Classic East Africa Safari
Luxury tailor-made safari combining Kenya's Masai Mara with Tanzania's Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
12 nights from £8,650, including accommodation, guides, flights and transfers
Best time to go: January to March and July to December
A safari experience like no other, combining East Africa’s iconic wildlife destinations. Drive through Kenya’s big game savannahs and marvel at the Masai Mara's Great Migration of wildebeest. In Tanzania, discover the awe inspiring and game-rich Ngorongoro Crater before heading on to the vast Serengeti grasslands.
Day 1: Arrive Masai Mara, Kenya
On arrival in Nairobi, you will be met and driven to the local airport for a 45 minute flight to the Masai Mara. Drop your bags at Sanctuary Olonana and head straight out in to the rolling hills in a 4x4 safari vehicle, eyes peeled for the Big Five. You will spend 3 nights at the ultra-luxurious Sanctuary Olonana on the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of the legendary Masai Mara. See images below.
Aerial view of Sanctuary Olonana
Classic Masai Mara sunset
River view deck
Luxury Suite bedroom
Days 2 & 3: Masai Mara
Spend the next two days exploring the ancient and magnificent Masai Mara with an expert guide. Set off across the acacia-dotted plains, home to Masai tribes, scanning for leopards, elephants and rhinos. Between July and August, you have the opportunity to witness massive herds of wildebeests crossing crocodile-infested rivers and moving through the grasslands. Overnight at Sanctuary Olonana
Sunrise over the Masai Mara
Hippo rising in the Mara River
Aerial view of the Masai Mara
Day 4: Masai Mara to Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy a morning game drive before your flight south to Lake Manyara. On arrival, you’ll be met and driven to Ngorongoro Crater, a vast green basin of savannah and the world’s largest caldera. Your base for the next two nights is Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, a small, classic, luxury tented camp set on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, home to a huge variety of animals including lion, jackal, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, hippo, elephant and the elusive leopard.
Crater teems with wildlife
Camp at night
Relax by the fire
Main tent lounge
Rest your head at the end of each exciting day
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Take the full day to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a biodiverse hotspot of savannah and rolling acacia. Stretching over 260 sq. km, its extinct crater floor is teeming with wildlife, more than justifying its UNESCO World Heritage status. Surrounded by deep escarpment walls, you will explore this 3 million year old caldera with its massive herds of zebra and the highest known density of lions on the planet. Depending on the time of year, you may also see flamingos in their thousands. Overnight at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti
This morning you’ll be picked up in a specially modified safari Land Cruiser for the 3 hour journey, enjoying the sights of big game country and stopping for a picnic en route. You'll arrive at your next camp in the late afternoon, in perfect time for a sundowner as the sun sets across the seemingly endless Serengeti plains. Your base for the next 3 nights is at Kichakani Serengeti Camp - a small and intimate mobile camp with ten luxury safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms. Following the great wildebeest migration (heading north in July/August or heading back south again in October/November), the camp moves twice a year. .
Aerial view of Kichakani
Not quite yet time to light the fire
Time for a drink?
Days 7 & 8: Serengeti
There’s a reason why the Serengeti is at the top of every safari wish list. Not only does it play host to the great wildebeest migration, but its wildlife-packed plains offer some of the continent’s most rewarding sights. Explore classic safari country where every day you can spot roaming lions, cheetahs and elephants galore. You’ll be treated to buffalo sightings, herds of zebras and giraffe sprinkling the landscape as well as around 500 bird species including ostriches and marabou storks. Its rocky outcrops and rivers offer picturesque backdrops from where you can watch the action unfold. Overnight at Kichakani Serengeti Camp
Keep your eyes peeled for cats
Another great photo opportunity
Day 9: Depart Serengeti
After breakfast, say goodbye to the bush and transfer to the airstrip from where you will depart for your overnight flight home.
Time to Start Planning?
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