Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
The tour starts in Kenya and ends in Tanzania. This is the perfect tour to witness what the two countries have to offer in terms of wildlife. Early in the morning after breakfast, our professional tour guide shall come and pick you up from your pickup point in Nairobi-the capital city of Kenya and later, transfer you to Maasai Mara national park. Along the way, you shall have a stopover at the Great Rift Valley Viewing area to witness some of the best sceneries in Kenya. The Great Rift Valley runs from Lebanon to Mozambique however it crosses through Kenya on its way to Mozambique. Later, you shall drive up to the Narok district which is just few kilometers away from Maasai Mara. Upon arrival in Maasai Mara, you shall directly check in your lodge, take some wonderful and tasty lunch and later, drive to the park for an afternoon game drive. The afternoon game drive shall offer the best wildlife experience in Kenya. Maasai Mara is the most visited national parks in Kenya and it never disappoints as regards to wildlife- you shall be in a position to watch the big 5 and various species of wildlife animals. Later, you shall drive to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: budget-Mara Explorer Backpackers’ Camp, Midrange-Mara Leisure Camp, Luxury-Mara Sopa lodge
Day 2: Full day game drive at Masai Mara
This full day game drive experience in Maasai Mara is a next to none wildlife experience. You shall be able to do 3 game drives- morning game drive, mid-afternoon game drive, and the afternoon game drive. All the game drives offer different expectations and you shall be thrilled by the kind of wildlife experiences that you shall encounter. Maasai Mara is home to black-mannered lions, one of the fiercest animals on the planet. You shall take a look at them. If you are fortunate and you visit during the great migration, you shall be in position to watch millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras and Thomson gazelles making their way from Serengeti to Maasai Mara. This wildlife migration occurs between July- October. Some of the wildlife animals to encounter include lions, leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, wildebeest, Impalas, gazelles, hartebeest, topi and others. Later, you shall return to the lodge for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: budget – Mara Explorer Backpackers’ Camp, Midrange – Mara Leisure Camp, Luxury – Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Masai Mara to Serengeti N Park
Early in the morning, you drive to the park to experience some of the missed wildlife experiences and species, after the game drive, you shall drive back to the lodge. Take breakfast and later transfer to Serengeti National park. Serengeti National park is not very far away from Maasai Mara. After several checks in at the Isebania border- between Kenya and Tanzania, you shall continue into Tanzania up to Serengeti National Park. Check in at your lodge and relax waiting for a next day experience.
Accommodation: Budget – Kijereshi Tented Camp, Standard – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp, Luxury – Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall travel to Serengeti national park for a full day game drive. Lunch shall be packed in Lunch Boxes. Serengeti National park is the oldest national park in Tanzania and one of the best national parks to watch several wildlife experiences. It is possible to watch the big 5 plus other counts of species like Grant’s gazelle, Eland, Thomson gazelle and others. These game drives are spaced to give you some time to refresh and plan for the next experience. Later after a wonderful game drive, you shall transfer back to your lodge to mark the end of this insightful Serengeti national park game drive.
Accommodation: Budget – Kijereshi Tented Camp, Standard – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp, Luxury- Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 5: transfer to Ngorongoro crater.
Although the Ngorongoro crater is small in size, the park supports an enormous wildlife ecosystem. After breakfast, you shall drive to Ngorongoro crater with packed lunch. You shall make an occasional stop at the Olduvai Gorge to gain an understanding of the human revolution. Later, you shall proceed to Ngorongoro crater. Upon arrival, you shall check in the lodge and later, proceed to the park for an afternoon game drive. During this period, you shall watch several species of wildlife which include African Buffalo, blue wildebeest, Black Rhino, Grant’s zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a wonderful game drive, you shall drive back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Budget – Karatu Simba lodge, Standard-Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, Luxury-Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
After breakfast, you shall drive to Arusha to mark the end of the tour. In Arusha, you shall be dropped off at Arusha airport to take a flight home or any point around the city. This tour is extendable. You could extend this tour to include other destinations like Zanzibar.