Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience with Nairobi (QBQ)

15 Day Tour from Nairobi to Arusha

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Africa conjures up dreamy images of mystical mountains, savanna grasslands, and endless plains, but for the adventure seeker, it’s where the wild things are. The “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo await you on this ultimate safari through East Africa. Featuring unique lodges and tented camps, custom-made 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles, and exclusive meals in the bush, this Kenya and Tanzania tour promises larger than life experiences and countless memories. You’ll savor the unique terrain and wildlife at seven renowned national parks, reserves, and conservancies, including the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, and the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Beyond sightings of the “Big 5,” be on the lookout for cheetah, wildebeest, crocodile, hippo, and rhino. On the tamer side, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well as the endearing experience of meeting the local children at a primary school in Karatu.

Feeding endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center, meeting orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and visiting the former home of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen are just a few highlights when you add Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city and concrete jungle, to your tour of Africa.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Accommodation Spotlight The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge clings to the rim of magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines to blend unseen into the landscape. Entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 meters below, the lodge’s guest rooms dot the crater rim with rock-enclosed balconies for inspiring views of the crater.
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Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience with Nairobi map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Lake Nakuru
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 12 lunches, 12 dinners


Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We don’t recommend this tour to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Welcome to Nairobi! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Day 2 NAIROBI

NAIROBI Guided sightseeing starts at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage where you’ll learn about elephant conservation and meet orphaned elephant calves. After lunch, visit Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa and the Giraffe Center, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe. Free time in the late afternoon and evening.

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Day 3 NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

NAIROBI Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
OL PEJETA Afternoon game drive.

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Day 4 OL PEJETA

OL PEJETA Morning game drive followed by free time at your camp. Afternoon game drive and visit to the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (established in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute).

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Day 5 OL PEJETA–NYAHURURU FALLS–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

OL PEJETA Scenic drive through the Kenyan highlands to see Nyahururu Falls en route to Lake Nakuru National Park, a small ecologically diverse park.
LAKE NAKURU Afternoon game drive.

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Day 6 LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

LAKE NAKURU Scenic drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area.
MAASAI MARA Afternoon game drive.

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Day 7 MAASAI MARA

MAASAI MARA Morning game drive includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush breakfast. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive.

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Day 8 MAASAI MARA–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

MAASAI MARA Fly (via Nairobi) to Amboseli National Park, known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
AMBOSELI Afternoon game drive.

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Day 9 AMBOSELI

AMBOSELI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time to enjoy your lodge amenities in between. Sundowner drinks in the bush at dusk with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Amboseli with a visit to a Maasai village to learn about their culture. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 10 AMBOSELI–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

AMBOSELI Drive across the border into Tanzania. Stop for lunch in Arusha en route to Lake Manyara.
LAKE MANYARA Free time at your lodge before dinner.

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Day 11 LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK–KARATU–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

LAKE MANYARA Morning game drive and exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush lunch with spectacular views of Lake Manyara. Drive to Karatu.
KARATU Visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local primary school to meet the children. Drive to your lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
NGORONGORO Arrival in time for dinner.

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Day 12 NGORONGORO

NGORONGORO Full-day game drive in the crater includes a picnic lunch.

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Day 13 NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

NGORONGORO Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park.
SERENGETI Afternoon game drive.

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Day 14 SERENGETI

SERENGETI Morning and afternoon game drives with free time at your camp in between. Special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner in the bush includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Maasai dance performance.

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Day 15 SERENGETI–ARUSHA

SERENGETI Fly to Arusha.
ARUSHA Transfer to the Mount Meru Hotel where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEPHEN NDUNGU

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique part of the world. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of the national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why East Africa is such a popular destination. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!

Tour Director - STEPHEN NDUNGU

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Samburu National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area

Samburu National Reserve Area

Samburu Village

Samburu Village

Visit a local village to learn more about the Samburu people and culture.

Price Range: $

Amboseli National Park Area

Maasai Village

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $



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