EAST AFRICA EXCLUSIVE CLASSIC SAFARI
Group size limited to 24! Embark on an unforgettable fly-in safari to East Africa’s renowned game reserves and national parks, teeming with wildlife. From the vast grasslands of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara, you’ll encounter Africa’s Big Five in their natural environment – wildlife viewing at its best!
Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Tour begins: Serena Mountain Village, Arusha. Transfers are included from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Serena Mountain Village, Arusha, for an overnight stay.
Day 2. Ngorongoro Crater
Embark on a four-night safari to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti by traveling through Lake Manyara National Park for your first experience at wildlife viewing. Along with abundant giraffes, baboons and elephants, Lake Manyara is home to great birds of prey and thousands of pink flamingos. Continue on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to an estimated 30,000 large mammals. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at your lodge; built directly into the rim of vast Ngorongoro Crater – it overlooks the caldera’s lush, wildlife-rich floor far below. Meals BLD
Day 3. Explore Ngorongoro Crater
Experience the Africa of bygone days when you explore the “lost world” of Ngorongoro Crater, believed by many to have been Africa’s original “Garden of Eden.” Within this dormant volcano’s walls lie short grasslands, swamps, forests and a freshwater lake, inspiring the continual migration of animals. From aboard your four-wheel drive vehicle, crafted exclusively for African Sermon Safaris, you’ll have an opportunity to spot Africa’s renowned Big Five – buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black maned lion and the endangered, rare black rhinoceros – as well as herds of zebras, wildebeests and gazelles. A picnic lunch in the crater will be a highlight of your day. Meals BLD
Day 4. Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti
Your day begins with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of the earliest known man. Enjoy game viewing as you drive to your wilderness lodge in Serengeti National Park; be prepared for a few bumps and bounces along the unpaved roads. Your comfortable stone-built lodge accommodations were inspired by the traditional circular dwellings of Masai villages. Meals BLD
Day 5. Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives take you into the heart of the golden Serengeti savanna today; you may spot numerous prides of lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, black rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, gazelles and primates. Enjoy the evening tonight under the backdrop of a truly magnificent African sunset. Meals BLD
Day 6. Fly through Arusha to Nairobi
Flightsee over the Serengeti to Arusha en route to Nairobi today. A sightseeing excursion upon arrival in Kenya’s capital city includes visits to the Karen Blixen House and Museum, setting for the film, Out of Africa, and the Giraffe Center, a self-sustaining natural sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Spend the night at the elegant Nairobi Serena Hotel. Meals BLD
Day 7. Samburu National Reserve
Fly to the wildlife-rich Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya, where local residents include elephants, baboons, leopards and birds; look for them on an afternoon game drive after settling in at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge for a two-night stay. Meals BLD
Day 8. Samburu Game Drives
Morning and late afternoon game drives combine with a visit to a local tribal village and a talk by a local resident to offer an in-depth look at life in the Samburu Reserve. Along with storks, elephants, hippos, and leopards, you may observe some of Africa’s rarest animals on your game drives – from Grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk antelope and Somali ostriches to the shy oryx beisa and the reticulated giraffe. Meals BLD
Day 9. Mount Kenya Safari Club
See how local villagers spin sheep wool into rugs, sweaters, shawls and throws this morning. Arrive at the incomparable Mount Kenya Safari Club for a two-night stay. Spend the afternoon at William Holden’s Animal Orphanage on the expansive grounds of the Mount Kenya Safari Club. Meals BLD
Day 10. Coffee Plantation
Spend time at leisure enjoying the many amenities of your hotel, before touring a private coffee plantation with its owners. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the remarkable setting of your acclaimed hotel. Meals BLD
Day 11. Masai Mara Game Reserve
Fly to Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya, where you will spend the next two nights at a luxurious tented camp. A late afternoon game drive introduces you to the resident wildlife of the reserve, often including leopards, lions, cheetahs, buffalo, hippos, gazelles, topi, antelopes, elephants, and zebras. Meals, Mara Safari Club, BLD
Day 12. Balloon over Masai Mara
Rise early for a memorable hot air balloon flight to observe the early morning rituals of the wildlife below as dawn breaks over the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara Reserve, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush – sure to be a treasured highlight of your safari! Look for elephants, prides of lions, impalas and cheetahs on your final game drive this afternoon. Meals, Mara Safari Club, BLD
Day 13. Nairobi / Journey Home
Fly to Nairobi for your journey home. A day room has been reserved for you at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at a local restaurant en route to the airport. Tour ends: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meals BLD
Tour Price: US$ 8082 Per Person Sharing
What is Included:
Hot Air Balloon At Dawn
Soar above the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in a hot air balloon at dawn.
Serengeti, Samburu, Masai Mara
Enjoy two-night visits to the legendary Serengeti, Samburu and Masai Mara reserves, where the Big Five roam along with Africa’s other remarkable wildlife.
Small Groups Limited to 12
Safari in Kenya and Tanzania are limited to only 24 guests, providing an intimate, small group for safaris; this means more flexibility and opportunities for wildlife viewing on daily game drives.
Exclusively Designed Safari Vehicles
African Sermon Safaris vehicles are exclusively designed for maximum comfort – they are limited to six people per vehicle so everyone has their own “window.”
-Prices not include $1200 intra air cost
-Hot Air Balloon Experience in Masai Mara included - $450 value!
The advantages of using our services:
^Peace of mind with our on-site Nairobi office providing you with support 24/7
^Use of our custom-built 4WD safari vehicles offer added space and comfort, with better sightlines and a guaranteed window seat!
^At ease with our well trained drivers/professional safari guides
^A classic and concise itinerary that focuses on your trip's primary landmarks
^For additional cultural insight, enjoy a guided visit to Samburu and Maasai villages
^Small group size of not more than 12 allowing more personal service and flexibility to customize individual activities
^Out of Africa experience!
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