Discovering the Heart of Africa: A Kenya and Tanzania Safari Adventure

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Kenya and Tanzania safari is an exciting adventure that takes you on a journey through some of the most stunning natural landscapes and wildlife habitats in East Africa. From the vast savannahs of the Masai Mara and Serengeti to the towering peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and the picturesque beaches of Zanzibar, this safari offers a unique opportunity to discover the best of these two countries. Witness the annual wildebeest migration, spot the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions of the Maasai people. With luxurious accommodations, expert guides, and unforgettable experiences, Kenya and Tanzania safari promises to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Price starting from $ 3499   Ex NEW YORK (JFK)

OVERVIEW

Kenya and Tanzania safari is an epic adventure that takes travelers through some of the most iconic destinations in East Africa. The journey starts in Nairobi, Kenya's bustling capital, where travelers can visit historic landmarks, explore local markets, and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of the city.

From there, the safari heads to Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa's most popular wildlife destinations, where travelers can witness the annual wildebeest migration and spot a variety of iconic wildlife species such as lions, cheetahs, and elephants.

The safari then continues to Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, famous for its vast plains and diverse wildlife, including the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros).

Next, the safari visits Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most unique geological wonders in the world. Here, travelers can enjoy breathtaking views of the crater and witness wildlife such as lions, leopards, and hyenas in their natural habitat.

Finally, the safari ends in Arusha, Tanzania, where travelers can explore the city's markets and cultural sites before departing for their next destination. Throughout the journey, travelers will enjoy comfortable accommodations, expert guides, and immersive cultural experiences that offer a unique glimpse into the rich history and traditions of East Africa.

Itinerary

Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Nairobi to start your exciting Magical Kenya experience.

Greetings and welcome to Nairobi! We will be eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport to transport you to your hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm) Once you've settled in and rested, you'll have the opportunity to explore this vibrant and captivating city, which boasts a diverse and lively commercial sector that provides a unique experience of contemporary African urban life. Nairobi is renowned as the safari capital of Africa and is surrounded by breathtaking national parks that are sure to leave you in awe. As you take in the sights and sounds of this modern capital, you are free to relax and unwind for the rest of the day.

Begin your day with an early wake-up call to savor a delectable breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi. Following that, we will set off on a journey to Kenya's lush highlands, descending the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. While passing through Maasai territory, you may encounter Maasai pastoralists and their livestock living in harmony with the wildlife. By lunchtime, we will have arrived at the Masai Mara, one of Kenya's most well-known and historical safari destinations, where we will embark on the first of numerous unforgettable game drives. The diverse ecosystem is home to a broad array of game, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest (gnus), giraffes, buffaloes, jackals, topis, gazelles, impalas, and elephants, as well as numerous birds. The rivers are teeming with hippopotamuses and crocodiles. From around July to October, approximately two million animals, mostly wildebeest but also some zebras and antelopes, migrate here from the Serengeti during the renowned Great Wildebeest Migration. In the evening, enjoy a delectable dinner at the lodge.

Overnight in Masai Mara

The entire day will be spent in the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, where you will have the opportunity to go wildlife viewing. Following a leisurely breakfast, embark on a morning game drive to explore the vast wilderness and observe the diverse wildlife. You will have the chance to witness predator-prey interactions, see majestic herds of wildebeest and zebras, and spot elusive big cats like lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Additionally, you can observe other wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and a wide range of bird species. After the morning game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and relax for the remainder of the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy dinner and the opportunity to reflect on the incredible experiences of the day.

Overnight in Masai Mara

After spending an exciting time in Masai Mara, it's time to head to Lake Naivasha, another stunning destination in Kenya. After breakfast, you will depart Masai Mara and journey towards Lake Naivasha. The route passes through the scenic Rift Valley, with breathtaking views of the escarpment. Along the way, you will stop at a local village to learn about the culture and way of life of the Maasai people ( at an additional fee). You will also have a chance to shop for unique souvenirs made by local artisans.

Upon arrival at Lake Naivasha, check in at your lodge and enjoy lunch. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake surrounded by lush greenery, and home to a variety of wildlife. In the afternoon, you will take a boat ride on the lake, which provides an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and seeing some of the resident hippos up close. You will also visit the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary (at an extra cost), which is home to herds of zebras, giraffes, and other wildlife. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the island before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight in Lake Naivahsa

After a relaxing time at Lake Naivasha, it's time to continue the adventure with a journey to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your lodge before departing for Amboseli. The drive will take you through the scenic Great Rift Valley, passing by picturesque landscapes and local villages. 

Upon arriving at Amboseli National Park, check in to your lodge and enjoy lunch. Amboseli is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, its large herds of elephants, and 420 species of birds. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive to explore the park and search for its diverse wildlife, which includes lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, and more. As the sun sets, return to your lodge for dinner and relax under the starry African sky.

Overnight in Amboseli.

After breakfast, you will embark on a full-day game drive in the Amboseli National Park. This park is renowned for its picturesque views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, and its large elephant herds. The park is also home to other wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes, as well as over 420 bird species.

During your game drive, you will have a chance to witness some of Africa's most iconic animals roaming in their natural habitats. You can also take a guided nature walk with a Maasai guide who will teach you about the local flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to relax at your lodge or visit a nearby Maasai village to experience their culture and way of life. In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge while reminiscing about the incredible experiences of the day.

Overnight in Amboseli National Park

After an exciting wildlife adventure in Amboseli National Park, it's time to head back to Nairobi. You will have an early breakfast before departing Amboseli and heading towards Nairobi. The drive takes you through the Athi Plains and offers breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, weather permitting.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, check-in and relax. 

Overnight in Nairobi

This marks the end of your unforgettable safari experience in Kenya, filled with lasting memories of stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural experiences. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Accommodation

Somerset Westview Nairobi
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With a stay at Somerset Westview Nairobi in Nairobi (Kilimani), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Prestige Plaza and Central Park. This 4.5-star property is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Nairobi National Park and 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from Thika Road Mall.  Make yourself at home in one of the 162 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting (surcharge), and a television in a common area. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self-parking is available onsite.

Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp
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Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp is an eco-friendly safari camp just outside of Kimana Gate in the southeast area of the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. As a small, tented camp, Tulia offers intimacy like no other camp in the area. Each tent opens to Mt Kilimanjaro and offers wonderful views of both sunrise and sunset. The welcoming restaurant and lounge overlook a very active waterhole where daily visits from elephant, giraffe, zebra, eland, cheetah, lion, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, gazelle, waterbuck, gerenuk among others, offer guests an up-close, intimate experience.

Enjoy the African Sunset during our daily sundowners at the campfire and reminisce about your day’s safari with other guests.

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi
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Set in Nairobi, 6.4 km from Syokimau Railway Station, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport features an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary on site private parking. The property boasts a spa and wellness centre with a fitness centre and Jacuzzi.

The air conditioned units in the hotel are equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee maker and electric kettle. The rooms are fitted with a seating area. All the units have a shower and toilet and the property provides free toiletries.

Guests at Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport can enjoy continental, American, buffet, full English, Irish and vegetarian breakfast options. The property also features an onsite restaurant that specializes in local, American and Asian cuisines.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide advice on what to do in the area.

The nearest airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated 800 m from the property. Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport offers airport shuttle services to its guests

Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
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Mara Engai Lodge is a luxury safari lodge situated in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The lodge offers a unique and exclusive safari experience to its guests, with breathtaking views of the savannah and the wildlife that inhabits it.

The lodge features a total of 20 luxurious tents and suites, each of which is tastefully decorated with local materials and art. The tents and suites are spacious and equipped with modern amenities such as king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, and private verandas with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The lodge has a range of facilities for guests to enjoy, including a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center. The lodge also has a restaurant that serves a variety of African and international dishes, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

One of the unique features of Mara Engai Lodge is its location on a private conservancy, which means that guests can enjoy exclusive game drives and guided walks with experienced Maasai guides. The lodge also offers hot air balloon safaris, which provide a unique perspective of the Maasai Mara from above.

Overall, Mara Engai Lodge offers a luxurious and unforgettable safari experience, combining comfort and style with the natural beauty and wildlife of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Naivasha Sopa Lodge
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Naivasha Sopa Lodge is a hotel located in Naivasha, Kenya. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking Lake Naivasha, which is a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. The lodge is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, and guests can see a variety of animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as they wander through the grounds.

The lodge features 84 guest rooms, each with its own private balcony and en-suite bathroom. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary African style and are equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and minibars.

Facilities at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and conference rooms. There is also a restaurant that serves a variety of international and local cuisine, as well as a bar and lounge area.

Activities available at the lodge include game drives, boat rides on Lake Naivasha, guided nature walks, and bird watching. The lodge can also arrange visits to nearby attractions such as Hells Gate National Park and Mount Longonot National Park.

Overall, Naivasha Sopa Lodge offers a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the stunning natural beauty of the Naivasha area.

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • 09 Nights’ Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Full board during your stay in Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National park
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari Land cruiser jeep with an open roof modified for easy game viewing
  • Services of an English-Speaking driver guide
  • Water in the vehicle while on safari
  • All park entry fees
  • International Return Airfare ex New York ( Please check with us for pricing from other cities)
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes

TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Covid Testing fees (RTPCR)
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included

Planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania ?

Visa requirements: Most visitors require a visa to enter Kenya and Tanzania. Visa regulations can vary depending on your nationality, so be sure to check with the relevant embassy or consulate for the latest information.

Health precautions: It is important to take necessary health precautions, such as getting vaccinations and taking antimalarial medication, before traveling to Kenya and Tanzania. Additionally, travelers should be aware of safety concerns such as petty theft and scams, and take appropriate measures to protect themselves.

Weather: Kenya and Tanzania has a tropical climate with two rainy seasons (March to May and October to December) and two dry seasons (January to February and June to September). Pack accordingly and check the weather forecast before you go.

Language: English is widely spoken in Kenya and Tanzania, along with many other local languages such as Swahili. It is helpful to learn a few basic phrases in the local language to communicate with locals and show respect for their culture.

Currency: The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES), and the official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). The Kenyan shilling is subdivided into 100 cents, and there are coins for 1, 5, 10, and 20 shillings, as well as banknotes for 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 shillings. The Tanzanian shilling is also subdivided into 100 cents, and there are coins for 50, 100, and 200 shillings, as well as banknotes for 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10,000 shillings. It is advisable to exchange money at authorized exchange bureaus or withdraw money from ATMs, as many businesses may not accept foreign currency or credit/debit cards. It is also a good idea to carry small bills and coins for smaller purchases and tipping.

Food & Water: Food in Kenya and Tanzania is diverse and delicious, with a mix of traditional African dishes and international cuisine. Tap water in Kenya and Tanzania is not safe for drinking, so it's important to drink only bottled water or water that has been treated and purified. Be aware of street food: While street food can be delicious, it's important to be cautious when eating street food in Kenya and Tanzania  Look for vendors with clean and hygienic food preparation practices, and avoid food that has been sitting out for a long time.

Electricity: The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The most common electrical outlets in Kenya are Type G, which has three rectangular prongs. If you are traveling from a country that uses a different type of electrical outlet, you may need to bring an adapter to be able to use your devices.

For Tanzania,  The electricity supply in Tanzania is 230-240 volts AC, with a frequency of 50 Hz. The most common types of electrical outlets in Tanzania are Type D (three round pins) and Type G (three rectangular pins) outlets. It is advisable to bring a universal power adapter if you plan to use electrical devices from other countries. Some lodges and hotels may have power generators or solar panels as backup source of electricity in case of power outages. It is also important to note that power outages can occur in some areas, so it is a good idea to have a backup power source, such as a power bank, for charging electronic devices.

Time Zone: Kenya and Tanzania's Standard Time (EAT) is the time zone used in Kenya. It is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3)

Safety: Kenya and Tanzania is generally a safe country for travelers, but it's important to take precautions, especially in large cities. Avoid displaying valuables and be aware of your surroundings. It's also recommended to use a reputable tour operator for travel outside of major cities.

Wildlife: East Africa is home to some of the most iconic wildlife species in the world, and viewing them in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. However, it is important to follow the rules and regulations of the national parks and reserves and respect the animals and their habitats.

Cultural Sensitivity: East Africa is home to many different ethnic groups with unique customs and traditions. It is important to be respectful of local customs and dress codes and to ask for permission before taking photographs of people or their belongings.

Payment Policy

Deposit:               US$500 per person due to reserving the spot

50% Deposit:       By 120 Days before departure

Full Balance:       By 90 Days before departure

Insurance Policy

We encourage everyone who books a VOYAGES HUB TOURS package, regardless of age or tour choice, to obtain a travel protection plan. While you intend to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, illness, family emergencies, and other factors can derail your best-laid plans.

VOYAGES HUB TOURS has partnered with Trip Mate for U.S. residents to offer a Travel Protection Plan, which includes insurance benefits and non-insurance travel assistance services. This plan includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, accident and sickness medical expenses (COVID-19 is covered the same as any other sickness), baggage and personal effects baggage delay, and travel delay coverage. It also includes non-insurance travel assistance services provided by Generali Global Assistance's 24-hour, 365 days a year. 

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations with 121 days or more prior to departure, (the cost of trip cancellation, air cancellation fee & interruption insurance is retained), between 120 and 90 days 50% is retained, 89 and 45 days 85% is retained, 44 days or less, or no show 100% of the package price is retained.

Note: A person becoming single as a result of the roommate's cancellation must pay the single supplement

REVIEW

My husband and I went on a Kenya and Tanzania safari, and it was the trip of a lifetime! We saw the Big Five and so much more, and our guide was amazing. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and always went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. The accommodations were comfortable, and the food was delicious. We would highly recommend this safari to anyone who loves wildlife and adventure!

Rosana and Chad verified
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I had high expectations for my Kenya and Tanzania safari, and I am happy to say that they were exceeded in every way! The landscapes were breathtaking, the wildlife was abundant, and the people were friendly and welcoming. Our guide was a true professional, and he had an incredible ability to spot animals and share his knowledge with us. I will never forget the incredible moments we had, such as watching a lioness hunt and witnessing the great migration. This is a trip that I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience the best of East Africa

Jacquelyn and Noah verified
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I recently went on a Kenya and Tanzania safari with my family, and we had an amazing time! Our guide was fantastic, and he made sure that everyone in our group had an unforgettable experience. We saw so much wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes, and we also got to meet some Maasai people and learn about their culture. The accommodations were comfortable and clean, and the food was delicious. Overall, it was an incredible adventure that we will never forget!

RK & Sheila D'Sa verified
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I was a bit nervous about going on a Kenya and Tanzania safari, but I am so glad that I did! The landscapes were stunning, and the wildlife was absolutely incredible. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and he helped us to spot so many different animals. The accommodations were comfortable, and the staff were always helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this safari to anyone who wants to experience the beauty and wonder of East Africa

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