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zOn Safari in Kenya + Tanzania (2020 Itinerary)

12 days

Never more than 16 guests + Guaranteed departures to Africa

Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ The unmatched skill of our expert safari guides promise superior Big Game encounters in the finest game parks and reserves of East Africa.
+ Stay closer to the wildlife anytime of year at our luxury safari camps, tucked away in the most uncrowded, game-rich sectors of the Serengeti.
+ Every A+R guest has an unobstructed front-row view on every morning and afternoon game drive in our 6-passenger open-top jeeps.
+ Touch down for a Champagne Breakfast after our Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Mara.
+ Perched on the rim of Ngorongoro, our intimate camp enjoys privileged access to the Crater floor; you’ll be down before other visitors for a more private game-viewing experience.
+ Gain deeper insight into life beyond the game parks with our unique African cultural encounters.
+ 11 nights in luxury lodges and elegant safari camps; morning + afternoon game drives; hot air balloon ride; 32 meals; house wine + spirits at our Lemala camps; all transfers; 3 safari transfer flights; and all gratuities

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Our VIP Arrival Services in Nairobi

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel - Nairobi, Kenya

Upon disembarking your flight at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and assisted through immigration and custom formalities. Once through, you’ll be 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.

Your safari adventure begins this morning at the Giraffe Center, established in 1979 to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. At that time, there were only 130 left in the wild. Today, thanks to the Center's pioneering conservation efforts, there are nearly 500 Rothschild Giraffes in Kenya! Then visit the Daphne & David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where the care of orphaned elephants and rhinos is just a small part of their decades-long conservation work. Highlighting these morning visits is the chance to learn about the passions that drove two families to establish these pioneering conservation organizations.

Enjoy lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen, set on the farm where the Danish author lived and worked until her return to Denmark in 1931. The property is surrounded by tranquil gardens and woodlands that were featured extensively in the 1985 Oscar-winning film "Out of Africa" in which Meryl Streep portrayed the author. Then transfer to the airport for your included flight into the Maasai Mara where you’ll be welcomed by Maasai dancers and cool eucalyptus-scented towels. After checking in to the 5-star Fairmont Safari Club, you can unwind on your private verandah overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled Mara River.  Meals B+L+D


Ballooning and Game Drives in the Maasai Mara

Fairmont Mara Safari Club - Masai Mara, Kenya

Arise early this morning for an unforgettable experience... As the sun is rising to cast its first golden rays across these endless landscapes, you'll be floating silently above in a hot air balloon. Thrill to this incredible bird's-eye view of the Maasai Mara - and the animals as they begin their day. Back on the ground, you’ll embark on a morning game drive with our expert safari guide.

Return to the Fairmont Safari Club where you’ll have lunch and time to relax; take in the views from your verandah or join your fellow guests in the Club’s main lodge or at the pool. Later this afternoon, you’ll thrill to a second safari expedition. With its undisturbed panoramas of rolling savanna punctuated by the iconic silhouette of acacia trees, the Maasai Mara is ravishing in its wild beauty and celebrated as one of the richest wildlife habitats on Earth. Accompanied by our sharp-eyed safari guides, today’s game-viewing activities offer a chance to see all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo. The term was coined by big game hunters and refers not to their size but the danger and difficulty of tracking and hunting these animals on foot.  Meals B+L+D


Enjoy a morning game drive here in the fabled Maasai Mara. In addition to healthy populations of the Big Five, the Mara Reserve is home to giraffe, grazing herbivores, cheetah and other predators - and more than 450 bird species including spectacular birds of prey. Then transfer to the airport for your included safari flight to Amboseli National Park. Set against the majestic silhouette of Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is heralded for its quintessentially African landscapes of open plains, rolling savanna and acacia woodlands. Enjoy two nights at the inviting Ol Tukai Lodge.  Meals B+L+D


Game Drives in the Shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ol Tukai Lodge - Amboseli, Kenya

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, today offers a chance to capture that classic shot of an elephant or giraffe silhouetted against the dramatic backdrop of Africa's highest peak. But even if Kilimanjaro is hidden by clouds, your wildlife-viewing promises to be spectacular. Although best known for its vast herds of free ranging 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. Take some time after lunch to enjoy the amenities of our safari lodge. The day ends with an afternoon game drive followed by Sundowner cocktails and then dinner back at the lodge.  Meals B+L+D


Through the Great Rift Valley into Tanzania

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Cross the border into Tanzania for lunch in Arusha and then journey across the magnificent Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Although not large, this is one of the prettiest parks in the country. Often overlooked by other safari groups trying to save time on their way to the much better-known Serengeti, Manyara's breathtaking natural beauty, diversity of eco-systems and remarkable variety of exotic African birds make it a highlight.  Check in to the deluxe Manyara Serena Lodge, and then join our safari guide for an evening game drive. Elephants, Giraffes and pods of Hippo are among the animals that you might observe.  Meals B+L+D


From Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp - Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Set out this morning to spot the flocks of flamingos, herons and pelicans that gather on the shores of Lake Manyara. In addition to these shore birds, the National Park is heralded as one of the best overall birdwatching locations in Tanzania – with nearly 400 species on record. Sykes' monkeys, olive baboons, zebra, wildebeest and Cape buffalo are also regularly seen. Then travel northwest toward Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. This awe-inspiring natural landmark stretches almost 12 miles across, with an encircling volcanic rim that appears in the distance as a chain of mountains soaring 2,000 feet above the crater floor. Midday finds you gazing across these wondrous landscapes from your spacious under-canvas suite at the exceptional Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp. Later, thoughtful engagement with Maasai villagers and a visit to a local school reveal the challenges and rewards of life in East Africa.  Meals B+L+D


Be Among the First on the Crater Floor this Morning!

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp - Ngorongoro, Tanzania

There is no place like this anywhere else in the world. Ngorongoro truly offers an absolutely unique environment for wildlife viewing. First, you won’t see any giraffe or impala inside the crater; though they would love to graze the abundant vegetation, these delicate-legged animals find it nearly impossible to navigate their way down the steep cliffs. But because it is so enclosed and the crater floor is mainly open grassland, this conservation area is easy for game officials to patrol, and the result is a healthy population of endangered species like the Black rhino and cheetah.

Making today’s game drive even more special is the privileged location of our safari camp: Situated close to the Lemala Crater Access Route, you’ll bypass the long line of vehicles at the main entry and descend quickly to the Crater floor; often, our guests will enjoy an hour’s head start over other visitors, ensuring unmatched game-viewing experiences. We’ve arranged for a packed lunch prepared by Lemala’s chefs, so you’ll be able to spend all morning and a good part of the afternoon here on the Crater floor. Take in the views as you relax over your midday meal and enjoy more wildlife thrills before returning to Camp where you’ll have time to refresh before dinner.  Meals B+L+D

Travel into the fabled landscapes of the Serengeti to stay at one of our intimate Lemala camps. With strategic settings in the Southern, Central and Northern Serengeti, our safari camps are situated to ensure the best game-viewing yearround – whenever you travel:

From April to June and in November, you’ll travel overland from Ngorongoro to Lemala Ewanjan, set within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of the Central Serengeti. This region is renowned for terrific game viewing all year long - due to its abundance of water. But during the months that our guests are here, the Seronera Valley receives the annual wildebeest migration – turning the area into an exciting wildlife amphitheater!

From July to October, we’ll take you from Ngorongoro to the Manyara airstrip for your included flight into the Northern Serengeti. On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the inviting Lemala Mara Camp – set close to the Mara River, yet far enough away so as not to interrupt wildebeest behavior as they mass along the steep river banks! Indeed, this intimate camp is in the heart of the best game-viewing area in the Northern Serengeti and – at this time of year – is perfectly situated to witness the dramatic spectacle of the Great Migration river crossings.

From December to March, a scenic overland drive takes you from Ngorongoro into the Southern Serengeti to stay at Lemala Ndutu Camp. Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, our safari camp is ideally situated for the wildebeest migration as the animals arrive in search of water and to feed on the nutritious grasses that surround our Camp. By February, the calving season has begun and the vast herds continue to feed in preparation for the never-ending cycle that comprises the annual wildebeest migration!

Upon arrival at your Lemala Camp, your first afternoon game drive will make it abundantly clear why the Serengeti is hailed as a safari paradise. Fittingly, this day ends with Sundowner cocktails in the bush followed by dinner back at our luxury camp.  Meals B+L+D

The Maasai call it Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever." Indeed, these wide open expanses are awe-inspiring in their natural beauty. But the Serengeti is also renowned for its extraordinary concentration of plains game - including of course the Big Five - so today's morning and afternoon safari drives are sure to be heart-pounding and inspiring. And in the company of our engaging, impassioned and knowledgeable safari guides, today's activities will also deepen your understanding and appreciation for Africa's abundant natural wealth.  Meals B+L+D


Another Thrilling Day of Game Drives in the Serengeti

Lemala Ewanjan Central Serengeti Camp

Lemala Mara North Serengeti Camp

Featured in numerous nature documentaries, Serengeti National Park is certainly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Established in 1952, the Park covers 5,700 square miles - larger than the state of Connecticut. Its ecosystem is one of the oldest on Earth. Indeed the essential features of climate, vegetation and wildlife that you see today have changed little in the past million years! Unequaled in its abundant natural beauty and high-density of wildlife, the Serengeti boasts an enormous variety of exotic birds, horned bovines, ungulates, wild dogs and big cats. After breakfast and again this evening, you'll set out with our expert safari guides on game drives that promise up-close unobstructed wildlife viewing.  Meals B+L+D


Out of Africa

After another early morning game drive, we’ll drive you 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

The Gorillas of Rwanda

4 days from $4,599

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

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Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the deluxe Kigali Serena Hotel. The rest of this day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish.


Discover Kigali + Travel to the Virunga Mountains

After breakfast, your personal car, driver and guide will be waiting to introduce you to the capital city. At the Kigali Genocide Memorial, you’ll learn about the country’s turbulent history and the tragically violent events of 1994 that took the lives of more than 500,000 citizens – mainly ethnic Tutsis. Opened in 2004, the Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide and serves as a place of both remembrance and learning. Then experience firsthand the resilience of the Rwandan people as you explore the downtown district. Kigali was founded more than 100 years ago as a German settlement and is now known for its progressive entrepreneurs, vibrant arts scene, and great dining.

After lunch at the stylish Hôtel des Mille Collines, you’ll depart Kigali and travel northwest through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape. As we climb gradually toward the mighty Virunga Range, you’ll have breathtaking views of the volcano peaks rising high above the verdant countryside. Close to Volcanoes National Park, you’ll check in to the lodge of your choice: The comfortable Mountain View Gorilla Lodge, the deluxe Virunga Lodge, the luxury Bisate Lodge, or the unique Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. You’ll have time to refresh before dinner. The evening is yours to enjoy the ambience and setting of your lodge.  Meals B+L+D


Gorillas in the Wild

After an early breakfast, we’ll take you to the National Park Headquarters where you’ll register for today’s Gorilla Trek. An informative briefing with Park staff follows, during which you’ll learn the important Dos and Don’ts while in the presence of the Gorillas. Today there are about 10 Gorilla families that are habituated to human contact, and their movements along the forest mountain slopes will determine the duration of your trek. Setting out in a small group of no more than 8 visitors, you’ll trek with your group’s guide for about 2 to 5 hours to catch-up with your designated Gorilla family. After locating your assigned group, you’ll have one amazing hour to watch quietly as these magnificent primates go about their daily routine (Park regulations limit Gorilla / Human contact to 60 minutes each day). Then retracing your steps down the volcano, you’ll be chauffeured back to your Lodge. Meals B+L+D


Return to Kigali

After breakfast and check out, your car and driver will take you back to Kigali. Enjoy the scenic journey as we take you to the airport for your departure flight. Meals B

Continue to Zanzibar after your Safari

4-day Post Safari Extension from $1,299

With its idyllic beaches, this friendly island is the perfect place to unwind after your safari adventures. To make it easy, we include private fast track arrival transfers, 3 nights at your choice of luxury beachfront resort, and a privately guided tour.

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On arrival in Stone Town, you’ll be warmly greeted, escorted through customer and chauffeured to your choice of beachfront resort: Choose the stylish Breezes Beach Club or delight in your own private villa at either the luxury Baraza Resort & Spa or The Residence, a lavish resort set amidst tropical gardens on a powder-soft white sand beach. The balance of this day is yours to relax and unwind as you wish.


Discover the Spice Island

After today, you’ll appreciate why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island! Your tour of Stone Town c reveals a unique blend of Sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts and harborfront warehouses that bear testament to the colorful history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Meals B+D


Delight in Zanzibar

This entire day is yours to do as you wish. You can unwind on the beach, take a dip the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment. Additional resort activities and guided tours are also available.  Meals B+D


Depart Zanzibar

We take you to the airport today to connect with your onward journey.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons


Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 2 nights in your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and privately guided sightseeing,

Cape Town

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing.

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