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13-Day The Heart of East Africa Classic Safari​

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Discover the wonders of East Africa on our exclusive luxury safari. From Tanzania’s bird-filled landscapes to the iconic Serengeti, where you’ll witness the majestic big five up close. En route to Kenya, catch sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro before immersing yourself in the vast herds of elephants at Amboseli National Park. Visit Jane Goodall’s Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the expansive plains of the Masai Mara, where you’ll encounter East Africa’s largest resident black rhino. In just 13 days, experience the very best of East Africa’s natural beauty and wildlife.

Cities & Landmarks

Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Amboseli National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy & Masai Mara Game Reserve

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
The Luxury tour features stays in lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour is exclusively organized for you and will not be shared with other guests.
Can start any day
This tour can commence on any day, subject to availability.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
This private tour is available for booking by solo travelers.
Suitable for all ages
This tour has no age limits
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha (Tanzania)
Dinner
Dinner
2
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Ngorongoro Lion’s Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resort located in or near Nanyuki (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resort located in or near Nanyuki (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Lunch
Breakfast, Lunch & Lunch
11
Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
No accommodation (End of tour)
(End of tour)
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast & Lunch
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You will be picked up from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arrive in Arusha
Day 1: Arrived Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will pick you up and take you to your first night's stay at the Gran Melia Arusha, situated at the base of Mount Meru, Tanzania's second-highest mountain. This region is famously recognized as the entrance to safari adventures. Once you're settled, meet with your safari expert for a briefing on your upcoming safari experience.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City, Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Meals at own expense
Day 2
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 2: Lake Manyara visit and Ngorongoro Crater overnight stay

Start a fun 10-day safari with four nights in Tanzania's Serengeti and five nights in Kenya. First, visit Lake Manyara National Park for a chance to see giraffes, baboons, hippos, elephants, and lots of birds. Then, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, filled with about 30,000 big animals. Spend two nights in a lodge on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, with great views, where we'll have a welcome party and dinner.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June through September (Optimal time for general wildlife observation)
High Season
Throughout most of the year, from July to March (Be prepared for crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Minimal to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 3: Game Drive & a picnic in Ngorongoro Crater

Let’s explore the “Garden of Eden” – the Ngorongoro Crater. It is one of the largest calderas in the world, containing a variety of ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. Get comfortable in our custom-built four-wheel-drive vehicles, which provide an excellent mobile viewing platform to encounter massive herds of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles. Here’s a great opportunity to spot the Big Five – elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, and rhinoceros. To mark an incredible afternoon, enjoy a picnic like never before, in the middle of a crater.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Lion’s Paw Camp
Luxury tented camp located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Flight to Serengeti National Park (Included in the Price)

Today, you’ll hop a morning flight from Lake Manyara to the Seronera airstrip in the heart of Serengeti National Park. As you do, you’ll fly over Oldupai Gorge, where, over 50 years ago, archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old. Arrive in time for lunch at your Four Seasons safari lodge in the Serengeti, built for unprecedented pampering, where you’ll begin a three-night stay. Following an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park, join us this evening for a special barbecue dinner in your lodge’s Boma Grill, enhanced by a Maasai traditional dance performance.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Day 5: More Safari in Serengeti

Spend your time at the heart of the Serengeti savanna. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy two game drives, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sightings could include lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, jackals, gazelles, and giraffes. The sunset is breathtaking from your lodge. We advise you to sit back and enjoy the show as the sunset illuminates the sky. Indulge in some Pan-African cuisine at dinner tonight, and sleep tight ahead of your day of adventure tomorrow.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 6
Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti Amaizing Wildlife

Spend another glorious day in the spectacular Serengeti as you head out into the grasslands aboard safari vehicles for game drives in the early morning as well as the afternoon. In between, you’ll have free time to relax and enjoy your stay at Sametu Camp.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Sametu Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 7
Amboseli National Park
Day 7: Flight to Arusha and Transfer to Amboseli National Park

Say goodbye to the Serengeti and hello to Arusha, Tanzania, en route to part two of your trip in Kenya. Dominating the skyline, you will encounter the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks as they stand over 15,000 feet tall.

Time for lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha before setting off to Kenya. To start this part of your trip, you are booked into two-night in Amboseli National Park. Here is where herds of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife roam free. Learn all about it at a private lecture on the elephants of Amboseli before you dine tonight.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February
High season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Amboseli National Park
Day 8: Private Safari in Amboseli

On your private, luxury safari drives, you can see elephants, hippos, and buffaloes searching for the park’s natural watering holes and encounter the graceful antelopes grazing in the flat grasslands.

An early morning visit to a Maasai village gets the day started before your morning game drive. Then, after a busy morning, you’ll return to the lodge for breakfast. Before lunch, take the day at your leisure. When you’re ready, another game drive is planned for your afternoon. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening, after a day balance between adventure and leisure.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day 9: Flight to Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Included in the Price)

Fly in the morning to the iconic Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, a luxurious spot straddling the Equator for your two-night stay. This club, founded in 1959 and once frequented by celebrities like Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby, was William Holden's retreat. After lunch, enjoy an Equatorial demonstration, followed by a private visit to the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage, a sanctuary for rehabilitated wild animals. Finish your day with dinner and relaxation at the Fairmont.

Main Destination:
Nanyuki (Town, Kenya)
Accommodation:
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resort located in or near Nanyuki (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day 10: Ol Pejeta Conservancy & Chimpanzees

Start your day early at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to East Africa's largest black rhino population and other Big Five animals, with a morning game drive. Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary there, a refuge for orphaned chimps. Later, in Nanyuki, experience local craftsmanship with weavers creating colorful rugs and shawls from sheep's wool. End the day with a special starlit barbecue dinner at your hotel.

Main Destination:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resort located in or near Nanyuki (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 11: Flight to Masai Mara (included in the Price)

Take a flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve, welcomed by Maasai warriors upon landing. Settle into the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, your luxurious tented camp for three nights, in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation, swimming, and scenic views. Later, embark on an evening game drive in the Mara, spotting lions, elephants, and zebras. End your day with a briefing about your upcoming hot air balloon ride and a delicious dinner at the camp.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and September to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12
Balloon Safari in Masai Mara
Day 12: Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

On your last day in the stunning Masai Mara, experience unmatched wildlife viewing. This day concludes your unforgettable Tanzania and Kenya safari adventure. Start with a morning game drive, followed by lunch back at your tented camp, where you can also enjoy some swimming and relaxation. Venture out again in the afternoon for one more game drive across the plains. In the evening, celebrate the end of your incredible Kenya safari with a special Bush 2 City Adventure tradition: a farewell dinner in the bush at the Fairmont, marking a perfect close to your journey.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Meals at own expense
Day 13
Flight to Nairobi (included in the Price)
Day 13: Flight Home from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Time to say goodbye! Fly to Nairobi this morning for your journey home. We have a day room reserved for you at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Depart the hotel for the airport after dinner. Make sure you allow 3 hours for flight check-in.

Main Destination:
Nairobi
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
(End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

End of tour

(See Getting There for more details)
Your safari adventure concludes in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.
Extra accommodation is available for an additional cost.
You will be taken to the airport for drop-off.
How to book this safari?
Important to Know
Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha
Gran Melia Arusha
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Lake Manyara National Park
Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lion’s Paw Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Sametu Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Sametu Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
Sametu Safari Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Kenya
Amboseli NP
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Kenya
Amboseli NP
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Fair Mount Mount Kenya Safari Club
Breakfast, Lunch & Lunch
11
Kenya
Masai Mara NR
Mara Safari Club
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Kenya
Balloon Safari in Masai Mara
Mara Safari Club
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Kenya
Nairobi
No accommodation (End of tour)
Breakfast & Lunch
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Jan 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
$14,665
$10,918
$10,570
$9,721
$9,752
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Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
$15,228
$11,173
$10,929
$9,977
$10,069
$9,577
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$14,583
$10,694
$10,471
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