Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience

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Price per person
from £5,613

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London Heathrow
1st Nov 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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  • 17 days

  • Kenya

  • On the go pace

  • Globus escorted tours

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Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

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!

At a glance

  • Samburu National Reserve Three game drives
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy Game drive; visit a chimp sanctuary
  • Nyahururu Falls Visit the falls
  • Lake Nauru National Park Game drive
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve Three 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

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 2 days: Nairobi pre tour extension

  • 3 days: Stone Town post tour extension

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Overview

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!

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners

Depart the UK

Day
1

Arrive Nairobi - Nairobi, Kenya

Day
2

Arrive in Nairobi where you will be transfered to your hotel.

Welcome to Africa! Check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Samburu National Reserve.

Day
3

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
4

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
5

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
6

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
7

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
8

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 savour 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
9

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
10

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, savour SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amboseli - Arusha, Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park

Day
11

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
12

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
13

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
14

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
15

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 & 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 travelling 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 - UK

Day
16

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. In the afternoon transfer to the Aiport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home Landing in the UK

Day
17

Extend your tour and see even more

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

Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for midafternoon check-in.

Nairobi

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 CENTRE, a non-profit organisation 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.

Serengeti - Arusha - Stone Town, Zanzibar

This morning, fly via Arusha to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town

Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town - Dar Es Salaam

Fly to Dar es Salaam, where your holiday ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'. Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya, the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.

  • Location

    Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre
    • Room Service
    • Free Wifi

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the "Born Free Country" that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.

  • Location

    Valley Road, Shaba National Reserve 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Free Wifi
    • Dry Cleaning

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Located in the renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the camp features great views of Mount Kenya and includes a spacious dining area, pool, bar, and comfortable lounge. Tents include ensuite bathroom, writing desk, Wi-Fi access, and private verandah overlooking a water hole where animals come to drink throughout the day.

  • Location

    Central Kenya near Nanyuki, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Bar/Lounge

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru national park is home to one of the most amazing ornithological spectacles in the world.

  • Location

    Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Spa

Savova Mara Camp

Sarova Mara Game Camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in South West Kenya.The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the Camp.

  • Location

    C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Spa
    • Laundry Service

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Situated in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest Mountain; set beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring.

  • Location

    Amboseli National Park, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Free Wifi
    • Laundry Service

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Tanzania’s towering Mto wa Mbu escarpment provides a remarkable backdrop for a one-of-a-kind visit. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge welcomes you with a peaceful location amidst the rich wildlife and unsurpassed tranquility of Lake Manyara National Park.

  • Location

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

This unique lodge clings to the rim of magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone, and is camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 meters below. The rooms dot the crater rim, and feature a rock-enclosed balcony for great views of the crater.

  • Location

    Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Free Internet
    • Spa
    • Laundry Service

Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp

Embraced by an amphitheatre of monolithic rock sculptures known as kopjes, the reincarnated Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Camp nestles in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the alternately lush and burning plains of Serengeti National Park.

  • Location

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Wifi

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