Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

On this comprehensive introduction to East Africa, witness abundant and diverse wildlife roaming vast, sun-drenched panoramas, and stay in comfortable, spacious lodges with ideal locations in the region’s greatest parks and 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

  • Discover Africa’s astounding diversity, including the iconic Big Five, in custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat
  • Experience incredible up-close encounters with East Africa’s diverse wildlife thanks to the in-depth tracking skills of our handpicked safari guides
  • Stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a privileged location that affords you early access to the crater floor for a quieter, less-crowded safari experience 
  • Privately visit Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family discovered fossils linking man to his distant ancestors
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about the customs and traditions of these nomadic herders
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred 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 Hotel

Day 2: Amboseli National Park | Game and Mountain Vistas

Drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big-game population, especially elephants, more than 1,000 of which live in the park. From a distance, take in views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, with its impressive Uhuru Peak soaring to 19,341 feet. Arrive at your 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.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Amboseli National Park | Mountainside Sightings

Set out on early morning and afternoon game drives, crisscrossing the landscape in search of the park’s large herds of elephants, as well as zebras and wildebeests, along the salt pan trails. Prepare for predator sightings, as opportunistic animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey. Return to your lodge for dinner followed by a relaxing evening under African skies.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania | Rift Valley

After crossing the border into Tanzania, stop for lunch in Arusha. Then, continue to your lodge, located in a picturesque spot above the Great Rift Valley. On arrival, settle in, freshen up and relax a bit before venturing to a nearby escarpment for stunning views of the valley below. Here, enjoy a refreshing Scenic Sundowner as the equatorial sun slips toward the horizon. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a hearty dinner.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Spot the Tree-Climbing 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.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater | Explore a Natural Wildlife Haven

This morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead of most visitors — thanks to the ideal location of your accommodations on the crater’s rim — to view the resident wildlife at its most active time of day. The prairies of this “Lost World” are great spots for watching buffalo and elephants as well as the countless other species that roam the crater’s 100-square-mile floor. You may even sight flamingos (when in season) or the rare black rhino. Following lunch, visit a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle-herders’ daily life and culture.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Serengeti National Park | In Ancient Footsteps

Drive to vast, wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park, and through its spectacular mix of savanna grassland and volcanic hills, stopping en route for a privately guided tour of Olduvai Gorge, one of the key sources of prehuman hominid fossils. Renowned palaeontologists Mary and Louis Leakey made many notable finds here, including “Nutcracker Man,” who lived approximately 1.75 million years ago. Visit the on-site museum, take in views from the lookout point and examine the excavations, which revealed 3.7-million-year-old footprints and the 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human. 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.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Serengeti National Park | Iconic Safari Quarry

Today, revel in true safari country, as you Ride Like a Local, 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 rhinoceros beetles.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

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

Fly to the vast Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle, offering excellent game viewing year-round. The unending landscape hosts some 450 bird species, 95 animal species and all of the great predators, including the country’s largest lion population. After familiarizing yourself with your luxurious tented accommodations, ideally situated at the confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing regions, drive through the famed reserve.
Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Endless Discovery

Explore a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers on morning and afternoon game drives. You may observe crocodiles basking in the sun, see ever-alert hippos wallowing in muddy water and catch the antics of mischievous monkeys overhead. Watch, too, as African elephants rumble along the forest edge and giraffes snatch leaves from branches high above. 
Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Design Your Day

Venture forth on a morning game drive. After lunch, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Set Out on a Guided Bird Walk for the opportunity to spot some of the nearly 500 species of birds in the region.
  • Make Beads with the Maasai, learning the craft of beading from tribal members and creating your own jewellery.
  • Throw the Rungu with Maasai Warriors, testing your skills with their traditional wooden hunting club.

Then, go on a late-afternoon game drive for a final look at the Mara’s treasures. Later, enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, sipping traditional cocktails while marvelling at the incredible open plains just before dusk — relaxing prelude to a memorable farewell dinner with your fellow guests.
Mara Intrepids | Meals: BLD

Day 12: Depart Nairobi

Return to Nairobi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a reserved dayroom before your international departure flight home.
Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: B 

Journey Details

Internal air included: 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

Accommodation

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Mara Intrepids, Masai Mara

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jan 19, 2021 - Jan 30, 2021
Price AU$17,485pp Single Supplement AU$2,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Feb 16, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
Price AU$17,485pp Single Supplement AU$2,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
May 18, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Price AU$14,695pp Single Supplement AU$1,315 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Price AU$18,810pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
Price AU$18,810pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 13, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021
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Jul 16, 2021 - Jul 27, 2021
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Jul 20, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021
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Jul 27, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021
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Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021
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Aug 3, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021
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Aug 10, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
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Aug 17, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
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Aug 27, 2021 - Sep 7, 2021
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Aug 31, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021 - Sep 21, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
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Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
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Oct 5, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
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Nov 2, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021
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Dec 21, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Price AU$20,575pp Single Supplement AU$3,230 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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