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African Safari Adventure

14 Days from $5,918 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable safari adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savor the spicy flavors of Swahili cuisine.

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Overview

Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable safari adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savor the spicy flavors of Swahili cuisine.

  1. Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your tour representative at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then spend the evening with your fellow explorers enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant. 

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Ibis Styles
  2. This morning connect with locals at the Shangilia Childrens Home, a leading center for street and orphaned children. Make a Difference with your visit, which contributes to the home's efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. Consider joining an Optional Experience in Aberdare National Park.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Abedare Country Club
  3. We embark on a half-day exploration of the privately-owned wildlife conservancy that is Solio Game Reserve, renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Returning to Abedare, we embark on a guided bird walk with a Local Specialist before sunset, keeping your eyes peeled for European rollers, flycatchers and birds of prey. 

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls before we connect with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley and visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park. Join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and search for a lion and leopard.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Lake Nakuru Lodge
  5. As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes on a 4x4 game drive. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
  6. Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. After check-in, join a Local Specialist for an immersive guided nature walk to gain insights into the surrounding flora and fauna.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Simba Oryx Mara Camp
  7. Roam amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, joining a Local Specialist for a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. Visit a Maasai cultural 'boma' and test your jumping prowess, then meet the village elder to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colorfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic – the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. We cross the border into Tanzania and travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an optional activity at your lodge.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Serenity on the Lake
  9. The endless plains of the Serengeti are our home today as we enjoy a safari game drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Thorn Tree Tented Camp
  10. Discover the secrets of the Serengeti's complex eco-system, the site of the largest overland migration in the world. Join your Driver Guide for an in-depth exploration of the wilderness.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Descend hundreds of feet to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, to explore its forests in search of elephant, lion and flamingos. Enjoy a picnic lunch served in the crater before your late afternoon transfer to your overnight lodge set in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest. 

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Endoro Lodge
  12. Enjoy lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, 'nyombas,' market and milling machines. We then have an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. 

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Burudika Lodge
  13. Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  14. Our epic journey culminates with lunch at The Arusha Cultural Heritage Center, before we catch our final transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for our outbound flight.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Small Group

    This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to insure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.

  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Yellow Fever Advisory

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Africa be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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Airport Transfers: On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided their flight details. A departure transfer to Kilimanjaro airport will operate at 1:00pm.

Flights: Onward flights from Kilimanjaro Airport should not be scheduled before 4:00pm.

Small Group: This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests split across two separate vehicles to ensure a more exclusive experience and better opportunities to view game in their natural surrounds.

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  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
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  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

39 meals: 13 full breakfasts, 13 lunches (including Be My Guest), 13 dinners. 

Insider Experiences

Connect with Locals

  • Meet the street and orphaned children at Shangilia Childrens Home who will capture your heart through music, dance and acrobatics. Enjoy lunch at the Home and find out more about the work here. (Day 2)

Stays with Stories

  • Thorn Tree Tented Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in the majestic Seronera area of Serengeti National Park. (Day 9)

Dive into Culture

  • Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine (Day 12)
  • Visit a Maasai boma to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colorful tribe. (Day 7)

Make a Difference

  • Help the orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children who find sanctuary in Kenya's Shangilia Children's Home. Your visit will help support the home's efforts to transform the lives of these children. (Day 2)

Sightseeing Experiences

  • Visit Solio Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park
  • View Thomson's Falls in Nyahururu
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  • Small Group

    This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to insure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.

  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Yellow Fever Advisory

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Africa be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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  • Small Group

    This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to insure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.

  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Yellow Fever Advisory

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Africa be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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  • The best time for visiting is outside of the rainy seasons, between June and October. There are two rainy seasons: one less intense, between October and December, and a more intense period from March to May. Even so, it's hot all year round, with a slightly hotter and wetter period from November to April, when daytime temperatures are around 88/90 °F, but with peaks of 95/97 °F, and relative humidity is high, especially in March and April, the rainiest months. 

  • Observes Central Africa Time year round, Two (2) hours ahead of GMT. Neither Kenya nor Tanzania observe daylight savings. EST plus 7 in winter EST plus 6 in summer

  • In order to enter Kenya and Tanzania, U.S. citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry. It’s best to have at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps. U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in advance in order to enter Kenya and Tanzania. While it is possible to obtain a visa at the airport, we strongly recommend purchasing your visa in advance as wait times upon arrival can exceed 2 hours. You may purchase an e-visa online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/) or submit a request for a paper visa by visiting your local embassy. You will need to have your visa receipt with you upon arrival in both countries.

  • The currency for both Kenya and Tanzania is called a shilling. However, the Kenyan Tanzanian shillings are different.  You may be able to purchase Kenyan shillings in advance from your local bank or a foreign currency exchange retailer. There is no limit on importing currency into these countries, but note that travelers are restricted from carrying more than $100,000 in Kenyan shillings out of the country.

  • The import of meat or meat products (dried, canned etc.), plants, seeds, vegetables, fruits, livestock, endangered wildlife species and products thereof (for example clothing & accessories) into the United States and Canada is prohibited. This includes Ostrich eggs & animal skins.

  • Please check in at least three hours prior to departure for international flights, two hours for regional flights and 90 minutes prior for domestic flights. Please reconfirm all onward flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. Local airline numbers are listed on your flight itinerary enclosed with your documents.

  • Shopping varies according to destination. Generally African handicrafts such as leather goods, wooden carvings, sculptures, paintings, bead work and woven articles are popular purchases. Jewelry is an excellent purchase in Africa.

  • While cuisine in some places reflects the region’s British colonial influence—you may find that many locals enjoy afternoon tea, the theme of international cuisine is also prevalent throughout Africa. Remember, unless you're specifically told it's safe, it’s important to remember to drink bottled water only. Refrain from ingesting tap water, including when brushing your teeth. Avoid eating fresh fruits and vegetables unless they’re cooked or washed in clean water and peeled.

  • For the best safari experience, make sure you bring the essentials: T-shirts and shorts, blouses with long sleeves (even in summer, they will protect you from the sun and from mosquitoes), safari trousers or jeans for evenings, cooler days and walking at the water properties, a fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives (necessary, even in summer), closed in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grass-lands will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings from animals,  sun block, lip balm, sunglasses, hat and insect repellent, binoculars, camera (extra memory card & battery for avid photographers), a light, compact raincoat is a good idea for the summer, swimsuit – all the Desert & Delta Safaris properties have swimming pools.

     

    In the winter months (May-August) bring beanie, gloves, scarf, warm jacket for the morning and evenings as it can get very cold. Layers of clothing are most practical for the fluctuating day/night temperatures of Botswana. Dull and/or neutral colors are more suitable for safari; white is not practical. It is best to pack hardy, durable clothing.

     

    See our Guide on What to Wear on Safari HERE.

     

    Kenya operates on the British standard 240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins. Tanzania (on the tour extension) operates on 220-240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins. We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Kenyan government has a strict ban on plastic bags. It is illegal to use, sell, or carry plastic bags anywhere in the country under the new law, and violators will face charges including high fines or imprisonment. Please bring reusable cloth bags if you plan to go shopping on tour, and do not pack any plastic bags, including small resealable bags.

     

  • You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements  as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip.

    YELLOW FEVER: A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. As well, local governments may require proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card ) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.

    It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Kenyan government has a strict ban on plastic bags. It is illegal to use, sell, or carry plastic bags anywhere in the country under the new law, and violators will face charges including high fines or imprisonment. Please bring reusable cloth bags if you plan to go shopping on tour, and do not pack any plastic bags, including small resealable bags.  

  • You don't need to be a super-fit athlete to go on an overland safari, but you will need a good level of physical resilience and movement, especially for entering and exiting the vehicles, and for taking long trips on bumpy roads. 

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • Small Group

    This trip is operated on a small group basis with a maximum of 12 guests to insure a more exclusive expedition, with accommodation in lodge establishments that cater to smaller groups.

  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Yellow Fever Advisory

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Africa be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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