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Kenya & Tanzania 2018/19

The Great MigrationOne of the world's 10 natural wonders. Witness the real circle of life as more than 6 million hooves stampede, crossing crocodile-filled rivers. To witness this amazing spectacle find out the best times to visit.
Experience the heart of Africa from the setting for novels such as "Out of Africa" and "Born Free". The location of the "Great Migration", this is truly a photographers paradise. Enjoy game drives through the famous Serengeti and Maasai Mara, spot the 'Big 5', witness the bird spectacle of Lake Nakuru, enjoy a luxury tent experience in the heart of the Maasai Mara and join friendly villagers in traditional dance.The essence of AfricaThis is the perfect itinerary for those with limited time, from game drives through the Serengeti to the colourful village life of Maasai natives. You'll experience the rich culture of these lands enjoying a cooking class in Lake Manyara, visiting local homes and markets in Mto Wa Abu (an authentic Tanzanian village) and exploring a colourful Maasai Mara village where you will enjoy traditional dancing and later a special bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars!Pack your cameraElephants, Baobab trees and tree-climbing lions, what a way to start your African adventure. Your journey begins with game drives through some of Tanzania's best known game parks including Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and of course, the Serengeti.Animal EncountersYour adventure continues in Kenya with a relaxing boat tour of Lake Naivasha, famous for its diverse birdlife, including the graceful pink flamingos. Just when you think it couldn't get any better, we head on to the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and amazing rolling grasslands, it makes for unforgettable game viewing.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 2 economy-class flights within Africa
  • Light plane flight in Kenya
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights in a good quality hotel (4 star)
  • 8 nights in African lodges (4-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in Amboseli National Park with uninterrupted views of Mt Kilimanjaro
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides (max. 6 people per vehicle)

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks are included

Sightseeing

Welcome to Africa

  • Experience a traditional African dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, one of the world's most extraordinary animal rehabilitation programs.
  • Visit The Giraffe Centre, an important conservation initiative created by the 'African Fund for Endangered Wildlife'. Feed and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from elevated platforms.
  • Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, presenting a glimpse of the life of Karen Blixen, an extraordinary farmer and the author of 'Out of Africa'.

Experience the incredible display of nature and tradition in Tanzania

  • Explore Tarangire National Park and discover its rich diversity of wildlife and birdlife on a game drive. The swamps are a breeding ground for one of the largest varieties of bird species in the world.
  • Visit local homes and the markets at Mto Wa Mbu, an authentic Tanzanian village, and learn about the rich cultural diversity of the region.
  • Enjoy lunch in a Maasai village lovingly cooked by the local women.
  • Walk the rim of the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, created by the implosion of a volcano, and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater and search for wildlife against a unique backdrop of forest-covered crater walls.
  • Go in search of the Big 5 on game drives in the famous Serengeti, the jewel in the crown of Tanzania's protected areas.
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge, home to world-renowned archaeological finds.
  • Learn how to prepare an authentic Tanzanian dish at a cooking class in Lake Manyara.
  • Safari through scenic Lake Manyara National Park, home to the legendary tree-climbing lion.
  • Admire the scenery, monkeys and birds from high in the beautiful forest treetops on the Manyara Treetop Walkway.

Witness Kenya's amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in Amboseli National Park and enjoy uninterrupted views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
  • Game drive across the savannahs of Amboseli National Park with Mount Kilimanjaro as an amazing backdrop.
  • Take a guided walking safari around the camp grounds with an experienced tracker in Amboseli National Park.
  • Enjoy lunch at Elsamere, former home of author Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds and rhinos.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara.
  • Experience unforgettable game drives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and rolling savannahs, it makes for amazing game-viewing. Keep an eye out for millions of wildebeest and zebras which migrate here annually.
  • Visit a local Maasai school.
  • Enjoy an incredible bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $14,495
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Jan 201919 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $14,315 
28 Feb 201916 Mar 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $14,115
ItineraryExpand
Kenya & Tanzania 2018/19

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Nairobi

'Karibu' to Kenya! This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Nairobi

We visit two of Kenya's great conservation projects - the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre. We'll also enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Museum, dedicated to the life of the Baroness and famed author of 'Out of Africa'. [B,L]

Day 4. Nairobi - Mt Kilimanjaro - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we fly to Tanzania and drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephants, baobab trees and tree-climbing lions. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

An early start for a morning game drive in search of impalas, elands, kudus, buffals and the hundreds of birds that inhabit the area. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Enjoy a unique taste of Tanzanian culture as we visit Mto wa Mbu, an authentic Tanzanian boma, and enjoy lunch prepared by the villagers.

Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater

The incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater was created by the implosion of a volcano. We descend to the crater floor in search of the 'Big 5' and discover the abundance of wildlife including wildebeest, zebra, elephants and hippos, set against a remarkable backdrop of forest-covered crater walls. In the afternoon we'll witness some spectacular views over the Ngorongoro Crater on a nature walk along its rim. [B,L,D]

Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

We travel to the sweeping plains of the heritage-listed Serengeti. Along the way we'll stop to visit Olduvai Gorge. This afternoon we'll encounter more of the local wildlife on a game drive. [B,L,D]

Day 8. Serengeti National Park

Our day is spent discovering the spectacular Serengeti! The landscape is characterised by vast rolling plains which we will explore on morning and afternoon game drives, looking for big cats, gazelles and zebra. [B,L,D]

Day 9. Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy one last morning game drive in the Serengeti before we continue to Lake Manyara. On arrival we'll learn how to prepare an authentic Tanzanian dish during a hands-on cooking class. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Admire the scenery, monkeys and birds from high in the beautiful forest treetops on the Manyara Treetop Walkway, one of the longest in Africa.

Day 10. Lake Manyara National Park - Amboseli National Park

We cross the border back into Kenya and make our way to Amboseli National Park, set against the stunning backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. This area is also home to the nomadic Maasai warriors. [B,L,D]

Day 11. Amboseli National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park. The abundant wildlife, framed against Mt Kilimanjaro's snow-covered peak, make this park a photographer's delight. This afternoon we'll take a game walk around the camp grounds with an experienced tracker. [B,L,D]

Day 12. Amboseli National Park - Lake Naivasha

We take an early flight this morning to Nairobi, then drive toward the Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha. A popular stop for British flying boats of the 1930s, it was also the home of Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free". Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to relax, enjoy lunch and visit the house containing paintings and artefacts as well as memorabilia from the "Born Free" film. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is our next destination. One of the Great Rift Valley's soda lakes, it's famous for its diverse birdlife and rhino population.

Special Experience: We'll participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge.

Later this afternoon we'll take an afternoon game drive in this beautiful park, [B,L,D]

Day 14. Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara

We depart early this morning for the incredible Maasai Mara. The jewel in Africa's crown, it is home to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Here we'll safari through the rolling grasslands in search of lions. [B,L,D]

Day 15. Maasai Mara

An early start for a morning game drive through the Mara's incredible open savannahs. We'll then visit a local Maasai village school and take one final game drive later this afternoon. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: This evening we'll enjoy a special bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.

Day 16. Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 17. Arrive Australia