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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.

Zanzibar

Snow-white sands, sapphire waters and World Heritage old towns. As first impressions go, Zanzibar hits the mark. A gem in the Indian Ocean, this tropical archipelago has long been a favourite spot to unwind after an adventure holiday in East Africa. It’s a place where time stands still, the pressures of modern life become a distant memory and fun-filled activities are always on the agenda.

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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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Nairobi

Nairobi – the heart and soul of Kenya. Once a frontier town, it’s now one of Africa’s most buzzing urban hubs. Holidays here give you the best of both worlds - get lost in the maze of concrete jungles and be in awe of the stunning natural beauty surrounding the city.

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Serengeti

For many, the Serengeti is the quintessential African experience. Vast savannahs stretch as far as the eye can see, wildebeest migrate in their millions and lion prides snooze in the scorching sun. You’ve probably seen it on wildlife documentaries or when longingly flicking through travel brochures, but nothing compares to seeing this epic destination for yourself.

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Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is the ultimate African safari experience. Tick the Big Five off your bucket list and marvel at the jaw-dropping spectacle of the great migration of wildebeest and zebras. There’s also the chance to visit Maasai villages and delve into Kenya’s indigenous culture.

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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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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.

Stone Town

Making up the most famed half of Zanzibar City, this labyrinth-like, historical quarter is a cultural melting pot, packed full to the brim of ancient trading-hub secrets. Forget all the cliches of powder white sands and turquoise waters that lure tourists to the archipelago's beaches, this is Zanzibar at its most authentic.

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Bomas of Kenya

It’s a tourist village that owns what it is. After all, built to teach visitors about the country’s various tribes, there’s no way that this cultural centre can be anything but touristy.

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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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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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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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At a glance

  • Time Difference

    Time difference: GMT +3 hours

  • Flight Time

    Flight time: 8-12 hours

  • Currency

    Currency: Kenyan Shilling, Tanzanian Shilling

  • Language

    Language: Swahili, English

  • Electricity

    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.

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