East Africa Grand Safari

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East Africa Grand Safari

Highlights Include:

  • Game drives in prime areas of both Tanzania and Kenya
  • Mix of lodges and luxury tented camps
  • The world-famous Serengeti plains
  • Slower pace to maximize game viewing activities
  • Exploring Ngorongoro Crater and its diverse wildlife
Tour Details

From: $9,740 per person | Single supplement on request

13 days

2018 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 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 D

This morning, you will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, where you can spend the morning exploring the habitats offered in this Eden. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. A picnic lunch is provided. Overnight at Gibb’s Farm

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

After breakfast 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! During your time here you will enjoy shared bush activities such as game drives and bush walks, looking out for the Big Five as well as a variety of other African wildlife. 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 Little Sand River Mara camp with game viewing en-route. During your stay here you can take part in shared game activities daily, continuing your search for the diverse African wildlife, including the elusive cheetah. Overnight at Little 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
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Game drives as offered by each camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater tour/game drive
  • Game drives and bush walks
  • Limited laundry at Kuria Hills and Mara Sands
  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Temporary membership to Flying Doctors Service
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Africa and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas or 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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