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Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari

Long on yearning for the savannahs of East Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 11 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the Big Five. Africa in a flash? It can be done.


Duration: 11 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141589
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Nairobi/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenya's premier wildlife reserve.

In the afternoon, arrive in the area and get settled at the safari camp, our base for our time here.

Head out for a late afternoon game drive with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five — lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience.


Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 390km)

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Day 3: Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy an early game drive when animals are most active. Opt to visit a Masai village, learn to dance like a warrior, stop in the manyatta (family compound) and learn about this nomadic culture.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

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Day 4: Masai Mara/Nairobi (1B, 1L)

Breathe in the fresh morning air as you enjoy the African sun as it rises over the savanna of the "Mara". Visit a watering hole while on a morning game drive, a perfect time and place for wildlife photography. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 250km)

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Day 5: Nairobi/Arusha (1B)

Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Transport:
Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)

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Day 6: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest overgrown with ficus trees covered with bromeliads.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Cultural Walk
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

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Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Included Activities:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)

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Day 8: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning game drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning game drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

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Day 9: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

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Day 10: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater tour. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)

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Day 11: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance and game drives
    • Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with a traditional lunch
    • Lake Manyara game drive
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Serengeti game drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater game drive
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari van, 7-seat 4x4 safari land cruiser
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified driver/guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Photograph incredible wildlife on game drives
  • Meet the Masai people
  • Savour a traditional lunch in a local community
  • Search for the Big Five