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Marera Mountain View Lodge

Marera View Lodge is located in the green Marera valley just before Karatu village. From the main building and the rooms, one can enjoy amazing, wonderful views while the professional staff will make sure guests have a memorable stay. It’s the best gateway for your safari experience in Tanzania.

Marera View Lodge exterior and bedroom

Marera View Lodge property consists of 2 story accommodations with large, comfortable rooms; each room has an en-suite bath and a balcony. The grounds are beautiful and facilities include an infinity pool, fire pit, bar and dining facilities with excellent food and evening entertainment. Marera View Lodge prides itself on its very friendly staff and service.

Embalakai Authentic Camps

Embalakai Authentic Camps is intimately set in the heart of the Serengeti, where humans and nature become one! The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All 13 spacious tents are in classic safari style, each with an en-suite bathroom. At night, take a moment to relax on the deck or by the campfire under the Serengeti’s dark velvet night sky, looking up at the millions of stars overhead in the pure unfiltered wilderness.

Embalakai Authentic Camps tent bedroom

The Serengeti is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. Serengeti National Park is Africa’s most famous; at 5,700 sq miles, it is larger than Connecticut! Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, a Serengeti safari is guaranteed to be exceptional.

With amazing landscape running along the Grumeti River, Embalakai Authentic Camps allows guests to be fully immersed in nature. Set up to provide the ultimate comfort, it has its own solar unit allowing for hot showers and to charge phones and cameras. Bathroom facilities include a private shower and western toilet as well as our toiletries range sourced from Inaya, in support of local business and our clients skincare protection. The room is fitted with a dresser and mirror, cupboard and clothes hanging space as well as a storage trunker. The bedding is high quality 100% cotton sheets as well as a blanket and duvet for the cooler evenings.

Embalakai Authentic Camps restaurant

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari travels by 4 x 4, 7-seater Safari Cruiser to the best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Tour Length: 13 days

Nairobi | Aberdares | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara | Amboseli | Lake Manyara  | Serengeti | Ngorongoro

Departures weekly with arrivals Nairobi on Fridays

Land cost from: $5,395 per person

Explore the plains of East Africa on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari. Wildebeest, zebra and a host of other migratory wildlife await you in the amazing Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, stretching from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north, south across great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains.  And, where the herds go, so do the predators… and you on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Lake NakuruCovering a diverse number of locales, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland  Adventure aims to showcase what these places have to offer. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, we travel to the Aberdares National Park.   The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Next, it’s off to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.  Crowds of flamingos famously line these lakes’ shores and are often joined by other larger wildlife, attracted to the cooling breezes of the lakes.

Next up, decamp and continue on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game; be ready for some truly incredible game drives.   After this, it’s on to Amboseli National Park for more fantastic, up-close game viewing and thence it’s off to Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure tree-climbing lionOur first stop in Tanzania is Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

In addition to the lions, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of these primates.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Next up, enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti. The fabled Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game, wildebeest and zebra, in Africa. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Continuing your experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a descent into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa for wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch.  Complete your Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure as you depart for Arusha and thence onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  (Fri) Arrive Nairobi 

On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  (Sat) Nairobi  /  Aberdares  National Park

Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi. drive to Mount Kenya region, arriving for lunch and check in at Outspan Hotel with a later transfer to  Treetops Lodge.  Rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner  at the lodge.

Day 3 (Sun)  Aberdares / Lake Nakuru National Park /  Lake Naivasha

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 (Mon)  Lake Naivasha  / Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Afternoon game drive in the reserve with inner and overnight in your luxurious tented accommodations.

Day 5 (Tue) Masai Mara National Reserve 

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and activities included.

Day 6 (Wed)  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha

Following breakfast in camp, drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.   Enjoy an afternoon boat ride, followed by dinner at your resort.

Day 7 (The) Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, then depart on the overland journey to scenic  Amboseli National Park. After lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 (Fri) Amboseli National Park 

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. If the weather is fair, you may see Mt. Kilimanjario!

Day 9 (Sat) Amboseli / Namanga / Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border and pass through customs and immigration, meet your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Arusha for lunch. This afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

Day 10 (Sun)  Laka Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at your Manyara Lodge, then depart on a drive to the incomparable Serengeti – spotting wildlife along the way.

Day 11 (Sat) Serengeti National Park 

Enjoy a full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. This is home to the famed wildebeest migration!

Day 12 (Sun)  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Farewell to the Serengeti after breakfast, and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Later today, arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Mon)  Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport to commence your departure flight.

Oldeani Safari Lodge

Oldeani Safari Lodge is a colonial style lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim (12Km away). The lodge is elevated with 360 degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

All 50 suites and the Livingstone Suite at Oldeani Safari Lodge have infinite views of the surrounding area. All rooms are tastefully decorated.  Dining is table d’hôte; outside and inside seating is available.  There is also a Cigar & Whisky Bar for your enjoyment and the Ravine dinner experience.

Oldeani Safari Lodge facilities and amenities have all the luxuries including the main lounge, grand central hallway, spa, boutique, conference room, media (TV) room, outside fire place, rim flow pool, billiards room, internet cafe and children’s’ activity room.

Oldeani Safari Lodge

Green Hills Camp

Green Hills Camp is a mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.  Green Hills Camp offers comfortable accommodation in 10 tents with en-suite facilities and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience and wonderful game drives.

At Green Hills Camp, a cozy dining tent is located in the center of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.

Green HIlls Camp

Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge is located in Karatu, with Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park on the other.  At Acacia Farm Lodge, all 28 chalets are identical in size, style and amenities. All chalets are positioned within the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the farm.  Each room has a king size double/twin bed, a mosquito net, a mini bar, coffee station, plasma flat screen TV with satellite channels, intercom and international telephone line, internet connection, hair dryer, digital safe, a shower and a private toilet.

Acacia Farm Lodge features a restaurant and a bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service. Facilities and amenities include an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Acacia Farm Lodge activities include nature walks, exploring Ngorongoro Forest by bicycles or by foot, as well as the tour of the town of Karatu.

Acacia Farm Lodge

Lands of the Great Migration

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Lands of the Great Migration – Kenya & Tanzania safari travels by both land and air to the absolute best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Kenya & Tanzania

Nairobi | Samburu | Masai Mara | Arusha | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti

Tour length:  11 days

From $7,495 per person

lands of the great migrationEnter a world of elegance, wild beauty, and the magical pages of living history on the plains of East Africa on our Lands of the Great Migration – Kenya & Tanzania safari. One of the world greatest natural wonders is the Great Migration of herds of wildebeest and zebra that travel the whole of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, from the north in Kenya’s Masai Mara, south across the great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains. Annually, millions of the beasts follow thousands of years of instinct in their circular migration. And, where the herds go, as do the predators.

Lands of the Great Migration - Kenya & Tanzania mapDesigned to give you the best chance to see the herds in action, this adventure extends to the best of what the region has to offer. Starting in Kenya, in the dramatic and unique Samburu Game Reserve, it continues to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the big five game. Continuing your ‘flightseeing’ experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti.

Staying in some of the finest lodges and tented camps that Africa has to offer, exploring the best and most prolific game reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, you will track one of the greatest of natural wonders while traveling over the Lands of the Great Migration

Lands of the Great Migration – Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Nairobi (1 night)
Welcome to Africa! Unwind at your hotel for your first relaxing night.

Day 2-3 Samburu (2 nights)
Wing north, where the colorful Samburu tribespeople, the rugged and dramatic terrain of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills, and the hardy desert rose provide a magnificent backdrop for your two days of game drives. Lion, buffalo, cheetah, the rare Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and more await.

Day 4-5 Masai Mara (2 nights)
Fly south to Kenya’s most famous reserve. Two days of prime big five and possible migration game viewing in the diverse habitat that includes awe inducing sights of predators and prey in their eternal dance of life and death. Enjoy magical evenings under the stars, reliving the day’s adventures.

Day 6 Arusha, Tanzania (1 night)
After a final Kenyan game drive, fly to Nairobi for you connecting flight to Tanzania. Tonight, enjoy some leisure time before your safari adventure continues tomorrow.

Day 7-8 Ngorongoro Crater (2 nights)
Drive to fabulous Lake Manyara to spot flamingos, famed ‘tree climbing lions’, and more on your first day in the area. Continuing your exploration on your second day, descend into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.

Day 9-10 Serengeti (2 nights)
Fly to the vast Serengeti, your ultimate safari destination. Another home of the spectacular wildebeest migration, the grass plains are a perfect habitat for big cats and grazers alike. Two days of game viewing and watching the sun set on the western horizon.

Day 11 Serengeti / Kilimanjaro – Departure
Wing you way back to Arusha and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  Bid “farewell” as you board your onward international flight.