Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience ( QB)

14 Day Tour from Nairobi to Arusha

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Africa conjures up dreamy images of mystical mountains, savanna grasslands, and endless plains, but for the adventure seeker, it’s where the wild things are. The “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo await you on this ultimate safari through East Africa. Featuring unique lodges and tented camps, custom-made 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles, and exclusive meals in the bush, this Kenya and Tanzania tour promises larger than life experiences and countless memories. You’ll savor the unique terrain and wildlife at seven renowned national parks, reserves, and conservancies, including the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, and the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Beyond sightings of the “Big 5,” be on the lookout for cheetah, wildebeest, crocodile, hippo, and rhino. On the tamer side, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well as the endearing experience of interacting with local children at a primary school in Karatu.

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Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

This tour explores game areas with rough roads and is not recommended for guests suffering from back problems or other physical issues.

 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast daily, 12 lunches, 12 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA Jambo, Kenya!
Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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Day 2

NAIROBI–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY To the Foot of Mount Kenya
Drive north out of the city to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest rhino sanctuary in East Africa. After lunch and some time to settle in, embark on a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. End the day with a LF welcome barbeque dinner in the bush.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests are always given tents directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night, improving the opportunity to see fascinating wildlife directly from your private verandah!

LOCAL FAVORITE
A WILD WELCOME Join your traveling companions for a special welcome dinner in the bush overlooking the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Share stories of the day over food and drink and learn what adventures lie ahead.


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Day 3

OL PEJETA Safari Sensation
Rise early for a morning game drive with beautiful Mount Kenya as the backdrop. Beyond the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, zebra, gazelle, and more. If you are lucky, you might even spot rare wild dogs. After some down time and lunch, visit the LF Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary then set out on an afternoon game drive. Dinner at camp concludes your first full day on safari!


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LOCAL FAVORITE
TAKE SANCTUARY Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long-term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees—a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations.


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Day 4

OL PEJETA–NYAHURURU FALLS–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK High and Mighty
Leave Ol Pejeta and journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa. Stop at scenic Nyahururu Falls and then on to Lake Nakuru National Park for an afternoon game drive and a chance to see giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water’s edge. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to the largest euphorbia forest in Africa, an important pollination and food source for bees and black rhinos, yet toxic to many animals.


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Day 5

LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE Jewel of Kenya
This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. “The Mara,” as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrive, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million - a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
RICH IN CULTURE Neutral tones are encouraged for safari expeditions but the village visits provide spectacular visions of vibrantly beaded necklaces and red clothing traditional to the Maasai culture, symbolizing strength and courage, as well as serving to ward off predators from afar.


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Day 6

MAASAI MARA Magical Mara
Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive LF bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Return to the camp and relax prior to your afternoon game drive.


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LOCAL FAVORITE
BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa’s unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa’s early explorers. Sip mimosas as you savor this memorable experience in the wild.


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Day 7

MAASAI MARA–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK In the Shadows of “Kili”
After breakfast, fly to Amboseli National Park, known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro or “Kili” as the locals call it, the highest mountain in Africa. After lunch at the lodge, embark on an afternoon game drive.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SAFARI LODGE Spend leisure time at the lodge exploring the grounds on a guided nature walk or participate in eco-tourism activities by planting an indigenous tree to improve the dry area. Cooking classes, language lessons, massage services, and a free-form pool enrich your experience.


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Day 8

AMBOSELI Adventure in Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game drives are included today. Amboseli affords you a terrific opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You may spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. Stop for sundowner drinks prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, as the sun sets with “Kili” as the backdrop, savor a memorable happy hour in the bush!


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Day 9

AMBOSELI–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Border Duties & Into Tanzania
This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. Enjoy lunch in Arusha. Witness the colorful culture in the villages and diverse ecosystems en route to your lodge along the rim of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Check in and enjoy leisure time prior to dinner. Consider a visit to a local village for a market experience or nature walk on the safari lodge property.


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Day 10

LAKE MANYARA–KARATU–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA From Forest Floor to Crater’s Edge
Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your morning game drive. After lunch, journey to Karatu where you’ll visit a LF local primary school. Continue to your lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


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LOCAL FAVORITE
CLASS IS IN SESSION Visit a local primary school to meet the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.


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Day 11

NGORONGORO Into Africa’s Eden
Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unflooded caldera, more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year-round. This is your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros, lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephants, and a variety of birds during this extraordinary experience. An exclusive LF bush lunch will be served in the crater.


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LOCAL FAVORITE
CRATER CATERING Because of the time it takes to descend into and ascend out of the crater, it’s common to eat lunch in the crater. Standard safari fare is a typical box lunch, but you’ll enjoy an exclusive, freshly cooked lunch served under a grove of Acacia trees.


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Day 12

NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK On the Endless Plains
Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles. The name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp before an afternoon game drive. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. You may even spot a caracal, a rare, beautiful cat with distinctive ears and strong hind legs.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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Day 13

SERENGETI Serengeti Serendipity
Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for year-round game viewing. Tonight, join a LF farewell dinner in the bush featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.


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LOCAL FAVORITE
DINNER & DANCE The Maasai people bring a history of colorful culture tied to this wilderness known as the Cradle of Life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure!


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Day 14

SERENGETI–ARUSHA A Furry Farewell
Embark on one final game drive before flying back to Arusha, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.


Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANDREW MWENDA NDUNGUQ

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique country. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of our national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why Kenya is one of the most popular destinations in Africa. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!"

Tour Director -  ANDREW MWENDA NDUNGUQ

STEPHEN NDUNGU

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique part of the world. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of the national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why East Africa is such a popular destination. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!"

Tour Director -  STEPHEN NDUNGU

ROBERT MARKS

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

" Living my dream...I am a member of the Maasai tribe and was raised by a missionary family near my native Ngorongoro. As a child I remember seeing safari vehicles with the red Globus sign and vowed that one day I would guide those safaris. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as I share with you my love of wildlife and insights on my unique culture and traditions."

Tour Director -  ROBERT MARKS

BENJAMIN NZUVE

" As a child, I was fascinated by wildlife documentaries and dreamt of becoming a guide. Now, with more than two decades of experience, I love sharing my extensive knowledge of local wildlife and culture with guests!"

Tour Director -  BENJAMIN NZUVE

BENSON WANJOHI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Born and raised in Kenya, my passion is wildlife and environmental conservation. I love to share my passion and knowledge of wildlife with guests. Join me for an adventure with surprises around every corner!"

Tour Director -  BENSON WANJOHI

 Accommodations

NAIROBI

NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AREA

SAROVA LION HILL LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of Lake Nakuru. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

SAROVA MARA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. At the center of ""Maasailand"", the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NGORONGORO CRATER

NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 meters below. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

MBUZI MAWE SERENA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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