Kenya & Tanzania wildlife safari

A luxury small group journey. On this comprehensive introduction to East Africa, witness abundant and diverse wildlife roaming vast, sun-drenched panoramas.

Members from: $19,206 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $19,400 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $2,073

  • Type


  • Destination

    East Africa

  • Supplier


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides

  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations

  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling

  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days

  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day

  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service

  • Internet Access

  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director

  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests


Day 1- Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. A microcosm of the African continent, this capital city is your gateway to a dramatic procession of natural spectacles in Kenya and Tanzania, among the most thrilling destinations in the world.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day 2- Amboseli National Park | Game and Mountain Vistas

Drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big-game population, especially elephants, more than 1,000 of which live in the park. From a distance, take in views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, with its impressive Uhuru Peak soaring to 5,895 metres. Arrive at your lodge set beneath acacia trees in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. After lunch, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat. This evening, share in a special welcome dinner with your fellow guests.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 3- Amboseli National Park | Mountainside Sightings

Set out on early morning and afternoon game drives, crisscrossing the landscape in search of the park’s large herds of elephant, as well as zebra and wildebeest, along the salt pan trails. Prepare for predator sightings as opportunistic animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey. Return to your lodge for dinner followed by a relaxing evening under African skies.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 4- Arusha, Tanzania | Canines for Conservation

Cross the border into Tanzania and continue to your hotel on the picturesque slopes of Mount Meru. This afternoon, stop at the kennels of the Canines for Conservation training centre for a special behind-the-scenes visit with the K-9 cadets trained to detect illicit wildlife products in cargo and luggage. Return to your hotel, enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner on the edge of Lake Duluti before gathering for dinner.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa | Meals: BLD

Day 5- Ngorongoro Crater | Spot the Tree-Climbing Lions

Drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive, searching for nonchalant baboon, dik-dik that forage for food beneath acacia trees and large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, which gather on the grassy, sun-drenched plains. Along a narrow belt of acacia woodland, you may even spot the region’s storied tree-climbing lion, ascending branches for a cool breeze. After lunch, continue to a local village, where you Ride Like a Local on a tuk-tuk, viewing rice fields and the local community as you go. Then, travel to Ngorongoro Crater, ascending its outer wall through dense vegetation. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world and a likely place to view lion, elephant, hyena and gazelle. This afternoon, participate in a Chef’s Table demonstration in the hotel kitchen, preparing and sampling local dishes.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 6- Ngorongoro Crater | Explore a Natural Wildlife Haven

This morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead of most visitors — thanks to the ideal location of your accommodations on the crater’s rim — to view the resident wildlife at its most active time of day. The prairies of this “Lost World” are great spots for watching buffalo and elephant as well as the countless other species that roam the crater’s 260-square-kilometre floor. You may even sight flamingo (when in season) or the rare black rhino. Following lunch, visit a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle-herders’ daily life and culture.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 7- Serengeti National Park | In Ancient Footsteps

Drive to the vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park and through its spectacular mix of savanna grassland and volcanic hills, stopping en route for a privately guided tour of Olduvai Gorge, one of the key sources of prehuman hominid fossils. Renowned palaeontologists Mary and Louis Leakey made many notable finds here, including “Nutcracker Man,” who lived approximately 1.75 million years ago. Visit the on-site museum, take in views from the lookout point and examine the excavations, which revealed 3.7-million-year-old footprints and the 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human. Continue to your lodge, which is framed by commanding views of this land of lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, giraffe and topi. The park also serves as a setting for the Great Migration when it passes through each year. Enjoy your room’s blend of elegant and contemporary design with influences from the traditional Maasai culture.

Meliá Serengeti Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8- Serengeti National Park | Iconic Safari Quarry

Today, revel in true safari country, searching for iconic species, such as lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and elephant, as well as giraffe, gazelle and zebra. Along the rivers and rocky outcroppings, you may also spot some of the Serengeti’s more diminutive denizens, such as leopard tortoise and rhinoceros beetle.

Meliá Serengeti Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 9- Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Into the Wild

Fly to the vast Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle, offering excellent game viewing year-round. The unending landscape hosts some 450 bird species, 95 animal species and all of the great predators, including the country’s largest lion population. After familiarising yourself with your classic tented accommodations, ideally situated at the confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing regions, drive through the famed reserve.

Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 10- Masai Mara Game Reserve | Endless Discovery

Explore a region bestowed with over 1,295 square kilometres of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers on morning and afternoon game drives. You may observe crocodile basking in the sun, see ever-alert hippo wallowing in muddy water and catch the antics of mischievous monkey overhead. Watch, too, as African elephant rumble along the forest edge and giraffe snatch leaves from branches high above.

Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 11- Masai Mara Game Reserve | Design Your Day

Venture forth on a morning game drive. After lunch, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

-Set Out on a Guided Bird Walk for the opportunity to spot some of the nearly 500 species of birds in the region.

-Create Your Own Jewellery with the Maasai, using beads provided by the tribal members who made them.

-Throw the Rungu with Maasai Warriors, testing your skills with their traditional wooden hunting club.

Then, go on a late-afternoon game drive for a final look at the Mara’s treasures. Later, enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, sipping traditional cocktails while marvelling at the incredible open plains just before dusk — a relaxing prelude to a memorable farewell dinner with your fellow guests.

Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 12- Depart Nairobi

Return to Nairobi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a reserved dayroom before your international departure flight home.

Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: Breakfast

Enquire Now


All prices are per person in Australian Dollars unless specified.
Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations.
All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact National Travel.
No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the land only price once the deposit is received.