Nairobi and Mt. Kenya

Nairobi-Mount Kenya-Lake Nakuru

Destinations Duration Approx. 6 days
Destinations Destinations Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Mount Kenya
Activity Activity Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History

Experience some of the best wildlife and landscapes that Kenya has to offer without travelling more than a few hours out of Nairobi. Start in the capital with a mood-boosting visit to one of its baby elephant sanctuaries before heading north to the country’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, and view this dramatic landscape as you soar above the peaks in a helicopter. From here, travel west to Lake Nakuru. Here you’ll see a huge range of wildlife and, if you’re lucky, its famous colourful carpet of pink flamingoes feeding in the lake.

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Kenya’s coastal hotspots

Mombasa-Watamu-Lamu

Destinations Duration Approx. 7 days
Destinations Destinations Watamu, Mombasa, Lamu, Gede
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Cities, Water Sports

Experience the incredible beauty and fascinating history of Kenya’s coastline. Start in the country’s oldest city, Mombasa, in Kenya’s south-east corner, and wander around the architectural highlights of its Old Town. Then, head north up the Swahili Coast for some relaxation at the beautiful white sands and crystal clear waters of the beaches at Watamu. From here, continue up the coast to the original Swahili settlement of Lamu, on Lamu Island, where you can experience more fascinating history and even take a trip out into the Indian Ocean on a traditional dhow boat.

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Natural beauty in the Rift Valley and Kenyan highlands

Naivasha | Nakuru | Kakamega Forest | Nairobi

Destinations Duration Approx. 10 days
Destinations Destinations Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Kakamega Forest
Activity Activity Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Photography, Culinary, Birdwatching, National Parks

Take in some of the cultural and natural highlights of Kenya, with a tour of the Great Rift Valley and Kenyan Highlands. Start just north of Nairobi in Naivasha, where you can experience something a little different and sample the delicious and fast-growing Leleshwa wines with a tour at the Rift Valley Winery. Continue north from here to Lake Nakuru for a fascinating safari where you might be lucky enough to see its famous flocks of pink flamingoes. Then, head west to Kakamega, close to Lake Victoria, and go hiking in Kenya’s only tropical rainforest.

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Western Uganda

Mountain gorillas and beyond

Destinations Duration Approx. 10 days
Destinations Destinations Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kibale Forest National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi
Activity Activity Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Conservation, Photography

Experience Uganda’s incredible wildlife, starting with a safari at Murchison Falls on the shores of Lake Albert. From here begin your journey south, stopping off at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Continue south in search of chimps in Kibale Forest and then venture east to see hippos and elephants in the Kazinga Channel. From here head back to the western border and Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can spot the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Finish your wildlife-packed adventure by heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or the smaller Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

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Eastern Uganda

Nomads, Nile and natural pools

Destinations Duration Approx. 7 days
Destinations Destinations Jinja, Karamoja, Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon National Park, Namawojjolo, Tororo Rock
Activity Activity Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Trekking, Photography, Hiking

From Uganda's bustling capital Kampala head to the shores of Lake Victoria to fuel up with some of Namawojjolo’s famous street food before heading east along the northern shore of Lake Victoria to discover the source of the Nile at Jinja. From here, leave Lake Victoria and escape the crowds by he ading north for some hiking in the rugged highlands of Karamoja and experience the untouched culture of the region’s nomadic tribes. Head back down south to the area around Mount Elgon National Park on the Kenyan border, where you can climb the prominent Tororo Rock, hike Mount Elgon and cool off in the natural pools at Sipi Falls.

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Tanzania Migration Safari

Experience Africa's greatest wildlife phenomenon

Destinations Duration Approx. 8 days
Destinations Destinations Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Karatu
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family

Journey through Tanzania’s varied wilderness, including a night at a colonial-style farmhouse lodge situated beneath the majestic Oldeani Volcano where you can ramble through 500 acres of African farmland. Move on to the famous Southern Serengeti to witness some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. This unique experience will give you a taste of real Africa.

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Kilimanjaro and Tanzania Wildlife Adventure

Explore snow-capped Kilimanjaro and tour wild game reserves

Destinations Duration Approx. 14 days
Destinations Destinations Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Arusha, Karatu
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks

Hike around the spectacular surroundings of Mount Kilimanjaro, where you will stay in a luxury hotel for six nights before going on safari in Tarangire National Park. There you can view wild game and endemic wildlife, including giraffes, buffalo, warthogs and elephants. Continue your journey to Karatu conservation area where you can ramble along acres of trails and experience untouched wilderness with stunning views of Oldeani Volcano.

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Wild Southern Tanzania

Explore Tanzania's famous game reserves

Destinations Duration Approx. 8 days
Destinations Destinations Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Dar es Salaam
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, National Parks

Delve into Africa’s spectacular ecosystems and come face to face with hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, gazelles and maybe even lions. You’ll get an old-world safari experience far from the crowds and deep in the wilderness with nature’s most magnificent creatures in Selous Game Reserve before moving on to Ruaha National Park, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious stay in a secluded camp with exclusive game viewing. Every experience in the wilderness is unique.

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Unexplored Tanzania

Off the beaten path safari and beach escape

Destinations Duration Approx. 15 days
Destinations Destinations Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Ras Kutani, Songosongo Archipelago
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks

Journey through Tanzania’s culture, wilderness, and secluded tropical oases in this unforgettable two-week adventure. This trip offers the ideal mix of relaxation and exploration, taking you on a journey from glistening waters and white-sand beaches to the rich Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. After an invigorating adventure, you will visit the secluded islands of the Songosongo Archipelago to complete a truly treasured experience.

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Tanzania Safari and Beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer

Destinations Duration Approx. 11 days
Destinations Destinations Serengeti, Zanzibar, Arusha, Ruaha National Park
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks

Visit Tanzania’s most celebrated national parks and get a truly authentic experience of wild Africa. On this trip, you will delve into the Serengeti ecosystem, Masai Mara Game Park and Ruaha National Park for the journey of a lifetime. To finish it off, you will take sanctuary at the Pongwe Resort, where you can bask on its white-sand beaches alongside glistening warm waters that teem with wildlife just waiting to be discovered.

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Tanzania Safari, Kilimanjaro and Islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches

Destinations Duration Approx. 16 days
Destinations Destinations Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Arusha, Karatu
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Hiking
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The Best of Kenya and Tanzania

Exploring wilderness in Kenya and Tanzania

Destinations Duration Approx. 13 days
Destinations Destinations Tanzania, Kenya
Serengeti, Arusha, Karatu, Nairobi, Masai Mara National Park
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, National Parks

Explore East Africa's wildlife from both Kenya and Tanzania, alternating between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. Along the way, you'll spot lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and many more. This is the ultimate East African safari.

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The Great Migration from Kenya

Destinations Duration Approx. 7 days
Destinations Destinations Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Mara River
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, National Parks, Overland

Begin your trip in grand old Nairobi, visiting a wildlife sanctuary to see orphaned baby elephants happily playing in the mud. From here, travel to the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru — one of Kenya’s smallest but best-kept reserves. Look for giraffes, rhinos and thousands of pink flamingos feeding on the lake. Next, head to the Masai Mara. If the time is right, you can experience the frenzy of the wildebeest herds crossing the Mara River, dodging crocodiles and other predators. Make sure to also visit the Masai tribes to learn more about how these semi-nomadic people live.

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