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12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya

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Best of both countries! Cross the Serengeti, Mara River & major game parks. Track down the annual wildebeest migration to witness spectacular events on this tour!

12 Days Best of Tanzania & Kenya is a fully guided, small group safari into the northern Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater & Masai Mara. One of the most spectacular sights on planet earth is the annual wildebeest migration, a major highlight of this tour. Visitors will enjoy the best Tanzania & Kenya vacation, including game drives into the Serengeti National Park, the Taragine National Park with one of the largest elephant populations, take a canoe trip on the Lake Victoria - 2nd largest lake in the world and Lake Nakuru, home to gigantic flocks of Flamingos.

The holiday tour is a luxury guided tour option, focusing on the comfort of the traveller. On this tour we use 4x4 safari vehicles (generally Land-cruisers), geared to travel into the best areas of this region. Most accommodations on the tour are Tented lodges with the sounds of the African bush all around. This expedition is the perfect way to get close to nature, without having to miss out on the comforts! This is real 'experience' of Africa, never to be forgotten.

Start: Arusha
End: Arusha
Language: English
Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges & Tented Camps
Click Here for Best time to view the Great Migration

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • GARAUNTEED WINDOW SEAT for each passenger
  • Visit Taragine National Park, home to one of the largest elephant populations
  • Walking tour of the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu
  • Optional walk in the coffee plantations
  • Scenic drive down the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Extensive safari through Serengeti NP and Masai Mara with the best chances of spotting the Annual Migration
  • Visit the Masai River, home to crocodiles & the greatest hurdle for the annual migration
  • Canoe trip on Lake Victoria
  • Visit Lake Nakuru, home to gigantic flocks of Flamingos
  • Catch a glimpse of Kilimajaro across the great plains of Amboseli National Park
Book with Getaway Africa, the Kenya and Tanzania Travel Specialists. Getaway Africa assists with the booking of international flights as well as flights on Kenya Airways.
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya

Summary

  • 2+ Crew Members
  • 10 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 9 Dinner
  • Min 2 passengers
  • Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Days
  • 4x4 Safari Vehicles

Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
We will pick you up at your hotel and after a short briefing your safari will set off towards the Tarangire National Park. This park with its savannah, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River is home to huge elephant herds – literally hundreds of animals. Animals gather at the river and besides elephants you should see mongoose, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and head to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will spend the night.
Overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Camp
Lunch; Dinner  

Day 2 Tarangire Area – Makuyuni – Mto wa Mbu – Karatu
After breakfast and a short drive, you will arrive in Makuyuni, where you will visit a traditional Masai village. Thereafter, the journey continues to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu, where you will enjoy a traditional African lunch, prepared and served by the local women. In the afternoon you will continue your trip to Karatu. You will notice how the landscape changes as you ascend from the dry plains to the fertile and moist highlands. There will be time for photo stops and to admire the stunning views over the plains below. After your arrival at the Endoro Lodge there might be time for an optional walk in the coffee plantations to learn more about the production of coffee.
Overnight at Endoro Lodge
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
You will have breakfast at dawn before the 4x4 safari vehicle takes you to the crater rim from where you descend into the crater on an adventurous and steep trail. Down here in the crater you have the possibility of seeing all the animals that can be found in the East African savannah including the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino. After an extensive game drive, you will exit the crater in the early afternoon. The journey then continues to the plains of the Serengeti National Park – the most famous park in Tanzania and where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Hundred thousands of wildebeests and zebras cross the border from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass and water, with hungry predators following close behind. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti.
Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Serengeti National Park
Rise and shine! Up at the crack of dawn, you will be able to see the sunrise over the Serengeti before you join an early morning game drive. Upon your return to the camp, a hearty breakfast awaits. Adventurous guests may choose to experience the Serengeti from the sky and join a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. This activity is not included in the tour price and needs to be booked in advance. Guests interested in visiting the visitor centre, are also able to do so. In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive before returning to the Kati Kati Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria
After an early start, you will travel through the Serengeti National Park and on your way out of the park you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group. After leaving the park, the safari continues to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The area around Lake Victoria is the most fertile and densely populated region in Tanzania. Here at Lake Victoria, you will have the chance to see another side of Tanzania. Away from the tourists and the masses, you will experience the lives of the local people. You can watch fishermen at work and visit a local school – an experience unavailable on the usual tourist programmes. The night will be spent at the Speke Bay Lodge.  
Overnight at Speke Bay Lodge
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Region
After breakfast you will join the local fishermen and a guide on a canoe trip on Lake Victoria. You will see how the locals catch fish and admire the previous night’s catch. After your fishing excursion you will set off on the longest journey of your safari – the trip to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long an adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the “Mara” is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats like leopards and cheetahs also live here and can be spotted all year round, as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the migration. You will overnight in luxury tents at the Mara West Camp on the outskirts of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Overnight at Mara West Camp
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 – 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve
The following two days will be spent on game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.   The Mara is home to interesting animals such as Thomson's and Grant's gazelles, elands and Coke's hartebeests. Not often seen outside Kenya are the Masai giraffe, roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox. You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. At the end of October and the beginning of November, an incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels and tens of thousands of animals must cross it, knowing that certain death awaits them – crocodiles hiding just below the surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year, hippos, hungry crocodiles and other animals can also be seen at the river. The reserve has over 470 bird species including about 60 raptor species. You will spend two nights at the Ashnil Mara Camp inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve. 
Overnight at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will leave the Mara to reach Lake Nakuru National Park in the early afternoon. The alkaline lake attracts huge flocks of flamingos giving the lake a shimmering pink hue from afar. The park is home to over 450 bird species and 50 mammals such as Rothschild's giraffes, common and Defassa waterbucks and two species of hyenas. If you are lucky, you will also see a leopard lounging in the branches of a fever tree. Most importantly, you might spot both the endangered white and black rhino as the park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1987. You will spend the night at the Flamingo Hill Camp.
Overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi
Today you will leave the peace of the lake to return to civilisation and the bustling capital of Nairobi. Reaching the city in the early afternoon, there will be time to explore this frenzied city of people, traffic, markets and colours. Take a taxi to see the Karen Blixen museum, Uhuru gardens, the national museum or the live snake centre next door. You will stay at the Silver Springs Hotel and dinner tonight is for your own account.
Overnightt at Silver Springs Hotel
Breakfast; Lunch

Day 11 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Leaving the busy city, your journey takes you to the Amboseli National Park close to the Tanzanian border. This park is famous for iconic images of elephant herds on the plains with snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. We hope for good weather so you can see this scene for yourself. Apart from herds of elephants (sometimes as many as 500 animals), you might also see lions, leopards and the rest of the “Big Five”. Looking out from Observation Hill, you will see buffaloes, hippos and water birds frolicking in the swamps below. Tonight you will stay at the Ol Tukai Lodge with its lovely carvings and African art.
Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Amboseli National Park – Arusha
Today you will continue through the park on your way to the Tanzanian border. There will be time to see more animals on your way out of Amboseli. After going through customs you are back in Tanzania and you will continue to Arusha where you started
your safari. You will be taken to a hotel or to the airport depending on the rest of your holiday program.
Breakfast; Lunch

Rise and shine! Up at the crack of dawn, you will be able to see the sunrise over the Serengeti before you join an early morning game drive. Upon your return to the camp, a hearty breakfast awaits. Adventurous guests may choose to experience the Serengeti from the sky and join a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. This activity is not included in the tour price and needs to be booked in advance. Guests interested in visiting the visitor centre, are also able to do so. In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive before returning to the Kati Kati Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

 

Rates quoted per person sharing

Best of Tanzania & Kenya
Lodge Safari

Kenya Tourism, Kenya Travel & Best African Safari

IN US$ Sharing Triple Single
Group Departures
Jun - Oct 17 US$ 5,790 US$ 5,140 US$ 6,640
Discounted Departures
14 May 17 US$ 5,140 US$ 4,590 US$ 5,590
28 May & 11 Jun 17 US$ 5,540 US$ 4,890 US$ 6,240
Rates are based on min 2 passengers

    Departure Dates    
    Start Finish  
    08 Jan 17 19 Jan 17  
    22 Jan 17 02 Feb 17  
    05 Feb 17 16 Feb 17  
    19 Feb 17 02 Mar 17  
    05 Mar 17 16 Feb 17  
    19 Mar 17 02 Mar 17  
    14 May 17 25 May 17  
    28 May 17 08 Jun 17  
    11 Jun 17 22 Jun 17  
    2017 25 Jun 17 06 Jul 17  
    09 Jul 17 20 Jul 17  
    23 Jul 17 03 Aug 17  
    06 Aug 17 17 Aug 17  
    20 Aug 17 31 Aug 17  
    03 Sep 17 14 Sep 17  
    17 Sep 17 28 Sep 17  
    01 Oct 17 12 Oct 17  
    15 Oct 17 26 Oct 17  
    24 Dec 17 04 Jan 18  

*US$ 100 supplement applies to New Years departure 

Included:
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Mineral water on safari
  • Accommodation in safari lodges, tented camps & hotels as mentioned
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client

Excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any  unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 


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