10 days safari
Masai Mara – Nakuru – Naivasha – Tarangire – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
(10 days / 10 nights)
day 1: arrival and hotel accommodation in nairobi
day 2: nairobi – naivasha
After breakfast we start our trip to Naivasha.
After lunch, excursion to the gorges of Hells Gate National Park. It is a 2-hour excursion walking through the park where we will enjoy the landscape and the unique vegetation of Hells Gate.
Several characteristics of the land and the unique vegetation of Hells Gate.
At sunset boat trip on Lake Naivasha where we can see its hippo fauna, crocodiles, water birds among other species.The walk is for one and a half.
Dinner and overnight at HOTEL.
day 3: naivasha – nakuru lake national park
Early, after breakfast we head to the Nakuru Lake National Park (285 km: 5.5hrs)
Arrival at the hotel for lunch, then photographic safari until sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
day 4: nakuru lake – masai mara
We left very early towards the Masai Mara reserve.
We settled on the camping ground enjoyed the food. After photographic safari until sunset.
Dinner and overnight at TENTED CAMP
day 5: all day safari at masai mara
Photo safari all day. We will follow the migratory routes of the reserve.
Dinner and accommodation at TENTED CAMP.
day 6: masai mara – sirari
After breakfast we head to Sirari, on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. We will carry out visa procedures, since we change countries. After we head towards Serengeti, we will take advantage to make safari during the route. Dinner and overnight at Tented Camp.
day 7: serengeti national park
We had breakfast very early and went on safari. This day you can choose if we have a picnic while doing safari or if you prefer to return to the camping area to eat hot and rest for a while. In the afternoon he goes out again to do photographic safari. Dinner and accommodation at TENTED CAMP.
day 8: serengeti national park – ngorongoro crater
We leave early in the morning towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Photo safari through the crater and picnic. In the afternoon we drive to Karatu. Have dinner and sleep in LODGE.
day 9: karatu – tarangire national park – maasai boma
After breakfast we head to Tarangire. Photo safari and picnic in the park. In the afternoon we head to the Maasai town of Losimingori where we can enjoy the unique experience of spending the night in a real town. Dinner and accommodation in Maasai Boma (Camping in a Tent).
day 10: maasai boma – airport transportation
After breakfast we will spend the morning knowing the Maasai culture. We will visit our Maasai school project. After lunch we will return to Arusha or to the airport.
this pack includes
- Special 4×4 vehicle for safari
- The accommodations and meals detailed in the itinerary.
- Professional guide service
- Meeting and welcome service
- Airport transfers
- Park tickets
- Mineral water during the safari
this pack does not includes
- National and international flights
- Visa, passport, vaccinations, medications.
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, souvenirs and other personal items.
- Optional excursions or activities not detailed in the itinerary.
- Extra expenses in case you want to make changes to the itinerary while doing the safari.
- Travel insurance.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth-largest in Tanzania. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River that crosses the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season. During this stage, thousands of animals migrate to Tarangire National Park from Manyara.
The Tarangire National Park contains one of the highest population density of elephants than anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, dotted with the majestic baobabs and acacias, makes it a unique and special place.
Located about 120 km from Arusha, it owes its name to the Tarangire River, which crosses longitudinally between its sites, giving rise to the habitat of a large population of wild animals during the dry season.
During the annual dry season (from August to October), the 2,600 square kilometers of Tarangire National Park attracts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania, such as impressive herds of zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, Phacochoerus, antelopes, elephants and allows that species like the kudu and Oryx are easily seen. To a lesser extent, the lion, leopard, and cheetah can be sighted.
In the Tarangire National Park, there are more than 300 species of birds, which makes it a perfect place for their observation.
Typically fewer safari tourists are visiting the Tarangire National Park compared to the Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Crater, which makes it a much more attractive visit.
Lake Nakuru offers you a perfect opportunity to see: the rare black and white rhinos, numerous
wild boars, different groups of monkeys, lions, multiple birds and flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake. Lake Nakuru National Park is also a bird-watching safari destination worldwide and is called “bird watcher’s paradise.” The park has more than 25 black rhinos and more than 70 white rhinos.
There are also giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The park has a large number of other bird species that inhabit the lake and the surrounding area, such as the African osprey, the goliath heron, the hamerkop, the kingfisher among others.
The NCA was established in 1959 as an area of multiple land use. The philosophy of multiple land use in the area is to maintain the peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife in a natural and traditional environment. Grazing, conservation of natural resources and tourism are the three main components that are given equal consideration in policy configuration decisions. Covering three spectacular volcanic craters, the Olduvai Gorge, vast expanses of savanna, forests, and scrubland, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the flagship of Tanzania’s tourism industry.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), which measures 8,300 square kilometers, is also the only place on earth where humans and wild animals coexist in harmony. The NCA became a Biosphere and Man Reserve in 1971 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
If it had not become the sixth-largest uninterrupted cauldron in the world, what is now known as the Ngorongoro crater could have been an imposing volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro.
The crater is the backbone of the tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where it is home to some of the wild animals such as rhino, wildebeest, zebras, lions, and others. It is a large, uninterrupted, flood-free cauldron formed when a high-pressure volcano exploded and collapsed about three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 meters, with a base area covering 260 square kilometers. In addition to the main cauldron, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, known for their impressive waterfalls, and the last one with a deep lake and lush green walls.
Among the fauna that inhabits the crater, we find buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs, and other felines.
The legendary annual wildebeest and zebra migration also passes through Ngorongoro. The west of the Lake Ndutu area has significant populations of cheetahs and lions. More than 500 species of birds have been registered within the NCA. These include ostriches, white pelicans and major and minor flamingos in Lake Magadi within the crater, Lake Ndutu, and Lake Empakaai Crater, where you can observe a vast population of birds.
Serengeti Park is located on a high plateau between the highlands of Ngorongoro, on the north bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya and on the west it extends near to Lake Victoria.
The name of the park, Serengeti, means “endless plain” and is derived from the Masai (Maa) language.
This park is one of the wildlife sanctuaries and throughout the year offers its visitors a unique experience; however, migration in Serengeti is the most impressive spectacle of animal life, as the herds can occupy more than ten kilometers in length and are closely followed by predators.
So strong is the ancient instinct to move that neither drought or the river infested with crocodiles can stop them
It is difficult to assimilate the vision of large concentrations of wildebeest (more than one and a half million individuals have been calculated), Thomson’s zebras and gazelles that, in May and June, come together when they migrate south at the end of rain season.
Along with these animals travel numerous lions (more than 3,000 specimens) and spotted hyenas.
The approximate distance they cover each year is around 800 kilometers.
In Serengeti live approximately 3 million large mammals and 500 species of birds. The different habitats allow the life of such diversity of species. We can find the riverside forests, swamps, grasslands, and forests. Blue wildebeest, gazelles, zebras, and buffalo are among the mammals found in the park.
The 650 square miles of the Masai Mara in Kenya border the well-known Serengeti of Tanzania, forming an ecosystem where the open savanna meadow predominates.
The Masai Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and home to numerous wildlife species, including elephants, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, buffalos, eland, topi, impala, gazelle, wild boar, and zebra.