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Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience with Nairobi & Zanzibar 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

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.Explore more on your tour of Africa with time in Nairobi and Zanzibar. In Nairobi, feed endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center, see the rare white rhino on a Safari Walk. Ease into the rhythm of relaxing Zanzibar after your exhilarating vacation of game drives. Snorkeling, outdoor markets, quiet beaches, and unique animal sightings highlight your island getaway to Zanzibar. Move too fast and the hospitable locals will offer the gentle reminder, “Pole, pole!” (Slowly, slowly!).

  1. 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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  2. Day 2
    NAIROBI
    Conservation Matters
    Guided sightseeing starts at the Nairobi Safari Walk for an elevated adventure on raised boardwalks offering uninterrupted views of the endangered pygmy hippos, albino zebras, white rhinos, and more. Learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s diverse wildlife and habitat protection at this animal orphanage. After lunch, visit Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of Out of Africa – a 1937 autobiographical account (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her experience as a coffee farmer and connections with Kenya. You’ll also visit the Giraffe Centre, followed by free time this evening.

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    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    TALL ORDERS Operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi is a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, learn about this giraffe sub-species, meet them up close, and feed them. Get closer from the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    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!

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    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.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    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.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    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.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    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.

    (B,L,D)

    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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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    SERENGETI–STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR
    Island Life Beckons
    Embark on a final game drive in the Serengeti before flying to Stone Town (via Arusha), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Settle into your oceanfront hotel.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  16. Day 16
    STONE TOWN
    Walk on the Wild Side
    Take a walking tour of Stone Town to see the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and colorful spice markets, followed by a visit to Jozani Forest for a guided walk. Free time in the late afternoon and evening. Spend free time with an optional excursion with MyGlobus selections.

    (B,L)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    MONKEY BUSINESS Foray into the forest fauna of Jozani Forest, the tranquil national park known for monkeys, mangrove trees, medicinal plants, and one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. Also keep an eye out for bushbabies, 50 butterfly varieties, and 40 species of birds.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  17. Day 17
    STONE TOWN–DAR ES SALAAM
    Kwaheri, Africa!
    Bid farewell to your African adventure with a flight to Dar es Salaam, where a day room has been reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 4 pm.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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:
Breakfast daily, 14 lunches, 12 dinners

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Accommodations

  • Park entrance fees of $950 per person are included.

Nairobi: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.
Address:
Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi , Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Sweetwaters Serena Camp
A sheltered oasis clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.
Lake Nakuru National Park Area: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
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
Sarova Mara Camp is situated in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, offering a front seat to the rolling plains of East Africa. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from tented living to bird-watching to a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village. The large grounds are beautifully laid out with exotic trees and indigenous shrubs.
Amboseli National Park Area: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
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.
Address:
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park Area , Kenya
Lake Manyara National Park: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.
Address:
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area , Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
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.
Address:
Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Ngorongoro Conservation Area , Tanzania
Serengeti National Park: Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
"Mbuzi Mawe Camp is nestled in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the alternately lush and burning plains of Serengeti National Park. Carefully sited on one of the main annual migration corridors, the camp enjoys a ringside seat for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth."
Address:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park , Tanzania
Zanzibar Stone Town: Zanzibar Serena Inn
The Zanzibar Serena Inn is located on the seafront in ancient Stone Town flanked by an exotic mix of buildings, dhows, and bazaars. The hotel offers live music nightly, massage services, restaurants and lounges, swimming pool, and adventure planning for guest's convenience and pleasure. The rooms are designed with traditional Swahili style featuring accents from the local community, and have modern comforts. The honest and friendly staff at the Zanzibar Serena Inn to serve traveler's needs.
Address:
Kelele Square
Zanzibar - Stone Town , Tanzania

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Customer Reviews

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5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
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Ratings based off 3 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

First class tour with Globus. Exactly what they promised and more, staff from beginning to end were excellent.

There were two Globus tour directors, one for Kenya and one for Tanzania, due to a political dispute (which I understand is now rectified as of 1 July 2019). There was a marked difference between the tour directors: the Kenyan tour directory was excellent but the Tanzanian (with something to compare to) was less so. Nevertheless, we did not feel there was any uncomfortable problem which we could not cope as experienced Globus travelers. However, there was a lack of complete information about the Zanzibar extension. One note from Globus stated that a flight from Dar Es Salaam should not be booked before 5 PM. Yet the flight transfer from Stone Town Zanzibar put us there at 12:30 PM with a 6 PM flight. Due to the short period we did not take advantage of the "day hotel" provided by Globus but if known ahead of time we could have booked a better flight to London than to go Qatar Airlines through Doha.

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