Kenya & Tanzania

Why visit Kenya & Tanzania ??

Kenya and Tanzania

The most common phrases in conversations with people who have experienced Africa only in books were “The cradle of mankind”, “Mysterious, dark and inviting”, “warm, friendly people”, “lovely music”, “But very difficult to reach”, “Don’t know how to get there”, “The curse of choice – there’s so much to do”…

And the best phrase from one who has been there “Maaan… What a place! The natural beauty, the animals, the drives, the people, the colours, the dangers… And best of all being one with all of these… The feeling of being totally connected to life as nature designed it…”

The parks, reserves and private conservancies of Kenya are home to some of the highest and most diverse populations of wildlife on the planet

It is the place witness the Great Wildebeest Migration or one can same the greatest reality show of life on earth.  A place where “survival of the fittest” is a norm.

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So we got intrigued… We decided to pack our bags and get there… And we realised that all of these are true… And of course, so much more…

While everyone talks about the wildlife there, it is in fact a land of diverse experiences. The volcanic landscapes, wide open savannah plains, mountain peaks, winding rivers, deep Blue Ocean, dense forests, white sand beaches, vast deserts and more . And how can we not talk about the experience of living in the Jungle!

And the lovely people who work closely with the government to maintain sustainability and eco-friendly tourism.

No need to plan for a particular month.  Weather is just great and the temperature is pretty constant all year-round.  However, if great Migration is the agenda, then July , August, September is the right time.

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Kenya & Tanzania Experiences

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Best places to visit in Kenya & Tanzania

Masai Mara National Reserve: An an area of preserved savannah wilderness, along the Tanzanian border, Masai Mara boasts of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos. This is also the place to witness the Wildebeest migration. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.

Amboseli National Park: Surrounded by Mount Kilimanjaro,  the Amboseli National Park is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it.

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Lake Nakuru: Home to hundreds of Flamingos, this lake is flanked by mountains, forests, and waterfalls, the park is home to black rhinos and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.

Lake Naivisha: It is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha and is the highest lake in the Rift Valley.

Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact crater and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland, and mountains on its floor. The Big Five call this volcanic crater home, and it is one of the last wild refuges for the black rhino.

Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones – Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira – is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.

Zanzibar is an archipelago of Indian Ocean islands, awash with idyllic beach experiences and more.  It is a great place to relax after an action-packed safari or climbing Kilimanjaro. With its spice plantations and Sultans’ palaces, the island is a must-see when in Tanzania.

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Top 10 Things to do in Kenya & Tanzania

  • Experience the Great Migration during July, August & September
  • Missed the Great migration season? You can still go on a wild life safari &meet the Big 5 and other wild animals
  • Live in the Jungle
  • Climb Mount Kenya
  • Birding at Lake Nakuru
  • Treat yourself at the Carnivore restaurant, don’t forget to try nyama choma (barbecued meat)
  • Hike through Hell’s Gate
  • Learn a few dance steps from the Masai tribesmen
  • Go Ballooning
  • Shoot with the lens

Things to note

The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks.
We have taken out a few experiences, stitched them together to create a trailer of Africa. These can be customised basis , time availability, your interest area  and  you mention it, the budget

So here you go – the best of experiences from our perspective… Take your pick…Come Beyonder.

Contact us to create a customized Kenya & Tanzania itinerary for your self

What our Kenya & Tanzania Travellers Say

Radhika & AmitBeyonder Traveller - Africa - Kenya & Tanzania

As our fantastic guide Elijah put it, Kenya gave us a taste of the “Real Africa”. And what a taste it was. It has taken me almost a month after our trip to truly put our experience into words.
Beyonder went beyond and more- Srini, and Anand – to you a big thanks!

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We experienced safari game drives, the Masai and the Samburu reserves, the Big 5, the beautiful sunsets and vastness of the savannas in a spectacular beauty that we can only attribute to the uniqueness of Kenya.
The glorious beauty of the mountains at a distance and the sun rising and setting in the horizon with the silhouette of the giraffes is an image that has stayed with me.
The lovely hotels, and service, and the fresh vegetables and food at the resorts were all superb.

We planned a trip through Beyonder on the recommendation of a friend, and I have to say it was the best decision we made. From when we landed at Nairobi, through traveling to the different reserves and lodges, the game drives, and experiencing the country, the arrangements were flawless. The itinerary, the choice of hotels and lodges, the attention to detail and the host of little insights and advice that come from an intimate knowledge of the country and empathy for the traveler – all that combined to give us easily the best holiday experience we’ve had so far. Right at the end, when our flight back home was cancelled because of a technical flaw and we found ourselves with an extra day in Nairobi, Srini and co. went above and beyonder (!) to make sure we had a great experience, and we were able to put our unexpected extra day to good use. I would unhesitatingly recommend Beyonder to anyone looking for an away from the ordinary

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Mandar SalunkheBeyonder Traveller - Africa - Kenya & Tanzania

You handheld us right from the initial itinerary planning and air ticket bookings. Your expert advice was surely valued and this made sure that our trip started in the right way. The accommodations as well as the tour partner at Kenya were great and quite up to our expectations.

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This was probably one of the best tours we had done together as a family. Africa’s wilderness makes you realize why animals should be free rather than in a zoo. The energy and vitality shown by the free animals is seldom seen by zoo animals, and hence makes this an unforgettable experience. This is the Lion King and National Geographic documentaries all rolled in one. The only thing missing is David Attenborough explaining about the animal albeit the tour guide arranged by you did quite a good job with his Attenborough style explanations on the numerous animals that we saw.

Africa’s wilderness should be a must visit place in everyone’s tourism bucket list, and Beyonder is doing a damn good job in making it happen.

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