The Masai Heartlands

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Departs from
Camping (with basic facilities), Camping (with facilities), Dormitory, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Overland vehicle
Important Notes
1. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. 3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 15. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm this evening.


Watch flamingo flocks make Lake Nakuru blush pink, Experience tribal life with Maasai warriors, Visit Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, Spot lions in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Travel on safari through the renowned Serengeti plains, Camp on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Shop for local sculptures and textiles at a bustling Musoma market

Tour description provided by Intrepid

The wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold before you on this incredible overland adventure, which goes deep into the heartland of the Maasai tribespeople and the finest game parks in eastern Africa. While travelling through the world-renowned Masai Mara and the vast open Serengeti plains and on to the stunning lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater, you'll spot a wealth of exotic predators and peaceful herbivores. Heading off the beaten track to walk in the footsteps of the Maasai will leave you with memories of Africa that will last a lifetime.


Day 1 Nairobi
Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.
Day 2 Lake Nakuru
Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.
Day 3 Lake Naivasha
Meaning 'rough water' in Maasai due to the occurrence of sudden storms, Lake Naivasha's surface is also broken by the yawns of hippos and countless birds flying across its surface.
Day 5 Loita Hills
The charming Loita Hills are home to colourful Maasai and their villages, rolling plains, wonderful wildlife and iconic acacia trees.
Days 6-7 Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara is the quintessential African experience with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and the world's most iconic animals living within its boundaries.
Day 8 Nairobi
Close to the Masai Mara Reserve, Narok is the business centre of the region and home to many shops and Maasai locals.
Day 9 Kisii
Kisii is a large town set in a fertile, hilly part of Kenya and grows an abundance of bananas, pineapple, sugarcane and coffee beans.
Day 10 Lake Victoria
Finding itself part of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake and home to a big population on both its shores and within its waters.
Days 11-12 Serengeti National Park
Teeming with animals and home to the famous migration of the wildebeest, the Serengeti is a marvel with rolling plains, iconic acacia trees and mesmerising skies.
Day 13 Ngorongoro Crater
Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first.
Day 14 Meserani
Home to a bar covered in money and paraphernalia, a rotating community of Overlanders and a number of venomous snakes, of course, Meserani Snake Park is a true Tanzanian legend.
Day 15 Nairobi
Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.