East Africa: In Search of the Big Five
This extraordinary safari brings you up close to the best that Tanzania and Kenya have to offer—from the plains of the Serengeti to the depths of Ngorongoro Crater and from the swamps of Amboseli National Park to the famed Maasai Mara. As you journey through these remarkable lands you will see a plethora of wildlife, including the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.Explore Lake Manyara National Park, home to many species including elephant, giraffe, and the highest concentration of baboons in the world. Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera, offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Here an exclusive bush breakfast awaits you at the floor of the crater, a truly unique experience in the bush! Visit the Serengeti ecosystem, which includes the famed Maasai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration. It protects a diverse collection of wildlife and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large mammals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on your many game drives. Other highlights include sundowner drinks and a Maasai dance performance in Amboseli National Park and bush dinners in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. You are sure to have many wonderful memories of this trip to share with your friends and family.
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Game driveNGORONGORO CRATER Full-day game drive; [LF] bush breakfastSERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Five game drives; [LF] bush dinnerAMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Two game drives; sundowner drinks; [LF] traditional Maasai dance performanceMAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVEFive game drives; [LF] bush breakfast; [LF] farewell bush dinner
American breakfast (B) daily, 11 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
NOTES:4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of six passengers, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat. They also feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some roads and game park trails in East Africa.Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and can’t exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.