East Africa Safari & Coast

13 Days | Serengeti, Masai Mara, Ngorongoro, Zanzibar: highlights don't get much more famous than this.

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
From
ZAR  59,989
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure through East Africa, starting in Nairobi, Kenya. Explore some of the continent's most renowned destinations, such as the Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Experience multiple game drives to spot the Big Five and other majestic animals. Marvel at the vastness of Africa's biggest lake and immerse yourself in the culture of the Maasai and Hadzabe tribes. Learn about their ancient customs and modern ways of life from their wise elders.

Trip overview

Map of East Africa Safari & Coast including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Zanzibar, Africa
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
Tanzania, Kenya
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
YGSZC
This trip generates 30.93 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Meet Maasai warriors and experience Kenya's tribal life at an afternoon village visit in Loita Hills and with a Hadzabe community in Tanzania to see how their ancient culture exists today.
  • Venture into the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day game drive in 4WDs.
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth, with two early morning and two late afternoon game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena.
  • Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater with local guides in an open-roof 4WD for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros.
  • Snorkel with tropical fish on a dhow cruise in the transparent waters of northern Zanzibar.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The section of this trip that takes place in Zanzibar is unescorted. You will not have a designated local leader while you are here. However, our local representatives are on hand should you need any advice or assistance.
  • Camping in the Serengeti National Park with no barriers between you and the animals is amazing, but it's important to heed the safety advice of your leader. You'll be briefed on arrival.
  • 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
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of East Africa Safari & Coast including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Plane, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (1 night), Permanent Tented Basic Lodge (2 nights), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights), Beach Cottage (2 nights)

Activities
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Afternoon Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Lake Eyasi - Hadzabe Bushmen Visit
  • Lake Eyasi - Soda Lake
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling
Add on activities
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Balloon ride (from price) - USD500
  • Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price) - USD745
  • Karatu - Village Visit - USD20
  • Karatu - Coffee Tour - USD25
  • Ngorongoro Forest - Elephant Cave Trek - USD80
  • Lake Manyara Game drive - USD100

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip includes 2 nights camping within the Serengeti National Park. Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided. Please bring a pillow (or travel pillow) for these 2 nights.
3. You will be unescorted for the flight and Zanzibar portion of this trip. However, our local representatives will be on hand to look after you.
4. This trip finishes on the northern beaches of Zanzibar. Pre-bookable transfers back to Stone Town are available through your bookings consultant or your hotel can assist in arranging a taxi.
5. An optional sunrise balloon ride in the Serengeti National Park is possible on this itinerary. Please see Day 7 for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited, and we recommend that you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Alison · Traveled September 2023
Will have to provide this separately bbut wanted to give feedback on quality of guide, chef and driver.
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023

Michele · Traveled September 2023
An amazing memorable trip. Wonderful wildlife, cultural experience and crew.
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Nora · Traveled September 2023
A wonderful trip and itinerary. I would highly recommend for al the adventurous and curious souls out there! We had an incredible intrepid team to look after us who made this trip even more special. Seeing so many animals so up close was mesmerising! Africa, i shall be back !
Review submitted 24 Sep 2023

Trish (Patricia ) · Traveled June 2023
Review submitted 02 Jul 2023

Vicky · Traveled February 2023
Simply put, this is the best overland Safari and way to experience Africa. I can’t recommend enough!
Review submitted 25 Feb 2023
East Africa Safari & Coast
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ZAR  59,989