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East African Explorer tour

East African Explorer

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
13 days
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Highlights

  • Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve for wildlife, one of Africa’s best wildlife reserves
  • Discover the Amboseli National Park with its 400 different species of birds
  • Search for the Big 5, in their natural habitat during several game drives on-board a 4x4 safari land cruiser
  • Admire the breath-taking scenery as you tour the Ngorongoro Crater in search of wildlife
  • Visit the Serengeti National Park and see why this region is truly the game-viewing capital of the world

Short Description

Explore East Africa's wonderful natural biodiversity in this 13 day tour that takes you deep into the heart of Kenya and Tanzania.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Destinations

Kenya Tanzania

Cities & Attractions

Nairobi

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Trip Includes

  • Accommodation at listed hotels/lodges or similar
  • Full board meal service during your stay in game lodges
  • Meet and greet in Nairobi 
  • All game drives in a vehicle as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers in Kenya and travel between Kenya and Tanzania in coach or safari bus
  • Services of a Professional English Speaking guide/driver
  • Park Entry Tickets to: Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park
  • ½ litre bottle of mineral water per person per day on game drives 
  • Local taxes and service charges

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Itinerary

Day 1: NAIROBI (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join the optional excursion for morning arrivals. Overnight in Nairobi.

Day 2: NAIROBI - MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (B/L/D)

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive that will return to be lodge as the sun sets. Overnight in Masai Mara area

Day 3: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, clients will depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to the Masai Village. Overnight in Masai Mara.

Day 4: MASAI MARA LAKE NAKURU (B/L/D)

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge, arriving to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Overnight in Lake Nakuru.

Day 5: LAKE NAKURU - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions). Later head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. Arid looking as the Amboseli is, it has historically supported both game and the Maasai that kept their herds of cattle here. It is thanks to the waters that run off Africa's greatest mountain that the apparently dry Amboseli, Kenya's first game sanctuary is able to support its wildlife. Mount Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli, generally cloaked by clouds but appearing in all its snow-shrouded magnificence from time to time. Kilimanjaro was once part of Kenya, but on the marriage of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany Queen Victoria gifted it to her beloved grandson, whose colony Tanzania then was, as the perfect wedding present. Overnight at Amboseli National Park. 

Day 6: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

Depart the lodge after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive, enjoy a hot picnic lunch at a picnic site returning to the lodge at 1600hrs. Mt Kilimanjaro now provides water for the park, wonderful views and, of course, the most glorious background for animal photography. There has been serious erosion in the park. Elephant feeding habits combined with light soil have made serious inroads in the Amboseli vegetation. Nonetheless, there are still high numbers of the elephant for which the park is famous for, and it is here that much research has been done on the largest land mammal. Indeed, a cursory examination will show that humankind is not the only animal to destroy its own environment. The grasslands in the park can be undeniably lovely when made verdant by the rains and the three major swamps could star in a dinosaur movie. The swamps on the east of the park attract wildebeest, zebra and antelope with the predators that live off them, chiefly lion which tend to be easy to view here. In the south, Enkongo Narok swamp attracts hippos to the larger pools and plenty of buffalo, buck and teeming birdlife including the jacanas that pick their way elegantly and carefully. Giraffe are here and in areas still sufficiently treed there are leopard. Cheetah, caracal and civet may be seen. In the west of the park lies Lake Amboseli, a seasonal soda lake, sometimes with flamingos. Overnight at Amboseli National Park.

Day 7: AMBOSELI LAKE MANYARA (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue your journey to the Tanzania border post and then on to Arusha for lunch. After lunch, drive across the Masai Steppe to the Great Rift Valley. The main eastern Rift Valley runs from the Jordan Valley in the north, takes in the whole of the Red Sea, sheers through Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, and finally reaches the sea near the Zambezi Delta. In places, the walls of the Rift rise little more than 30 metres (100ft) above the valley floor, elsewhere, steep cliffs rise sharply to 1,200 metres (4,000ft) above the floor. In addition to the towering walls that contain it, the base of the Kenyan Rift Valley is studded with steaming geysers and dormant volcanoes, relicts of the violent tectonic activity that is also responsible for such montane giants as Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Elgon. Your hotel is perched high on the rim overlooking the park below. Overnight in Lake Manyara.

Day 8: LAKE MANYARA - SERENGETI (B/L/D)

After breakfast enter your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park. About midday return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for Serengeti National Park with some game viewing en route arriving at your lodge as the sun begins to set. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Overnight in Serengeti National Park

Day 9: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

Spend the whole day spend in the Serengeti National Park with morning and afternoon game drives only returning to the hotel for lunch and in time for dinner. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the south-eastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. Overnight in Serengeti National Park.

Day 10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO CRATER (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, after a picnic lunch you continue towards the crater with a short visit of a Masai Village. Late afternoon, continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight. This caldera supports around 20,000 large animals, including the world’s densest population of lions and spotted hyenas, several massive old tuskers, and some of East Africa’s last black rhinos. Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 11: NGORONGORO CRATER (B/L/D)

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. The 2,000 feet high walls of the approximately 10-mile-wide crater create a natural amphitheatre for the densest populations of large animals anywhere. It is a microcosm of the vast Serengeti National Park and in one day it is possible to see a staggering array of East African wildlife including all the big carnivores. The crater lives up to its infamous reputation with abundant and easily accessible wildlife and offers a chance to see lion, hyena or cheetah in action. The Crater is truly awe-inspiring and will surely be one of the highlights of your safari. The rim of the Ngorongoro Crater ranges in altitude from about 7,000 feet to 8,000 feet. Down below, the relatively flat floor of the Crater rests at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The Ngorongoro Crater's rich soils and abundant, year-round water provide an ideal habitat for a variety of animals. The Crater is not a self-contained ecosystem and some animals do migrate in and out but only in small numbers. Most of the animals in the Crater are resident and remain year-round. There are approximately 20,000 large mammals at any given time within the Crater walls. Return back to the lodge in time for lunch. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight. 
Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 12: NGORONGORO CRATER - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. Overnight in Tarangire National Park.

Day 13: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI (B/L/D)

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you continue the journey by road to Nairobi arriving in Nairobi late afternoon and proceed for dinner in Nairobi city centre before drop off at JKIA airport or City Centre Hotel at around 07:00 pm. Return flights should be booked after 23:00 hours.

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