Masai Mara & Serengeti Safari

Masai Mara & Serengeti Safari

Masai Mara & Serengeti safari – Trail the wildebeest migration paths from Masai Mara to Serengeti national park – Explore the most famous parks in Kenya/Tanzania in style. This is an all year round safari  with rewarding game viewing experience irrespective of travel period
In Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world densest population of lion. Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The Ngorongoro crater also offers amazing wildlife viewing and scenery

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer to a City  hotel for overnight stay in readiness for a holiday safari the following morning

Day 2 : Nairobi -Masai Mara Game Reserve 
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs –  Briefing  with Friends of Africa Family Safaris officer the drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Day3 &4 Masai Mara Game Reserve 

Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5 trailing the wildebeest migration herds and predators – Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost. Overnight stay at  Mara Sopa Lodge
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Day 5 : Masai Mara – Serengeti National park
Breakfast then drop off at the airstrip to board a flight to Serengeti seronera – on arrival our guide will meet you and proceed to Kati Kati Tented amp for lunch – afternoon game drives is offered then return to our Tented lodge for Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Serengeti National park full days Game drives
Day spent viewing game in the vast Serengeti plains morning and afternoon game drives are offered, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented  lodge
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants

Day 7 Serengeti  : Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
Breakfast then view game as you exit the park and proceed to south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings

Day 8 Ngorongoro crater Tour
after early morning breakfast leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour. You will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel drive vehicle, explore the crater before ascending back to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 9 : Ngorongoro – Arusha -Nairobi –
Breakfast at leisure then  drive to Arusha to arrive by 1200 hrs  Lunch at Kibo palace hotel then transfer to Shuttle Bus station and Transfer to Nairobi by road via Namanaga Boarder

Tour Price includes:-
-Guaranteed safari confirmations
-Transport on custom made 4×4 Tour Van van ideal for game viewing and photography
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation in double/twin in lodges/Tented camps indicated above
-1 Night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on BB
-Extensive game drives all along
-Drive to Mara River
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of a professional English speaking professional driver/guide
-Mara – Serengeti one way flight
-Ngorongoro crater tour
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complimentary return airport transfers
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi or Arusha
-Personalized service