Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari
10 days from Nairobi to Arusha
From $ 3399
Duration10 days

Long on yearning for the savannahs of East Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara, and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 10 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the "big five." Africa in a flash? It can be done.

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  • Duration: 10 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Starts in: Nairobi
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Arusha
    Ages: 12+
Masai & 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/Masai Mara

Start place: Nairobi

Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenya's premier wildlife reserve.

In the afternoon, arrive in the area and get settled at the safari camp, our base for our time here.

Head out for a late afternoon wildlife safari drive with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five — lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience.
Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the Big Five.

End place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Masai Mara

Start place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy an early wildlife safari drive when animals are most active. Opt to visit a Masai village, learn to dance like a warrior, stop in the manyatta (family compound) and learn about this nomadic culture.

End place: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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
  • Masai Mara National Reserve entrance and 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 (4 nts), Permanent tented camp (2 nts)
  • Meals

    9 breakfasts,
    8 lunches,
    5 dinners

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