Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable safari adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savour the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
  • International Airfare to Nairobi and return from Killimanjaro
  • 13 night guided vacation
  • 13 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels, lodges and safari camps
    • Nairobi – Ibis Styles
    • Aberdare – Abedare Country Club
    • Lake Nakuru – Lake Nakuru Lodge
    • Lake Naivasha – Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
    • Maasai Mara – Simba Oryx Mara Camp
    • Lake Victoria – Serenity on the Lake
    • Serengeti – Thorn Tree Tented Camp
    • Ngorongoro Crater – Endoro Lodge
    • Lake Manyara – Burudika Lodge
    • Tarangire – Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • 39 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Sightseeing highlights as listed
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities, hotel tips and taxes
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Travel Director, Driver Guide

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View Thomson’s Falls in Nyahururu
  • Visit Solio Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park

Travel Highlights

Stays with Stories
Thorn Tree Tented Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in the majestic Seronera area of Serengeti National Park. (Day 9)
Connect with Locals
Meet the street and orphaned children at Shangilia Childrens Home who will capture your heart through music, dance and acrobatics. Enjoy lunch at the Home and find out more about the work here (Day 2)
Dive into Culture
Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine (Day 12)Visit a Maasai boma to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourful tribe. (Day 7)
Make a Difference
Help the orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children who find sanctuary in Kenya’s Shangilia Children’s Home. Your visit will help support the home’s efforts to transform the lives of these children. (Day 2)

Exclusive: Book by January 17 and save $100 per person

Based on Double or Single Share
September 19, 2019
Vancouver, Toronto $9649 + $732 tax
October 31, 2019
Vancouver, Toronto $9249 + $732 tax
Victoria, Kelowna from $300 more
Calgary, Edmonton from $200 more
Single Room Supplement add $1250

Note:  Visas are required for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.
KENYA: Canadian passport holders can obtain an e-Visa approx. U$51pp prior to departure online at subject to change. HTTP://EVISA.GO.KE/EVISA.HTML
TANZANIA: Canadian passport holders are required to obtain a visa prior to departure, applied through the Consulate in Ottawa. Approx. fee of C$80pp Subject to change.

 

 

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Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE NAIROBI
Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar representative at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then spend the evening with your fellow explorers enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the worldfamous Carnivore restaurant.
MEAL(S) – Welcome Reception
HOTEL – Ibis Styles

DAY 2 NAIROBI – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA (2 NIGHTS)
This morning ‘Connect with Locals’ at the Shangilia Childrens Home, a leading centre for street and orphaned children.  Make a Difference with your visit, which contributes to the home’s efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children.
Consider joining an Optional Experience in Aberdare National Park in search of the black rhino and Colobus moneys that find sanctuary within its virgin forest.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Abedare Country Club

DAY 3 SOLIO GAME RESERVE EXCURSION
We embark on a halfday exploration of the privately owned wildlife conservancy that is Solio Game Reserve, renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Returning to Abedare, we embark on a guided bird walk with a Local Specialist before sunset, keeping your eyes peeled for European rollers, flycatchers and birds of prey, such as eagles, owls and Montagu’s harriers as they settle down for the night.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK AREA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson’s Falls before we connect with the soul of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and visit the bird watcher’s paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park. Join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and traverse its expansive plains in search for a lion, and leopard, among other species.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Lake Nakuru Lodge

DAY 5 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAIVASHA
As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park’s landscapes on a morning 4×4 game drive. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of the bush the damp scents of the surrounding savannah and cheery calls of birds a stirring backdrop for an unforgettable safari experience. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

DAY 6 LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA (2 NIGHTS)
Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over. After checkin, join a Local Specialist for an immersive guided nature walk to gain insights into the surrounding flora and fauna, perfectly rounded off with a traditional sundowner drink.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Simba Oryx Mara Camp

DAY 7 MAASAI MARA FULL DAY SAFARI
Roam amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara’s wilderness, joining a Local Specialist for a fullday safari to seek out the Big 5. ‘Dive into Culture’ during a visit to a Maasai cultural boma and test your jumping prowess, then meet the village elder to gain indepth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Beeeaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 MAASAI MARA – LAKE VICTORIA
We cross the border into Tanzania and travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an optional activity at your lodge.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Serenity on the Lake

DAY 9 LAKE VICTORIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
The endless plains of the Serengeti are our home today as we enjoy a safari game drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Thorn Tree Tented Camp

DAY 10 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY SAFARI GAME DRIVE
Discover the secrets of the Serengeti’s complex ecosystem, the site of the largest overland migration in the world. Join your Driver Guide for an indepth exploration of the wilderness and scout out epic landscapes that have inspired writers and poets.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER
Descend hundreds of metres to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, to explore its forests in search of elephant, lion and flamingos. Enjoy a picnic lunch served in the crater before your late afternoon transfer to your overnight lodge set in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Endoro Lodge

DAY 12 NGORONGORO CRATER – LAKE MANYARA
Delve into Swahili culture and cuisine this morning as you ‘Dive in Culture’ during lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, nyombas, market and milling machines. We then have an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara
National Park, famous for its treeclimbing lions. Our home for the evening is in traditional bandas or bungalows which overlook Lake Manyara.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL – Burudika Lodge

DAY 13 LAKE MANYARA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants. Then indulge in sundowner drinks on your raised deck overlooking the African wilderness.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
HOTEL – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

DAY 14 TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA – DEPART KILIMANJARO
Our epic journey culminates with lunch at The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, before we catch our final transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for our outbound flight.
MEAL(S) – Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

 Visas are required for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.
KENYA: Canadian passport holders can obtain an e-Visa approx. U$51pp prior to departure online at subject to change. HTTP://EVISA.GO.KE/EVISA.HTML
TANZANIA: Canadian passport holders are required to obtain a visa prior to departure, applied through the Consulate in Ottawa. Approx. fee of C$80pp Subject to change.

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