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zDubai, Kenya & Tanzania

14 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries

  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring 21st-century architecture of exotic Dubai and explore its historic landmarks like the Al Fahidi Fort.
  • Our uniquely mobile, luxury tented camps in the Serengeti are strategically positioned for unmatched viewing of the Great Migration at any time of year!
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in our special 6-passenger open-top jeeps mean unobstructed game viewing for all of our guests.
  • Float silently above the golden grasslands of the Masai Mara on our included hot air balloon safari.
  • Gain insight into life beyond the game parks, with our specially-arranged cultural excursions.

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Day
1

Welcome to Dubai

Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to the deluxe Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel. Along the way, our friendly driver guide will provide you with a fascinating introduction to the city.

Day
2

Discover Dubai

This morning, you’ll join a group of likeminded travelers for a shared group tour of Dubai. You’ll see the city’s most iconic architectural landmarks including the oft-photographed Burj Al Arab Hotel and the magnificent Majlis Al Ghorfat, the former summer residence of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al-Maktoum. Drive past modern palaces and stop at the Jumeirah Mosque. Then head over to the historic Bastakia district to see the city’s old wind tower houses and continue on to the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort. Cross Dubai Creek in a traditional abra to visit the famous gold and spice souks before returning to your hotel.  Meals B

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3

Dubai to Nairobi

You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your flight to Kenya where at Nairobi’s International Airport, you’ll enjoy our VIP Meet & Greet… Upon arrival, you’ll be personally assisted with all immigration and customs formalities and escorted to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, a luxury landmark. [Note: The flight from Dubai to Nairobi can easily and affordably be arranged as part of your international flight from the USA.]

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Into the Masai Mara

Visit the Giraffe Center and the Daphne & David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where the care of orphaned elephants and rhinos is just part of their decades-long conservation work. Enjoy lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant before a short flight brings you deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the few places on the Continent where you can see big game in the same super-abundance that existed a century ago. You’ll be met at the airstrip for a transfer and game drive en route to the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. Meals B,L,D

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Ballooning over the Masai Mara

Arise early this morning for one of the world’s most unforgettable experiences. Take to the skies in a hot air balloon at dawn and float silently above the golden game-filled expanse of the Masai Mara, home to the “Big Five” and large herds of herbivores... and their predators! After lunch and time to relax back at the Fairmont Club, join your tracker guide for a thrilling game drive. Meals B,L,D

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6

Into the shadow of Kilimanjaro

Embark on an early morning game drive before flying to Nairobi. After lunch at Dorman’s Café, enjoy a game drive en route to Amboseli National Park – set against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro! Spend 2 nights at Ol Tukai Lodge, famed as one of the best places in the world to observe elephants. Meals B,L,D

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7

Explore Amboseli National Park

Your morning game drive in the early light is a great time to observe the animals and to experience the majesty of Africa’s tallest mountain. After lunch, you’ll have time to take full advantage of your lodge’s pristine setting, nestled between the open plain and acacia woodland. An afternoon game drive reveals more spectacular wildlife across the plains and woodlands of Amboseli. Meals B,L,D

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8

Through the Great Rift Valley into Tanzania

Journey into northern Tanzania for lunch in Arusha and continue across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Although not large, Lake Manyara is one of the prettiest and most wildlife-rich parks in the country. Check in to the luxurious Lake Manyara Serena Lodge and enjoy a thrilling evening game drive. This park is especially famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions that drape themselves in the shady branches of the umbrella tree. Meals B,L,D

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9

Ngorongoro Conservation Area c

Set out on an early morning safari drive followed by breakfast and a visit to a nearby school. Continue your journey to the intimate and luxurious Lemala Ngorongoro, set spectacularly on the rim of the crater! This afternoon’s cultural excursion brings you to a Masai village, where lively and thoughtful engagement reveals the challenges and rewards of life here in this part of East Africa. Meals B,L,D

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10

Down to the crater floor!

With a privileged location next to the Ngorongoro crater access, you and your fellow camp guests can descend to the crater floor in 15 minutes, bypassing the long line of vehicles at the main entry and guaranteeing superior, unforgettable game-viewing on the crater floor before other visitors arrive. Return to camp for lunch with the afternoon free to enjoy its amenities and unforgettable setting. Meals B,L,D

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Into the Serengeti c

Fly into the famed Serengeti, where you’ll be met and escorted to the Lemala Serengeti Camps . With superb seasonal locations at both the Mara River and Ndutu Plains, Lemala captures the Great Migration at its very best. Our luxury tented camps offer a truly authentic safari experience combined with great comfort and style. Enjoy an afternoon safari drive with expert safari guides and trackers before an elegant candle-lit dinner back at camp. Meals B,L,D

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The amazing Serengeti

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the enormous variety of plains game and ferocious predators that have earned the Serengeti its well-deserved reputation as a safari paradise. Meals B,L,D

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The Serengeti

Enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives. Meals B,L,D

Day
14

Out of Africa!

After an early morning game drive, you’ll be escorted to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha. After lunch in town, transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight. Meals B,L

Extend Your Trip

Discover Zanzibar after your Safari

3-day Post-Safari Extension from $1,199

This easy-to-add Post-Safari Extension includes all on-tour transportation and flights, 2 nights deluxe hotel, 4 meals and in-depth sightseeing.

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1

From Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar

At the conclusion of your safari, an included flight takes you 25 miles into the Indian Ocean to Stone Town on the isle of Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the deluxe Zanzibar Serena Inn, marvelously situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town and flanked by an exotic mix of Sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts and colorful harbors. After time to refresh, join your guide for a walking tour through historic Stone Town. Meals D

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Discover the Spice Island!

After today’s privately guided excursion, you’ll appreciate why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island! Journey into the verdant countryside to visit a spice plantation and savor the rich smells of vanilla, clove, cardamom and myriad other spices and tropical fruits. Continue past endless rows of coconut palms and visit the lush Jozani Forest, home to exotic birds and the rare Red Colobus Monkey, indigenous to the island. Return to your hotel where the balance of your day is at leisure. Meals B,D

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Farewell to Zanzibar

Transfer to the airstrip for a late afternoon flight to Dar es Salaam, where you’ll be met by our staff and personally assisted with the transfer to your international flight. Meals B

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Family + Friends

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