Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari
Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari explores the vast African wilderness, with whispers of the wild calling out, a safari with Wildportraits Safaris beckons. With a committed team to responsible travel and guided by seasoned professionals, we embark on a remarkable safari expedition the through the heart of safari land, Kenya and Tanzania, where the landscapes are painted with the stories of Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s black and white rhinos conservation success, the cool waters of Lake Naivasha, the spotted plains of the Masai Mara, the golden savannah of Serengeti, the mystical Ngorongoro Crater, the enchanting Lake Manyara, and the iconic Amboseli National Park. Join us as we traverse this safari symphony, merging statistics with storytelling to unravel the mysteries and wonders of Kenya and Tanzania’s untamed wilderness.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Our Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari begins starts in Nairobi and heads to the Base of Kenya’s highest Mountain, Mount Kenya. At the Ol Pejeta Conservancy the story of rhino conservation is etched in the landscape. Spanning over 360 square kilometers, Ol Pejeta is a sanctuary for both black and white rhinos, showcasing the dedication to preserving these endangered species. There is also a chimpanzee sanctuary where you can visit and see this magnificent creatures that we share so much DNA with. At the Ol pejeta you can also do horse riding as you watch animals in their Natural Habitats, night game drives , lion tracking or visit the endangered species enclosure.
Drive through the scenic rugged terrain past the beautiful Aberdare Ranges to the tranquil shores of Lake Naivasha. The lake is surrounded by lush vegetation and is located in the Great Rift Valley. It offers a unique blend of adventure and serenity. Horseback riding along the lakeshore as you get close to giraffes, zebras, waterbucks and this unveils a different perspective of the landscape, while a boat ride on the placid waters provides a front-row seat to a vibrant avian spectacle and hippos. The statistics come to life as we realize that Lake Naivasha is home to over 400 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari offers diversity within a short time.
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari adventure continues as we traverse into the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, where the sweeping plains become the stage for the Great wildebeest Migration where over a million gnus roam from July to October. Covering 1,510 square kilometers, Masai Mara hosts an astounding array of wildlife, and is touted as one of the best places to see and learn more about the big cats of Africa. The professional guides of Wildportraits Safaris lead us through this living tapestry of nature, where the drama of predator and prey unfolds the dotted savannahs of the Masai people.
Serengeti National Park
Crossing into Tanzania, the Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari brings us to Serengeti national park. Encompassing 14,750 square kilometers, this vast savannah plays host to the Great Migration most of the year, a spectacle of over a million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles in perpetual motion. The Serengeti boasts an unparalleled biodiversity that captivates the hearts of safari enthusiasts.Visit the kopjes and it gives the feel of lion king as you watch Mufasa lying on the rocks at this magnificent park.
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater that cradles a diverse ecosystem within its 264 square kilometers. The crater is home to large animals, including lions and the endangered rhinos, making it a conservation success. Here, Wildportraits Safaris’ responsible travel ethos aligns seamlessly with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority’s commitment to preserving this natural wonder. Explore the Lake Magadi at the floor of the crater and get to see the flamingoes and other water birds. Enjoy the panoromic views of the biggest unbroken caldera in the world from the rim.
Lake Manyara National Park
Our Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari takes an enchanting turn as we explore the beautiful landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park with the rift valley escarpment back ground. The park is 325 square kilometers. Lake Manayara National Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife. The shores of the lake glisten with pink hues as flamingos wade through the shallows. It is also a good place for a guided nature walk for the adventurous.
Amboseli National Park
Our Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari ends at shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, as we enter Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Amboseli covers 392 square kilometers and offers a front-row seat to the magnificent sight of elephants against the backdrop of the snow-capped kibo peak. The professional guides of Wildportraits Safaris navigate us through the park, unraveling the stories of its residents, from the imposing elephants to the myriad of bird species. Exploring the life giving swamps that are fed by the Kilimanjaro through underground passages using hydrostatic force.
As the echoes of our safari resonate in the air, the untamed magnificence of Kenya and Tanzania safari adventures unfolds before us. From the rhino sanctuaries of Ol Pejeta conservancy to the shores of Lake Naivasha, the dotted plains of the Masai Mara, the endless plains of the Serengeti, the mystic Ngorongoro Crater, the beautiful Lake Manyara, and the magnificent Amboseli National Park, each chapter of this safari tells a tale of nature conservation, biodiversity, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. Will you be the next to answer the call of the wild through our Exquisite 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari?
We leave Nairobi early morning and head towards North to olpajeta conservancy. Arrive in time for lunch and head out for the afternoon game drive. This is home to white and black rhinos, a chimpanzee sanctuary and as it is where the Northern hemisphere meets the south you get both the reticulated giraffe and the Masai giraffe, the endangered grevys zebra big cats as well as the African elephant. This is the only conservation area you find the last two northern white rhinos in the world, Fatu and her mother Najin. Sudan the last northern white male rhino also lived here at olpajeta conservancy in 2018 at age 45 years. You can meet the two northern white rhinos here through booing in advance. After the evening game drive, we head back to the lodge / camp for dinner and overnight.
We take early morning and evening game drives or you tailor make your day with the help of your professional safari guide in order to suit your interest since this is a privately guided safari. Other activities you can undertake at olpajeta conservancy are night game drives, horse riding , lion tracking and also a visit to Morani and getting to feed a black rhino. Visit also the chimpanzee sanctuary and learn more about this creature that we share about 96% DNA with.
After breakfast we leave olpejeta and head to Nyeri area and get into the Aberdare ranges locally known as Nyandarua ranges meaning the dry hide of a cow. We drive through the different levels of mountain vegetation as we come across animals like the giant forest hog, elephants, hyenas, cape buffalos’ duikers bushbucks and if lucky melanistic serval cat if not the rare melanistic leopard. We make stops for the enchanting landscapes as we ascend the ranges. Magnificent water falls like the chania falls and Kenyas biggest water fall, the karuru falls are to be found here and we get to explore them. The queens cave is not to be by passed as its not only breathtaking but it’s a story unto itself as it played as a hiding spot for Kenya’s freedom fighters the Mau Mau. It was also used by queen Elizabeth for picnic and the magura falls makes it even a more magnificent spot. We later exit the park and drive for approximately 2 hrs to Lake Naivasha for overnight
After an early breakfast we head out for a boat ride, about one hour in the only fresh water lake in the Kenyan rift valley that is home to hippos and over 400 bird species. Get pied kingfishers in action, the African fish eagle busy looking for the all-important protein source, the fish. Common carp is the most common fish here. After the boat ride we go for a horse ride or nature walk depending on your preference at the crescent island or the sanctuary farm. You can also do a bike ride as you watch wildlife, you will have a guide with you. Later drive to the Masai Mara with lunch on the way and reach in time for the evening game drive. Check in to the lodge/camp for dinner after the game drive
We have a very flexible itinerary and game drives are tailored to your interests with our experienced professional safari guide. Early morning game drive with picnic breakfast gets you higher probabilities of catching the sunrise, animals whilst they are still active. The morning serenity is just not explainable, you just have to experience. Explore more of the spotted Savannah with its diverse landscapes as to capture beautiful animals, with your lenses. The Mara river where river crossings happen in July August September is the main water body snaking its way through this paradise. Hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile call this home and it’s the best place I the reserve to catch a glimpse of them as they warm themselves in the river banks. Other rivers include the talek river and smaller tributaries like sekenani river. The sand river is another picturesque area at the Masai mara and it is right at the border with the endless plains, the Serengeti. All these as our safari guide explains more about nature as it unfolds right in front of you, getting you the best angles for that shot! After a fulfilling adventurous day, you retire back to your strategically located safari camp/lodge for sumptuous dinner and overnight
We leave the camp soon after breakfast or with packed breakfast and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania . Proceed to Serengeti national park with packed lunches en route - game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Angani Tented Camp for dinner and overnight stay
A full day with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the plains, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Angani Tented Camp Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s MasaiMara Game Park It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants
Early morning breakfast then leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour. You will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel drive vehicle, explore the crater before ascending back to the Ngorongoro Forest for dinner and overnight. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara National Park. We leave with packed lunch and head for a full day game drive. We explore this wonderful habitat in search of elephants, giraffes, the tree climbing lions hippos, enjoy the flamingoes and other water birds. Lake Manyara is quite picturesque and is a great wildlife photography destination as well. We later return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and overnight.
We leave after an early morning breakfast and drive to the Kenya Tanzania border. After border formalities we head to Amboseli where we do a game drive as we head to the lodge/ camp
After breakfast we explore the Amboesli National Park. Our itinerary is flexible and we have the option of doing half day game drives and later again in the afternoon after a lunch break. Amboseli National park is the best place to see big herds of elephant. The swamps attract this magnificent creature that find themselves living in this vast semi-arid ecosystem. The dusty plains also play host to cheetahs and lions amongst the big cats. On early morning game drives, you have a higher chance of seeing the rarer mammals like the honey badger, African wildcat, African civet amongst others. Thus, we always recommend our guests leave camp or lodge at the earliest legal times with packed breakfast to catch the morning serenity. The thought of the beautiful African sunrise in the open plains and breakfast in the wild with enchanting views should be motivation enough to make you jump out of bed early. . In Amboseli conservation area we also have the dry lake Amboseli that offers quit good elephant photography opportunities as well as other herbivores that you may come across in the vast dry lake bed. Amboseli also offer unmatched photography opportunities, the golden light spiced with the dust as the animals move into and out of the swamp in the morning and in the evening, which happens to be their daily migration routine. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge
After breakfast we a game drive as we exit the park and head back to Nairobi. We arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon where the memorable safari ends