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The vast grasslands of East Africa support the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. Over twelve days you’ll get among the massive herds and their predators from the comfort of a 4WD Landcruisers with our expert local leaders at the helm. From Nairobi, travel to the Samburu in the north then to waters of lake Nakuru, then take in quintessential, breath-taking Africa in the Masai Mara, The Amboseli, the Serengeti, and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara and Tarangire – all filled with iconic vistas and animals. Enjoy plenty of included game drives and walks to spot the local inhabitants – lions, cheetahs, elephants and more. There is nothing quite like staying in the heart of these incredible national reserves, returning to a welcoming camp after days exploring the plains with guides who have grown up on this land, and falling asleep to the sounds of east Africa. This is an unforgettable journey.

The tour Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari starts from Nairobi and ends in Arusha.  This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. See detailed Itineraries for more information


Day 1

Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

Pick up from the airport or your hotel at 0730hrs upon arrival by our driver-guide and drive north through to the northern frontier district. Proceed on a scenic drive via the central highlands of Kenya with stops at a large local market and the Equator. Enjoy afternoon game drive in this game reserve most famous for its exclusive game viewing. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 2

Samburu Game Reserve

Full day spent exploring Samburu Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. A wide variety of animals and bird life are seen at Samburu Game Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region including its unique dry-country animal life. All three big cats including lion, cheetah and leopard can be found here as well as elephant and buffalo. Uaso Nyiro river contains large numbers of Nile crocodiles. Other mammals frequently seen in the park include gerenuk, Grant gazelle, Kirk dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. Over 400 species of bird are seen in this game reserve. These include Somali ostrich, grey-headed kingfisher, sunbird, bee-eater, marabou stork, tawny eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, lilac-breasted roller, palm nut vulture, red-billed hornbill, secretary bird, Verreaux eagle, superb starling, yellow-billed hornbill and vulture. All Meals and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 3

Samburu Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your lodge followed by late afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru is often referred to as the pink lake due to its enormous numbers of Flamingos. Lake Nakuru is anchored on its flamingoes and over 400 species of birds are found here. During the peak season millions of flamingos congregate on the lake plus half a million pelicans. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink due to the swathes of pinky like ribbon adorning the lake fringes. Lake Nakuru National Park is an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffes and the black and white rhinos. Lions, waterbucks, buffalos and baboons reside here. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast depart for Masai Mara National Park- the land of vast migrating animals. Arrival will be in time for lunch followed by late afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 5 & 6

Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning breakfast followed by exploring the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best known and most popular reserves in Africa. Wildebeest migration could be seen with roughly thousands of animals at other times there are still hundreds. The plains are full of wildebeest, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe and Thomson gazelle. Also regularly seen are leopard, lion, hyena, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared fox. Black rhinos are a little shy and hard to spot but are often seen at a distance. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as well as very large Nile crocodiles, who lay in the river waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey when wildebeest crosses on their annual quest to find new pastures. Over 450 species of bird life have been identified in the park. All Meals and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 7

Masai Mara – Nairobi – Amboseli

Early morning breakfast we check out of the lodge and depart as we exit Masai Mara. Lunch will be served en-route and drive to Amboseli National Park to arrive in time followed by late afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight stay at a Lodge.

Day 8

Amboseli National Park

Full day spent in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli National Park is situated close to Kenya and Tanzania border at the foot of Africa highest mountain 5895m, Mt Kilimanjaro whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view during clear days. The Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. It is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephant. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffe, African lion, monkey, zebra, hyena and antelope. Dinner and Overnight stay at a Lodge.

Day 9

Amboseli National Park – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast depart Amboseli National Park viewing game en-route as you exit the park with the last picturesque of Amboseli. We drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border with lunch en route in Arusha arriving Lake Manyara National Park for late afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara National Park takes pride in diversified habitat. It is mirrored by its varied fauna, with some of the more common and visible large mammal species being the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and wildebeest. Prominently renowned for its tree-climbing lion, Lake Manyara is also home to troops of baboon and blue monkey. The park is rich with fantastic bird life. More than 400 species of birds can be seen here. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 10

Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Par

Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park and proceed to Serengeti National Park with packed lunch via Ngorongoro Crater Rim viewing game en-route. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 11

Serengeti National Park

Full day spent in Serengeti National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania largest and best-known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania oldest and most popular National Park also a world heritage and one of the best wildlife sanctuary site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder. Serengeti is famous for its annual migration. This offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. The Park is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due to the abundance of prey species. The park also supports many further species, including cheetah, Thomson and grant gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. Over 500 bird species are recorded here. All meals and overnight at a Lodge

Day 12

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park later on return back to the lodge for breakfast. we check out of the lodge and drive with packed lunch game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: You can visit Olduvai Gorge at an extra fee payable direct to the museum. Ngorongoro Crater is the world biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world not only because of its geological magnificence but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa largest population of large mammals. The annual wildebeest and zebras migration passes through the Ngorongoro conservation, moving south into the area in December and moving north in June. This movement changes seasonally with the rains but the migration will traverse almost the entire plains in search of food. This has a healthy resident population of most species of wildlife in particular the Ndutu Lake area to the west has strong cheetah and lion population. Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 13

Your Plan Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

Early morning breakfast we descend to the Crater Floor with picnic lunch for game drive. Explore the crater and have lunch at the picnic site. Thereafter we continue with game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive to Tarangire National Park Lodge. Tarangire National Park is a beautiful and special park in Northern Tanzania. It is famous for its high density of elephants exceeding Lake Manyara and Serengeti. The park displays a diverse number of wildlife namely Python, lion and leopard climb trees lounging in the branches, African buffalo, lesser and great kudu, cheetah, fringe-eared Oryx, Maasai giraffe, spotted hyena, common zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, warthog, eland, olive baboon, bat-eared fox, impala, common waterbuck, bushbuck, coke hartebeest, gerenuk, and bohor reedbuck. Over 550 bird species have been recorded here making a sure pleasure for any bird lover. Baobab trees are most common here. Dinner and Overnight stay at a Lodge.

Day 14

Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Early morning breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park for morning game drive. Thereafter we have lunch and leave the Park viewing our last game while we drive back to Arusha arriving in the evening. You will be dropped either at your hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends.
  • Nairobi airport/Arusha airport/hotel pick up/drop off transfers
  • Ground transport while on safari in a Custom made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy viewing and photography with guaranteed window seats
  • Services of knowledgeable English speaking professional tour driver-guide
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation in Self Contained Tented Camps in Single/ Double/Twin/Tripple rooms
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast basis on Day 1
  • All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Ngorongoro Crater service fees
  • Flying doctor tourist air ambulance evacuation cover in case of emergency while on safari.
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • 1.5Litres mineral water per day whilst on safari
  • Starts in Nairobi and ends in Arusha
  • All personal travel and baggage insurances
  • International and Domestic flights
  • All Airport Taxes and Visas
  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Olduvai Gorge entrance fees
  • Canoeing safari
  • Any Optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
  • Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
  • Tour driver-guide gratuities
  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha after the safari – can be arranged on request
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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