10 Day Essential Kenya & Tanzania

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$3399

Land Only

$4039*

Air & Land



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Featured Hotels

Tuesday Departure
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
Sunbird Lodge Lake Elmentaita, Nakuru
Azure Mara Haven Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Leisure Camp Masai Mara National Reserve
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Tarangire Reservation
Acacia Farm Lodge Karatu
Wednesday Departure
Thursday Departure
Saturday Departure

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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer and flights Nairobi-Kilimanjaro & Kilimanjaro-Nairobi.

Passengers should select flights on Day 10 from Nairobi that depart no earlier than 7:00 pm.

Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya, and four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. Click here for more information.

Passengers traveling to Kenya into Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity for our camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Visitors to Kenya are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if traveling through or from a country with risk of yellow fever, and are encouraged to consult their health care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Nairobi, Nairobi-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Nairobi-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro-Nairobi
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Nairobi
    • 1 night Lake Elmentaita
    • 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
    • 1 night Tarangire National Park
    • 2 nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guides throughout
  • National Park fees

Special Features

  • Safari game drives at all national parks
  • Guided nature walk and lecture by a naturalist-guide
  • Hand-feed Rothschild giraffes, an endangered species

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity for our camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Visitors to Kenya are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if traveling through or from a country with risk of yellow fever, and are encouraged to consult their health care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling Kenya safari; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to your new time zone and prepare for the African adventure that awaits you
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Thursday - Lake Elmentaita, Soysambu Conservancy
Morning drive through the lush Great Rift Valley to your camp on the shore of the ‘pink’ Lake Elmentaita, overlooking the vast unspoilt plains. After lunch at the camp, enjoy a guided walk on the shores of the lake to learn about the ecosystem and the different birds found here. Later, join a game drive to Soysambu Conservancy, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, which protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. It is home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including elegant Rothschild giraffes, eland, zebra and more!
Overnight: Lake Elmentaita
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Afternoon Game Drive in Masai Mara
Travel to the magical Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its spectacular game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive. The vast savannahs are a stunning backdrop to the diverse and abundant wildlife dominated by lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, as well as antelopes, gazelles and hippos
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara
Set out early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional hot air balloon safari. Take off in a hot air balloon as you view the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before joining the rest of your group on the morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your final game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge, or join the optional visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market before returning to your camp in time for dinner
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre
Depart the Mara this morning and return to bustling Nairobi. In the afternoon, travel towards the Ngong Hills to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once the farm house of the prominent author of Out of Africa. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you hand feed the Rothschild giraffes from an elevated feeding platform and learn more about the successful breeding program and extensive conservation efforts. Arrive at your hotel and bid farewell to your Kenyan guide. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure in this energetic city
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Depart Kenya, Arrive in Tanzania, Travel to Tarangire National Park
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania. Arrive in Kilimanjaro and meet your Tanzanian guide. Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe, as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, savor dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and return to the lodge. At dinner tonight, celebrate your final night in Tanzania with your newfound friends
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Depart Tanzania
Morning drive to Arusha. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Kilimanjaro for your flight to Nairobi, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling Kenya safari; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to your new time zone and prepare for the African adventure that awaits you
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Friday - Lake Elmentaita, Soysambu Conservancy
Morning drive through the lush Great Rift Valley to your camp on the shore of the ‘pink’ Lake Elmentaita, overlooking the vast unspoilt plains. After lunch at the camp, enjoy a guided walk on the shores of the lake to learn about the ecosystem and the different birds found here. Later, join a game drive to Soysambu Conservancy, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, which protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. It is home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including elegant Rothschild giraffes, eland, zebra and more!
Overnight: Lake Elmentaita
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Afternoon Game Drive in Masai Mara
Travel to the magical Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its spectacular game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive. The vast savannahs are a stunning backdrop to the diverse and abundant wildlife dominated by lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, as well as antelopes, gazelles and hippos
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara
Set out early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional hot air balloon safari. Take off in a hot air balloon as you view the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before joining the rest of your group on the morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your final game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge, or join the optional visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market before returning to your camp in time for dinner
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre
Depart the Mara this morning and return to bustling Nairobi. In the afternoon, travel towards the Ngong Hills to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once the farm house of the prominent author of Out of Africa. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you hand feed the Rothschild giraffes from an elevated feeding platform and learn more about the successful breeding program and extensive conservation efforts. Arrive at your hotel and bid farewell to your Kenyan guide. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure in this energetic city
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Depart Kenya, Arrive in Tanzania, Travel to Tarangire National Park
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania. Arrive in Kilimanjaro and meet your Tanzanian guide. Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe, as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, savor dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and return to the lodge. At dinner tonight, celebrate your final night in Tanzania with your newfound friends
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Depart Tanzania
Morning drive to Arusha. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Kilimanjaro for your flight to Nairobi, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling Kenya safari; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to your new time zone and prepare for the African adventure that awaits you
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Saturday - Lake Elmentaita, Soysambu Conservancy
Morning drive through the lush Great Rift Valley to your camp on the shore of the ‘pink’ Lake Elmentaita, overlooking the vast unspoilt plains. After lunch at the camp, enjoy a guided walk on the shores of the lake to learn about the ecosystem and the different birds found here. Later, join a game drive to Soysambu Conservancy, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, which protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. It is home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including elegant Rothschild giraffes, eland, zebra and more!
Overnight: Lake Elmentaita
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Afternoon Game Drive in Masai Mara
Travel to the magical Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its spectacular game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive. The vast savannahs are a stunning backdrop to the diverse and abundant wildlife dominated by lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, as well as antelopes, gazelles and hippos
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara
Set out early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional hot air balloon safari. Take off in a hot air balloon as you view the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before joining the rest of your group on the morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your final game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge, or join the optional visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market before returning to your camp in time for dinner
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre
Depart the Mara this morning and return to bustling Nairobi. In the afternoon, travel towards the Ngong Hills to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once the farm house of the prominent author of Out of Africa. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you hand feed the Rothschild giraffes from an elevated feeding platform and learn more about the successful breeding program and extensive conservation efforts. Arrive at your hotel and bid farewell to your Kenyan guide. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure in this energetic city
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Depart Kenya, Arrive in Tanzania, Travel to Tarangire National Park
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania. Arrive in Kilimanjaro and meet your Tanzanian guide. Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe, as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, savor dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and return to the lodge. At dinner tonight, celebrate your final night in Tanzania with your newfound friends
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Tanzania
Morning drive to Arusha. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Kilimanjaro for your flight to Nairobi, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Kenya
Depart for Kenya

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling Kenya safari; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to your new time zone and prepare for the African adventure that awaits you
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Monday - Lake Elmentaita, Soysambu Conservancy
Morning drive through the lush Great Rift Valley to your camp on the shore of the ‘pink’ Lake Elmentaita, overlooking the vast unspoilt plains. After lunch at the camp, enjoy a guided walk on the shores of the lake to learn about the ecosystem and the different birds found here. Later, join a game drive to Soysambu Conservancy, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, which protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. It is home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including elegant Rothschild giraffes, eland, zebra and more!
Overnight: Lake Elmentaita
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Afternoon Game Drive in Masai Mara
Travel to the magical Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its spectacular game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive. The vast savannahs are a stunning backdrop to the diverse and abundant wildlife dominated by lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, as well as antelopes, gazelles and hippos
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara
Set out early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional hot air balloon safari. Take off in a hot air balloon as you view the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast joining the rest of your group on the morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your final game drive in the Mara. Return to the lodge, or join the optional visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market before returning to your camp in time for dinner
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre
Depart the Mara this morning and return to bustling Nairobi. In the afternoon, travel towards the Ngong Hills to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once the farm house of the prominent author of Out of Africa. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you hand feed the Rothschild giraffes from an elevated feeding platform and learn more about the successful breeding program and extensive conservation efforts. Arrive at your hotel and bid farewell to your Kenyan guide. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure in this energetic city
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Depart Kenya, Arrive in Tanzania, Travel to Tarangire National Park
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania. Arrive in Kilimanjaro and meet your Tanzanian guide. Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe, as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys, elephants and bright pink-hued flamingos. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, savor dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and return to the lodge. At dinner tonight, celebrate your final night in Tanzania with your newfound friends
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Depart Tanzania
Morning drive to Arusha. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Kilimanjaro for your flight to Nairobi, where you will connect to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $405.00
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Maasai Village Visit

Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have led a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2019 $30.00
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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $405.00
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Maasai Village Visit

Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have led a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2019 $30.00
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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $405.00
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Maasai Village Visit

Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have led a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2019 $30.00
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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $405.00
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Maasai Village Visit

Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have led a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #5 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2019 $30.00
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12 Day Classic South Africa with Robben Island, March 2019
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It was incredible. Laurence was the best tour guide that my wife and I have ever had. His knowledge of his country, great sense of humor, attention to detail, and true sense of care for everyone on our tour made our trip the best that we have ever been on. I just wish Laurence could guide all of the Gate 1 tours in the world!

George O. Roswell, GA
12 Day Classic South Africa with Robben Island, January 2019
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My trip to South Africa was amazing! I am thankful to Gate 1 for making it such a memorable trip. The flights, hotels, and food were wonderful and I was very satisfied with all the accommodations. The itinerary gave me a very in depth look at South African history, the people and their way of life. Our tour guide Dexter was wonderful, knowledgeable, attentive and very kind. Our two bus drivers, February and Elvis were wonderful and made us feel very safe. The safaris were amazing! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I am happy I did it with Gate 1. I will definitely continue to travel with Gate 1 and recommend it highly to my family and friends.

Liana B. Bronx, NY
14 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls, January 2019
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Our trip was absolutely wonderful! We only have good things to say about the entire trip! Our tour guide, Peter, was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable about the countries, cultures, wildlife, etc. he was also very organized and related well to everyone in the diverse group. Thanks to Gate 1 for an awesome vacation!

Sara C. Gainesville, GA
12 Day Classic South Africa, January 2019
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We have a fantastic time, it really was a great holiday. Roger was a very able tour guide, charming, very informative & a likable bloke. The tour was good and full of highlights, the best being the safaris of course. We saw the big 5 so that was a big deal for us, plus so many animals and birds - truly amazing experiences. Also, the hotels were a surprise, not sure what we were expecting, but these were much better than that. So top marks Gate 1. Above all, well done.

George J. Perth, Australia
8 Day Essential South Africa, December 2018
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We greatly enjoyed our trip to South Africa. Cape Town has such amazing beauty in its scenery and on the safari we had great opportunity to see wildlife up close. Thank you Gate 1!

Heidy H. Palm Springs, CA
8 Day Essential South Africa, September 2018
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Our trip was amazing! I was skeptical of getting along with everyone in such a large group but it was a wonderful experience. Our guide Shai was amazing and very thoughtful. I will book another vacation through Gate 1 in the future. Thank you so much for the great experience.

Brandy B. Ontario, OR
14 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls, August 2018
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Our trip was Fantastic! Beautiful, eye-opening, and Wonderful! We saw and learned so much! Shawn was extremely aware and responsive to everyone's questions and desires. He is the Best! The scenery, animals, history - both past and present, food, culture, land use, Everything was Awesome! Thank You for a lifetime trip. We want to return in the future - so much to see, learn and experience.

May May C. Newtown, CT
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, July 2018
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I have to say this was truly the trip of a lifetime...and that's coming from an experienced, life-long traveler. Gate 1 Travel does it right - accommodations were impeccable, beautifully located, and well appointed. Colleen Webster, our guide, was exceptional. She put her heart and soul into making sure everyone was well cared for and had a memorable trip. She went above and beyond for me and the others. This trip was seamless and I will never forget one single minute of it. Thank you!

Geraldine G. Arvada, CO
12 Day Classic South Africa with Robben Island, June 2018
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What a fabulous trip, such a great place to visit and our tour guide Adele made it even so much better, very knowledgeable and friendly, she was special, no hesitation on recommending Gate 1 Travel!

John N. Victoria, AU
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, June 2018
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The trip itself was TERRIFIC!! I'm not certain if all your guides in Africa are as knowledgeable as Jason Mair, but his command of the tour group and his knowledge ... When it came to the animals, he certainly knew his business and was able to assist us in getting the best photos because he knew, instinctively, what the animal's reaction was going to be in each situation.

Kathleen B. Tuxedo Park, NY
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, April 2018
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Our trip was absolutely great. There was nothing for us to worry about. The organisational skills of the Tour Guide was exceptional. We enjoyed the trip so much that we have been actively promoting Gate1 as a travel agent. Now a word about our tour guide Stuart McMillan. Stuart is by far the best tour guide that we have ever had and I say that since my wife and I have travelled extensively since 2001... He was extremely friendly, knew his stuff, compassionate, thoughtful and above all just a great guy ... We wish we meet up with him again on future Gate1 trips. Great one Gate1, keep up the good work. Our group will definitely be back and we are currently looking at a trip to see more wildlife in Africa through your organisation in 2020.

John R. Victoria, AU.
12 Day Classic South Africa, May 2018
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Fantastic great group and travel guide, thanks for your great service Lyn and your help with bookings for my plane with good seats. Excellent accomodidation in top hotels, loved it.

Mary G. Beverley Park, NSW, AU
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, April 2018
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PHENOMENAL! The sights, the animals, and the people. Africa was everything we expected and more. Even the weather cooperated; much more moderate than the historical weather data predicted. If it weren't for the distance and the long, LONG, L-O-N-G plane rides, we'd love to go back.

Frederick Y. El Cajon, CA
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, April 2018
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My Gate1 tour to South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Botswana was fabulous!! The tours, food, hotel rooms, our guide Jason Muir, and all the amazing wildlife we saw were all wonderful. It certainly cost more than my other 12 Gate1 tours, but it was worth the cost. I would recommend it to anyone. I forgot to mention that the local people of all the countries were very helpful, friendly, and very SMILEY!!

Dee S. Anthem, AZ
8 Day Essential South Africa, April 2018
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We loved, loved, loved our trip. Our Gate 1 tour guide Tesse is a gem! As it was our first time in South Africa, it was far more than we expected! The tour group that we were assigned to were just fabulous people. We just meshed as a team! The Cape Town and Johannesberg bus drivers and our Mabula game driver George were knowledgeable, patient, and safe drivers!...I will tell my friends and family about our experiences and your wonderful service!

Elaine M. Las Vegas, NV
8 Day Essential South Africa, March 2018
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We had a fantastic time! Everything was great....our tour guide Dexter, the hotels, the food, the game drives and the add on winery tour and cape peninsula tour.

Linda V. Pequannock, NJ
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, March 2018
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Very nice! I enjoyed it very much! Our Tour guide John was excellent! He gave us excellent information about South Africa like history and things to watch out for. Will go again on Gate 1 Travel.

Lucie C. North Potomac, MD
16 Day Classic South Africa with Robben Island, Victoria Falls & Botswana, March 2018
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It was a trip not to forget. Many diversified sights and experiences. But also would need to be physically fit and ready for the hectic schedules. We met many like-minded and very friendly fellow travellers. Highly recommend this South African experience.

Pit W. Forest Hill, VIC, AU
8 Day Essential South Africa, March 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We had good weather except for rain on the last day, and Colleen our tour guide did an excellent job...Everyone we met in South Africa was friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed all the scenic tours as well as the great white shark cage diving. The only challenge in the tour was the long flights to get there, but we knew that up front...I would recommend this well planned tour to anyone.

Craig E. Hernando Beach, FL
11 Day Essential South Africa with Victoria Falls, March 2018
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As my husband said: “The best trip ever!” It was number 1 on my Bucket List and I was not disappointed. Can’t say enough about it. The accommodations were beautiful and Peter, our guide, was excellent. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Kathleen N. Ridgewood, NJ
12 Day Classic South Africa, February 2018
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It was absolutely fabulous! It was our first Gate 1 Tour, and we loved it! Jason, our tour guide, was A +! He was very concerned that all was good: our well being was his top priority! His knowledge about all aspects of South Africa was incredible! Gate 1 had everything top-notch organized and first rate! We had traveled internationally before, but this was THE BEST!

Steve P. Richmond, TX
12 Day Classic South Africa, February 2018
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We had a wonderful time in South Africa. Judi and I were very pleased with the hotel accommodations along the way. The schedule was very good and allowed us to see and learn so much more than we ever could on our own. Jason, our very knowledgeable Gate 1 tour guide, did an outstanding job, paying attention to our daily needs and making sure that we got the most out of every stop along the way. Our day in Kruger National Park is the most memorable of the many pleasant experiences that we had on our tour. Now I just need to sift through all my photos. With hundreds of good shots, this may take a little time...thank you Gate 1.

Vincent L. Huntley, IL
12 Day Classic South Africa, February 2018
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Our trip with Gate1 was fabulous. Everything from the administrative details, the tour itinerary and transportation/accommodation provided was first rate. In particular, our South African tour guide, Dexter, was excellent. Thanks for a great trip.

Cyril A. Alberta, CA
12 Day Classic South Africa with Robben Island, February 2018
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Thank you for helping us to travel in S. Africa. It was Fantastic and tour director, Ahmet, was so much knowledgeable with so good organizing manner. Also, from now on, I will use Gate 1 travel in the future.

Taik K. Richardson, TX
16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls & Botswana, January 2018
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Our trip was fabulous. Everything went well, very well coordinated by the tour guide and particularly enjoyed all of the safaris. A wonderful experience.

Bill W. Cotuit, MA
17 Day Classic South Africa with Namibia, January 2018
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This was a dream come true trip. I was very impressed with the organization and our guide, Johnathan, was perfect. I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone.

Mary B. Dade City, FL

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