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Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari
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Led by a certified safari guide, this 15-day tour will bring you to the famous wildlife habitats of both Tanzania and Kenya. 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 Africas 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 regions wildlife.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126664
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Nairobi/Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Nairobi and drive north through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people, passing Mt Kenya, Africa's 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 game drive in search of the northern species of game that are not seen south of the equator, such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich.

Included Activities:
Samburu Village Visit
Samburu Game Reserve Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 365km)

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Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head out in search of the Big Five— elephant, lion, black rhino, leopard, and buffalo — as well as the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes.

Included Activities:
Samburu Game Reserve Game Drive

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Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Masai 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)

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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 Game Drive

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Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara Game 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 permenant tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara.

Head into the reserve for an afternoon game drive.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 368km)

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Day 7: Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a game drive during the best time to spot wildlife 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. With time, visit the Mara River area.

Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape.


Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

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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 game drive, a perfect time and place for wildlife photography. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 250km)

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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)

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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 in Lake Manyara National Park.

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.

The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest overgrown with ficus trees covered with bromeliads.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Cultural Walk
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

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Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park/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:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)

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Day 12: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning game 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 game drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

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Day 13: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning game 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 Africa's best game viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

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Day 14: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater tour. 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 Game Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)

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Day 15: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Samburu entrance, game drives, and village visit
    • Lake Nakuru game drive
    • Masai Mara game drives
    • Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with local lunch
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Serengeti game drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater game drive
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (8 nts), permanent tented camp (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari van, 7-seat 4x4 safari land cruiser
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified driver/guide, camp cook
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Tour Highlights:
  • Travel across the Serengeti
  • Search for the Big Five in incredible game parks
  • Savour traditional cuisine
  • Visit a Samburu village
  • Meet the Masai and discover their culture


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Rachael Posted on: 

It was absolutely amazing, a fantastic and memorable experience, and I would go back tomorrow if I could. I feel like a new person.

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Robert Posted on: 

It was better then I ever thought, well planned and a great adventure.

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Angela Posted on: 

We had a great time. Manny was the best guide anyone could ever ask for, and the wildlife did not disappoint!!

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Carl Posted on: 

It was a great trip. The animals were impressive. The vehicles where great to.

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Michael C Posted on: 

The tour from start to finish was most enjoyable particularly the Kenyan section as the hot lunches were appreciated and the extra effort in avoiding instant coffee also got the 'thumbs up'. Outside of the actual tour itself our particular group were a bunch of decent people whom it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with.

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Brendan K Posted on: 

This trip provided a fantastic mix of all the major game parks in Kenya and Tanzania. Our tour guide and support staff were incredible and took care of everything, allowing us to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery, wildlife and local hospitality.

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