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12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari – Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara & Zanzibar Island


Duration: 12 Days

This tour includes 12 days of an authentic expedition crossing Kenya and Tanzania, the iconic Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. This tour starts in Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar and can be tailor-made. Depending on the Great Migration location, we can concentrate the tour in Mara or in the Serengeti. All in all, it leads to a varied and certainly unforgettable holiday in Kenya and Tanzania. Next, We fly to Zanzibar Island (Stone town) where warm turquoise waters and the white sand beaches on the Indian Ocean await.

At a Glance:

  • This tour starts Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and ends in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International airport.
  • This tour offers lodge & Tented Camp accommodation with upgrades available
  • This tour is a private safari run exclusively for you and can depart any day
  • However, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas
  • This tour accepts children of all ages and discounts apply for children 0-15 years old with further discounts available for families sharing triple and qual rooms.


  • Masai Mara Game reserve- Game drive
  • Travel the endless plains of the world-famous Serengeti-Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro crater- Game Drive
  • Grumeti River & Mara river – Searching for Wildebeest crossing river
  • Zanzibar Island- Beach holiday
  • 3-nights Masai Mara, 2 nights Serengeti ,1night Ngorongoro, 1night Lake Manyara and, 4-nights in Zanzibar Island.
  • Enjoy the lodge & Tented Camp accommodation in the heart of the African bush.


Day 1:  Arrival Nairobi.

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, you will be picked up from the airport by a Kilele Climb representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Nairobi where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come, restore and enjoy your first taste of Africa.

Meals plan: Bed

Day 2:  Nairobi to Masai Mara National Park

Pick up from your hotel in the morning at 7.30 am and head to Maasai Mara Game Reserve for lunch at your tented camp followed by afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year-round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Masai Mara.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 2-3: Masai Mara

Breakfast at the camp before leaving the camp at 8 a.m. with a packed lunch for an extensive 8-hour game viewing. Maasai Mara game reserve has the highest number of different species and you will be lucky to see hundreds of them. A game drive to Mara River is compulsory. During migration time, you will be impressed by it, otherwise, you will see crocodiles and hippos at the river. Dinner and overnight at the Masai Mara.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 4: Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast at your camp, meet the guide then depart for Serengeti with picnic lunch boxes at the Kenya Tanzania border meet your guide from Tanzania and proceed on to Serengeti arriving in the afternoon for enroute game drive.
In the evening arrive at Lodge/Tented Camps in time for dinner. Later overnight at the Lodge/camp. Located Inside the Park.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Distance & Drive time: Full day Game drive

Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drive, all meals included at the camp.
Serengeti is located on the northern part of Tanzania and is widely known for the massive annual migration of the wildebeest and Zebras, which move from one point to another in search of new grazing pasture. Some cross the crocodile infested Grumeti River while others veer northeast to Lobo Hill’s, home of the black Rhino and black eagles. Overnight at Lodge/Tented Camps Located Inside the Park.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 6: Serengeti National park to Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance & Drive time: Central Serengeti to NCA takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (153km/95mi)

After breakfast, morning game drives at Serengeti National Park. On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight. You will overnight at the lodge located on the ridge of the Ngorongoro rim.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 7: Ngorongoro crater to Lake Manyara

Distance & Drive Time: NCA to Lake Manyara takes about 1.5 hour (59 km/36.6mi)

Starting early, you have a half-day to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq. km/161 sq. mi

With a depth of over 200 feet. The 5- hours of game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs, and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, and continue with game viewing before earlier evening, you will begin a steep ascent to the top exit of the crater. With 45 minutes. drive left to your accommodation in Karatu, the day will come to a close, freshly made delicious dinner is kept ready for you at your Lodge.

All these days of the safari will have you quite tired and a good rest is essential. The next day you will begin the last leg of your safari. 

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park to Kilimanjaro Airport

Distance & Time: Lake Manyara to Arusha takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (113 km/70 mi)

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start you will depart the Lodge at around 0800hrs and head to Lake Manyara National Park for your final game drive. The park is renowned for its elusive tree-climbing lions and diverse bird life. The shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara covers a large area of the park and it is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos- an awesome(pink) sight. However, more than 400 other bird species are also found here as well as some wonderful mammals. Troops of monkeys like in the forests, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests on grassy plains and elephants.

After your tour around the beautiful lake and the amazing ground water forest, you will be transferred to Arusha/Airport where we arrive in the late afternoon for your flight to Zanzibar (Stone Town).

With an incredible experience and many memories to cherish, this is when you say goodbye to your safari crew, fly to Zanzibar Island.  A beautiful flight with exceptional views. In the coming days, you have the opportunity to enjoy the sun, sea and beach on the tropical island of Zanzibar.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 9: Stone Town & Countryside Tour

After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of stone town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience tracing the footsteps of Arab Sultans on Zanzibar and ponder on the interesting historical sites and labyrinths. See actual Zanzibar doors famous for its unique architectural tradition.

After lunch, we will proceed to a tour of the countryside to the spice plantations. This place has a rich history and you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. In the evening, we will head north of Zanzibar to Nungwi, Michamvi or Kendwa beach, a top favorite for its white sand, clear waters and romantic sunsets. You will spend 3 nights at this incredible place

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

10-11: Zanzibar Island

The last part of your trip is for rest, relaxation and revitalization. Zanzibar beach is the perfect place to unwind with a good book and a glass of your favorite beverage. This is also a haven for underwater lovers as you can also enjoy a day of snorkeling or scuba diving. Indeed, a place to relax for all type of travelers.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12: Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight according to the time of your departure back home, brimful of enduring images of the African Wild and our memories of unforgettable experiences.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

Departure Instructions

Please note that the Kenya & Tanzania (Masai Mara| Serengeti| Ngorongoro crater| Lake Manyara| Zanzibar Island Tour – 12 Days ends at Zanzibar International Airport. (Advice departure time)



  • Pick up and drop off from Jomo Kenyatta & Kilimanjaro International airport.
  • 1 night of hotel Accommodation before safari in Nairobi
  • Transportation in a 4×4 Toyota Land cruiser with pop-up roof
  • Professional and Experienced English-speaking safari guide
  • All national park fees;
  • All accommodation in safari lodges under your program
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the tour
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 pair per jeep)
  • Domestic flight (Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar)
  • All mentioned activist as per itinerary


  • International Flights &Domestic Flights (Unless mentioned otherwise
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Additional accommodation at the end of tour (Unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/Safari guide (20usd/day – recommended)

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