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8-Day Safari Through Masai Mara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Safari, Wildlife

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian

Description

Embark on this 8-day safari through Africa’s major National parks, including Masai Mara and Serengeti and spot the Big five, along with impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, Grant’s gazelles and zebras. Also, explore the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy observing Africa’s rich wildlife in the crater highlands.

Highlights
  • Go on thrilling game drives through the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Explore the scenic Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Get sightings of the Big five, impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos & zebras
  • Day 1- Arrival into Nairobi expand_more
    • Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and after all immigration formalities are done, you will be greeted by a Dodo staff.

    • You will then be transferred to the City to stay at Acacia hotel or equivalent booked on bed & breakfast basis (B&B).

  • Day 2- Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve expand_more
    • At 08:00 hrs after breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering incredible scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago.

    • Arrive for lunch at your lodge.

    • Go for an afternoon game drive until sunset.

    Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or equivalent booked on full board basis (F&B).

  • Day 3- Full day in Masai Mara Reserve expand_more

    {Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast.} 

    • At 06:00 hrs, depart for early morning game drives in Mara Reserve.

    • At 08:00 hrs, return to the lodge for breakfast. 

    • After that, you have the whole day in Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in reserve to look for lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and many other animals.

    All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or equivalent, booked on full board basis (F&B). 

  • Day 4- Masai Mara in Kenya - Serengeti National Park in Tanzania expand_more
    • Just from Masai Mara, arrive at Isebania at around 09:30 hrs. This place is the border of Kenya and Tanzania. 

    • Meet with your Tanzanian guide/driver with an excellent 4 x 4 vehicle rebuilt for a safari to give you a comfortable game viewing.

    • Drive to Serengeti doing shallow game drives with picnic lunch on the way. 

    • Arrive at the lodge at around 16:00 hrs and check-in at Serengeti Wildlife lodge.

    • Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge, waiting for dinner and overnight. 

    Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wildlife lodge or equivalent booked on full board basis (F&B).

  • Day 5- Full-day Game Drives in Serengeti National Park expand_more
    • Have breakfast at your lodge followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti Park. This will also include a visit to the Seronera information center, the center of Serengeti Park.

    All meals and overnight at Serengeti Wildlife lodge or equivalent, booked on full board basis (F&B).

  • Day 6- Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation expand_more
    • After breakfast, at 08:30 hrs, check out from the Serengeti Serena lodge and travel towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area while spotting game animals en route.

    • Check-in and have lunch at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

    • At 15:00 take a break, stay in the vehicle and launch a walking trip for about 3 km on one side of the Crater rim enjoying the scenery of the Ngorongoro highlands or else choose to relax at leisure in your lodge.

    Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or equivalent, booked on full board basis, F B.

  • Day 7- Ngorongoro Crater tour expand_more
    • Wake up at 06:00 hrs for early breakfast. 

    • Thereafter, descend into the crater floor with picnic lunches for a full-day game drive. 

    • Your lunch will be served on the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitokitok swamp a Hippo pool.

    • After lunch, proceed with game viewing and late at 16:00 hrs, ascend the crater for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or equivalent, booked on full board basis (F&B).

  • Day 8- Ngorongoro - Arusha City - Nairobi for Departure Flight expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch. 

    • At 14:00 hrs, transfer to Namanga border of Tanzania and Kenya. 

    • Continue to Nairobi for a drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    End of Tour.

What's Included
  • On arrival, meet and assist at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

  • All applicable transfers as per the itinerary

  • Nairobi hotel based on half-board basis

  • Safari Lodges based on Full board accommodation

  • All Park entrance fees as per the itinerary of Kenya and Tanzania

  • Service of an English speaking Kenyan and Tanzanian guide/driver

  • Game drive in an excellent safari build vehicle

  • Drop off at Nairobi

  • 1 Complimentary bottle of drinking mineral water daily while on safari

  • Welcome Safari Kit

  • Meals as per the Itinerary

What's Excluded
  • Extras at the lodges like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet

  • International flight

  • Tips to drivers (highly recommended $10 per group per day)

  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)

Know before you go

Masai Mara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari 8 days

  • The Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari 8 days tour takes you to experience wildlife in Masai Mara Game Reserve for two nights; Masai Mara extends southwards to the Great Serengeti National Park in Tanzania for two nights where thousands of wildebeest and zebra share the ground whereby they migrate around the two parks for green pasture and water and finish with Ngorongoro Crater 2 nights. 

  • At 07:00 hrs, depart Masai Mara through the Isebania border of Kenya and Tanzania to extend your Masai Mara Safari in Kenya to the Great Serengeti National Park. 

  • You stay for two nights in Serengeti, probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti is a big game haven that hosts over 3 million large mammals and then closes with two nights in Ngorongoro. It is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world—your stay at 4-star lodges throughout as per the below itinerary.

  • Serengeti is Africa's largest National Park whose abundant wildlife has made it a world heritage site. The park is famous for its ecosystem involving the extraordinary world event of the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests, and zebras include many carnivores. It is also the home to cheetahs, lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants, wildebeests, hartebeests, topi, elands, Grant Gazelles and many more. 

  • Birds: Kori bustard ostrich, secretary birds and many more, including the migrant birds from Eurasia.

  • NOTE: On August and September through October and November is the perfect time to see the beast in the event of crossing the Great Mara River, from Serengeti to Masai Mara and from Masai Mara to Serengeti. Suppose someone is interested in witnessing the event. In that case, we can re-route the accommodation plan for two nights at Masai Mara and switch to the nearby Mara River Camps/accommodation in the Southern part of Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya side. 

  • Also, the two nights accommodation in Serengeti can be switched from the central park of Serengeti park to North Mara River camps. We hope the four nights at the Mara Riversides is a great chance to witness the event of the Wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River.

  • Ngorongoro Crater is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. All the BIG FIVE Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this incredible caldera. Others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more? Birds include flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more.

Meeting Point

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, NBO (NBO), Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Sarka

    I was extremly happy with the services provided by Dodo.

    Guide was well experienced, strong backround, we did together Meru and Kilimanjaro as well, all in 10 days.

    Food was excellent and they were allways trying to make me happy, what they have achieved ;o)

    I would recommend Dodo to any client, does not matter, if the trip is focused on safari or trekking.

    I have got all in one.

    Thank you Dodo team.

  • Jacqueline

    A fantastic safari in the beautiful serengeti and ngoro ngoro crater. Our driver Daniel was exceptional- a wealth of knowledge on the landscapes and clearly knew the place well. He navigated the roads with ease and didnt fail to impress with some amazing animal sightings. We were lucky enough to see so many animals, with only some of the highlights including female lions feeding, a cheetah mum with her 6 Cubs playing, a leopard fighting / escaping baboons and a huge Male elephant just outside camp. It was a fantastic few days with many many more amazing sights. Daniel was informative with both the animals and the environment but also very willing to work with us for exactly what we wanted out of our safari. He was easy to get on with at all stages of the trip. Pantaleone our cook was beyond amazing also - the meals he managed to cook on our camp stove were phenomenal. Tasty, nutritious and restaurant quality. Collins who organized the whole trip was great and very accommodating to work with our requests. Will definitely book again with dodo when we next return! I'd recommend to all heading to Tanzania for a safari or kilimanjaro climb. This is also my 5th visit to Tanzania volunteering and Collins has been wonderful in organising every time!!

  • Rohit

    We were planning our honeymoon and were overwhelmed with the plethora of travel agents and locations. The quick and accurate responses we got from Collins, who manages Dodo group travels, helped us choose Tanzania as our destination of choice. Collins helped manage the entire trip by getting us in touch with the best tour guides like John from Inno travels and Waldo from Attec travels to complete our memorable safari. From the depths of Manyara lake to the peaks of Norongoro crater we were filled with insights and history making it an immersive experience.  

    I would highly recommend Dodo group Travels to anyone looking for a wonderful experience for their first time in Africa.  

    Hakuna Matata. Asante Sane.

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USD 5100.00 / person

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