The Great East Africa Safari

A 12 Day Safari Across Kenya & Tanzania

This is the perfect introduction to East Africa, the birthplace of the safari.  On this 12-day journey across both Kenya and Tanzania, you’ll explore the legendary landscapes and iconic national parks as you witness some of the greatest wildlife viewing on earth.

Your safari begins in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi before heading south to Amboseli National Park.  Amboseli is famous for large herds of elephant and dramatic vistas of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.  From Amboseli, you'll cross over into Tanzania where you'll explore the world's largest caldera - Ngorongoro Crater.  The floor of the crater is full of wildlife including rare black rhinos.  Continue down the volcanic highlands to the vast plains of the Serengeti.  The Serengeti is home to the world's largest mammal migration and you may witness millions of wildebeest and zebra crossing the plains in search of fresh grass.

From the Serengeti, you'll fly back to Kenya for a few days in the Maasai Mara Reserve.  The reserve is quite likely the most productive game viewing area in all of Africa, this is a superb location for serious game viewing and photography. The area is unrivaled for sightings of big cats, has a great variety and quantity of species, and features dynamic scenery on a grand scale.  The great migration moves from the Serengeti to the Mara so you may have the opportunity to witness a river crossing as the wildebeest fight currents and crocodiles as they swim across the rivers.


This privately guided safari, perfect for families or a group of friends.  

We can customize this itinerary for you to create a truly unique safari!

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Nairobi, Kenya - Eka Hotel

Day 2-3:  Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 4-5:  Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - Plantation Lodge

Day 6-8:  Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Camp Zebra

Day 9-11:  Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya - Karen Blixen Camp

Day 12:  Return to Nairobi & Departure

Our Great East Africa Safari is a private, tailor-made itinerary, so there are no specific departure dates.  Just let us know your potential travel dates and we will check on availability of all services.

Contact us for the best time of year to travel and we'll work with you to design a personalized East Africa experience.


PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice to confirm booking.  Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.  If booking is within 7 weeks of departure date, entire balance is due upon receipt of invoice.

Other terms & conditions apply.


  • See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded. 
  • Included:  In general, rate includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, and services of driver/professional guide.
  • Excluded:. In general, rate excludes airfare to/from Africa, entry visas, covid tests, insurance, tipping, drinks

2024 Rates

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$7,590.00 (Jan-Feb)

$7,455.00 (March)

$6,760.00 (Apr-May)

$7,030.00 (June)

$7,805.00 (July-Oct)

Rate is per person sharing, for cash payment by check or bank transfer, and based on a group of 6 people.  Rate will change depending on group size. If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 12 days/11 nights

Route:  Starts and ends in Nairobi

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with local Africans?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!