In the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, embark on 12 lively safaris to seek out the elusive “Big 5” – Africa’s “bucket list” of animals. Spend time at the famous farmhouse from Out of Africa and have giraffes eat directly out of your hand. Connect with locals at a bead factory, where single mothers are employed and trained as jewellery artisans. Get a glimpse into the traditions of native communities when you visit with two tribes at Lake Eyasi. From the picturesque savanna in Kenya to the renowned Serengeti in Tanzania, this is the wild Africa of your dreams.
- Return airfare from Canada to Nairobi & return from Arusha
- 14 night guided vacation
- 14 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels, lodges and safari camps (or similar)
- 38 Meals – 13 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 12 Dinners
- Services of a qualified English Speaking Travel Director, Driver Guide
- Park Fees*
- Roundtrip airport transfers
Must See Inclusions
- Spend three nights on the legendary Serengeti, home to seemingly infinite wildlife.
- Gaze out at the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- Visit Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa farmhouse and feed the sanctuary’s Rothschild giraffes.
- See how a local workshop empowers citizens with disabilities through the Shanga Project.
- Get a peek into the daily lives of two local tribes at Lake Eyasi.
- Seek out the elusive “Big 5” on 12 different game drives.
- Enjoy five picnic lunches on your game drives, taking in the natural landscape around you.
|November 2, 2024
|Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal
|from $10,249 tax included
|from $10,549 tax included
|from $10,549 tax included
|Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg
|from $10,549 tax included
|Single Room Supplement
|from $950 more
|Add 6 Days 4-Night Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve Pre Tour Extension
|from $1935 more
*Park Fees of $1245 pp included (subject to change if the parks adjust their fees before final payment)
Single accommodations are extremely limited. Triple and child accommodations are not available.
Gratuities additional (paid locally)
Soft duffel bag luggage is required for this tour with maximum weight of 15 kgs.
Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Visas are required for travel to Kenya and Tanzania. Details under Documentation
- 12 Game Drives
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Out of Africa Farmhouse
- Amboseli National Park
- Shanga Workshop
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Lake Eyasi
- Choice on Tour: Local Fruit Vendor or Local Craftsman
- Tarangire National Park
Note: Soft duffel bag luggage is required for this tour with maximum weight of 15 kgs. (approximately 33 pounds).
Nov 2 – Day 1: Overnight Flight
You’re on your way to Africa – where sprawling grasslands and cultural traditions intersect into a land like no other. In the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, discover a natural wonderland of curious giraffes, playful elephants, and wandering lions. From the picturesque savanna in Kenya to the renowned Serengeti in Tanzania, this is the wild Africa of your dreams.
Nov 3 – Day 2: Nairobi, Kenya – Tour Begins
Your journey begins in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Serving as the gateway to Africa’s sought-out wildlife, Nairobi is the ideal place to get acclimated to the Kenyan lifestyle.
Nov 4 – Day 3: Nairobi (B/L/D)
Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rehabilitates young or injured elephants. See the gentle giants up close as they are fed and bathed by their caretakers. Head to Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa farmhouse for lunch before stepping outside to visit the sanctuary’s inquisitive Rothschild giraffes. Visit the Kazuri Beads Factory, where mothers are employed and trained as jewellery artisans. In the evening, toast to the start of your African adventure at a savoury welcome dinner.
Nov 5 – Day 4: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)
Make your way to Amboseli National Park, nestled along the border of Tanzania and looking out on the great Mt. Kilimanjaro. After lunch, get a glimpse into Kenyan culture and interact with locals at a Masai village. Settle into your accommodations for the next two nights – a deluxe tented camp with the comfort amenities of a proper lodge.
Nov 6 – Day 5: Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)
Embrace your wild side on a full day of game drives in Amboseli National Park. This is your first chance to seek out Africa’s elusive “Big 5” – the safari “bucket list” of animals includes lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and water buffalos. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the open plains, watching for herds of wildebeest and grazing zebras.
Nov 7 – Day 6: Amboseli National Park – Arusha, Tanzania – Karatu (B/L/D)
Enter Tanzania, a country devoted to harmony among its people and animals. Today will be an impact moment as you visit Shanga, a local jewellery workshop that trains and employs citizens with disabilities. Your day ends in Karatu, a humble town located on the precipice of untamed nature. Overnight in a charming lodge where colourful gardens meet welcoming hospitality.
Nov 8 – Day 7: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu (B/L/D)
Make the most of more opportunities to spot the local wildlife with a full day of game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Containing one of the densest mammal populations in the world, this “African Eden” is one of the best places to seek out the “Big 5.” Allow the sheer magnitude of the area to wash over you as you enjoy a picnic lunch in the highlands, taking in the flourishing habitat around you.
Nov 9 – Day 8: Karatu – Serengeti (B/L/D)
Your path continues to the renowned Serengeti, a Masai word meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch and venture out on your first Serengeti adventure on an afternoon game drive, returning to camp at dusk. Relax in your exclusive safari abode, your home for the next three nights. The camp includes all of the deluxe amenities of a lodge but allows you to remain immersed in nature.
Nov 10 – Day 9: Serengeti (B/L/D)
Say good morning to the Serengeti! Take to the grasslands on an early morning game drive, then return to camp for breakfast before enjoying a full day of animal-seeking safari adventures and a picturesque picnic lunch.
Nov 11 – Day 10: Serengeti (B/L/D)
Lions. Gazelles. Cheetahs. Hippos. There’s no telling what you might spot on your morning and afternoon game drives. Under the careful guidance of an expert, discover the savanna’s wild residents and get a glimpse into the untamed animal kingdom.
Nov 12 – Day 11: Serengeti – Lake Eyasi (B/L/D)
You’re on your way to Lake Eyasi, an unexpected splash of blue amidst the plains and mountains. Pause for a picnic lunch along the way, providing more chances to view the local wildlife. Meander around the salt lake, perhaps passing a wading pat of flamingoes or some lively hippos cooling off in the water.
Nov 13 – Day 12 – Lake Eyasi (B/L/D)
See how native communities live in harmony with the environment. Start your morning with the Hadzabe tribe, hunter-gatherers that strive to leave no lasting impact on their surroundings. After lunch back at your lodge, continue with a visit to the Datoga tribe – another community based at Lake Eyasi – and see how their vast farms contribute to day-to-day life.
Nov 14 – Day 13: Lake Eyasi – Tarangire National Park (B/L/D)
Decide how you spend the morning because it’s your choice! Learn from a local fruit vendor in Mto Wa Mbu village about their trade -OR- spend time with a local craftsman who will show you current projects at African Galleria. Then, head to Tarangire, the forested national park known for its giant baobab trees and elephant migration. After lunch, embark on a thrilling game drive. Don’t be surprised if you see a pride of lions lounging in the shade, a herd of buffalos wading into the water, or a parade of elephants passing by.
Nov 15 – Day 14: Tarangire National Park (B/L/D)
Enjoy a full day of game drives, venturing out in the morning and afternoon on your quest for animal sightings with a break for a picnic lunch in between. Make sure you look to the skies because Tarangire is an aviary paradise, home to more than 500 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for various starlings, weavers, and guinea fowl. Wish Africa goodbye at a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Nov 16 – Day 15: Tarangire National Park – Arusha – Tour Ends – Return to Canada (B/L)
Return to Arusha on the final day of your African adventure. Settle into a dayroom to relax before lunch. Depart with memories of the endless plains and unparalleled wildlife.
Optional 6 Days 4-Night Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve Pre Tour Extension
from $1,935 per person based on double, single from $2,325 CAD single, land only
11 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Your tour begins with an overnight flight.
Day 2: Nairobi, Kenya – Extension Begins
Today you arrive in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, where you’ll be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to relax and get acquainted with the Kenyan lifestyle! Join your fellow travel companions this evening for dinner at your hotel. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
Today, travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way, spot the charming chapel known as the “Traveller’s Church” and the Longonot Satellite Station as you head across the Rift Valley to Narok. You’ll arrive in the Masai Mara in time for lunch followed by a siesta and your first game drive! Return to camp as the sun sets. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, depart on an early morning game drive, returning to camp mid-morning. The wildlife in the Mara is robust: hippo, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, elephant, and Cape buffalo all call this home. After lunch, you’ll have some time to enjoy the grounds of the camp. The Talek River winds its way through the camp providing the perfect setting for birds, hippo, and other wildlife. Then, set off on another game drive returning to camp as the sun sets. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
By now, you’ve become an expert at spotting wildlife! After breakfast, depart on an early morning game drive, returning to camp mid-morning. Perhaps you’ll spend some time in one of the camp’s treehouses, spotting giraffes in the distance or admiring the many bird species that thrive here. Then, set off on another game drive returning to camp as the sun sets. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi
Depart after breakfast and drive to Nairobi, arriving by midday to start the main tour. Today breakfast will be included.
Please Note: Park fees (starting at approximately $275 CAD per person) for Masai Mara National Reserve are not included in the land price of your extension. Fees are subject to change and are payable at time of final payment. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Important Passport Information: You must have two blank pages in your passport to allow for entry stamps and visas for entry.
A Kenya visa is required for this tour and must be obtained in advance. To apply for your visa in advance, please go to https://evisa.go.ke/about-evisa to submit an application and register yourself as a visitor. You will need a scanned copy of your passport as well as a passport photo to apply for the visa. Please allow for ample time as it may take up to a week or more to process. Bring a printed copy of your visa to present upon arrival in Kenya. The current cost of the single entry visa through this website is approximately 51 US Dollars. Should you wish to use an alternate visa service provider, additional processing fees may apply.
A Tanzania visa is required for this tour at your own expense and can be purchased at the border for approximately $100 US Dollars, for US and Canadian citizens, payable in USD cash only. It is highly recommended to secure your visa prior to arrival online at: https://visa.immigration.go.tz/. You are required to have a second blank page in your passport in addition to the required blank page for your Kenya visa. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority.
Yellow Fever Vaccine Certificate: You will need a Yellow Fever certificate to enter Tanzania.