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A fusion of the finest game parks in Kenya and Tanzania, the 10 Day Kenya & Tanzania Game Tracker offers unparalleled wildlife viewing in the classic safari style, with evening relaxation at traditional tented safari camps. Follow the path of the annual migration accompanied by private guide and driver seeing lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras and more. Discover Lake Naivasha; walk along the shoreline or take an optional Crescent Island boat tour. Experience the natural wonders of the Masai Mara, the world’s greatest game park. Learn about Masai culture during a guided trek and village visit. Travel to the Serengeti which offers the most diverse game-viewing in Africa. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a Natural Wonder of the World, packed with herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest. Journey through Amboseli, known for its stunning views of Kilimanjaro and large elephant herds, before heading back to Nairobi.
Featuring a variety of different game viewing experiences, thousands of animals and some of the best sights in East Africa this 10 day safari will be remembered forever! An incredible adventure, this private guided expedition as is, is perfect for those longing for the classic safari camp experience or accommodation can be customized to any preferences.
Request a quote or call Africa Remote Safaris to speak to an African Destination Expert to learn more about various extensions and all the different ways of customizing your tour. Some examples are taking a hot air balloon ride over the plains of the Serengeti or finishing your stay relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar. All of our tours are available at 3, 4 and 5 star levels according to your preference, call now!
Day 1 - Non Profit - Nairobi
Africa Remote Safaris donates a portion of proceeds to our charitable initiative which supports education-based initiatives in disadvantaged communities. In the event of serious illness, Flying Doctors will cover the cost of emergency air evacuation service needed to fly back to Nairobi for treatment. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Owned and operated by Fairview Hotel, Country Lodge offers modern accommodations at reasonable prices. Located in quite Upperhill, relax in the gardens or take advantage of gym facilities and local restaurants. Rest in comfort and security at this lovely location.
Day 2 - Nairobi - Naivasha
This morning you will meet up with your guide and head off to Naivasha. The drive will be about an hour and a half. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Sign up for optional activities at your resort (not included in tour price); horse-riding, bird-watching, fishing, water sports, cycling, lake trips and nature trails. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
The Simba Lodge is situated not far from Nairobi, surrounded by gardens on the serene Lake Naivasha. Its 70 rooms are spacious and pleasantly decorated to fit in with the light, earthy and calm surroundings. Dining is an all around pleasant experience, where one may choose their favorites and make new discoveries at the wide buffet. Traditional and international cuisine is offered, as well as curries, which are popular with the locals. Hell’s Gate is not far, and there are plenty of activities such as cycling and rock climbing there. Otherwise, take a boat ride or nature walk.
Nairobi is the least expensive arrival city for flights with a full range of hotels and local attractions. Dubbed the “Safari Capital of the World” cool, clear and cosmopolitan Nairobi is the natural departure point for most safari itineraries. A city of contrasts, it is simultaneously the largest, the youngest, the most modern, the highest (1700m) and the fastest growing city in East Africa. High-altitude Nairobi enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round. There are ATMs and banks to stock up on cash, great restaurants, and malls where you can purchase any forgotten items.
Day 3 - Naivasha - Masai Mara
Your guide will drive you from Naivasha to Masai Mara. This drive will take about 5 to 6 hours, this commute includes a stop-over for refreshments and souvenir shopping. You may experience a longer drive during the rainy season. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). This afternoon's game viewing will be exciting as you are searching for game with your private guide and driver. The leopard is difficult to see as it moves fast and is very shy. If you're lucky there is a good chance to spot them around waterholes or up in a tree after a hot long day. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Set on the southern side of the Masai Mara, not far from the Tanzanian border and the famous Serengeti, Siana Springs borders the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, one of the greatest wilderness areas in the world and home to the mega-herbivores and big cats of Africa, including the annual migration of the wildebeest from July to September, listed as (one of the Seven Wonders of the World by a jury of experts polled by US' ABC Television in 2006) as the eight natural wonder of the modern world. No visit to Africa is complete without a visit to the Mara.
Built on the Siana Conservancy belonging to the local Purko Maasai, the tented camp takes its name from the conservancy, for Siana in Maa means ‘plentiful’ and Siana Springs has the largest number of water springs in the Mara ecosystem.
The springs, fed from rain water percolating down the Ngama Hills - a stunning array of massifs lining the conservancy - feed the streams and rivulets with fresh, clean water flowing through an amazing forest of lush palms and indigenous plants that is home to a denizen of forest animals like the earth coloured bushbuck, tree hyrax and the colobus monkeys that reside at Siana Springs.
Naivasha is one of our favorite places to pause a safari, lush, cool and relaxing - is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across but its waters are shallow and thick with hippo. Hell's Gate National Park, Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot are nearby attractions. Boat tours on the lake are popular to observe birdlife and hippopotamus behavior, or explore Crescent Island on foot.
Day 4 - Masai Mara
Today as you set on the early morning game drive with your expert guide. The Masai Mara park will offer you a diverse range of animals. The park is home to the Big Five (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard) and numerous other antelopes including Thomson's and Grant's Gazelles, Impalas, Topics, Hartebeest, Zebra and Masai Giraffe. It's also home to over 450 species of birdlife among these are vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles and African pygmy-falcons. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). On today‘s afternoon game drive the choice is up to you, search for the big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has rich mix of animal population, it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Overnight at Siana Springs.
Masai Mara is the northernmost portion of the larger Serengeti ecosystem and features the best game viewing in the region. The small size funnels animals into a tight space, and park rules allowing off-road driving which means that guests can venture into plains covered with hundreds or even thousands of animals. Take an optional hot air balloon ride over the plains, with the opportunity for amazing pictures of the animal herds below.
Day 5 - Masai Mara - Serengeti
Your guide will drive you from Masai Mara to the Serengeti. This full day commute includes some game drives through the park. This excursion will include a multi-hour drive across bumpy patches of road to the border (TZ visa can be purchased for $50 US cash, or $100pp for US citizens). A picnic lunch near Lake Victoria will be provided, with an option to visit a local fishing village. NOTE: Be aware that for portions of this LONG drive, the road will be rough and unfinished. This drive will take approximately 9 hours. Kenya/Tanzania border crossing. Visas can be purchased for US cash (no bills older than 2006 due to local counterfeiting safeguards). Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
A tented wilderness camp in the western Serengeti, this is an intimate connection to nature in the world’s finest game park. Look forward to attentive service with five course bush cuisine of the pan-African and traditional sort. Three main meals are served each day in the large canvas dining tent overlooking the plains, culminating with five course dinners ending with coffee or tea under the stars. The tents, appropriately furnished with Masai inspired style, feature campaign furniture and canvas wardrobe. The Masai theme is showcased with evocative headboards, lamps and fixtures. This is a rare opportunity to experience close contact with the world’s greatest migration, which has been known to feature twenty or so lion prides and countless throngs of zebras and wildebeest.
Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is massive in size, 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). Famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers the most diverse game-viewing in Africa.
Overnight at the the Mbalageti Tented Camp.
Day 6 - Serengeti
Head out into the park early in the morning for your private game safari. Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti offers the most expansive game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Explore this amazing park with the help of your expert guide. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Spend today searching out Impala, one of Africa's most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft) and 3 meters (9 ft) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) , to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals! Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Overnight at Seronera Wildlife lodge
Day 7 - Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Your guide will pick you up from Serengeti and drive you to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will experience some brief game viewing as you leave the Serengeti plains on the way to the massive African landmark, the Ngorongoro crater. This drive takes approximately 5 to 6 hours, but your travel time will increase during the rainy season. The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as "The Cradle of Mankind." It is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches along eastern Africa. Olduvai is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania and is about 30 miles (48 km) long. The gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, commonly called Oldupai. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this 'Garden of Eden', affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level.
The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl.
From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater.
"The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a "Noah's Ark" of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope 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.
Day 8 - Ngorongoro
Private transportation and guide in the Ngorongoro national park. Includes national park fees. You'll be up early this morning as you drive approximately 20 minutes from your camp or lodge to the main gates of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There are only three roads that connect the crater rim with the crater floor, one for driving down, one for driving up and another that goes both ways. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you've reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals of size live there, including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servals and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck.
Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Hike the hills of Ngorongoro with a local guide. Prices may vary depending on accommodation. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Overnight at Serengeti Wildlife Lodge
Day 9 - Ngorongoro - Amboseli
Your guide will pick you up from the Ngorongoro Conservation area and drive you to Amboseli. On this journey, you will make a brief stop-over in Arusha for some shopping and refreshments. You will pass over the Namanga border crossing when leaving Tanzania to enter Kenya. Be aware that portions of the road on this drive are unfinished and bumpy. This commute will take an estimated 6 hours. Stop for lunch at the Arusha Hotel in this tourism capitol of Tanzania. Shop the local souvenir market. This afternoon you'll meet up with your guide and head out into Amboseli National Park. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. On a clear day, you'll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
In the heart of Amboseli National Park, touching the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli Serena Lodge lays its home. The 92 rooms are all equipped with en suite bathrooms and stunning views. Dining offers local cuisine and a choice of continental dishes, while specialty meals allow guests to get in touch with the environment. Take advantage of the game drives, where incredible beasts such as lions, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboons, gazelle hippos and wildebeest spend their day in front of your eyes.
Amboseli National Park, is 260 km (160 mi) south of Nairobi, on the Kenya and Tanzania border. It is most famous for its spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. A system of swamps makes this low-rainfall area one of the best widlife-viewing experiences in the world. The park protects two of the five main swamps, and includes a dried-up Pleistocene lake and semi-arid vegetation. Noted in particular for its large elephant herds, Amboseli is the third most visited game area in Kenya after Masai Mara and Nakuru.
Day 10 - Amboseli - Nairobi
Take time for an early game drive or head directly to Nairobi before your international flight. The drive will take approximately 3-4hrs Includes opportunity to visit local handicraft markets to shop for souvenirs.
(We can arrange dinner at Carnivore game meat restaurant, though there is limited wild meat on the menu these days - please let us know in advance and if you are veg.) You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Depart from Nairobi international airport - end of itinerary.
All ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle fitted with pop up roof for easy photography and game viewing whilst on safari - Guaranteed window seating - Guaranteed departure - Airport transfers as per the itinerary - Fullboard accommodation
Laundry - Tips - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages including mineral water - International airfare - Visas - Optional activities/extras - Vacation insurance