12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari

12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari

12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari Overview

12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari encompass the wonders of Kenya and Tanzania. This safari goes deep into the heartland of the Maasai tribes’ people and the finest game parks in eastern Africa. You will travel through the world-renowned Masai Mara, the vast open Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire plains further on to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Safari Highlight

Day Destination Activities Accommodation
Day 1 Nairobi – Naivasha – Elementaita Crescent Island Sentrim Elementaita
Day 2 Elementaita – Nakuru Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Day 3 Nakuru – Masai Mara Masai Mara National Reserve Sentrim Mara
Day 4 Masai Mara Masai Mara National Reserve Sentrim Mara
Day 5 Masai Mara – Serengeti Serengeti National Park Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
Day 6 Serengeti Serengeti National Park Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
Day 7 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater Manyara Best View
Day 8 Ngorongoro – Manyara Lake Manyara National Park Marera Valley Lodge
Day 9 Manyara – Tarangire Tarangire National Park Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Day 10 Tarangire – Amboseli Amboseli National Park Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 11 Amboseli Amboseli National Park Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 12 Amboseli – Nairobi Departure  –


Season 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax
1 Jan – 28 Feb $4,132 $3,519 $3,205 $3,011 $2,891 $2,802
1 Mar – 31 Mar $4,104 $3,491 $3,177 $2,983 $2,863 $2,774
1 Apr – 31 May $3,920 $3,307 $2,993 $2,799 $2,679 $2,590
1 Jun – 30 Jun $4,060 $3,447 $3,133 $2,939 $2,819 $2,730
1 Jul – 31 Aug $4,293 $3,680 $3,366 $3,172 $3,052 $2,963
1 Sep – 30 Sep $4,265 $3,652 $3,338 $3,144 $3,024 $2,935
1 Oct – 31 Oct $4,184 $3,571 $3,257 $3,063 $2,943 $2,854
1 Nov – 19 Dec $4,021 $3,408 $3,094 $2,900 $2,780 $2,691
20 Dec – 2 Jan $4,293 $3,680 $3,366 $3,172 $3,052 $2,963

Important to Know

  • Rates are Based on 2-3 People Sharing a Double, Twin or Triple Room (Single Room Supplement Available).
  • Children Between 3-12 Years Pay Less Adult Rates (Request Quote)
  • Accommodation is in Mid-Range 4 Star Hotels, Camps or Lodges
  • Transport is in a Private 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • Rates do Not Apply for Easter Holidays (Please Request Quote)
  • Included in The Package

All Park Entry Fees as Per Itinerary

  • Transport in a Private 4×4 Open Pop-Up Roof Safari Van (Upgrade to Land Cruiser Available)
  • Services of Professional Tour Driver / Guide
  • Meals on Full Board as Per Itinerary
  • 11 Nights Accommodation as Per Itinerary
  • Enough Bottled Drinking Water

Not Included in The Package

  • International Flights
  • Personal Travel Insurance and Visa Fees
  • Driver/Guide Tips (Tipping Guideline $5-$10 Per Person Per Day)
  • Extra Accommodation and/or Activities (Before and After Tour)
  • Any Government Imposed and Increase Taxes and/or Park Fees

12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Naivasha - Elementaita

You’ll be picked up from your hotel after breakfast at 07:30hrs and proceed to Lake Naivasha’s Crescent Island with a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley View Point. Upon arrival at Lake Naivasha, you will embark on a boat ride and guided walk at the Crescent. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake found in the great rift valley of Kenya. It has a dense population of animals such as hippos and several species of birds. Crescent Island is home to a number of bird species, which include the fish eagle, herons, crakes, cranes and more. The Island is also home to a number of wildlife that includes zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, Impalas, Kongoni among other animals.

You will have lunch at Lake Naivasha’s Crescent Island Camp before departing for Lake Elementaita arriving in time to catch beautiful sunset and scenery of flamingoes from your lodge which lies on the shores of Lake.

Accommodation: Sentrim Elementaita or Similar

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Elementaita – Nakuru

Our driver guide will pick you up at 07:00hrs after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at 08:00hrs and proceed with 4-5 hours game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is a standpoint and harbor for watching more than 400 species of birds in rift valley. As you visit the lake, game animals are in large numbers. Hippos, buffalos and many species of birds are unstoppable. Flamingos are prominently notable just like in Lake Elementaita. Nakuru National Park is home to few remaining Rhinos in Kenya. The Park also offers great sightseeing of larger predators like the lions and Leopards. Exit the park at 13:00hrs and proceed to your lodge for lunch and later on dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Nakuru - Masai Mara

After breakfast at 07:00hrs, you will drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara National Game Reserve. For approximately 5-6 hours, you will be skirting around Mau-Narok arriving in time for lunch at 13:00hrs followed by check in to your lodge rooms. Later in the afternoon at 15:00hrs, you will embark on a game drive that introduces to this vast game filled reserve. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of Kenya’s best and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary famous for large numbers of wildlife and birds.

Accommodation: Sentrim Mara or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Full Day Masai Mara National Reserve

On this day you will have an early morning breakfast followed by pick up at 07:00hrs and embark on a full-day game drive with packed lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for The Big Five animals (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinos and Buffalo). What amazes travelers in this reserve is the annual migration of wildebeests. The animals shift on July and return on November and is among the seventh wonder of the world. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Bird life is in plenty as wildlife at the Mara, which boasts over 400 different bird species.

Optional Activities: Hot Air Balloon Safari ($450pp) & Maasai Village Visit ($20pp)

Accommodation: Sentrim Mara or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Masai Mara – Serengeti

After breakfast at 07:00hrs depart Masai Mara and proceed to the Serengeti in Tanzania with a picnic lunch en route. The drive to Serengeti is via the Isebania Kenya / Tanzania border town. The Serengeti shares the same ecosystem with the Masai Mara game reserve. Ideally, Masai Mara is the smaller extension of the Serengeti. It is well located for game viewing drives together with optional activities including guided nature or bird walks. You will arrive in Serengeti National Park on time for an afternoon introductory game drive while heading to your camp/lodge.

Accommodation: Serengeti Pure Tented Camp or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Full Day in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast at 07:00hrs, the guide will pick you up from your camp or lodge and embark on a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park famous for the great migration. Serengeti means “endless plains” in Kiswahili. This 6,900 sq mile (18,000 sq km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals. These include more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, 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.

Accommodation: Serengeti Pure Tented Camp or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

You’ll have an early breakfast at 6:00 am, thereafter, depart for Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunches. Descend in to the crater floor for the half day crater tour of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on earth. 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 wildlife on the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that from the top looks like steam, flamingoes, a forest and open plains. Later, drive up the steep road out of the crater and transfer to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

You’ll depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara for a full-day game drive. Although only 205 sq miles in size, 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. The park is also home to large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and it has a Hippo Lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the ground hornbill and the crested eagle. This park has become famous for the tree-climbing lions and the flamingos on the lakeshore.

Return to your lodge around sunset for dinner and overnight stay, enjoy listening to the quiet hum of the wilderness.

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Lake Manyara - Tarangire

After breakfast at 07:00hrs, you’ll drive to Tarangire arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. After lunch you will embark on an afternoon game drive through Tarangire National Park. The Park is 2850 square kilometers making it the sixth-largest park in Tanzania, offering the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. Tarangire National Park is known for its large herds of elephants which can be viewed at close range. Other animals likely to be seen throughout Tarangire are wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, rhino, warthog, impala, python, lion, leopard and over 50 species of birds.

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Camp or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Tarangire – Amboseli

On this day you will have an early breakfast and depart for Amboseli National Park at 06:00hrs. The drive takes us through Arusha town. We will proceed to Namanga border town for lunch. After immigration formalities, proceed to Amboseli National Park with a game drive enroute to your lodge. The park has a perfect view of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Against this magnificent backdrop roams vast herds of elephants accompanied by a mixture of other fabulous beasts like lion, buffalos, cheetahs and giraffes to name but a few.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Full Day in Amboseli National Park

After your breakfast at 7:00 am, enjoy the full day in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Our game drives shall take you to the observation hill to have a better overall view of the park including the adjacent marshy swamps. Wildlife is abundant in this park together with pelicans and other bird species. Most of the park consists of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there are a number of small rocky volcanic hills. Around the swamps Ol Okenya, Ol Tukai and Enkongo Narok, the vegetation is lush with yellow barked acacias and phoenix palms.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Amboseli – Nairobi

Wake up at first light, grab a cup of coffee and leave the lodge at 06:00hrs for an early morning game drive in search of big game. Return to the camp for a full breakfast at 08:00hrs after which you will checkout and leave Amboseli National Park for Nairobi. Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Tour

12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari Route

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