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Nairobi to Nairobi
12 days
Tour code: DKKL

Highlights

Spot the Big Five on their home turf with an expert wildlife guide at your side, Search by boat for hippos and crocodiles on Lake Naivasha, Enjoy the perks of travelling in one safari vehicle with guaranteed window seat by capturing stunning photos of exotic wildlife, Meet the local Masai women in their village and learn about a life changing cook-stove project, relax at hand-picked safari lodges.

Whether you travel in style or by the seat of your pants, the sprawling grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania are a sight to behold. This trip stresses the former while capturing the spirit of the latter, transferring you swiftly between national parks and cushy lodges while still giving you the chance to get out and truly feel the majestic lands you’re travelling across. In a small safari 4x4 with two expert local guides, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley, spot elephants in the distance in Amboseli National Park, track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains and more. Your photos have never looked this good.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout and certified driver/guide.

Meals

11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, boat, private minibus, walking.

Accommodation

Comfort hotels (4 nts), safari lodges (7 nts).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Arrival transfer. Entrances and safari wildlife safari drives in Aberdare National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Boat trip and nature walk at Lake Naivasha. Lake Victoria visit with boat ride. Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2
Nairobi - Aberdare National Park
Drive along the Great Rift Valley with stunning views from lookout points. Enjoy your first wildlife safari drive in Aberdare National Park this afternoon.

Transport: Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Aberdare Wildlife Safari Drive

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 3
Aberdare National Park - Naivasha
Morning wildlife safari drive then travel to Lake Naivasha and take an afternoon boat ride to view hippos and birds who make the lake their home. Opt to enjoy a nature walk in the surrounding forest.

Transport: Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Aberdare Wildlife Safari Drive, Lake Naivasha Boat Ride

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 4
Naivasha - Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, settle into our safari lodge, our base for our time here. Then, set off on a wildlife safari drive into the Mara in search of the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

Transport: Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Masai Mara
Depart on another exciting wildlife safari drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and learn more about the wildlife and ecology of this famed area from our expert guide. During downtime, relax at the lodge, conveniently located inside the reserve. Opt to take an early morning balloon safari or visit a Masai village.

Included activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive

Optional activities:

  • Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Masai Mara - Lake Victoria
Cross the border into Tanzania. Enjoy a free evening.

Transport: Safari Vehicle, Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Lake Victoria - Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Victoria for bird watching and stunning views before travelling to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africa's premier national parks. Experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while bumping through the savanna accented with acacia trees.

Transport: 7-Seat 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Boat Ride, Serengeti National Park Safari

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Serengeti National Park
Enjoy daily wildlife safari drives and wildlife viewing with time to relax at our lodge conveniently located inside the park. Note: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari Theme Pack, your flight be early in the morning of Day 8. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above. If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Transport: 7-Seat 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Serengeti National Park Safari

Optional activities: Serengeti Balloon Safari

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro
After an early breakfast, set off toward Ngorongoro Conservation Area for more wildlife viewing and our next lodge.

Transport: 7-Seat 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Included activities: Serengeti National Park Safari

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Ngorongoro - Arusha
Wake early and decend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a full morning wildlife safari drive to spot as many different species of wildlife as possible, then eat a picnic lunch and continue to a Masai village to learn about local people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local female engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities before continuing to Arusha for the evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive, Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 11
Arusha - Nairobi
Cross the border back into Kenya and opt for a final dinner with the group.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Border Crossing (Tanzania - Kenya)

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Nairobi
Depart at any time.

Included activities: Departure Day

Meals: breakfast

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