World's Greatest Show & Safari - Mara

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World's Greatest Show & Safari

Mara



Tour Description:

This safari captures the very best of Kenya and Tanzania and is the most likely route for observing the Great Migration of wildebeests and zebras as they cross the great plains of East Africa. How Your Trip Matters This safari covers the most likely route of the Great Migration while flying between luxury camps. Your trip is also an investment in East Africa’s future wildlife leaders and supports a child’s participation in the Land & Life Foundation Wildlife Warrior program. Highlights Explore Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey. Discover the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five and watching millions of wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration crossing the Mara River. Enjoy aerial game viewing as you fly between locations maximizing your safari time each step of the way.   MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

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Dates & Pricing

Monday 01 Jul 24 — Thursday 31 Oct 24Starting at $16,395 Get a Quote
Friday 01 Nov 24 — Thursday 19 Dec 24Starting at $14,395 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Dubai, Past and Present
Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome upon your arrival, you'll be transferred to your boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi. Spend the rest of your day as you please. Hemingways Nairobi 1

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Day 2. Nairobi / Amboseli National Park Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon checking into your well-appointed tented camp, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive. Capture photos of some of Africa’s largest elephants with the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. Cap off your day with traditional sundowners as you marvel at views of Africa’s highest mountain in the twilight. (BLD) Elewana Tortilis Camp 2

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Day 3. Amboseli National Park Rise with the animals for your game drive — you may catch up with the big cats, full after their night’s hunt. Watch for wildebeests, zebras, impalas and warthogs, and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. (BLD) Elewana Tortilis Camp 3

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Day 4. Amboseli / Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Fly north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on Mt. Kenya’s slopes. Meet your ranger and start exploring the conservancy’s diverse ecosystems. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife — 70 different mammals including a thriving rhino population and some 350 species of birds. Be sure to watch for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Tonight, raise your glass to the views of Mt. Kenya. (BLD) Elewana Lewa Safari Camp 4

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Day 5. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy After a thrilling game drive, learn about the conservancy's globally recognized work. The camp is the only tourist facility in the conservancy that is owned by the conservancy, so money is reinvested into conservation and community efforts. Participate in a project, tour the conservancy offices, or meet the tracker dogs while they train. Then gather around a cozy log fire and share your day’s meaningful adventures. (BLD) As part of your visit, a donation is made to support a child's participation in the Life and Land Foundation Wildlife Warrior program. Depending on the school schedule, you can meet some of the kids benefiting from the program Elewana Lewa Safari Camp 5

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Day 6. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / Masai Mara The adventure continues as you take flight to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s premier game reserve. Your traditional safari camp is located along the Sand River, where over a million wildebeests and zebras make their migration crossing every year. With your camera ready, meet your ranger and take off on a game drive across the reserve’s grasslands. You’ll be amazed by the herds of plains game and wide variety of wildlife. (BLD) Elewana Sand River Masai Mara 6

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Day 7. Masai Mara Awaken with the animals to join your morning game drive. Keep a lookout for the black-maned lion, leopards and cheetahs returning from their night hunt. Explore the bends of the traversing river where hippos and crocodiles spread out in their favorite feeding grounds. This afternoon, set out for a second game drive. (BLD) Elewana Sand River Masai Mara 7

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Day 8. Masai Mara Spend the day enjoying various game viewing activities. Greet the sunrise with an optional hot air balloon ride (additional cost), or visit a traditional Maasai homestead and learn more about their cattle-based culture. After dinner, gather around the campfire and share your favorite wildlife photos with your safari companions. (BLD) Elewana Sand River Masai Mara 8

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Day 9. Masai Mara / Arusha, Tanzania Cross the border with a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your lodge, a peaceful retreat tucked within a coffee plantation. Relax and explore as you please. (BLD) Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge 9

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Day 10. Arusha / Ngorongoro Crater Explore magical Lake Manyara, with seasonal pink-hued flamingos and some 400 species of birds lining its shore. Your ranger will seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing Manyara lions and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD) Elewana The Manor At Ngorongoro 10

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Day 11. Ngorongoro Crater Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro’s sprawling crater floor. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere is home to numerous herds of elephant, large prides of lions, leaping gazelles, and countless zebras and wildebeests. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool. (BLD) Elewana The Manor At Ngorongoro 11

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Day 12. Ngorongoro / Depart After a short flight to Arusha, you'll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a reserved hotel day room until transferring to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B) 12