Classic: Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKTW)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 14, avg 10
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (8 nts), permanent tented camp (2 nts).
Travel across the Serengeti, search for the Big Five in incredible wildlife parks, savour traditional cuisine, visit a Samburu village, meet the Maasai and discover their culture
Led by a certified safari guide, this 15-day tour will bring you to the famous wildlife habitats of both Kenya and Tanzania. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Crater for stunning wilderness and let your spirit soar as you race across the plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti tracking Africa's elusive Big Five. Our safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of getting the perfect shot - and full-service camping will bring you even closer to the region's wildlife.
Call (201) 288-4330 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15130561
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Nairobi||Day 1 Nairobi|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Samburu National Reserve||Day 2 Nairobi/Samburu National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart Nairobi and drive north through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people, passing Mt Kenya, Africas second highest mountain (5199m/17,060ft). Just outside the national reserve, visit a local Samburu village. Similar in appearance to the Masai but less known, the Samburu are a proud warrior tribe. Watch traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about Samburu tribal life and customs. The walk within the village is run by Samburu tribesmen for the benefit of the community. Continue to Samburu National Reserve, a wildlife haven to many species rarely found elsewhere. Enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in search of large elephant and big cat populations living within this wild part of Kenya. Included Activities: Samburu Village Visit Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 365km)
|Day 3||Samburu National Reserve||Day 3 Samburu National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)|
A full day wildlife safari drive to spot a group of animals only seen north of the equator, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, Grevys zebra, the majestic reticulated giraffe, and the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes. Included Activities: Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 4||Lake Nakuru National Park||Day 4 Samburu National Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Nakuru, meaning "dusty place" in the Maasai language, is a cheerful and vibrant agricultural town with a variety of colourful local markets. Camp outside the town at the edge of Lake Nakuru National Park, the area's principal highlight and best natural attraction. Time and weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to visit a local tea farm and see how the tea is grown, picked and produced. Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 348km)
|Day 5||Lake Nakuru National Park||Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 6||Masai Mara||Day 6 Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit to this reserve. Arrive in the afternoon and get settled at the permanent tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara. Head into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 368km)
|Day 7||Masai Mara||Day 7 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early for a wildlife safari drive during the best time to spot animals and criss-cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. With a full day to explore the area, we can cover a lot of ground. If time allows, visit the Mara River area. Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Masai Mara Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 8||Nairobi||Day 8 Masai Mara/Nairobi (1B, 1L)|
Breathe in the fresh morning air as you enjoy the African sun as it rises over the savanna of the "Mara". Visit a watering hole while on a morning wildlife safari drive, a perfect time and place for wildlife photography. Visit the G for Good supported Ubuntu Cafe for lunch, before heading back to Nairobi. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive CafE Ubuntu Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 9||Arusha||Day 9 Nairobi/Arusha (1B)|
Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)
|Day 10||Mto Wa Mbu||Day 10 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch. Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 11||Serengeti National Park||Day 11 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
|Day 12||Serengeti National Park||Day 12 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
|Day 13||Ngorongoro||Day 13 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna. After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africas best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
|Day 14||Arusha||Day 14 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)|
Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
|Day 15||Arusha||Day 15 Arusha (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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