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10 Days Classic Heart of Kenya and Tanzania Safari
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Cross Country Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

This safari features Kenya and Tanzania's most treasured national parks. Accommodation is based on small luxury tented camps and lodges which offer personalized services and are ideal for families, couples, and small groups.

Transport is based on our well-maintained safari minibus and land cruisers, with a flight from Mara to Serengeti, making sure that you don’t miss any drama in the African savannah! Your memories in this safari in Kenya and Tanzania will stay in your heart forever!

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Children policy: Children from as little as 1 year can participate but with supervision of adults/parents. Children between 0 to 12 years old will get a special charge on accommodation depending on each property.
  • Starting point: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ending point: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Languages: English, Spanish, and French
  • Park fees are included.

Highlights

  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Spot the Big Five, leopard, zebra, and more
  • Explore Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara in Kenya
  • Discover Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara in Tanzania
  • Chance to witness the Annual Wildebeest Migration
  • Daily delicious meals and drinks
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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10 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Eka Hotel

On your first night, you will stay at Eka Hotel. Eka Hotel is a contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience, and efficiency to the discerning traveler.

Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, Eka Hotel has five meeting rooms designed to suit every occasion, complimented with stylish accommodation. The hotel rooms offer the very best in comfort, convenience, and efficiency.

Flamingo Hill Camp

On your second night, you will spend your night at Flamingo Hill Camp. The Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. The camp is small and exclusive, comprising 25 tents.

The tents are furnished with the understated luxury required by the modern traveler. Decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron, and crisp cottons, each tent has been meticulously planned to maximize comfort.

Zebra Plains Camp Mara

Zebra Plains Mara Camp is set below the Oldonyo Loip Ridge facing the open plains of the Maasai Mara. The ridge, home to some of the big cats, is one of the most important wildlife habitats and migration corridor that it is under our protection.

The sound of the wild is active in the evenings. You can hear the roars of the resident pride of lions advertising their presence to other lions or contact pride members. Star gazing on open skies is so beautiful and you might even be able to able to learn about some of the constellations.

You will fall in love with this place as you review your day's wildlife experience and to plan your next day with your hosts. After dinner you may still go back to the camp fire and continue having your drinks as you enjoy the tranquility of your camp. Your third and fourth nights will be spent here.

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Kubu Kubu is the latest addition to the portfolio of properties of Tanganyika Wilderness Camps. This camp is strategically located to ensure that all areas of the Serengeti are within reach of our guests, including legendary locations like the famous Maasai kopjes, the Museum of Olduvai Gorge, Seronera and the Grumeti River.

It has been designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cozy and with the right amount of luxury. Guests can attend to the show of the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents. You will be staying here on the fifth and sixth nights of the safari.

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge rises up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall within the incredible highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It consists of 20 colonial style cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation and a working farm.

In the setting of the majestic mountains, this exclusive hotel is a haven of peace and comfort with all the attentions and the luxury of a traditional country villa. The relaxation the spa offers and its swimming pool are the perfect contrast to the intense excursions and safaris available from the lodge to the Ngorongoro area. Your seventh and eighth night will spent here.

Lake Manyara Escarpment Lodge

Perched high on the rim of the Great Rift Valley, Escarpment Luxury Lodge is a serene haven overlooking the wonder of Lake Manyara below. Offering 16 private, tastefully decorated chalets. You will be spending the last night of the safari here.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, you will be met by Classic Journeys Africa Customer Care Representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Before checking in at hotel, he will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the driver / guide who will be with you throughout the safari.

  • Accommodation: Eka Hotel
  • Included meal: Breakfast

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

After a short briefing in the morning, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park boasts a huge variety of animals, including leopard which is often found snoozing on the branches of the magnificent yellow-barked acacias, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, warthog, baboon, the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe only found in this park in Kenya, white rhino and the rare black rhino which is protected and guarded here. Arrive in time for lunch followed by a late afternoon game drive.

  • Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Camp
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

After breakfast and a short briefing by your driver / guide, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to 'the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth', the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. Arrive back in lodge in time for campfire cocktails and dinner.

  • Accommodation: Zebra Plains Camp Mara
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinne

Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Your day will be spent on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena; while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles. Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds.

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a hot air balloon at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. Alternatively visit a Masai village and get learn the Masai culture at an extra cost.

  • Accommodation: Zebra Plains Camp Mara
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinne

Day 5: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Olkiombo Airstrip at 9:10 a.m. where you will fly to Migori arriving at 9:30 a.m. Upon arrival at Migori, you will have a 30-minute road transfer to Isebania Immigrations and Customs Office then clear with the Immigration officials. At 10:45 a.m. you will depart from Tarime Airstrip arriving Serengeti Seronera airstrip at 11:05 a.m. where your Tanzania guides will be eagerly waiting for you.

You will be transferred to Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge with a game viewing en route. Lunch will be at your camp followed by relaxation. Later, enjoy an afternoon classic safari supper in the Serengeti National Park.

  • Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with drinks (water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and house wines)

Day 6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

After breakfast, enjoy game driving (meals taken in true safari style ‘in the bush’) in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 square kilometers of endlessly rolling savannah. Venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game. Overnight at the lodge.

  • Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with drinks (water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and house wines)

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

This morning, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch boxes stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world.

Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950's, it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago. The famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA) features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains, and dormant volcanoes. Arrive at your camp in time for dinner and relaxation or an optional cultural village visit.

  • Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with drinks (water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and house wines)

Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

After breakfast, descend into the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife.

Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to the lodge in time for relaxation before dinner.

  • Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with drinks (water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and house wines)

Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

After breakfast, drive to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy lunch and check in at your lodge. Then later enjoy an afternoon game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree climbing lions. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Lake Manyara Escarpment Lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and all drinks (excluding champagne, cellar wines, single malts, and cognacs)

Day 10: Departure at Arusha

Drive to Arusha. Following lunch on your own arrangements, spend time doing last minute shopping then later you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home. Say goodbye to the wonderful country and promise to join Classic Journeys Africa on another expedition!

Location

This safari will take you to various world-famous national parks in Kenya and Tanzania, including Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conversation Area, and Lake Manyara National Park.

Starting from Nakuru National Park one of the greatest ornithological sites in the world and a great rhino sanctuary in Kenya, to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park the arena to one of greatest spectacle on earth, the wildebeest migration. The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world whose rich pasture hosts over 30,000 animals.

To Lake Manyara National Park which offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. The park is also famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.

Kenya

Kenya sits halfway down the east coast of Africa, astride the equator. It is the most accessible country in the region. Kenya is the home of safari and one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Kenya’s appealing world of attractions ranges from stunning landscapes, cultural diversity, adventure sports, and beautiful beaches to unique wildlife.

It is fascinating from the sheer diversity of its many game parks. One of the greatest sights is the annual migration of two million wildebeests, together with half a million zebras and thousands of gazelles across the endless savanna. Kenya boasts as the only country in the world with a national park in the capital.

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the unique destinations on the African continent that has yet to be discovered by many. It is a land of many wonders, with an unparalleled diversity of fauna and flora. Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free standing mountain in Africa, the exotic Islands of Zanzibar, the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Selous, and the Marine Park of Mafia Island are only but a few of the living examples.

The scenery, topography, and very friendly people harbor the growth of excellent cultural tourism, beach holidays, game hunting, historical, and archaeological ventures, and certainly the best wildlife photographic safaris on the continent.

Tanzania is known for its vastness, its remote southern national parks, and also for the parks scenic beauty, as well as their abundance in wildlife. To the north of the country lies Ngorongoro Conservation Area, about 828 square kilometers, a perfect caldera of the world and 18 kilometers in diameter. It borders Serengeti National Park, which arguably has the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world.

Food

During this safari, your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Food served at your accommodation is carefully prepared, varied and tasty. Many of the vegetable are locally grown in gardens at your camp. There will also be complimentary 1.5 liters mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle.

DO NOT drink tap water anywhere in East Africa. Bottled water and treated water is readily available, so please do not allow yourself to become dehydrated. Water found in bottles in your room or served with meals is safe to drink. It is generally recommended to drink at least 2 to 3 liters (4 to 6 pints) of water per day to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Do remember that you are in a warm climate so avoid foods with mayonnaise that may have been left out too long and unpeeled fruits outside your lodge or hotel. Some people experience mild diarrhea at some point on safari so it is a good idea to bring a treatment such as Pepto-Bismol and stronger medication such as Imodium if that doesn’t do the trick.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Book a hot air balloon ride during your stay at Masai Mara National Reserve. Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a hot air balloon at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild. If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

Alternatively, you can also visit a Masai village while you are in Masai Mara National Reserve, and learn the Masai culture there.

What's included

  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Services of two driver / guides
  • All meet and greet services
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation in a private safari minivan in Kenya and 4 x 4 land cruiser in Tanzania on safari with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
  • Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle per passenger
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • Safari accessories in each vehicle (first aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box, and fire extinguisher)
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary 1.5 liters mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle
  • 24-hours stand-by contact number
  • Parks entrance fees
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Flying doctors coverage

What's not included

  • All items of personal nature (e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities (recommended 2 to 4 USD per person per day for hotel, lodges, and camp staff, 1 USD per bag for porters, and 5 to 10 USD per person per day for driver / guide)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any local or international flight and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Visa fees
  • Supplement for using a 4 x 4 land cruiser in Kenya (355 USD per vehicle)
  • Any other item(s) not included in the itinerary

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. On departure, transfers to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) are included in the price.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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