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9-Days (Combined Kenya – Tanzania) Safari Adventure.

The Great Kenya Tanzania Safari Adventure

Kenya - Tanzania

Nairobi – L .Nakuru – Masai Mara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro - Arusha

9-Days & 8 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
  • Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Along the way, you can take in the sights of Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital city.
  • Rest and relax after your flight. This is an opportunity to unwind after your flight, rejuvenate, and adjust to the new time zone if applicable.
  • Savor a delicious dinner in the evening at the hotel's restaurant or venture out to one of Nairobi's many dining establishments.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Nairobi.
Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Kenya
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi and embark on a journey towards Lake Nakuru National Park (approximately 3-4 hours’ drive).
  • The journey will take you through the picturesque landscapes of Kenya. Witness the stunning scenery, including rolling hills, farmlands, and perhaps even glimpses of wildlife.
  • Arrive at the lake and after check in at the lodge/hotel enjoy the scenic beauty and birdlife. You will have the chance to spot a variety of bird species, including flamingos, pelicans, and herons, among others.
  • Lunch at the lodge/hotel.
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park is particularly famous for its population of endangered rhinos, as well as other wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and various antelope species.
  • Dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel/lodge.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Embark on a journey towards the world-famous Maasai after a satisfying breakfast at your camp/lodge.
  • Drive through the Great Rift Valley, a breathtaking geological feature that stretches across East Africa.
  • Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the valley's escarpments, lakes, and expansive plains, making it a fantastic opportunity for photography and taking in the natural beauty of the region.
  • Arrive at Maasai Mara and check-in at your lodge/camp
  • Lunch at the lodge/camp
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive in Maasai Mara. This vast wilderness is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the iconic African Big Five (elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos), as well as a variety of other animal species such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, wildebeests and many more.
  • Return to your lodge or camp for a delectable dinner.
  • Overnight stay at your camp/lodge.
Day 4: Maasai Mara Full Day Game Viewing, Kenya.
  • Embark on an early morning game drive after breakfast. The early hours of the day offer excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings, as animals are often more active during this time. You may witness predators on the hunt or herbivores grazing peacefully in the golden light of the rising sun.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the park surrounded by the vast range of wildlife.
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive. This allows you to continue exploring different areas of the Maasai Mara and further observe the diverse wildlife population. The Maasai Mara is renowned for the annual Great Migration, where immense herds of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing lands. Depending on the time of year, you may have the chance to witness this awe-inspiring natural spectacle.
  • Return to your camp/lodge in the evening for a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Maasai Mara to Serengeti (Isebania Border), Tanzania
  • Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast and enjoy a scenic drive towards the Isebania border crossing. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the changing landscapes as you transition from Kenya to Tanzania.
  • Option to visit a nearby Maasai village before departure to learn about the culture, traditions, and way of life of the Maasai people.
  • Have the opportunity to interact with Maasai men, women, and children and learn about their daily activities. Browse through their handmade handicrafts and souvenirs.
  • Embark on a journey towards the renowned Serengeti National Park. The drive will take you through scenic landscapes, including rolling plains, acacia woodlands, and picturesque vistas.
  • Check in at your lodge/camp. The accommodations in the Serengeti offer a range of options, from luxurious lodges to intimate tented camps, all providing comfort and a close connection to nature.
  • Lunch and Afternoon Game Drive: this vast protected area is renowned for its incredible wildlife diversity, including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and a variety of antelope species. The Serengeti is also famous for the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing lands.
  • Dinner and an overnight stay: As the sun sets over the Serengeti, return to your lodge or camp, where a delectable dinner awaits you. You can unwind and share stories of the day's adventures with fellow travelers.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
  • Morning Game Drive: After a delightful breakfast at your lodge or camp, embark on a morning game drive in the Serengeti. The early hours of the day offer excellent opportunities to spot wildlife, as animals are often more active during this time.
  • Explore the park with its many attractions such as the Moru Kopjes (where you can spot black rhinos), the Lobo Valley (the center of the Great Wildebeest migration to the Mara (usually between July and November), the Retina Hippo Pool and the Bologonja Springs.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in a designated picnic area. Enjoy your meal while taking in the stunning views of the Serengeti.
  • Continue your game drive, exploring different areas of the park. This is often the best time to spot predators like lions and cheetahs out hunting.
  • Bird Watching: keep an eye out for the diverse bird species that inhabit the Serengeti. The best time for bird watching is between early November and late April, when migratory birds are present.
  • Final Game Drive: End the day with another game drive, focusing on spotting any wildlife you may have missed earlier. This will also give you a chance to enjoy the stunning sunset in the Serengeti.
  • Return to your camp/lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.
  • Breakfast and departure: After breakfast at your accommodation, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The drive from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater entrance gate will take approximately 1-2 hours.
  • Arrival at the Ngorongoro crater entrance. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a full-day game drive. The drive down the winding road offers stunning views of the crater.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the designated picnic sites within the crater.
  • Explore the diverse wildlife, including the possibility of seeing the rare black rhino
  • Ascend and drive to your lodge/camp on the crater rim. As the afternoon winds down, begin your ascent out of the crater, stopping at viewpoints along the way to appreciate the scale and beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Arrive at your lodge or camp located on the crater rim. The elevated position provides amazing views of the crater below.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at your accommodation, reflecting on the incredible wildlife you witnessed during your day in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Overnight at your crater rim lodge or camp.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha, Tanzania
  • Breakfast and departure for Arusha: After breakfast at your previous accommodation, depart for the city of Arusha. (approximately 2-3 hours.)
  • Arrival in Arusha and local visit: Arrive in Arusha and head to the bustling Arusha Central Market. Wander through the stalls selling local produce, handicrafts, clothing, and more. Interact with the friendly vendors and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant: Try traditional Tanzanian dishes like ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), and mishkaki (kebabs). This is a great opportunity to sample the regional cuisine.
  • Optional activities: city tour, visit to a coffee plantation. Take a city tour to see landmarks like the Arusha Declaration Monument, the Clock Tower, and the Maasai Market.
  • Explore the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, which showcases traditional Tanzanian arts, crafts, and cultural performances.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Check in and take some time to relax before dinner.
  • Enjoy dinner at your hotel or a nearby restaurant. This is a great opportunity to try more local dishes or perhaps international cuisine.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Arusha.
Day 9: Departure to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Enjoy a delectable breakfast before checking out of your hotel.
  • Depart your hotel and begin the transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport, located approximately 1 hour from Arusha.
Inclusions
  • Meet, Greet and Assist services.
  • Full board meals while on Safari.
  • 8 nights accommodation at the respective lodge/camp or budget hotel.
  • Game drives in the parks and game reserves visited.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • Transport in a comfortable safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Drinking water while on safari.
  • Two airport transfers in a comfortable vehicle.
Exclusions
  • Park fees to the parks and game reserves visited unless otherwise stated.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Maasai cultural village visit and other optional activities.
  • Laundry and telephone expenses.
  • Tips to service providers.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.

Hat

A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

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We offer safaris ranging from Budget safaris, Mid-Range & Luxury Safaris, Wildlife Photographic Safaris, Beach Vacations, as well as Mountain Climbing adventures. We also offer city excursions, hotel bookings & airport transfers. We customize itineraries to meet all the client’s requests and interests. Kairi Tours & Safaris additionally offers daily group joining safaris that can be booked by solo travelers. The company has its own fleet of safari vehicles and a budget tented camp, Rhino Tourist Camp, located in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
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