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19 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Nairobi
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights Masai Mara-Nairobi, Nairobi-Kilimanjaro & Kilimanjaro-Nairobi
  • 16 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Nairobi
    • 2 nights Samburu National Reserve
    • 1 night Aberdares National Park
    • 1 night Lake Naivasha
    • 2 nights Masai Mara Reserve
    • 1 night Arusha
    • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • 3 nights Serengeti National Park
    • 1 night Lemala Manyara, Lake Manyara
    • 2 nights Kikoti Safari Camp or Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire National Park
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 7-seater safari van
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide
  • National Park Fees

Special Features

  • Tented camps comfortably furnished with modern amenities
  • Safari Game Drives
  • Lecture by Samburu naturalist
  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Center
  • Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant
  • Bottled water with all lunches and dinners
  • Lunch at Shanga River House
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge Museum



DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Kenya. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Friday - Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to learn about orphan elephants which are raised by the orphanage for later release into the wild, then continue on to the Karen Blixen Museum, home of the author of the famous memoir Out of Africa. This afternoon visit the Kazuri Bead workshop, established in 1975 to employ disadvantaged women and today produces fine examples of genuine African jewelry. Next visit the Giraffe Centre to view and feed giraffes and learn about current conservation efforts. This evening enjoy a sumptuous feast at Carnivore Restaurant, featuring an exotic variety of meats prepared over charcoal grills and served table side. Return to your hotel to rest for the adventures ahead
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Evening Game Drive in Samburu National Park
After breakfast, head north for Samburu National Park, a spectacular sixty square mile reserve home to crocodiles, zebra and giraffe. En route to your lodge enjoy a lunch at the delightful Lily Pond Center. Unlike the majority of Kenya's flat terrain, Samburu features arid hills leading to the lush forested ravine of the Ewaso Nyiro River. It is along these riverbanks, that the majority of game gather for the promise of water. Enjoy an evening game drive in Samburu. At sunset, return to camp for dinner
Overnight: Samburu National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Samburu National Park
Depart early this morning for a game drive through Samburu. You may have the chance to see a desert lion, an ostrich, or even a family of elephants wandering the hills. Return to your lodge in the late morning for a brief rest and lunch. This afternoon enjoy another game drive through the park. This evening, you will be treated to a lecture by a Samburu naturalist discussing the beliefs and traditions of this tribe living in the northern foothills of Mount Kenya
Overnight: Samburu National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Game Viewing at The Ark
This morning, drive southwest past the Aberdares Mountain range. After lunch enroute, we board the bus to the Ark, one of Kenya's iconic 'tree-lodges' providing 24 hour game viewing at a floodlit watering hole in front of the lodge. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Aberdares National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park*
After breakfast this morning, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park where you will enjoy a game drive and break for a picnic lunch. Best known for its flamingos, Lake Nakuru is also home to rhino and the elusive leopard. Afterward, check into your lodge where you will spend the remainder of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Naivasha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara
Depart early this morning for the Masai Mara National Reserve. Located in the southwest corner of Kenya, the park is most famous for the wildebeest migration which takes place every year from July through October. The breathtaking savannahs of the park are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the year. Enjoy lunch at your camp, and depart for an afternoon game drive until sunset. After dinner enjoy an exciting nighttime game drive
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day Game Drive through the Masai Mara
This morning depart early for a full day game drive through the Masai Mara. The park is home to the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard and rhinos), as well as antelopes, gazelles, hippos and a variety of bird life. This evening, return to camp and relax as you enjoy the sunset on your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Travel to Arusha
Early this morning enjoy a guided nature walk to learn about wildlife footprints and medicinal plants. Bid farewell to the Mara and transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania. Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro, transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Full Day Exploring Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater. As you approach, the overwhelming beauty will astound and the abundance of wildlife will amaze as you descend the crater walls. The unique geography of the crater forms a natural enclosure for lions, elephants, and hyenas that stay on the basin floor year round. During the summer, the famous wildebeest migration passes through this area filling the plains with well over a million of these breathtaking animals. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Travel to Serengeti National Park, Afternoon Game Drive in Seronera Valley
After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with a visit to the Olduvai Gorge Museum en-route. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti Wildlife Park is host to the highest concentration of game than any other area. Your first game drive will take place in the afternoon, exploring the Seronera Valley which is renowned for its lion and leopard populations as well as a variety of other wildlife attracted by the lush wooded valley. Return to your campsite at dusk and enjoy a glass of wine as you relax by the campfire
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday - Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park
Depart this morning to explore the Moru Kopjes in search of lions, elephants, gazelle, and zebras. Enjoy the unique landscape characterized by a large collection of rocky cliffs (Kopjes). During your exploration you will visit caves which house ancient Masai art. Return to the lodge at 5 pm, sit by the fire, and enjoy the magnificent African sunset over the hills
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives through Serengeti National Park
This morning, enjoy an early breakfast before your morning game drive around the Simba Kopjes. Afterward, return to your camp and enjoy lunch and a brief rest in preparation for your afternoon game drive. Later, enjoy an exciting game drive through the Seronera Valley, most famous for lions and leopards
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Wednesday - Travel to Lake Manyara, Evening Game Drive
After an early breakfast, make your way to Lake Manyara National Park, an area known for its tree-climbing lions as well as its elephants and flamingos. There is also an abundance of bird life surrounding the lake making this area a haven for bird watchers. In the afternoon, arrive at your campsite located on the edge of an Acacia woodland overlooking the lake. This is the only tented camp located within the national park and offers superb game viewing opportunities away from the crowds. After lunch, set out for an evening game drive through the park. Return to the camp at dusk and get comfortable by the roaring fire
Overnight: Lake Manyara National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Thursday - Afternoon Game Drive in Tarangire National Park
Depart at 8 am for Tarangire National Park, enroute enjoy game viewing through the Manyara National Park. After lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive through Tarangire National Park. Named after the Tarangire River which originates in Tanzania's highlands, Tarangire National Park is known for huge elephant herds as well as an incredible variety of bird life. The river and its tributaries provide the only permanent water source in the area which attracts many migratory species such as buffalo, oryx, and Grant's Gazelle. The park's gigantic baobab trees will provide some incredible photo opportunities
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17, Friday - Early Morning Game Drive in Tarangire National Park
Set out for an early morning adventure through the park. Return to your lodge for breakfast and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon viewing game from inside the park
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18, Saturday - Bid Farewell to Africa
After breakfast, drive to Arusha where you will enjoy a lunch before transferring to Kilimanjaro for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 19, Sunday - Arrive in US
Today your journey ends as you arrive home in the USA

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Maasai Village Visit

    Day #8 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $30
    Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have lead a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

    Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

    Day #9 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $465
    Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

    *Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, (5:00am or earlier). Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

    **Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour.

    Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

    Day #13 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $495
    Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over theSerengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

    *Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

    **Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
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    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer.

    Passengers should select flights on Day 18 from Nairobi that depart no earlier than 7:30 pm.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya & Tanzania. Click here for more information.

    Passengers traveling to Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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