African Safari Adventure

Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable African Safari Adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savour the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar Representative and embark on a 4×4 journey in your Toyota Landcruiser vehicle to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Kenya Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.

Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys.

Hotel: Tamarind Tree
Day 2: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park Area

This morning ‘Connect With Locals’ during a ‘Be My Guest’ Experience at Shangilia Children’s Home, a centre for street and orphaned children. ‘Make A Difference’ with your visit, which contributes to the home’s efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. After lunch at the Home, you’ll continue your 4×4 journey to Aberdare National Park. Consider joining an Optional Experience in search of the black rhino and Colobus moneys that find sanctuary within its virgin forest.

Hotel: Aberdare Country Club, 2 nights
Day 3: Solio Game Reserve Excursion

Embark on a half-day exploration of Solio Game Reserve, a privately owned wildlife conservancy, renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Return to your accommodation for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Aberdare National Park Area – Lake Nakuru National Park

Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson’s Falls before connecting with the soul of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Visit the bird watcher’s paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park, then join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and traverse its expansive plains in search of lions and leopards, among other species.

Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park’s landscapes on a 4×4 game drive. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of the bush – the damp scents of the surrounding savannah and cheery calls of birds a stirring backdrop for an unforgettable safari experience. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo. Journey over to Crescent Island and join a Local Specialist to walk among wildlife such as zebras, impalas and giraffes.

Hotel: Lake Naivasha Country Club
Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara

Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over.

Hotel: Keekorok Lodge, 2 nights
Day 7: Maasai Mara Full Day Safari

Get close to the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara’s wilderness, on a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to a Maasai village, where you’ll watch the warriors display their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic – the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree, before continuing on your safari.

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria

Cross the border into Tanzania to meet your Tanzania Driver Guide, then travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an optional activity at your lodge.

Hotel: Serenity on the Lake
Day 9: Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park

The endless plains of the Serengeti provide an exquisite backdrop for a 4×4 safari game drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah.

Hotel: Serengeti Sopa Lodge, 2 nights
Day 10: Serengeti National Park Full Day Safari Game Drive

Discover the secrets of the Serengeti’s complex eco-system, the site of the largest overland migration in the world. Join your Driver Guide for an in-depth exploration of the wilderness and scout out epic landscapes that have inspired writers and poets.

Day 11: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Descend hundreds of metres to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, to explore its forests in search of elephant, lion and flamingos. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before your late afternoon transfer to your overnight lodge.

Hotel: Acacia Farm Lodge
Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

‘Dive Into Culture’ during lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, nyombas, market and milling machines. Later, you’ll enjoy an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Our home for the evening is in traditional bandas or bungalows which overlook Lake Manyara.

Hotel: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Day 13: Lake Manyara – Tarangire National Park

Embark on a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants.

Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 14:  Tarangire National Park – Arusha – Depart Kilimanjaro

Travel to Arusha, where you will be surrounded by the rich aromas of coffee during your lunch at a restaurant within one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. After lunch, depart on a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your outbound flight where your African Safari Adventure comes to an end. (Should you have a late evening flight departure, you may wish to consider booking a day use room at an airport hotel).

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 18$10,195.00$12,125.00
February: 08$10,195.00$12,125.00
March: 07$9,825.00$11,755.00
April: 11$8,695.00$9,575.00
May: 09$8,695.00$9,575.00
June: 06, 13, 20, 27$9,675.00$11,125.00
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$10,750.00$12,680.00
August: 01, 08, 15, 22$10,750.00$12,680.00
September: 05, 12, 19$10,750.00$12,680.00
October: 03$10,750.00$12,680.00
October: 17$10,095.00$12,025.00
November: 07$9,575.00$11,505.00
December: 12$9,575.00$11,505.00
December: 19$10,595.00$12,525.00

Meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 dinners, 13 dinners
Transport:4 X 4 safari vehicle
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Tanzania Under Canvas Safari

Be captivated on your 9 Day Tanzania Under Canvas Safari by extraordinary game viewing and quintessential African landscapes on this tour through Tanzania. The parks in the north boast open savannah, acacia trees and huge herds of game including one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles, the annual Wildebeest Migration. On this adventure, you stay at camps selected for their proximity to the wildlife.

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Tanzania Under Canvas

On your 7 Day Tanzania Under Canvas Tour experience the modern version of an era gone by – the ox-wagons and bearers have been replaced with 4X4 safari vehicles and professional guides, but you still have your canvas tented camp, personal driver/guide, excellent meals and en-suite bathrooms – your own private wilderness experience. Sleep in the remote wilds of Africa with that ‘pioneering’ feel, in comfort.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

This morning depart by road from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive.

Hotel: Burunge Tented Lodge, 2 nights

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Spend the day exploring Tarangire National Park.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depart Tarangire after early breakfast and head to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing and a picnic lunch. Continue to Ngorongoro and overnight in a private mobile camp.

Hotel: Private Mobile Camp, 2 nights
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy a full day game drive in the crater with a picnic lunch. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast drive through the hilly landscape and onto the plains of the Serengeti. On the way make a stop at Ol’Duvai Gorge, sight of the famous archaeological finds by the Leakey family. Here in the ‘cradle of mankind’ the skull of a human was found, believed to be the oldest ever at 1.75 million years of age. Arrive at your Camp in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive.

Hotel: Kati Kati Tented Camp, 2 nights
Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park.

Day 7: End of Tanzania Under Canvas

After breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha by road or take an optional flight at an additional cost.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
01 January:$6,310.00$6,975.00
02 January:$6,205.00$6,870.00
03 January:$6,100.00$6,765.00
04 January - 31 March:$5,995.00$6,660.00
01 April - 04 April:$5,570.00$5,995.00
05 April:$5,665.00$6,090.00
06 April:$5,760.00$6,185.00
07 April:$5,855.00$6,280.00
08 April - 10 April: $5,950.00$6,375.00
11 April:$5,855.00$6,280.00
12 April:$5,760.00$6,185.00
13 April:$5,665.00$6,090.00
14 April - 25 May: $5,570.00$5,995.00
26 May - 15 December:$5,995.00$6,660.00
16 December - 17 December: $6,815.00$7,485.00
18 December:$6,935.00$7,605.00
19 December:$7,050.00$7,720.00
20 December:$7,170.00$7,840.00
21 December:$7,290.00$7,960.00
22 December:$7,395.00$8,065.00
23 December - 29 December:$7,525.00$8,195.00
30 December:$7,395.00$8,065.00
31 December:$7,290.00$7,960.00
2021 Dates & Prices
01 January:$7,170.00$7,840.00
02 January:$7,050.00$7,720.00
03 January:$6,935.00$7,605.00
04 January - 31 March:$6,815.00$7,485.00
Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Transport:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation: 6 nights Tented Camp
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Tanzania Encompassed

On this 13 Day Tanzania Encompassed Discover extraordinary biodiversity on this safari adventure which takes in two of the country’s most iconic national parks and two that are lesser known but equally rewarding. Handpicked accommodation includes a vintage safari camp in big game territory, eco-sensitive pods overlooking a world famous natural wonder, a mobile camp that ensures maximum exposure to the Great Wildebeest Migration, and a sophisticated new camp in one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

Arrive into northern Tanzania and transfer to your lodge, set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha.

Hotel: Legendary Lodge

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

This morning you are transferred to Arusha Airport for your light aircraft to Kuro Airstrip located within Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. On arrival you are met and transferred with a game drive enroute to your vintage style safari camp located within the private Chem Chem Reserve. This afternoon explore the Chem Chem Reserve on a safari activity.

Hotel: Little Chem Chem, 2 nights

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Today explore the nearby Tarangire National Park in an open 4wd vehicle. This park is famous for its large herds of elephants which migrate through the park in search of water between July and October. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. A full day allows time for plenty of game viewing.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This morning meet your guide from A&K Tanzania and travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area by road. Enroute stop off to explore a vibrant local market and community on a tuk tuk ride followed by a stop for lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation in the highlands, with time to stretch your legs. Later this afternoon, arrive at The Highlands, located on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano, where you bed down in a perspex-and-canvas domed suite with stunning views.

Hotel: The Highlands, 3 nights

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Descend into this vast extinct volcano whose towering walls are a natural enclosure for a dazzling abundance of wildlife. See wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle on the plains, waterbuck, bushbuck and eland in the forest, a healthy elephant population, black rhino, lion, hippo and flamingos. On return to camp stop at a traditional Maasai Village.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lace up the boots for a walk into the Empakaai Crater accompanied by a ranger. Keep an eye out for an array of animals and extensive birdlife as you descend through lush forest to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingo that congregate on its shores.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Serengeti National Park

This morning return by road to Manyara Airstrip and board your light aircraft flight into the world-famous Serengeti. Game viewing in the park varies depending on the time of year. This is a modern take on a luxury mobile safari camp which moves seasonally between its main site in the Central Serengeti but then moves south between December to Mid April to be in the best location for the migration.

Hotel: Roving Bushtops, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Serengeti National Park

With an expert safari guide, explore the vast plains of the Serengeti in search of predators and other game for the next two days. The Serengeti plays host to a wonderful spectacle each year – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra who follow the rains in their continual search for grass and water – an unforgettable experience.

Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Ruaha National Park

Fly south to Ruaha, one of Tanzania’s wildest parks and home to an incredible number of animals including an estimated 20,000 elephants alone. Your accommodation is sophisticated Jabali Ridge, set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs.

Hotel: Jabali Ridge, 3 nights

Days 11 & 12: Ruaha National Park

Over the next two days, explore the territory with day and night game drives and guided walks. Species here include huge herds of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, lion and leopard, as well as some of the rarer creatures, including sable and roan antelope and greater kudu. Ruaha offers as definitive a cross-section of wildlife as any park on the continent.

Day 13: Ruaha – Dar Es Salaam

Fly by light aircraft east to Dar Es Salaam. 

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Arusha
Low SeasonFrom $22,736.00Price on Application
High SeasonFrom $28,775.00Price on Application

Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ruaha National Park - Dar Es Salaam
Accommodation: 12 nights Game Lodges / Tented Camps
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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