13 Day Safari | Kenya , Tanzania and Zanzibar

Five days in Kenya (Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara) and 8days in Tanzania (Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Zanzibar). This tour transfers from Masai Mara to Serengeti through Isebania Border. If you’d like, at the end of the tour, instead of finishing in Arusha, you can transfer to Amboseli for 1 or 2 nights in this national park and, finish the tour back in Nairobi. This tour can also be done on the opposite order (starting in Arusha).
Things to Consider
Mid-range tour Private tour Can depart any day Can be customized Suitable for solo travelers Suitable for all ages
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals
Day: 1
Punda Milias Nakuru Camp Budget hotel outside Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya)
Lunch & Dinner Included
Day: 2-4
Enkerende Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
All Meals Included
Day: 5-7
Ang’ata Serengeti Camp Mid-range tented bush camp inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
Day: 8
Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp Mid-range tented bush camp on the crater rim of Ngorongoro (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
Day: 9
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp Mid-range tented camp just outside Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
Day: 10-12
Nungwi Dreams Luxury hotel in or near Zanzibar (Beach, Tanzania)
Day: 10 Breakfast & Lunch Included Day: 11-12 Breakfast Included
Day: 13
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Lake Nakuru

An early morning pick up then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator,
southwards of Bogoria, lies the rift valleys most famous lake Nakuru. Known all over the world
for its flamingoes, it’s alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the
world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over
60 white rhinos, but the flamingos, of course, have always been the main attraction. At times
there may be almost 2 million flamingos in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep
pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon
game drive.
Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Punda Milias Nakuru Camp
  • Budget hotel located outside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Maasai Mara

An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive.

Note: Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Enkerende Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3-4

Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-maned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it’s possible to see the big five during a morning’s game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey. For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds.

Note: Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Enkerende Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

From Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park

On this day, you will be transferring from Masai Mara to Serengeti National park (through Isebania border). This transfer takes almost the whole day but during a great part of the journey (in the morning in Masai Mara and in the Afternoon in the Serengeti) you will be doing game drive as well.
Afternoon game drive en-route to tented camp. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Ang’ata Serengeti Camp
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6-7

Serengeti National Park

The famous Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration. The game drive is spectacular as you drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim. Continuing on, spreading out is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti means “endless plains” in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles, large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax or monkeys also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds. On the second day, after breakfast, full day in Serengeti National Park (morning and afternoon game drives).

Possibility to visit Oldupai Gorge and Balloon Flight. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Ang’ata Serengeti Camp
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early morning safari before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic sun rise in front of you. After the game drive, return to the camp for brunch, followed by a transfer to Ngorongoro. With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses.

Possibility for an afternoon walking safari in Ngorongoro highlands. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Ngorongoro Crater

Very early in the morning, descend down to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake, and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, drive up the steep road out of the crater and transfer to Manyara for overnight. You can also visit Tarangire instead of Manyara and we recommend it from June to September.

Possibility to visit Oldonyo Sambu Maasai Village on the way to Manyara/Tarangire. Accommodation can be upgraded to higher level options (at extra costs) or downgraded to more economic ones (price reduction).

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Lake Manyara National Park to Zanzibar

Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. This enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. It is very famous for its stunning bird variety. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. This park has become famous for the the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of animals in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. In the afternoon, you will have a flight to Zanzibar around 4pm for three days of relaxation.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Nungwi Dreams
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11-12

Zanzibar

You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a Day Tour in Stone Town (includes Old Town guided tour, Spice Tour and Prison Island – lunch not included), Half Day Tour (includes Old Town guided tour or Spice Tour or Prison Island). Another suggestion is Jozani Forest tour (lunch not included).

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Nungwi Dreams
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Zanzibar

You can spend the last hours of your journey to relax. After you will have a transfer to Zanzibar airport for international flight.

Main Destination:
Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)
 

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts in Nairobi, Kenya and ends in Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • We can book your international flights
  • Fly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation 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 fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room2 people 1 room3 people 1 room4 people 2 rooms5 people 2 rooms6 people 3 rooms7+ people 
 
Jun 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019$7,225$4,825$4,225$4,025$3,925$3,925Get Quote
Jan 1, 2020 – Feb 29, 2020$7,225$4,825$4,225$4,025$3,925$3,925Get Quote
Mar 1, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020$6,940$4,635$4,035$3,835$3,735$3,735Get Quote
 
Apr 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020$6,730$4,495$3,895$3,695$3,595$3,595Get Quote
Jun 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020$7,225$4,825$4,225$4,025$3,925$3,925Get Quote
Nov 1, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020$6,940$4,635$4,035$3,835$3,735$3,735Get Quote
 
Dec 16, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020$7,225$4,825$4,225$4,025$3,925$3,925Get Quote
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