13 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safaris Lodge and Camping Safari

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13 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safaris to Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Lodge and Camping Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, welcomed by a representative from the Safari Experts Africa and transferred to Lake Naivasha. Enroute you get to see Kenya’s beautiful landscape as well as the Greal Rift Valley

Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar

Lake Naivashais a beautiful freshwater lake, the second largest in Kenya, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms.

Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Maasai christened the lake Nai’posha meaning ''rough water'', which the British later misspelt as Naivasha.

Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination.

The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows

Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara

Breakfast at the lodge. Then enjoy a one hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha to view the numerous bird species, hippos and the beauty of the lake.

After early lunch, proceed for a drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

On arrival at The World famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive enroute to the Camp.

Dinner and overnight at Maasai Mara Camp.

The Masai Mara reserve(also known as The Maasai Mara Game Reserve) is Kenya's most popular game park because it's relatively small (a little smaller than Rhode Island) yet it hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. You are almost guaranteed to see the Big 5. Lions abound throughout the park as do leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

The best time to go is between July and October during the annual wildebeest migration when the wildebeest and zebra are at their highest number crossing the MaraRiver from the Serengeti offering plenty of food for lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

After early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes for a full day game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of the big five and the abundant plains game.

Picnic lunch next to the hippo pool. Return to the Camp in the late evening.

Dinner and overnight at maasai mara Camp.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Nakuru for lunch at Merica Hotel in Town.

Then proceed for an afternoon game drive cum bird watching drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Return to Nakuru town

Dinner and overnight at Merica Hotel or similar.

Lake Nakuruprovides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the Lesser Flamingo are a breathtaking sight.

The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq kms in area.

Lake Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore.

The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more.

This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.

Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests, cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast, drive to Samburu Game Reserve, arriving at Samburu Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar

The Samburu Game Reservelies 200 miles north of Nairobi in the hot and arid lowlands of the vast northern region of Kenya, just a few kilometres north of the equator, adjoining with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve.

A lot of animals in this reserve are very rare and not found in other parts of Kenya. These include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, the Beisa oryx with its lovely long straight horns, all found only north of the equator, as well as the blue legged Somali ostrich, waterbuck, Grant's gazelles, dik dik, duiker, olive baboons, lions, spotted and striped hyenas and leopards. Particularly striking is the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that spends much of its time in a bipedal stance seeking the tenderest shoots in the sparse scrub that grows in this harsh terrain. In the river many crocodiles feed on the abundant wildlife.

Day 6: Samburu Game Reserve

Whole day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar

Day 7: Samburu Game Reserve – Aberdare National Park

After breakfast, drive to Nyeri for lunch at Outspan Hotel. Then transferred in the Hotel’s vehicle to Treetops in Aberdare National Park.

Night game viewing from the Lodge’s balcony.

Dinner and overnight at Treetops or similar.

The Aberdare National Parkis part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of Kenya. According to traditional Kikuyu folklore they are one of the homes of Ngai (God). The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.

Day 8: Aberdare National Park – Amboseli National Park

This morning, transferred to Outspan for breakfast. Then rejoin your safari driver and continue with the safari to Nairobi for lunch at Carnivore Restaurant.

Then drive to Amboseli National Park with game drive enroute to the Camp.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

Day 9: Amboseli National Park

Whole day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

Amboseli National Parkprovides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world (its actually the best place to view the snow caps of Mount Kilimanjaro. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa.

Day 10: Amboseli National Park – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, transferred to Namanga Border for immigration clearance and connect a a Tanzanian vehicle and drive to Arusha for lunch. Lunch at Impala Hotel. Then continue with the safari to Lake Manyara.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel.

Day 11: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Then return to the Hotel for breakfast. Thereafter drive to Ngorongoro. Lunch at the Lodge.

The descend into the Crater floor for Half Day Crater Tour. Return to the lodge in the late evening.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Lake Manyara National Park, a small breathtaking National Park with an immense natural richness — home of over 380 bird species, including the thousands of flamingos that tint the soda waters of the Lake pink and the famous tree-climbing lions, which for reasons unknown sleep in the branches of acacia trees.

Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – Nairobi

Breakfast at the lodge. Then drive to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel.

After lunch, connect an afternoon shuttle bus and transferred back to Nairobi. On arrival, drop off at Panafric Hotel or similar.

Dinner and overnight at Panafric Hotel or similar.

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area: World renowned as a place of absolute wonder, Ngorongoro Crater is dramatically beautiful, and often referred as the 8th world wonder of the world and is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Day 13: Nairobi — Depart

Breakfast at the Hotel. Then depart for City Tour for last minute shopping. Lunch at Pampas Churascaria Restaurant en-route to the Airport to check in for your return flight.



The cost includes:

- Transport in a 8-seater safari van fitted with photographic hatch and

driven by experience English speaking driver/guide for your exclusive use

throughout the safari.

- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

- All park entrance fees

- Shuttle bus from Namanga-Arusha-Namanga

Not included

- International air ticket

- Visa fees for both Kenya and Tanzania

- Tips to the driver and hotels/lodges’ staff

- Drinks and other personal items

- Any other services/excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.

Tour details

  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 13 Day(s)
  • Starts at Traveler's Location

Travel pro profile

  • Speaks English, Swahili
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