The Adventure Company offers over 250 activity holidays to many destinations spanning every continent. We have many perfect destinations for your adventure travel, whatever your needs
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- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
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Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
East Africa Wildlife Adventure
Transport - 4WD, minibus.
Accommodation - Camping (10nts), hotel (1nts), lodge (1nt). (2012)
Meals - 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches & 11 dinners. (2012)
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Fly to Nairobi
Overnight flight to Nairobi.
On arrival in Nairobi you will be transferred from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha where you make your first overnight stop (100km/1.5 hours). You'll have a great chance to experience the beautiful scenery of this freshwater lake, and it's resident wildlife on a boat trip. Camping - 2 nights (LD)
Lake Nakuru-Lake Navaisha
Lake Nakuru National Park was established in 1960 to protect flamingos and many other bird species in the surrounding area. The soda-rich waters here support a huge flamingo population. The sight of these magnificent birds congregating in large numbers is a huge thrill. You'l also take game drives in the national park on the lookout for giraffe, eland and rhino both black and white. Driving time from Naivasha to Nakuru is around one hour each way and game drives within the national park also add to the time in the vehicle but is well worth it! (BLD)
This morning is free to relax at Naivasha. Around midday you will depart to the south for the Loita Hills region and to your next campsite at Maji Moto (230km/4 hours). Camping – 2 nights (BLD)
Maji Moto; village visit & extended walk
At Maji Moto there will be the chance to visit a traditional Masai village and enjoy an extended walk with Masai guides. The Masai are probably the best known of Kenya's tribal peoples - largely due to their highly photogenic appearance. The young males in particular wear a striking costume of bright red cloth, with a cape slung from one shoulder, beads and jewellery and carry a spear, sword and club. Originally nomadic herders, the Masai used to live on a diet of cattle blood and fresh and curdled milk. Live cattle represent wealth; so much energy was devoted to cattle raiding. They have a fearsome reputation as warriors and hunters, but in the face of immense pressure are gradually - if reluctantly - starting to accept a more settled lifestyle By walking with the Masai you get a glimpse of a way of life that is totally in tune with the environment. (BLD)
Masai Mara; game drive
Your route leads to the Masai Mara - a driving time of around 1.5 hours. The Masai Mara is effectively a northern extension of the Serengeti, the most famous of neighbouring Tanzania's national parks, which lies just across the border. Animals of course recognise no border and immense herds of blue wildebeest migrate across the savannah, driven by the innate urge to find new grazing land. They arrive here each July/August before they start to head south again in October. At these times the plains teem with animals on the move and the photographic opportunities are unrivalled. This evening you’ll have your first game drive in the park. Bushcamp - 2 nights (BLD)
Masai Mara; game drives
You’ll spend a full day exploring the extensive grassy plains where elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and various gazelles spend their days grazing. Predatory lion, cheetah, jackal, hyena and perhaps even wild dog are more elusive but still often seen. The usual routine is a game drive in the early morning, return to camp for a leisurely brunch then have some free time to relax before setting off again in the afternoon. Finally you return to camp to eat dinner beneath the stars, surrounded by the now familiar sounds of the African bush; camping in a national park really is the quintessential African experience! (BLD)
Your Kenyan adventure comes to an end – but Tanzania beckons! You travel to Isabenia border, where you bid farewell to your Kenyan team and meet the Tanzanian guides and drivers who will look after you on the next stretch of your journey. Your first night’s stop in Tanzania is on the western edge of the Serengeti National Park, just a stones throw away from Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world! Camp – 1 night (BL)
This morning you have some free time, during which you can choose to relax or participate in one of the activities available from your camp. After lunch you drive to the Ndabaka Gate (110km/3hrs) and enter the Serengeti where you will start spotting for game on your drive to tonight’s campsite.
You camp beneath clear starry skies surrounded by the unfamiliar sounds of the African bush. Facilities are basic and although ablution blocks consisting of toilets and wash areas exist, water is not always available - especially in the dry season from June to October. Camping – 2 nights (BLD)
Serengeti; game drives
You spend a full day exploring the sweeping grass plains, rocky outcrops (kopjes) and sparsely wooded river valleys of this incomparable park, where there is so much to be seen. The best aspect of an extended game drive is that you just don’t know where it will take you and what you will witness. You might get close to a herd of elephants, crowding protectively around their young, find your way barred by hundreds of zebra and wildebeest moving to a waterhole, or wait patiently with camera in hand for a shy cheetah to raise its head above the long grass. (BLD)
Ngorongoro; Olduvai Gorge
Today you enjoy a morning game drive and then return to camp for lunch before you leave the Serengeti behind. There should be time to stop at Olduvai Gorge en route to the crater as well as some unscheduled stops to view unmissable animal sightings! This famous archaeological site is where some of the oldest humanoid skeletons have been discovered; you have an opportunity to visit the small museum exhibiting many of the fossils and relics from the area. There may also be time for an additional optional stop at a local Masai village to witness something of their traditional way of life.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a vast volcanic caldera, some 19km wide; it offers tremendous game viewing opportunities including one of Africa's densest populations of predators. You spend the night on the rim of the crater; at 2333m it can be surprisingly cold here in the evening/early morning so make sure you have warm clothes at the ready. You’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent views over and down into the caldera. Camp - 1 night (BLD)
Lake Manyara; crater tour
This morning you descend to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater in 4WD vehicles. Ngorongoro is one of the most picturesque settings for observing wildlife and with about 30,000 resident animals, there is excellent game viewing here all the year round. The photographic opportunities are unrivalled! Encounters with animals are frequent and there is a wide variety of game to be seen. Lake Magadi, the soda lake at the floor of the crater, is home to hundreds of flamingos. This is also a good place to see the endangered black rhino, if you were not lucky enough to spot these imposing animals in Nakuru. Leaving the crater you follow the road climbing steadily up its precipitous inner edge and descend again on its outer rim, heading into the plains on your way to the little village of Mto wa Mbu outside Lake Manyara National Park. Camp - 1 night - swimming pool on site (BLD)
In the morning you head into the park for a final game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for its major attraction - the tree-climbing lions, although there is of course no guarantee! There are plenty of other things to see too - elephant, hippo, plains game as well as a huge variety of bird life, both resident and migratory. Leaving the park you travel to Arusha. (approx. 120 km/ 3 hours)Set at an altitude of 1390m, the town is surrounded by fertile land yielding coffee, wheat and maize tended by the Waarusha and Wameru tribespeople. Arusha is once again the headquarters of the East African community as in the days when Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were members of a communications and customs union. It remains one of Tanzania’s most attractive and lively towns. Your final night in Tanzania is spent in a comfortable lodge to give you a good rest before your flight home. Lodge - 1 night (B)
The trip ends for Land Only clients. Those on the group flight are transferred to the airport to board their overnight flight back to London. (B)