• Best Time to Visit

    July to November

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Theme

    Adventure, Beaches, Nature & Landscape, Wildlife & Safari

  • Accommodations

    Luxury lodges and camps in Kenya and Premium hotels in Tanzania


East Africa's top travel destination, Kenya, hits home-run with its wildlife wish lists and prime game-viewing staged on dramatic landscapes like savannah, lake lands and mountain highlands. Neighbouring Tanzania comes a close second with an unbelievable diversity of wildlife, sprawling national parks, untouched natural wonders, electric blue coastline and a scatter of beguiling islands. Uber-cool jungle glamping to exotic beach hideaway, no creature comfort is out of bounds in this destination combo.



trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Catch intriguing glimpses of Nairobi en route from the airport to Giraffe Manor, the elegant vine-clad boutique luxury accommodation, snuggled within 140 acres of verdant indigenous forest. Soak up the style and character of the authentic 1930s decor and fine art pieces. After a sumptuous lunch on the outdoor courtyard patio, pet the world’s tallest species at the onsite Giraffe Centre. Then luxuriate on the tranquil sun-washed garden terrace with a spread of afternoon tea, cookies, scones and fruit platters. Later, do your bit to save wildlife by adopting a chubby baby elephant at the nearby David Sheldrick elephant orphanage.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Prep for one of the most unforgettable bucket list experiences in the world, breakfast with the endangered Rothschild giraffes, who poke their heads in through the open windows, eagerly sharing your morning meal. Immerse into local culture with the Masai tribes’ people in the Ngong Hills, learning about their native craft-making and musical heritage. Then gear up for a horseback trail and merge into the magical Kenyan landscape, trotting gently by Masai herders, across vast plains and through thick forests, before galloping off like a movie star into a flaming African sunset.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Feel your pulse race as you hover over the rolling Masai Mara plains. Venture deep into the wilderness, check into your extravagant jungle tent and blend into the earthy browns and greens of the environment over refreshing drinks served on your private veranda. Set out on a thrilling game drive in the comfort of a private 4×4 vehicle to see the Big 5 and other abundant wildlife. Back in the resort, spend the evening sipping on a gin and tonic around the cozy campfire, watching the fiery glow of the sun fade into a dusty horizon.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Wake up to cheerful birdsong, soft sunbeams and aromatic roasted coffee. The day promises a heart-pounding event, the Great Migration, where you will witness thousands of wildebeests and zebras crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River in their epic annual journey around the planet. Calm your excited nerves at a scenic spot, relishing a hearty lunch, stove-cooked under the shade of an acacia tree. Glam it to the max with an exclusive hot air balloon safari to catch the Mara River snaking through the Great Rift Valley. Spot animals and trace out acacia trees silhouetted black against a burnt sienna sky. Could Kenya be any cooler?


Day 5: MOSHI

trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Relax in the laid-back rural ambience of Tanzania’s Moshi town, and let your eyes be drawn to the eternal silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain looming large in the distance. Plan for some much-needed downtime with a picnic lunch basket at the edge of the brilliant blue Lake Chala, and ponder over the caldera created by a three-million-year-old volcanic eruption. Back in town, sign up for Mamba Marangu and Machame Cultural Tours to get familiar with the life of the local Chaga people.

Day 6: Moshi

trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Charter a scenic helicopter flight to get up-close to the ‘Roof of Africa’ and its landmarks like North Kilimanjaro Rongai, Volcanic Lake Chala, Mount Kilimanjaro forest and Shira plateau. Hop over to the tiny village of Materuni for a guided trek through Tanzanian Arabica coffee farms and banana plantations. Learn the fine art of coffee making and stock up on brews to take back home with you. Go the extra mile with a 40-minute hike up to the Materuni Waterfalls, where you can play Tarzan & Jane with a cool dip in the sparkling waters. Later, potter around the bazaar of Moshi town for unusual mementos to remind you of your time in the country.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Parked on the powder-soft sands of the tropical dreamscape island of Zanzibar, partake in a peaceful interlude like nowhere else. Let a soothing nothingness invade your senses while you gaze meditatively into the endless aquamarine glitter of the Indian Ocean. Dip in for a revitalising swim and lap up all the vitamin sea you crave, before giving in to well-deserved gluttony over a delectable seafood spread. Kick off your flipflops, kick in the lounging spirit, flaunt your designer beach wear and sip cocktails to the sounds of live music till the sky stuns you into silence with its daily drama.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Disappear into a brilliant kaleidoscope of multi-cultural architectural influences in the Stone Town. The tangle of streets hides delightful 19th-century coral-stone buildings and an old Arab fort, besides famous landmarks synonymous with Zanzibar’s legendary son, Freddie Mercury. Locate hidden treasures in back alleys, and dip into its rich history at the House of Wonders, that houses a museum on Swahili culture. Reward your palate with a Zanzibar Spice Tour & Cooking Class. It’s almost obligatory for lovers of all things culinary. Cap it up with street food gorge fest at the Forodhani Night Market. Think mouthwatering skewers, bowls of urojo and the famous Zanzibar pizza.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Go down under the mystical island where Arabia meets Africa with a scuba dive at the Mnemba Atoll Marine Park. Novices can learn scuba diving with the best certified instructors and discover a new passion in the wonderland of colourful corals and reefs. Adventure fix sorted, make time for indulgent wellness rituals back in your blissful beach haven. An ideal case scenario involves an African signature treatment which uses an African calabash to balance and harmonise the mind, body and soul. Glowing in the aftermath of the rejuvenation, ready up to party the night away at Kendwa Rocks.


trip_detail Itinerary image 1

Devote a morning for a sensory explosion on the Spice Island. Drown in a heady mix of aromas like vanilla, cloves, turmeric, nutmeg and cinnamon, while being driven through the lush greenery of Zanzibar’s spice region. Quench your thirst for history at the ancient Kidichi Persian Baths, built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar for his wife, granddaughter of the Shah of Persia and the home to Dr. David Livingstone, the great explorer and anti-slavery campaigner. Dine in the Rock Restaurant perching on a rock that pins it to the ocean floor. What better than an old-school dhow cruise to seal your romance of this equatorial fairyland?


Pricing is indicative and subject to change depending on travel month, duration and selected accommodations.


  • Return International Airfare to Africa
  • Domestic flights and inter-city transportation in Kenya & Tanzania
  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private Airport Transfers in all cities
  • Activities & Excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All meals in Kenya
  • Travel Insurance


  • Lunch & Dinner unless specified in the itinerary
  • Visas
Teresa Fisher

Teresa Fisher is a National Geographic author and freelance travel writer based in Portsmouth, UK. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Exeter University, she initially worked in London for Sotheby’s auction house; then in Europe as a cross-cultural communications trainer, living in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and Taiwan. While residing in Bavaria, she commenced a career in travel writing, focusing initially on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy – destinations which still hold a special place in her heart. Teresa has since penned more than 30 guidebooks and children’s educational books on a wide variety of destinations from Europe to Japan, for publishers such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s, and including National Geographic Traveler Switzerland. She specializes in European cities, adventure travel to far-flung destinations and all things Alpine, dividing her time between her family-oriented website,, and photojournalism. Her stories have taken her round the globe, documenting wildlife and culture in some of the world’s more remote places. Highlights include tracking jaguars by dugout canoe in Guyana, tracking orangutan in eastern Sabah, backpacking round Japan, and being part of the first team of husky mushers to cross from Finland into Russia. When she’s not travelling or skiing, Teresa spends summer months aboard her houseboat in the world’s largest natural harbour, Poole Harbour. Teresa speaks French, German and some Italian, plays the violin and piano, and is a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and The Arts Society. She has been leading expeditions for National Geographic in Europe for more than half a dozen years.

  • Jul 19-28, 2020
  • Sep 6-15, 2020
Patrick Hunt
Archaeologist Author

Award-winning archaeologist, author, and National Geographic grantee Patrick Hunt earned his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has taught at Stanford University for nearly 30 years. Patrick directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994 to 2012, and has continued project-related fieldwork in the region in the years since. His Alps research has been sponsored by the National Geographic Society, and he frequently lectures for National Geographic on Hannibal and the European mummy nicknamed Ötzi the Iceman. He is also a National Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America, as well as an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. He is the author of 21 published books, including the best-sellers Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History and Hannibal. He has a lifelong love of the Alps, having lived there for several months each year since 1994.

  • Aug 2-11, 2020
  • Aug 16-25, 2020
Tim Jepson

Tim Jepson is a British, London-based writer, traveler, and broadcaster. He began his traveling life at the age of 12, exploring the mountains of Britain and Ireland. After graduating from Oxford University, he lived and worked in Italy, writing for a variety of British newspapers and leading high-level expeditions in the country’s remotest corners. His experiences were recorded in a book, Wild Italy. He has since written more than 20 books, including several titles for National Geographic, and numerous articles for publications worldwide. Tim worked as a travel editor for London’s Daily Telegraph, and continues to travel extensively, with a passion for the farthest-flung destinations and the untrammeled cultures of Bhutan, Laos, Tibet, and Myanmar. He recently completed The British World: An Illustrated Atlas for National Geographic.

  • Jun 21-30, 2020
Alexander Murphy

Alexander (Alec) Murphy is at the forefront of the movement to combat geographical illiteracy in the United States. A geography professor at the University of Oregon, Alec is Senior Vice-President of the American Geographical Society, a past president of the American Association of Geographers, and a frequent advisor on National Geographic education initiatives. Research, speaking invitations, and travel have taken him to more than 100 countries on six continents. Throughout his career, much of Alec’s work has focused on Europe; his book, The European Culture Area (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), is the most widely used classroom text on the geography of Europe in the United States. In the late 1990s he began extending his focus to the Middle East and North Africa, and by the early 2000s Alec found himself increasingly drawn to various parts of Asia. He is now a regular visitor to China, and he recently became the first foreigner to give a plenary lecture at the opening session of the Chinese Geographical Society’s annual meeting. Alec holds a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from Yale University, a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. Drawing on his expertise in political, cultural, and environmental geography, he will offer his insights into the human and physical forces shaping the places we visit.

  • Aug 30-Sep 8, 2020
Everett Potter

Travel writer Everett Potter has been covering the globe for three decades in pursuit of great stories. For the past 15 years, many of his pieces have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, including a recent feature, “Swiss Tracks,” for which he traveled by rail, cog-railway, tram, and lake steamer around the country. He’s also written about various destinations in the Caribbean, Canada, Central America, and other European destinations for the magazine. Everett received his B.A. in English from Boston University in 1974 and his M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. He was a longtime columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Smart Money, and Ski, and his work has appeared in most major publications, including Outside, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and Forbes Life. He is the author of The Best of Brazil and has been awarded four Lowell Thomas Awards for his travel writing. He lives in Pelham, New York, and spends summers in a rustic cabin in Western Maine.

  • Jul 5-14, 2020
  • Sep 13-22, 2020
William Saturno
Educator Archaeologist

William Saturno is an archaeologist and storyteller specializing in the myths and histories of early civilizations and the politics of empire. A National Geographic Explorer and a former NASA research scientist, he has conducted fieldwork around the globe, both on the ground and from space, to understand the ideological and environmental foundations of how the great Czars, Khans, Emperors, and Ajaws of the past ruled over their societies. As an avid student and scholar of the ancient world, Bill weaves together data from archaeology, anthropology, and history spanning from the jungles of Central America and Southeast Asia to the deserts and grasslands of Eurasia and from the shores of the ancient Mediterranean to those of Scandinavian fjords, narrating the tales of adventurers, artists, commoners, and kings alike to bring the past vividly to life. He has joined numerous National Geographic Expeditions over the years in diverse geographies, including Mexico, Guatemala, China, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, and beyond.

  • Jun 14-23, 2020
David Silverberg
Geographer Geologist Conservationist

David Scott Silverberg is a geographer working on conservation projects spanning six continents. His mix of exploration, research, and digital photo-video storytelling has been popular with National Geographic travelers for many years. A fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Asia Society, David was the executive science director at Earthwatch Institute, set up and managed Boston University environmental field research programs in British Columbia and eastern Africa, and was a founding White House staff member for AmeriCorps. David has worked in more than 100 countries, manages the Environmental Learning Institute, and teaches at several international universities.

  • Jun 7-16, 2020