The East African wildlife exploration makes stops at the most significant national parks in the Rift Valley region. Begin your safari by witnessing the great migration in the famed Masai Mara National Park, from here you will make your way to the Tanzanian boarder and into the Serengeti. Explore this diverse wilderness as you head towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara are home to a variety of wildlife all year round.
Welcome to Kenya! On arrival at the Nairobi International Airport you will proceed through customs and immigration (Visa on Arrival Fee - Single Entry: $50 USD per person - payable in US dollars - Cash). After clearing customs you will be met in the arrivals hall by our local representative (he will be holding a sign with your name on it) and transferred to your accommodations in Nairobi. This evening you will meet with your expert guide for an exciting pre-safari briefing! (This service is on a private basis.)
After breakfast this morning, pack up your things in Nairobi and embark on a 4 to 5 hour drive through the agricultural country, to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. You will enter the reserve for an eventful afternoon of game driving. After exploring the action, you will continue on to your overnight camp for check in.
Spend two days exploring this majestic park with its large diversity of beautiful scenery, including its meandering rivers, towering escarpments and rolling grasslands that provide the perfect habitat for the abundance of game, including the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and black rhino. Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Acacia dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife and an array of birdlife. Game viewing is spectacular year round; you may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers. The great wildebeest migration is one of nature’s wonders; an estimated two million animals migrate in a year-round pattern through Tanzania and Kenya, following the rain. Around July each year the huge herds begin dramatic river crossings and the grasslands of the Mara are covered by a mass of moving wildebeest, offering easy opportunity for crocodile and predators that are never far away. When in the Mara visit a traditional Maasai village or take a balloon safari at an extra cost.
After breakfast this morning, you will wave goodbye to Kenya, as you head out on an the early morning transfer to the Isebania border post with Tanzania.
Welcome to Tanzania! When you have crossed the border, you will be met by your Tanzanian guide for a briefing on the next leg of your safari excursion. Together, you will then continue onto the beautiful Lake Victoria region, for your overnight accommodations.
Following a delicious breakfast this morning, depart the lodge and head out towards the endless plains of the Serengeti!
The Serengeti National Park is probably the best place on the planet to spot large game. Your time in the Serengeti will be spent on different game drives searching for prides of lions, cheetah, leopard and much more. In the evenings, you will return to your unique lodge, to share stories and enjoy dinner beneath the stars. Listen to the nocturnal world come to life, as you fall asleep!
Enjoy two full days of game driving and exploration. Lions, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, various gazelles, elands, impalas and warthogs, among many other animals dwell in high populations within the Serengeti. This is what makes the Serengeti one of the most amazing wildlife observation destinations in the world.
Make sure to have your camera nearby at all times, to capture the memories of a lifetime!
Following breakfast at the lodge this morning, you will pack up your things for the journey to the Ngorongoro Crater rim. This next leg of the adventure will include game driving, tracking wildlife and exploring the scenic landscapes on the way. Later this afternoon, you will be dropped off at your next accommodation.
Today you will transfer to the Ngorongoro conservation area for an afternoon walk around the crater rim with an armed ranger. Ngorongoro was a huge active volcano, probably larger than Kilimanjaro when the volcano erupted some 8 million years ago. Its cone collapsed leaving a crater or more appropriately a “caldera” 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area.
This morning begins with a short drive to Karatu and a leisurely walking safari through farms and villages on the rift valley escarpment. You'll discover the farming, irrigation and local cattle-husbandry techniques, visit houses and, if you want, sample the local cuisine of the Iraqw tribe. You can also experience traditional wood-fired brick making, local musicians, and generally gain a deeper understanding of the lifestyle of the people who live here.
Today, you will say hello to Tarangire National Park, as you continue your journey onward. You will make your way to Lake Manyara, entering through the southern entrance. This route will reward you with an incredible game drive experience. This National Park is famed for the bird life around the soda lake, flamingos in particular, and is home to unusual tree-climbing lions.
After your exhilarating excursion, your drive will continue to Tarangire for your overnight stay.
Today you will be met and transferred from your camp in Tarangire to your accommodations in Arusha. On arrival, check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure soaking up your last night in Tanzania.
Sadly, your journey must come to an end today. However, you will be leaving with unforgettable memories and the experience of a lifetime! After checking out of your hotel in Arusha, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight home.
We hope you had an incredible trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward! (This service is on a private basis.)
The Boma Lodge is a charming guesthouse set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Entebbe sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Rooms combine modern comforts with the charm and character of the original 1940s home. Each is individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. The staff's warm hospitality is in keeping with the tradition of Entebbe, this charming lakeshore town.
Ashnil Mara Camp is located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, close by to the Mara River. This region, famous for the great wildebeest migration sightings, is the perfect home base for an unforgettable safari experience. The camp boasts 40 luxury tents, which overlook the beautiful massive plains of the Maasai Mara. The tents include luxury en suite bathrooms, walk in closets and a sun deck, perfect for relaxing and watching the game go about their daily habits. Facilities at the camp include a restaurant, lounge bar, clinic/infirmary, swimming pool and a souvenir shop.
Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometers from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometers north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodations are round in form, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels.
Nasikia Mobile Camps are an intimate collection of mobile luxury camps that progressively shift to the rhythms of the Great Wildebeest Migration. As the vast herds follow the rains and fresh grasses in a clockwise direction through the Serengeti, our camps mimic that pattern of movement. From the Southern plains of Ndutu to the Western expanses and north to the Mara River crossings – Nasikia Mobile Camps can offer you the prime locations and unique & luxurious surroundings to explore on your adventures. The tents have varying configurations. Each tent has its own ensuite bathroom with flush toilet, hand basin with running water, and you step into our twilight showers to thrill in Mother Nature. All the décor was handmade or sewn with local wares by local people – from basin stands to the flowing curtains and hand beaded cushions.
Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset. All of the 91 double bedrooms are very spacious and each two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted verandah, where you may enjoy a private view of the Crater The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.
Ngorongoro Farm House offers 50 room cottages with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone. Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect stopover within any safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place to visit the Crater or enjoy a bunch of activities: Like a walking safari to the adjacent forest leading to the Oldeani Volcano or an excursion to the nearby Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley, still inhabited by a tribe of hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe, a relic of ancient times who still follow a style of life similar to the humans who inhabited the Earth before the discovery of agriculture.
Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. The camp is comprised of 7 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. Nasikia endeavors to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.
Karama Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge located in Arusha, Tanzania and is the perfect home base for a Tanzania Safari or a restful night's sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lodge itself consists of twenty-two unique en-suite cabins on stilts to ensure privacy and spectacular views of the landscape below and beyond. All cabins have a verandah with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. Situated at the top of the lush and serene Suye Hill, Karama Lodge is a unique lodge with a rustic, yet comfortable, ambience providing a personalized service in a relaxing atmosphere. It is a peaceful secluded respite where you can enjoy the beauty around you to the sounds of the surrounding forest.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.