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How do I combine a Safari in Kenya and Tanzania?


The Ultimate East-African Adventure: Combining a Kenya Safari & Tanzania Safari

Embarking on a Kenya Safari and Tanzania Safari is a dream come true for wildlife enthusiasts. The diverse landscapes, vibrant cultures, and incredible wildlife make these destinations a must-visit. In this article, we will explore how to combine these two safari experiences seamlessly while highlighting the exceptional services of Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

  1. Step: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Step: Go on safari in one or more of Kenya’s breath-taking national parks. For example:

    View of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park in Kenya
    Amboseli National Park: Return to Kenya to visit Amboseli National Park, known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania Horizon Safaris ensures you witness the majestic elephants against this stunning backdrop.


    Maasai Mara
    : Witness the wildebeest migration, one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Tanzania Horizon Safaris ensures you have a front-row seat to this awe-inspiring event.

    Samburu National Reserve: Venture into Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, where Tanzania Horizon Safaris introduces you to the “Samburu Special Five”: Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, and gerenuk. Discover these rare species in their natural habitat.

  3. Step: Crossing Borders to Tanzania:

    Namanga Border Kenya/Tanzania

    As you cross the border into Tanzania, Tanzania Horizon Safaris extends a warm welcome, ready to guide you through the wonders of this beautiful country. To cross from Kenya to Tanzania, you will need a yellow fever vaccine approval. You will also need a visa for Tanzania. This can be organized online before or on arrival at the border. There are several optional border points available. Here are some commonly used border crossings between the two countries:

    Namanga Border Crossing: Located on the Nairobi-Arusha road, this is the most popular border crossing between Kenya and Tanzania. It connects Nairobi in Kenya to Arusha in Tanzania.
    Tarakea Border Crossing: Located on the north-east of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the village of Tarakea is an optional point for crossing the border.

    Taveta Border Crossing: Located in the southeastern part of Kenya, near the town of Taveta, this crossing connects Kenya’s Taita-Taveta County to Tanzania in the south of Kilimanjaro.
    Loitokitok Border Crossing: Situated in southern Kenya, near the town of Rongai in the north of Kilimanjaro, this border crossing connects Kenya’s Kajiado County to Tanzania’s Rombo District.
    Bologonja Border Crossing: connects Kenya’s Maasai Mara to Tanzania’s Serengeti. It is one of the best options to combine both national parks
    Isebania Border Crossing: Situated in western Kenya, near the town of Isebania, this border crossing connects Kenya’s Migori County to Tanzania’s Mara Region.

  4. Discover the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania including Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro CraterStep: Enter Tanzania and go on safari at the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania


    Serengeti National Park
    : Explore Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, a vast expanse of endless plains teeming with wildlife. Tanzania Horizon Safaris immerses you in the heart of this iconic landscape, where lions roam and zebras graze.

    Ngorongoro Crater: Journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder. Tanzania Horizon Safaris provides expert guidance as you descend into this caldera, home to a thriving ecosystem and rare black rhinos.

    Lake Manyara National Park: In Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park, marvel at the sight of tree-climbing lions and flocks of vibrant flamingos. Tanzania Horizon Safaris’ knowledgeable guides enhance your experience with their insights into the park’s unique features.

    Tarangire National Park is located in northern Tanzania and is renowned for its diverse wildlife and baobab tree landscapes. Tarangire is home to large elephant herds, lions, giraffes, and offers excellent birdwatching opportunities. The park’s highlight is the Tarangire River, attracting abundant wildlife during the dry season.

    Climb Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru with us! Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers diverse ecosystems, breathtaking landscapes, and the opportunity to climb to the summit of this iconic mountain.

    Cultural Experiences: Beyond wildlife, immerse yourself in the local cultures of Kenya and Tanzania. Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers opportunities to interact with the Maasai and Samburu tribes, providing a deeper understanding of their traditions and customs.


A Journey to Remember: By combining a Kenya Safari and Tanzania Safari, facilitated by Tanzania Horizon Safaris, you create an unforgettable African adventure. From the thrilling wildlife encounters to the stunning landscapes and rich cultural experiences, this journey will leave an indelible mark on your soul.


What do I need to cross the border from Kenya to Tanzania?

To cross the border from Kenya to Tanzania, you will need the following documents and items:

  1. Valid Passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Tanzania.
  2. Visa: Obtain a Tanzanian visa before your trip. You can apply for a visa at the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country or obtain an e-visa online in advance.
  3. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate: Tanzania requires travelers coming from countries (including Kenya) with a risk of yellow fever transmission to show proof of vaccination.
  4. Travel Itinerary: Have a copy of your travel itinerary, including details of accommodation, return flight tickets, or onward travel plans.


What do I need to cross the border from Tanzania to Kenya?

To cross the border from Tanzania to Kenya, you will need the following documents and items:

  1. Valid Passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Kenya.
  2. Visa: If your nationality requires a visa to enter Kenya, obtain a Kenyan visa before your trip. Check the visa requirements based on your country of citizenship.
  3. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate: If you have traveled from or transited through a yellow fever-endemic country, you may be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  4. Travel Itinerary: Have a copy of your travel itinerary, including details of accommodation, return flight tickets, or onward travel plans.
  5. COVID-19 Requirements: Due to the ongoing pandemic, there may be additional requirements such as a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination, or health declaration forms. Check the latest travel advisories and entry requirements related to COVID-19.


Do I need a new visa to return to Kenya after the safari in Tanzania?

You will not need an additional visa to return to Kenya. Once your visa has been approved, it will be valid to re-enter the country after your safari in Tanzania. You only have to make sure that the duration of safari does not exceed your visa. In other words: Apply for a visa that matches for your return flight. For example: If you arrive in Nairobi on June 15, you can travel to Tanzania on June 20, go on safari in Tanzania for some days and return to Kenya on June 25. You will not need an additional visa for that.

Do I need a new visa to return to Tanzania after a safari in Kenya?

Officially, you will need an additional visa. If you have started your trip in Tanzania, then crossed to Kenya, and then travel back to Tanzania, you will need to apply for a new visa to enter Tanzania. From our experience though, you don’t have to apply for a new visa before. From many clients we have the experience that the visa was simply extended. And even if that is not possible, you can simply purchase a new visa at the border which only takes a few minutes. So in any case: You don’t have to apply for a new visa before.

Conclusion:
Combining a Kenya Safari and Tanzania Safari is the ultimate way to experience the wonders of African wildlife. With Tanzania Horizon Safaris as your trusted guide, you can seamlessly navigate these remarkable destinations, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Embark on this extraordinary adventure and prepare to be captivated by the untamed beauty of Kenya and Tanzania with Tanzania Horizon Safaris!

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