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Discover East Africa

Operated by: Lion World Travel

13 Days from $4,799 per person
MAY - DEC 2021
Flock of flamingos, South Africa

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania ...more Kenya, Tanzania

Locations Visited

Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Arusha, Kilimanjaro ...more Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Arusha, Kilimanjaro
  1. Day 1 Arrive Nairobi

    On arrival in Nairobi you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to the Panafric Hotel. You will be assisted with checking in at your hotel and given a brief for the safari ahead.

    Sarova Panafric Hotel is located just 11 miles from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, amid beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 162 rooms which were all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style.

    hotel Sarova Panafric Hotel--Standard Room
  2. Day 2 Nairobi/Maasai Mara National Reserve

    After breakfast, you will be driven to world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, the backdrop to 'The greatest wildlife spectacle on earth,' the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. Named for the Maasai tribespeople (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of wildlife.

    Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. Return to camp in time for a swim, a hot shower, campfire cocktails and dinner in the luxurious central restaurant.

    The 4-star Sarova Mara Game Camp is uniquely laid out over rolling manicured grounds filled with indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the camp. Sleeping in the Maasai Mara is truly an exciting experience. Sarova Mara Camp offers spacious canvas luxurious “tents” with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and showers, and are equipped with a fully stocked minibar. Large wooden decks offer a place to relax outside your own tent, to enjoy a wonderful view and listen to the orchestra of rasping cicadas, croaking tree frogs and the intermittent call of birds and monkeys. 


    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Sarova Mara Camp--Standard Tent
  3. Day 3 Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Spend the day on safari in one of Africa's richest wildlife viewing arenas with morning and afternoon game drives. The Maasai Mara National Reserve offers wonderful scenery of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya; these magnificent predators spend most of the day sleeping in the shade of Acacia Trees. The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, while the woodlands and forests are favored by leopard and elephant. The open savannah areas play host to the plains’ game. You may choose an optional visit to a Maasai village, a fantastic cultural experience (own account). Spend the evening at the lodge where colorful Maasai dance and cultural performances are offered.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Sarova Mara Camp--Standard Tent
  4. Day 4 Maasai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

    After an early morning breakfast, bid farewell to the dotted plains as you drive to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to both black and white rhinos. Arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge offers panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.

    Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhinos are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild's giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Sarova Lion Hill Lodge--Standard Room
  5. Day 5 Lake Nakuru/Nairobi/Amboseli

    After breakfast, drive to Nairobi arriving in time for an early lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Maasai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of elephant. In addition to elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and the elusive leopard, nearly every vista within the Park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. 

    Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. At the center of ‘Maasailand,' the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. Each room is housed in a single-story building opening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Maasai manyatta theme, each with its own hand-painted wall frescos. All rooms have telephone and Wi-Fi connectivity, 24-hour room service, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryers and safes. The central dining area is reached by a timbered bridge over a stream, while the lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Amboseli Serena Lodge--Standard Room
  6. Day 6 Amboseli National Park

    Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives where photographic opportunities are incredible, with plentiful game and Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest freestanding mountain in the world) providing an impressive and majestic backdrop. Amboseli, meaning “salty dust” in Maasai, is a place of stark contrast. Despite Amboseli’s sometimes dry and dusty appearance, it has an endless supply of water filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snow melt. These underground streams converge into clear freshwater springs in the heart of the park. The powder-like dust is volcanic ash, which was thrown from Kilimanjaro millennia ago. An amazing spectacle of Amboseli is the shimmering dry lake bed where false mirages of populated horizons, punctuated by real herds of zebra and gnu hover in front of you. The main attraction of Amboseli is its vast herds of elephant within the park. The bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Amboseli Serena Lodge--Standard Room
  7. Day 7 Amboseli/Lake Manyara National Park

    After breakfast, bid farewell to Amboseli as you transfer to the border town of Namanga for customs and immigration. Once through immigration, your driver-guide from Leopard Tours, who will be with you for the rest of your journey, will take over from your Liberty Africa guide. You will then be transferred to Arusha Town arriving in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy an evening game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. A small but uniquely diverse national park, Manyara is home to the world-famous tree-climbing lions, thousands of flamingos and nearly 500 species of birds.

    It would be difficult to find a more dramatic setting than the 4-star Lake Manyara Serena Lodge which is situated at the edge of an escarpment and overlooks both the Great Rift Valley and the beautiful soda lake of Manyara with its lavish supply of bird life. The lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The rooms are housed in white-washed ‘rondavels' (traditional circular buildings with thatched roofs), which are situated along the edge of the cliff to allow for maximum views. Each spacious room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Facilities in the rooms include all the comforts you expect: Telephone and Wi-Fi, mineral water, hairdryers and toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. The bar and restaurant offer guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal. Sumptuous menus, buffets and barbecues are served to guests offering authentic African dishes.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Lake Manyara Serena Lodge--Standard Room
  8. Day 8 Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the greatest game sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty and unequaled in its scientific value. Serengeti National Park contains different types of animals including the big cats, lion, leopard, and the cheetah and many more elephant and buffalo. The park covers 5,700 square miles of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Maasai Mara National Reserve

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Serengeti Sopa Lodge--Standard Room
  9. Day 9 Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game driving with meals taken in true safari style in the bush in the vast and sensational Serengeti. Venue for 'The greatest wildlife show on Earth,' the park is renowned for its wildebeest, lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Serengeti Sopa Lodge--Standard Room
  10. Day 10 Serengeti/Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Enjoy an early morning breakfast and then depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. Journey up the side of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world, (almost 12 miles wide, 2,000-2,500 feet deep and covering a total area of 165 square miles) stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950’s it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago. You will arrive in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

    The 4-star Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater well over 1600 feet above the crater floor where you are rewarded with the most magnificent views over the crater floor and the most spectacular and uninterrupted sunsets. The lodge is themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs and decorated with examples of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures. All the bedrooms are spacious with ensuite bathroom, private lounge and balcony. Because of its altitude, the lodge can be chilly at night, so each room has central heating; hot water bottles are placed in every bed during the evening turndown service; and the luxuriously appointed bathrooms have extremely spacious showers. All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure at the lodge.

    Dining takes place at the Lemala Hill restaurant which offers continental and local cuisine. Other hotel facilities include a large reception, swimming pool, bar and lounge.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge--Standard Room
  11. Day 11 Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, descend into the '8th Wonder of the World,' a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a freshwater lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Over 30,000 animals live within this enormous natural bowl, the most densely packed concentration of wildlife in Africa. You should see wildebeest, elephant, lion, dik-dik, and wart-hog, while on the lakeside there are pelican, ibis and flamingo. Here too are all the members of the 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to the lodge in time for relaxation before dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge--Standard Room
  12. Day 12 Ngorongoro/Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. The park is well known for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lion, cheetah and leopard. With its varied habitats and the constant water areas, the park hosts a large diversity of wildlife; 94 species of mammals and over 500 bird species. After enjoying a leisurely game drive between herds of wild animals and along miles of Africa’s seemingly endless roads, you come over a slight rise and the lodge appears almost immediately below you.

    Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, the 4-star Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park—home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. When you arrive, you are immediately aware of the large and spacious main lobby, with its cool marble floors and high vaulted ceilings. From here a short flight of steps takes you up a level and into the lounge and bar with floor to ceiling windows, an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a drink at sunset. The circular guest suites offer a sense of space and airiness, and wonderful views from their sheltered veranda. All suites have mosquito nets, private lounge with a mini bar and an extremely spacious, well-appointed bathroom.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Tarangire Sopa Lodge--Standard Room
  13. Day 13 Tarangire/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Depart

    After breakfast, drive to Arusha town in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Thereafter transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
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Price Includes


12 Breakfasts

12 Lunches

11 Dinners 


Sleeping in a luxury tent in the Maasai Mara
Remarkable views of Mount Kilimanjaro
Huge numbers of African wildlife roaming free in their natural environment


Endless plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti
Lake Nakuru’s rhino sanctuary
An ancient caldera teeming with wildlife


About Africa’s incredible flora and fauna
About Maasai culture and customs


  • All land transport and game drives in a chauffeur-driven 4x4 vehicle in Kenya & Tanzania both with pop-up roofs for easy game viewing & photography, with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All park fees
  • All government taxes
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet & Greet upon arrival


  • All International and domestic flights and associated fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Telephone bills, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Drinks, dining room tips, porterage
  • Any item not specified above
  • Costs of Passports and Visas
  • Driver/Guide gratuities
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.
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Important Notes

United States of America passport holders require a visa for Kenya. From July 2, 2015, it is suggested that visas be obtained on-line prior to arrival into Kenya. Please see guideline below – the cost of the visa currently is $55 including a service fee and card handling fee but this is subject to change without notice.  Once obtained, a copy of the visa must be sent to Lion World Travel. Questions can also be directed to the Kenya High Commission in Washington, DC; their telephone number is: (202) 387-6101 and their website is: http://www.kenyaembassy.com. Alternatively, visas can be obtained on arrival into Kenya – this will eventually stop when on-line applications become mandatory.

In July 2015, the government of Kenya introduced electronic visa application.  Tourists wishing to visit Kenya can apply as follows:

  1. Visit the electronic visa page at www.evisa.go.ke 
  2. Select Register as a Visitor
    • As part of this process, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click on to verify and confirm your registration
    • At this point, you will be asked to UPLOAD A DIGITAL PASSPORT PHOTO (Maximum size 500 px by 500 px)
  3. Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services
  4. Select Submit Application
  5. Select Kenyan Visa
  6. Select the type of visa (visitor)and read the instructions carefully
  7. Complete the application form - please note that incomplete applications will be rejected, and you will lose your processing fees
    • You will need a scan of the main page of your passport (with your name, date of birth and other information)
    • You will need to re-upload your passport photo
  8. Pay using a debit card or pre-paid card
  9. Await your approval which will be sent to you by email.  This could take from 24 hours up to 7 days
  10. Once you have received the email advising that your visa is approved, log back into your E-visa account and download your visa. 
  11. Print a copy of your visa to present to the immigration officer at your point of entry into Kenya.  Your visa is valid for 3 months from date of issue

United States of America passport holders require a visa for Tanzania. Visas can be obtained either on arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) or prior to departure from the Tanzania High Commission in Washington, DC; their telephone number is: (202) 939-6125 and their website is: http://www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org/

Cost is $100 per person single/double/multiple entries (excludes courier fees and additional charges to expedite the process)

Visas can also be obtained at the port of entry in US$ cash. If purchasing the visa at the point of entry: Cost $50 single entry, $100 double entry in the exact US$ CASH in bills printed after 2009. No other form of payment will be accepted.

In November 2018 the Tanzania Immigration Services have announced that visitors can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). 

According to the guidelines, you are required to fill in the online form, make a payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be reviewed and processed.  Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also track their application status through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate for interviews.

For details on Entry Requirements and Visa Information that needs to be considered before processing your application visit this link here.

To apply for your visa online visit the Tanzania Immigration website at the following link: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

  1. You will need to register for the on-line visa
  2. You will receive an email with an application ID so that you can go back to your application if you are not able to complete it in one submission
  3. Complete the pages for Personal information, Contact information, Passport information
  4. Travel information – the Lion World Travel team in Tanzania is Leopard Tours (the information will be on the letter of invitation we provide). You are not traveling as a Group.
  5. Upload passport photo (300KB max – .jpg or .png, passport biodata page – also. jpg or .png 300kb max and application letter .PDF 1MB max (supplied by Lion World Travel)
  6. Complete the declaration and payment and submit

Some things to remember for both Kenyan and Tanzanian e-visas:

  • The visa process takes between 24 hours and up to one week and must be completed in advance the visa will be valid for 90 days from date of issue
  • You will need a scan of your passport and passport photo
  • Approval and issuance of the visa does not guarantee entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Any form of business or employment on a visitor's visa is an offense 
  • Visa fees are non-refundable
  • Please provide Lion World Travel with a copy of your visas prior to travel
  • Passports: Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport with at least FIVE BLANK PAGES marked “VISA” for entry to Kenya and Tanzania. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. If you are extending your journey to other countries, please establish entry requirements for those countries as well.
  • Please check the following government site for information for US Citizens traveling abroad:


  • Malaria: You are visiting areas where malaria is found, please contact your physician or travel clinic for advice as to what precautions against malaria they suggest for you.
  • Yellow Fever: Only passengers arriving in Kenya from any country with risk of yellow fever transmission (includes Kenya, Uganda and certain South & Central American countries) are required to possess a valid vaccination certificate for yellow fever. This policy means that if you are traveling from a non-endemic country directly to Kenya and back home (i.e. U.S. - Nairobi - U.S.); you will not require a yellow fever certificate – however it is recommended.
  • Those clients leaving Kenya and continuing their travels to Tanzania (including Zanzibar), South Africa or Rwanda (and possibly other African countries, even if only for a transit) will need a yellow fever certificate to enter those countries. Please note that these requirements can change, please always check with the CDC or Canada Health at least a month prior to travel.
  • Exempt from yellow fever vaccination:
    - Children under 12 months of age.
    - People in transit not leaving the airport in the countries with risk of transmission
  • Other vaccinations: that might be considered before you travel include typhoid, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, and tetanus. For more information, contact your doctor or travel clinic.
  • Clothing: It is illegal for civilians to wear any form of clothing made from camouflage material.
  • A Traveler Surveillance Form needs to be completed and handed in on arrival into Tanzania – a copy of the form will be included in your final documentation.
  • Plastic bags: No plastic carrier bags are allowed in Kenya or Tanzania. This includes Duty-Free carrier bags, dry cleaning bags, general shopping bags and Ziplock bags (the type usually given for carrying smaller liquid items in carry-on luggage.   Suitable replacements include paper bags, durable ‘bag for life’ bags and bags made from cloth, woven grass or sisal.  You will be asked to leave any bags on the banned list at the point of entry to Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Baggage allowance: Baggage is restricted to 33lb per person including hand luggage on domestic flights and in safari vehicles as space is limited. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and on aircraft used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24" x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly recommended).
  • Traveling by light Aircraft in East Africa: As a safety precaution, seats on the light aircraft used within East Africa have a weight restriction of 198lbs; please speak to your Africa Specialist if you would like more information on this.
  • Traveling by road in East Africa: Road conditions in East Africa can be different from what you are used to in North America which adds to the adventure of the trip.  While every effort is made to ensure your comfort, rough terrain could result in bumpy drives. In some cases, there may be an option to fly, at an additional cost, instead of driving some of the longer distances. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like more information on this.
  • Zanzibar Infrastructure tax: Please note that a tax of $1 per person per night will be charged directly by hotels in Zanzibar. You may also be asked to pay a departure tax of $2 per person (at airports and seaports) when leaving Zanzibar
  • Currency: New bills in US$ are required. Kindly note that travelers purchasing their visas on arrival to Kenya or Tanzania (airports and road border posts) must pay in US dollars using bills that have been issued after 2009. Older notes are not accepted and may result in travel delays or refusal of entry.
  • Valuables: Some areas you visit will be quite poor by our standards and it is thoughtless to flash money or jewelry. We urge you to leave jewelry at home and ensure that valuables, passports, etc. are left in hotel safes or with camp managers at lodges that do not provide safes.
  • Photography/Security: Do not take photographs of the local people without their permission. Never take photographs of military, military institutions, armed forces barracks, policemen, the President, Government officials or airports.
  • Import regulations: Please note that the import of meat or any products thereof (dried, canned, etc.), plants, seeds, vegetables, fruits, livestock, endangered wildlife species and products thereof (for example clothing and accessories) into the United States is prohibited. This includes Ostrich eggs and animal skins for sale in Africa!
  • USA Security: You may be asked to turn on any electronic or battery-powered devices such as telephones, tablets, e-books, and laptops in front of airport security teams and /or demonstrate the item’s functionality. Please make sure you do all you can to ensure that items are fully powered before arriving at the airport, items may be confiscated if you are not able to demonstrate their functionality.
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