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Kenya To Tanzania Big Five Safari

  • Nairobi Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Culture & Nature
Amboseli National Park
, Lake Manyara
, Ngorongoro Crater, Kenya, Tanzania, Africa

Contact provider for price 13 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Eyes on nature expeditions 15 people max
The main tourist season is in January and February, since the hot, dry weather at this time of year is generally considered to be the most pleasant. It's also when Kenya's birdlife flocks to the Rift Valley lakes in the greatest numbers. June to September could be called the 'shoulder season' as the weather is still dry. The rains hit from March to May (and to a lesser extent from October to December). During these months things are much quieter - places tend to have rooms available and prices drop. The rains generally don't affect travelers’ ability to get around. » Events Kenya's most spectacular annual event is organized by an unlikely group - wildebeests. Literally millions of these ungainly antelopes move en masse in July and August from the Serengeti in search of lush grass. They head south again around October. The best place to see this phenomenon is at the Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya's more orthodox annual events include public holidays such as Kenyatta Day (20 October) and Independence Day (12 December)

Locations visited/nearby

Amboseli National Park , Lake Manyara , Ngorongoro Crater, Kenya, Tanzania, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Accommodates certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day1: Nairobi City
Upon arrival in Nairobi - safari capital of the world, you will be met and chauffeured to
your hotel to unwind and relax. The Panafric Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Day2: Lake Nakuru National Park
Breakfast we travel to Thompson Falls then down to the floor of the Rift Valley and
onto Lake Nakuru National Park. Spend the day exploring the amazing bird life as well
as rhino and leopard for which Lake Nakuru is internationally known. The park is also
home to a huge colony of flamingo. Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch &
Dinner)

Day 3 & 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
This remarkable day takes us to the land of the Maasai, a cattle-herding people still proudly aloof from western civilization. Our destination, the Maasai Mara, is a magnificent park and home to Kenya's richest concentration of wildlife. On morning and afternoon game drives, we view some of Africa's largest prides of lion, herds of zebra, antelope, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah and hyena. Siana Spring Intrepid
Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Lake Victoria
Today we cross into Tanzania. En-route, enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Victoria. Take a boat trip on the lake, a nature or bird walk if you choose. Speke Bay Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6&7: Serengeti National Park
Our journey continues into the great grassland plains of Serengeti National Park. During two full days of exploration in the Serengeti, we follow plains game and their attendant predators on their daily pursuit and survival and end our day with a sundowner. During morning and afternoon game drives the next day we seek herds of large animals including giraffe, buffalo, wild beast, zebra and antelope. Serengeti
Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner):

Day 8 &9: Ngorongoro Crater
The Crater, one of Africa's most magnificent wildlife theatres, is up to 12 miles across and its prairies are a haven for an estimated 30,000 large mammals, including lion, elephant, hyena, hippo, wildebeest, baboon, gazelle and the endangered black rhino. In the cards the following day is superb game viewing with a special picnic lunch. In the afternoon we take our first look at this fascinating wonder. The following day descend to the crater floor to spend a full day game viewing with a midday break for a
picnic lunch.Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day10: Lake Manyara
After breakfast at our leisure we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. We spend the rest of the day searching for the famous tree climbing lions and the many bird species that live here. Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day11&12: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast we take a scenic route to the Kenya/Tanzania border and continue to Amboseli National Park near Kilimanjaro, whose magnificent snow-capped peak soars to 19,340 feet. Our afternoon is spent game viewing here amid the large elephant population, giraffe and predators, including lion and cheetah. With Mount Kilimanjaro providing a splendid backdrop for all our photographs, we spend the next day on
morning and afternoon game drives, watching for zebra and wildebeest along the salt pan trail. Ol Tukai Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day13: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi
An early morning game drive is followed by a hearty breakfast.. We leave when you're ready. In the evening we transfer you to the airport and bid you bon voyage as you catch your flight home. (Breakfast & Lunch)

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