Kenya & Tanzania Safari Experience

Comfort, Nairobi to Arusha

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Whether you travel in style or by the seat of your pants, the sprawling, wildlife-rich grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania are a sight to behold. This trip stresses the former while capturing the spirit of the latter, transferring you swiftly between national parks, cushy lodges and tented camps while still giving you the chance to get out and truly feel the majestic lands you’re travelling across. In a small safari 4x4 with two expert local guides, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley, view Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance from Amboseli National Park, track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains and much, much more.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and safari wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti
  • Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project in a traditional Masai village
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
  • Traditional lunch and walk in local community
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore kenya and tanzania's top wildlife reserves with an expert safari guide
  • Relax at comfortable tented camps and lodges located inside parks and reserves
  • Visit an authentic masai village and local women's project
  • Travel in a small group of 6 for a more intimate safari experience
  • Enjoy a local lunch and village walk.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi On arrival at Nairobi airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive 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 make our way into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife viewing drive, with excellent chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 386km)
Day 3 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy daily wildlife safari drives in Kenya's premier wildlife park. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle
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 safari wildlife safari drive in search of the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle
Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) After a morning wildlife safari drive venture south to the 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 Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle
Day 6 Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. In our down time relax at our comfy camp, enjoying views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the animals who visit the camp's watering holes. Included Activities: Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle
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)
Day 8 Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast continue on to Mto wa Mbu which means Mosquito River. Here we take a cultural walk to learn more about typical village life. After, feast on a traditional lunch before continuing on to Lake Manyara National Park for wildlife viewing in the park. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephant, hippo and baboons. The afternoon is spent wildlife viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest dominated by large fichus 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)
Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africa's premier wildlife parks. Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Masai village to learn about these proud nomadic people. Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project and meet the local women who have installed clean cookstoves throughout the communities. Experience the impact of cooking over an open fire in a confined mud hut before witnessing the transformation that occurs when a clean cookstove is installed. Learn more about this project along with details about the day-to-day lives of the Masai. Reach the Serengeti in late afternoon just in time for a wildlife safari drive en route to our camp. Additional Notes: Note: 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 with the group, but you will have a much better view from above. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Olduvai Gorge Museum Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
Day 10 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Embark on a morning wildlife safari drive in our compact, safari 4x4, with a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Day 11 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue wildlife viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset with a cool drink overlooking the watering hole. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
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 for the final night. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 13 Arusha (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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