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12 Day Best of East Africa Safari Tour

StartNairobi (Kenya)
EndNairobi (Kenya)
Duration: 12 Days
Style of Tour :
EURO 2899.00AUD 4,752.46CAD 4,326.87GBP 2,565.49USD 3,185.71ZAR 72,475.00

The Best of Kenya & Tanzania. From a stay in a Masai village, to the wildlife game parks of  the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the great lakes, the Great Rift Valley, and colourful markets of Arusha.  A great tour for those wanting to experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania.....wildlife, culture and scenery.

Countries visitingKenya, Tanzania
Accommodation on tour:Camping/Lodge


  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Lake Victoria
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Masai Village
  • Arusha

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

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Day 1:  Nairobi
Today we meet in Nairobi at our hotel, if you are early there are many optional tours on offer. Tonight we enjoy dinner at our own expense.

Day 2:  Mount Longonot
We leave Nairobi, on the way enjoying the scenery of the Great rift valley. We visit the Mount Longonot Volcano. Later we have a chance to hike in Mount Longonot National Park. We then travel to the shore of Lake Naivasha where we can relax around the campfire

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot, Hike in National Park

Day 3: Hells Gate National Park
This morning we have breakfast and tour to Hells Gate National Park where we can see Zebra, Giraffe, Buffalo and antelope. After lunch we enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha to see hippo and many birds. We then take a drive to Elsamere and in the late afternoon head for camp for a delicious braai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Guided hike in Hells Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha Boat cruise
Optional Activity:  Mountain bike trip in Hells Gate

Day 4:  Masai Mara
Today we travel through Masai Mara national park and pass many Masai villages on the way. We enjoy some game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Masai Mara Conservancy, Game drives and/or walks

Day 5: Masai Mara
Bright and early we have a full day of game viewing. We have a picnic lunch on the banks of the Mara River where we can see crocodiles and hippo.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Masai Mara Conservancy, Mara River, Full day Game viewing experience

Day 6: Lake Victoria
Today we leave the Masai Mara and make our way to Tanzania and Africa’s biggest lake Lake Victoria. We have the opportunity to relax and look for souvenirs at the markets. Tonight we have free time to enjoy a local restaurant. We camp on the water’s edge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight:  Lake Victoria, Tanzania

Days 7 & 8: Serengeti
Today we reach the Serengeti for some spectacular game viewing and where we spend two days viewing the abundant wildlife in this park. We camp in the park.

Meals:  2 x Breakfast, 2 x  Lunch, 2 x Dinner
Included Highlights: Serengeti National Park, Full Day Game drive, Extensive Game Viewing Experience

Day 9: Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Today we have a game drive and leave the Serengeti towards Ngorongoro Conservation area. This is where we can see the Masai tribal people and their culture. Tonight our camp has some truly amazing views.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Masai Tribal People, Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10: Ngorongoro - Masai
This morning as the dawn breaks we take descent int o the crater in 4 x 4 vehicles. We may have the chance to see  a Black Rhino in these fertile plains among other wildlife. Tonight we camp in a Masai village.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: 4 x4 Safari inside Ngorongoro Crater, Masai encounter

Day 11: Arusha
This morning we rise amongst the village and travel to Arusha where we can enjoy the local markets. Tonight we can go to one of the local restaurants at our own expense.

Meals:  Breakfast
Included Highlight: Arusha local markets

Day 12: Transfer to Nairobi
This morning we have breakfast and head back for Nairobi. On the way we can see the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Meals: Breakfast

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

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Approx. tour cost in
EURO 2899.00AUD 4,752.46CAD 4,326.87GBP 2,565.49USD 3,185.71ZAR 72,475.00

2024 Tour Price - Per person 

EUR €2,899
EUR €210 - Single Supplement (optional for single travelers)

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Accommodation is in twin share dome tents / 1 night hotel
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Professional guides
  • Sleeping Bag required
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Alcohol & Beverages
  • Snacks,
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities as per itinerary
This tour has a duration of: 12 Days

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