For those who would like to see the very best that both Kenya and Tanzania have to offer, this road safari is ideal. Offering superb value for money, it showcases both luxury tented safari camps and traditional lodges. It also features the most famous parks in both regions while offering the unique opportunity to travel the Great Rift Valley, see Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, take a boat safari on Lake Victoria, tour the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, and spend plenty of time in both the Masai Mara and the Serengeti.
Luxury tented camp
Half-day crater tour
Nairobi - 1 night
Samburu National Reserve - 2 nights
Ol Pejeta Ranch - 1 night
Lake Nakuru National Park - 1 night
Masai Mara National Reserve - 2 nights
Lukuba Island - 2 nights
Serengeti National Park - 2 nights
Ngorongoro Crater - 1 night
Amboseli National Park - 2 night
Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe and rhino.
About our travel and safari holidays
This scheduled departure Kenya and Tanzania safari tour is one of a series of tours offered within our East African safari tours tour portfolio; each holiday package incorporating a careful choice of Tanzania hotels, safari lodges or safari camps. As well as our Kenya safari and Tanzania safari holidays, we also offer Zanzibar travel and Uganda travel holiday packages. Should this Africa safari tour not meet your requirements, we are also happy to tailor an adventure safari to your specific requirements.
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Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the historic 5-star Sarova Stanley Hotel. One of Nairobi's oldest and best renowned city hotels, it stands in the city centre within easy reach of both shops and tourist attractions, and offering a health club, roof-top swimming pool and a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Overnight at Sarova Stanley on bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Nairobi to Samburu
After an early breakfast, drive north to the Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for a late lunch at the Samburu Ashnil Camp, a traditional Kenyan safari camp set in extensive grounds on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. After lunch, take a game drive in the twin Samburu and Buffalo Springs Reserves followed by sundowners and dinner at the lodge.
A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Ololokwe.
Distance/drive time: 340 km/5.5 hours
Day 3: On safari in Samburu
Enjoy a full day on safari in Samburu followed by optional sundowner, meals and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Samburu to Ol Pejeta Ranch
Leave the lodge after breakfast and travel south along the flanks of Mount Kenya to enter the Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
The camp is gathered around a waterhole and features two rows of tents, which are reached via a series of stone pathways, which wind through our landscaped grounds. The camp has 39 luxury tents, each with its own ensuite bathroom (hot and cold running water, 24-hour hot showers and flushed WCs). All our tents have luxury canvas interiors, solid floors and separate thatched roofs. Electricity is provided by 24 hour generator. 14 of our tents are on raised platforms with private balconies, the rest have private verandas, all with safari chairs and tables. Extra beds and cots can also be provided.
Each tent features either a king-sized double bed or two twins. Mosquito nets are provided, as are hot water bottles at night.
About Ol Pejeta Ranch
Ol Pejeta Game Conservancy boasts a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks, the camp offers unprecedented opportunities for wildlife watching, either by guided walks, camel treks, or by day and night game drives, while likely sightings include all the members of ‘The Big Five' (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard).
Distance/drive time: 220km / 3.5 hours
Day 5: Ol Pejeta Ranch to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park before returning to the lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and thereafter dinner.
Entitled ‘the greatest bird spectacle on earth' thanks to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, the pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters of Lake Nakuru yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo-images in Africa. As Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary, sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed, while plentiful waterbuck, warthog, zebra, gazelle and buffalo graze the shoreline. Echoing to the haunting cries of the numerous fish eagles, this is also the park in which you have the best chance of seeing a leopard.
Distance/drive time: 200 km / 3 hours
Day 6: Lake Nakuru to the Mara
After breakfast depart very early and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve in time for a late lunch at Ashnil Mara Camp, which is a relatively new tented camp, offering 30 luxury tents close to the Mara River. After lunch, enjoy your first game drive in the Mara. In the evening, perhaps take an early swim before enjoying sundowners in the bush or back at the lodge, followed by dinner.
Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet; blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds.
Distance/drive time: 350 km / 4.5 hours
Day 7: On safari in the Mara
With a full day to enjoy all that the Mara has to offer with morning and afternoon game drives as well as wide range of optional activities such as guided nature/bird-spotting walks, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.
Day 8: The Mara to Lake Victoria
Early morning game drive. After breakfast cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia (with a picnic lunch) and drive to Musoma. Met on arrival at Tembo Beach Hotel where you will pick your boat which takes 1 hour to Lukuba Island Lodge set on a secluded, soft sand beach on the eastern side of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world 13 kilometers off the shore of Lake Victoria in the Musoma district. There are a total of eight rooms comprised of five stone built bungalows and a general mess area on Kyameto bay and three large permanent tents on Gonolek bay. The two bays are connected with a lovely stone pathway that meanders right by the little dip pool up on a rocky outcrop. Early evening will be a leisure enjoying the beauty of the Island. Dinner and overnight.
Distance/drive time: 305km / 4.5 hours
Day 9: Lukuba Island Lake Victoria
Day spent at Lukuba Island with activities which include Kayaking on the lake, escorted walks, hiking the sunset rocks, boat trip around the Island. Lukuba Island has countless species of birds flock to its granite boulders, fish eagles and snowy egrets floating over the ripples, as Nile monitors and spotted neck otters swim up on the rocks to sun themselves. Enormous fig and mahogany trees create a lush green canopy which not only filters the equatorial light, but also provides a home for the vervet monkeys and red / blue agama lizards that frequent them. This is a natural lovers' paradise.
All meals and overnight at Lukuba Island Lodge
Day 10: Lake Victoria to the Serengeti
After breakfast, 1 hour boat transfer to Tembo Beach hotel jetty to rejoin your safari guide. Drive to the Serengeti National Park and drive to Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp. Lying in a hidden glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer (mbuzi mawe), guarded by three-million-year-old granite towers, and located at the very epicentre of one of the world's most famous national parks, this unique luxury tented-camp offers 16 widely-spaced ensuite tents. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner at the camp.
Distance/drive time: 280km / 4 hours
Day 11: On safari in the Serengeti
With a full day's game-driving in the park, your options are wide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the camp, where optional guided nature walks can also be taken as well as morning and afternoon game drives. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
Day 12: The Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart with game drive en-route, drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, stopping enroute for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind'. Scale the side of the crater, circle the rim and descend to the Ngorongoro crater for afternoon half-day guided tour of the crater. Picnic lunch will be taken at the crater floor. Ascend to your lodge for the evening and dinner at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges, lying on the southern rim of the crater, directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest.
Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania's most visited destination.
Distance/drive time: 195 km / 3 ½ hours
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater to Amboseli
After breakfast drive to Arusha and the Namanga Kenya/Tanzania border. Complete immigration formalities and change vehicles. After a picnic lunch, drive to Amboseli National Park and check into Kilima Safari Camp, which offers 60 classic safari tents, each with ensuite bathroom and large private veranda. In the afternoon, take a game drive around the lush swamps of this world-famous national park.
Towered over by the magnificent bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,896 m), Africa's highest mountain, Amboseli is one of Kenya's oldest, famous and most-visited parks. Endlessly panoramic, yet comparatively compact, it is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow; half submerged in the papyrus grasses. The permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the abundant water birds. As evening falls, return to the camp and enjoy sundowners by the campfire before dinner in the central dining room.
Distance/drive time: 200 km / 3 hours
Day 14: On Safari in Amboseli
Spend the entire day game-driving in the park, which is an International Biosphere Reserve featuring the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah and lush green swamps. The plains offer numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the chance of spotting a lion, leopard or cheetah.
Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer the opportunity of optional nature walk with bird-spotting (150 species in the grounds alone). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge
Day 15: Amboseli to Nairobi
After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Nairobi and take lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant with its glowing BBQs serving all manner of meats to include ostrich, crocodile and more (plus fish, vegetarian choices, salads etc).
Depart for your flight home.
Distance/drive time: 260 km / 4 ½ hours
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