Essential East Africa

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 22
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Safari, safari, safari – what East African adventure would be complete without one? Well, this trip has five (with the option to book one more) in two different areas. Which brings us to…
  • The animals! Go in search of hippos, lions, leopards, giraffes and more during game drives in the Serengeti and Masai Mara with your experienced local leaders.
  • Spend a night hanging with the redclad Maasai folk in Loita Hills. A local elder will explain what the tribe is all about and show you around their house.
  • Crossing the Masai Mara in a purposebuilt truck is just one of those classic East Africa experiences – vast plains spotted with thorn trees and herds of animals.
The "Essential East Africa" tour starts from Nairobi and ends in Arusha. The "Essential East Africa" tour is an adventure trip that takes 10 days taking you through Nairobi, Loita Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Nairobi and 5 other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Got 10 days, an adventurous bent, a desire to see as much of East Africa as you can as you can and a tight budget? We’ve designed this trip just for you – it’s a memory-maker, but not a bank-breaker. With multiple 4WD safari drives in the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks, stops at remote market towns, spend a night in a Maasai village and another night by the largest tropical lake in the world, this tour is like a crash course in what East Africa is all about.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Dec 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had an amazing, amazing time during the Land of Belize trip!! Wonderful activities, wonderful tour group and fantastic tour guide!!”
  • Gurpreet
  • From India
  • On May 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Gurpreet's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The trip was awesome and our tour guide Mohammad was such a wonderful and knowledgeable person. He was very helpful and made sure everyone was comfortable. He also helped me by telling me about places i can go to in my free time in Amman”
  • Amber
  • From USA
  • On Jul 31 2018
5 - Excellent
Amber's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This tour was fantastic.
My tour guide, Kelly, was super knowledgeable, funny, and a pleasure to be around!
The group of people from different countries, regions, and ages made it the best tour I have been on.

Below are a few highlights:
1. BBQ in the Grampians
2. Bay of Martyrs
3. Seeing koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat
4. The scenery along the Great Ocean Road
5. A boomerang lesson
6. The entire trip was lovely.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Loita Hills Maasai Experience
  • Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 5: Lake Victoria
  • Day 6: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 7: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 8: Karatu
  • Day 9: (Ngorongoro Crater) / Arusha
  • Day 10: Arusha / Nairobi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Arusha 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 Essential East Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential East Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential 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 Essential 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:
  • Staying in Loita Hills is a proper adventure – you'll be in a bush camp with no showers as the Maasai guard you from the animals. Pretty nice for some guys you just met.
  • Similarly, camping in the Serengeti means, well, camping in the Serengeti. No barriers between you and mother nature means there's no fence between you and the animals. We take safety seriously and your leader will brief you in detail on how to set up camp so as not to attract any unwanted visitors (not hanging raw meat to dry on your lines is a good start).
  • 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 at https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland.
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 and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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