12-Day Ultimate Kenya and Tanzania Show and Safari
This safari captures the very best of Kenya and Tanzania and the most likely route for observing the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the great plains of East Africa. Marvel at the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing extinct volcano in the world, originally in Kenya but given to the Kaiser by Queen Victoria as she already had Mt. Kenya! Explore the lush pastures of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the world’s largest caldera, with its full kaleidoscope of African wildlife happily living in the bowl of the crater.
*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.
Hemingways Nairobi is a small luxury plantation-style hotel in the peaceful suburb of Karen. The beautifully furnished rooms pay homage to the classic elegance of vintage East African safaris. The spacious en-suite bedrooms feature bathrooms of hand-cut Italian marble, vaulted ceilings and balconies overlooking the Ngong Hills. An attentive butler is on hand to complete the luxurious experience. Meals are a delightful affair, with fresh baked breads and pastries from the hotel’s own patisserie. The Brasserie serves the best steaks in Kenya, grilled on an imported charcoal oven. Menus are contemporary in style. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a wine cellar and a Spa.
2. Elewana Tortilis Camp
Elewana Tortilis Camp is named after the local Acacia Tortilis tree, and is situated just outside the Park in an area of unspoiled woodland. The thatch covered tents are large and spacious, and feature king or twin beds, elegant en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. With Mt. Kilimanjaro peering down over the entire camp, each of the tents have glorious views of the mountain. The camp prides itself in serving up fresh homegrown salads and vegetables from its healthy vegetable garden. From impressive bush breakfasts out in the middle of the plains, to homemade pasta and bread at the camp, the Tortilis chefs excel with every meal. The camp guides are based in camp and know their backyard intimately. More than half of the guides are Maasai, and together, have combined guiding experience of 80 years. In between safari activities, enjoy the swimming pool, or indulge in a massage, manicure or pedicure.
3. Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
(Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya)
Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, this unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness. Featuring large tented bedrooms with spacious verandas and full en-suite bathrooms, the camp offers authentic comfort. The central areas have exquisite gardens with a large sunny veranda and a swimming pool to enjoy during the day. At night, cozy log fires in the lounge and dining room are perfect for chilly evenings. Meals are prepared by a team of skilled cooks, using the freshest ingredients sourced from the mountain highlands. Lewa offers a host of activities for observing animals in their natural habitat. Choose from day and night game drives or guided bush walks. Evening horse rides allow you to get very close to plains game, while evening camel rides, is another picturesque experience. Horse rides are for experienced riders only and camel rides are suitable for non-experienced riders.
4. Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Camp
(Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is located on the banks of the Sand River, within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Comprising only 16 tents, including a family tent, the camp replicates the heyday of exclusive tented camps of the late 1920’s. The spacious en-suite tents feature a bedroom and lounge, and amenities include a bathtub, outdoor shower, solar heated hot water, twin vanity, writing desk, hairdryer, digital safe and a charging point with universal adapter. The camp is divided into two separate but adjoining campsites, with each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, thereby creating an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy. Additional facilities include a billiard room, library and refreshing swimming pool with a large sun deck. Wi-Fi is available in the main reception areas. Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination for exceptional game viewing at any time of the year.
5. Arusha Coffee Lodge
Lying on the gently rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any East African safari.
Plantation Cottages – A Haven for Relaxation
Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s.
6. Ngorongoro Manor Lodge
Crossing the Rift Valley and climbing the steppe onto the green and rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro Crater, there lies a truly undeniable surprise and one that will be a home-away-from-home.
Old World Charm, New World Hospitality
The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in the north west Tanzania and with its 9 luxurious cottages (18 Suites), family cottage, and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.
Intimate and Personable
Every detail of The Manor has been designed with its guests’ comfort in mind. Each of the cottages has been carefully positioned to maximise the views of the adjacent verdant hills but at the same time to maintain the intimacy and privacy of this old-world Manor home.
Day 1 – Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome upon your arrival, you'll be transferred to your boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi. Spend the rest of your day as you please. Overnight at the Hemmingways Nairobi.
Day 2 – Nairobi / Amboseli National Park Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon checking into your well-appointed tented camp, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive. Capture panoramic photos of some of Africa's largest elephants as they amble through the grasslands with the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. Cap off your day with traditional sundowners as you marvel at views of Africa's highest mountain glowing in the twilight. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Tortilis Camp.
Day 3 – Amboseli National Park Rise with dawn's early light for your game drive - you may catch up with the big cats, sated after their night hunt. Watch for wildebeest, zebra, impala and warthogs and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. Tonight, unwind and be mesmerized by the dazzling blanket of stars. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Tortilis Camp.
Day 4 – Amboseli / Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Fly north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in search of the unique species found in this region including the Grevy zebra and reticulated giraffe. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Lewa Safari Camp.
Day 5 – Lewa Wiildlife Conservancy Start the day with an early morning game drive in the quiet serene wilderness. Perhaps you'll come upon a cheetah snuggling with her cubs or a herd of gerenuk browsing in the foliage. Before your afternoon game drive, laze poolside and take in the views of wildlife lingering nearby. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Lewa Safari Camp.
Days 6 - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / Masai Mara. Your adventure continues as you take wing to the Masai Mara, Kenya's premier game reserve. Your traditional safari camp is located along the Sand River, where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their migration crossing every year. With your camera gear ready, meet your expert rangers and take off on a game drive across the reserve's tree-flecked grasslands. You’ll be amazed by the herds of plains game, elephants and a wide variety of other animals and birds. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Camp.
Day 7 - Masai Mara. Awaken with the animals to join your morning game drive. Keep a lookout for the black-maned lion, leopards and cheetahs returning from their night hunt. Explore the bends of the traversing river where hippos and crocodiles spread out in their favorite feeding grounds. This afternoon, set out for a second game drive. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Camp.
Day 8 - Masai Mara. Spend the day enjoying various game viewing activities. Perhaps greet the sunrise with an optional hot air balloon ride, or visit a traditional Maasai homestead and learn more about their cattle-based culture. After dinner, gather around the campfire and share your favorite wildlife photos with your safari companions. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Camp.
Day 9 - Masai Mara / Arusha, Tanzania. Cross the border with a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your lodge, a peaceful retreat tucked within a large coffee plantation. Relax and explore as you please. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Day 10 - Arusha / Ngorongoro Crater. Explore magical Lake Manyara, with seasonal pink-hued flamingos lining its shore and some 400 species of birds. Your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Ngorongoro Manor Lodge.
Day 11 - Ngorongoro Crater. Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro's sprawling crater floor. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The crater is home to numerous herds of elephants, large prides of lions, leaping gazelles, and countless zebras and wildebeest. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool. After dinner, be awed by the equatorial constellations as they illuminate the endless sky. (BLD) Overnight at the Elewana Ngorongoro Manor Lodge.
Day 12 - Ngorongoro / Depart. After a short flight to Arusha, you'll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a reserved hotel day room until transferring to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)