KENYA AND TANZANIA LUXURY TOURS PACKAGES
Arrival at Naerobi International Airport. You will be welcomed by HT Agency Tours Staff. Once you have cleared customs formalities, our Guide will smooth through the rest of the arrivals process. You will be transferred directly to your hotel for dinner.
DAY2: NAIROBI - AMBOSELY
You start your adventure today. After breakfast, depart from Nairobi this morning, passing through the grasslands of the savannah, to reach your lodge in Amboseli. On arrival, head to Amboseli National Park for the chance to share the terrain with the famous herds of stray elephants, as well as some of the world’s most elusive animals. Game viewing can be arranged before or after check-in at your camp, so call on the knowledge of your expert guide for recommendations based on your arrival time, animal activity, and hours of travel. trip. opening of the park. This afternoon you will meet your guide and head to Amboseli National Park. The park is reputed to be the best place in Africa to view elephants in the wild, however, a wide range of other species, including guibules, dik-diks, duikers and warthogs, are also commonly found. found here. The park is also home to an incredible variety of birds, with over 400 identified species, and on a clear day you can also enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. After an afternoon exploring the park, you will return to your lodge to prepare for a delicious dinner safari.
DAY3: AMBOSELI - NAMANGA - NGORONGORO
Today you will bid farewell to Kenya as your guide takes you from Amboseli to the Kenya / Tanzania border post in Namanga. Upon arrival at the Namanga border post, make a quick stop to switch between Kenyan and Tanzanian guides and vehicles before continuing your safari. Once you have cleared customs, you will continue with your Tanzanian guide to Ngorongoro. Enjoy a packed lunch during your trip (included in the price of the trip). With its exclusive location on Olmoti Volcano, The Highlands offers a range of activities that are simply unheard of in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is the only camp to consider if you want to do much more than the classic Ngorongoro descent. Olmoti climb, Starting directly from the camp, the Olmoti ascent follows an ancient Maasai cattle trail through mountain forest, meadows and rocky outcrops. Take advantage of the exceptional birding opportunities and the chance to see a wide range of butterfly species. At the top you are rewarded with a wonderful view of the crater below. Descent of Empakaai, Descend into Empakaai Crater accompanied by an NCA ranger and walk to the sparkling soda lake at the bottom of the crater, famous for the flamingos that congregate on its shores. Due to the camp’s proximity to Empakaai, this is the only property that offers you the option of doing this half-day excursion. Community and cultural visits, Spend the afternoon with the local Maasai in one of the nearby villages to learn about the traditional way of life that has defined this corner of Africa for centuries. School visits may be possible depending on the time of year. Descent of the Ngorongoro crater, Enjoy a safari in one of the richest gaming areas in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the vast 300 km2 of land with a knowledgeable guide and stop for lunch in a shady spot under the trees, maximizing your time in this unforgettable landscape. Our closed seven-seater vehicles are equipped with electrical outlets to charge your devices, as well as a refrigerator to keep your drinks deliciously frozen.
An experienced guide-tracker and private vehicle will accompany you today on your exploration of Ngorongoro National Park. Today, discover one of the most remarkable wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania; the Ngorongoro crater. Departing from your camp in a private vehicle alongside a local expert guide, make your way to the park entrance, then drive another 20 minutes to reach the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater: the largest inactive, untouched volcanic caldera and not fulfilled. This geological wonder was formed as a result of a gigantic explosion that caused the volcano to collapse on itself, creating the massive crater. About 12 miles wide and about 2,000 feet deep, the journey from the crater rim to the ground takes about 45 minutes by vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense wildlife populations, and today more than 25,000 large animals inhabit the crater, including some of the last black rhinos in the world. The crater floor is also home to some of the highest concentrations of carnivores in the world, with large herds of lions, packs of hyenas, and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals. A keen eye paired with expert search patterns obtained from your guide will certainly help you spot a wide range of wildlife and perhaps some of the more elusive species like leopards, servals, and eared foxes.
DAY5: NGORONGORO - SERENGETI
Your guide will pick you up from your lodge in Ngorongoro and drive you to the famous plains of the Serengeti. On this drive you will have the option of stopping at Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti Welcome Center and Lookout Point, or to stop for a picnic lunch. After entering the Serengeti, you will have the chance to enjoy a game viewing drive as you track through the park en route to your next accommodation. The drive takes five to six hours depending on the number of stops you make and the length of your game viewing experience. Longer transit times should be expected during the rainy seasons. Depending on which lodge you’re staying at, activities range from nature walks to cultural village visits. Some of these can be pre-booked through your destination specialist while others can be booked directly with the lodge upon arrival. The most popular activity in Serengeti is going on hot air balloon ride ($550pp – includes a dawn hot air balloon ride over the plains). The balloon will soar up for a wide view of the park, and then sweep down almost to the treetops so you can see the animals up close. Finish with a freshly cooked breakfast right in the middle of the game park, with celebratory champagne.
Today your African adventure begins just after your breakfast with an exploratory safari through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized national park, the Serengeti. A land of unprecedented game viewing, from large herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning carnivore packs, life on the Serengeti plains truly embodies the ‘circle of life’. A paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll spot giraffes and elephants feasting on shrubs, impalas, gazelles, and buffaloes wandering cautiously across the plains to avoid dizziness. be noticed by lions, cheetahs and hyenas, and a spectacular array of birds flying in the sky. Spend the afternoon researching and stalking the impala, one of Africa’s most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously considered a subspecies of the gazelle family, impalas have turned out to be so different that they are now classified as their own species. When frightened or frightened, impala herds begin to jump at random in order to confuse predators and can jump to distances of over 33 feet and around nine feet high. Leopards, cheetahs, lions and wild dogs are the main predators of impalas. However, with a top speed of 55 miles per hour, impalas are often able to evade prowling hunters.
DAY7: SERENGETI - ISEBANIA - MASAI MARA
Today your guide will drive you from the Serengeti to the Isebania border. This full-day tour includes game viewing in the Serengeti along the way, as well as a multi-hour drive on the highway and bumpy roads to the border. Depending on the location of your camp and the stops on your safari en route, the trip to the Isebania border takes between three and five hours. Upon arrival at the Isebania border post, change to a Kenyan vehicle and continue your safari with a Kenyan guide. After crossing the Isebania border post, you will continue to the Masai Mara. This last section of driving will be partly on a paved highway and partly on a dirt road. The approximate travel time to the Masai Mara is two to four hours, depending on road conditions. In between game drives, there are plenty of activities to make sure your free time is filled with engaging or relaxing activities. Host a boma-style dinner and dine by the fire, chat with other guests in the common areas and share your adventures, relax in the grounds of the property and watch the wildlife pass before your eyes, have a refreshment and relax with a good book and enjoy cocktails at sunset to welcome the starry sky; the choice is yours! Alternatively, a range of optional (for a fee) activities are also available, including balloon safaris and interactive school tours.
DAY8: MASAI MARA
Your day’s adventure will begin early this morning much like the wildlife. Alongside an experienced guide-tracker, set off on the first safari of the day and discover the dazzling biodiversity of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The most recognized animals in the world are known as the Big 5 Africans, and this group includes the African elephant, Cape buffalo, rhino, leopard, and king of beasts, lion. The term “Big 5” was first coined by big game hunters to recognize that these species were the most difficult and dangerous to track and hunt. However, in the following years the term was adopted and reused by the tourism industry and painted in a clearly positive light, now focusing on the preservation and protection of these magnificent creatures. Many other species of birds and wildlife also inhabit this vibrant region, including hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, vultures, cranes, eagles, hawks and ostriches, which you will see a lot on this morning walk in the Masai Mara. Hunting reserve. Set off this afternoon on an exciting game viewing adventure. The places visited will be determined by your expert guide as they have an intimate understanding of the animals’ daily routines and how best to follow them. On this afternoon excursion, visit several wildlife hotspots in an effort to spot elusive animals such as the leopard. These spotted cats blend in almost perfectly with tall grasses and shrubs, and are even harder to spot when in their favorite spot, trees. As you explore the area, your guide will take you to nearby waterholes where, on a hot day, you will spot many birds and mammals, including, with luck, the elusive leopard. After an exciting afternoon game drive, you will be returned to your lodge in time to cool off for a delicious game drive dinner.
DAY9: MASAI MARA
The famous Masai Mara Game Reserve was named after the indigenous inhabitants of this land, the Masai, and the region’s source of life, the Mara River. Game viewing is almost guaranteed at some point along the Mara River, and your knowledgeable tracking guide will know all of the best spots to explore to maximize your chances of seeing some of the many animals that inhabit this land. Make sure you have your camera handy as incredible photo opportunities will present themselves; elephants on the riverbanks and hippos in shallow water are common sights in this region. Depart this afternoon with your guide-tracker on another thrilling safari through the Masai Mara Game Reserve. La Mara is one of the few places in Africa where visitors can still spot rhinos roaming freely in the wild, as – worryingly – it is estimated that only 4,000 black rhinos remain on the continent. Today your guide will take you to places where rhino sightings have recently been reported with the aim of getting you within camera range of these magnificent heavy giants.
DAY10: MASAI MARA - NAIROBI
After breakfast, your guide will drive you back to Nairobi, with short stops for some breaks and purchase souvenirs along the way. The journey will take approximately 6 hours. Today is the opportunity to explore the local markets and shops so that you can interact with the local vendors in search of the perfect handicrafts or souvenir for you or your loved ones. Then you will be transfered directly to the Nairobi International Airport.
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- English speaking guide and driver Trip can be offered in French, Spanish Italian and Chinese
- Accommodation according to the programs
- Meals on full board and soft drinks
- Morning and Evening game drives
- Entrance fees and Taxes
- Bottled water every day
- Airport Transfers
- Hot air balloon
- Domestic flight tickets
- All land transportations
- All game drive
International flight tickets
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees )
- Your guide will manage all programs’ timing
- During the trip, the following dietary requirement(s) are served: Regular (typically includes meat, fish, milk, sea food, …). If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate it to us
- Please note that the feasibility of the tour will depend on the availability of the proposed accommodations
- We do not take responsibility for any airline schedule changes that may occur after quoting or booking. We will do everything we can to alleviate any disruption of your itinerary or holiday but cannot be held responsible for any loss of funds, bookings, missed connections or other prebooked/paid services.
With an expert tracking guide, look for the Big 5 on daily safaris.
Explore the Masai Mara, the Serengeti and Amboseli.
Visit Olduvai Gorge, or the “Cradle of Humanity”.
Private transfers everywhere.
Stay at a selection of handpicked lodges and safari lodges
Tanzania has a pleasant, tropical climate but has large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. The hottest and most humid part of the country is the coast. Other low-lying areas, such as the western and southern parks, are also hot but less humid. Kenya is located on the equator and has a pleasant tropical climate, but there are large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. Daytime temperatures in Kenya average between 20 ° C / 68 ° F and 28 ° C / 82 ° F, but it is warmer on the coast.
HT Agency Tours offers torches for nocturnal wildlife walks, a water bottle. Please bring camera film (and spare batteries), binoculars and a beach towel and swimwear. Lightweight walking bootshoes and trainers is recommended. Clothing should be lightweight, but a warm sweater or jacket is advisable as nights at altitude and under desert conditions can be very cold, even in summer and especially in July to September. Rainwear is highly recommended on all tours for the occasional shower. Warmer layers will be required during the winter months.
- Visa and Passport
Tanzanian Visas can be purchased at the border at the cost of $100 USD for US citizens, and $50 USD for all other nationalities. Please Note: Visas must be paid in USD, and in cash. No bills can be older than 2006 as a local counterfeiting safeguard. A Single Entry Visa is valid for three months and can be used for multiple entries into Kenya and Tanzania. It is also required that you have your Yellow Fever certification handy upon crossing.
Kenya visa can be obtained simply by using the online application form. The cost of the Kenya visa is 50USD per person. The visa is sent by email as soon as it is approved. Kenyan government reopens borders to tourists and business travelers.
It is a condition of booking with HT Agency Tours that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude, please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Tanzania. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Tanzania: Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio and Shingles. Yellow fever vaccination is a mandatory in Kenya
Some typical mainland Tanzanian foods include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau (rice mixed with a variety of spices), biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat). Kenyan breakfasts tend to be a fairly sparse meal compared to Western meals. Generally, most Kenyans start their day with Chai (Swahili word for tea), which is usually very milky and sweet. The chai is accompanied by a piece of bread (mkate in Swahili) and perhaps a piece of fruit. Ugali is undoubtedly the national food in Kenya. It looks like polenta (raw Italian cornmeal) and is on every Kenyan menu.
For safe operation
- Given the fluid nature of local COVID-19 protocols, our itineraries are regularly reviewed and will be modified based on local requirements to ensure a safe experience. If a major change is necessary, we will let you know before departure.
- Our guide will use their judgment during the trip to modify the itinerary if physical distancing cannot be achieved
- Our guide will receive in-depth training on COVID-19 protocols and how to conduct our journeys in the “new normal”.
- Our guide will brief you upon arrival on the use of face masks and physical distancing during the trip, based on local government guidelines.
- Only restaurants with strict protocols that comply with local food hygiene and physical distancing requirements will be used. We will encourage outdoor dining areas where possible.
- All of our staff and third party suppliers will be continually informed of new health and safety protocols.
- Our drivers will follow local protocols on the use of face masks and physical distancing required.
- Our drivers will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and tissues in the vehicle and encourage customers to wash their hands when getting into the vehicle.
- All vehicles will be disinfected (seats, door handles, etc.) regularly throughout the day.
Protocols for Hotels
- We will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines.
- We will ensure that these measures include; improved room cleaning, ventilation, physical distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff retraining and minimization of contact within properties
If You Get Sick
- All of our leaders are trained to help any guest who becomes ill while traveling.
- We also have an “action plan” in case of suspected COVID-19 cases within the group and are ready to seek medical support at any time.
- Our guides are supported by our 24/7 based operations team and local partners across the country
- We recommend you to bring your own face masks (at least 2 reusable) and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- We recommend you to check with the airline for their individual COVID-19 requirements prior to departure.
- We recommend you to check your own government travel advice and meet entry requirements including, but not limited to, COVID-19 testing, pre-arrival health questionnaires, and tracking and traceability in the country, etc