Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari

12 days from $8,976 per person*
  • Embark on game drives in Masai Mara and Serengeti.
  • Explore Ngorongoro National Park, including the famous crater.
  • With private guide, visit a local Swahili spice farm village.
  • Enjoy beach time in Zanzibar.
  • Featuring premium properties.
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Experience the thrills of an East Africa safari in Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro, before finding sanctuary on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.

Embark on the wildlife adventure of a lifetime and meet East Africa’s most awe-inspiring animals while staying in luxury camps and lodges. Private guides and your own 4x4 vehicle will take you out each day into world-class parks and get you up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes and other big game.

Masai Mara Reserve is teeming with wonderful wildlife, and its classic natural beauty never fails to mesmerize its visitors. The Mara’s endless plains are home to an incredible year-round concentration of game as well as the two million animals that form the annual Great Migration. Cross into the romantic plains of the Serengeti to catch glimpses of gazelle and giraffe that dot the expansive landscape. Descend into the protected Ngorongoro Crater, nearly 20 kilometres in diameter, to witness a wildlife wonderland. Enjoy some post-safari relaxation on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, explore incredible Stone Town and taste your way through a private guided tour of an exotic spice plantation. This bestselling tour expertly combines East African adventure and relaxation. ... Show More »

This trip offers unparalleled game viewing with evening relaxation in excellent quality tented camps and game lodges. Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Nairobi
    Nairobi
    • Meet & Greet - Assistance
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Nairobi to Masai Mara
    Nairobi to Masai Mara
    • Transfer - Nairobi - Masai Mara [6 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Masai Mara
    Masai Mara
    • Private Tour - Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive - Big 5
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Masai Mara
    Masai Mara
    • Private Tour - Morning Game Drive 2 - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive - Rhino
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Masai Mara to Isebania to Serengeti
    Masai Mara to Isebania to Serengeti
    • Transfer - Masai Mara - Isebania [2-4 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Transfer - Isebania - Serengeti [3-5 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Box Lunch - Included
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Private Tour - Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive - Big 5
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    • Transfer - Serengeti - Ngorongoro [5-6 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Olduvai Gorge - Entrance
    • Park Fee - Included
    • Optional Activities – Farm Lodges
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Private Tour - Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - Crater Entrance Fee
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Ngorongoro to Arusha to Zanzibar
    Ngorongoro to Arusha to Zanzibar
    • Transfer - Ngorongoro - Arusha [2.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Air - Arusha - Zanzibar [Scheduled Charter (2 hrs)] - XL Class - Premium
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Zanzibar
    Zanzibar
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Zanzibar
    Zanzibar
    • Private Tour - Spice & Stone Town Day Tour - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Zanzibar
    Zanzibar
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Departure & Infrastructure Tax (Paid Locally) - Not Included
    • Air - Zanzibar - Dar Es Salaam [Scheduled Charter (20 mins)] - Y Class - Standard
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.
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Day 1: Nairobi

For your added comfort, an English speaking airport representative will meet you at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrivals hall. This representative will walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and the airport in Nairobi.

While in our care, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all guests are provided with a “Flying Doctors” insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment, however, does not cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Palacina

Palacina is an oasis of peace and calm in the bustling city of Nairobi and a great place to meet business and leisure travelers from all around the world. Conveniently located in the State House area, it is the perfect base for your Nairobi visit. Featuring luxurious, serviced and furnished apartments, premium suites, and a full-service hotel with all the amenities and services to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Experience the warmth of Nairobi with our hospitality in this dynamic, cosmopolitan city. Palacina features stylish spaces celebrating the spirit of Kenya. Our country breakfast is served daily and the Bistro offers a full-service restaurant including room service.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nairobi in the Distance
Nairobi in the Distance
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palacina Exterior
Palacina Exterior

Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara

This morning you'll meet up with your guide and head off to the Masai Mara. Approximate travel time is six hours. Head directly into the park for game viewing and then return to the camp for late check-in or check-in first and then head out for an afternoon game drive. Chat with your guide for their recommendation based on your arrival time and park hours.

Please note that the first half of this drive will be on paved roads and the last half will be rough & bumpy roads. 

Head out this afternoon on an exciting game viewing adventure. The locations visited will be determined by your expert guide as they have an intimate understanding of the daily routines of animals and how best to track them. On this afternoon excursion, visit several wildlife hot-spots with an aim to espy elusive animals such as the leopard. These spotted cats blend almost seamlessly into the tall grass and shrubbery, and are even more challenging to spot when in their favorite hangout, the trees. Exploring the region, your guide will take you to nearby watering holes where on a hot day you’ll spot many birds and mammals, including, with luck, the elusive leopard. After a thrilling afternoon game drive, you will be returned to your lodge in time to freshen up for a delicious safari dinner.

Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo

Laid out along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp looks out onto the plains of the Masai Mara. Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife. It was included as one of Travel & Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels, as selected by their readers.  Each of the tents and suites are laid out on immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors.  Browse for souvenirs from your safari in the well-stocked Safari Shop or share your experiences around an evening cocktail in the bar. Meals packed with fresh ingredients and flavoured with aromatic spices are served in the simple but elegant dining room, open to the warm breezes coming off the Mara or beneath myriad stars looking out onto the African plains.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Leopard
Leopard
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kichwa Tembo
Kichwa Tembo

Day 3: Masai Mara

Just like the wildlife, your day’s adventure will begin bright and early this morning. Alongside an experienced tracker-guide, set out for the day’s first game drive and discover the dazzling bio-diversity of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The most recognized animals are known worldwide as the African Big 5, and this group includes the African elephant, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, and the king of the beasts, the lion. The term “Big 5” was first coined by big-game hunters as a way to acknowledge that these species were the most difficult and dangerous to track and hunt, however, in subsequent years the term has been adopted and re-purposed by the tourism industry and painted in patently positive light, focusing now on the preservation and protection of these magnificent creatures. Numerous other species of bird and wildlife also inhabit this dynamic region, including hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, vultures, cranes, eagles, falcons, and ostriches, many of which you’ll spot on this morning drive through the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

On today’s afternoon game drive, the choice is up to you! Search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover some of the regions lesser known animals. The Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of mammals both large and small, but is also host to an incredible array of birdlife that includes approximately 450 different species, from the fierce bateleur (or short tailed eagle) to the musical sooty chat.

Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Male Lion and Cub
Male Lion and Cub
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle
Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle

Day 4: Masai Mara

The famed Masai Mara Game Reserve was named after the indigenous inhabitants of this land, the Masai, 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 explore to maximize your chances of seeing some of the many animals that call this land their home. Be sure to have your camera handy as amazing photo opportunities will present themselves; elephants on the riverbanks and hippos in shallow waters are common sights in this area.

Set out this afternoon with your tracker-guide on another exciting game drive through the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Mara is one of only a few places left in Africa where guests can still spot free roaming rhinos in the wild, as – troublingly - it is estimated that there are only 4,000 black rhinos left on the continent. Today your guide will take you to locations where rhino sightings have been recently reported with an aim to bring you within camera range of these lumbering, beautiful giants.

Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rhino
Rhino

Day 5: Masai Mara - Isebania - Serengeti

Depart the Masai Mara Game Reserve with your guide and travel towards the Isebania border crossing. Enjoy the Kenyan country side driving past towns and villages along the way. Please be aware that this portion of the drive can be long depending on rains as this is a dirt road. During the dry season you can reach the border in approximately two hours. 

Upon arrival to the Isebania Border Crossing, switch to a Tanzanian vehicle and continue your safari with a Tanzanian guide. 

Tanzanian Visas can be purchased at the border at the cost of $100 USD for US 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 three 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 clearing the Isebania Border Crossing, you will continue your safari to the Serengeti National Park. A portion of this drive will be partly on a paved highway and partly on bumpy dirt road. Approximate travel time to the Serengeti is between three and five hours, depending on road conditions. As you get closer to the Serengeti National Park, have your camera handy, and enjoy a game drive upon entry into the park as you head towards your lodge or camp.

Enjoy a box lunch while you travel (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp

This Luxury Camp is ideally located within Central Seronera area of the famous Serengeti National Park, in the vicinity of the famous Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi. The camp is perched between the Rongai Hills & Nyaroboro Hills, just steps from the banks of the Mbalageti/Seronera River where an abundant variety of wildlife (including the Big 5) can be commonly spotted, as well as a Hippo pool which is located a few feet from camp. Each of the 20 Luxury Tents feature an en-suite bathroom and are fully electrified 24 hours a day. Within the spacious dining tent, enjoy a wide range of delectable dishes as well as refreshing drinks. Throughout your stay at Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp, enjoy a marvelous safari vacation highlighted by game drives, bush walks, star gazing, sundowners and boma dinners; the perfect Serengeti experience.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lions in the Serengeti
Lions in the Serengeti
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp
Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp

Day 6: Serengeti

This morning, your African adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized National Park, the Serengeti. A land of unparalleled game viewing, from great herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning packs of carnivores, life on the plains of the Serengeti truly epitomizes the “circle of life.” A paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, it is all but guaranteed that you will spot giraffes and elephants feasting on shrubbery, impalas, gazelles and buffaloes traipsing carefully through the plains to avoid being noticed by on-looking lions, cheetahs and hyenas, and a spectacular range of birdlife flitting through the sky.

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. The Serengeti not only has a rich mix of animals – it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.

Accommodation: Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Giraffe
Giraffe
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle
Bateleur or Short Tailed Eagle

Day 7: Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Your African journey continues as you board a privately driven vehicle, accompanied by a local tracker-guide, to travel to the gigantic Ngorongoro Conversation Area. Depart the Serengeti National Park grounds slowly, taking in the wildlife along the way and visit the Serengeti Welcome Center to marvel at the panoramic view afforded from the lookout point. En route to your accommodations in Ngorongoro, take a break to enjoy a picturesque picnic lunch. Approximate travel time varies between five and six hours, depending on weather conditions and the number of stops made along the way. During the peak of the 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 cavernous ravine is some 30 miles long and is the result of millions of years of natural erosion. The gorge features a steep-sided gully that cuts its way through the Great Rift Valley stretching along eastern Africa, and is named after a commonly used plant by the Masai people; Sansevieria-Ehrenbergii, or Olduvai for short. This plant grows plentifully in the area, and is used for making bandages, rope, baskets, roofs and clothing. Today, discover the Olduvai Gorge firsthand alongside your expert local guide.

During your stay in the Ngorongoro region, a range of optional activities are available to you. From bush picnics to cultural visits to local Masai villages to guided wildlife discovery walks to sundowner cocktails, the choice is yours. As well, excursions to the massive Ngorongoro Crater can also be arranged where you’ll discover an incredible range of wildlife. If you would like more information on any optional activity, please speak to your Destination Expert.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ngorongoro Landscape
Ngorongoro Landscape

Day 8: Ngorongoro

An experienced tracker-guide and private vehicle will accompany you today while exploring Ngorongoro National Park.

Today, discover one of the most remarkable wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania; the Ngorongoro Crater. Departing from your camp in a privately driven vehicle alongside a local expert guide, make your way to the entrance of the park, then drive a further 20 minutes to reach the rim of Ngorongoro Crater: the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. This geological marvel was formed as the result of a gigantic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse on itself, thereby creating the massive crater. Roughly 12 miles wide and some 2,000 feet deep, the trip from crater rim to floor takes approximately 45 minutes by vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense populations of wildlife, and at present over 25,000 large animals call the crater home, including some of the world’s last remaining black rhinos. The crater floor is also host to some of the highest concentrations of carnivores in the world, featuring large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals. A keen eye paired with expertly procured search patterns from your guide is sure to help you spot a wide range of wildlife and perhaps some of the more elusive species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park
Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park

Day 9: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Zanzibar

From Ngorongoro, your guide will drive you to Arusha. This drive will take approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

Board a flight in Arusha with service to Zanzibar. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 40 minutes.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

You will be transferred between the airport and your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.

Accommodation: Next Paradise Boutique Resort

The Next Paradise Boutique Resort sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, facing directly the Indian Ocean and protected by the coral reef which is about one kilometer away. Located only 45 minutes drive from Stone Town and 30 minutes from Nungwi and Kendwua, (the beaches of north) it is perfect place to organize excursions in Zanzibar, spice tours, swim with dolphins, big game fishing, kite surfing, diving and snorkeling to Mnemba atoll. The charming small hotel in Zanzibar is well known because of its sober elegance, the excellent food and especially for its intimate and quiet atmosphere. At Next Paradise you will find 2 swimming pool and 20 fully furnished rooms all provided with air conditioning and WIFI.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tanzania Zanzibar
Tanzania Zanzibar
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Next Paradise Boutique Resort

Day 10: Zanzibar

Zanzibar provides visitors with variety of activities to enjoy. Choose from half or full day tours that center on Swahili cultural, the historic spice routes, insightful explorations of Stone Town and culinary courses. Other adventures while in Zanzibar include picnics at the Dolphin Sandbank, visiting Mangapwani Beach and touring the former Slave Market. Of course, your lodging boasts a range of other activities to enjoy, including snorkeling, deep sea fishing and reef kayaking. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to find plenty of exciting and informative activities to fill your leisure time while staying in gorgeous Zanzibar.

Accommodation: Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kayaking at Zanzibar Islands
Kayaking at Zanzibar Islands

Day 11: Zanzibar

For centuries, Stone Town has been a vibrant center for, and vital source of, spices and cosmopolitan culture. On a private tour led by an expert guide, today you will discover the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. First visit a nearby spice-farm village to gain an understanding of the regional landscape while sampling a few tasty Swahili dishes and in-season fruits, then walk in the footsteps of the sultans through the winding, narrow streets of Stone Town, taking in the districts impressive architecture, colors and fragrances while learning its fascinating, if at times troubling, history as one of the prominent gateways to Africa. An incredible area brimming with relics from the 17th and 18th century, you will visit the former Slave Market, the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary on this tour before being returned to your accommodations. Please be sure to bring sunscreen, comfortable walking or hiking shoes and a sun hat, and note that transit time ranges from 30 to 90 minutes per direction based on the location of your accommodations.

Accommodation: Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Spice Market in Stone Town
Spice Market in Stone Town
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Next Paradise Boutique Resort

Day 12: Zanzibar

You will be transferred between the airport and your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.

Please Note: A Departure Tax of $49 USD per person is required to be paid on-site by all guests visiting the island of Zanzibar. Hotels will also charge a fee of $1 USD per person, per day as part of an Infrastructure Tax; this tax must also be paid on-site prior to island departure.

Board a flight in Zanzibar with service to Dar Es Salaam. Approximate flight time is 20 minutes.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Palacina: Nairobi

Palacina is an oasis of peace and calm in the bustling city of Nairobi and a great place to meet business and leisure travelers from all around the world. Conveniently located in the State House area, it is the perfect base for your Nairobi visit. Featuring luxurious, serviced and furnished apartments, premium suites, and a full-service hotel with all the amenities and services to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Experience the warmth of Nairobi with our hospitality in this dynamic, cosmopolitan city. Palacina features stylish spaces celebrating the spirit of Kenya. Our country breakfast is served daily and the Bistro offers a full-service restaurant including room service.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palacina Exterior
Palacina Exterior

Kichwa Tembo: Masai Mara

Laid out along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp looks out onto the plains of the Masai Mara. Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife. It was included as one of Travel & Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels, as selected by their readers.  Each of the tents and suites are laid out on immaculate grounds, with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors.  Browse for souvenirs from your safari in the well-stocked Safari Shop or share your experiences around an evening cocktail in the bar. Meals packed with fresh ingredients and flavoured with aromatic spices are served in the simple but elegant dining room, open to the warm breezes coming off the Mara or beneath myriad stars looking out onto the African plains.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kichwa Tembo
Kichwa Tembo
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Outstanding views
Outstanding views

Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp: Serengeti

This Luxury Camp is ideally located within Central Seronera area of the famous Serengeti National Park, in the vicinity of the famous Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi. The camp is perched between the Rongai Hills & Nyaroboro Hills, just steps from the banks of the Mbalageti/Seronera River where an abundant variety of wildlife (including the Big 5) can be commonly spotted, as well as a Hippo pool which is located a few feet from camp. Each of the 20 Luxury Tents feature an en-suite bathroom and are fully electrified 24 hours a day. Within the spacious dining tent, enjoy a wide range of delectable dishes as well as refreshing drinks. Throughout your stay at Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp, enjoy a marvelous safari vacation highlighted by game drives, bush walks, star gazing, sundowners and boma dinners; the perfect Serengeti experience.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp
Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp Tent Exterior
Ole Serai Moru Kopjes Luxury Camp Tent Exterior

Kitela Lodge: Ngorongoro

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kitela Lodge
Kitela Lodge

Next Paradise Boutique Resort: Zanzibar

The Next Paradise Boutique Resort sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, facing directly the Indian Ocean and protected by the coral reef which is about one kilometer away. Located only 45 minutes drive from Stone Town and 30 minutes from Nungwi and Kendwua, (the beaches of north) it is perfect place to organize excursions in Zanzibar, spice tours, swim with dolphins, big game fishing, kite surfing, diving and snorkeling to Mnemba atoll. The charming small hotel in Zanzibar is well known because of its sober elegance, the excellent food and especially for its intimate and quiet atmosphere. At Next Paradise you will find 2 swimming pool and 20 fully furnished rooms all provided with air conditioning and WIFI.

Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Next Paradise Boutique Resort
Kenya & Tanzania Signature Safari Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Reception
Reception

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
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.
  • Angelia M — June 22, 2019 — Africa

    My Kenya trip was seriously the best trip of my life, and I absolutely loved every second of it! It was my dream vacation and the reality far exceeded the dream. Catherine, my trip consultant, answered all of my many questions and made sure everything went super smoothly. Daniel, my guide, was so fun, interesting, and informative. He went out of his way to make sure my trip was special. I really can't put into words how much I loved it other than I'm already thinking about another trip to Africa. I will definitely be using Kensington Tours again!

  • Chris S — May 17, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Elisha was absolutely incredible! He was friendly, helpful, funny, and remarkably knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and especially the birds! The accommodations were excellent and the staff at those places was wonderful. The Kubu Kubu tent camp in Serengeti was particularly special, and we felt truly appreciated and pampered by the staff. With their smiling help, we even learned some Swahili! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Paul E — May 01, 2019 — Africa

    We had no idea what to expect on this trip but exceeded even our wildest imagination. Daniel, with Kensington, laid out a wonderful plan. The upfront quality and detail on the proposal really sold us. The guides and local support crews on the trip, were on time, personable, and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Shamiel with Ilios Travel in Cape Town. He was joy and clearly loved sharing Cape Town with us.

  • Thomas S — June 14, 2019 — Africa

    Karen Johnson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Karen was readily available during the planning process and took the time to talk with and listen to us to find out about our wants and needs and ultimately designed our perfect vacation. We can not speak highly enough about her abilities.

  • Michael S — June 13, 2019 — Africa

    The trip was the best thing we have ever done. The people we dealt with were professional and made sure every part of our trip was trouble free.

  • Raymond D — March 22, 2019 — Africa

    The guides were friendly and very accommodating throughout my trip. One of the guides took me to the oldest tea house as a bonus on my tour. It was great being with the people and enjoying a cup of tea. My driver invited me to have Turkish coffee which was a very nice touch to my trip. The accommodations were phenomenal, being near the pyramids was outside of this world. The Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo was a wonderful hotel as well. Gesa was great to work with! She was so nice and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. Especially during for the first part of my trip which had nothing to do with my tours with Kensington Tours. She planned everything out perfectly on my trip.

  • Donna M — June 02, 2019 — Africa

    The Kensington Kenya and Tanzania African Safari itinerary and experience exceeded all expectations. From the moment we were met at the airport, we were completely cared for. Our Destination Expert, Erin Cotton, even checked in on us during the trip. Our guides were excellent; Albert and Steve were exceptionally knowledgeable, organized and considerate. The accommodations were all fantastic with friendly staff, comfortable rooms for the family, and great food. Although the balloon trip over the Mara River was a highlight, each game drive was a memorable adventure as or guides toured Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. We got to spend some time in the local villages and dine with some of the other tourists in the middle of the bush and on a spectacular cliff overlooking the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, every morning we looked forward to spending time with our guides searching for animals and learning more about the whole ecosystem.

  • Catherine L — May 05, 2019 — Africa

    Everything was absolutely wonderful - from the planning to the execution. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will definitely work with Kensington on my next trip! (I'm headed to Hong Kong this December and think I should probably do some exploring while I'm there!)

  • Jennifer W — December 04, 2018 — Africa

    Our trip was amazing! The accommodations were lovely. Our safari guide made the experience memorable! Our only job was to relax and enjoy. The guide for our day in Sawato and to visit the Apartheid museum was extremely knowledgeable. This is our second trip with Kensington Tours. We will definitely use again.

  • Tanya R — February 20, 2019 — Africa

    We left everything to our tour rep, Louise Baer. She did a fantastic job. We had no expectations at all but were absolutely overwhelmed with our accommodations. We were treated so well by everyone. It was an unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Our drivers were fantastic. I felt so safe. Brilliant holiday. Thank you, Kensington!

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