11-Day Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Tarangire, Amboseli Park, Ngorongoro Crater

11 Days

Maasai Mara is a national reserve that belongs to the Republic of Kenya under the Maasai people (who speak the Maa language) rather than a national park. This means that the land has villages and you will see herders taking their impressive herds of Maasai cattle to drink. Yes, you will see ‘warriors’ (known as ‘moran’) dressed in their traditional red finery, happily chatting on mobile phones and updating their Facebook pages. This is an ancient land but not one where time has stood still.

Overview

Maasai Mara is a national reserve that belongs to the Republic of Kenya under the Maasai people (who speak the Maa language) rather than a national park. This means that the land has villages and you will see herders taking their impressive herds of Maasai cattle to drink. Yes, you will see ‘warriors’ (known as ‘moran’) dressed in their traditional red finery, happily chatting on mobile phones and updating their Facebook pages. This is an ancient land but not one where time stood still.

 

 

Itinerary

Morning picked up from the airport/ hotel with a short briefing and driven to Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge. You get a welcome drink on arrival and are shown to your room. After lunch takes a late afternoon guided leisure walk along the bird-rich lake. End up in the hot spring for a relaxing dip. Return to the lodge for dinner and a campfire after that. Accommodation at Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge.

You will wake up for morning breakfast and then depart to Lake Nakuru. On arrival, check into your hotel, have lunch, and head to the park for game drives in search of the Big Five animals i.e. lion, rhino, leopard and cheetah, and other animals. Lake Nakuru is famous for its millions of flamingoes and migrant birds from all over the world. We have up to 425 different bird species recorded here. You will return to the lodge before dark for dinner and an overnight stay. Accommodation: Hotel Wagon Wheel

Have an early morning breakfast then drive through the Great Rift Valley onto Kenya's premier wildlife reserve. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari lodge, our base during our time here. Then we'll head out for a late afternoon game viewing drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five animals which are lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment combine to provide a spectacular safari experience. The Masai Mara also spelled Maasai Mara, is a game reserve in south-western Kenya, effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Accommodation: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

In the morning after a long and sound full sleep, tea or coffee and cookies will be served at the campsite. You'll then set out for a full-day game drive in reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours, temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere for the game and the viewer. Lion, cheetah, and leopard roam the vast grasslands in search of their next prey, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog. Accommodation: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

We will depart to Amboseli via Nairobi in the morning after breakfast. Drive south through Maasai county to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. A scenic park in its own right, Amboseli is synonymous with two particular things majestic herds of elephants and glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania. After a picnic lunch en-route with the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife animals such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, and various plains plateaus game can be seen. Postcard-perfect pictures are almost always guaranteed. Finally, you will return to your hotel. Accommodation: Aa Lodge Amboseli

Early morning wake up with your breakfast ready. Today you will have your packed lunch for a ready full-day game drive. Proceed with more game drive in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, and Giraffe. Amboseli National Park is one of the best-known wildlife destinations in Kenya, primarily for excellent sightings of elephants in the big marshy area and the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Observation Hill offers the best vistas). Chase the perfect sight of a massive gathering of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Accommodation: Aa Lodge Amboseli

After breakfast you will drive out of the park with the view of Mt Kilimanjaro, then drive to the border of Tanzania and Kenya at the Namanga border, After the immigration clearance, you will be transferred to Tarangire National Park. One of the lesser-known game reserves in Tanzania, Tarangire rivals the Serengeti in its great number and diversity of wildlife. It is a good choice for travelers who wish to encounter more animals and fewer tourists while on safari. The Tarangire National Park is known as a wonderful birding destination and also features large numbers of game, particularly during the dry season, when the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area. The landscape is of particular interest too, due to the high number of scenic baobab trees. Accommodation: Fanaka Safaris, Campsites

After breakfast, we will be transferred to the famous Serengeti National Park. This park is in Tanzania, and the Masai Mara National Reserve is in Kenya. Covering 14,763sq km, the Serengeti NP is dominated by vast, open plains with an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en route, and the afternoon will be spent viewing games and absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the almost treeless plains of the Serengeti. After an early breakfast, we will proceed on an early morning game drive, returning for a hearty lunch. After a brief rest, there will be an afternoon game drive to further explore this world-famous park. Accommodation: Tukaone Serengeti Camps

Today you will head back for a full-day game drive in the famous Serengeti National Park. This Park is to Tanzania, what the Masai Mara Game Reserve is to Kenya. Covering 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti NP is dominated by vast, open plains with an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en route, and the afternoon will be spent viewing games and absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the almost treeless plains of the Serengeti. After an early breakfast, we will proceed on an early morning game drive, returning for a hearty lunch. After a brief rest, there will be an afternoon game drive to further explore this world-famous park. Accommodation: Tukaone Serengeti Camps.

We will transfer to the Ngorongoro crater, via Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro is an impressive 20 km wide volcanic crater with 600 m walls. The views from the crater rim are breathtaking, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Olduvai Gorge is famed for the discovery of 3.5-million-year-old fossil fragments of early human civilization. We will enjoy lunch overlooking the crater, and the afternoon will be spent at leisure. Accommodation at Octagon Lodge.

In the morning depending on your air ticket booking after breakfast, you will be driven back to Arusha or (Kilimanjaro Airport) for your Zanzibar Island air transfer or back home. This will be the end of our trip!

11-Day Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Tarangire, Amboseli Park, Ngorongoro Crater

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
  • All meals are noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in private game viewing 4x4toyota safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
  • The Safari Vehicle is outfitted with two-way, long-range high-frequency radio communications equipment.
  • The Safari Vehicle carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drive as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

Exclusive

  • Domestic and international airfares and departure taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide at $5 per head.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the safari vehicle while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services.
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
  • Visas
  • Rain jackets, hand cloves
  • Personal needs
  • Lake Naivasha boat ride /canoe $50
  • Boat ride at USD$50 per person.
  • Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD$ 450) per ride
  • Samburu village visit (50usd$)
  • Maasai village visit. (50usd$)

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11-Day Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Tarangire, Amboseli Park, Ngorongoro Crater
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