9 Days Tanzania and Kenya Wildlife Safari

Reserve this 9 Days Tanzania and Kenya Wildlife Safari and visit some of the top safari destinations in these two Africa safari destinations.

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After the breakfast pick up time from the hotel 0830am then depart to Tarangire National Park. Baobab studded Tarangire stretches southeast of Lake Manyara around the Tarangire River. It is one of the highest concentrations of wildlife of any of Tanzania’s parks. Dinner and Overnight

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is visited this day. This vegetative diverse park is set beneath the dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley. See the amazing Baobab tree, an assortment of Ficus and Acacia trees and all the life that inhabits them. This is a birding paradise, along with all the standard East African mammals other than rhinoceros. The group enjoys a safari tour to the back-end of the park, noted for its hot springs, abundance of giraffe and African bush elephant. Don’t be surprised if you see mongoose, clip springer and the elusive rock hyrax. Lake Manyara is a soda lake and is noted for its flamingos.  Dinner and Overnight

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

A must see Conservation Area within this massive collapsed volcano, one of the largest calderas in the world. Ngorongoro’s grasslands, forest, swamps, salt pans, and Lake Magadi provide for an assortment of wildlife and viewing opportunity.  You will see blank rhinos, jackals, spotted hyena, lions, and their prey of wildebeest, water buffalo, and various gazelle species. Birding is good as well. The not too common serval cat is a bonus feature. Overnight in Arusha either at the Arusha Crown Hotel or the Sinka Court Hotel.

Day 4: Travel to Amboseli National Park, Kenya

The safari group travels to the Tanzania/Kenya border at Namanga, then proceeds to Amboseli National Park within Kenya. Permanent safari canvass tents with 2 beds and thatch over-roofs are serenaded by weaver birds and cicadas by day and massive crickets by night.  Don’t be surprised to be awakening at night by a wondering elephant or two just outside the large fenced in camp facility.

Day 5: Amboseli National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro is the backdrop of this elephant haven and you will not be disappointed by this first class safari experience. You will have no trouble in getting up close and personal with the monolithic beasts of Africa, in the safety of your pop-up canopy safari vehicle.

Day 6: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha

Travel day to Lake Naivasha on your way to Masai Mara. This is an opportune time to enjoy the countryside of Kenya and all its people. Part of the trip is along the Great Rift Valley with a stop over to view the escarpment. Lake Naivasha is a major agricultural production area in Kenya and a welcomed break to the day’s travel.

Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning game drive will lead you to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas and return to camp for breakfast some rest and Lunch.

After lunch go for afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara plains which are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end of September, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle are regularly seen, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared foxes. Black rhino 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 very large Nile crocodiles mention but a few. Dinner and overnight

Day 8: Masai Mari National Reserve

You will be overwhelmed and satiated by the abundance of wildlife viewed in this park. The safari takes you to the Mari River where you will see and photograph hippos and large crocodiles laying in wait. Masai Ostrich, crowned crane, helmeted guinea-fowl, kori bustard and the secretary bird will have you wondering what’s next on the fascinating bird list.

Day 9: Masai Mara to Nairobi

Enjoy breakfast, checkout and depart the Mara for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Have lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at Airport for flight back home.

INCLUDED:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Nairobi hotel accommodation at day of arrival
  • Accommodation while on expeditions
  • Expedition transportation including travel to and from
  • All park fees
  • Three meals per day outside of Nairobi
  • Bottled water
  • Guide, cook & porter fees
  • English speaking and knowledgeable lead guides, cooks

EXCLUDED IN THE ABOVE COST:

  • Personal beverages (beer, wine, pop, drinking water at hotels)
  • Last night accommodation in Nairobi and dinner
  • Entrance fees to the Maasai village (approx. $15 US)
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