18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safari

18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safari

18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safari is a tour across different destinations in Kenya as well as in Tanzania. You will visit the famous Masai Mara national reserve located in the south western part of Kenya which is also known for the wildebeest migration which also takes place in Serengeti national park Tanzania.

You will engage in various wildlife viewing activities during your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari and these include game drives, nature walks as well as cultural visits which involve interactions with the local community.

You will also visit Lake Nakuru national park, Serengeti national park, Naivasha, Amboseli national park, Tsavo west national park and Tsavo east national park during your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari.

For a period of 18 days, you will get an adventurous experience during your Kenya safaris and Tanzania safaris as you explore different destinations as in the itinerary below;

Safari highlights of the 18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safari

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Serengeti national park
  • Day 2 and 3; full day in Serengeti national park
  • Day 4; drive to Arusha 
  • Day 5; flight to Nairobi 
  • Day 6; drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara reserve 
  • Day 7 and 8; full day in Masai Mara
  • Day 9; Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
  • Day 10; Lake Nakuru national park to Naivasha
  • Day 11; Naivasha to Amboseli national park
  • Day 12; Game Viewing in Amboseli national park
  • Day 13; Amboseli to Tsavo West
  • Day 14; Full day Tsavo West
  • Day 15; Transfer to Tsavo East
  • Day 16; Full day in Tsavo East
  • Day 17; Transfer to Nairobi
  • Day 18; Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Serengeti national park

You will be picked up from the airport by your guide who will meet you and welcome you as you begin your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari. After you have had a short briefing with your guide, you will proceed to Serengeti national park which is home to the big five like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos.

You will engage in an afternoon game drive to experience the wildlife species in Serengeti national park such as wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, waterbucks, kudu, impalas, gazelles and many others. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 2 and to 3; full day in Serengeti national park

After breakfast at your lodge during your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari, you will engage in a morning game drive to see wildlife species such as wildebeests, buffalos, rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, antelopes, waterbucks, gazelles among others. You will return to your lodge where you will have your lunch.

After lunch during your visit in Serengeti national park, you will drive around the national park and enjoy seeing the kopjes where lions sit as they watch their prey grazing in the savannah. You will also look out for other wildlife species in the national park as you enjoy the sunset on the way to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 4; drive to Arusha 

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare for a morning game to enjoy seeing wildlife species such as antelopes, kudu, gazelles, waterbucks, lions, leopards, elephants and many others. You will proceed to Arusha where you will have your lunch after checking in.

You will also have dinner and overnight at Tulia boutique hotel and spa.
Day 5; flight to Nairobi 

After having breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, you will prepare for your flight to Nairobi. You will be met by your guide who will welcome you and brief you about your trip to Kenya. After briefing, you will be driven around Nairobi as you enjoy the beautiful and busy city life as you proceed to your hotel where you will have dinner and overnight at Hotel Barkley.

Day 6; drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara reserve 

Breakfast will be served at your hotel in Nairobi as ahead of your drive to Masai Mara national reserve. Your guide will drive you to the reserve with a stopover in Narok town where you will experience the culture of the Maasai people and also interact with the locals as you visit the craft shops and see the local art and craft work such as beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings, bracelets. You will continue your drive to your lodge in Masai Mara national reserve where you will check in and have lunch. 

You will also engage in an evening game drive in Masai Mara national reserve while on your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari and you will see a variety of wildlife species such as lion prides elephant herds, buffalos, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, zebras, and wildebeests among others as well as a variety of bird species. After your evening game drive, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at AA Mara lodge.

Day 7 and 8; full day in Masai Mara

During your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari in Masai Mara national reserve, you will start your day at your lodge with breakfast as you prepare for a full day of exploring the plains of Masai Mara national reserve and search for the different wildlife species. You will enjoy seeing wildlife species while on a morning game drive and these include the big five like leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos among other wildlife species since they are more active at this time of day.

You will also have lunch at your lodge in Masai Mara national reserve as you enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch the wildlife species grazing and roaming in the distant plains. After lunch, you will have another game drive where you will see wildlife species such as giraffes, elands, wildebeest, zebras, topis among others. After your afternoon game drive, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at AA Mara lodge.

Day 9; Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast at your lodge during your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari, you will have an en route game drive as you head out of Masai Mara national reserve and proceed to your next destination on the itinerary which is Lake Nakuru national park. 

You will have an evening game drive in Lake Nakuru national park which is famous for flamingos and rare rhino species. During your game drive, you will see a variety of wildlife species such as the rare black rhino and the white rhino, Rothschild’s giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon among others as you enjoy the beautiful sunset in the wild. You will return to your lodge after your evening game drive for dinner and overnight at Stem hotel.

Day 10; Lake Nakuru national park to Naivasha

On the 10th day of your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari, you will have an early breakfast at your lodge and then check out of the lodge. You will drive around Lake Nakuru national park where you will see a variety of wildlife species as well as the beautiful flamingos which can be seen along the shores of Lake Nakuru. 

You will proceed to Naivasha after this experience and check in at your lodge in Naivasha. You will have a nature walk in Naivasha and later return for dinner and overnight at Viewers park hotel.

Day 11; Naivasha to Amboseli national park

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Naivasha and then check out of the lodge. You will proceed to Amboseli national park which is another destination you will go to while on your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari. You will have a brief stopover in Nairobi where you will have lunch.

After lunch, you will proceed to Amboseli national park where you will see wildlife species as you drive through the national park to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli lodge.

Day 12; Game Viewing in Amboseli national park

Your breakfast will be at your lodge in Amboseli national park which is famous for its elephant herds and for views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Ahead of your full day of wildlife viewing in the national park, you will drive around the savannah plains at the destination. You will have a morning game drive where you will see a variety of wildlife species since they are more active at this time of day as you also enjoy the beautiful sunrise with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Some of the wildlife species you will see as you drive around Amboseli national park include lions, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and hippo among others. After your morning game drive, you will have your lunch at your lodge as you enjoy the beauty of nature around the national park. After lunch, you will have another game drive after which you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli lodge.

Day 13; Amboseli to Tsavo West

Breakfast will be served at your lodge and then you will check out of the lodge in Amboseli national park. You will be driven to Tsavo west national park where you will enjoy seeing wildlife species such as cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants among others. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Jipe safari camp.

Day 14; Full day Tsavo West

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge ahead of your full day adventure in Tsavo west national park. During your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari, as you enjoy your game drives you will see wildlife species such as the black rhinos as well as beautiful landscape of the scenic hills and valleys. 

You will also visit Mzima springs as you explore the different attractions in Tsavo west national park and you will see hippos, crocodiles as well as different bird species. Lunch will be had at your lodge in the national park. After lunch, you will engage in another game drive in search of different wildlife species like wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, hippos, kudu, and waterbucks among others. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Lake Jipe safari camp.

Day 15; Transfer to Tsavo East

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge and then proceed to Tsavo east national park. You will see wildlife species such as the famous man eating lions as well as elephants, lions, cheetahs, kudus, gazelles, giraffes, zebras, vervet monkeys, baboons among others. You will continue to your lodge where you will check-in for dinner and overnight at Voi wildlife lodge.

18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safaris
18 Days Best of Tanzania and Kenya safaris

Day 16; Full day in Tsavo East

After an early breakfast at your lodge, you will head out into the wilderness of Tsavo east national park for a full day of exploring the different attractions at this destination. You will see different attractions such as the Voi river where wildlife species gather to drink such as elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, kudu, generuk among others. 

Lunch will be served at your lodge and then you will engage in an afternoon game drive. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Voi wildlife lodge.

Day 17; Transfer to Nairobi

You will have breakfast at your lodge and then check out of the lodge. After checking out of the lodge, you will have an en route game drive as you proceed to Nairobi. You will check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight at Hotel Barkley.

Day 18; Departure

On the last day of your 18 days Tanzania and Kenya safari, you will have an early breakfast at your lodge and then check out of the lodge. After checking out, you your guide will drop you off at your preferred location which will mark the end of your 18 days’ trip to Kenya and Tanzania.

Price inclusions

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
  • Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
  • Services literate English driver/guide.
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Price exclusions

  • Visas and related costs.
  • Personal Taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
  • International flights.
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
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