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The Best of Tanzania & Kenya Safari Tour

21 Day Private Safari in Kenya & Tanzania to explore & capture the highlights of East Africa, from Safari in the Serengeti, and seeing the last 2 Northern White Rhinos to meeting the Maasai Tribe

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Max. 6

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JUNE 28 2025 (21 Days)

Iconic view of giraffe under a Balanite tree in the Maasai Mara



Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! Join us on our Tanzania & Kenya Safari Tour and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife of Kenya & Tanzania. Enjoy a more personalized experience on a private safari, allowing for plenty of individual attention and flexibility.

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! Join us on our Tanzania & Kenya Safari Tour and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife of Kenya & Tanzania. Enjoy a more personalized experience on a private safari, allowing for plenty of individual attention and flexibility.

Kim Paffen Photo Safari Guide in Africa
Hi, I'm Kim - your Safari Tour Leader (and Photographic Guide)!

Discover the Wonders of the Wild in Magical Kenya & Unforgettable Tanzania

Embark on an unforgettable authentic Tanzania & Kenya Safari through the heart of East Africa's wilderness. The Safari Tour is designed for an intimate group of nature enthusiasts, photography lovers and people who are eager to learn about new cultures. Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa's untamed beauty as you encounter diverse wildlife on foot, by boat and on game drives- including the Big Five, and the last two Northern White Rhinos in the world. Admire captivating landscapes, and participate in authentic cultural experiences, like a coffee plantation visit and meeting the Maasai & Samburu Tribe.

We stay in mid-range to semi-luxury accommodation inclusive of three meals per day. Our safari lodges are selected with care, based on unique features like their wonderful views or prime location. We travel with purpose and support sustainable tourism initiatives to give back to nature and the communities (see FAQ for more info). 

I'm Kim, your host, and with my love & passion for Africa, photography, and wildlife, I offer you a journey that promises to create lasting memories and ignite your passion for nature and adventure .

Game Drive in Africa with private guide and landcruser

The Safari in Kenya & Tanzania is Great for:

  • (Aspiring) Photographers who want to enhance their skills through cultural, landscape, and wildlife photography
  • Mindful eco-explorers who appreciate mid-range African-style lodges, comfortable facilities, and the luxury of unspoiled nature.
  • Safari & Animal lovers who want to immerse themselves in the intricate worlds of African wildlife & see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, with utmost consideration for their conservation.
  • Sustainable travelers who are excited to venture into untouched nature, visit wildlife through ethical means, learn about Tanzania & Kenya conservation projects like Ol Pejeta, and participate in initiatives to give back to nature and local communities.
  • Cultural enthusiasts who love connecting with local Tanzanian & Kenyan people, and learning about their traditions and way of life
  • Flexible and conscious travelers that can easily adapt to the "This is Africa" way of life, meaning that you can expect possible limits on electricity, running water, or air conditioning. Most of our lodges in Kenya and Tanzania offer WiFi -some only in the main area.
samburu tribe Kenya

21-Day Safari Overview

This 21-day safari combines the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania in one trip, offering a great chance to encounter rich wildlife along with stunning landscapes and immersive cultural experiences.

Your adventure starts in Nairobi, where you will take on a scenic drive in our 4x4 land cruiser to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. You'll visit the last two northern white rhinos in the world and explore the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. From there, we'll continue to the rugged and semi-arid landscape of Samburu National Reserve, where you'll encounter unique wildlife such as the Grevy's zebra and the reticulated giraffe.

Next, we'll journey to the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its thousands of flamingos and home to endangered black and white rhinos. 

No journey through Kenya is complete without a visit to the world-famous Masai Mara, where you'll encounter a rich diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five, roaming freely in the vast open plains. We will also visit a Maasai village where you can interact with the Maasai people and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily life in this iconic region of East Africa. 

Just like the wildebeest migrate, we travel south to the legendary Serengeti National Park, hoping to follow the incredible Great Migration with some luck. After exploring the Serengeti, we'll continue to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder, and the most densely populated wildlife area in the world. Then, we visit Tarangire National Park, which is characterized by stunning views over valleys filled with baobab trees and an astonishing number of elephants.

From here, we drive to Arusha,  the safari capital of Tanzania. You can enjoy a well-deserved break to relax and explore the vibrant town. Finally, we travel back to Kenya to visit the magnificent Amboseli National Park. Here, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro while observing large elephant herds in their natural habitat. Our journey concludes where we began, in Nairobi, completing an unforgettable safari experience through East Africa's most iconic destinations.

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Zebra Migration Serengeti National Park Tanzania

Key Highlights Kenya Safari

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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is a protected area and game reserve, renowned for its rugged and semi-arid landscape. Enjoy game drives along the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River, where animals gather for water, and encounter unique wildlife such as Grevy's zebra (only 3000 left in the wild), the Beise Oryx, Somali ostrich, and the reticulated giraffe. Big cats and Wild dog sightings are also common on a game drive in Samburu Game Reserve. 

[Ashnil SamburuElephant Bedroom Camp, Saruni Samburu

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (entrance 110USD p.p. and 55 for a child), is a renowned sanctuary for endangered species and its pioneering conservation efforts. It is home to the last two northern white rhinos in the world, as well as other critically endangered animals like the black rhino and Grevy's zebra. Enjoy thrilling game drives and optionally visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only place in Kenya where you can see these primates.

[Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Pelican House, River Camp]

Iconic view of giraffe under a Balanite tree in the Maasai Mara

Masai Mara Reserve & Conservancies

Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most beautiful and popular Safari destinations in Africa and offers a high amount of wildlife viewing all over the year, including the big 5 animals. The Mara is best known for its iconic savannah landscape with desert date trees and the best African sunsets. The Masai Mara Kenya also hosts one of the most impressive natural spectaculars on our planet: the annual Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the plains and the Mara River. 

[Wild Bandas, Zebra Plains Camp, Fig Tree, Mara Explorer Camp, Tipilikwani, Mara Ngenche]

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Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, named after the Maasai word for "salty dust," is renowned for its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes, offering unparalleled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. It's one of the best places in Africa to observe free-roaming elephants, known for their impressive tusks. The park boasts five distinct habitats, including swamps, wetlands, open savannah plains, and acacia woodlands. Water from Mount Kilimanjaro feeds two central springs in Amboseli, sustaining diverse wildlife year-round.

[Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp, Oltukai Lodge, Elephant Gorge Camp]

Other Interesting visits in Kenya

Get to know the Maasai in Enonkishu Conservancy

Meet the Maasai Tribe

Experience the rich culture of the Maasai people through a village visit and learn about their way of life!

[Maji Moto Tented Camp]

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Lake Nakuru

Witness thousands of flamingos and spot the endangered black and white rhinos on a game drive in Lake Nakuru NP.

[Flamingo Hill, Ziwa Bush Lodge, Mbweha]

Lake Naivasha Kenya

Lake Naivasha

Explore Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, renowned for its birdlife and captivating boat safaris.

[Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Chui, Naivasha Country Club, Crescent Camp, Sawela Lodge]

Key Highlights Tanzania Safari

Serengeti Balloon Safari at sunrise


Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and popular Safari destinations in Africa. This Unesco World Heritage Site is located in Tanzania and it's the oldest park in the country. The Serengeti offers a high amount of wildlife viewing all year round and is also known for the Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles. Spend your days on exciting game drives, exploring the endless plains and witnessing the raw beauty of Africa’s wilderness. You can also opt for a Serengeti Balloon Safari at an additional rate of $600.

[Moyo Tented Camp, Pamoja Migration Camp, Tortilis Camp, Kimbilio, Serengeti River Camp, Serengeti Bush Camp]

Ngorongoro Crater Lake Magadi in Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest inactive, intact volcanic caldera that collapsed 3 million years ago, and that practically erupted with wildlife. It's a UNESCO world heritage site located in Northern Tanzania and a breathtaking place. The protected area has about 25,000 large animals living inside the crater, such as lions, black rhinos, buffalo, hippo, wildebeest, and zebras, nunt no giraffes, impalas, or crocodiles. Because of the enormous concentration of animals, you will most likely see 3 or 4 out of the Big Five!

[Ang'ata Ngorongoro]

Baobabs in Tarangire National Park Tanzania

Tarangire National Park

Marvel at the large herds of elephants and iconic baobab trees along the Tarangire River.

[Tarangire Simba Lodge]

Local Tanzanian Food Ol Mesera Restaurant Northern Circuit

Mto wa Mbu

Located on the way to Ngorongoro and Serengeti, Mto wa Mbu is an ideal resting place an an authentic cultural experience.

[Baghayo GardenHeart & Soul Lodge]

Sleep in a traditional Maasai Hut on Safari to Tanzania


Arusha is the main safari hub for Tanzania's Northern Circuit, close to Kilimanjaro Airport and the Kenya border

[Africa Amini Original Maasai Lodge]

Brief Safari Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
  • Day 2: Mount Kenya & Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Day 4: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 6: Lake Nakuru (and optional visit to Lake Naivasha?)
  • Day 8: Masai Mara
  • Day 10: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 13: Tarangire National Park 
  • Day 15: Arusha ( incl. Mto wa Mbu Cultural Experience) 
  • Day 17: Amboseli National Park
  • Day 20: Nairobi
Detailed Itinerary
Mating lions on game drive while learning for safari guide

Brief Kenya & Tanzania Safari Itinerary

Mating lions on game drive while learning for safari guide

  • Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
  • Day 2: Mount Kenya & Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Day 4: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 6: Lake Nakuru (and optional visit to Lake Naivasha?)
  • Day 8: Masai Mara
  • Day 10: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 13: Tarangire National Park 
  • Day 15: Arusha ( incl. Mto wa Mbu Cultural Experience) 
  • Day 17: Amboseli National Park
  • Day 20: Nairobi
Detailed Itinerary

Kenya and Tanzania: Africa's Ultimate Safari Destinations

Spot the Big Five on Safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Abundant Wildlife 

Kenya and Tanzania are renowned for their diverse wildlife. Witness the magnificent Great Migration as herds of wildebeest and zebras cross the plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. In Amboseli, enjoy the sight of large elephant herds framed by the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Discover unique species such as the Grevy's zebra and other rare animals in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, highlighting the exceptional biodiversity these regions offer during safari adventures.

Rhino Sanctuary Ol Choro Conservancy

Conservation Efforts

Both Kenya and Tanzania are committed to preserving its natural heritage through initiatives such as community-based conservation projects, anti-poaching efforts, and sustainable tourism practices. We'll visit various projects to give back and learn more about the importance of conservation.

Maasai making fire in Maasai Village

Rich Culture

Engage with East Africa's vibrant cultures through immersive experiences such as visiting traditional Maasai villages, meeting the Samburu & Maasai Tribe, a coffee tour through a rural coffee plantation, and tasting local Tanzanian & Kenyan cuisine.

Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary Chui Lodge

Diverse Landscapes

From the expansive plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti, renowned for the Great Migration, to the rugged terrain of the Ngorongoro Crater and the Rift Valley, the scenery is spectacular. Amboseli showcases the iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro against a backdrop of savannah and marshes, while Ol Pejeta Conservancy features contrasting habitats supporting diverse wildlife.

Master the Art of Wildlife Photography 

Photographing Afria's wildlife presents a myriad of challenges and opportunities, requiring skill, patience, and creativity. Whether capturing a fast cheetah or the graceful movements of a giraffe, each moment offers a chance to immortalize nature's wonders through your lens.

Tips for Capturing the Perfect Shot where we'll pay attention to during the trip:

  •  Understand Your Subjects: Take the time to observe and understand the behavior of the animals you photograph. Anticipate their movements and expressions to capture authentic moments.
  •  Play with Light: Experiment with different lighting conditions to add depth and drama to your photos. Embrace the soft morning light on safari or the golden hues of sunset for stunning effects.
  •  Focus on Composition: Pay attention to composition techniques such as leading lines, rule of thirds, and framing to create visually compelling images on your safari.
  •  Patience is Key: Wildlife photography requires patience and perseverance. Be prepared to wait for the perfect moment.

Because of Africa's diverse landscapes and wildlife, Kenya and Tanzania are popular destinations for nature & wildlife photography. 

Recommended Camera Gear Photography Safari Kenya & Tanzania

Bringing the below recommended gear is not a must but handy if you want to improve your skills. You can also join this Safari Adventure without focusing on travel and wildlife photography.

DSLR or mirrorless camera and a range of lenses, ideally a wide-angle lens for landscapes and a telephoto lens (min. 300mm) for wildlife. 
Tripod and/or Bean Bag

A waterproof cover for your camera and lens (just to be sure), a sturdy camera bag, enough memory cards and extra batteries

Laptop (with Adobe Lightroom) if you like to learn how to edit your Tanzania & Kenya safari images, improve your post-production skills, or if you’d like to review your wildlife photos with Kim

photographing wildlife Maasai Mara Kenya

Level of Photography

You don't need to have any level of photography. If you prefer to join our photo safari in Kenya & Tanzania to just observe, or to use your smartphone to take photos of animals, that is fine too! On our Ethical Kenya & Tanzania Photo Safari Tour, we lead you to the best wildlife spots, ensuring you don't miss any exceptional photo opportunities. Additionally, we provide valuable insights into animal behavior and the local ecosystem, making your safari experience even more enriching. 

While out on safari, we prioritize ethical wildlife photography practices, which means we respect the animals and their habitats, and avoid disturbing them. We use long lenses to capture close-up shots without encroaching on their personal space. By following these guidelines, our Tanzania & Kenya Safari Tours can contribute to the conservation efforts and ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of East Africa's wildlife.

Experience the thrill of wildlife photography in Kenya & Tanzania. Contact me to reserve your spot and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Tanzania & Kenya Safari Route

A more detailed Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary is coming soon!

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Kim Paffen Photo Safari Guide in Africa

Meet Your Tanzania & Kenya  Safari Tour Leader: Kim Paffen

  • Africa Travel Expert with 15+ years of travel experience in 13 African Countries
  • Ethical (Wildlife) Photographer published in f/e National Geographic
  • Photography Educator
  • FGASA & CATHSSETA accredited Safari Guide NQF2
  • Passion for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Travel
  • Languages: English, Dutch, German, a few words Swahili
  • For our Tanzania & Kenya (Photo) Safari Packages, we partner with X, a licensed Kenyan Tour Operator with experience in leading (photographic) safaris, and with expert driver/guides who know the area on the back of their hand.

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Why Travel With Us?

  • 100% Tanzania & Kenya Expert: As a (photographic) safari host, I partner with a fully licensed & registered Kenyan Safari company. They take care of all the logistics and are familiar with photography trips. That way, we can give you the Best Kenya Safari experience.
  • Small groups of up to 6 people for a personal approach and personalized guidance on our Tanzania & Kenya Wildlife Safari.
  • Knowledgeable Kenya Safari Guide to help you navigate the terrain and get the best shots possible.
  • Private Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for easy animal spotting and photography, driven by a highly skilled and experienced private local guide.
  • We use tried & trusted Tanzania & Kenya Safari Lodges for our photographic safaris, providing all amenities you need (meals included) to recharge and relax on one of our best photography safaris
  • Competitive price with exceptional value compared to other photographic safari options in the market

Dates & Prices

Book the Best of Kenya & Tanzania Safari Tour TODAY and discover the highlights of these two Eastern African countries while learning more about nature, culture, and ethical wildlife photography along the way. This is an exclusive small group safari in lovely mid-range lodges with limited spots for max. 6 nature & wildlife lovers! Do you want to be part of this authentic intimate Tanzania & Kenya expedition? Reserve your seat NOW to be sure of a spot.
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Tanzania & Kenya Photo Safari Expedition
June 28, 2025

On our Tanzania & Kenya Safari Tour, everything is INCLUDED. You don't have to pay extra for permits, entrance fees, activities mentioned in our Tanzania & Kenya itinerary or meals, ensuring a hassle-free and unforgettable experience. In addition, we offer free water inside our vehicle to stay hydrated, and photographic tutoring during the Tanzania & Kenya Tour. The offer is based on two people sharing a room. Single occupancy is available on request. Our trip excludes International flights, VISA, Tips, Travel Insurance and drinks. 

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? With a maximum of 6 places on this East Africa Safari Expedition, be sure to reserve your seat well in advance. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! 


  • All Tanzania & Kenya lodges
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, diner): 3 meals/day that can cater to most dietary restrictions
  • Water on board our Toyota Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle with open roof
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • All Game drives, Walking Safaris, Boat Tours and other activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Photographic Tutoring / Wildlife Photography Workshop in Kenya & Tanzania
  • Guidance by tour leader and nature guide Kim Paffen (Dutch/German/English) plus a local Kenyan English speaking expert driver/guide that knows the area very well


  1. International flights to/from Nairobi
  2. East Africa Visa ($100)
  3. Travel Insurance (mandatory)
  4. Drinks
  5. Gratuities/tips for lodge staff & guide
  6. Laundry if you wish to wash your safari clothing

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