Discover why Kenya and Tanzania are world famous for wildlife

East Africa is a land of epic landscapes, golden sunsets, primal creatures and proud people. On this journey of discovery and adventure, travel through Kenya and Tanzania and be amazed at the rugged beauty of nature, be awe-struck at the sight of legendary animals and be touched by the warmth of the friendly people. Safari through national parks and pristine wilderness areas; visit local villages and farms; and get caught up in the energy of modern city life. This is the true essence of East Africa, a land blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. See it and be changed forever.

Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Countries
Kenya,
Tanzania
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YGSCC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
1 125kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Mingle with lively crowds in Nairobi
  • Watch pink flamingos wade in Lake Nakuru
  • Spot hippos wallowing in Naivasha Lake
  • View an abundance of wildlife in the famed Masai Mara
  • Learn about Tanzanian farm life on a homestay
  • Be on the lookout for the Big Five on a safari in the Serengeti
  • Travel by 4x4 across the floor of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater
  • Camp under a blanket of sparkling stars

Itinerary

Get a feel for the energy of urban African life in the streets of Nairobi.
Drive towards the Samburu Reserve and watch for crocs in the waters of the Ewaso Ng'iro River.
Witness thousands of pink flamingos feeding in the waters of Lake Nakuru before an afternoon game drive through the park.
Spend the morning searching for wildlife on the shores of Naivasha Lake, and then visit a colourful local market.
Travel deep into Masai Mara country where the variety of animals is simply amazing.
Return to Nairobi, Kenya's cosmopolitan capital.
Learn about the life of the Meru as privileged guests at a family homestay. Perhaps explore the nearby markets or learn about Tanzanian coffee production.
Continue exploring the land of the Maasai and meet the Umburu people on a visit to a village.
Discover the wide, open Serengeti plains, home to sleek predators and large herds of zebras and wildebeest. Spot as many of the Big Five as possible on a game drive, then fall asleep amid the calls of the Serengeti's nocturnal inhabitants.
Take a game drive through the park before arriving at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater to set up camp.
Ride in a 4x4 to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to some 30,000 animals. Afterwards, visit the village of Mto Wa Mbu and camp on the outskirts of Arusha.
Farewell the abundant wildlife of East Africa and return to Nairobi.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (10 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Lake Naivasha - Local market visit & walk
  • Lake Nakuru - Game drive
  • Masai Mara - Game drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit
  • Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive
  • Samburu - Game Drive
  • Serengeti - Game drive
  • Tengeru - Local family farm visit and community walk

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Important notes

This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details A single supplement is available on this trip.

Trip notes

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