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On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania ( 3550)

11 Day Tour from Nairobi to Arusha

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Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari.

Travel from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Here embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.

Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—the astonishing crater measures 2,000 feet deep and spans 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, and a great game-viewing area year-round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles. This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.

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 Tour Highlights

Guides:

Driver/Guide

Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We don’t recommend this vacation to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA Welcome to Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for your safari adventure!

Day 2

NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on your first game drive in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 3

MAASAI MARA Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a significant food source for resident predators including lions, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 4

MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA Today, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. Drive to Amboseli National Park, best known for spectacular views of 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Embark on an afternoon game drive before settling in at your lodge.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 5

AMBOSELI Morning and afternoon game drives offer you a terrific opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. During the heat of the day, relax and enjoy the amenities at your lodge.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 6

AMBOSELI–ARUSHA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your camp overlooking Lake Manyara. Get lost in the woods on an optional guided hike through the magical forest in the Great Rift Valley. Did we mention the monkeys? Or... go bananas for beer made from the fruit, along with other farm specialties on an optional guided visit to Mto Wa Mbu village.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 7

LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and the alkaline namesake Lake Manyara. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your morning game drive. Then, journey to your lodge and enjoy time at leisure this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 8

NGORONGORO AREA Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unflooded caldera, more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year-round. Witness lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo in a unique habitat. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros! A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 9

NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Today, drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the seasonal Great Migration of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by zebra, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, eland, and impala. The Serengeti remains an extraordinary ecosystem for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon game drive.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 10

SERENGETI The biologically diverse Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles and is home to a variety of animals. The name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains,” and Maasai tribes co-exist with wildlife living in the Serengeti. Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 11

SERENGETI–ARUSHA Fly back to Arusha, where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

GERION KAVISHE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Whether you are interested in viewing wildlife on a private safari or relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers all you could imagine and more! Come learn about our history and culture while taking in the country's endless beauty. I have spent 17 years guiding travelers through this great country, and I look forward to sharing with you my love of Tanzania."

Tour Director -  GERION KAVISHE

ROBERT MARKS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" Living my dream...I am a member of the Maasai tribe and was raised by a missionary family near my native Ngorongoro. As a child I remember seeing safari vehicles with the red Globus sign and vowed that one day I would guide those safaris. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as I share with you my love of wildlife and insights on my unique culture and traditions."

Tour Director -  ROBERT MARKS

STEPHEN NDUNGU

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique part of the world. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of the national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why East Africa is such a popular destination. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!"

Tour Director -  STEPHEN NDUNGU

BENJAMIN NZUVE

" As a child, I was fascinated by wildlife documentaries and dreamt of becoming a guide. Now, with more than two decades of experience, I love sharing my extensive knowledge of local wildlife and culture with guests!"

Tour Director -  BENJAMIN NZUVE

 Accommodation

NAIROBI

TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

MAASAI MARA

MARA SOPA LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA

MANYARA LAKEVIEW OASIS

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

MARERA VALLEY LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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