Visit East Africa's top game reserves, including Amboseli, Lake Manyar, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, observing the abundant wildlife that calls Kenya and Tanzania home.
Luxury Private Travel 2013
Experience East Africa through a blend of time-saving scenic flights and drives that offer a close, intimate view of life in the plains
Stay at ideally located lodges and camps with stunning views
Make your stay more meaningful by stopping at a local school and interacting with the children
Visit Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen house and museum, the farmhouse where the Out of Africa author lived
Arrive in Nairobi after an overnight flight. Considered a microcosm of the African continent, Kenya is one of the most exciting and exotic destinations in the world, offering dramatic spectacles of nature.Fairmont The Norfolk or Nairobi Serena Hotel
Your safari adventure begins with a scenic flight to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big game population and views of towering, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro; its Uhuru Peak soars to 19,341 feet. After lunch, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lakebed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat.Tortilis Camp or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Set out at dawn, watching for elephants, zebras and wildebeests along the saltpan trails. Spend midday at leisure before setting off on a late afternoon game drive, when predators begin to roam the plains in search of prey.Tortilis Camp or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Travel by road to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch. Fly to your lodge, located in a picturesque region where shallow, freshwater Lake Manyara — one of a chain of lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley — is nestled at the foot of a spectacular 2,000-foot escarpment. Choose to walk along a nature trail or simply relax with a book by the pool.Escarpment Luxury Lodge or Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Discover a wide array of wildlife and many bird species amid a tangle of rainforest-like foliage. After a farm-fresh lunch, continue to the Ngorongoro Crater, ascending its outer wall through dense vegetation.Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Wind your way through the landscape of Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most magnificent wildlife arenas in all of Africa, containing a “Lost World” of animals; its prairies are an ideal spot to see hyenas, buffalo and gazelles. Following a picnic lunch near a hippo pool, visit a Maasai village to experience its culture firsthand.Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Fly (drive, if you are on the Silver itinerary) to the vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park, home to lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes and topi and setting of the Great Migration.Sanctuary Kusini or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Spend your day on morning and afternoon safaris, searching for elephants as well as the “Little Five” — including leopard tortoises and rhino beetles — along plains, rivers and rocky outcroppings.Sanctuary Kusini or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Fly to the endless Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle and site of the country’s largest lion population. This afternoon, a game drive introduces you to the famed reserve, where you find the greatest concentration of species in all of Kenya.Sanctuary Olonana or Mara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Spend the next two days in the Mara, more than 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers that shelter an astonishing range of wildlife, made up of more than 400 bird species and nearly a hundred animal species, including all the great predators. Watch crocodiles bask in the sun, hippos wallow in the muddy water and monkeys frolic overhead; see elephants roam the forest edge as well as lanky, graceful giraffes survey the plains. You also may visit a local primary school supported by A&K Philanthropy.Sanctuary Olonana or Mara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Return to Nairobi, stopping for lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, a meat-eater’s paradise with options for herbivores as well. Afterward, visit the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen house and museum – the farmhouse where the Out of Africa author lived. Spend the afternoon relaxing in a reserved dayroom prior to your international departure.Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) or Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: B L
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|Dec. 15, 2013 - Dec. 26, 2013||$19,895||Gold||Sold Out|
|Dec. 22, 2013 - Jan. 02, 2014||$12,895||Silver||Call for Availability|
|Dec. 22, 2013 - Jan. 02, 2014||$19,895||Gold||Call for Availability|
Solo Traveller pricing is available on request.