8 Days Best of Kenya and Tanzania US$5,898.-

  • Kenya’s Masai Mara & Tanzania’s Serengeti – Africa’s two most iconic safari destinations
  • Interact with authentic, traditional and colorful tribal communities
  • Conservation and Community Opportunities – Land& Life Foundation and cultural visits

BEST TIME TO GO:

Migration in Kenya – July through October

Migration In Serengeti – November through June

Wet Season: April and May

AccommodationTypeDestinationBasisRoom TypeDuration
Ole Sereni Hotel NairobiB&B1x Superior Room1 Night
Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Mara North ConservancyFB+1x Safari Tent3 Nights
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp Northern SerengetiFB+1x Safari Tent3 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Price

US$5,898.- per person, sharing occupancy,  mid season

US$6,880.- per person, sharing occupancy, high season

Mid Season: Jan 5- March 31, 2021, June, Nov 1 through Dec 19th, 2020

High Season: July 1 through Oct 31, 2021, Dec 20 ,2021through Jan 4th, 2021

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package; all transfers, flights as per package, 33 pounds baggage allowance on flights,

Safari Lodges: soft drinks, beer house wines and selected spirits, laundry, flying doctor membership for evacuation to nearest hospital, National Park and Conservation fees, safaris activities as per package with one day in the Masai Mara, all other safaris in Masai Mara Conservancy (see below details on this)

Excluded

International flight to Nairobi and from Kilimanjaro airport, premium drinks, optional activities, travel and evacuation insurance

Journey starts at Nairobi airport and ends at Kilimanjaro airport.

Day 1:            Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi           

Kenya

Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast. Add to this: an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches; gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities; and a slew of lively beach resorts, and it is easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

You will be expected at Nairobi airport for the transfer to your hotel. Rest and relax.

Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel

Located just off Mombasa road Ole-Sereni is the only hotel bordering a National Game Park. The title of the hotel is taken from the Maasai name for the area meaning ‘place of tranquillity’. Ole-Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi, which is the only city in the world that boasts a natural game park within its precincts. The hotel offers its guests views of animals in their natural surroundings at the waterhole in the park from the restaurants, bar, swimming pool and other parts of the hotel.

As ‘The City Hotel by the Game Park’ Ole-Sereni combines the best features of a modern City Hotel and a traditional wildlife lodge where guests can enjoy nature’s tranquillity from a very close range. Ole-Sereni is strategically positioned close to the Airport and the city centre, offering world-class facilities and personalized services to business as well as leisure travellers. The hotel also enjoys proximity to the central business district, international organizations, financial institutions, government offices and the industrial areas of Nairobi.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:            Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara North Conservancy       

Mara North Conservancy

Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30 000 hectares. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Neighbouring the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve, this conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations as well as the highly threatened African wild dog and black rhino.

Day Itinerary

View Kenya from a birds-eye view on your flight into the famous Greater Masai Mara. Join your first safari this afternoon.

Activities

Game Drives

Game Drive

Elephant Pepper Camp has open game drive vehicles. The current fleet are new, specially fitted, 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers. The vehicles are unrivaled with feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography – open sided with 3 rows of seats, photographic equipment stands, and charging sockets. Guests will share game drives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been prebooked at an extra charge.

This is the best part of the Masai Mara – a year round game viewing experience like no other!

We are often asked why the game viewing in Mara North Conservancy is better than in the Mara Reserve. The explanation is because cattle are not allowed into the Reserve, therefore from the months of November through to June, the grass is high within the Reserve, and the plains game, followed by their predators tend to avoid the Reserve, and stick to the Conservancy which has balanced grazing, and lush short green grass. During the months of July to October, when the zebra and wildebeest migration flood into the whole Mara eco-system, the grass in the Reserve is trampled and eaten, and game viewing is similar within the Reserve and within the Conservancy.

Overnight: Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp             View iBrochure

Located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Mara.

The vast, fertile plains of the Maasai Mara boasts a plethora of wildlife; with over 450 bird species and both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, to name a few, the plains are dense with game. Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is perfect for those wanting to observe the spectacle of the migration, classified among the “Seven Wonders of the World”, when, from July to November, over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti in search of greener pastures.

The camp’s remote location allows the stars to shine bright at night, undimmed by harsh lighting; guests enjoy the unique experience of listening to the sounds of lion, leopard and hyena foraging and hunting, whilst being cosseted with traditional and modern comforts such as a campfire and cosy duvets.

Safari Tent

The eight luxury safari tents offer either twin or double beds, each with spacious ensuite bathroom areas. The tents have a very classy and elegant feel, combining Indian Raj Campaign furniture, dark wood with intricate brass fittings,

The tents are set underneath a grove of fig and Elephant Pepper Trees and are spaced out to ensure privacy. From your personal verandah or hammock you can watch wildlife roam on the savannah plains…

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 3:            Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara North Conservancy       

Activities

Game Drives
Guided Walk
Sundowner

Guided Walk

Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – animal tracks, flowers and micro-ecosystems. All the guides are Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified, and some of our guides have guided in this area for 20 years and enjoy sharing their knowledge and can take you on a delightful ramble from camp – a whole new perspective of the eco-system around you.

Elephant Pepper Camp is also perfect for young explorers! Our Guides love organizing fun walks for kids within the camp. Little ones will learn how to make a fire, throw a rungu, fire a bow and arrow and track wildlife. As a memento of their adventure, children can take home their very own cast from the tracks they discovered!

Sundowner

Take a moment to sit back, enjoy the spectacular views, the smells, the colours, and the gentle breeze.

Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife.

“Sundowners” are a safari tradition – after a day of safari; stop, watch the spectacular sunset; traditionally with a gin and tonic in hand!

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4:            Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara North Conservancy       

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 5:            Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, Northern Serengeti           

Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

Northern Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, the Northern Serengeti remains lush and green throughout the year. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. From July through to October the Migration is in the Northern Serengeti and this is where many of the most famous scenes of the Migration occur with almost daily crossings of the Mara River. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.

NOTE: Animals are wild and sightings can not be guaranteed

Day Itinerary

Take a flight (walk across actual border) into the Serengeti after your last morning safari in the Masai Mara.

Overnight: Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp       View iBrochure

Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park located in north-west Tanzania is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. Across the globe authors and filmmakers have come to document the Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals, but there is still only one way to understand and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena and that is to be part of it. Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of the ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Hidden among the rocky outcrops the camp is located at the starting point of the Migration. Comprising of 20 luxurious elevated tents, each with spacious and richly furnished bedrooms, blends seamlessly into the environment. Each of the tents is surrounded by its own 360-degree verandah deck, which in turn creates your very own private sanctuary to enjoy the constant game sightings and the ever-present sounds of the bush.

NOTE: We recommend staying at the Serengeti Migration Camp between July and October for a front row seat of the migration. Stay at Serengeti Pioneer Camp in the Central Serengeti during other months.

Safari Tent

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp Tents are designed with the guest’s comfort in mind. Each tent has an en suite shower room with flushing toilet, shower and twin vanity basin, the latter of which receives hot (solar generated) and cold running water 24-hours a day.

Migration Camp tented rooms include luxuriant soft furnishings, a writing desk and stationery set and a room fan. The tents have a wooden floor, fixed bathroom walls, fixed wooden doors but all combine with the all-enveloping canvas.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 6:            Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, Northern Serengeti           

Day Itinerary

Same activity option as previous day plus:

Cultural Visit:

Known for their beautiful beadwork, spear in hand and bright red coloured “shukkas” (blankets worn as clothes); the Masai are our hosts, it is they that have kept this land pristine, living in harmony with their cattle and the incredible wildlife that the Mara is home to. They are a people who are proud of their heritage, and although they find some of the new western trappings useful – mobile phones, motor bikes, they prefer to continue to live in their traditional way.

Many of the Elephant Pepper Camp staff are Masai, and enjoy welcoming you to their home, not far from camp. The Masai live in semi-permanent huts known as Manyattas and it is the role of the wife to construct the hut from cattle dung and grass. The families will show you round their home for a fee (payable separately, ask the manager for details), and will want to take the opportunity to sell their traditional handicrafts – bargain hard!

Elephant Pepper Camp works closely with the community, and there are ways that you can get involved.

Activities

The Migration
Game Drives
Dining
Sundowner Cocktails
Cultural Visit

The Migration

Serengeti Migration camp is situated right in the path of the migration which has recently been coined as The 8th wonder of the world.  There is no better place to view this spectacle of monumental proportions.  Nowhere else on earth is there a movement of wildlife on such a grand scale.  This experience will change the traveller forever, and is an absolute must do!

Game Drives

Day-long game drives are a must in the Serengeti.  You can set-off early with champagne picnic breakfast and stay out all day carrying your delectable picnic lunch.  You will be delighted and awed by the sheer numbers of game including the big-five.

Dining

The dining experience at  Serengeti Migration Camp is on a separate deck overlooking the Ndasiata Hills and the Grumeti River.  Dine under canvas or al-fresco under the brilliant African skies.

Sundowner Cocktails

The views are spectacular, the sunsets and cocktails on the sunset deck are an experience not to be missed.

Optional

Balloon Safaris – extra charge

Arrange for the timeless and inimitable Serengeti Balloon Safari.  This is the experience of a lifetime and another must do. This experience must be booked in advance, so please make sure you request it when booking your safari to Serengeti Migration Camp.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 7:            Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, Northern Serengeti           

Day Itinerary

Same as previous day.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 8:            End of Itinerary     

Day Itinerary

Enjoy your morning safari prior your flight to Kilimanjaro airport.

Option to continue to the golden beaches of the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Flight Details:

DateFlightAirlineDeparture AirportTimeArrival AirportTimeClassRef
 Charter Flight Ole Sereni Hotel Elephant Pepper Camp   
 Charter Flight Elephant Pepper Camp Serengeti Migration Camp   
 Charter Flight  Serengeti Migration Camp Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]   

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