Our 12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari is one of the best safari packages that one can take if you want to combine two countries for safari in Africa.

Kenya and Tanzania as individual countries represent arguable the best Safari destinations in Africa but doing a safari both in Kenya and Tanzania in one Safari package is probably the best African Safari you can ever do in a lifetime.

12 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival day into Nairobi Kenya

Day 2 – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for safari

Day 3 – Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4 – Full day at Masai Mara

Day 5 – Isebania / Sirari Border – Lake Victoria

Day 6 – Lake Victoria to Serengeti National Park

Day 7 – 8 : Full day safari in Serengeti National Park

Day 9 – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10 – Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Day 11 – Tarangire National Park safari

Day 12 – Tarangire – Kilimanjaro, End of safari

Highlights of the 12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari

Kenya Tanzania Combined SafariOne gets the rarest chance to visit some of the world-famous safari destinations in the world including the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, in Kenya, the world-famous Serengeti National Park, The wonderful Ngorongoro Crater and, the Tarangire National Parks. Apart from the national parks in Kenya and Tanzania, in this package you will visit the Lake Victoria which is the the largest tropical freshwater lake in the world and the second largest freshwater lake in general after the Lake Superior of Northern America.

During these 12 days you will have a chance to do not only the traditional wildlife safari game drives but also involve yourself with some activities like Masai Village visits in Masai Mara or Ngorongoro, Nature walks, Visiting Sukuma tribe villages, bird watching at Lake Victoria and even fishing.

Accommodation for the 12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari

In this package we have included some nice standard lodges and tented camps but still we can customize the tour to include more luxurious accommodations if you wish to stretch your budget a little bit. In case you wish to stay in even cheaper options also, we can tweak the itinerary here and there in order to suit your budget.

This 12 days Kenya and Tanzania East African adventure can be customized to include a few nights at Zanzibar in case you wish to combine safari with beach vacation in East Africa.

Additional information

Duration12 Days
DestinationKenya, Tanzania
LocationNairobi, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Arusha, Kilimanjaro
Day 1

Arrival at Nairobi

On your arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our Representative /driver who will transfer you to a hotel in the city for your first overnight in East Africa. Overnight at Trademark Hotel. Bed and breakfast.

Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park

Wake up early for an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi, then head to Lake Nakuru National Park via Nyahururu and Laikipia plateau with a brief stop at the Equator point. We arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at the lodge/tented camp. After lunch the afternoon will be spent doing game drives and sightseeing in this world famous home of the colorful flamingos and the rare Rothschild giraffes and white rhinos. Apart from many animal species including buffalos, zebras, baboons, impalas and many more. Lake Nakuru is also home for more than 400 bird’s species. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.

Day 3

Nakuru - Masai Mara

If staying inside the park at a lodge lodge located inside Lake Nakuru National Park, we can go for an early morning game drive in the park, and after breakfast we depart towards Masai Mara with a stop at Lake Naivasha if you wish.

With lunch on the way or on arrival at your camp / lodge, we will arrive in time for an afternoon safari game drive in the Masai Mara, that will go on until late afternoon, when you will be taken to your  camp. You will check in for a refreshing shower, followed by dinner at your lodge. If you wish you may sit around the campfire as  you sip your favorite drink, while sharing stories about your safari day and highlights of the day.

Dinner and overnight at the Base Camp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 4

Full day at Masai Mara

Early morning game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve (if you wish) before going back to the lodge/camp for breakfast. After breakfast we go for a full day of game viewing in the savannah plains and around the river where most animals converge resulting to animal action to the delight of visitors in this world famous wildlife Reserve. Lunch can be taken back at the lodge/ camp or we may as well leave in the morning with lunch boxes. Masai Mara is famous for the wildebeests Migration and depending on the time of travel we may be lucky to witness this amazing natural phenomenon. Overnight at Base Camp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 5

Isebania border – Lake Victoria,Tanzania

After breakfast on this day we check out of the lodge/camp and drive to Isebania border. After obtaining visa we enter Tanzania through Sirare border point on the Tanzanian side and drive to Speke’s Bay in Lake Victoria where you will check in at the Speke Bay Lodge for a relaxed afternoon. In this afternoon you will spend time relaxing and if you wish you can take a swim at the warm waters of Lake Victoria. Other optional activity includes a visit to the Sukuma Tribe villages, Visit to a traditional healer, or traditional fishing in a dugout canoe. Dinner and overnight at Speke Bay Lodge or similar.  All meals included.

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Early morning you will head out for a traditional fishing expedition in the Lake Victoria returning for  breakfast at the lodge then we set off for the Serengeti National Park. We enter Serengeti through Ndabaka Gate and drive through the western corridor with game drives en route towards the central Serengeti The rest of the day will be spent doing game drives in the endless plains of Serengeti until later in the afternoon when we drive to Tukaone Serengeti Camp for dinner and overnight. All meals included.

Day 7 & 8

Full day safari at Serengeti National Park

If you wish you may go for a sunset game drive at dawn before taking breakfast at the lodge/camp. Leaving with a packed lunch box in the morning we will spend the whole day in the Serengeti Plains game viewing in search of the animals that we might have missed out in Masai Mara. The Wildebeests Migration herds migrate between the two parks and here we may be able to spot them if missed at Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Serengeti is famous for an abundance of wildlife and countless birds’ species. With luck we may also spot the safari Big Five; Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos. Dinner and overnight is Tukaone Serengeti Camp. All meals included

Day 9

Olduvai Gorge – Ngorongoro

Breakfast at the lode/camp then we check out and start on our way to Ngorongoro Conservation area entering through Naabi Hill Gate. After registration at the gate we will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater rim with a brief stop at the Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is an important archaeological is in Africa where the fossils of an early man was discovered by Dr Leakey and his wife. The discoveries led to the evolution theory that suggest that the early man lived in Africa , and Africa is the cradle of mankind. At the Crater rim after lunch at the lodge we can relax for the rest of the afternoon or go for a nature walk in the forests guided by an armed ranger. Overnight is at Marera Valley Lodge at Karatu just nearby, outside the NCA.

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater tour

This morning we take a breakfast box if you wish so that we can descend early enough at the floor of The Ngorongoro Crater before the crowds, for a more rewarding game drive in the eighth wonder of the world. We will do a game drives for the whole day with lunch being served at the hippos poolside picnic site then continue with game viewing until later in the afternoon when we drive up and out of the Conservation Area for dinner and overnight at Marera Lodge in Karatu Area. All meals included.

Day 11

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast at your lodge we drive down the Rift Valley walls with a briestp at the view point (if you wish) to enjoy great views of the Lake Manyara below. You will proceed via the colorful Mto wa Mbu township where you may also make a stop to mingle with the locals at the market, and then head to Tarangire National Park.

We will take lunch boxes with us and so the day will be spent doing game drives in the Tarangire, famous for the large herds of elephants and plains dotted with large baobab trees. 

The Tarangire River cuts across the park and the river ensures the constant supply of water throughout the year but the river bank also makes a great game viewing area especially during the drier months when many animals tend to graze and browse near the banks. This also draws the predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs to the area, making the area an amazing wildlife viewing area. Later in the afternoon you will be taken to your camp for relaxation, dinner and overnight at The Baobab Tarangire  Camp. All meals included.

Day 12

Arusha - Departure

Time at leisure after breakfast at the lodge/tented camp then check out and drive out of the park with game viewing on the way, and drive to Arusha where the safari package ends.

At Arusha and depending on your schedule you will take an afternoon Schedule Bust back to Nairobi, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or a connection flight to Nairobi.

End of the 12 Days Kenya and Tanzania Safari combination. We can customize the same program for you with cheaper midrange accommodations if you wish or upgrade the accommodation for you incase you are looking for a luxury safari in Kenya and Tanzania.

This tour can also be combined with a beach extension to Zanzibar Island. Please get in touch with our able travel experts for free customization or a tailor made package that will suit your needs, ideas and budget. 

12 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari Prices

The below rates for the 12 days Kenya & Tanzania safari package are quoted for the Peak Safari Season that starts from 1st July upto 31st October 2022. We can however always provide prices for your safari depending on which season of the year you wish to travel, but also how many people are travelling with you. 

If children are also included in your group, please provide their details; number for kids and their respective ages, ad our experts will get back to you with the most precise cost of tour. 

Peak Season (15th Jul – 15th Sep 2022)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 4825 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 3866 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 3545 per person sharing

The pricing is based on using a 4×4 safari land cruiser for both Kenya and Tanzania safari. Whilst Safari vans are not used in the Tanzania safari trails, they can be used on the Kenya part. 

Prices Include

Arrival and departure airport transfers; Nairobi / Arusha

12 day private safari in Kenya and Tanzania 

01 x BB accommodation at Trademark Hotel in Nairobi or similar

Transport in a private customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

English or other language speaking driver/guide.


Game viewing drives by a private professional safari guide

Park entrance fees

All meals on safari.

Traditional fishing in a boat at Lake Victoria (if you wish).

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya, and Visa to Tanzania (can be arranged online)

Other bottled drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Any extra activities not mentioned like village visits

Tips or gratuities for the safari guide and camp staff

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