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Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

Few travel experiences compare to encountering the legendary wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara alongside expert naturalists. On this two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, explore incredible national parks and stay at beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps. Experience the East African savannah with all five senses as you search for the “big five.”

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DKTNG/155194
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
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.

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Day 2: Nairobi/Masai Mara

Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the reserve.
After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara National 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 wildlife safari drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.

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Day 3: Masai Mara

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

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Day 4: Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart early to embark on a long, but beautiful, drive to Lake Nakuru. En route stop in at a G Adventures for Good supported project, Ubuntu Café – an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Tour the craft centre and farm, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home.
On this afternoon wildlife safari drive, keep an eye out for the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park

After a morning wildlife safari 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.

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Day 6: Amboseli National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife who visit the camp's watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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Day 7: Amboseli National Park/Arusha

After a morning of wildlife viewing, continue the journey to Arusha, gateway to the Serengeti and the northern parks of Tanzania.
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.

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Day 8: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park

Visit Mto wa Mbu village; enjoy a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.
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 viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush, cool forest that's dominated by large ficus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns.

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Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park

Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors' Center before continuing to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.



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Day 10: Serengeti National Park

Embark on afternoon and morning wildlife safari 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.

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Day 11: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

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

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Day 12: Ngorongoro/Arusha

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

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Day 13: Arusha

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made, Maai Mahiu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk, Amboseli National Park National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park G Adventures for Good: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
    • Arrival transfer
    • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti
    • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum
    • Guided walk and lunch in a local community
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (3 nts), safari lodge (1 nt), comfortable tented camps (8 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari 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 wildlife safari drives in Kenya's premier wildlife park
  • Meet some of the "Maasai Mamas" and learn about the Clean Cookstoves Project