We offer bookings for safaris to Kenya and Tanzania. We can book both individual, family as well as group safaris. Below is a sample 8 days, 7 nights safari combining both Kenya and Tanzania. We can customize it to suit your preference.
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from your tour operator who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be at leisure, allowing you to recover from your flight or explore the city.
Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart Nairobi and head to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including white and black rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and many bird species. You’ll have an afternoon game drive before settling in at your lodge for the night.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, leave Lake Nakuru and head to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of Africa’s top wildlife destinations and home to the famous wildebeest migration. You’ll arrive in time for lunch before an afternoon game drive. Spend the next two nights in the Masai Mara.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend the whole day exploring the Masai Mara on game drives. You’ll have the opportunity to spot the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), as well as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and many other animals.
Day 5: Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you’ll cross the border into Tanzania and enter the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge, where you’ll spend the next two nights.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Spend the day on game drives in the Serengeti, one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations. You’ll have the opportunity to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and many other animals.
Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest calderas in the world. Spend the afternoon exploring the crater before retiring to your lodge for the night.
Day 8: Tarangire National Park to Arusha and Departure
After breakfast, leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and head to Tarangire National Park, known for its large herds of elephants and ancient baobab trees.
You’ll have an afternoon game drive before returning to Arusha. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping before transferring to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.
This itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences, budget, and interests, so feel free to discuss any changes or additions you may have. Use the form below to reach us and we will get back to you asap.
Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more
The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations, home to an incredible diversity of animals and landscapes.
Visitors to this iconic reserve can look forward to game drives and hot air balloon safaris to spot the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), as well as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and many other species.
The annual wildebeest migration is also a must-see event, as millions of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing. Other attractions include the Maasai people and their traditional culture, scenic vistas, and unique wildlife encounters that make for an unforgettable safari experience.
Attractions In Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in Africa and a must-see destination for any safari enthusiast.
The park is home to a staggering array of wildlife, including the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino), wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, cheetahs, and many other species. Visitors can also experience the great wildebeest migration, one of the most spectacular natural events on earth, as millions of wildebeest and zebras move across the plains in search of fresh grass.
The park’s stunning landscapes, from grassy plains to rocky outcrops, add to the overall awe-inspiring experience of a Serengeti safari.