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World's Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti

Kenya Tanzania

12 days from $10,445 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Nairobi 2 Nights Amboseli National Park 2 Nights Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area 3 Nights Serengeti National Park

The Highlights of World's Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti

This safari captures the very best of Kenya and Tanzania and the most likely route for observing the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the great plains of East Africa. Marvel at the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing extinct volcano in the world, originally in Kenya but given to the Kaiser by Queen Victoria as she already had Mt. Kenya! Explore the lush pastures of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the world’s largest caldera, with its full kaleidoscope of African wildlife happily living in the bowl of the crater.


Highlights

Explore Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.

Discover the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five and watching millions of wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration crossing the Mara River.

Enjoy aerial game viewing as you fly between locations maximizing your safari time each step of the way.

Accommodations

1. House of Waine

Kenya, Nairobi

Converted from a private home to a charming boutique hotel, House of Waine blends elegance with modern living in an exclusive and serene setting in the suburbs of Nairobi.  The bedrooms are uniquely and individually styled and named.  Each room has a separate shower and bath, toiletries, hairdryer, and telephone.  All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning, room safe, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV with local and satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities with cookies, fresh milk and freshly ground coffee delivered daily, complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.  The hotel also features a restaurant, various dining areas, and a heated swimming pool with a poolside bar.

2. Tortilis Camp

Kenya, Amboseli National Park

Tortilis Camp is named after the local Acacia Tortilis tree, and is situated just outside the Park in an area of unspoiled woodland. The thatch covered tents are large and spacious, and feature king or twin beds, elegant en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. With Mt. Kilimanjaro peering down over the entire camp, each of the tents have glorious views of the mountain. Tortilis Camp prides itself in serving up fresh homegrown salads and vegetables from its healthy vegetable garden. From impressive bush breakfasts out in the middle of the plains, to homemade pasta and bread at the camp, the Tortilis chefs excel with every meal. The camp guides are based in camp and know their backyard intimately. More than half of the guides are Maasai, and together, have combined guiding experience of 80 years. In between safari activities, enjoy the swimming pool, or indulge in a massage, manicure or pedicure.

 

3. Lewa Safari Camp

Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, this unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness. Featuring large tented bedrooms with spacious verandas and full en-suite bathrooms, the camp offers authentic comfort. The central areas have exquisite gardens with a large sunny veranda and a swimming pool to enjoy during the day. At night, cozy log fires in the lounge and dining room are perfect for chilly evenings. Meals are prepared by a team of skilled cooks, using the freshest ingredients sourced from the mountain highlands. Lewa offers a host of activities for observing animals in their natural habitat. Choose from day and night game drives or guided bush walks. Evening horse rides allow you to get very close to plains game, while evening camel rides, is another picturesque experience. Horse rides are for experienced riders only and camel rides are suitable for non-experienced riders.

4. Arusha Coffee Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Arusha Coffee Lodge is hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations and beautifully positioned below the rugged peak of Mount Meru. The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge as evidenced by the beautifully designed plantation suites and rooms, all adorned with comfortable furnishings.  Each room features an ensuite bathroom including a triple-headed shower, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. The homey feel of the lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by.  The main Plantation House is home to an à la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires.  There are two boutiques, an enclosed swimming pool and a popular garden terrace.  The common areas also offer complimentary Wi-Fi. 

5. The Manor at Ngorongoro

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Manor at Ngorongoro is located within a 1500-acre coffee estate, surrounded by flowering gardens and age-old trees. Reminiscent of an elegant up-country Cape Dutch estate, the luxurious cottages are positioned to ensure that every guest experiences the natural beauty of the landscape, as well as the privacy and intimacy characteristic of an old world manor home. Each cottage has its own private entrance and adjoining sun terrace. A double open-fronted log-burning fireplace divides the room's interior. The en-suite bathroom has a Victorian-style bath, as well as twin vanity basins and a large rainfall shower. Cottage amenities include a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room electronic safe, universal power adapters and charging points. The main Manor House features fireplace lounges, a formal dining room, dining conservatory, bar, private wine cellar, library with Internet, home theatre, snooker room, a massage room, swimming pool, and horse stables. Wi-Fi is available at the main Manor House.

6. Serengeti Migration Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti Migration Camp is in the Northern Corridor of the park, on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The camp has become synonymous with low-impact, high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Spacious elevated tents blend seamlessly into the environment. The tents have a wooden floor and are richly furnished with a writing desk, stationery set and standing fan. The en-suite bathroom has a solar generated hot shower, twin vanity basin and flushing toilet. Room amenities include bathrobes, slippers, in room electronic safe and internal telephone system. The main 'tent' has a split-level lounge, a swimming pool, restaurant and viewing platforms that offer views across the river and the rugged landscape beyond. But it is the drama and proximity of the wild, which takes the experience of this camp to an altogether higher level.

7. Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

Located in the Southern Serengeti, within the Moru Kopjes area, Serengeti Pioneer Camp offers superlative access to the annual migration and the Big 5, with sweeping views overlooking Lake Magadi and the endless plains. Pioneer Camp pays homage to the mobile adventure camps of the 1930’s. A time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown and the closeness to nature combined to make an unmistakably distinctive safari experience. The tent interiors are designed to evoke the nostalgic feeling of the safaris of days long ago. The canvas-covered floors are adorned with throw carpets, luxuriant soft furnishings, a writing desk and stationery set. Each tent has en-suite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and period-style hot showers. The dining tent hosts the camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in camp or in the bush.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome upon your arrival, you'll be transferred to your boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi. Spend the rest of your day as you please.

House Of Waine

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Day 2. Nairobi / Amboseli National Park

Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon checking into your well-appointed tented camp, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive. Capture panoramic photos of some of Africa's largest elephants as they amble through the grasslands with the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. Cap off your day with traditional sundowners as you marvel at views of Africa's highest mountain glowing in the twilight. (BLD)

Tortilis Camp

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Day 3. Amboseli National Park

Rise with dawn's early light for your game drive - you may catch up with the big cats, sated after their night hunt. Watch for wildebeest, zebra, impala and warthogs and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. Tonight, unwind and be mesmerized by the dazzling blanket of stars. (BLD)

Tortilis Camp

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Day 4. Amboseli / Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Fly north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in search of the unique species found in this region including the Grevy zebra and reticulated giraffe. (BLD)

Lewa Safari Camp

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Day 5. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Start the day with an early morning game drive in the quiet serene wilderness. Perhaps you'll come upon a cheetah snuggling with her cubs or a herd of gerenuk browsing in the foliage. Before your afternoon game drive, laze poolside and take in the views of wildlife lingering nearby. (BLD)

Lewa Safari Camp

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Day 6. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / Arusha, Tanzania

Cross the border with a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be met on arrival. Continue on to your lodge, a peaceful retreat tucked within a large coffee plantation. Relax as you please. (BLD)

Arusha Coffee Lodge

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Day 7. Arusha / Ngorongoro Crater

Explore magical Lake Manyara, with seasonal pink-hued flamingos lining its shore and some 400 species of birds. Your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)

The Manor At Ngorongoro

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Day 8. Ngorongoro Crater

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro's sprawling crater floor. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The crater is home to numerous herds of elephants, large prides of lions, leaping gazelles and countless zebras and wildebeest. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool. After dinner, be awed by the equatorial constellations as they illuminate the skies. (BLD)

The Manor At Ngorongoro

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Day 9. Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park

After a morning game drive and picnic lunch, visit Olduvai Gorge, site of the Leakey family's archaeological excavations which unearthed fossils of man’s earliest known ancestors. Continue on to the great Serengeti, the "endless plains" in the Maasai language, where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelles and a quarter million zebras gather for their annual migration, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. (BLD)

Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

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Day 10. Serengeti National Park

Depart during the early splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Collect a gallery of striking images as the morning unfolds: a lioness relaxing after her morning hunt, alert elephants guarding their young and ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebras and gazelles. Relax at camp while the day cools down before setting out for your afternoon game drive. (BLD)

Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

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Day 11. Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure. Back at camp with the animals roaming around at night, your immersion in this kaleidoscope of wildlife is like living a dream for even the most experienced of travelers. (BLD)

Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

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Day 12. Serengeti National Park / Depart

After a short flight to Arusha, you'll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a reserved hotel day room until transferring to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 5, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $11,735
Single Room Supplement From $2,495
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $11,595
Single Room Supplement From $2,435
Departure Dates Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $11,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,575
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $10,535
Single Room Supplement From $95
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $10,975
Single Room Supplement From $2,485
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $11,875
Single Room Supplement From $2,845
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $10,495
Single Room Supplement From $955

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Mar 20-30, Dec 15-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour Flights

Included in Land Arrangements

Add-Ons

Add-on $2,075

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Sightseeing

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Add-on $5,295

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Add-on $645

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3 days from $645 per person

Culture

Sightseeing

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