Experience the wild wonders of Kenya and Tanzania on this trip that delivers adventure and comfort in equal measures. Travel through these welcoming nations, past stunning scenery, tiny farming villages and modern cities abuzz with activity. Get a dose of wildlife action on exhilarating game drives; learn about local customs and traditions on community visits; spot prolific birdlife on lakes and in rivers; and spend each night relaxing over a tasty meal in comfort accommodation. From the thrill of being on safari to the genuine, real life moments interacting with locals, this East African adventure showcases the very best of the region's culture, environment, history and traditions.

Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Arusha, Tanzania
Countries
Themes
Overland
Code
YGKEC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
812kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of an African safari
  • Track down night creatures in Aberdare National Park
  • Be spellbound by flocks of flamingos on Lake Nakuru
  • See lions prowling the famous Masai Mara
  • Survey the endless grasslands of the Serengeti
  • Be astounded by the vast array of wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

Itinerary

Touch down in Kenya's hectic capital, Nairobi. For those arriving early, a visit to the National Museum is highly recommended. The city also boasts an enviable array of restaurants, bars and cafes well worth exploring.
Enjoy a Kenyan country-style lunch before journeying into the heart of Aberdare National Park. Take in panoramic views of the forest and waterholes below and try to spot buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, giant forest hogs, pythons and antelope.
Pack a day pack for your overnight stay at "The Ark". The Ark is a unique tree lodge that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and saltlick which attracts a host of wildlife.
Head west to visit the vast Lake Nakuru National Park in the heart of the Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru is justly famous for its visiting flocks of flamingos, pelicans, terns and cormorants, but there are plenty of land-dwelling animals as well. Rare Rothschild's giraffe and both black and white rhino can be spotted within the park's boundaries.
Enjoy a day of safari in the National Park before returning to our lodge.
The iconic Masai Mara is one of Africa's most famous reserves and its sweeping plains play host to buffaloes, gazelles and various other herbivores. In turn, these well-fed creatures are prey for lions, leopards, cheetahs and other stealthy predators.
Today we wake before dawn to start our morning game drive when the sun comes up, one of the times of the day when most animals tend to be more active. After what is hopefully an exciting morning's drive we return to camp for lunch and to relax during the heat of the day. We set off again in the afternoon and expect to return to camp around sunset. However, depending on wildlife movements, we may on occasion do a full day's game drive and in this instance we'll stop en-route for a picnic lunch.
Return to multicultural Nairobi for the night before travelling on to Tanzania.
Head to this haven for zebras, wildebeest, buffaloes and hippos.
Travel to the Serengeti, where golden plains stretch as far as the eye can see. Venture through the wilderness and around rocky outcrops on safari to uncover the many animals that call the Serengeti home. Explore the national park at dawn and dusk, when both predator and prey are most active. Witness firsthand the unrelenting cycle of life on the African savanna. At night, relax in comfort back at the lodge.
Start at sunrise for a morning game drive and follow that up later on with an afternoon game drive - the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day.
Try to spot big cats lazing in the sun during an early-morning game drive. Soak up final views of the sweeping Serengeti plains while enjoying a picnic lunch, before travelling on to the immense Ngorongoro Crater.
Descend to the floor of the volcanic Ngorongoro on a 4x4 safari. An abundance of species coexist in this area, including gazelle, zebra, buffalo and elephant.
Wind down through the Rift Valley to Tarangire National Park. Embark on a game drive through the acacia woodlands and expansive grasslands to our eco-lodge accommodation, keeping a keen eye out for herds of elephant and sauntering giraffe.
Return to Arusha. Why not get the group together for a final dinner and recount the trip highlights.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Cottage (2 nights), Farmstay (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Lodge (1 night), Permanent tented camp (5 nights)
Included activities
  • Aberdare - Game drive
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Full Day Game Drives - Masai Mara
  • Lake Manyara - Game drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Evening game drive
  • Masai Mara - Game drive
  • Serengeti - Game drive
  • Tengeru - Local family farm visit and community walk

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
3. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.
4. This trip finishes after lunch in Arusha on Day 8. Please do not book any flights out of JRO International Airport until after 5pm this afternoon. A departure transfer can be booked for an additional cost.

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Highlights of Kenya & Tanzania , July 2015