6 DAYS MAASAI MARA, SERENGETI & NGORONGORO

6 Days

Embark on a 6-day expedition through Kenya and Tanzania, traversing Maasai Mara’s unique landscapes for 2 days, immersing in Serengeti’s unbeatable beauty for another 2 days, and concluding amidst the surreal wonders of Ngorongoro. A journey of unparalleled landscapes awaits.

Overview

Maasai Mara National Reserve
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Itinerary

Morning drive to Maasai Mara with a breathtaking stopover at the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Check into your accommodation, relish a delectable lunch, and then plunge into the heart of adventure with an evening game drive. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the Mara, where nature's spectacle unfolds against a canvas of endless plains. This safari promises not just wildlife encounters but a kaleidoscope of landscapes and a symphony of unforgettable moments in the heart of Africa.

After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its blackmanned 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.

We will initiate the day with a dawn game drive in Maasai Mara, weaving out of the National Reserve. Post-border formalities, venture towards Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, with an enticing option to pause at the renowned pit stop. While the journey is a day of travel, the game drives en route promise unexpectedly incredible wildlife encounters. This odyssey blends the thrill of the road with the awe of safari adventures, ensuring a day of unparalleled exploration.

As you crest the hillside, spread out before you, as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti means "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. Afternoon game drive en-route to the campsite.

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 sunrise 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 2,000ft 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. The crater has the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, 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.

We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5 pm although we are flexible in case there is a(flight) to catch or another situation.

Included in this package

  • All transport, 4WD safari vehicle with pop-up roof for game
  • viewing Minivan (standard) or Land Cruiser (for an extra cost)
  • Accommodation as detailed (Full Board while in the safari,
  • except for drinks)
  • Unlimited water
  • High-End Binoculars that will greatly enhance your safari
  • experience.
  • Services of various local guides
  • All National Park entrance and campsite fees
  • All food - breakfasts, packed lunches, and evening meals
  • Donations and payments to local community projects

Not Included in this package

  • International flights
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips
  • Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, personal items
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in the itinerary
  • Any additional services requested

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6 DAYS MAASAI MARA, SERENGETI & NGORONGORO
From $3194
/ High Season
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/ Low Season
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/ Peak Season