Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey

Go in search of the world’s finest game viewing on this unique safari to the heart of East Africa’s most renowned game reserves.

Journey Overview

Go in search of the world’s finest game viewing on this unique safari to the heart of East Africa’s most renowned game reserves. From the depths of the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater to the wide open plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara where the largest migration of mammals on the planet plays out. This is the land of the Great Migration where thundering herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle chase fresh grasses on the savannah in an annual cycle with predators in their wake. On this journey you’ll marvel at Africa’s finest wildlife and interact with the local Maasai whose villages adjoin the parks.

Journey Highlights

  • Experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania with 10 days in the region’s finest national parks and game reserves, while staying at ideally located lodges with stunning views, and an exquisite tented safari camp in the Masai Mara
  • Embark on daily game drives with A&K’s expert driver-guides in exclusive custom-built safari vehicles
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about the customs and traditions of these nomadic herders
  • Prepare and sample local dishes, including ugali, kachumbari and makande during a Chef’s Table event
  • Make your stay more meaningful by visiting a local school and interacting with the children
  • Explore Olduvai Gorge on a private visit, where the Leakey family discovered fossils linking man to our distant ancestors
  • Sip sundowner cocktails during a Masai Mara game drive
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. A microcosm of the African continent, this capital city is your gateway to a dramatic procession of natural spectacles in Kenya and Tanzania, among the most thrilling destinations in the world.
Nairobi Serena Hote

Day 2 Amboseli National Park | Game and Mountain Vistas

Drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big game population. From a distance, take in views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, with its impressive Uhuru Peak soaring to 19,341 feet. Arrive at your luxury lodge set beneath acacia trees in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. 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. This evening, share in a special welcome dinner with your fellow guests. 
B L D | Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 3 Amboseli National Park | Mountainside Sightings

Spend the day on early morning and afternoon game drives, crisscrossing the landscape in search of elephants, zebras and wildebeests along the saltpan trails. Prepare for predator sightings, as opportunistic animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey. 
B L D | Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4 Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania | Rift Valley

Travel by road to Arusha, crossing the border of Tanzania. After stopping for lunch in Arusha, continue to the village of Mto wa Mbu, where you Ride Like a Local on a tuk-tuk, viewing rice fields and the local community as you go. Afterward, browse the colourful stalls of the village market, as merchants display locally grown rice and bananas in a variety of colours. Later, continue to your lodge, located in a picturesque region of the Great Rift Valley. On arrival, settle in, freshen up and relax a bit before gathering with fellow guests for a hearty dinner. 
B L D | Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater | Spot the Treeclimbing Lions

Set out this morning on a game drive in Lake Manyara in search of nonchalant baboons; dik-diks, which forage for food beneath acacia trees; and large herds of buffalo, wildebeests and zebras, who gather on the grassy, sun-drenched plains. Along a narrow belt of acacia woodland, you may even spot the region’s storied tree-climbing lions, who ascend branches for a cool breeze. After a farm-fresh lunch, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, ascending its outer wall through dense vegetation. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world, and a likely place to view lions, elephants, hyenas and gazelles. This afternoon, participate in a Chef’s Table demonstration in the hotel kitchen, at which you prepare and sample local dishes. 
B L D | Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge 

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater | Explore a Natural Wildlife Haven

Wake to explore this “Lost World” of animals; its prairies are an ideal spot to see buffalo and elephants. Bird lovers can view flamingos, when in season, and countless other species on the crater’s 100-square-mile floor. You may even see the rare black rhino. Following a picnic lunch, visit a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle-herders’ daily life and culture. Experience an artisan visit here when you witness a demonstration in traditional beadwork and crafts. 
B L D | Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7 Serengeti National Park | In Ancient Footsteps

Drive to vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park, stopping en route for a privately guided tour of Olduvai Gorge, where ancient fossils offer insight into humankind. Pass through a spectacular mix of savanna grassland and volcanic hills, before dropping steeply downward into the gorge. Visit the small museum, take in views from the lookout point and examine the excavations, which revealed 3.7-million-year-old footprints and the skull of a 1.8-millionyear-old man. Continue to your lodge, which is framed by commanding views of this land of lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes and topi. The park also serves as a setting for the Great Migration when it passes through each year. Enjoy your rondavel room with private balcony and unique decor styled to showcase cultural heritage and traditional art. 
B L D | Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 8 Serengeti National Park | Iconic Safari Quarry

Spend your day in true safari country, searching for the “Big Five” (lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, elephants and rhinos), along with giraffes, gazelles and zebras. Along the rivers, plains and rocky outcroppings, you may also spot some of the Serengeti’s more diminutive denizens, such as leopard tortoises and rhino beetles.
B L D | Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 9 Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Into the Wild

Fly to the vast Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle. The unending landscape hosts some 400-500 bird species; 95 animal species; and all of the great predators, including the country’s largest lion population. The Mara lies within the territory of the Maasai, who help administer the park and protect it from poachers. After familiarizing yourself with your luxurious tented accommodations, ideally situated at the confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing regions, take a drive through the famed reserve. 
B L D | Mara Intrepids

Days 10 & 11 Masai Mara Game Reserve | Days of Discovery

Spend the next two days exploring a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers. Watch as the resident wildlife amble out with wide, purposeful eyes as the sun begins to set. You may observe crocodiles as they bask in the sun; see ever-alert hippos wallow in muddy, cooling water; and catch the antics of mischievous monkeys overhead. Watch, too, as massive African elephants rustle along the forest edge and lanky, graceful giraffes snatch leaves from branches high above. During one of your mornings in the Mara, you may choose to go on a hot air balloon ride, for an additional cost, floating peacefully above the game-dotted plains. One evening, enjoy a Scenic Sundowner experience, sipping traditional cocktails while marvelling at the incredible atmosphere just before dusk. You may also choose to visit with students at a local school (when in session), for a glimpse of Africa’s bright future. On your final evening, attend a memorable farewell dinner and toast your unforgettable African adventure with your fellow guests.  
B L D | Mara Intrepids

Day 12 Depart Nairobi

Return to Nairobi. Spend the afternoon at leisure in a reserved dayroom before your international departure flight home.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $995
Serengeti/Tarime; Migori/Masai Mara/Nairobi
Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 7:30 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: hotel transfer at 12:15 p.m. on Day 12.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Mara Intrepids, Masai Mara

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For the first time safari visitor to Kenya, Mara Intrepids has everything you could possibly wish for. Overlooking the Talek River at t ... Read more

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

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Sitting high on a bluff above Lake Manyara's pristine waters, your Serena Safari Lodge affords breath-taking views across the Great Rift ... Read more

Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Located a short walk from downtown Nairobi, the Nairobi Serena blends a charming ambience with full five-star facilities in a surprisingl ... Read more

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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Nestled in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, hidden beneath a copse of giant acacia trees and beside a gently flowing natural spring lies Amb ... Read more

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

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Set high on the top of a ridge in the Nyarboro Hills, the Serengeti Serena Lodge is designed in the style of a Maasai manyatta with tradi ... Read more

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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Ngorongoro Serena Safari clings to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect caldera on Earth. Long and low, the lod ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Dec 3, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
Price AU$16,900pp Single Supplement AU$2,200 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 17, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
Price AU$19,840pp Single Supplement AU$2,495 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Price AU$19,840pp Single Supplement AU$2,495 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.

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