16 Day| Galloping Gnus Safari to Kenya and Tanzania
This is our best East African safari combining both the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti. You are driving and flying as we have included scheduled flights between some parks to eliminate backtracking great distances by road. This safari really highlights the best parks of Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. You should have the opportunity to see the Big 5. In Tanzania you will have a PRIVATE guide and your own vehicle which allows you to dictate the schedule and pace of each day. At each of the accommodations you will meet up with other travelers. In Kenya it is based on group game viewing activities with resident guides.
Naturalist Guides in Tanzania - Our carefully selected group of naturalist guides bring an excellent knowledge of the areas you will visit and have built up an excellent camaraderie with our clients over the years. As you spend several days with the same guide, you maximize seeing and doing “everything” and come away at the end of a trip with “a friend for life”. The naturalist guides that may lead your trip include Omar Seiff, Hillary Mandia, Ephata Loitashu and Emmanuel Mkenda.
(Departures:) [Daily – based on a minimum of 2 people]
(Day 01+02) *USA/Europe/Nairobi* [Depart this evening on an overnight flight to Europe. Connect with your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.]
The Fairmont Norfolk is a traditional, luxury African hotel that still maintains its colonial charm while being only five minutes from the city center...Read More
(Day 03+04) *Amboseli* [This morning you will transfer to the airport for your scheduled charter flight to Amboseli National Park. On arrival you will be met and driven to camp. Enjoy an afternoon game activity. Activities include game viewing in the park on open-sided safari Land Rovers; walk with a trained Maasai guide, sip sundowners on top of Kitirua hill as the sun sets coloring the snows of Kilimanjaro pink, bush breakfasts out on the plains or a visit to one of the Maasai manyattas (villages) to meet the Maasai women, watch the Morans (young warriors) dance and experience their age-old existence. Enjoy a day of game viewing activities. 2 nights Tortilis Camp.]
Tortilis Camp is a luxury permanent tented camp that has stunning view towards Mount Kilimanjaro. On a clear morning you can view the mountain from your be..Read More
(Day 05+06) *Tarangire* [This morning you will be transferred to the Tanzania-Kenya border at Namanga where you will clear customs and change vehicles before proceeding to Arusha for lunch. Following lunch depart with your guide and continue to your tented camp situated within the Tarangire National Park-Lake Manyara National Park eco-system. Activities include, game drives, guided walking safaris, bird watching (over 300 birds) and cultural interaction with Datoga and Maasai, whose bomas populate the adjacent land. 2 nights Maramboi Tented Camp or Tarangire Safari Lodge.]
Kitela Lodge is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation area and overlooks a coffee plantation. The stunning lodge features 20 en suite rooms in thatche..Read More
(Day 09-11) *Serengeti* [Your journey to Serengeti includes a visit to Oldupai Gorge, the famous archaeological site where the Leakey's discovered the remains of Australopithecus, Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus. A day of game viewing usually consists of morning and afternoon game drives. Enjoy days of game-viewing on game drives in the park. Your days are very flexible where you can take a packed breakfast and leave at sunrise and return to camp for lunch. Or you can depart after breakfast and go for the whole day with a picnic lunch. 3 nights Serengeti Katikati Camp.]
The Serengeti Katikati Camp is located in the central Serengeti year-round and is the ideal base for exploring the open plains. You will have full camp ser..Read More
(Day 12-14) *Maasai Mara* [Fly to Maasai Mara. Board your connecting scheduled charter flight. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driven to camp. Activities offered include shared game drives, walking safaris in the Mara Conservation area, and visits to a local Maasai community supported by the camp. Riverside bush breakfasts, sundowners and dinners can be arranged. Optional balloon safaris can be arranged. Enjoy two full days of game viewing. 3 nights Mara Explorer, Sala's Camp or Naibor Camp.]
Naibor Camp is located within the Mara Game Reserve and has nine, tastefully decorated classic safari tents. This tented camp is located next to a perennia..Read More
(Day 15+16) *Maasai Mara/Nairobi/Europe/USA* [Fly to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where a dayroom has been reserved for you. This evening depart on your overnight international flight to Europe. Dayroom: Ole Sereni Hotel. Connecting international flight. Welcome home!]