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Sep 7th, 2014, 11:20 PM
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What can be the best of Kenya and Tanzania safaris combination?

9 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Day 1 : Nairobi/Masai Mara

Depart Nairobi in the morning and head southward to the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley. Continue to Narok, a small Masai town for lunch then to Masai Mara for an afternoon game viewing. Dinner and night at the adventure camping.

Day 2 : Masai Mara

Proceed for a morning and afternoon game drives from the the campsite, explore the parks amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.

Although July, August and September are the months when the Masai Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the budget camping.

Day 3 : Masaai Mara/Nairobi

Wake up for an early morning game drive, followed by late breakfast and a departure to Nairobi stopping sporadically for the breathtaking panoramic views of the rift valley and adjacent landforms. The first part of the tour ends in Nairobi late in the afternoon for an overnight in a Niarobi budget hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 : Nairobi/Arusha.

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7.30 am drive to Arusha with a stop-over at the border post for immigration formalities, arrive in Arusha to be met by one of our staff followed by safari briefing, overnight in Arusha Hotel on BB basis.

Day 5 : Arusha/L.Manyara.

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.30 am and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for afternoon game drive. A good network of tracks and roads in the park allows excellent game viewing opportunities.

Animals seen include buffalo and elephant. Other animals present that can be seen with luck are the tree climbing lions, leopard and black rhino. Lesser flamingos and Egyptian geese are some of the birds seen here. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 6 : Lake Manyara- Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast,leave lake manyara for ngorongoro crater arriving in the afternoon, descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full day crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive, return to Ngorongoro wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Ngorongoro/Serengeti

Leave ngorongoro after breakfast for Serengeti arriving in time for lunch after lunch proceed for afternoon game drive in this unique park to see the many animals, dinner and overnight at serengeti seronera campsite.

Day 8 : Serengeti

Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon .The term ‘serengeti’ means endless plains in maasai language.

In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and kenya’s maasai mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingoes, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, Dinner and overnight in your campsite.

Day 9 : Serengeti- Arusha

After breakfast leave the campsite for game viewing on your way out of Serengeti, drive to Arusha town via Mto wa Mbu village where the adventure tour ends in the afternoon. Take a shuttle bus to Nairobi or go to Zanzibar.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 04:04 AM
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A whole lot of driving time that could be better spent by focusing on one country. Either one would be okay depending on the time of the year as both have excellent variety of parks/reserves to see a variety of wildlife. I am partial to Tanzania but ... The description of daily itinerary is really watered down with significant questionable statements. Unless a recent introduction occurred, I don't believe rhino are found in Lake Manyara NP. The listing of birds for the Serengeti/MM is an insult to even the non-birder.
Interesting to see the list of 450 mammals in the MM. Who writes this stuff?
I would shy away from this program in favor of one country and would certainly question the company touting this program as "best".
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