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Tanzania and Kenya safari highlights
Small Group Lodge Safari

Tanzania and Kenya Highlights

10 Days from 4.830 USD per person sharing

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Tanzania & Kenya Highlights – 10 Day Small Group Lodge Safari

Some of the best national parks for wildlife sightings in East Africa await you on this 10-day Tanzania and Kenya safari. In a small group and together with your experienced guide, you can take in the big and small moments of a classic safari. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Masai Mara are just a few highlights you will see and experience.

 

 

 

lodge accommodation

Lodges & tented camps

Accommodation style

 

price dollar

from 4.830 USD pp sharing

Starting price per person

 

travellers

2-7

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

 

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Every second Sunday

Departure dates

 

Highlights

Day 1-5 Tanzania | Day 6-10 Kenya

Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Small Group Safari
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Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Lake Manyara National Park
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Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Tarangire River, diverse wildlife, many elephants, Baobab trees

Tarangire National Park
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Tarangire River, diverse wildlife, many elephants, Baobab trees

World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Ngorongoro Crater
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World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

Serengeti National Park
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Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

Canoe trip on the largest lake in Africa

Lake Victoria

Canoe trip on the largest lake in Africa

Excellent wildlife viewing area, many Big Cats

Masai Mara Game Reserve (Kenya)

Excellent wildlife viewing area, many Big Cats

Who Should Go

As safari enthusiast you will enjoy the many extensive game drives together with professional and experienced guides in iconic national parks. You have enough time to observe wildlife up close, learn about flora and fauna and enjoy big and small moments on a safari. Since you will visit a number of different destinations in only 10 days on this Tanzania and Kenya safari, it is good to keep an open mind and take in new impressions and experiences. As solo traveller, this small group safari is ideal to experience two countries at excellent value-for-money. In conversations with your Tanzanian and Kenyan guide as well as locals you meet along the way, you get an insight into the different cultures and groups who are at home in East Africa.

 

 

 

Safari vehicle

Safari Enthusiasts

 

 

Open-minded travellers

Open-minded Travellers

 

 

Solo traveller

Solo Travellers

 

 

Culture enthusiasts

Culture Enthusiasts

 

 

“Words struggle to come to mind when trying to describe our recent safari in Tanzania and Kenya. But in a nutshell, it was a life changing adventure in only the best of ways. Our guides, Enock (Tanzania) & Simon (Kenya) were fantastic & left no stone unturned to give us a truly memorable experience. We can’t speak highly enough of our guides Enock & Simon, apart from being great company, their knowledge & ability to read their environment was second to none.”
Diane and Tania | Australia

Accommodation

6 lodges over 10 days/9 nights
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
Day 1
Tarangire Region
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 1
TWC Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Karatu)
Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 2
Tents at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 3-4
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 3-4
Speke Bay Lodge Lake Victoria
Day 5
Lake Victoria
Speke Bay Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 5
Mara West safari tent Kenya
Day 6-7
Masai Mara Region (Kenya)
Mara West Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 6-7
Mara Legends Camp Kenya
Day 8-9
Masai Mara Game Reserve (Kenya)
Mara Legends Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 8-9

Tour Itinerary

Small group lodge safari | minimum 2, maximum 7 people | guaranteed window-seat

This 10-day Tanzania and Kenya safari will take you to see the iconic wildlife destinations in East Africa. You will start off in Arusha and make your way to the Tarangire National Park, which is famous for its large elephant herds. The safari then takes you to the Lake Manyara National Park before continuing to the world’s biggest crater, followed by a visit of the famous Serengeti National Park. After a visit to Lake Victoria, you will cross the border into Kenya and spend four nights in the Masai Mara Game Reserve before ending your tour in the bustling city of Nairobi.

 

Tanzania and Kenya Highlights

Start Arusha

Ends Nairobi

 

 

Baobab tree Tarangire National Park

Day 1 | Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

After a safari briefing in the morning, you will travel southwest towards the Tarangire National Park. With its interesting landscapes – from swamps to baobab trees – it is considered as one of the most beautiful parks in northern Tanzania. Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 600, along with wildebeests, Masai giraffes, buffaloes, and zebras. You will enjoy an extensive game drive until you leave the park in the late afternoon to travel to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will overnight. Welcome to your Tanzania and Kenya safari!

 

Lunch Dinner
Road Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2 | Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 2 hours

After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive, you will travel to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. After your arrival, there might be time for an optional walk in the coffee plantations to learn more about coffee production. You will spend the night at one of the three beautifully located Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodges.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Rhino on Tanzania and Kenya safari

Day 3 | Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 170 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 170 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Rise and shine! After breakfast you will drive to the crater rim from where you will take on the steep and adventurous trail into the crater. Here, within a few square kilometres, you can find all the animals that live in the East African savannah. You will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to wildebeests, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. The crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino. You will spend the morning on a game drive followed by a picnic lunch. During the early afternoon, you will leave the crater and travel to the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is the most famous park in Tanzania, and it is here where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grass and water and predators are never far behind. Tonight, you will stay at the Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Two lions on Tanzania and Kenya safari

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

Serengeti National Park

Game drives

After sunrise you will leave the camp for an early morning game drive and return in the late morning to a hearty breakfast. Alternatively, adventurous guests can experience the Serengeti from the sky when joining a hot air balloon ride, followed by a champagne breakfast. This activity is optional and needs to be booked in advance. Those interested in seeing the visitor centre are also able to do so. Depending on time there will be another game drive in the afternoon before you return to the Kati Kati Tented Camp to spend another night

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Boat on Lake Victoria

Day 5 | Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours

After an early start, you will continue through the Serengeti National Park on your way out. There will be more time to spot animals you may not have seen already, perhaps the rare African wild dog? The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group. After leaving the park, the journey continues to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The area around Lake Victoria is the most fertile and densely inhabited region of Tanzania. Here at the ocean-like lake, you will see another side of Tanzania – away from the masses you will experience how the local people live. You can take a walk along the lake shore and watch fishermen at work – an experience unavailable on the usual tourist routes. You will overnight at the Speke Bay Lodge.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunset Masai Mara Kenya

Day 6 | Lake Victoria, Tanzania – Masai Mara Area, Kenya

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 8-9 hours

Lake Victoria, Tanzania – Masai Mara Area, Kenya

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 8-9 hours

After breakfast you will join the local fishermen and a guide on a canoe trip on Lake Victoria. You will see how the locals catch fish the traditional way and admire the previous night’s catch. Back on dry land you will depart on the longest journey of your safari – the trip to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long and adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the “Mara” is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats also live here and can be spotted all year round, as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the great migration. You will overnight in safari tents at Mara West Camp on the outskirts of the reserve.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Giraffe Tanzania and Kenya safari

Day 7 | Masai Mara Game Reserve

Game drives

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Game drives

You can look forward to a day dedicated to safari and game viewing. On extensive game drives in your 4×4 safari vehicle you will explore the Mara Triangle, located in the north-western part of the Masai Mara. Far stretching grassland plains, dotted by acacia forests, dominate the landscape. You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. At the end of October and the beginning of November, an incredible scene is set when the river swells to almost bursting levels and tens of thousands of animals prepare to cross it, knowing that possible death awaits them – as crocodiles are hiding just below the water’s surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year, hippos, hungry crocodiles, and other animals can also be seen near the river. In the late afternoon, as the shadows start to grow longer, you return to your accommodation and spend another night at the Mara West Camp.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hyena on Tanzania and Kenya safari

Day 8-9 | Masai Mara Game Reserve

Game drives

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Game drives

The following two days will be spent on game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Together with your guide you can search for the Big Five. You are in no rush, so you have enough time to enjoy all the wonderful moments which can make your safari a magical experience. The Mara is home to many other interesting animals too, such as Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, elands, and Coke’s hartebeests. Not often seen outside Kenya are the Masai giraffe, roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox. The reserve also has over 470 bird species including about 60 raptor species. You will spend two nights at the Mara Legends Camp inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunset Masai Mara

Day 10 | Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 6-7 hours

Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 6-7 hours

After breakfast you will leave the bush for Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling and often chaotic capital. You will arrive in the late afternoon and depending on the rest of your travel plans, you will be taken to your hotel in the city centre or directly to the airport.

 

Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border)
  • professional, English-speaking guide (change of guide at the border)
  • 9 nights’ stay in lodges and tented camps
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • activities and transfers as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

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05.05.2024 14.05.2024 4.830 USD 490 USD English
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