This trip begins in Nairobi, Kenya and travels through Kenya and Tanzania before ending in Nairobi, Kenya.

This trip departs from Nairobi early on Tuesday morning.  Should you wish to explore Nairobi  your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

Trip code: NKTN10
Accommodation style: Camping
Length of trip: 10 Days
Starts in: Nairobi, Kenya
Finishes in: Nairobi, Kenya
Pre-departure Meeting: Held at the Departure Point at 17h00, the day before your departure.
Departure point: Wildebeest Eco Camp, 151 Mokoyeti Road West, Langata
Check-In Time: 08h45
Departure Time: 09h30
Breakfasts included: 9
Lunches included: 9
Dinners included: 9
Brunches included: 0
Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania
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Departure Dates:

US$ 720

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  • This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and group decisions.
  • All prices & Local Payments are subject to change.
  • Due to Tourism Laws in some of the countries we visit, there may be a truck and crew change during the trip. Your arrival transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that we were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.
  • Please ensure you’ve received a copy of our pre departure information document with information on what to expect on this overland safari.

Incorporating four amazing game reserves over ten days this trip really does highlight the best of East Africa. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its thousands of pink flamingos and healthy rhino populations whilst the Masai Mara National Reserve is world renowned for big five sightings. In Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the vast plains support thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and the predators that follow in their wake, while the Ngorongoro Crater is packed with animals and offers sweeping views from its rim.


Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park.

Upon entering this beautiful east African country, you may be greeted with the words of “jambo” (hello) or “hakuna matata” (no problem) by the friendly locals. With a population of nearly 42 million and land area of more than 580 000 sq km Kenya is home to an abundance of animals and colourful tribes people, making it the perfect getaway for a once in a lifetime safari.


DAY 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara (Lunch / Dinner)
Today we head on to the Masai Mara National Reserve. We enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road. We pass through the town of Narok, and continue our drive possibly getting a glimpse of some wildlife along the way.

The main section of road between Nairobi and the Reserve is in a very poor state, so be prepared for a rough ride! We arrive at our campsite, Acacia Camp in the evening. Acacia Camp looks on to the Meguarra hills and the stream that meanders by on the bottom end forms a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Reserve remains unfenced, allowing wildlife to roam freely across into the surrounding area and if they choose – through our own camp! No need to be afraid, as the local ‘Askari’ will keep a look out for any unwanted predators.

Included Activity: Masai Mara Game Reserve excursion

DAY 2: Masai Mara (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
We depart shortly after sunrise on our game drive into the Masai Mara Reserve. The Masai Mara is well known as one of East Africa’s best National Reserves and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. Most famous for the Annual Migration, that consists of the impressive herds of over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle that cross over from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania; the Masai Mara is most popular between July and October when these vast herds feast on the fresh grazing here. Following these herbivores are Africa’s predators that are often seen at a kill during this period. We game drive through a section of the park in search of the ‘Big 5’- elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard; along with the many other species of animals, reptiles and birds who make call this wilderness home.

DAY 3: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park (EAMO) (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Leaving Masai Mara we head towards our first overnight stop in the area of Lake Nakuru National Park, where our overnight campsite will be at EAMO; East African Mission Organisation. We will have the chance to interact with the local kids as well as a chance to learn more about this wonderful organisation.

EAMO: East African Mission Organisation

DAY 4: Lake Nakuru National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning we begin our exploration of the Lake Nakuru National Park – famous for the thousands of lesser and greater flamingos that flock to this soda lake’s edge.  The numbers vary depending on the water level, and when it’s low, the lake almost turns pink.  A truly spectacular sight!  The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen.  We spend the day searching for these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive leopard, encountering buffalo, giraffe, and various antelope.  After our game drive, we head back to EAMO for the night.

Included Activity: Game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park

Optional Activity: Spending time with the kids at the orphanage / sponsoring pens, pencils, notepads and so forth.

DAY 5: Kisii/Kericho Area (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast we leave the Lake Nakuru area and head to Kisii/Kericho passing through the picturesque tea plantations along the way.  These towns are the main commercial centres in the Gusii Highlands, where cash crops like tea and coffee thrive because of its equatorial climate.  We replenish our stocks before heading for Tanzania tomorrow.

Tanzania’s natural environment and geographical features have made it one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. Being the biggest country in east Africa, Tanzania has heaps to offer her visitors, including 13 game reserves and national parks. Tanzania also forms part of the world’s largest animal’s movements, the great migration. Inland are the vast Serengeti National Park and the animal-packed Ngorongoro Conservation area, and thousands of people every year fulfil their lifetime achievement of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. On the coast, Zanzibar is exotic, intriguing and steeped in the unique Swahili culture.

DAY 6: Musoma (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
We depart Kenya and head south into Tanzania. After border formalities, our drive takes us through the scenic granite landscapes adjacent to Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria. We spend the night at a campsite on the banks of Lake Victoria in the fishing town of Musoma.

DAY 7: Serengeti National Park (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After stocking up on supplies for the next couple of days, we head to the Serengeti National Park, entering the park after lunch. The Serengeti (Masai for “endless plains”) is famous for its enormous concentration of game (especially the big cats) and for the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles. The abundance of plains game in this area is truly astounding. We enter the park through the lesser travelled western corridor and game drive en-route to our campsite in the centre of the park. Tonight we bush camp (no ablutions) in the wild surrounded by the sounds of the African bushveld, pierced only by the calls of the nocturnal wildlife. In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident wildlife. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’!

Included Activity: Excursion to Serengeti National Park in overland vehicle

DAY 8: Ngorongoro Crater (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After an early start we pack up our camp and continue our game drive through the Serengeti National Park. We head to the southern part of the park where the have the chance to see the endless plains this park is renowned for. We cross from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation area at lunch time and begin our climb up the steep Crater edge. Tonight’s camp (basic ablutions) on the crater rim sharply contrasts the warmer plains below – we suggest you bring your winter woollies as it can get very cold at night.

Included Activity: Ngorongoro Crater excursion in overland vehicle

DAY 9: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
The Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 m high walls and 20 km width is a natural marvel.  The Crater’s rim offers spectacular views, but the true scale of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent.  It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion and plain’s game.  After spending the morning game driving in The Crater we continue to our campsite outside Arusha where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience.

DAY 10: Arusha to Nairobi (Breakfast / Lunch)
After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Nairobi.  On arrival in the late afternoon, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!


Flights, Airport departure taxes departure transfer, visas, meals unless otherwise stated, travel insurance, laundry, personal items, sleeping bag, pillow & tips.

Meals on tour
Meals and menu’s vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menu’s with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus are on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

Transport on tour
Our overland vehicles are custom built converted Mercedes Benz or MAN trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage areas for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

Participation on tour
All of the tours operated are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.


Below is a selection of Optional Excursions available on this trip.

PLEASE NOTE: These prices are approximate and are subject to change. Where activities occur away from your base, there may be an additional transfer cost.

Masai Mara Balloon Safari (when available) 550 US$
Masai Village Visit 15 US$
Masai Warrior Dancing 10 US$
Masai Village Visit                                              From 15 US$
Olduvai Gorge (if time allows) 10 US$

PLEASE NOTE: That this is not a full list of available activities. There are many more to choose from. Prices are approximate and can change at any given time. Only to be used as a guideline.