Are you a nature lover? Is exploring new areas one of your biggest passions? If so, we have the perfect trip for you. Embark on a classic 9-day safari exploring the most famous landscapes within Kenya and Tanzania.
Your adventure begins in Kenya, where you will get the chance to visit the Maasai Mara, an award-winning safari destination. Filled with a concentration of wildlife, spectacular game viewing activities and the world’s most spectacular natural phenomenon, the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Your next stop is Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s iconic African safari destinations. Lake Manyara is most famous for its tree-climbing lions and mesmerising views of the Rift Valley, soda lakes, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. The national park is full of breathtaking landscapes, all waiting to be captured by you.
Your third stop is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken caldera. The crater is filled with iconic and elusive wildlife creatures, along with vibrant plant life and magnificent landscapes which can be admired from the crater’s rim. The crater itself is a natural wildlife sanctuary, where animals are protected by the natural borders of the sloping caldera walls and the mineral-rich earth brings life and luscious greenery.
The final stop on your adventure is the legendary Serengeti National Park, which is famous for housing some of Africa’s largest crocodiles in the Grumeti River. You can also witness some of the daily wildlife dramas which occur within Serengeti National Park, along with picturesque and diverse landscapes and scenery.
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On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, an andBeyond representative will be waiting for you in the arrival hall. Once you have been collected from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your andBeyond representative will escort you to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Maasai Mara Airstrip.
Delight in the thrills of an all-inclusive 2-night safari experience at andBeyond Bateleur Camp. Your stay includes luxury accommodation, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, scheduled safari activities, return Kichwa Tembo airstrip transfers and laundry.
Included activities: Game Drives, Night Game Drives, Sundowner Cocktails, Bush Breakfast, Guided Walks and Bush Dinner
Recommended Activity: Morning Balloon Safari
Days 1 to 2
Your days at andBeyond Bateleur Camp will consist of the following activities:
Game Drives: Explore the wilderness and iconic wildlife in the Maasai Mara from the comfort of a 4×4 safari vehicle led by highly trained and professional guides and drivers who will make sure you get to see all your favourite animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos, along with wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, hippos and even crocodiles. Not only will you get to see all these beautiful animals in their natural habitats, but your guides will also teach you all about their behaviour patterns along with their history. You will also gain some insights into the vegetation within the region.
Night Game Drives: Explore a different side to the Maasai Mara, as it comes to life with predators and nocturnal animals – It’s an experience you do not want to miss!
Sundowner Cocktails: watch the sunset at the Oloololo Escarpment, after a long day of game viewing activities, and indulge in some refreshing cocktails and beers.
Bush Breakfast: Enjoy a safari tradition bush breakfast, in the plains with exceptional views of the wilderness and wildlife surrounding them.
Bush Dinners: Indulge in some mouthwatering Pan African meals, under the stars with fireside entertainment by a local Sukuti band. You can arrange private dinners for date nights or special occasions.
Guided Nature Walks: Take an inspirational trek through the Masai Mara, on an exceptional guided nature walk led by highly qualified and educated guides, with vast amounts of knowledge about the areas. There are 3 different routes to explore all lasting roughly around 2 hours, each route has its own specialty and is unique from the others, they are also filled with amazing scenic views and an array of different wildlife residents to spot throughout your journey.
The first route is the Kichwa Nature Trail, which is best suited for avid bird lovers. Journey through the riverine forest and follow the perimeter of Sabaringo creek, where you will get the chance to search for over 400 different types of bird species.
The second route is the Mara Hippo Trail, a route for those who have high levels of stamina and are not afraid to get a little messy. Your journey includes trekking through the plains, riverine forest, savannah grasslands and bush lands all which surround the camp before reaching the hippo-filled Mara river.
The last route is the Oloololo Escarpment Trail, which is an incredible life-changing journey. The trail leads you from camp to the top of the escarpment, once you reach the top you are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the Mara reserve, river and riverine forest. It’s an experience that will leave you speechless!
The Great Migration: Those who travel between July and early October can witness the greatest show on earth, the Great Migration. Which is made up of millions of animals such as wildebeests, Burchell’s zebras, antelopes and many more as they journey over from Serengeti, Tanzania to the Masai Mara, Kenya. Not only do you get to capture a unique sight of diverse species trekking through the landscapes, but you also get to watch the lurking predatory animals attempt to take down the surge of rushing herbivores who are racing against time to reach the Mara before their food supplies are depleted. Watch closely as the lions pounce on the wildebeest and zebras, and patient crocodiles lie in wait from the banks of the Mara River. The Great Migration is definitely something you do not want to miss; it’s an experience like no other. (Please note that this is a seasonal activity)
After breakfast, you will be collected from andBeyond Bateleur Camp by an andBeyond representative. Once you have packed all of your luagge into the cars, you will be taken to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Here, you will depart on your scheduled flight to the Manyara airstrip, and once you arrive at the Manyara airstrip you will be greeted by an andBeyond representative who will escort you to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
Reawaken your soul during your all-inclusive 2-night stay at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Your stay includes soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.
Included activities: Game drives
Recommended activities (at additional cost): Treetop walkway (Located at the entrance of the national park, it is ideal to do this as you arrive at the park.)
Guests who spend two or more nights at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge will receive a complimentary game drive at night and a scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara.
Days 3 to 4
Your days at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge will consist of exciting game drives within Lake Manyara National Park. Each morning and afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the southern region of Lake Manyara National Park in a fully equipped 4×4 safari vehicle, with a canvas canopy to protect you from the blazing African sun. You will be accompanied by your very own guides and tracker teams, to help to locate all your favourite animals and capture amazing photos of the mesmerising landscapes, habitats and lakes hidden within the reserve. During your game drive, you will be able to come face to face with some amazing wildlife creatures, such as lions, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, giraffes and impalas. You will also witness some olive baboons, sykes monkey, short-eared galago, clawless otters, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringers. There are also hundreds of different bird species waiting to be discovered, the most famous one being the region’s iconic pink flamingos.
After breakfast, you will be collected from andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, by an andBeyond representative who will drive you to the Manyara airstrip for your onwards arrangements. During your journey to the Manyara, guests can take the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of their surrounding. Once you arrive at Manyara, you will be greeted by an andBeyond representative who will escort you to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Indulge and explore in your all-inclusive 2-night stay at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Your stay includes soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.
Included activities: Game Drives
Recommended activities (at additional cost): Crater View Walk, Empakai Crater Hike, Crater Floor Banquet, Private Sundowners on the Rim, Private Dinner in the Wine Store and Maasai Delight with Pre Dinner Drinks.
Days 5 to 6
Your time at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge will be spent exploring the Ngorongoro Crater on thrilling game drives. Guests can attend one game drive per day, which are available either in the morning or afternoon. This is due to the significant amount of time it takes to reach the crater’s floor and return to the lodge. Embark on a wild adventure into the crater in a fully equipped 4×4 safari vehicle which is closed with glass windows and a pop-up roof for safety purposes. You will be accompanied by professional guides and drivers who know all the best spots to see the wildlife residents. You will get the chance to encounter the big five, along with wildebeests, elands, zebras, hyenas and even gazelles. If you’re really lucky and planned your visit at the right time you will witness flocks of pink flamingos in the shallow salty waters of Lake Magadi which is scattered with hippos. There are also hundreds of birds and tree species to spot and identify.
After indulging in a mouthwatering breakfast, you will be collected from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and escorted to Manyara Airstrip in time for your onward arrangements. Once you arrive at the Manyara airstrip, you will board your scheduled flight to Grumeti airstrip.
Adventure awaits during your all-inclusive 2-night stay at andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, which also includes soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry.
Included activities: Game drives
Recommended activities (at additional cost): Hot Air Ballooning (Only available June – October) and a full-day trip to Lake Victoria
Days 7 to 8
Your time at andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp will consist of spectacular game drives within the Serengeti National Park. Embark on a wild adventure through the Serengeti National Park as you cruise along in fully equipped 4×4 safari vehicles with canvas canopies built entirely for your comfort. Once you have encountered the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo), along with hyenas, cheetahs, crocodiles and Columbus monkeys, you can also discover an array of bird species whilst driving through the riverside – It’s an experience you do not want to miss!
Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye. After a delicious breakfast, an andBeyond representative will collect you from andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, where you will depart on your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Here, you will connect to your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. Once you arrive at Wilson Airport you will be greeted by an andBeyond representative, who will drive you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight home.