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Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary
This is an example of the Kenya and Tanzania itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Nairobi, Kenya
Arrivals in Nairobi. Visit Karen Blixen Museum, the one-time home of the Danish writer who wrote Out of Africa.
Giraffe Centre-see several of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes up close.
Special event: Welcome dinner with faculty from local university and history and culture of both countries.
Day 2 Nairobi / Amboseli
Drive to Amboseli National Park (4 hours). There, we will look at Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Maasai’s “white mountain” and the world’s tallest free-standing peak (19,336 feet).
We will visit nearby Masai village to see their everyday life and share a meal.
Day 3 Amboseli
Our first game drive to see hippos and elephants in a beautiful Amboseli park.
We will continue our journey to the peaceful Lake Manyara.
Day 4 Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Very early, when animals are especially active, we enter Lake Manyara, one of Tanzania’s smallest and most diverse parks to see tree-climbing lions and hippos.
After lunch at the lodge, we depart for Ngorongoro, a World Heritage designated Conversation Area, International Biosphere Reserve, and site of Ngorongoro Creater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
We set to visit the crater and to see all of Africa’s “Big Five” – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard – in one place.
Depart to the Serengeti considered Africa’s finest park and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. En route, we visit the 31-mile Olduvai Gorge, a place that in 1959 the anthropologist Mary Leakey discovered a 1.8-million-year-old skull of Australopithecus boisei, which revolutionized the study of human evolution
Day 6 Serengeti
Watch for them on today’s two-game drivers, relaxing at your lodge during mid-day along with discussions about the animal species, ecology, and conservation.
Day 7 Serengeti / Lake Victoria
Go to Lake Victoria, which is Africa’s largest freshwater lake and the second-largest in the world after Lake Superior in North America. We will see the lake with the beautiful views of Musoma Town, where we will also be visiting markets and museums.
Day 8 Lake Victoria / Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara, where we will:
- Enjoy cultural visits with the Maasai
- Birdwatching, with 470 birds to find
Visit the Mara River
Day 9 Departures
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Day 9 Masai Mara
Spend another day “on safari”, with morning and afternoon game drives in this preserve, which is just slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. When not out in the bush, you are at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the luxury tented camp, including the spa and swimming pool.
Day 10 Masai Mara / Nairobi
Fly from Masai Mara to Nairobi.
At Nairobi, we will visit:
Free time to explore the city, purchase the last souvenirs, and have a goodbye dinner.
Day 11 Nairobi
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Tanzania – Country Code +255 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+255) 22 229 4000 Address: 686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kenya – Country Code +254 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+254) 20 3636000 Address: United Nations Avenue, Off Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Important notice: This is an overland trip. We will be traveling with a group in purpose-built safari vehicles and sleeping in comfortable large tents in safari parks (on beds). We will also be getting up really early to see the animals.
Please read carefully our health related notes below.
Avoid dark colored clothes such as blue and black while on safari. Those can attract the biting tsetse fly.
▹ Visa requirements for Tanzania & Kenya safari tours
KENYA: Citizens of the US requires a visa to enter Kenya. While it is possible to obtain a visa at the airport, we strongly recommend purchasing your visa in advance as wait times upon arrival can exceed 2 hours. You may purchase an e-visa online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will need to have your visa receipt with you upon arrival in Kenya. The Visa costs about 51 USD and is valid for 90 days. Visa cost can change.
TANZANIA: Citizens of the US requires a visa to enter Tanzania. While it is possible to obtain a visa at the airport, we strongly recommend purchasing your visa in advance as wait times upon arrival can exceed 2 hours. You can purchase an electronic visa on the Tanzanian Electronic Visa Portal website. You will need to have your visa receipt with you upon arrival in Tanzania. The Visa costs about 50 USD and is valid for 90 days. Visa cost can change.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ You are required to provide proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. Please ask your doctor about malaria medication.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
Kenya and Tanzania operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types G plug with three large, flat pins.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Kenya and Tanzania are 8 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 8pm the same day in Kenya and Tanzania.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Kenya is Kenyan shilling and in Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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