13 Day Kenya & Tanzania Explorer

This 13 Day Kenya & Tanzania safari tour commences at Nairobi in Kenya and travels through famous East Africa wildlife areas, finishing at Arusha in Tanzania. You will travel to Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, probably the most famous of the reserves in Kenya’s southwestern corner which boasts an astonishing amount of game, then onto Lake Nakuru National Park. You will then head south east to Amboseli National Park at the foot of the Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s greatest mountain.

Heading further south you will cross the border into Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Conservation Area situated in the Great Rift Valley. It is an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display.

From here you travel onto Serengeti National Park, the setting for the famous book and film, “Born Free”. The 14,763 square kilometres Serengeti National Park is famous for being the southern end of the Great Migration. Every year over 1.5 million animals, mostly wildebeest but also zebra and Thompson’s gazelle, follow their instincts and move through the western corridor on their 1000 kilometre journey to the fresh grazing areas of the Maasai Mara.

Before traveling onto our final destination of Arusha, you spend one night at the Tarangire National Park which is famous for its dense wildlife population which is most spectacular between June and December. During this time of the year, thousands of animals migrate from dry savannah grasslands to Tarangire River looking for water.

Price per person – USD

Season Twin Share Single
02 January to 28 February 2019 USD 6,495 On request
01 to 31 March 2019 USD 6,235 On request
01 April to 31 May 2019 USD 5,515 On request
01 to 30 June 2019 USD 6,325 On request
01 July to 31 October 2019 USD 6,585 On request
01 November to 15 December 2019 USD 6,235 On request

Number of Days:  13


  1. Price is valid until 15 December 2019. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
  2. Departs every Saturday subject to availability
  3. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard
  4. Minimum of 2 people on tour

Package Includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Transport in 1 x 7 Seater Minibus for Kenya safari &  1 x 7 Seater 4×4 vehicle for Tanzania safari
  • 1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari
  • Amref emergency medical evacuation cover

Package Excludes:

  • All International and Domestic Flights (unless stated.)
  • Festive Season Supplements (will be indicated separately)
  • Visas, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Laundry (unless stated), Massage and Personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • All tips and porterage
  • Any services not mentioned in the program


Day 1 – Arrive Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport you are met and assisted by a Wild Africa Travel Company representative. Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta Airport to your hotel. Day is spent at leisure in Nairobi.  Overnight at Hotel Intercontinental

Day 2 – Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 – Maasai Mara National Reserve
{0500Hrs Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast.}
Early wake up call and embark on an early morning game drive before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure followed by lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4 – Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will be collected for the day’s drive taking you to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, destination Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch at your lodge. After Lunch you will proceed on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake has good density of game and it is one Park that within few minutes of game drive, you will achieve quite a lot in terms of sightings. It is also a bird watchers haven. After the game drive proceed back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5 – Lake Nakuru National Park to Amboseli National Park
After breakfast at the overnight lodge, you will depart Lake Nakuru National Park and drive to Lake Naivasha where you will have a boat ride and thereafter proceed to Nairobi where you will have a quick lunch. After lunch proceed to the Amboseli National Park which is set at the foot of the most famous symbol of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6 – Amboseli National Park
This is your full day to explore the Amboseli National Park. Famous for its large herds of elephants and in particular its big tuskers, a day in Amboseli is surely a highlight of your safari. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7 – Amboseli National Park to  Lake Manyara
After breakfast at the overnight lodge, you will drive to the border post where you will clear immigration formalities and immediately proceed to Arusha town where you will have lunch. After lunch proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, which apart from its abundant bird life, is known for its tree-climbing lions. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8 – Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at your lodge, then drive over to the world famous Serengeti National park via the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Arrive at your lodge for lunch Later depart for an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti, this is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9 – Serengeti National Park
All day spent in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge  – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Visit Ol Duvai Gorge en-route, arriving at the Lodge in time for Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11 –  Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes and descend over 600 meters to the floor of the crater for a full day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkey and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Later in the afternoon, transfer back to your lodge on the crater rim. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge –Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12 –  Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park
Breakfast at the overnight lodge. This morning drive to Tarangire National Park, named after the Tarangire River which rises in Tanzania’s central highland. The river lures thousands of plains game to its banks. Lunch at your lodge. Later depart for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, one can spot the lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for Its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13 – Tarangire National Park to Arusha
Breakfast followed by check out then depart Tarangire and drive back to Arusha. Arrive at the Mount Meru Hotel for lunch, then after lunch transfer to the Kilimanjaro airport for your outbound flight. – Breakfast & lunch.

Hotel Intercontinental Nairobi ★★★★★
Hotel Intercontinental Nairobi
A haven in the city, this Nairobi hotel is ideally located for business, close to the Parliament buildings and next to Kenyatta International Convention Centre. Select from a wide range of dining options, including grilled seafood alfresco on a stunning outdoor pool terrace overlooking Uhuru Park. If exploring is your aim, a range of shopping experiences include luxury malls and Maasai open air markets, or for a real taste of Africa, visit nearby Nairobi National Park. Room info: 380 Rooms (suites & executive rooms)

Marai Sopa Lodge ★★★★
Mara Sopa Lodge
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the  rst safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre. Airy and spacious with an adjacent gift shop, the area – which incorporates a guest information desk – is decorated with warm earth colours and lit by an enormous, A can calabash chandelier. Room info: 99 rooms – 87 double rooms, 12 suites

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge ★★★★
Lake Nakuru Sopa LodgeLocated on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, one that is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike. The lounge, bar and dining room have extensive outdoor but sheltered terraces. The infnityview swimming pool overlooks the lake and has its own bar. The guest rooms
are spacious with 2 double-size beds, en-suite bathrooms
and private balconies. Room info: 54 twin/double rooms, 6 single rooms and 2 wheelchair rooms.

Amboseli Sopa Lodge ★★★
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snow capped mountain.
It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930’s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ and ‘The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ which were turned into more than successful feature films in the late 1940’s due to their renowned actors. All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge. While the park conserves over six hundred breeding species of birds, this is also home to the Maasai people, perhaps the world’s most renowned African tribe. Room info: 71 doubles, 1 honeymoon, 1 presidential

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge ★★★★
Lake Manyara Serena LodgeStanding high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views of Lake Manyara National Park is the pool bar and observation point.
Room info: 67 rooms

Serengeti Sopa Lodge ★★★★
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the southwestern Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality. 69 standard rooms, all with 2 queen size beds, carpeted, and tastefully furnished with local fabrics and pictures. Room info: 69 standard rooms


Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge ★★★★
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera. Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs. Because of its altitude the lodge can be chilly at night so each room has central heating; hot water bottles are placed in every bed during our evening turn down service; and our luxuriously appointed bathrooms have extremely spacious showers under which you can reminisce about the wonders of the Ngorongoro. Room info: 97 rooms

Tarangire Sopa Lodge ★★★
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park. Cautionary note, because the lodge is not fenced in, wild animals are at liberty to come and go as they please therefore transits to your room and back might be delayed. This is the only reason our guards will insist on taking you to and from at night. Once inside the coolness of your room, you will be delighted at its space and airiness, and also the views from its sheltered veranda. With its mini-bar, 2 double beds and an extremely spacious bathroom. Room info: 75 rooms, 4 suitable for the physically challenged. 4 interleading rooms suitable for families.

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