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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 Days  |  Nairobi to Kilimanjaro  |  from USD $6,658  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Explore seven of East Africa's finest National Parks on a wildlife extravaganza. Starting in Nairobi head into Amboseli before exploring Lake Manyara, Tarangire the big 3 (Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti) before ending the 2 weeks with the stunningly beautiful Lake Nakuru!

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Day 1

Jambo! On arrival into Nairobi International Airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel for the night.
Overnight: Nairobi

Day 2

Nairobi - Amboseli. This morning we start our safari with a drive to beautiful Amboseli National Park. The park is famed for its large herds of elephants and the stunning views of Africa's biggest mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro, which lies just over the border in Tanzania. After lunch we discover what makes Amboseli so special on an afternoon game drive, arriving back at the lodge in time to enjoy our first refreshing drink of the evening and watch as Kilimanjaro melts away behind the sunset.
Overnight: Amboseli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Amboseli - Nairobi - Lake Elementaita. This morning we leave Amboseli and head back to Nairobi in time for lunch at the famous Karen Blixen Coffee gardens in the beautiful leafy Karen district. After lunch we hit the road again heading through the Great Rift Valley to picturesque Lake Elementaita, a tranquil safari setting within short distance of the famous Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. We spend the night at a lovely hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the lake. After settling in, explore the grounds before high tea is served followed by dinner.
Overnight: Elementaita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Lake Elementaita - Lake Nakuru - Lake Elementaita. The second great lake we visit on our tour is Lake Nakuru which is famous for its flamingos. An hour’s drive from the lodge, the lake is situated in the middle of the national park to which it gives its name. Teeming with wildlife, the park has so much to offer including spectacular birdlife, lions, buffalos as well as many rhinos (black and white) making a game drive around the park rewarding every time. We may even spot a leopard relaxing in a tree beside the lake. After a game-packed day, we arrive back at the lodge in time to enjoy a refreshing sundowner overlooking the soda ash lake before sitting down to a gourmet three-course meal.
Overnight: Elementaita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara. Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind us we drive to Kenya's famous Masai Mara. the setting for the Great Migration, countless wildlife documentaries and, of course, the Big 5. The Masai Mara is the highlight of any safari. The adventure begins as soon as we arrive at the park gates and go straight into our first game drive as we make our way to the camp set on the banks of the Talek River. Arriving at the lodge, lunch will be served leaving plenty of time for an afternoon siesta or perhaps a dip in the pool. An evening game drive is on offer, followed by a drink as you watch the Mara’s spectacular sunset, rounding off another fabulous day on safari.
Overnight: Masai Mara N.P.  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Today we have an early start as we get up at sunrise hoping to catch the animals at their most active. Afterwards our game drive, breakfast is served overlooking the gardens and the park. Following this we can spend the morning relaxing or heading to a Masai Village to get a better understanding of their culture and way of life. Following lunch, in the late afternoon, we can opt for one final leisurely game drive that can include sunset if you wish. As it’s our last evening on safari we can choose to spend a little longer out there, before making our way back to camp and toasting the end of our adventurous safari.
Overnight: Masai Mara N.P.  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Masai Mara - Nairobi - Kilimanjaro - Arusha. This morning we enjoy our last sunrise in the Masai Mara with tea or coffee on the veranda. After a great final breakfast we drive back to Nairobi stopping at the Great Rift Valley for one last photo opportunity before you continue on to the airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro and the start of the Tanzanian part of the journey. Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to our lodge in Arusha. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Note:The flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro is NOT included in the cost of the tour, we can arrange this for you upon request. The flight should not depart before 5pm, we recommend Precision Air (PW 726) which departs from Nairobi at 6pm.
Overnight: Arusha  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Arusha - Tarangire - Karatu. Today we traverse the floor of the Great Rift Valley as we head to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. Tarangire National Park, named after the river that crosses through the park, is Tanzania’s sixth largest park and home to large herds of elephants. We spend the afternoon exploring the park before making our lodge, located on the outskirts of Karatu, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight: Karatu  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Karutu - Serengeti National Park. Today we have a long drive through arguably the best game park in the world. We will head to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and then descend into the endless plains of the Serengeti. We meander our way through this famous park with fantastic game viewing as we head towards our tented camp in central Serengeti. The intimate camp offers tranquillity, spectacular wildlife sighting and no better place to take in one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles! After lunch under the acacia trees we settle down for an afternoon in the African bush. Later a game drive with a cool box of drinks to enjoy while watching the sun set completes a great day in the bush.
Overnight: Serengeti N.P.  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

The Serengeti at sunrise is a beautiful sight and one not to be missed. This is also the best time for spotting animals so take advantage of the morning hours for the first game drive of the day. After a morning out, the smell of a cooked breakfast is welcomed as we enjoy a morning under the shade of the trees. Afternoons are normally a lazy affair that end in the late afternoon when the temperatures cool down and the animals start to be active again. Today is no different and at 4pm we will head out for an evening drive before returning to camp in time for drinks around the fire and dinner.
Overnight: Serengeti N.P.  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Serengeti - Karatu. After the thrills of the Serengeti, we head out on a full day’s game drive through the Serengeti towards the Ngorongoro Crater, pausing along the way to enjoy a packed lunch. After lunch, we continue our journey to our lodge passing through some incredible scenery and game rich country. We arrive at the lodge in time for a relaxing drink and a delicious dinner in the lush surroundings.
Overnight: Karatu  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Karatu - Ngorongoro Crater - Karatu. This morning the Ngorongoro Crater awaits us. The Crater is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 180km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. After an early breakfast, we will head out towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera, where we experience an amazing game drive on the crater floor filled with wildlife and said to be one of the most thrilling game spotting experiences. The crater won’t leave you disappointed. Back at the lodge it’s time to enjoy our last African sunset and dinner.
Overnight: Karatu  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
Kilimanjaro

Karatu - Lake Manyara - Kilimanjaro. This morning we visit Lake Manyara National Park whose shores are a shimmer of pink, due to the large flamingo population and it was once dubbed as the ‘loveliest lake in Africa’ by Ernest Hemingway. We have a morning in the park on a game drive and if we're lucky we'll see the tree climbing lions that the park is famous for. Then we travel via Arusha back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight. Please make sure international onward flights are booked AFTER 6pm, or 5pm for domestic flights.
Breakfast, Lunch

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Eka Hotel, Nairobi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Modern and bright, the Eka Hotel is a great base for further exploring Kenya. Boasting spacious rooms, a refreshing outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi - it's the perfect place to stay whilst avoiding having to navigate central Nairobi madness. Enjoying a meal at the internationally acclaimed Spur restaurant and sipping on a Tusker beer in the Galaxy bar are a great way to spend an evening. Perfectly located close to Nairobi International Airport on the Mombasa Road.

Amboseli Serena Lodge, Amboseli
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Amboseli Serena is a beautiful lodge, decorated in primary colours used by the Masai tribe. The rooms are spacious, with a hand painted wall fresco.

Sunbird Lodge, Elementaita
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Located on private land in the Great Rift Valley, on the shore of the “pink” Lake Elementaita, overlooking the vast plains of Soysambu Conservancy.

Fig Tree Camp, Masai Mara N.P.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Fig Tree Camp has a mix of spacious safari tents, comfortable garden chalets and luxurious Ngamboli tents, that overlook the plains.

Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Ilboru Safari Lodge is scenically located at the base of Mt Meru in Arusha. Guests are accommodated in traditional African style rondavels, which are spacious and offer wonderful vistas of the manicured garden from their private verandas.

Country Lodge, Karatu
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

This charming lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. It is made up of 22 spacious rooms with uniquely designed en-suite bathrooms and private verandas from which to enjoy views of the lush tropical gardens.

Serengeti Savannah Tented Camp, Serengeti N.P.
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

This intimate camp offers tranquillity and spectacular wildlife sightings, it is an ideal resting place in the heart of one of Africa's premier national parks. At this comfortable camp you'll stay in permanent tents with cosy camp beds and hot water facilities right in the middle of the African bush. Spend the evening sipping on a cold Kilimanjaro beer around the camp fire whilst your hosts regale fascinating stories of the local wildlife and life in the Serengeti. Perfectly located in a private camp within Tanzania's world famous Serengeti.

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Karatu
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Set around beautiful gardens, Bougainvillea is a popular safari lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. The cottages are dotted around the gardens and are well furnished each with a private veranda from which to enjoy the views. The refreshing outdoor pool is great for a refreshing splash before dinner. Perfectly located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Trip Highlights

Amboseli National Reserve at the foot of Mount Kilimajaro
The Great Rift Valley - the longest rift in the crust of the earth
Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Highlands
The Masai Mara - Kanya's finest wild life reserve
Lake Manyara National Park - famous for its tree climbing lions
Tarangire National Park - home to huge herds of elephants
Serengeti - Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park
The Rift Valley Lakes - Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru, famous for its of pink flamingoes

Included

12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
12 nights mid range lodges, chalets and tented camps.
Escorted by an experienced local guide/driver
Park entrance fees
Nairobi airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 7. Kilimanjaro airport arrival and departure transfers on days 7 and 13 (should you arrive or depart via Arusha Airport, transfers can be arranged, please contact us for more details).
Transportation and game drives in a safari minibus in Kenya and 4x4 safari vehicle in Tanzania
Game drives in Amboseli, Nakuru NP, Masai Mara, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara

Not Included

International and regional flights - including the flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro on day 7, we can book this for you upon request.
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Kenya and Tanzania visas

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. For solo travellers, the single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price.

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This tour is guaranteed to run subject to a minimum of 2 travellers and has a maximum group size of 6.

This itinerary can also be run as a private tour, please contact us for details.

Please note: the regional flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro on day 7 is NOT included in the cost of this tour. The flight you need to book is Precision Air (PW 726) departing NBO at 18.00 hrs. We can book this for you upon request, contact us for rates.

Tour Details
Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Kilimanjaro
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
Mid Range
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 11, Dinner: 11
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Africa Traveller Visas
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