Kenya & Tanzania Vegan Safari

Prepare to be awestruck as a breathtaking natural spectacle unfolds before your eyes. During this vegan tour you’ll have the opportunity to witness thousands of wildebeest and zebras thundering across vast grasslands, lions on the prowl, herds of elephants traversing the savannah, and elusive leopards hidden in the shadows.

In addition to that, you’ll also get to stay at Kenya’s first carbon-neutral camp, Emboo River. During our stay you’ll enjoy silent safaris in solar powered vehicles (better for the environment & the animals), delicious vegan meals with organic ingredients from their hydroponic farm, and so much more.

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The deadline for this trip has passed. If you’re interested, please reach out ([email protected]) as it’s possible that it will return in the future if there’s enough interest.

Trip Length: 10 days / 9 nights
Start Location: Nairobi, Kenya
End Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Group Size: Max 12 people
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, & 9 dinners are included
Accommodations: Hotels & safari camps
Trip Dates: July 28 – August 6, 2024
Trip Price: $7,320 (USD)
Single Supplement: $900 (USD)
Trip Deadline: April 22, 2024

Tour Highlights

  • Loads of amazing activities: Exploring the Great Rift Valley, many game drive opportunities (in Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, & Serengeti National Park) & visit Tepesua Village, home of the Maasai people & much more (you can view the day-by-day itinerary below)! 
  • We will be visiting the Masai Mara during the Great Migration, which is a continuous, year-round movement animals, but the most dramatic and well-known phase of this event occurs from July to October. During this period, vast herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing lands in the Maasai Mara.
  • Opportunities to book a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara & Serengeti National Park.
  • A private local guide throughout the trip. 
  • All hotel accommodations (including a stay at Kenya’s first carbon-neutral & super vegan-friendly camp).
  • All transportation & round-trip airport transfers (International airfare is not included).
  • Have questions? Reach out: [email protected]

If you’re a long-time vegan, just starting out, or coming along as moral support, Veggies Abroad is a fantastic way to travel safely, learn about a new culture, enjoy AMAZING food and meet wonderful people along the way. The hotels/resorts were very comfortable to relax in after a day full of activities. Rebecca was great at communicating and keeping the entire trip organized and fun. I highly recommend!

– Megan (Thailand traveler)

zebras grazing in the african savanah while a blue hot air balloon glides above them
a mother rhino with her baby standing in the dusty grass and sun in the african savanah
a pack of cheetahs snuggled up together in the tall grasses in africa

Tour Itinerary

Check out the daily activities for this exciting itinerary. Please note, the itinerary is subject to change. We always have to remain flexible for weather, closures, and random things that are out of our control!

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

Meals included: Welcome Dinner

Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your adventure begins with a welcome reception at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a professional representative. After clearing with the immigration processes, you will then be escorted to your waiting vehicle then be transferred to the hotel for check in to the hotel with rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Depending on the time of arrival, rest of the day at leisure. This evening you’ll have a welcome dinner together with the tour guide.

Optional Activities:

  • Kiambethu tea farm – USD 55 (minimum of 4 pax)
  • Karen Blixen museum – USD 30
  • Kazuri beads – USD 10
  • Nairobi – Langata Giraffe Sanctuary – USD 35
  • Half day Nairobi city tour – USD 55

Sarova Panafric Hotel

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Trip FAQ’s

I’m solo, is there a single supplement?

Yes, the single supplement is $900. We can also try and room you with another single passenger if you’d like to save you some cash. Also note, single rooms might not be available or only available for an additional fee at Emboo Camp. We’re working on those details.

Is travel insurance required?

Travel insurance is required for the tour and must include emergency repatriation. We’re happy to provide you with a recommendation or help you book it. If you plan to include a cancel for any reason policy with the insurance, you must purchase it within 15 days of making the trip deposit. You will need to provide proof of insurance at the group meeting on day 1.

I have a friend who wants to come but they aren’t vegan. Will there be non-vegan food options?

We prioritize ensuring that vegan options are the focus for all included meals. Many places will have non-vegan options but those would be available to them at an additional cost. There are also a few meals that aren’t included and your friend could choose whatever they like then!

Do I need a visa to enter Kenya or Tanzania?

Yes, visas are required for both destinations and you must apply for the Kenya visa in advance and we encourage that for Tanzania as well.

Kenya visas are no longer being issued on arrival. If you require a visa, it is mandatory that you hold a Kenyan electronic visa (e-visa) prior to departure.

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Should you require a letter of invitation or list of hotel confirmations for your application, please let us know, and we will issue one tailored to your departure.

Single-entry visas allow for multiple entries into Kenya for a period of 90 days, provided you have not left East Africa. E-Visas can take at least 48 hours to process. Visitors will then be required to present their printed e-Visa upon entry to Kenya. If you are travelling on one of our itineraries that leaves and re-enters Kenya, you will need to take multiple copies of your e-Visa – one to present at each border crossing.

An E-Visa can be obtained by clicking here. While most applications are approved within two weeks, we recommend allowing extra time to ensure you have received your visa before departure.

Should you require a letter of invitation or list of hotel confirmations for your application, please let us know, and we will issue one tailored to your specific tour and departure.

To review entry requirements you can also, click here.

What is the deadline to reserve my spot?

A non-refundable deposit (if you cancel it can be moved to another tour), is due by April 29, 2024. Final payment for the trip is due May 14th, 2024.

What’s not included in the tour price?

– Round-trip international airfare
– Visa fees
– Possibly city taxes; sometimes, these are assessed at the hotels.
– Additional activities that aren’t included
– Additional meals that aren’t included
– Beer/wine/cocktails
– Gratuities
– Travel insurance

Are kids allowed on the tour?

Unfortunately, this itinerary isn’t suited for young kids. The age requirement is 16 years old and up.

Are Covid-19 or any other vaccines required?

Currently, Covid-19 vaccines aren’t required for entry to Kenya or Tanzania (if coming from the US), but you could be pulled for random testing upon arrival.

Yellow fever is required for Kenya.

For other vaccines, the CDC and WHO recommend the following for Kenya: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

It’s also good to check the US State Department to determine what, if anything, is required. We encourage all travelers to chat with their doctor before traveling to asses individual needs as everyone’s health is different.

Are there things I should keep in mind before booking a trip like this?

– Camping in the Serengeti National Park with no barriers between you and the animals is amazing, but it’s important to heed the safety advice of your leader. You’ll be briefed on arrival.
– This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.
– Kenya & Tanzania are not considered to be an ‘LGBTQIA+ friendly’ destinations when compared to western countries, but they are still relatively safe for LGBTQIA+ travelers. Despite the criminalization of homosexuality, there is more tolerance of travelers who identify as LGBTQIA+ due to the importance of the tourism industries in both countries. All couples (not just gay couples) are encouraged to refrain from PDA like hugging, kissing, etc.
– As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
– There might be times when the food options are more simple.
– Wifi access or cellular service might be inconsistent throughout the day. All of the camps have wifi.

What are the booking terms?

Final Balance:
Final balance payment is require 75 days prior to travel.

Cancellation by the traveler:
Cancellation prior to 75 days; we will hold the deposit amount as a credit.
Cancellation 74 days or inside prior to travel will incur 100% cancellation fees
No shows will be treated as a cancellation and will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Cancellation by Intrepid/Veggies Abroad
Please reach out for full conditions.

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