Luxury Kenya & Tanzania

Luxury Kenya & Tanzania

12,450.00

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

1 Night at Hemingways Nairobi
2 Nights at Tortilis Camp in Amboseli National Park
2 Nights at Sentinel Mara Camp at Masai Mara Game Reserve
2 Nights at Serengeti Bushtops Camp in Serengeti National Park
2 Nights at The Manor Ngorongoro in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
*Optional 4 Night Extension at the Palms Zanzibar

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Combine all of Africa’s majesty, from wildlife to landscape to beaches, in Craft’s luxury package to Kenya, Tanzania, and an optional extension to Zanzibar.

This 10 day exploration of Kenya and Tanzania combines arguably Africa’s most famous landmarks, including the Amboseli, Maasai Mara & Serengeti National Parks, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Your lodging will be a luxurious mix of lodges and tents, both of which are essential parts of the safari experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Africa’s incredible beaches with an extra four nights’ stay in the stunning archipelago of Zanzibar.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation based on shared double and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.

  • Transportation in a shared chauffeur driven safari vehicle with easy game viewing & photography.

  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.

  • Full Board at each camp

  • All government taxes and levies.

  • All meet and greet services.

  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.

  • 5 or 7 pax guaranteed window seat.

  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.

  • First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box & fire extinguisher.

  • *Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described above, items of a personal nature


DETAILED ITINERARY

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Day 1

Hemingways Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Consider reservations at the famous Carnivore Restaurant, home to Kenya’s National Cocktail, the Dawa.

Overnight at Hemingways Nairobi (no meals included)

Hemingways Nairobi, a 45-suite boutique hotel, elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of our 80m² suites have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view which can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the Bar.


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Day 2

Depart to Tortilis Camp by Elewana, Amboseli National Park

After breakfast and check out, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Amboseli National Park.

Upon arrival to Amboseli’s airpstrip you’ll be met by the staff of Tortilis Camp, your home for the next two nights. Transfer via car to the nearby camp.

Lunch will be served upon arrival at Tortilis Camp. This afternoon will be your first game drive of the trip! Your guide will be waiting at a certain time to take you into the park in search of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for elephants, as Amboseli is known for its large “Ellie” population.

Overnight at Tortilis Camp by Elewana (B, L, D)

Tortilis Camp by Elewana With the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, and the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Tortilis Camp is widely regarded as the prime location for witnessing the majesty of snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree that surrounds the camp, the Acacia Tortilis. The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli National Park is known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1500 elephants, and some of Africa’s largest, reside in the park’s unique ecosystem. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals all take place both inside the Amboseli National Park and within a private 30,000 acre game concession, offering fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.


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Day 3

Tortilis Camp by Elewana, Amboseli National Park

Wake up to coffee and biscuits before your morning game drive. Spend hours observing the morning activities of the wildlife in Amboseli National Park. Return for breakfast and an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the swimming pool, spa services, or just soak in the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Later this afternoon you will embark on another exciting game drive, on which you will enjoy a safari-specific happy hour known as sundowner. Dinner at the camp will be at your leisure.

Overnight at Tortilis Camp by Elewana (B, L, D)


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Day 4

Depart to Sentinel Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning after breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Amboseli. Your guide will escort you back to the airstrip where you’ll depart on your charter flight to the Masai Mara Reserve, via Wilson Airport.

Upon arrival at the airstrip you’ll be met by your hosts from Sentinel Mara Camp who will escort you via car to the property. You’ll then meet your lodge your host who will provide you with a brief orientation.

Enjoy lunch at the lodge and your first afternoon of game drive activities.

Overnight at Sentinel Mara Camp (B, L, D)

Sentinel Mara Camp, a secluded luxury tented Eco-camp, is set up in an exceptional location in a forest on the banks of the Mara River.  This ensures that guests derive maximum pleasure from their natural surroundings and the abundance of wildlife. Spacious tents with en suite porcelain toilets and hot showers are tucked away in the forest.  Each tent along the river is tastefully furnished with campaign furniture to capture the romance and adventure of a bygone era. Wi-Fi as well as charging facilities are available in the lounge tents.

Masai Mara National Reserve The Musiara Marsh area, renowned for its outstanding game viewing, is where both the BBC "Big Cat Diaries" and Disney's "African Cats" were filmed.  You are assured of an excellent game viewing experience. During the annual migration, various crossing points are easily accessible from Sentinel. The camp itself is set up along the Mara River with wonderful bird life and the private and natural setting ensures that guests have a most enjoyable and authentic experience of the bush. Being on high banks above the Mara River means that there are always hippo and crocodile in the river below to be seen with other animals coming to drink, or cross the river at times.


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Day 5

Sentinel Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to ‘the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Mara Game Camp, a luxury tented camp, before spending the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s most popular reserve.

Overnight at Sentinel Mara Camp (B, L, D)


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Day 6

Depart to Serengeti Bushtops Camp, Serengeti National Park

Following a morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll depart the Masai Mara and fly toward the Serengeti Game Reserve. Fly over the Tarime border where you will clear Customs & Immigration to enter Tanzania. You’ll then fly to the Kogatende Airstrip and upon arrival will be transferred to Serengeti Bushtops, your home for the next two nights.

After lunch, enjoy the activities available for you at the camp during your stay.

Serengeti Bushtops Camp, a Tanzanian haven for serious safari seekers, is an oasis of 5-star luxury within one of the world’s most magical settings. Picture yourself gazing out over the stunning scenery of the Serengeti. Imagine returning from safari and watching the sunset from the comfort of your tent’s private hot tub. Consider the thrill of watching the annual migration thunder across the mighty Mara river. Or simply revel in the thought of being pampered by your butler and our friendly staff, before enjoying our fabulous cooking and fine wines in the comfort of our restaurant and shared spaces. This combination of safari adventure, first class facilities and blissful relaxation has delivered Serengeti Bushtops’ unwavering promise of Wild Luxury ever since opening in June 2010.

Under Serengeti Bushtops canvas lies the finest in seductive luxury and twelve of the largest, most impressive tented en suites imaginable. None of the tents are overlooked, but all look over the Serengeti. Each faces the sunset and is open on two sides, giving you an extraordinary panoramic view of nature’s living masterpiece.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The park covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.

Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been established within the 30,000 km² region. It’s unique ecosystem, whose essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years, has inspired writers from Ernest Hemingway to Peter Mattheissen, filmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root as well as numerous photographers and scientists.

Overnight at Serengeti Bushtops Camp (B, L, D)


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Day 7

Serengeti Bushtops Camp, Serengeti National Park

Spend today exploring Serengeti National Park and its immense array of wildlife with expert guides. Enjoy game activities offered by the camp.

Optional Activity: Balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park

Experience an exhilarating balloon safari for the most incredible way of viewing wildlife. It begins in the early morning and you have an hour of uninterrupted views of wildlife from the air – the best way to see the incessant movement of animals and the fabulous vistas of Masai Mara. During the flight, you will ascend to a high altitude to take in an amazing panoramic view and then descend to treetop level and silently glide above the wildlife below. Upon landing, enjoy a “bubbly” brunch, set especially for you in the middle of the plains. Zebra and wildebeest may be your dining guests, and Africa’s colourful birds may vie for a crumb of your bread. You then meet with your driver and continue your safari. Many consider this one of the most memorable experiences of their safari. We suggest booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Children aged 7 & above, as well as above 4 foot 6 inches, may also participate. *Can also be arranged in Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Overnight at Serengeti Bushtops Camp (B, L, D)


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Day 8

The Manor Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Following breakfast at the Serengeti Bushtops Camp, you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for your departing flight to Manyara Airstrip. Upon arrival to the Manyara Airpstrip you’ll be met by the staff of the Manor Ngorongoro, part of the Elewana Collection, who will transfer you to your home for the next two nights.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure while taking advantage of activities available including a coffee plantation tour and horse riding within the farm as well as a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Meals are served at the Manor.

Overnight at Manor Ngorongoro (B, L, D)

The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in the north west Tanzania and with its 9 luxurious cottages (18 Suites), family cottage, and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture. Every detail of The Manor has been designed with its guests’ comfort in mind. Each of the cottages has been carefully positioned to maximise the views of the adjacent verdant hills but at the same time to maintain the intimacy and privacy of this old-world Manor home.

The Manor at Ngorongoro provides the perfect environment to relax and take in the outstanding natural beauty of its gardens and the coffee-bush laden hills. However the drama that is Africa is but a short distance away. Ngorongoro Crater is famed as being the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, and is a ‘must see’ on anyone’s itinerary. This extinct volcano - with its 18-kilometre wide crater floor - is home to an abundant and unique ecosystem that encompasses almost all of the wildlife that you would wish to see in Africa. This spectacular setting is a ‘once-in-a- lifetime’ opportunity to experience the rawness and beauty of Africa’s natural flora and fauna.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area was established in 1959 as a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem (TAWIRI, 2003) and the catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR) known as 'Entim Olturot' in Maa language. Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and palaeontological site located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area. Because of these particular features and the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years, NCA was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.


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Day 9

The Manor Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you’ll drive to the crater rim and ascend to the floor with an extensive full day game drive. You’ll return to the Manor at Ngorongoro later in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Manor Ngorongoro (B, L, D)


White tropical sandy beach on Zanzibar.

Day 10

Departure

This morning after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for your departing flight to either Zanzibar for a 4-night extension trip or to Nairobi for your return flight home. **If returning via Nairobi, included in your stay is a day room at the Sheraton Four Points Nairobi Airport Hotel for your evening flight home.

Not quite finished exploring East Africa? Want to take advantage of this incredible destination by checking out its stunning coastline? Why not consider an extension to the marvelous archipelago of Zanzibar! Click below for details.


Boats on coast of Zanzibar

Optional Zanzibar Extension

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