Highlights of Kenya and Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$15325 - $20720
Your safari begins in Nairobi, East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, featuring some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and we strongly recommend a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience. From Nairobi you fly to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, spanning thousands of hectares of vast open savannah grasslands in northern Kenya, and home to the world’s largest population of Grevy’s zebra. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an important sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife including the endangered black rhino as well as the white rhino. Activities while staying at Lewa Wilderness include game drives, game walks, a camel safari, horseback riding, and a visit to the nearby Ngare Ndare Forest and waterfall. From Lewa you continue on to the Mara North Conservancy, a beautiful private wilderness area covering more than 30,000 hectares situated in southwest Kenya. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is cozy and intimate. It can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge. The cornerstone of a safari experience at Serian is that each group has their own open-top safari vehicle, and their own dedicated guide and spotter. The freedom this grants you is key to getting the most out of your stay: go where the day takes you. Your safari experience continues in the Northern Serengeti, a remote African wildlife wonderland. This vast, rolling savannah is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. Game drives allow you to get closer to the big game and cover greater distances so that you can explore further afield in this beautiful part of the Serengeti. Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations and a wonderful conclusion to your Tanzania safari. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. You can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp offers breathtaking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery and will be a relaxing, yet spectacular final few days on safari.
East Africa Explorer13 Days 12 Nights$10425 - $13375
Your East Africa Explorer begins in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where you can adjust to Africa time, with a night at Hemingways. Enjoy a dawa on the terrace as the sun sets over the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen’s “Out of Africa”. Fly north to the Lewa Conservancy for 3 nights at Kifaru House, where you'll enjoy some wildlife unique to this stunning region, including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, as well as being home to some endangered species, both black and white rhino. Then it's on to the iconic Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara Camp, located close to the Tanzanian border – this is a lovely camp, in a superb location with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll spend 3 nights enjoying game drives and if the migration should have arrived in the Mara, perhaps a chance to witness a river crossing. In addition to the superb resident game viewing, you will have a further opportunity of witnessing the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as you cross the border into Tanzania for 3 nights in the world famous Serengeti, at Serengeti Pioneer Camp (Migration Camp is seasonally substituted). Your adventure concludes with a final two nights at the Manor at Ngorongoro, an ideal location from which to visit the Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your full day excursion into the Crater itself. Then relax at The Manor or participate in the other activities at the lodge.
Rafiki Safari12 Days 11 Nights$8825 - $11195
Luxury is defined by that which is hardest to attain. In our busy world, this is often quite simply time with your family, an opportunity to relax and unwind and - most of all - the thrill of a real adventure. This 12 day, 11 night Kenya safari provides a wonderful, family friendly safari adventure. Each of the camps and lodges in this itinerary has its own individual style and charm, offering experiences that make it completely unique. You'll begin your safari in Nairobi at the Emakoko with game drives in Nairobi National Park and visits to the Giraffe Centre or the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Next stop is Amboseli, known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa. Walking safaris with local Maasai guides are encouraged at Tortilis providing the opportunity to find out, firsthand, about the intricacies of Maasai culture. Your next flight takes you to Lewa Conservancy, where you are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. Your last three nights on safari are at Sand River Masai Mara, a lovely camp located close to the border of Tanzania on the most northerly route of the migration and if the timing is right there is a chance of witnessing a river crossing.
Kenya’s Supreme Safari8 Days 7 Nights$5190 - $7650
This 7 night/8 day itinerary combines Kenya’s most exciting, wildlife-rich wildernesses - The Samburu and the Masai Mara. Delight in unending views of pristine wilderness, from the teeming plains of the Masai Mara to the rugged Samburu landscape. Discover two of Africa’s most authentic and fascinating tribes – the Maasai and Samburu – learn first-hand about their ancient customs and local knowledge. Encounter Africa’s classic and diverse wildlife up close in their natural habitat, from the most wildlife-abundant ecosystem in the world – the Masai Mara, to the rare species only found in Samburu. This is one of our clients' favorite safaris because the Saruni teams makes each guest feel like they are part of the family. In the Land Rover you are accompanied by your professional guide and by a tracker, a team that will help you to read the book of nature. They don’t rush while on safari and there will be time to observe the wild animals, to see how they interact and to study their behavior and their habitats. Days can be hot or cold, sunny or rainy but the wildlife of the Masai Mara is always in action. They will not only take to the famous spots but also to the secret corners where you never meet another vehicle. It is the Masai Mara without the minibuses, as the first hunters and explorers discovered it. They love to take you to the secret spots, especially for a bush dinner or lunch. Deep in the forest or by the river Mara overlooking a “hippo beach”, a nicely decorated table is waiting for you, providing us with the thrilling experience of a gourmet meal in the middle of the bush. On a game walk you will feel, touch and smell the trees, the bushes, the rocks and the tracks – and even the animal droppings – that make this area unique. To walk with the Masai warriors in the African bush is a fantastic experience and you will learn how they use the berries and the leaves, about their traditions and about their life. We guarantee a most memorable and personal experience.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$12995 - $18325
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at House of Waine providing a chance to adjust to Africa time. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on an e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Alfajiri Beach Villas. You can choose to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.