The Best of East Africa

12-Day Best of Kenya Tanzania Safari

Duration

12 Days

Door-to-door

From

5,847 USD

Cities & Landmarks

Nairobi, Lake Naivasah, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Amboseli

Time of Year

Throughout the year

Overview

Cross Kenya and Tanzania through the rich, fertile Masai Mara. The wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold before you on this incredible safari adventure, which goes deep into the heartland of the Maasai tribespeople and the finest game parks in eastern Africa. While traveling through the world-renowned Masai Mara and the vast open Serengeti plains and on to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Route
Kenya
StartNairobi (Day 1)
Day 2Lake Naivasha (Lake)
Day 3-5Masai Mara NR
Tanzania
Day 6-8Serengeti NP
Day 9Ngorongoro Crater
Kenya
Day 10-11Amboseli NP
Day 12Jomo Kenyatta Airport (Nairobi)
EndNairobi (Day 12)
Activities & Transportation

Activities: game drives

Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

transfer from and back to the airport is included

Tour Features
Luxury tour

This luxury tour uses lodges and hotels.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can be customized

You can request changes to this tour.

Minimum age of 1 year

The minimum age for this tour is 1 year.

10 - DAY ITINERARY

Day - By - Day

Arrival 

(See Getting There below for more details)

  • > You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • > Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Day 1 | Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi

    On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Nairobi and your chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country.
    After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover that Nairobi – the undisputed safari capital of East Africa, is balanced at 1661M (5450 ft) above the mean sea level, keeping the temperature and humidity relatively low. All around this important city is same Kenya's greatest delights. Nairobi River, in the south of the nation. Nairobi is the ideal starting point for safari lovers, within reach of Masai Mara and Lake Nauru in Kenya.

    Nairobi Capital has its own natural attraction, Nairobi National Park, close by, named after the resident river of the town “Nairobi River”. These financial, administrative, and tourist centers are the perfect place to relax after a long journey and before you set off on safari, the holiday of a lifetime.

    Main Destination: Nairobi (City, Kenya)

     Accommodation: Eka Hotel Nairobi

                                  > Mid-range hotel located in or near Nairobi

    Meals & Drinks: > Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 2 | Nairobi - Lake Naivasha

    Today your adventure begins after being picked up from your hotel in Nairobi at 8 am. We’re driving north and west introducing you to the wonders of the Kenya landscapes as you head for Lake Naivasha in the heart of the Great Rift Valley for 2 hours of boat rides in the vast lake.

    Lake Naivasha NationalPark - a small but beautiful park, compact, makes a great location for spotting wildlife. At the end of the afternoon, you will find a member of the big five, where Lake Nakuru is home to rhinos and there will be a good chance of spotting and photographing one of these magnificent beasts. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, we retire to the comfort of the lodge for an evening meal and the same rest.

    Journey time and Distance 3-4 hours 155 km from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha.

     

     

    Main Destination: Lake Naivasha (Lake, Kenya)

     Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

                                  > Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 3 | Naivasha - Masai Mara National Reserve

    Today our journey continues as we head from the edge of the Masai Mara into its very heart… But now Masai Mara beckons and so we continue to head south into what is surely the world’s greatest park arrived time for hot lunch.

    At times this unsurpassable place is home to over a million herbivores and the thousands of predators who stalk them. Their fascinating habits and habitats are sure to provoke questions, so do ask your driver guide to explain the amazing creatures you see all around you. At night back at your accommodation the sights, sounds, and smells of Africa will continue to enchant you on this wilderness adventure.

    Journey time and Distance 6.3 hours 297 km from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara.

    Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve(Kenya)

     Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 4 | Masai Mara National Reserve

    Ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous Masai Mara. With packed lunch, we start today with the morning section of our game drive emphasis on wildebeest migration and the perfect spot for river crossing or predators all explained to you by your expert driver guide.

    The wonderful thing about doing a game drive in Masai Mara is that the behaviors of these animals are more visible due to the lack of vegetation. The variety of habitats allows plenty of places to explore and you often find yourself having private encounters with predators.

    Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve(Kenya)

     Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

     

  • Day 5 | More Game Viewing in Masai Mara

    Ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous Masai Mara. With packed lunch, we start today with the morning section of our game drive emphasis on wildebeest migration and the perfect spot for river crossing or predators all explained to you by your expert driver guide.

    The wonderful thing about doing a game drive in Masai Mara is that the behaviors of these animals are more visible due to the lack of vegetation. The variety of habitats allows plenty of places to explore and you often find yourself having private encounters with predators.

    Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve(Kenya)

     Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 6 | Masai Mara - Serengeti National Park

    Today our journey continues as we head from the edge of the Serengeti in Tanzania, with packed lunch, First, you will have a quick stop at Isebania/Serare Border Towns for visa registration and exchange vehicle, it’s time to say goodbye to Kenya guide, you will meet him again in the final park of safari.

    Your Tanzania Guide will introduce you to Tanzania culture and its people when driving into Serengeti's heart. But now Serengeti beckons and so we continue to head south to Central into what is surely the world’s greatest park. At times this unsurpassable place is home to over 1.6 million herbivores and the thousands of predators who stalk them. Their fascinating habits and habitats are sure to provoke questions, so do ask your driver guide to explain the amazing creatures you see all around you. Journey time and Distance 7 hours 280 km from Masai Mara to Central Serengeti.

     

    Main Destination: Serengeti National Park(Tanzania)

     Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 7 | Serengeti National Park

    Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. The sights, sounds, and smells of Africa are all around us and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park.

    Pick your packed breakfast and lunch with your morning section of game drive in Serengeti National Park, marveling at the stunning scenery ever-changing light, and always entertaining wildlife. After our picnic lunch, we set off again searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses.

    The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule so we may find a lion or a leopard, elephant and zebra cheetah, and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the camp for dinner and some much-needed rest.

    Main Destination: Serengeti National Park(Tanzania)

     Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 8 | Serengeti National Park

    It's time to embark on the awe-inspiring Serengeti National Park Great Migration Safari. We head out in the morning or the afternoon, depending on the animals' migration when we are there. From the comfort of our custom-built four-wheel vehicle, look out for lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, gazelles, zebras, elephants, hippos, and more as we traverse the park, taking in the unforgettable scenery of the breathtaking landscape.

    Main Destination: Serengeti National Park(Tanzania)

     Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 9 | Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater Floor

    On Day 9, explore Africa's Garden of Eden, the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the grasslands, forests, and freshwater lake that inspire the continual migration of animals and makes for the perfect chance to catch a glimpse of Africa's notorious Big Five, i.e., buffalo, elephants, leopards, black-maned lions, and the rare black rhinoceros.

    Riding through the crater in a four-wheel drive, you will get up close to some of the most unforgettable animals on the planet.

    After some exploring, enjoy a hot lunch picnic in the heart of the crater before we take in some more sights and head back to the lodge for the evening. Awaiting you at the lodge will be a deliciously prepared dinner accompanied by local entertainment to enjoy as you reminisce about the day you just had. From your private terrace, observe some more of Ngorongoro's wildlife-rich caldera in nature below.

    Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater(Tanzania)

     Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 10 | Ngorongoro - Amboseli National Park

    After breakfast, collect your lunch boxes and leave the Ngorongoro crater. Your journey takes you to the Tanzania and Kenya border of Namanga, Time to catch your last sight of the day before beginning your two-night stay at your safari camp in Amboseli National Park, where you can watch herds of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife. Take in a private lecture on the elephants of Amboseli before dining tonight.

    Main Destination: Amboseli National Park(Kenya)

     Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 11 | Amboseli National Park

    View the elephants, hippos, and buffalos that spend time at Amboseli's natural watering holes as you enjoy a private safari ride with us. Watch the graceful antelopes that graze in the flat grasslands, and you explore the plains of the park.

    Visit a Maasai village before a morning game drive, after which you'll return to the lodge for breakfast. Take some time to yourself in the lodge before we eat lunch, then after we have dined, it's time to head back out for another game drive to see the other animals that call ​Amboseli National Park​ home. At your leisure, enjoy your dinner and relax back at the lodge in the evening time.

    Main Destination: Amboseli National Park(Kenya)

     Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

                                  > Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 12 | Journey Home

    If time permits after breakfast - morning game drive till midday when you will have lunch at your lodge and say farewell to Best of East Africa Safari, pm proceed to Nairobi drop at Nairobi Airport for your onward journey back home.

    End of Safari.

    Main Destination: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi, Kenya)

     Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

                                  > Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

    Meals & Drinks: > Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour 

(See Getting There below for more details)

  • > Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • > You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Camps & Lodges

DayAccommodationMeals
1Eka Hotel Nairobi
Mid-range hotel in or near Nairobi (Kenya)
Breakfast Included
2Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Mid-range hotel in or near Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
All Meals Included
3-5Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge inside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
All Meals Included
6-8Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
9Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
10-11Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
All Meals Included
12End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
RATES
Important to Know

> Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

> This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older.

Start datesSolo
1 room
2 people
1 room
3 people
2 rooms
4 people
2 rooms
5 people
3 rooms
6 people
3 rooms
Mar 1, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022$7,359$4,770$3,970$3,796$3,516$3,328
Apr 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022$6,414$4,325$3,566$3,350$3,095$2,925
Jun 1, 2022 – Jun 30, 2022$7,010$4,849$4,045$3,875$3,592$3,404
Jul 1, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022$8,573$5,847$4,947$4,873$4,533$4,307
Nov 1, 2022 – Dec 21, 2022$7,138$4,668$3,877$3,694$3,419$3,236
Dec 22, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022$8,573$5,847$4,947$4,873$4,533$4,307
Jan 1, 2023 – Feb 28, 2023$7,950$5,322$4,472$4,348$4,038$3,830
Mar 1, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023$7,359$4,770$3,970$3,796$3,516$3,328
Apr 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023$6,414$4,325$3,566$3,350$3,095$2,925
Jun 1, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023$7,010$4,849$4,045$3,875$3,592$3,404
Jul 1, 2023 – Oct 31, 2023$8,573$5,847$4,947$4,873$4,533$4,307
Nov 1, 2023 – Dec 21, 2023$7,138$4,668$3,877$3,694$3,419$3,236
Dec 22, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023$8,573$5,847$4,947$4,873$4,533$4,307
INCLUSIONS

What's Included

  • Park fees(For non-residents) 
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  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
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  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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  • Drinking water(On all days)
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  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
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  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
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  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
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  • All Taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)
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  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
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  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$25.00 pp per day)
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  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
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  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There

This tour starts and ends in Nairobi

We can help you select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself

Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi

transfer from and back to the airport is included

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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