20 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari

From June 28, 2019 to July 17, 2019
From July 19, 2019 to August 07, 2019
From August 09, 2019 to August 28, 2019
From August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
From June 26, 2020 to July 17, 2020
From August 07, 2020 to August 26, 2020
From August 28, 2020 to September 16, 2020

Arrive in Nairobi
Journey Nairobi - Dar Es Salaam
Countries Kenya & Tanzania
Trip Length 20 Days
Highlights Aberdare National Park, Samburu or Shaba & Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Tsavi East National Park, Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater.

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You have seen it on the National Geographic programmes….now see it, feel it, touch it, taste it & smell it … for yourself…..

Witness one of the greatest wildlife spectacles  in the world – the migration of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and predator entourage through Kenya and Tanzania.  The migration by its very nature, is not entirely predictable as the hungry mouths are constantly in search of fresh grazing and weather conditions dictate this.   However statistics and years of experience have been taken into consideration to coincide our departures and locations during peak animal flow periods for maximum wildlife experience!

We always strive to offer something off the beaten track.  This is a difficult task to accomplish in Kenya and Tanzania, as there is really only one route to take to see the incredible wildlife.   We  have selected a mix of sophisticated and charming accommodation, some privately owned, with an interesting wildlife enriched safari.

One of the many wildlife enriched national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that we stay at is Aberdare National Park. Located only about 100 km from Nairobi, it covers a wide variety of landscapes from 4300 mt high mountain tops to deep valleys.  Leopards, African Elephant, Wild Dogs and many other characteristically African animals are widely observed from here.  Our accommodation at Aberdare is unique, located at 1966 mt above sea level, is build overlooking floodlit waterhole offering the guests a close view of the local wildlife in complete safety.

Our small group will travel by extended 4WD vehicles during the annual wildlife migrations in Kenya and Tanzania.  These vehicles have been designed for maximum wildlife viewing, which means that you will easily see abundant wildlife in their natural habitat in the northern section of the Serengiti Plains.    We travel across spectacular scenery in the ‘born free’ countryside of Shaba and Samburu National Park and through the incredible Rift Valley which will be a highlight to remember.  Enjoy game drives throughout East Africa including Lake Nakuru National Park, where the pink Flamingos flock.  At Tsavo East we hope to spot incredible numbers of wildlife including  the red mud coated herds of elephants that reside in this massive national park.   Marvel at the size of the impressive Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy watching the wildlife quench their thirst waterholes and roam the grasslands.   The Massai Mara National Park , one of the best wildlife reserves in Kenya, will be something to tick off your bucket list as well as enjoying a traditional tribal dance performance. On previous safaris we had the privilege to see a pack of lions stalking an antelope, and were also amazed when they ran away from the Masai people.

If we fly with Emirates to join this safari you may wish to add a 2 day extension in Dubai.  A great break to experience another culture, see incredible modern architecture and historic places, enjoy shopping for jewellery and trinkets at the gold souks (markets), dine aboard a traditional wooden dhow sailing on Dubai Creek or just chilling by a glorious pool.


Please note: 

Roads in Kenya and Tanzania are at times dusty and bumpy. Wildlife viewing with our guide is superb, however passengers must be independently mobile for this safari.Travelling times in Africa are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a great distance to be covered. Please bear in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time taken  to travel 100 km on the African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

 

Comments from Traveljoy guests about this safari.

Sandy and Alice travelled on our 22 Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari in 2015 and this is what they had to say;

“Regarding our recent African Safari holiday we just want to say that it was one of our best holidays ever.
We saw heaps of animals including the Big 5 and experienced a lion kill plus ostrich mating and the wildebeest migration. Being cat lovers we were delighted to see all the main big cats and some lesser known ones as well such as the Serval and the Large-Spotted Genet. The birdlife was amazing as well. Also the accommodation was extremely good.
As for the tour guide, all I can say is we had the best in the world in Abraham. His talent is amazing and he looked after us superbly. Thanks Abraham for a fantastic experience.”

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20 DAY KENYA & TANZANIA SAFARI

DAY 1 Australia to Nairobi via Johannesburg.


DAY 2 On arrival in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, you will be met by your experienced tour guide. Enjoy a restful afternoon on the outskirts of Nairobi city centre.

DAY 3 Depart to Aberdare National Park, have lunch near Nyeri. Then you are taken to Treetops to overnight. The floodlit waterhole attracts a host of wildlife. The cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the ‘Big Five’ at the water hole during the night. BLD

DAY 4 Cross the equator on the way north. Visit Samburu or Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves, a semi-desert area of Kenya. In this dry land the forested river banks are excellent areas to see wildlife, as all animals congregate here to drink. Enjoy a game drive. Spend two nights in a game reserve. BLD

DAY 5 Morning and afternoon game drive. You may see animals not found in other parts of Africa; the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and the Grevy’s zebra, crocodiles, hippos and other wildlife are often spotted at the river at dawn. BLD

DAY 6 Driving south, you may have the opportunity to view Mount Kenya (5,199 m). It is permanently covered with glaciers and snow. Enjoy lunch overlooking Ewaso Nyiro River. Overnight in the Aberdare National Park. BLD

DAYS 7 – 8 Descend into the Rift Valley, one of the most prominent features on the surface of the earth, which stretches over 8,700 km. Game drives through Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its flocks of over one million flamingoes, are also included. Opportunities to see lion, rhino and hopefully even leopard. Witness amazing sunsets, stay for two nights at Lake Nakuru. BLD

DAYS 9 – 11 Drive from the Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the northern section of the Serengeti Plain, home to the greatest concentration of African wildlife. Visiting the world famous Maasai Mara is an adventure. It provides the invitation to experience the thrills and excitement of being amongst and viewing the plains’ abundant game. Wildebeest, zebra and buffalo can be seen in large herds. The plains also host the big cats; lion, leopard and cheetah. Between game drives relax with a drink, dip in the pool or see a traditional tribal dance. Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity for a hot air balloon flight – no words to describe this experience (optional at own cost). Stay three nights in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. BLD

DAY 12 Enjoy beautiful African scenery on your way to Nairobi, where you will overnight to be treated in a unique colonial property on the outskirts of Nairobi. B

14 Day Kenya Safari – See below
14 Day Kenya + Tsavo Extension – See below

DAYS 13 – 14 Drive towards Tsavo East with the opportunity to stop at the bridge featured in ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ film. Your accommodation for the next two nights is at a wildlife lodge, nestled in the heart of elephant country. It is located on the edge of the savannah grasslands of Tsavo East, which is Kenya’s largest national park. Spot game on a safari drive or from the lookout at the waterhole. BLD

DAY 15 Leave Tsavo and cross the border at Taveta into Tanzania. After border formalities you will pass the famed Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) on your way to Arusha. The region around Arusha is the sole source of a gem-quality mineral, called Tanzanite. You will have the opportunity to buy some if you are interested. Overnight in Arusha. BD

DAY 16 Spend the morning at leisure in Arusha before visiting a cultural village. In the afternoon drive via the fertile Rift Valley to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. The extinct volcano is 20 km wide and 600 m deep. Stay at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater to take in the panoramic view. BD

DAY 17 A full day of fantastic game viewing in the crater. Driving through the crater is a thrill. The crater is the world’s largest perfect caldera; featuring water holes and grasslands, a natural enclosure for a variety of wildlife. Almost every species found in East Africa may be seen inside the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight overlooking Lake Manyara. BLD

DAY 18 Drive to either Arusha or Mt Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight via Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and overnight (unless you have chosen to extend your safari to include Zanzibar). BLD

DAY 19 After breakfast you will be transferred to Dar es Salaam Airport. You will start your extension of choice today or depart on your flight via Johannesburg to Australia. B


DAY 20 Arrive in Australia.


14 Day Kenya Safari
DAY 13 After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi Airport. You will start your extension of choice today or depart on your flight via Johannesburg to Australia. B
DAY 14 Arrive in Australia.

14 Day Kenya Safari + Tsavo Extension
You may choose to extend your 14 day safari to include Tsavo for two nights. After your fellow travellers have been transferred to the Tanzanian border, you will return to Nairobi to overnight. BD  Includes 2 nights Tsavo and 1 night Nairobi

Zanzibar Extension
You may choose to extend your safari to include the spice island of Zanzibar for two nights. Over the centuries different cultures have influenced Zanzibar to become what it is today.
DAY 1 Discover the history of the island with its exotic beauty and old buildings. Tour historical Stone Town and drive into the countryside to experience a tour of a spice plantation. BD
DAY 2 A relaxed morning overlooking the beach or take a stroll to soak up the island’s atmosphere. Afternoon flight to Dar es Salaam and overnight. BD

East Africa is famous for the migration of large wildlife herds roaming the plains. During July, August and September they move from the Tanzanian Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya. These three months are a great time to experience the wonders it holds.


Our 2019 departure dates are:

Departs 28 June – 17 July
Departs 19 July – 07 August
Departs 09 August – 28 August
Departs 30 August – 20 September

Cost: $14,090 per person  Twin Share, including airfares ex Perth*
Cost: $14,490 per person Twin Share, including airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide**
Single Supplement $1,800

 


ZANZIBAR EXTENSION:

You may choose to extend your 20 Day Kenya and Tanzania to include time on the spice island of Zanzibar.
This two night package includes return airport transfers, historical Stone Town and spice plantation tour, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, dinner and flights to Dar es Salaam

Cost: $490pp Twin Share
Single Supplement $249

 


14 DAY KENYA SAFARI  (2019 rates)

DAY 13 After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi Airport. You will start your extension of choice today or depart on your flight via Johannesburg to Australia. B
DAY 14 Arrive in Australia.

14 DAY: $11,490 per person Twin Share, including airfares ex Perth
14 DAY: $11,890 per person Twin Share, including airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide
Single Supplement $1,190

 

TSAVO EXTENSION

You may choose to extend your 14 day safari to include Tsavo for two nights. After your fellow travellers have been transferred to the Tanzanian border, you will return to Nairobi to overnight. BD  Includes 2 nights Tsavo and 1 night Nairobi
Add $890 per person Twin Share
Single Supplement $249

 


Our 2020 departure dates are:

Departs 26 June – 15 July
Departs 17 July – 05 August
Departs 07 August – 26 August
Departs 28 August – 16 September

Cost: $TBC per person  Twin Share, including airfares ex Perth*
Cost: $TBC per person Twin Share, including airfares ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide**
Single Supplement TBC

 

2020 rates will be released approx. September 2019

Accommodation: 2 nights hotel, 5 nights national park, 6 nights game reserve, 2 nights safari lodge, 1 night lodge and 1 night boutique hotel.
Meals Included: 17 breakfasts, 13 lunches (8 packed) and 15 dinners.
Flight Included: One-way flight from Arusha or Kilimanjaro.****
Trip code: 20KE119, 20KE219, 20KE319, 20KE419

Recommended Extensions:
• 3 Day Zanzibar Extension
• 7 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking
• 4 Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park
• 7 Day Lake Kariba and Hwange National Park

Back to Back Connecting Safaris:
• 9 Day Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park
• 15 Day Namibia Safari
• 15 Day Uganda Safari
• 21 Day Malawi Safari
• 27 Day Namibia Safari

For details on how these extensions can be connected, please contact our office.


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL TOURS:

B = Breakfast        L = Lunch         D = Dinner
INCLUDED: Airfares ex Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, airline levies and taxes (subject to change until paid in full), transport via air conditioned vehicles in Southern Africa and extended game viewing 4WD’s in Kenya and Tanzania, experienced tour guide, mainly 4 star accommodation (double/twin room with private facilities – no camping), entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.

EXCLUDED: Travel insurance, visas, beverages, meals and entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary, items of a personal nature and tipping.

PREPAID TIPPING AND WATER: Prepaid tipping and water available on selected tours.
Traveljoy will endeavour to operate all itineraries as advertised, however changes may occur where deemed necessary without prior notice.

DEPARTURE DATES: Departure dates are subject to change due to airline schedule changes.
* Minimum of 6 passenger s per group are required to guarantee a departure (unless otherwise specified). Traveljoy may choose to operate a tour with less than minimum numbers.
** Additional costs may apply for Canberra, Darwin and Hobart.
*** 2020 Prices to be released approx. September 2019.
**** Conditions apply refer to your booking form.

Please note: 

Roads in Kenya and Tanzania are at times dusty and bumpy. Wildlife viewing with our guide is superb, however passengers must be independently mobile for this safari.Travelling times in Africa are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a great distance to be covered. Please bear in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time taken  to travel 100 km on the African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

 

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