2024 Classic Safari: Kenya and Tanzania ~ Second Departure

July 30 – Aug. 14, 2024 – Waitlist only (Join the waitlist.)
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $10,796 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 16 days
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On safari … it’s one of the most alluring phrases in all of travel, and Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be on safari.  As your small group, limited to 18 travelers, journeys from grasslands to highlands, enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in top-rated accommodations, and meet gracious locals.

The 16-day tour begins with highlights of Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital, Nairobi.  Move on to Amboseli National Park in the shadow of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, known for its large elephant population, to view teeming wildlife on the wide plains and visit a Maasai village.  Journey next to peaceful Lake Manyara National Park, whose incredibly varied ecosystem offers the essence of Tanzania’s safari experience.  After a game drive here, set out for spectacular Ngorongoro, a UNESCO Conservation Area and site of immense Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.  In this stunning setting, safari-goers have a unique chance to see all of Africa’s “Big Five.”  Visit Olduvai Gorge, where anthropologist Mary Leakey made her revolutionary discovery.

The adventure continues in the storied Serengeti, the Maasai’s 5,700-square-mile “endless plain” and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges.  Enjoy unmatched game viewing during a two-night sojourn, then fly to Masai Mara for three nights in Kenya’s premier game reserve, rich with animal life and homeland of the Maasai.  Back in Nairobi, toast the safari adventure at a farewell dinner.  Staying at the legendary Mount Kenya Safari Club, encounter more wildlife with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Nairobi
  • Day 3 : Nairobi
  • Day 4 : Nairobi / Amboseli
  • Day 5 : Amboseli
  • Day 6 : Amboseli / Lake Manyara
  • Day 7 : Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 8 : Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 9 : Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 10 : Serengeti
  • Day 11 : Serengeti / Masai Mara
  • Day 12 : Masai Mara
  • Day 13 : Masai Mara
  • Day 14 : Masai Mara / Nairobi
  • Day 15 : Nairobi / Depart for U.S.
  • Day 16 : Arrive in U.S.


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Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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