Kenya & Tanzania in 13 Days

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From the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti

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Arusha
Ngorongoro
Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Amboseli National Park
Lake Naivasha
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Nairobi
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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An unforgettable safari adventure through the spectacular landscapes and national parks of Kenya and Tanzania! Spot the 'Big 5' in the Maasai Mara, cruise on Lake Naivasha and admire elephant herds in Amboseli. Discover the wildlife of Tarangire National Park and see the herds of wildebeest in the Serengeti before descending into the depths of the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural paradise!

13 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

LON - NBO

2

LON - NBO

Nairobi

3

Maasai Mara National Reserve

4

Maasai Mara National Reserve

5

Lake Naivasha

6

Amboseli National Park

7

Tarangire

8

Parque Nacional del Serengeti Tanzania

9

Parque Nacional del Serengeti Tanzania

10

Karatu

11

Arusha

12

JRO - LON

13

JRO - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Ready for a wildlife adventure of a lifetime? Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport to check-in for a flight to Nairobi *. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Nairobi

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day off in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". We recommend visiting the National Museum or one of the many markets for a taste of the local culture. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

3rd Day: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early this morning towards the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, named after the unique Maasai tribe that inhabits the area and the Mara River that crosses it. Every year, it plays witness to the great migration, considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Driving west, ascend to the edge of the Great Rift Valley and soak up the dramatic views as you take a photo stop at a viewing point. Continue into the valley before arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
4th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the lodge. Today, choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve or a combination to morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. In the plains, you can find herds of zebras, giraffes and gazelles and in the savannah, mighty lions dominate the environment, as well as hyenas and cheetahs crouched in the long grass. In the forested areas, you can watch hundreds of varieties of birds and monkeys, whilst the rivers are full of hippos and crocodiles, as well as elephants and buffalo. If you're lucky, you might even spot all members of the famous 'Big 5'! Picnic lunch or lunch at the lodge included. Return to the camp for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Lake Naivasha

Breakfast at the lodge. Bid farewell to the endless plains of the Maasai Mara as you depart towards the shores of Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch at the resort. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha to admire the rich birdlife and groups of hippos. Soak up the breathtaking landscapes of Nakuru County for a relaxing end to your day. Dinner and overnight stay in Lake Naivasha.

Included
Boat trip on Lake Naivasha
6th Day: Lake Naivasha - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the resort. Leave the shores of Lake Naivasha behind as you drive to Amboseli National Park, passing through Nairobi along the way. Enjoy the impressive views of Mount Kilimanjaro as you journey through landscapes of typical African savannah, dotted with small communities of Maasai herdsmen. Arrive at the lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. In the afternoon, set off on your first game drive in Amboseli National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, rich biodiversity and stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Amboseli. 

Included
Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park
7th Day: Amboseli National Park - Namanga - Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Early breakfast at the lodge before setting off on a morning game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park. Afterwards, head to the Namanga Border Crossing where you'll clear customs and immigration formalities and cross the border into Tanzania. Arrive in the city of Arusha in time for lunch at a hotel. In the afternoon, the journey continues as you head to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is famed for its large population of African elephants that congregate around the Tarangire River which crosses the park and provides a vital life source for the wildlife that lives here. Get settled at the lodge and enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Tarangire.

Included
Game viewing drive in Tarangire National Park
8th Day: Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park

Early breakfast at the lodge before setting off through the fertile grasslands of Tarangire for a captivating game viewing drive to discover the landscapes of baobab trees and grasslands as you look out for elephants, zebras, lions and giraffes! Afterwards, leave Tarangire and head towards the Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration! Picnic lunch before enjoying an afternoon game viewing drive in the Serengeti, known for its herds of blue wildebeest and zebras. Arrive at the camp in the late afternoon and spend a relaxing evening under the star-studded African sky. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti. 

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Game viewing drive in Serengeti National Park
9th Day: Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at the camp. Today enjoy sunrise and sunset game drives in the Serengeti National Park, with lunch at the lodge. The Serengeti National Park has the largest concentration of plains animals in Africa, with plentiful mammal and bird species. Savour the opportunity to spot the abundant wildlife, including the famous 'Big 5'. During the rainy season, you can witness the large scale migration of huge herds of wildebeest, zebras and other herd animals, an awe-inspiring sight! Return to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti.

 

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Sunset game drive in the Serengeti National Park
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Sunrise game drive in the Serengeti National Park
10th Day: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Breakfast at the camp. In the morning, set off for the Ngorongoro crater, descending to the bottom of the crater for a unique and unparalleled safari experience. This conservation area is famed for its rich concentration of wildlife, including the 'Big 5' as well as plentiful birdlife. The natural isolation of the crater creates a spectacular setting and unique ecosystem. Enjoy a picnic lunch in these amazing surroundings before returning to the top and to your lodge, located in the verdant Karatu Highlands. Dinner and overnight stay near Ngorongoro.

Included
Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
11th Day: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Arusha

Breakfast at the lodge. Leave the wilds of Ngorongoro behind as you enjoy a leisurely drive back to Arusha, soaking up the landscapes of the African savannah one last time. Arrive in Arusha and get settled at the hotel before enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps shopping for last-minute souvenirs or sightseeing. Overnight stay in Arusha. 

12th Day: Arusha - Kilimanjaro - UK/Ireland

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to catch a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board. 

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

13th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your unforgettable safari trip!

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Boat trip on Lake Naivasha

Enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha to admire the rich birdlife and groups of hippos. Soak up the breathtaking landscapes of Nakuru County for a relaxing end to your day.

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

Embark on a game drive in Amboseli National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, rich biodiversity and stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights UK/Ireland - Nairobi, Kilimanjaro - UK/Ireland.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior & Luxury category hotels, lodges and camps.
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  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners.
  • Transfers and Safaris with an English speaking guide.
  • Game drives and park entry fees.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 seater Safari Landcruiser. *
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Kenyan visa* (check before traveling), vaccines, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* If you are traveling to Kenya with a US passport, you will require a Kenyan visa. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Kenyan Embassy for more details.

* Passengers should bring only soft side bags on safaris.

The US Department of state Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Kenya.html

** Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least one blank page.
  • Visa
    A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
  • Currency
    Kenyan Shilling.
  • Language
    Swahili and English.
  • Electricity
    240 V. An adapter is not required - UK type plugs.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 03:00.
  • Other useful information
    In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.magicalkenya.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 12 years.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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