10 Day Kenya And Tanzania Safari Tour Exploring 6 Iconic Parks!

Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

Map of circular route through Kenya and Tanzania taken for a 10 day safari tour with Africa Kenya Safaris
Option to Begin Tour at Amboseli and Finish in Arusha

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Ten full days discovering the best of Kenya and Tanzania – three parks in each!  You’ll visit the great Serengeti and the Masai Mara, two massive parks that face each other at their international borders. And there, you’ll witness the herding of wildebeests and zebra crossing from one park and country to the other.

Both Kenya and Tanzania amaze safari-goers with their one-of-a-kind parks. Witness the stunning herds of great elephants parading at Amboseli Park before the snow-capped splendor of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

At Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll descend into the world’s largest intact volcanic crater absolutely teeming with wildlife. Here you’ll discover prides of lions, plus rhino, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and cheetah.

This ten-day safari tour has been designed to balance your time between the natural wonders and wildlife of these two East African countries. Not many can say they’ve been to the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. But soon you will!

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Starting in Nairobi you’ll pass the Rift Valley arriving at charming Lake Nakuru National Park, with its beautiful acacia forests, waterfalls, and the lovely lake itself. Look for both Black and White rhinos here and possibly lion and leopard.

Then we’re off to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, home to dense concentrations of big cats, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and dozens more species. This is the spot where you can see the Great Migration of wildebeests, zebra, and gazelle pour into the park on their annual trek.

Those thousands of herding grazers are coming across the Tanzanian border from Serengeti National Park, our next stop. The immense treeless savannahs here hold more than 3,000 lions. We’ll be tracking for them along with leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, eland, impala, and warthog.

We next adventure to one of the most unique spots on the planet, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera – Ngorongoro Crater. Descending into this blue/green world we’ll be tracking the big cats and all of Africa’s “Big Five”. Then we continue to the unusual Tarangire National Park, the site of bizarre baobab trees, huge termite mounds, and lots of elephants.

Speaking of the great tuskers, we’ll now cross back into Kenya, arriving at Amboseli National Park, known for its guaranteed sightings of great elephant families. You’ll see them marching before the imposing backdrop of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. An amazing finale to your ten-day, six-park, two-country excursion safari!

A herd of wildebeest on the Great Migration through Serengeti National Park

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

Mara Sopa Swimming Pool

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Large herds of elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

7:30 am – Is your safari gear packed and ready to go? Get ready for 10 full days of wildlife action! Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will come by in a private 4 x 4 Land cruiser Jeep.

Hop in and we’re off through the Great Rift Valley, with views of its dramatic escarpment. We’ll arrive at Lake Nakuru Park in the late morning and take in the lake and its surrounding acacia forests.

The park is a delightful blend of water birds (sometimes flamingoes!) and also rhinos at a special sanctuary here. But also look for lions, zebra, giraffe, warthog, and many other species.

Come evening, we’ll retire to our safari lodge or tented camp to relax, enjoy dinner and reflect on our journey’s first day.


Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara

6 - 7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’re on safari time so let’s be up early for a game drive around the park to watch the animals and the birdlife emerge into the soft light of the new day.

We’ll breakfast and proceed to the Masai Mara, making rest and scenic stops along our way.

Arriving at the great Mara, you can check in at your new accommodation to freshen up… or just head out on your first of many game drives on the park’s pretty rolling hills.

Adorning the landscape, you can’t miss Africa’s special acacia trees, adding still more texture to this amazing park. You won’t have to look far or long before spotting some of the park’s voluminous wildlife. Over 95 species of mammals populate these Mara lands.

Toward late afternoon, you might be treated to one of the park’s glorious sunsets and you’ll know you have arrived at a very special place. We’ll head back to our Mara accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Day 3

Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll head out early on this day of unlimited game drives. The Masai Mara is known for its many prides of lions, plus cheetah, buffalo, antelope, hyena and so much more.

To maximize our time on the savannah we’ll take along a picnic lunch and perhaps enjoy it down at the Mara River, the site of the crossing of wildebeests and zebra, flowing in from neighboring Serengeti. This is a dramatic spot where predators meet grazers, so we’ll look for crocodiles down in the river as well as all sorts of big cats.

Adding new dimensions to your safari, take advantage of two optional activities: A visit to a nearby Maasai village will broaden your cultural horizons as you meet these indigenous people and learn about their lifestyle.

For a special one-of-a-kind treat, sign up for the optional hot air balloon safari over the park. You’ll float up at dawn as the park comes alive with all its wonders lighting up beneath you in the new day. An unforgettable safari moment!

We’ll spend the evening at our Mara accommodation, enjoying a delicious meal while swapping stories of the day.

Day 4

Masai Mara – Serengeti Game Reserve

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today our safari goes international, crossing the border into Tanzania at the town of Isebania.

Part of the same ecosystem as the Masai Mara, the Serengeti features a different look, its vast plains being treeless. But it offers as rich an array of wildlife, perhaps even more lions.

We’ll arrive in time for an afternoon game drive to better understand the look, feel, and “vibe” of the Serengeti. This is where the millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, calve before heading on to the Masai Mara.

We’ll head to our Serengeti lodge or tented camp for relaxation and dinner.

Day 5

Full Day Serengeti Game Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This will be a great day of exploration as we travel over the immense tract of the Serengeti, spotting for lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, eland, klipspringer, gazelle, warthog, and even hippo!

As always, you set the pace of your safari – opt for morning, afternoon, or full-day game viewing. The choice is yours.

Depending on the season (January/February), you may see great numbers of wildebeests and zebras calving. In the following months, the young will be raised in time for the annual Great Migration, across to the Masai Mara, from July to October.

This evening, we’ll relax and swap stories at our Serengeti accommodation.

Day 6

Serengeti Game Reserve – Ngorongoro Crater

3 – 4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An exciting day awaits! We’ll be up early to enjoy another game drive through the Serengeti, as we exit the reserve and head to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world.

Hold on, as our 4 x 4 takes us down the steep crater walls, into this magical expanse of green landscapes holding every sort of wildlife, from lions to pink flamingoes.

We’ll enjoy lunch, perhaps watching hippos at one of the park’s lakes as we keep an eye out for rhino, buffalo, elephant, and of course, the big cats.

Toward late afternoon, we’ll head back up to the edge of the caldera in time to catch one of Africa’s signature attractions – a magnificent sunset lighting up the crater’s rim.

And then we’re off to our Ngorongoro safari lodge or tented camp to settle in for dinner and rest.

Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater -Tarangire Park

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Remember last night’s spectacular sunset? Let’s get up in time to catch an equally awesome sunrise at the crater’s rim!

And now we’re off to Tarangire National Park, a small but quite beautiful reserve. We’ll take an afternoon game drive looking for the park’s signature massive elephant herds. Tarangire is also known for its wildlife migration where over 250,000 animals enter the park. 

We’ll spend the evening at our Tarangire accommodation.

Day 8

Tarangire Park – Amboseli Park

5 -6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As always on safari, we’ll be up with the birds to enjoy another game drive through the park.

After breakfast, we’ll head out to our final park, Amboseli, crossing back into Kenya at the border town of Namanga.

Amboseli is Kenya’s second most popular park, framed by the snow-capped majesty of Mt. Kilimanjaro and home to unlimited herds of great elephants. Their numbers are so constant you are guaranteed to see them parading to and fro.

Come late afternoon, the typical cloud covering obscuring Kilimanjaro’s summit may dissipate, revealing the mountain’s breathtaking peak.

We will spend our 8th Safari evening at our Amboseli lodge or tented camp.

Day 9

Full Day at Amboseli Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The park is especially attractive in the early morning so let’s take advantage of the day and head out for our first game drive.

Of course, we’ll be looking for elephants but the park may also present us with sightings of lions, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle, monkeys, and many rare birds.

We’ll stop at Observation Hill, where we can take in the many varieties of landscapes and wildlife in all directions.

If we’re lucky we’ll catch another glimpse of Kilimajaro’s snowy peak toward the evening.

And here on our last safari night we’ll relax and dine at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 10

Amboseli Park – Nairobi

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

By now as an experienced safari-goer, you know the drill: We’ll be up early for a pre-breakfast game drive looking for elephants, lions, gazelle, antelope, and more.

We’ll stock up on breakfast before taking our final game drive through the park and head off to Nairobi.

En route, we’ll make stops for lunch and take in the scenic vistas.

Ten days – six parks… and how much wildlife and landscapes have we seen? Enough for many memories and lots of stories to be told and retold. We hope you enjoyed your two-country safari as much as we enjoyed showing you all the wonders of East Africa. From the entire team at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big Asante! for your time and commitment to see our natural world.

Tour Highlights


Lake Nakuru

Restaurant in luxury safari accommodation in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp accommodation

Sarova Lion hill Game Lodge

Double bed in mid-range safari accommodation in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Budget safari accommodation with pool in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation
Lake Nakuru Lodge

Masai Mara

Safari tourists have tea and admire a view of a safari park from a patio by their safari accommodation
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Engai Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp.

A lounge area with a view of a safari park within safari park accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Losokwan Luxury Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp.

View into national park from a Kenya safari tented camp
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Orng’atuny Mara King Camp, Mara Chui Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge, Explore Nature Mara Lodge.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park Tanzania safari - Africa Kenya Safaris
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Serengeti serena lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge , Ole Serai Tented, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp/lodge , Mbalageti tented Lodge Chalet Rooms, Ndutu Under Canvas , Mara Under Canvas, Lahia Tented Lodge, Kirurumu Serengeti Central Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti South Camp,
A four poster bed with complimentary cocktails at Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Ang’ata Tented Camp, Mbalageti Lodge, Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp, Acacia Central Camp, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge

A room with two single beds at the Serengeti Osopuko Camp safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Serengeti Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp , Serengeti Wildebeest Camp, Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti Osopuko Camp, Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp

Ngorongoro Crater

A large luxurious double room with African themed decor at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Ngorongoro serena lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro farmhouse Suite , Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Kitela camp
Breakfast with a view of the swimming pool at The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
The Retreat at Ngorongoro,Hhando Coffee Lodge, Acacia Farm Lodge, Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp,Ngorongoro farmhouse , Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
A single bed in a room in Octagon Lodge safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngorongoro Wild Camp, Ngorongoro Safari Lodge, Tloma Lodge, Marera Valle Lodge Karatu , Octagon Lodge Karatu, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Forest Lodge, Pamoja Africa Lodge Karatu

Tarangire National Park

The swimming pool at Tarangire Sopa Lodge safari accommodation
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Tarangire Osupuko lodge, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge
A four poster double bed with bird towel decorations at the Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge, Ang’ata tented Camp – Tarangire, Maramboi Tented Lodge, Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp
A table and chair at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge with tea, a journal, safari guide books and a safari hat
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Sangaiwe tented camp, Burunge Tented Lodge


A lantern lit balcony with a view of Amboseli National Park in luxury safari accommodation
Lodge/tented Camp options

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp.

A swimming pool with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro in comfort rated Amboseli safari accommodation
Lodge/tented camp options

Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp

Economy tented camp safari accommodation in Amboseli safari park
Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Lodge / Camp.


Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Nairobi airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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