Affordable 10-night Kenya & Tanzania Combination Safari
East Africa, vast and wild, is the birthplace of the classic safari.
Incredible open spaces, landscapes that stretch on for miles and a diversity and density of bird and animal-life is what characterises a safari here. In this 10-night adventure, you’ll experience the highlights of both Kenya and Tanzania.
Begin your East African safari in Arusha, the gateway to the Serengeti. Spend a night on the edge of vast Lake Manyara, known for its proliferous birdlife; flamingos, pelicans and other water birds and joined by hordes of plains game that make their way to the lake’s edge. From there, you’ll enjoy two nights on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest natural caldera.
Game viewing in Ngorongoro is exceptional: it has one of the highest densities of game in Africa. You’ll then head into the vast Serengeti National Park. During migration season, 100s of 1000s of wildebeest and zebra make their way in a circular route from the Serengeti into the Masai Mara in search of new grazing. Finally, you’ll enjoy two nights in the Masai Mara, where your lodge has expansive and elevated views over the African plains.
This affordable safari is the best of both Kenya and Tanzania and is an excellent introduction into East Africa’s wonderful safari opportunities.
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1 night in Arusha
From the airport, you’ll be transferred to Arusha Serena Lodge for your first night in Tanzania. The hotel is situated among the woodland slopes of Mount Meru and has a wonderful ambiance that evokes a colonial-era coffee farm. Relax and unwind as you prepare to depart for your safari the following day.
Enjoy an English breakfast next to Lake Duluti, or a romantic dinner in the main restaurant.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Arusha Serena Hotel
Arusha Serena Hotel enjoys picturesque views of Lake Duluti in its setting on the slopes of Mout Meru. The hotel has a relaxed ambiance, with a library, lounge, restaurant and plenty of tailor-made experiences.
1 night at Lake Manyara
Today you’ll head into Lake Manyara National Park, home to one of East Africa’s largest soda lakes and which is the migratory home of 300 bird species, including flamingos, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfishers.
Set off on a game drive or outdoor excursion, visit a local village or simply lounge by the horizon-pool. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views.
The Flamingo Restaurant serves delicious cuisine in a light-filled, ambient setting. You can also enjoy bush dining opportunities.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
The lodge enjoys particularly picturesque views of Lake Manyara, which can be enjoyed from the central main deck, or from the comfort of your room, which is housed in circular two-story ‘rondavel’-style accommodation. Comfortable and paying homage to the traditional African safari, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge offers the perfect start to your Tanzanian safari.
2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater
Today you’ll arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, situated high above the plains on the jagged rim of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s largest natural calderas and is home to an incredible density of game. Massive bull elephants, large lion prides, hunting cheetah and rhino are just some of the big-game animals you’ll discover.
Enjoy daily game drives and excursions into the Crater and spend time at the lodge marvelling at the incredible views of this world wonder.
Dine in style and with spectacular views of the Crater. The main restaurant offers local and international cuisine served buffet style for breakfast and dinner, with plated dinner menus.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
This lodge is situated overlooking the vast Ngorongoro Crater, enjoying pristine views from each private stone balcony. The rooms are decorated in a distinctive Maasai style, with modern comforts and amenities.
3 nights in the Serengeti National Park
Today you’ll head into the Serengeti National Park, one of the jewels in East Africa’s wildlife crown. Spend three incredible days at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, ideally situated on an acacia-lined ridge and enjoying incredible views. Enjoy game drives, outdoor excursions and the opportunity to embark on unique adventures like a breakfast balloon safari over the African plains.
Relax and spend time around the pool, sip on a sunset cocktail or head off on a guided nature walk; this is all part of an exceptional Serengeti safari experience.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style and offer a wide variety of options. Dinner menus are filled with local and international cuisines. You can also enjoy a bush dining experience!
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
The lodge is set high on a tree-lined ridge, forming a natural amphitheater to the sprawling grasslands below. Each room is built from traditional stone and thatch, and has a private balcony, hand-made wood furniture and natural stone bathrooms.
2 nights in the Masai Mara National Reserve
From the Serengeti you’ll cross the border into the Masai Mara, Kenya’s flagship national reserve and the iconic home of the annual wildebeest migration. Experience two days exploring the reserve from the comfort of Mara Serena Safari Lodge, including game drives, breakfasts at the hippo pool and sunset drinks out on the plains.
Why not consider a hot air balloon safari? This bucket-list experience is one of the best ways of experience the Masai Mara – from the air.
Sample delicious buffet-style breakfast and lunches, before enjoying a plated dinner course in the evening. Bush dinners can also be arranged!
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Maasai manyatta, while offering modern comforts. All rooms and suites enjoy uninterrupted views from their private balconies. A visit to the Maisha Spa & Gym is a must!
1 night at Arusha Serena Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis
1 night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
2 nights at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
3 nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
2 nights at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Transport in a 4×4 Landcruiser in Tanzania with the service of an experienced English-speaking driver guide
Scheduled flight: Seronera / Masai Mara
Park entrance fees
Half-day crater tour
VIP meet & greet service at the airport
Flying doctor evacuation service
Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
Bottled water on road safaris in the vehicle
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary
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All items of a personal nature
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