14 days
from $5,499

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

Kenya, Tanzania: Nairobi to Nungwi

From the wide open plains to the endless Indian Ocean


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.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the plains on nine game drives searching for incredible wildlife.

  • Connect with the Maasai culture during a chat with a local elder.

  • Immerse yourself in nature, staying in luxury tented camps.

Trip code: 14EAFRADV

Activity Level:
3

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Kenya, Tanzania to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania
  • Accommodation: Game Lodge (3 nights), Tented Camp (7 nights), Hotel (4 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $1,250
  • Transportation: Safari Vehicle, Overland Vehicle, Internal Flight
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival Transfer included, Departure Transfer available for purchase
  • Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 12, Average 10

Day-by-day itinerary from Nairobi to Nungwi

Day 1: Nairobi
Jambo! Transfer to our hotel and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Our hotel in Nairobi: House of Waine Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi > Lake Nakuru
Meet your fellow travelers and Local Leader before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park, in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, we’ll venture out on our first exhilarating game drive. Lake Nakuru is home to the Big Five, so keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent beasts! (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Lake Nakuru: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 3: Lake Nakuru > Lake Naivasha
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. (b, l, d)

  • Lunch and dinner will be included at the Lodge
  • Our lodge in Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Day 4: Lake Naivasha
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. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Day 5: Lake Naivasha > Maasai Mara
An experience alongside the Maasai people takes us inside a traditional Maasai home, where we meet with a local elder who shares their history and culture. After arriving at our tented camp, we’ll head out on our afternoon Mara game drive and explore the sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world’s most tremendous animals. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Masai Mara: Base Camp Mara

Day 6: Maasai Mara
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. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Masai Mara: Base Camp Mara

Day 7: Maasai Mara > Lake Victoria
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. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Lake Victoria: Speke Bay Lodge

Day 8: Lake Victoria > Serengeti
A short drive brings us to the Serengeti! Enjoy a picnic lunch before a thrilling game drive en route to our camp. Being here, it’s clear why the plains got their name from the Maasai word “Siringet,” — “The place where the land moves on forever.” (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Serengeti: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 9: Serengeti
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. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Serengeti: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 10: Serengeti > Karatu
We’ll enjoy a game drive on our way out of the park before arriving at the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater. Widely regarded as a microcosm of natural habitats, we’ll see an extensive amount of wildlife as we journey to the crater floor. Our lodge tonight is on the rim of the crater. (b, l, d)

  • Our camp in Karatu: Pembeni Photia Camp

Day 11: Karatu > Zanzibar
A morning game drive sets our stage as we leave the compelling plains and make our 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! (b)

  • Our hotel in Zanzibar: Dhow Palace Hotel

Day 12: Zanzibar > Nungwi
The white sands and blue waters of the Indian Ocean are waiting for us. We’ll drive a short distance to the spectacular north coast, stopping at a spice plantation to get an insider’s look at the town’s renowned spice trade. (b)

  • Our hotel in Nungwi: Flame Tree Cottages

Day 13:  Nungwi
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. (b)

  • Our hotel in Nungwi: Flame Tree Cottages

Day 14:  Nungwi
Our adventure ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Kenya, Tanzania

MEALS:
Most breakfasts, dinners and lunches are included on this itinerary.

For lunches not included, a budget of USD10 to USD15 per meal will be more than sufficient.

For dinners not included, your leader will normally recommend options and restaurants where you can safely try the local specialties of the region. Expect meals to cost between USD12 to USD25 for a main.

These are indicative prices only. If you are in a tight budget and are happy to try local food, you can eat cheaper than this.

TANZANIA PLASTIC BAGS BAN. 

For all travelers coming to Tanzania it’s imperative to note the information below to avoid delays on arrival at any one of our airports.  Please share with your fellow agents, operators, clients, colleagues, guests and friends so the transition is seamless.

Effective 1st June 2019: All passengers arriving at any Tanzania airport including tourists can possibly face very heavy fines for using plastic bags in any way, shape or form.  Using, manufacture or importation of plastic bags, including garbage bags and shopping bags is illegal. Offenders, including tourists, could face very heavy fines.

Visitors/Citizens and Residents alike are advised to avoid packing any plastic bags in their suitcases or in carry-on hand luggage before flying to Tanzania. Items purchased at the airport before boarding the aircraft should be removed from plastic bags.  Please check hand luggage before disembarking at entry points and any plastic bags should be left in the plane.

Similarly the transparent "zip-lock" plastic bags that some airlines require passengers to use for keeping liquids, cosmetics, toiletries etc separately in hand luggage are also not permitted to be brought and should be removed and left on the plane before disembarking."

The same BAN is in effect and always enforced in Kenya.

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OVERLAND TIPS:
Roads in Africa are often in very poor condition, which makes it hard on our vehicles. Our vehicles are serviced regularly and are generally in good condition, but sometimes the going on this trip is quite tough. The distances covered fairly large and some of the roads and tracks are not exactly smooth or free from dust, but the rewards are exceptional. The travelling times indicated in our Essential Trip Information is just a rough guide and is dependent on various factors that may be outside our control, such as road conditions, weather and time spent at borders.

OVERLAND VEHICLE - 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Our trucks are purpose-built, self contained safari vehicles. Our fleet of vehicles varies depending on your group size, trip route and style. Your vehicle type may differ from those listed above. It is also important to note that our overland vehicles are not air-conditioned, but all vehicles have windows that can be opened to allow for fresh air. Each seat will have access to a power socket to charge your devices. This outlet will use a UK/Kenyan 3 pronged outlet.

TIME ON THE ROAD:
There are many early starts with long hours spent driving on rough roads on all African itineraries. While most people love the chance to watch the changing landscape and daily village life, feedback shows that long periods of inactivity does not appeal to all clients. We provide the approximate distance covered each day and how many hours this normally takes to drive so that you can choose the safari experience that is right for you.

SUNRISE BALLOON RIDE:
An optional sunrise balloon ride in the Serengeti National Park is possible on this itinerary. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend that you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.

VACCINATIONS:
You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip.

YELLOW FEVER:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.

It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

DRINKING WATER:
As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it may contain much higher levels of different minerals than the water you are used to at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about three litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhea blockers are available from many pharmacies.

TSETSE FLY:
It is best to avoid dark coloured clothes such as blue and black while on safari. These colours can attract the biting tsetse fly.

CONSERVATIVE DRESS FOR WOMEN:
In many parts of Africa women travelers should dress modestly as there is a wide range of cultural differences. Wear skirts or shorts that reach just above the knee and tops that cover shoulders at a minimum. If visiting coastal areas wear a cover-up when you step off the beaches.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Kenya, Tanzania

Pre-Night Add-ons

NAIROBI
DOUBLE: $640 per room / $320 per person
SINGLE: $400


Post-Night Add-ons

ZANZIBAR
DOUBLE: $340 per room / $170 per person
SINGLE: $265


Optional Tours

DAY 3 and 4 – Lake Naivasha

  • Bike Rental – $15 per person
  • Hell’s Gate National Park – $50 per person

Day 5 and 6 – Masai Mara

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride – $600 per person

Day 9 – Serengeti

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride – $650 per person

Day 13 – Nungwi

  • Snorkeling trip  -$90 per person
  • Prison Island Tour – $60 per person

 

 

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