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Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari

Overview

East Africa is the main safari hub. Kenya and Tanzania are ideal for enjoying an African safari. Both countries display rich biodiversity. They have diverse wildlife in vast national parks. Combining Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti provides a rewarding safari experience. One can also add the Ngorongoro crater. A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari has superb destinations.

From the diverse wildlife to the surreal national parks, there is no reason why you should miss out on taking a tour of exhilarating East Africa safaris. Having the most stunning landscapes where the Great Rift Valley spreads across Kenya and Tanzania and gives them rich biodiversity. The flora of these rich grasslands includes riparian forests, vast savannahs as well as hilly terrains. Famous for the big five (Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Elephant, and Leopards), an East African safari also includes a diversity of other animals like Zebras, Hyenas, Crocodiles, Giraffes, Cheetahs, and many more. The gorgeous parks and lakes of these countries like Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Masai Mara have some of the most beautiful attractions for you to experience. There is no better way to experience the beauty and diversity of East Africa than taking an exhaustive wildlife trip to the region.

East Africa has great birdlife. Colorful and vibrant birds are seen. These include endemic and migratory birds. Birds of prey are also popular. The East African region has varied landscapes. It includes savannas and dense woodlands. The flora here is immense.

Why go for a Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari

A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari is an experience like no other. These sites have untamed landscapes. An array of wildlife is observed here. This region is one of the most popular safari destinations. East Africa provides the best hospitality as well. Travelers can enjoy their stay in luxurious lodges and tented camps.

This safari takes you through some of the most majestic landscapes in the world. You'll see lions, elephants, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. This is an opportunity to see the world uniquely.

On this trip, one can see the ultimate Kenyan wildlife. One can visit famous parks in the region. These include Serengeti and Masai Mara. Travelers can also visit the Ngorongoro Crater. Lakes are also popular sites during this safari.

Travelers can enjoy visits to Lake Manyara. It houses incredible birdlife. The lake is also home to diverse animals. A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari displays the beauty of East Africa. One can also see the rich diversity of the region.

Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari: Places to Visit

This safari takes you to spectacular game reserves in the world. One has the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife.

The Masai Mara is home to the big five animals. They include lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and rhinos. Serengeti is famous for its wildebeest migration. The Ngorongoro Crater is also home to a wide variety of animals. This also includes the rare black rhino. Here are the famous places included in this safari:

Lake Manyara National Park

This park offers a wild experience in diverse settings. Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area. It is located in Tanzania’s Manyara region. It is framed by the Rift escarpment. It offers a beautiful backdrop. The park has dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. One can enjoy spectacular scenery here. The park houses unusual tree-climbing lions. One can also spot huge herds of elephants.

The main attraction of the park is the soda lake. Lake Manyara is a shallow lake. It has alkaline waters. On the lake’s shores reside several species. The lake attracts hundreds of flamingos. It is the most iconic sight to see. Over 400 species of birds live near the lake. Many of them are migrants or waterfowl birds.

The park is also home to various animals. Travelers can see numerous Cape buffalos. The famous Masai giraffes also live here. One can observe big cat species roaming in the park. These include cheetahs and lions.

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara is a well-known destination. It offers the best luxury safaris. The Mara is a huge game reserve in Kenya. It has exceptional wildlife. The reserve has high densities of flora and fauna. One can spot the Big Five effortlessly. The Mara has ample wildebeest zebras and impalas.

The reserve has an ever-present predator population. It means one can see dramatic chasings. Lions and cheetahs chasing their prey are common sights. One can also witness leopards napping on trees. Huge elephant herds are seen closely.

Masai Mara hosts the biggest wildlife event. It is called the wildebeest migration. Millions of wildebeest trek long routes. They travel between the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. They are joined by other hoofed animals. It is the most exciting event. Masai Mara is famous for its migration. It is best seen from July to October.

However, one can also visit the Mara off-season. During this period, the migration won’t be visible. But the reserve continues to display wealthy wildlife. This is only experienced during a Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari.

The reserve is a fantastic birding site. It attracts avid bird watchers. It houses more than 400 varieties of avifauna. There are unique habitats in the reserve. Many famous birds are spotted in these habitats. They include the secretary bird and Kori bustards.

It is recommended to stay multiple days in the Mara. This way travelers can explore the reserve. One can enjoy picturesque sunrise and sunsets here.

Ngorongoro Conservation area

This area is also called as Ngorongoro crater. It is a large volcanic caldera. It is an intact caldera measuring 300 sq. km in area. The crater is located in Northern Tanzania. Ngorongoro is one of the most famous African destinations. It is often referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’. The crater is also called as the ‘eighth wonder of the world.’

One can enjoy breathtaking views of Ngorongoro. It is surrounded by highlands and volcanic craters. It offers the most fertile grazing grounds in Africa. Diverse species of animals and birds are found here.

The carter’s floors have distinct habitats. These include grasslands and swamps. One can also see forests and lakes. Each houses a variety of animal species. Travelers are more likely to see black rhinos in Ngorongoro. Its small population continues to thrive here. Leopards and lions are abundant. One can catch sightings of the Big Five. Plain animals are often seen grazing here. The crater offers beautiful safaris.

Lake Magadi is a famous lake of the crater. Vast flocks of flamingos are often spotted here. More than 400 species of birds are found in Ngorongoro. It is a fantastic place for nature lovers. Ngorongoro is a small park. Yet it has a good density of wildlife. A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari is incomplete without a visit to the crater.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is a premier national park. The park is situated in Northern Tanzania. It offers a quieter and private safari experience. It is among the oldest national parks in the country. The park is located adjacent to Masai Mara. Serengeti also displays the annual wildebeest migration.

The park is divided into three geographic areas. The Southern Plains is the largest area. The area is also popular. It is covered by treeless savannah landscapes. It serves as a breeding ground for wildebeest. This is seen from December to May.

The park’s western corridor is a famous area. It includes the majestic Grumeti River. One can witness deadly river crossings here. The neighboring forests house rich wildlife. The migration passes by the corridor. This occurs from May to July. Various animals gather near Grumeti as well. This makes game viewing easier.

The park has remote northern Serengeti woodlands. Here excellent sightings of elephants and giraffes are seen. One can also observe the Mara River crossings.

The Seronera is another region of the park. It is also called Central Serengeti. It is located in the heart of Serengeti. Seronera becomes the center of wildlife viewing. This is seen from December to mid-April. The Seronera is a scenic valley. It is known as the ‘Big Cat Capital of Africa’. It is an excellent place to see lions, leopards, and cheetahs. The Moru Kopjes offers regular lion and cheetah sightings.

Travelers can visit the rich Ndutu region. It is located close to Seronera. It is an incredible wilderness area. It has year-round resident wildlife. These involve plain animals and cat species.

Activities to Enjoy During a Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari

Game Drives

Safaris or game drives are classic activities. One can enjoy them in African parks. They are best taken early in the morning. During this time, one can see various animals. Travelers can see sightings of multiple big cats as well. The animals remain active during this time. Morning game drives start at dawn. One can catch the stunning sunrise as well.

Evening game drives may start around 4 pm. One can see animals coming out of their hide. They usually look for their prey. Reptiles are typically seen sunbathing. Animals grazing in groups are also seen. Night-time game drives are done under strict guidance. Travelers are accompanied by well-trained game rangers.

Night safaris are mostly taken by photographers. Filmmakers also opt for night game drives. At night, one can see various nocturnal animals. Big and small cat species are seen hunting during this time. A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari offers the best game drives.

Walking safaris

This activity is also known as bush walks. Walking safaris are packed with adventures. Travelers embark on relaxing walks on foot. It is done within a wildlife conservation area of the park. Walking safaris do not involve vehicles. One can explore the park leisurely. Walks are done with the help of trained guides.

The duration of these walks varies accordingly. They are typically done early morning or late afternoons. Many of the private conservation areas offer guided walks. This activity is fun and educational. It provides the best way to explore the African wilderness. Travelers can also view wildlife closely yet safely.

Hot air balloon rides

Hot air balloon rides are once in a lifetime opportunity. The majestic East African ecosystem is seen from a bird’s view. Soaring above the parks is a magical experience. It offers a gorgeous landscape below. Balloon rides also provide a unique vantage point of wildlife. One can also appreciate the beautiful sunrise or sunset while flying above. Hot air balloon rides are best taken in Masai Mara.

A Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari offers an unforgettable adventure. It provides stunning views of lakes, wildlife, and much more. Wild Voyager is one of the top tour operators. We plan and execute Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari flawlessly. Get In touch with us today to book your dream safari tours.



Trip Highlights

  • Witness the glory of the stunning big cats in the vast savannahs of Serengeti & Masai Mara
  • Have a unique wildlife experience inside the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Sight the glorious tree climbing lions in Serengeti
  • See the other famous denizens like the giraffe, zebras, rhino, hippo, and the African elephant
  • Experience Serengeti National Park's game-rich plains
  • Spot flamingos at the famous Lake Manyara National Park
  • Understand the parks from an insider's perspective by the help of best guides
  • Enjoy a beautiful picnic in the stunning landscapes of the Serengeti National Park



ITINERARY - 11 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

On your arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, our driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel at Arusha.

You can check-in and relax as you will spend the night at Arusha.

Day 2

Arusha to Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro

After having early breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you down to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is one of the most biodiverse areas in the East African safari as it has 11 ecosystems that range from savannah to marsh to evergreen forest. It is also a very popular spot to see the tree-climbing lions. You can enjoy your game drive at Lake Manyara, and then have lunch inside the park. Before sunset, we will drive you down to Karatu, located on the outskirts of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival, you can check in to your resort and rest for the evening.

Day 3

Ngorongoro crater

Before sunrise, you will drive out of your hotel and head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with packed breakfast and lunch. After reaching the entrance to the crater, you will descend into the crater for a whole day tour. Being breathtakingly beautiful, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places in Tanzania to see the Big Five. It is one of the world's most renowned natural wonders. We will head you back to your hotel before it's dark so that you can relax in the evening.

Day 4

Serengeti (Seronara region)

After having a hearty breakfast and checking-out from your hotel, we will drive you down to the Seronera or Central Serengeti by passing through the Ndutu region, where you can enjoy a game drive. The Seronera River Valley, also known as the Big Cat Capital of Africa, is an excellent place to spot lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Apart from that, you also get to spot elephants, crocodiles, hippos, and many other distinct wildlife animals.

After reaching Seronera, you will check-in to your hotel and have a relaxed lunch. Post lunch, you can rest for a while and leave for your afternoon drive. You will come back by sunset and relax for the evening, and spend the night at your resort.

Day 5

Serengeti (Seronera region)

On the fifth day, you will explore North Serengeti near the Mara River. The North Serengeti is a stunning region with gorgeous landscapes of granite outcrops, green rolling hills, and acacia woodlands. Apart from that, you will also spot unique wildlife like herds of wildebeest, zebras, lions, hyenas, and much more.

You will leave early with a packed breakfast and picnic lunch to see the spectacular sunrise and a plethora of animals as the backdrop. After clicking the most stunning pictures, you will back to your hotel by sunset and relax for the evening.

Day 6

Serengeti (Seronera region)

You can enjoy a calming hot balloon safari followed by a champagne breakfast on the sixth day. To reach the balloon take-off point, you need to wake up early and reach there by 5 am. After breakfast, you will come back to the hotel and rest. If you do not have an interest in the balloon safari, you can explore the areas in the Masai mara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari.

Post lunch, you will step out for your last afternoon game drive in Serengeti and Come back by early evening.

Day 7

Serengeti to Masai Mara

On the seventh day, you will take the longest drive of the tour as you cross into Masai Mara, in Kenya through the Isebania border. After leaving early morning, our Kenya team will receive you at the border and finish all the immigration formalities. We will also include a picnic hamper in your vehicle so that you do not feel hungry during the long drive. You also have the option of taking a flight from Serengeti to Masai Mara for saving time and having a comfortable journey. If you choose to take a flight, you should do a safari till late morning and check out thereafter for transfer to the airstrip. You will land near the border and post immigration will get on to another flight across the border to Masai Mara.

After having lunch upon reaching your hotel, you will leave for your late afternoon game drive and come back by sunset and rest.

Days 8 - 10

Masai Mara

Lying amongst the most famous wildlife parks on the planet, Masai Mara is considered the Mother of all National Parks. It has the highest densities of fauna like big cats, antelopes, hippos, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, and many more. Big cats like lions and leopards are most active during the early mornings and it will be best if you see them during that time. Be it preparing for a hunt or relishing a well-earned meal or even playing with the cubs, you should not miss out on experiencing any sight! Masai Mara is also home to over 450 species of birds like the crown crane, kori bustard, southern ground hornbill, secretary bird, etc.

Your three days will include experiencing the spectacular sunrises followed by the stunning sunsets. You will spend most of your time on game drives in different areas to experience the rich flora and fauna. We will also organize for breakfast by the hippo pool and a bush lunch amidst the vast savannas. There will be a sundowner experience, and on the last night at Marathere will be a special bush dinner with Maasai dances.

Day 11

Masai Mara to Nairobi

You can wake up late on your last day and after having breakfast, we will proceed you to Nairobi via a flight.

Our representatives will meet you at Nairobi Wilson airport, and transfer you to Jomo Kenyata International airport for your flight back home with pleasant memories of East African Safari wildlife experience.



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