Complete Wilderness in 8 Days

Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya

Accommodation: Luxury | National Parks: Masai Mara, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli NP

only$ 2000

However you like to travel, on this tour, you will experience the sprawling, wildlife-rich grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, a sight to behold. This trip highlights the country’s’ natural wonders and transports you between national parks, cushy lodges, and tented camps while allowing you to really explore the majestic African landscape. Track the “Big Five” across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara plains and visit many other incredible parks. Come explore Africa with us!

Arrival – You’ll be picked from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi to Mara.
You will be picked-up from Panafric Hotel and travel to Maasai Mara through The Great Rift Valley and Narok, a Masai Mara Town. Mara is an enormous reserve; actually, part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is home of the “Big Five” including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino. You will arrive at the Sarova Mara Game Lodge where you will check-in and have lunch. After lunch, you will take off on an afternoon game drive through the park in search of the lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo and other animals. Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit: June to October and September to October
High Season: June to October and December to March
Best Weather: June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Wildlife in Masai Mara NR:
Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Buffalos are commonly found.
Zebras and Wildebeests are abundantly found
Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Lodge (Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara, NR)
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Mara game drive.
After breakfast, you can be one of the only few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Mara Plains. This optional activity is an additional cost of $ 450 by pre-arrangement). Experience floating peacefully over the awakening bush across rivers and over numerous small villages, spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa. After this optional balloon ride, the search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues during an extensive game drive after lunch. On the plains, enormous herds of grazing animals, plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs can be seen. During your stay, you also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people where you will witness singing and dancing; part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Mara to Serengeti
Transfer after your morning breakfast for Serengeti National Park. This will take up to 8 hours of driving through a rough road. Serengeti National Park is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Enjoy your en route game drive at Serengeti National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit: June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season: July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather: June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Wildlife in Serengeti NP:
Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Buffalos are most Commonly.
Zebras, Wildebeests are most abundantly found.
Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps (Mid-range lodge located inside Serengeti NP)
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Serengeti National park tour.
After breakfast, you will have a full day game drive along the Sogore River Circuit looping into the plains south of the Seronera River. This area is a great location to view lion, gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah. The visitor’s centre, not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby Kopje. Here you will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch in the shade of the acacia trees. After lunch, you will follow the Kopjes Circuit which usually attracts a number of lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the Kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons. Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Depart after your morning breakfast with your picnic lunch boxes via the Olduvai Gorge where it is believed the cradle of mankind began. Thereafter transferred to Ngorongoro Crater which is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World, a visit to the crater is the main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herds their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit: June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season: Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather: June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Wildlife in Ngorongoro:
Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos are most Commonly.
Zebras, Wildebeests and Black Rhinos are abundantly found.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House (Luxury lodge located inside Ngorongoro)
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Amboseli
Descend to the rim of the crater for your game viewing. Depart after your game for Amboseli via Arusha. Amboseli National Park is famous for its big game – elephants, lions and cheetahs are the main attractions – and for its great scenic beauty. Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake-bed – Lake Amboseli. These are open plains; extensive stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland; rocky, lava-strewn thorn-bush country; swamps and marshes; and at the western end of the reserve, above Namanga, the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok rising to over 2,760m (8.300ft) and still for the most part zoologically unexplored.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit: June to September and January to February
High Season: December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather: Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)
Wildlife in Amboseli NP:
Giraffes, Hippos are commonly found.
Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras and wildebeests are found abundantly

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp (Mid-range lodge bordering Amboseli NP without fences)
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Amboseli national park tour.
You will have two game drives scheduled for this day. After breakfast you will take off for the morning game drive on the open flat plains; the ideal place to search for lion, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, and wildebeest. The swamps are good places to catch the elephant as they bath in the mud. There is a wealth and diversity of bird species to see as well. Ensure your camera has a liberal memory card since Africa has few better blends of untamed life and landscape. The Royal Court of Kilimanjaro is best known for its views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and its expansive crowds of the free-wandering elephants. You can also visit Maasai Manyatta Village where you can take in more about Africa’s most renowned tribal society. Later in the day, you will return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp (Mid-range lodge bordering Amboseli NP without fences)
Meals & Drinks: All meals and drinking water included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Airport.
You will take part in an early pre-breakfast game drive in search of predators and grazers during sunrise hours. You will then return to camp for breakfast, later to enjoy an extra mid-morning game drive before lunch. After lunch you will drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon where you will be dropped off at the Nairobi airport, hotel or residence.

Main Destination: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Kenya)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of the tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch and drinking water included. (Dinner and Other drinks not included)

End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Price of the entire trip: $ 2000

Terms & Conditions:

  • The trip must be paid in United States Dollars (USD)
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee

 

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as an upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Boat ride, Maasai village visit and balloon safaris are optional