10 Days Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire Safari

Safari Overview

Our 10 Days Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire Safari takes you to the most famous game parks in Africa. Masai Mara Game Reserve which is the most popular tourism destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife is most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. Its regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife Viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Hardly can a visitor miss to spot the big five. The phenomenal wildbeeste migration which is a spectacular event only seen in Masai mara is the the wonder of the world.

Lake Naivasha is the largest freshwater lake fringed by lush forests of fever trees and overlooked by the ragged-edged of the volcanic Mount Longonot on floor of the Great Rift Valley. It is home to about 400 species of birds and wildlife such as Giraffe, hippo and waterbuck, but the main attraction is the bird life, which is best observed on a boat trip on the lake..

Amboseli National Park is situated in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Amboseli National Park ecosystem is mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya -Tanzania border, an area of low scrubby vegetation and open grassy plains, all of which makes for easy game viewing. It is the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, which are for sure a breath-taking sight to behold, whereas various African lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and other species can also be spotted, offering spectacular photographic experiences.

Lake Manyara National Park lies 130 kilometers outside of Arusha town and encompasses Lake Manyara and its surroundings. There are five different vegetation zones including groundwater forest, acacia woodland, open areas of short grass, swamps and the lake’s alkaline flats. The park’s wildlife includes more than 350 species of birds, baboon, warthog, giraffe, hippopotamus, elephant and buffalo. If lucky, catch a glimpse of Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions. Night game drives are permitted in Lake Manyara. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

The Serengeti National Park is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The park covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around. It’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush. The north, Lobo area, meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres, with sides up to 600 metres deep; it is home to approximately 30,000 animals at any one time. The Crater rim is over 2,200 metres high and experiences its own climate. From this high vantage point it is possible to make out the tiny shapes of animals making their way around the crater floor far below.  The crater floor consists of a number of different habitats that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lake Makat (Maasai for ‘salt’) – a central soda lake filled by the Munge River. All these various environments attract wildlife to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb.

Tarangire National Park offers an unparalleled game viewing, and during the dry season elephants abound. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains in the south make a stopover at Tarangire a memorable experience. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.

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    Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Pick up from your hotel at 7:30am, and head for Masai Mara Game Reserve. Just a few kilometers from Nairobi you’ll be able to have a view of the great rift valley, where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Later continue driving through Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls before arriving in time for lunch. After lunch and relaxation proceed for an afternoon game drive in the reserve where you will be on the look for the big five; Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Leopards and Rhino. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge.

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    Day 2: Full Day Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Early morning game drive and return for breakfast. After breakfast spend the entire day viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.  You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty seated at the banks of Mara river. During the stay you will also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge.

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    Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Naivasha

    Take pre breakfast then  game drives then return to the camp for breakfast ,exit the park and drive to Lake Naivasha.There will be a stop to view the great rift valley scenery as you proceed to Naivasha you will arrive time for lunch, Check in at Sopa Lodge Naivasha and have lunch, Later in the afternoon game drive with a visit to Hells Gate National Park which allows Hiking, Bicycling, Rock climbing and photography of wildlife and a visit to geothermal power plant. Later dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge Naivasha or a similar lodge.

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    Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park

    Take a morning boat ride then  drive to Amboseli national park with packed lunches. Arriving with game drive proceeding to your lodge Oltukai lodge. Check in to your lodge, have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive at the park later Dinner and overnight at Oltukai lodge or a similar lodge.

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    Day 5: Amboseli National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

    Pre-morning game viewing, and drive to the Namanga Border, where you will be met by your Tanzania guide who will drive you to Lake Manyara. We arrive at our Lake Manyara camp in time for lunch. Later, we head into the park for game viewing. This soda ash lake consists of huge flocks of pink flamingos, giving a breathtaking scenery. The park is also famously known for its tree-climbing lions, big number of elephants, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons and the lesser known wildlife like the dik-diks, and the klipspringer. Dinner and overnight will be in basic tents at the Panorama Campsite or Similar.

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    Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

    After our breakfast, we head to Serengeti via the Ol Duvai Gorge Museum, where the early man appeared, a million years ago. Upon arrival, we will head to the Serengeti National Park, which is widely known for the greatest wildlife spectacle, the great migration of wildebeest. The Plains are also home to resident population of elephants, cheetahs, lions, giraffes and birds. overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Serengeti Tortilis Camp or a similar lodge / camp.

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    Day 7: Full Day Serengeti National Park

    Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon .The term ‘serengeti’ means endless plains in maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and kenya’s maasai mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingos, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Serengeti Tortilis Camp or a similar lodge / camp.

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    Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, Drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game drives. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon. Drive to SIMBA Campsite or Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge, or a similar lodge / camp for overnight.

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    Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast depart for Tarangire National park, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant. Arrive in time for lunch after lunch, afternoon spent game viewing in the park, dinner and overnight at the Tarangire safari lodge or Nimali tarangire camp or a similar camp / lodge.

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    Day 10: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

    Early morning game drive later return to your lodge for Breakfast. After breakfast check out with a short game drive en-route off Tarangire National Park and drive to Arusha, drop off at your respective hotel or Airport.

Included in the Safari Cost
  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary 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.
Excluded in the Safari Cost
  • 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 like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
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