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Is this Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary Feasible?

Is this Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary Feasible?

Old Feb 24, 19, 7:42 pm
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Is this Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary Feasible?

I am interested in your assistance in planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania. I have done prior research and have 12-14 ground days. I would like to travel around July 10 or afterwards. I would appreciate your assistance in determine if this itinerary is feasible. I have contacted Gamewatchers, Cheli & Peacock, and Roy Safari for quotes. Any other suggestions?

Itinerary:



Day 1: Arrive evening into Kilimanjaro Airport (overnight Arusha Serena or Coffee Lodge)

Day 2: Travel to Lake Manyara (overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Lemala Ngorongoro Camp)

Day 3: Visit Ngorongoro Crater (overnight Serena Lodge or Lemala Camp)

Day 4: Fly to Serengeti National Park (overnight Lemala Mara, Elewana Migration Camp)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Day 6 Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Fly to Arusha and travel to Amboseli National Park (overnight Tortillis Camp)

Day 8: Amboseli National Park (overnight Tortillis Camp)

Day 9: Fly to Maasai Mara National Park (overnight Kichwa Tembo, Little Governors Camp, or Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Kiheche Mara)

Day 10: Maasai Mara National Park

Day 11:Maasai Mara National Park

Day 12: Fly to Nairobi and depart
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Old Feb 24, 19, 11:20 pm
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It certainly is.

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Old Feb 26, 19, 7:25 pm
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It certainly is.

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+1. I did something very similar, using African Memorable Safaris. Excellent service in all respects, and reasonable price.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 7:43 pm
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Revised Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary. Need help!

I need help from experienced travelers regarding a revised itinerary.

I want to know if days 11-13 are too busy and what camps would you recommend in Serengeti and Maasai Mara.

Day 1: Arrive evening into Nairobi

Day 2: Tour Nairobi (Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, August 7 Memorial Park),

Day 3: Drive/Fly to Amboseli (Tortillis Camp, Tawi Lodge, Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge)

Day 4: Amboseli National Park

Day 5: Fly to Maasai Mara National Park via Nairobi

Safari Link Depart 9:05 AM-11 AM Arrival

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Park (&Beyond Kichwa Tembo, Governors Il Moran Camp, Elephant Peppers)

Day 7: Maasai Mara National park

Day 8: Fly to Serengeti National Park (Lemala Migration Camp, Serengeti Migration Camp, Four Seasons Serengeti)

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

Day 10: Serengeti National Park

Day 11: Fly to Lake Manyara, afternoon tour Lake Manyara, travel to Ngorongoro Crater, overnight here (Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Serena Safari Lodge, @beyond Ngorongoro Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge)

Day 12: Ngorogoro Crater AM crater drive , travel to Tangiere National Park) night game drive

Day 13: AM Game Drive Flight to Nairobi, Flight from Lake Manyara to Nairobi SafariLink 11:25 Depart Arrive Nairobi 15:30, Depart to Airport
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I wouldn't go all the way to Tarangire just for a single night.

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Old Mar 19, 19, 1:41 pm
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That seems like a lot of national parks in a short amount of time. Do keep in mind that driving between the parks some times mens hours on dirt roads, not exactly comfortable. And perhaps also too stressful?
I think day 12 seems quite ambitious.
All the way to Ngorongoro, then just stay half a day? I would have skipped Tarangire. Doesn't measure up to Serengeti or Ngorongoro.
Personally I get tired of standing up looking for animals after the first two days of safari, but I understand we aren't all the same.
​​​​​​​Dont forget that Ngorongoro crater rim is high up, it can be really cold at night, so bring sweaters.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 7:10 pm
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We visited TZ in 2016 and would rate the parks best to least: Serengeti, Tarangire (elephants!), Ngorongoro, Arusha, then Lake Manyara. We did Arusha as a day trip first to get an intro and meet our guide. We wish we had an extra day in Tarangire and skipped Lake Manyara. Very good driver / guide through Roy, highly recommend them.
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