East Africa Highlights

East Africa Highlights

10 Days
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East Africa Highlights

10 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in Arusha

Visiting:

Nairobi

,

Maasai Mara National Reserve

,

Masai Mara National Reserve

,

Lake Victoria

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Karatu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Arusha

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

YGSA

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3605

$3389 (USD)

tourhub discount: $216


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Tour Overview

Discover the best of East Africa on this 10-day journey beginning in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel to some of Africa's most famous areas including the Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, where you'll take multiple game drives in search of the Big Five animals and more. Take in the enormity of Africa's largest lake and switch Africa's animals for people as you spend time with the Maasai people and learn about both their ancient traditions and more modern way of life from an elder.

Highlights

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    Visit a street market and haggle alongside locals for pigs and chickens before delivering these sustainable food sources to villages on the outskirts of Nairobi. Sit down in a local’s home afterwards for tea and coffee and learn about life in Kenya.

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    Meet Maasai warriors and experience Kenya's tribal life at an afternoon village visit in Loita Hills.

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    Venture into the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day game drive in 4WDs.

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    Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth, with two early morning and two late afternoon game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena.

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    Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open-roof 4WD for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros.

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    Accompanied by a local crew — a leader, driver and cook – you'll be in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure

Places You'll See

Nairobi

Nairobi

Emily Tanadi

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Lake Victoria

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Nairobi

Location:

  Nairobi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Welcome to Nairobi, the world's only major city containing a game reserve. You'll meet your group at 6 pm but if you arrive early, perhaps jump on one of the Nairobi Urban Adventures (urbanadventures.com). Just be sure to leave the 'From Farm to Feast' adventure for tomorrow. Once you've met your new travel buds, join them for an optional group dinner or alternatively strike out on your own.

You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until tonight's important welcome meeting. Please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time for this, consider arriving a day early so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have these to give to your leader.

Optional Activities:
-Nairobi - Giraffes & Elephants Urban Adventure

icon Day 2 : Nairobi

Location:

  Nairobi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning you'll take part in a unique experience: a 'From Farm to Feast' Urban Adventure. During this tour, which explores the relationship between farming and food, you'll help deliver a supply of chickens or pigs to a local community and find out how a local non-profit is helping to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in Kenya, one chick or piglet at a time. Be truly welcomed into a local's home for tea and coffee and learn about life in Kenya and the challenges these communities face. These are some amazingly inspirational women. All of your tour costs will go to supporting nutrition efforts in local communities. In the afternoon, your leader will take you on a brief walking tour of Nairobi and the evening is then free for you to enjoy as you wish.

Included Activities:
-Nairobi - Farm to Feast Community Visit

icon Day 3 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Location:

  Maasai Mara National Reserve


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Transfer from Nairobi to the famous Masai Mara, a journey of approximately six or seven hours. This is one of the best game reserves in all of Africa and on the way you'll stop in Loita Hills, a remote region that's home to the traditional Maasai people. This is one of the key places where the Maasai people still practice their traditional way of life, with little influence from the western world. Make a stop at Tepesua Village, which is known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. You’ll be welcomed by Maasai Warriors by way of traditional song and dance. Meet your Maasai hosts and enjoy a fascinating talk, full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture. Take a walk to the community village which was founded for widows who had lost their cows due to drought, and can never remarry. The village offers support, safety and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project’. Here the women are engaged in making handicrafts and sewing eco-friendly handbags, washable sanitary pads, and backpacks to sell to visiting travellers and locals. Learn about village life and be shown around a traditional Maasai home, and their cattle enclosures. Continue to the outskirts of the Masai Mara, where your permanent tented camp can be found.

Included Activities:
-Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit

icon Day 4 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Location:

  Masai Mara National Reserve


Accommodation:

  Camp, Permanent Tented


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Explore the Masai Mara in 4WD safari vehicles with game drives in both the morning and the afternoon. This is the quintessential African experience and with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world's most impressive animals, one you won't soon forget. Keep your eyes peeled for wildebeest, lions, leopards, antelope and giraffes, to name but a few.

Included Activities:
-Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Masai Mara National Reserve - Balloon ride (from price)

icon Day 5 : Lake Victoria

Location:

  Lake Victoria


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Prepare for a long travel day as you head towards the border separating Kenya and Tanzania, then on to the small town of Musoma on the shores of Lake Victoria. Not only is this the largest lake in Africa, it's also the largest tropical lake in the entire world and shares its shores with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The next three days will be spent in the wilderness, so make the most of your afternoon and evening by stocking up at the local market, grabbing cash from the town's ATM and kicking back with a beach side cold drink as the sun goes down.

icon Day 6 : Serengeti National Park

Location:

  Serengeti National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


If you're up for it, wake early this morning for a guided bike excursion around Musoma. You'll scoot around town and visit the marketplace, which is a great opportunity to interact with the local community. Travel on from Lake Victoria to Serengeti National Park (approximately three hours) and enjoy a picnic lunch at the entrance to the famous expanse. Continue to your campsite on your first Serengeti game drive, keeping an eye out for the hoofed animals and predators that call this place home. Tonight you'll have a true African safari experience, camping in an unfenced site within the national park, right in the heart of the animal action. Your leader will give you a full safety briefing once you arrive.    

Included Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Musoma - Guided Bike Excursion

icon Day 7 : Serengeti National Park

Location:

  Serengeti National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Wake to another glorious day in the Serengeti. Start the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, then return to the campsite for a relaxed brunch. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp – don't stress, the animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon for another drive through the park. Return to the campsite for dinner and another night under the Serengeti's stars.

Note: there's also an option of an early hot air balloon ride here. Please ask your leader at the start of your trip if you're interested. 



Included Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price)

icon Day 8 : Karatu

Location:

  Karatu


Accommodation:

  Lodge


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Enjoy a final game drive through the Serengeti as you exit the park this morning. After lunch, you'll drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area en route to Karatu, a small town on its outskirts. Ngorongoro is a World Heritage site, the highlight of which is the Ngorongoro Crater, a gigantic volcanic caldera that you'll visit tomorrow in search of the Big Five.

Included Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive

icon Day 9 : Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha

Location:

  Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


This morning you'll descend to the Ngorongoro's crater floor for a 4WD excursion. If all goes to plan, you'll see some or maybe even all of the Big Five animals that reside here and better yet, the vehicle has an open roof so you can really feel like a part of the action. The animals here are less wary of humans and vehicles and as a result it's easier to watch them from up close. Take in the spectacular views from the rim of the crater as you make your way to the bottom, where animals roam the lakes, rivers, woodlands and hills. Keep an eye out for wildebeest, lion, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhino, as well as the colourfully dressed Maasai people who often water their cattle at the lake here. In the afternoon, you'll drive to Arusha and maybe enjoy an optional group dinner to celebrate this trip and say farewell to your new friends.

Included Activities:
-Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive

icon Day 10 : Arusha / Nairobi

Location:

  Arusha, Nairobi


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast today. A departure transfer can be booked, at an additional expense, to either Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK). Alternatively, you can continue on with our crew to finish in Nairobi. Please see 'Special Information' below for more details.

What's Included

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    Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive

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    Nairobi - Farm to Feast Community Visit

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    Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit

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    Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive

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    Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

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    Accommodation

    Hotel (4 nights), Lodge (1 night), Permanent Tented Basic Lodge (2 nights), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights)

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    Transport

    Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Transport

  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Accommodation

  • Hotel (4 nights), Lodge (1 night), Permanent Tented Basic Lodge (2 nights), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Nairobi - Farm to Feast Community Visit
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive

Check out our Q&As

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are international flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    What are the Flexible booking conditions in place for Covid-19?

    Lock your trip in with a deposit, then you just need to pay in full by 21 days prior to departure. If you cancel your trip up to 21 days before departure, you can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely (excluding Polar). We are an accredited member of ATOL, AFTA, ABTA, TICO, USTOA and the US Travel Association, so your booking is protected.

    What are the Safety Policies in place for Covid-19?

    We have reviewed all our health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards that emphasise increased hygiene and sanitation. These are in line with recommendations from the World Health Organisation and following the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators, for which we have received a 'Safe Travels Stamp'

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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May 19, 2023

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Sep 08, 2023

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Oct 20, 2023

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Dec 29, 2023

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East Africa Highlights

10 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in Arusha

Visiting:

Nairobi

,

Maasai Mara National Reserve

,

Masai Mara National Reserve

,

Lake Victoria

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Karatu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Arusha

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

YGSA

Group size:

1 - 16

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3605

$3389 (USD)

tourhub discount: $216


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 56 days before departure
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   Call Us On: 0333 567 1628

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