Tarangire elephants at sunset   

Cheetahs resting

Cheetahs resting

Leopard on the move

Leopard on the move

Curious baby giraffe

Curious baby giraffe

Pensive young lion

Pensive young lion

Hippos and babies

Hippos and babies

Colorful lizard

Colorful lizard

Masai Mara Hyena

Masai Mara hyena at dusk

Animals at the waterhole

Animals at the waterhole
Karen Blixen Camp

Wildebeest crossing the Mara

Wildebeest crossing the Mara

Sleeping lions

Male lions enjoying their rest

Chimp in tree

Chimp watching us

Mountain gorilla resting

Mountain gorilla resting

Proud warthog

Proud warthog

Tanzania and Kenya

Tentative Itinerary
Dates TBD

Day 1

  • Depart U.S. for Africa.

Day 2

  • Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Clear customs and obtain Kenya visas.
  • Transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel.
  • Evening on your own.

Day 3

  • Fly to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
  • Transfer to Kirawira Tented Camp for late afternoon game drive in the fabulous Serengeti, teeming with wildlife.
  • Dinner included at Kirawira.

Days 4 and 5

  • Game drives morning and afternoon in the Serengeti to see the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife as far as the eye can see, including lions, water buffalo, hippos, giraffes, elephants, leopards, countless antelope, zebra and colorful birds. (If we do an all day drive, we will take a picnic lunch.)
  • All meals at Kirawira Tented Camp.

Day 6

  • Morning drive through the Serengeti to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world's most bountiful wildlife reserves. En route, visit the renowned Olduvai Gorge, site of ancient human cultures.
  • Picnic lunch on the way.
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Day 7

  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to spend the day with the 30,000 animals that inhabit the famous caldera, with chance to see the rare black rhinos.
  • Picnic lunch in the Crater.
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 8

  • Depart for Lake Manyara National Park, with picnic lunches, for game viewing in its three unique ecosystems (forest, savannah, and lake) and chance (rare) to spot its tree-climbing lions.
  • After lunch, continue on to Tarangire National Park with game viewing en route to Tarangire Treetops Lodge North of Tarangire Hill.
  • Dinner and overnight at Treetops.

Day 9

  • Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park, taking picnic lunches with its forests, rivers, and grasslands.
  • Dinner and overnight at Treetops.

Day 10

  • Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at Treetops. Fly, via Nairobi, to Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. En route to Sarova Mara Tented Camp, enjoy late afternoon game drive in Masai Mara, with its huge complement of lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, giraffes, birds, hippos, cheetahs, and many species of antelope.
  • Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Tented Camp.

Day 11

  • Early morning balloon ride (optional and extra cost) over the vast Masai Mara and the snaking Mara River to see the migration of wildebeest and zebra and the myriad of animals out for their morning activities.
  • Enjoy a champagne breakfast prepared by the crew.
  • Pick up by guides in our Land Cruisers for game viewing on the ground, with picnic lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Tented Camp.

Day 12

  • Morning departure for Karen Blixen Camp, seeing game along the way, including lions, hippos, zebra, wildebeest, elephants, water buffalo, giraffes, a variety of antelopes and, if we're lucky, leopards.
  • Lunch at Karen Blixen Camp, set above the Mara River at a hippo pool where hippos abound and wild animals come to drink.
  • Afternoon game drive.
  • Dinner and overnight at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 13

  • Game drives in the Serengeti.
  • Dinner and overnight at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 14

  • Early morning game drive before departing for Nairobi and flights to the U.S.




Cost: The ground cost for the trip per person (based upon double occupancy and not including international airfare) is $12,400.

The trip price includes 5-star, or the best available, hotels and camps, all meals except the first night in Nairobi, internal flights, ground transportation, guides, admissions, transfers, and tips. Not included are international air fare between the U.S. or Europe and Africa, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, independent airport transfers, incidentals (such as internet access, laundry, phone and fax calls), passport and visa fees, and medical expenses. Internal flights will be coach class. We will have our own private guides and pop-top Land Cruisers (four people per vehicle), exclusively for our group.

Currently, we can purchase visas at the various airports upon entry to Kenya and Tanzania. We will notify you immediately if these visa policies change. Alternatively, you can apply for visas in advance through the countries' embassies (though this is time-consuming).

Please note that we may change the itinerary based on changes in airline schedules, natural disaster, or other circumstances requiring such changes.

Refund Policy: Deposits and any payments are fully refundable, less a $250 per person cancellation fee, until 120 days prior to departure. After that date, refunds can be made only if the program is sold out and your place(s) can be resold, in which case a $1000 per person cancellation fee will apply. If for any reason we must cancel the trip because of circumstances outside our control (i.e., war, natural disaster), your payments are fully refundable. We recommend trip-cancellation insurance and, if the trip insurance doesn't include it, medical evacuation insurance.

Currency Fluctuation Policy: We reserve the right to adjust the cost of the trip if exchange rates negatively affect the value of the dollar against the local currencies, thereby increasing our costs significantly.

Trip cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel the trip if we do not have at least 6 people participating or if circumstances beyond our control (i.e., war, quarantine, etc.) require it. In the case of cancellation by us, we will refund your entire payment.


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