Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure

“This combination camping and hotel safari vacation is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the prolific game-viewing and incredible culture of East Africa”

Highlights

Kembu Farm | Lake Nakuru National Park | Masai Mara | Game driving in the Masai Mara | Western Highlands | Lake Victoria | Game drive through Serengeti Plains | Camping in the Serengeti | Ngorongoro Crater | Rift Valley | Arusha | Zanzibar | Stone Town | Nungwi

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Our top tip:
Pack light layers for the days and warmer layers for the evenings because the temperature can drop.
Trip type:
Small group tour. 4-18 adults (min. age 18) with a tour leader.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
9 nights basic camping, 4 nights hotel.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, all transport and listed activities, tour leader, flights (if booked).
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Accommodation & meals:
The majority of this trip is spent camping, therefore reducing our energy consumption and carbon footprint for the whole trip. Each tour has their own chef, dedicated to buying produce from local stalls and markets and making a range of traditional meals. Guests might have the chance to learn to make a regional specialty such as stew with ‘Ugali’ - a maize flour and water mixture with the consistency of dough; or ‘Pelau’, which is made from rice, spices and chopped meat.

Conservation:
The permit fee charged to see Nakuru National Park, the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park goes directly towards the preservation of several endangered species and their fragile but beautiful environment. We hope to see flamingos, endangered white and black rhinos, lions, leopards, wildebeests, cheetah, hyena etc. By traveling with us, you ensure that rangers are paid a fair wage and have the provisions and personnel to protect themselves and wildlife against harmful poaching activity.

UK office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Community:
We employ local tour guides, drivers, porters and chefs and so all of these employment opportunities provide financial benefit for people in the community. Our guides are also keen to teach Swahili as a means of making a more genuine connection with people they meet on the trip.

Local Crafts & Culture:
In addition to purchasing supplies locally, tour guides encourage travelers to purchase goods and souvenirs from a local craft center in Arusha. The project is run by a group of young people, who learn and perfect traditional craftsmanship in order to sell their wares and make a better living. The paintings and carvings are particularly special here and guides are careful to advise against the purchasing of endangered local hardwoods and animal materials. In Stone Town, Zanzibar, we carouse through the myriad of small alleys and markets and purchase spices as the area is known for this trade.

Group size:
This is a small group tour and so numbers do not exceed 18, meaning that local environments and the communities and variety of species (endangered and otherwise) that we encounter are not seriously impacted by our stay. This group size also allows us to travel with ease and therefore to stay at a number of unique, lesser known campsites and one hotel that would not usually benefit from tourism commerce due to its limited size.

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3 Reviews of Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure

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Reviewed on 21 Feb 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The game viewing, especially seeing leopards and a cheetah! Camping in the middle of nowhere in the Serengeti

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Travel light, take a good camera. Be prepared for some long bumpy journeys, basic camping and facilities!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, to some degree.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A brilliant vacation, excellent game viewing, a great group of fellow travelers and staff, over all too quickly!!

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


seeing all the animals - going on safari is the best vacation we have ever had - the elephant orphanage was one of the highlights and is to be recommended. We are already planning another safari for a couple of years time. Seeing so much in a week was brilliant - even the long hours driving were memorable due to the sights and sounds of Kenya. Zanzibar is beautiful and worth a visit - people so very friendly

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


research, research, research and find the right safari for you. Get exact information/itineraries. check all prices and facts. They are expensive vacations and with so many variations to choose from, it is worth talking personally to operators, rather than relying on line.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


yes - Kenya and Zanzibar rely on tourism and a well managed vacation benefits all.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The vacation was good - safaris are tiring so a week on Zanzibar was a wonderful way to relax. We had some initial teething problems with the travel company which did spoil the vacation a bit and we were disappointed that not everything went to plan. So hence more research and talking to operators next time.

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Camping on rim of Ngorgoro crater and seeing in crater black rhino and leopard. Awesome sunsets.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Read itinerary carefully and be prepared for long, dusty truck journeys fondly referred to as having an "African massage" as roads are very bumpy and more craters than hard road. Perhaps choose a vacation which centers at one place for 2-3 days and journey out from that center.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We shopped for food locally and brought in business for local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I am glad that I did the vacation but would not recommend it as there was an awful lot of long distance travel. It would have helped to base ourselves at one place for 2-3 nights. Traveling to Tanga was a complete waste of time and would have been far better to fly to Zanzibar from Moshei and spend another day around Marangu or even in the Serengeti plain. Not enough time to write journal until the very end. Few laundry opportunities, could wash clothes but not enough time spent anywhere to dry them. Got quite adroit at drying "smalls" dotted around truck....








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