10-04620Tanzania and Kenya Highlights

10 Day Safari, Accommodated

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From: Arusha

To: Nairobi

Number of Participants: 2-7 per vehicle

Tour Price: from 4,620 USD

Single Supplement: from 630 USD

On this 10 day lodge safari you will experience the highlights of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. You will visit the gentle giants of Tarangire National Park, the traditional Mto wa Mbu village, the 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater filled with wild animals and the huge migration herds in the infinite grass plains of Serengeti National Park. Then heading even further west to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa where you are able to witness the locals fishing in the tropical waters. After crossing the border to Kenya, you will visit the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve for some extensive game viewing combined with extraordinary landscapes, followed by the peaceful surrounds of Lake Nakuru also home to a large flamingo population and then ending in the lively capital of Nairobi.

Day 1-6; Tanzania

  • Tarangire National Park: Game drives
  • Mto wa Mbu: Guided village walk
  • African Rift Valley
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Game drives
  • Serengeti National Park: Game drives, Frankfort Zoological Institute’s visitor centre (booking required)
  • Lake Victoria


Day 7-10; Kenya

  • Masai Mara Game Reserve: Game drives
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: Game drives
  • Nairobi

Day 1 | Arusha – Tarangire National Park

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

After breakfast and a short briefing you will begin your safari and your first stop is the Tarangire National Park. With acacia-dotted grassy plains, huge baobab trees and the swamps and muddy pools of the Tarangire River, the park is very diverse and home to a variety of animals. With a bit of luck you will see elephants bathing in the river's mud and lions following their prey. Unique species such as the rare fringed-eared oryx and the peculiar gerenuk may also be seen. The best time to visit the park is between July and October when animals migrate to the Tarangire River in search of water. The afternoon will be spent on a game before you exit the park to settle in at the Maramboi Tented Camp where you will spend the night. Lunch | Dinner

Day 2 | Tarangire Area – Mto wa Mbu – Karatu

Distance approx. 120 km; driving time approx. 1 ½-2h

After breakfast you will take a short drive to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will join a local guide who will take you through the village where you will see coffee and banana plantations, taste banana beer and visit a local school. Traditional African food will be served for lunch before you continue your journey to the green farmlands of the highlands. You will be staying at the Endoro Lodge in Karatu and if time permits, you can join a coffee plantation walk in the afternoon (optional).
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 | Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 5-6h

Waking up early to the mist covering the forest below, you will make your way to the Ngorongoro Crater before you descend down the steep path that leads along the crater's 600 m deep walls. The forested walls are home to monkeys, baboons, some huge tuskers and black rhinos. You might also be very lucky to spot an elusive leopard. Once on the grassy plains you will see wildebeests, zebras and buffaloes followed by a selection of predators such as lions, cheetahs and spotted hyenas. You will have lunch at a picnic spot before you take on the steep ascent and drive towards the plains of the Serengeti in the early afternoon. It is here where the world's biggest animal migration takes place. In an endless cycle of birth and death, wildebeests and zebras trek from here to the Masai Mara and back again in search of greener pastures. You will be spending the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

In the coolness of the early morning you will set off on a game drive. Warming up in the first rays of the sun, you will look for animals as they start their day of grazing. A hearty breakfast will be awaiting you when you return a few hours later. Those wanting to experience the Serengeti from a different angle can book a hot-air balloon ride and celebrate life with a champagne breakfast afterwards (optional and to be booked in advance). You can also visit the Serengeti Visitor Centre to learn more about the research that is being done by the Frankfurt Zoological Society (advanced notification necessary). In the afternoon you will head out on another game drive before you return to the Kati Kati Tented Camp where you will spend a second night.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 | Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria

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

Another early start awaits you and as you leave the Serengeti and drive towards Lake Victoria, you might be able to spot animals you haven’t seen over the past two days. After leaving the park, the journey continues westwards to Lake Victoria – the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The lake with a size of 68,000 km² also provides food (fish) and water to millions of people in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Here, away from the masses, you will be able experience the daily life of the locals – something unique and not often seen on the usual tourist routes. You will overnight at the Speke Bay Lodge
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 | Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Area

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

After breakfast you will join the local fishermen on a canoe trip and you will witness how they go about their daily routine. Back on dry land you will set off on the longest drive of the trip – the route to Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Mara was where the movie Out of Africa was filmed and it is famous for Masai herders, black-maned lions and masses of migrating wildebeests, zebras and other antelopes. You will spend the night in a safari tent at the Mara West Camp. Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7-8 | Masai Mara Game Reserve

Game drives

TYou will spend the following two days on extensive game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and you will visit the Mara River which is a major hurdle in the yearly migration. On their trek for fresh grass, herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the river with crocodiles luring below the surface. If the time is right, you will bear witness to a gruesome spectacle as the crocodiles have a feast. But the Mara is also home to the 'Big Five' – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard as well as cheetahs, giraffes, warthogs, and hyenas. You will spend two nights at the Mara Ashnil Tented Camp.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 | Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 5h

After breakfast you head northeast towards the Lake Nakuru National Park. Dominated by a shallow alkaline lake, the park is famous for huge pink flocks of flamingos feeding on the blue-green algae in the lake. Furthermore, the park was declared a rhino sanctuary and is home to both white and black rhinos. But apart from that, there are also monkeys, baboons, pythons, common and Defassa waterbucks, Rothschild's giraffes, leopards and lions as well as more than 450 other species of birds (migrant and resident) to be seen. Tonight you will stay at the Flamingo Hill Camp.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 10 | Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 3-4h

After breakfast you will leave the peaceful surrounds of Lake Nakuru to travel to the lively capital of Nairobi where you will arrive by the early afternoon. Depending on your travel plans, your guide will take you to the airport or a hotel of your choice.



Price includes:
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • 9 nights accommodation in safari lodges and tented camps as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border)
  • Professional, English-speaking guide (change of guide at the border)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mineral water while on safari
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National parks fees
  • Mto wa Mbu cultural programme including lunch
  • Canoe trip on Lake Victoria
Price excludes:
  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
  • How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

    - Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 travellers per group.
    - Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.

  • Is there an age limit on tour?

    - Generally there is no age limit on small group safaris. Due to the long driving distances we however don’t recommend small group safaris for children under the age of 6 years. But if you as a parent are confident that the long driving distances and the many hours spent in the car won’t bother your child/children, they are welcome to join this safari. Please note that parents are responsible for children at all times.

  • Where does the group overnight while on tour?

    - You will overnight in hotels, Safari Lodges or in permanent Tented Camps (with en-suite bathrooms). While the safari lodges are solid structures, the tented camps are permanently fixed walk-in safari style tents, offering the same service as hotels and lodges.

  • What vehicle is used on tour?

    - We make use of 4x4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruiser) that have been reconstructed in order to cope with the demanding African conditions. Each guest is guaranteed a window seat and during game drives, the roof can be opened.

  • What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?

    - Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is provided on safari however soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and are for your own account.
    - Meals are enjoyed at the accommodations. Breakfast is buffet and for lunch and dinner you are usually offered a three course menu. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements you may have.
    - Lunch can also be en route at a designated picnic spot in form of a lunch box, which can contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs for example.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    - Good, suitable clothing (long trousers and sleeves are recommended for protection against mosquitoes)
    - A detailed list of what to bring will be provided after booking.
    - Please remember that there is limited space available in the vehicle and that you should restrict yourself to one large piece of luggage or a rucksack, weighing no more than 15 kg and one small piece of hand luggage. If possible, please do not bring a suitcase with you. Please also take note of the luggage regulations of the different airlines.

  • How much extra money do I have to take along?

    - Tipping the crew after the tour is common. We recommend 15 - 20 USD per day/group for the guide. In addition you should take some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs.
    - Please note that all USD bills must be printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills are not valid and won’t be accepted.

  • Do I need visa for this safari?

    - Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
    - In general European citizens can apply for a Tanzanian and Kenyan Visa upon arrival at the respective airport or border post.
    - It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

  • Do I need vaccinations for this safari?

    - The safari starts in Tanzania and ends in Kenya, a yellow fever region, which is why we recommend a yellow fever vaccination.
    - Tanzania and Kenya are also situated within a malaria area, wherefore we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
    - Although both countries does not require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.