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Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Long on yearning for the savannahs of East Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 11 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the Big Five. Africa in a flash? It can be done.

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Safari, Sightseeing, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DKMT.A/201531
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Nairobi/Masai Mara

Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the Big Five.
Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenya's premier wildlife reserve.

In the afternoon, arrive in the area and get settled at the safari camp, our base for our time here.

Head out for a late afternoon wildlife safari drive with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five — lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience.

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Day 3: Masai Mara

Enjoy an early wildlife safari drive when animals are most active. Opt to visit a Masai village, learn to dance like a warrior, stop in the manyatta (family compound) and learn about this nomadic culture.

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Day 4: Masai Mara/Nairobi

Morning wildlife safari drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve before departing for Nairobi.
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.

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Day 5: Nairobi/Arusha

Spend the day travelling to Tanzania.
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.

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Day 6: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
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.

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Day 7: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.
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.

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Day 8: Serengeti National Park

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.

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Day 9: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim.
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 Africa's 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.

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Day 10: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater.
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.

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Day 11: Arusha

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
    • Masai Mara National Reserve entrance and wildlife safari drives
    • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
    • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (4 nts), permanent tented camp (2nts)
    • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari van, private minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified driver/guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Photograph incredible wildlife on safari drives
  • Meet the Maasai people
  • Savour a traditional lunch in a local community
  • Search for the Big Five