5 of the Best Kenya & Tanzania Safaris

by Paul Joseph  |  Published January 24, 2023

With Kenya and Tanzania sharing a border, there are a wide number of safari tours that cover both countries in a single trip, taking in a variety of National Parks along the way.

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Every safari destination has something different to offer, which is why many people choose to pack more than one location into their animal-spotting adventure. There are a vast assortment of companies offering safari tours to Kenya and Tanzania, ranging in price, duration, type of accommodation, and number of stop offs. To help you navigate the options, we’ve picked out five of the best.

Guided Group Safari in Kenya And Tanzania (11  days)

With all meals and accommodation covered, as well as entrance to several national parks, this fully guided group tour takes in both Kenya and Tanzania in a leisurely manner across a week and a half. Starting and ending in Nairobi, during the trip you’ll visit a total of 6 parks and enjoy 8 game drives, with your experienced guide helping you identify any wildlife as you pass,  including lions, zebras, elephants, hippos, crocs, and more. There’s also the chance to embark on a balloon safari, where you observe wildlife from a hot air balloon, and to visit an elephant orphanage.

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Kenya and Tanzania Budget Safari Holiday (12 days)

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Almost two weeks on the road gives you ample time to enjoy all that East Africa has to offer. After an early morning pick up from your Nairobi hotel – or the airport if you prefer – you’ll embark on a fully immersive tour of some of the region’s finest safari destinations, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Maasai Mara, along with lesser known parks such as Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Among the highlights will be hippo and crocodile viewing and a chance to spot the Big Five. All accommodation, three daily meals, and entrance to several parks are included in the price.

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Kenya and Tanzania Camping Safari from Nairobi (14 says)

A slightly extended version of the above tour, this full 14-day safari adventure includes some overnight stays in campsites and a chance to sleep under the stars and gain memories to last a lifetime. After an airport pick up, you’ll spend the next fortnight exploring the likes of Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and Arusha in a 4×4 vehicle, going deep into these acclaimed national parks in your quest to spot the Big Five and other exotic animal species. All park entrance fees and accommodation are included.

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Kenya to Kruger (33 days)

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Few have the time or budget for over a month’s travel, but those who do may be attracted by this epic adventure. Starting in the vibrant Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where you can explore independently, you’ll spend the ensuing weeks exploring some of the region’s most renowned safari destinations, such as the Serengeti and South Luangwa National Park. With such a long period to play with, there’ll also be the chance to visit several non-safari attractions, including Lake Malawi, the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater, and the world-famous Victoria Falls, as well as pristine beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar.

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Private Safari of Kenya and Tanzania from Nairobi (10 days)

For a more exclusive and intimate safari experience, this private tour may well fit the bill. During 10 amazing days, you and your select group of family or friends will get to see most of the major attractions that Kenya and Tanzania have to offer. Thanks to the in-depth tracking skills of your safari guides, you’re guaranteed incredible up-close encounters with East Africa’s diverse wildlife. Among the highlights will be a trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the Kenyan side, together forming the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem.

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