Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure

This combination camping and hotel safari holiday is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the prolific game-viewing and incredible culture of East Africa
Kembu Farm Lake Nakuru National Park Masai Mara Game driving in the Masai Mara Western Highlands Lake Victoria Game drive through Serengeti Plains Camping in the Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater Rift Valley Arusha Zanzibar Stone Town Nungwi
Price
£4399To£4899including UK flights
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Duration
15 Days
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Type
Small group
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From £3649 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £175.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure

This two week Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure takes you to the heart of East Africa where wild savannah stretches as far as the eye can see and spectacular wildlife shows are par for the course.

Travel at the right time of year (mid-August to late October) and you’ll catch the wildebeest migration, one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet, but even if you miss it, the scale and diversity of bird and animal life won’t disappoint. Wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, elephant and buffalo are plentiful on East Africa’s wild plains, and cheetah, lion and hyena are never far behind.

Traveling overland and camping at night, you’ll explore the heartland of the Masai people and take in some of the finest game parks in eastern Africa. You’ll travel into the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara, through the tea plantations of the Western highlands and on to the teeming Serengeti plains. And then there’s the mind-blowing scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater, formed when a volcano erupted leaving fertile plains in its place.

The tour finishes with three days on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, where you can sail in a dhow, go snorkelling and feast on fresh seafood.

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Price information

£4399To£4899including UK flights
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From £3649 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £175.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Leader interview

“You have a campfire, you’re telling stores, people have a beer... and out of nowhere a zebra passed by. The lions brought down the zebra around 100m away.”

Travel guides

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Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Pack light layers for the days and warmer layers for the evenings because the temperature can drop.
Trip type:
Small group tour. 4-18 adults (min. age 18) with a tour leader.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
9 nights basic camping, 4 nights hotel.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, all transport and listed activities, tour leader, flights (if booked).

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Reviewed on 21 Feb 2014 by

A brilliant holiday, excellent game viewing, a great group of fellow travellers and staff, over all too quickly!! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2014 by

The holiday was good - safaris are tiring so a week on Zanzibar was a wonderful way to relax. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2013 by

The most memorable part was camping on rim of Ngorgoro crater and seeing in crater black rhino and leopard. Awesome sunsets. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Accommodation & meals:
The majority of this trip is spent camping, therefore reducing our energy consumption and carbon footprint for the whole trip. Each tour has their own chef, dedicated to buying produce from local stalls and markets and making a range of traditional meals. Guests might have the chance to learn to make a regional specialty such as stew with ‘Ugali’ - a maize flour and water mixture with the consistency of dough; or ‘Pelau’, which is made from rice, spices and chopped meat.

Conservation:
The permit fee charged to see Nakuru National Park, the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park goes directly towards the preservation of several endangered species and their fragile but beautiful environment. We hope to see flamingos, endangered white and black rhinos, lions, leopards, wildebeests, cheetah, hyena etc. By travelling with us, you ensure that rangers are paid a fair wage and have the provisions and personnel to protect themselves and wildlife against harmful poaching activity.

UK office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

People

Community:
We employ local tour guides, drivers, porters and chefs and so all of these employment opportunities provide financial benefit for people in the community. Our guides are also keen to teach Swahili as a means of making a more genuine connection with people they meet on the trip.

Local Crafts & Culture:
In addition to purchasing supplies locally, tour guides encourage travellers to purchase goods and souvenirs from a local craft centre in Arusha. The project is run by a group of young people, who learn and perfect traditional craftsmanship in order to sell their wares and make a better living. The paintings and carvings are particularly special here and guides are careful to advise against the purchasing of endangered local hardwoods and animal materials. In Stone Town, Zanzibar, we carouse through the myriad of small alleys and markets and purchase spices as the area is known for this trade.

Group size:
This is a small group tour and so numbers do not exceed 18, meaning that local environments and the communities and variety of species (endangered and otherwise) that we encounter are not seriously impacted by our stay. This group size also allows us to travel with ease and therefore to stay at a number of unique, lesser known campsites and one hotel that would not usually benefit from tourism commerce due to its limited size.

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