For travellers keen to experience the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania but who also have an eye on their budget, this 10-day tour is perfect. A diverse itinerary of East Africa’s savannahs, forests and lakes takes you to the region’s legendary wildlife destinations to look out for elephant, plains game and big cats. And since the tour includes both the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, you will be well-placed to see the Wildebeest Migration, perhaps even witnessing the drama as the migrating herds struggle across crocodile-infested rivers or try to outrun predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and spotted hyenas.
The adventure starts with Tanzania’s rewarding Northern Circuit, taking in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. There is also time for a visit to mighty Lake Victoria and spend a morning with local fishermen on their canoes. Crossing over into Kenya, the wildlife viewing returns with a 3-night stay in the Masai Mara and then on to Lake Nakuru, famous for the enormous flocks of pink flamingos that sometimes carpet the lake in their thousands, before you finish in Nairobi, the region’s travel hub and the capital of Kenya.
You are in the safe hands of a professional driver-guide in each country and can sit back in a specially adapted 4X4 vehicle to watch the ever-changing landscape go by. Accommodation takes the form of safari lodges and tented camps set in or adjacent to wildlife reserves, and each night you have a private en suite room or chalet with all the basic comforts of home. Some lodges have swimming pools or immersion tubs in your room.