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Safari in Kenya & Tanzania
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13 days

from $8,249 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Set out on safari in six incredible wildlife areas: Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Learn about elephant conservation from members of the Kenya Wildlife Service.
  • Visit a Maasai village and help build a clean-burning stove for the G Adventures-sponsored Clean Cookstoves Project.
  • Seek out some of Africa’s most incredible wildlife—from elephant herds and tree-climbing lions to rare black and white rhinos.
Itinerary

Few travel experiences compare to encountering the legendary wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara alongside expert naturalists. On this two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, explore incredible national parks and stay at beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps. Experience the East African savannah with all five senses as you search for the “big five.”

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 wildlife safari drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the reserve.

Day 3: Masai Mara

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

Day 4: Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart early on a long, but beautiful, drive to Lake Nakuru. En route, stop in at a G Adventures for Good-supported project, Ubuntu Café — an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Visit the craft centre, meet some of the Mamas in the program, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park

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

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time, relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife visiting the camp's watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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.

Day 8: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park

Visit Mto wa Mbu village for a guided cultural walk and a 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 wildlife safari drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.

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, stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors' Center before continuing to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.

Day 10: Serengeti National Park

Embark on morning and afternoon wildlife safari 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.

Day 11: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

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

Day 12: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.

Day 13: Arusha

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 15 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
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  • date 17 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
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  • date 22 Sep 2019 - 04 Oct 2019
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  • date 27 Sep 2019 - 09 Oct 2019
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  • date 01 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
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  • date 06 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
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  • date 12 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
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  • date 13 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
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  • date 19 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
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  • date 02 Nov 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
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  • date 09 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
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    $10,308 AUD Per Person

  • date 23 Nov 2019 - 05 Dec 2019
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  • date 08 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
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    $8,799 AUD Per Person
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    $10,558 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
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  • date 22 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020
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  • date 28 Dec 2019 - 09 Jan 2020
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  • date 29 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
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  • date 04 Jan 2020 - 16 Jan 2020
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  • date 05 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
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  • date 12 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
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  • date 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
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  • date 19 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
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  • date 26 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
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  • date 09 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
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    $10,308 AUD Per Person

  • date 23 Feb 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
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  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
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    $10,008 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (3 nts), safari lodge (1 nt), comfortable tented camps (8 nts).
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, private minibus.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made, Maai Mahiu
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk, Amboseli National Park
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park
  • Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
  • Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $7,928

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.