If you have limited time to plan the safari adventure of a lifetime, there's only one clear choice: Serengeti National Park. In just five days, you can experience all the majesty of Tanzania's crown jewel of wildlife reserves. This includes spotting coveted Big Five animals like lions, leopards, elephants, and more.
Nariku Travel Experiences
Nariku Travel Experiences creates authentic and enriching experiences that go beyond “viewing” a faraway land. Our experiences provide a cultural bridge that supports local people and creates life-changing experiences for travelers. We offer extensive consultation and planning services for escorted or independent journeys, as well as personal introductions to local people.
We offer culture, wildlife and adventure trips in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Each journey is a custom crafted mix of experiences that can include the well known safari parks throughout East Africa, as well as Maasai community stays with a chief and shaman; spiritual caves and lake or bush tribe visits, camps with elephant orphan reintroduction to the wild, river rafting on the Nile, summit treks on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya and so much more.
Experience a sense of purpose in every journey as you explore rich cultures and environments, as you make new discoveries about yourself.
Featured trips & expertise
Experience one of the true gems of the Indian Ocean with a visit to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar. Over seven days, you'll enjoy this island's famed white-sand beaches plus discover its rich culture and cuisine on tours of its historic center. Finish the trip on the unspoiled island of Pemba for some snorkeling, fishing, and communing with nature far from the stress of the modern world.
In just a week, you can visit not one, not two, but three of Tanzania's legendary national parks for safari adventures. All the famous specimens will be on display, from the elephants at Tarangire to the lions of the Serengeti to the rhinos of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In between these epic wildlife tours, you'll have the opportunity to visit indigenous communities to spend time with tribespeople who still hunt and forage the way their ancient ancestors did.
Even in as little as a week, you can experience Tanzania's most famous highlights: safari adventures and tropical beaches. Start with the wildlife as you embark on game drives across the savannas of Serengeti National Park to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and more. Then spend a few days relaxing in Zanzibar, an oasis of white-sand beaches and coral atolls nestled amid a sea of sapphire and crystalline waters.
This 10-day adventure combines the best safari locations in Tanzania with beach time in gorgeous Zanzibar. However, before relaxing on those white sands, you'll test yourself on a day hike up Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. In between, you'll embark on unforgettable safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater and legendary Serengeti.
You've accepted the challenge, and now you're off to Tanzania to conquer Kilimanjaro, the most formidable mountain in Africa. Its snow-capped table is famous the world over, and it will take you multiple days of ascent before you can plant your flag atop it. No doubt it's hard work, but rest easy knowing that, even though this behemoth dominates the landscape, almost anyone with grit and determination can reach the top.
Recent Trip Reviews for Nariku Travel Experiences
Tailored itinerary and brilliant guide.
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2023
Joseph worked with me to create an eclectic trip that catered to our unusual needs. He managed it while staying within our low to medium budget. Our guide, Andrew Kamau was phenomenal. He has been doing this for 20+ years and was equally good at finding animals in game parks and facilitating our daughter’s need to return to the US right in the middle of the trip. He was fun, positive and knowledgeable. I could not have been happier! read more
Outstanding trip. Local guides were amazing a...
Jul 24 - Aug 7, 2021
Outstanding trip. Local guides were amazing and the trip was full of adventures and wildlife.
Unforgettable trip to Uganda!
Aug 13 - Sep 1, 2022
Our trip through Uganda was amazing!
The tour was perfect organized, our driver and guide Teo (Able Safaris, a local office, 19 days) was perfect, he managed everything in a good way.
The gorilla-tracking, the beautiful landscape, the game drives, the friendly people,.. all that we will never forget! read more
An amazing trip!
Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2022
My family's trip to Kenya was wonderful! Joseph and Susan worked so hard and so patiently with us to make sure we got to do and see everything we wanted to. Our guide, Alex, was kind and very knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable traveling with him. While we loved all the game parks we visited, the Maji Moto Cultural Camp was definitely a highlight for us all, especially the kids, who greatly enjoyed learning warrior skills. We left Kenya with heavy hearts, but with amazing photos and memories. We hope to return sometime in the future. A huge thank you to Joseph, Susan and Alex!
A Safari that exceeded our expectations
Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2022
Kim Kim did an amazing job. Our Safari between July 3 and 10 not only met but exceeded our expectations. Joseph and Susan kept close contact with us from the gecko until the end.
We especially appreciated the consideration given to selecting the base camp in the Maasai Mara as an example of a lodge that is designed to support conservation and to benefit the community.
Our visit to Maji Moto was a very special highlight. Special thanks to Susan for arranging this wonderful stay and to all of the Maji Moto staff.
Absolutely perfect! Didn’t have to worry ab...
Nov 14 - Nov 24, 2021
Didn’t have to worry about any arrangements. The hotels were exactly what we wanted. Every single hotel was more beautiful than the next. Truly a dream holiday!
Kenya and Tanzania safari
Jan 2 - Jan 21, 2022
We had an incredible trip! Wonderful guides, amazing stays and great food were all set up for us.
Joseph, our local specialist, communicated well with us and was easy to work with, he answered all our questions promptly and made our requests reality. Richard was our driver in Nairobi and he was welcoming and informative. Our guide in Kenya was Andrew and he was knowledgeable and wonderful, going above and beyond in helping our Dad, and find for us some incredible animals, especially the 4... read more
Outstanding, Trip to Kenya Courtesy of Nariku Travel Experiences.
Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2021
In the past year I have been to, among other places, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Greece and Portugal, and my trip to Kenya was my favorite. This is due in large part to Nariku Travel Experiences. I gave them a basic blueprint of what I wanted to see, do and accomplish and they delivered. Thank you Joseph and Susan. The guide for most of my trip, George, was outstanding. George was knowledgable, personable and downright fun to be around. I miss his and being part of the A-Team. The safari... read more
Best last minute trip + Covid issues
May 19 - May 27, 2021
I had Joseph as my contact for this amazing trip to Pemba & Zanzibar. I couldn't be any happier with his great customer service. Due to my busy work schedule, I was unable to book in advance and it was last minute. Finally, when I booked the trip I had a nightmare with CoVid19 as I was coming from Uganda. Joseph was very, very helpful and made sure that I initially received helped with the cancelations, but eventually I was still able to make it to my destinations and he helped me again and... read more
Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2020
Aug 17 - Sep 6, 2019
Oh my, what an amazing experience. Susan was just absolutely fabulous. Answered all my questions promptly and just truly arranged an amazing trip for my 50th birthday. Zanzibar was incredible, Stone Town a delight. The hotels we stayed in were to die for. Truly works of art. The highlight of my trip was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our guides Sinaí and Amsi were amazing, kept my daughter and I entertained and safe. They were so knowledgeable of the área, plants, animals, everything. ... read more
Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2019
The whole experience was great and everything worked like clockwork. Susan was helpful and very efficient in planning and organising the trip. She responded very quickly to all my requests and came up with some very useful suggestions. Daniel, our driver and guide was a carful driver and knowledgeable guide who was also friendly. I particularly rated him meeting me before our trip to introduce himself and go through arrangements. The lodge, the Lion's bluff , was superb, great location, good food and friendly, helpful staff. Thank you Kimkim.
Kenya - Birding & Safari
Oct 31 - Oct 31, 2018
Susan was very flexible and patient with numerous changes to our itinerary. She uses fabulous guides and booked wonderful lodges. Her expertise was invaluable in making our trip to Kenya fantastic!!!
Masai Mara Trip
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018
Everything was wonderful! Joseph was our guide and his knowledge of the area and animals was amazing. Wilson and William, our waiter and security to and from our tent, where very welcoming and fun to talk to. The views from our Chalet was unforgettable. Sunrise and sunsets were always surrounded my giraffes at Mara West.
Affordable Comfortable Authentic Masai Mara Safari Not Luxury
Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2018
Hi Susan and Kimkim,
Re: star ratings above: Susan was very nice (five stars) and booking on your site is excellent (five stars). I put three stars because of value of trip to us.
My computer has been in repair but I’m up and running so here is our review.
Accommodations and Sites on Each Stop:
Fairview Hotel: Wonderful. We would love to have rested up here for first day as you know.
Sites: Baby elephants and giraffe fun to see. Suspect in hindsight that a drive through the... read more
Masai Mara Safari and Zanzibar beach vacation
Aug 31 - Sep 13, 2018
So my wife and I decided to spend our honeymoon/1st year anniversary on an African safari in Kenya, then to Seychelles, and Dubai on the way back home (Los Angeles).
I could not have asked for a better travel agent. Communication was very simple using the kimkim chat room, even though she was on Kenya time and I was at home. She guided me through everything and made the whole experience very simple and enjoyable.
She arranged our driver, Richard to pick us up from the airport and took... read more
Wildlife and adventure
Aug 5 - Aug 17, 2018
Susan was wonderful with helping us plan our trip. She really listened to what type of experience we were looking for and made it possible. I’ve traveled to over 20 countries, but Kenya was by far one of the best experiences I’ve had. If you are going to Kenya, follow Susan’s recommendation, and go to Maji Moto! That was an experience of a lifetime. I will gladly recommend Susan for anyone looking to travel to Kenya.