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Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days - Valid: May to Dec.21

Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days - Valid: May to Dec.21

Nairobi, Kenya

From: R 32,800.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 32,800.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #9533
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    11 Days
  • Valid From

    3rd of May 2020 (Sunday)
  • Valid To

    13th of December 2020 (Sunday)
  • Expires

    31st of July 2020 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

This amazing journey is based on set departures between 03 May to 13 December 2021.

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Spot the Big Five, meet Masai warriors and witness Africa’s stunning natural beauty!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nairobi - begin your adventure in the bustling capital city of Kenya and opt to extend your stay after our trip ends
  • Serengeti National Park - camp in the wilderness of Africa's most famous national park, surrounded by the nocturnal sounds of the local wildlife
  • Ngorongoro Crater - venture into the biodiverse Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the best places for game viewing in the whole of Africa
  • Lake Victoria - spend a night camping in the town of Musoma, which lies on the shore of the great Lake Victoria
  • Masai Mara - spot Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) in the famous game reserve
  • Lake Nakuru - keep your eyes peeled for both black and white rhino on a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Kisii / Kericho - pass through the picturesque tea plantations of the stunning Gusii Highlands
  • Arusha - relax in the safari frontier town after your thrilling animal-spotting safari
About the Holiday

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi

Monday. Welcome to Nairobi! We’ll be there to collect you at Nairobi Airport and transfer you to the Kenya Comfort Hotel in Nairobi. Tonight you will stay in shared dorms. There will be a pre departure meeting at 17.00. 
Overnight: Nairobi

Day 2 - Masai Mara

Nairobi - Masai Mara. Today we head on to the Masai Mara National Reserve. We enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road. We pass through the town of Narok, and continue our drive possibly getting a glimpse of some wildlife along the way. 

The main section of road between Nairobi and the Reserve is in a very poor state, so be prepared for a rough ride! We arrive at our campsite, Acacia Camp in the evening. Acacia Camp looks on to the Meguarra hills and the stream that meanders by on the bottom end forms a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Reserve remains unfenced, allowing wildlife to roam freely across into the surrounding area and if they choose – through our own camp! No need to be afraid, as the local ‘Askari’ will keep a look out for any unwanted predators.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Masai Mara

Masai Mara. We depart shortly after sunrise on our game drive into the Masai Mara Reserve. The Masai Mara is well known as one of East Africa’s best National Reserves and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. Most famous for the Annual Migration, that consists of the impressive herds of over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle that cross over from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania; the Masai Mara is most popular between July and October when these vast herds feast on the fresh grazing here. Following these herbivores are Africa’s predators that are often seen at a kill during this period. We game drive through a section of the park in search of the ‘Big 5’- elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard; along with the many other species of animals, reptiles and birds who make call this wilderness home. 
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Lake Nakuru

Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru. Leaving Masai Mara we head towards our first overnight stop in the area of Lake Nakuru National Park, where our overnight campsite will be at EAMO; East African Mission Organisation. We will have the chance to interact with the local kids as well as a chance to learn more about this wonderful organisation.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru. This morning we begin our exploration of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen. We spend the day searching for these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive leopard, encountering buffalo, giraffe, and various antelope. After our game drive, we head back to EAMO for the night. 
Overnight: lake Nakuru  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Kisii & the Gusii Highlands

Masai Mara - Kisii/Kericho Area. After breakfast we leave the Lake Nakuru and head to Kisii/Kericho passing through the picturesque tea plantations along the way. These towns are the main commercial centres in the Gusii Highlands, where cash crops like tea and coffee thrive because of its equatorial climate. We replenish our stocks before heading for Tanzania tomorrow.
Overnight: Kisii/Kericho Area  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Musoma

Kisii/Kericho - Musoma. We depart Kenya and head south into Tanzania. After border formalities, our drive takes us through the scenic granite landscapes adjacent to Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria. We spend the night at a campsite on the banks of Lake Victoria in the fishing town of Musoma.
Overnight: Musoma  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Serengeti National Park

Musoma - Serengeti. Today we head to the Serengeti National Park, entering the park after lunch. The Serengeti (Masai for “endless plains”) is famous for its enormous concentration of game (especially the big cats) and for the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles. The abundance of plains game in this area is truly astounding. We enter the park through the lesser travelled western corridor and game drive en-route to our campsite in the centre of the park. Tonight we bush camp (no ablutions) in the wild surrounded by the sounds of the African bushveld, pierced only by the calls of the nocturnal wildlife.
Overnight: Serengeti National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater. After an early start we pack up our camp and continue our game drive through the Serengeti National Park in search of the resident wildlife and head to the southern part of the park where we have the chance to see the endless plains this park is renowned for. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! We cross from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation area at lunch time and begin our climb up the steep Crater edge. Tonight’s camp (basic ablutions) on the crater rim sharply contrasts the warmer plains below - we suggest you bring your winter woollies as it can get very cold at night. 
Overnight: Ngorongoro Crater  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. The Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 m high walls and 20 km width is a natural marvel. The Crater’s rim offers spectacular views, but the true scale of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion and plain’s game. After spending the morning game driving in The Crater we continue to our campsite outside Arusha where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience. 
Overnight: Arusha  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Nairobi

Arusha - Nairobi. After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in the late afternoon, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime! 
Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 1st night dormitory accommodation at Kenya Comfort Hotel, 9 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
  • 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
  • Park entry and game drives - Nakuru NP, Masai Mara, Ngorongoro NP and Serengeti NP
  • Arrival transfer from Nairobi Airport
  • A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
  • All camping fees and appropriate equipment
  • All road taxes and tolls
Excludes
  • International flights to Nairobi
  • Visas if required
  • Sleeping bag - please bring your own
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Local Payment: $1030pp, paid in USD (Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.)
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports.

Based on set departures from 03 May to 13 December 2021.

Nairobi
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". Nairobi is Kenya's principal economic, administrative, and cultural center and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Africa.

The area was an essentially uninhabited swamp until a supply depot of the Uganda Railway was built in 1899, which soon became the railway's headquarters. The city was named after a water hole known in Maasai. It was totally rebuilt in the early 1900s after an outbreak of plague and the burning of the original town.

Nairobi is situated between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. As Nairobi is adjacent to the eastern edge of the Rift Valley, minor earthquakes and tremors occasionally occur. The Ngong hills, located to the west of the city, are the most prominent geographical feature of the Nairobi Area.

At 1661 meters above sea level, Nairobi enjoys a fairly moderate climate. The altitude makes for some chilly evenings, especially in the June/July season when the temperature can drop to 10 C. The sunniest and warmest time of the year is from December to March, when temperatures average the mid-twenties during the day.

Nairobi has many parks and open spaces throughout the city. Most of Nairobi is green-space, and the city has dense tree-cover. The most famous park in Nairobi is Uhuru Park.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 30 June 2020.

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