11 Day Kenya & Tanzania: A Safari Journey

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Kenya & Tanzania: A Safari Journey
Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection Nairobi
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Nakuru
Tipilikwani Mara Camp Masai Mara National Reserve
Embalakai Authentic Camps Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro O'ldeani Mountain Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $900
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Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer.

Passengers should select flights on Day 11 from Nairobi that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM.

Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya, and four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. Click here for more information.

Passengers traveling from Kenya into Tanzania will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. This program covers a lot of ground each day. Expect to spend most of your time driving in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned over roads that are often rough and bumpy. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. There are many early mornings. Electricity in the camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Passengers traveling from Kenya into Tanzania will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

Accommodation Details




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Flight Details




Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Nairobi, Nairobi-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Nairobi
    • 1 night Lake Nakuru National Park
    • 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
    • 2 nights Serengeti National Park
    • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • 2 nights Amboseli National Park
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guides throughout
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • National Park Fees

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its superb birdlife
  • Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
  • Test your luck and see how many of the "Big Five" you'll spot in the magical Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa's highest concentration of wildlife
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa's "Garden of Eden"
  • Explore Amboseli National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants with massive tusks

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. This program covers a lot of ground each day. Expect to spend most of your time driving in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned over roads that are often rough and bumpy. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. There are many early mornings. Electricity in the camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Passengers traveling from Kenya into Tanzania will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.


DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling safari in Kenya, transfer to the hotel. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Friday - Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive. Nakuru offers a great chance to view black and white rhino. Afterward, return to the lodge for dinner
Overnight: Lake Nakuru National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Early drive to Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Arise before dawn to participate in today's optional optional Hot Air Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast, before returning back to camp. Today's game drives through the Masai Mara Reserve focus on "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino). A dinner tonight celebrates your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Border Crossing to Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
Depart the Mara this morning and drive towards Tanzania. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Isebania border crossing. After border formalities, bid farewell to your Kenyan guide and cross from Kenya to Tanzania. Travel to Serengeti National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary. Upon arrival at Serengeti, enjoy a game drive on your way to the camp
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive back to camp. Then, explore Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), offering excellent game viewing all year round. At the lodge tonight, enjoy dinner and attend a lecture on the Maasai people and their culture
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, containing diverse ecosystems and a large concentration of birds and animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch before you ascend to the crater rim and drive to your lodge for the evening. Time to relax before tonight's dinner
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Border Crossing to Kenya, Amboseli National Park
Depart Ngorongoro this morning, and drive to Arusha. Following lunch at the Elewana Arusha Lodge, proceed to the Kenya-Tanzania border in Namanga. After border formalities, cross into Kenya. Travel to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Explore Amboseli National Park
Today, explore Amboseli National Park, known for its large population of African elephants. Chance to get up-close to these animals. In the evening, enjoy a talk on the ecosystem of Amboseli National Park. At tonight's Farewell Dinner, share memories of your journey through Kenya and Tanzania
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Travel to Nairobi, Depart Kenya
Embark on an early morning game drive. After breakfast at the lodge, bid farewell to Amboseli, and return to Nairobi. A box lunch will be provided along the way. Passengers with early evening flights will be transferred directly to the airport. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room and will be transferred to the airport later in the evening. Please select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM
Day Use: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before beginning today’s game drive.*

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

*Please note that the group’s morning game drive will begin while en route to pick you up, and may see other wildlife before you’ve rejoined the group.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour

Day #5 01 Jan 2022 - 30 Apr 2024 $480.00
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Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over the Serengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #7 01 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2024 $550.00
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Kenya Safari Exploration , August 2017
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Wonderful! Daniel was an excellent guide. He worked at providing animals and birds for all to see. His expertise in the area was apparent from the beginning to the end. Daniel took excellent care of us the whole trip. He was patient and catered to the needs of his group. Thank you for a lifetime experience!

Charlene R. Lake View, NY
Kenya & Tanzania Safari Exploration , July 2017
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This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and one of the best trips we have done with any company or on our own.

Valda H. NSW, Australia
Kenya Safari Exploration , June 2017
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We had a fantastic time. Our guides were extraordinary and they were very knowledgeable. Daniel was our guide and we enjoyed every minute of him. We so many animals. It was beyond our expectations. Seeing so many lions, eight cheetahs, and two leopards is beyond our dreams. The hotels were very appreciated. We will definitely consider Gate 1 again.

Barbara M. Bend, OR
Kenya Safari Exploration, April 2017
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The trip was wonderful and far exceeded my expectations.............from the different towns we visited, to the wide variety of animals the first class accommodations, and especially our guides/drivers- Jeff and James. These 2 were wonderful and very accommodating......and that's not always easy with multiple people and personalities. They were great and I would recommend them to anyone who goes to Kenya. Overall, the Gate 1 experience was remarkable. I will definitely use Gate 1 again and I'm already considering my next adventure. I've also recommended Gate 1 to several of my friends since I've been back. Thank you for helping make my experience so wonderful...........you will definitely hear from me again!

Amanda H. Spring, TX
Kenya & Tanzania Safari Exploration , January 2017
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All our Gate 1 trips have been wonderful but there is nothing like this one--no comparison. It was exciting, meditative, mind opening. Our guides, (ours were Daniel in Kenya and George in Tanzania) were educated, learned, articulate, extremely competent, consistently amiable, and so great at spotting animal and other life in the natnl. parks. The chefs, espescially at the camp on the Serengeti, were terrific. The tent boy, Robert, at the same camp was a dear and did his job with grace and to perfection. I'd like to go back see Nogorongo and Samburo again, fly into the Masai Mara and then go on to the Serengeti for three more days lastly flying out from Kilimanjaro rather than going back to Nairobi. Thus making about a ten day trip. Thank you so much for fitting us in to the other very compatible groups.

Suzanne F. Sequim, WA
Kenya Safari Exploration, September 2016
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Just wanted to thank the entire staff that was involved in anyway with this tour. This vacation has been a dream of mine for as long as I could remember. Starting from the first person who helped me arrange this booking, to the hotel staff, guides/drivers, and all other staff members, they made this an awesome vacation! The birthday celebration was also a sweet and unexpected surprise! You guys just rock! Thank you so much!

Joyce Y. Aloha, OR
Kenya Safari Exploration, May 2016
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OMG!!!!How can I find the words to express the most incredible experience ever!!! This was my 4th safari and this exceeded my expectations. Our host Mungai aka James was fantastic. His wisdom and knowledge were tremendous. We saw every animal with the exception of a Leopard. The accommodations were great along with the food and staff at the facilities .Our vehicle was very comfortable and we had a blast 4 wheeling through the Mara.I am a loyal traveler now...nothing compares to Gate 1 ...I plan on traveling the world and can afford to live my dreams because of your wonderful company.THANK YOU for giving me a trip of a LIFETIME.

Nancy A. Panama City, FL