Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning after breakfast, we will pick you up and after a safari briefing you will travel southwest towards the Tarangire National Park. With its interesting landscapes – from swamps to baobab trees – it is considered as one of the most beautiful parks in northern Tanzania. Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 600, along with wildebeests, Masai giraffes, buffaloes and zebras. You will enjoy an extensive game drive until you leave the park in the late afternoon to travel to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will overnight.Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive, you will travel to the Endoro Lodge in Karatu, where you will spend the night. After your arrival at Endoro Lodge there might be time for an optional walk in the coffee plantations to learn more about coffee production.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Rise and shine! After breakfast you will drive to the crater rim from where you will take on the steep and adventurous trail into the crater. Here, within a few square kilometres, you can find all the animals that live in the East African savannah. You will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to wildebeests, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. The crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino. You will spend the morning on a game drive followed by a picnic lunch. During the early afternoon, you will leave the crater and travel to the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is here where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grass and water and predators are never far behind. Tonight you will stay at the Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Serengeti National Park

After sunrise you will leave the camp for an early morning game drive and return in the late morning to a hearty breakfast. Alternatively, adventurous guests can experience the Serengeti from the sky when joining a hot air balloon ride, followed by a champagne breakfast. This activity is optional and needs to be booked in advance. Those interested in seeing the visitor centre are also able to do so. Depending on time there will be another game drive in the afternoon before you return to the Kati Kati Tented Camp to spend another night.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria

After an early start, you will continue through the Serengeti National Park on your way out. There will be more time to spot animals you may not have seen already, perhaps the rare African wild dog? 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 journey 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 inhabited region of Tanzania. Here at the ocean-like lake, you will see another side of Tanzania – away from the masses you will experience how the local people live. You can watch fishermen and visit a local school – an experience unavailable on the usual tourist routes. You will overnight at the Speke Bay Lodge.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Area

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 the traditional way and admire the previous night’s catch. Back on dry land you will depart on the longest journey of your safari – the trip to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long and 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 also live here and can be spotted all year round, as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the great migration. You will overnight in luxury tents at Mara West Camp on the outskirts of the reserve.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 – 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve

The next two days are dedicated to game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. You will also take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. An incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels. Thousands of animals must cross it, risking death as crocodiles wait below the surface of the swirling water. 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. You will spend two nights at the Ashnil Mara 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 shallow alkaline lake attracts seasonally flocks of flamingos. Not only can you see over 450 bird species and 50 mammals, but you might spot both the endangered white and black rhino. Other animals in the park include waterbucks, buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, cheetahs and leopards as well as troops of baboons and monkeys and lots of pythons hanging around in the trees. Tonight you will stay at the Flamingo Hill Camp.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi

After breakfast you will leave the Lake Nakuru National Park to travel southeast towards Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling and often chaotic capital. You will arrive in the early afternoon and depending on the rest of your travel plans, you will be taken to a hotel or directly to the airport.Breakfast; Lunch

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border)
  • Professional, English-speaking guide (change of guide at the border)
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
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