Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

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Encounter the wildlife of the famous Masai Mara, photograph wildlife at Lake Nakuru National Park, learn from the Masai people in the Loita Hills, track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy Zanzibar's pristine waters, experience the hustle and bustle of Stone Town.

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For those who want it all, this 16-day adventure offers the promise of Kenya and Tanzania's best wilderness as well as plenty of time at Zanzibar's beaches. Track the Big Five across the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti and the legendary plains of Masai Mara. Our unique overland truck will carry you through the incredible scenery safely and in good spirits—and camping will keep you at the heart of the action. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience like no other.


Day 1
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel north from Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley stopping at Lake Nakuru National Park, home to a vast variety of birdlife. Camp outside of Nakuru town and within the Lake Nakuru NP, the area’s principal highlight and best natural attraction. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Game Drive Transport: Overland truck (4.00 hour(s), 156km)
Day 3 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to beautiful Lake Naivasha for an included hippo-spotting boat ride before lunch. Continue to the lands of the Masai people and be welcomed into a community by our local Masai guide and his villagers. Our camp site allows us not to infringe upon the village, while still allowing for meaningful interaction with these proud people and their territory. Included Activities: Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Transport: Overland truck (9.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 4 (1B, 1L, 1D)
With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit to the Masai Mara. Spend time game viewing in our overland truck, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Marvel at gazelles, impala, and ostrich from wonderful vistas along the Esoit Oloololo Escarpment. Included Activities: Masai Village Visit Masai Mara Game Drive Transport: Overland truck (2.00 hour(s), 80km)
Day 5 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy game drives in the overland truck in search of the Big Five. Included Activities: Masai Mara Game Drive
Day 6 (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a morning game drive, then travel through the land of the Masai people to Nairobi. Included Activities: Masai Mara Game Drive Transport: Overland truck (7.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 7 (1B, 1D)
Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (8.00-10.00 hours)
Day 8 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the city's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Included Activities: Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: Overland truck (2.00 hour(s))
Day 9 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a game drive in an overland truck en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: Overland truck (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 10 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day game drive in the overland truck. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning game drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
Day 11 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Set off on a game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: Overland truck (5.00 hour(s))
Day 12 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle Overland truck (5.00 hour(s))
Day 13 (1B)
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 14 (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk around historic Stone Town, then transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 15 (1B)
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, scuba dive or tour the island.
Day 16 (1B)
Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town any time after 11:30am. Additional Notes: Private transfers leaving later than 10am can be arranged at extra cost through your CEO. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))