife includes leopards, giant forest hogs and more than 100 bird species in Nanyuki
  • All three big cats, the lion, cheetah and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo and hippopotamus in Samburu
  • Olive baboon, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, and waterbuck in Samburu
  • Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration in Maasai Mara
  • Among the predators are lions, cheetahs and leopards in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • More than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 southern white rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Spots of Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti
  • Be able to see huge group of flamingoes in Manyara and Ngorongoro
  • Big five in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tree climbing lion in Manyara
  • Include African bush elephant, Cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, Maasai giraffe, Grant’s zebra and blue wildebeest in Amboseli

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Nairobi
End in: Nairobi
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • This is a safari program covering some of Kenya and Tanzania Destination whereby you will need armed ranger/guide for any walking safari in this destination

Itinerary Description

Day 1: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Nairobi ( Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Nairobi
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi to Nanyuki

  • Have an early breakfast at the hotel in Nairobi
  • Depart from Nairobi via the Great North Road, through the famed Kenyan highlands onto Nanyuki arriving for lunch at the Sweetwaters tented camp
  • After lunch continue on the afternoon game viewing drives in the Sanctuary
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Sweet waters tented camp

Day 3: Sweetwaters to Samburu

  • Have an early breakfast at the Sweet waters tented camp
  • After breakfast drive north to Samburu game reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Samburu Serena safari lodge- followed by afternoon game viewing drive in the Samburu game reserve- the Kenya’s rugged, semi-arid part of the North Eastern province
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4 and 5: Samburu Game Reserve

  • Have breakfast at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge
  • Morning and afternoon game viewing and drives in the Samburu reserve
  • The surrounding terrain is renowned for its rare game- long necked gerenuk, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the beisa Oryx
  • Leopard is a frequent passer-by. Game drives and bird watching safaris are the ideal way to experience the native wildlife in its natural splendor
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6: Samburu to Mountain Lodge

  • Have breakfast at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge
  • After breakfast, depart to Mt Kenya National Park to arrive in time for lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodge- located at 2,194 meters on the slopes of Mt Kenya, the lodge is surrounded by dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating
  • Elephants, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular visitors to the lodge’s waterhole
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Serena Mountain Lodge

Day 7: Mountain Lodge to Nakuru

  • After breakfast at the lodge, depart to Thompson’s falls lodge for lunch
  • After lunch continue to Lake Nakuru national park- famous for the great masses of Flamingos, the white and black rhinos and buffaloes
  • Arrive late afternoon at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
  • Afternoon game viewing and drives in the park
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 8: Lake Nakuru

  • Have breakfast at the Sarova Lion Hill
  • Full day at Nakuru National Park for morning and afternoon game viewing drives
  • Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62km2 in extent
  • The lake was first gazzetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to national park status in 1968
  • A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990
  • The foundation of the parks food chain is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support large number of Lesser Flamingos
  • Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 9: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara

  • After breakfast at Sarova Lion Hill, depart to Maasai Mara to arrive in time for
    lunch at the Sarova Mara Camp
  • After lunch continue on a game viewing enroute to the Mara Serena safari lodge- set on the saddle of a hill overlooking the rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the ” Mara Triangle”- one of the World’s Richest Wildlife sanctuary
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 10 and 11: Maasai Mara

  • Full day in Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing and drives
  • Lunch at the lodge, followed by afternoon game drive and game viewing across the plains
  • Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands, their numbers increasing during the annual migration from the Serengeti National Park
  • Lion, Leopard and Cheetah follow close behind while Crocodiles and Hippos congregate in the Mara and Talek rivers
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 12: Maasai Mara to Western Serengeti

  • Have an early Breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge
  • Depart for Isebania/Sirari, Kenya/ Tanzania border to immigration and customs formalities and vehicles exchange
  • After depart for the Kirawira Camp – in the Western Serengeti to arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing and drives in the park
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti

Day 13: Western Serengeti

  • Have an early breakfast at the Kirawira Camp
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in the western Serengeti
  • The wildlife defines the Serengeti- countless zebra, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest and other species make it their home
  • The terrain is the main stage for the great wildebeest migration, an awesome spectacle involving millions of these beasts (zebras and wildebeests)
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Kirawira Camp- Western Serengeti

Day 14: Western Serengeti to Central Serengeti

  • Have a breakfast at Kirawira Camp, and then proceed on a game viewing enroute to the Serengeti Serena Lodge arriving in time for lunch
  • After lunch, continue on the afternoon game drive in the park
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 15: Central Serengeti

  • Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park
  • The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth
  • The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years
  • It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous
  • Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June
  • So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile
    infested river can hold them back
  • The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 16: Central Serengeti to Mbuzi Mawe

  • Morning game viewing in the Serengeti followed by breakfast at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Depart on a game drive en route through the central Serengeti plains to arrive in time for lunch at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
  • The camp offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world class professionalism of Serena Lodges and Hotels
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp

Day 17: Mbuzi Mawe to Ngorongoro

  • Have an early in the morning game then drive returning to the lodge for breakfast
  • Depart through the central plains of Serengeti to Ngorongoro highlands, you continue to ascend to the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and here your first glimpse of what has often been referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the world”
  • To arrive for late lunch at the lodge
  • Afternoon spend on relaxation
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 18 and 19: Ngorongoro Crater

  • Breakfast at the Ngorongoro Serena lodge
  • Then descend to the floor of the crater and have an experience of a lifetime, as you watch literary thousands of game that Africa has to offer
  • The unique eco-system supports the delicate balance of predator and prey in the endless quest for survival
  • Picnic lunch boxes will by the Hippo pool
  • As the sun sets on the western side of the crater rim ascend and return to the lodge
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 20: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara

  • Breakfast at Serena lodge and depart to Lake Manyara Serena lodge
  • Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo- frosted expanse of Lake Manyara gleaming alkaline waters, the lodge commands panoramic views across the volcanic-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley
  • Lunch at the lodge and afternoon spent on optional activities offered by the lodge
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 21 and 22: Lake Manyara National Park

  • Full days at the Lake Manyara national park with morning and afternoon game viewing and drives
  • The extraordinary birdlife and the tree climbing lions are but one of the lures
  • The place is world renown amongst the ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of the pink flamingos and great bird of prey
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 23: Lake Manyara to Arusha

  • After breakfast, depart to Arusha arriving in time for lunch at the Arusha Serena Mountain Village
  • Secreted in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in the multi coloured tresses of tumbling bougainvillea, cooled by mountain streams and strung like a necklace around the shores of idyllic wooded lake, mountain village offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha, Tanzania’s premier ‘ safari town’
  • Afternoon optional walk around Lake Duluti
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Arusha Mountain Village

Day 24: Arusha National Park

  • After breakfast depart with picnic lunch to Arusha National Park for a whole day game viewing and drives in the park and also in Arusha town returning to the hotel in the evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Arusha Serena Mountain Village

Day 25: Arusha to Amboseli

  • Breakfast at Serena Mt village
  • This morning depart from Arusha Mountain Village to Namanga Kenya/Tanzania border for custom and immigration formalities and Vehicle exchange
  • After the formalities depart for Amboseli National park to arrive in time for lunch at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, followed by afternoon game drive in the park
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 26 and 27: Amboseli National Park

  • Full days at Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives filled with excitement and comfort
  • Have lunch at the lodge
  • Don’t be surprised to find elephants dining on plants or variety of wildlife drinking water at the lodge-floodlit waterhole
  • Amboseli is renowned for its large population and herds of elephants
  • Return in the evening to the lodge for other optional activities at an extra cost like, the Maasai tribal dancers, barbeque bush dinner
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 28: Amboseli to Nairobi

  • After breakfast depart for the morning game drive in the park returning for lunch
  • After lunch depart to Nairobi arriving late afternoon at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day 29: Departure

  • Breakfast at Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • A city tour and later transferred to the Airport to catch your international flight

Price Include:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Price Exclude:

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel after your trip concludes.

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