9-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari
With 5 Days in Masai Mara & Serengeti Game Reserves | Best Wildebeest Migration Experience 2022.
- Kenya: Masai Mara National Reserve & Amboseli National Park
- Tanzania: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservancy
Experience a 9-day best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari. You will visit the premier parks in both Kenya and Tanzania. In Kenya, you will visit the Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park, While in Tanzania, you will visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservancy.
Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania form Africa’s most diverse, incredible, and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. It is globally famous for its annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. The combination of 5 days in the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem will ensure you will experience the best wildebeest migrations.
You will also experience the Famous Big Five, visit the Olduvai Gorge, take the Ngorongoro crater tour, get close to the free-ranging elephants, and have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The combination will ensure the best adventure possible without backtracking.
|Day by Day Overview
Day 1, 2& 3: Masai Mara National Reserve staying at Mara Simba Lodge. + All Meal and game drives
Day 4 & 5: Serengeti National Park staying at Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti. + All Meal and game drives
Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservancy staying at Rhino Lodge. + All Meal and game drives
Day 7&8: Amboseli National Park staying at Kibo Safari Camp. +All Meal and game drives
|1, 2 & 3
||Mara Simba Lodge
||Masai Mara National Reserve
|| 4 Star
||-Masai village visit,
-Night game drives
|4 & 5
||Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti
||Serengeti National Park
||-Masai village visit,
-Night game drives
||-Olduvai George visit
||Kibo Safari Camp
||Amboseli National Park
||-Masai village visit, balloon ride
- Meal Plan: Full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
- We can customize to your preference
- Its a private safari
Price and Rates of 9-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari
|3 Jan – 31 Mar
|1 Apr – 30 Jun
|1 Jul 1- 31 Oct
|1 Nov – 22 Dec
|23 Dec – 2 Jan
- Park entrance fees.
- Game drives in our 4wd vehicle with a pop-up roof.
- Private transport.
- Full Board Hotel Accommodation while on safari.
- All activities (unless labeled as optional).
- Enough mineral bottled water while on safari.
- A professional safari guide.
- Daily safari and wildlife briefing.
- Airports meet and greet.
- All government taxes where applicable.
- Transfers from and to the airport.
- International flights (from/to home)
- Medical insurance
- Passports and visas
- Driver/ Guide Gratuity and Tips
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Latest Reviews on TripAdvisor…
My friend and I booked an experience with Amazing Memories and it was perfect from the first email we sent to the moment we said goodbye to our guide at... read more the airport. When we reached out to Amazing Memories, Anne was very quick to respond and provide us the information that we need. We were given three different options and the ability to make changes wherever we wanted - it was totally flexible and essentially could be tailored to suit whatever we wanted to do. We flew into Nairobi and stayed the night before starting our Safari adventure the next day. We were picked up from our hotel and introduced to our guide (Joseph) who was absolutely outstanding for the entire trip. We went to three different national parks and everything was very well organised and we felt incredibly safe. Joseph was the best guide we could have wanted - he made every effort to ensure we had the best experience possible! We would definitely book again and we would definitely request Joseph 🙂
March 13, 2023
I rarely write reviews however I'll make an exception for Amazing Memroies Safaris as they really were outstanding. When searching for a travel company to go with, there... read more was a very wide range in prices. AMS were on the more reasonable end of the price range. Anne was extremely patient with us as we chopped and changed itinerary and offered excellent suggestions to tailor our holiday. If I am honest, we were not completely sure what we would get for our money once we arrrived however we need not worry. The locations, accomodation, food, drivers were all excellent. We were completely taken care of from the moment we landed and met in Nairobi. David our tour guide was excellent and took us to all the places were the Big 5 hung out. We stayed at Mbweha Camp in Lake Nakuru which was stuning, Ashnil Mara Camp which was great. Anne arranged flights & drivers to Mombassa where we stayed at Sarova Whitesands. It's all the little extras that made the difference from arranging sundowner, driver pick ups / drop offs and a driver to take us around Nairobi on the last day. Would definitely recomend them to anyone considering a safari.
March 5, 2023
Why Book with us:
- All our guests are well covered under the AMREF Evacuation Cover– This is complimentary.
- We are KATO Bonded – Book with reassurance and peace of mind
- Our guides are all licensed by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
Your safari will start with a pick-up at JKIA Airport. You will later drive to Masai Mara National Reserve.
On your way, you will have a stop-over at the Great Rift valley viewpoint for a panorama view of the escarpment, a chance for a photo session, attend washrooms, and an opportunity to visit Curio shops.
You will then Proceed and arrive at Masai Mara, one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, in time for lunch.
Check-in at Masai Mara Simba lodge and have a hot lunch. Freshen up and have some time to relax and enjoy the property.
Around 4 pm, you will head for an afternoon game drive. The game drive starts at the gate since the lodge is inside the park.
The Reserve is globally famous for its exceptional population of Big cats and the Great annual wildebeest migration to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, also known as the 7th Wonder of the world.
After the game drive, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: 2nd Night in Masai Mara National Reserve
Morning breakfast and exit the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the Mara National Reserve searching for the Big 5and other animals.
In case your safari falls from July to October, you will have the privilege to witness the 7th wonder of the world, the annual wildebeest migration, especially while crossing the crocodile-loaded river Mara.
After the game drive, you will head to the lodge to freshen up and proceed for a freshly prepared hot dinner. Later have overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: 3rd Night in Masai Mara National Reserve
Today’s program is also very flexible; you can choose between three options.
Option 1: Breakfast and exit the lodge with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the Mara Reserve, searching for the Big 5 and other animals.
Option 2: You may opt to have an early morning game drive in search of the big cat and the killings, return for breakfast, freshen up and spend the rest of the mid-morning at your leisure, either swimming in the pool or just relaxing. Later have lunch and proceed for the evening game drive around 4 pm, searching for Big five and other animals.
Option 3: Go on for an optional hot air balloon ride (USD 400pp) in the early morning, followed by mid-morning game drives before driving to the lodge for lunch. Later have an afternoon game drive.
After the game drive, you will head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Note: With any of the three options, you can make arrangements for an Optional Visit to the Masai Village at USD 30PP.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will depart with packed lunch to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. After visa formalities at the Isebania border, you shall proceed to Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park; also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing
You will arrive in the late afternoon at Tanzania Bush Camp with a game drive en-route. Freshen up and have dinner at the Camp.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast at the camp, you shall depart with packed lunch for a whole day game drive at the park for a chance to see the BIG 5, Migrations, and even many more animals.
You will later return for dinner and overnight in the evening at Tanzania Bush Camp Serengeti.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservancy
Morning breakfast and then drive to Ngorongoro Conservancy. You will arrive in time for lunch with a game drive en-route at Rhino Lodge.
You will then leave the camp for a half-day crater tour after lunch.
About the Crater: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area as a whole has much to offer, but the jewel in its crown is, without a doubt, the eponymous crater – an area of 265 sq km, which is 610 meters deep and 19 km across. The rim of the crater is an astounding 2286 meters above sea level. The floor contains a small soda lake called Lake Magadi, and it is estimated that 30000 animals live in the crater, making it the most intensive safari game viewing area on earth. It was therefore very fittingly declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. A visit to Tanzania is incomplete without a safari visit to the park.
Later you will drive back for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservancy – Amboseli National Park
Have breakfast and then drive to Amboseli National Park with packed lunch. After visa formalities at The Namanga border, you shall proceed to Amboseli National Park.
You will arrive at Amboseli National Park around 2 pm. You will have a bush lunch on a hill facing Mt Kilimanjaro. After lunch, you will continue with your game drives.
This is the best park to get close to the free-ranging elephants, over 1600 elephants, and have spectacular views of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Also, you will have an opportunity to get the best snapshots of the unique African sunset and sunrise.
After the game drive, you will drive to the camp and check-in at Kibo Safari Camp. You will freshen up and proceed for a warm dinner with soothing traditional music in the background.
You will later have an overnight at the camp.
Day 8: Amboseli National Park
On this day, you have two options to choose from:
Option one; You may opt to have an early morning game drive, return for a hot breakfast, freshen up and spend the rest of the midmorning at your leisure, either swimming in the pool or just relaxing. Later have lunch and proceed for the evening game drive. Finally, return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Option 2: You may have an early breakfast and proceed for a whole day game drive with packed lunch. Return to the camp for dinner and turn in for the night.
Day 9: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, you will drive back to Nairobi, where you will spend the day with optional activities depending on your flight schedule. this where your 9-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari ends
Optional Activities in Nairobi
1. Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage.
2. Visit the Giraffe Center
3. Dinner or Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for meat lovers.
4. Visit Maasai Market.