12 Day Kenya and Tanzania Adventure

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Nairobi Kenya
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Nairobi Kenya
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Kenya Tanzania

Tour Dates

2020
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October
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Overview

Kenya and Tanzania Adventure

This Camping Adventure safari endeavors to combine the highlights of both Kenya and Tanzania. We concentrate on the internationally acclaimed game parks that are known to be – the home of the Discovery Channel. We will also visit lesser-known areas and will enjoy interaction with the local tribes, including the renowned Masai. Weather and road conditions will influence the route chosen on each safari and clients should be flexible in this regard. Clients should come prepared with an open mind and spontaneous disposition in order to best enjoy the superb offerings of the region.

Please note: As of 1 January 2020 we will implement a minimum requirement of 4 passengers to confirm a tour departure. Our reservation office will be able to assist with any request or questions.

Kenya and Tanzania Camping Adventure
ROUTE : Nairobi to Nairobi
DEPARTURES : Every Second Saturday
VEHICLE : Custom 17-seater adventure truck
DURATION : 12 Days (1 night Hotel, 9 nights camping,1 nights lodge)

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nairobi
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Mount Longonot
  • Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Guided walks
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara Conservancy
  • Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Masai village
  • Arusha

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY:

• Hot air balloon ride

Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

Prices are subject to changes. Prices are person sharing and excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary
Tour price: 01/01/2020 to 30/12/2020 – €2245 (no local payment)

*** Please note that the itinerary may deviate from the one set out, please request itinerary for your selected tour dates

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: NAIROBI

Our tour of East Africa starts in the capital city of Nairobi. Guests arrive and meet at the hotel in the heart of this bustling city. For clients arriving early, there are a variety of optional tours and excursions on offer – these can be arranged on arrival at the hotel.

At 18h00 we conduct a pre-tour briefing before enjoying an own expense dinner at a local restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation:

La Mada Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Dinner at own expense

DAY 2: MASAI MARA

Distance: 225 Km

We dive straight into the adventure and head directly for Masai Mara National Reserve. To get there the road climbs up to the edge of the Great Rift Valley, affording magnificent views over the Africa of our imaginations. The Mara is famous for the annual mass migration of wildebeest and zebra, and is the scene of heartbreak for the young animals taken by the hundreds of crocodiles in the Mara River. But the sheer weight of numbers ensures most animals are lucky enough to escape.

We arrive in the afternoon and spend the next two nights camping adjacent to the park. An accommodation upgrade is available every night of the tour, but this must be booked before departure to avoid disappointment.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Great Rift Valley

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (two person dome tents) – Oseki Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: MASAI MARA

Distance: Game Drives

We leave early for a full day of extensive game driving. The Mara is renowned for its abundance of plains game and the ever-present predators following the herds. We follow seasonal migrations when possible, our safari truck giving us an elevated view of the plains.

We stop for a picnic lunch between game drives and only return to camp in the late afternoon, tired and hungry, ready for a hearty meal around the camp fire.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara River, Full day game viewing experience

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (two person dome tents) – Oseki Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: MOUNT LONGONOT

Distance: 225 km

Leaving The Mara, we track back to Mount Longonot National Park, with its dormant volcano. We temporarily abandon our vehicle as our guide leads us on a hike up to the crater rim, for a view of the jagged-edged caldera and the forest within. It’s also a good spot for views of the Rift Valley. The volcano last erupted in the early 1900s but steam vents may still be visible, and on the way there is a variety of plains game to be seen while we walk. We will take a packed lunch along, for a picnic with a view.

Reunited with our safari truck, it’s only a short drive to our camp-site on the shores of Lake Naivasha, where we set up camp for the next two nights.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot, Hike in National Park, Lake Naivasha

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (two person dome tents) – Lake Naivasha

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK

Distance: 60 Km (return)

This morning we drive the short distance to the famous Hell’s Gate National Park, named by 19th century explorers for a natural cleft in the high basalt cliffs. The dramatic scenery here was the inspiration for the the movie “The Lion King”, and it’s a great place to walk, with the chance of seeing zebra, giraffe and buffalo amongst various species of antelope. The adventurous have the option to explore the park on a bicycle (local hire, own expense). Hot springs are a reminder of the volcanic activity below our feet, and nearby Olkaria Geothermal Power station takes advantage of this.

We head back to camp for lunch, and follow this with an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Naivasha, to get close to hippo and some of the 400 species of birds that the lake attracts.

A final highlight in a busy day is a visit to Elsamere, the former home of the original “lion whisperers”, George and Joy Adamson, for high tea and to gain some insight into their fascinating lives.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Guided hike in Hells Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha boat cruise, Elsamere

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (two person dome tents) – Lake Naivasha

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Mountain bike trip in Hell’s Gate

DAY 6: ARUSHA

Distance: 375 Km

Today we head for Tanzania and the town of Arusha, passing through the outskirts of Nairobi on our way south. Crossing the border, we catch glimpses of Mt Kilimanjaro through the clouds, and skirt the base of Mt Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain. Known as the Tanzania’s “safari capital”, Arusha is a busy cross-roads of safari operators and travellers from all over the world. It is also the seat of the East African Community and important regional diplomatic hub.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Scenic drive, Tanzania

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ahadi Lodge Arusha

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner at own expense)

DAY 7: SERENGETI

Distance: 300 Km

Our Tanzanian safari begins as we enter Serengeti National Park. The road climbs the flanks of Ngorongoro before descending to the flat plains of the Serengeti, the golden grassland dotted with flat-topped acacias. This is quintessential Africa, the scene of an annual migration when the grasslands turn black with the bodies of wildebeest. The game is abundant in every season and the predators that stalk the herds are never far behind. We will camp two nights on the Serengeti plain, spending our days game driving, living in one of nature’s greatest scenes, the nights around a camp fire with a star-studded sky overhead.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Serengeti National Park: Extensive Game Viewing Experience

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (Two Man Dome Tents) – Serengeti

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: SERENGETI

Distance: Game drive

Rising before the sun for coffee around the camp fire, we leave for a full day of exploring the park as the day breaks. We have all day for game viewing as our guide explains the behaviour and habits of the animals we encounter. We stop regularly for comfort breaks, and have a picnic lunch in the wilds. Returning to our camp as the sun sets, we relax around the fire, swapping stories and photographs as the crew prepare a delicious meal.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Serengeti National Park, Full day game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Camping (2 person dome tents) – Serengeti

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: SERENGETI - NGORONGORO

Distance: +- 130 km

At dawn we leave for our final game drive on the plains, returning mid morning to strike camp and have brunch. We then drive back up the steep slopes of Ngorongoro to the top of this extinct volcano. On the way it’s a little strange to see the Masai tribesmen herding their cattle amongst the wildlife, still living their customary lifestyle as they have for centuries. We camp tonight at the renowned Simba Camp, perched on the edge of the crater, with breathtaking views into the caldera.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Masai Tribal People, Ngorongoro Crater, Game drive in Serengeti

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (2 person dome tents) – Crater rim

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: NGORONGORO - MASAI

Distance: 65 km

At first light we board 4×4 safari vehicles to make the daring descent into the crater, a route too steep and precipitous for our safari truck. Here we explore the the crater, a marvel of nature with its steep forested walls, fertile grass plains, lake, salt pan and fever tree forest. It is a microcosm of the continent’s great safari destinations, with the possibility of seeing many of Africa’s mammals all in one place, including the rare Black Rhino. We take the steep route out of the crater to return to Simba Camp for lunch, exiting the park in the early afternoon and descending the escarpment to our camp for the night, in a village amongst the Masai people.

This afternoon we will tour the village with a Masai guide and hear about their way of life, their culture  and how they fit into the modern world.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

4x4 Safari inside the Ngorongoro crater, Masai Encounter

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping (2 person dome tents)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: ARUSHA

Distance: 130 km

We awake to the bustling noise of village life, and after breakfast we make our way back to Arusha. We have lunch in town and then spend the afternoon exploring the markets and curio shopping for those presents to take home to family and friends. Tonight we will enjoy an own expense meal at a local restaurant to celebrate our safari and our final night together.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Arusha, Local Markets

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Camping (Two man dome tents) – Meserani Snake Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense)

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO NAIROBI

Distance: 295 km

After breakfast, we set off to complete the circle back to Nairobi. (On occasion we may use the shuttle bus to transfer clients.) This road travels through some spectacular scenery and on a clear day offers stunning views of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. On route to Nairobi city, the transfer will pass via the airport to facilitate clients who are flying out today. Clients staying on in Nairobi or continuing their travels will be taken into the city centre.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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