Itinerary

Itinerary

Few travel experiences compare to encountering the legendary wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara alongside expert naturalists. On this two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania, explore incredible national parks and stay at beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps. Experience the East African savannah with all five senses as you search for the “big five.”

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Jacaranda Hotel (or similar)
Day 2: Nairobi/Masai Mara
Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the reserve.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Fig Tree Camp (or similar)
Day 3: Masai Mara
Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening safari.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Fig Tree Camp (or similar)
Day 4: Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart early on a long, but beautiful, drive to Lake Nakuru. En route, stop in at a G Adventures for Good-supported project, Ubuntu Café — an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Visit the craft centre, meet some of the Mamas in the program, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Lake Nakuru Lodge (or similar)
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park
After a morning wildlife safari drive, venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Kilima Camp (or similar)
Day 6: Amboseli National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time, relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife visiting the camp's watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Kilima Camp (or similar)
Day 7: Amboseli National Park/Arusha
After a morning of wildlife viewing, continue the journey to Arusha, gateway to the Serengeti and the northern parks of Tanzania.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
Day 8: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park
Visit Mto wa Mbu village for a guided cultural walk and a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Rift Valley Photographic Lodge (or similar)
Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park
Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors' Center before continuing to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
Day 10: Serengeti National Park
Embark on morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
Day 11: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Continue viewing wildlife on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset on the deck with a cool drink.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Pembeni Rhotia (or similar)
Day 12: Ngorongoro/Arusha
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
Day 13: Arusha
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast