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Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya

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  • 15 Days
  • 6–20 September 2024
  • Wifi Available
  • Pickup: Nairobi

The Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya itinerary provides a blend of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and breathtaking landscapes, offering a comprehensive exploration of some of East Africa’s most iconic destinations.

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as specified in itinerary on a shared basis
  • Meet/greet service on arrival at Nairobi International Airport
  • Meals as specified
  • Activities as specified on a shared basis- subject to change due to weather conditions
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Safari transport in special 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
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature like Laundry and phone calls
  • Optional tours
  • Alcoholic beverages

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya Itinerary

Day 1:6 September 2024 - Nairobi

Arrive at Nairobi International Airport and proceed through customs and immigration. You will be met by your guide, then transfer to Tamarind Tree Hotel for overnight.

Day 2: 7 September 2024 - Amboseli National Park

Check out from Tamarind Tree Hotel. Begin your journey to Amboseli National Park.

Enjoy the scenic drive to Amboseli Serena Lodge, which is situated in the heart of Amboseli National Park. The journey itself may provide opportunities to spot wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled.

Embark on an afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to observe the park’s diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and a variety of bird species. The park is known for its large elephant herds.

Day 3:8 September 2024 - Amboseli National Park

Wake up early to make the most of the morning game drive. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Amboseli Serena Lodge before heading out.

Your morning game drive will provide another opportunity to explore the diverse landscapes of Amboseli National Park. Keep an eye out for the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background as you search for wildlife. Elephants are often spotted against this stunning backdrop.

Return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation. You can take advantage of the lodge’s amenities or simply enjoy the views.

In the afternoon, embark on another game drive. The wildlife in Amboseli is active during different times of the day, so the afternoon drive might reveal different animal behaviors and sightings.

Day 4:9 September 2024 - Lake Manyara National Park

Depart Amboseli and head towards the Namanga border, the crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania. Your guide will assist with the border crossing process.

After crossing the border, continue your journey to Arusha in Tanzania. Arrive in Arusha and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Following lunch, head towards Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, located near Lake Manyara National Park. The lodge offers beautiful views and comfortable accommodation.

Day 5:10 September 2024 - Lake Manyara National Park

Depart from the lodge after breakfast for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its diverse ecosystems, ranging from the alkaline Lake Manyara itself to dense woodlands and steep mountain slopes.

Keep an eye out for the park’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and a variety of bird species. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with flamingos, pelicans, and other waterbirds often seen along the lake.

Have a picnic lunch at a designated spot within the park. Enjoy your meal surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

Continue your exploration with the afternoon game drive, extending your chances of encountering different wildlife behaviors and species.

Day 6:11 September 2024 - Ngorongoro Crater

Bid farewell to Lake Manyara and embark on the journey to Acacia Farm Lodge. The lodge is situated in the Karatu area, known for its proximity to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Tanzanian countryside. The route may provide glimpses of local life, agriculture, and picturesque landscapes.

Day 7:12 September 2024 - Ngorongoro Crater

A full day of adventure at Ngorongoro Crater awaits you. With an early departure from your Lodge, head towards the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a unique and remarkable conservation area known for its high concentration of wildlife.

Upon arrival at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater. The descent itself offers breathtaking views, and once inside the crater, you’ll be surrounded by diverse landscapes. Spend the day on a game drive within the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is home to a variety of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). It’s also known for its high concentration of predators.

Have a picnic lunch at a designated spot within the crater. Enjoy your meal while surrounded by the stunning scenery and observing the wildlife.

Explore different habitats within the crater, from grassy plains to woodlands and freshwater lakes. The varied environments support a wide range of species, offering ample opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography. As the day comes to an end, ascend from the crater and head back to the Lodge.

Day 8:13 September 2024 - Serengeti National Park

Depart from Acacia Farm Lodge and head towards Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is a significant archaeological site, renowned for its fossil discoveries that have provided crucial insights into human evolution.

Explore Olduvai Gorge and its museum, learning about the discoveries made by paleontologists and archaeologists. The site is rich in history, and the museum provides informative exhibits about the evolution of early humans.

After exploring Olduvai Gorge, continue your journey towards Lahia Tented Lodge. The lodge is situated in the Serengeti National Park.

Day 9:14 September 2024 - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart from Lahia Tented Lodge for a full day of game driving in the vast and iconic Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is renowned for its incredible wildlife and is home to the annual Great Migration.

Have a picnic lunch at a scenic spot within the Serengeti. Your guide will find a suitable location where you can enjoy your meal while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

Take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities the Serengeti provides. Capture the wildlife, landscapes, and the beauty of the African savannah.

As the day comes to an end, return to Lahia Tented Lodge. Freshen up and relax after a day filled with wildlife encounters. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge’s restaurant. Share stories of your Serengeti experiences with fellow travelers.

Day 10:15 September 2024 - Serengeti National Park

Depart from Lahia Tented Lodge after breakfast, and head out for another full day of game driving in the Serengeti National Park. The park’s vast landscapes and diverse ecosystems offer endless opportunities for wildlife encounters.

Work with your guide to explore different regions of the Serengeti, targeting areas with high wildlife activity. The park is known for its resident wildlife as well as seasonal migrations.

As the day comes to a close, return to Lahia Tented Lodge. Freshen up and relax before dinner. Enjoy another delightful dinner at the lodge’s restaurant. Spend the evening at your leisure. You might choose to stargaze, enjoy a nightcap, or simply unwind in the peaceful surroundings.

Day 11:16 September 2024 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Check out from Lahia Tented Lodge and depart for the Isebania Border, the crossing point between Tanzania and Kenya. After crossing the border, continue your journey to the Masai Mara. The drive may take some time, but it offers opportunities to enjoy the landscapes and observe local life.

Upon reaching the Masai Mara, check in at Mara Serena Lodge. The lodge is strategically located within the reserve, offering stunning views of the savannah and the Mara River.

Day 12:17 September 2024 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin your day with an early breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge, then depart from the lodge for a morning game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The early hours often provide excellent opportunities to spot wildlife as animals are active before the heat of the day sets in.

After the morning game drive, return to Mara Serena Lodge. Take some time to relax, perhaps enjoying the lodge’s amenities or taking in the view from the terrace. Have lunch at the lodge’s restaurant. Recharge and prepare for the afternoon game drive.

Embark on another game drive in the Masai Mara during the afternoon. The changing light conditions may reveal different aspects of the landscape and wildlife.

Day 13:18 September 2024 - Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart from the lodge for a morning game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Explore different areas of the reserve, keeping an eye out for wildlife and enjoying the serene morning atmosphere.

After the morning game drive, return to Mara Serena Lodge for lunch at the lodge’s restaurant.

Embark on another afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara. The afternoon often offers different wildlife activities, and the changing light conditions can provide unique photographic opportunities.

Capture memorable moments with your camera, whether it’s a lion pride resting in the shade or a herd of elephants crossing the plains. The Masai Mara is known for its incredible wildlife spectacles.

Day 14:19 September 2024 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin your day with an early breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge. Today marks the final day of your game drives in the iconic Masai Mara.

Head out for your game drives. Use these final drives to observe and photograph any remaining species on your wildlife checklist. Your guide will share interesting facts about the behaviors and habitats of the animals you encounter.

Take a moment to appreciate the vast landscapes and unique beauty of the Masai Mara. Capture any final photographs to commemorate your time in this remarkable game reserve.

Spend the evening at your leisure. Reflect on the highlights of your Masai Mara adventure, perhaps sharing stories with fellow travellers or enjoying the serene atmosphere.

Retire to your comfortable accommodation for the last night at Mara Serena Lodge. Cherish the sounds of the wilderness as you prepare for your journey back to Nairobi and the conclusion of your remarkable Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya safari.

Day 15:20 September 2024 - End of Itinerary

After breakfast, begin your journey back to Nairobi. The drive from the Masai Mara to Nairobi can take several hours, so ensure you have some entertainment and snacks for the road. Your journey from the Masai Mara to Nairobi marks the end of your safari adventure.

Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya Map
Splendours of Tanzania and Kenya Accommodation

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge

Lahia Tented Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Yes, the Single Supplement is AUD $2,400

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