Big Cat Safari Kenya Tanzania
This safari takes you to Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.
Big Cat Safari Kenya Tanzania transverses between the two East Africa Countries Kenya and Tanzania this two countries have the most diverse and abundant wildlife in the whole of Africa. The spectacular scenery and varied ecosystems are a bonus worth mentioning.
Day 1 : Flight / Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Nature Bound Africa Staff and transferred to the Nairobi Safari Club. Overnight at Nairobi Safari Club based on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara
After breakfast 0730 hrs drive through the floor of the Rift Valley via the Masai town of Narok to arrive at Kenya’s most populous park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge. Later proceed with game en-route to Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara.
Masai mara has migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge.
Day 4: Mara – Lake Nakuru
0830 HRS After breakfast leave for Nakuru with a game drive enroute. Arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Lunch at Lion Hill lodge.
1500 hrs Afternoon game drive. This is a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizable number of the endangered rhinocerous and the Rothschild giraffe. Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and comprises of the blue-green Lake Nakuru, bushy grasslands and yellow acacia woodlands, the Great Rift Valley Escarpments hills and ridges. The park’s swamps and marshes are home to water birds including the famed pink flamingo and around 450 terrestrial bird species. The buffalo, white rhino, zebra, giraffe, hyena and over 56 mammal species are in abundance. Your stay is in world class lodges such as the spectacular Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru lodge. Alternatively you have the option of pitching in special campsites namely Reedbuck, Nyuki, Nyati, Rhino, Soysambu, Chui and Naishi. Public Campsites at Backpackers and Makalia equally provide additional camping options. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Aberdares
Breakfast at Lake Nakuru National Park. Depart after breakfast for Treetops Lodge, one of the 4 Kenya’s Tree Hotels. Lunch is at Outspan hotel. Later transfer to Treetops lodge for game viewing. Afternoon of game watching from the comfort of your room, or bar or Restaurant. Before you reach the lodge it is advisable to have a stop to admire the 73m plunge of the Thompson Falls named after the Scottish explorer who first saw them in the late 1800s. Dinner and overnight at Treetops lodge.
Day 6: Aberdares – Nairobi – Amboseli
0800 hrs. You are picked up after breakfast, drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Thorn Tree Restaurant. You then proceed south to Amboseli National Park and check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 7: Amboseli National Park
0630 hrs early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Morning at leisure. Lunch at the Lodge.
1500 hrs Afternoon game drive. The snows of the mountain forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most popular spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the Park. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Day 8: Amboseli – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Breakfast will be served at Amboseli Serena lodge. 0800 Hrs drive through Namanga border into Tanzania and drive to Arusha town to arrive in time for lunch.
1400 hrs After lunch proceed to Lake Manyara National Park and check in at Kirurumu Tented lodge. Bird life in the park is very broad. The home of tree-climbing lion, the park is also home to giraffes, hippo, zebra, and buffalo. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented lodge.
Day 9: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
After breakfast, game drive will be provided and later drive to Serengeti National reserve.
1300 hrs Lunch at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
1500 hrs Depart for the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 10: Serengeti
0630 HRS Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge Morning at leisure.
1230 hrs Lunch at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
1500 hrs Afternoon game drive. Serengeti is Africa’s largest national park and also one of its most popular. The park has an incredible number of animals, wildebeest being the most populous followed by zebra. Elephants are notably scarce. Cheetahs and the rest of the big cats are regularly sighted in the plains. The few remaining endangered black rhino are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.
The park is also famous for the wildebeest migration, often described as one of the most impressive spectacle in the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 11: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive with game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 12: Ngorongoro
Early breakfast After breakfast descend into the crater for with picnic lunches for a day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater, is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa.
The Olduvai Gorge in the neighbourhood is the site where some off Africa’s oldest hominid fossils were found. The Crater has one of the densest predators populations in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are to be found here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 13: Ngorongoro – Arusha –Nairobi
Breakfast at your lodge.
0830 hrs You will drive back to arrive in Arusha in time for lunch.
After lunch continue to Nairobi on regular shuttle bus and drop off at Panafric hotel. Pick up from Panafric hotel and drive to Carnivore Restaurant. This restaurant is famous for its succulent steaks as welcome or farewell dinner.
Later You will be transferred by Nature Bound Africa staff to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.
- Local tourist taxes
- Binoculars for game drive viewing
- Bottled Water at all times while on safari
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated
- All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )
- Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari
- Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
- Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional
- Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
- Balloon Flight Trip over the Serengeti or Maasai Mara
- Optional Night Game Drives or any tour mentioned as Optional Tours
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.