10 DAYS LAKE NAKURU, MAASAI MARA, SERENGETI, NGORONGORO CRATER & LAKE MANYARA

10 Days

Embark on an East African safari of a lifetime! Explore Kenya’s treasures at Lake Nakuru for flamingos, Maasai Mara for the Great Migration, and Tanzania’s wonders in Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area, and Lake Manyara. Witness diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and Maasai culture. A journey through these iconic parks promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Africa.

  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Overview

Lake Nakuru National Park
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Lake Manyara National Park

Itinerary

An early morning pick up then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the rift valleys most famous lake Nakuru. Known all over the world for its flamingoes, it's alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingos, of course, have always been the main attraction. At times there may be almost 2 million flamingos in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive.

An early morning drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. It holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.

After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it's possible to see the big five during a morning's game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one's vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey. For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds.

Embark on an exhilarating full-day game drive in Maasai Mara, Kenya's premier wildlife reserve. Marvel at the iconic Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the vast plains. Choose to enhance your experience with an optional visit to a Maasai village, immersing yourself in their rich culture, or elevate your adventure with a thrilling hot air balloon safari (additional cost). Maasai Mara, part of the Serengeti ecosystem, boasts diverse ecosystems, hosting the Big Five and a myriad of bird species. The reserve is named after the Maasai people and the Mara River, offering a unique blend of wildlife and Maasai heritage. Your journey promises not just a safari but an immersive exploration of nature and culture in this extraordinary African landscape.

We will initiate the day with an early morning game drive in Maasai Mara while driving out of the National reserve. After border formalities, drive to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It will be a long day of driving but the game drives in and out of the parks can be surprisingly incredible. However, we always recommend (flying) from one park to the other so that you can have more time to go on Safari.

As you crest the hillside, spread out before you, as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti mean "endless plains" in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson's gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrates throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds.

We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with picnic lunch. On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. It's really one of the most beautiful experiences to have.

Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning safari before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic sun rise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. After the game drive, return to the camp for brunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. With walls 2,000 ft. high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah's Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, and a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses.

At dawn, descend to the crater floor for an extraordinary day of wildlife observation in one of Earth's most remarkable locations. Following a picnic lunch by the hippo lake and further wildlife exploration in the afternoon, ascend the steep crater road. Transfer to Lake Manyara for an overnight stay, concluding an enriching day of exploration and nature's wonders.

Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you'll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. This park has become famous for the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. Great photo opportunities! In the afternoon, transfer to Arusha or airport.

Included in this package

  • All transport, safari vehicle with pop-up roof for game
  • viewing. Vehicle is a 4WD Land Cruiser in Tanzania. In Kenya it
  • can be a 4WD minivan (standard option) or also a 4WD Land
  • Cruiser (upgrade for an extra cost).
  • Accommodation as detailed (Full Board)
  • High End Binoculars that will greatly enhance your safari
  • experience.
  • Services of various local guides
  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees
  • All food - breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals
  • Donations and payments to local community projects

Not Included in this package

  • Tips for Driver and Cook
  • Meals outside the regular safari itinerary
  • Medical/Evacuation trip insurance
  • International visa for Kenya
  • International Airfares and Airport taxes

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