Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari

Earth Journeys... created by Tauck and BBC Earth. This classic African adventure evokes safaris of yesteryear... an expedition to get to know the world's most majestic animals - the Big Five - in their natural habitats within the magnificent national parks of Kenya and Tanzania.

Evoking safaris of yesteryear while offering an opportunity to get to know the Big Five in their natural habitats, this classic Tauck adventure in Kenya and Tanzania immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience... featuring custom-made film vignettes by BBC Earth natural history experts and other select BBC Earth touches. Observe huge herds roaming the Serengeti, the lost world of Ngorongoro Crater, and free-ranging elephants in Amboseli National Park. Ride in a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara at dawn - capped by a champagne breakfast in the bush... view rescued chimpanzees and protected black rhinos on an excursion to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy... enjoy a special barbecue dinner accompanied by Maasai dancing at your lodge in the Serengeti... visit the William Holden Wildlife Education Center during a two-night stay at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club... meet the weavers of a local village... travel in exclusive open-top safari vehicles, and stay in luxurious tented camps and safari lodges - an unforgettable Tanzania and Kenya safari!

Earth Journeys, crafted by Tauck and BBC Earth... Intimate safari drives in 6-passenger vehicles for amazing wildlife viewing, hot air balloon ride over Masai Mara, stays in safari lodges in Serengeti, Amboseli, Mount Kenya Safari Club and Mara Safari Club, visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and William Holden Wildlife Education Center

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts, and other select BBC Earth touches
  • Includes five on-tour flights
  • Intimate safari groups limited to just 30 Tauck guests; game drives in 6-passenger, open-top vehicles with window seats for everyone, led by expert guides
  • Multiple-night stays in the legendary Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara game reserve, and Amboseli National Park, with daily game drives
  • Hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Masai Mara game reserve, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • Visits to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the William Holden Wildlife Education Center
  • Overnight in a lodge built into the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, called Africa's Garden of Eden, for its great views of the wildlife-rich wilderness and one of the oldest sites of habitation by our human predecessors
  • A special barbecue dinner accompanied by Maasai dancing at your lodge in the Serengeti
  • A village weaving demonstration in Kenya
  • A two-night stay at the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club within view of Mount Kenya
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 36 meals (12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners); gratuities to local guides, service charges, admissions fees, taxes & porterage

  • Call (800) 979-2266 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14346600

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    13 Days
    Day 1ArushaArrive Arusha, Tanzania

    Tour begins: Arusha Serena Hotel. Transfers are included from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Serena Hotel, for an overnight stay.

    Lodging:Arusha Serena Hotel

    Day 2Lake Manyara National ParkBirds of Lake Manyara National Park

    Set out for a four-night safari to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains, traveling through Lake Manyara National Park. Along with abundant giraffes, baboons and elephants, Lake Manyara is home to a multitude of birds, including great birds of prey. Continue on to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to some 30,000 large mammals. Please join us for a welcome reception and dinner at your lodge overlooking the vast and wildlife-lush Ngorongoro Crater far below.

    Lodging:Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3Ngorongoro CraterA Garden of Eden in 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, fresh and saltwater lakes, inspiring continuous animal migration. From aboard your four-wheel-drive vehicle, 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. Today's picnic lunch in the crater will be a highlight.

    Lodging:Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Serengeti National ParkFlying to Serengeti National Park

    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.

    Lodging:Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Serengeti National ParkEndless Plains in Serengeti Nat'l Park

    Look for wildlife in the heart of the vast savanna of the Serengeti today on both morning and afternoon game drives. Sightings might include lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, jackals, gazelles, and giraffes. When the sunset paints the sky in the evening, watch the show from the luxury of your lodge in Serengeti National Park, and enjoy dinner tonight at your choice of restaurants at the lodge.

    Lodging:Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Amboseli National ParkMore game drives in the Serengeti

    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 the amenities of your Four Seasons safari lodge, where you'll dine at your choice of restaurants tonight.

    Lodging:Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Amboseli National ParkOn to Kenya's Amboseli National Park

    Leave the Serengeti behind as you fly to Arusha, Tanzania en route to Kenya. Dominating the skyline, majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks over surrounding landscapes from more than 15,000 feet up. After landing in Arusha, continue overland into Kenya and arrive in time for a late lunch to begin a two-night at your safari lodge in Amboseli National Park, where herds of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife like to roam.

    Lodging:Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8NanyukiPrivate game drives and more in Amboseli

    Tauck's private safari game drives in Amboseli National Park offer ample opportunity to view the elephants, hippos and buffaloes that seek out the park's natural watering holes and the graceful antelopes that graze in the flat grasslands. An early morning visit to a Maasai village precedes a morning game drive, after which you'll return to the lodge for breakfast. Spend some down time at your lodge prior to lunch, then another game drive, and time to spend as you please at the lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy a reception and private lecture on the elephants of Amboseli and anti-poaching efforts in Kenya prior to dinner at your leisure at the lodge this evening.

    Lodging:Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 9NanyukiMount Kenya Safari Club & an animal orphanage

    A morning flight brings you to the world-famous Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, straddling the Equator and your luxurious home for the next two nights. The former retreat of actor William Holden, the Safari Club, founded in 1959, was once the playground of such illustrious members such as Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. Following lunch and an Equatorial demonstration, pay a private visit to the nearby William Holden Wildlife Education Center and animal orphanage; this sanctuary for animals that have been orphaned or injured and need special care also teaches local children to cherish and appreciate the unique wildlife of their homeland.

    Lodging:Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10Masai Mara National ReserveRhinos & chimpanzees, village crafts & more

    An exciting day begins at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the largest resident black rhino population in East Africa and other members of the Big Five. It is also home to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, founded by Jane Goodall, which gives lifelong homes to orphaned and abused chimpanzees, and which you'll visit this morning. While at Ol Pejeta, enjoy Tauck's special access to visit a compound where endangered black rhino are bred. After lunch at your hotel, take a look at local life on a private visit to a nearby village, where villagers spin colorful tales into their handmade wool rugs, sweaters and shawls right before your eyes. Return to your celebrity resort late afternoon. Tonight, attend our private barbecue dinner held under the stars on the lush manicured lawns of the Mount Kenya Safari Club.

    Lodging:Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 11Masai Mara National ReserveThe Masai Mara & an evening game drive

    Pack your Tauck duffle bag and fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya, where you'll be welcomed by Maasai warriors. Have lunch upon your arrival at the luxurious Fairmont Mara Safari Club, where an elegant tented camp is your home for the next two nights. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming, taking in the views and otherwise becoming acquainted with the Safari Club and your luxury tented camp accommodations, evoking the classic safaris of yesteryear. Embark on an evening game drive across the plains of the Mara in search of animals that make their homes here; perhaps you'll see lions, antelopes, elephants and zebras in their daily rituals. Return to camp for a briefing on tomorrow's hot air balloon flight, followed by dinner.

    Lodging:Fairmont Mara Safari Club

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12Masai Mara National ReserveBallooning over the plains of the Masai Mara

    Today - the last full day of your safari adventure - will be one that you'll always remember, as you arise before dawn to board a hot air balloon* and float over the Masai Mara's awakening plains below as the sun rises. When you land, a special champagne breakfast will be awaiting you right there in the bush! Spectacular isn't quite strong enough a word to describe such an experience, a Tauck Exclusive on your Kenya safari! Back on the ground, look for lions, impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, and the other animals you've come to love as you return overland to the camp for lunch and an afternoon at leisure - and later on an evening game drive in the bush. After returning to your tented camp, join us for a perfect ending to your unforgettable safari, in true Tauck fashion... a farewell dinner in the boma of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

    Lodging:Fairmont Mara Safari Club

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 13NairobiFly to Nairobi and journey home

    Tour ends: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi this morning for your journey home. We have reserved a day room for you at the Nairobi Serena Hotel; depart the hotel for the airport after dinner. Allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


    Meals: B, L, D

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