Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari

This Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari is for the true wildlife enthusiast. If you want to avoid the crowds in the national parks and venture off the regular tourist route with knowledgeable and qualified safari guides – this is the safari for you! You’ll explore the African wilderness and track animal footprints on guided walks with Maasai warriors while enjoying the comfort of superb safari camps.


In Kenya your wonderful camps are set within private conservancies, adjacent to Amboseli National Park and the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. These conservancies provide an important dispersal area for wildlife moving out of the national parks and game reserves. They ensure the best possible game viewing in open 4×4 safari vehicles, off the beaten track and away from other tourist vans and minibuses. You’ll visit an authentic Maasai village, and experience night game drives, bush picnics and guided walks in exclusive wilderness areas – activities not allowed in National Parks. African Encounters will sponsor an orphaned baby elephant at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi for every booking on this safari. 


In Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park is a real gem, famous for flocks of flamingoes and tree-climbing lions. A highlight will be Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage site and one of the most breath-taking locations in Africa.
You’ll spend three nights at a luxury camp in the Serengeti and enjoy
 great wildlife viewing across this famous park.

Escorted from Nairobi, Kenya by professional local guides.

This Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari includes flights between camps in Kenya to avoid very long drives on rough roads, day and night game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles and bush walks with Maasai guides for the ultimate African adventure.

Early bookings are essential – these small camps fill at least 12 months in advance!

Starts: Nairobi, Kenya    Ends: Arusha, Tanzania

Optional extension: End your incredible safari with a few relaxing days on exotic Zanzibar – the Spice Island!


Days 1 & 2: Independent arrival in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to your central 4-star hotel. The following day you will visit your baby elephant at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum.

Days 3 & 4: Early morning transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson airport for your flight to Amboseli and transfer to your camp in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve owned by the Maasai Kisonko clan. Game drives in your open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle in Amboseli National Park and Selenkay Conservancy, walks with Maasai tribesmen, and a visit to a traditional Maasai village fill these two days.

Days 5 & 6: Morning flight to Maasai Mara and transfer to your very comfortable tented camp. This exclusive setting provides the ultimate safari adventure in an unspoilt area, away from the crowds. Game drives will be taken in the nearby Maasai Mara National Reserve and the adjacent  Naboisho Conservancy as well as the Ol Kinyei Conservancy where your camp is located. Game drives are in 4×4 safari vehicles with expert safari guides and you will experience the wilderness without the presence of other tourist vehicles.

Day 7: This morning enjoy a game drive or a guided walk in the Conservancy before flying via Nairobi to Arusha in Tanzania. Overnight in Arusha.

Day 8: After breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Manyara for a game drive and picnic lunch before driving to your lodge on a farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment. Overnight Karatu.

Days 9: After breakfast, drive to your beautiful tented camp close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater,  the largest intact caldera in the world. Your camp is well located for easy access to the Crater for your afternoon game drive.

Days 10 – 12: After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Spend two full days on game drives in the Serengeti with picnic lunches. 

Day 13: Morning flight back to Arusha where your safari ends around midday. Connect with your international flight or take the optional extension and relax for a few days on beautiful Zanzibar Island.


Tour includes

  • Quality accommodation in luxury tented camps and lodges
  • Meals & drinks as per itinerary
  • All ground transport as per itinerary
  • All flights as per itinerary
  • All park and conservancy fees
  • All game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles
  • Sundowners, guided bush walks, bush picnics and night game drives
  • Escorted from Nairobi by professional local guides

Not Included:

  • International airfares
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)
  • Tips and gratuities.

Extensions available

Zanzibar, the Spice Island

Zanzibar, the Spice Island

Zanzibar is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean Located off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar consists of three main islands, Unguja, Pemba and Mafia Islands. It is home to...

What our clients have to say...

My first time in Africa and I am hooked – absolutely have to come back! Could not have had a better introduction to such an amazing country. The Porini camps are just the best way to go – their conservation ethic right up my alley. There were many memorable moments every day but the best for me – eyeballing lion cubs, the wild dogs, leopard up a tree, cheetahs, elephants so close, being able to get close to the animals, having it all to ourselves, zebras and antelopes forever – and last but not least the beautiful Maasai people. Thank you so much Karen, for such an amazing journey. Your organisation and understanding of the best way to do it are very much appreciated. See you in Botswana next year!

Helen Ranson – Kenya & Zanzibar

“Thank you so much Karen, for introducing us to this wonderful part of Africa. Every hour, every day was incredibly special – so much to see and absorb. It was an incredible (as a change from ‘amazing’!) privilege to mix with the Maasai people and humbling to visit their village. The Porini camps – all superb and unique, and the ‘African massage’ a vital part after the superb 3-course dining. Seeing all the animals in natural environs – so magnifico! I have over 1000 photos and look forward to sorting and re-living the experience many times over. Great bunch of travelling companions and hope to all meet up again for many more laughs!”

Christabella Boardman – Kenya & Zanzibar

At a glance

  • Destination(s)

  • Tour Pricing

    Priced from: NZD11,275.00 per person
  • Tour Length

    13 days
  • Travel Dates Available

    Daily departures, minimum 2 people.
    Not available in April and May when camps are closed.
  • Tour Highlights

    • Amboseli National Park & Maasai Mara in Kenya.
    • Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara  in Tanzania.
    • Wonderful small luxury camps with ensuite facilities
    • A stunning lodge on a mixed farm.
    • Open 4×4 safari vehicles for excellent game-viewing.
    • Fly between camps in Kenya to avoid long drives on very rough roads.
    • Escorted by professional local guides who love sharing their homeland with their guests.

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