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  • Enjoy daily game drives in Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Amboseli.
  • Get up close and personal with playful chimpanzees.
  • Private guided exploration of Ngorongoro Crater.
  • With expert guide, search for the Big 5 and a variety of other wildlife.
  • Enjoy a stylish selection of classic lodges and tented camps.
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A fusion of the finest game parks in Kenya and Tanzania, this tour offers unparalleled wildlife viewing in the classic safari style, with evening relaxation at traditional tented safari camps. A trip of contrasts, from the desertscape of Samburu national park to the hills of Laikipia, the lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha and the savannah of Masai Mara, the vast Serengeti and fabled Ngorongoro, to finish with Amboseli's views of Mt Kilimanjaro. This trip showcases the abundance and incredible extremes of Kenya and Tanzania. Photographers will revel in the stark lighting and great wildlife shots in Samburu. Enjoy a luxury tented safari experience at Sweetwaters camp in Laikipia, where you can visit Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary. The hippos of Lake Naivasha or the Rhinos of Nakuru. continue onwards to the world's top game park, Masai Mara, famous for its plains of predator and prey, and the annual wildebeest migration. Travel to the Serengeti which offers the most diverse game-viewing in Africa. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a Natural Wonder of the World, packed with herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest. Journey through Amboseli, known for its stunning views of Kilimanjaro and large elephant herds, before heading back to Nairobi. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Nairobi
    Nairobi
    • Welcome to East Africa
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 2 Nairobi to Samburu
    Nairobi to Samburu
    • Nairobi - Samburu [6 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Samburu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Samburu
    Samburu
    • Morning Game Drive - Grévy’s Zebra - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Gerenuk
    • Park Fees - Samburu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Samburu to Laikipia
    Samburu to Laikipia
    • Samburu - Laikipia [2 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Chimpanzee Sanctuary
    • Park Fees - Laikipia
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Laikipia to Naivasha
    Laikipia to Naivasha
    • Laikipia - Naivasha [5 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Naivasha to Masai Mara
    Naivasha to Masai Mara
    • Naivasha - Masai Mara [5 to 6 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Masai Mara
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Masai Mara
    Masai Mara
    • Morning Game Drive 2 - Game Van (6)
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Big 5
    • Park Fees - Masai Mara
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Masai Mara
    Masai Mara
    • Morning Game Drive - Game Van (6)
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Big 5
    • Park Fees - Masai Mara
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Masai Mara to Isebania to Serengeti
    Masai Mara to Isebania to Serengeti
    • Masai Mara - Isebania [2-4 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Isebania Border Crossing
    • Isebania - Serengeti [3-5 Hours] - 4X4 - TZ(5)
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Morning Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Impala
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    • Serengeti - Ngorongoro [5-6 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Private - Olduvai Gorge - Entrance
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    • Picnic Lunch
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13 Ngorongoro to Namanga to Amboseli
    Ngorongoro to Namanga to Amboseli
    • Ngorongoro - Namanga [4 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Border Crossing
    • Namanga - Amboseli [2 hrs] - Game Van/Driver(6)
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Amboseli
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 Amboseli
    Amboseli
    • Morning Game Drive - Game Van(6)
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Amboseli
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 Amboseli to Nairobi
    Amboseli to Nairobi
    • Amboseli - Nairobi [4 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide(6)
    • Private - Souvenir Shopping
    • Kensington Office
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(6)
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Day 1: Nairobi

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the hotel and airport. After your guide has loaded up your luggage you will be driven through Nairobi admiring some of the sights (time permitting). Your guide will brief you on your itinerary en-route.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Situated in the trendy new Upper Hill financial district of Nairobi, Crowne Plaza Nairobi is the model of modern five-star elegance.  The property embodies an ideal fusion of thoughtful design and indulgence, and comes ripe with opportunity to discover nearby Nairobi National Park to see big cats and giraffes at the Masai Mara game reserve.  Earthy textures and dark wood throughout Crowne Plaza Nairobi evoke the wild plains and acacia trees of Kenya's big game reserves.  The property offers a host of amenities and facilities including a luxurious health club, a stylish unisex hair salon, a 24-hour state of the art gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool.  Five floors comprised of 162 Rooms, 13 Suites, and 29 Club Rooms are all equipped with the latest in technology, high speed complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, and 24 hour room service.

Wildlife of Nairobi
Wildlife of Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu

This morning you'll meet up with your guide and head off to Samburu National park. The drive from the urban center of Nairobi, through the fertile highlands, the semi-arid frontier of Kenya is breath-taking and a great way to see the countryside. The drive will be about  5 to 6 hours.

Your skilled guide will take you on an afternoon game-viewing drive through the sandy Samburu desert region.

Accommodation: Samburu Simba Lodge

Samburu Simba Lodge is a relatively new lodge, situated in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, part of the larger Samburu system. Removed from the beaten path of topical tourist circuit, the lodge is ideally located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lifeblood of this arid area. All rooms and central areas have views of the river and the nearby waterhole, where large herds of elephants and other wildlife come to drink. The lodge has two luxury swimming pools, a restaurant and bar, curio shop and expansive conference facilities. Enjoy unobstructed views of game along the river banks and the waterhole from either your room terraces, at the lodge, or from restaurant.

Samburu
Samburu
Simba Samburu
Simba Samburu

Day 3: Samburu

Early this morning you'll meet up with your guide for your game drive. One of the amazing things about Samburu is that you'll most likely see species that are unique to this region. The Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest species of zebra. It is found in the Samburu area as well as parts of Ethiopia. Compared to other zebras, it is taller, has larger ears, and its stripes are narrower. Grévy's zebra is considered endangered, partly due to hunting for its skin, which fetches a high price on the world market. It also suffers habitat destruction, human disturbances at water holes and competition with domestic grazing animals. There are estimated to be 17.000 Grévy's zebra still living in the wild. With luck, you'll see some today!

Another species unique to the Samburu region is the gerenuk. With luck, you'll see some while on your game drive. It's amazing to watch them stand on their hind legs to eat! The gerenuk (also known as Waller's gazelle) is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry bushy shrub and steppe in East Africa. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked”, and leads to its other common name, the giraffe-necked antelope.

Accommodation: Samburu Simba Lodge
Gerenuk
Gerenuk
Grévy's Zebra
Grévy's Zebra

Day 4: Samburu - Laikipia

This morning you will leave Samburu and drive to Laikipia. Along the way you will see amazing scenery as you drive through rural Kenya, spot Samburu villages and more as you drive. This drive takes about 2 hours.

You will have the option of visiting the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary today. The sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993 in a negotiated agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. Here the animals are carefully nursed back to health and integrated into families. The chimpanzees live in two large groups separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River. Watch them romp and play, visit the local shop, or even sponsor a chimp!

Visitors to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy have free access to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is open daily from 9:00am to 10:30am and 3pm to 4:30pm.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

Laikipia Wildlife
Laikipia Wildlife
Sweetwaters Serena
Sweetwaters Serena

Day 5: Laikipia - Naivasha

<p>Your guide will drive you from Laikipia to Lake Naivasha, through the rift valley. This drive will take about 5 hours.</p>

Sign up for optional activities on-site. Activities include Crescent Island boat tour, hiking and day trip excursions to Mt Longonot and Hell's Gate, or simply walk along the lakeshore and relax at your lodge.

*Activity fees vary and are paid on-site to the lodge and/or park authority.

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge

Like an African castle in the sky, Sopa Lodge Naivasha spins wondrous safaris from natural treasures below the golden Kenyan sun. It is situated on the southern shores of Naivasha, the largest freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. Let this dazzling resort of cottages prepare you for mouth-dropping silence. Feast on the succulent meats and preparations of the hotel’s talented chefs. Allow your eyes to indulge in the scenery and wildlife that draws so many to visit this hotel, built for open views of nature’s activities at their most untouched. Make sure to wander around the compound. You will be enchanted by the fine architecture, cathedral ceilings, and grand windows. Stroll around the gardens, and take a swim. It’s hard to leave this heavenly escape.

Naivasha
Naivasha
Sopa Lodge Naivasha
Sopa Lodge Naivasha

Day 6: Naivasha - Masai Mara

Your guide will drive you from Naivasha to Masai Mara. This drive will take about 5 to 6 hours. Drive times may be longer in the rainy season (April to early May and November). Stop for refreshments and souvenir shopping at roadside stands along the way or head straight to the park. Enjoy game viewing as you enter Masai Mara and drive to your camp.

Head out this afternoon, accompanied by an experience tracker-guide, on an exciting game viewing adventure.  Search some of the area`s wildlife hot-spots determined by your guide, as they`ve learned and now understand the games daily routines through tracking.  Some wildlife is more difficult than others to spot, for instance the Leopard.  These spotted cats blends almost seamlessly into the tall grass and shrubbery, and are even more challenging to spot up in their favorite hangout, the trees.  Your guide will take you to nearby watering holes, where on a hot day, you`ll spot many bird and wildlife species, including the elusive Leopard.

Accommodation: Mara West

Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West combines luxury accommodations with the breathtaking adventures of an unforgettable African safari. The rooms are perched in secluded spots on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, offering guests panoramic views of the Masai Mara Game Reserve below and a sense of exclusive privacy. The camp is home to resident herds of gazelles, impalas and zebras, as well as an abundance of bird life, and is visited regularly by a variety of wildlife passing to and from the park. The stunning beauty of the Mara, the uninterrupted grazing of the antelope, the night calls of the bush babies, and the early morning chorus of songbirds, all this, combined with the comfortable and tasteful ambiance of the camp, is part of the Mara West experience and what makes it a unique paradise for nature lovers.

Masai
Masai
Mara West Main Building
Mara West Main Building

Day 7: Masai Mara

The famed Masai Mara Game Reserve was named after the indigenous inhabitants of this land, the Maasai, and the provider of life to the area, the Mara River.  Game viewing is almost guaranteed at some point along the Mara River, and your experienced tracker-guide will know all the best spots to go to maximize this chance to see some of the many bird and wildlife species here.  Have your camera handy, as some amazing photo opportunities will present themselves from elephants on the riverbanks to hippos in shallow water.

On today’s afternoon game drive, the choice is up to you: search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals – it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.

Accommodation: Mara West
Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle
Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle
Hippo
Hippo

Day 8: Masai Mara

Just like the local wildlife, you’ll head out bright and early this morning, alongside an experienced tracker-guide for the day’s first game drive.  The eco-diversity and sheer size of the Masai Mara Game Reserve provides the necessary requirements to house a wide range of animal species.  The most recognized are known worldwide as the African Big 5, which includes the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Leopard, and the King of the beasts, the Lion.  The term Big 5 was coined by big-game hunters, as these species were the most difficult and dangerous to track and hunt.  Subsequently the term was adopted by the tourism industry for marketing purpose, spinning a web of positivity opposed to the negative effect portrait by the original terminology.  Numerous other species of bird and wildlife inhabit this dynamic location including Hyenas, Gazelles, Impalas, Giraffes, Zebras, Vultures, Cranes, Eagles, Falcons, and Ostriches.

On today’s afternoon game drive, the choice is up to you: search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals – it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.

Accommodation: Mara West
The King and Prince
The King and Prince

Day 9: Masai Mara - Isebania - Serengeti

You`ll depart the Masai Mara Game Reserve today in a privately driven vehicle with guide and travel towards the Isebania border crossing.  Enjoy game viewing or depart first thing, driving past towns and villages along the way. Upon your arrival, your guide will arrange the necessary documentation for your entry into Tanzania. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please be aware that this portion of the drive can be long depending on rains as this is a dirt road. In dry season you can reach the border in 2 hrs or less. Upon entry into Tanzania, you`ll notice an improvement in stability and comfort as roadway heading toward the Serengeti National Park is newly paved.  

When traveling across the Kenyan-Tanzanian border a few things must occur.  Upon arrival to the Isebania Border Crossing, you will switch vehicles and guides according to the country you'll be entering.
 
You will be required to purchase a Visa; for Kenya it’s a per person cost of 50$ USD, and for Tanzania it's a per person cost of 100$ USD for American Citizens and 50$ USD for all other Nationalities. 

Please Note: Visas must be paid in USD, and in CASH.  No bills can be older than 2006 as a local counterfeiting safeguard.  A Single entry Visa is valid for 3 months and can be used for multiple entries into Kenya and Tanzania.  It is also required that you have your Yellow Fever certification handy upon crossing. 

After you have crossed through Isebania Border you will switch vehicles and guides according to the country you'll be entering.

You`ll continue in your specialized, Tanzanian guided and driven vehicle towards the Serengeti Game Park. Please advise your guide if you would like to make any additional stops at shops, villages or stop at Lake Victoria. For instance, a stop at a local fishing village can be scheduled if you’re craving some cultural inspiration. Have your camera handy, as you enjoy some game viewing upon entry into the park whilst traveling to your Serengeti based lodging.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon entry into Tanzania, you`ll notice an improvement in stability and comfort as roadway heading toward the Serengeti National Park is newly paved.  Once you arrive in Serengeti you'll drive on dirt roads through the park and enjoy game viewing on your way to the lodge/camp. These dirt roads can be bumpy and/or muddy in rainy season. The approximate total travel time between Masai Mara and Serengeti can range between 6 to 9 hours depending on road conditions, traffic and weather.

Accommodation: Mbugani Migration Camp

Enhance your safari adventure in the comfort and serenity of Mbugani Camps, located in the famed Serengeti National Park. Whether you've experienced the wonder of the Serengeti before, or you are embarking on the voyage of your dreams, Mbugani Camps provides you with the perfect balance of natural surroundings and the comforts of home.  Enjoy the luxury of soft furnishings, private baths, front porches, freshly-made meals with local foods, drinks at sundown and stories by the campfire after a day of sightseeing and exploring with local guides. Or, just spend the day relaxing at camp.

Serengeti
Serengeti
Mbugani Camp
Mbugani Camp

Day 10: Serengeti

This morning’s African adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized National Park, the Serengeti.  This location offers the most expansive game viewing in Tanzania. From predators to prey, great herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning packs of carnivores, life on the plains of the Serengeti can best be defined as a complete “circle of life.”  A photographic dream unfolds before your eyes as giraffes and elephants feast on tasty shrubbery, whilst impalas, gazelles and buffalos dance carefully through the plains as to not become the latest meal for on-looking lions, cheetahs and hyenas.

Spend today searching out Impala, one of Africa's most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft.) and 3 meters (9 ft.) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!

Accommodation: Mbugani Migration Camp
Impala
Impala
Giraffe Snacking
Giraffe Snacking

Day 11: Serengeti - Ngorongoro

This African journey continues as you board a privately driven vehicle, accompanied by a local tracker-guide for your visit to the overwhelming large Ngorongoro Conversation Area.  You’ll depart the Serengeti National Park grounds at a somewhat slower pace as to get in some more game-viewing.  An optional stop at the Olduvlai Gorge is highly recommended, where at the Serengeti Welcome Centre you’ll have an opportunity to marvel at a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the lookout point.  A stop for a picturesque picnic is also scheduled during this journey.  Upon your arrival into the conservation area, you’ll head towards your overnight accommodation whilst taking in the overwhelming size of the Ngorongoro crater.  The approximate travel time may vary between 5 to 6 hours depending on weather conditions and the number of stops you’ve made along the way.  During the heavy rainy season, longer travel times should be expected.

The massive Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is often referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.”  Beginning in the eastern Serengeti plains, the gorge is roughly some 48 kilometers long.  Resulting from millions of years of natural erosion, this gorge boasts a steep-sided ravine that cuts and stretches its way through the Great Rift Valley along eastern Africa.  The gorge is named after a commonly used plant by the Masai people with the scientific name of Sansevieria-Ehrenbergii, or Oldupai for short.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

The aim at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is to provide guests with something different:  Simple homey comforts at a reasonable price.  The property, located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, is home to 24 cozy cottages set within well-manicured gardens.  The lodge has very strong community ties, fully staffed by locals who are happy to offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome. There is a large common area building housing reception, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining rooms. The swimming pool sits in the centre of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is 300m off the main road running through Karatu, and is accessible by Fly-and-Transfer.

Life in the Crater
Life in the Crater
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 12: Ngorongoro

You are provided with a personalized, experienced tracker-guide and private transportation today whilst exploring around the Ngorongoro National Park grounds.

Explore one of the most recognized wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania today.  Depart your camp or lodge in a privately driven vehicle, along with a local expert guide, for approximately a 20 to 30 minute drive towards the Ngorongoro Park Gate.  It will then take you another 20 minutes to reach the crater rim itself.   The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.  This geological masterpiece was formed as a result of an extremely large volcanic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse in on itself, thus creating a crater.  The crater is roughly 20 kilometers wide and some 2000 feet deep, making the trip from crater floor to rim around 45 minutes by 4x4.  The extremely fertile crater floor is the reason why there is such a highly concentrated amount of wildlife here.  Over 20000 mammals call the crater home, including some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world.  The crater floor also boasts one of the highest carnivore densities in the world including large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals.  A keen eye and expertly recommended search patterns from your guide may help you spot some of the less common species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Even Lions Bicker!
Even Lions Bicker!
Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle

Day 13: Ngorongoro - Namanga - Amboseli

On this journey, you will make a brief stop-over in Arusha for some shopping and refreshments. You will pass over the Namanga border crossing when leaving Tanzania to enter Kenya. Be aware that portions of the road on this drive are unfinished and bumpy. At the Namanga border where you will meet your Kenyan guide.

Upon reaching the Namanga Border Crossing, make a quick stop to switch between Kenyan and Tanzanian guides and vehicles before continuing on your safari. 

Visas can be purchased at the border:  for Kenya it’s a per person cost of 50$ USD, for Tanzania it's a per person cost of 100$ USD for American Citizens and 50$ USD for all other Nationalities. Please Note: Visas must be paid in USD, and in CASH. No bills can be older than 2006 as a local counterfeiting safeguard. A Single entry Visa is valid for 3 months and can be used for multiple entries into Kenya and Tanzania. It is also required that you have your Yellow Fever certification handy upon crossing.

Upon arrival to the Namanga Border Crossing, you will switch vehicles and guides according to the country you'll be entering. You will be required to purchase a Visa; for Kenya it’s a per person cost of 50$ USD, for Tanzania it's a per person cost of 100$ USD for American Citizens and 50$ USD for all other Nationalities.

Please Note: Visas must be paid in USD, and in CASH. No bills can be older than 2006 as a local counterfeiting safeguard. A Single entry Visa is valid for 3 months and can be used for multiple entries into Kenya and Tanzania. It is also required that you have your Yellow Fever certification handy upon crossing.

Once you're through customs you will switch vehicles and meet up with your Kenyan guide who will take you to Amboseli.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).

This afternoon you’ll meet with your guide and head into Amboseli National Park.  The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species, and its other attractions include opportunities to meet the Masai Tribe’s people.  On a clear day, you’ll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, Sopa Lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Among a canopy of indigenous thorn trees, Acacias, fragrant Frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea, and giant cacti, the cottages meander through the vast expanse of the property’s mature gardens.  The cottages are vibrantly decorated with Masai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds, as well as an atmospheric veranda.  The dining room features a menu of Pan African and continental cuisine within warm and welcoming surroundings with exceptional hospitality.

Amboseli
Amboseli
Sopa Lodge
Sopa Lodge

Day 14: Amboseli

You'll be up early this morning as you meet up with your private guide and driver for your game drive in Amboseli Park. Depending on how lucky you are with your viewing you'll usually be out in the park for a few hours before returning to the lodge.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).

This afternoon you’ll meet with your guide and head into Amboseli National Park.  The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species, and its other attractions include opportunities to meet the Masai Tribe’s people.  On a clear day, you’ll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge
Elephant March
Elephant March
Elephant & Mt Kilimanjaro
Elephant & Mt Kilimanjaro

Day 15: Amboseli - Nairobi

Take time for an early game drive or head directly to Nairobi before your international flight. The drive will take approximately 4hrs.

The opportunity to explore the local markets and shops presents itself today as so you can interact with the local vendors in search for the perfect handicraft or souvenir for yourself or your loved ones. 

Before leaving that night, stop by the Kensington office for free use of Internet and lounge. If you like, we can make reservations for dinner at a local restaurant as well. Please let us know in advance and if you are vegetarian.

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the hotel and airport. After your guide has loaded up your luggage you will be driven through Nairobi admiring some of the sights (time permitting). Your guide will brief you on your itinerary en-route.

Accommodation:
Nairobi Office Lounge
Nairobi Office Lounge
Masai Market, Nairobi
Masai Market, Nairobi
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Crowne Plaza Nairobi: Nairobi

Situated in the trendy new Upper Hill financial district of Nairobi, Crowne Plaza Nairobi is the model of modern five-star elegance.  The property embodies an ideal fusion of thoughtful design and indulgence, and comes ripe with opportunity to discover nearby Nairobi National Park to see big cats and giraffes at the Masai Mara game reserve.  Earthy textures and dark wood throughout Crowne Plaza Nairobi evoke the wild plains and acacia trees of Kenya's big game reserves.  The property offers a host of amenities and facilities including a luxurious health club, a stylish unisex hair salon, a 24-hour state of the art gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool.  Five floors comprised of 162 Rooms, 13 Suites, and 29 Club Rooms are all equipped with the latest in technology, high speed complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, and 24 hour room service.

Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Pool
Pool

Samburu Simba Lodge: Samburu

Samburu Simba Lodge is a relatively new lodge, situated in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, part of the larger Samburu system. Removed from the beaten path of topical tourist circuit, the lodge is ideally located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lifeblood of this arid area. All rooms and central areas have views of the river and the nearby waterhole, where large herds of elephants and other wildlife come to drink. The lodge has two luxury swimming pools, a restaurant and bar, curio shop and expansive conference facilities. Enjoy unobstructed views of game along the river banks and the waterhole from either your room terraces, at the lodge, or from restaurant.

Simba Samburu
Simba Samburu

Sweetwaters Serena: Laikipia

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

Sweetwaters Serena
Sweetwaters Serena

Sopa Lodge: Naivasha

Like an African castle in the sky, Sopa Lodge Naivasha spins wondrous safaris from natural treasures below the golden Kenyan sun. It is situated on the southern shores of Naivasha, the largest freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. Let this dazzling resort of cottages prepare you for mouth-dropping silence. Feast on the succulent meats and preparations of the hotel’s talented chefs. Allow your eyes to indulge in the scenery and wildlife that draws so many to visit this hotel, built for open views of nature’s activities at their most untouched. Make sure to wander around the compound. You will be enchanted by the fine architecture, cathedral ceilings, and grand windows. Stroll around the gardens, and take a swim. It’s hard to leave this heavenly escape.

Sopa Lodge Naivasha
Sopa Lodge Naivasha
Lounge
Lounge

Mara West: Masai Mara

Nestled against a wooded thicket and surrounded by savannah, Mara West combines luxury accommodations with the breathtaking adventures of an unforgettable African safari. The rooms are perched in secluded spots on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, offering guests panoramic views of the Masai Mara Game Reserve below and a sense of exclusive privacy. The camp is home to resident herds of gazelles, impalas and zebras, as well as an abundance of bird life, and is visited regularly by a variety of wildlife passing to and from the park. The stunning beauty of the Mara, the uninterrupted grazing of the antelope, the night calls of the bush babies, and the early morning chorus of songbirds, all this, combined with the comfortable and tasteful ambiance of the camp, is part of the Mara West experience and what makes it a unique paradise for nature lovers.

Mara West Main Building
Mara West Main Building
Mara West Chalet View
Mara West Chalet View

Mbugani Migration Camp: Serengeti

Enhance your safari adventure in the comfort and serenity of Mbugani Camps, located in the famed Serengeti National Park. Whether you've experienced the wonder of the Serengeti before, or you are embarking on the voyage of your dreams, Mbugani Camps provides you with the perfect balance of natural surroundings and the comforts of home.  Enjoy the luxury of soft furnishings, private baths, front porches, freshly-made meals with local foods, drinks at sundown and stories by the campfire after a day of sightseeing and exploring with local guides. Or, just spend the day relaxing at camp.

Mbugani Camp
Mbugani Camp

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge: Ngorongoro

The aim at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is to provide guests with something different:  Simple homey comforts at a reasonable price.  The property, located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, is home to 24 cozy cottages set within well-manicured gardens.  The lodge has very strong community ties, fully staffed by locals who are happy to offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome. There is a large common area building housing reception, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining rooms. The swimming pool sits in the centre of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is 300m off the main road running through Karatu, and is accessible by Fly-and-Transfer.

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Pool
Pool

Sopa Lodge: Amboseli

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, Sopa Lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Among a canopy of indigenous thorn trees, Acacias, fragrant Frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea, and giant cacti, the cottages meander through the vast expanse of the property’s mature gardens.  The cottages are vibrantly decorated with Masai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds, as well as an atmospheric veranda.  The dining room features a menu of Pan African and continental cuisine within warm and welcoming surroundings with exceptional hospitality.

Sopa Lodge
Sopa Lodge
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

  • Belinda Skelton — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    This was one of the most amazing trips that I have ever had. The custom tours and activities exceeded my expectations. I was traveling alone but felt safe and in good hands. The process of booking the trip with Lily Baffour was so easy and personal, especially with the constant communications from her up to my departure. Thank you Kensington Tours for an awesome experience. I will definitely use you for my next adventure!

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