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Kenya & Tanzania 2019/20

2 countries 12 game drives
4 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
African Lodges | Luxury tent overlooking Mt Kilimanjaro | Luxury tent, Maasai Mara
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 photographer's paradise. Enjoy game drives through the famous Serengeti and Maasai Mara, spot the 'Big 5', witness the amazing bird life of Lake Nakuru, enjoy a luxury tent experience in the heart of the Maasai Mara and join friendly villagers in a 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

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included

Sightseeing

Welcome to Africa

  • Experience a traditional African dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, 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.
  • Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater and search for wildlife against a unique backdrop of forest-covered crater walls.
  • Walk the rim of the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, created by the implosion of a volcano, and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge, home to world-renowned archaeological finds.
  • Go in search of the Big 5 on game drives in the famous Serengeti, the jewel in the crown of Tanzania's protected areas.
  • 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 on game drives and excursions

  • 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.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds and rhinos.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake. Fringed by thick papyrus, it is one of Kenya's important horticultural areas with its yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea and is teeming with birdlife.
  • Enjoy a short hike through Hell's Gate National Park.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Elsemere in Lake Naivasha, home to the late Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • 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 $12,895
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
04 Apr 201920 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $12,140
02 May 201918 May 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $12,140
16 May 201901 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $12,140
13 Jun 201929 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $13,040
04 Jul 201920 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $14,340
25 Jul 201910 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $14,340
08 Aug 201924 Aug 2019Limited SeatsAUD $14,040
15 Aug 201931 Aug 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $14,040
22 Aug 201907 Sep 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $14,040
05 Sep 201921 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $14,040
26 Sep 201912 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $13,740
10 Oct 201926 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $13,740
24 Oct 201909 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $13,540
07 Nov 201923 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $13,140
21 Nov 201907 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $13,140
02 Jan 202018 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $14,140
13 Feb 202029 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $13,740
27 Feb 202014 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $13,740
12 Mar 202028 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $13,740
ItineraryExpand
Kenya & Tanzania 2019/20

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

We head to the airport today, making our way to Arusha. Here we enjoy lunch at Arusha Coffee Lounge before travelling to Tarangire. [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 UNESCO World 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

This morning we walk through vast greenery and tall trees as we hike through the national park's forest.

We then 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 Nakuru National Park

We take an early flight this morning to Nairobi, then drive toward Lake Nakuru. One of the Great Rift Valley's soda lakes, it's famous for its diverse birdlife and rhino population. Later this afternoon we'll take an afternoon game drive in search of wildlife. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha

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

Next we travel to Lake Naivasha, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free".

After lunch, we drive to Hell's Gate National Park where we go for a walk, admiring the spectacular scenery of towering cliffs, extinct volcans and deep gorges.

We then return to the rich heritage and idyllic scenery of Lake Naivasha, the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the Adamson house containing memorabilia from the "Born Free" film. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Lake Naivasha - 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 amazing 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