Kenya and Tanzania Safari Combined
Set off on a 14-day Kenya and Tanzania safari including a view of rhino conservation, game drives, and the option for a savanna hot-air balloon ride.
Day 1 Fly from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park with game viewing and overnight
You will be met by our representative in Nairobi city or at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport. The driver will then transfer you to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Amboseli National Park, On arrival at the park, you will travel to the Amboseli Serena Lodge, taking part in your first game drive along the way. Upon arrival, you will check in and have lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will embark on another game drive where you will get your first view of Mount Kilimanjaro, a huge population of elephants, a wide variety of birds and other breathtaking scenery.
Later in the evening, you will return to the Amboseli Serena Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2. Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning and an afternoon game drive at the park, with a lunch break between each drive. Amboseli National Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife throughout the year and can be visited all year round. You may also choose to visit a Maasai village where you meet the local people and learn about their culture.
Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 3- Fly from Amboseli National Park to the Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, you will check out and transfer to the Amboseli Airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve via Nairobi. Upon arrival at the Mara Serena Airstrip, you will be met by a representative of the Mara Serena Lodge and transferred to the lodge. You will enjoy an exciting game drive along the way. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will check in and have lunch. Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
In the evening, return to the Mara Serena Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 4. Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, you will spend a full day at the Masai Mara, enjoying the splendor of this game-rich country. During the game drives, you will have the chance to view carnivores on the hunt, see members of the Big Five, as well as a wide variety of birds and breathtaking scenery. From July to October, you can witness the annual wildebeest migration where over one million wildebeest and thousands of zebras migrate to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Later in the evening, you will return to the Mara Serena Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 5 Fly from Masai Mara to Nairobi and depart to Dar el Salaam
After breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and embark on your final game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Later, you are transferred to the Mara Serena Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, our representative will drive you to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight to Dar el Salaam overnight.
Day 6 Dar-Kigoma Ujiji then Gombe Stream
We pick you up and transfer you to the Dar airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma. Arrive at Kigoma airport at 09:05 am. We will pick you up upon arrival and transfer you to Ujiji Town. Visit the Dr. Livingstone memorial center before transferring to Kibirizi port for your boat to Gombe. Pick up on arrival and transfer to the camp. At 14:00, enjoy hot lunches at the camp. Afterward, proceed for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is obviously the chimpanzee families that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Visitors take deep walks into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Val vet and colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, and dik-dik inhabit the dense forest and a wide variety of tropical birdlife.
Dinner and overnight will be at at Mbali Mbali Gombe
Day 7 Visit Kakombe Waterfall and Chimpanzee Trekking
At 08:30 am, start chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Gombe became well known for the conservation project started by Jane Goodall, who first arrived in Gombe in 1960. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests, like velvet, Colobus monkeys, and baboons. Climb to Jane’s Peak and visit Kakombe waterfalls if time allows.
Meals and overnight will be at Mbali Mbali Gombe.
Day 8 Gombe to Kigoma/Fly back to Dar-es-salaam
The morning after breakfast, we pick you up and transfer you by boat back to Kigoma town. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dar-es-Salaam.
Day 9 Arrive in Dar es Salaam, fly to Nyerere
Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport you’ll be met by a representative who will transfer you to the domestic terminal where you’ll board a scheduled light aircraft flight to an airstrip in Nyerere National Park in southern Tanzania.
At the airstrip you’ll be met by a representative and driven to your Rufiji River Camp.
Day 10/11 On Safari in Nyerere
Covering more than 50,000km², which equates to 5% of Tanzania’s land, Nyerere is Africa’s newest National Park: having formerly been the Selous Game Reserve. The Rufiji River runs through vast areas of Nyerere and sprawls out to endless lakes and deltas which fill and empty with the seasonal rains. At these water sources you might see crocodiles and hippo, and along the banks of the Rufiji River you’re likely to see large herds of elephants, especially in the dry season from June to November. The reserve is also home to buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, wildebeest, baboon, hyena, lion, leopard and endangered African wild dog.
Rufiji River Camp or Lake Manze Tented Camp
As Nyerere is formerly a game reserve your guide can go off road in your safari vehicle which means that you’re likely to experience much closer wildlife encounters than in Tanzania’s national parks where your guide is restricted to the roads.
Day 12 Fly from Nyerere to Ruaha National Park
This morning you’ll have time to enjoy one final game drive in Nyerere before returning to your lodge or camp for lunch. This afternoon you will be transferred back to the airstrip for a scheduled light aircraft flight to the remote and wild Ruaha National Park.
You will be met on arrival at the Msembe airstrip in Ruaha and driven to your accommodation where you’ll spend the Ruaha River Lodge.
Day 13 On safari in Ruaha National Park
You will have two full day to explore Ruaha National Park. Covering an area of approximately 13,000km², Ruaha is the largest national park in Tanzania. Named after the Great Ruaha River which forms the spine of this vast park, Ruaha had a phenomenal concentration and diversity of wildlife making it the country’s most significant national park outside of the Serengeti.Ruaha River Lodge.
The wildlife viewing here is fantastic – the Ruaha River attracts an abundance of wildlife, particularly in the dry season from June to October when there is a lack of water elsewhere in the park. On your game drives you can expect to see large herds of elephants, huge prides of lions, and packs of endangered African wild dogs, plus leopard, cheetah, jackal, giraffe, zebra, eland, impala and bat-eared foxes. The park is also home to some lesser known animals such as the Kudu, Roan and Sable antelope that enjoy the dry, open woodland areas, and it is a birders paradise with more than 570 species found here.
Day 14 Fly back to Dar es Salaam, end of holiday
This morning you can enjoy a final safari activity in Ruaha National Park and then after breakfast at your lodge or camp you’ll be driven back to Msembe airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Dar es Salam airport where you’ll connect onto your international flight home.