Grand Safari

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $10,990
  • Length: 15 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Kenya, Tanzania
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Tour Description

Incredible wildlife and spectacular landscapes await you on this classic East African safari. Enjoy private game drives to experience the massive wildebeest migration across Kenya and Tanzania. Savor the view over the Masai Mara on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast. Descend into Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” Ngorongoro Crater, to view rhinos, elephants, and rare black-maned lions and enjoy a luxurious, private picnic lunch. Meet your own adopted elephant on an exclusive tour of Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. Take in views of the vast African savannah with snowcapped Kilimanjaro on the horizon. Stay in classic safari camps in remote locations, make the most of your time with flights between reserves and enjoy experiences like a sundowner cocktail on the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Join us on safari for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Enjoy a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the Masai Mara followed by a champagne breakfast
  • Meet your own adopted baby elephant on a private visit to Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
  • Meet Masai tribespeople on a cultural visit to a village in the Masai Mara
  • Take a break from tracking exotic wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy an elaborate, private picnic lunch
  • Live the classic safari experience in luxurious camps and lodges
  • With your expert guides and trackers, search for rare species, including some of Africa’s last black rhinos, giant-tusked elephants and black-maned lions

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 3

Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi on Day 2 and visit Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. Get up close and personal with rescued baby elephants as they feed and play, and learn about how they are cared for before they are returned to the wild. At the Giraffe Center Wildlife Preserve you can view these magnificent animals in their natural habitat and even feed them. Visit the house of author Karen Blixen who wroteOut of Africa, her memoirs of 17 years spent in Kenya.

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

DAYS 4 & 5

Amboseli National Park

Watch for herds of elephants from your light aircraft flight to Amboseli. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park, spotting elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, baboons, antelopes and fringe-eared oryx. Snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro looms ever-present on the horizon. Learn about the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants on a visit to the Amboseli Elephant Research Project.

Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park

DAYS 6 - 8

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Fly to Masai Mara for three unforgettable days of exploration. Your accommodation is a private camp reserved exclusively for Travcoa. The Masai Mara is one of the largest and most well-known wildlife reserves in Africa. It has an abundance of the “Big Five” wildlife (elephants, rhinos, Cape buffalos, lions and leopards) as well as the opportunity to interact with the friendly Masai people and learn about their culture. Enjoy game drives and a hot-air balloon ride to take in the majestic views over the grasslands of the Great Rift Valley.

Governors’ Private Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve

DAY 9

Arusha, Tanzania

Enjoy the colonial spirit of the lovely Arusha Coffee Lodge, set in a lush coffee plantation, before continuing to Ngorongoro Crater.

Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha

DAYS 10 & 11

Ngorongoro Crater

On your way to Ngorongoro, visit the Tloma Primary School to learn about the area’s rural school system. Meet some members of the Iraqw tribe at a local village. The following day, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater - “Africa’s Garden of Eden” - teeming with lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, gazelles and buffalos.

The Manor at Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro

DAYS 12 & 13

Serengeti National Park

In the Serengeti, action-packed game drives provide views of lion prides and their prey: zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland and impala. Back at your exclusive camp, relax in grand African safari style.

Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park

DAYS 14 & 15

Nairobi, Kenya Depart for Home

Fly to Kilimanjaro and board a flight to Nairobi. A day room is available until your evening departure from Nairobi on Day 14. You will arrive home the following day.

Departures

Pricing Information

October 14, 2011

From $10,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,190.00 single room supplement.

June 22, 2012

From $10,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,290.00 single room supplement.

August 17, 2012

From $10,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,290.00 single room supplement.

September 14, 2012

From $10,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,290.00 single room supplement.

October 12, 2012

From $10,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,290.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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