Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ Learn how to read the clues left by Big Cats on our special Lion Tracking Expedition.
+ Our private conservancy in the Highlands is East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary.
+ Discover Sweetwaters, the only place in the wilds of Kenya to see the critically endangered and highly intelligent chimpanzee.
+ Take off from Amboseli for aerial views of the Great Rift Valley and fly over the Maasai Mara where vast herds of game roam below.
+ Three unhurried nights deep in the Mara, the richest wildlife habitat on Earth, afford more game-viewing thrills with our expert guides.
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Nairobi , Kenya

    On arrival at the airport and clearance through customs and immigration, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel. In the heart of the city, our luxury landmark has been the starting point for some of history’s greatest safari expeditions.
  • Day 2 - Into the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

    Setting out from Nairobi by jeep offers your first game-viewing drive as we take you south to Amboseli National Park. This magnificent little gem presents the quintessential African landscape of open plains, rolling savannah and woodlands. In the background, the dramatic silhouette of Kilimanjaro rises to nearly 20,000 feet.

    You’ll arrive in time for lunch at Ol Tukai, a classic safari lodge under the watchful gaze of Africa’s highest peak. Heralded as one of the best places in Africa to observe elephants, this afternoon’s game drive is an opportunity to encounter uniquely large herds of these magnificent and intelligent creatures, up to 200-strong! Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - On Safari at Amboseli

    Join our expert safari guide this morning and set out across the dew-touched landscapes of Amboseli. The animals are up with the first light of day, and the early light is one of the best times to experience the full majesty of Kilimanjaro. With clear weather and a bit of good luck, you might even have a chance to capture that classic shot of an elephant or giraffe silhouetted against the dramatic backdrop of Africa’s highest peak.

    Even if Kilimanjaro is hidden by clouds, your wildlife-viewing promises to be spectacular. Although best known for its vast herds of elephants, the greater Amboseli eco-system is also home to hippos, wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, giraffes, impalas, and baboons. The great predators are well represented with healthy populations of lions, spotted hyenas and pointy-eared caracals. Cheetah and leopards can also be observed along with more than 400 species of birds. Free time to enjoy the amenities and setting of your safari lodge plus a late afternoon game drive complete this unforgettable day.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy

    We’ll take you to the airstrip this morning for a quick flight to Nairobi. Continue overland, heading north into the highlands and the shadow of Mt. Kenya; on a clear day, you’ll have breathtaking views of this magnificent peak in its full majesty. On arrival, check in to the luxurious Sweetwaters Tented Camp, where you’ll enjoy lunch and time to relax before a private afternoon game drive. Surrounded by the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, this region boasts a greater density of wildlife than any other park in the country and is the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa.

    Ol Pejeta is also a role model for conservancy - highly respected for its innovative, tangible and sustainable approach to the conservation of both the wildlife and local communities – and your stay offers a chance to support their important and impactful work. In addition, situated here on the Conservancy, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where you’ll see this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species. B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Private Morning + Afternoon Game Drives

    Dedicated to preserving Kenya’s rich wildlife heritage, the vast central plains of Ol Pejeta shelter rare and endangered species like northern white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and lion. And with one of the highest predator densities in Kenya, both of today’s game drives promise exciting wildlife encounters that will be talked about long after you return home.

    Along with these privately-guided safari expeditions and an unforgettable lion-tracking adventure, you’ll enjoy an informative and fascinating talk about the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and its intelligent primate residents. The Chimpanzee’s natural home range spans from Senegal on the West African coast through the central forested belt of Africa and into Uganda; they are not native to Kenya, but when a rescue center in nearby Burundi was forced to close due to civil war in the early 1990’s, Ol Pejeta was established. Through a partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, Ol Pejeta aims to provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused Chimps that are rescued form West and Central Africa. Today, there are two large groups of Chimpanzees that have been nursed back to health and reintroduced to living in a natural environment within vast protected areas separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River.  Meals B,L,D
  • Day 6 - Fly into the Maasai Mara

    Take off from the airstrip this morning for cinematic aerial views of the Great Rift Valley. As you sweep over the vast expanse of the Maasai Mara, you’ll have a chance to look down upon vast herds of grazing animals and packs of predators that roam in the same super-abundance that thrilled Teddy Roosevelt a century ago! Upon arrival, we’ll take you to the elegant Fairmont Mara Safari Club, where beautifully furnished tents offer private verandahs overlooking the Mara River. After lunch at the Club and time to relax, you’ll join other Fairmont guests for an afternoon game drive.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

    With its undisturbed panoramas of rolling savannah punctuated by the iconic silhouette of acacia trees, the Maasai Mara is ravishing in its wild beauty. Bisected by the twisting Mara River, this acclaimed national reserve is also one of the richest wildlife habitats on Earth. Today, you’ll join our expertly trained safari guides on morning and afternoon game drives that bring you eye-to-eye with the remarkable variety of big game animals that roam the Reserve.

    In between these wildlife adventures, you’ll have ample time to relax and take in the magical setting of your luxury safari camp – surrounded on three sides by the Mara River. Join other guests in the Club lodge where an inviting lounge, bar and dining area are cantilevered over the River. Or retreat to your private verandah where you might glimpse hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the water!  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Another day on safari in the Maasai Mara

    Another day unfolds with thrilling game drives led by our engaging sharp-eyed safari guides. The Mara is home to healthy populations of the Big Five, and this day offers yet another opportunity to track and observe these storied beasts; coined more than a century ago, the term “Big Five” refers to five animals that were especially prized by 19th-century big game hunters. Although both the elephant and rhino are included, the Big Five designation had nothing to do with size or weight. Rather, these were the animals that were the most difficult and the most dangerous to track and hunt. Rounding out this list are lions, highly social, apex predators; Cape buffalo, bovine in appearance but powerful, quick and fierce when provoked; and leopards - master stalkers who are most active at night, and usually spotted at rest under and among the tree branches they use as home base. Along with the Big Five, the vast plains of the Mara are roamed by large numbers of giraffe, zebra, rhino, cheetah and numerous species of horned ungulates like impala, oryx, eland and kudu. In addition, the reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise with more than 450 species recorded – including spectacular birds of prey from the African Fish Eagle and Secretary Bird to the graceful Bateleur Eagle.

    Back at the elegant Safari Club, you can take a dip in the pool, join fellow guests in the main lodge, or retreat to your private verandah with its views overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled Mara River.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Out of Africa...

    Set out on another morning game drive* and have breakfast back at camp before flying to Nairobi. We’ll take you to lunch in the capital before escorting you to the international airport for your onward journey.

    *Guests extending their stay to another country in East Africa will miss the morning game drive to board an early flight in Nairobi.

    Meals B+L

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    This easy-to-add Pre-Safari Extension includes 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, gorilla trek with park permit, and all on-tour transportation including roundtrip air from Nairobi

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  • Fairmont Norfolk Hotel - Nairobi, Kenya

    The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colorful history, and continues to be one of Nairobi's finest and best-known hotel. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which still has its own private tropical gardens. The 165 guest rooms include satellite television, in-room safe, and direct-dial phone. On-site amenities include heated pool, fitness center, sauna, steam room and beauty salon.

  • Ol Tukai Lodge - Amboseli, Kenya

    Our handpicked accommodation offers intimate, chalet-style guestrooms surrounded by an expansive lawn and tended gardens, overlooking the Amboseli plain and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The property is adjacent to Acacia woodland and the eastern boundary is home to several families of elephants. All rooms are stylish and comfortable, constructed with native materials like gum tree planks, river stone, and slate. Each guestroom has a private bathroom and terrace. We’ll enjoy our meals in the cheerful dining room, accented by a colorful tapestry depicting the life of the Masai. The dining room opens onto a garden verandah where lunch is served. The open-air Elephant Bar offers an international selection of beers, cocktails and fresh fruit juices, with a rooftop deck for splendid views of Africa’s highest peak. In between our game drives, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or relax on a sun-bed in the shade of the Acacia trees.

  • Sweetwaters Tented Camp - Sweetwaters, Kenya

    In the heart of 24,000 acress of the Sweetwaters Game Reserve, the Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers magnificent views or African landscapes and wildlife. Thirty tents are shaded even from the hottest days, lighting, and verandahs to relax on. Sweetwaters Tented Camp has a choice of dining at three different locations, room service, and a swimming pool.

  • Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club - Masai Mara, Kenya

    The Fairmont Mara Safari Club has re-opened following an extensive renovation program. Surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, and on the edge of the world’s Seventh “New” Wonder of the World – the Masai Mara - Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury. The main lodge at the center of camp hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library with Internet access to keep the relatives up to date with safari adventures. A spacious outside deck overhangs the river and leads to a heated pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. With four poster, pillow-top beds and a veranda overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled river, each of the 50 tents at Fairmont Mara Safari Club is superbly furnished with its own private, three-piece bathroom, including a number of “outdoor showers” in select tents.The larger-sized accommodations also feature expanded decks which allow for private dining.

Our Safari Value

+ Complete range of morning and afternoon game drives and wilderness adventures with expert safari guides, including all park fees
+ Special Lion Tracking Expedition on our private conservancy
+ 23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
+ 8 nights in our luxury lodgings and camps
+ All gratuities are included
+ 3 safari transfer flights with breathtaking aerial views over wildlife and scenery
+ All on-tour transportation and transfers
+ All luggage handling, all hotel taxes, and all fees for internal flights
+ 3 or more guests save $50 - $200 each
+ Solo travelers enjoy private double rooms and spacious tented suites.

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Arrive Nairobi - Per Person Double

Dates   Classic Elegence of the Grand Safari
Departure Return   Regular Deal
4/1/2019 5/31/2019 $6899 $6399
6/1/2019 6/30/2019 $6799 $6299
7/1/2019 10/31/2019 $7799 $7299
11/1/2019 12/15/2019 $6899 $6399
12/16/2019 12/31/2019 $6999 $6499
1/1/2020 3/15/2020 $7599 $7099
3/16/2020 3/31/2020 $7599 $7099
4/1/2020 5/31/2020 $7299 $6799
6/16/2020 6/30/2020 $7699 $7199
7/1/2020 10/15/2020 $7699 $7199
10/16/2020 10/31/2020 $7699 $7199
11/1/2020 12/15/2020 $7699 $7199
12/16/2020 12/31/2020 $8299 $7799
1/1/2021 3/15/2021 $7599 $7099
3/16/2021 3/31/2021 $7599 $7099
4/1/2021 5/31/2021 $7299 $6799
6/1/2021 6/15/2021 $7699 $7199
6/16/2021 6/30/2021 $7699 $7199
7/1/2021 10/15/2021 $7699 $7199
10/16/2021 10/31/2021 $7699 $7199
11/1/2021 12/15/2021 $7699 $7199
12/16/2021 12/31/2021 $8299 $7799

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  • The Gorillas of Rwanda

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    This easy-to-add Pre-Safari Extension includes 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, gorilla trek with park permit, and all on-tour transportation including roundtrip air from Nairobi

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  • The Gorillas of Rwanda

    4 days from $4,699

    This easy-to-add Pre-Safari Extension includes 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, gorilla trek with park permit, and all on-tour transportation including roundtrip air from Nairobi

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  • Marion from GA gives this tour 

    It would be nice to get prior info from Alexander + Roberts earlier than it is normally sent. Info regarding what to take, etc. should come before two weeks to departure to be of help to travelers. I have commented on this before.


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