10-Night Deluxe Kenya & Tanzania Safari!

10-night Deluxe Kenya & Tanzania Safari

All of your needs are met on this luxury tour of Kenya & Tanzania. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-four passengers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to pristine Kenya & Tanzania as you explore the grasslands of the Masai Mara, traverse the plains of the world-famous Serengeti and experience the unique environment of the Ngorongoro Crater. At the end of each day you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location. Welcome to Kenya & Tanzania with Signature Collection.

Trip Highlights

Signature Collection Package Includes
    • International flights Montreal-Nairobi, Kilimanjaro-Montreal
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • All intra-flights*: Mount Kenya-Masai Mara, Masai Mara-Migori, Tarime-Serengeti
    • 10 nights accommodations in well-located Luxury Hotels and Tented Camps
    • Hotel porterage
    • All transfers
    • Maximum 24 passengers per tour
    • 29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches with soft drinks, 9 dinners with wine
    • Bottled water daily
    • Welcome and Farewell receptions
    • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
    • Tour manager throughout plus driver-guides for all sightseeing and game drives
    • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4×4 vehicles
    • Hotel porterage, tips for restaurant staff and driver-guides
    • National Park Fees

*Light aircraft (11 – 26 seat planes) are used for intra-flights.

 

Luxury Tour Highlights

  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, known for rescuing orphaned baby elephants for rehabilitation and reintegration into the wild
  • At the Karen Blixen Museum, see the farmhouse where the author of Out of Africa once lived
  • Game drive in the unspoiled Ol Pejeta Conservancy, renowned as a refuge for black rhinos
  • Participate in an Equator Crossing Ceremony with jumping Maasai dancers
  • Visit Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a refuge for orphaned and abused chimps
  • Exploration of the astonishing Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves
  • Experience Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s “Seven Wonders”
  • Game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the highest density of big game in Africa

 

Signature Experiences

  • Private Mount Kenya Welcome Dinner in the bush, in a serene riverside setting
  • Exclusive opportunity to view the world’s last three remaining northern white rhinos
  • Enjoy a hilltop reception overlooking the Masai Mara plains before a specially arranged candlelit bush dinner
  • Drift over the Serengeti plains on a sunrise hot air balloon flight, followed by a delightful champagne breakfast in the open savannah
  • Tour a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle herders’ daily life and culture
  • Farewell Dinner with striking views of the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique biosphere

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Itinerary Map
 

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday – Depart for Kenya

Depart on your flight to Nairobi, Kenya

DAY 2, Monday – Arrive in Nairobi

Jambo! Welcome to Kenya! Arrive in Nairobi, the country’s modern and cosmopolitan capital city; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax
Overnight: Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi

DAY 3, Tuesday – Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Mount Kenya

The day begins at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, dedicated to rescuing and raising orphan elephants for eventual reintegration into the wild. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, this is the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Then to the Karen Blixen Museum; see the farmhouse where the author of Out of Africa once lived. Walk through the expansive gardens before proceeding to a lovely restaurant for lunch. From bustling Nairobi we travel to peaceful and pristine Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. We arrive at the luxurious Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, straddling the equator, our home for the next two nights. After settling in to our accommodations, attend a Welcome Reception hosted by our Tour Manager and learn more about the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead in Kenya and Tanzania. Then, a festive Welcome Dinner in the bush to celebrate your arrival!
Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Mount Kenya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday – Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Endangered White Rhinos

Awake this morning to breathless views of Mount Kenya. An extraordinary day follows in the unspoiled wilderness of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a pioneer of conservation projects and the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa. On the game drive, view the rich diversity of wildlife and the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. After a picnic lunch, an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit with Sudan, Najin and Fatu – the world’s last three remaining northern white rhinos! See these remarkable rhinos up-close while listening to the amazing story of their journey from the Czech Republic to the grasslands of Kenya; learn about the efforts to save this subspecies. Afterwards, drive back to the lodge and participate in the Equator Crossing Ceremony. Jumping Maasai dancers will lead you across the equator, and you will even be presented with a crossing certificate to take home! An elegant dinner tonight at the hotel
Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Mount Kenya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday – Masai Mara National Reserve

From the local airstrip, a light aircraft transports us to the Masai Mara National Reserve, a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands, and rivers. Arrive at the superb Fairmont Mara Safari Club, a luxury tented camp surrounded on three sides by the Mara River. Time to freshen up before a delicious lunch. An afternoon game drive begins our exploration of the astonishing Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife destination. Home to zebras, cheetahs, wildebeests, gazelles and the “Big Five,” its unending landscape also hosts over 400 bird species. Unwind from the day and enjoy the amenities at this distinctive tented camp before a superb dinner together
Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday – Masai Mara National Reserve

Dreamlike Masai Mara, with its open grasslands and spectacular vistas, was the setting for the popular film Out of Africa. We have two unforgettable game drives today in this astonishing land where Maasai communities coexist with wildlife. Return to the lodge with time before dinner to lounge on the spacious outside deck overhanging the river, swim in the pool, or indulge in a massage
Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday – Masai Mara National Reserve, Aitong Hills, Bush Dinner

A full day on safari with morning and afternoon game drives in this rich wildlife viewing area, home to the largest population of lions in Kenya. Between drives, return to the tented camp for a relaxing lunch and time to cool off from the day, or just nap under the shade of a tree. The striking scenery of the Masai Mara is punctuated by panoramas of rolling hills and woodland groves fed by the Mara River. The magic continues this evening – from the lofty heights of the Aitong Hills, you will be enveloped by the peace and beauty of the magnificent Mara plains below. Enjoy cold drinks with hot and cold canapés as we watch our final Kenyan sunset together. Tonight, savor a very special candlelit bush dinner
Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday – Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

We transfer to the airstrip for our flight to the Tanzanian border; after border crossing formalities, a flight to the heart of Serengeti National Park, recently proclaimed one of the world’s “Seven Wonders.” Famous for its annual wildebeest migration, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa with great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. The gorgeous Four Seasons Safari Lodge is waiting for us. A relaxing lunch is followed by our first game drive in the famed Serengeti. The sense of space that characterizes the endless plains is an experience you’ll never forget. Dinner at the lodge tonight promises to be a gourmet delight
Overnight: Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday – Hot Air Balloon Ride, Serengeti National Park

An early morning hot air balloon ride begins the day. Arise before dawn to embark on a colorful hot air balloon that drifts peacefully over the Serengeti plains as the sun rises. View the diverse wildlife from this incredible bird’s-eye view. A delightful champagne breakfast will be served as you land on the open savanna, before returning to the lodge. An afternoon game drive explores the centrally located Seronera River Valley, which marks the boundary between the grassy plains of the south and the wooded hills of the north. As a result, the area is home to wildlife from both habitats, making the central Serengeti one of the richest ecosystems in the park. Time to relax at the lodge before dinner
Overnight: Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday – Olduvai Gorge Museum, Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai Cultural Experience

Today we drive through Serengeti National Park to the striking Ngorongoro area, stopping en route at the remarkable Olduvai Gorge Museum to view the displays of fossils that provide significant evidence of our ancestors almost four million years ago. The extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater lies in the Great Rift Valley, one of the geological wonders of the world. This extinct volcano collapsed 25 million years ago, forming the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. Arrive at the impressive Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, perched on the jagged rim of the crater, a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Opt to spend the rest of the day at leisure at the lodge, or join a tour to a Maasai village to gain a better understanding of the nomadic cattle herders’ daily life and culture. At the lodge, a superb dinner awaits with spectacular views of the crater
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday – Ngorongoro Crater, a “Garden of Eden”

The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since its formation. Today, descend into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plains that shelters more than 20,000 animals. Many of these are the large grazing animals, such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra, that depend on the open grasslands in the crater. These attract the attendant predators: the black-maned lion, the leopard and the hyena. When the water stocks are low elsewhere, the animals turn to the swamps for fresh water and food. Elephants feed on giant sedges, and hippos wallow in the pools. The fever tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck, waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake, fed by the Munge River, attracts water birds and is a favorite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful, it is not surprising that the Ngorongoro Crater has been called a “Garden of Eden.” Tonight, our Farewell Reception and Dinner together is held in the most enthralling place on earth!
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday – Depart Tanzania

This morning, drive to Arusha. Enjoy lunch together at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. This afternoon, take an excursion to the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, known for its outstanding art gallery and local handicrafts, or simply relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge before transferring to the Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight
Day Room: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Featured Hotels

Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Nairobi

The deluxe Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, part of the international Kempinski chain, has its own individual charm with dramatic columns, water features and lanterns decorating its grand entrance. A manicured garden with stone statues bordering the back of the hotel is a perfect place to linger. The guest rooms are classically decorated in warm colors with thoughtful amenities. The numerous restaurants, lounges and bars all promise first class service.

Guest Rooms: The comfortable guest rooms at this hotel feature elegant decor and city views. All are equipped with a variety of amenities for a pleasant stay.

Location: The hotel is located in the heart of the commercial centre of Nairobi. The Nairobi National Museum and the University of Nairobi are a short drive away. The hotel has an on-site spa, fitness center and outdoor heated pool.

Restaurants: Guests can enjoy the variety of cuisines that are served in the hotel’s four restaurants. The hotel also has a bar, a cigar lounge and a pool bar.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki

The deluxe Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, part of the international Kempinski chain, has its own individual charm with dramatic columns, water features and lanterns decorating its grand entrance. A manicured garden with stone statues bordering the back of the hotel is a perfect place to linger. The guest rooms are classically decorated in warm colors with thoughtful amenities. The numerous restaurants, lounges and bars all promise first class service.

Guest Rooms: The comfortable guest rooms at this hotel feature elegant decor and city views. All are equipped with a variety of amenities for a pleasant stay.

Location: The hotel is located in the heart of the commercial centre of Nairobi. The Nairobi National Museum and the University of Nairobi are a short drive away. The hotel has an on-site spa, fitness center and outdoor heated pool.

Restaurants: Guests can enjoy the variety of cuisines that are served in the hotel’s four restaurants. The hotel also has a bar, a cigar lounge and a pool bar.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara National Reserve

The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the breathtaking Mara River, on the edge of Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the world’s richest wildlife reserves. The hotel is the epitome of tented luxury with a main lodge that features an indoor restaurant, bar and library. A spacious outside deck overhangs the river and leads to a swimming pool. With four poster, pillow-top beds and a veranda overlooking the river, each of the 50 tents are superbly furnished.

Guest Rooms: The guest tents feature four poster, pillow-top beds and a deck with splendid river views. All guest tents are equipped with a private bathroom.

Location: The hotel is on the edge of the Maasai Mara, and has spectacular views of the Mara River. Enjoy the hotel’s on-site spa, library, pool and deck with river views.

Restaurants: The hotel’s dining room offers breakfast and lunch buffets and a Table D’Hôte dinner menu. Beverages are served at the hotel’s bar and the Pool Bar.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Serengeti National Park

Deep within Serengeti National Park, the Safari Lodge welcomes guests to a sanctuary of luxurious Four Seasons comfort. The rooms feature contemporary African décor accented by local textiles and artwork. Enjoy the multiple gourmet dining options and fitness center. Step outside to the elevated, open-air sundeck with magnificent sweeping views of Serengeti National Park and linger at the lounge that overlooks a nearby watering hole.

Guest Rooms: The guest rooms feature four-poster beds with mosquito netting, contemporary African decor and furnished balconies. All rooms are equipped with amenities for a comfortable stay. All rooms are non-smoking.

Location: The lodge is situated deep within the Serengeti National Park. The lodge has a spa, a fitness center and an infinity pool with a view of an elephant watering hole.

Restaurants: Kula’s Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner buffets that feature African-inspired cuisine. Boma Grill offers an authentic African feast and Maasai dancing. The lodge’s bar serves beverages and light meals.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The dramatic 5-star Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, a cluster of boulder-built buildings, is perched on the jagged rim of the crater camouflaged in river-stone. Each room has its own rock-enclosed balcony, Masai carvings and prehistoric wall motifs with uninterrupted views over the Crater. At the end of the day, watch as the sun sinks behind the mountains from a unique vantage point on the craggy heights of the crater’s rim.

Guest Rooms: The rooms feature stylized prehistoric cave paintings and sumptuous furnishings. All rooms are equipped WiFi internet access, a telephone, a private bathroom and a balcony with magnificent crater views.

Location: The lodge is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The Olduvai Gorge is about an hour drive away. The lodge offers viewing terraces and a selection of sports and activities.

Restaurants: The lodge’s restaurant serves breakfast and lunch buffets that feature international fare and a table d’hôte dinner menu. 24 hour room service is available as well.

Price varies according to time traveled and other considerations. Contact Grand Escapades for a price quote. Travel Insurance is recommended. Limited space, certain other conditions and restrictions may apply. Not all travel dates available. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. QC Permit 703093

 

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