Grand Tour of Kenya & Tanzania

An unforgettable 13 day safari adventure in the famous reserves and national parks of Kenya and Tanzania. Explore the exceptionally wildlife-rich Maasai Mara, the Amboseli National Park with its iconic backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti with its excellent, year-round wildlife and the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater, spending your days on game drives in search of the most fantastic wildlife. 

14 days/13 nights | Prices from £5,890 per person

Including international return flights with Kenya Airways, internal flights, private transfers, the services of English-speaking representatives and guides, and all accommodation on a full board basis.

Highlight of the trip

Taking in the stillness as you float effortlessly in a hot air balloon over the plains of the Maasai Mara for a wildlife viewing experience with a difference (optional, additional cost). Staying in a safari lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater watching herds of wildebeest and gazelles graze near lions and leopards. 

Route

 

  • Nairobi, Kenya for 1 night 
  • Amboseli, Kenya for 2 nights 
  • Maasai Mara, Kenya for 3 nights 
  • Serengeti , Tanzania for 3 nights 
  • Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania for 3 nights 

 

 

Day 1 – Flying from the UK to Nairobi, Kenya

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day 2 – Arrival into Nairobo

Early morning arrival. Be met by our English-speaking representative/driver-guide at Nairobi airport and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and dinner in the hotel. Stay at Nairobi Serena Hotel for 1 night, dinner & breakfast included.

Day 3 – Nairobi to Amboseli  

Today after breakfast you leave for Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch. The Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge nestles within a grove of acacia trees, looking out over the golden savannah plains and with uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your first game drive in the afternoon. Stay at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Day 4 – Amboseli  

Dominated by the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro just across the border in Tanzania, Amboseli is a landscape of open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. It is one of Kenya’s most popular game parks and is famous for its excellent wildlife viewing of Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and is also known as one of the best places in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. The swamplands, fed by meltwater from Kilimanjaro, attract wallowing hippos and elephants and is particularly rich in birdlife. Spend the day on morning and afternoon game drives and a visit to a Maasai village. Enjoy a sundowner at Observation Hill (minimum 4 people).

Day 5 – Amboseli to Maasai Mara  

After breakfast return to Nairobi stopping at Carnivore Restaurant for lunch before arriving at Wilson airport for your light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara airstrip. On arrival you will be met and taken on a game drive on the way to your lodge. The Mara Serena Lodge is located deep within the Maasai Mara National Reserve and set high on a bush-cloaked hill it ensures spectacular views over the rolling grasslandsand a front row seat during the legendary annual wildebeest migration, normally taking place from July to October. Stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Day 6-7 – Maasai Mara 

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is famed for some of the most dramatic wildlife viewing in Africa with the legendary annual wildebeest migration taking centre stage from July to October. An exceptionally wildlife-rich reserve the chances are high of spotting Africa’s Big Five as well as Maasai giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and an array of antelopes amidst its rolling grassland and wide-open savannah. Spend a further two days in the Mara reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the abundant wildlifereturning for lunch each day. There is an optional* visit to a Maasai villageor an exhilarating hot air balloon safari over the plains for a different perspective. 

Day 8 – Maasai Mara to Serengeti, Tanzania 

After breakfast, pick up your picnic lunch and head to the Mara airstrip for your flight to Nairobi’s Wilson airport for a connecting flight to Kilimanjaro and onwards to the Seronera airstrip via Arusha airport. On arrival late afternoon transfer to your lodge to freshen up and enjoy dinner. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is located high on a tree clad ridge with spectacular views across the Serengeti, designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape with a series of traditional rondavels dotted throughout the grounds. Stay at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Day 9-10 – Serengeti  

At the heart of the magnificent Serengeti National Park is the popular Central Serengeti region. This  vast landscape of savannah plains features abundant, year-round wildlife, which peaks with the annual migration of more than two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, closely followed by their predators, moving across the grasslands in search of pasture and water. During your stay you will head out on morning and afternoon game drives in search of Serengeti’s plentiful wildlifelook out for lion and cheetah lying in the sun on the rocky granite outcrops known as kopjes. Return to the lodge each day for lunch. 

Day 11– Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater 

From the Serengeti move on to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater for the next three nights, staying in a safari lodge perched on the jagged rim of the crater and sensitively designed to blend in with its surroundings whilst affording endless vistas over the crater. Arrive in time for lunch with an afternoon at leisure before dinner. Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Day 12-13 – Ngorongoro Crater 

Within the crater rim of this collapsed volcano a daily drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze alongside lion, leopard, elephant and black rhino. Spend the following two days on game drives across the crater, enjoying a picnic for lunch. At the end of an action-packed day you can follow the nature trail that loops around the safari lodge, through moss-hung glades and plunging ravines, or take an escorted walk to the crater’s rim, or simply relax and watch as the sun dips behind the mountains.

Day 14 – Return to the UK 

After breakfast pick up your packed lunch and drive to Kilimanjaro for your flight to Nairobi. On arrival you will be meet and taken for a farewell dinner before transferring to Nairobi’s international airport for your return flight to the UK.

 

  • Porterage and tips paid locally
  • Game drive vehicles are 4×4 6-seaters
  • Average game drive lasts 3h30min
  • Complimentary bottle of water per person each day
  • Single travellers – please call us for prices if you wish to book a single room or twin for sole use

Price includes:

 

  • Return international economy flights and domestic transfers:
  • Scheduled domestic flights:  Air fare is current and subject to change – Baggage allowance of 15kgs per person including hand luggage.  Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage.
    • Wilson – Mara
    • Mara – Wilson
    • Wilson – Kilimanjaro
    • Kilimanjaro – Seronera
  • Meet and Greet services in Kenya
  • Airstrip Transfers 
  • Road transfers in Safari prepared 6-seater;  4 X 4 vehicles with English-speaking Driver Guide.
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour.
  • Game Drives in Africa220 vehicles except at Mara Serena Lodge where Game drives will be in Lodge Vehicles
  • Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant
  • Park entrance fees to the various parks and reserves
  • Complimentary 1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Flying Doctor emergency evacuation assistance

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Optional Excursions

Day 5-6  Maasai Mara 

  • Visit to a Maasai village  
  • Hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara

Beach Extensions

Add a beach stay to your tour and make the most of Kenya’s white sandy beaches.