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Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa

Tanzania Top 20

Best of East Africa
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Best of East Africa

This tour takes you from Nairobi to Nairobi in 10 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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10 days


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Tour Summary

Explore the highlights of East Africa with awesome game viewing at Lake Nakuru National Park and on the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Travel to the Ngorongoro Crater and experience this unique volcanic caldera teeming with wildlife.


General Notes

Your arrival airport transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Please advise flight details to book transfers - flight number, route, date and time.

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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.

Best of East Africa

Day 1, Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

We travel via the Masai escarpment, providing spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park.This park is famous for its large populations of Pink Flamingos as well as both Black and White Rhinos.

Day 2, Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha

Moving east again we head to Lake Naivasha, home to the magnificent African Fish Eagle. At 1880 m this is the highest Rift Valley lake and time permitting we can spend the afternoon enjoying optional excursions close by. We spend our last night in a lovely campsite on the lakes edge.

Best of East Africa

Day 3, Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara

Entering Masai land we are likely to see these colourful locals tending their stock on the side of the road. Our overnight stop looks out across the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 4, Masai Mara

We will look for the infamous Big 5 as well as the plentiful plains game and birdlife on our game drives. You will see this 'garden of Eden' in a state nature intended it to be, rolling hills, huge plains, and an abundance of game matched no where else on earth. Buffalo, elephant, lion, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck just to name a few of the animals that inhabit this wild wonderland. Sitting around a campfire listening to the bush sounds, whilst watching the sun set is the perfect way to finish a day's game viewing in the Mara.

Best of East Africa

Day 5 to 6, Masai Mara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we leave the Masai Mara and head for the Serengeti National Park on a two day scenic journey. Passing through the picturesque tea plantations, we replenish our stocks midway, heading for Tanzania. Continuing south, we enter Tanzania, and after border formalities we head off to spend the night at a campsite on the banks of Lake Victoria, passing the grand granite landscapes along the way.


Day 7, Serengeti National Park

Our day is spent game driving through the Serengeti National Park.

Best of East Africa

Day 8, Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

An absolute 'must do' when in Tanzania. Pass through the 'Cradle of Mankind' and the Rift Valley whilst enjoying one of the best game viewing opportunities Africa has to offer. An early start takes us off for a full morning game drive in the Serengeti. We head back towards Ngorongoro where we sleep on the Crater's edge. We suggest you wear your winter woollies as it can get pretty cold on the rim of the crater during night times.

Day 9, Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha

This morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 metre walls. This Garden of Eden is 20-kilometre wide and a true natural wonder. The size of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers great photo opportunities of most of East Africa's mammals, such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, and plain's game. After spending the morning in the Ngorongoro Crater you will return to our overnight stop near Arusha for the night.

Best of East Africa

Day 10, Arusha to Nairobi

Time for some shopping in Arusha this morning before a short drive returns us to Nairobi where our tour ends on arrival.

Meals included in your tour cost

8 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

Best of East Africa

Lake Nakuru National Park

A sanctuary for the rare Black Rhino. Well known for the huge population of Flamingo that turns the lake's surface bright pink!

Best of East Africa

Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

World Heritage Site
Diverse ecosystem
Huge plains game herds
Rare Black Rhino
Safari style


This tour goes through: Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara, Serengeti National Park & 2 other destination(s) in Africa.


Crew: 3 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Safari Vehicle

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

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