East Africa Camps Classic Safari
East Africa Camps Classic Safari

Classic African Safari Tour

9 nights

Lunch time in one of the beautiful camps on Classic Safari Nyota TourClassic Safari Nyota Tour includes many beautiful luxurious touches to your tripHippopotamus having a bath in Maasai Mara met on SafariGroup of zebras a common sight in Maasai Mara seen on Classic Safari Nyota TourClassic Safari Nyota Tour in Tanzania and Kenya have big chances in seeing the Big 5Lions met in Serengeti on Classic Safari Nyota Tour in Kenya and TanzaniaBeautiful river near one of the campsites in Kenya and TanzaniaLuxurious tent in one of the parks on Classic Safari Nyota Tour in Kenya and TanazyaClassic Safari Nyota Tour includes many fun activities such as learning local arts at Maasai MaraPanoramic view near one of the lodges on Classic Safari Nyota TourBeautiful scenery seen on Classic Safari Nyota Tour in Tanzania and Kenya

Explore the best of Kenya and Tanzania on an exciting safari

This is a wonderful, fully guided safari that takes you to some of the best game parks in Tanzania and Kenya. This safari is a classic route that takes you to three of the most celebrated sites on the Kenya and Tanzania circuits: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Spend 10 days on this incredible safari to discover wild Africa, starting in Nairobi and ending in Arusha. In between, you’ll go on numerous safaris to explore the terrain, see the wildlife, and meet the locals.

You’ll visit the Great Migration crossing points of the Mara River on a bushwalking tour in Maasai Mara, enjoy a peaceful cruise along Lake Victoria to private Lukuba Island, and seek out the “big 5” animals (lions, buffalo, elephants, rhinoceros, and leopards) of the Serengeti on a sunrise and sundown excursion.

Make a memory that will last the rest of your life on this incredible Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Reserve your place on this great Safari today!

Highlights of Classic Safari Nyota Tour

Go on a bushwalking tour to some of the major Great Migration crossing points along the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Fly over Kenya’s savannah in the basket of a hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast, like the Victorian-era safaris of the past.
Venture into Tanzania’s famous Ngorongoro Crater for an up-close look at the natural cage of big game animals and Maasai farmers.
Sleep under the stars in luxury tents at breathtaking locales and fall asleep to the sounds of the African night.

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Classic African Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi

Karibu (welcome)! Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Nairobi to check in and rest up for your early departure tomorrow to begin your Classic Safari Nyota adventure.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nairobi
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve & Safari

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the Wilson Airport for your scenic flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Disembark from the plane to enjoy a colorful reception before it’s time to load into your 4x4 vehicle for your first of many safaris.

Once settled at camp, you have the additional options of planting a tree to be a part of the reforestation initiative as well as interacting with the mamas maasais to purchase handcrafted souvenirs.
Overnight Location: Camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Discover the Great Migration Safari

This morning covers some ground on a safari of the game reserve, up to the Mara riverbanks not far from camp. The Mara River acts as a natural barrier wildlife cross each year. Hundreds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest create a spectacular show of survival as they make the crossing, known as The Great Migration.

You’ll have the pleasure of trekking to some of the major crossing points along the Mara River on a Bush Walking Safari. Keep a keen eye to spot the local wildlife, including crocodiles.
Overnight Location: Camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Transfer to Victoria Lake & Afternoon Cruise

Splurge on the option to sail over the savannah in the basket of a hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast, not unlike the Victorian-era safaris of the past.

Come mid-morning, you’ll pack up and head west along the Mara River to cross into Tanzania to make your way toward Lake Victoria. Here, you’ll board a boat to then enjoy a 45-minute cruise to a Lukuba Island When it’s time, you’ll go on a guided walk to explore the island, climbing to the highest peak for all-encompassing views and take in a stunning African sunset.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Lake Victoria
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 River cruise & Transfer to Serengeti National Park

This morning you’ll embark on a river cruise after breakfast to Musoma for some of the best sightings of local birdlife amid the stunning beauty of the area. Next, you’ll proceed into the heart of the Serengeti National Park to your tent at the Pumzika Luxury Safari Camp in exclusive Seronera.

A natural extension of the Masaai Mara, Serengeti National Park’s borders are crossed annually by one and a half million wildebeest, 250,000 zebras and 500,000 gazelles between July and October, followed by the carnivores of mostly lions and hyenas. Relax in your luxury setting, far from civilization, and enjoy the 360-degree views of the Serengeti and all contained within.
Overnight Location: Luxury Camp in Serengeti National Park
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Explore Serengeti National Park

As wildlife is most active at sunrise and sundown, you’ll have an early start to the day to seek out the “big 5” (lions, buffalo, elephants, rhinoceros, and leopards) as well as a second outing in the late afternoon.
In between safaris, relax at camp, set in the middle of the unending plain complete with infinite skies and innumerable stars.
Overnight Location: Luxury Camp in Serengeti National Park
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Visit a Maasai Village & Ngorongoro Conservation Area

At sunrise, you’ll move on toward the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, passing the kopjes (stacks of ancient rock formations that jut out of the grasslands), where you might be lucky enough to see a lounging lion, leopard, or cheetah. If there’s interest, there is the option to visit Olduvai Gorge, home to incredible fossils and artifacts showcasing the earliest existence of man.

From here, it’s a quick visit to a Maasai community to discover local customs before finally arriving at your camp at the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the unique experience of such an exclusive location granting striking vistas and insight into the symbiotic relationship between the Maasai way of life, wildlife, and sustainable tourism.
Overnight Location: Camp at the Ngorongoro Crater
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Morning safari of Ngorongoro Crater; Transfer to Arusha

At sunrise, you’ll wake to venture down to Ngorongoro’s floor for an up-close look at the unique volcanic crater. At 600 meters deep and 20 km in diameter, Ngorongoro hosts the densest animal population in the whole of Africa with more than 40,000 Maasai farmers working the land. The crater acts like a natural cage keeping the incredible numbers of wildlife contained and provides a year-round source of water (so the animals are not forced to migrate). You’ll have excellent chances of spotting big game animals on your safari of the famous crater.

After the game drive, it’s time to make your way further east to your hotel in Arusha.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arusha
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Depart Arusha

This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination taking your memories with you.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Classic African Safari Tour Prices and Dates

Pricing for this guided Classic African Safari tour from Nairobi to Arusha depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only. For custom tours, the price always depends on the number of people sharing one vehicle.

This tour in Kenya and Tanzania is available throughout the year.

Prices of Private Guided Classic African Safari Tour

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Have your own private tour with just your group! Please note, that the maximum number of travelers per vehicle is 6. If your group is bigger than you will be assigned an additional vehicle. Prices below are per person:

  • 2 people per vehicle: $4,195 USD per person
  • 3 people per vehicle: $3,825 USD per person
  • 4 people per vehicle: $3,700 USD per person
  • 5 people per vehicle: $3,500 USD per person
  • 6 people per vehicle: $3,450 USD per person

Prices to Join a Group Tour on Classic African Safari Tour

Make new friends and join a group tour in Kenya and Tanzania. Prices below are per person:

Sep 20, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 21, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 22, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 24, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 27, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 28, 2020
Oct 07, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 29, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 04, 2020
Oct 13, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 05, 2020
Oct 14, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 06, 2020
Oct 15, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 08, 2020
Oct 17, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 11, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 12, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 13, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 25, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 26, 2020
Nov 04, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 01, 2020
Nov 10, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 11, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 12, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Nov 05, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Nov 08, 2020
Nov 17, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 10, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 12, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 15, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 28, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 22, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 23, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 24, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 26, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 29, 2020
Dec 08, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 30, 2020
Dec 09, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 03, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 06, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 10, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 13, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 14, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 24, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 17, 2020
Dec 26, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 20, 2020
Dec 29, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 21, 2020
Dec 30, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 31, 2020
From Nairobi
To Arusha
USD$3,800
10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Classic African Safari Tour

This tour is based in hotels and tented camps and booked in advance for the entirety of the trip (not on a day-by-day basis). In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

If you like to stay and extend your tour, we have extension tours available, just contact us.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $1,119 USD to have a private room in a hotel and camps while traveling with a group. Contact us to find out the price of solo safari.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Eka Hotel in Nairobi ★★★★

Minutes away from the airport, this contemporary 4-star hotel provides weary travelers with comfort, style, and convenience.

Olengoti Eco Safari Camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Intimate camp of 11 tents, bordered by the Talek River, and inspired by the Maasai way of life. Eat under an old ficus tree among the exotic wildlife.

Lukuba Island Lodge in Lake Victoria

Enjoy the quiet beauty of the eastern shores of Lake Victoria from serene accommodations overlooking the lake.

Pumzika Luxury Safari Camp in Serengeti National Park

Secluded camp in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, decorated with locally crafted furnishings, cushions, and candles.

Pakulala Safari Camp at the Ngorongoro Crater

Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the elegant camp offers sweeping views and works to sustain Maasai life and the local flora and fauna.

Four Points by Sheraton Arusha in Arusha ★★★★

Within walking distance to nearby restaurants, this renovated late 19th-century hotel boasts chic rooms and modern amenities.

What’s included in Classic African Safari Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 8 nights along the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for you and your luggage. This includes overland transfers, small aircraft flight to Maasai Mara, 4x4 vehicles during the safaris and airport transfers.

Also Included

  • English speaking guides-drivers throughout the tour
  • Tea and coffee
  • All safaris per itinerary
  • Bottled water during the entire safari activity inside the parks
  • Entrance to National Parks and Reserves
  • Visit to Maasai Village

Not included

  • Getting to and from starting and ending points of the tour
  • Visas from Tanzania and Kenya
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Everything not specified in the Includes section
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in lodges, hotels or tented camps

Optional Extras

  • Additional night in Nairobi before the tour
  • Additional night in Arusha after the tour
  • Extension tours (1-night length, all meals included, prices depend on the size or your group):
    • Extension to Lake Eyasi – between $375 USD and $535 USD per person (depending on group size)
    • Extension to Ngorongoro Crater area (including Empakai Crater Trekking and Nature Walk) – between $605 USD and $745 USD per person (depending on group size)
    • Extension to Lake Manyara (prices on request)
    • Extension to Tarangire (prices on request)

Frequently Asked Questions about Classic African Safari Tour

East Africa Camps

East Africa Camps is a boutique safari operator with their own camps and lodges, who have been featured in National Geographic Traveller. Their focus is providing showing the best of East Africa with family-focused safari’s in luxury camps and lodges.

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We rate this tour 2/5. It’s beginner-friendly, but being reasonably fit is ideal.

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