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Few things are as awe-inspiring as gazing at the majestic Victoria Falls or witnessing nocturnal life in the Masai Mara. You can experience all that and more on this 12-day tour of Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. From natural wonders to diverse wildlife and rich culture, this all-encompassing vacation is sure to leave you spellbound. Watch migrating flamingos take flight by Lake Manyara and look forward to exciting wildlife encounters on game drives through Northern Serengeti. Cruise down the Zambezi river and enjoy a picnic at one of many river islands.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2ArushaStunning Views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Bike Rides, Walking Tours, Weekly MarketsThe African Tulip, Rivertrees Country Inn
2 - 4Manyara and NgorongoroMigrating Flamingos and Lakeside Sunsets;, Ngorongoro Crater, Fossils at Olduvai GorgeFarm House Valley, Kitela Lodge
4 - 7Serengeti (Northern)Over 3,000 Lions, The Great Migration, Walking Safaris, Iconic Savanna Landscapes, High Concentration of GameKubu Kubu Tented Lodge, Dunia Camp
7 - 9Masai MaraLarge Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon SafarisEntim Camp, Encounter Mara
9 - 10NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National ParkCrowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
10 - 12Victoria FallsCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the WaterfallsAnantara Avani Victoria Falls Resort, Waterberry Lodge

Ideal For

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Arusha (1 hr)

Arusha

1 Night

With commanding views of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is nestled in the shadow of Mount Meru, and an ideal launchpad to reach the country’s most renowned game reserves.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomRiver Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro (3-4 hrs)

Manyara and Ngorongoro

2 Nights

Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is stunningly beautiful. Further  on, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wildlife densities on earth.

Included Activities

Game drive in Manyara National Park

Witness tree climbing lions, a rare sight if ever there was one, at northern Tanzania’s Manyara National Park. Manyara National Park occupies a vast area, spread over 330 square kilometers, and has a lake covering 200 square kilometers of this area. Explore the landscape and the rich flora and fauna at the park. Marvel at the African elephant, a zebra, or a majestic cheetah in pursuit of prey. Also train your sights on giraffes, impalas, baboons, buffaloes and monkeys. Observe hippos and crocodiles at the lake habitat. Enjoy some bird watching and catch cormorants and storks in flight. The months between July and October mark the dry season that is ideal for spotting mammals. Visit between November and June for birdwatching.

Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Drive down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa that has in turn engendered one of the highest density of top predators in the continent! Expect some of the best game viewing opportunities here, with herds of zebras, wildebeests, large prides of lions, hyenas and rhinos, among many more animals and birds. Experience breath-taking sightings of massive herds of wildlife set against the volcanic crater and surrounding highlands of Ngorongoro. Enjoy thrilling game drives in this Unesco World Heritage Site, awash in otherworldly aqua shades. Break for a much deserved picnic lunch amid a magical landscape. Relish a generous and scrumptious luncheon spread, before heading back. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Meal included: Picnic lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).

Manyara & Ngorongoro – Private Vehicle & Driver Guide

Your chauffeur guide will drive you in a private vehicle.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Kitela Lodge – Opt 2
RoomSuite
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 7

Drive to Central Serengeti (4-5 hrs)

Serengeti (Northern)

3 Nights

With countless predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, the Serengeti has the greatest concentration of wildlife on our planet.

Included Activities

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge: Morning & Evening game drives

Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Serengeti on morning, afternoon and full day game drives.

Dunia Camp: Morning & Evening game drives

Get close to the fine detailing on the canvas of central Serengeti on game drives that offer a spectacular combination of wildlife viewing and bird watching. Setting out twice a day from Dunia camp, these game drives give you a chance to immerse yourself in the African wildlife and experience the serenity among the multitude of animals. Guides with sound expertise will accompany you and give you insights into animal behaviour, without compromising on basic creature comforts. You can watch lions and cheetahs, smaller game, as well as the rare black rhino on a lucky day.

Central Serengeti – Private Vehicle & Driver Guide

Your chauffeur guide will drive you in a private vehicle.

Hotel Options
RoomTent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Dunia Camp – Opt 2
RoomTented Suite FB
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleCamp
Day 7 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Central Serengeti airstrip

Flight to Migori (including border transfer) (3-4 hours)

Short flight to the Masai Mara

You will be transferred from Masai Mara airstrip to your hotel

Masai Mara

2 Nights

Classic Africa! The Masai Mara will fulfil your dreams with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees that is home to year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos and many other species.

Included Activities

Entim Camp: Morning and Evening game drives & Sundowner

Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Masai Mara on fantastic game drives. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon.

Encounter Mara: Morning, Evening and Night game drives

Enjoy wonderfully diverse game drives in the Masai Mara and the bordering exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You also have the opportunity for exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.

Hotel Options
Entim Camp – Opt 1
RoomClassic Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Encounter Mara – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Safari Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Day 9 - 10

You will be transferred from your hotel to Masai Mara airstrip

Flight to Nairobi (1 hr)

You will be transferred from Nairobi airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Nairobi

1 Night

Spend time downtown! As the largest city of East Africa, you can experience contemporary urban African life with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 10 - 12

You will be transferred from your hotel to Nairobi airport in a private vehicle

Flight to Victoria Falls (3-4 hrs)

You will be transferred from Victoria Falls Zambia Airport to your hotel

Victoria Falls

2 Nights

Smoke that thunders! That is what the Kolobo tribe who lived by the Victoria Falls two centuries ago once called this seventh wonder of the world.

Included Activities

Waterberry Lodge: Tour of Victoria Falls, Boat Cruises, Island Picnics, Village Visit

Brace yourself for a tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls and witness nature pour its heart out, quite literally. The sheer force of the falls is overpowering and if you’re travelling in season, then massive sprays and rainbows are common. During the drier months, you can look into the crevices of the deep canyon. Take a boat cruise on the River Zambezi and watch aquatic and bird life from close quarters. Round this off with an island picnic at one of the many islands dotting the region. Get a taste of the real Zambia; go on a village visit and get acquainted with the lifestyle and customs of the locals.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Waterberry Lodge – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge

You will be transferred from your hotel to Victoria Falls Zambia Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 9,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 12,590 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
Wildebeests are crossing Mara river. Great Migration. Kenya. Tanzania. Maasai Mara National Park
What our guests say about this trip

Trip of a lifetime. Would not change a thing. Thank you Enchanting Travels and the coordinator in Africa. Hotels were lovely, food was delicious, chauffeurs pleasant, guides knowledgeable, tours educational. Most of all Visas, QR codes & documents required for travel were specified in the travel packet for smooth transition through the different countries.

– Douglas Lee Dunlay
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Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia: Safari and the Falls

12 days $ 9,690 / person