Tazama Holidays have been spending a lot of time in the wild and this safaris has been placed and prepared for cats lovers from as a result of experience and interest from our guests. Welcome to the world of big cats and best Predators at their best.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nairobi
DEPARTURE TIME Not Specified
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Note:

Do not forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellents, sunglasses, enough clothes including warm jackets in case of early morning game drives.

Timings depends on the time of the departure flights a, kindly let Tazama holidays representative or safari driver guide for easy catch up of your departure flights

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Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi

Meet and assist services at Jomo Kenyatta airport on arrival then transfer you to comfort hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu Game reserve

Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs and passing the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. We camp in the narrow stretch of palms and woodland by the Ewaso Nyiro River which provides water for the animals and some relief from the equatorial sun.

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Day 3:Samburu National Reserve

Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered – Dinner and overnight stay at a campsite. The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.

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Day 4: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National park.

We break the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru guest house. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to Mara Enchoro or Sidai Camp for Dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 6/7: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra coat of US$ 450 per person. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded.

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Day 8: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha

We depart the campsite soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Naivasha. visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Fish Eagle Camp Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years. One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs.

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Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National park

Break the camp and proceed to Amboseli national park. Via Nairobi –Amboseli is the magnificent park at the foot hills of Mt.Kilimanjaro .After noon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Kibo safari Camp This small park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary. Amboseli means ‘the place of water’ in Maasai language. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon. Amboseli is one of the most popular parks and offers excellent accommodation facilities. There are five lodges and two campsites inside the park. Kilimanjaro forms the backdrop of this game sanctuary and it is a sight to see and marvel at. The nomadic richly decorated Maasai who are deeply steeped in Maasai culture entertain visitors with enchanting dances of ageless Africa.

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Day 10: Amboseli – Lake Manyara National park

Early morning game drives, then return to the camp for breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to a campsite for dinner and overnight stay. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.

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Day 11: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park

Morning game drives at Lake Manyara National park then proceed to Serengeti national park. Game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 12: Serengeti National park

Full days spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at a campsite. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller

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Day 13: Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater

We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at a Simba Campsite by the crater rim. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today

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Day 14: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National park

Early breakfast then break the camp and proceed to Tarangire National park ; game drives .dinner and overnight stay at a campsite Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed

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Day 15: Arusha – Nairobi

Break the camp soon after breakfast and drive to Arusha – lunch then board an afternoon Shuttle bus to Nairobi departing at 1400 hrs to arrive at around 1600 hrs – drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight hrs. Package includes: 1 night Nairobi hotel accommodations before the safari on Bed and breakfast. Transport in a Custom made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania -Services of a professional English speaking guide Airport transfers in Nairobi Extensive game drives as detailed in the program Game parks or national parks entry fees; Full Board accommodations in Eco camps/campsites as per the itinerary Three meals per day whilst on safari All camping gear while in Tanzania Crater service fees/conservation fees. Ngorongoro Crater Tour Arusha /Nairobi Shuttle transfers 1 litre Mineral water per person per day. Cost does not includes: Drinks Tipping Cultural visits to Masai villages Personal effects sleeping bags for the Tanzania section Kenya /Tanzania Visas Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
November 24, 2019

We chose Tazama Holidays for taking care of our honeymoon and dream trip to Kenya, first because of the company’s great reviews; second because of the always open and reassuring conversations with Anthony, the owner; third because of the fair quote he gave us for a 13-day Safari trip. I have to say that it wasn’t easy to put my honeymoon in the hands of somebody I had never seen, since we are used to always planning every small detail of our trips ourselves. But oh my, I don’t regret I booked my dream trip (of which I have been dreaming about since I’m 13 years’ old) with Tazama.

Following Anthony’s expertise, we decided to do Samburu, Olpejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and Tsavo West.
Anthony made sure that we had comfortable and beautiful hotels, to which we were always excited to go back to at the end of the game drives. We couldn’t believe the quality of the hotels. He also made sure we had a honeymoon treatment in every new destination, meaning we received many loving surprises in the hotels, from wine bottles to beds covered in roses. He also organized the most amazing sundown at a conservancy in Masai Mara, knowing that we were dying to book a sundowner!
We were lucky enough to also have Anthony as our guide and driver. He conducted us in safety through rough roads, mud and water. Considering the condition of some roads inside and outside the parks (it rained quite a bit through some days), we were impressed how he always kept the car so clean for us everyday.

Anthony is also an excellent certified guide, whose knowledge and patience earned us the most memorable moments! In Samburu, for example, while other cars left, Anthony insisted we stayed with a seemingly sleeping leopard. I don’t know how he does it, but it’s like he knew something would happen. A few minutes later, we saw the leopard roar and attack a dik dik! We were the only ones who witnessed that on that day. Other amazing moments: we watched lionesses communicate, elephants having a mud bath, a buffalo challenge lions’ territory, the five famous cheetah “brothers” of Masai Mara hunt, elephants trumpeting, a leopard on top of a tree eating a kill, hippos playing, baby cheetahs and the cutest baby leopard!

Anthony’s expertise of the animals will also give you the best views to the animals. It’s like he knows their next steps, and he positions the car in a way that, at first, might not make sense, but then you get marveled that the animals cross right in front of you or pass by just next to you. That’s called a guide’s experience.
Anthony is very committed to his job, and you can see in details that he is just not doing a job, he WANTS us to have the best experience we can have, and he always does his best for it. For example, we were so impressed when, in Tsavo West, he called our room in the hotel to rush us to the car to go see a leopard with a kill up on a tree. This was around 2pm and we only had a scheduled game drive for 4pm. We stayed with the leopard for about 30 min, and we still did the normal game drive at 4. Anthony didn’t want us to miss on anything. Many times he would hear something on the radio and rush for us to see something amazing, no matter how far.

Apart from being an amazing guide, who taught us so much during the whole trip about animal behavior, curiosities, and life in Kenya, Anthony is an amazing human being. You can see it in the way that he helps other drivers, and cares about the tourists in other cars, always making sure no tourists’ views were blocked and placing the car in a way that we could have the best views as well as others around us. When my husband fell ill towards the end of the trip, Anthony also made sure he was given the medical attention he needed, and made himself available for us 24/7. He also constantly asked about how my foot was doing, since I stepped on a needle plant on the first day of our vacation.
A tip for other travelers: book directly with the company. I know it’s scary to send money to another country, to somebody you don’t know. We were a bit scared at first too, but everything worked great!
I can’t wait for our next vacations with Tazama Holidays (the company covers other African countries as well!). Thank you, Anthony, for making this the trip of our lives.

December 17, 2019

Safari 2 with Anthony!

2 nights – olpejeta conservancy (sweetwaters tented camp)
2 nights Lake Nakuru national park(Sarova lion hill lodge)
3 nights ‪Maasai Mara national reserve(Entim Mara camp)‬

This is our second safari with Tazama Africa Holidays.

Last year we did a long safari with Anthony and enjoyed it so much we returned this year.

As usual, setting up the safari
with Anthony is so easy and efficient.
He responds within minutes to each email and immediately to all calls. He personalizes the safari to our desires. We always wire the money and have no angst about doing it this way, as he is so responsible, trustworthy and genuine!

Together with Anthony, we decide daily about the itinerary. It works well this way. If we want more or less time for the game drives, he willingly gives us what we want.

All of our accommodations have been very comfortable. From the tented sites to the lion hill lodge, we have never had a problem. The staff at all these places were helpful, friendly and eager to assist in any way. The food was delicious; fresh fruits, lots of veggies and too many other options!

What I really want to stress about taking a safari with Tazama Africa Holidays and Anthony Gitau is more about the personal attention he pays to his clients and his super qualities as a person and businessman. Anthony is easy to speak with, honest, flexible, always full of energy, knowledgable and respectful to the environment and the animals. He is prompt, sticks by EVERYTHING he promises, always has a comfortable and clean vehicle, and will fix any issue that is brought to him.
I admire Anthony for his passion of his business , moreover his dedication to his clients. We will no doubt do a third, fourth, etc with him. It is always a joyous time !
Thanks Anthony, AGAIN!

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