Kenya & Tanzania Game Discovery

Leopard peering out from the branches

A 12 day safari to Amboseli, Maasai Mara, Naivasha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire

Are you a nature and wildlife enthusiast? Looking for your next adventure? Why not fly over to Africa and get an experience of a lifetime on the Kenya and Tanzania Game Discovery.

There is definitely nothing like the experience of game driving across the top East African wilderness safari destinations.

This itinerary is dedicated to those who want to kill two birds with one stone. You won’t be bored for sure because each day is going to be like a new adventure with so much to see in Kenya and Tanzania best game parks.

This trip will allow you to learn more about the people of Kenya and Tanzania with their culture and diversity of wildlife in the regions you will be visiting.

Tour Highlights

  • Amboseli National Park
  • Leisure at Lake Naivasha and a boat safari to the Crescent Island
  • Masai Mara National Reserve game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world
  • Great migration safari in the Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park, home to large herds of elephants

Day 1: Arrival – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Karibu Kenya – Welcome to Kenya. You will be met by a representative and transferred you to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast.


Day 2-3: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast drive to Amboseli National Park, famous for its stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro and big game. Elephant, lion and cheetah are the main attraction as well as the great scenery.

Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake bed-lake Amboseli. Swamps and marshes are home to the elephants.

Accommodation at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 4-5: Amboseli – Tarangire National Park

Depart after your breakfast, leaving for a morning game drive en route to the Namanga border cross heading to Tarangire National Park. After clearing customs and immigration formalities you will switch vehicles and guides and start driving to Tarangire via Arusha where you will be stopping for hot lunch. In the afternoon after lunch you start driving to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is well known for its large elephant population, especially during the dry season. Elephants can be seen drinking and wallowing in the Tarangire River. You will be astonished with the thousands wildebeest and zebra in the Silale Swamp and Tarangire River. Giraffe, big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah and many more can be found in the park.

Tarangire is also well known for its tree climbing python, if you are lucky enough you may encounter one.

Accommodation at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 6: Tarangire National Park

Another great morning starts with a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. After a leisurely breakfast you will take your picnic lunch box and proceed with morning game drive.

After lunch depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the evening, take your leisure at the lodge.

Accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Are you ready for an early morning game drive? Enjoy a half day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, the 8th natural wonder of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Within the crater floor, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions basking in the sun. You may be lucky to spot the endangered black rhino close to swamps or in Lerai Forest especially in the morning and evening. The famous Ngorongoro conservation area features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and swamps.

After your picnic lunch start ascending the crater and set off for the Serengeti National Park enjoying a game drive en route. The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife viewing areas. Enjoy the national park’s resident big cats and herbivores, not to forget the great migration.

Accommodation at Tanzania Bush Camp-central Serengeti. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 8: Full Day Exploring the Serengeti

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in Serengeti National Park with your private guide and 4×4 safari land cruiser.

The Serengeti is famous for the greatest wildlife show on earth, the migration of over one million wildebeest and hundreds thousand zebra. The park is also renowned for its big pride of lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, giraffe, elephant and so much more.

Accommodation at Tanzania Bush Camp-Central Serengeti. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 9: Serengeti – Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy your breakfast at the camp before starting a long drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will stop at Isebania Border for custom and immigration formalities then you will switch the vehicles and guides again before setting off to Masai Mara National Reserve.

Witness the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and zebra.

Enjoy your private safari in Kenya’s most popular reserve and Africa’s richest wildlife viewing arena. The Mara hosts Kenya’s largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators including leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. While in the Mara River you will see big pods of hippo and big Nile crocodiles. Other highlights include giraffe, topi, gazelle, buffalo and more.

Accommodation at Mara Serena Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 10: Maasai Mara

Awake at dawn to the natural sounds of Maasai Mara’s birdlife and spend the day on game drives exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve.

The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome annual migration. The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film Out of Africa was made to a great extent in this reserve.

The dramatic Mara River crossing and the predators who prey on the herds can be viewed from early July to September. More than 400 bird species have been recorded.

Accommodation at Mara Serena Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 11: Maasai Mara – Naivasha

After breakfast you will head down the Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha.

The lodge is located by the lake and has beautiful grounds with huge cactus and many acacia trees. There’s always wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra, giraffe and warthog.

In the afternoon you will take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippo and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes. Towards the end of your boat safari you will stop at the Crescent Island for a guided nature walk.

Enjoy your leisurely evening at the lodge, have dinner and watch hippos come up from the lake to graze in the lodge’s grounds.

Accommodation at Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 12: Naivasha – Nairobi

After your leisurely breakfast drive to Nairobi City.

Enjoy a farewell lunch at the Carnival Restaurant where you can taste varieties of meat. After lunch you can do souvenir shopping and a day room hotel (optional) before transfer to the International Airport for your home flight (depending on the flight timings).

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.


Trip Duration

12 days

Tour Type

  • Boating safari
  • Migration safari

Accommodation Type

  • Mid-range
  • Luxury

Best Time

January to December

Tour Starts/Ends

Tour Starts: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Tour Ends: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Included

  • Park entry fees to all parks and reserves included in the itinerary
  • All accommodations and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All game drives in our 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles with the assistance of professional guides
  • All domestic flights in an exclusive Grand Caravan 8-16 seaters
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 24/7 concierge service
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Meet & greet on your arrival on day 1
  • Drinking water and other soft drinks including coffee and tea
  • Camping gear, meals and professional safari chef (camping safaris)

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • All tips and porterage etc.
  • Laundry, souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities

Kenya & Tanzania Game Discovery

A 12 day safari adventure
Boating safari, Migration safari

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