Kenya Wildlife Safari with Tanzania & the Serengeti

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Take a walk on the wild side with this small-group Kenya and Tanzania tour! Begin your adventure in Nairobi, before venturing out to explore captivating scenery and spot exotic animals. Visit the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, and have the amazing opportunity to feed and admire giraffes. Then, witness exciting wildlife on safari in the Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve. Game drives flourish with animals, both fierce and docile—from noble lions and fleet-footed cheetahs to strong, but peaceful elephants. At Lake Nakuru National Park, you’ll also find a rhino sanctuary and pink flamingos huddling around the lake. In Tanzania, you will have the chance to spot the tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara, visit Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Great Migration takes place, and the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the chance to unwind with tranquil surroundings after adventurous game drives during the day. 

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 12-day Kenya Wildlife Safari tour visiting Kenya’s highlights from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru.

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Nairobi
  • 2 nights Samburu – Buffalo Springs
  • 2 nights in Lake Nakuru
  • 3 nights in Masai Mara
  • 1 night in Nairobi
  • 1 night in Lake Manyara
  • 2 nights in the Serengeti
  • 1 night in Ngorongoro

Tour Highlights

  • Safari game drives at all National Parks
  • Afew Giraffe Centre to feed rare Rothschild's giraffes
  • Sandstorm Kenya, family-owned leather goods maker
  • VIsit home of Karen Blixen, famed author of "Out of Africa"
  • Mt. Kenya
  • Samburu–Buffalo Springs
  • Nanyuki Weavers & Spinners, Women's Self-Help Project
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Masai Village
  • Opportunity to see The Big 5
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Airfare taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first class hotels & safari lodges
  • 40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and game-viewing drives
  • Guaranteed window seat and access to pop-up roof hatch, 4 X 4 Vehicles, maximum 6 guests per safari vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking safari driver-guide/game spotter

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return 1 day after the tour ends.

Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You may have to book your own flights to the tour destination. If so, you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi (Kenya)

Arrive in Nairobi today, Kenya's vibrant capital. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to the hotel. This evening, a safari briefer will host an orientation followed by a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: 2.5.4 Ole Sereni or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Nairobi

Day 3: Nairobi –⁠ Mt. Kenya –⁠ Samburu-Buffalo Springs

Day 4: Samburu-Buffalo Springs

Day 5: Samburu-Buffalo Springs –⁠ Lake Nakuru

Day 6: Lake Nakuru

Day 7: Lake Nakuru –⁠Masai Mara

Day 8: Masai Mara

Day 9: Masai Mara

Day 10: Masai Mara –⁠ Nairobi

Day 11: Nairobi –⁠ Arusha (Tanzania) –⁠ Lake Manyara

Day 12: Lake Manyara –⁠ Serengeti

Day 13: Serengeti National Park

Day 14: Serengeti National Park –⁠ Ngorongoro Crater

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater –⁠ Arusha – Depart Nairobi

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Sep 11–27
Sep 12–26
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Sep 26–Oct 10
$8,539 $8,139
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Oct 9–25
Flights not available
Oct 10–24
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 125 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 17 travelers

Activity Level: Level 1

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Travel point to point in safari vehicles and on bumpy and uneven roads. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. As this is a driving program, the average safari drives are 4-5 hours long per day. Generally, the drives depart in the morning and arrive at the next destination for lunch, before continuing on the afternoon game drive. The Driver-Guides may suggest switching to full-day game drives to maximize game viewing.

On safari, many lodges are powered by generators or solar panels. These are often turned off during parts of the day and night to reduce noise and fuel consumption.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.