Welcome to East Africa


Wildlife

Welcome to the true home of the African safari. This is untamed Africa, where wildebeest, shadowed by zebras, stampede in their millions across the earth; where lions, leopards and cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs roam free in search of their next meal. Such stirring scenes of life and death, such overwhelming scenes of abundance coexist with scenes of surprising fragility, among them chimpanzees and powerful yet gentle silverback male gorillas forced with their families into remote islands of montane forest. To draw near to such wildness is to experience something so profound as to live forever in the memory.

Beaches & Islands

In few places do fascinating human cultures come together quite so agreeably as they do along East Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. Travel back in time to the days when this part of the world was at the centre of a far-flung trading network whose influences – African, Asian, Middle Eastern – continue to dance their way through modern Swahili culture. From Lamu to Zanzibar and just about everywhere in between, you can also relax on white-sand beaches, dive amid colourful marine life or sail on a dhow (ancient Arabic sailing vessel). Some might call it paradise.

Captivating Cultures

Wherever you go, don’t miss the chance to get to know East Africa’s people. Whether you're exploring Maasailand accompanied by red-shawled Maasai warriors, standing in solidarity with victims of genocide at the sobering Kigali Genocide Memorial, or hunting with the ancient Hadzabe people of Lake Eyasi, there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the everyday beauty, realities and vibrancy of East African life. It is, after all, East Africans themselves, with their warmth, hospitality and fascinating history, who will provide you with so many of your journey's most memorable moments.

Beautiful Landscapes

This is the land of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, of an immense red sun setting behind a flat-topped acacia somewhere out beyond eternity. Here on the African savannah, the world remains as it once was, unspoiled by human presence. Nearby are the epic signposts to the Rift Valley, among them Mt Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Crater Highlands, Mt Meru, Mt Kenya and the Rwenzoris. By climbing these peaks on foot, by scaling the Rift, you add your own footprints to Africa's marvellous human story and explore in ways unimaginable to those who never leave their vehicles.


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$113 Day Trips & Excursions

Hell's Gate National Park Private Bike Tour from Nairobi

Here is the Days itinerary.7am - Depart Nairobi and start of drive to Naivasha, brief stop over at the Great rift valley view point.Arrive at the gate of hells gate at around 9am. Start of the biking tour at hells gate for 2 hours11am - Visit the gorges inside the park. Gorges are small thin depressions of land mass where you can walk underneath. Some areas have formed caves where you can walk through. This will take 1 hour.1pm - Finish the tours and bring the bikes back at the gate.1pm - Drive to Naivasha Fishermans camp for lunch.2pm - Take a 1 hour boat ride in the lake for bird watching and hippo viewing.4pm - End of all activities start of drive back to Nairobi.Arrive by 6pmEnd of tour

$51 Tours & Sightseeing

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Center from Nairobi

Start your tour with pick up at a hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD at 9:30 am. The first stop is the Elephant Orphaned Trust; it is strictly open between 11 am and 12 noon. Here you will be able to see rescued baby and teenage elephants and learn their unique stories of how they got there, how they got their names and what plans are there to release them. You will then be driven to the Giraffe centre where you will learn more about the conversation efforts to conserve an endangered species and also get to feed them and take selfies with the Giant animals. You will then be driven to the Kazuri Beads factory. This is a pottery company that makes one of the world most beautiful beads. You will be shown all the stages from the start to the finish. It’s also a unique factory as it employs single mother parents from the neighborhood who earn a living to support their families. You then have the option of being driven to lunch and then to your hotel. Upon request and at no extra transport cost, we are happy to drive you to The Karen Blixen Museum. We dont charge for the extra transport to the museum but you will pay your entrance fee for the museum at 12 USD per person. A famous white settler story, depicted in the famous movie Out of Africa. You’ll learn the story of this amazing woman and how she changed the lives of the local people. You also have another option of going to the Bomas of Kenya. It's is a cultural centre at Langata, near the main gate to Nairobi National Park. The talented resident artistes perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country's various tribal groups, including Arab-influenced Swahili Taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. It's touristy, of course, but it's still a spectacular afternoon out.It is a must visit for all visitors. For this you will add an extra 20 USD per person and give it to the driver.

$134 Day Trips & Excursions

Nairobi National Park Tour plus Elephant Orphanage and More

After a pick up from your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD, the tour begins with a visit to the giraffe center. Here you see the magnificent creatures and learn why they are endangered. You will also learn their behaviours, traits and more conservation education. To cap the visit, you get the chance to feed them under the supervision of a trained staff member. Then head to the elephant orphanage which is only open for a short period each day. Here you will learn more about the baby elephants and what led them to be orphans.You will get more information on raising them and the efforts being made to re-introduce them back to the wilderness. After this, you will have about an hour for lunch (own expense), then you will go to the Nairobi National park through the main gate for a 3-hour game drive. Your guide will be aiming to show you as much variety of animals as possible. If you're lucky, you may spot the rhinos and lions getting ready for the evening. We use a safari van with a pop up roof for easier game viewing and not a small saloon car. At around 5pm, you will depart the park and be brought back to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD.

$28 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private One-Way Nairobi Airport Transfer

Sit back and relax as you are transported between the main Nairobi airport and your accommodation in the comfort of your own private vehicle which ranges from 3-passenger sedans to 7-passenger vans and 20-passenger buses, depending on the size of your group. For airport arrival transfers, you will find your name clearly displayed on a sign, after the baggage and customs clearance desks. If you are arriving for a conference and event, there is typically a welcome desk located inside the lounge to allow for easy identification of delegates without having to check for their names. Just come to the desk and you will be ushered to your vehicle. For departure transfers, your driver will meet you at your accommodation 4 hours prior to your flight for CITY hotels and 5 hours for hotels OUTSIDE the city including WESTLANDS. Transfer times vary according to traffic, but generally range from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. When making a booking for this private one-way transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to your accommodation in central Nairobi or vice versa, you will need to advise your flight details and your Nairobi hotel or final destination details.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center Tour

Join this unique one day city tour full of fun and wildlife activities. You will start by leaving your hotel early in the morning and spending a few hours on a game drive  at the Nairobi National Park. The one and only park within a city in the world. Then, you'll visit David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, where young orphaned elephants are brought after being rescued and fed and taken care of until they are mature to be released to the wild. Next, is a visit to the Giraffe Centre with the friendly Rothchilds Giraffe. You will then break for lunch at the Mamba village (crocodile park at own expense), plus some free time for shopping at the Garellia shopping mall and Love Birds gift shops. Then, visit the Karen Blixen museum, the house in the movie out of Africa. Your tour will finish around 3.30 to 4:30pm with drop off at your hotel for a deserved rest or nearest airport for your outbound flight.

$2765 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

Day 1 Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to the Sentrim 680 Hotel. Check in, relax, and get oriented with the help of your guide. Day 2 You will start your trip to Lake Naivasha with a stop over at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photos. Next, head straight to Hell's Gate National Park for a mini-safari. In the afternoon, visit a natural sauna before traveling to your hotel. Enjoy and evening boat on Lake Naivasha. Day 3 Morning departure to Lake Nakuru National park for a special sighting of the rare black rhino (an endangered species), one of the big five game animals. After, enjoy a full day game drive with a picnic lunch Day 4 You will start the safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Lunch will be served on the way in to Narok town. Arrival will be in the early afternoon for check-in. There will be a big tent with a bed, mosquito net, and a bathroom at the Lenchada Tourist Camp for you. After getting settled, there will be a 2-hour game drive in Maasai Mara around 4 p.m. Day 5 Full-day game drive all the way to the Mara river, the site of the great migration. Picnic lunch in the park. Evening visit to a Maasai village to see their culture. Dinner and optional camp fire. Day 6 Start with an early-morning game drive to see the early hunters. Eat breakfast and then depart for Serengeti through the Isebania border. Arrive at the border at lunchtime, and spend 30 minutes processing visas. Meet our Tanzanian driver and cook. In Tanzania, we use a 4-wheel drive Landcruiser. Take an evening game drive en route to the camp. Check in to Seronera camp in Serengeti. We will provide you with a tent and a sleeping bag. Meals are prepared privately for you by our private chef. Day 7 Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. A scenic 4-hour drive, full-day game drive together with late evening game drive. Seronera campsite. Day 8 After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro, where the night will be spent on the Crater Rim. Dinner and overnight at campsite. Day 9 After an early breakfast, proceed directly to the crater floor for a full-day crater tour with picnic lunches. Later proceed Lake Manyara. Day 10 After breakfast, proceed for a full-day game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall. Day 11 After early breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. Later, proceed back to Arusha in the evening. Day 12 Breakfast and shuttle back to Nairobi.