16-day Journey to Tanzania and Kenya

Dates: 16 to 31 August, 2021

This safari is all about seeing Kenya and Tanzania‘s finest wildlife.  When it comes to an African Safari, less is more, especially when game-viewing.  Wildlife cannot be rushed, so to speak, and so this itinerary has been designed to spend quality time in wildlife areas, allowing you the opportunity to see some amazing sightings, whilst immersing oneself into the environment and enjoying unforgettable moments with Africa’s wildlife.

Designed for people who love wildlife and culture this safari uses a combination of lodges, tented camps and private ‘fully-serviced’ explorer tenting, whilst visiting a range of well-known national reserves, national parks and private wildlife conservancies, all to keep you away from the crowds of other tourists.

HIGHLIGHTS

Ngorongoro Crater* – one of the world’s largest unbroken calderas
Oldupai Gorge* – one of the most important anthropological sites in the world
Serengeti National Park* –  UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park
Masai Mara National Reserve – regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas.
Ol Kinyei Wildlife Conservancy (Masai Mara) – renowned for its unspoilt and breath-taking scenery with diverse terrain offering on one hand open savannah plains and rolling hills on the other.
Tarangire National Park – home to herds of up to 300 elephants
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – a special private visit arranged for our group, only.
Giraffe Centre – African Fund for Endangered Wildlife
Karen Blixen Museum – once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills
Nairobi National Museum – well known for its excellent section on natural history and cradle of humankind
Tanzania School Visit – we visit a local school we support in Arusha
Shanga Pink Balloon Project – Kindness is a language which blind people see and deaf people hear
Masai boma (village) visit  – to meet the Maasai people

 

Highlights

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Northern Serengeti
  • Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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16 August : Nairobi

On arrival in Nairobi you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Southern Sun, where you will meet Claire.  Overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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17 August : Nairobi

After breakfast we depart for a full day excursion to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Elephant Trust/Orphanage (private visit), Giraffe Centre and Kazuri Beads.  Lunch at Karen Blixen coffee gardens is included.  Overnight Southern Sun, on bed and breakfast basis.

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18 August : Arusha

After breakfast we visit the Nairobi National Museum for short visit, before heading to Wilson Airport for our flight (included) to Tanzania.  On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport we are met by our driver/guides and transferred to African Tulip Botique Hotel.

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19 August : Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we transfer by road to our private wilderness camp in Tarangire National Park for three nights, on a full board basis.

En-route we stop in Arusha to visit the Shanga Pink Balloon Project and Upendo Friends School.  Upendo Friends School is a school we help to support.  It is a non-profit and sponsorship-supported Primary School envisioned to have Valuable and Visionary Youth in Tanzania.  The school is dedicated to the educational development of students through the provision of nursery and primary education. It primarily serves vulnerable children in Arusha, giving them hope for a better future. The drive from Arusha to Tarangire just over two hours.  We will have a picnic lunch en-route, before we enter the park for an afternoon game-drive.

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20 and 21 August : Tarangire National Park

Two full days of game-viewing in Tarangire National Park.  We go on morning and afternoon game drives, on both days, with lunch in camp.

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22 August : Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we continue to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a picnic lunch packed for the day.  En-route we pass through the bustling town of Mto-wa-mbu.

From Mto-wa-mbu we weave our way upwards into the densely forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation area, pausing to admire the splendid view of the crater floor 600 metres below at Heroes Point.  Check in at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.  The crater rim can be very cold at night and cloaked in mist in the early mornings.  You will need a warm jumper, several layers or a warm jacket here.

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23 August : Ngorongoro Crater

Today we descend about 600 metres, down into the crater and spend the day enjoying game viewing in one of the most spectacular places on earth! Photographic opportunities are abundant, and one often sees four out of the Big Five in a short time.  Have a picnic lunch at the floor of the crater at a pleasant lakeside location, where you can stretch your legs and soak up the magnificent scenery.  Return to the lodge for some siesta time, dinner and overnight.

 

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24 August : Serengeti National Park

We leave early, heading towards the Serengeti plains.  Before crossing from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area into the Serengeti National Park, we will visit Oldupai Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Here we attend a short talk on the archaeological importance of Oldupai and the work of Mary and Louis Leakey in excavating the area and discovering some of Africa's most important hominid fossils.  Overnight at centrally located Serengeti Wilderness campsite in the Serengeti National Park.

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25 and 26 August : Northern Serengeti

After breakfast we drive north to Serengeti North Wilderness Camp, where we are for 2 nights to track down the wildebeest migration.

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27, 28, 29 and 30 August : Ol Kinyei Conservancy

We bid our camp staff farewell and depart for the Kogatende Airstrip for our light aircraft flight to the border.  After processing through the border, we then transfer by road to Migori Airstrip for our light aircraft flight to Bush Camp, where we have 4 nights in a private wildlife conservancy.

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31 August : Departure

After breakfast, we say farewell and are transferred to Naboisho Airport for our 11:00 hours flight back to Wilson Airport.  On arrival into Wilson Airport you will be transferred to Nairobi International Airport for your onward international flight.

Included

Nairobi airport meet/greet
Arrival and Departure transfers
All internal camp-to-camp flights
All airstrip transfers
All accommodation
All meals as per itinerary
All national park, national reserve and private wildlife conservancy fees
4WD Toyota Landcruisers
Professional speaking drivers/guides
Bottled water in the vehicles
Maasai Village visit
Private visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Trust/Orphanage
Visit to Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum
Visit to Kazuri Beads
Visit to SHANGA Pink Balloon Project
Visit to Upendo School

Excluded

International flights, taxes and visas
Items of a personal nature
Drinks where not ‘Fully Inclusive’.
Travel insurance
Vaccinations
Optional activities e.g. hot air balloon
Gratuities (we will provide detailed outline)