10 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti safari

10 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti safari

10 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti safari is an adventure across different national parks in Kenya and Tanzania which will begin with pick up in Nairobi and then proceed to Lake Nakuru national park.

You will also visit Masai Mara national reserve, Amboseli national park in Kenya and then drive to Tanzania where you will enjoy a safari in Tarangire national park and also in the famous Serengeti national park during your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari.

There will also be amazing wildlife viewing experiences as you engage in morning and afternoon game drives during your 10 days Mara and Serengeti national park in the various wildlife viewing destinations you will visit.

In Masai Mara national reserve and Serengeti national park apart from having amazing wildlife viewing experiences, these destinations are also known for the big 5 like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos and the great wildebeest migration which is a natural wonder which involves movement of over 2 million wildebeests annually.

The 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari will end with drop off in Arusha, Tanzania. 

Safari highlights

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Lake Nakuru national park
  • Day 2; transfer to Masai Mara national reserve
  • Day 3; full day in Masai Mara national reserve
  • Day 4; transfer to Nairobi
  • Day 5; drive to Amboseli national park
  • Day 6; transfer to Arusha, Tanzania
  • Day 7; drive to Tarangire national park
  • Day 8; Serengeti national park
  • Day 9; full day in Serengeti national park
  • Day 10; end of safari

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Lake Nakuru national park

Your guide will pick you up from the airport and welcome you for your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari. After your briefing, you will proceed to Lake Nakuru national park where you will begin your wildlife viewing experiences. You will enjoy seeing rhinos and many other wildlife species during your safari in this national park. You will also enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley during your safari in Kenya. 

After check in at your lodge and having lunch, you will engage in an afternoon game drive and search for wildlife species such as elands, zebras, waterbucks, lions, giraffes as well as many flamingos along the shores of lake Nakuru. You will be driven back to your lodge after the game drive and you will have dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru flamingo lodge.

Day 2; transfer to Masai Mara national reserve

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare to be driven to Masai Mara national reserve in south western Kenya. You will have a stop in Narok town where you will have a short stopover and also interact with the local community. After your experience in Narok town, you will proceed to Masai Mara national reserve where you will check in at your lodge and have lunch.

After your lunch, you will engage in an evening game drive to explore the savannah plains of Masai Mara national reserve and to look out for various wildlife species like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes among others and also visit attractions around the destination. You will spend the night at Sentrim Mara camp. 

Day 3; full day in Masai Mara national reserve

Your full day of driving around the savannah plains of Masai Mara national reserve will begin with breakfast at your lodge before you head out for a morning game drive to search for the various wildlife species at this destination such as the big 5 which includes elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalos. This national reserve is also known for the wildebeest migration which involves the movement of over 2 million wildebeests which takes place annually.

After your morning game drive and your lunch, you will engage in an afternoon game drive to look out for more wildlife species in Masai Mara national reserve such as wildebeests, giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, gazelles and many others. You will return to your lodge after the game drive and have your dinner and spend the night at Sentrim Mara camp.  

Day 4; transfer to Nairobi

You will wake up and have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for your drive to Nairobi. After having breakfast and checking out of your lodge, you will have an en route game drive in Masai Mara national reserve to enjoy seeing wildlife species like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and many others. 

After your brief game viewing experience in the savannah plains of Masai Mara national reserve during your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari you will proceed to Nairobi where your guide will drop you off at your hotel for dinner and overnight at Golden Tulip hotel Nairobi.

Day 5; drive to Amboseli national park

Your breakfast will be served at your hotel in Nairobi as you prepare to transfer to Amboseli national park. You will enjoy views of Mount Kilimanjaro during your safari in Amboseli national park and also see many elephants moving in their herds around the national park as you drive to your lodge for lunch. This national park has over 1000 elephants and many more wildlife and over 400 bird species. 

After having lunch and some rest at your lodge, you will engage in an evening game drive in Amboseli national park as you search for the various wildlife species in the national park such as cheetahs, zebras, lions, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests among others. As you enjoy watching the sunset, you will proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli lodge.

Day 6; transfer to Arusha, Tanzania

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will have an en route game drive in Amboseli national park as you prepare for a transfer to Arusha via the Namanga border where you will proceed to Arusha and continue your drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tulia boutique hotel and spa.

Day 7; drive to Tarangire national park

You will also visit Tarangire national park during your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari after having breakfast at your hotel in Arusha. Tarangire national park is home to a big number of elephants which can be seen in the national park as well as other wildlife species such as giraffes, leopards, lions, buffalos and many others.

After having lunch at your lodge in Tarangire national park, your guide will drive you around the national park to search for other wildlife species and to see different attractions such as Tarangire river which flows through the national park and is a major water source for the wildlife species. Your dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge. 

Day 8; Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will prepare for a drive to Serengeti national park which is the oldest national park in Tanzania. This national park has a beautiful landscape with endless vast savannah plains and acacia trees as well as rock outcrops or kopjes which can be seen during a game drive. You will check in at your lodge and have lunch before your evening game drive.

You will be driven around the open grassy plains of Serengeti national park as you prepare for an evening game drive to look out for the various wildlife species grazing and hunting in the national park. You will return to your lodge after your evening game drive and dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 9; full day in Serengeti national park

You will start your safari with breakfast at your lodge as you prepare to engage in a morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti national park. You will move with your packed lunches as you proceed to the savannah plains of the national park. During your safari experience in the national park, you will enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, buffalos, hippos, waterbucks, giraffes, elands, impalas among others. Serengeti national park is also home to over 500 bird species.

After enjoying your lunches while on your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari, you will also have an afternoon game drive to search for more of the wildlife species in Serengeti national park like the wildebeests and over 4000 lions as well as cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. Serengeti national park is home to the big five which can be seen during a safari. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 10; end of safari

Breakfast will be served at your lodge in Serengeti national park before your transfer to Arusha. You will have an en route game drive in the national park to see wildlife species like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos. Your guide will drive you to Arusha where you will drop off at the airport which will bring your 10 days Mara and Serengeti safari. 

End of the 10 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti safari

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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