Classic Kenya and Tanzania Safari 12 Days - GS 034CKT

Classic Kenya and Tanzania Safari takes you to visit the best tour destinations of Kenya and Tanzania for 1 night in Nairobi, 1 night Sweetwaters, 1 night at Nakuru,2 nights in Masai Mara, in Kenya side. You travel further into Tanzania for 1 night in Lake Victoria at Lukuba Island, 2 nights in Serengeti, 2 nights in Ngorongoro and 1 night in Manyara. All the parks home to small and large animals including birds and reptiles, accommodation at the luxury Serena lodges chain, or you may decide as there are standard lodge, luxury Tented camp or budget camping.

Trip Info

You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90% Sure, Book today

Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$

Departing From: Nairobi

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Departure Time : 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Departures: Daily

Minimum Persons Required: 2

Best Time: All the year round

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
You will be met at the International Airport of Nairobi by your Driver/Guide and our representative and taken to your hotel, the traditional Nairobi Serena Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure booked on half board basis, HB

Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwaters (BLD)
In the morning at 0800hrs pick up from your hotel in Nairobi and travel to Nanyuki at the foot of Mt. Kenya for lunch. Your camp lies in the heart of the private 24,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. At 1500hrs after lunch, leave for afternoon game drives in the Sanctuary to look for giraffe, zebra, elephant, cheetah and lion. You will have dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, FB

Day 3: Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you proceed to Lake Nakuru. After arrival you check in at your lodge. After lunch and some rest game drive at Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingoes nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Rocks. Also of interest, an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothchild giraffe and black rhinos. Overnight at the Lion Hill Lodge at Lake Nakuru, beautifully located close to the entrance with a view towards Lake Nakuru and its flamingo flocks. FB

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Naivasha where you enjoy a beautiful boat trip on Lake Naivasha, a true bird sanctuary. On your way along the lakeshores you will see hippos socializing lazily in the shallow waters or hiding in dense papyrus forest. Lunch will be taken at Elsamere, a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book ?Born Free?. After lunch you make your way to Masai Mara with viewing various games on the way, birds, herds of Antelopes, Zebra, giraffe, Elephants, gazelle, etc. While on the way, you have chances to visit Maasai local village (Manyata) and take some photos of really Maasai with their culture attires. At Masai Mara you go for an afternoon game drive with high chances of seeing the? Big five? and many other wild animals set to retire for the day. Overnight at the luxurious Mara Serena Lodge. FB

Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day of game drive at Maasai Mara.. Depending on the game drive nature you will have a great moment to visit the famous Mara River whereby different types of animals mingle to drink water, Picnic lunch in the bush. You will have either at Masai Mara or Serengeti the chance to experience the ?Great Migration? and some 1.5 millions of wildebeest an zebras on the move. In the evening you go for a night game drive which is an extraordinary safari experience watching Masai Mara?s nocturnal life like porcupine, aardvark, servalcat and mongoose. Dinner and overnight at the luxurious Mara Serena Lodge. FB

Day 6: Masai Mara - Isebania - Private Island in Lake Victoria
Early morning game drive at Masai Mara and return to the lodge for breakfast. Proceed to Isebania for Border crossing into Tanzania. After visa and border procedures, drive along the lakeshore to Musoma one of the major towns at Lake Victoria. In Musoma take a speedboat which will take you to an Island in Lake Victoria and to a private Island retreat, the Lukuba Island Lodge. Rest of the day at leisure and possibility to swim in the warm water of Lake Victoria. FB.

Day 7: Lake Victoria - Serengeti
In the morning we go out for a boattrip to Lake Victoria by local fishermen. Afterward you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah with Elephants and Giraffes roaming around through a stretch of land which is rarely visited by travellers to reach Central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word ?Siringet? referring to an endless plain which you will experience on your way to your lodge located at the Niaroboro Hills where you have spectacular views through huge panorama windows. Dinner and overnight at at Serengeti Serena lodge or Similar. FB

Day 8: Serengeti National Park
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. We are very flexible with choosing our route will be on the track with the migration on its way to Masai Mara. Overnight at at Serengeti Serena lodge or Similar. FB

Day 9: Serengeti - Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro
One Early morning game drive after tea/coffee which is the best time to see the animals as they get out from their hide for the morning preys or return from their night hunt. After lunch breakfast you leave for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. Arrival to Ngorongoro for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim inhabited by buffaloes, elephants and different species of monkeys escorted by an armed ranger guide. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge which providing a wonderful view towards the crater. FB

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater on World Heritage Site holding a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The Crater is also home to the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the ?Big Five? during one game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. FB

Day 11: Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara
In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Lots of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. FB

Day 12: Manyara - Arusha-Nairobi
Time at leisure in the morning until your departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar for beach extension. Breakfast included. End of Gofan Safaris Services


-The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. Group Incentive Safari Prices Available contact us and enjoy up to 25% saving on the per person rate!
-Christmas and New Year Supplements US$ 45 per person per day 23 December to 3 January
-Tour Rates in US$ (Click here to convert rates shown below to major world currencies)

Package Includes:

- Flying Doctors - Emergence air rescue from any point of the safari circuit
- Arrival and departure Airport Transfers
- All entrance fees.
- Full board accommodation on tour
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on excellent Vehicle rebuilt for safari to give nice game viewing
- Driver's Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Complementary bottle of water the first and second day
- Complementary visit of Maasai Village in Ngorongoro Tanzania
- Complementary of printed Safari hat and T-shirt
- Government taxes

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
- Visa, Travel Insurance