Experience all the excitement and romance of a classic safari on this luxury adventure for never more than 16 guests. With our expert safari guides, you'll embark on morning and afternoon game drives in our 6-passenger open-top jeeps for up-close unobstructed views. Included is a hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara. Every evening, you'll retreat to our stylish safari camps and lodges. Tucked away in remote areas of East Africa's finest parks and reserves, they're perfectly situated for unmatched game viewing anytime of year.
Our prices start from10,299 LAND ONLY
13 Days • GUIDED • 33MealsOperated Tour
- 12 nights accommodation
- We shift to different Serengeti camps throughout the year - to follow the migrating wildlife and keep you closer to the action whenever you travel.
- Services of a trip leader
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- With VIP Fast Track Arrival Services in Nairobi; All gratuities are included except for your guides.
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
Day 1 - VIP Fast Track Arrival In Nairobi
On arrival at the airport, you'll be assisted through all immigration and customs formalities and then escorted to our landmark hotel in the heart of the capital. Enjoy this complimentary pre-tour night.
Day 2 - An Extra Day In Nairobi
Our guests have this full day free to relax and enjoy as they wish. Our other travelers will be arriving later today.
Day 3 - Tour Nairobi + Fly Into The Maasai Mara
Your safari adventure begins this morning at the Giraffe Center, established in 1979 to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. At that time, there were only 130 left in the wild. Today, thanks to the Giraffe Center's pioneering conservation efforts, there are nearly 500 Rothschild Giraffes in Kenya! Then visit the Daphne & David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where the care of orphaned elephants and rhinos is just a small part of their decades-long conservation work. Highlighting these morning visits is the chance to learn about the passions that drove two families to establish these pioneering conservation organizations. After lunch, you'll be transferred to the airport for your included flight into the Maasai Mara where you'll be welcomed by Maasai dancers and cool eucalyptus-scented towels. After checking in to your luxury safari camp, you can unwind on your private verandah overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled Mara River.
Day 4 - Ballooning And Game Drives In The Maasai Mara
Arise early this morning for an unforgettable experience.... As the sun is rising to cast its first golden rays across these endless landscapes, you'll be floating silently above in a hot air balloon. Back on the ground, you'll embark on a morning game drive with our expert safari guide. Return to camp where you'll have lunch and time to relax; take in the views from your verandah or join your fellow guests in the main lodge or at the pool. Later this afternoon, you'll thrill to a second safari expedition. With its undisturbed panoramas of rolling savanna punctuated by the iconic silhouette of acacia trees, the Maasai Mara is ravishing in its wild beauty and celebrated as one of the richest wildlife habitats on Earth. Accompanied by our sharp-eyed safari guides, today's game-viewing activities offer a chance to see all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo. The term was coined by big game hunters and refers not to their size but the danger and difficulty of tracking and hunting these animals on foot.
Day 5 - Onward To Amboseli
Enjoy a morning game drive here in the fabled Maasai Mara. In addition to healthy populations of the Big Five, the Mara Reserve is home to giraffe, grazing herbivores, cheetah and other predators - and more than 450 bird species including spectacular birds of prey. Then transfer to the airport for your included safari flight to Amboseli National Park. Set against the majestic silhouette of Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is heralded for its quintessentially African landscapes of open plains, rolling savanna and acacia woodlands. Enjoy two nights at our inviting safari lodge.
Day 6 - In The Shadow Of Kilimanjaro
Join our expert safari guide this morning and set out across the dew-touched landscapes of Amboseli. The animals are up with the first light of day, and the early light is one of the best times to experience the full majesty of Kilimanjaro. Although best known for its vast herds of free ranging elephants, the greater Amboseli eco-system is also home to hippos, wildebeests, zebras, Thomson's and Grant's gazelles, giraffes, impalas and baboons. The great predators are well represented with healthy populations of lions, spotted hyenas and pointy-eared caracals. Cheetah and leopards can also be observed along with more than 400 species of birds. Take some time after lunch to enjoy the amenities of our safari lodge. The day ends with an afternoon game drive followed by Sundowner cocktails and then dinner back at the lodge.
Day 7 - Through The Great Rift Valley Into Tanzania
Cross the border into Tanzania for lunch in Arusha and then journey across the magnificent Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Although not large, this is one of the prettiest parks in the country. Often overlooked by other safari groups trying to save time on their way to the much better-known Serengeti, Manyara's breathtaking natural beauty, diversity of eco-systems and remarkable variety of exotic African birds make it a highlight. Check in to our deluxe safari lodge, and then join your guide for an evening game drive. Elephants, Giraffes and pods of Hippo are among the animals that you might observe.
Day 8 - Onward To Ngorongoro Crater
Set out this morning to spot the flocks of flamingos, herons and pelicans that gather on the shores of Lake Manyara. In addition to these shore birds, the National Park is heralded as one of the best overall birdwatching locations in Tanzania – with nearly 400 species on record. Sykes' monkeys, olive baboons, zebra, wildebeest and Cape buffalo are also regularly seen. Then travel northwest toward Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. This awe-inspiring natural landmark stretches almost 12 miles across, with an encircling volcanic rim that appears in the distance as a chain of mountains soaring 2,000 feet above the crater floor. This afternoon finds you at our intimate safari lodge, set amidst 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush deep in the wild beauty of the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape.
Day 9 - Game Viewing On The Crater Floor
In the company of our expert safari guide, you'll descend to the Crater floor this morning for unmatched wildlife viewing in this singular environment. There is no place like Ngorongoro anywhere else in the world, and it truly offers an absolutely unique environment for wildlife viewing. We've also arranged for a packed lunch prepared by our lodge's chefs, so you'll be able to spend all morning and a good part of the afternoon here on the Crater floor. Take in the views as you relax over your midday meal and enjoy more wildlife thrills before returning to the lodge where you'll have time to refresh before dinner.
Day 10 - Into The Serengeti
Travel into the fabled landscapes of the Serengeti to stay at one of our intimate safari camps. With strategic settings in the Southern, Central and Northern Serengeti, our safari camps are situated to ensure the best game-viewing year round. From April to June and in November, you'll travel overland from Ngorongoro to Lemala Ewanjan, set within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of the Central Serengeti. This region is renowned for terrific game viewing all year long - due to its abundance of water. But during the months that our guests are here, the Seronera Valley receives the annual wildebeest migration – turning the area into an exciting wildlife amphitheater! From July to October, you'll travel from Ngorongoro to the Manyara airstrip for your included flight into the Northern Serengeti. On arrival, you'll be escorted to the inviting Lemala Mara Camp – set close to the Mara River, yet far enough away so as not to interrupt wildebeest behavior as they mass along the steep river banks! Indeed, this intimate camp is in the heart of the best game-viewing area in the Northern Serengeti and – at this time of year – is perfectly situated to witness the dramatic spectacle of the Great Migration river crossings. From December to March, a scenic overland drive takes you from Ngorongoro into the Southern Serengeti to stay at Lemala Ndutu Camp. Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, our safari camp is ideally situated for the wildebeest migration as the animals arrive in search of water and to feed on the nutritious grasses that surround our Camp. By February, the calving season has begun and the vast herds continue to feed in preparation for the never-ending cycle that comprises the annual wildebeest migration! Upon arrival at your safari camp, your first afternoon game drive will make it abundantly clear why the Serengeti is hailed as a safari paradise.
Day 11 - On Safari In The Serengeti
The Maasai call it Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever." Indeed, these wide open expanses are awe-inspiring in their natural beauty. But the Serengeti is also renowned for its extraordinary concentration of plains game - including of course the Big Five - so today's morning and afternoon safari drives are sure to be heart-pounding and inspiring. And in the company of our engaging, impassioned and knowledgeable safari guides, today's activities will also deepen your understanding and appreciation for Africa's abundant natural wealth.
Day 12 - Another Thrilling Day Of Game Drives In The Serengeti
Featured in numerous nature documentaries, Serengeti National Park is certainly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Established in 1952, the Park covers 5,700 square miles - larger than the state of Connecticut. Its ecosystem is one of the oldest on Earth. Indeed the essential features of climate, vegetation and wildlife that you see today have changed little in the past million years! Unequaled in its abundant natural beauty and high-density of wildlife, the Serengeti boasts an enormous variety of exotic birds, horned bovines, ungulates, wild dogs and big cats. After breakfast and again this evening, you'll set out with our expert safari guides on game drives that promise up-close unobstructed wildlife viewing.
Day 13 - Out Of Africa
After a final early morning game drive, you will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha. After lunch in town, transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.
2022 Tour Dates
2023 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, land and on-tour flights only, based on May 13, 2022 travel date. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Save $1,000 more per couple ($500 per person) when you pay in full at booking. Peak Migration Periods are Jul to Oct. No Single Supplement for departures in Apr, May, Nov and Dec..
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