Kenya & Tanzania’s Great National Parks Lodge Safari

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Nairobi Kenya
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Arusha Tanzania
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Kenya Tanzania

Tour Dates

2019
  • 2019
  • 2020
December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From USD 3990 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

If you are looking to experience Kenya’s natural treasures while travelling in style, staying at some of East Africa’s spectacular lodges, join us on one of our exclusive lodge safaris. Travel to some of East Africa’s greatest national parks and experience a ten-day wildlife safari of a kind: from Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Travel in a small group and stay at personal accommodations on this group safari.

On this 10-day great East African safari you will visit the region’s most-loved national parks and the lesser known hidden gem Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Kenya’s Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru and Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater await with spectacular wildlife sightings. Travelling in your 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and in a small group of not more than seven travellers, you have enough time to enjoy every moment of your safari without being in a rush.

On this safari, you will spend seven nights in exclusive and intimate tented camps. Offering the luxury of a lodge while at the same time bringing you close to nature, tented camps are a great way to experience the bush.

Min number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every second Sunday

Prices are subject to change.

*2019 Prices are per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.

*2020 Prices are per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.
USD 4250.00 (01/06/2020 – 30/06/2020)
USD 4450.00 (01/07/2020 – 29/12/2020)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 | Nairobi – Solio Game Reserve

You are about to embark on a safari adventure to East Africa’s great national parks. We will meet you in Nairobi for a short briefing about the coming ten days. After meeting your guide, you make your way to the stunning Solio Game Reserve in the Aberdare Region. This private game reserve is a leading example for rhino conservation – it is arguably the best place in all of East Africa to see rhinos in large numbers. And the best part: it is a well-kept secret and you won’t meet many other travellers on your game drive in this exclusive reserve. Solio is also home to lions, buffaloes, waterbucks and many bird species, living amongst the beautiful yellow fever acacia forests. With a bit of luck, you can even see Mt Kenya in the distance. Welcome to Kenya!

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 | Solio Game Reserve / Nyeri – Lake Nakuru National Park

Mornings start early on safari and after a tasty breakfast you drive towards Lake Nakuru National Park. On your way, make a stop at Kenya’s highest waterfall in Nyahururu and watch the water plunge down from 72 metres. Passing by local villages, you will arrive at Lake Nakuru for your afternoon game drive. This paradise for bird-lovers is well-known for its large flamingo population which colours the lake in a pink hue, depending on water levels and time of the year. Lake Nakuru is also home to the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and the endangered black and white rhinos. In only two days you will have seen more of the animals of East Africa than you might imagine. When the sun sets, it is time to relax.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 | Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Be prepared to be amazed! Today, you will drive south, your destination is the magical Masai Mara. On your way across the Great Rift Valley, you pass Lake Naivasha, the flower-capital of Kenya and Mt Suswa, an inactive volcano. Driving deeper into the land of the Masai, you will arrive at one of the most spectacular places for wildlife sightings on the continent. Your first of many game drives in the Mara starts in the afternoon. Home of the Big Five – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – and many other species, you will spend the next days looking for and observing the Masai Mara’s wildlife together with your guide. Your home for the next two nights is Julia’s River Camp, an intimate tented camp at the banks of the Talek River. Animals don’t adhere to borders, so you can expect wildlife in close proximity.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Julia’s River Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 | Masai Mara Game Reserve

Heading out bright and early you have the whole day to explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve. If you visit during the Great Migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras follow the rain and migrate to Kenya from Tanzania’s Serengeti, make a stop at the Mara River. Here you may be in luck and witness a river-crossing when the herbivores cross the river, trying to avoid the snatch of a hungry crocodile. The beautiful thing about today: you have time. You are in no rush and can experience each moment to the fullest. Once you have seen the Big Five, turn your eye to the other animals: hyenas and cheetahs roam the savannah, waterbucks and zebras come to the rivers to quench their thirst, while hippos protect their sensitive skin from the sun in the murky waters.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Julia’s River Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 | Masai Mara Game Reserve

Another day of wildlife adventures in the Mara awaits you. Today, you explore the western part of the game reserve, thus getting a thorough understanding and feel for the Mara ecosystem. You will be surprised about how much you have learned about Kenya’s flora and fauna by now. With the help of your guide you see more than picture-perfect sunsets and proud lions but understand the context and fragility of your natural surroundings. Tonight you will stay in the remotely situated Mara West Camp. From here, enjoy panoramic views across the Masai Mara and think back on the memories you have made here, while bush babies jump through the near-by trees.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mara West Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 | Masai Mara Area – Lake Victoria

Your last morning in Kenya starts early. Take in the views of the Mara one last time before you head out towards the Tanzanian border at Isebania. After clearing immigration, you head to your destination for the day: Lake Victoria. Along the shores of the largest lake on the continent, you can spend the afternoon at leisure in the Speke Bay Lodge, where you will also spend the night. Dust-off from the past adventurous days, take a walk along the lake shore, visit the local fishing village or even catch up on your emails so you have peace of mind for the coming days. Above all, enjoy the calming views of Lake Victoria. Welcome to Tanzania!

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Speke Bay Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 | Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park

You will wake up in your comfortable bed, only about 20 kilometres’ drive from the gate to the one and only Serengeti. It’s time to return to the bush for more wildlife encounters. Together with the Masai Mara, the Serengeti is host to the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras. If you have missed the herds in Kenya, this is your chance to see this natural spectacle in Tanzania. The name Serengeti translates to “endless plains” and you will quickly notice why: open grassland as far as you can see will take your breath away. These seemingly endless plains are dotted with kopjes, large rock formations, and preferred spot for lions to take a nap. On a full day of game drives, you explore this truly wonderful national park. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at the Kati Kati Tented Camp. In the middle of the Serengeti this exclusive and unfenced tented camp will get you as close to nature as few others.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 | Serengeti National Park

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the sun rising and enjoy a delicious bush breakfast in the Central Serengeti. Together with your guide you have all day to continue your exploration of the national park. Go right when others go left and you will experience private moments amongst Tanzania’s wildlife. The Serengeti is known for its large prides of lions, lazing under shade-giving acacia trees. Keep your eyes peeled on the branches of the trees and you may spot a leopard, devouring its recent kill. No day on safari is like the other and you will be amazed about new sightings on day eight of your great East African safari.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 | Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Leaving the Serengeti early this morning you should take this opportunity and watch out for more predators – when the temperatures are cooler, big cats are more active and embark on the hunt. You will arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the late morning and drive into the world-famous Crater just before lunch time for a spectacular last game drive of your safari. This large inactive volcanic caldera is seasonally home to more than 25.000 animals. Large herds of zebras, buffaloes and prides of lions roam the crater floor. The steep crater walls covered in thick mountain forest are always visible, marking the boundaries of this haven for wildlife – a truly unique place. After your game drive you continue to nearby Karatu

Accommodation

Accommodation:

TWC Adventure Lodges.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 | Karatu – Arusha

After a relaxed breakfast you make your way to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You can continue with your travel plans without having to stay another night in the city. Return home or fly to Zanzibar to dust-off from your exciting adventures in the bush and relax on tropical sandy beaches. Get in touch for more details!

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch

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