Location of Adventure
Kenya and Tanzania
Group Size Limit
Approximately 11 Travelers
A very important feature of our trips is the limited group size, as safaris are best experienced with smaller numbers of travelers, for more intimate wildlife encounters and personalized interpretation from our guides.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
As with all of our adventures around the world, our focus is on wildlife and nature viewing and in Africa a big portion of that is performed during our wildlife drives.
We will explore the wilds of Kenya in custom-built, durable 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers. Our vehicles seat up to seven guests plus a guide, always giving all travelers a window seat and access to roof hatches, which can be opened to maximize photo opportunities or closed during inclement weather and longer transfers. In certain areas we use open-sided vehicles with a canvas roof, offering an open field of view while still offering some protection from the elements.
In Tanzania, our safari vehicles are specially adapted, reinforced, roof-hatch Land Cruisers seating four to seven travelers each, all in window seats. The custom-installed bucket seats have superior quality spring cushions and adjustable lumbar support for incomparable comfort. Since each row has its own roof hatch, and sits slightly higher than the row in front of it, all guests enjoy excellent viewing opportunities. With no middle seats, there is plenty of room for gear and extra leg room.
Built to withstand the rigors of rough roads, the safari vehicles in both countries provide a comfortable ride and excellent game viewing opportunities for travelers. Refrigerators/ice boxes keep drinks cool for our guests and an onboard library of bird and mammal books offers insight into the region’s natural history.
Our Private Leaders
Activities, accommodations and internal scheduled light aircraft flights as detailed in the itinerary, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, meals from dinner on Day 1 to dinner on final day (except lunch final day), drinking water throughout the trip, non-alcoholic drinks at camps, with meals, and in vehicles, house alcoholic drinks in camps, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, some gratuities, all permits and entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, lunch final day, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
A safari vehicle frequently offers a bumpy ride. Wildlife drives often involve long hours of sitting and sometimes bouncing around. While we don't consider this strenuous, it can be uncomfortable and may pose a particular type of physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of raised 4x4 safari trucks. Travelers must also be able to walk to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, sometimes walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks. Additionally, while any short walks are considered optional, you will get the most out of your safari experience if you can walk a mile or two over uneven ground without assistance. Days spent on safari can be long, as mornings typically start before daybreak and evening meals are served after sundown. Safari accommodations and vehicles are not climate controlled and, depending on the seasonality, temperatures can range from quite cold to extremely hot so it is critical that travelers come prepared. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as you will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
This comprehensive itinerary is designed to show travelers the very best wildlife destinations these two countries have to offer. To maximize our time on safari, the adventure will begin in Nairobi, Kenya and finish in Arusha, Tanzania with an internal flight and border crossing during the mid-point of our trip connecting these two wildlife gems.
Since the areas we travel to are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require that all guests have medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please plan to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya by 5:30 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a 7 pm welcome dinner. You are free to depart Arusha, Tanzania anytime after 5 pm on the final day.
We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.