Kenya Tanzania safaris offer the ultimate wildlife safari experience. Easily combine your safari adventure with a beach stay at the Kenyan coast or Zanzibar.
Kenya has been immortalised as the home of the safari by personalities such as Karen Blixen and Ernest Hemingway and captured beautifully in classic films like Out of Africa and Born Free. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya is the perfect place to start your safari.
Top destination such as Masai Mara, Amboseli and Samburu offer effortless game viewing and culture. Other activities include trekking the slopes of Mount Kenya, balloon safaris and relaxing and high action water sports at the coast.
Tanzania is home to the expansive Serengati National Park, Ngorongoro crater, referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, Lake Manyara famed for its tree-climbing lions and Tarangire. A safari in Tanzania will also take you to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and the tropical island of Zanzibar for some post-safari relaxation.
If your Kenya Tanzania safari coincides with the great wildebeest migration, usually between July and October. You will be able to experience one of nature’s most amazing spectacle. During the great migration over 2 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle migrate in a clockwise fashion over 2,896 km from the vast Serengeti plains to Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Kenya Tanzania safaris also enable you to experience the Maasai people of East Africa. The Maasai people are semi-nomadic and inhabit southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They have come to be an international symbol of the African tribal life.
There are breathtaking landscapes and a lot of wildlife to be seen during Kenya Tanzania safaris, including the big 5 (lion, African elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) and over 1,114 species of birds. Ensure you are up to speed with your wildlife photography skills to be able to take photos you will celebrate for a lifetime.
Pack a good pair of binoculars for spotting wildlife and a good field guide, such as the Wildlife of East Africa or Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. For tips on preparing for an African safari, see the safari preparation checklist.
Kenya Tanzania Safaris Tour Packages
There are tailor-made Kenya Tanzania safaris that can be customised to meet individual requirement. Scroll down the page to get to the contact form, from where you can send in your inquiry. Popular Kenya Tanzania safaris:
- 8 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari
- 13 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari
- 14 days Kenya and Tanzania Migration Safari
- 17 days Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar Safari
- 17 days Tanzania and Kenya Beach Safari
13 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari
(Tsavo East and West, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru)
These Kenya Tanzania safari begins in Nairobi when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Accommodation is in one of the many Nairobi hotels. Time permitting you can get to sample some of Nairobi’s attractions such as the Bomas of Kenya, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum.
Day 2 – 4 Tsavo East and Tsavo West, Amboseli
Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park are the largest in Kenya, have rich wildlife and over 500 bird species. The parks have major geophysical attractions including Chyulu Hills, Mzima Springs and diverse habitats, ranging from mountains, river forest, plains, lakes and wooded grassland.
Amboseli is the best place in Africa to see free ranging elephants. The park also features numerous plain game, over 450 bird species and offers spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain.
Day 5 – 9 Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti
The Kenya and Tanzania safari takes you to Lake Manyara in Tanzania famed for its tree-climbing lions and birdlife. Inland from the floodplains lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland, favoured by the lions, impressively tusked African elephants and dik dik – the smallest antelope. Ngorongoro crater, also referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, is home to an abundance of wildlife and the Masai. It stretches some 8,300 sq km and offers a blend of landscapes, wildlife and archeology that is unsurpassed in the continent.
The Serengeti ecosystem has an abundance of wild animals and it is one of the oldest ecosystems in the world. The essential features of vegetation, climate and fauna have hardly changed in the past million years. It is the great migration that Serengeti National Park is perhaps most famous. Each year over 2 million wildebeests accompanied by Thomson’s gazelle, zebra and eland trek from the Serengeti plains to Masai Mara and back again in search of water and pasture.
Day 9 – 12 Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
Masai Mara offers effortless year-round game viewing. It is one of the best places in Africa to see lions. The popular BBC Television show Big Cat Diary is filmed in the reserve. Masai Mara is ideal for specialist safaris, such as balloon safaris, cultural safaris and horseback safaris. Witness the spectacle as the great herd crosses the crocodile infested Mara River during the annual wildebeest migration.
Lake Nakuru is home to more than a million flamingos as well as many large water birds such as pelicans and storks. Animals that can be seen in the park include baboons, waterbucks, buffalos and lions. Lake Nakuru is also a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino and rothschild’s giraffe.
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