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Tailor Made tours of Kenya & Tanzania

Otherworldly landscapes, fascinating culture and spectacular wildlife - you won’t be able to resist falling in love with East Africa. Snow-capped mountains loom over sweeping savannahs, ancient tribes live side-by-side with the Big Five and bustling cities give way to swathes of white sand. Our tailor-made Tanzania and Kenya holidays take you to one of the most captivating corners of Earth - a place so wonderful and so welcoming you’ll never want to leave.

It’s here where you’ll find the ultimate safari country. Wildebeests and zebras migrate in their millions following the age-old patterns of Africa’s seasons, big cats and wild dogs prowl the untamed wilderness in search of their next meal and elephant families graze undisturbed near glass-like lakes. Whichever way you choose to explore - by vehicle, boat or on foot - these breathtaking scenes will be etched into your memory forever.

Though the animal kingdom reigns supreme, don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in East Africa’s vibrant culture. From the colourful Maasai tribes of the Great Rift Valley to the hard-working plantation farmers of Zanzibar Island, these humble people will deepen your understanding of what this diverse destination is all about. And nowhere else is there a richer ethnic tapestry than along the coastline, where Asian, European and Middle Eastern influences blend seamlessly with contemporary Swahili culture.

Then there’s the awe-inspiring landscapes. East Africa is home to some of the continent’s most iconic scenery, much of which remains refreshingly unmarred by human interference. Whether you’re gazing upon the majestic peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, watching a crimson sunset dip below the acacia-dotted Serengeti plains or discovering the dazzling seascapes of Zanzibar, jaw-dropping views are simply part of the package here.

So what are you waiting for? A holiday of a lifetime waits just around the corner.

You can create your own tailor-made holiday using our innovative itinerary builder.  First up: choose a Kenya or Tanzania base itinerary, or combine both destinations for an epic, all-in-one trip. This will ensure you cover all the key destinations that you really won’t want to miss. You can then add more destinations based on your interests. Ready to create your dream holiday? Head over to our itinerary builder to get started.

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Our top Kenya & Tanzania tour destinations

Wildlife-spotting in the Serengeti, visiting culture-packed cities like Mombasa and relaxing on white-sand beaches in Zanzibar. These are just some of the must-do’s when visiting East Africa. With so many unique and exciting experiences to be had, planning the ultimate adventure can be daunting. Luckily, help is at hand. Our destinations have been carefully chosen to make sure you see the very best of what these countries have to offer.

Mombasa

Mombasa is a melting pot of African, Indian, Arabic and European culture. This rich ethnic tapestry flows throughout the city, manifesting in everything from the architecture to the cuisine. Explore the eclectic mix of forts, mosques, churches and townhouses and dine on freshly-caught seafood, crispy baijis and hearty stews.

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Lake Manyara

If you’re thinking of giving it a miss, we’ve got one word of advice: don’t. Though much smaller than other northern circuit parks, it packs quite a punch with its animal-spotting opportunities. You could be watching large herds of elephants wandering through the forests one minute and observing a lioness lounging in an acacia tree the next.

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Arusha

Whether you’re watching wildebeests and zebras migrating in their millions across the Serengeti plains or gazing in awe at the sheer majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, spine-tingling sights await around every corner. This is a place that will captivate you from the get-go and continue to surprise.

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Ngorongoro

There’s nowhere else quite like the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Everywhere you look there’s a new natural wonder to be amazed by. The area is home to the largest unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera in the world, as well as the highest density of predators in Africa. Lion prides bask in the sun, elephants graze in the grasslands and flamingos wade through the water.

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Selous

Compared to many of the northern parks in Tanzania, where the landscapes can become crowded with tourists, the peaceful and pristine countryside is a big part of the appeal at Selous. The miombo woodlands, borassus palms, acacia savanna and wetlands are a breathtaking backdrop to your safari, offering fantastic photo-ops at every turn.

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Tarangire

Though it’s often overshadowed by the more well-known safaris, Tarangire National Park boasts just as many natural wonders. And because it manages to slip under the tourist radar, you won’t be competing with other safari vehicles for the best viewing spots either. Exceptional animal sightings in an undisturbed environment - what’s not to love?

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Experiences & Attractions in Kenya & Tanzania

From the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park to the World Heritage Stone Town, East Africa is brimming with unforgettable experiences. Gaze upon the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, go game-spotting in the Ngorongoro crater and visit ancient Maasai tribes in the Great Rift Valley. You won’t be short on things to see and do here, that’s for sure.

Mount Kilimanjaro

And, as if being the tallest mountain in the continent wasn’t enough, as it’s not part of a mountain range, Kilimanjaro also holds the title of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. So, don’t just catch a glimpse of it, get a photo in front of it too. This mountain is high on the list of earth’s most incredible sights, that’s for sure.

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Mount Meru

Having last erupted in 1910, Meru is actually considered an active volcano. It exploded into life over 500,000 years ago and has since dominated Arusha’s skyline with its distinctive horseshoe rim. Now protected by Arusha National Park, the area surrounding the mountain is rich with wildlife so a quick trip here and you’ll kill two birds with one stone.

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Maasai Tribe

A visit to one of Ngorongoro’s Maasai communities is a cultural insight into East African heritage like no other. Traditional bomas – made from mud, sticks, grass and cow dung – are configured into circular villages which are then enclosed by a fence fashioned from thorned Acacia branches to protect their cattle from any roaming lions.

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Hell’s Gate National Park

The park itself was established back in 1984 and named ‘Hell’s Gate’ due to the intense geothermal activity that occurs within its boundaries.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

A game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park is essential to discovering Kenya’s wild heart. From watching a lioness napping in the branches of an acacia forest to picnicking with a picturesque cascade as a backdrop at Makalia Falls, this is one of the country’s finest spots when it comes to embracing earth’s natural beauty.

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Olduvai Gorge

Established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the gorge is more than just a dramatic ravine, but rather one of the world’s most important treasure trove for fossils too. It’s here that the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors can be found.

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At a glance

  • Time Difference

    GMT +3 hours

  • Flight Time

    8-12 hours

  • Currency

    Kenyan Shilling, Tanzanian Shilling

  • Language

    Swahili, English

  • Electricity

    Kenya - 230V/50HZ, Tanzania 240V/50H

Visa requirements

When traveling to East Africa, you can get a single-entry tourist visa for either Kenya and Tanzania and travel to either of the countries without having to apply to a second visa. Just make sure that the visa is valid for the length and purpose of your stay and that you have at least six months left on your passport from the date you arrive in these locations.

Vaccinations

You should visit your doctor at least six weeks before travelling to East Africa to see if they recommend any of the following vaccinations: yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, rabies, meningitis and cholera. Malaria precautions are also crucial.

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Kenya & Tanzania Inspiration

Our tailor-made holidays will have you bewitched by East Africa’s stunning scenery and captivating culture from the moment you arrive. Whether you’re spotting the Big 5 on a safari, soaking up the vibrant city scenes or relaxing on a flawless beach, memorable moments await around every corner.

The crowning jewel of East Africa
Maasai Mara Safari

Brimming with bucket-list wildlife and spectacular scenery, the Maasai Mara is a safari hotspot.

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A Safari Tick-List
The Underdogs Of Africa

If you’re off on an African safari any time soon, you may want to consider looking beyond the Big Five – here are our top picks of Africa’s most overlooked game.

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The low-down
East African Game Drives

Having recently done our Kenya Classic itinerary himself, Philip gives the low-down on the nitty gritty of what to expect on a game drive.

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Bring your binoculars for the Big Five
The Ultimate Serengeti Safari

Home to an epic natural phenomenon that has taken place for centuries.

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Getting the lowdown with Philip
Why flight hopping is the only way to safari in 2019

Our East Africa expert, Phillip Adams, brings you all the facts about why a flying safari is the hottest way to travel this year.

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