Trip Inspiration

13-Day East Africa Safari

Kenya + Tanzania

Enjoy the diversity of East Africa's safari wildlife on a 13-day trip showcasing stunning landscapes from the rolling foothills of Mt. Kenya to the sweeping plains of Tanzania's Serengeti. Meet the Maasai people, embark on a bush walk with an anti-poaching unit and photograph cheetah, lions, zebra and more on a comprehensive East African safari.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 6 nights on safari in Kenya at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • 6 nights on safari in Tanzania at Serengeti National Park and Chem Chem Reserve

Activities

  • Safari game drives
  • Cultural visit with the Maasai people
  • Bush walk with an anti-poaching unit
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to East Africa might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative who will assist you to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure!

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel Meals: N/A

Day 2

Nairobi to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private road transfer to the Nairobi Wilson Airport for your shared light aircraft flight to Lewa.

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Lewa Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy three nights in a Cottage, including all meals. This afternoon after lunch, meet your guide and other guests for an afternoon/evening game drive in a shared vehicle. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy now boasts 62,000 acres of conserved land and the richness of wildlife here is astounding with over 70 different animal species and 350 bird species. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy provides a safe haven for a wide variety of wildlife, and is particularly famous for its rhino and Grevy zebra programs. With less than 3,000 Grevy zebra remaining worldwide, Lewa represents the single largest population of Grevy zebra in the world with over 20% of these beautiful animals residing here.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives in a shared vehicle. All meals will be served at the lodge. While on safari, all game-viewing and transfers are with the camp guides in vehicles that are shared with other guests.

Upon return from your safari, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

The advantage of being located in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is that guests are surrounded by rich game viewing opportunities without the crowds. There is a very good chance of seeing all of the “Big Five” and Lewa is one of the only game parks where visitors are almost guaranteed to see the endangered black and white rhinos. With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to game drive.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to the Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning after an early game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to Masai Mara.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Naboisho Camp. Enjoy four nights in a Standard Tent. This afternoon after lunch, meet your guide and other guests for an afternoon/evening game drive in a shared vehicle. Dinner will be served at camp.

Set in the 210km² private Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Naboisho Camp offers spectacular game viewing, from the herds of antelope that dot the plains of this wilderness corridor throughout the year to the high concentrations of predators, including lion and cheetah.

But the real magic of Naboisho is its sheer exclusivity – you’ll experience a level of safari solitude and serenity simply unheard of in the busy Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves. With just nine spacious tented suites, Naboisho is an intimate and elegant safari camp that balances your wilderness experience with discreet creature comforts.

Naboisho Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 5-6

Masai Mara Game Reserve

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives in a private vehicle. All meals will be served at camp. Additionally, you will be taken on a cultural visit with a private guide and vehicle.

Naboisho Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7

Kuria Hills
Kuria Hills

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya to the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This morning, after an early game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your shared light aircraft flight to Migori. A packed lunch will be provided for you upon departure.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private road transfer to the Tarime Airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to Kogatende.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide for a game drive en-route to Lemala Kuria Hills Camp. Enjoy three nights in a Standard Tent. This afternoon, meet your guide and other guests for an afternoon/evening game drive in a shared vehicle. Dinner will be served at camp.

Offering unrivalled luxury, Lemala Kuria Hills Camp is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River on the Tanzanian side of the border and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas over the gentle grassed slopes, open woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape.

Lemala Kuria Hills Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 8-9

Serengeti National Park

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives in a shared vehicle. All meals will be served in camp. While on safari, all game-viewing and transfers are with the camp guides in vehicles that are shared with other guests. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The wildebeest and zebra moreover form the star cast of a unique spectactular – the annual Serengeti migration. The name ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Maasai language and appropriately means an ‘extended place.’

Lemala Kuria Hills Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10

Serengeti National Park to the Chem Chem Reserve

This morning after an early game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your shared light aircraft flight to Manyara.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Little Chem Chem Camp. Enjoy three nights in a Standard Tent. This afternoon after lunch, meet your guide and other guests for an afternoon/evening game drive in a shared vehicle. Dinner will be served at camp.

Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is situated on the edge of an acacia forest. The camp is surrounded by the characteristic landscape of the Tarangire River with its impressive Baobab trees and overlooks the freshwater lake, Lake Burunge. The Babati mountain range offers a magnificent backdrop to the south-west, with the distant hills of Tarangire visible to the north-east. The atmosphere at Little Chem Chem is welcoming, elegant and oozing authenticity of a bygone era.

Little Chem Chem Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11

Chem Chem Reserve

This morning you will be taken on a shared bush walk with an anti-poaching unit, including breakfast in the bush. This afternoon after lunch, meet your guide and other guests for an afternoon/evening game drive in a shared vehicle. Dinner will be served at camp.

Little Chem Chem Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

Chem Chem Reserve

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives in a shared vehicle. All meals will be served in camp. While on safari, all game-viewing and transfers are with the camp guides in vehicles that are shared with other guests. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Little Chem Chem Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13

Depart Africa

This morning, after an early game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to the Manyara Airstrip in time for your shared light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will proceed to your connecting shared light aircraft flight to the Nairobi Wilson Airport.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private road transfer to the Boma Hotel. Upon arrival, enjoy the accommodations of a day room and dinner before departing for your overnight flight home!

Overnight Flight Meals: Breakfast / Dinner