2 for 1
FROM: USD $948

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!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Campsites
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Nakuru and Lake Nakuru National Park. Meet the children of the East Africa Mission Organisation.
Rift Valley Escarpment
UNESCO Listed Ngorongoro Crater, a vast unbroken caldera which is a haven for wildlife
Kericho and the Gusii Highlands
Masai Mara National Park and tribal lands
UNESCO Listed Serengeti, Tanzania's flagship national park
Musoma - fishing town of the banks of Lake Victoria
Nairobi - Kenya's bustling capital. Extend your stay to explore the sites

Included

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
1st night dormitory accommodation at Kenya Comfort Hotel, 9 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided
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

Not Included

Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities
Local Payment: 2019 - $990pp, paid in USD. 2020 - $1030pp, paid in USD
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visas

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 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. The reserve is most famous for the Annual Migration, when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles 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 which 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.
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

Lake Nakuru - 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

Family Friendly Departure Dates

Parents with children and teens aged 6 to 17 are welcome on selected Best of Kenya & Tanzania departure dates. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price. See the Prices / Date tab above for details.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same gender.

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Local payment - 2019 - $990pp, paid in USD. 2020 - $1030pp, paid in USD

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
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2019
Price /
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USD $1,895
USD $948

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04 Nov - 14 Nov 2for1Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
USD $1,895
USD $948

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USD $1,895
USD $948

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USD $948

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16 Dec - 26 Dec 2for1Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
USD $1,995
USD $998

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30 Dec - 09 Jan 2for1Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
USD $1,995
USD $998

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2020
Price /
Person
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Supp.
USD $1,945
USD $973

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USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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06 Apr - 16 Apr 2for1Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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15 Jun - 25 Jun 2for1Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
G
USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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USD $2,045
USD $1,023

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13 Jul - 23 Jul Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
G
USD $2,095
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USD $2,095
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10 Aug - 20 Aug Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
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USD $2,095
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USD $2,095
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USD $2,095
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21 Sep - 01 Oct Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
G
USD $2,045
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USD $2,045
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USD $2,045
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USD $2,045
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16 Nov - 26 Nov Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
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USD $2,045
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USD $2,045
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USD $2,045
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USD $2,095
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Hotels

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.

Kenya Comfort Hotel, Nairobi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Comfortable dormitory accommodation in central Nairobi (upgrades available on request). The Kenya Comfort Hotel also features an outdoor pool, restaurant serving a good array of local and international dishes as well as a fully stocked bar - perfect for relaxing before or after your epic overland adventure.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Nairobi
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
Camping
Local Payment
2019 - $990pp, paid in USD. 2020 - $1030pp, paid in USD
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 9, Dinner: 9
Visiting
Countries

Extra Tour Info

Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
The Great Migration
The best places and times to see the great migration
About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari
Updated
2nd January 2018

Our Guide was very informative and told us a lot about life there, especially as a woman. She also introduced us to locals in Kenya as well as Tanzania and we had the opportunity to spend time with them in multiple places. She was always helpful and made sure everything was taken care of.

The tour itself was great, too. Great places to visit (Masai Mara was a highlight, also Musoma and Ngorogoro and Lake Nakuru), great food, all in all an amazing tour with a great group of people.

Thanks for all the help before the tour though l had an amazing time all in all.

Natalie Hechler
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