Kenya & Tanzania
Kenya and Tanzania are both often referred to as being best safari destinations in Africa, with the renowned Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater being a big draw for those looking for the ultimate safari experience. These parks are very popular and offer a wide range of ways to see them, from the budget camping options to the quintessential fly-in luxury experience, however if you're looking for something a little more wild then it is getting even easier to combine them with other less-visited parks that offer an authentic and remote safari.
We absolutely love Ruaha and Selous in Tanzania on the Southern Circuit for getting off the beaten track, and Samburu in Kenya for something a little more unique. Of course, we mustn't forget the other big draw - the beaches! After spending a number of days getting dusty on safari and rising early in search of cats on the hunt, both countries have some spectacular beaches to relax on afterwards, with the white sands of Zanzibar and Diani on the Indian Ocean usually just a short flight away.
Best Time to Visit
Kenya and Tanzania have very similar weather patterns that can be carved up as follows
~ Main Dry Season - June to October - highest peak rates during this time ~
~ Short Rains - November to December - great low season rates with short afternoon showers ~
~ Short Dry Season - January to February - great low season rates ~
~ Long Rains - March to May - some lodges and beach hotels close during this time ~
We love the short dry season for the value you get at that time and especially when combining with the calving season in the Southern Serengeti. Of course the main migration in the Western and Northern parts of the park are fabulous during July to September, and the Mara river crossings are not to be missed if you have the budget!
Our Small Group Tours
Splendours of Kenya
8 days from Nairobi to Nairobi
A true cultural adventure that offers a real insight into the highlights of Kenya and the different parks on offer for the safari enthusiast, taking in Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara in this short but exciting tour. Wildlife galore and breath-taking scenery await!
Best of Tanzania & Kenya
12 days from Arusha to Arusha
A slightly different tour for travellers wanting to experience both Tanzania and Kenya starting in Arusha. Visit Tarangire & Lake Manyara parks, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and Lake Victoria. Then hop over to Kenya to the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli.
Best of Tanzania
7 days from Arusha to Arusha
On this great value 7-day safari you will visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Travelling through breath-taking landscapes on adventurous tracks you will experience nature and wildlife at its best.
East Africa Safari & Beach
16 days from Nairobi to Zanzibar
The ULTIMATE itinerary for Kenya and Tanzania! Showcasing Kenya’s Masai Mara with a chance to witness the annual migration, before crossing into Tanzania’s mighty Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Finally, you'll end with 4 nights of on the magical island of Zanzibar.
12 days from Nairobi to Nairobi
A comprehensive 12 day-tour by road that takes in a variety of the renowned game parks across both countries, giving you a great insight into the diverse wildlife and culture in both Kenya and Tanzania and offers so much more beyond that of your regular safari.
Our Tailor-Made Holiday Inspiration
Classic Kenya SkySafari
8 days from Nairobi to Nairobi
See Kenya in style and experience three different ecosystems travelling in a luxury, executive plane to minimise travel times and maximise safari time! Spend a night relaxing a the opulant Hemingways in Nairobi before visiting Amboseli, Meru and the Masai Mara for 2 nights in each fabulous location.