East African Adventure

Nairobi, Lake Nakura, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Karatu, Zanzibar, Nungwi

Unlike most East Africa tours, this adventure combines the thrill of seeing magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat with a stirring visit to the spice market, white sand beaches and glistening blue waters of Zanzibar. We'll connect with Maasai elders and stay in luxury tented camps during this journey of contrasts and breathtaking beauty.

Our prices start from

$ 5,799 LAND ONLY

14 Days • GUIDED • 31 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Services of a local leader
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Arrival transfer included, departure transfer available for purchase
  • 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Nairobi

Karen Blixen Coffee Cottages

Transfers are shared among travelers in our group. At the airport, you'll be met by a representative after passing through customs and shuttled to your hotel. You may need to wait a short time for other members of the group to arrive.

Day 2 - Nairobi to Lake Nakura

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Meet your fellow travelers and local leader before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park, in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, you'll venture out on your first exhilarating game drive. Lake Nakuru is home to the Big Five, so keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent beasts!

Day 3 - Lake Nakura to Lake Naivasha

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

A short journey brings us to Lake Naivasha — one of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley and home to many hippos and a vast variety of birds. The afternoon is yours to do as you wish.

Day 4 - Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Design your day with a variety of optional activities — whether it's Hell's Gate National Park for a hike, or renting a bike to make your own discoveries.

Day 5 - Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara

Base Camp Mara

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

An experience alongside the Maasai people takes you inside a traditional Maasai home, where you will meet with a local elder who shares their history and culture. After arriving at your tented camp, head out on your afternoon Mara game drive and explore the sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world's most tremendous animals.

Day 6 - Maasai Mara

Base Camp Mara

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Early this morning you may opt for a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the reserve — a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the Mara with a full day of game drives.

Day 7 - Maasai Mara to Lake Victoria

Speke Bay Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Venture to the shores of Lake Victoria — the largest tropical lake in the world. After a full day of travel, relax and unwind, or explore the lake's stunning surroundings.

Day 8 - Lake Victoria to Serengeti

Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

A short drive brings us to the Serengeti! Being here, it's clear why the plains got their name from the Maasai word "Siringet," — "The place where the land moves on forever."

Day 9 - Serengeti

Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

A balloon ride over the park here is optional. Ascend and watch the early morning movements of teeming herds. The rest of the day is full of inspiring game drives.

Day 10 - Serengeti to Karatu

Pembeni Photia Camp

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

You will enjoy a game drive on your way out of the park before arriving at the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater. Widely regarded as a microcosm of natural habitats, you'll see an extensive amount of wildlife as you journey to the crater floor. Your lodge tonight is on the rim of the crater.

Day 11 - Karatu to Zanzibar

Dhow Palace Hotel

Breakfast Included

A morning game drive sets your stage as you leave the compelling plains and make your way to the city of Arusha. Fly to the "Spice Island" of Zanzibar. Relax or explore the bazaars, shops, mosques and palaces in the area on foot — the best way!

Day 12 - Zanzibar to Nungwi

Flame Tree Cottages

Breakfast Included

The white sands and blue waters of the Indian Ocean are waiting for you. Drive a short distance to the spectacular north coast, and stop at a spice plantation to get an insider's look at the town's renowned spice trade.

Day 13 - Nungwi

Flame Tree Cottages

Breakfast Included

Today is unscripted for you to design your own day. Snorkel in search of exotic fish, feast on grilled local seafood, or simply relax in a hammock and reflect on this incredible adventure.

Day 14 - Nungwi

Breakfast Included

Your adventure ends today.

2021 Tour Dates

September
5, 19
|
$5,999
November
7
|
$5,799

2022 Tour Dates

April
10
|
$5,799
May
1
|
$5,799
September
4, 18
|
$5,999
November
6
|
$5,799

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and on-tour flights only, based on April 10, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,250. International airfare is additional.

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