Best of East Africa

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Walking tour
  • Adventure
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  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 7
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Kigali, Rwanda
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  • Spot the Big Five in the world famous Serengeti National Park
  • Trek to see the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park in Uganda
  • Encounter a great variety of wildlife in the World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Crater
  • Immerse in the rich cultural heritage of Tanzania’s various tribal groups including the Masai
Start in Arusha and end in Kigali, the Best Of East Africa trip is a guided trekking tour that takes 19 days. You will visit Lake Manyara National Park, Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve and 9 other destinations in 4 different countries. Best Of East Africa is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Journey through Kenya, northern Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda to appreciate the highlights of East Africa. This remarkable journey is truly all encompassing, including the best safari and wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania whilst returning at night to superb permanent tented camps and lodges. Including all the areas frequented by the migration on their annual route, you will have the best opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world. From Arusha we visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, before experiencing the cultural heritage of the various tribal groups who live nearby. We spend a day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater then continue west to the world famous Serengeti National Park where we have a chance to view vast herds of grazing animals and the magnificent predators that follow them. Crossing the border into Kenya, we enjoy fantastic game viewing in the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. The undoubted highlight of the journey is our time in the rainforest of Uganda where we follow remote trails in the mist shrouded forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park in search of the famous mountain gorillas. With a wonderful variety of wildlife, culture and adventure, this is a truly unforgettable experience.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Julie
  • From Canada
  • On Jun 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Loved it
“Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda - individually unique, collectively a great experience. Cannot recommend this tour enough. Had such a good.”
  • Day 1 : Join Nairobi
  • Day 2 : To Amboseli National Park
  • Day 3 : Amboseli game drive
  • Day 4 : Drive to Arusha, Tanzania
  • Day 5 : Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 6 : Cultural experience, day walk and Masai village visit
  • Day 7 : To Tarangire National Park
  • Day 8 : Ngorongoro Crater game drive, drive to Serengeti
  • Day 9 : Serengeti
  • Day 10 : Serengeti
  • Day 11 : Speke Bay on Lake Victoria
  • Day 12 : To Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
  • Day 13 : Masai Mara game drive
  • Day 14 : To Nairobi
  • Day 15 : Fly from Nairobi, Kenya to Kigali, Rwanda
  • Day 16 : Drive from Kigali, Rwanda to Uganda (cross border)
  • Day 17 : Gorilla Trek in Uganda
  • Day 18 : Drive to Kigali, Rwanda (cross border)
  • Day 19 : Kigali city tour, trip concludes
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels on a twinshare basis
  • 18 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Airport transfers (days 1, 15 and 19 only)
  • English speaking local driver-guides
  • Private safari transport
  • 7 nights in 3 star permanent safari camps on a twinshare basis
  • 5 nights in 3 star safari lodges on a twinshare basis
  • Game drives and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • National park and conservation fees (including gorilla permit in Uganda) valued at US$1575
  • Payment is required for gorilla permit in Uganda (US$600) at time of booking and is not refundable
  • Flight from Arusha to Kigali, or from Nairobi to Kigali, on Day 15
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfers if not arriving/departing on days 1, 15 and 19
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry and souvenirs
  • Optional activities and sightseeing
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of East Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 August 2021, a deposit of 353 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of East Africa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Best of East Africa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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