East Africa Grand Safari

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East Africa Grand Safari

Highlights Include:

  • Combines both Kenya and Tanzania and includes the ultimate iconic safari areas;
    Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Masai Mara
  • Mix of luxury tented camps and lodges
  • Unrivaled views of Africa’s tallest mountain – Kilimanjaro
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Flying between areas to maximize your time on safari
Tour Details

From: $9,970 per person | Single supplement on request

13 days

2020 Departures: Daily, All Year

This semi-independent safari covers a wide variety of habitats from arid plains and lush forested hills to the rich alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley, and highlights the world-famous Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodations are a wonderful mix of respected luxury camps and lodges all offering attentive staff and unforgettable stays.

The pace is appealing to those looking to experience the magic of East Africa (additional nights can be added at any camp). You will be hosted by the camps/lodges. This itinerary is easily customized to your travel preferences.

Itinerary
This is a sample itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Exiting into the arrivals hall, you are met by our local representative and transferred to your comfortable airport hotel for a welcome rest. Overnight in Nairobi

Days 2-4Game Drives in Amboseli National Park | Meals: B L D

This morning you will fly to Amboseli National Park and your luxury tented camp. Famed for its long-tusked elephants, strategic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and hundreds of species of birds, Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s heaven. Game drives in open-sided vehicles and exclusive access to Kitarua conservancy are some of the privileges to behold during your stay, as well as guided bush walks and stunning landscapes while sipping sundowners. Overnight at Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp

Day 5Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania | Meals: B L D

After an early breakfast you will depart by road to the Namanga border crossing with picnic lunches. Here you will clear customs and immigration formalities and exchange vehicles. Continue your drive to the agricultural area in the Ngorongoro highland, enjoying the topography to arrive Gibb’s Farm in time for late lunch.

Every day at Gibb’s farm is an adventure – whether visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, cycling through the back roads of Karatu, enjoying a walk through the farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens, learning about the Iraqw culture or exploring the waterfalls and elephant caves, there is always plenty to do. And if that sounds like a handful, after it all you can indulge in one of the indigenous Maasai healing treatments offered at Gibb’s Farm African Spa. Overnight at Gibb’s Farm

Gibb’s Farm

Day 6Explore Ngorongoro Crater | Meals: B L D

Ngorongoro Crater is a geological spectacle – a 260 square kilometre caldera which was formed three million years ago when a giant active volcano exploded and collapsed about 3 million years ago and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Today it’s a wildlife haven for lion, elephant, hyena, buffalo, large herds of wildebeest and zebra and the highly endangered black rhino and many other species living on the mineral rich pastures of the largely flat crater floor. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area stretches from the highlands to the north of the crater down to the Serengeti plains in the south and the Olduvai Gorge, land which has been part of the Masai peoples nomadic route for centuries and the peaceful co-existence of humans and wildlife of the past centuries continues today. A picnic lunch is provided. Overnight at Gibb’s Farm

Days 7-9Game Drives in Serengeti National Park | Meals: B L D

You are transferred to nearby Manyara airstrip for a scheduled flight to Serengeti. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your luxury lodge, your base for exploring the vast and spectacular Serengeti plains!

Offering unrivaled luxury, Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River on the Tanzanian side of the border and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas over the gentle grassed slopes, open woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape.
Overnight at Kuria Hills

Kuria Hills

Days 10-12Game Viewing in Masai Mara, Kenya | Meals: B L D

After breakfast, transfer to Kogatende airstrip for the short scheduled flight to Kenya’s Migori. Here, you clear customs and immigration formalities then connect to your short flight to Masai Mara. Your driver-guide will meet you at the Keekorok airstrip and transfer you to Sand River Mara camp with game viewing en-route.

Sand River Mara is located in the southern end of the Masai Mara, close to the Tanzania border and along the banks of the Sand River, from which it takes its name. The lodge is designed and furnished in plush comforts and style; the tents are spacious, with wooden floors and king size beds, and each tent featuring a private deck and outdoor shower. Before or after your daily game drives, relax by the pool, entertain yourself in the billiards room, or take a book and lose yourself to your surroundings. Overnight at Sand River Mara Camp

Sand River Mara Camp

Day 13Game Drive and Depart Nairobi, Kenya | Meals: B

After a last morning game drive in the Masai Mara, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the international airport for your journey home.

Included
  • Twelve nights’ accommodation
  • Airport and airstrip transfers
  • Internal scheduled flights and domestic departure taxes
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Soft drinks and local brand drinks at all camps except Gibb’s
  • Shared game drives and bush walks as offered by each camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater tour
  • Limited laundry 
  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Temporary membership in AMREF Flying Doctors Service
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Africa and related taxes 
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, and health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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