Classic African Safari Tour

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Classic African Safari Tour

Prices

From $4,850USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camps, Lodges, Hotels

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Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Explore the best of Kenya and Tanzania on an exciting safari

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.

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!

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

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

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 private tours, the price always depends on the number of people sharing one vehicle.

Prices of Private Guided Classic African Safari Tour

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

  • 2 people per vehicle: $7,525CAD per person
  • 3 people per vehicle: $6,825CAD per person
  • 4 people per vehicle: $6,625CAD per person
  • 5 people per vehicle: $6,375CAD per person
  • 6 people per vehicle: $6,225CAD per person

Dates and Prices to Join a Group Tour on Classic African Safari Tour

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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, the 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 $2,775CAD 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.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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 $375USD and $550USD per person (depending on group size)
    • Extension to Ngorongoro Crater area (including Empakai Crater Trekking and Nature Walk) – between $625USD and $750USD per person (depending on group size)
    • Extension to Lake Manyara (prices on request)
    • Extension to Tarangire (prices on request)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Classic African Safari Tour

How hard is Classic African Safari Tour?

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

Do I need a Visa to travel to Kenya and Tanzania?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on Classic African Safari Tour?

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Nairobi to start this tour?

You can get to Nairobi by taxi, bus or train from most major Kenyan cities. The nearest airport to Nairobi is Nairobi Wilson (WIL) Airport which is 3.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Nairobi (NBO) (13.1 km).

Is the Classic African Safari tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Classic African Safari tour end?

The tour ends in Arusha. You will need to arrange onward transportation from Arusha. You may want to spend a couple of days to explore Arusha, as nearby is Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Kenya and Tanzania?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Kenya and Tanzania?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Kenya and Tanzania for safari?

The best time to travel to Kenya and Tanzania for safaris is from January to December, excluding the summer months of May, June, July, and August.

When is the best time to travel to Kenya and Tanzania for safari?

The best time to travel to Kenya and Tanzania for safaris is from January to December, excluding the summer months of May, June, July, and August.

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Prices

From $4,850USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camps, Lodges, Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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

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