BVS KT 018: 11 Days 10 Nights


The safari covers major and most popular game parks and reserves in both Kenya and Tanzania. The safari will run for 11-days because we have added an overnight in Arusha. The safari starts by traversing Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary, Masai Mara Game Reserve before proceeding to the floor of the Rift Valley visiting Lake Nakuru National Park, From L. Nakuru the safari goes to Mt. Kenya National Park and then heading to the land of Kilimanjaro With a break in Nairobi and across Namanga border to all three mostly visited Tanzania’s northern parks namely Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti Nat. Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

In case of emergency, we provide 24/7 Flying Doctors emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital. Our departures are daily, subject to minimum 2 persons booking.



Day 1: Nairobi-Masai Mara

On Arrival, you will be met and welcomed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our guide, after briefing, depart and drive across the floor the Rift Valley before mounting its western rim into Maasai land. Red-clad, with spears always on hand, Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, commendably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Afternoon you have the first game drive in search of wildlife. Masai Mara is probably the best-known pristine, unequaled big game reserve. All meals and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 2: Masai Mara

A full day game-tracking with your guide after an early breakfast. The Mara’s landscape is a scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, which enables the reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivorous and predators. Elephants, lions, buffaloes can be seen with relative ease though luck is a necessary factor for spotting rhino and leopards that complete the big five as the two animals are very tamed and sparsely numbered. Plains game like wildebeest, zebra and Masai giraffes are bound as well as hippos and crocodiles and wide variety of antelopes including impalas, dik dik, hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle and Thompson’s gazelle among others. Picnic lunch at the hippo pool on the banks of the Mara River were the crossing of the Gnus [wildebeests] takes place while the killer crocodiles awaits. All meals and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 3: Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru

Leave Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru after breakfast arriving in time for lunch. A game viewing will follow at 1600hrs. The park is an abode of various water birds that breed in the lakes salty water including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou storks, white rhinos, the rare Rothschild giraffe, leopards, Cape buffalo, lions and other plains game are found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.Meal Plan: {FB}.

Day 4: Nakuru-Mt. Kenya

After breakfast depart for Mt.Kenya via Thompson’s falls, named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to lake Victoria in the 1880”s. Arrive in Nanyuki, the Mt.Kenya based town, for lunch. After lunch, visit the Mau Mau (freedom fighters) caves where our freedom fighters used to hide from the colonial forces during the struggle for independence. This is a 3hrs trekking experience. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Rock Lodge. Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 5: Mt.Kenya-Nairobi-Arusha

Leave for Nairobi after breakfast via the central part of the country arriving in time for lunch. Connect with a shuttle bus at 1400hrs and through the Namanga border point for immigration formalities. Arrive in Arusha at 1830hrs where our Tanzania representative will meet you and you will be checked in at the hotel for dinner and overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6: Arusha-Lake Manyara

Pick up from your Arusha hotel and depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive in time for a game drive during which a fantastic array of bird life can be seen including flamingos that breed in the lakes’ alkaline waters. The park also offers a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley. The fig forest here is a good place to see monkeys and some of the 350 recorded species of birds. With luck, you may see the tree-climbing lions for which the park is famous for. Dinner and overnight at L. Manyara lodge. Meal Plan {FB}.

Lake Manyara National Park is a small but scenic safari park, excellent for bird watching and a good area to find elephant, as well as the potential excitement of spotting a legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.
Lake Manyara is a good soft introduction to the safari experience. It is a magical and pretty park that winds its way around a mainly forested driving route between the banks of Soda Water Lake and the impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment.

Elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting.
Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. The tree-climbing lion of Lake Manyara inspire extensive theorising as to the wonders of evolution, and are also notoriously rarely seen.

Day 7: Lake Manyara-Serengeti

Depart Manyara for Serengeti. Lunch enroute; arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 8: Serengeti

Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with lunch and a leisure break at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge Meal Plan {FB}.

This land is justifiably famous for its huge concentrations of wildlife, especially the big cats, as well as being the stomping ground of the Great Migration, a massive accumulation of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles stretching their legs over 1,200 miles in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. The National Park is broadly divided into three distinct areas, the Seronera Valley and Seronera River, the Western Corridor and the Northern Lobo area that extends northwards through the Lamai Wedge to the Maasai Mara. Most visitors enter the Serengeti through the southern Naabi Hill Gate, which opens onto the Seronera Valley; a vibrant wildlife area at the
heart of the Serengeti.

Day 9: Serengeti-Ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart Serengeti for Ngorongoro conservation area via the pre-historic site of Olduvai Gorge. The gorge museum has great wealth of the remains of various fauna and flora from the early man era. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. Meal Plan {FB}.

Day 10: Ngorongoro

After breakfast, descend down the crater floor for half-day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Meal Plan {FB}. Ngorongoro is a fascinating and unusual Conservation Area which includes the Ngorongoro Crater at its centre, and then extends through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in as natural environment as possible. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes, and the high altitude creates a malaria-free micro climate. The crater is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa. As such, Ngorongoro Crater has achieved world renown, and attracts a growing number of visitors each year. Even if time is limited this natural but accessibly small caldera ensures a rewarding safari.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact caldera in an exceptional geographical position, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 sq km with sides up to 600m deep. It is the stalking ground of 20 – 30,000 wild animals at any one time. The crater floor consists of a number of ecological environments that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lake Makat, a central soda lake filled by the Munge river. All these various habitats attract various wildlife to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb.

Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring source lakes on the crater floor tend to incline both grazers and predators to remain throughout the year. Ngorongoro Crater is also presently one of the most likely areas in Tanzania to see the endangered Black Rhino, as a small population are thriving in this idyllic and protected environment one of the only areas where they continue to breed in the wild.

The Crater rim, over 2,200 metres high, touches swathes of clouds for most days of the year, with cool high altitude vapours that seem to bring a clean lightness to the air, and also a chill. These highlands wake up to a misty fog in most months.

Note: Only half-day tours may be allowed at the crater.

Day 11: Ngorongoro-Arusha-Nairobi

After breakfast depart for Arusha for lunch and catch an afternoon shuttle to Nairobi to arrive in the evening, 18.00hrs check in the hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Prices include:

  • All Park entrance fees in the game reserves and National Parks.
  • Experienced English Speaking driver-guide.
  • All road transportation and Game drives using custom made Safari Minibus fitted with a two way radio communication and a pop-up roof for enhanced photography.
  • All meals as specified in our itinerary.
  • Full board Accommodation while on safari
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure.
  • 1ltr bottled drinking mineral water per person per day while on game-drive.

Prices exclude:

  • All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Tips and drinks/beverages.
  • Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara.
  • Any Other Items not mentioned above
  • Medical/Travel Insurance


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