12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

The 12 days Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari will offer you an opportunity to encounter Kenya and Tanzania wildlife in different destinations. During the safari, you will visit the Ngorongoro conservation area, lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and the Serengeti National Park. During the 12-day Kenya and Tanzania safari, you will engage in the true African wildlife through the game drives and hot air balloons.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 2: Full day in the Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to the Amboseli National Park
  • Day 4: Full day in the Amboseli National Park
  • Day 5: Transfer to the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 6: Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 7: Transfer to the Serengeti National Park
  • Day 8: Full day in the Serengeti National Park
  • Day 9: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 10: Full day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 12: Morning game drive and Transfer to Arusha                                                           

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the Lake Nakuru National Park

Upon meeting your guide in Nairobi, you will be briefed about the 12 days of the Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari. Then, you will embark on the transfer to the Lake Nakuru National Park. The transfer will take about 3 hours to reach the park headquarters. You will arrive at lunchtime. After lunch, you will be left to relax for the rest of the evening. You will visit the Baboon Cliff for the sunset views and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Full day in the Lake Nakuru National Park

During day 2 of the 12 days of the Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari, you will start the day with a full-day adventure in the Lake Nakuru National Park. While on your full-day adventure which will involve the game viewing of the wildlife in the park, you will be able to see some of the big five animals like lions and rhinos among others. Later on, you will visit the lion hill where you will see different prides of the lions in the park.  Then you will proceed back to the lodge for the relaxation and lunch. After your lake, you will visit the lake Nakuru to see some bird species like the lesser flamingoes. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3: Transfer to the Amboseli National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will head into the park again for the game for another game drive as you transfer to the Amboseli National Park. During the transfer to the Amboseli National Park, you will make a stopover for your en-route lunch. The transfer will take about 6 to 8 hours of travel. Once you arrive in the park, you will check in to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Full day in the Amboseli National Park

You will start the day with an early morning breakfast, after which you will drive into the park for the morning game drive. During the game drive you will be able to encounter different wildlife like lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, and many others. You will return to the lodge for the relaxation and lunch. In the evening, you will return to the park for the night game drive to encounter nocturnal animals like porcupines, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to the Masai Mara National Reserve

During day 5 of the 12 days of Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari, you will start the day with every morning breakfast. Then after, you will start with the transfer to the Masai Mara National Reserve. During the transfer, you will make a stopover for your en-route lunch. Upon arrival in the park, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve

You start the day with an early morning breakfast. Then you will proceed with the early morning game drive within the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will have a close encounter with the wildlife within the park like the lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and many others. Later in the afternoon, you will proceed with the visit to the Masai community. During the visit to the Masai community, you will interact with the Masai. In the interaction, you will be able to know about their way of living. Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to the Serengeti national park

On day 7 of the 12 days of Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari, you will be transferred to the Isibania border. Upon arrival at the border, you will clear with the immigration office for clearance into Tanzania.  You will proceed with the transfer to the Serengeti National Park.  Once you arrive in the park, you will check into the lodge and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Full day in the Serengeti national park

In the morning, you will go into the park for the game viewing. During the game viewing in the park, you will be able to see different wildlife like the big five animals, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, and many others. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred from the northern sector of the park to the southern sector for the evening game drive. You will later check in to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 In the morning, you will start with the early morning game drive within the southern sector of the park. Then you will later head back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will start the transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival in the park, you have lunch. After your lunch, you will be left to relax for the afternoon.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Full day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You will embark on a full-day adventure in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. During the full-day adventure, you will start with the early morning hot air balloon. During the hot air balloon safari, you will have the most impressive view of the Ngorongoro Crater. More so, you will see different wildlife like elephants and buffaloes. Later in the afternoon, you will proceed to the park again for the afternoon game drive to see different wildlife. In the evening, you will have a relaxation at the cliff of the crater as you enjoy the sunset.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

On the second last day, you will start over with the early morning game drive into the crater. Then later, you will return to the hotel for breakfast. After your breakfast, you will go ahead with the transfer to the Lake Manyara National Park. Once you arrive at the park, you will have lunch and relax. In the evening, you will visit Lake Manyara to see different aquatic birds like the lesser flamingoes which are pink in color, and many others. You will also enjoy the sunset while on the lake.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 12: Morning game drive and transfer to Arusha

On your last day of the 12 days of Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari, you will start with a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. You will see different wildlife like lions, leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and hippos among others. You will return to the lodge for the relaxation and refreshment. After having your lunch, you will go ahead with the transfer to Arusha. While in Arusha, you will be either transferred to the airport for outbound flights. Alternatively, you may be dropped at a  hotel of your choice. This will mark the end of your safari.

Meal plan: Breakfast, and lunch

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