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8 days Masai Mara and Serengeti Safari

The Masai Mara and  Serengeti safari takes you to experience wildlife in Masai Mara Game Reserve for 2 nights,Masai Mara extends southwards to the Great Serengeti National Park in Tanzania where thousands of wildebeest and zebra share the ground whereby they migrate around the two park for green pasture and water. At 0700hrs depart Masai Mara through Isebania border of Kenya and Tanzania to extend your Masai Mara Safari in Kenya to the Great Serengeti National Park of which these two game parks, the migration ecosystem takes pace. You stay for 2 nights in Serengeti, probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti is a big game haven that also hosts over 3 million large mammals, and then close with 2 nights in Ngorongoro, it is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world.. Your stay at 4 star lodges throughout as per the below itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after all immigration formalities are done, you will be met and greet by an Friends of Africa family Safaris staff and transfer to the City for your stay at Acacia hotel or similar booked on bed & breakfast basis, (BB)

Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

At 0800hrs after breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive. Until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, booked on full board basis, FB

Day 3: Full day in Masai Mara Reserve

{Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast.}
At 0630hrs depart for early morning game drives in Mara Reserve, at 0800hrs return to the lodge for breakfast, there after you have the whole day in Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve to look for lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and many other animals. You will have all meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, booked on full board basis, FB

Day 4: Masai Mara in Kenya - Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

Just from Masai Mara, arrive Isebania at around noon hrs, border of Kenya and Tanzania, meet with your Tanzanian native driver guide with an excellent 4 x 4 vehicle which is rebuilt for safari to give you a comfortable game viewing. Drive to Serengeti doing shallow game drives with picnic lunch on the way, you will arrive at the lodge at around 1700hrs, check in at Serengeti mbalageti lodge. Spend the rest of the day on rest and relaxation in your lodge waiting for dinner and overnight.

Serengeti is Africa's largest national park provides abundant of wildlife made it considered as one of the world heritage site for its nature. The park is famous for its ecosystem that involves the great world event of annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras include large number of carnivores. It is also home to Cheetah, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Topi, Eland, crocs Thomson and Grant Gazelle and many more?. Birds: Kori bustard ostrich, secretary birds and many more including the migrant birds from Eurasia, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Mbalageti lodge, booked on full board basis, FB

Day 5: Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park

Breakfast in your lodge followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti park include a visit to Seronera information center, the center of the Serengeti park. You will have all meals and overnight at Serengeti Kati kati Tented Camp, booked on full board basis, FB

NOTE: On August and September through October and November is the very good time to see the beast in the event of crossing the Great Mara River, from Serengeti to Masai Mara and from Masai Mara to Serengeti. If some one is interested into witnessing the event, we can re-route the accommodation plan for 2 nights at Masai Mara and switch to the nearby the Mara River Camps/accommodation in the Southern part of Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya side. Also the 2 nights accommodation in Serengeti can be switched from the central park of Serengeti park to North Mara River camps. We hope the 4 nights at the Mara River sides is the great chance to witness the event of Wildebeest migration crossing Mara river.

Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation

Breakfast, then at 0830hrs check out from Serengeti Serena lodge and travel towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area while sporting games enroute. Check in and lunch at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. At 1500 hrs break staying in the vehicle and launch a walking trip fog about 3km on one side of the Crater rim enjoying the scenery of the Ngorongoro highlands or relax at leisure in your lodge. You will have dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge, booked on full board basis, FB

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater tour

Wake up at 0600hrs for early breakfast, there after breakfast descend into the crater floor with picnic lunches for a full day game drives. Ngorongoro Crater is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa. All the BIG FIVE Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more?Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more… Your lunch will be served on the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitokitok swamp a Hippo pool. After lunch proceed with game viewing and late at 1600hrs ascend the crater for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge, booked on full board basis, FB

Day 8: Ngorongoro - Arusha City - Nairobi for departure flight

After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch, at 1400hrd transfer to Nananga border of Tanzania and Kenya; continue to Nairobi for a drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,

Package Includes:

- On arrival meet and assist at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
- All applicable transfers as per the Itinerary. .
- Nairobi hotel based on half board basis.
- Safari Lodges based on Full board accommodation.
- All park Entrance fee as per the Itinerary Kenya and Tanzania
- Service of an English speaking driver guide.
- Game drive in an excellent safari build vehicle.
- Drop off at Nairobi
- 1 Complimentary bottle of drinking mineral water daily while on safari.
- Meals as per the Itinerary

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended $ 20 per group per day)
- Visa, Travel Insurance


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