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  • Luxurious accommodation throughout
  • Big 5 sightings & Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Fantastic year-round game viewing
  • Option to add on a hot-air balloon safari in the Masai Mara and Serengeti
  • Visit the world’s largest volcanic caldera
  • Game drives, walking safaris and bush picnics


You likely have a picture in mind of what you imagine an African safari to be. From the animated landscapes of ‘The Lion King’ to the romantic setting of ‘Out of Africa’ and iconic documentaries showcasing African animals in their natural habitat. From the thrilling chase of the cheetah and gazelle, the desperate rush of the wildebeest and zebra across crocodile-infested rivers, to the classic grasslands with dome-shaped acacia trees stretching to the horizon, accompanied by fiery red sunsets - this is East Africa. The real-life experience is nothing short of spectacular.

In this epic 13-day journey, the combination of two flagship East African safari destinations, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti already promises an incredible safari.  The addition of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, home to the Big 5, Lake Manyara National Park and hidden gem, Tarangire National Park finishes it off beautifully. Each stop sees you accommodated in complete luxury strategically placed to ensure superb game viewing and experiencing bucket-list add-ons like a hot-air balloon safari.

This trip is perfect for anyone wishing to experience a quintessential East Africa safari in luxurious accommodation that exudes authenticity. It welcomes solo travellers, groups, couples, and families with older children, providing an unforgettable journey through the heart of the renowned east African safari region. A beach stay on the dreamy shores of Zanzibar Island could make an easy add-on to this trip and perfectly complement your safari, allowing you to unwind on white sandy palm-lined beaches, the ultimate safari and beach getaway.


  • Tour Duration: 13 Days

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Day 1: Catch Your Breath in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Catch Your Breath in Nairobi | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

After touching down in Kenya’s capital, a driver will meet you on arrival and transfer you to the elegant retreat, Hemingways Nairobi Hotel. Nestled in Nairobi’s peaceful and upscale Karen neighbourhood, Hemingways Nairobi is a luxurious boutique hotel offering a haven of elegant charm. With impeccable service and a tranquil ambiance, it serves as the perfect stopover for a seamless transition into your safari.

Settle into your suite and recharge after your long-haul journey. The hotel has an in-house wellness centre should you wish to indulge in a massage, spa treatment or make use of the swimming pool. Follow this by a delectable high tea at the award-winning restaurant, and an ice-cold beverage from the stately hotel bar. If you prefer to head out, you can take a trip to explore the sights and sounds of Kenya’s capital or enjoy a drive in the nearby Nairobi National Park - where you can sip sundowners high above the city on Champagne Ridge as you take in the glorious views.


Day 2-4: Kenya’s Iconic Masai Mara | 3 Nights

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hemmingway’s before meeting your driver at reception for a short road transfer to Nairobi’s regional Wilson Airport. Here you will board a light aircraft flight to Kenya’s flagship Masai Mara National Reserve.

Soak in the magic of the Masai Mara at the idyllic Angama Mara. Enjoy expert-guided game drives to witness incredible wildlife, including the Big Five and, at the right time of year, the wildebeest migration. Add on an optional hot-air balloon ride for a bird’s eye perspective of the rolling plains below and enjoy guided walks with Maasai warriors for cultural insights.

At the lodge, indulge in gourmet meals, relax in your luxurious tented suite while taking in the incredible elevated sweeping views from your private deck, and experience exceptional service from Angama’s attentive staff.

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Day 5-7: Cross Border to Tanzania’s Serengeti | 3 Nights

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Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Savour your last breakfast at Angama Mara as you admire the Mara panorama one last time, today you make the cross-border journey south to Tanzania’s Serengeti. Your guide will drive you back to the airstrip where you’ll board your flight to the Serengeti Grumeti Reserve’s Sasakwa Airstrip. You’ll be met again on arrival at Sasakwa by a Singita representative and driven to your next stop and home for the next three nights, the exquisite exclusive-use Singita Explore.

Singita Explore is a mobile tented camp which combines the authenticity of camping in the most incredible Serengeti landscapes, without forfeiting any comfort and service expected from a 5-star lodge experience. The large canvas tents are fully equipped with en-suite facilities, including running water for the shower and toilet. You’ll also have a cosy lounge area inside and seating in front of the tent for the perfect armchair safari experience. The camp, unlike most other mobile tented camps, has its own swimming pool for you to enjoy on hotter days. Enjoy a massage from the on-site therapist and savour your sun salutations on your suite’s dedicated yoga mat.

The camp's inviting atmosphere may make you reluctant to depart, but you are in Big Five country and the game drives will be nothing short of exhilarating. Head out with your expert guide on walking safaris on the concession, game drives for exciting wildlife encounters, scenic sundowners and coffee stops along the way. Book a hot-air balloon safari for the chance to float serenely over the Serengeti plains. Return to camp each evening to a welcoming campfire, an outstanding wine selection, and a gourmet dinner under a blanket of stars.

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Day 8-9: To the Slopes of a Centuries-Old Volcanic Crater | 2 Nights

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

It’s likely you will be sad to leave Singita Explore, but there is more still to enjoy. Next up is the famous centuries-old volcanic caldera. This has become an ecosystem home to the Big 5 and a plethora of African plains game including the endangered African wild dog and world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah. After a last morning at Singita Explore, your guide will drive you to the airstrip where you’ll fly to Laka Manyara Airstrip. Waiting for you at the airstrip will be a private safari vehicle. Your driver and guide will accompany you for all your transfers and safari activities for the next three days.

Your next accommodation, Gibb’s Farm, is a beautiful manor house nestled in the lush gardens of a fragrant coffee plantation, on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. After six days of action-packed safari, you can enjoy a change of pace. Spend the afternoon at the spa, lounging by the swimming pool, relish farm-to-table meals, and stroll around the coffee plantations. With a dedicated vehicle and guide, you have the option to explore nearby sights, but day nine promises a full-day adventure with an early start to descend into the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Ngorongoro Crater ridge offers breathtaking views, while the crater floor provides iconic game viewing. You may have the chance to spot endangered white and black rhinos. During your exploration, enjoy regular stops with snacks, drinks, and a Gibb's farm-fresh packed lunch. Afterward, return to Gibb's for a warm, cosy fire and a delectable dinner.


Day 10-12: A Hidden Gem | 3 Nights

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Tarangire, Tanzania

Savour a last farm-to-fork breakfast and the freshest coffee before the scenic drive through rural Tanzania to your next and final stop, Little Chem Chem Lodge. Set amidst a canopy of baobabs in a 14 000-hectare conservancy between Tarangire National Park and Lake Burunge in northern Tanzania, Little Chem Chem offers unique experiences. Expect night game drives, bush breakfasts and sundowners, conservation safaris with an anti-poaching unit, hot-air balloon safaris, scenic helicopter rides and guided nature walks.

Game drives can be taken in the conservancy and in the greater Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. Both destinations offer breath-taking landscapes and incredible wildlife, including the famous tree-climbing lions, large herds of big tusker elephants and a plethora of bird life.

Little Chem Chem follows an unhurried pace that allows you to sink into a relaxed rhythm that the locals refer to as ‘pole, pole’ meaning ‘slowly, slowly’. When not out exploring, the lodge offers luxurious facilities for you to enjoy, including a swimming pool with comfortable loungers, a well-stocked bar, a therapist available for a rejuvenating spa treatment, and cushioned loungers on the private deck of your suite, overlooking a popular waterhole.


Day 13: Your East Africa Safari Comes to an End

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As the sun rises on your last morning, savour a steaming cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. Feeling fulfilled after almost two weeks of extraordinary safari experiences, it’s time to say a bittersweet farewell to the Tanzanian landscapes. You will make your way from camp to the airstrip and to the skies for your last light aircraft transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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  • Activities as specified on the itinerary
  • All meals as specified on the itinerary
  • Park fees and levies
  • Transfers to and from the airstrip as specified
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-09-01 — 2023-09-30 $23,330
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 $20,975
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 $18,365
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-20 $22,930
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