9-Day Trip Exploring Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti NP
9 days Itinerary
1:Fly to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Airport) & overnight at the booked accommodation.
Upon arrival at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be received by a Home To Africa Kenya Representative who will welcome you to Kenya and transfer you to the booked accommodation for dinner and the overnight rest.
Accommodation: Mövenpick Hotel Nairobi Meals: Dinner.
2:Have breakfast and transfer to Amboseli NP & enjoy afternoon (evening) game viewing.
Have breakfast and drive off to Amboseli National Park. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. It is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with Sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. There is also a Masai community nearby that visitors can visit and experience their authentic culture. You will arrive early enough to relax, have lunch and then take the afternoon (evening) game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
3:Explore the Amboseli NP – full day game viewing and later relax at the lodge.
Have breakfast and proceed out to explore the Amboseli NP. On the game drive, look out for wildlife including lions, elephants, buffalos and leopards, the zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, ostriches and many more. Depending on your interest, you may do afternoon game viewing or visit a Masai Community (at an additional cost on the ground). Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
4:Depart from Amboseli via Namanga Border to Arusha and Overnight.
Have a relaxed breakfast and drive off to Namanga Border Post. From Namanga, cross into Tanzania and proceed with the journey to Arusha’s booked accommodation. Upon arrival at the accommodation, you will check-in and relax. Later, enjoy your dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Gran Meliá Arusha Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
5:Pick up, transfer to Lake Manyara NP and enjoy game viewing with overnight stay.
Have breakfast and drive off to Lake Manyara NP. Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is well worth a stop. Known for its elephants and tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara is also excellent for flamingos and other fascinating birds in and around the soda lake. Arrive in time to enjoy game viewing and later relax, overnight at the accommodation.
6:Drive to Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy full day game viewing then proceed to Serengeti.
Have breakfast and depart into the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It’s the 8th world’s natural wonder with walls 2,000ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles. The crater is literally “Noah's Ark” inhabited by almost every species of wildlife endemic to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wildlife in the planet.
Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Thereafter, you will head to the booked accommodation (Serengeti) for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
7 & 8:Explore Serengeti - Full day game viewing & later relax at the accommodation.
Have breakfast and proceed out for game drive in Serengeti National Park (Central Serengeti called Seronera). This park is well known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due (in part) to the abundance of prey species. African Leopards are also easy to spot while in Serengeti and notably in the Seronera region. Serengeti is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to around 200000 zebras, 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle joining the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the heart-pounding sounds of over 6 million hooves pounding the open plains of Serengeti just like how you imagined African wilderness to be. The experience is unforgettable! Thereafter, you will return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.