Experience the wild wonders of Kenya and Tanzania
This trip delivers wildlife, 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 wildlife, culture, environment, and traditions.
Stay in a selection of rustic permanent tented camps and lodges across Kenya and Tanzania's unspoilt wilderness without sacrificing the creature comforts of home - then drifting off to sleep to the sounds of the African night.
Spend an incredible morning outside Lake Nakuru meeting with local women who are using local resources to create a living.
Spot endangered black and white rhino stopping for a drink while on game drive in Lake Nakuru NP.
Spot hippos and unique birdlife of the waters of Lake Naivasha before landing at Elsamere Conservation Centre and learning of the history of Elsa and their conservation trust.
Watch lions and cheetahs prowling for a kill at the famous Masai Mara National Reserve on a 4x4 safari vehicle game drive.
Be astounded by the vast array of wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater in open top 4x4 vehicles.
Travel across the endless grasslands of the Serengeti searching for the Big Five and large herds of wildebeest and zebra migrating through the park.
Drive through the Kwakuchinja Wildlife Corridor then learn the story of the large baobab trees while on safari at Tarangire National Park .
This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the ‘big five’. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
Our overland safaris do not necessitate exceptional fitness levels, but a general level of physical movement is required. For example, you need to judge yourself physically fit enough to handle.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
1. A single supplement is available on all nights of this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2.A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. This is a combination trip made up of 2 shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Nairobi & Arusha as some group members leave and new ones join you.
4. Optional sunrise balloon rides in the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara are possible on this itinerary. Please see the itinerary above for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.
5. This trip finishes after lunch in Arusha on Day 15. 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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