Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari
14 days from Nairobi to Arusha
From $ 4699
Duration14 days

Led by a certified safari guide, this 14-day tour will bring you to the famous wildlife habitats of both Kenya and Tanzania. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Crater for stunning wilderness and let your spirit soar as you race across the plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti tracking Africa’s elusive "big five." Our safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of getting the perfect shot — and full-service camping will bring you even closer to the region’s wildlife.

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  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Starts in: Nairobi
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Arusha
    Ages: 12+
Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Start place: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi/Samburu National Reserve

Start place: Nairobi

Depart Nairobi and drive north through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people, passing Mt Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain (5199m/17,060ft).

Just outside the national reserve, visit a local Samburu village. Similar in appearance to the Masai but less known, the Samburu are a proud warrior tribe. Watch traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about Samburu tribal life and customs. The walk within the village is run by Samburu tribesmen for the benefit of the community.

Continue to Samburu National Reserve, a wildlife haven to many species rarely found elsewhere.

Enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in search of large elephant and big cat populations living within this wild part of Kenya.
Travel to Samburu National Reserve in time for an afternoon wildlife safari drive. Visit a Samburu village en route.

End place: Samburu Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Start place: Samburu Game Reserve

A full day wildlife safari drive to spot a group of animals only seen north of the equator, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, the majestic reticulated giraffe, and the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes.
Spend a full day on safari in search of Samburu's special five.

End place: Samburu Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Samburu National Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park

Start place: Samburu Game Reserve

Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Maasai language, is a cheerful and vibrant agricultural town with a variety of colourful local markets.

Camp outside the town at the edge of Lake Nakuru National Park, the area’s principal highlight and best natural attraction. Time and weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to visit a local tea farm and see how the tea is grown, picked and produced.



Descend into the Great Rift Valley enjoying stunning views of the escarpment on the way.

End place: Lake Nakuru National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park

Start place: Lake Nakuru National Park

Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

End place: Lake Nakuru National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara

Start place: Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit to this reserve.

Arrive in the afternoon and get settled at the permanent tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara.

Head into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive.
Travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Search for the Big Five on an afternoon wildlife safari drive.

End place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Masai Mara

Start place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Rise early for a wildlife safari drive during the best time to spot animals and criss-cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. With a full day to explore the area, we can cover a lot of ground. If time allows, visit the Mara River area.

Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape.
Enjoy a day on safari. Opt to take to the skies on a balloon safari. If you have pre-booked a Masai Mara Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

End place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Masai Mara/Nairobi

Start place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Breathe in the fresh morning air as you enjoy the African sun as it rises over the savanna of the "Mara". Visit a watering hole while on a morning wildlife safari drive, a perfect time and place for wildlife photography. Visit the G for Good supported Ubuntu Cafe for lunch, before heading back to Nairobi.
Morning wildlife safari drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve before departing for Nairobi.

End place: Nairobi

Meals: B, L
Day 9: Nairobi/Arusha

Start place: Nairobi

Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip.
Spend the day travelling to Tanzania.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B
Day 10: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Start place: Arusha

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP. Enjoy a traditional lunch of plantain and okra with a local family.

End place: Mto wa Mbu

Meals: B, L
Day 11: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Start place: Mto wa Mbu

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 12: Serengeti National Park

Start place: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 13: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Start place: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.
Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim. Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

End place: Ngorongoro

Meals: B, L, D
Day 14: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Start place: Ngorongoro

Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.
Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha where the tour ends on arrival. Onward flights can be booked from 9pm, or extend your stay in Arusha by a night, or two.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B, L

Inclusions

Included

  • 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
  • Samburu entrance, wildlife safari drives, and village visit
  • Lake Nakuru wildlife safari drive
  • Masai Mara wildlife safari drives
  • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
  • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    7-seat 4x4 safari van, Private minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (3 nts), Full-service camping (8 nts), Permanent tented camp (2 nts)
  • Meals

    13 breakfasts,
    12 lunches,
    9 dinners

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