Kenya-Tanzania combined safari including: camping holiday to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National park, Amboseli Kenya safari, Tanzania camping safari, lake Manyara budget holiday, Serengeti camping tour, Tarangire cheap tour, Ngorongoro crater tour, Masai Mara and Serengeti wildlife migration safari holiday, camping across Tanzania and Serengeti national park.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Park
Pick up from your hotel at 7:30 a.m. A safari briefing session with Asili Adventure safaris Tour consultant then drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley. Masai Mara game reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya’s most favored game-viewing areas. The reserve covers 700 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. Afternoon game drive to see the sun go down as you trail the Big 5 (i.e lions in large prides, elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain game). Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Mwangaza Camp .
Day 2: Masai Mara game reserve
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Mwangaza Camp. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering to a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceroses and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as predators, such as the lion and leopard, are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad of birdlife in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Chester Hotel
Day 4: Lake Nakuru– Amboseli National Park
Early breakfast then drive to Amboseli National Park with packed lunches. Afternoon game drives then proceed to Kibo safari camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Amboseli National Park
Day spent exploring the park, morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo Safari Camp. Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, and lies at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as ‘The home of elephants’ as some of the largest elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffalos, hippos and antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos and many species of plain game.
Day 6: Amboseli – Lake Manyara National Park
Early breakfast, then proceed for morning game drives as you exit the park and drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park with lunch enroute. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to a campsite for dinner and overnight stay. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling the survival of a variety of wildlife, including butterflies.
Day 7: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Morning game drives at Lake Manyara National Park then proceed to Serengeti National Park. Game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Full day spent exploring the park. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 square kilometers, and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grant’s gazelle, kongoni, eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater. Enter into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches. After, ascend the crater and drive to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight stay. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 square kilometers and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s biggest populations of large mammals.
Day 10: Ngorongoro Arusha
Breakfast at leisure then drive to Arusha to arrive by 12:00 p.m. Board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi to arrive by 6:00 p.m. Drop off at the airport.