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9 Days Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration Safari – Luxury Package

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9 Days Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration Safari – Luxury Package

This 9 day is a superb night safari combining Kenya and Tanzania’s most popular and visited game reserves/ national parks, this safari begins with the vast open plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara then visit Tanzania for a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

This thrilling journey of a life time will take you on thrilling game drives, night drives and fascinating guided walks, exceptional views of diverse east Africa landscapes including a hot air balloon safari for a unique perspective of the vast Serengeti plains.

Highlights of 9 Days Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration Safari

Day 1 – 2: welcome to Kenya – Visit Masai Mara

Day 3:  fly to Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 5-6: Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

Day 7 -8: Explore Serengeti National Park

Day 9: Farewell to Africa

 

Detailed itinerary of 9 Days Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration Safari

Day 1 – 2: welcome to Kenya – Visit Masai Mara

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and representative, after a short briefing about the safari you will be transferred to Wilson Airport where you will board a scheduled flight to Masai Mara National Reserve where you will spend the two nights.

Masai Mara National Reserve is the most popular wildlife safari destination in Kenya famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration and a richly varied population of wildlife including all the Big 5, the Great Wildebeest Migration occurs when the vast herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles move through the ecosystems following the rains and fresh grazing.

On this safari, you will explore the endless plains by vehicle on early morning and late afternoon game drives when wildlife is most active, you will also participate in guided nature walks providing you a more intimate insight into the natural environment and get a closer interaction with nature and wildlife.

During the game drives you will spot a variety of wildlife including lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, gazelles, giraffes, elephants, wildebeests, among others.

Accommodation: Mahali Mzuri

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3 – 4:  fly to Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara

After early breakfast at your lodge, you will return to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, upon arrival you will be welcomed by your our presentative / safari guide and transfer to Lake Manyara national park described as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Lake Manyara National Park is a beautiful national park and one of the most visited national parks in Tanzania well known for the tree climbing and thousands of pink flamingoes around the shores of Lake Manyara which is a birder’s delight.  Upon arriving in Lake Manyara national park, you will have lunch at your lodge and then go for an afternoon game drive exploring the park and enjoying sights of animals including lions, leopards, gazelles, aardvark, bat eared foxes, cape buffaloes among others.

On the 4th day of the safari, you will spend a full day in Lake Manyara National Park exploring and enjoying views of animals.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 5-6: Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

After an early game drive and a mouthwatering breakfast, you will be transferred from Lake Manyara national park to Ngorongoro Crater by road. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a place of wonder with Ngorongoro Crater – the largest intact crater in the world, a miraculous terrain and abundant fauna and flora. The site was granted a status of a World Heritage site because of its harmonious coexistence of its people “the Maasai” and the animals.

The Crater is the world’s largest intact, un- flooded caldera and as you head to your lodge – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, you will descend to the crater floor passing through the grasslands which is a haven to wildebeests, zebras, elands, gazelles, lions among others year-round. The Ngorongoro Crater has the densest population of lions in the world, there are also elephants, mountain buck, bffaloes, hyenas, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs.

On the 6th of the safari, you will spend a full day game viewing and exploring the crater floor with picnic lunch on the grasslands amidst grazing animals. Return to the lodge for sundowners on the crater’s rim and a sumptuous feast in the domed dining area.

Day 7 -8: Explore Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will breakfast and transfer to Serengeti national park, one of the last remaining natural migration corridors and one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. The climate, vegetation and fauna of the park have remained mostly unchanged for over the past millions years, Serengeti National park is a playground for the annual Great Migration of more than a million wildebeest, gazelles and zebras.

You will enjoy lunch at one of the picnic sites of the park and continue with exploring the endless plains of Serengeti following the migration herds which are in large columns.

On the 08th day of the safari you will spend a full day in Serengeti plains following the herds, you can also have an optional early morning hot air balloon ride on which you will enjoy aerial views of the endless plains of the park and the large columns of the migrating herds.

Accommodation: Serengeti Under Canvas Camp

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 9: Farewell to Africa

After breakfast, you will checkout and head to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will then catch your international flight back home marking the end of the safari.

Inclusions

All specified scheduled flights and applicable taxes

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Meet and Greet service at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Park Fees

Transfers as specified in the itinerary

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Exclusions

International flights

Airport taxes

All meals and drinks not specified

Tips and gratuities

Items of a personal nature