Highlights of Kenya and Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$14760 - $19675
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.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$16075 - $21425
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. Then your Tanzanian safari begins in earnest, with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, at Serengeti Bushtops, where you may have the opportunity to witness the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as well as enjoying the area's outstanding resident game. For an extra thrill, take a hot air balloon excursion for a bird's eye view across the landscape (at an additional cost which must be pre-booked) After a flight from the Serengeti to Manyara airstrip, and continue on to Entamanu, also an excellent 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 visit. In addition to a day in the crater, guests can enjoy a rim walk or Maasai cultural visit. Finally, you will journey to Chem Chem Lodge, in the heart of Tarangire for a 3 night stay, enjoying game viewing in Tarangire National Park and on the private concession.
Southern Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$13475 - $15490
Enjoy an itinerary that encompasses some of the country's most remote wildlife destinations and the opportunity to enjoy a quieter, more traditional safari experience in a more untamed Africa. This 11 night itinerary begins in the country's vibrant capital on the shores of the Indian Ocean. From there continue to Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park. This vast landscape, about the size of New Jersey, is home to ten percent of Africa’s lions and the region's highest population of elephants, in a landscape dotted with baobabs, palm trees and kopjes. Enjoy sightings of some of the most striking antelope - greater kudu with their vast spiralling horns, or perhaps roan and sable. Wild dog and leopard are also regularly spotted. The next stop is Katavi, home to large animal herds, including Cape buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant. The dry season and the resulting mudholes make for an entertaining sight, as they can be packed with hundreds of hippos. The itinerary ends in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Africa’s largest game reserve - roughly three times the size of the Serengeti. Its lush landscapes are dominated by the river and a chain of lakes that make for excellent wildlife watching. As a reserve rather than a national park, it allows walking safaris, boat trips and fly-camping as well.
Tanzania Luxury Tented Safari12 Days 11 Nights$14450 - $20250
This luxury Tanzania Safari itinerary offers some of our favourite lodges and camps in northern Tanzania's best wildlife areas . You will spend your first 2 safari nights enjoying the spectacular area around Tarangire at Oliver's Camp, a luxury bush style tent with a stellar location in Tarangire, home to the giants - elephants, buffalo and baobabs. Enjoy game drives, bush walks and a night drive. Next stop is Ngorongoro at The Highlands and its unique location close to the Olmoti crater, away from the crowds, and the opportunity to hike into the crater. You'll also enjoy a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater - the caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. Your journey continues by air to the world famous Serengeti, home to nature's greatest wildlife phenomena - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. Enjoy five nights in the Serengeti, first at Namiri Plains Camp in the Eastern Serengeti for 3 nights. Its location overlooking a river means a steady flow of game, including a healthy cat population. Your safari ends with a final 2 nights in the Northern Serengeti at Sayari Camp (Dunia Camp from January - May). It offers excellent year round game viewing and, during the height of the migration, the opportunity to view dramatic river crossings.
Authentic Tanzania11 Days 10 Nights$9225 - $11850
Your journey in Tanzania begins with one night at Hamerkop House, where you will be able to relax and adjust to Africa time, with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro offering a dramatic backdrop. From Arusha, your wildlife adventure gets underway as you travel with your private vehicle and guide to Tarangire National Park, and its famed giants - the large herds of elephant and the iconic baobabs - as well as an excellent concentration of wildlife. You will enjoy 2 nights at Mpingo Ridge and the beautiful valley views. The journey continues with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, its dramatic landscapes, excellent birding and tree climbing lions, before you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights. Your time at the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp includes a full day excursion into the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its own access point into the crater allows you to get a head start before the crowds arrive! You will travel, by air, to the world famous Serengeti with time at two camps, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra follow the sweet grasses, and the resulting predator interactions. With its excellent year round wildlife, you will also enjoy excellent daily game viewing. The itinerary concludes as you return to Arusha, for lunch and last minute shopping, before continuing to Kilimanjaro airport for your homeward travels.
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 Isek Dineson’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.
Tanganyika Wilderness Safari10 Days 9 Nights$6350 - $8695
This 10 day private safari is a long time client favorite, perfect for families or a group of friends. Accommodations are comfortable and in the best safari locations across northern Tanzania. The safari starts with 2 nights in Tarangire, a day in Lake Manyara and 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater before moving on to spend a final fantastic 4 nights in the Serengeti. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide/naturalist/driver for the duration of your safari so you have the full benefit of an on-going relationship and education with your guide. Your private vehicle is a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, with pop-up roof with plenty of room for 6 adults, seated in 3 rows of 2 (so everyone has a window seat). We have designed the itinerary to follow the migration, so will substitute the Serengeti camps to maximize your opportunity to witness this great event. There are no set departure dates and the itinerary is flexible if you wish to add nights on safari, a hot-air balloon ride, or spend a few extra days at the beach to rest and relax before returning home. Note: *additional peak season supplement is applicable for travel from 21 Dec - 2 Jan.
Great Rift Valley12 Days 11 Nights$9750 - $12295
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge - located on a coffee plantation, it's an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. From there you will travel with your private guide and vehicle, first to Tarangire Treetops for two nights, where you will enjoy a night drive and guided walk in addition to classic game viewing, before continuing on to the beautiful Manor at Ngorongoro for two nights, an excellent location from which to visit this 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 visit. Your journey continues as you travel to the world famous Serengeti at two camps, Pioneer Camp and Migration Camp, for six nights. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, while also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. As you travel with your private vehicle and guide, you will enjoy exploring the local markets and sights en route.
Tanzania’s Treasures9 Days 8 Nights$10550 - $16550
This 9 day itinerary features several of Tanzania’s most spectacular treasures. Enjoy this exceptional adventure through the country's most scenic landscapes and richest wildlife areas. Small yet incredibly picturesque and diverse, Lake Manyara offers a variety of landscapes, from its flat soda lake to its dense forests and the craggy cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment. One of Africa’s most famous safari destinations, lose your heart among the vast plains of the Serengeti, where horizons know no end and a fascinating variety of wildlife makes its home. Your 'under canvas' accommodations allow you to be situated in the most advantageous area to view the annual Great Migration. A landscape like no other on earth, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater offers infinite views over a beautiful natural haven where exceptional wildlife encounters lie around every corner. No set departure dates, and flexible routing -- so feel free to add another night in the Serengeti or even in Arusha to rest from the long flight! Ask us about adding a hot-air balloon adventure, or a few extra days at the beach to wash off the safari dust before returning home.