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Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 13 Days | Nairobi to Arusha
  • Group Size: Max 6

Trip Details

 

Double your wildlife encounters on a journey that combines the best of Kenya and Tanzania, bringing you to six national parks, reserves, and conservation areas, from Amboseli to the Serengeti.

Trip Highlights

    • Set out on safari in six incredible wildlife areas: Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
    • Learn about elephant conservation from members of the Kenya Wildlife Service.
    • Visit a Maasai village and help build a clean-burning stove for the G Adventures-sponsored Clean Cookstoves Project.
    • Seek out some of Africa’s most incredible wildlife—from elephant herds and tree-climbing lions to rare black and white rhinos.

Itinerary - 13 Days

Day 1 — Nairobi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Masai Mara National Reserve

Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve. Enjoy daily game drives across the savanna, home to the legendary “big five” game animals—buffalos, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos. Opt to visit a Maasai village or embark on a balloon safari. In the evenings, settle back at the camp and marvel at the views overlooking the surrounding plains. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 — Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart early to a G Adventures for Good supported project, Ubuntu Café – an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Tour the craft center and farm, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 5, 6, & 7 — Amboseli National Park/Arusha

Embark on a sunrise game drive before continuing on to our safari tented camp near Amboseli National Park, known for its herds of free-ranging elephants. Head out on morning and afternoon game drives, taking in iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the wildlife that lives in its shadow. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service—an organization that has long partnered with National Geographic to preserve the country’s wildlife habitats. Then transfer to Arusha, the gateway to the Serengeti and the wildlife reserves of northern Tanzania. Spend a free afternoon exploring the town and its bustling markets. (3B, 3L, 2D)

Day 8 — Mto Wa Mbu Village/Lake Manyara National Park

Visit Mto wa Mbu village for a guided cultural walk and a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari lodge, located outside Lake Manyara National Park and featuring unobstructed views of the stunning Rift Valley escarpment. Embark on an afternoon game drive across the park’s grassy floodplains and seek out the spectacular resident wildlife, including hippos, baboons, elephants, and the famed tree-climbing lions. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 — Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park

Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by some of the “Maasai mamas” who work on the project, take a guided tour of the village, and help build a clean-burning stove in a family boma. Afterward, visit the Olduvai Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that holds some of the world’s most important paleoanthropological sites. Visit the onsite museum to see some of the area’s unearthed fossils and artifacts, and then travel to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 10 — Serengeti National Park

Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari for incredible aerial views of the savanna and its resident wildlife. Embark on an incredible full-day game drive into the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. Afterward, drop by the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre for a talk by one of its visiting researchers, and learn about studies currently being done in the park. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 11 & 12 — Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Arusha

Continue game viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, and enjoy an incredible African sunset over scenic Lake Eyasi. Depart early the next morning for the Ngorongoro Crater, part of a World Heritage site. Descend to the crater floor for a game drive and a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night. (2B, 2L, 1D)

Day 13 — Arusha

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Jun 19 - Jul 01, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 24 - Jul 06, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 01 - 13, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 08 - 20, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 09 - 21, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 15 - 27, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 22 - Aug 03, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 30 - Aug 11, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 05 - 17, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 06 - 18, 2017
  • Aug 12 - 24, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 19 - 31, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 26 - Sep 07, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 02 - 14, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 03 - 15, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 09 - 21, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 16 - 28, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 24 - Oct 06, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 01 - 13, 2017
  • Oct 07 - 19, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 28 - Nov 09, 2017
  • Nov 18 - 30, 2017
  • Nov 25 - Dec 07, 2017
  • Dec 02 - 14, 2017
  • Dec 09 - 21, 2017
  • Dec 16 - 28, 2017
  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 04, 2018
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 11, 2018
2018
  • Jan 06 - 18, 2018
  • Jan 13 - 25, 2018
  • Jan 14 - 26, 2018
  • Jan 21 - Feb 02, 2018
  • Jan 28 - Feb 09, 2018
  • Feb 04 - 16, 2018
  • Feb 11 - 23, 2018
  • Feb 18 - Mar 02, 2018
  • Feb 25 - Mar 09, 2018
  • Mar 04 - 16, 2018
  • Mar 11 - 23, 2018
  • Jun 16 - 28, 2018
  • Jun 17 - 29, 2018
  • Jun 23 - Jul 05, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2018
  • Jul 01 - 13, 2018
  • Jul 07 - 19, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 20, 2018
  • Jul 15 - 27, 2018
  • Jul 21 - Aug 02, 2018
  • Jul 22 - Aug 03, 2018
  • Jul 29 - Aug 10, 2018
  • Aug 05 - 17, 2018
  • Aug 11 - 23, 2018
  • Aug 12 - 24, 2018
  • Aug 18 - 30, 2018
  • Aug 19 - 31, 2018
  • Aug 26 - Sep 07, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 13, 2018
  • Sep 02 - 14, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 20, 2018
  • Sep 09 - 21, 2018
  • Sep 15 - 27, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 28, 2018
  • Sep 22 - Oct 04, 2018
  • Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2018
  • Oct 06 - 18, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 25, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 08, 2018
  • Nov 24 - Dec 06, 2018
  • Dec 15 - 27, 2018
  • Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 03, 2019
  • Dec 23, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 11, 2019

Trip Cost

Price From

$7,099

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $2,099

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional excursions in the Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Safari tented camp (8 nights), comfortable, mid-range hotels (3 nights), safari lodge (1 night)

Meals Included
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners. Allow an additional $165-215 for meals not included.

Transportation
Open safari vehicle, private minibus

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.