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12 Day East African Highlights Camping Safari

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An extraordinary cross border safari of Tanzania & Kenya, including all must-see national parks and a photo opportunity of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Take the chance of a lifetime to tour northern Tanzania, Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the wide-open plains of the Serengeti where, depending on the season, millions of wildebeest and zebras will pass during the big migration. Cross the border to Kenya, visit Lake Victoria, largest lake in Africa and an important food source for the human population whose everyday life you can experience at first hand. Visit the famous Masai Mara, Mara River and Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned for its large flamingo and rhino population. Your last stop will be the Amboseli National Park, where you will get a picture perfect view of Mt Kilimanjaro before we travel back to Arusha where the tour ends.

Start: Arusha
End: Arusha
Language: English
Accommodation: Camping
Click Here for Best time to view the Great Migration

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • GARAUNTEED WINDOW SEAT for each passenger
  • Visit Taragine National Park, home to one of the largest elephant populations
  • Walking tour of the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu
  • Optional walk in the coffee plantations
  • Scenic drive down the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Extensive safari in Serengeti NP and Masai Mara
  • Best chances of spotting the Annual Migration
  • Masai River Safari, home to crocodiles - the greatest hurdle for the migration
  • Canoe trip on Lake Victoria
  • Visit Lake Nakuru, home to gigantic flocks of Flamingos
  • Catch a glimps of Kilimajaro across the great plains of Amboseli National Park
  • 12 Day East African Highlights Camping Safari
  • 12 Day East African Highlights Camping Safari
  • 12 Day East African Highlights Camping Safari
  • 12 Day East African Highlights Camping Safari

Summary

  • 2+ Crew Members
  • All Meals Included
  • 2+
  • Tanzania & Kenya
  • 12 Days
  • 4x4 Safari Vehicles

Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
In the morning we will pick you up and after a short briefing your safari will set off towards the Tarangire National Park. This park with its savannah, seasonal swamps and life-giving Tarangire River is home to huge elephant herds – literally hundreds of animals. Animals gather at the river and besides elephants you should be able to see mongoose, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. You will explore the park until the late afternoon before heading to a nearby campsite to overnight.
Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Tarangire Area – Makuyuni – Mto wa Mbu – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast the safari continues to Makuyuni, where you visit a traditional Masai village. Thereafter, the journey continues along a scenic route to the town of Mto wa Mbu where you will enjoy traditional African food for lunch. In the early afternoon you will continue to the African Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the crater rim, you will see this massive caldera open up before you. You will overnight in tents on a campsite on the crater’s edge from where you will be able to enjoy fantastic views as the sun sets.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
Rise and shine! You will have breakfast at dawn before the 4x4 safari vehicle descends into the crater on an adventurous and steep trail. Inside the world's biggest caldera you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, lions and leopards to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You will have lunch at a picnic spot in the crater before the safari continues to the acacia-dotted plains of the Serengeti in the afternoon. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is here where the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras takes place as they trek between Tanzania and Kenya to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight on a campsite in the Seronera area.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
 
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
You will leave the camp for an early morning game drive before you return in the late morning to a hearty breakfast. If would like to experience the Serengeti from the sky, we recommend joining a hot air balloon ride, followed by a champagne breakfast (optional and booking in advance necessary). A stop at the Serengeti visitor centre can also be arranged. In the afternoon, there will be another game drive before you return to your campsite to overnight.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria
After an early start, you will travel through the Serengeti National Park towards Lake Victoria. On your way you might spot animals you haven’t seen so far. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group.  After leaving the park, the safari continues to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The area around Lake Victoria is the most fertile and densely populated region in Tanzania. Stopping at the lake, you will have the chance to see another side of Tanzania. Away from the tourists and the masses you can experience the lives of the local people. You can watch fishermen at work and visit a local school – an experience unavailable on the usual tourist programmes. You will spend the night at a campsite near the lake.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner  

Day 6 Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Region
After breakfast you will join the local fishermen and a guide on a canoe trip on Lake Victoria. You will see how the locals catch fish the traditional way and admire the previous night’s catch. After your fishing excursion you will set off on the longest section of your safari – the journey to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long and adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the “Mara” is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats like leopards and cheetahs also live here and can be spotted all year round as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the great migration. You will overnight in tents on a campsite on the outskirts of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 – 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve
During the next two days you will go on game drives with your experienced guide. You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek. At the end of October and the beginning of November an incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels. Tens of thousands of animals must cross it, knowing that certain death awaits them – crocodiles hiding just below the surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year hippos, crocodiles and other animals can also be seen at the river. You will spend two nights at a campsite on the outskirts of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Masai Mara Region – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast you will leave the Mara to reach Lake Nakuru National Park in the early afternoon. The alkaline lake attracts gigantic flocks of flamingos – a bird lover's dream – and gives the lake a shimmering pink hue from afar. The park is home to over 450 bird species and 50 mammals such as Rothschild's giraffes, common and Defassa waterbucks and two species of hyenas. If you are lucky, you will see a leopard lounging in the branches of fever tree. Most importantly, you might spot both the endangered white and black rhino as the park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1987. You will spend the night on a campsite in the park.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast you will leave Lake Nakuru to travel to Nairobi, Kenya's bustling and often chaotic capital. The rest of the day is at leisure and you can explore this lively city, preferably by taxi. Tonight you will stay at the Silver Springs Hotel or similar.
Overnight at the Silver Springs Hotel
Breakfast; Lunch

Day 11 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Today’s trip takes you in a south-easterly direction towards the Amboseli National Park near the Kenya-Tanzanian border. Amboseli is the setting for many iconic images of elephants on the plains with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Massive herds of over 500 elephants live here and share the park with lions, buffaloes, hippos and water birds that are attracted to the seasonal swamps. At Observation Hill viewpoint you will have great views over the swamps and the rest of the park. You will spend the night in a tent on a campsite inside the park.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Amboseli National Park – Arusha
After breakfast your journey continues towards the Tanzanian border. Driving through the park you will have some last chances to see animals before the safari ends. After formalities at the Kenyan-Tanzanian border post you will arrive in Arusha, where you started your safari. You will be taken to the airport or to a hotel, depending on your travel plans.
Breakfast; Lunch

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Rates quoted per person sharing

12 Day East Africa
Camping Safari

Wilderness Safaris to see African Safari Animals

IN US$ Sharing Single Child u16yrs
Group Departures (Land Only)
Jan - Dec 17 US$ 4,300 US$ 4,550 US$ 3,300
Rates are based on min 2 passengers
 
   Departure Dates  
    Start Finish  
    15 Jan 17 26 Jan 17  
    29 Jan 17 09 Feb 17  
    12 Feb 17 23 Feb 17  
    26 Feb 17 09 Mar 17  
    12 Mar 17 23 Mar 17  
    02 Jul 17 13 Jul 17  
    16 Jul 17 27 Jul 17  
    30 Jul 17 10 Aug 17  
    2017 13 Aug 17 24 Aug 17  
    27 Aug 17 07 Sep 17  
    10 Sep 17 21 Sep 17  
    24 Sep 17 05 Oct 17  
    08 Oct 17 19 Oct 17  
    22 Oct 17 02 Nov 17  
    03 Dec 17 14 Dec 17  
    17 Dec 17 28 Dec 17  
    31 Dec 17 11 Jan 18  
 
Included:
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Mineral water on safari
  • Overnight stays in tents
  • Tents, mattresses & camping equipment
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client

Excluded:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any  unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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