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Tour MULTI-COUNTRY: 11 Day Classic East Africa #16

11 DAY CLASSIC EAST AFRICA SAFARI

Tour Details

With our two-country Classic East Africa Safari tour across the most iconic landscapes in Eastern Africa, our 11-Day Tanzania and Kenya Safari ensures that you won’t miss a thing. Your spectacular, custom African safari adventure will bring you stunning wildlife, luxury accommodation and incredible experiences to treasure forever.

Travel through the unsurpassed terrains of the astounding Serengeti, Amboseli National Park and the Mara Naboisho Conservancy! Over 11 extraordinary days filled with our handpicked selection of the best sights, experiences and accommodation in Kenya and Tanzania.

Enter classic safari country in Tanzania with endless, beautiful wild plains teeming with the Big-5, zebras, giraffe, Baobab trees, countless rare species and so much more. Spend two unforgettable days at the infamous Tarangire National Park where your luxury safari lodge, fantastic game safari, magnificent views and Amboseli’s renowned elephant herds await. See everything from Masaai warriors to the Great Migration during your two days at Tanzania’s sensational UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater – home to splendid wildlife, including rare black rhinos, hyenas and lions.

Experience the unsurpassed sights and sounds of the famous Serengeti National Park during your two-day stay, where you will encounter everything from prides of lions to nocturnal animals, Thomson’s gazelles and resident tribesmen as you take game drives and nature walks through this sensational UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Revel in the diverse wild terrains of Kenya’s Mara Naboisho Conservancy, with its splendid woodlands, open savannahs and rivers inhabited by Maasai tribesmen and an enormous array of wildlife including leopards, lions, elephants and antelopes.

A glorious 11-Day Kenya and Tanzania safari tour that takes in all of the most dazzling, talked about landscapes across Southern Africa. An exceptional safari experience that you won’t want to miss!

Itinerary Details
Click on days to expand for details
Price

Apr-Jun: $ 10,380/ per person sharing /2 pax min.

Jul-Oct: $12,455/ per person sharing /2 pax min.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amboseli Game Reserve
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Naboisho-Mara Conservancy
Departure & Return Location

Johannesburg International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • "Inter-Africa" flight as per itinerary
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • All transportation as specified on itinerary
  • Activities as specified in itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International airfare
  • Tips & Private Expenses
  • Visa's (When applicable)
  • Additional accommodation before or after the safari
  • Park and enhance fees as indicated
Map


 VISA & Levy’s

  • Zimbabwe: Foreigners need to obtain a visa at the port of entry.Cost os US $ 50 per person and should be paid in cash.
  • No other visa’s are required for USA citizens entering into South Africa, Namibia or Botswana
  • Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for updated information on each country

VACCINATIONS

Please refer to your health care professional for advise , as well as the CDC for updated information, but typically only malaria prevention medication is advised. Usually, no  other shots are required

*NOTES

  1. Cost may vary depending on actual booking dates and currency fluctuations. Airline tickets have been estimated and can vary depending on booking dates, fares and available flights
  2. BOARDING: Full Boarding (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) / B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Drinks might or might not be included depending in the specific location – please inquire if you need details
  3. Child policy may apply & single occupancy policy apply
  4. Park entry fees and cable car ride fees are not included
  5. Checking passport validity and sufficient empty pages needed in the passport remains the client’s responsibility
  6. Checking and obtaining the necessary/applicable VISA’s for each country visited is the client’s responsibility

They say that all bugs in Africa bite…but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!

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Nairobi Area Guesthouse

Nairobi activities

Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, in the peaceful suburb of Langata, bordering the Giraffe Sanctuary.

The location itself is completely unique with warthog, parrots, peacocks and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife.

Once a grand private residence and art studio, the hotel has been cleverly redesigned to offer a choice of accommodation in the main house, or in the separate studio apartments. Surrounding it are huge wooded gardens, where monkeys, warthogs and parrots roam freely. This new oasis is very peaceful, despite being near the action, and is within easy access of a number of historic attractions and wildlife sanctuaries. It's the perfect place to unwind before or after your Kenyan safari.

The main house has three bedrooms and a loft. The spacious downstairs living area is open plan, with a huge fireplace, original artwork on the walls, solid wooden dining furniture and comfortable couches. It has a retro feel – contemporary splashes of color blend with natural wooden floors and chunky Kenyan carved artifacts. Outside, the shaded veranda offers an idyllic spot for al fresco dining, or simply enjoying the beautiful gardens.
The original artist's studio has been converted into three light and airy double storey apartments, and two roomy suites on the first floor. All have en-suite bathrooms, and are elegantly furnished in classic colonial style with soft natural tones and colorful modern touches. Dark woods, artisanal furniture and original artworks abound. Both houses have expansive shared lounge areas, open-plan with fireplaces.

The perfect location for exploring Nairobi, for example the Nairobi National Park brings a plethora of wildlife into unique proximity to a large city; feeding the giraffes is quite the experience at the Giraffe center and the Daphne Scheldrick Elephant orphanage is also nearby!

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Big game safari!

Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Masai Mara, is located 160 miles from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Amboseli National Park covers 392km² (151miles²) and has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. Its magnificent location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Amboseli belongs in the elite of Kenya’s national parks, and it’s easy to see why!

Amboseli was declared a national reserve in 1968. It became a national park in 1974. However, in 2005, President Mwai Kibaki transferred control from the Kenya Wildlife Service to the Olkejuedo County Council and its residents, the Masai tribe. This is still being contested in the courts because of its implications that could jeopardize Kenya's other national parks.
Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk.

Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you’ve a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas.
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. Few visitors will go home without superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall.

ACTIVITIES
Game drives in the Amboseli National Park!

Amboseli National Park Camp

Big game safari days!

The camp is located in a quiet, unspoiled, unique setting on a 5,000-acre private conservation area,12 kms south east of Amboseli National Park, within the Amboseli Ecosystem, right at the foot of Africa’s Largest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Looking down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction - arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli!

This charming camp with the choice of spacious safari tents or more structured suite options. The camp currently has 9 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites.

The suites are luxury cottages with thatched roofs, deep baths and enormous, romantic beds swathed in snow-white mosquito nets, and look out onto Amboseli National Park, renowned for its elephants. The tents are canvas affairs, but the massive beds look straight out onto Mt Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania, about 20km away, and the highest mountain in Africa. Both the tents and the suites are en-suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. Facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco-friendly solar units.

Elephants, giraffe’s and zebra are seen most days from the comfort of your room. The camp is designed using natural rock and acacia wood, the bathrooms have their own naturally crafted bathtub and shower.
Safari chefs provide the most sumptuous selection of cuisines to satisfy every taste. The dining room looks out onto Kilimanjaro to the South and down across the resident waterhole to the plains of Amboseli to the West.

ACTIVITIES
Guided walks, night game drives and a visit to the local cultural village.

Amboseli National Park Camp

Big game safari days!

The camp is located in a quiet, unspoiled, unique setting on a 5,000-acre private conservation area,12 kms south east of Amboseli National Park, within the Amboseli Ecosystem, right at the foot of Africa’s Largest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Looking down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction - arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli!

This charming camp with the choice of spacious safari tents or more structured suite options. The camp currently has 9 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites.

The suites are luxury cottages with thatched roofs, deep baths and enormous, romantic beds swathed in snow-white mosquito nets, and look out onto Amboseli National Park, renowned for its elephants. The tents are canvas affairs, but the massive beds look straight out onto Mt Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania, about 20km away, and the highest mountain in Africa. Both the tents and the suites are en-suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. Facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco-friendly solar units.

Elephants, giraffe’s and zebra are seen most days from the comfort of your room. The camp is designed using natural rock and acacia wood, the bathrooms have their own naturally crafted bathtub and shower.
Safari chefs provide the most sumptuous selection of cuisines to satisfy every taste. The dining room looks out onto Kilimanjaro to the South and down across the resident waterhole to the plains of Amboseli to the West.

ACTIVITIES
Guided walks, night game drives and a visit to the local cultural village.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Big game safari!

Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Masai Mara, is located 160 miles from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Amboseli National Park covers 392km² (151miles²) and has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. Its magnificent location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Amboseli belongs in the elite of Kenya’s national parks, and it’s easy to see why!

Amboseli was declared a national reserve in 1968. It became a national park in 1974. However, in 2005, President Mwai Kibaki transferred control from the Kenya Wildlife Service to the Olkejuedo County Council and its residents, the Masai tribe. This is still being contested in the courts because of its implications that could jeopardize Kenya's other national parks.
Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk.

Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you’ve a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas.
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. Few visitors will go home without superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall.

ACTIVITIES
Game drives in the Amboseli National Park!

Amboseli National Park Camp

Big game safari days!

The camp is located in a quiet, unspoiled, unique setting on a 5,000-acre private conservation area,12 kms south east of Amboseli National Park, within the Amboseli Ecosystem, right at the foot of Africa’s Largest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Looking down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction - arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli!

This charming camp with the choice of spacious safari tents or more structured suite options. The camp currently has 9 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites.

The suites are luxury cottages with thatched roofs, deep baths and enormous, romantic beds swathed in snow-white mosquito nets, and look out onto Amboseli National Park, renowned for its elephants. The tents are canvas affairs, but the massive beds look straight out onto Mt Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania, about 20km away, and the highest mountain in Africa. Both the tents and the suites are en-suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. Facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco-friendly solar units.

Elephants, giraffe’s and zebra are seen most days from the comfort of your room. The camp is designed using natural rock and acacia wood, the bathrooms have their own naturally crafted bathtub and shower.
Safari chefs provide the most sumptuous selection of cuisines to satisfy every taste. The dining room looks out onto Kilimanjaro to the South and down across the resident waterhole to the plains of Amboseli to the West.

ACTIVITIES
Guided walks, night game drives and a visit to the local cultural village.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Safari in the Ngorongoro!

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the status of a National Park. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8,300 square kilometers, stretching from the Rift Valley to the Serengeti. About 2.5 million years ago the young Ngorongoro Volcano became filled with molten rock that then solidified into a crust or roof. As the lava chamber emptied, the solid dome collapsed and from this was formed the largest caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) offers one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent. Approximately 25 000 large animals live in the natural enclosure formed by the 300km² crater, while the greater conservancy surroundings are home to wildebeest and zebra migratory movement in the wet season. It is undoubtedly the best place in Africa to see the Big Five, and photo opportunities are superb. The mineral-rich floor of the crater is covered in nutritious grasses, attracting great herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle that can even be seen from the crater rim, swarming across the landscape in great columns. Populations of predators are extraordinarily high and lion and cheetah roam freely, and elusive leopard can often be spotted darting in and out of the Lerai forest.

It was recently voted one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino. A small population is thriving in this idyllic environment, and it remains one of the few wild places where they continue to breed.

In the conservation area lives 56,000 Masai in harmony with the East African Wildlife. Seeing the Masai let their herds share the grazing areas with thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras is unique phenomenon. The encircled grasslands of the crater floor offer excellent game viewing year-round with 25,000 large mammals, including black rhino, zebra and eland, and Africa’s densest population of lion. The rainforests of the crater walls are home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and cheetah, making for spectacular game viewing.

As well as the spectacular wildlife viewing, the NCA is also renowned for its extraordinary flora and fauna. The region is a botanist’s dream, showcasing a landscape of mountain forests, open grass plains and swampy marshland, each with a splendid variety of vegetation and fern species.

At Ngorongoro Crater, you will see dormant and active volcanoes, archaeological treasures, rivers, forests, lakes, grass and sand dunes. A Ngorongoro safari is one for the books!.

Ngorongoro Crater Area Guest Farm

Ngorongoro Crater safari days!

The guest farm is located immediately adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and shares a mile-long boundary with it. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and has great views over a coffee-plantation.

The original 1929 farmhouse is a lovely old building still retains its colonial feel with low, beamed ceilings and polished-stone floors dotted with rugs. A couple of separate lounges with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables – some with a wood-burning stove or an open fire – create cozy areas to unwind after a busy day on safari.

The outside areas are extensive. There are various well-tended gardens, including a herb garden, a cactus garden, a rose garden, a medicine garden and an enormous vegetable garden, birdlife is abundant as a result. Expect to see (or hear) tropical boubous, African pygmy kingfishers and golden-winged sunbirds to name a few.

Stone pathways lead from the main house, through the gardens, to the 21 cottages. The cottages are spacious and bright and fitted with high-quality furniture. They have been designed to reflect the history of the farm, with polished eucalyptus-wood floors, tongue-and-groove boarding painted a pale green, beamed ceilings and stone walls.
The bathroom, separated by a sliding door, has green polished cement floors, a large indoor shower, a separate bath, double basins and an enclosed toilet. A huge carved stone bath sits in front of a large window with lush planting outside. Double doors lead from the bathroom to a private outdoor shower.

ACTIVITIES
A great base from which to take part in various activities. The main reason for staying here is to visit Ngorongoro Crater and/or Lake Manyara National Park, both of which are about a two-hour drive away. However, there are plenty of local activities in the immediate vicinity of the farm too. There are walks and mountain biking, as well as evening talks by their resident naturalist. Spa treatments are also currently available within the comfort of your own room. You can choose to take part in as much or as little as you like.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Safari in the Ngorongoro!

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the status of a National Park. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8,300 square kilometers, stretching from the Rift Valley to the Serengeti. About 2.5 million years ago the young Ngorongoro Volcano became filled with molten rock that then solidified into a crust or roof. As the lava chamber emptied, the solid dome collapsed and from this was formed the largest caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) offers one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent. Approximately 25 000 large animals live in the natural enclosure formed by the 300km² crater, while the greater conservancy surroundings are home to wildebeest and zebra migratory movement in the wet season. It is undoubtedly the best place in Africa to see the Big Five, and photo opportunities are superb. The mineral-rich floor of the crater is covered in nutritious grasses, attracting great herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle that can even be seen from the crater rim, swarming across the landscape in great columns. Populations of predators are extraordinarily high and lion and cheetah roam freely, and elusive leopard can often be spotted darting in and out of the Lerai forest.

It was recently voted one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino. A small population is thriving in this idyllic environment, and it remains one of the few wild places where they continue to breed.

In the conservation area lives 56,000 Masai in harmony with the East African Wildlife. Seeing the Masai let their herds share the grazing areas with thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras is unique phenomenon. The encircled grasslands of the crater floor offer excellent game viewing year-round with 25,000 large mammals, including black rhino, zebra and eland, and Africa’s densest population of lion. The rainforests of the crater walls are home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and cheetah, making for spectacular game viewing.

As well as the spectacular wildlife viewing, the NCA is also renowned for its extraordinary flora and fauna. The region is a botanist’s dream, showcasing a landscape of mountain forests, open grass plains and swampy marshland, each with a splendid variety of vegetation and fern species.

At Ngorongoro Crater, you will see dormant and active volcanoes, archaeological treasures, rivers, forests, lakes, grass and sand dunes. A Ngorongoro safari is one for the books!.

Ngorongoro Crater Area Guest Farm

Ngorongoro Crater safari days!

The guest farm is located immediately adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and shares a mile-long boundary with it. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and has great views over a coffee-plantation.

The original 1929 farmhouse is a lovely old building still retains its colonial feel with low, beamed ceilings and polished-stone floors dotted with rugs. A couple of separate lounges with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables – some with a wood-burning stove or an open fire – create cozy areas to unwind after a busy day on safari.

The outside areas are extensive. There are various well-tended gardens, including a herb garden, a cactus garden, a rose garden, a medicine garden and an enormous vegetable garden, birdlife is abundant as a result. Expect to see (or hear) tropical boubous, African pygmy kingfishers and golden-winged sunbirds to name a few.

Stone pathways lead from the main house, through the gardens, to the 21 cottages. The cottages are spacious and bright and fitted with high-quality furniture. They have been designed to reflect the history of the farm, with polished eucalyptus-wood floors, tongue-and-groove boarding painted a pale green, beamed ceilings and stone walls.
The bathroom, separated by a sliding door, has green polished cement floors, a large indoor shower, a separate bath, double basins and an enclosed toilet. A huge carved stone bath sits in front of a large window with lush planting outside. Double doors lead from the bathroom to a private outdoor shower.

ACTIVITIES
A great base from which to take part in various activities. The main reason for staying here is to visit Ngorongoro Crater and/or Lake Manyara National Park, both of which are about a two-hour drive away. However, there are plenty of local activities in the immediate vicinity of the farm too. There are walks and mountain biking, as well as evening talks by their resident naturalist. Spa treatments are also currently available within the comfort of your own room. You can choose to take part in as much or as little as you like.

SERNEGETI NATIONAL PARK

Safari in the iconic Serengeti!

Serengeti National Park is located in Northern Tanzania and covers an area of about 14.670 km². The park was founded in 1920 and became a National Park in 1951. The Park is especially famous for its’ immense Wildebeest and Zebra herds, but it is not without reason that it is also known as the best place for observation wildlife in general.

The Serengeti is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti migration is as remarkable as it is impressive. This migration takes place twice a year within Kenya and Tanzania and is considered one of the greatest migrations of wildlife on the planet. Its ecosystem is spread across 60,000 square kilometers and is home to the largest diverse concentration of wildlife and famous for infamous for the migration of nearly two million Wildebeests, Zebras, and Antelopes.

The Great Migration is as old as human history. Fossils that were found in the Olduvai canyon, prove that Wildebeests have already been using the planes of the Serengeti for their migration over a million years ago. Already to those times, they were following the rains through the Serengeti.

The yearly cycle begins in the south of the park, where half a million calves are born between January and March. But when the rains end in May the land dries fast and the grazing animals must move on, heading for their dry season refuge in the Masai Mara. The key players in this 1,200-mile odyssey are the wildebeest – 1.5 million of them – accompanied by 200,000 zebras, 350,000 Thompson's' impala and Grant's gazelles. For them, every year is an endless journey, chasing the rains in a race for life.

The action takes place across 150,000 square miles of woodlands, hills and open plains, a wilderness that includes not only the Serengeti national park and Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve but also the dispersal areas beyond. With the beginning of the short rains in late October the migration makes its way back into the Serengeti, so this a good time to be anywhere in the north of the park. By December, having emerged from the northern woodlands, the herds return past Seronera to mass on their calving grounds again and the circle is complete. But as soon as the rains return the wildebeest head back to the Serengeti, drawn towards their calving grounds in the park’s deep south. Between January and March, when the calves are born, there is nowhere on Earth so vibrantly alive.

When the rains end in May the wildebeest make tracks for the Masai Mara. Some take Route One – north across the Seronera Valley. Others swing through the Western Corridor, but for all of them the journey is beset with danger. For a start there are the famous Serengeti lions – about 3,000 at the last count – to which can be added leopards and cheetahs, hungry hyena clans and monster crocodiles. The river crossing is most likely one on the most dramatic events in the Serengeti!
The exact dates of the actual river crossing is always a mystery but it is usually around the end of July through mid-Augus.t

THE CENTRAL SERENGETI
This area is the vibrant, beating heart of the Serengeti. The Central Serengeti sees high volumes of visitors due to the large amounts of resident wildlife. This gives travelers a high chance of seeing wildlife in the least amount of time. The central Serengeti is the quintessential image of a Serengeti safari; stretches of savanna grassland dotted with acacia and baobab trees. The Seronera River Valley is beautiful and the year-round water supply keeps the area rich in predator and prey. The Central Serengeti is a year-round destination thanks to the resident wildlife and reaches its peak in the dry season from June to November.

WESTERN CORRIDOR & GRUMETI
The Western Corridor is a remote section of the Serengeti which stretches to Lake Victoria. This area is well known for the Grumeti River which is the scene of treacherous river crossings that form part of the Great Migration. Thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way across the crocodile infested waters en route to the lush plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya. The best time to witness these crossings is from late May to mid-July.

NORTHERN SERENGETI
The Northern Serengeti is a quiet area of the Serengeti thanks to its remote and secluded location. Expect far fewer crowds here as it requires long travel times to get to the northern area. The trip is worth it as the Northern Serengeti’s landscapes are varied and beautiful and it is home to exciting wildlife. It is also where travelers can watch the dramatic Mara River crossings. Herds that are thousands strong make the dangerous crossing, attempting to avoid the crocodiles as they do so. The best time to visit with a high chance of seeing the river crossings is from July to September.

SOUTHERN SERENGETI
Serengeti translates loosely to “endless plains” in the local Masai language. It could be argued that the seemingly never ending, short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti were the inspiration for the name. This seasonal safari destination is the most accessible area of the Serengeti and stretches from the Central Serengeti and the Seronera to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Lake Ndutu region is dotted with alkaline lakes home to flocks of pink flamingos. This area is great for game viewing during the Great Migration from December to March. Most excitingly, the lush plains are the perfect destination and backdrop for the calving season during February when about half a million calves are born over a 2-3-week period and join the ranks of the huge herds.

EASTERN SERENGETI
The Eastern Serengeti is definitely ‘off the beaten path’ and is one of the most starkly beautiful sections of the Serengeti. Made up of grass plains, rivers and rocky outcrops, this area does not see many tourists but is an exciting safari destination. It is home to all three species of big cat (leopard, lion and cheetah) with a noticeably high concentration of cheetah. The wildlife viewing in the eastern Serengeti is at its best during the dry season and reaches its pinnacle in November when the Great Migration passes through.

Serengeti Mobile Tented Camp

Safari in the iconic Serengeti!

The southern and northern regions of the Serengeti are renowned for outstanding wildlife viewing. During game drives in these areas you will have close encounters with astonishing numbers of animals which can include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and many more.

In true nomad fashion, the camp changes location according to the time of year. Between December and March, 9 safari tents are located in the southern Serengeti at Ndutu, amidst calving wildebeest and zebra on their migration journey south. The spectacle of thousands of animals giving birth to their young is fantastic to witness, and this camp allows you to remain close to the action when other visitors have had to leave to get back to their lodges. And the proximity of Lake Macek and Lake Ndutu, which normally have water all year round, further enhances the likelihood of seeing a huge amount of game.

From June to November the camp shifts north to the Bologonja, close to the Mara River. This spot is famous not only for its glorious landscapes, but also for its perilous river crossing, which wildebeest attempt to ford while avoiding the snapping crocodiles. And there are big cats aplenty: lion and leopard are frequently spotted.

With 8 spacious and comfortable tents sleeping up to 16 guests. The camp’s semi-permanent nature means that one really feels at one with the landscape, but without foregoing the usual comforts such as hot showers, toilets, and storage space for clothes.

Each tent has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and private verandah, arranged to offer the best views over the Serengeti. The large and spacious walk-in tents in natural browns, creams and oranges, are designed to blend into the Serengeti’s own palette. Floors are covered with rugs. The tents’ gauze windows have canvas flaps that can be opened to let in the cooling African breeze and for your own personal views of the National Park. At each site a central ‘mess’ tent is erected for dining and socializing, and there’s a comfortable lounge area with a well-stocked drinks cabinet. Although there are power sockets for charging phones and cameras, tents has no lights, preferring to light the tents by storm lanterns, which creates a tremendous atmosphere. Outside the main mess tent there’s an open fireplace where guests gather before dinner. Sometimes the staff band entertains the safari-goers as they dine under the stars – the perfect end to an exciting day’s safari.

ACTIVITIES
The 4×4 game drives are tailor-made according to what you want to see and the Serengeti, is full of wildlife and excellent for spotting big cats like leopard and cheetah as well as rhinoceros.

SERNEGETI NATIONAL PARK

Safari in the iconic Serengeti!

Serengeti National Park is located in Northern Tanzania and covers an area of about 14.670 km². The park was founded in 1920 and became a National Park in 1951. The Park is especially famous for its’ immense Wildebeest and Zebra herds, but it is not without reason that it is also known as the best place for observation wildlife in general.

The Serengeti is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti migration is as remarkable as it is impressive. This migration takes place twice a year within Kenya and Tanzania and is considered one of the greatest migrations of wildlife on the planet. Its ecosystem is spread across 60,000 square kilometers and is home to the largest diverse concentration of wildlife and famous for infamous for the migration of nearly two million Wildebeests, Zebras, and Antelopes.

The Great Migration is as old as human history. Fossils that were found in the Olduvai canyon, prove that Wildebeests have already been using the planes of the Serengeti for their migration over a million years ago. Already to those times, they were following the rains through the Serengeti.

The yearly cycle begins in the south of the park, where half a million calves are born between January and March. But when the rains end in May the land dries fast and the grazing animals must move on, heading for their dry season refuge in the Masai Mara. The key players in this 1,200-mile odyssey are the wildebeest – 1.5 million of them – accompanied by 200,000 zebras, 350,000 Thompson's' impala and Grant's gazelles. For them, every year is an endless journey, chasing the rains in a race for life.

The action takes place across 150,000 square miles of woodlands, hills and open plains, a wilderness that includes not only the Serengeti national park and Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve but also the dispersal areas beyond. With the beginning of the short rains in late October the migration makes its way back into the Serengeti, so this a good time to be anywhere in the north of the park. By December, having emerged from the northern woodlands, the herds return past Seronera to mass on their calving grounds again and the circle is complete. But as soon as the rains return the wildebeest head back to the Serengeti, drawn towards their calving grounds in the park’s deep south. Between January and March, when the calves are born, there is nowhere on Earth so vibrantly alive.

When the rains end in May the wildebeest make tracks for the Masai Mara. Some take Route One – north across the Seronera Valley. Others swing through the Western Corridor, but for all of them the journey is beset with danger. For a start there are the famous Serengeti lions – about 3,000 at the last count – to which can be added leopards and cheetahs, hungry hyena clans and monster crocodiles. The river crossing is most likely one on the most dramatic events in the Serengeti!
The exact dates of the actual river crossing is always a mystery but it is usually around the end of July through mid-Augus.t

THE CENTRAL SERENGETI
This area is the vibrant, beating heart of the Serengeti. The Central Serengeti sees high volumes of visitors due to the large amounts of resident wildlife. This gives travelers a high chance of seeing wildlife in the least amount of time. The central Serengeti is the quintessential image of a Serengeti safari; stretches of savanna grassland dotted with acacia and baobab trees. The Seronera River Valley is beautiful and the year-round water supply keeps the area rich in predator and prey. The Central Serengeti is a year-round destination thanks to the resident wildlife and reaches its peak in the dry season from June to November.

WESTERN CORRIDOR & GRUMETI
The Western Corridor is a remote section of the Serengeti which stretches to Lake Victoria. This area is well known for the Grumeti River which is the scene of treacherous river crossings that form part of the Great Migration. Thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way across the crocodile infested waters en route to the lush plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya. The best time to witness these crossings is from late May to mid-July.

NORTHERN SERENGETI
The Northern Serengeti is a quiet area of the Serengeti thanks to its remote and secluded location. Expect far fewer crowds here as it requires long travel times to get to the northern area. The trip is worth it as the Northern Serengeti’s landscapes are varied and beautiful and it is home to exciting wildlife. It is also where travelers can watch the dramatic Mara River crossings. Herds that are thousands strong make the dangerous crossing, attempting to avoid the crocodiles as they do so. The best time to visit with a high chance of seeing the river crossings is from July to September.

SOUTHERN SERENGETI
Serengeti translates loosely to “endless plains” in the local Masai language. It could be argued that the seemingly never ending, short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti were the inspiration for the name. This seasonal safari destination is the most accessible area of the Serengeti and stretches from the Central Serengeti and the Seronera to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Lake Ndutu region is dotted with alkaline lakes home to flocks of pink flamingos. This area is great for game viewing during the Great Migration from December to March. Most excitingly, the lush plains are the perfect destination and backdrop for the calving season during February when about half a million calves are born over a 2-3-week period and join the ranks of the huge herds.

EASTERN SERENGETI
The Eastern Serengeti is definitely ‘off the beaten path’ and is one of the most starkly beautiful sections of the Serengeti. Made up of grass plains, rivers and rocky outcrops, this area does not see many tourists but is an exciting safari destination. It is home to all three species of big cat (leopard, lion and cheetah) with a noticeably high concentration of cheetah. The wildlife viewing in the eastern Serengeti is at its best during the dry season and reaches its pinnacle in November when the Great Migration passes through.

Serengeti Mobile Camp

Serengeti safari days!

The camp is designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. The camp relocates to Western Serengeti from May through June, and again to Northern Serengeti from July through November. Operates off-the-grid and relies on a custom built solar system for its power.

The perfect place to return to after an exhilarating day of game drives, the camp blends an authentic bush experience with delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere. Relax on your tent's verandah and learn to expect the unexpected as you watch life in the Serengeti unfold.

Accommodation includes 5 double en-suite tents,3 family en-suite tents accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children and a private, shaded verandah overlooking the Serengeti ecosystem. Room fabrics are African designs, and the camp's furniture was commissioned and crafted by artisans in Arusha, Tanzania.

Accommodation includes 5 double en-suite tents,3 family en-suite tents accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children and a private, shaded verandah overlooking the Serengeti ecosystem. Room fabrics are African designs, and the camp's furniture was commissioned and crafted by artisans in Arusha, Tanzania.

From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area. Ndutu is located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. The camp’s location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February’s calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

From May through June, the camp relocates to Western Serengeti. The wildebeest migration is generally in this area during this time, and crossings over the Grumeti River are sometimes seen in this area. Access to Central Serengeti is also possible from this area as the drive is only 2 hours.

From July through November, the camp is located in Northern Serengeti. The camp is close to the Mara River, allowing easy access to several river crossing points in the area. During this time of year, the wildebeest migration is crossing the Mara River back and forth from Tanzania to Kenya. River crossings are common with crocodiles, hippos and large cats scattered throughout the area

ACTIVITIES
Full day game drives along the Mara river and surrounding the large migration!

NABOISHO CONSERVANCY

Safari in the Naboisho!

Comprising 50,000 acres northeast of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Naboisho Conservancy provides an exclusive safari experience. The conservancy has been formed by putting together parcels of land owned by over 500 Maasai landowner families and conservancy fees are directed back to these landowners, providing them with a sustainable livelihood in return for setting aside their land as a wildlife reserve.
This private conservancy is a ground-breaking project of tourism benefiting conservation and community. With its high concentration of wildlife, and generous personal space and freedom on offer, visitors enjoy exceptional wildlife encounters.

The Initial research indicates that Mara Naboisho Conservancy has one of the highest densities of lions in Africa. One of the major prides, comprised of 22 lions, makes its home near Encounter Mara. The conservancy also has impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe, and other plains animals, in addition to hosting endangered species like Cheetahs and some of the rarest animals in Kenya, such as Wild Dog which have been sighted recently in the conservancy.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya is home to the big cats - in impressive numbers - and herds of elephant, giraffe, and wildebeest. Rare species such as Aardvark, Caracal, Serval cat, Aardwolf, and Ratel are occasionally found. Naboisho is a bird watcher’s paradise with several bird species rarely seen elsewhere in the Mara such as White-Headed Buffalo-Weavers, Northern White-Crowned Shrike, Pigmy Falcon, Von Der Deckens Hornbills, Bush Pipits. Unlike its neighbor, the Masai Mara National Reserve, this private conservancy strictly monitors the number of tourists who enter the area, reducing the number of vehicles and the human impact on the environment and wildlife

While the charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is its exclusivity, the philosophy of the conservancy is refreshingly inclusive. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy also limits the number of tourists who may enter the area, thereby reducing the crowds of vehicles. Guests often find themselves the only vehicle around, giving spectacular, unspoiled views of exciting wildlife.

The conservancy was established not only to conserve the environment and wildlife, but also to protect and empower the local Masai community. By visiting the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, you will be playing a part in protecting the cultural heritage of the local Masai and improving their access to vital services. When you stay at Naboisho, a large part of the conservancy fee is channeled back into the community, making the project more sustainable.

In addition to this, there are also a number of community empowerment projects run by the Basecamp Foundation Kenya, a non-profit organization. These projects - which include training locals to become guides, supporting local schools, improving access to healthcare and clean water, and empowering women - help to strengthen and uplift the community.

Naboisho Luxury Tented Camp

Tented safari camp

The camp is a high-end permanent camp located in the 50,000-acre Mara Naboisho Conservancy in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. The private conservancy protects wildlife and supports local communities whilst ensuring that visitors get a superior safari experience in tented luxury in pristine wilderness. Mara Naboisho Conservancy is renowned for its broad range of game viewing activities and excellent array of wildlife.

“Naboisho” means ‘harmony’, and there is an ethos throughout the camp of a harmony with nature from the low-impact canvas suites to the organic construction of the main lodge.
The eight luxurious tented suites offer private facilities and king-size beds, with large screen windows to let the sights and sounds of the Kenyan wilderness astound you at every turn.

The spacious tents have been designed combining the traditional bush style with a fresh modern feel focusing on attention to detail. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and indoor and outdoor showers. Each luxury safari tent also has a large verandah with a day bed for relaxing after game drives and is attended by a personal butler.For A family tent is also available, comprising of two separate bedrooms and one shared bathroom.
The lounge are is thatched and has wooden decks providing a great vantage point out onto a watering hole.

ACTIVITIES
Guests have unparalleled access to one of the most remarkable natural areas on the planet and they are accompanied by expert guides on day and night game drives, bush walks and wilderness excursions.

WALKING SAFARIS
Talk to any old Africa hand and they’ll likely tell you that the best way of experiencing the African bush is on foot. Walking through the grasslands at this pace allows you to really see, hear, smell, touch and feel the environment. On a walking safari you’ll see creatures that you’d otherwise miss if you were in a jeep: the ants and the beetles, the lizards and the tortoises, the birds and the butterflies. Your senses are heightened when you know that at any moment a buffalo or elephant could emerge from behind that tree just up ahead.
Walking guides are among the best trained in the business. Before they’re allowed to take guests out on a walking safari they have to undergo much rigorous testing and many hours of experience as an assistant walking guide. Walking guides always carry a rifle with them but are trained not to get themselves or their clients in a situation where they might have to use it (and it’s an extremely rare day when a walking guide has had to resort to firing a rifle).

Before the walk begins…The lead guide gives a briefing during which safety rules are explained and guests are told what to do in the case of an encounter with a potentially dangerous animal. The guide is also likely to explain to guests that walking safaris are more about looking for footprints and other clues as to an animal passing rather than finding the animal itself.