EAST AFRICAN SAFARI

20 Days – Kenya, Tanzania

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

View spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park

Spend a memorable day on safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

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

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 GROUPS

INCLUSIVE SIGHTSEEING

2020 DATES & PRICES

DATES

TWIN

SOLO

6-25 Sep 20

Available

$15,495*

$19,995*

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 – NAIROBI, KENYA

Your Escorted Escape begins today as you fly from Australia to Nairobi. Tonight will be spent in the air en route to Kenya.

DAY 2

NAIROBI, KENYA

On arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure after your long flight from Australia.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel

DAY 3

NAIROBI, KENYA

Today we’ll visit the world renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as the giraffe rehabilitation centre. This evening we head to a local restaurant to enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel

Breakfast

Dinner

DAY 4

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, we drive down the Great Rift escarpment to the Maasai Mara. On arrival at our lodge we will enjoy lunch before an afternoon game drive into the national reserve in search of the Big 5.

Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge

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DAY 5

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA

Today we’re treated to both morning and afternoon game drives exploring the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Maasai Mara. We will also visit a local village to learn about traditional Maasai lifestyle and culture, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge

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Lunch

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DAY 6

LAKE NAKURU, KENYA

After a morning game drive and breakfast, we travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle on our way to Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 7

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

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Lunch

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DAY 8

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA

After breakfast, we head south towards Amboseli National Park. Today is a long travel day, but the wildlife and views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro at our destination make it worthwhile.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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DAY 9

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA

Depart after breakfast on a full day safari complete with picnic lunch. Amboseli’s signature attraction is the sight of herds of free-ranging elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 10

ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Set out on a morning game drive before departing Amboseli. Cross the border into Tanzania and continue to Arusha where you will spend the evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Breakfast

Lunch

DAY 11

ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Today is yours to spend as you wish. Arusha offers a nice break from the rigours of life on the African roads – it has excellent places to eat and for the most part is lush and green with a pleasant climate.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

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DAY 12

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA

Following breakfast, we depart for Lake Manyara where we will enjoy a game drive including a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, unfilled volcanic caldera.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 13

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA

Today is sure to be a highlight as we explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife zoo. We descend through early morning mist 2,000 feet into the crater where we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch. The rest of your day is spent marveling at the sheer numbers of animals that call this magical place home.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 14

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

Farewell the majestic Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head for another famous Tanzanian highlight – the Serengeti. Enjoy lunch at your lodge then depart on an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 15

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA

The Serengeti is home to one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet, renowned for its large predator population. Explore this spectacular park with morning and afternoon game drives.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

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Lunch

Dinner

DAY 16

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Today we’ll farewell the vast plainlands for the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean on Tanzania’s coast. Keep an eye out for final game sightings as we depart the park on our transfer to the airport for our flight to Zanzibar.

Accommodation: Dhow Palace Hotel

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Dinner

DAY 17

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

This morning, explore historic Stone Town with a guided tour through the narrow streets and alleyways of this former trading port. The afternoon is at your leisure to do some shopping or simply relax.

Accommodation: Dhow Palace Hotel

Breakfast

Lunch

DAY 18

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Head off on a morning spice tour. Our guide will take you to spice farms and plantations where you can see and taste a variety of spices found in Zanzibar. This afternoon, head for the relaxing shores of the Bluebay Beach resort.

Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort

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Dinner

DAY 19

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

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

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Dinner

DAY 20

ZANZIBAR – DOHA, QATAR

Farewell Africa and begin the journey home. Relax and enjoy the resort facilities before you transfer to the airport for our flight to Doha, where we’ll stay the night at a hotel close to the airport.

Accommodation: Doha Airport Hotel

Breakfast

DAY 21

DOHA, QATAR – AUSTRALIA

Today is spent travelling.

DAY 22

AUSTRALIA

Our Escorted Escape ends. On arrival, farewell your new friends and tour host as you head home.

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