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Classic Across East Africa Expedition (Kenya and Tanzania Safari) - New for 2016                   Priced from just US$ 2,514

A Black-maned Lion in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari Overview

This 11 night, 12 day Safari provides a election of the best of Kenya and Tanzania.



Accommodation is in seven hotels/lodges/camps/resorts with 2 options for each safari; staying first at Nairobi Serena/ Monarch Hotel, folowed by Mara Serena/Sopa, Elementaita Serena/Naivasha Sopa, Amboseli Serena/Sopa, Ngorongoro Serena/Country Lodge Karatu, Serengeti Serena/Kati Kati and finally at Manyara Serena/Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Nairobi)

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our customer care representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Before checking in at hotel, he will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the Driver Guide who will be with you throughout your safari in Kenya (another driver guide will be with you in Tanzania.

Overnight: Nairobi Serena (1)/Monarch Hotel (2) - Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast


Day 2 - Nairobi / Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast and a short briefing by your driver guide, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to 'the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth', the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge.

Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. Arrive back in lodge in time for campfire cocktails and dinner.

Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge (1)/Mara Sopa Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Days 3 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Your day will be spent on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena; while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles.

Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds.

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. Alternatively visit a Masai village and get learn the Masai culture at an extra cost.

Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge (1)/Mara Sopa Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Maasai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha/Lake Elementaita

After your breakfast, you will depart for Lake Naivasha/Lake Elementaita to arrive in time for check in and lunch. You will then spend the afternoon at leisure followed by an evening boat ride to the crescent island - The Park where you walk with the Animals!

There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park” and it is located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle.

They are not fenced in, which allows the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever increasing population. Hippo graze all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe who were born on the Island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time. Hyena come to hunt at night but are not resident on the island, the many python that live here can be seen occasionally with a kill. Groups of Buffalo come and go but they are always monitored.

From the top of the hill there is a 360 degree view across the Lake from Longonot to Hell’s Gate to the Mau Escarpment to Eburu and onto the Aberdares. Walking along the ridge in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond is what Africa is all about. Take a boat back to the lodge.

Overnight: Elementaita Serena Lodge (1)/Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5 - Lake Naivasha/Lake Elementaita / Amboseli National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will drive to Amboseli National Park which is famous for its large elephant population roaming across the vast grassy plains, the big five, and the majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, among other species of flora and fauna.

Enjoy a delicious Brazilian steak at Pampa Grill Nairobi before proceeding to arrive at Amboseli in the late afternoon for a game drive.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge (1)/Amboseli Sopa Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6 - Amboseli National Park

A full day in the Amboseli National Park with two game drives. You drive through across this vast lake bed, often dry but swampy in some areas. We have a lot of game here like cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, gazelles and herds of elephants all set against the amazing back drop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro showing all its glory.

If you wish, for a nominal fee, you can also visit a Masai Village to experience this nomadic tribe’s way of life and see their colorful culture.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge (1)/Amboseli Sopa Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 7 - Amboseli National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This morning depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area through the Namanga Border point .The famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA) features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes.  A hot lunch will be at Arusha Kibo Palace Hotel before driving to arrive at your lodge in time for dinner and relaxation or an optional cultural village visit.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (1)/Country Lodge Karatu (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to the lodge in time for relaxation before dinner.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (1)/ Country Lodge Karatu (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 9 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive through NCCA with picnic lunch boxes and cross into neighbouring Serengeti National Park stopping en-route at Ol Duvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950s it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago.

Arrive at your lodge or camp in time to relax and enjoy a classic safari supper.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (1)/Serengeti Kati Kati Camp (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 10 - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game driving (meals taken in true safari style ‘in the bush’) in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah. Venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is

also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game. Overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (1)/Serengeti Kati Kati Camp (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 11 - Serengeti National Park / Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast drive to beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy lunch and check in at your lodge. Then later enjoy an afternoon game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree climbing lions. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (1)/Kirurumu Tented Lodge (2) - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 12 - Lake Manyara National Park / Kilimajaro Airport

Drive to Arusha. Following lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge, spend time doing last minute shopping then later you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.


“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

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Safari Price Guide (2016) for a safari minibus in Kenya and 4x4 Land Cruiser in Tanzania, both with a pop-up roof

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Please Note

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

Number in party

2

3

4

5

6

7

2nd Jan to 28th Feb







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,916

US$ 4,435

US$ 4,200

US$ 4,055

US$ 3,960

US$ 3,892

Single Room Supplement

US$ 823

US$ 823

US$ 823

US$ 823

US$ 823

US$ 823

1st Mar to 31st Mar







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,284

US$ 3,802

US$ 3,562

US$ 3,422

US$ 3,326

US$ 3,254

Single Room Supplement

US$ 790

US$ 790

US$ 790

US$ 790

US$ 790

US$ 790

1st Apr to 31st May







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,797

US$ 3,315

US$ 3,080

US$ 2,935

US$ 2,839

US$ 2,772

Single Room Supplement

US$ 224

US$ 224

US$ 224

US$ 224

US$ 224

US$ 224

1st Jun to 30th Jun







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,833

US$ 4,351

US$ 4,116

US$ 3,970

US$ 3,875

US$ 3,808

Single Room Supplement

US$ 672

US$ 672

US$ 672

US$ 672

US$ 672

US$ 672

1st Jul to 31st Oct







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 5,258

US$ 4,777

US$ 4,536

US$ 4,396

US$ 4,301

US$ 4,228

Single Room Supplement

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

1st Nov to 21st Dec







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,183

US$ 3,707

US$ 3,465

US$ 3,321

US$ 3,226

US$ 3,158

Single Room Supplement

US$ 689

US$ 689

US$ 689

US$ 689

US$ 689

US$ 689

22nd Dec to 31st Dec







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 5,258

US$ 4,777

US$ 4,536

US$ 4,396

US$ 4,301

US$ 4,228

Single Room Supplement

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

US$ 896

Accommodation Option 1 (Serena Lodges)

Number in party

2

3

4

5

6

7

2nd Jan to 28th Feb







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,858

US$ 3,354

US$ 3,102

US$ 2,951

US$ 2,856

US$ 2,783

Single Room Supplement

US$ 426

US$ 426

US$ 426

US$ 426

US$ 426

US$ 426

1st Mar to 31st Mar







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,774

US$ 3,270

US$ 3,018

US$ 2,867

US$ 2,766

US$ 2,699

Single Room Supplement

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

1st Apr to 31st May







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,517

US$ 3,013

US$ 2,766

US$ 2,615

US$ 2,514

US$ 2,442

Single Room Supplement

US$ 129

US$ 129

US$ 129

US$ 129

US$ 129

US$ 129

1st Jun to 30th Jun







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,791

US$ 3,287

US$ 3,041

US$ 2,890

US$ 2,789

US$ 2,716

Single Room Supplement

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

US$ 398

1st Jul to 31st Oct







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,954

US$ 3,450

US$ 3,198

US$ 3,052

US$ 2,951

US$ 2,878

Single Room Supplement

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

1st Nov to 21st Dec







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,735

US$ 3,237

US$ 2,985

US$ 2,834

US$ 2,733

US$ 2,660

Single Room Supplement

US$ 386

US$ 386

US$ 386

US$ 386

US$ 386

US$ 386

22nd Dec to 31st Dec







Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,954

US$ 3,450

US$ 3,198

US$ 3,052

US$ 2,951

US$ 2,878

Single Room Supplement

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

US$ 454

Accommodation Option 2 (Sopa and other Lodges)

There are supplements of US$ 40 per person per night for Easter, Christmas and New Year dates for both accommodation options.