EAST AFRICAN SAFARI

20 Days – Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar

Highlights

Travel to the Maasai Mara in the ideal season to maximise your chances of seeing the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra

Search for the renowned “Big 5” - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo

Experience open-vehicle game drives in the world-famous Serengeti National Park

Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for endangered rhinos

Experience the floodlit waterhole and watch the wildlife from the comfort of the lounge at The Ark Lodge

Spend a memorable day on safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

Explore historic Stone Town and the spice plantations of Zanzibar

Visit a local Maasai village and learn about the traditional Maasai lifestyle and culture

Relax on the stunning beaches of Zanzibar’s north coast

Inclusions

AIRFARES INCLUDED

FULLY ESCORTED HOLIDAYS

VISAS, TRANSFERS & TIPPING INCLUDED

SMALL GROUP TOURING

INCLUSIVE SIGHTSEEING

2020 DATES & PRICES

DATES

TWIN

SOLO

30 Aug- 18 Sep 2020

Available

$15,495*

$18,495*

For additional information on this trip, including tour suitability and activity levels, please refer to the detailed trip notes below. *Prices are per person.

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DAY 1

AUSTRALIA – KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA

Your Escorted Escape begins today as we fly from Australia to Kilimanjaro.

DAY 2

ARUSHA, TANZANIA

On arrival into Kilimanjaro, our tour guides eagerly await our arrival
for a unique and traditional African style welcome before transferring
to our hotel in Arusha. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Lodge

DAY 3

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA

This morning we depart to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest
inactive, unfilled volcanic caldera, which has been described as one of the
great natural wonders of the world. The crater is home to many species
of wild game and birds – almost every species of African plains mammal
lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest
population of predators in Africa.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 4

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA

After breakfast we descend some 610 metres into the crater for a full day
of game drive, complete with picnic lunch. Prides of lions, herds of Cape
buffalo, rhino, giraffes, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah,
leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the plains of the crater floor.
Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few
places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist
inside a region this size.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 5

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

Farewell the majestic Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head for
another famous Tanzanian highlight – the Serengeti. First we will visit a Masai village to learn about one of earth’s oldest cultures, before enjoying lunch on arrival at our lodge. This afternoon depart on a game drive through the world famous Serengeti National Park, home to over 4 million mammals and birds.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 6

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

The Serengeti is one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges and home to
one of the most valued collections of wildlife on the planet, renowned for
its large predator population. We explore this spectacular park with morning
and afternoon game drives today.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 7

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA – MASAI MARA, KENYA

After breakfast we head north towards the Kenyan border and continue
to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Today is a long travel day, but the wildlife in one of Africa’s greatest reserves makes it worthwhile.

Accommodation: Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 8

MASAI MARA, KENYA

Today it’s all about the animals, with morning and afternoon game drives.
The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. The acacia
dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife
and an array of birdlife, including the two million animals that migrate
through the area during the natural wonder that is the Great Migration.

Accommodation: Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 9

MASAI MARA, KENYA

Spend another day exploring the stunning scenery and wildlife of the
Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Game viewing is spectacular year round; you may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephants and their fascinating social structure or see
pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers.

Accommodation: Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 10

MASAI MARA, KENYA – LAKE NAKURU, KENYA

After breakfast, we travel across vast plains of the Rift Valley, keeping
an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle on our way to Lake Nakuru.
Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch before an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

DAY 11

LAKE NAKURU, KENYA

Today we explore the park on morning and afternoon game drives. Best known for its vast populations of pink flamingos in the wet season, Nakuru National Park is also a sanctuary for giraffes as well as the endangered rhinos.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 12

LAKE NAKURU, KENYA – ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK, KENYA

After breakfast depart for Aberdare National Park, a beautiful mountain
range in the central highlands of Kenya. This afternoon we make our way to our accommodation at an overnight lodge built deep in the forest. Enjoy game viewing at the floodlit water hole from the comfortable lounge areas or from your room at any time of night.

Accommodation: The Ark

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

DAY 13

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK, KENYA – NAIROBI, KENYA

Today we make our way to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where we’ll arrive in
the afternoon and enjoy some leisure time at our hotel. This evening we
will experience dinner with a local Kenyan family.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 14

NAIROBI, KENYA – ZANZIBAR

Today we’ll visit the world renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as
well as the Rothschild Giraffe Rehabilitation Centre and learn more about this worthwhile project and the importance of the elephant in Africa’s
conservation efforts. This afternoon we farewell Kenya and fly to our final
destination, Zanzibar, and transfer to our hotel.

Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton

Breakfast

DAY 15

ZANZIBAR

This morning, explore historic Stone Town with a guided tour through
the narrow streets and alleyways of this former trading port. We learn why Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Island” on a guided Spice Tour where
we visit spice farms and plantations where you can see and taste a wide
variety of spices of the region.

Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton

Breakfast

DAY 16

ZANZIBAR

Today we head for the relaxing shores of the Bluebay Beach Resort,
a 5-star hotel spread over 30 acres of tropical gardens with over 1000 palm trees. Located right on the edge of the wide and sandy white beach on the island of Zanzibar, the resort is a wonderful place to relax and unwind before we make the trip home.

Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 17

ZANZIBAR

Spend a day relaxing at the resort doing whatever you please. You might like to indulge in a treatment at the day spa, join in on some water sports or simply lay out on the pristine beach. This is your last chance to relax and unwind before leaving Africa.

Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 18

ZANZIBAR

Today we farewell Africa and begin the journey home. All good experiences must come to an end and sadly you must say “kwaheri” (goodbye). Later this afternoon we will be transferred to Zanzibar International Airport for your onward flight home.

DAY 19

IN TRANSIT

Today is spent travelling.

DAY 20

AUSTRALIA

Your Escorted Escape concludes today. On arrival, farewell your new friends and tour host as you head home.

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