Exquisite wildlife and centuries old tribes await you on this trip of a lifetime. Enjoy a magical sunrise hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara. Take in views of the vast African plains with snowcapped Kilimanjaro dotting the horizon. Truly, is there any more you could ask for in a journey to the wilds of Africa? In Tanzania, the land of the greatest wildlife migration on earth, witness the savage rituals of predator and prey acted out before your eyes. On this journey into the heart of wild and untamed Africa, treat your eyes to stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word for “endless plains,” and this is where millions of animals move in the ancient rhythms of the seasons.
Days 1 – 3
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Description: Arrive in Nairobi on Day 2. Visit the National Museum of Kenya, where you may view some of the most celebrated collections of history, culture and art from the area. At Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, you can 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 giraffes in their natural habitat and even feed them.
Hotel: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi
Days 4 & 5
Description: Stay at the Tortilis Camp, one of the Classic Safari Camps of Africa, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The views of Kilimanjaro from this property are unrivaled. Morning and evening game drives are available to view some of the area’s large elephant population among other wildlife. Each evening, come home to select accommodations with all the comforts you expect, a sumptuous dinner, and a sundowner cocktail to sip while you watch Kilimanjaro turn shades of violet as the sun goes down.
Hotel: Tortilis Camp, Amboseli
Days 6 & 7
Location: Maasai Mara
Description: The Maasai Mara is one of the largest and most well-known wildlife reserves in Africa. It has an abundance of the “Big Five” wildlife as well as the opportunity to interact with the friendly Maasai people and learn about their culture. Enjoy game drives and even a hot-air balloon ride to take in the majestic views over the grasslands of the Great Rift Valley.
Hotel: Mara Explorer, Maasai Mara
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Description: Rest in the lovely Arusha Coffee Lodge, set in a coffee plantation, before the transfer to Ngorongoro.
Hotel: Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha
Days 9 & 10
Location: Ngorongoro Crater
Description: In the afternoon, visit the Tloma Primary School where you can learn about the area’s rural school system. The following day, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater — “Africa’s Garden of Eden” — teeming with lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, gazelles and buffaloes.
Hotel: The Manor at Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro
Days 11 – 13
Location: Serengeti National Park
description: On the way to Serengeti, visit a Maasai Village and the Olduvai Gorge, known as the “Cradle of Mankind” because of the important prehistoric archaeological discoveries found there. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
Hotel: Mbalageti or Kirawira, Serengeti National Park
Board your flight and return home.
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