Embark on an exhilarating 7-day Kenya-Tanzania safari that takes you through some of East Africa’s most iconic and diverse wildlife destinations. Begin your adventure in Nairobi, Kenya, and venture into the world-famous Masai Mara Reserve, known for its abundant wildlife.
From there, cross the border into Tanzania, where you’ll explore the legendary Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and the scenic Lake Manyara.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of these pristine landscapes and witness incredible wildlife encounters along the way. Below is a sample itinerary for your consideration.
Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara
Depart from Nairobi and make your way to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Enjoy a scenic drive as you enter the savannah plains, teeming with wildlife. Arrive at your camp or lodge and settle in.
In the afternoon, embark on your first game drive in Masai Mara, where you may encounter lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and numerous antelope species. As the day draws to a close, return to your accommodation for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve
Spend a full day exploring the wonders of Masai Mara. Rise early for a sunrise game drive, witnessing the animals as they become active in the cooler hours of the morning.
Marvel at the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras, and keep an eye out for predators on the prowl. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and continue your game drive, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the Mara.
In the evening, return to your camp or lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Masai Mara to Serengeti
After breakfast, bid farewell to Masai Mara and embark on a scenic drive toward the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Cross the border and enjoy the changing landscapes as you make your way to the iconic Serengeti.
Arrive at your camp or lodge and settle in, surrounded by the vast plains. In the afternoon, set out on a game drive, exploring the diverse ecosystems of the Serengeti and searching for the Big Five and other fascinating wildlife.
As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Serengeti
Dedicate this day to exploring the captivating Serengeti. Embark on early morning and late afternoon game drives to maximize your chances of wildlife sightings.
Witness the incredible wildebeest migration (seasonal) or encounter prides of lions, cheetahs, elephants, and other remarkable animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the wilderness, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the African savannah.
As the day comes to an end, return to your camp or lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, depart from the Serengeti and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder teeming with wildlife.
Explore the vast crater floor, home to a remarkable concentration of animals, including elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalos, and various bird species. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this unique setting, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape.
In the afternoon, ascend to the crater rim and proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara
Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast and continue your safari adventure towards Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive at the park, known for its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.
Enjoy a game drive, exploring the park’s forests, grassy plains and the alkaline lake that gives the park its name. Keep an eye out for tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and a variety of bird species.
Enjoy a picnic lunch within the park and continue your game drive, immersing yourself in the beauty and tranquility of Lake Manyara. As the day comes to an end, transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Lake Manyara to Arusha
On the final day of your Kenya-Tanzania safari, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your lodge. Take a short game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, making the most of your remaining time in the wilderness.
Capture some last memorable photographs and bid farewell to the wildlife. After the game drive, depart for Arusha, where your safari concludes. Arrive in Arusha in the afternoon, marking the end of your incredible 7-day adventure.
Please note that this itinerary is a sample and can be customized to suit your preferences, including accommodation choices, specific activities, and additional destinations.
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