Best of East Africa Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The charming Loita Hills are home to colourful Maasai and their villages, rolling plains, wonderful wildlife and iconic acacia trees.
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.
Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.
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.
Situated around halfway between Arusha and Ngorongoro, Mto Wa Mbu is a tiny town located near three rivers which is known for its curios and red-skinned bananas.
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.
Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first.
Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.
Covered in tropical rainforest and being around 100 million years old, the lush Usambara Mountains have wonderful hiking trails and lovely villages to visit.
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.
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.
Best of East Africa Reviews
Our Best of East Africa trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Best of East Africa, December 2012
Basically, I did the tour of the best of East Africa to see the animals, of which I saw in abundance. For the first part of the tour (Kenya), it was good. The tour guide (Peter Kibe) was rather quiet but knew where the animals were. All other aspects of the tour was fine. The food was excellent. For the second part of the tour (Tanzania), it was also good. The tour guide (Walter Kibuika) was very talkative and had a lot of knowledge. The food was excellent.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2013
Best of East Africa, December 2012
First leg of the trip from Nairobi - Nairobi through Masai Mara was fantastic. Second leg from Nairobi to zanzibar had ups and downs, mainly due to activities that were planned.
Review submitted 04 Jan 2013
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