9 Days Best of Kenya Bush & Tanzania Safari

Highlights: Nairobi, Naivasha, Masai Mara , Serengeti N. Park , Ngorongoro crater

Departure: According to your schedule

Itinerary at glance.

DayLocation AccommodationMeal plan Activity
1NairobiLa Maison RoyaleBBTrsf, Lei
2Lake NaivashaNaivasha Kongoni LodgeBBLDLEI
3Maasai MaraMara Kinama CampBBLDP
4Maasai MaraMara Kinama CampBBLD AP
5Serengeti N. Park Sero Tented CampBBLDP
6Serengeti N. Park Sero Tented CampBBLDAP
7Serengeti N. Park Zawadi Serenget CampBBLDP
8Ngorongoro Crater Mount Meru Game LodgeBBLDAP
9Kilimanjaro Airport No AccommodationBBLTRSF

BB -Bed & Breakfast, BBLD – Bed and breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, TRSF– Transfer, AI– All inclusive, LEI – Leisure A – Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi

Karibu Kenya! Welcome to your Kenyan safari adventure which begins in the capital, Nairobi, where you will be met at the airport by African Adventure Specialists Representative who will transfer you to the hotel. An optional dinner can be arranged at the hotel or at a local restaurant at an extra cost.

  • Main destination: Nairobi
  • Meals & drinks: Bed & breakfast (Drinks not included)

Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, you will depart for the Hells Gate National Park. This park is famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds as well as activities by visitors in the park such as walking, cycling and rock climbing. There are also special locations to view such as Fischers’ Tower formerly a volcano’s plug, the central Tower and Njorowas Gorge. The Olkaria and Hobleys’ the 2 extinct volcanoes are worth a trip as natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. You will have a game in this park which includes viewing wildlife such as the buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, lion, leopard and cheetah. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded here. Cycling is included here.

  • Main destination: Lake Naivasha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Drinks not included)

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast you will drive to the Maasai Mara arriving in good time for lunch at your camp/lodge. Spend two nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic and 7th wonder of the world – “Maasai Mara Game Reserve’’ a spectacular watch of the immense “Big-Five”, Rhino, Buffaloes, Cheetah and Elephant and wildebeest migration from Serengeti-park Tanzania into Maasai Mara-Kenya. The trees in the distance turn out to be giraffe’s family. The clump of bushes is a pride of lions and the rock that moves may be a rhino lumbering out of your way. Visit Maasai tribesmen in their villages for an up-close cultural tour at an extra cost ($30 per person). In any event, the sheer mass and spectacle of the animals surrounding you will provide endless opportunities to fill many an album of treasured memories. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge.

  • Main destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Drinks not included)

Day 4: Explore Maasai mara National Reserve

Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Take full advantage of what the Mara has to offer. Choose from a wide range of activities including the optional hot air balloon safari that can be arranged at an extra cost – USD 490 per person. Fly high up in the skies and have a view of the landscape below which is a never-ending exciting mixture of riverine forests, sprawling savannahs, towering escarpments and rugged rivers. Against a backdrop of stunning sunrises giving, you a unique vantage point of the abundant wildlife living below.

Birding can also be done throught the year with the reserve having a record of over 570 species of birds, with more than 50 bird species of prey which include: Eagles, vultures, storks and many others.

The Mara is one of the most famous ecosystems in the world and with reason, this huge expansion is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, difficult to believe, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You might be lucky to see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.

In dramatic fashion, catch thousands of the great wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and elands, followed by gazelles as they cross over returning to their breeding grounds from Serengeti-Tanzania to Maasai Mara-Kenya between the months of July and October. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge. 

  • Main destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Drinks not included)

Day 5: Maasai Mara – Serengeti National park in Tanzania { Kogatende }

After breakfast, you will depart towards the Isebania Border for Tanzania and arrival around 10:30hrs. Upon arrival, you will proceed for the check-in formalities at the border. You will be pick up by your Tanzania natives driver guide from Isibania border to Serengeti through Northern part close to Mara River, whereby the group of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara Rivers with an excellent 4×4 vehicle which is rebuilt for safari to give a comfortable game viewing. During your game driving you will be having your lunchbox with you for lunch.

Serengeti , among other incredible wildlife and stunning views is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wilderbeast and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July – October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile -infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km { 600 miles } pilgrimage begins again

  • Main destination: Isibania to Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation:  Sero Tented Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner (Drinks not included )

Day 6: Serengeti N. Park { Kogatende }

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti North for a game drive viewing the great migration. River crossings at kogatende starts in August as the mega herd settles into the area. Between August – October , game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tends to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is something a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes , woodland , riverine vegetation and open plains , similar to kenya’s Masai Game Reserves.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park { Kogatende }
  • Accommodation:  Sero Tented Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner (Drinks not included )

Day 7: Serengeti N. Park { Central Seronera }

After breakfast, we drive to Central Serengeti , Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and world heritage site. The Serengeti is farmed for its annual migration, when some six millions hooves pound the open plains as more than 200, 000 zebra and 300,000 thomson’s gazelle join the wilderbeest ‘s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quite, the Serengeti offers an amazing game viewing in Africa : great herds of buffalo , smaller groups of elephant and giraffe , and thousands of eland , topi , kongoni , impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Serengeti National Park known for its healthy population of resident wildlife , particularly the “ big five “ named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters:


Lion: The Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.

African Leopard: These reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera   regions but are present throughout the national park with the population of around 1,000.

African Elephant: The herds are recovering from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.

African Buffalo :Considered by many to be the most dangerous of the big five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.

Rhinoceros: This may refer to either black or white rhinoceros . Among big five game hunters , the black rhinoceros is preffered although it is now critical endangered.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Zawadi Serengeti Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner (Drinks not included )

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater and descend some 610 meters into the crater with a stopover at the Olduvai gorges. Ngorongoro is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety and breath taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exists inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Late in the afternoon you will be driven back to Arusha town to your accommodations place near usa – river

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Game Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner (Drinks not included )

Day 9: Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast you will depart towards the Kilimanjaro international Airport for your last flight to Zanzibar for your beach holidays vacations.

  • Main destination: Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodations)
  • Meals & drinks: Bed & Breakfast (Lunch Dinner , Drinks not included )
  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel.
  • All transport and game drives will be in a private 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Services of a Professional English-speaking driver-guide on private basis.
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Meals and accommodation as specified.
  • All Park fees and government taxes.
  • Complimentary drinking water per person per day on game drives
  • International flights
  • Visa’s.
  • Room upgrades.
  • Vaccinations/Covid19 Tests.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone calls, laundry.
  • Increase in park fees or other charges beyond our control.
  • Activities not mentioned in the package.
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Maasai Village visit – $30 per person
  • Balloon ride -$450 per person
  • Boat Ride -$35 per person
  • Crescent Island Visit -$30 per person
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

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