Explore East Africa
Head to East Africa for this epic journey to the Masai Mara, onward to the sweeping plains of the Serengeti, and then to the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Finish off your sensational holiday with a few nights relaxing in Zanzibar.
A home for everyone
Start your visit by getting to know the giraffes of Giraffe Centre, where these habituated giraffes are only too happy to make friends (or even better – stay at Giraffe Manor!). Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where orphaned elephants are fostered until they can return to the wild, then head to the Karen Blixen Museum and see the “Out of Africa” author’s home. Stop at Kazuri Beads for a tour of the workshop and light shopping. Return to your hotel for a rest and overnight before your big adventure starts tomorrow!
And we're off to the Mara!
Enjoy a scenic light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, where you will spend your days exploring the private conservancy with your expert wildlife guide. After a long day of wildlife viewing, evening sundowners are in order, followed by a lantern-lit dinner back at camp. Fall asleep to the sounds of lion, hyena, and crickets as they sing you an African lullaby. Depending on the time of year, millions of Wildebeest may be making their way through the Masai Mara, offering viewings of the river crossings and predator action.
Travel by plane and vehicle to cross into the Serengeti, Tanzania. Certain times of year offer the excitement of wildebeest river crossings, while other times of year provide the opportunity to see their babies being born, or simply being engulfed in the sea of wildebeest as they spread across the plains in search of food. With your expert guide to lead the way, you will explore the great Serengeti with game drives, bush walks (where allowed), and even special extras like hot air balloon rides.
Fly from the Serengeti to Lake Manyara and take a scenic drive through the town of Karatu, then onward to the Ngorongoro Crater. Find yourself perched on the rim of the Crater, overlooking the massive caldera from the comfort of your luxury tent. In addition to a full day exploration of the Crater, additional activities include hiking, biking, cultural encounters, and more.
Carry on to the charming island of Zanzibar, to enjoy some well deserved relaxation! Explore the colors of Stone Town en route to your beach-side bungalow. Indulge in spa treatments and healthy food for a sense of renewal, or explore projects that are helping to support the local people through socially responsible initiatives. The sea is your playground as you dive, snorkel, swim, boat, or simply lounge on the sand.
Your Africa journey has come to an end… for now!
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