10 Days Kenya & Tanzania Combined Safari
Explore Kenya and the Arusha safari capital of Tanzania on this 10 days Kenya Tanzania safari for a wildlife experience. 10 Days Kenya & Tanzania Combined Safari you will visit Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve.
You will later have a city tour in the Arusha capital which is the safari capital of Tanzania. Through all the destinations, the 10 days Kenya & Tanzania safari will include arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and departure in Kilimanjaro Airport of Tanzania.
Quick Tour Details
Number of People: Tailored
Start/End: Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Kenya – Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Wildlife viewing, Morning & evening game drives
Destinations: Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara National Reserve, Arusha city
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Tour highlight: 10 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari
- Day #1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to hotel.
- Day #2: Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
- Day #3: Spend full day at Amboseli National Park
- Day #4: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride & Crescent Island walk
- Day #5: Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru
- Day #6: Drive from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve
- Day #7: Spend a full day on game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
- Day #8: Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi then to Arusha.
- Day #9: Arusha city tour
- Day #10: Departure via Kilimanjaro International Airport
Detailed itinerary of the 10 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari
Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at the airport, your Kenya safari guide will in around for pick up and transfer to hotel. This will be after you have been cleared at the airport. Your driver guide will ensure a drive to a designated hotel where you will rest from jet lag, have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
Pick up from your hotel early morning for a drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in good time for lunch. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Against a magnificent backdrop of the distant Mountain Kilimanjaro roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest.
When you arrive at the park, the warden will give you several common sense rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way. You will then have a short game drive in the afternoon.
Despite its small size (392 sq. km), this fragile ecosystem supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). It has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of the large concentrations of African animals living in this natural habitat.
The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.
Day 3: Spend full day at Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli with game drives in the morning and afternoon to explore the park. View large herds of elephants, renowned to be residents of this park. Amboseli is popular with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and reliably good elephant viewing. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
You can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture. Animals to be found here include the leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser Kudu, and nocturnal porcupine. There is also a prolific birdlife featuring 600 species.
Later on in the evening return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride & Crescent Island walk
After breakfast depart from Amboseli via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake located on the Great Rift Valley Floor. You will arrive in good time for lunch and siesta.
You will then enjoy a scenic sunset boat cruise to see the hippos and walk on Crescent Island among wildlife, herbivores only. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lake’s large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.
Crescent Island is a private Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. The Island features more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. Here you can enjoy a fantastic and easy guided walking safari (around 1 hour on a plan terrain) surrounded by a variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, waterbuck, eland, and indeed many bird species. It’s also common to spot hippos bathing or to bask at the sun close to the island shores. The Island is not fenced, and the animals are free to roan to and from the mainland.
Later have dinner and overnight at lodge in Naivasha
Day 5: Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru
From hotel in Lake Naivasha, drive to Lake Nakuru (120 km – 1 hour 30 minutes). Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park for game viewing drives. It is a shallow alkaline lake where visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity with varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.
Game drive is the main activity at Lake Nakuru. Foragers, grazers, hunters and scavengers all play their roles in the natural existence of Nakuru. The park also has over 450 bird species including the flamingos. The national park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. The park is famed as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals. Continue with an afternoon game drive and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Drive from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve is a pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.
The 1,800 sq. kilometers of this veteran reserve offers the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness.
Game viewing in the Masai Mara is excellent all year around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle.
Afternoon game viewing to spot the Big Five as your introduction to the park. Masai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara.
A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with bird-life close to about 452 species recorded.
Day 7: Spend a full day on game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
This day you will spend a full day in the Maasai Mara National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. The reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see cheetah and lions in Africa. A visit to this reserve in July will allow you the best chance to witness and watch firsthand as thousands of wildebeest migrate across the swollen crocodile infested Mara River.
The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles in a seasonal annual cycle driven by rainfall. In order to reach Masai Mara fresh grazing, wildebeests make dramatic river crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength.
Meals, dinner and overnight at lodge
Day 8: Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi then to Arusha.
Leave, Masai Mara early morning then transfer to Nairobi where you later on have a transfer drive across the Namanga border to Arusha city of Tanzania. Arrive in the evening in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation and dinner at Green Mountain Hotel
Day 9: Arusha city tour
From Hotel, you will be picked up for a transfer to Arusha city which is Tanzania’s safari capital. The city tour includes a visit to the Tanzanite market where you will find great craft and can have the opportunity to do shopping before your departure.
Accommodation and dinner at Green Mountain Hotel