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For maximum experience of the Eastern African flora and fauna, the 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Combined Safari is a package tailored to meet almost all of the East African travel products in one place. The package highlights the parts of Nairobi, Samburu, Solio, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and finally to the home of African elephants, the mighty Amboseli.
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you will be required to clear with the immigration formalities before proceeding one of our staff waiting to welcome you. The guide will transfer you to your hotel where you will relax and freshen for a new day in the green city under the sun.
After the breakfast, the safari starts with a central Kenya highlight towards the Samburu National Reserve. The ecosystem of the reserve is balanced by the Ewaso Nyiro, a river flowing on the park. The reserve is geographically located in the Samburu County about 350 kilometres north of Nairobi and covers an area of 165 square kilometres. Dinner and overnight by the lodge.
After the morning breakfast, you will enjoy a morning and evening game drives on the park. In terms of wildlife, Samburu National Reserve has a lot to offer including Oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, hippos, Nile crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river, buffalos, elephants and the three big cats, lion, leopard and cheetah. Other mammals that can be spotted in the reserve include Kirk’s dik-dik, waterbucks, warthogs, impala and olive baboons. For birdwatchers, Samburu is home to over 350 bird species including various types of vultures, bee-eaters, sunbirds, grey-headed kingfisher, secretary bird, lilac-breasted roller, superb starling red and yellow-billed hornbills and many more. Enjoy your evening dinner and overnight at your lodge.
After your morning breakfast, the safari proceeds to the world’s first private rhino sanctuary. Solio is named after Solio who was a great Maasai chief. The ranch is located 22 Kilometres north of Nyeri town, privately owned, protected and fenced to gear rhino conservation covering an area of 17,500 acres. Apart from the rhinos, other animals also thrive in the sanctuary including the zebra, giraffe, buffalos and plains game such as warthog, impala, waterbuck, oryx, Thompson’s gazelle and eland. Evening and overnight can be enjoyed by the lodge.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake that lays North West of Nairobi outside Naivasha town covering a surface area of 139 square kilometres fed by perennial Gilgil and Malewa rivers. The lake is found at the highest elevation of the Great Gregory Rift Valley at 1,884 meters in an area that is geologically described as a combination of sedimentary deposits and volcanic rocks. The surrounding ecosystem is home to a variety of wildlife from a sizeable population of hippos to over 400 different bird species. For birding enthusiasts, Lake Naivasha provides presents one of the best opportunities allowing you to spot the various species on a boat ride. After spotting of birds and interaction with the hippo, dinner and overnight can be enjoyed by your lodge.
After early morning breakfast, the trip proceeds to Maasai Mara as you enjoy the rugged landscapes of the Great Gregory Rift valley. Maasai Mara is considered home to one of the greatest African wildlife spectacles of the wildebeest migration which happens annually. Apart front the ungulates and the predators; the reserve is also home to many species of birds that can be spotted especially near the campsites, lodges, and river Mara banks.
After your early morning breakfast, start your morning with a game drive in the Mara. Did you know that Maasai mara got its name in honour of the famous Maasai people living in the area? Apart from the welcoming flora and fauna, this game reserve also offers tourists the chance to meet and interact with the Maasai people famous of their warriors able to kill lions with just a spear. The Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide sighted in the reserve, involving some 1,300,000 Wildebeests 500,000 Thompson’s gazelles, 97,000 Topi, 18,000 elands and 200,000 Zebras. These migrants are followed along their annual, circular route by hungry predators, most notably lions and hyena. A full day game drive is often the best way to tap most of the experience with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at your by your campsite or lodge.
After early morning breakfast, proceed to the famous Serengeti national park in Tanzania. The Serengeti is Africa’s largest national park covering an area of 14,750 km2 of grassland plains and savannah. Picnic lunch can be enjoyed en route as you experience shallow game drives in the park. Afternoon relaxation, dinner and overnight at Lodge.
An early morning breakfast followed by a trail to the Serengeti plains is the best way to start of the day. Since the wildebeest remain in the Serengeti plains through December to May, the plains remain their breeding grounds. Other hoofed animals that can be spotted in the park include the waterbuck, topi, impalas, buffalo, zebras, hartebeest, gazelles and many more, many of which thrive during the wet season. On the western corridor, the black clay / black cotton soils cover the wet savannah, with the Grumeti River hosting the mighty Nile crocodiles, the martial eagles and the colobus monkeys. The giraffes, elephants and dik-diks can also be spotted on the northern bushy savannah. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or by the campsite.
The Ngorongoro was formed by a volcanic activity that happens approximately 3 million years ago. The crater was formed after the condensation of the molten rock which left an open caldera with rich volcanic soils that supported the vegetation. The crater floor covers up to 260 Kilometre squares and an elevation height of 610 meters. The conservation was also considered as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.
The Ngorongoro is the only crater on earth where one can spot all the big five, grazers and non-grazers. Inside the crater, tourists can enjoy approximately 25,000 large animals that live in. Some of the large animals include the hippopotamus, the black rhinoceros, wildebeests, zebras, oribis, common eland, topis, waterbucks, both Gran’s and Thomson’s gazelles, cheetahs, leopards, African wild dogs, crocodiles and more. On the outside, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) has a healthy population of wildlife such as servals, jackals, spotted hyenas and other ungulates. Dinner and overnight at the campsite or the lodge.
An early breakfast is preceded by a drive back to Arusha and to Namanga on Kenya Tanzania border on the entrance to Amboseli. The Amboseli national park is well known for its huge population of elephants giving tourists the close-up experience of the world’s largest mammal on land. The ecosystem in the Amboseli is favoured by the rich volcanic soils of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro with an altitude of 5895m above sea level. The evening can be spent spotting birdlife in the park by the lodge or campsite. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp.
Welcome to the home of African elephants. The Amboseli national park is considered to be the best place in the world to have a close-up view of African elephants. The park covers an area of 392 Square kilometres and its home to animals such as the African elephant, lions, impala, wildebeest, Cape buffalo, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebras among other animals. For birdlife enthusiasts, the Amboseli national park is home to over 400 recorded bird species and to the Word’s heaviest bird, (Kori Bustard) other bird species include water birds, kingfishers, pelicans, cranes, hammer kops, crakes, over 47 types of raptors and many more. If the game drive started late, picnic lunch can be served on one of the game viewpoints, however, this may not be necessary if the game drive started early. Enjoy your dinner and calm overnight on the floor of the African rooftop in your lodge or campsite.
Leave Amboseli for Nairobi and later to JKIA for departure.