Best of East Africa Overview

Visit East Africa and travel through Kenya and Tanzania, taking in the ultimate sights from the Serengeti plains to the idyllic island of Zanzibar.

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Visit Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar touring the best of East Africa.

Visit Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar on a trip that embraces the best of East Africa. Absorb the full spectrum of colours, smells and sounds on this brilliant adventure. From the vibrant red robes of the Maasai to the emerald-green mountains of Tanzania and the luminous golden glow of a Serengeti sunset, Africa is bursting with enticing sights and enriching experiences. Meet proud warriors, enthusiastic children, welcoming villagers and hardworking crop growers - the faces of modern-day Africa. Encounter cunning predators and majestic mammals while on safari, graceful birds while camping near shimmering lakes and colourful fish off the balmy coast. East Africa's temperatures are as warm as the people are - experience it personally on this memorable trip.

  • Visit Kenya and learn about the ancient culture of the Maasai
  • Spot cheetahs, lions and leopards on the Serengeti plain
  • Descend into Tanzania's enormous Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meet the kids of the Amani Children's Home in Moshi, Tanzania
  • Admire the green wonder of the Usambara Mountains
  • Camp by a balmy beach in Tanzania
  • Inhale the aroma of fresh spices in Zanzibar

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    21 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (13 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Amani Children's Home visit, Irente - walk & local lunch, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Lake Nakuru - Village walk, Loita Hills - Cultural talk and village visit, Masai Mara - Game drive, Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit, Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive, Serengeti - Game drive, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Visit to New Hope Children's Centre, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    658kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

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Day 1 Nairobi

Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru

Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.

Days 3-4 Lake Naivasha

Meaning 'rough water' in Maasai due to the occurrence of sudden storms, Lake Naivasha's surface is also broken by the yawns of hippos and countless birds flying across its surface.

Day 5 Loita Hills

The charming Loita Hills are home to colourful Maasai and their villages, rolling plains, wonderful wildlife and iconic acacia trees.

Days 6-7 Masai Mara National Reserve

Located in south-west Kenya, the Masai Mara is the quintessential African experience with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and the world's most iconic animals living within its boundaries.

Days 8-9 Nairobi

Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.

Day 10 Arusha

Situated close to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is a relaxed, friendly city with a wealth of famous sites on its doorstep.

Day 11 Karatu

With red dirt streets, green hills in the distance and plenty of smiling children, Karatu is a small town near the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Days 12-13 Serengeti National Park

Teeming with animals and home to the famous migration of the wildebeest, the Serengeti is a marvel with rolling plains, iconic acacia trees and mesmerising skies.

Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first.

Day 15 Marangu

The small village of Marangu is located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. The fertile fields are irrigated by streams that are fed by Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers.

Days 16-17 Usambara Mountains

Covered in tropical rainforest and being around 100 million years old, the lush Usambara Mountains have wonderful hiking trails and lovely villages to visit.

Day 18 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colourful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.

Days 19-22 Zanzibar

Famed for its fragrant spices and infamous for its slave-trading history, Zanzibar mixes divine beaches, an atmospheric main town and Middle Eastern flair with an African beat.
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