Classic Kenya and Tanzania Safari – Two Birds with One Stone

A safari travel plan that combines the wonders of BOTH Tanzania and Kenya. This full-packed adventure ensures you see the best East Africa has to offer. Carefully designed, this trip takes you to the must-see game reserves, from Lake Nakuru via Lake Naivasha, to the stunning Maasai Mara, known for its grassy plains and rolling hills. Move to the one and only Serengeti National Park, a world heritage site. Continue your journey exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, which is rich in wildlife. This trip ends in Lake Manyara National Park, a last gem for exploring dense woodlands and steep mountainsides, a park known for its tree-climbing lions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration

Enjoy birdwatching and rhino sightings in Lake Nakuru

Engage with the Maasai people and their rich culture and traditions 

Witness unparalleled wildlife sightings in the iconic Serengeti

Visit Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera 

Take part of rare night game drives in the African savannah

Get the Best of Both Worlds: Kenya & Tanzania

This journey is thoughtfully crafted to not having to choose between Kenya or Tanzania – allowing you to experience the best of both worlds in one go! Enjoy a spectacular adventure that combines the majestic wildlife and diverse landscapes of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru with the Incredibles views of Tanzania’s Serengeti and the mystical Ngorongoro Crater. This unforgettable trip makes sure you get to take part of East Africa’s highlights – all in one journey!

 

Discover Kenya’s Incredible Wildlife and Landscapes

This safari adventure starts at a relaxed pace in Nairobi with the first day spent just soaking in all of the beautiful surroundings. The very next morning your journey truly begins as you head to Lake Naivasha for a magical boat ride, a perfect opportunity to spot birds and hippos in the wild. Next stop is Lake Nakuru, a host to a rich variety of wildlife including lions, leopards, and rhinos.

The adventure continues to Maasai Mara National Reserve where you, depending on the season, might witness the spectacular Wildebeest Migration. The drive itself unveils the enchanting beauty of Kenya and offers a chance to spot the Big Five in their natural habitat.

 

Continue your Adventure to the Natural Wonders of Tanzania

It’s time for the journey to take you on to Tanzania and yet another set of wildlife marvels. After the necessary formalities, you’ll be welcomed by a Tanzanian guide who will lead you to your first Tanzanian wild camp where you are offered to take part of a unique night game drive.

Your day to come will be filled with extensive wildlife exploration in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, and the journey peaks at the Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to a great deal of wildlife as well as the Lake Magadi.

Your grand finale will take place at Lake Manyara National Park, a haven for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, and the famous unique tree-climbing lions.

 

We guarantee this safari adventure will be everything you wish for from an African exploration and more!

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Day 1

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI | TAMARIND TREE HOTEL / SIMILAR

Upon arrival, our representative will meet you, transfer you to your hotel for check-in, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight Tamarind Tree Hotel/ Sarova Stanley Hotel (Bed and Breakfast) or Similar.

Day 2

NAIROBI – LAKE NAIVASHA – LAKE NAKURU | LAKE NAKURU LODGE

Your day begins with a 7:00 AM pickup from the hotel, and you’ll head to Lake Nakuru via Lake Naivasha for an hour boat ride, ideal for bird-watching and observing hippos. Afterward, your journey continues to Lake Nakuru, where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. Following lunch, indulge in an afternoon game drive within the park. Lake Nakuru is home to Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and boasts a substantial population of white rhinoceros, as well as one of the world’s largest concentrations of black rhinoceros. The park features the picturesque Makalia Waterfalls. Additionally, an area of 188 km around the lake has been fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes. You may also spot predators like lions, leopards, and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands, with occasional sightings of them crossing roads or dangling from trees. Other wildlife includes Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkeys, rock hyraxes, hippos, waterbucks, impalas, striped hyenas, bat-eared foxes, wildcats, reedbucks, and golden cats.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Similar.

Day 3

LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE | ENKOROK MARA CAMP

Early departure today! The drive to the Maasai Mara is a long one, about 5-6 hours to the entrance of the Reserve. However, once you are there, you will see that the drive was well worth it. Covering some 700 square kilometers, the Maasai Mara is the jewel in the crown of wildlife reserves. The concentration of game within the Reserve and the neighboring Group Ranches almost guarantees that you will see 4 of the big five on your first game drive! The Masai Mara, also known as Maasai Mara or The Mara, is named in honor of the Maasai people – the ancestral inhabitants of this area. The Mara is a part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes several group ranches. Depending on which camp you choose, we might plan a lunch enroute or arrive on time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Overnight at at Enkorok Mara Camp/Simba Orxy Camp (Full board) or Similar.

Day 4

MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE | ENKOROK MARA CAMP

Spend the full day in Masai Mara with early morning and afternoon game drives and lunch at the camp/lodge – alternatively, spend most of the day on a game drive with a packed lunch! During July/August, the annual Migration of Wildebeest takes place. This is the right time to spend two full days in the Mara.

Overnight at at Enkorok Mara Camp/Simba Orxy Camp (Full board) or Similar.

Day 5

MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE | ISEBANIA BORDER | IKOMA WILD CAMP

Breakfast at 6 am and then depart for the Serengeti Ikoma through the Isebania border. Arrive at the border during lunchtime. There will be a 30-minute process of organizing a visa for your entry to Tanzania. Meet your Tanzanian driver and start the game drive en route to Ikoma Wild Camp, located between Grumeti and Ikorongo game reserve northwest of Serengeti national park, Tanzania. The camp is close to fort Ikoma gate and Grumeti river, offering the breathtaking sights of the Serengeti savannah and all the wildlife it has to offer since the camp is located in the great migration corridor. Enjoy a night game drive in the Ikoma area.

Overnight at Ikoma Wild Camp (Full board) or Similar.

Day 6

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | SERENGETI SAFARI LODGE

After brealkfast drive to Serengeti National Park, mostly exploring the wildlife. During the day, you will have picnic lunches in the park. Serengeti National Park’s resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lions up to 30 strong. However, the area turns into a wildlife paradise from July to October. The key feature is the Mara River. It is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Finding a crossing is very difficult and sometimes a matter of luck.

Overnight at Serengeti Safari Lodge (Full board) or Similar.

Day 7

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | SERENGETI SAFARI LODGE

Spend another full day in Serengeti National Park, mostly exploring the wildlife. During these days, you will have picnic lunches in the park. Serengeti National Park’s resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lions up to 30-strong.

Overnight at Serengeti Safari Lodge (Full board) or Similar.

Day 8

SERENGETI | NGORONGORO CRATER | NGORONGORO SAFARI LODGE

After breakfast, have a game drive en route to Ngorongoro Crater with a packed lunch. On the way, have an optional visit to Maasai Village. You will then drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a once-in-a-lifetime safari tour. The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown, this thick volcanic crater is the most significant unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. Upon descending to the crater floor, you will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner. This is one of the crater’s leading features.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Safari Lodge (Full board) or Similar.

Day 9

NGORONGORO CRATER | LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK | AIRPORT

Early breakfast at the camp and depart for a half-day game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch. As you enter the national park, lush forests of acacia and mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for you to eat your picnic lunch. Watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons, and blue monkeys during the game drive. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National Park is the tree-climbing lions. However, spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, the shoreline turns pink with millions of flamingos flocking. Later, check out of the park and drive to Arusha for your drop-off at the  airport for your Zanzibar beach adventure or departure home.

A chance to check of two African countries and their best highlights

Kenya and Tanzania are two of Africa’s most stunning jewels, and with this travel plan you get the chance to check of both of them in one trip. Each destination will offer you sceneries you’ve never seen before, and wildlife sightings that will blow your mind!

  • Scenic landscapes: Travel through Kenya and Tanzania’s most breathtaking sceneries, including the vast savannahs of the Serengeti and the dramatic vistas of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Spectacular wildlife encounters: From the rhino sanctuaries of Lake Nakuru to the Big Five in Maasai Mara in Kenya, and the unique ecosystems of the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara in Tanzania.
  • Cultural insights: Experience the rich heritage, traditions, and coexistence with nature of the Maasai people.
  • Exclusive comfort in the wild: Stay in carefully hand-picked accommodations that ensures comfort and luxury in the beauty of the African wilderness.

 

A Perfect Blend of Adventure and Relaxation

This travel plan is designed to balance thrilling wildlife safaris with moments of relaxation in some of the most beautiful settings in the world. Each day is planned to maximize your experience – from early morning game drives capturing the wilderness as it awakens, to leisurely evenings under the African sky in top-notch lodges and camps. The transition from Kenya’s iconic landscapes to Tanzania’s breathtaking beauty is smooth, ensuring a hassle-free journey.

 

Whether you’re a nature lover, a wildlife enthusiast or someone looking for an exciting adventure, this journey promises to leave you with a lifetime of memories and a deeper appreciation of the natural world.

KENYA ACTIVITIES

 

Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Visit Day Trip $282 See what conservation work is all about. Read more
Biking in Hells Gate Park Day Trip $60 Bike and explore Hells Gate Park. Read more
Horse Riding in Sanctuary Farm Naivasha Day Trip from $72 Book Horse Riding in Sanctuary Farm Naivasha, one or two hours available. Read more
Lake Chala Safari Kayaking with AWAT Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha Day Trip $24 Book a boat Ride in Lake Naivasha. Read more
Walking Safari in Crescent Island in Naivasha Day Trip from $72 Enjoy a walking Safari in Crescent Island in Naivasha. Book now! Read more
Maasai Mara Balloon Safari Day Trip from $455 Get a birds eye view of the vast Maasai Mara! Book now! Read more
Maasai Culture with World Adventure Tours Maasai Village Visit Day Trip $25 Visit a Maasai Village during your Kenyan safari. Read more

 

 

TANZANIA ACTIVITIES

 

pink-flamingos Short n’ Sweet Safari 2 Days From $499 USD Visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater to get your fill of wildlife in just two days, an experience that will stick with you for life! Read more
elephant-tarangire-national-park Safari in Tarangire National Park Day Trip From $199 USD Lots of Safari packed into a single day! Enjoy herds of elephants and a spectacular variety of exotic birds in the wonderful Tarangire! Read more
materuni-waterfalls Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Day Trip From $99 USD Swim in the clear pool and visit the nearby village and learn about the craft of local coffee-making. Read more
Lake Chala Hike and Canoe Day Trip From $129 USD Try some canoeing or just soak up the panoramic view of the tropical forest by the lake. Read more
kilimanjaro-tanzania Kilimanjaro Marathon Day Trip From $238 USD Combine a physical challenge with breathtaking scenery and Tanzanian culture, all while contributing to charitable causes. Read more
african-wildlife A Taste of The Savanna Safari 2 Days From $399 USD Experience a short but impactful safari, blending wildlife wonders and stunning landscapes across Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read more
Usambara Mountains From 2 days Price from $1100 Visit the Usambara Mountains, an off the beaten track add on that will leave you blown away! Read more
Olduvai Gorge Tour Day Trip $58 Get to see where it all started - the cradle of humanity! Book now! Read more
One of a kind walking Safari with AWAT Walking Safari Day Trip from $700 Feet on the ground, exposed in the wild. No better way to experience the national parks! Read more
Serengeti Balloon Safari Tarangire Balloon Safari Day Trip from $510 Get a birds eye view of the Tarangire National Park! Book now! Read more

 

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Do we need visas for both Tanzania and Kenya?

Yes, visas are required for each country, depending on your country of origin.

What safari vehicles are used during the safari in Kenya & Tanzania?

We use a custom-built 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser for our safaris. The vehicles take up to 6 clients in 3 rows of seating (guaranteed window seat for all) with a pop-up roof, which can be raised for excellent wildlife viewing. The pop-up roof offer excellent photography opportunities and also provides shade while enjoying your safari. Our vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before and after every safari to ensure optimal comfort during your journey.

Do I use the same safari guide in Kenya and Tanzania?

No, we get you the best guides for each country. You will change vehicles and guides at the borders, either the Isebania border from Masai Mara or the Namanga border from Amboseli National Park. The driver change will occur after the immigration process.

What currency can I use for both countries?

Tanzania and Kenya each have their local currencies, Tanzanian and Kenyan shillings. You can use USD dollars which is acceptable in both countries too.

When is the best time to do a safari in both Tanzania and Kenya?

The best time to go on safari in Kenya and Tanzania is during the dry season, typically from June to October. This is the peak season for safari tourism as the weather is mild, the vegetation is less dense, and wildlife is more easily spotted around the water sources. The months of July to September are particularly popular as the wildebeest migration occurs in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. However, the dry season is also the busiest time of year, and prices for accommodation and tours tend to be higher. Suppose you’re looking for a quieter and more affordable safari experience. In that case, you may want to consider visiting during the shoulder season, which runs from January to March or November to early December. During these months, the weather is still relatively dry, and there are fewer tourists. The rainy season, which typically runs from April to May and November to December, can be challenging for safari. The roads can become impassable, and the vegetation is denser, making wildlife harder to spot. However, some lodges and parks offer discounted rates during this time, and the landscape can be lush and beautiful.

Does the wildebeest migration take place at the same time in both countries? And what is the best time to witness it?

Yes, the wildebeest migration takes place in both Kenya and Tanzania, as the herds move between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The timing of the migration can vary slightly depending on weather patterns and other factors, but generally, it follows a similar pattern in both countries. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. During this time, the herds congregate around the Mara River, which forms a natural boundary between Tanzania and Kenya. The crossing of the Mara River is one of the most spectacular and dramatic events of the migration, as the wildebeest face off against crocodiles and other predators in their quest for greener pastures. However, the exact timing of the migration can be unpredictable, and it’s worth noting that the herds can arrive earlier or later than expected. It’s also worth keeping in mind that the peak season for safari tourism is during the migration, and popular viewing spots can become crowded.

Is it safe for me to take my children with me on Safari?

Yes, traveling to Kenya & Tanzania can be a wonderful experience for families with children. We provide excellent child-friendly guides and try to limit the amount of time spent in a vehicle. We also offer regular stops along the way when doing a family safari. Please get in touch with us at sales@worldadventuretours.com for more information. You should also ensure that your children understand the importance of respecting the wildlife and following safety guidelines, such as staying inside the vehicle during game drives and listening to your guide’s instructions. It’s also important to take precautions to prevent illnesses such as malaria, which is prevalent in many safari destinations in Africa. Ensure your children are up-to-date on their vaccinations, and bring appropriate insect repellent and clothing to protect against mosquito bites.

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Accommodation

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Close to Nairobi National Park and wildlife sanctuaries, this hotel features a pool, a restaurant serving various international cuisines and a fitness center.

Rooms are comfortable and convenient, including AC, free Wi-Fi, a TV, a safe and a bathroom with shower and air dryer.

 

Sarova Stanley Hotel

This 5-star hotel offers a bakery, three restaurants, an outdoor pool, spa lounge, a fitness center and an outdoor bar with spectacular views of Nairobi.

Every room offers free Wi-Fi, TV, minibars, living area and private bathroom. For more comfort, bathrobes together with a sauna and a steam bath are provided.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Lake Nakuru National Park, this charming property offers stunning views of the lake and wildlife, a pool and a garden. Breakfast is served every morning and the restaurant serves a variety of Indian, African, American and vegetarian food.

Rooms are comfortably equipped with seating areas, TV, Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer.

 

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Located in Lake Nakuru National Park, this camp offers an eco-friendly stay with spectacular savannah views, 25 luxury tents with a private veranda, mattresses with mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms with a shower and flush toilet.

Enjoy both local and international cuisine at the restaurant, a bar, a cozy lounge, a pool and a spa, a gift shop and a conference room – as well as activities such as game drives, bird safaris, nature walks and romantic sundowners.

Enkorok Mara Camp

Situated in Masai Mara Siana’s Conservancy, along the Oloirigynyisho River that attract wildlife like zebras, wildebeests, and elephants. A restaurant with expert chefs, a bar, a pool and towels awaits!

Rooms are equipped with quality beds, wardrobe, toiletries, a safe, wardrobe and a safe. Enjoy scenic views from the front porch.

 

Simba Oryx Camp

Near the Masai Mara Game Reserve and the Serengeti, this camp offers 10 luxury tents with privacy and wild animals visible through a glass front, solar power for electricity and hot water.

Enjoy the luxury of rainfall showers and free toiletries in the well-kept bathrooms, and in-room Wi-Fi.

Option to a game drive straight from the camp and safely store your items in our luggage storage facilities.

Serengeti Safari Lodge

Located in the Seronera Tana Spring Area of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Safari Lodge offers 15 luxury self-contained tents with private facilites.

Enjoy a luxurious experience with amenities as a swimming pool, spa services, a restaurant with local and continental dishes, a bar with a fireplace, internet access and a gift shop.

Ngorongoro Safari Lodge

In the southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this lodge offers 10 luxury tents with a large dining area and a reception.

Known for its abundant wildlife including “The Big Five” and significant archeological sites, you can enjoy unique birdlife, game drives, cultural displays, wildlife talks and a view of the extraordinary wildebeest and zebra migration.

Ikoma Wild Camp

This camp Is situated in the middle of Serengeti Ecosystem, between Grumeti and the Ikorongo Game reserve, and features a blend of 10 huts/Boma and 15 spacious, well-furnished tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Along with stunning views, the camp offers modern amenities like internet access, bar activities, sundowner cocktails, bush meals at private sites and the multi-cuisine restaurant provides a memorable dining experience alongside the impressive wildlife.

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Serengeti Safari Lodge

Located in the Seronera Tana Spring Area of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Safari Lodge offers 15 luxury self-contained tents with private facilites.

Enjoy a luxurious experience with amenities as a swimming pool, spa services, a restaurant with local and continental dishes, a bar with a fireplace, internet access and a gift shop.

 

Ole Serai Luxury Camp, Moru Kopjes

Ideally located in the Central Seronera region of Serengeti National Park, near Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi, this luxury camp is surrounded by hills and close to the Mbalageti/Seronera River and its diverse array of wildlife and a nearby hippo pool.

It features 20 well-appointed luxury tents, all en-suite with modern amenities, providing guests with panoramic views of nature and wildlife from the comfort of their beds or verandas.

Included in the price:

  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a 4×4 Landcruiser
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide on a private basis
  • All transfers in Nairobi
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • 2 bottles of 1⁄2 liter mineral water per person per day on game drives
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha

Price does not cover:

  • Visas
  • International Flights – please get in touch with us to organize your international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Travel and Health Insurance – We advise our clients to buy insurance from their home countries
  • Balloon Safari in Amboseli
  • Maasai village visit
  • Driver-guide gratuities, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Drinks (Alcoholic beverages at your own expense)
  • Personal travel, baggage

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