10 Days Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview

Nature knows no borders, so take your African safari across nations and explore the natural wonders of both Kenya and Tanzania. Taking in a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems across two countries will showcase the diverse and beautiful wildlife of Eastern Africa.

As you range across Kenya and Tanzania on your safari, you will be afforded opportunity to see in their natural habitat:

  • Elephant
  • Buffalo
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Rhino
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest

And many more animals that this part of the world is famous for.

The safari is scheduled to start in Arusha, take you through Tanzania, then end in Kenya. Since you are booking a private safari, you can build flexibility into your trip with options to take the tour in reverse, spend extra days at any park you may wish, or even take domestic flights between parks to reduce travel time. Some adjustments to your itinerary may incur extra costs.

Places to Visit

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha - Serengeti National Park

Start your day in Arusha early and be ready to journey through the Tanzanian countryside and marvel at the stunning landscape as local life unfolds around you. Lunch will be served en route and you can expect to arrive at the beautiful Serengeti National Park by late afternoon.

Once in the park, you will embark upon your first Tanzanian safari, which comes in the form of a two-hour, early evening game drive. This is the perfect chance to witness how the plains of the Serengeti transform as the sun fall below the horizon. Dinner will be served at your accommodation that’s located within the boundaries of the national park.


Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Full day in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast your will venture out into this most famous of African safari destinations. You full day within Serengeti National Park will see you accompanied by expert guides who can help you track and identify the animals you’re lucky to spot.

No two days on the plains are the same, and the animals that you may see are plentiful. Along with the Big Five of African safari, you can look out for:

Gazelle
Impala
Hyena
Baboon
Waterbuck
Wildebeest

And a whole range of other animals that are equally stunning and awe-inspiring.

Lunch will be served picnic style so that you can maximise your time surrounded by the natural, volcanic landscape. Once your appetite for the beasts of the grasslands has been sated you can return to your safari accommodation for dinner.


Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early morning is a time of transition on the Serengeti. Nocturnal animals end their day whilst the animals of the day time start their daily quest for food and water. On your third day of Tanzanian safari we will take you on a dawn game drive so you can begin to understand this daily ritual yourself.

After breakfast, you will continue your safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is a special area, where life for the animals and the Masai people is managed with equal consideration. Before you enter the crater, lunch will be served.

The Ngorongoro crater is the largest, unfilled volcanic caldera in the world and plays host to myriad animals who seek the relative safety of the crater. The big five;

Lion
Leopard
Elephant
Buffalo
Rhino

All call this place home, along with a dazzling array of other African wildlife. Over 25,000 animals live in the massive crater and your African safari offers you chance to catch a sight of some of them.


Main Destination: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Amboseli National Park

Following breakfast, you will have a moment to bid farewell to your time in Tanzania as your journey continues across into Kenya. You will cross the border at Namanga and arrive at Amboseli National Park in time for lunch at your safari accommodation.

After eating and time to settle in, you will be taken on a game drive to begin your understanding of the wilds of Kenya. In Amboseli, you can’t fail to notice the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro: Africa’s highest peak will be your companion on this leg of the journey.

Your afternoon with the natural wonders of Kenyan safari will be rounded off by dinner being served at your lodge or camp accommodation within the national park.


Main Destination: Amboseli National Park
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Full Day in Amboseli National Park

Your first full day in Kenya begins with an early morning game drive. The early hour should allow you opportunity to glimpse the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, before the clouds roll in for the day.

Amboseli teems with life, along with the big five of African safari that inhabit this landscape, you should have the opportunity to see:

Wildebeest
Waterbuck
Impala
Giraffe
Zebra

As you spend the day with your expert African safari guide. Lunch is served as a picnic to ensure you get as much time in this majestic landscape as possible.

Another evening will be spent at your tented camp, or lodge where dinner will be served.


Main Destination: Amboseli National Park
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6: Amboseli National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

Departing from Amboseli after breakfast, your journey will progress through the Great African Rift Valley and take you to Lake Nakuru. This is the home of large flocks of stunning flamingos who turn the lake gorgeous shades of pink as they feed and display the day away.

Lunch will be served on your journey to the park, and after arriving at your accommodation, you will embark on a game drive through the surrounding lands of Lake Nakuru. This area is a haven for rare and endangered animals, with chances to see the Rothschild giraffe along with black and white rhinos. You’ll spend the evening at your safari accommodation where your dinner will be served.


Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Lake Nakuru includes an early morning game drive, perfect for avid ornithologists with over 400 species of bird nesting or feeding at the lake. You’ll move through the stunning Kenyan landscape, with homesteads and volcanic formations equally ready to take your breath away.

Lunch is served in a local village to give you chance to experience traditional Kenyan cuisine, and you’ll arrive at the Masai Mara by late afternoon. Jump straight into the action as the animals stir from their midday naps. Watch as the animals spend their last energy of the day seeking food and water.

You will stay overnight inside the national reserve where your dinner will be served at your camp.


Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

The rolling landscape of the Masai Mara plays host to millions of wild animals, including the big five of African safari. Your early start should offer ample opportunity to spot the animals that you’ve travelled so far to see.

Along with the stars of the grasslands of Africa, you can also find in Masai Mara:

Hippo
Wildebeest
Giraffe
Hyena
Jackal

And many more that you can discover. To ensure you get all the time you want inside the park, lunch will be served picnic style next to the Mara River, keeping you close to the nature you’re here to visit. After your day packed with wildlife and wonder, you’ll return to your safari accommodation to indulge in your dinner and a good night’s rest.


Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Another day inside the amazing Masai Mara can offer you chance to explore deeper and get a fuller understanding of the lifecycles at play on the rolling hills dotted with acacia trees. Breakfast will be served before setting out into the park to track the animals with your expert Kenyan safari guide.

Living on these lands for generations uncountable, the Masai people are world famous for their symbiotic relationship with the park and their respect and control of the animals within. On this day, you are offered the optional activity of visiting a Masai village; a chance to get close up to the culture and explore their way of life.

The trip includes a traditional greeting in song and dance, plus time to look around the village and visit a local home. There is an extra fee for this unique experience of $20 per person.

Following your day exploring the animals and human experience of the Masai Mara, you will return to your accommodation for dinner to be served.


Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Your African safari swansong plays out over the plains of the Masai Mara, as you partake in one final morning game drive before breakfast and your return to reality in Nairobi.

Passing through the rugged and beautiful countryside of Kenya as you make your way back to the city, you are given the option of a hotel, residence, or airport drop off upon your return.


Main Destination: Nairobi
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Itinerary Map

Includes

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • Personalized private service

Excludes

  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

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Joseph H
Joseph H
2022-10-09
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Unbelievable 3 Day Safari My wife and I recently completed a 3 day Safari with Tanzania Joy Tours and it far exceeded our expectations. From the first contact they were very quick to respond and handled some last minute changes we requested with no problem. The most wonderful part of the safari was our guide Elly. Elly is a very experienced, professional and highly personable guide. He was very knowledgeable about the plant and animal life as well as the local culture. He was especially good at spotting animals and knowing where to find hard to see animals before the other guides. Do not underestimate the importance of having a good guide on safari. Elly was wonderful in every way and we highly recommend Tanzania Joy Tours. Make sure to request Elly as your guide
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2022-10-03
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キリマンジャロ登山+サファリ! 7日間マチャメルートに3日間のサファリを追加したツアーにカスタムしてくれるなど要望に柔軟に対応してもらいました。 ・キリマンジャロ登山 ガイドのRingoはとても経験豊富で頼もしい方でした。私が高山病で苦しんでいるときに何度も助けてくれました。 彼がいなかったら私は頂上までたどり着けなかったでしょう。とても感謝しています。 他のポーターの方々もよい人たちばかりでとても楽しい登山でした。 ・サファリ 3日間のサファリでは、私たちが見たかった豹を見られるようにセレンゲティ国立公園内を周ってもらい見ることができました。 サファリ中に写真撮影のために細かい車の移動にも対応してもらえたおかげでよい写真が取れました。 キャンプサイトではロッジ泊ではなくテント泊にしましたが、ハイエナの鳴き声がする中で寝るのはとてもスリルがありました。 ・食事 登山中とサファリ中の食事は、わりと日本人の口に合う味付けでした。 高山病で食欲がないとき食欲が出るように酸味のある食事を提供してくれてうれしかったです。 とても良い旅でした。また機会があれば彼らと一緒に登山やサファリをしたいです。
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seafine
2022-10-02
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What an amazing experience! What an amazing experience with Tanzania Joy Tours! Before the travel, we actually compared more than 10 companies for Mt. Kilimanjaro and safari tours, and end up choosing Joy due to its responsiveness, efforts to meet various requests and affordability. We are very glad we chose them and all experiences were beyond our expectations. In the mountain, the chief tour guide Ringo and his crew members were not only professional but also very reliable and kind, providing us all supports they could (including delicious meals) so that we could reach to the summit in the end. During safari, thanks to the guide Praygod's expertise, we were able to see all Big 5 and many other animals in limited time and enjoyed awesome safari camping with tasty foods. Due to our flight schedule, we could not go for a default tour, but the company was flexible enough to adjust the tour itinerary to our schedule and provide all transfers to/from airports in time (The driver Calvin provided an airport transfer even at 1am midnight). All of the splendid tour arrangements were done by Iris, who was such a nice and trustworthy person from the beginning. The experience by Tanzania Joy was one of the best we've had and we would definitely like to go with them again when we visit Tanzania next time!
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Nassim El Hormi
2022-09-22
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Le combo parfait : Ascension Kilimanjaro + Safari Ascension du Kilimanjaro via la route Machame en 6 jours avec des paysages à coupé le souffle tout le long... À la fin la cerise sur le gateau 3 jours de Safari dans le parc Serengeti et Ngorongoro, un rêve éveillé quand on a grandit avec le Roi Lion !
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Frauke S
2022-09-21
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Amazing Experience with Tanzania Joy We booked a private 8 days Lemosho route and safari with Tanzania Joy. We had so many questions in advance which Emmanuel has always answered very quickly. We are very happy that we chose Joy. We were overwhelmed by what good food we received on the mountain. Our guide Kelvin with his team were fabulous hosts Especially in the Summit night we felt very comfortable that 3 Joy employees are with us on the summit and motivated us again and again During our trip we had some new requests to Emmanuel. He was always very friendly. It was important to him that we have a good time in Tanzania. We were especially pleased that the Joy team celebrated birthday with our “birthday boy” Our safari was also super. Elli, our driver has a very broad knowledge. We would choose Joy again anytime.
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William G
2022-09-07
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Un sans faute pour le combo Kili par le Northern circuit en 7 jours suivi de 4 jours de safari Ascension du Kilimandjaro par le "Northern circuit" en 7 jours. Fantastique expérience qui s'est déroulée à merveille grâce à la bienveillance et gentillesse des guides et porteurs. Une équipe jeune, dynamique et attentionnée qui a su tous nous emmener au sommet en sécurité. Merci à Kelvin et à son équipe. PS: Kelvin a déjà fait l'aller-retour Mweka gate-sommet-Mweka gate en 11h seulement, vous pouvez lui faire confiance :) Nous avons ensuite fait un magnifique Safari sur 4 jours guidés par Praygod, un guide réellement passionné et très instructif. Un sans faute du début à la fin.
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Amelie
2022-08-21
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DREAM TEAM Amazing experience! The guides are super nice and welcoming and the porters have so much energy, they are incredible. The food is really good as well, honestly you have a portion for two person in my opinion, so you’re never hungry. They also really follow your paces, i have a friend who took twice the time and they never let her feel like she was too slow. They really are there for you and respond to anything you need. HAKUNA MATATA
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Roel S
2022-08-09
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Machame 7 days - Ringo ⭐️ We had a great experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We booked the 7 day Machame route with Tanzania Joy Tours and were informed very well by Emmanuel! When we arrived at the airport we got picked up by the driver and drove to the hotel where we got all the information needed! We got to meet our guide Ringo who was very helpful. The hotel was very good. The next day we got picked up at the hotel by the whole team and went to the gate for the start of the climb. The food during the climb was very good (and surely enough!). Our guide Ringo and his assistent Herman were very helpful and friendly. Especially the climb to the summit they where very helpful and thanks to them we managed to reach the summit! Thanks Tanzania Joy Tours, Ringo and the team for the wonderful experience
Gijs R
Gijs R
2022-07-28
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Amazing trip The trip was amazing. Our main guide was Patrick, who was very helpful the entire trip, especially during the summit push. He knew what to do and say to keep us pushing and going and at 06:24 we summited, exactly at sunrise. This is no coincidence as Patrick knew what pace to maintain in order to see the beautiful sunrise at the summit. Also I must say that the food was very good and the cook knew what to make in order to keep is strong. All in all I sincerely recommend Tanzania Joy Tours!
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Jolanda
2022-07-28
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Wonderful lemosho route experience What a great experience!! We booked the 7 day lemosho route with tanzania joy tours and were informed very well by Emmanuel! When we arrived at the airport we got picked up by the driver and drove to the office were we got all the information needed! We got to meet our guide Patric who was very helpful and answered all our questions. The next day we went to the rent shop to get the gear we were missing and got a wonderful lunch at a local place on the way to the lemosho gate. The climb was amazing, the food was delicious and plenty and the guides were very helpful and motivating! I felt very confident with Patric and the rest of the dream team 😄 The summit was though but with all the good food and the preparation we managed to get to Uhuru peak!! Thanks Tanzania Joy Tours, Patric and the dream team for the wonderful experience

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