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Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari travels by 4 x 4, 7-seater Safari Cruiser to the best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Tour Length: 13 days

Nairobi | Mount Kenya | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara | Amboseli | Lake Manyara  | Serengeti | Ngorongoro

Departures weekly with arrivals Nairobi on Wednesdays

Land cost from: $5,295 per person

Explore the plains of East Africa on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari. Wildebeest, zebra and a host of other migratory wildlife await you in the amazing Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, stretching from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north, south across great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains.  And, where the herds go, so do the predators… and you on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Lake NakuruCovering a diverse number of locales, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland  Adventure aims to showcase what these places have to offer. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, we travel to the Mount Kenya region.  Mount Kenya, an extinct volcano, is the highest mountain in Kenya, with its highest peak topping off at 17,057 feet and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Wildlife in the Mount Kenya National Park include elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and elands; over 130 bird species have also been recorded. Next, it’s off to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.  Crowds of flamingos famously line these lakes’ shores and are often joined by other larger wildlife, attracted to the cooling breezes of the lakes.

Next up, decamp and continue on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game; be ready for some truly incredible game drives.   After this, it’s on to Amboseli National Park for more fantastic, up-close game viewing and thence it’s off to Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure tree-climbing lionOur first stop in Tanzania is Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

In addition to the lions, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of these primates.

Next up, enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti. The fabled Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game, wildebeest and zebra, in Africa. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Continuing your experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a descent into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa for wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch.  Complete your Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure as you depart for Arusha and thence onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  (Wed) Arrive Nairobi 

On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  (Thu) Nairobi  /  Mount Kenya National Park

Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi. drive to Mount Kenya region, arriving for lunch and check in at Outspan Hotel with a later transfer to  Treetops Lodge.  Rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner  at the lodge.

Day 3 (Fri)  Mount Kenya / Lake Nakuru National Park /  Lake Naivasha

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 (Sat)  Lake Naivasha  / Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Afternoon game drive in the reserve with inner and overnight in your luxurious tented accommodations.

Day 5 (Sun) Masai Mara National Reserve 

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and activities included.

Day 6 (Mon)  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha

Following breakfast in camp, drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.   Enjoy an afternoon boat ride, followed by dinner at your resort.

Day 7 (Tue) Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, then depart on the overland journey to scenic  Amboseli National Park. After lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 (Wed) Amboseli National Park 

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. If the weather is fair, you may see Mt. Kilimanjario!

Day 9 (Thu) Amboseli / Namanga / Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border and pass through customs and immigration, meet your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Arusha for lunch. This afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

Day 10 (Fri)  Laka Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at your Manyara Lodge, then depart on a drive to the incomparable Serengeti – spotting wildlife along the way.

Day 11 (Sat) Serengeti National Park 

Enjoy a full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. This is home to the famed wildebeest migration!

Day 12 (Sun)  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Farewell to the Serengeti after breakfast, and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Later today, arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Mon)  Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport to commence your departure flight.

Unforgettable Moment #15

On our 2nd day in the Mara, we came across a baby elephant, our ranger said it was about a month old. It was playing in the mud… slipping and sliding with delight. And then – plunk! – it slid right into water hole. I will never forget that high pitched scream of frustration – such a big sound from such a little animal! Mama elephant let her child learn its lesson, then gently coaxed the youngster onto dry land.

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