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    Kenya & Tanzania: A Safari Journey
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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling safari in Kenya, transfer to the hotel. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Friday - Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive. Nakuru offers a great chance to view black and white rhino. Afterward, return to the lodge for dinner
Overnight: Lake Nakuru National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Early drive to Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Arise before dawn to participate in today's optional optional Hot Air Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast, before returning back to camp. Today's game drives through the Masai Mara Reserve focus on "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino). A dinner tonight celebrates your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Border Crossing to Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
Depart the Mara this morning and drive towards Tanzania. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Isebania border crossing. After border formalities, bid farewell to your Kenyan guide and cross from Kenya to Tanzania. Travel to Serengeti National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary. Upon arrival at Serengeti, enjoy a game drive on your way to the camp
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive back to camp. Then, explore Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), offering excellent game viewing all year round. At the lodge tonight, enjoy dinner and attend a lecture on the Maasai people and their culture
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, containing diverse ecosystems and a large concentration of birds and animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch before you ascend to the crater rim and drive to your lodge for the evening. Time to relax before tonight's dinner
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Border Crossing to Kenya, Amboseli National Park
Depart Ngorongoro this morning, and drive to Arusha. Following lunch at the Elewana Arusha Lodge, proceed to the Kenya-Tanzania border in Namanga. After border formalities, cross into Kenya. Travel to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Explore Amboseli National Park
Today, explore Amboseli National Park, known for its large population of African elephants. Chance to get up-close to these animals. In the evening, enjoy a talk on the ecosystem of Amboseli National Park. At tonight's Farewell Dinner, share memories of your journey through Kenya and Tanzania
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Travel to Nairobi, Depart Kenya
Embark on an early morning game drive. After breakfast at the lodge, bid farewell to Amboseli, and return to Nairobi. A box lunch will be provided along the way. Passengers with early evening flights will be transferred directly to the airport. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room and will be transferred to the airport later in the evening. Please select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 PMDay Use: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Inclusions

Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Nairobi, Nairobi-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 1 night Lake Nakuru National Park
  • 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
  • 2 nights Serengeti National Park
  • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 2 nights Amboseli National Park
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guides throughout
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • National Park Fees
  • Tour Highlights

    Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its superb birdlife
  • Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
  • Test your luck and see how many of the "Big Five" you'll spot in the magical Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa's highest concentration of wildlife
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa's "Garden of Eden"
  • Explore Amboseli National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants with massive tusks
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer.

    Passengers should select flights on Day 11 from Nairobi that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM.

    A day-use room will be provided for clients with late evening flights. Passengers that would like to extend their stay, may do so in the provided airport hotel for an additional charge.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya, and four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. for more information.

    Passengers traveling from Kenya into Tanzania will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.

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    At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.

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    Accommodations

    Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Westlands neighborhood in Nairobi.

    Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
    This first class hotel is set among gardens, overlooking Lake Nakuru.

    Zebra Plains Camp
    This first class camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Zebra Plains Camp
    This first class camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Zebra Plains Camp
    This first class camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Zebra Plains Camp
    This first class camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Sarova Mara Game Camp
    This superior first class camp is located in the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    Tipilikwani Mara Camp
    This first class camp overlooks the Talek River and the Maasai Mara plains.

    Tipilikwani Mara Camp
    This first class camp overlooks the Talek River and the Maasai Mara plains.

    Tipilikwani Mara Camp
    This first class camp overlooks the Talek River and the Maasai Mara plains.

    Embalakai Authentic Camps
    This first class camp is located in the heart of Serengeti National Park, on the banks of Nyabogati River.

    Ngorongoro O'ldeani Mountain Lodge
    This luxurious hilltop property set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens has spectacular and unobstructed views of the Oldeani Mountains and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The main lodge is a great place to unwind at the end of the day with its fine dining restaurant, formal lounge, cigar bar and outside fire pit. During leisure time, swim in the rim flow pool, try the gym or pamper yourself with a massage. The tastefully decorated accommodations offer infinite views of the mountains and crater rim.

    Ol Tukai Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in Amboseli National Park, offering spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Discovery By Gate1 Tours Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
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    Accommodations
    4.2
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.6
    Repeat with Operator
    4.3
    Value for Money
    4.2

    Ratings based off 299 reviews about Discovery By Gate1 Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

    This was a fantastic trip with varied activities and a superb tour guide.

    Exalent trip we are so pleased with the service we will call you to plan the next trip

    The Gate1 tour guide/managers were very knowledgeable, courteous, professional and entertaining.

    Gate 1's tour operators are very good. It is organized and follows the published itinerary. The hotels are nice and as described.

    Trip was great experience. Enjoyed the itinerary and tour manager.

    Great experience. Our personal guide very experienced and personal. First class hotels and great excursions.

    Our accommodations were excellent. The tour was fabulous. The logistics for booking and traveling were clear and easy.

    Everyone from our agent (Trena) to our our guide (Fred) were awesome. Would highly recommend gate 1 to any and all. Went above and beyond our expectations..JOB WELL DONE!!! Thanks for a great vacation..

    This was a great tour. All the places we visited were worth seeing, and the combination of activities was very good.

    The rooms, the meals, the bus, and the tour guide were superior. The tour was more than expected. All our questions and needs were met. The whole operation was well managed and smooth.

    The itinerary, scenic country, food, tour guide and accommodations were all wonderful. We had an amazing time and enjoyed it very much.

    The tour was very well organized, the tour director was very knowledgeable and courteous. Hotels were very nice and were conveniently located near City centers.

    Fabulous scenery everywhere; WONDERFULLY helpful and knowledgeable tour guide and bus driver!! Loved tbis itinerary!

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