Best of Kenya and Tanzania

12 days/11 nights
Departs daily ex Nairobi by road

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This safari combines the best wildlife experiences of Kenya and Tanzania, including the Samburu, Lake Nakuru, the Masai Mara and Serengeti.

This safari combines the best of Kenya and Tanzania. Look out for big game in semi-arid Samburu. Be amazed by flamingo-covered Lake Nakuru, and explore the savannas of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Encounter nomadic tribes and discover the magical Ngorongoro Crater. Transport is by 4WD vehicle with guaranteed window seats making it perfect for gameviewing and photography. Accommodation is in lodges or tented camps.

This is one of our most popular itineraries. It is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Extra nights can easily be added throughout. Please contact us for further details.

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Sample Itinerary

Best of Kenya and Tanzania

12 days/11 nights Tour

Days 1/2

Samburu Game Reserve
Leave Nairobi early morning and cross the equator to reach semi-arid Samburu. You may see nomadic Samburu people en route. On game drives look for rare northern species such as Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.

Day 3

Mt Kenya
Depart Samburu for Mt Kenya and overnight at Mountain Lodge which overlooks a waterhole where forest game comes to drink.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru/Rift Valley Lakes
Drive to Lake Nakuru in the Rift Valley, famous for the millions of pink flamingos which cover its surface. Afternoon game drive in the park. Overnight near Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha.

Days 5/6

Masai Mara National Reserve
Early departure for the drive to the grasslands of Masai Mara National Reserve. The park is famous for its plains game, and its predators: black-maned lion, cheetah and hyena.

Days 7/8

Serengeti National Park
Fly to Migori airstrip, drive to Tarime and then fly in to the Serengeti. Drive to your lodge or camp, gameviewing as you go. The Serengeti is famous for its millions of wildebeest and zebra, as well as big cats. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. BLD

Days 9/10

Ngorongoro Crater
Visit Olduvai Gorge, a famous archaeological site en route to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. Check-in to your lodge on the crater rim. Next day take a morning half day game drive with picnic lunch on to the floor of the crater. Over 25,000 animals live in this extinct volcano.

Day 11

Lake Manyara National Park
Drive past coffee farms and descend the steep Rift Valley Escarpment to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 12

Tour ends Arusha
Drive to the town of Arusha, where the tour ends.

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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