Safari in Kenya & Tanzania with National Geographic Journeys

National Geographic Journeys - Africa13 days - Nairobi to Arusha - From $6699

There are few travel experiences in the world quite like tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, alongside two expert naturalists. This two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania will see you riding between incredible national parks and beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps, while giving you the chance to get out and really experience the East African savannah with all five senses.

ItineraryItinerary

 

DAY 1 - NAIROBI

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

 

DAY 2 - NAIROBI/MASAI MARA

Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a game drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the game reserve. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 3 - MASAI MARA

Enjoy an early morning game drive. The day continues with more game viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening game drive. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 4 - MASAI MARA/LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Nakuru National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and rhino conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 5 - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK/AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After a morning game drive venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 6 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy morning and afternoon games drives today. During your down time relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and game who visit the camps watering holes. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 7 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK/ARUSHA

After a morning of wildlife viewing, continue the journey to Arusha, gateway to the Serengeti and the northern parks of Tanzania.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

DAY 8 - ARUSHA/LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Visit Mto wa Mbu village; enjoy a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon game drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 9 - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK/SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, visit the historic site of Olduvai Gorge and then continue to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 10 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Embark on afternoon and morning game drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 11 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO

Continue game viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset with a cool drink overlooking Lake Eyasi. 

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 12 - NGORONGORO/ARUSHA

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site for a game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

DAY 13 - ARUSHA

Depart at any time. 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Arrival transfer
  • Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti
  • Lecture from Kenya Wildlife Service
  • Visit and lecture at Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

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