tarangire National park * ngorongoro crater . tanzana
the serengeti classic
12 Days | From USD 11,325 per person
There are some experiences that are simply so extraordinary that they become iconic – places that you can’t imagine not visiting when traveling to a certain region, where coming back always feels like coming home. We are honored that, for many of you, some of our lodges and camps in East Africa have become places just like these, recognized as the best by the world’s most discerning travelers, year after year.
Motivated by your feedback, we have put together your most loved East Africa safari, featuring all those perennial &Beyond favorites that regularly appear in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Traversing Kenya and Tanzania’s best known safari landscapes, this is the African adventure that our guests come back to over and over again, whether to catch the thundering herds of East Africa’s spectacular Great Migration or to enjoy the wealth of resident wildlife and the magnificent scenery throughout the remainder of the year.
1 night Nairobi | 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve | 2 nights Serengeti National Park, Western Serengeti| 2 nights Serengeti, Klein’s Concession | 2 nights Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Under Canvas| 2 nights Ngorongoro Crater
Day 1: Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will drive you to your hotel in vibrant Nairobi
Visits to Nairobi National Museum and an informative excursion to the Karen Blixen Museum are not to be missed
Surrounded by vast acres of indigenous forest, the elegant Giraffe Manor is famous for its resident herd of giraffe, which casually wander around the hotel grounds. Beautifully furnished rooms include comfortable four-poster beds and well-appointed bathrooms
Day 2-3: Masai Mara
You will be driven to Wilson Airport, where you will board a flight to Kichwa Airstrip in the Masai Mara. On arrival, you will be welcomed by a member of the team from &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, who will drive you to the camp.
Experience the beauty of the Masai Mara on a hot air balloon flight. Take off at dawn and float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. The flight lasts about an hour and is followed by champagne and a full English breakfast.
Game drives in the Masai Mara are unforgettable due to the abundance of wildlife and the spectacular landscapes. These may last from a couple of hours to the whole day, with a picnic breakfast and lunch
Day 4-5: Serengeti Western Corridor, &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Depart the Masai Mara on a flight to Migori Airstrip, where you be welcomed and driven to Tarime, where you will cross the border into Tanzania to board another flight to the Serengeti National Park
&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote Western Serengeti and offers one of the best wildlife experiences in this incredibly picturesque area, which enjoys far fewer tourist numbers than many other parts of the park
Enjoy sitting on your verandah at the camp situated on a by-water of the Grumeti River, known for its hippo residents in the tranquil pool in front of the camp and the spectacular pied colobus monkeys, found nowhere else in the Serengeti
Drives offer exclusive game viewing far from the crowds, with the open Western Serengeti plains attracting the elegant cheetah and large prides of lion, as well as clans of hyena that number up to a hundred individuals. The riverside thickets are the ideal dwelling place for leopard and elephant. This area also lies in the path of the annual movement of exceptional numbers of topi antelope
Take a full-day tour along the shoreline of Lake Victoria with the option to stop and learn about the work of the Africa Foundation project, experience a safari in a traditional canoe, pay a visit to the traditional doctor, clap along to the rhythm as villagers perform a local dance or simply admire the magnificent landscapes
Day 6-7: Northern Serengeti, &Beyond Klein's Camp
Board a flight to Lobo Airstrip where you will be collected for a scenic game drive to &Beyond Klein’s Camp
&Beyond Klein’s Camp is situated on a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park, where night drives and bush walks allow guests to explore the nocturnal world of the predators or to get an intimate glimpse into the details of the African bush
We offer twice-daily game drives on the concession, with sunrise and sundowner stops. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their very best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it’s tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of each animal. The guides will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across.
Go on a nature walk which allows you to experience Africa on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles. Watch birds, explore a dry river bed, walk in the footsteps of zebra or giraffe, sit in stillness in the shade of an ancient tree, unravel the stories behind animal tracks or simply stretch your legs
Day 8-9: Serengeti National Park, &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas
Drive back to the airstrip for a flight to &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas
The luxurious tented camps of &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas move around the park year-round, attempting to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration and exploring the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game
Go on a game drive, game drives are tailored to suit your preference, with a choice between shorter, twice-daily drives or one full-day game drive, with a stop for a picnic lunch. The game drives are carefully planned to anticipate the progress of the Great Migration, so you should not have to travel too far to see the vast herds. However, if the Migration has moved off, or the dramatic river crossings are in progress, you may choose to spend more time on the vehicle in order to maximise your chances of seeing this incredible phenomenon.
Day 10-11: The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania
Take a scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip where you will be welcomed by a member of the &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge team, who will drive you to the lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
Go on a game drive to search for endangered black rhino, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, big-maned lions and flamingos which seasonally crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest.
Book a Crater Floor Banquet, a gourmet feast served in one of the most unique settings in Africa. Descend into the scenic landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy the incredible density of wildlife before making your way to a private picnic spot on the Crater floor
Day 12: Departure
Today, we wave a fond farewell. After a scrumptious breakfast, you will be collected for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport from Lake Manyara Aistrrip, where you will board your flight home
Inclusions: All Internal flights & transfers, lodging & taxes, food & beverage at all camps, day & night game drives with sundowner, park and reserve fees.
Exclusions: International flights, airport taxes and visa fees, all meals and drinks not specified, tips and gratuities, items of a personal nature.
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