6 Days Kenya and Tanzania Budget Safaris Masai Mara Serengeti.
6 Days / 5 Nights:
Amboseli / Lake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro.
Day 1. Amboseli National Park.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through maasai land to Amboseli National Park. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture. Arrive for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp / Similar.
Day 2. Lake Manyara National Park.
Early morning breakfast and leave with enroute game viewing as you proceed for Namnaga borders arriving at 10:30am. Clear with customs offices and proceed to Arusha Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive Dinner and overnight at Migunga Tented Camp / Similar..
From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.
Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park.
Day 3. Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp / Similar.
The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle among other wild game.
Day 4. Serengeti National Park.
Full day in Serengeti with early morning and late afternoon game drives in the vast Serengeti plain. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp / Similar.
Day 5. Ngorongoro Crater.
After breakfast drive with lunch boxes to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a crater tour. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge / Similar.
The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder, an extinct volcano teeming with wildlife often compared to the Garden of Eden. Wildlife viewing in the crater is out of this world. All major animals are easily seen. The only exception is giraffe, which is present in the Conservation Area, but not in the crater because of the steep descent. Elephants are common. All big cats are easily spotted and the density of spotted hyenas is quite extraordinary.
A real special of the crater is the black rhino. Rhino is hard to see in Tanzania and black rhino is typically very shy- sticking to thick vegetation. This is not so in the crater, where they have a predictable routine of spending the night in Lerai forest, and the day in open grassland. Black-backed and golden jackals are equally common in the crater.
Day 6. Arusha / Nairobi.
After breakfast, depart for Arusha for early lunch and transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for a scheduled flight departing 1425hrs arriving Nairobi Wilson airport at 1520hrs. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your Nairobi Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight out.
End of Tour.
Nairobi airport transfers
Transportation in 4x4 Van in Kenya and Land Cruiser/Jeep in Tanzania all fitted with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing
Full board accommodation on safari
All park entrance fees and government taxes
Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
Extensive game drives in the national parks
1L bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Flying doctors emergency evacuation services
Flight Kilimanjaro Airport to Nairobi
Nairobi / Arusha Hotel
Airport departure Tax
Personal & baggage insurance
Any optional activities or items of personal nature
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