11 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu. Upon arrival in Kenya, you will be picked from JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in Nairobi by our Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd Professional Driver Guide who will brief you of your safari. There after embark for your safari that will take you to the north frontier of Kenya where Samburu National Reserve lies, all the way past the equator. The better part of the morning will be spent on the road since it takes approximately 6 hours to drive from Nairobi. You will arrive in time for your lunch. Later after relaxing and refreshing, you will have an early evening game drive.

 
A herd of Beisa Oryx
 
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. www.sopalodges.com
 
Day 2: Samburu Full Day
After having your breakfast, you will have an extensive game drive the whole day. Samburu National Reserve is quite unique as it hosts a number of wildlife species that are rarely found elsewhere in Kenya but only north of the equator. These include Grevy zebra, the reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk, the Beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich
 
A male Somali ostrich in Samburu.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. www.sopalodges.com
 
Day 3: Samburu – Sweet waters
Check out of the lodge and head for sweet waters, arriving in time for lunch. Later on have a game drive. Sweetwater’s Game Reserve is run by Ol Pejeta Ranch and it boasts all of the "Big 5" game - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Sweetwater’s also has a Chimpanzee Sanctuary that was set up by Lonrho East Africa, Kenya Wildlife Services and the Jane Goodall Institute. A colony of chimps were introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions. Orphaned and abused chimps are given priority
 
A chimpanzee at sweet waters
Dinner and overnight at Sweet Waters Tented Camp. www.serenahotels.com
 
Day 4:  Sweet waters – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, check out of the camp and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. The journey will take you through various terrains, through the Aberdares, drive down the east escarpment of the Rift Valley right to its floor. You will arrive Lake Nakuru in time for lunch. Dubbed as “A Bird watcher’s paradise”, Lake Nakuru is famous for hosting thousands if not millions of flamingos. Apart from the flamingos, there are other different bird species at the park; Lake Nakuru National Park has set up a rhino sanctuary to aide in protecting both the white and black rhinos that have seen their population drop to near extinction in recent years. Later in the afternoon you will explore the park that has various attractions like the Makalia falls and Baboon cliff just to name a couple. Herds of herbivores browse, graze and mingle freely, these include: buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, water bucks while on the lookout of the carnivores that include the lions and hyenas.
 
Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru
Dinner and overnight Flamingo Hill Camp. www.flamingohillcamp.com
 
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Check out of the camp immediately after breakfast and depart for Masai Mara national reserve drive through the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in Masai Mara National Reserve in time for Lunch. After heavy Lunch you will go for extensive afternoon game drive until 6.30 pm when you are supposed to go back to your camp. 
 
Lions fighting over their catch
 
 Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp. www.olmorantentedcamp.com
 
Day 6: Masai Mara Full Day
After breakfast, be ready for an extensive morning game drive, to explore this so called “Home of nature”. The Mara Reserve, north of Tanzania’s Serengeti National park, hosts natures’ greatest spectacle - the Wildebeest Migration. Large herds of the wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and antelopes are seen covering the endless plains of Mara. You will have picnic lunch in the wild, the picnic boxes will be provided by the camp , continue exploring Africa’s most famous protected area. Later on the day you may arrange with your driver  to visit the Maasai village, to learn and experience firsthand information on the daily living and practices of the Maasai community.
 
Two Cheetahs with a new born Impala
 
 
Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp. www.olmorantentedcamp.com
 
 
Day 7: Masai Mara - Spekebay.
After having your early breakfast, check out of the camp, have a game drive enroute to Spekebay lodge  
 
Speke bay lodge
It is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometres from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometres north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. 
Dinner and Overnight at Speke bay Lodge.www.spekebay.com
 
Day 8: Speke Bay - Serengeti.
Check out of the lodge after breakfast and head for Serengeti. You will have picnic lunch on this day, which will be packed for you in Speke bay lodge. Serengeti is located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya; it spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Serengeti hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, which is one of the top natural travel wonders of the world. Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, "Serengit" meaning "Endless Plains". Approximately 70 larger mammals and some 500 avifauna species are found there. This high diversity in terms of species is a function of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. After your game drive check in at Ikoma safari camp
Dinner and Overnight at Ikoma Safari Camp.www.ikomasafaricamp.com
 
 
Day 9: Serengeti Full day.
Be prepared for an extensive full day game drive, check out of the camp after breakfast with your lunch boxes that will be provided for by the camp. Continue to explore this great park till later on in the day, where you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight
 
Serengeti Plains a haven to wild animals.
Dinner and Overnight at Ikoma Safari Camp.www.ikomasafaricamp.com
Day 10: Serengeti - Ngorongoro.
 
Ngorongoro Crater
Depart Serengeti immediately after breakfast start your journey to Ngorongoro, the drive takes you through the plains and spectacular sceneries of hills surrounding the lake.
A visit to Ngorongoro — which means ‘the place where it sank’ and is the world’s largest caldera (crater) not filled with water — in the Serengeti plains reveals this special relationship between wild animals and the Maasai. The Maasai and their cattle live side by side with the wild animals that occupy this area — some 8,292 square km. Geographically, there are three craters in the Ngorongoro — the Ngorongoro crater, which covers 304 square kilometer with 19.2km in diameter and 610m depth; the Embakaai crater, which is filled with deep salt water and the Olmoti crater whose rim is at 3,700m. After your game drive, check in at Rhino Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at Rhino Lodge. www.rhinolodge.cc
 
Day 11: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Nairobi
Immediately after having breakfast, check out of the lodge and head to Arusha town, where you will board a Nairobi bound shuttle. Arrive Nairobi and be transferred to the airport for your international flight back home.
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