On this 10-day great East African safari you will visit the region’s most-loved national parks and the lesser known hidden gem Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Kenya’s Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru and Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater wait with spectacular wildlife sightings. Travelling in your 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser, you have enough time to enjoy every moment of your safari without being in a rush.

  • Day 1

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    You are about to embark on a safari adventure to East Africa’s great national parks. We will meet you in Nairobi for a short briefing about the coming ten days. After meeting your guide, you make your way to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the beautiful Mt Kenya region, right on the equator. This private conservancy is a leading example for wildlife conservation and home to endangered black rhinos and African Wild Dogs. You will arrive at Ol Pejeta in the afternoon and go on your first game drive of the safari. Look out for your first elephant and lion – an experience you will never forget!
     
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and in 2013 reached a population milestone of 100 black rhino. It also houses the two remaining northern white rhino in the world.
     
    Inclusions:

    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 2

    Lake Nakuru National Park
    Mornings start early on safari and after a tasty breakfast you drive towards Lake Nakuru National Park. On your way, make a stop at Kenya’s highest waterfall in Nyahururu and watch the water plunge down from 72 metres. Passing by local villages, you will arrive at Lake Nakuru for your afternoon game drive. This paradise for bird-lovers is well-known for its large flamingo population which colours the lake in a pink hue, depending on water levels and time of the year. Lake Nakuru is also home to the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and the endangered black and white rhinos. In only two days you will have seen more of the animals of East Africa than you might imagine.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Head out to Baboon Cliff to get the best vantage point for viewing the spetacular water birds around the lake.
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 3

    Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Be prepared to be amazed! Today, you will drive south, your destination is the magical Masai Mara. On your way across the Great Rift Valley, you pass Lake Naivasha, the flower-capital of Kenya and Mt Suswa, an inactive volcano. Driving deeper into the land of the Masai, you will arrive at one of the most spectacular places for wildlife sightings on the continent. Your first of many game drives in the Mara starts in the afternoon. Home of the Big Five – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – and many other species, you will spend the next days looking for and observing the Masai Mara’s wildlife together with your guide
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Get your cultural fix by visiting a local Masai Boma to learn more about the fascninating Masai tribes of East Africa
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 4

    Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Heading out bright and early you have the whole day to explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve. If you visit during the Great Migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras follow the rain and migrate to Kenya from Tanzania’s Serengeti, make a stop at the Mara River. Here you may be in luck and witness a river-crossing when the herbivores cross the river, trying to avoid the snatch of a hungry crocodile. The beautiful thing about today: you have time. You are in no rush and can experience each moment to the fullest. Once you have seen the Big Five, turn your eye to the other animals: hyenas and cheetahs roam the savannah, waterbucks and zebras come to the rivers to quench their thirst, while hippos protect their sensitive skin from the sun in the murky waters.

    Insider's Tip:
    The Masai Mara is not only known for the world famous Migration river crossings. The scenery and abundant wildlife is second to none. Why not change up your point of view and join a once in a lifetime Hot Air Balloon Safari over the plains?
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees

  • Day 5

    Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Another day of wildlife adventures in the Mara awaits you. Today, you explore the western part of the game reserve, thus getting a thorough understanding and feel for the Mara ecosystem. You will be surprised about how much you have learned about Kenya’s flora and fauna by now. With the help of your guide you see more than picture-perfect sunsets and proud lions but understand the context and fragility of your natural surroundings.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    The early bird catches the worm. Start your safari at the break of dawn to catch the night predators still in action!
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 6

    Lake Victoria
    Your last morning in Kenya starts early. Take in the views of the Mara one last time before you head out towards the Tanzanian border at Isebania. After clearing immigration, you head to your destination for the day: Lake Victoria. Along the shores of the largest lake on the continent, you can spend the afternoon at leisure. Dust-off from the past adventurous days, take a dip in the pool, relax in the spa or even catch up on your emails so you have peace of mind for the coming days. Above all, enjoy the calming views of Lake Victoria. Welcome to Tanzania!
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Head into the water onboard one of the many local fishing canoes!

    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
     

  • Day 7

    Serengeti National Park
    You will wake up in your comfortable bed, only about 20 kilometres’ drive from the gate to the one and only Serengeti. It’s time to return to the bush for more wildlife encounters. Together with the Masai Mara, the Serengeti is host to the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras. If you have missed the herds in Kenya, this is your chance to see this natural spectacle in Tanzania. The name Serengeti translates to “endless plains” and you will quickly notice why: open grassland as far as you can see will take your breath away. These seemingly endless plains are dotted with kopjes, large rock formations, and preferred spot for lions to take a nap. On a full day of game drives, you explore this truly wonderful national park.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    During the months of December - February, the Great Migration is based in the Southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park. To make things even more interesting, this is also calving season. An absolutely specatacular sight to behold!

    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees

  • Day 8

    Serengeti National Park
    Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and enjoy a delicious bush breakfast in the Central Serengeti. Together with your guide you have all day to continue your exploration of the national park. Go right when others go left and you will experience private moments amongst Tanzania’s wildlife. The Serengeti is known for its large prides of lions, lazing under shade-giving acacia trees. Keep your eyes peeled on the branches of the trees and you may spot a leopard, devouring its recent kill. No day on safari is like the other and you will be amazed about new sightings on day eight of your great East African safari. Return to your accommodations and join the other guests in front of the “bush TV”, the campfire crackling in the night.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    If you have not yet in the Masai Mara, we would highly recommend to take part in an unforgettable Hot Air Balloon flight over the endless Serengeti Plains!
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 9

    Ngorongoro Crater
    Leaving the Serengeti early this morning you should take this opportunity and watch out for more predators – when the temperatures are cooler, big cats are more active and embark on the hunt. You will arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the late morning and drive into the world-famous Crater just before lunch time for a spectacular last game drive of your safari. This large inactive volcanic caldera is seasonally home to more than 25.000 animals. Large herds of zebras, buffaloes and prides of lions roam the crater floor. The steep crater walls covered in thick mountain forest are always visible, marking the boundaries of this haven for wildlife – a truly unique place. After your game drive you continue to your accommodations for your final overnight on safari.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    The Crater is famous for being one of the only areas within Tanzania's Northern Circuit where you can still spot Black Rhino in the wild. Keep a close eye - especially during the wetter months
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 10

    Arusha / End of Journey

    After a relaxed breakfast you make your way to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You can continue with your travel plans without having to stay another night in the city. Return home or fly to Zanzibar to dust-off from your exciting adventures in the bush and relax on tropical sandy beaches. Get in touch for more details!

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