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On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania with Nairobi 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore magnificent national parks and reserves on this exciting Kenya and Tanzania safari. Your expedition begins in Nairobi where you’ll visit the Giraffe Center and learn about wildlife and habitat conversation efforts on an elevated adventure at the Nairobi Safari Walk. Travel from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Here embark on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara”—home to lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, and zebra. Next, explore Amboseli National Park—known for its spectacular views of 19,341-ft Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elephants, Cape buffalo, and more.Cross the border into Tanzania and journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Explore this ecologically diverse park on a morning game drive. In Karatu, visit a local school to interact with the children. Your escorted African safari continues to the amazing Ngorongoro area—the astonishing crater measures 2,000 feet deep and spans 102 square miles. Revel in the fantastic game-viewing vantage point to spot lion, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. Next, you’ll enter Serengeti National Park—site of the seasonal great migration of wildebeest, and a great game-viewing area year round. Covering 5,700 square miles, the Serengeti will thrill you with both morning and afternoon game drives with the chance to see Nile crocodiles, big cats, giraffes, and gazelles. This escorted Africa safari through Kenya and Tanzania is a dream-come-true for the adventurous of spirit.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA
    Welcome to Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for your safari adventure!
  2. Day 2
    NAIROBI
    Start your private sightseeing with a visit to 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. Next visit the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the Giraffe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe. Take the opportunity to feed these amazing animals with an up-close interaction with the world’s tallest land mammal. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
    This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on your first game drive in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    MAASAI MARA
    Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a significant food source for resident predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    Today, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. Drive to Amboseli National Park, best known for spectacular views of 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Embark on an afternoon game drive before settling in at your lodge. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    AMBOSELI
    Morning and afternoon game drives offer you a terrific opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. During the heat of the day, relax and enjoy the amenities at your lodge. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    AMBOSELI–ARUSHA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA
    This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your camp overlooking Lake Manyara. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
    Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and the alkaline namesake Lake Manyara. 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. Then, journey to your lodge and enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. Perhaps join an optional trip to a local primary school to meet the children or venture to a village to witness colorful local culture in daily life. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    NGORONGORO AREA
    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. Witness lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo in a unique habitat. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros! A picnic lunch will be served in the crater. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
    Today, drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the seasonal Great Migration of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by zebra, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, eland, and impala. The Serengeti remains an extraordinary ecosystem for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    SERENGETI
    The biologically diverse Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles and is home to a variety of animals. The name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains,” and Maasai tribes co-exist with wildlife living in the Serengeti. Continue your exploration during morning and 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. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    SERENGETI–ARUSHA
    Fly back to Arusha, where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on all Africa safari tours. A Small-Group Discovery 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 Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip 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.

We don’t recommend this vacation to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.
Meals:
11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

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Accommodations

Park entrance fees of $689 per person are included.

Nairobi: Tamarind Tree Hotel
Maasai Mara: Mara Sopa Lodge
Amboseli National Park Area: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park Area: Manyara Lakeview Oasis
Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Marera Valley Lodge
Serengeti National Park: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is the game drives with your own private vehicle or with a group

Cosmos limits each safari mini-bus to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
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3.8

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