Kenya, Tanzania – 15 days: Follow the annual wildebeest migration – one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. Become an eye-witness to nature at its best and visit world-famous places like the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Masai Mara and many more. Enjoy comfortable accommodation and rely on the knowledge and experience of our guides showing you the very best of Tanzania and Kenya.
This East Africa accommodated safari is a small group safari where you will spend all of your nights in lodges / chalets or permanent tented camps. This safari starts and ends in Arusha and includes all of the major highlights in Tanzania and Kenya.
Small-group, no participation Lodge Safari through Tanzania and Kenya
- The Wildebeest Migration – Over 2,000,000 wildebeest annually migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
- Nairobi – Kenya’s Capital and the Silicon Valley of Africa
- Lake Victoria – With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and is also the largest tropical lake in the world
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater – a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
- Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Park – See the Wildebeest Migration during season
Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 12
Local Payment explanation: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips for the guide and additional entertainment. US Dollars, Tanzanian and Kenyan Shilling are the most practical and convenient currencies.
Accommodation: For our accommodated safaris, we make use of typical, mid-range African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps, all with en-suite facilities. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.
Vehicles: Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped customized 12-seater 4×4’s or Toyota Landcruiser vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing and a music system. The vehicles are fully air-conditioned and equipped with pop-up roofs to facilitate the best game viewing. All luggage is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a picnic lunch depending on the itinerary for the day.
First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration and it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure. Yellow Fever vaccinations are compulsory – please contact your Travel Clinic before departure
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance: 12 kg. Jenman Safaris stipulates this luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring soft-sided luggage (e.g. a backpack or soft barrel bag), not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for a visit to Kenya and Tanzania prior to departure.
- 14 breakfast, 13 lunch, 13 dinner
- 14 nights in lodges / Tented Camp accommodation
- All transport in appropriate vehicle
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Activities as per the itinerary
- Experienced professional guide
- Flights and airport taxes
- Park entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Optional Activities
- Pre and post tour accommodation
- All drinks
- Telephone calls
Day 1 Arusha
You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests that surround the town of Arusha. The rest of the day is spent at leisure and in preparation for your safari.
Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park
You will get picked up from your hotel in Arusha for an early start to the experience of a lifetime! We visit the Arusha Market for some last minute preparation, before setting off towards Lake Manyara National Park, part of today’s destination.
Day 3 Mto-wa-Mbu
Today we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we go back to the lodge for a rest, before our visit to the nearby children orphanage centre and school in the afternoon.
Day 4 Tarangire National Park
Today we will enjoy full day game drive Tarangire National Park. The breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south, make a stop at Tarangire a truly memorable experience.
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater – SerengetiThis morning we depart early for a game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. For many this wildlife spectacle is the pinnacle of their safari experience. We head towards the Serengeti through the stunning Southern Plains – to enjoy the endless, undulating grass savannah.
Day 6 Serengeti National ParkToday you will be spending a full day game driving around the Seronera area of the Serengeti. This is the part of the Serengeti that you will have seen in many wildlife documentaries, characterised by the open plains of grassland, packed with animals. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard.
Day 7 Serengeti National Park
We have another exciting day of exploring the Serengeti National Park ahead of us. We continue with game drives throughout the afternoon scanning the endless plains, spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this national park is so famous.
Day 8 Lake Victoria
After breakfast we make our way to Lake Victoria, passing through the villages of the Sukuma tribe. Life carries on here simply as it has done for ages, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th century. We will take an afternoon boat cruise (depending on the weather) on the Lake to enjoy the view or bird walk.
Day 9 Canoe paddle
This morning you have the opportunity to take part in a canoe paddle before we bid Lake Victoria farewell and continue our journey northwards across the border into Kenya, before heading to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park.
Day 10 Masai Mara National Park
Today we spend the whole day game viewing in the Masai Mara National Park. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo and elephant.
Day 11 Masai Mara National ParkAfter breakfast we drive back to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. In the afternoon we visit the Kazuri Bead Factory before proceeding for dinner at the World famous Carnivore Restaurant.
Day 12 Nairobi
After breakfast we further explore Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”, lived between 1917 and 1931. Thereafter, we head to either Giraffe Centre or Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage for a visit.
Day 13 Amboseli National Park
Today we will head into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya’s most famous parks. Amboseli is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.
Day 14 Marangu Waterfalls
We make our way to the border and then onwards to Kilimanjaro Airport. On the way, we pass the Marangu waterfalls. Your lodge is situated close to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for an easy connection with your outbound flight tomorrow. Overnight Moivaro KIA Lodge.
Day 15 Arusha
The tour ends this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.
We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms.
Day 1: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Day 2-4: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Day 5-7: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Day 8: Speke Bay Lodge or similar
Day 9 – 10: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar
Day 11: Eka Hotel or similar
Day 12-13: Kibo Safari Camp or similar
Day 14-15: Moivaro KIA Lodge
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