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On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania 2021

11 days with Cosmos   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA.
Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Day 2 NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. 
This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on your first game drive in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. (B,L,D)

Day 3 MAASAI MARA.
Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D)

Day 4 MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA.
Today, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 5 AMBOSELI AREA. 
Morning and afternoon game drives offer you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 6 AMBOSELI AREA–ARUSHA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA.
This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your camp overlooking Lake Manyara. (B,L,D)

Day 7 LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA.
Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your morning game drive. Then, journey to your lodge and enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 8 NGORONGORO AREA.
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. (B,L,D)

Day 9 NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK AREA.
Today, drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 10 SERENGETI.
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 and 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. (B,L,D)

Day 11 SERENGETI–ARUSHA. 
Fly back to Arusha and transfer to the Mount Meru Hotel, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm. (B)
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All This Included
Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari. Your expedition begins in Nairobi as you depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve—Kenya’s most famous game area. You’ll embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.

Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. In Karatu, visit a local school to interact with the children. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—with its astonishing crater measuring 2,000 feet deep and spanning 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, but a great game-viewing area year round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles.

This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat. Intra-vacation flights.
  • Driver/Guide
  • Filtered Water: Included on all game drives
Highlights
  • MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE 
    Three game drives
  • AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK 
    Three game drives
  • LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
    Game drive
  • NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA 
    Full-day game drive
  • SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK 
    Three game drives
Accommodations
Nairobi: Eka Hotel Nairobi 
Maasai Mara National Reseve: Mara Sopa Lodge 
Amboseli National Park Area: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park Area: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Serengeti National Park: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Notes
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We don’t recommend this vacation to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.
  • Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $475. Required intra-vacation air segment: Maasai Mara/Nairobi; Serengeti/Arusha. Air prices were effective on July 14, 2020 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.
    Park entrance fees of $616 per person are included.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.