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Game Parks of Africa

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  • 15 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • 04–18 September 2025

A front-row seat awaits you on this ‘Game Parks of Africa’ journey – absorb the unique experiences that Kenya and Tanzania possess en masse. This well-paced tour features a mix of memorable highlights – combining the joy of safari and wildlife, tradition and culture. Begin the adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of Nairobi before commencing to some of the most spectacular animal sanctuaries of East Africa. This broad and diverse circuit will create an insatiable hunger for Africa and its gifts of nature, from – Amboseli and Lake Manyara National Parks; to the Masai Mara National Reserve, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. As you collect authentic experiences and interactions – the bite of the safari bug is a souvenir unlike anything you can buy off the shelf!

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Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 15-nights’ accommodation
  • Meet/greet service on arrival at Nairobi Airport
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary on a shared basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Activities as specified on a shared basis (subject to change due to weather conditions)
  • Nairobi day trip – including the Giraffe Centre, Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum and lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Safari transport in custom 4×4 Safari vehicles (maximum 6-7 people)
  • Game drives in national parks & reserves as per itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Emergency Air Evacuation cover

Price Excludes

  • Visas
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Tours

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

The Game Parks of Africa itinerary promises a comprehensive exploration of East Africa’s most renowned wildlife reserves and national parks. Beginning in Nairobi, you’ll dive into the heart of Kenya’s wilderness with visits to Amboseli, known for its iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the legendary Masai Mara, where the annual Great Migration unfolds. Across the border in Tanzania, highlights include the Ngorongoro Crater, teeming with diverse wildlife in a breathtaking volcanic caldera, and the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll witness Africa’s wildlife spectacle.

Each day is filled with morning and afternoon game drives, ensuring ample opportunities to encounter the Big Five and other iconic species amidst stunning natural landscapes. Cultural experiences, such as visits to local communities and archaeological sites like Olduvai Gorge, enrich the journey, offering insights into East Africa’s rich heritage. Accommodations range from luxurious lodges to intimate tented camps, providing comfort and immersion in the wild. This itinerary is crafted for wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers seeking an authentic safari experience, blending exhilarating wildlife encounters with cultural discoveries in some of Africa’s most celebrated game parks.

Itinerary

Day 1:Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our dedicated safari representative, who will assist you with your luggage and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. You’ll be staying at the luxurious Tamarind Tree Hotel for two nights, a perfect place to unwind after your long journey. As you settle in, take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, which include a refreshing swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness centre, and several dining options. This evening, you can relax at the hotel and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead.

Day 2:Nairobi

After a hearty breakfast at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, embark on a full-day tour of Nairobi’s most iconic attractions. Your first stop is the Giraffe Centre, where you can get up close and personal with the endangered Rothschild giraffes. Learn about the conservation efforts to protect these majestic creatures and even get a chance to feed them from a raised platform. From here, continue to the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the famous Danish author of “Out of Africa.” The museum offers a fascinating glimpse into her life and the rich history of the area during the early 20th century.

Midday, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant, a serene spot with beautiful gardens and delicious cuisine. After lunch, head to the Beads Factory and Shop, a wonderful initiative that supports local women artisans. Here, you can watch the intricate process of bead-making and purchase unique, handcrafted jewellery and souvenirs. This enriching day tour provides a perfect blend of wildlife, history, and culture, setting the tone for the diverse experiences that await you on your African safari. In the evening, return to your hotel.

Day 3:Amboseli National Park

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Tamarind Tree Hotel before embarking on a scenic drive to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes and local villages, offering glimpses of Kenya’s diverse countryside. Upon arrival, you’ll check into the elegant Amboseli Serena Lodge, perfectly situated within the park to provide breathtaking views and close encounters with wildlife. After settling in, enjoy a delightful lunch at the lodge, taking in the serene surroundings and the distant, majestic Kilimanjaro.

In the afternoon, set out on your first game drive in Amboseli National Park. This park is famous for its large herds of elephants, and you’ll likely encounter these gentle giants along with a variety of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and numerous bird species. Your experienced guide will share insights about the park’s ecosystem and the behaviors of its inhabitants. As the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the savannah, return to the lodge for a relaxing evening. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and share stories of your day’s adventures, falling asleep to the sounds of the African night.

Day 4:Amboseli National Park

Rise early for a morning game drive in Amboseli National Park, where the cool dawn hours provide the best opportunities to see wildlife at their most active. As the sun rises over Mount Kilimanjaro, casting a beautiful light over the landscape, you’ll embark on an adventure to spot elephants, buffalo, zebras, and maybe even the elusive predators like lions and cheetahs. Your guide will navigate through the park’s diverse habitats, including acacia woodlands, marshes, and open plains, ensuring you capture the essence of Amboseli’s unique ecosystem. After an exhilarating morning, return to Amboseli Serena Lodge for a hearty breakfast and some leisure time. Relax by the pool, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply soak in the views from your private terrace.

In the afternoon, head out for another game drive to explore different areas of the park. This time of day often brings sightings of hippos in the swamps and a variety of birdlife, including herons, egrets, and pelicans. Keep your camera ready as you never know what you might encounter around the next bend. Your guide’s expertise will enhance your experience, providing fascinating insights into animal behaviors and the park’s conservation efforts. As the day draws to a close, return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner, sharing the day’s highlights with fellow travelers.

Day 5:Lake Manyara National Park

After a satisfying breakfast at Amboseli Serena Lodge, it’s time to bid farewell to Amboseli National Park and embark on your journey to Tanzania. The drive takes you south towards the border, offering scenic views of the landscape as you approach the Namanga border crossing. Upon arrival, you will go through the necessary immigration procedures, a smooth process facilitated by your experienced guide. Once formalities are complete, continue your journey into Tanzania, where new adventures await. The changing scenery as you drive offers a preview of the diverse ecosystems you’ll explore.

Arriving at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, nestled on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara, you’ll be welcomed with the warm Tanzanian hospitality. Check into your comfortable accommodations and take some time to relax and unwind. In the afternoon, you can explore the lodge’s beautiful surroundings, perhaps taking a dip in the infinity pool or enjoying the panoramic vistas from the terrace. Dinner will be served at the lodge, featuring a variety of local and international dishes. As you dine, soak in the serene ambiance and prepare for the exciting days of exploration in Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 6:Lake Manyara National Park

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge before heading out for a full-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This park is renowned for its breath taking scenery and diverse wildlife. As you venture into the park, you’ll traverse lush forests, open grassy plains, and the shores of the shimmering lake. Keep an eye out for the famous tree-climbing lions, which are a unique sight in this area, as well as large herds of elephants, buffaloes, and an array of antelope species. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the abundance of birdlife, including flamingos, pelicans, and kingfishers.

After lunch, continue your exploration, visiting the hippo pools where these massive creatures can often be seen wallowing in the water. The park’s diverse habitats support a variety of wildlife, and your experienced guide will provide insights into the behaviours and adaptations of the animals you encounter. As the day progresses, take in the stunning views of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and the alkaline waters of Lake Manyara. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon, where you can relax and freshen up before dinner. Share the day’s experiences with fellow travellers over a delicious meal, reflecting on the beauty and wonders of Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 7:Ngorongoro Crater

After a fulfilling breakfast, check out and embark on a picturesque drive through the Tanzanian countryside to Acacia Farm Lodge. This scenic journey offers glimpses of local life, lush landscapes, and the diverse flora and fauna that characterize the region. As you approach Acacia Farm Lodge, you’ll notice the tranquil environment, surrounded by verdant farmlands and beautiful gardens. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and assisted with check-in procedures, allowing you to settle into your comfortable accommodations for the next two nights.

Acacia Farm Lodge, renowned for its serene ambiance and excellent hospitality, provides an ideal retreat. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the lodge’s charming grounds, taking a refreshing dip in the pool, or simply relaxing on your private terrace. For those interested, there might be optional activities such as a guided farm tour to learn about the lodge’s sustainable practices and community involvement. In the evening, enjoy a delectable dinner made from locally sourced ingredients, experiencing the flavors of Tanzanian cuisine. This peaceful setting provides a perfect contrast to the exciting game drives, allowing you to recharge and savor the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Day 8:Ngorongoro Crater

Start your day with an early breakfast, preparing for an unforgettable adventure to the Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll drive towards this UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Upon arrival, you’ll descend into the crater, which boasts one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa. The crater floor, a veritable Eden, is home to an incredible array of animals, including the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. Your experienced guide will navigate through diverse habitats, from open grasslands to acacia forests and soda lakes, ensuring you witness the full spectrum of the crater’s biodiversity.

Midday, you’ll pause for lunch at a designated spot within the crater, surrounded by the breath taking scenery and the sounds of nature. As you enjoy your meal, take in the stunning views and possibly spot some wildlife nearby. After lunch, continue your exploration, visiting the hippo pools and looking out for flamingos and other bird species at Lake Magadi. The crater’s unique ecosystem supports an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna, making every moment a new discovery. In the late afternoon, you’ll ascend back to the rim and return to Acacia Farm Lodge. Reflect on the day’s incredible encounters over a sumptuous dinner, cherishing the memories made in this remarkable natural wonder.

Day 9:Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, check out and embark on an enriching journey. Your first stop is Olduvai Gorge, a renowned archaeological site where the Leakey family made groundbreaking discoveries of early human ancestors and ancient tools. Explore the museum and exhibitions that shed light on human evolution and the history of the region.

Continuing on, you’ll drive towards the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, an iconic wilderness known for its unparalleled wildlife sightings and the annual Great Migration. Upon entering the park, enjoy an afternoon game drive, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and wildlife encounters that await. Look out for the park’s diverse inhabitants, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and an abundance of plains game. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the behaviors and habitats of the animals you encounter.

As the sun begins to set, arrive at Lahia Tented Lodge, your home for the next three nights. Nestled in the heart of the Serengeti, the lodge offers a blend of comfort and immersive safari experience. Check in and unwind in your luxurious tented accommodation, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the starlit sky, recounting the day’s adventures with fellow travelers and anticipating the wildlife spectacles that await in the Serengeti.

Days 10 & 11:Serengeti National Park

These two days are dedicated to exploring the vast Serengeti National Park, renowned for its incredible biodiversity and dramatic landscapes. Each morning begins with an early breakfast at Lahia Tented Lodge, preparing you for full day of game drives in different areas of the Serengeti. Your expert guide will tailor your route based on wildlife movements, ensuring you have the best opportunities to witness the park’s diverse wildlife.

As you traverse the Serengeti’s expansive plains, dotted with acacia trees and rocky kopjes, keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five and other iconic species such as cheetahs, hyenas, and hippos. The Serengeti is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 500 bird species recorded, including ostriches, eagles, and vultures.

Afternoon game drives offer further chances to spot wildlife, with the golden light of the African sun enhancing the beauty of the landscape. Return to Lahia Tented Lodge in the evenings, where you can relax by the campfire, share stories of your wildlife encounters, and enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients.

These days in the Serengeti provide an immersive safari experience, filled with excitement, natural beauty, and unforgettable wildlife sightings. Capture stunning photographs and cherish the moments spent in one of Africa’s most iconic national parks.

Day 12:Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast at Lahia Tented Lodge, bid farewell to Tanzania as you begin your journey back to Kenya. Enjoy the scenic drive towards the border, crossing back into Kenya with the assistance of your guide to ensure a smooth transition.

Once across the border, continue your adventure with an afternoon game drive in the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. This iconic wildlife haven is famous for its spectacular wildlife sightings, including the Big Five and the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras. Your expert guide will lead you through the Mara’s vast plains and rolling hills, providing insights into the behaviors and habitats of the wildlife you encounter.

Late in the afternoon, arrive at Mara Serena Lodge, a charming safari lodge nestled in the heart of the Masai Mara. Check in and settle into your comfortable accommodations, offering stunning views of the surrounding savannah. Relax and unwind as you reflect on your journey so far and prepare for more thrilling safari experiences in the days ahead. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, savoring the flavors of Kenyan cuisine, before retiring for the night amidst the sounds of the African wilderness.

Days 13 & 14:Masai Mara National Reserve

These two days are dedicated to exploring the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, renowned for its vast savannahs teeming with wildlife. Each morning, after a hearty breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge, set out on exhilarating morning game drives. The cool morning air offers prime viewing conditions, with opportunities to spot lions, leopards, elephants, and a myriad of other wildlife species awakening to start their day. Your experienced guide will navigate through the Mara’s diverse landscapes, from open plains to acacia woodlands, maximizing your chances of wildlife encounters.

Return to Mara Serena Lodge for lunch and some leisure time during the heat of the day. You can relax by the pool, indulge in spa treatments, or simply soak in the panoramic views of the Masai Mara from your lodge.

In the afternoon, embark on another game drive, exploring different areas of the reserve. Witness the drama of predator-prey interactions, marvel at the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras during migration season, and photograph the stunning sunsets over the Mara’s horizon. Your guide will share their expertise, providing fascinating insights into the behaviors and conservation efforts that make the Masai Mara a wildlife paradise.

Evenings at Mara Serena Lodge are spent recounting the day’s adventures over delicious dinners, often accompanied by traditional performances or stargazing sessions. These days in the Masai Mara offer an immersive safari experience, filled with awe-inspiring wildlife encounters and the raw beauty of Kenya’s premier national reserve.

Day 15:Nairobi

On your final day of the safari, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge, soaking in the last views of the Masai Mara’s expansive plains and wildlife. After breakfast, check out from the lodge and embark on your journey back to Nairobi.

As you drive out of the Masai Mara National Reserve, take in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness one last time. Your experienced guide will lead you through the reserve, offering opportunities for any final wildlife sightings along the way.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, depending on your flight schedule, you may proceed directly to Nairobi International Airport for your onward flight home or be transferred to your selected hotel.

Map
Accommodation

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge

Lahia Tented Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement = AUD $3,650

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

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