12 days Kenya Tanzania Camping Safari
12 Days Kenya Tanzania Camping Safari: Day 1:Nairobi, Day2: Sweetwaters, Day 3: Lake Nakuru, Day 4 & 5: Masaai mara, Day 6: Isebania Border to Lake Victoria Island, Day 7&8: Serengeti National Park , Day 9 & 10: Ngorongoro, Day 11: Lake Manyara, Day 12: Arusha
Detailed Itinerary of 12 days Kenya Tanzania Camping Safari
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
You will be met at the International Airport of Nairobi by a Bushtroop Tour and Safaris Driver/Guide who will transfer you to the Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure booked on half board basis, HB
Day 2: Nairobi – Sweetwaters (BLD)
In the morning at 0800hrs pick up from your hotel in Nairobi and travel to Nanyuki at the foot of Mt. Kenya for lunch.
Your camp lies in the heart of the private 24,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. At 1500hrs after lunch, leave for afternoon game drives in the Sanctuary to look for giraffe, zebra, elephant, cheetah and lion. You will have dinner and overnight at Nanyuki Budget Hotel, FB
Day 3: Sweetwaters- Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you proceed to Lake Nakuru. After arrival you check in at your Budget Hotel. After lunch and some rest game drive at Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingoes nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.
The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Rocks. Also of interest, an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothchild giraffe and black rhinos. Overnight at the Budget Hotel FB
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Naivasha where you enjoy a beautiful boat trip on Lake Naivasha, a true bird sanctuary. On your way along the lakeshores you will see hippos socializing lazily in the shallow waters or hiding in dense papyrus forest. Lunch will be taken at Elsamere, a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha.
It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book ‘Born Free’. After lunch you make your way to Masai Mara with viewing various games on the way, birds, herds of Antelopes, Zebra, giraffe, Elephants, gazelle, etc.
While on the way, you have chances to visit Maasai local village (Manyata) and take some photos of really Maasai with their culture attires. At Masai Mara you go for an afternoon game drive with high chances of seeing the’ Big five’ and many other wild animals set to retire for the day. Overnight at the camp. FB
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day of game drive at Maasai Mara.. Depending on the game drive nature you will have a great moment to visit the famous Mara River whereby different types of animals mingle to drink water, Picnic lunch in the bush. You will have either at Masai Mara or Serengeti the chance to experience the ‘Great Migration’ and some 1.5 millions of wildebeest an zebras on the move. In the evening you go for a night game drive which is an extraordinary safari experience watching Masai Mara’s nocturnal life like porcupine, aardvark, servalcat and mongoose. Dinner and overnight at the Camp. FB
Day 6: Masai Mara – Isebania – Private Island in Lake Victoria
Early morning game drive at Masai Mara and leaving after breakfast. Proceed to Isebania for Border crossing into Tanzania. After visa and border procedures, drive along the lakeshore to Musoma one of the major towns at Lake Victoria. In Musoma take a speedboat which will take you to an Island in Lake Victoria and to a budget Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and possibility to swim in the warm water of Lake Victoria. FB.
Day 7: Lake Victoria – Serengeti
In the morning we go out for a boattrip to Lake Victoria by local fishermen. Afterwards you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah with Elephants and Giraffs roaming around through a stretch of land which is rarely visited by travellers to reach Central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain which you will experience on your way to your lodge located at the Niaroboro Hills where you have spectacular views through huge panorama windows. Dinner and overnight at at Serengeti . FB Seronera campsite.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. We are very flexible with choosing our route will be on the track with the migration on its way to Masai Mara. Overnight at at Serengeti Seronera campsite . FB
Day 9: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge – Ngorongoro
One Early morning game drive after tea/coffee which is the best time to see the animals as they get out from their hide for the morning preys or return from their night hunt. After lunch breakfast you leave for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. Arrival to Ngorongoro for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim inhabited by buffaloes, elephants and different species of monkeys escorted by an armed ranger guide. Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba which providing a wonderful view towards the crater. FB
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater on World Heritage Site holding a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The Crater is also home to the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the ‘Big Five’ during one game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba. FB
Day 11: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Lots of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Mto wa Mbu. FB
Day 12: Manyara – Arusha-Nairobi
Time at leisure in the morning until your departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar for beach extension. Breakfast included.
Price per person US$ 2600
-Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for at an extra cost
-Accommodation on safari shall be in a budget tents in Kenya and campsites in Tanzania.
-All Camping equipments except sleeping bags in Tanzania
-Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
-All game Park Entrance fees
-Services of an English speaking tour driver-guide
-Game drives as per itinerary
-Entry for driver/vehicle
-All Government taxes and levies
-Drinking mineral water daily
-Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
-Tips on safari and at camps
-Items of personal needs
-Government taxes where applicable
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