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Trip offered by Peniel Travel expert in Kenya

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Between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara you will find one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal.

The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.

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Between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara you will find one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal.

The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.

Best from July to November.

 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival in Nairobi
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Arrival in Nairobi

    Meet and greet then transfer to Southern Sun Hotel for overnight. (BB).

     

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  • 2
    Maasai Mara
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Maasai Mara

    Pick up from Nairobi and drive to Maasai Mara
    12.30 Hrs. Arrive in time for lunch at Maasai Mara.
    15.30 Hrs. Have an afternoon game drive in the reserve till late in the evening. 

    Dinner and overnight at Tipilikwani Tented Camp.

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  • 3
    Maasai Mara
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Maasai Mara

    Morning breakfast and full day game drive in Maasai Mara with packed lunch.  Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight at Tipilikwani Tented Camp.

     

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  • 4
    Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park via Isebania
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park via Isebania

    Depart after your early morning breakfast for Serengeti and drop off at Isebania border; this will include normal border crossing formalities.  Serengeti National Park is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

    Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Dinner and overnight at Tented Camp.
     
    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Acacia Camp or similar

  • 5
    Central Serengeti – North Serengeti National Park - Lobo
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Central Serengeti – North Serengeti National Park - Lobo

    In the morning at 09.30 transfer from your camp with lunch box, drive to the park for game drives and lunch enroute. Lobo is where the trails of the Serengeti Wildebeest migration have passed on their coming back to Serengeti from Maasai Mara in Kenya. Dinner and overnight in Lodge/Tented Camp.
     
    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Lobo Wildlife Lodge

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  • 6
    Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)

    Spend these three days in Serengeti National Park for game viewing. Your skilled driver knows the Serengeti and where to locate even the most elusive of animals. Morning and afternoon daily wildlife viewing affords you the opportunity to track and photograph the ‘Big Five’. You will be doing game drives while tracing the direction of the wildebeests.

    06.30 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the park
    09.30 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at leisure
    13.00 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your lodge.
    14.00 Hrs. Afternoon game drive in the park to return in the evening for dinner and overnight at lodge.

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Sopa Lodge or Similar

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  • 7
    Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai
    Day 7 Transfer by car
    Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai

    06.30 Hrs: Early morning game drives in the in the park

    09.30 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at leisure

    12.00 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your lodge.

    13.00 Hrs. Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your “Option” whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge, a historical site whereby the early man lived, or pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture.

    The conservation area encompasses Ngorongoro Crater, Embagai Crater, Olduvai Gorge - famous for its palaeontological relics - and Lake Masek. The Crater is a home to small number of black rhinoceroses, sustains a huge population of ungulates and has the most concentrated numbers of lions now. 

    However, there are an about 30,000 animals living in the crater. Encounters with animals are frequent and there is a wide variety of game in the crater. These include lions, elephants and rhinos as well as buffaloes, Thompson's gazelles, wildebeests and zebras. You are also likely to see ostriches and Lake Magadi, the soda lake at the floor of the crater, is home to thousands of flamingos. There are also dive - bombing kites which are recognized for their skills of snatching visitors' foods at the Lerai forest, which is a good place for a picnic lunch. 

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

  • 8
    Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

    07.30hrs After breakfast, descend into the crater for tour around the unbroken caldera that encloses the wildlife. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is home to an astonishing array of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo as well as large herd’s zebras and wildebeest.

    12.00hrs Break for picnic lunch which will be taken in to the crater.

    13.00 Hrs. After lunch, ascend the Crater and drive to Lake Manyara.

    A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree - climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see - elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.

    At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos (attracted by the lake itself), which form a shimmering pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

     

     

  • 9
    Lake Manyara National Park
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Lake Manyara National Park

    08.30 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

    12.00 Hrs Break for picnic lunch which will be taken in a picnic site or will be served at your lodge.

    14.00 Hrs.  Drive to Arusha for your overnight at Mvuli Hotel (BB).

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch 

  • 10
    Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport-Home
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport-Home

    Pickup from your hotel and transfer to the Airport for your departure flight back home.
    End of services.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Pick up in Nairobi 
    • The mentioned airport transfers
    • Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
    • Transport based on a safari minibus in Kenya and 4 WD Land Cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
    • Park entry fee
    • Accommodation on your arrival day and after your safari
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • English speaking guide / driver
    • Supply of mineral water throughout the safari.

     


     

    Price does not include

    • International and local flights
    • Tips to driver and guides
    • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
    • Items of personal nature.