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Nairobi, Kenya

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CLASSIC ITINERARY

Classic Tanzania Safari

Experience the best of two spectacular countries!
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► Guaranteed departure from Arusha with a minimum of two travelers.

 

► Safari departs every Saturday from Arusha.

► Dates and itinerary may be customized.

► This itinerary also available as a Small Group Journey with set departure dates, limited to 18 travelers.

Can't decide between Kenya and Tanzania? We don't blame you. One of our most popular itineraries, this 13-day safari lets you experience majestic locations in both countries including Mount Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater, and plenty of time in both the Maasai Mara and Serengeti - always with your own driver and outstanding accommodations. Add in an early morning hot air ballon ride over the vast grass plains for an unique perspective on this magical and primodial landscape. 

DAILY ITINERARY
DAY 1: ARUSHA & WELCOME
 

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Arusha's Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted and escorted to your lakeside lodge, a serene escape in Tanzania's bustling city.

OVERNIGHT: LAKE DULUTI SERENA HOTEL

MEALS: ON OWN ACCOUNT

 

 

DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA
 

Your first day on safari! This morning, we drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a private game sanctuary situated on the Laikipia Plains near Mount Kenya, arriving in time for lunch at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Built on the grounds of a colonial-era farm inside the conservancy itself, Sweetwaters is the perfect base for exploring Ol Pejeta. After settling into your accommodations, set out into the bush for your first game-viewing drive. Later this afternoon, you will tour Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only facility of its kind in Kenya. Upon your return to camp, you can relax on your private verandah overlooking the camp’s water hole, take a dip in the pool, or catalog the day’s haul of wildlife photographs. After dinner, relax by the fire or retire to the wonderful ambiance of your tent. The camp’s luxurious tents all feature comfortable beds, electricity, hot/cold running water, and a full in-suite bathroom with shower.

OVERNIGHT: LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 

DAY 3: THE SERENGETI
 

Enjoy the entire day at leisure at Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drives through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Boasting an incredible density of wildlife within its borders, the conservancy is home to a host of endangered species and especially known for its populations of black rhinoceros. We return to camp for dinner and another pleasant evening.

 

OVERNIGHT: SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 

DAY 4: THE SERENGETI
 

After a morning game drive, we head north through coffee and pineapple plantations to the Aberdares region and the unique Serena Mountain Lodge inside Mount Kenya National Park. An ancient and long-extinct volcano, the legendary Mount Kenya is Africa’s second tallest mountain. Its jagged central peaks are a stunning sight as we approach from the south. Situated nearly 7,000 feet above sea level on the lower slopes of the mountain, the timbered Serena Mountain Lodge is nestled deep within the primordial rainforest. Perched on stilts high above its own water hole and salt lick, the lodge affords guests a treetop view of wildlife from their rooms, several decks, and even from a secret viewing hide by the water’s edge. After our arrival in the late afternoon, spend the rest of the evening enjoying a leisurely dinner and taking in the excellent game viewing just below the lodge. Tonight, fall asleep to the symphony of the African forest or simply sit in stillness watching as the animals arrive to drink, bathe, spar, and forage around the water hole. It is an experience you will never forget.

OVERNIGHT: SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 

DAY 5: OLDUVAI GORGE & NGORONGORO CRATER

This morning, you may find yourself awakened by the trumpeting of elephants who have come for their morning visit to the water hole. We drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park, famous for its vast flocks of flamingoes. In some months, these birds are so abundant that they seem to form a pink band along the lakeshore. Among a wide variety of other animals, notable inhabitants of the park include giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, lion, and rhinoceros.

OVERNIGHT: NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 

DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER
 

Setting out across the Great Rift Valley, we arrive in the Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Serena Safari Lodge. Set high on a hilltop above the Mara, the lodge is blessed with sweeping views of the savannah below. In the distance you can see the meandering coils of the hippo-filled Mara river. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be one of Africa’s greatest reserves, where the Maasai community co-exists in harmony with the local fauna. The co-existence of man and wildlife makes this one of the world’s most unique wilderness regions. The Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this natural paradise, returning to the lodge for dinner and relaxation around the fire pit.

OVERNIGHT: NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 

DAY 7: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
 

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Maasai Mara. The vast grasslands teem with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and topi. The acacia forests abound with monkeys and bird life. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp while the Mara and Talek rivers brim with hippos and crocodiles. From July through October, the Mara plays host to one of the greatest spectacles on the planet as millions of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and topi head north from Tanzania into Kenya. Those fortunate enough to witness The Great Migration are treated to spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities.

 

OVERNIGHT: TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE

MEALS: B/L/D

 

 
DAY 8: ARUSHA & FAREWELL
 

After an early breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the border town of Isebania where we make our way into Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park. Your driver will assist you with customs and immigration formalities. After a picnic lunch, you rejoin your vehicle and continue on to the Serengeti and the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Enjoy game viewing en-route and arrive in time for dinner at the lodge. After, unwind on your private verandah as you look out across the plains of the world-famous Serengeti.

 

The Serengeti National Park, at 5,700 mi2, is larger than the state of Connecticut. Protected since the 19140s, the area was made a national park in 1951 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fantastic in its natural beauty and unequalled in its scientific value, this vast expanse of land is home to more than four million different types of animals. Large herds of antelope of every description can be found here: Patterson’s eland, klipspringer, dikdik, impala, zebra, gazelle, water buck, topi, kongoni, Cotton’s oribi, grey bush duiker, roan antelope, buffalo, and wildebeest. Storks, flamingoes, vultures, fish eagles, and ostrich are among the nearly five hundred species of birds that also call the Serengeti home. Include cheetah, lion, leopard, giraffe, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros, and there are precious few animals that cannot be seen in this ecological wonderland. From open grass plains in the south, savannah and scattered acacia in the center, hilly wooded grasslands in the north, and black clay plains in the west, the landscape is as varied as the wildlife that lives upon it. The Serengeti’s low vegetation means that game viewing is relatively easy. Small rivers, lakes, and swamps dot this magnificent landscape where animals roam in complete freedom. Vast herds of ungulates arrive from the Maasai Mara and begin to congregate in December, culminating in the calving of half a million wildebeest in early February. This southern portion of The Great Migration lasts from December until May, when the herds head out of the Serengeti and into the Mara once more.  

 

DAY ROOM: LAKE DULUTI SERENA HOTEL

MEALS: B/L/D

 

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