Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience (QB) - 2016 / 2015

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15 Day Tour from Nairobi to Arusha


Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience
The Serengeti National Park is a well known animal sanctuary and its annual migration
The Serengeti National Park is a well known animal sanctuary and its annual migration
Manyara National Park
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Elephants in Tanzania
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa

Vacation Overview

Going on safari in East Africa is an experience like no other. Witness some of nature’s great treasures as you embark on exciting game drives throughout both Kenya and Tanzania. Along the way, your expert Driver/Guide will share insights about the wildlife, local cultures, and diverse eco-systems you encounter.

A highlight is the Serengeti ecosystem, which includes the famed Maasai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large mammals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on your many game drives.

See rare animals you won’t see elsewhere on your journey in Samburu National Reserve, and visit a chimp sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. You’ll also enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.

To round out your safari we have arranged truly memorable bush meals in both the Maasai Mara and Serengeti!

View Offers

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Africa vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between July 15 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXY16

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SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
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OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
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NYAHURURU FALLS
Visit the falls

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Game drive

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush breakfast

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Two game drives

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Game drive; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush lunch

NGORONGORO CRATER
Full-day game drive

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell bush dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Maasai dance performance

NOTES:

  • Check with physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some roads and game park trails in East Africa.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and can’t exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.


DAY 1Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

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DAY 2Nairobi–Mount Kenya–Samburu National Reserve

Today, depart Nairobi to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. First, stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch as you take in stunning views of Mount Kenya. After lunch, continue on to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, known for its arid landscape and unique wildlife. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the country. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 3Samburu

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” the reserve is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. Between game drives, there’s time to relax at your lodge. This evening, relish SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this stunning landscape. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 4Samburu–Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, travel to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 5Ol Pejeta–Nyahururu Falls–Lake Nakuru National Park

Leave Ol Pejeta and journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop at NYAHURURU FALLS, also known as Thompson’s Falls, and then on to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE you may see waterbuck, giraffe, impala, flamingo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 6Lake Nakuru–Maasai Mara National Reserve

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 arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

The Serengeti National Park is a well known animal sanctuary and its annual migration 
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DAY 7Maasai Mara

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Afterward, a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 8Maasai Mara–Nairobi–Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 9Amboseli

MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES are included today. Amboseli affords you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 10Amboseli–Arusha, Tanzania–Tarangire National Park

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 11Tarangire–Lake Manyara National Park–Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy a GAME DRIVE in Tarangire en route to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Here you will enjoy a GAME DRIVE and the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Afterward, take in spectacular views of Lake Manyara during a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUSH LUNCH. Continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Manyara National Park The Ngorongoro Conservation Area provides protection for wildlife Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area 
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DAY 12Ngorongoro

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at 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. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 13Ngorongoro–Serengeti National Park

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon GAME DRIVE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa 
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DAY 14Serengeti

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue your exploration during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. 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. Tonight, join your traveling companions for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FAREWELL BUSH DINNER and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE, the perfect end to your safari! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 15Serengeti–Arusha–Homebound Flight

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends with lunch. We have secured a day room for you at the Mount Meru Hotel before a transfer to the airport for your late-evening flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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Transportation

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.



American breakfast daily, 14 lunches, 13 dinners including a special farewell dinner in the bush


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

Years of Experience: 16 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!

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View Offers

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Africa vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between July 15 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXY16




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Lake Nakuru