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Kenya & Tanzania big 5 safari – Budget Safari

Day 1: Arrival into Nairobi

Welcome to the Bustling streets, Africa colored-hued textiles, and sky-scraping towers of cosmopolitan Nairobi Kenya. After your long flight, we'll whisk you away immediately to comfort and relaxation.

Overnight and breakfast at the Royal Tulip hotel

Day 2: Nairobi to Masai Mara

The magic of this incredible region is owed to many things: to the friendly Maasai, a centuries-old tribe and enduring culture; to the scenic beauty of these sun-dappled plains; to the vast natural diversity found here, from Africa's Big Five game to the millions of wildebeest that beat a path through the reserve every year.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge or Similar

Day 3: Masai Mara

As dawn unfolds over the Maasai Mara, the origins of the region's name soon become clear: Mara, Maasai for "spotted," is an apt description for gnarled trees, and ever-changing shadows that dot the landscape. And on today's morning and afternoon game drives, we delve deep into this spectacular scenery. We search for grazing giraffes, speedy antelopes and wading hippos, but our most sought-after sightings are of Africa's Big Five – the five most fierce and dangerous animals on the continent: African buffalo, black rhinos, bush elephants, leopards and lions. And if we timed our trip right, there's more: the Great Migration. This annual event is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World, and for good reason: every year, millions of wildebeest (gnu) and hundreds of thousands of zebra thunder across Tanzania's Serengeti and into the Maasai Mara, comprising the largest land animal migration in the world.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba lodge

Day 4: Masai mara to Lake Nakuru park

When you first catch sight of Lake Nakuru, Is the lake rimmed with pink-sand beach? Lake Nakuru's rosy shores are populated by thousands of flamingos, their numbers create an optical illusion of a pink-fringed lake. After lunch at Nakuru town, we'll take a game drive into this unique park, located in the picturesque Great Rift Valley. The park's diverse ecosystems give birth to a startling array of sights and animal sightings. Scan the bushed grasslands, yellow acacia trees and blue-green lake for buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, black and white rhinos, baboons, lions, hyena and more than 400 bird species. Exit before 6.00pm and drive to camp or lodge for overnight and dinner

Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Elementaita or Lake Elementaita Lodge.

Day 5: Nakuru – Nairobi – Amboseli park

A long travel day begins with breakfast at in Elementaita, continues with lunch in Nairobi, and culminates with dinner in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park sits on an international border, its Kenyan sights flanked by Tanzania's imposing Mt. Kilimanjaro– the tallest peak in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain the world.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or Sentrim Amboseli

Day 6: Amboseli park

Two game drives take us into the wilds of Amboseli. The park is well known for the vast elephant herds that saunter these plains, in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, There's no question why everyone considers Amboseli to be one of Kenya's most photogenic destinations.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or Sentrim Amboseli Camp.

Day 7: Amboseli via Arusha to Lake Manyara

Early morning departure with a stop over at Arusha town for lunch. Check in at Lake manyara serena with a stunning view of the lake. Take this is gonna be a long day and a lot of driving.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife lodge.

Day 8: Lake Manyara to Serengeti park

Early breakfast depart for Serengeti park, through the dusty and bumpy road. Enjoy the true Africa the sights and sounds outside your window: Cultural visit to a masai village inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, experience and interact with the masai as they welcome you to their land. Welcome to the mighty Serengeti and your first game drive in Tanzania. Picnic lunch in the park.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Acacia camp.

Day 9: Serengeti park

The Maasai have chosen a fitting name: Serengeti, or "Endless Plains." And today, the boundless Serengeti, home to three million animals, is yours to explore, we will carry picnic lunch boxes to eat during the day. Our Full day drive offers another opportunity to spot Africa's Big Five, as well as cheetah, gazelles, African wild dogs, giraffes and approximately 500 bird species. And if we missed the wildebeest in Maasai Mara, we may be able to spot them here, on the Serengeti. The two reserves, which today straddle country lines, are forever connected by the Great Migration and the millions of terrestrial mammals that make the yearly journey.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp

Day 10: Ngorongoro conservation areas

After breakfast we check out and depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The focal point is Ngorongoro Crater, the epicenter of a collapsed volcano and the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. You'll have arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon. Spend your afternoon at leisure. A stop over at a masai village along the way can be organized at an extra cost.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Day 11: Descend into Ngorongoro crater

Descend into the Ngorongoro crater with Picnic lunch inside Ngorongoro Crater, where a barren volcanic crater spills into rolling green foothills, their emerald carpet abutting blue-tinged mountains in the distance. Ngorongoro Conservation Area hosts this breath-taking sight, and that's not all: Africa's Garden of Eden is also home to almost every animal species in East Africa, making Ngorongoro the exhilarating subject of today's game drive. Depart for Arusha town.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge or Ngurdoto Lodge.

Day 12: Departure date

You have option of flying back home from Kilimanjaro airport or drive to Nairobi with the shuttle bus that depart Arusha everyday. Transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home

Prices include
  • All park entry fees
  • Ground transportation and excursions as specified.
  • Meals and accommodation in lodges/camps as per itinerary.
  • Unlimited mileage on game drives.
  • Converted 4 x 4 land cruiser or Safari van as per your choice driven by private professional safari guide
  • Free Mineral water in the vehicle
Prices Excludes
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excursions other than specified.
  • International Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa fees

Terms & Conditions

Dreamkenyasafaris standard Terms & Conditions for Safaris apply.

Safe Payments

On booking your safari with us, we will ask for a 50% down-payment with the balance due 45 days prior to your arrival. Payments can either be made by electronic bank transfer or by credit card (Master Card and Visa) through our Direct Pay payment gateway in over an encrypted Internet connection. We will never ask you to send us any credit card details by email nor will we keep any records of your credit card details! The protection of your personal data is paramount to us.

Some Important Things to Note

Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
To give our clients maximum protection, we are a member of the Kenyan Association of Tour Operators (KATO). An integral part of KATO's quality assurance is a system of recourse and redress for dissatisfied travellers or in the worst case scenario if a member goes out of business.
 
 
Why Dream Kenya Safaris?

With a Head Office based in Ukunda Diani Beach, Kenya, we have a local presence in East Africa and we will take care of you on the ground from the time we meet you at the airport on arrival, right up until you fly home. We can provide a seamless service for all your East Africa accommodation and transport – you just need to add your International flights.