Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Stone Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 adventure vehicle (OAV) 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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your Discover Moment: Nungwi
  • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Masai settlement visit and cultural walk
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
  • Guided walk and lunch in a local community
  • Orientation walk in Stone Town
  • Free time in Nungwi Beach
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • 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.


Day 1 Nairobi Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2 Nairobi/Lake Nakuru National Park (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 Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (4.00 hour(s), 156km)
Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park/Loita Hills (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 adventure vehicle (OAV) (9.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 4 Loita Hills/Masai Mara (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 wildlife viewing in our overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 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 Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (2.00 hour(s), 80km)
Day 5 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy wildlife safari drives in the overland adventure vehicle (OAV) in search of the Big Five. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 6 Masai Mara/Nairobi (1B, 1L) Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive, then travel through the land of the Masai people to Nairobi. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (7.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 7 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1D) Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)
Day 8 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
Day 9 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours, 190km)
Day 10 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. 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 wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
Day 11 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (1B, 1L, 1D) Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D) Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Arusha/Stone Town (1B) Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 14 Stone Town/Nungwi (1B) Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town before transferring to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 15 Nungwi (1B) Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Day 16 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B) Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))