On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania with Nairobi (3553)

12 Nairobi to Arusha

2019 Tour Details

Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari. Your expedition begins in Nairobi where you’ll visit the Giraffe Center and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Here embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.

Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. In Tloma, visit a local school and a family home to learn more about the local culture. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—with its astonishing crater measuring 2,000 feet deep and spanning 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, but a great game-viewing area year round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles.

This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.

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 Tour Highlights

NAIROBI
Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Center; Host service during your stay
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Game drive
NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Full-day game drive
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives
Guides:

DRIVER/GUIDE

Notes:

Consult your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage.

Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park

Transportation:

Transportation:
Sightseeing vehicle in Nairobi. Safari mini-bus, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each safari mini-bus to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Day 2 NAIROBI

Start your sightseeing at the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. During your visit, learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the GIRAFFE CENTER, a nonprofit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe. Here, you will learn a bit more about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them. The evening is at your leisure.

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Day 3 NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

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Day 4 MAASAI MARA

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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Day 5 MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI

Today, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge.

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Day 6 AMBOSELI

MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES are included today. Amboseli affords you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more.

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Day 7 AMBOSELI–ARUSHA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your camp and enjoy some leisure time prior to dinner.

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Day 8 LAKE MANYARA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Embark on a MORNING GAME DRIVE in LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboons. Then, journey to your lodge and enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon.

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Day 9 NGORONGORO AREA

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

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Day 10 NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon GAME DRIVE.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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Day 11 SERENGETI

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue your exploration during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

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Day 12 SERENGETI–ARUSHA–DEPARTURE

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends. We have secured a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Nairobi
Maasai Mara
Amboseli National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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