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Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

MASAI MARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI

Trip duration

9 days/ 8 nights

The Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari can be combined with our Mombasa Beach Holidays.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – NAIROBI, THE AFRICAN SAFARI CAPITAL

Our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari will start in Kenya’s tourism capital, Nairobi. We shall arrive via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where our Tour Leader will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall then head to our hotel in Nairobi, where we shall check in.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Nairobi. The city has a national park at its edge, making it one of the special conservation cities globally. Indeed Nairobi is the best place to start your African safari. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Nairobi weather from our hotel.

Night in Nairobi.

DAY 2 AND 3: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – THROUGH THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall cruise through the Great Rift Valley on our way to the mighty Masai Mara. Renowned for the annual wildebeest migration, which is often regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, Masai Mara National Reserve is a top destination on our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari.

Considered the ultimate wildlife haven in Kenya and arguably the best safari destination in Africa, this reserve has a lot to offer. From all members of the Big 5 (African Lion, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Savannah Elephant) to the numerous herbivores grazing the landscape in huge herds, Masai Mara is indeed amazing.

We shall spend the next days of our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari learning about this magical destination with our safari guide. Enjoy interesting game drives as you track the Big 5, the Big Cats- Lion, Cheetah and Leopard and much more.

Nights in Mara.

DAY 4: MASAI MARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

We shall then head to Serengeti National Park. We shall drive through the Isebania border where we change vehicles; and begin our next leg of the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari.

In the afternoon, we shall enjoy game drives in the vast Serengeti savannah, as we head to our lodge. Serengeti is a phenomenal location for our safari; and lots of wildlife will keep us busy here.

Night in Serengeti.

DAY 5 AND 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

We shall enjoy game drives in this wonderful park as we enjoy the scenery of these vast plains. We shall spend time looking around some of the famous rock outcrops, often referred as Kopjes. Look out for animals such as Leopard, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo, assorted Gazelles, Maasai Giraffe, Wildebeest, Common Zebras, Savannah Elephant and Lions.

Here you shall also get an opportunity to learn all about the famous Serengeti migration and get to follow in the steps of the Wildebeests in a lovely Kopje rock, modelled to imitate the migration cycle. This is always a highlight on our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari.

Nights in Serengeti.

DAY 7: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO; VIA OL DUVAI GORGE MUSEUM

We shall have some more time this morning to enjoy game drives in the Serengeti. We shall then make our way to a phenomenal pre-historic site, the Ol Duvai or Ol Dupai gorge. This site has led to multiple archaeological and paleontological discoveries; and is often a highlight on our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safaris. Home to the great work by Louis and Mary Leakey, this is a phenomenal destination. Some famous discoveries here include Zinjanthropus, Homo habilis and Homo erectus. You will get to learn all about the work going on at the site in a very interactive way.

We shall then head to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a large and scenic crater located at about 2000m above sea level. We shall have an opportunity to learn about the crater and also view models of the entire area. This crater is about 600m deep and has an amazing view both from the top and inside the crater. The crater is nestled in a pristine natural forest, full of beautiful indigenous trees.

Night at Ngorongoro.

DAY 8: NGORONGORO CRATER

We shall enjoy the day at this beautiful crater, which will is often the crown of our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari. The mighty Ngorongoro is indeed an amazing place. It is known as one of the wonders of Africa. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties.

Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, Cheetah, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and Wildebeests.

Night in Ngorongoro.

DAY 9: NGORONGORO TO ARUSHA OR NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy a relaxed morning at Ngorongoro. We shall later drive to Arusha.

We shall then take an airport transfer for the flights home; marking the end to our Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari.

(Note:- If you would like to end your safari in Nairobi, we can arrange a road transfer or book you a local flight to Nairobi.)

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, Maasai Giraffe

Highlight birds

Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Saddle-billed Stork, Lilac-breasted Roller, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo

Habitats covered

Savannah, Highland Forest, Wetlands

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Masai Mara, the Great Rift Valley, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater