Tour Code: AVGKT14

14 DAY SERENGETI & MASAI MARA EXPLORER SMALL GROUP TOUR

Day by Day Itinerary

Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Highlights

  • Small group with no more than 6 persons per vehicle
  • Incredible sightseeing, including game drives through six national parks, game reserves and conservation areas across Tanzania and Kenya in search of the “Big Five”
  • Explore the incredible savannah’s of Kenya and Tanzania with expert naturalist guides in 4×4 vehicles with photo roof and a maximum 6 travellers per vehicle
  • Guaranteed window seat for each guest for uninterrupted game viewing opportunities
  • Incredible cultural interactions with local villagers and Maasai tribe learning the different tribal customs and way of life
  • 13 nights in hand-picked 4 & 5-star hotels and lodges located in the heart of the wildlife corridors including a 2-night stay on the rim at Ngorongoro Crater with uninterrupted views of the crater from your room
  • Breakfast daily, 12 lunches and 11dinners including a special breakfast at the Mara River Hippo Pools and a picnic lunch on the crater floor at the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Fully escorted by English-speaking naturalist guides
From pp twin/double share
AU$8,999
Typically AU$15,100 -40%
Single traveller
AU$2,350

Welcome to Kenya! On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) you will be warmly greeted outside the terminal and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Nairobi Serena Hotel 5* or similar

Please note: When booking international flights, please ensure that your arrival date falls on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Leaving Nairobi in the morning, we traverse Kenya’s highlands and descend the rift escarpment via a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Passing the impressive Longonot earth satellite station, we cross the valley towards Narok, journeying through vast fields of wheat and barley before reaching the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch.

After enjoying a relaxed lunch, we set off on our first game drive through the stunning Masai Mara National Game Reserve. This reserve not only hosts the famous “Big 5” but also showcases a diverse array of wildlife roaming its picturesque plains. Following the game drive, we return to our lodge for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge 4* or similar

This morning enjoy a unique breakfast experience at the Mara River Hippo Pools. Welcomed by the chefs and Masai warriors with a friendly “Jambo,” you’ll indulge in a buffet featuring cold cuts, fruits, cereals, and hot dishes, including eggs prepared to your liking, all amidst the company of the hippos. (Please note: The Hippo Pool Breakfast is not available if you opt for the Hot Air Balloon Safari)

Following breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive through the National Reserve in search of game before returning to the lodge by mid-morning. After lunch, and time to relax, head out for another game drive and a visit to a Masai Village. As the sun sets, return to the lodge in time for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge 4* or similar

Optional tour: Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari Over the Masai Mara & Champagne Breakfast

This is the ultimate way to view wildlife in Africa. You will be woken before dawn and then driven in the shared vehicle of the balloon company to the balloon staging area, often a remote location. You are provided a safety briefing by the pilot as the crew inflates the envelope. Taking off as the sun rises, you will drift quietly above plains, rivers and forests while gazing at spectacular scenery and with luck, take some incredible photographs. The flight is approximately one hour and gives a ‘birds- eye’ experience to game-watching which many find to be the climax of their safari. On landing in the middle of nowhere there will be a shared full bush-style breakfast set up served with Champagne, a table decked in silver cutlery, fresh Kenyan coffee, tea and fruits. It is a truly magical experience.

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, we travel across the expansive plains of the Rift Valley floor, pausing en route for a picnic lunch.

Look out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you ascend the Mai-Mahiu escarpment, before reaching Lake Nakuru National Park for an exciting game drive. This renowned park is celebrated for its rich birdlife, offering opportunities to spot flamingos. It is also home to Black and White rhinos and the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. In the late afternoon, proceed to your camp located on the shores of Lake Elementaita,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Elmenteita Serena Camp 4* or similar

After an early breakfast, join a bird walk guided by a knowledgeable resident naturalist. With over 450 bird species found in the Soysambu Conservancy, this area is renowned for its diverse array of both migratory and endemic birds. Departing from the Rift Valley, head towards Nairobi for an early lunch before continuing southward towards Amboseli. Arrive at your lodge by late afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities.

Nestled in the shadow of Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is famed for its large herds of elephants, as well as wildebeest, antelope, and other wildlife gathering to graze.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge 4* or similar

Today unfolds with a captivating exploration of Amboseli National Park, beginning with a morning game drive. Set out early to witness the park come alive with wildlife activity—spotting elephants bathing in mud pools, graceful giraffes browsing acacia trees, and perhaps catching a glimpse of lions on the prowl.

Return to the lodge for a relaxing lunch, then in the afternoon, embark on another exciting game drive traversing open plains dotted with acacia trees teeming with incredible wildlife. As the sun begins its descent, return to the lodge and enjoy delicious dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge 4* or similar

Following an early breakfast we begin our journey towards the Tanzanian border with a stop in Arusha for a lunch, then onward to Tarangire National Park.

Named after the Tarangire River that flows through its 2,850 square kilometers, the park is celebrated for its abundant elephant herds and diverse wildlife. With over 550 bird species, including lions, leopards, zebras, wildebeest, and giraffes roaming amidst iconic baobab trees, Tarangire offers panoramic vistas of the Maasai Steppe and Rift Valley, making it a preferred destination for wildlife safaris and outdoor enthusiasts.

Upon entering the park gates, we embark on a thrilling game drive, immersing yourself in the park’s varied wildlife as you journey towards your lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge 4* or similar

Please note:As we cross into Tanzania at the border, there will be a change of both guide and vehicle. Additionally, there may be guests departing and new guests joining your tour today.

Enjoy a morning game drive of Tarangire National Park followed by lunch at the lodge, before departing for Lake Manyara National Park.

Deriving its name from Lake Manyara, this incredible park covers an area of 330 square kilometers and is renowned for its diverse wildlife, including large herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, baboons, and various antelope species. Notably, the park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, a behavior seen in few other regions of Africa.

Arrive at your lodge, situated atop the Rift Valley escarpment, in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge 4* or similar

Embark on a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park followed by lunch at the lodge. Afterward, journey towards the famed Serengeti National Park. Enjoy game viewing en route to  your lodge where you will arrive in time for dinner and an overnight stay.

Covering approximately 14,750 square kilometers, Serengeti National Park is famous for its expansive savannah grasslands, iconic wildlife, and the awe-inspiring annual wildebeest migration. The park boasts the “big five” animals: lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalos, alongside cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and numerous other mammals and birds. The annual wildebeest migration, featuring over a million wildebeest and other herbivores, is a spectacle of nature revered worldwide. Serengeti is also home to the Maasai people, who have inhabited the area for centuries, maintaining their traditional way of life. Renowned for wildlife safaris and hot air balloon safaris, Serengeti’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife attract visitors from across the globe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge 4* or similar

Today, we explore the legendary Serengeti with a full day of game drives across its expansive rolling plains, renowned for sparse vegetation that offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is a prime destination for sighting Africa’s iconic wildlife, including the largest lion population on the continent, as well as leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and a variety of antelope and bird species.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge 4* or similar

Optional tour: Optional Tour - Hot Air Balloon Over the Serengeti & Bush Breakfast

Experience the enchantment of a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park. As the first rays of sunlight illuminate the sky with golden hues, ascend into the air for a mesmerizing journey above this untamed African savanna. Enjoy unparalleled views of wildlife and landscapes that unfold below, capturing the essence of the Serengeti’s natural beauty from a unique perspective. Upon landing, your pilot pops enjoy a bush breakfast before returning back to your lodge.

Leave the lodge and enjoy a game drive en route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where a picnic lunch box is served along the way.

The Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its extraordinary wildlife population, estimated at around 30,000 animals, making it one of the most densely populated wildlife areas globally. In addition to its rich biodiversity, the area boasts breathtaking landscapes including the Ngorongoro Crater itself, Olduvai Gorge, and Empakai Crater. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it presents a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since ancient times.

Your accommodation for the next two nights is perched on the very rim of the majestic Crater where each room has its own balcony with uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge 4* or similar

Begin your day with an early departure, descending to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore this wildlife paradise on a game drive, where within its compact 102 square miles, resides a diverse population of over 30,000 mammals. The Crater offers excellent opportunities to encounter all of the big five animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot within the crater before ascending back to the crater rim in the afternoon. Return to your lodge for a relaxing evening, complete with dinner and an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge 4* or similar

Early risers can catch the stunning sunrise over the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. After breakfast, we depart the lodge and commence our journey back to Arusha, where you will arrive in time for lunch. From Arusha we cross the border and transfer to Nairobi arriving at your hotel late this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Nairobi Serena Hotel 5* or similar

Please note: As we cross into Kenya at the border, there will be a change of both guide and vehicle. Additionally, there guests will be dropped off at various points en route to Nairobi

After breakfast, your will be transferred to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in time for your onward flight.

We hope you have enjoyed your African safari with Asia Vacation Group.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Included

Small group touring with a max 6 guests per vehicle
• 4 & 5-star hotels and lodges located in the heart of the wildlife corridors with private facilities
• Daily breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11dinners
• Escorted by professional, English-speaking naturalist guide
• Game drives and activities as specified in the itinerary
• Transportation and game drives by 4×4 vehicles with photo roof and a maximum 6 travellers per vehicle
• Guaranteed window seat for each guest for uninterrupted game viewing opportunities
• Cultural interactions with local villagers and Maasai tribe
• Filtered water provided in safari vehicles (Travellers should bring reusable water bottles)
• Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
• All park fees and government taxes

Excluded

• International airfares
• Visas
• Travel insurance
• Tipping
• Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First payment: You will be required to settle $300 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $2,000 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This is a land package only.

If you would like to add airfares to your booking, please select the departure city where we have the economy return flights add-on for your selection.  If you would like to book the business class or premium class, please contact us anytime and our ticketing expert would assist you. Currently we use Emirates Airlines or similar.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences
We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific requirements.
We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:
Airline Preferences – You may wish to fly with a particular airline
Cabin Preferences – These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) – You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
Meal Requests – You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
Seat Requests – If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required. There is very little walking as the majority of touring will by on a 4X4 safari vehicle. You must be able to comfortably get on and off a raised 4X4 vehicle.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. A gratuity of $10 – $15 per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $2,350 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size: 2-6 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with NibTravel Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply with us.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

A visa is required for travel to Kenya. You now need to apply online for an electronic travel authorisation prior to travel.

A visa is required for Tanzania. We recommend that visas are obtained prior to arrival in Tanzania to avoid lengthy queues and delays at the Namanga border.

Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Tanzania if arriving from or transiting through a yellow fever risk country.

IMPORTANT: Visa requirements may change at any tine without notice. You should always contact the nearest high commission/embassy or consulate for the latest details.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children under the age of 7 years will not be permitted to travel on this tour.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.

Pre Tour Accommodation including breakfast & private arrival transfer – AUD 730 per room per night
Post Tour Accommodation including breakfast & private arrival transfer – AUD 730 per room per night

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
Depart Date
Return Date
Price
Note
Sunday
05 Jan 2025
Saturday
18 Jan 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
12 Jan 2025
Saturday
25 Jan 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
19 Jan 2025
Saturday
01 Feb 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
26 Jan 2025
Saturday
08 Feb 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
02 Feb 2025
Saturday
15 Feb 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
16 Feb 2025
Saturday
01 Mar 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
23 Feb 2025
Saturday
08 Mar 2025
AU$11,999
Sunday
02 Mar 2025
Saturday
15 Mar 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
09 Mar 2025
Saturday
22 Mar 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
16 Mar 2025
Saturday
29 Mar 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
23 Mar 2025
Saturday
05 Apr 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
30 Mar 2025
Saturday
12 Apr 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
06 Apr 2025
Saturday
19 Apr 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
13 Apr 2025
Saturday
26 Apr 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
20 Apr 2025
Saturday
03 May 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
27 Apr 2025
Saturday
10 May 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
04 May 2025
Saturday
17 May 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
11 May 2025
Saturday
24 May 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
18 May 2025
Saturday
31 May 2025
AU$8,999
Sunday
25 May 2025
Saturday
07 Jun 2025
AU$10,999
Sunday
01 Jun 2025
Saturday
14 Jun 2025
AU$10,999
Sunday
08 Jun 2025
Saturday
21 Jun 2025
AU$10,999
Sunday
15 Jun 2025
Saturday
28 Jun 2025
AU$10,999
Sunday
22 Jun 2025
Saturday
05 Jul 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
29 Jun 2025
Saturday
12 Jul 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
06 Jul 2025
Saturday
19 Jul 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
13 Jul 2025
Saturday
26 Jul 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
27 Jul 2025
Saturday
09 Aug 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
27 Jul 2025
Saturday
09 Aug 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
03 Aug 2025
Saturday
16 Aug 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
10 Aug 2025
Saturday
23 Aug 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
17 Aug 2025
Saturday
30 Aug 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
24 Aug 2025
Saturday
06 Sep 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
31 Aug 2025
Saturday
13 Sep 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
07 Sep 2025
Saturday
20 Sep 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
14 Sep 2025
Saturday
27 Sep 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
21 Sep 2025
Saturday
04 Oct 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
28 Sep 2025
Saturday
11 Oct 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
05 Oct 2025
Saturday
18 Oct 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
12 Oct 2025
Saturday
25 Oct 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
19 Oct 2025
Saturday
01 Nov 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
26 Oct 2025
Saturday
08 Nov 2025
AU$12,999

Sunday
02 Nov 2025
Saturday
15 Nov 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
09 Nov 2025
Saturday
22 Nov 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
16 Nov 2025
Saturday
29 Nov 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
Saturday
06 Dec 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
30 Nov 2025
Saturday
13 Dec 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
07 Dec 2025
Saturday
20 Dec 2025
AU$9,999
Sunday
14 Dec 2025
Saturday
27 Dec 2025
AU$12,999
Sunday
21 Dec 2025
Saturday
03 Jan 2026
AU$12,999
Sunday
28 Dec 2025
Saturday
10 Jan 2026
AU$12,999

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