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On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

New for 2019

Price per person
from £3,878

Price based on
London Stansted
21st Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Africa

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari. Your expedition begins in Nairobi as you depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve—Kenya’s most famous game area. You’ll embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.

Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. In Tloma, visit a local school and a family home to learn more about the local culture. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—with its astonishing crater measuring 2,000 feet deep and spanning 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, but a great game-viewing area year round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles.

This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.

At a glance

Maasai Mara National Reserve Three game drives

Amboseli National Park Three game drives

Lake Manyara National Park Game drive

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Full-day game drive

Serengeti National Park Three game drives

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 2 days: Nairobi pre tour

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Make your own way

For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

Overview

Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari. Your expedition begins in Nairobi as you depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve—Kenya’s most famous game area. You’ll embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.

Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. In Tloma, visit a local school and a family home to learn more about the local culture. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—with its astonishing crater measuring 2,000 feet deep and spanning 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, but a great game-viewing area year round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles.

This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Nairobi, Kenya

Day
2

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel

Check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day
3

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Maasai Mara

Day
4

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Amboseli

Day
5

Today, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amboseli

Day
6

MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES are included today. Amboseli affords you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amboseli - Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

Day
7

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your camp and enjoy some leisure time prior to dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day
8

Embark on a MORNING GAME DRIVE in LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboons. Then, journey to your lodge and enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro Area

Day
9

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro Area - Serengeti National Park

Day
10

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon GAME DRIVE.

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti

Day
11

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue your exploration during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti - Arusha - UK

Day
12

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends. We have secured a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home Landing in the UK

Day
13

Print itinerary

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, prepare for your safari adventure!

Nairobi

Start your sightseeing at the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. During your visit, learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers before they are re - introduced to the wild. Next, visit the GIRAFFE CENTRE, a non- profit orgainisation focused on saving the Rothschild's giraffe. Here, you will learn a bit more about the sub-species and have the oppotunity to feed them. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

Safari mini-bus (Kenya) and 4-wheel drive safari vehicle (Tanzania), between destinations and for game drives, with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We do not recommend this holiday to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage.

Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Nairobi - Eka Hotel Nairobi

Ideally located along Mombasa Road, this stylish hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots, two restaurants, two bars, laundry and concierge services, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens.

  • Location

    Along Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Maasai Mara - Mara Sopa Lodge

Set in expansive wooded gardens, the lodge has an ethnic design that incorporates traditional round buildings with thatched roofs and cottage-style guestrooms featuring verandas and ensuite bathrooms.

  • Location

    C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Pool

Amboseli National Park Area - Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Maasai land, the lodge sits on the foothills of Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants, from thorn trees and acacias to fragrant frangipanis, colourful bougainvillaea and giant cactus plants thrive in these surroundings. Electricity is provided during limited hours: 4:30 am to 9 am, 1 pm to 2 pm & 6 pm to midnight. 24-hour power may be requested for breathing machines.

  • Location

    Amboseli National Park Area, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Pool

Lake Manyara National Park Area - Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

In the middle of the rolling grasslands of Tanzania, against the dramatic angles of the Rift Valley Escarpment and the overlooking Lake Manyara stands The Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp. Accommodations consist of tents and cottages all with private balconies. The restaurant caters to all tastes and an infinity pool offers great views out to the national park.

  • Location

    Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park Area, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Pool

Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Karatu Simba Lodge

Experience the peace and quiet of the Tanzanian countryside at Karatu Simba Lodge. Karatu Simba Lodge offers a slice of life only to be found in rural Tanzania. Farmers of the local Iraqw tribe, who are natural stewards of the land, manage the few neighbouring farms surrounding the lodge. The lodge was designed to provide a quiet, restful place to unwind between active safari days. You¿ll be welcomed to reception with a refreshing towel and drink on arrival. Tea is served every afternoon and the bar is always open! Relax in the lounge or around the pool and don¿t miss the evening campfire or watching the sunset behind the Ngorongoro Forest.

  • Location

    Rhotia Valley Road, Karatu, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Pool

Serengeti National Park - Serengeti Simba Lodge

Experience and enjoy the African wilderness and the amazing Serengeti as our guest at Serengeti Simba Lodge.

  • Location

    Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Pool

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