12 Day African Safaris   – Spirit and Soul of Africa

12 Day African Safaris is for those who want to discover all the most evocative landmarks and parks of Kenya and Tanzania. On this trip, you will explore Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Lake Manyara

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Days 1: Welcome to Lake Nakuru National Park
You will be picked up early in the morning and driven to Lake Nakuru National Park.
At Lake Nakuru, you will discover the global wonder of its flamingos and rhino sanctuary.
After you enjoy lunch here, you will embark on a game drive!
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Comfort: Nakuru tented camp
Luxury: Serena Hotel

Day 2.Explore Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today you will begin with an early morning drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This region hosts an annual seasonal migration of several zebra, wildebeest, and other predators. Today, also, you will head on an afternoon game drive and later enjoy dinner. An optional hot air balloon tour is available today, as well. Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: AA MARA Lodge
Comfort: Serena Hotel
Luxury: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 3: Look for the Big Five
Today will be spent in the lovely Maasai Mara reserve.
Go looking for the Big Five and spend time taking lovely pictures of this scenic place, where you may see game animals such as the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo.
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: AA MARA Lodge
Comfort: Serena Hotel
Luxury: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 4: More Game Drives and Wildlife

Your second day at the Maasai Mara reserve starts after a delicious breakfast. Have fun exploring the region on a game drive. If you didn’t see them yesterday, you have another chance to catch sight of the Big Five if you’re lucky!
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: AA MARA Lodge
Comfort: Serena Hotel
Luxury: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 5: Finish at Maasai Mara and Head to Serengeti
Start off your day with an early morning game drive in Maasai Mara as you leave the reserve. You will then go to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania – home to more than 2 million large animals!
Accommodation will be as following below
standard: Serena Hotel
Comfort: Kubu kubu Tented Lodge
Luxury: Melia Safari Lodge

Day6: Welcome to the Magical Serengeti
You will be spending the next two days in the Serengeti. Where the vast Serengeti Plain spreads out in front of you.
The area hosts many large predators like lions, cheetahs, and hyenas.
You will enjoy an afternoon game drive on the way to your campsite as well before dinner.
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Serena Hotel
Comfort: Kubu kubu Tented Lodge
Luxury: Melia Safari Lodge

Days 7: Spend a Day in the Serengeti
Your first day was just an introduction to all the wonders to behold in the Serengeti. Today, you will have a flexible schedule and unlimited mileage.
Enjoy the rich biodiversity of the region, as well as the gorgeous scenery!
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Serena Hotel
Comfort: Kubu kubu Tented Lodge
Luxury: Melia Safari Lodge

Day 8: Enjoy a Sunrise Game Drive
Greet the day with an early morning safari to see the Serengeti as the region comes to life. 
You can marvel at the sunrise in the African Savannah and its splendor. You will return to your camp for brunch afterward.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro conservation area, a UNESCO heritage site. Here, the highlands surround an extinct volcanic crater that houses a huge concentration of wildlife.
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Sopa Lodge
Comfort: Acacia Tented Camp
Luxury: Serena Hotet

Day 9: Go into Ngorongoro Crater
Today, you will descend into Ngorongoro Crater to explore and marvel at the variety of habitats it contains.
Whether it is a river, a swamp, a lake, a forest, or some plains, you can enjoy the diversity of the wildlife here.
After your game drive, you will enjoy a picnic lunch then afterward, go on another drive before leaving to hotel and overnight
 Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Lake manyara wildlife lodge
Comfort: Lake manyara serena Hotel
Luxury: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Hotel

Day 10: Explore Lake Manyara National Park
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before going on a full day game drive. You will explore the enchanting Lake Manyara National Park which is notable for having over 400 species of birds.
You can also get to catch a glimpse of the climbing lions and baboons, just some of the unique wildlife to see along with the stunning views of the sparkling lake!
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Mount Meru Hotel
Comfort: Lake Duluti Lodge
Luxury: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 11: Drive to Amboseli National Park
Your day will begin early with a drive to Amboseli National Park, to the south of Nairobi.
When you arrive you can either go on a game drive in the afternoon or head back to your room to relax get some rest!
Accommodation will be as following below
Standard: Kibo safari Lodge
Comfort: Amboseli AA Lodge
Luxury: Amboseli Serena Hotel

Day 12: Marvel at Stunning Kilimanjaro
Your final day of our tour will begin with an early wake up to see the sunrise over beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro. You will have a packed lunch provided today.
You will also explore Amboseli National Park and see its elephants in their natural habitat. You’ll love watching them feed and bathe.
You can also visit a Maasai Village before your afternoon drive to Nairobi, where you will continue with your
Ongoing travel arrangements to head home

Price per person sharing
Standard: 5250 USD
Comfort: 6150 USD
Luxury: 6850 USD

Included

  • All park and conservation fees – including Ngorongoro Crater service
  • 4WD vehicle with safari Pop up Roof, unlimited mileage and guide/driver
  • Binoculars (1 unit per car)
  • Full board accommodation during the safari
  • Unlimited Water
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Insurance

Excluded

  • Tips for Guide (recommended $10 to $20 USD/per person per day)
  • Any meals in Arusha.
  • International flights, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance
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