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8-Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari Holiday

8 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari This Kenya and Tanzania Safari Holiday will certainly take you to Maasai Mara which is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park which is Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park.

However, it borders Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park and not forgetting the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area which is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World, a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction.

Here’s what you can expect from each destination:

Maasai Mara National Reserve:

  • Key Attraction: The Great Wildebeest Migration is the most famous event in Maasai Mara. Witnessing the vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Mara River is a breathtaking experience.
  • Wildlife: Maasai Mara is home to the “Big Five” and offers excellent opportunities to spot lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. It also boasts an impressive diversity of other wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, and various antelope species.
  • Maasai Culture: Interact with the Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life and unique customs.

 Serengeti National Park:

is one of Africa’s most iconic and well-known wildlife destinations and is adjacent to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Key features of Serengeti National Park:

  • Location: Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti spans approximately 14,750 square kilometers and is part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem.
  • Wildlife: The Serengeti is renowned for its abundant and diverse wildlife. It is home to the famous Great Wildebeest Migration, where over two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate in search of fresh grazing, following a circular route between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
  • Big Five: The park is a prime destination for viewing the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Additionally, it hosts cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and many other species.
  • Vast Plains: Serengeti’s expansive grassy plains are not only picturesque but also serve as the setting for dramatic wildlife encounters, including predator-prey interactions.
  • Seronera Valley: This central part of the Serengeti is often referred to as the “Big Cat Capital” due to its high concentration of lions, leopards, and cheetahs.
  • Maasai Kopjes: These rock outcrops provide vantage points for predators and are often where you can spot lions and other big cats.
  • Balloon Safaris: Hot air balloon safaris are a popular and breathtaking way to experience the vastness of the Serengeti from above.
  • Conservation: The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and plays a crucial role in wildlife conservation efforts, particularly in preserving the Great Migration and the natural habitats of its inhabitants.

Though not in Kenya, the Serengeti is easily accessible from Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and combining both destinations in a safari itinerary allows for an unparalleled experience of East Africa’s wildlife and landscapes as organised by Bonobos African Safari Holidays.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)

A renowned protected area located in northern Tanzania, adjacent to the Serengeti National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most incredible wildlife and geological wonders in Africa.

Key features of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
  • Ngorongoro Crater: The centerpiece of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, a large and intact volcanic caldera. It is one of the largest calderas in the world and serves as a natural enclosure for a diverse array of wildlife. The crater floor is home to abundant wildlife, including the “Big Five,” as well as flamingos in the seasonal lake.
  • Wildlife: The NCA supports a high concentration of wildlife due to its unique geography. Along with the “Big Five,” you can spot various other animals such as wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, hyenas, and numerous bird species. The crater is also known for its population of critically endangered black rhinos.
  • Olduvai Gorge: The Olduvai Gorge, located within the NCA, is an important archaeological site that has provided valuable insights into human evolution. Fossils and artifacts dating back millions of years have been discovered here.
  • Empakaai Crater: This smaller crater within the NCA offers a beautiful hiking opportunity with stunning views of the crater and the surrounding landscape.
  • Maasai Culture: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also home to the Maasai people, one of East Africa’s most well-known ethnic groups. Some Maasai tribes reside within the NCA and continue to maintain their traditional semi-nomadic way of life.
  • Conservation and Tourism: The NCA is managed as a multi-use area, with a focus on conservation, wildlife protection, and responsible tourism. It is considered one of the best places in Africa for game viewing due to the high concentration of wildlife in the crater.

highlights;

Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 2: Shift from Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day 3: Full Day game drive to Maasai Mara National Park

Day 4: Transfer from Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Full Day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Move from Serengeti to Ngoro Ngoro Crater

Day 7: Ngoro Ngoro Craters to Arusha and Fly to Zanzibar stone Town

Day 8: Depart for Zanzibar flight back Home

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

You will be met upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred straightaway to Lake Nakuru National park. The park is home to for instance warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard.

Additionally white and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you may find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here.

Arrive in time for your hot lunch at Chester Hotel. Enjoy your Evening game drive at Nakuru National Park and finally have dinner plus an overnight at Chester Hotel Nakuru

Main destination :Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation option:

meanwhile, Chester Hotel Nakuru is a Mid-range: tented camp located outside Lake Nakuru

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 2: Shift from Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara National Reserve

Shortly depart after your morning breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park via Lake Naivasha. Game viewing is either done in the early morning hours or in the evening as this is when we have the best chances of seeing animals.

However on clear days,8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari the Mara offers fantastic orange tinted sunsets and you will definitely want to capture this moment while sipping on a sun downers back at your lodge. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq. km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers.

You will see a frequent amount of wildlife for instance Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, impala, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.

The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

Main destination :Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)

Accommodation option:

meanwhile, Luxury is Mara springs safari camp

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 3: Full Day game drive to Maasai Mara National Park

On this day you will certainly enjoy your full day of game drive at Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. Lastly, have dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Tented Camp.

Main destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)

Accommodation option:

meanwhile, Luxury is Mara springs safari camp

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 4: Transfer from Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park#8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari

meanwhile, you’ll transfer after your morning breakfast for Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is specifically Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park.

Meanwhile,8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari 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. Enjoy your en route game drive at Serengeti National Park then proceed for dinner and overnight at Eileen Tree Inn.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

 Accommodation option:

 Luxury is Eileen’s tree Inn

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 5: Full Day game drive in Serengeti National Park

nevertheless, this morning’s African adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized National Park, the Serengeti. Firstly,8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari this location offers the most expansive game viewing in Tanzania.

From predators to prey, great herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning packs of carnivores, life on the plains of the Serengeti can best be defined as a complete “circle of life.” Secondly 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.

Main destination : Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

 Accommodation option:

Luxury: Eileen’s Tree Inn

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 6: Move from Serengeti to Ngoro Ngoro Crater

furthermore, depart after your morning breakfast with your picnic lunch boxes via the Olduvai Gorge where it is believed the cradle of mankind began. There after transfer to Ngoro Ngoro Crater which is not only  called Africa’s Eden but also the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the Wor8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari ld, a visit to the crater is a main draw card 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 rhinos then return to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.

however, just outside the crater’s ridge, 8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. You will then be transferred to your lodge.

Main destination is Ngoro Ngoro Crater (Tanzania)

Accommodation option:

Luxury is Umali Lodge Karatu

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 7: Ngoro Ngoro Craters to Arusha and Fly to Zanzibar stone Town

meanwhile, depart after your morning breakfast from the lodge, we shall take you to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. furthermore, you’ll transfer to the Zanzibar Serena Hotel. All meals included.

Stone Town and Spice Tour. On one of your beach days you will go on a guided tour.

Afterward breakfast, transfer to Stone Town for our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, 8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari where history appears to stand still. furthermore, with visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar.

meanwhile, you will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Afterwards, you’ll then proceed to the famous Spice Plantations where we shall invite for an opulent lunch for you to taste the spices and fruits.

You will do the famous Spice Tour. We will have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices,8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. Lastly after the tour, we will take you back to your hotel.

Main destination : Zanzibar

Accommodation option:

Luxury: Beach Resort in Zanzibar

Meals and drinks:

  • On Full-board
  • Drinking Water throughout

Day 8: Depart for Zanzibar flight back Home

Breakfast will be served with stunning views over the azure sea before you make your way to Zanzibar Airport. While here,8Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari you will take a light aircraft flight back to Nairobi or Dar es Salaam Airport for your connecting flight back home. Thus the end of this amazing safari

Thank you for specifically choosing bonobos African safaris holidays and we hope to see you for more thrilling adventures.

Main destination : Zanzibar

Accommodation option:

End of tour (no rooms)

Meals and drinks:

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water

Things Included

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals included
  • Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout of Safari

Things Excluded

  • International flights
  • Additional rooms before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips: (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items: (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fee

Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari Holiday

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