Avoid the crowds on this small group safari to Tanzania & Kenya
Experience some of Africa’s best-kept secrets on this small group Tanzania & Kenya safari. Northern Kenya is vast and arid, with epic landscapes, it is rich in unique wildlife, and home to historic cultures. If you want to venture off the regular tourist route with exceptional safari guides and experience wildlife conservation first-hand, then this safari is for you! Laikipia and Samburu are two less well-known parks in northern Kenya where you’ll experience fantastic game-viewing, with rarely another vehicle in sight.
In Laikipia, you’ll meet the world’s last two northern white rhinos who are protected 24/7 by armed rangers, and learn about efforts to avoid the species extinction. In Samburu, you’ll see unique wildlife like the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk, and Somali ostrich which are endemic to the Samburu ecosystem. On a private visit to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary – a community-run sanctuary for rescued baby elephants and other wildlife, you’ll meet your baby elephant (12-month adoption included).
In Tanzania, the vast Serengeti plains and the spectacular Ngorongoro crater, the largest caldera in the world, certainly deserve their place as two of the world’s most amazing concentrations of wildlife. That fame attracts large numbers of visitors, but our professional safari guides are experts at avoiding the crowds! Our stunning Serengeti camp is ideally placed for the wildebeest migration which passes through this area from October to December on their journey to their breeding grounds in the southern Serengeti. The game viewing here is outstanding all year round, with large herds of buffalo and elephant, an abundance of plains game, and exceptional big cat sightings.
Your tour escort Karen is a former Kenya resident, and she’d love to share some of her favourite parks and camps in Kenya and Tanzania with you!
Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, Amboseli, Laikipia & Samburu
Most of our intimate and very comfortable camps on this exclusive Tanzania & Kenya safari are in private conservancies which provide an important dispersal area for wildlife. The animals have discovered the tranquility of the conservancies in contrast to the busy national parks and game reserves, and the game viewing is exceptional. Local communities also benefit from the conservancies with income from land leases, employment opportunities, and community support. A portion of the tour price for this Tanzania & Kenya safari contributes to these initiatives. You’ll experience incredible game viewing well away from the masses of tourist vans in the National Parks. Explore the African wilderness and track animal footprints on guided walks with Maasai warriors. And, after a day full of amazing wildlife encounters, relax in our wonderful safari camps and lodges – most with just 6-8 spacious and very comfortable tents with en-suite bathrooms.
IMPORTANT: The camps and lodges on this safari are small and intimate, and can only accommodate a very limited number of guests. Early bookings are essential to secure your place!
This Tanzania & Kenya safari is an African Encounters Signature Safari and will be personally escorted from Nairobi by company director Karen Platzer for a group of 4 or more participants. For less than 4 people the tour will be guided by qualified local guides.
Ask about these optional add-ons: Gorilla trekking in Uganda, or a few relaxing days on the Kenya Coast or Zanzibar Island.