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13-DAYS EAST AFRICA SAFARI: Masai Mara, Serengeti Ngorongoro & Zanzibar

Safari Overview

Embark on an unforgettable East Africa safari and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar. Explore the vast plains, spot magnificent wildlife, and indulge in the vibrant culture and picturesque landscapes that await you. Whether you’re seeking thrilling game drives, witnessing the Great Migration, or unwinding on pristine beaches, this safari will fulfill all your travel dreams. Book your East Africa safari now and create lifelong memories in the heart of the wild.

Tour Features

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 changes to this tour.


Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

In the morning at 07:00Hrs, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and driven to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The journey from Nairobi to the Masai Mara usually takes around 5-6 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way. Upon arrival at the reserve, you’ll check in at your safari camp and have some time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. In the afternoon, you’ll embark on your first game drive in the Masai Mara. Your experienced safari guide will take you through the park, searching for wildlife such as lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many others. After the game drive, you’ll return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2-3: Masai Mara, Kenya

Over the next two days, you’ll have ample time to explore the vast plains of the Masai Mara. Embark on morning and afternoon game drives, accompanied by experienced guides who will help you spot the diverse wildlife that calls this reserve home. Keep an eye out for the “Big Five” (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino), as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and numerous bird species. Witness the dramatic annual wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest and other herbivores cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing lands. Witnessing this natural spectacle can be a highlight of your safari experience.

Day 4: Masai Mara to Western Serengeti, Tanzania

After breakfast, bid farewell to Masai Mara and cross the border into Tanzania. Your destination for the day is the western part of the Serengeti National Park. This area is known for its abundance of wildlife, especially during the migration season. Arrive in the western Serengeti and check-in at your camp. Enjoy a game drive in the afternoon, exploring the open plains and searching for predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. The western Serengeti is also renowned for its resident hippos and crocodiles along the Grumeti River.

Day 5-6: Central Serengeti, Tanzania

After breakfast, continue your journey to the central Serengeti, which offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities year-round. This region is known for its large lion prides and is often referred to as the “big cat capital” of Africa. Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and have lunch. Spend the next two days exploring the central Serengeti on game drives, encountering a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, and an array of bird species. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, from vast grassy plains to rocky outcrops known as kopjes.

Day 7-8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

On day 7, depart from the central Serengeti and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, visit the Olduvai Gorge, an important archaeological site known for its fossil discoveries. Upon reaching the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to a vast array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, and numerous bird species. As you traverse the crater floor, your experienced guide will provide insights into the animals’ behavior, their natural habitat, and the significance of this unique ecosystem. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the stunning surroundings of the crater before continuing your game drive in the afternoon. As the day comes to a close, you’ll ascend back to the crater rim and return to your lodge for a relaxing evening.

Day 9-12: Zanzibar

From the mainland, you will fly to the exotic island of Zanzibar, renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and rich cultural heritage. Spend your days indulging in relaxation and adventure at your beachfront resort. Dive or snorkel in the vibrant coral reefs, explore the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or simply unwind on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Zanzibar offers ample opportunities for water sports, spice tours, and encounters with dolphins and sea turtles. As your safari adventure comes to an end, take time to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you have made before preparing for your departure.

Day 13: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey. Depart from Zanzibar with a heart full of unforgettable memories and the desire to return to Africa for more.

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