12 days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

12 Days 11 Nights
  • 10 days safari serengeti Tanzania
  • 12 days comb safari lake maasai mara
  • 12 days comb safari lake manyara kenya
  • 12 days comb safari lake manyara
  • 12 days comb safari lake nakuru
  • 12 days comb safari lake victoria
  • 12 days comb safari ngorongoro crater
  • 12 days comb safari serengeti

Description

12 days Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari are what this package is all about. There is no doubt that Kenya and Tanzania are the most popular safari destinations in Africa, and it is by no coincidence that the word safari is a Swahili word that was derived from these two majestic safari countries. This is a top-notch safari package that takes you to the most popular game parks and reserves of East Africa. After fascinating views of the flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park and a wildlife adventure at Masai Mara, you border to cross to Tanzania and head towards Lake Victoria the largest freshwater lake in Africa for relaxation. You will spend your overnight at the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania; thereafter you enter the infinite plains of Serengeti National Park before you set off to the largest unbroken Caldera in the world which is Ngorongoro Crater. Spend time at Lake Manyara National Park on the lookout for more flamingos and the exceptional tree-climbing lions. This 12 days Safari itinerary can be done by staying in the mid-range or luxury accommodations standards, even budget travelers can be accommodated in camping sites or lower standard accommodation options. Kindly let us know if you wish us to customize the safari package in a better way that will suit your desires. The lodges and tented campsites are all nice, mid-range facilities can be substituted with cheaper options where possible or even with more luxurious options in case an upgrade is called for. This 12 days safari package is one of our samples of the combined Kenya and Tanzania safari packages that we have broadcasted on our website, but we can also tailor-make a tour for your budget need and idea. Contact us for more detailed information about the safaris in East Africa.

12 days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari Highlights;

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Kenya and Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 2: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 3: Game Drive in Lake Nakuru and Transfer Masai Mara
  • Day 4: Full day Masai Mara Excursion
  • Day 5: Border Crossing and Transfer to Lake Victoria
  • Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 7: Whole Day in Serengeti National Park Safari
  • Day 8: Game Drive in Serengeti and Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Day 9: Whole Day Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.

The Price includes;

  • All airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch (Change of car at the border)
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guides on Kenyan & Tanzanian side
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • A visit to a Masai Village at Masai Mara or Ngorongoro Crater
  • Traditional canoe fishing or bird watching at Speke’s Bay at Lake Victoria as per your wishes
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include;

  • International Flights
  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff ( please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee for Kenya – 50 US$ – to be paid upon arrival / (51 US$ if you apply for visa online before arrival )
  • Visa fee for Tanzania ( 50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges and tented camps
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Masai Mara Game Reserve (485 USD per person)
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Transfer from Arusha to Nairobi (if flying back from Nairobi)

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Kenya and Transfer to the Hotel

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the Hotel overnight.
Meal plan: Dinner

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Day 2: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, we embark on our way north to Lake Nakuru National park about 3 hours drive from the capital city. We arrive for lunch at the lodge then go for an afternoon game drive in the National Park in search of the rare white Rhinos and the Rothschild that are endemic to this park only in East Africa. Many other ungulates to see in the park and the vibrant colors of the flamingos at the lake itself await you for the afternoon. Overnight and dinner are at the Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 3: Game Drive in Lake Nakuru and Transfer Masai Mara

Early morning game drive is possible if staying in the park and if you wish. After breakfast we are on our way to the most celebrated game reserve in Africa; the Masai Mara Game Reserve. After a brief stop at the gate for registration formalities, we drive to the lodge/tented camp for hot lunch with game drives en route. Masai Mara is the home of the big cats and the Big 5 so after lunch we are off to the plains in search of the animals.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 4: Full day Masai Mara Excursion

At dawn, you wake up for a morning game drive to see animals rise for a new day then go back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast. After breakfast, you go back to the wilderness for a full day of game drives. Masai Mara is famous for the Wildebeests Migration where more than a million and a half herds move in from the Serengeti accompanied by zebras and gazelles in search of pasture and water. If you are lucky and if in time you may as well witness the spectacular river crossing at the Mara River.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 5: Border Crossing and Transfer to Lake Victoria

This morning we take an early breakfast then embark on our long way to Lake Victoria via the Isebania border to Tanzania. We will have a brief stop at the border for visa obtaining then head to the shores of Lake Victoria on the Tanzania side. Here you will relax at a nice retreat accommodation by the shores of the largest freshwater lake in Africa, or even take a traditional boat from Musoma Lakeside town to an Island Lodge. Here you will take a dip in the warm waters if you wish and relax.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, we join the local fishermen for a boat trip then after breakfast we drive to Serengeti National Park via the Ndabaka gate. We leave with a lunch box and spend the rest of the day in the Serengeti plains in search of the animals. If we missed out on the wildebeests in Masai Mara depending on the time of visit then we are sure to see the herds in the Serengeti National Park. Among other animals, we are likely to spot lions, leopards, baboons, zebras, hartebeests, elephants, warthogs, and many bird species.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 7: Whole Day in Serengeti National Park Safari

This day is spent in the Serengeti plains. If you wish you may go for a predawn game drive to see animals in the African rising sun. Today we have the option of doing morning and sunset games drive only then relaxing at the lodge or camp if you wish so.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 8: Game Drive in Serengeti and Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After breakfast, we check out and go on with game drives on our way out of the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate and enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will have a brief stop at a Masai Village on our way uphill to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. In the afternoon we will check in at the lodge and relax, or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off from the African sun. If you are into activity then this is the time to go for a ranger-guided nature walk in the forest. It is possible to bump into zebra herds, buffaloes, duikers, etc but the Ranger will be armed with a rifle so need to panic!
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 9: Whole Day Ngorongoro Crater.

An early morning game drive is inevitable because today we are descending into the wonderful largest unbroken caldera in the world also referred to as the Eden of Africa or the eighth wonder of the world. With the unmatched concentration of animals the crater floor will never stop amazing you with animals at very close range and if you are a little lucky; you will spot the big 5 in a single day. Lions, elephants, silverback jackals, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, warthogs, leopards, cheetahs are just a few to mention. The picnic will be offered at the Hippo poolside picnic site. Later in the afternoon, you will drive up the Crater Rim for dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 10: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, we are hit the road again this time down into the Rift valley floor to the Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small evergreen park with stunning views of the Great Rift Valley walls. The park is fed by underground rivers that ensure an unlimited presence of animals all year round. What makes the park more popular are the flamingos and other varieties of aquatic birds and the legendary tree-climbing lions. Overnight is at Rift Valley Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 11: Explore Tarangire National Park.

This day we are off after breakfast to the third-largest national park; Tarangire National Park. This beautiful park is highlighted by the abnormally large herds of gigantic elephants and the massive baobab trees that dot the park. This park is also the home of some of the rarest birds and animals like the Oryx which can be spotted in this park in Tanzania. The Tarangire River is the lifeline of the animals in this park and this turns the riverbank into an active field of the wild as animals converge amidst the risk of predators as they come for the valuable drop of water. Overnight is at the Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 12: Game Drive in Tarangire National Park and Transfer to Arusha for Departure.

In the morning we go for a morning game drive if you wish then after breakfast you will go for a nature walk at the park boundaries accompanied by a Masai warrior. We will then drive to Arusha town where the Safari ends. From here you can be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

If you are flying out of Nairobi then you will have three options to choose from. We can arrange one of the transfer options depending on your preference and budget:

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