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$3,091 to $3,674 pp (USD)

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

On this first day and the beginning day of your classic safari, your driver will meet you at the airport or Nairobi Hotel and brief you about the entire safari. You will embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park which is approximately a drive of 3-4 hours. You'll pass through the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and stop for photography and scenic views of the Escarpment, stretching from the Middle East in the north to Mozambique in the south. The area is geologically active and features volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers. You'll arrive in time for check-in and have lunch. You can catch a siesta or freshen up and later head to an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. It's home to migratory flamingoes and about 350 other bird species. The park is also a haven for the endangered black and white rhino species.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

NB: Accommodation upgrades/downgrades available.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit June to February (Best for wildlife viewing; little rain)
High Season July to February (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Black RhinoOccasional
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LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
WildebeestVery Rare
Accommodation:
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

You will have an early morning breakfast. After breakfast, you will check out and leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara, a 5-hour drive. You'll enjoy en route game drives of Lake Nakuru National Park. You'll arrive in time for check-in and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will embark on a game drive at the Masai Mara till sunset. The Masai Mara National Reserve features a stunning Kaleidoscope of wild and rugged landscapes, warm and welcoming people, and an exciting array of big or small creatures. The reserve is famous for hosting the epic Great Wildebeest Migration. The reserve welcomes over 1.5 million wildebeests onto its sprawling savannahs each July through October.

Later, you will return to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

NB: Accommodation upgrades/downgrades available.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara NR

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
PrideInn Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR (Kenya) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Full-Day Masai Mara National Reserve

Full-Day Masai Mara National Reserve

You will enjoy an early breakfast, followed by a full day in the park with a picnic lunch break along the Mara River. The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during the migration season from early July to the end of September. Zebras, impalas, topis, giraffes, and Thomson gazelle are regularly seen, as well as leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes. Black rhinos are a little shy and hard to spot but are often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River, as are enormous Nile crocodiles, who wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures.

Later, you will return to Prideinn Mara Camp in the evening for an arranged bush nature walk with an experienced and knowledgeable guide in a wildlife conservation area.

You will return to the camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
PrideInn Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR (Kenya) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Masai Mara National Reserve - Serengeti National Park

Masai Mara National Reserve - Serengeti National Park

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast, check out with lunch boxes, and then go to the Tanzanian border post at Isebania, where you will meet our Tanzanian liaison for your transfer to the Serengeti. Please ensure you have a valid visa to enter Tanzania as visa application arrival can cost you a lot of time.

After clearing the Kenya/Tanzania border of Isebania, you'll exchange your vehicle after immigration formalities. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local language, "endless plains". It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes.

You will check in at the Embalakai Camp in the evening.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Embalakai Serengeti Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Full-Day Serengeti National Park

Full-Day Serengeti National Park

You will spend the full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, you will return to the camp for lunch and relaxation, and finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Embalakai Camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Embalakai Serengeti Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation, and descend into the 100-square-mile Ngorongoro Crater to view game on the vast grasslands of the crater floor. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering holes, shelters almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. You will find the Big Five lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard among others. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and is surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters from the floor, it is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World and is a veritable haven for wildlife. Spectacular animal life can be found throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. You will have a picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool. Later, you will ascend and arrive at your lodge in the Karatu area for sunset, dinner, and an overnight stay at your lodge.

Your dinner and an overnight stay will be at the Country Lodge Karatu.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Country Lodge Karatu
  • Mid-range lodge located 1-2hr drive from Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha Airport

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha Airport

You will enjoy your breakfast and later check out. You'll have a one-hour visit to the Mto Wa Mbu village, which offers a very rare experience for visitors! Around 120 cultural groups reside in the village — it's a cross-cultural melting pot with probably the most exotic mix of languages and customs found anywhere in Tanzania. When you enjoy a visit to the village you'll be in the heart of the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania, so time spent here will be a welcome respite from your safari activities.

Mto Wa Mbu Village is very close to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park in the Great Rift Valley. The village is surrounded by magnificent scenery and situated on the main road which leads to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area.

We will later drop you off at Arusha Airport in the afternoon.

NB: We can arrange private transfers to Nairobi at an extra cost upon request.

Main Destination:
Arusha Airport (Arusha, Tanzania)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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