Kenya & Tanzania Overland

From Nairobi to Nairobi

Visiting: Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Kisii, Musoma, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha


Tour Operator: G Adventures

Physical rating: 3 - Average

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Group size: 1 - 22

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Nairobi is your gateway to this ten-day adventure that serves up all of Africa's wildness for a decidedly mild price. Here, you'll head out across the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti and the plains of the majestic Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) will ferry you through the incredible scenery of Kenya and Tanzania safely and in good spirits — and camping will keep you close to the action. With this much stunning African wilderness so close at hand, expect your shutter finger to get a hefty workout.

Highlights

  • iconEncounter the Big Five of the famous Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems
  • iconEncounter the Big Five of the famous Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, give your camera a workout at Lake Nakuru National Park, search for wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater from 4x4 safari vehicles.
  • icon give your camera a workout at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • icon search for wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater from 4x4 safari vehicles.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Additional Information: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you know which ones you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa upon arrival to borders.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Nairobi/Lake Nakuru National Park

Location: Nairobi

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Enjoy views of the Rift Valley from lookout points and a wildlife safari drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Stop at Lake Naivasha en route for an included boat ride to search for hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a scenic boat ride on this fresh water lake, popular with people seeking wildlife and bird watching. The name Naivasha comes from the Masai “Nai’posha”, which means “rough water”, though Lake Naivasha is generally calm as we watch for hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. Bring your binoculars and scan for lovebirds, ibis, and fish eagles, watch buffaloes wallow in the swamps and listen to colobus monkeys call from the treetops.

ACTIVITY: Entrance fee to park included.

icon Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara

Location: Lake Nakuru National Park

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

From Lake Nakuru head down to the camp just outside the gates of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

On the way, stop at a traditional Masai village for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture and shop for some of the colourful beaded handicrafts.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

icon Day 4: Masai Mara

Location: Masai Mara

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in private safari vehicles in the Masai Mara.

Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape. Pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

ACTIVITY: Full day wildlife safari drive.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.

icon Day 5: Masai Mara/Kisii

Location: Masai Mara

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Ascend from the plains to the green hills of Kenya's premier tea-growing and soapstone region of Kisii.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

icon Day 6: Kisii/Musoma

Location: Kisii

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Cross into Tanzania and camp on the shores of Lake Victoria.

You can do some fantastic bird watching on the shores of Lake Victoria.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

ACTIVITY: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

icon Day 7: Musoma/Serengeti National Park

Location: Musoma

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Travel to Serengeti National Park and enjoy a wildlife safari drive from the overland vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

ACTIVITY: This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

icon Day 8: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Location: Serengeti National Park

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti, then journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Break camp and take in the active morning wildlife as you cross the Serengeti plains and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Additional Information: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above!

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

ACTIVITY: MORNING This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

icon Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Location: Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive in Ngorongoro Crater in small 4x4 safari vehicles before heading to Arusha.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

ACTIVITY: Set the alarm and prepare for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll see Maasai herdsmen in the morning mist. Your driver/guide will take you down into the crater and to all the best spots to view wildlife. Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

icon Day 10: Arusha/Nairobi

Location: Arusha

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Travel through the land of the Masai people to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.

Leave for Kenya, passing by Mt Meru and hopefully catching a glimpse of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Additional Information: The tour ends upon arrival into Nairobi in the late afternoon at our hotel in central Nairobi. There is no included accommodation for this night in Nairobi. You can book post-tour accommodation through your sales agent.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

ACTIVITY: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Participation camping (8 nts), simple hotel (1 nt).

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Lake Nakuru NP, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Lake Nakuru NP, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. Boat ride on Lake Naivasha. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Boat ride on Lake Naivasha

Transport

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, boat.

Accommodation

Participation camping (8 nts), simple hotel (1 nt).

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
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