Kiboko Safari



From $ 4354

The Kiboko (which means hippo in Swahili) Safari showcases a panoramic north-south selection of Kenya’s most famous national parks before crossing into Tanzania’s mighty Serengeti and the “Eighth Wonder of the World” – the Ngorongoro Crater. The safari ends in the Tarangire National Park.

Wildlife Highlights: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe and rhino

Accommodation: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Ashnil Samburu Camp, Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Ashnil Mara Lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Maramboi or similar tented camp


DAY 1 - Arrival in Nairobi

When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to the five-star hotel Fairmont Norfolk Hotel or similar city hotel. You can either have dinner (not included at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.

DAY 2 - Nairobi to Samburu

After an early breakfast, you’ll drive north of Nairobi up the Great Rift Valley to the Samburu/Buffalo Springs National Reserve. You’ll arrive in time for a late lunch at the Ashnil Samburu Camp, which features 24 tents. The tents are widely spaced along the banks of the Uwaso Nyiro River, and surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees. The main guest area, also shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, offers a comfortable reception and lounge, a spacious dining room, atmospheric bar and a broad deck, featuring unparalleled game-viewing across the wide reaches of the Uwaso Nyiro River, which is the lifeblood of this otherwise arid northern region. You’ll have dinner at the camp. Distance/drive time: 380 km / 5.5 hours

DAY 3 - On safari in Samburu

You’ll enjoy a full day on safari in Samburu (morning and afternoon game drives). In the evening, you can enjoy sundowners before having dinner in the central dining room. The Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the expansive landscape features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry riverbeds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red Table Mountain known as Ololokwe.

DAY 4 - Samburu to Ol Pejeta

You’ll leave the camp after breakfast and travel south to Nanyuki, where oyu’ll check in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp, a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp has 39 luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. You’ll also find the Kashoggi Bar and lounge within the house, which is centred around a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching. Distance/drive time: 220km/3 hours

DAY 5 - Ol Pejeta to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, you’ll drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge covers 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where you can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360-degree views, including Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares. The grounds are alive with colourful birds and playful monkeys. In the afternoon, take a walk around Crescent Island. Distance/drive time: 240 km / 3.5 hours

DAY 6 - Lake Naivasha to the Masai Mara

After breakfast you’ll leave the lodge and continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for a late lunch. Enjoy your first game drive in the Mara during the afternoon, where you’re guaranteed to see the breath-taking spectacle of the greatest wildlife shows on earth. The awe-inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Although it is technically an extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Mara makes up only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. When you return to camp, enjoy some down time on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant. Distance/drive time: 365 km / 5.5 hours

DAY 7 - On safari in the Mara

You’ll spend the entire day safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot all the members of the big five. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are at the lodge

DAY 8 - The Mara to Serengeti

After breakfast, you’ll go to the Ol Kiombo Airstrip in Masai Mara for a scheduled Airkenya Flight to Serengeti Seronera Airstrip via Migori and Tarime Airstrips near the border of Kenya and Tanzania respectively. The flight, which departs Masai Mara at about 09:10 is half an hour trip to Migori Airstrip where, upon arrival, you’ll take a road transfer across the border for immigrations and custom procedures, and then on to Tarime Airstrip to connect to Tanzanian domestic flight departing at 10:30. You’ll arrive at the Serengeti National Park at about 11:05 and continue to the Serengeti Serena Lodge, which is ideally located for safari game drives and other optional activities such as balloon safaris and guided walks. You’ll have lunch and then head off for an afternoon game drive. Dinner is at the lodge. Distance/drive time: 250km / 5 hours

DAY 9 - On safari in the Serengeti

You can enjoy a full day’s game drive in the park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the camp, where nature walks can be arranged. While the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the park is also renowned for its lion population, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements can be tracked, as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands, impalas, klipspringers, hippos and warthogs.

DAY 10 - The Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you’ll leave the lodge and travel with a game drive en-route through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. You’ll stop for a visit at the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and the “Cradle of Mankind”. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the site before heading to Ngorongoro to check in and spend rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges – it’s located on the southern rim of the crater directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest. Distance/drive time: 195 km / 3.5 hours

DAY 11 - Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire

After breakfast you’ll take a half-day game drive in the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world”, is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world – it’s almost 20km wide, 610-760m deep and covers a total area of 264 square kilometres. An utterly unique biosphere, the crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a freshwater lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, it offers close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery – it’s also Tanzania’s most visited destination. After the crater tour, you’ll drive on to Tarangire to arrive in the late afternoon for check in, dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp (or a similar camp). Distance/drive time: 150 km / 2.5 hours

DAY 12 - On safari in Tarangire National Park

You’ll spend a full day on safari in Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. You’ll have breakfast, lunch and dinner at Maramboi Tented Camp (or a similar camp).

DAY 13 - To Arusha via Lake Manyara National Park and departure

After breakfast, you’ll leave the camp and drive via Lake Manyara for one last game drive and a picnic lunch. Afterwards you’ll head to Arusha and then onto Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home. Distance/drive time: 260km / 4 hours


Low Season:
Price from: USD 4 354.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: USD 266.00

Mid Season:
Price from: USD 4 975.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: USD 937.00

Low Season:
Price from: USD 5 539.00 per person sharing
Single supplement: USD 830.00

Please note:

  • Park fees to be included: USD 830.00 per person
  • Flight from Arusha to Serengeti at an additional cost of USD 590 per person
  • Please note this tour offers set departure dates, please check your dates with us.
  • Children under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 60%
  • Prices only applicable if safari is started and completed within the specified dates; and subject to availability of indicated accommodation
  • Overlapping price periods re-quoted upon enquiry
  • Concession fee and park fees in Tanzania are subject to change at any time.


13 days / 12 nights


Set departures at the indicated prices (or daily on request/private basis – prices available on request)


2 - 12 adults




Travel mode: Road on a six-seater 4x4 Safari Landcruiser in both Kenya and Tanzania


Safari lodges and luxury tented camps


Game drives, boat ride, safari walk, Maasai Homestead visit, local school visit (subject to school term dates)


  • Nairobi (1 night, B&B)
  • Samburu National Reserve (2 nights)
  • Ol Pejeta Ranch (1 night)
  • Lake Naivasha (1 night)
  • Masai Mara National Reserve (2 nights)
  • Serengeti National Park (2 nights)
  • Ngorongoro Crater (1 night)
  • Tarangire National Park (2 nights)
  • Arusha


All meals as specified in the itinerary, drinking water in the safari vehicles, game drives, half-day crater tour, cultural visit, English speaking driver guide.


Sundowner cocktails, balloon safaris and other activities







    Phone / Whatsapp:

    +27 64 530 3423




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