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12 Days: Wilderness Wonders – Mara to Serengeti Safari

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This 12-day African Safari in Tanzania and Kenya is perfect for family, friends, couples, and newlyweds looking for a romantic honeymoon with a tad of adventure. Experience the majestic Masai Mara, the endless Serengeti, and the diverse Ngorongoro Crater. Encounter the Big Five in their natural habitat, guided by seasoned experts.

This private safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace exactly how you like it. You will have a private safari vehicle and guide. The hotels we selected for you during this safari are Luxury (Gold) class.

Cities & Landmarks

Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Arusha

Time of Year

12 Days - Anytime, Year-Round, Complete Private Safari Service.

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, nature hikes/walks & boat trip
Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Somerset Westview Nairobi
Mid-range hotel located in or near Nairobi
No Meals
No Meals
2
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
No accommodation
(End of tour)
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast & Lunch
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arrival in Nairobi
Day 1: Arrival Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Upon your arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll experience a seamless transition guided by experienced Bush 2 City Adventure representatives. A knowledgeable and friendly driver will be awaiting your arrival, ready to assist you every step of the way. Your comfortable journey to Eka Hotel, your home for the night, ensures a smooth start to your adventure. As you settle in, the check-in process is efficiently managed, allowing you to unwind and rest after your journey, knowing you're in capable hands.

Main Destination:
Nairobi (City, Kenya)
Accommodation:
Somerset Westview Nairobi
Mid-range hotel located in or near Nairobi
Meals & Drinks:
Meals at own expense
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 2
Lake Naivasaha
Day 2: Lake Naivasha Boat and Walking

The day begins with anticipation as your journey takes you to the tranquil shores of Lake Naivasha. Your experienced driver-guide, a Bush 2 City Adventure expert, will provide insightful commentary, enhancing your understanding of the landscape and local culture. Arriving at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, you'll be welcomed by the friendly staff and treated to a delicious hot lunch, setting the tone for your day. Engaging activities such as boat rides and nature walks unfold under the guidance of your knowledgeable guide, ensuring you immerse yourself fully in the natural wonders. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to the resort, where the evening atmosphere allows you to unwind and reflect on the beauty you've witnessed.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha (Naivasha, Kenya)
Accommodation:
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Your day begins with an early start, punctuated by a hearty breakfast at the lodge. Your skilled driver-guide will escort you as you depart for the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve. En route, relish the passing landscapes and local insights provided by your guide. Arriving at the Mara Serena Lodge, a hot lunch welcomes you, fueling your energy for the afternoon's adventures. An invigorating game drive awaits, guided by your expert driver who skillfully navigates the reserve's terrain. As the sun sets, you'll return to the lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits, and the ambiance sets the stage for camaraderie and stories shared.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve

With dawn's first light, embark on a thrilling full-day game drive within the Masai Mara. Accompanied by your seasoned driver-guide, you'll uncover the reserve's hidden treasures as you track wildlife and capture memorable photographs. A picnic lunch in the heart of the wilderness ensures you make the most of your day, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa's wild inhabitants. As the sun sets, you'll return to the Mara Serena Lodge, where the day's exhilarating encounters can be relived over a delectable dinner.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Masai Mara National reserve
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve

For those who choose the optional hot air balloon flight, your day begins in the pre-dawn hours as you ascend into the sky for an unparalleled sunrise view of Masai Mara. Upon landing, a champagne breakfast celebrates your unforgettable experience. Meanwhile, if you opt out of the balloon ride, your day unfolds with a full-day game drive, offering ample opportunities to witness the diverse wildlife that calls Masai Mara home. As the day concludes, you'll return to the lodge, savoring your final night in this iconic reserve.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Today's journey takes you to Tanzania's Serengeti, guided by your experienced driver-guide. At the Isebania border, your guide expertly navigates the visa process, ensuring a seamless transition. Here, you'll bid farewell to your Kenyan driver-guide and meet your Tanzanian counterpart, who takes the reins for the Tanzanian leg of your adventure. A picnic lunch provides sustenance along the way, and as you travel through the ever-changing landscapes, an en-route game drive offers glimpses of Tanzania's wildlife. Arriving at the Sametu Camp, the tranquility of the Serengeti welcomes you, setting the stage for an evening of relaxation and reflection.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit
June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 7
Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Awaken in the heart of the Serengeti, where the day's adventures beckon. Under the guidance of your experienced driver-guide, embark on a full day of exploration. Every turn reveals captivating scenes of wildlife in action, each moment more enchanting than the last. Returning to the Sametu Camp as the sun sets, gather around the campfire to share stories and marvel at the starlit sky that blankets the African wilderness.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Serengeti National Park
Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Start your day with a choice: a magical hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti or a full day of captivating game drives. If you opt for the balloon, you'll witness the Serengeti's grandeur from the sky, followed by a champagne breakfast. For those on the ground, a day of wildlife encounters unfolds, guided by your driver-guide expertise. The day ends as the sun sets over the Serengeti, illuminating the landscape in a warm glow.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

Your day begins with an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, capturing the essence of the wilderness awakening. Afterward, a hot lunch at the lodge prepares you for your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater. En route, enjoy the changing scenery and the company of your experienced driver-guide. As you arrive at the Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge, perched on the crater's rim, the panoramic views set a remarkable tone for your evening.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit
June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater

As dawn breaks, your adventure leads you to the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique ecosystem that encapsulates diverse wildlife. An early morning game drive brings you closer to the wildlife that thrives within this natural wonder. Packed lunches allow you to maximize your exploration before returning to the Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge, where the evening unfolds against the backdrop of the crater's magnificence.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Tarangire National Park
Day 11: Tarangire National Park

Today's journey takes you to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its iconic baobab trees and vibrant elephant populations. Guided by your experienced driver-guide, embark on a game drive that offers close encounters with the park's inhabitants. As the sun sets, retreat to the Tarangire Sopa Lodge, where you'll enjoy the lodge's comforts and reflect on the day's experiences.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season
June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12
Kilimanjaro Airport
Day 12: Flight Home from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Your final day on safari commences with an early morning game drive in Tarangire, a last opportunity to capture the essence of Africa's wildlife. Returning to the lodge, you'll have time to freshen up before beginning your journey to Arusha. A hot lunch at the Coffee Lodge serves as a fitting conclusion, offering a taste of local flavors. With your experienced driver-guide, you'll be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport, marking the end of a journey that has forever imprinted the wonders of East Africa in your heart and soul.

Main Destination:
No major destination visited
Accommodation:
No accommodation
(End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

End of tour

(See Getting There for more details)
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.
How to book this safari?
Important to Know

Rates are per person and exclude international flight from/to your home country.

This tour accepts children of all ages.

Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Kenya
Nairobi
Somerset Westview Nairobi
No Meals
2
Kenya
Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Kenya
Masai Mara NR
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Kenya
Masai Mara NR
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Kenya
Masai Mara NR
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Serengeti Sametu Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Tanzania
Arusha
No accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch
2024 Pricing Rates Per Person
Price information about this trip:
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Start Dates

Solo

1 room

2 people

1 room

3 people

2 room

4 people

2 room

5 people

3 room

6 people

3 room

Jan 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
$9,986
$6,958
$6,513
$5,868
$5,818
$5,500
Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
$9,647
$6,789
$6,410
$5,783
$5,750
$5,447
Apr 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
$8,700
$5,987
$5,434
$4,896
$4,784
$4,533
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024
$10,313
$7,296
$6,862
$6,217
$6,172
$5,857
Jul 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
$11,000
$7,888
$7,483