10-day Cross-Border Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

off-the-beaten-path: Amboseli & Lake Chala

Travel off-the-beaten-path and encounter various wildlife and diverse landscapes in Amboseli and Tsavo West in Kenya. Then cross the border to Tanzania near Lake Chala and explore the western area around Mount Kilimanjaro with hardly any travelers around! Throughout the safari you can enjoy incredible views from various angles onto the snow-capped peak! Simply breathtaking!

Tour Style

private safari with unlimited mileage
driver/guide change at Kenya-Tanzania Border

Tour Duration

10 days, 9 nights (start: day of your choice)


explore Kenya & Tanzania off-the-beaten path
game drives in Amboseli, Tsavo West & concession of Sinya
bush walk along the lust crater rim of Lake Chala
scenic walking safari on Shira Plateau on Mount Kilimanjaro

National Parks

Amboseli National Park
Tsavo West
Lake Chala & Sinya Concession
Mount Kilimanjaro – Shira Plateau


Game Drives
Boat Safari

Physical Rating

Leisurely – no strenuous exercise is expected

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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!

Not sure if this itinerary is suitable for you? You have questions or missing a particular activity? Don’t worry we are here to assist!

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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.

You have any questions or are unsure if Tanzania is the right travel destination for you? Get in touch for a first chat to discuss your requirements!

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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Day

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Nairobi (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Kenya-Tanzania adventure on the next morning.

Day 1 and 2: Amboseli National Park

Road journey to Amboseli National Park. Spend the next two days on game drive and explore the savannah grasslands that spread across the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. Amboseli is well known for its large elephant herds and the superb views of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Overnight within the park. Included meals: picnic-lunch and dinner.

Day 3 and 4: Tsavo West

Road journey to Tsavo West – one of Kenya’s largest national parks. The park is home to a large variety of wildlife and the stands out with its diverse landscape: mountains, savannahs, dense thorn forests and many more. It is also worth to stop at Mzima Springs.

Spend the next two days on game drive to explore the area. Wildlife is abundant and more than 600 bird species have been recorded. Watch out for cheetah, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and many more. Overnight within the park. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.

Day 5 and 6: Border Crossing & Lake Chala

After breakfast drive to the Kenyan-Tanzania border. Farewell to your Kenyan driver/guide and border crossing. Welcome to Tanzania! Your Tanzanian driver/guide is ready to take you to Tanzania’s off-the-beaten-path destination: Lake Chala.

Lake Chala offers an enchanted nature experience far off the crowds. The lake is fed by underground water springs coming from Mount Kilimanjaro. Take a bush walk to explore wildlife or simply enjoy an incredible panoramic view to immerse yourself in this peaceful atmosphere. Overnigh along the Crater Rim. Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7 to 9: Sinya Concession & Mount Kilimanjaro

Road journey to the private concession of Sinya. This small and unique area is remotely situated in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro – away from any major touristic activities. Enjoy an untouched and authentic Tanzania experience with game drive and cultural Maasai encounters.

Your stay includes a day trip to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park with a guided nature walk across the Shira plateau. If the weather is clear you can enjoy splendid views onto the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – a highlight not to be missed! Overnight in Sinya. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Return to Arusha

Optional activities in the morning – depending on your departure time. Afterwards return to Arusha with drop-off according to your onwards travel journey – either in Arusha Town or at Arusha Airport (ARK) / Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Beach Extensions

Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.

Mafia Island

Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!

Pemba Island

Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!