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Safari in Kenya & Tanzania
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There are few travel experiences in the world quite like tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, alongside 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: 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.

Additional Notes:
This trip covers 3 different wildlife parks in a week and is very busy. Please be prepared for a lot of driving over some very rough and often unmaintained roads.

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 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.

Additional Notes:
The road in and back out of the park is very rough and very bumpy but once you catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife, it is worth a bit of discomfort.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive

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

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

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.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Wildlife Safari 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 wildlife safari drive in search of the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

Additional Notes:
Today is a very long driving day but we do break it up with a wonderful visit and lunch at the Ubuntu Cafe.

Included Activities:
Ubuntu Cafe Workshop and Organic Farm Tour
Ubuntu Cafe Lunch
Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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

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.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

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

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.

Included Activities:
Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive
Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk

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 Wildlife Safari 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 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.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Walk and Lunch
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:
Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Clean Cookstove Project Talk
Olduvai Gorge Museum
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 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.

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 wildlife safari 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 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.

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 wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari 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
    • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti
    • Ubuntu Café centre and farm tour with lunch
    • Lecture from Kenya Wildlife Service
    • Visit and lecture at Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre
    • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
    • Guided walk and lunch in a local community
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • 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 game drives in Kenya's premier wildlife park
  • Meet some of the "Maasai Mamas" and learn about the Clean Cookstoves Project