Kenya and Tanzania: These storied names evoke a bygone era of romance and adventure on safari—seas of golden grass swaying below a far-off blue horizon, great herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra traversing the savanna amid rocky outcrops and spreading acacia trees, rhinoceros browsing on the plains, nights spent gazing into the flicker of a campfire under skies crowded with stars, days on safari beholding the timeless drama of predator and prey, the circle of life, unfolding rhythmically on one of Earth’s last, great wild stages. This experience of Africa at its most primal still exists and is waiting to be discovered once more on our Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania Safari. You'll find no more epic encounter with the wonders of East Africa, which seduce contemporary explorers as powerfully as they did their predecessors a century or more ago.
Four Renowned DestinationsExplore four of Africa’s top wildlife-viewing hotspots on one inclusive itinerary: the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Ngorongoro Crater
See the Great MigrationWitness the thrilling phenomenon of the migration as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the savanna with predators stealing behind
Private Reserves Away from CrowdsExperience classic safari ambience and refined service at our luxury mobile camps situated in secluded locales, including private conservancies far from other travelers
Traveler Profile: An African Safari Experience
The Great Migration
Our Ultimate East Africa Safari Stand Heads Above the Rest!
If you’re making a once-in-a-lifetime trip to East Africa…keep these key elements of our Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania Safari in mind as you compare options. You won't find a superior East Africa safari!
A Rare Secluded Experience, Away from Crowds
There’s no question that East Africa draws a lot of safari travelers. The abundant wildlife in Kenya's and Tanzania’s famous national parks and reserves makes them duly popular destinations. That’s why we concentrate on private reserves where visitor numbers are strictly regulated in these legendary regions. After all, do you want to come all the way to East Africa to see a lion surrounded by 15 or 20 other safari vehicles? You’ll be mostly alone with the animals when you stay with us on exclusive private conservancies.
An Itinerary Focused on Peak-Season Wildlife Viewing
We build our itinerary around places where wildlife viewing is superb at the time of year we are visiting. Unlike many companies that operate the same standard itinerary year-round, we tailor ours around seasonal events that determine the best wildlife presence and numbers. A highlight is the three mobile base camps we utilize, each strategically positioned to immerse us in the places where wildlife will be most prolific at that season.
Exclusive Safari Activities on Private Reserves
Most safaris stay strictly within the main areas of popular national parks and reserves. In contrast, we choose remote small safari camps on private conservancies within the Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, away from big lodges and roads filled with vehicles. From these adjacent reserves we have easy access to more removed sectors of the parks while also enjoying special privileges not offered inside the parks, such as guided safari walks, off-road driving and night drives in search of nocturnal wildlife. Our safari also includes other private conservancies in less-visited regions, with similar special opportunities.
Meet the World's Last Two White Rhinos & Witness Conservation in Action
Located on the Laikipia Plateau in the shadow of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta is a working cattle ranch, which first set aside land for rhino conservation in 1988. Today this 90,000-acre sprawl of biodiversity is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and home to Earth's last two northern white rhinos. Visit this pair of females with their guards, and learn about groundbreaking science that's being done to save this species.
Small Groups Mean Better Wildlife Encounters
We travel with a maximum of approximately 12 guests. Many East African safaris take groups of 20 or more, packed into uncomfortable mini buses. Small groups mean we get closer to the herds, have better photo opportunities, and our experience is enriched by more personalized interpretation from our Expedition Leaders as we watch the wildlife action side by side.
Maximize Comfort & Time with Internal Flights
Many safari companies transport you to and from the bush by vehicle—meaning long, dusty drives over rough roads. We’ve included flights wherever possible, maximizing time for what you have come to East Africa for: wildlife viewing on safari!
Count on a Window Seat & Plenty of Space in Our Chartered Vehicles
On our safari, every traveler has a window seat for unimpeded views and photography. We limit the number of travelers in each safari vehicle to maximize comfort. In contrast, many other companies use crowded mini buses, which aren't nearly as mobile or advantageous when it comes to getting you close to the wildlife.
See More Wildlife While Staying Closest to the Crater
At the Ngorongoro Crater, we stay at an intimate small camp on the crater rim at an exclusive location inside both park gates and closer to the crater floor than most other accommodations in the area. This proximity allows exclusive access to wildlife viewing in the crater early in the day, before others arrive from farther away. And, by late afternoon the big cats start to perk up for nighttime hunts, giving us a chance to see a bit of action after most safari vehicles have started their ascent out of the crater in order to make it through both gates by dusk.
The World's Finest Safari Guides
Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet. In Kenya and Tanzania, our own Safari Expedition Leaders stay with our groups from beginning to end, rather than using less-qualified local camp guides at each stop or an inexperienced guide as a trip escort. Our Expedition Leaders are the most highly trained guides in Africa, averaging more than 15 years' guiding experience and dedicated to sharing exceptional knowledge and providing highly personalized service. Their training is further enhanced with resources from WWF’s top scientists. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience
Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!