The lands of wild nature (14 Days)

Kenya & Tanzania

2019/01/07
  • Price: $4499
  • AGE RANGE: 12 to 99 year olds
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Camping
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 14
  • TRANSPORTATION: Jeep & 4WD, Mini-coach
  • PHYSICAL RATING: Active
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Safari, Camping, Wildlife, Big Five

 

Highlights

 

  • Experience the thrill of photographing the Big Five.
  • Experience the natural thrill of wildlife encounters.
  • Spend the evenings at your enchanting safari camp.
  • Visit the pink flamingo paradise of Lake Nakuru.

 

Start in Nairobi and end in Arusha! With the safari tour Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Arusha and through Nairobi, Kenya and 7 other destinations in Africa. Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

 

 

Tour Itinerary

 
Led by a certified safari guide, this 14-day tour will bring you to the famous wildlife habitats of both Kenya and Tanzania. 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 Africa’s 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 region’s wildlife.

 

Day 1: Nairobi
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

  • Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

Day 2: Nairobi/Samburu National Reserve
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 wildlife safari drive in search of large elephant and big cat populations living within this wild part of Kenya.

  • Included Activities: Samburu Village Visit, Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 365km)
  • meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve 
A full day wildlife safari drive to spot a group of animals only seen north of the equator, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, the majestic reticulated giraffe, and the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes

  • Included Activities: Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D) 

 

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park
Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Maasai 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)
  • meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park 
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 Wildlife Safari Drive
  • meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara
Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara National 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 permanent tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara. Head into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive.

  • Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Transport: Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 368km)
  • meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 7: Masai Mara
Rise early for a wildlife safari drive during the best time to spot animals 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. If time allows, visit the Mara River area. Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape.

  • Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Masai Mara Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.
  • Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Optional Extras to chose from: Masai Mara Balloon Safari
  • Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 8: Masai Mara/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. 

  • Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Transport: Safari vehicle (5.50-6.50 hours, 245km)
  • Meals: (1B, 1L)

 

Day 9: Nairobi/Arusha
In and around Arusha

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. 

  • Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)
  • Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)
  • Meals: (1B)

 

Day 10: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu
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.

  • Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari
  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
  • Meals: (1B, 1L)

 

Day 11: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park
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.

  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours, 190km)
  • Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 12: 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.

  • Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your travel agent for assistance.
  • Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
  • Optional Extras to chose from: Serengeti Balloon Safari
  • Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)

 

Day 13: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
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.

  • Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.
  • Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
  • Meals: (1B, 1L, 1D)


Day 14: Ngorongoro/Arusha
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.

  • Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Departure Day
  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
  • Meals: (1B, 1L)

 

 

Tour Services

 

 

Included

  • Accommodation

Simple hotels (3 nts), full-service camping (8 nts), permanent tented camp (2 nts).

  • Guide

Certified driver/guide, camp cook.

  • Meals 

13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 9 dinners

This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

  • Transport

7-seat 4x4 safari van, private minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle.

  • Additional Services

Samburu entrance, wildlife safari drives, and village visit. Lake Nakuru wildlife safari drive. Masai Mara 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.

 

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional

Optional experiences are available on this tour for an additional cost and will be provided to you with your finalised travel documents.

Masai Mara Balloon Safari - from AUD$596.00

Serengeti Balloon Safari - from AUD$769.00

  • Additional Services

Nairobi

- David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit (26-65USD per person)
- The Carnivore Restaurant (51-82USD per person)
- Karen Blixen Museum (34-73USD per person)
- Bomas of Kenya Tour (26-65USD per person)
- National Museum (21-33USD per person)

Masai Mara

- Masai Mara Balloon Safari

Serengeti National Park

- Serengeti Balloon Safari

 

 

Cancellation Policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4499 for Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari.

 

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

  • TYPHOID

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS A

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • CHOLERA

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • TUBERCULOSIS

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.

  • HEPATITIS B

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.

  • RABIES

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.

  • MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS

Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

  • YELLOW FEVER

Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.

  

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,288 km.

  • Nairobi (Kenya): 227 km
  • Samburu National Park (Kenya): 193 km
  • Lake Nakuru (Kenya): 143 km
  • Masai Mara (Kenya): 98 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya): 282 km
  • Lake Manyara (Tanzania): 138 km
  • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania): 55 km
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania): 153 km
  • Arusha (Tanzania)
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