Best of East Africa

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Stone Town, Tanzania
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Venture into the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve for a fullday game drive in an opentop 4WD, looking for lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and more.
  • An early morning game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park might be your best chance of seeing black and white rhinoceroses in the flesh.
  • Take a cooking class in a small village and learn some Kenyan recipes, then share your creations at a camp dinner under the stars.
  • Explore the Serengeti, a wildlife arena like no other. You're bound to spot most of Africa's iconic Big Five game on your adventures at sunrise and sunset – when the animals are most active.
The Best Of East Africa trip starts in Nairobi and ends in Stone Town. The Best Of East Africa trip is a road tour that takes 20 days taking you through Nairobi, Marangu, Serengeti National Park, Mto Wa Mbu and 9 other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Take 20 days to uncover the best of eastern Africa as you travel across Kenya and Tanzania on a Lonely Planet Experience. Turn your attention to the wild as you search for flamingos in Lake Nakuru, the black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater and the Big Five in the Serengeti. Swap the savanna for a higher elevation when you visit Usambara Mountains, and then leave all your cares behind as you relax on the endless white sands of Zanzibar’s Northern Beaches. Give East Africa an in-depth viewing as you travel from Nairobi to Zanzibar with a local crew and a small group of avid travellers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Natalie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Natalie
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was great. Pace was right, and our tour leader was amazing. Will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal again. Touring Morocco was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a single traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for money as well. Will soon book my next trip. Recommended.”
Michael's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
“What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.”
Karolina's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Karolina
  • From Poland
  • On Nov 25 2019
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 3: Lake Naivasha
  • Day 4: Lake Naivasha
  • Day 5: Loita Hills Maasai Village
  • Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 8: Nairobi
  • Day 9: Nairobi
  • Day 10: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 12: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 13: Serengeti National Park / Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 14: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 15: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 16: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 17: Stone Town
  • Day 18: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 19: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 20: Stone Town
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (11 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights)
Meals
  • 19 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 13 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Lake Nakuru - Village Walk & Cooking Class
  • Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Cultural talk and village visit
  • Masai Mara - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Stone Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of East Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of East Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 17 December 2020 full payment is required.

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.

Visa

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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • In Loita Hills we stay in a bush camp while Maasai warriors guard us from the animals.
  • Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the 2 nights spent in the park.
  • At Usambara Mountains the group will do an easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.
  • The overland vehicle is large enough to seat up to 22 passengers and carries all the camping equipment needed for the duration of this trip.
  • There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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