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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Best of Kenya & Tanzania – the great migration safari

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Duration

9 Days 8 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The Best of Kenya Tanzania Safari – the big five & the great migration ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Are you looking for Kenya Tanzania safari and not sure whether to try and see the epic migration in Kenya or Tanzania? Well, what if we told you that our experts will help you solve this popular dilemma! Depending on your travel dates, a combination of both Masai Mara and the Serengeti is the perfect way to explore the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem and enjoy the best of both safari worlds. 

To make your journey even more magical, we will add a descent into Ngorongoro Crater, which is also home to all of the Big Five (buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard, lion) and abundant resident wildlife.

Is a Kenya or Tanzania safari better? Here are the key differences between a safari in Tanzania and Kenya:

 

Tanzania Safari Experience

We know just how excited our guests get for their first safari in Tanzania because we have arranged many unique trips for discerning travellers just like you. We always ensure that our guests enjoy a stress-free planning process, honest expert advice capped with reliable on-ground support (24/7), and excellent customer service. Lucky for you, when we are in charge of your safari planning, you will never have to worry about how to obtain your visa, which flight route is best, what to prepare, or how to pack for your African safari (what to wear)! 

 

Wildlife in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best wildlife viewing spots in Africa, which naturally provides an ideal destination for first time safari-goers as well as seasoned travelers. The great migration in Tanzania attracts over 2.5 million migratory wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, annually. While a visit to the Serengeti during the annual Great Migration is an unforgettable experience, this beautiful country has much to offer beyond the traditional game drive. From its idyllic white sand beaches of Zanzibar to the fascinating cultures and one of the world’s tallest free-standing mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is the perfect destination for anyone wishing to experience a trip of a lifetime and cross off a lifelong dream of being in the presence of Africa’s magnificent wildlife.

 

Kenya Safari Experience

A safari in Kenya will provide you with a unique experience that includes a mix of wildlife, cultural exploration, and conservation. On your safari in Kenya, you can enjoy maximum game viewing experiences through Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu and Laikipia. 

Looking through Kenya Tanzania safari itinerary, you will find that the main difference between Tanzania and Kenya is that the latter has better infrastructure to support a massive number of safari camps, lodges and resorts that can accommodate massive groups of tourists at one time. With many options for accommodation providers, airlines and ground operators, the prices for safari and activities within Kenya are slightly lower than in Tanzania. A healthy level of competition also helps with improving the quality of the services rendered. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that for the 6th year in a row, Kenya has been awarded the World’s Leading Safari Destination by the World Travel Awards. 

 

Will you plan my dream safari in Tanzania or Kenya?

Absolutely! We would be happy to help you plan your tailor-made Kenya Tanzania safari experience based on your travel interests, budget and expectations. A detailed interactive digital itinerary for this private-guided safari is available upon request. While the sample itineraries on our website are intended to provide inspiration and give you an idea of how to capture the soul of Tanzania’s wilds and touch the real heart of Africa, we will work with you to customize, tweak, and tailor your trip to a tee, so that you can start looking forward to your dream Tanzania safari tour. Please call now at 1.315.805.4040 or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

 

What’s it like to be on a safari in Kenya or Tanzania?

To get a sense of our amazing tailor-made Kenya Tanzania safari experiences from all over Africa, please watch our short video.

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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
1. September, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
28. August, 2021.
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Godwin is an amazing guide, full of interesting knowledge about every living thing, and every flower. He has a lot of patience, and always answers any question happily. And takes care of everything down to the smallest detail.
איתן גבירצמן
איתן גבירצמן
9. June, 2021.
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Incredible experience in Africa 🙂 When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing organization and logistics
John
John
31. December, 2019.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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Amazing safari and Kilimanjaro We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the vast Serengeti—home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Stay in an amazing selection of intimate tented safari camps and well-appointed lodges that are strategically positioned in the best wildlife viewing areas
  • Enjoy uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities
  • Have an opportunity to walk and explore outside the vehicle
  • Fly the long stretches and enjoy scenic vehicle transfers inside the parks
  • Enjoy the incredible diversity of wildlife, landscape and culture

Itinerary

Day 1, 2 & 3: MASAI MARA (THREE NIGHTS)

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) you will be warmly welcomed by a Wito Africa private transfer driver, who will take you to Wilson Airport to board a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve. A private field guide and vehicle will meet and greet you when you land at the Kichwa Tembo private airstrip in Masai Mara and then take you on a gentle game drive on your way to your beautiful Bateleaur Camp for an overnight stay. After a brief orientation of your luxury camp, you will enjoy a scrumptious dinner. You will spend three unforgettable nights here, filled with spectacular resident and migratory wildlife. Take part in day and night game drives, followed by amazing sundowners around the campfire, while you feast your eyes on breathtaking views of the renowned Masai Mara. While you’re musing on this perfect African wilderness experience, you can interact with the legendary Maasai people and explore their fascinating culture.

Day 4, 5 & 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (THREE NIGHTS)

After a delicious breakfast, you will say goodbye to the Masai Mara with hearts and minds full of incredible memories, and board your scheduled flight to Migori. From Migori, you will take a road transfer to Isebania to clear customs (obtain a visa to Tanzania) and then continue to Tarime, where you will catch a quick scheduled flight to Serengeti. Your Wito Africa private guide will greet you at the airstrip and take you on a gentle game drive as you make your way to your luxury mobile camp (this mobile tented camp moves seasonally to be in the best location for migration viewing, all year round). A stay here offers a front row seat to the Great Wildebeest Migration. For the next three days, you will explore the resident wildlife and stunning landscapes, and venture to the river for a chance to witness the dramatic river crossing!

OPTIONAL – Why not take an unforgettable flight over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon!

Day 7 & 8: NGORO NGORO CRATER (TWO NIGHTS)

After a leisurely breakfast, your Wito Africa private guide will transfer you to the airstrip in Serengeti for your scheduled flight to Lake Manyara. Upon arrival in Lake Manyara airstrip, you will be greeted by a Wito Africa private safari guide and vehicle and taken on a half-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and slow-paced game drive and exploration. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center. In the afternoon, transfer to the crater rim for sundowners, dinner and an overnight stay overlooking the spectacular wildlife bowl that is the Ngorongoro Crater.

The next day, after an early breakfast, you will descend with your private safari guide to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will find spectacular scenery (arriving nice and early gives you the best chance of witnessing the predators returning from their overnight hunts) and game viewing in what has been described by UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across, and teeming with more than 30,000 protected animals, including all members of The Big Five. Depart from the lodge with a picnic so that you can maximize your time in the Crater. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge for sundowners and relaxation before your scrumptious dinner.

Day 9: KILIMANJARO & BEYOND (Optional – Day Room in ARUSHA)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Crater Lodge before your transfer to the Lake Manyara airstrip, where you will board your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Upon arrival at JRO, gather your luggage and transit to your international flight departure.

NOTE – For late evening departure out of JRO, we will arrange a scheduled flight to Arusha Airport from Lake Manyara. You will also have access to a day room in Arusha, where you can relax and rejuvenate before you are transferred by road to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide;
  • Exclusive use of 4x4 safari Landcruiser (open-sided or enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
  • Accommodation as detailed;
  • All Domestic flights;
  • All national park entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
  • All local brand drinks (house wine, beer & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, juices);
  • Donations and payments to local community projects;
  • All government taxes and fees;
  • Emergency evacuation insurance;
  • International flights;
  • Travel and personal accident insurance;
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines;
  • Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff;
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks (those not included), souvenirs, etc.;
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary;

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FAQs

Is a Kenya or Tanzania safari better?
Deciding between a safari in Tanzania or Kenya can sometimes be overwhelming, but our experts will help you solve this popular dilemma! Depending on your travel dates, a combination of both Masai Mara and the Serengeti is the perfect way to explore the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem and enjoy the best of both safari worlds.
Will you help me plan my safari in Tanzania or Kenya?
Absolutely! We would be happy to help you plan your tailor-made safari experience in Kenya or Tanzania.

While the sample itineraries on our website are intended to provide inspiration and give you an idea of how to capture the soul of Tanzania’s wilds and touch the real heart of Africa, we will work with you to customize, tweak, and tailor your trip to a tee, so that you can start looking forward to your dream Tanzania safari tour. Please call now at 1.315.805.4040 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
What is the best month to go on an African safari?
The classic time to visit Tanzania is during the main dry season, from June to October, when good weather conditions can be expected across the country and wildlife viewing should be spectacular.

Another major highlight is the migration calving season in Serengeti (December – March), which coincides with good trekking conditions on Kilimanjaro and fair weather down on the coast, too.
Where does the tour start and end?
This private safari experience starts in Kenya at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and ends in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Our private safari guide and vehicle will meet and greet you upon arrival, and they will transfer you back to the airport on your last day of your safari experience with us.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this private safari experience. In this case our private safari guide/representative and vehicle will be at the airport to meet & greet you upon arrival. When you arrive at the airport, please proceed to the arrival areas and look for a sign with your last name written on it.
How much does African safari cost?
Your total cost will vary depending on seasonality, size of group and specific travel arrangements, but this is a good guideline for an all-inclusive safari (everything except international flights):

$499 USD per person per day for 3-star accommodation
$699 USD pp per day for 4-star
$999+ USD pp per day for 5-star

It’s worth noting that, depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost. Our rates are per person sharing unless stated otherwise. Single supplements may apply. Accommodation are subject to availability.
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