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Wings Over the World

Wings Over East Africa 2019-20


12 days from $31,495

Limited to 16 guests

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

On a seamless journey that features luxurious in-flight service across iconic safari country, observe the famed Big Five along with countless other wild species and meet the nomadic Maasai people while exploring the finest game reserves in East Africa, including Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan C208B or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

Flight Details: Nairobi-Lewa (1 hour 10 min) | Lewa-Masai Mara (1 hour 30 min) | Masai Mara-Serengeti (2 hours 40 min)* | Serengeti-Lake Manyara (35 min) | Lake Manyara-Nairobi (1 hour 30 min)*
*Flight duration only. Will stop en route to clear customs and immigration.

A&K Advantages

Enjoy all the major highlights of Kenya and Tanzania, visiting a northern Kenya private conservancy, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Whisk between destinations by air in a privately chartered Cessna Grand Caravan, reclining in your fully rotating, contoured leather seat

Revel in expansive aerial game viewing, flying low over your destination (weather permitting), and enjoying insights from your knowledgeable pilots

Discover the diversity of Africa’s wildlife, from the Big Five to species unique to northern Kenya

Experience the unsurpassed peace and comfort of the region’s preeminent boutique camp and luxury safari accommodations

Meet a member of the Maasai people, who exclusively visits your camp to lead a discussion of Maasai culture as well as a beading workshop

Customize your safari experience with our Design Your Day options in the Masai Mara

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Day 2
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Private Game Reserve
Day 3
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Breakfast in the Wild
Day 4
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Elegance in the Bush
Days 5-6
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Up-Close Encounters
Day 7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Untamed Vistas
Days 8-9
Serengeti National Park | Across the Vast Plains
Day 10
Ngorongoro Crater | The View from the Treetops
Day 11
Ngorongoro Crater | Into a Teeming Lost World
Day 12
Depart Nairobi, Kenya
Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Day 1
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious accommodations, located just 10 miles from the bustling city and overlooking the tranquil Ngong Hills.

Hemingways Nairobi
Day 2
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Private Game Reserve

Fly by privately chartered air to the secluded Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000-acre private game preserve and cattle ranch located on Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, enjoying flightseeing over Mount Kenya en route (weather permitting). Transfer overland to your lodge, and your comfortable thatched cottage, complete with private veranda.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Breakfast in the Wild

Start your day with a morning bush safari, choosing between an exciting game drive or a guided nature walk. Stop to savor a spectacular breakfast in the wild before returning to your lodge. Later, you may opt to visit the Lewa Conservancy Headquarters, where you meet with anti-poaching rangers and get to know the anti-poaching dogs they work with. Or you may prefer to visit the Lewa gardens and help pick the fresh ingredients to be used in that evening’s dinner, before returning to your lodge’s kitchen for a cooking demonstration from the chef. And for a more active option, choose a horseback (or camel-back) safari, riding up close to a variety of wild species, such as giraffes, zebras, ostriches and baboons.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Elegance in the Bush

Board your privately chartered flight to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Revel in the views of the expansive plains and, weather permitting, get an up-close look at the wildlife with some low-level flying by your skilled pilot-guides. Upon landing, settle into your award-winning, luxurious lodge, before immersing yourself in the vast Mara on an afternoon game drive. Among the many species you may encounter are the topi (an antelope found primarily here) as well as hippopotamuses, warthogs, hyenas and an abundance of bird life. During certain times of the year, the annual migration may also be observed. Later, return to your spacious suite complete with a generous tub as well as a private veranda and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to reveal magnificent views of the Mara River.

Sanctuary Olonana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 5-6
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Up-Close Encounters

Over the next two days, discover the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara. With help from your expert driver-guide, and a little patience, you may sight a leopard retrieving a kill from the branches of an acacia tree or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. You may also glimpse Maasai tribesmen traversing the plains or herding goats and cattle, pursuing the nomadic existence they have embraced for centuries. On the afternoon of Day 6, personalize your travel experience, choosing from the following opportunities.

DESIGN YOUR DAY | Select from these options

Farm to Table Experience
Tour the local water systems and biogas plant. Help pick the vegetables that will be used to make your lunch and enjoy a cooking demonstration.

A&K Philanthropy Project
Visit a school supported by A&K Philanthropy to meet students and their parents and assist in cooking and serving the children’s lunch. Also, view the LifeStraw project providing local residents with clean, safe drinking water.

Explore the Mara on a Riverside Walking Safari
Set out on a nature walk along the Mara River with a safari guide to view the distinctive flora and fauna living along its banks.

Sometime during your stay in the Mara, you also enjoy an exclusive visit from a local Maasai tribal member who conducts a workshop on bead making, providing you with a deeper understanding of Maasai culture and what their jewelry means. And one morning here, for an added cost, you can opt to glide over the Mara, observing wildlife from treetop level, on an enchanting hot air balloon ride.

Sanctuary Olonana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Untamed Vistas

Board your privately chartered flight to Serengeti National Park, via Kisumu in Kenya and Mwanza in Tanzania, taking in the incredible vistas and intimate viewing afforded by low-level flight. Early this afternoon, arrive at your luxurious lodge. After time to settle in, set out on a game drive across the famed 10,000-square-mile Serengeti, which provides habitat to almost every African animal imaginable, and also plays host to the Great Migration for a portion of each year.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9
Serengeti National Park | Across the Vast Plains

Enjoy another two days of morning and afternoon game drives through the vast Tanzanian landscape, observing the timeless circle of life on the Serengeti plains. Your explorations here may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more. One morning, opt for a hot air balloon ride, at an additional cost, for a lighter-than-air excursion across the boundless plains of the Serengeti.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Ngorongoro Crater | The View from the Treetops

Fly by private charter to Manyara to see how Africans live today, exploring in and around the village of Mto wa Mbu by tuk-tuk. View nearby rice fields and a banana plantation, and try banana beer at a local bar. Back in the village, walk through the local market to see the colorful produce on display. After lunch in Mto wa Mbu, continue to Lake Manyara for a treetop canopy tour. Stroll through ancient forests over a series of suspension bridges, flanked with thick netting for safety, and stop at viewing decks supported by tree trunks for a magnificent bird’s-eye view of the forest. You may spot elephants on the forest floor or monkeys playing tag with one another on the suspension bridges. Afterward, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater and your luxurious accommodations, set on the edge of the crater’s rim.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Ngorongoro Crater | Into a Teeming Lost World

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive, exploring the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera. Home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles, this incredible “Lost World” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, return to your lodge to relax and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Depart Nairobi, Kenya

Fly back to Nairobi via Arusha and spend the afternoon at leisure in your dayroom accommodations. This evening, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Hemingways Nairobi (dayroom)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2019
  • Oct 05 - Oct 16
    Limited Availability
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Price
    $31,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,295
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    Limited Availability
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  • 2020
  • Feb 08 - Feb 19
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
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    Price
    $32,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,995
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: lunch at 1:30 p.m. on Day 12.

Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more


Destination Information

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