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Highlights of Kenya & Tanzania

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  • 14 Days
  • Max People : 12 - 18
  • 18 June - 01 July 2025

Come and join the Highlights of Kenya and Tanzania tour. The itinerary encompassing Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara National Reserve promises an extraordinary adventure through the rich landscapes and diverse wildlife of East Africa.

Experience the wonders of these renowned destinations and explore the unique ecosystems, encountering wildlife, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as specified in itinerary on a shared basis
  • Meet/greet service on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Meals as specified
  • Activities as specified on a shared basis (subject to change due to weather conditions)
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Safari transport in special 4×4 Safari vehicles (maximum 6-7 people)
  • Game drives in national parks & reserves as per itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Emergency Air Evacuation cover

Price Excludes

  • Visas
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Tours

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the iconic landscapes and rich wildlife habitats of Kenya and Tanzania. Begin in Arusha, Tanzania, where you’ll set foot at the foothills of Mount Meru before venturing into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for diverse wildlife. Travel through the Serengeti National Park, where vast plains host spectacular annual migrations and offer unparalleled game viewing.

Cross into Kenya, exploring Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, known for its large elephant herds and stunning vistas. Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its flamingos and rhinoceros sanctuary, before reaching the legendary Masai Mara. Here, experience the thrill of spotting the Big Five and witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration, a spectacle that defines the African safari experience.

Itinerary

Day 1:Arusha

Your adventure begins as you touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be warmly greeted by our local representative. After a brief meet and greet, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Arusha, a vibrant city nestled at the foot of Mount Meru. This picturesque setting serves as the perfect introduction to the natural beauty and cultural richness of Tanzania. Upon arrival, you’ll check into the serene Moivaro Lodge, a charming retreat surrounded by lush gardens. Take some time to unwind, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, and prepare for the exciting journey ahead. (B)

Day 2:Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After a hearty breakfast at Moivaro Lodge, you’ll set off for Karatu, a charming town on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The drive takes you through the heart of Tanzania’s stunning landscapes, with rolling hills, vibrant coffee plantations, and glimpses of local village life. This journey offers a fantastic opportunity to witness the diverse scenery and get a sense of the country’s rich agricultural heritage. Upon arrival in Karatu, you’ll check into the welcoming Karatu Simba Lodge, your home for the next two nights.

Karatu Simba Lodge provides a perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty, with spacious rooms, excellent service, and panoramic views of the surrounding highlands. Spend the afternoon exploring the lodge’s grounds or relax by the pool. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. As the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the landscape, you’ll have the chance to unwind and reflect on the day’s journey, all while anticipating the adventures that await in the nearby Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)

Day 3:Ngorongoro Crater

Rise early for an unforgettable full-day tour of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most iconic natural wonders. After breakfast at Karatu Simba Lodge, you’ll head towards the crater, descending into this vast, caldera-shaped sanctuary that is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. As you explore the crater floor, you’ll have the chance to spot the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – along with a myriad of other animals such as zebras, wildebeests, and flamingos. Your expert guide will provide fascinating insights into the area’s geology, ecology, and history, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this unique ecosystem.

You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild. This serene setting offers a perfect moment to relax and take in the unparalleled beauty of the crater. After lunch, continue your exploration, perhaps encountering more of the diverse wildlife and learning about the intricate balance of life within this natural enclosure. In the afternoon, you’ll ascend the crater walls and return to Karatu Simba Lodge, where you can unwind after a day filled with adventure and wonder. (BLD)

Day 4:Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast at Karatu Simba Lodge, you’ll embark on an exciting drive to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. En route, you’ll visit Olduvai Gorge, a significant archaeological site often referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind.” Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the museum and learn about the pioneering discoveries of early human fossils made by the Leakey family, which have provided profound insights into our evolutionary history. The visit to Olduvai Gorge offers a fascinating glimpse into the distant past and the early beginnings of human life.

Continuing your journey, you’ll arrive at Kisura Camp in the Serengeti, your base for the next three nights. Nestled in the heart of the park, Kisura Camp offers an intimate and immersive safari experience with luxurious tented accommodations and spectacular views of the surrounding savannah. After settling in, take some time to relax and enjoy the camp’s amenities. In the evening, gather around the campfire for a delicious dinner, sharing stories and anticipation of the incredible wildlife encounters that await in the days to come. (BLD)

Days 5 & 6:Serengeti National Park

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Serengeti National Park with two full days dedicated to thrilling game drives. Each morning, you’ll set out from Kisura Camp after a hearty breakfast, venturing into the vast plains that host one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on earth. Your expert guide will navigate the diverse landscapes, from sweeping grasslands to acacia-dotted savannahs, in search of the Serengeti’s iconic inhabitants. Witness the majestic spectacle of lions lounging under the shade, cheetahs sprinting across the plains, and elephants moving in herds through the bush.

The afternoon game drives continue to offer unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing, perhaps catching a glimpse of the elusive leopard or marvelling at the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras during their great migration. As the sun begins to set, painting the sky in hues of orange and red, you’ll return to Kisura Camp. Evenings are spent relaxing at the camp, where you can share your day’s adventures over dinner and gaze at the star-filled sky, feeling deeply connected to the natural world. (BLD)

Day 7:Lake Manyara National Park

After a final breakfast at Kisura Camp, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to the Luxury Escarpment Lodge, perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara. This elegant lodge offers luxurious accommodations and an exceptional vantage point for observing the diverse landscapes below. Upon arrival, you’ll have some time to settle in and appreciate the lodge’s exquisite amenities before heading out for an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for its lush forests, alkaline lake, and diverse wildlife, promises an exciting safari experience. As you explore the park, keep an eye out for its famous tree-climbing lions, large herds of elephants, and a myriad of bird species, including the striking pink flamingos that congregate along the lake’s edge. The park’s diverse habitats, ranging from dense woodlands to open grasslands, support a wide array of wildlife, ensuring a thrilling game drive. After an afternoon of exploration, you’ll return to the Luxury Escarpment Lodge, where you can unwind and relish a gourmet dinner while enjoying the breathtaking views of the sunset over Lake Manyara. (BLD)

Day 8:Amboseli National Park

After breakfast at the Luxury Escarpment Lodge, you’ll depart for Amboseli National Park, crossing into Kenya via the Namanga Border. The drive offers a fascinating transition from Tanzania’s highlands to Kenya’s iconic landscapes, with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro providing a stunning backdrop as you approach Amboseli. This scenic journey will allow you to witness the changing terrain and vibrant local life along the way, adding to the richness of your travel experience.

Upon arrival at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, you’ll check into your comfortable accommodations, designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge offers spectacular views and a perfect base for your safari adventures. In the late afternoon, you can relax and explore the lodge’s amenities or take a leisurely walk around the grounds. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, and as night falls, gaze at the star-filled sky with the silhouette of Kilimanjaro in the distance. (BLD)

Day 9:Amboseli National Park

Today, awaken to the breathtaking sight of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks as you prepare for a full day of exploration in Amboseli National Park. After an early breakfast at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, embark on exhilarating game drives across the park’s expansive savannahs and acacia woodlands. Amboseli is renowned for its large elephant herds, providing excellent opportunities to observe these majestic creatures up close as they roam freely against the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain.

Pause midday for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot, surrounded by the park’s natural beauty and wildlife. After lunch, continue your safari adventure, seeking out other resident species such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and buffalo. The park is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 400 bird species recorded here, including numerous water birds attracted to the seasonal swamps and lakes. As the sun begins to set, capturing the landscape in hues of gold and amber, return to Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

Day 10:Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive towards Lake Nakuru, a journey that takes you through Kenya’s diverse landscapes. As you travel, you’ll witness the transition from Amboseli’s savannah plains to the lush greenery of the Great Rift Valley. Arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its vibrant birdlife and rhinoceros sanctuary, you’ll check into Ziwa Bush Camp, a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of the park.

After settling in and enjoying lunch at the camp, venture out on an afternoon game drive. Explore the shores of Lake Nakuru, where thousands of flamingos create a striking pink hue against the lake’s waters. Keep an eye out for the park’s resident wildlife, including buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and both black and white rhinos. The park’s varied landscapes, from the lake’s shores to the surrounding woodlands and grasslands, provide ample opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography.

Return to Ziwa Bush Camp as the sun sets, where you can relax by the campfire and recount the day’s adventures. Dinner at the camp offers a chance to savor delicious cuisine while soaking in the sounds of the African night. (BLD)

Day 11:Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today marks your journey to the world-renowned Masai Mara, an iconic destination for wildlife enthusiasts. After breakfast at Ziwa Bush Camp, depart for the Masai Mara Game Reserve, traversing through picturesque landscapes and local villages along the way. Upon arrival at Zebra Plains Camp, a luxury tented camp situated in the heart of the Mara, you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality and breathtaking views of the savannah.

After settling into your tented accommodation, enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp before embarking on an afternoon game drive. The Masai Mara is famed for its abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five and the spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Your expert guide will lead you through the vast plains and rolling hills, where you may encounter prides of lions lounging under acacia trees, herds of elephants roaming freely, and cheetahs poised for a chase.

As the golden light of the setting sun bathes the landscape, marvel at the beauty and diversity of the Mara’s wildlife. Return to Zebra Plains Camp for a delightful dinner served under the stars, recounting the day’s thrilling sightings and experiences. Relax in the comfort of your tent, serenaded by the sounds of the African night, eager for the adventures that await in the coming days in this wildlife paradise. (BLD)

Days 12 & 13:Masai Mara Game Reserve

These two days are dedicated to immersing yourself fully in the wonders of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Each morning, after a hearty breakfast at Zebra Plains Camp, embark on thrilling game drives across the Mara’s expansive plains and riverine forests. The Masai Mara is renowned for its exceptional wildlife sightings, offering opportunities to witness the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – along with a plethora of other species in their natural habitats.

Throughout the day, your expert guide will lead you to strategic locations where you can observe wildlife behaviour up close, whether it’s watching a lioness stalking her prey or witnessing the spectacle of thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River during the annual migration.

Day 14:Nairobi

After breakfast at Zebra Plains Camp, bid farewell to the majestic Masai Mara as you embark on your journey back to Nairobi. The drive takes you through the rolling hills and scenic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, offering one last opportunity to soak in the natural beauty and reflect on the incredible wildlife experiences of the past days.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation or directly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you’ll catch your onward flight. This marks the end of your “Highlights of Kenya & Tanzania” safari adventure, filled with unforgettable moments, wildlife sightings, and cultural encounters that have left an indelible mark on your journey through East Africa. (B)

Map
Accommodation

Moivaro Lodge & Estate

Karatu Simba Lodge

Kisura Serengeti Luxury Mobile Camp

Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Ziwa Bush Lodge

Zebra Plains Mara Camp

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement = $1,650.00

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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