Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience


  • 15 days

  • Kenya

  • On the go pace

Tour : QB

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£6,378 pp

Tour only

Based on 5th Sep 2020

From

£7,321 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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East Africa—a land of breathtaking scenery, majestic wildlife, and a distinct culture! Witness some of nature’s great treasures as you embark on this timeless Africa safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Along the way, your expert Driver/Guide will share insights about the wildlife, local cultures, and diverse eco-systems you encounter. And with a small group of no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total you’ll experience a high level of service throughout your adventure!

Start your safari in Samburu National Reserve, where you’ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk—a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. Explore the Serengeti ecosystem, one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, which includes the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large mammals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on your many game drives. Beyond game viewing Globus has arranged unforgettable bush meals for you in both the Serengeti and Maasai Mara!

A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros, while your best chance to get close to giant elephants is in the swamps of Amboseli National Park. You’ll also enjoy game drives in Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park. Other highlights include a visit to a chimp sanctuary established to provide long-term care for orphaned and abused chimpanzees—a special experience offered by Globus.

Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures—this exciting safari in Kenya and Tanzania has it all. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed!

Highlights

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE Three game drives

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY Game drive; visit a chimp sanctuary

NYAHURURU FALLS Visit the falls

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Game drive

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVEThree game drives; bush breakfast

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Three game drives; sundowner drinks

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Game drive; bush lunch

TLOMA Visit a local family’s home to learn about the Iraqw culture, and visit a local primary school

NGORONGORO CRATER Full-day game drive

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Three game drives; farewell bush dinner; traditional Maasai dance performance

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Day
1

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA–SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Day
2

Depart Nairobi to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. First, stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch as you take in stunning views of Mount Kenya. After lunch, continue on to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, known for its arid landscape and unique wildlife. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the country. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SAMBURU.

Day
3

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” the reserve is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. Between game drives, there’s time to relax at your lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SAMBURU–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY.

Day
4

After breakfast, travel to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OL PEJETA–NYAHURURU FALLS–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.

Day
5

Leave Ol Pejeta and journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop at NYAHURURU FALLS, also known as Thompson’s Falls, and then on to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE you may see waterbuck, giraffe, impala, flamingo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Day
6

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya's most famous game area. "The Mara," as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE
: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MAASAI MARA.

Day
7

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Afterward, a special BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK.

Day
8

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

AMBOSELI.

Day
9

MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES are included today. Amboseli affords you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. This evening, as the sun sets with “Kili” as the backdrop, savor SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

AMBOSELI–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.

Day
10

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your lodge along the rim of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Check in and enjoy some leisure time prior to dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK–TLOMA–NGORONGORO CRATER.

Day
11

Embark on a MORNING GAME DRIVE in LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboons. Afterward, take in spectacular views of Lake Manyara during a special BUSH LUNCH. Then, journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here, you will visit a LOCAL FAMILY’S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. You will also stop at a LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. Continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

NGORONGORO.

Day
12

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact—at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.

Day
13

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania's largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SERENGETI.

Day
14

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue your exploration during MORNING and AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. Tonight, join your traveling companions for a FAREWELL BUSH DINNER and a TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE—the perfect end to your safari!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SERENGETI–ARUSHA–DEPARTURE.

Day
15

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends. We have secured a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Consult your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+1 days Nairobi Extension

Total meals included:

  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

NAIROBI.

Day
1

Start your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING with a visit to the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. Here, you will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the GIRAFFE CENTER, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe, where you will learn about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

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£6,378 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

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£7,321 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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