11 Days Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Nairobi Tanzania Kenya Safari Tour

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

Penfam pick you from your Nairobi hotel or at JKI Airport upon arrival early morning. And begin with the combined Kenya Tanzania Safari briefing. After depart for the Samburu game reserve. This is a 5 hours scenic drive around Mt. Kenya and through the equator crossing. Later to arrive at the Samburu lodge/similar in time for lunch and check in.

A game drive during the afternoon in the Samburu Game Reserve in search for the Big five except the Rhino. Other unique wildlife species found include Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich not found any where else.

Later to return to the Samburu lodge/similar for Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve  – Aberdare National Park

To begin with an early morning Samburu safari game drive, later return to the lodge for breakfast. Later depart from Samburu for the Aberdares National Park. Generally, this is  a 3 hours scenic drive around Mt. Kenya, and through the equator crossing again. Ordinarily on a good clear day the Mt. Kenya snow caps are visible. Later arriving in good time for lunch at Aberdare Country Club Hotel. Afterwards take a nature walk within the Club. This is while you wait for the Ark Captain to transfer to the Aberdares National Park for overnight stay at The Ark lodge.

Importantly, the lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick. Hence, this attracts huge herds of Elephants, Buffaloes and other wildlife throughout the day and night. The lodge has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges. Therefore this provides superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge during the Aberdare tour.

Later Dinner and overnight at the Ark.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Aberdares National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

To begin the day with an early morning breakfast, then depart from Aberdares for Lake Nakuru National Park. This is a 4 hours drive, with a brief stop at the Thompson Falls and the Equator crossing. After proceed through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, a scenic drive. Later to arrive in time for lunch and check in at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

During the afternoon, a game drive within the shores of the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s great masses of Flamingos. Currently due to climate change and high water level only few flamingos. However, the famous White and Black Rhino main attraction can be spotted easily along the shores of the lake.

Later, return to the Sarova Lion Hill for dinner and over night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin with again an early morning breakfast, then depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara. This is a 5 hrs scenic drive within the Great Rift valley floor. Eventually proceeding to arrive in good time for lunch and then check in at the Sarova Mara Game camp.

During the afternoon, a game drive in search for the Big Five Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino and the Buffalo. Other rich game within sight includes Cheetah, Wildebeest, Zebra, among-est many.

Later, drive back to the Sarova Mara Game Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin with an early morning breakfast and leave for a full day game drive with picnic lunch box to explore the Magic Mara. The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September. Subsequently, searching for the Big Five Lion, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard and the Black Rhino is very fulfilling. Others also include zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, Hyenas, Cheetah, Jackal and Bat-eared Foxes, which are regularly easily seen. Otherwise, an extended drive to the Mara River where schools of Hippos and Nile crocodile are abundant in river. These lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures.

Later to return to Sarova Mara game camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve – Serengeti National Reserve – Combined Kenya Tanzania Safari

This is the last day in Kenya while on the Kenya Tanzania Safari. After the early morning breakfast at Sarova Mara camp, check out, then depart from the Mara with picnic lunch box.  The drive to Isebania Kenya Tanzania border, which is a 3 hours scenic journey. Concurrently, going through the migration, processing of Visa and change of vehicle including the driver/guide occurs seamlessly. After proceed to the Serengeti, Tanzania. Again, this is a 3 hours scenic drive to Serengeti Serena Lodge/similar for Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Serengeti National Reserve

To begin with an early morning and afternoon game drive. This is in the rolling grasslands plains of the Serengeti studded with wildlife. However, optional is full day game drive with picnic lunch box. While on the combined Kenya Tanzania Safari, Serengeti plains are an extension of the Mara.

Similarly, all meals and overnight stay at Serengeti Serena Lodge/similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Serengeti/Ngorongoro

To begin with an early morning breakfast and a final morning game drive. During the afternoon depart Serengeti after lunch for Ngorongoro Serena lodge/similar. This is a 4 hours via Olduvai Gorge. Also going through the site of Loius and Mary Leakeys’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Consequently, their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains.

After proceeding with an en-route game drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Later to arrive in good time for  dinner and over night at the Ngorongoro Serena lodge/similar.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

To begin with an early breakfast at the lodge, then depart with picnic lunch box for full day safari. Begin with descending over 600 meter to the Crater floor which hosts the big five of Africa. Other rich game along the open savannah and flamingos can also within easy sight.

Later to return to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/similar.
Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

To begin with an early morning breakfast, then depart from Ngorongoro for Lake Manyara National Park. This is a 3 hours drive arriving in good time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

During the afternoon, a game drive to Lake Manyara which hosts interestingly herds Elephants and the tree climbing Lions. And other rich game includes Buffaloes, Giraffes and many more.

Later, return back to Lake Manyara for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11: Lake Manyara – Nairobi Kenya

This is the last day in Tanzania while on the Kenya Tanzania Safari. After the morning breakfast, depart Lake Manyara for Arusha town. And here you may connect back to Nairobi via flight (optional). However, proceed to the Namanga at the border of Tanzania and Kenya which is a drive 4 hours. While at the border, subsequently passing through the migration, Visa processing and change of vehicles including the drivers takes less time.

Afterwards upon completion of the migration process, proceed to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. This is subsequently followed with dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant. Later dropped off at your hotel or the Airport for your flight out to your next destination.

HIGH SEASON MID SEASON LOW SEASON
Period on Calendar 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2019, 23rd Dec 2019 – 1st Jan 2020 2nd Jan 2019 – 31st March 2019, 1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2019 1st Apr – 31st June 2019
Cost per person for Safari in 4×4 Pop up Land Cruiser USD-5,900 USD-5,250 USD-5,050
Prices based on:
  • Prices based on Per Person in a group of 2 sharing in a double/twin. Request for individual traveler or groups.
  • Children between 12 to 18 years: 75% of adult price
  • Kids between 3 to 11: 50% sharing with parents
  • Toddlers below 3yrs Free.

Similar itinerary for the Combined Kenya Tanzania Safari combined staying at standard accommodation.
Day-1: Nairobi to Samburu overnight at Ashnil Samburu Tented Camp
Day-2: Samburu to Aberdare overnight at The Ark lodge.
Day-3: Aberdare to Lake Nakuru overnight at Flamingo Tented Camp
Day-4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara. Overnight at Mara Leisure Camp/Azure Tented Camp
Day-5: Masai Mara overnight at Mara Leisure Camp/Azure Tented Camp
Day-6: Masai Mara to Serengeti over night at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day-7: Serengeti over night at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day-8: Serengeti to Ngorongoro overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day-9: Ngorongoro overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day-10: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Day-11: Lake Manyara Nairobi.

HIGH SEASON MID SEASON LOW SEASON
Period on Calendar 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2019, 23rd Dec 2019 – 1st Jan 2020 2nd Jan 2019 – 31st March 2019, 1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2019 1st Apr – 31st June 2019
Cost per person for Safari in 4×4 Pop up Land Cruiser USD $5,190 USD $4,850 USD $4,660

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • Pick up/drop off at the airport/Nairobi hotel.
  • Safari in 4×4 Pop up Land Cruiser Jeep
  • Accommodation as per itinerary or kindly choose from the option or your other choice
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide, request for other language speaking specialist
  • All National Park and Game Reserves entry fees
  • Bottled drinking Water while on safari
  • Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover
  • All Government taxes and hotel levies.

EXCULDED IN THE TOUR COST

  • International/local flights.
  • Visas cost, Personal insurance cover-commendable
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements
  • Soft/heavy/spirit drinks, tips or gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities like hot air Balloon ride $450 per person, Masai Village fee $20 Per Person.
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Where to stay

Safari accommodation options for each location

Kenya Lodges / Samburu National Reserve

Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Samburu Game Lodge Samburu Simba Lodge Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Samburu Sopa Lodge

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Kenya Lodges / Aberdares National Park

Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Tree Tops Lodge

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

The Ark

Economy level lodge / tented camp

The Ark

Kenya Lodges / Camps (Maasai mara Game Reserve)

Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Mara Sarova Game Camp Ashnil Mara Camp Keekorok Lodge Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Loyk Mara Camp Mara Simba Lodge Ilkeliani Camp Base Camp Explorer Fig Tree Camp

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Mara Sopa Lodge Mara Leisure Lodge AA camp Osero Camp Azure Mara Haven

Sentrim Mara Camp

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Enkorok Elangata Olerai Olmoran Tented Camp Mara Chui Camp Jambo Mara Camp

Kenya Lodges / Camps ( Lake Nakuru National Park)

Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Sarova Lion Hill Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Flamingo Hill Camp.

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Lake Nakuru Lodge Sarova woodLands The Pelican Lodge Sentrim elementaita

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Tanzania/ Lake Manyara National park

Luxury Level Accommodation

Lake Manyara Serena safari Lodge Kilimamoja Lodge Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Comfort Level Accommodation

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Economy Level Accommodation

Twiga Camp Nsya Lodge / Camp

Tanzania/ Serengeti game reserve

Luxury Level Accommodation

Mbalageti tented Lodge Chalet Rooms Serengeti serena lodge Ole Serai Tented

Kubu Kubu Tented Camp/lodge

Comfort Level Accommodation

Ang’ata Tented Camp Mbarageti Lodge Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Economy Level Accommodation

Thorn Tree Tented Camp Serengeti Katikati

Ngorongoro Crater accommodation

Luxury Level Accommodation

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge Acacia Farm Lodge

Ngorongoro serena lodge Kitela camp

Comfort Level Accommodation

Hhando Coffee Lodge Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro farmhouse

Economy Level Accommodation

Country lodge Karatu Bouganvillea safari lodge

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