Six Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Six Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Short Overview

Experience both of the safari capitals of East Africa with this seven-day tour of Kenya and Tanzania. Renowned around the world for the Wildebeest Migration and offering fantastic opportunities to see the Big Five in the wild, these two countries combine to make for the ultimate safari experience.

Renowned around the world for the Wildebeest Migration and offering fantastic opportunities to see the Big Five in the wild, these two countries combine to make for the ultimate safari experience.

Explore the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro on this amazing itinerary.

This itinerary's order can be reversed - starting in Arusha and finishing in Nairobi if you like.

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Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

April to June

Details

Details of Six Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

DAY ONE: NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA

You'll depart from Nairobi after breakfast and begin the long drive south to the Maasai Mara.

Stopping along the way to take in the stunning view of the Great Rift Valley, you'll arrive at the park in time for lunch at your lodge before enjoying an afternoon game drive through the iconic park. Home to the entirety of the Big Five, the Maasai Mara also plays host to the Wildebeest Migration each year and makes for a stunning backdrop for your first day of safari.

DAY TWO: MAASAI MARA

Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you'll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.

Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.

You'll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.

DAY THREE: MAASAI MARA - SERENGETI

Bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and Kenya after an early breakfast and a morning game drive that takes you to the Isebania border crossing.

After the immigration formalities are done, you'll meet your new driver and continue on into the world-famous Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive. Home to huge populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes - the picturesque Serengeti is an excellent place to spot predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs as well as herbivores including elephants, hippos, and giraffes.

This is a long day of driving. Be prepared for a tiring day!

DAY FOUR: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

You'll wake before dawn for an unforgettable sunrise game drive. Marvel at how the sun sets fire to the savannah as you go in search of big cats on the hunt for their morning meal.

After breakfast, you'll spend an entire day out on the plains of the Serengeti searching for the Big Five and (if the time is right) the movements of the famous Wildebeest Migration.

Weaving through kopjes upon which lions sun themselves, you'll see some of the world's most iconic wildlife against the open plains and big sky of Tanzania's crown jewel.

DAY FIVE: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.

Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.

You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.

Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

DAY SIX: NGORONGORO - ARUSHA

After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.

Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.

After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. You'll then return to Arusha in the evening.

Included

  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents mattresses sleeping bags pillows table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Addons

    Itinerary in Brief


    • DAY 1: NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA Game drive. (L,D)

    • DAY 2: MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 3: MAASAI MARA - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Game drive. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Full day game drive. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO Game drive. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 6: NGORONGORO - ARUSHA Game drive. (B,L,D)

    B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

    Attractions


    • See the Big Five on the plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti.

    • Chase the Wildebeest Migration across Tanzania and Kenya.

    • See tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park.

    • Descend into Ngorongoro Caldera to see flamingos, rhinos, and hippos.

    • Optional hot air balloon safaris in either the Maasai Mara or Serengeti.

    Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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    Expert Advice 24/7

    With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
    Full Financial Protection

    Full Financial Protection

    With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
    Your One Stop African Operator

    Your One Stop African Operator

    We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.