8 Days Kenya And Tanzania Safari : For those who enjoy being active, this exhilarating 8 Days itinerary includes memorable game drives in Kenya and Tanzania. Spend the first two nights in Nairobi for an introduction to Kenyan culture and wildlife protection before visiting The Maasai Mara national reserve. You will then cross the border of Kenya and proceed to Tanzania where you’ll explore three stunning safari locations, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Craters, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take advantage of private transportation and distinctive all-inclusive accommodations for the ultimate African trip.
HIGHLIGHTS: 8-DAYS KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARI
- In Nairobi, visit newborn elephants and feed giraffes as part of an urban safari.
- Visit a park noted for its elephant herds and go on a vehicle safari.
- Look for the resident lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes of the Serengeti.
- Stay in a variety of luxurious, exotic hotels, one of which has roomy walk-in tents.
- Visit a local initiative that uses recycled materials to create beautiful jewelry.
BRIEF ITINERARY: 8-DAYS KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARI
- Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
- Day 2: Safari in Nairobi National Park, Conservation, and Culture Tour Nairobi
- Day 3: Nairobi to Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Day 5: Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park via the Isebania border
- Day 6: Explore Serengeti National Park
- Day 7: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater, Game Drive
DETAILED ITINERARY: 8-DAYS KENYA AND TANZANIA SAFARI
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya! You will be welcomed at the busy capital of Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by a private car and taken to your accommodation. Rest for a while at your hotel.
In East Africa, this metropolis of more than six million people is a center of culture. If you have the opportunity, visit some of the city’s well-known markets or take some time to explore the spectacular Nairobi National Museum, which houses a variety of cultural and historical artifacts. Find eateries selling genuine Kenyan food and coffee shops serving locally sourced coffee while touring the area.
Day 2: Safari in Nairobi National Park and Conservation and Culture Tour
You’ll go on a full-day excursion today to see some of Nairobi’s top attractions! By getting picked up early, you can forego the morning tour and instead go on a half-day safari in Nairobi National Park. The park covers 45 square miles (117 square meters) and is home to more than 80 species of free-roaming mammals, including four out of the five “Big Five” (elephants excluded). The park was created in 1945 and is now home to lions, leopards, zebras, rhinos, wildebeests, and a variety of birds. It was Kenya’s first national park. Additionally, this is among the best locations in Kenya to witness black and white rhinos.
You’ll then travel to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in the middle of the morning to observe juvenile elephants who have been saved and are being cared for until they are released back into the wild. You can even sponsor an orphan elephant, which will allow you to come back to the sanctuary later in the day to assist with feeding and tucking your chosen elephant into bed. Your driver will take you to the Utamaduni Craft Center, a nonprofit located in a sizable colonial home, around noon. Here, you’ll find more than a dozen different rooms selling a variety of fantastic African artwork and mementos.
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), founded in 1979 to save Rothschild’s giraffe, runs the Giraffe Center, which is the afternoon’s sole activity. There were just 130 remaining wild Rothschild giraffes in Kenya at the time AFEW was established. That number is currently somewhere around 300 thanks to this organization, which raises giraffes and releases them into the wild. From an elevated platform, you may observe some of the existing residents and assist with feeding. A bird sanctuary and a self-guided walking trail are also on the property.
The remainder of the day is free. The Bomas of Kenya, a cultural center in Langata with 11 life-size homesteads (bomas) exhibiting various traditional construction types from all around the country, is one example of an optional activity. Drumming and dancing from many national traditions are performed every day. You could also visit the Kazuri Beach Factory, a women’s cooperative. Make your way back to the hotel once you’ve gotten your fill of the activities. Your driver can make arrangements and offer options if you want to stop for dinner en route.
Day 3: Nairobi to Masai Mara Game Reserve
We’ll drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the southwest and arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Before setting out on our evening game drive across these stunningly dotted plains of the Mara, we spend the afternoon at leisure before looking for game that includes big cats, Topi, hartebeest, Oribi, Grant’s and Thomson gazelles, buffalo, waterbuck, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, as well as many species of reptiles and amphibians.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Get up early to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a Maasai Mara sunrise. Following a short cup of coffee, you’ll travel outside into the park to observe the savannah being set ablaze by the sun and the big cats taking advantage of the morning’s cooler temperatures to look for prey.
As an alternative, you could embark on a hot-air balloon safari, which would carry you above the activity before you descended onto the plains for a champagne brunch with the wildlife. Inquire about including a hot air balloon adventure in your safari with your safari guide.
Following a late breakfast at your lodge, you’ll go again for a full day of exploring the Maasai Mara with a picnic lunch in tow. Another option is to unwind at your lodge in the morning, eat lunch there, and then go out again in the late afternoon when it’s a little cooler.
Day 5: Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park via the Isebania border
After an early breakfast and a morning game drive across the park this morning, bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and Kenya. Through the Oloolo gate, leave the park and continue to the Isebania border, where there will be a quick halt for immigration procedures and an early picnic lunch.
Following the completion of the immigration procedures, you will meet your new driver on the Tanzanian border and go into the renowned Serengeti National Park for a late-afternoon wildlife drive before arriving at the lodge. The gorgeous Serengeti is a great area to see predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as herbivores like elephants, hippos, and giraffes. Serengeti National Park is home to large populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes.
Note: The journey from Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park takes the majority of the day. Get ready for a long day. Alternatively, you can choose to fly from Maasai Mara to Seronera Air Strip, which will save you a lot of time and long drives and allow you to have lunch at the chosen lodge in the Serengeti. I do advise taking a fly if your budget will allow it as a safari guide. Otherwise, a road trip can be both exciting and exhausting.
Day 6: Explore Serengeti National Park
In the middle Serengeti, which is home to predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as giraffes, zebras, hippos, baboons, wildebeests, warthogs, gazelles, crocodiles, and a wide variety of bird species, you will have the entire day to enjoy morning and afternoon individual game drives. During the Serengeti Migration, if you happen to be traveling between December and March, you might see some major herd activity. Enjoy!
Day 7: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater, Game Drive
Today, you’ll travel 41 miles (66 km) to Tanzania’s ancient Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site commonly referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. A stunning blue-green environment filled with grasslands, lakes, and woods may be found deep behind its massive walls.
Around two to three million years ago, a massive volcano erupted and then collapsed on itself, creating the crater. Its depth is 2,000 feet (609 m), and its surface area is 100 miles (259 km). Massive bull elephants, leopards, rhinos, wildebeests, buffalo, and the largest concentration of lions in Africa may all be found in this amazing natural amphitheater. Enjoy a day of game viewing before going to your accommodation.
The Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is one place to stay in the area; it’s a small haven where safari tourists may take a break from the dusty roads and savor local cuisine, a garden setting, and exceptional Tanzanian hospitality. All of the staff members reside in the adjacent town and surrounding villages, and the lodge is owned entirely by Tanzanians. With a coffee garden and pool area, the cottages are surrounded by the property’s lovely landscaping. Every room has a fireplace, dressing area, bed with a mosquito net, huge bathroom with a shower, and patio with views.
Day 8: Fly to Nairobi and depart Kenya.
It’s time to part ways! You will transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport at the appointed time for a trip to Nairobi, where you will connect to your departing flight, traveling 149 miles (240 kilometers). Travel safely!
If you have time in the morning, think about going to Shanga, a social company that has been operating since 2007 and hires people with disabilities to make distinctive, premium-quality, handcrafted jewelry, glassware, and home goods out of recycled materials (ideal for gifts). Products are sold in Tanzania and throughout the world, and revenues are reinvested in the employment of individuals with disabilities.
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle during a safari
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Meals while on safari
- All government taxes
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- International Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs, etc.
- Travel insurance
Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this 8 days Tanzania and Kenya Safari Tour. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!