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Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

There are few travel experiences in the world quite like tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, alongside two expert naturalists. This two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania will see you riding between incredible national parks and beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps, while giving you the chance to get out and really experience the East African savannah with all five senses.


Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, Photography, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155194
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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

After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari camp, our base for our time here. Then we'll make our way into the reserve for an afternoon game viewing drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 386km)

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

Enjoy an early morning game drive. The day continues with more game viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening game drive.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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Day 4: Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

After breakfast, we embark to Lake Nakuru National Park for a hot lunch and an afternoon safari game drive in search of the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Game Drive
Kenya Wildlife Service Conservation Talk

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

After a morning game drive venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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Day 6: Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy morning and afternoon games drives today. During your down time relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and game who visit the camps watering holes.

Included Activities:
Amboseli Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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Day 7: Amboseli National Park/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Today we cross into Tanzania, stopping at Arusha, a picturesque town that sits at the foot of rugged Mt Meru, Africa's fifth highest mountain. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and try a sample or two of the fresh locally grown coffee.

Additional Notes:
Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania safari portion of the trip in Arusha.

Included Activities:
Amboseli Game Drive
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 286km)

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Day 8: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, and baboons. The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush, cool forest that's dominated by large ficus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns.

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





Included Activities:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Talk
Olduvai Guided Tour
Serengeti National Park Safari

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

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Day 10: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on afternoon and morning game drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari Theme Pack, your flight will be early in the morning. You will miss the morning game drive, but you will have a much better view from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari
Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

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Day 11: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue game viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset with a cool drink overlooking Lake Eyasi.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

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

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Day 12: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site for a game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)

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Day 13: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti
    • Lecture from Kenya Wildlife Service
    • Visit and lecture at Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre
    • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (3 nts), safari lodge (1 nt), comfortable tented camps (8 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari van/vehicle, private minibus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout and certified driver/guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara
  • Enjoy daily game drives in Kenya's premier wildlife park
  • Meet some of the "Maasai Mamas" and learn about the Clean Cookstoves Project