Immersive Community and Cultural Adventures
Safaris are not just about the animals, it’s the people you meet that will often have the biggest impact on you. During your travels, we encourage you to seek a better understanding of the local culture, because it will enrich your entire experience of Africa.
In the words of celebrated poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou … “For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”
This selection of itinerary suggestions allow for meaningful cultural and community interaction without skimping on the amazing wildlife viewing.
Highlights of Kenya and Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$14760 - $19675
Your safari begins in Nairobi, East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, featuring some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and we strongly recommend a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience. From Nairobi you fly to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, spanning thousands of hectares of vast open savannah grasslands in northern Kenya, and home to the world’s largest population of Grevy’s zebra. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an important sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife including the endangered black rhino as well as the white rhino. Activities while staying at Lewa Wilderness include game drives, game walks, a camel safari, horseback riding, and a visit to the nearby Ngare Ndare Forest and waterfall. From Lewa you continue on to the Mara North Conservancy, a beautiful private wilderness area covering more than 30,000 hectares situated in southwest Kenya. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is cozy and intimate. It can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge. The cornerstone of a safari experience at Serian is that each group has their own open-top safari vehicle, and their own dedicated guide and spotter. The freedom this grants you is key to getting the most out of your stay: go where the day takes you. Your safari experience continues in the Northern Serengeti, a remote African wildlife wonderland. This vast, rolling savannah is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. Game drives allow you to get closer to the big game and cover greater distances so that you can explore further afield in this beautiful part of the Serengeti. Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations and a wonderful conclusion to your Tanzania safari. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. You can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp offers breathtaking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery and will be a relaxing, yet spectacular final few days on safari.
Namibia In Style15 Days 14 Nights$18000 - $24000
This luxury Namibia itinerary features all the highlights of this starkly beautiful land, from the wildlife filled Etosha National Park to the dunes of the Skeleton Coast and beyond. Your journey starts on the outskirts of Windhoek, at Omaanda, a luxurious lodge in a private conservancy with over a dozen rhino and an active waterhole which you can enjoy on your very first day. This experience sets the theme for the following three nights at two of the best locations on either side of Etosha National Park, Onguma followed by Ongava. Both lodges are in private concessions allowing off-roading, night drives, with the option of spending days in and around the salt pans of the neighboring National Park. From Etosha you'll continue on to Onduli in Damaraland, an entirely different landscape where you can track desert adapted rhino and elephant on electric bikes no less (or in a vehicle for those more traditionally minded). The fantastic rock art is not to be missed in this region either. The only way you'll want to leave is by the promise of something as extraordinary as Hoanib Valley and the Skeleton Coast, your next two destinations. The drive between these camps is so spectacular, we've offered a road transfer here, so you don't miss out. The Hoanib Valley is not only rich with wildlife and spectacular desert scenery, but also home to the Himba people, and a visit with them is part of your itinerary. Desert scenery is always changing, and the drive to the Skeleton Coast is a treat, ending at the Shipwreck Lodge you will be pinching yourself to make sure it's not a mirage. The ocean is great for swimming on a hot day and perfect to lull you to sleep on a chilly night. Here you can let your inner child loose and play in the dunes on sand-boards or ride dune buggies. From Shipwreck Lodge you'll fly over yet more spectacular scenery, shipwrecks and whale bones, to reach Namibia's signature red desert dunes at Sossusvlei. AndBeyond's Desert Lodge is home for your final 3 nights, where you can enjoy some of the best star shows on the planet, the highest dunes, a surprisingly large amount of desert adapted wildlife, and yet more spectacular scenery.
Ultimate Namibia10 Days 9 Nights$9325 - $10495
This 9 night / 10 day Safari is a combination of a fly in and overland safari combining some of Namibia's highlights. Namibia is a vast country, covering an area approximately twice the size of California but with a population of a mere 2 million. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through the heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness. This Ultimate Namibia safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$16100 - $21350
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. Then your Tanzanian safari begins in earnest, with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, at Serengeti Bushtops, where you may have the opportunity to witness the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as well as enjoying the area's outstanding resident game. For an extra thrill, take a hot air balloon excursion for a bird's eye view across the landscape (at an additional cost which must be pre-booked) After a flight from the Serengeti to Manyara airstrip, and continue on to Entamanu, also an excellent location from which to visit the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa; you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. In addition to a day in the crater, guests can enjoy a rim walk or Maasai cultural visit. Finally, you will journey to Chem Chem Lodge, in the heart of Tarangire for a 3 night stay, enjoying game viewing in Tarangire National Park and on the private concession.
Best of Malawi – Safari, Tea Estates and Beach13 Days 12 Nights$6455 - $7485
You will start your exploration of Malawi with 3 nights of safari, after a quick 2 hour drive from Chileka Airport in Blantyre. You'll stay at Mkulumadzi luxury camp in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, and enjoy game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is an overnight at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, one of Malawi's premier national parks, is now home to a significant black rhino population as well as many other mammals including elephant, lion and cheetah. Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon, in an area surrounded by lush vegetation and towering Borassus palms. Wake up to the sound of fish eagles calling, enjoy twice daily game drives, Shire River cruises and bush walks. After a week of safari, you'll be looking forward to the Robinson Crusoe part of your vacation. Mumbo Island Camp, accommodating just fourteen guests, features tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. Mumbo Island is a pristine tropical island in Lake Malawi, surrounded by a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Your final night in Malawi will be in the capital city of Lilongwe, staying at the art inspired Latitude 13° Hotel.
Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills13 Days 12 Nights$13995 - $18295
Following your arrival into Kigali, and an overnight to adjust to Africa time, your itinerary begins with a tour of Kigali including the Genocide Museum, offering you insight into Rwanda's turbulent history as well as a cultural visit during your full day in the city. Then your safari begins in earnest as you travel to Rwanda's Akagera National Park, home to the country's savannah-adapted species. Stretching across a vast expanse of low-lying mountains and savannah plains, the park takes in the rolling highlands woodlands, swamp-fringed lakes, and wetlands of the Kagera River along the way. You'll have sightings of crocodiles and hippos wallowing in the park's watery basins. On twice daily game drives during your 3 nights at Magashi Camp you will see lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other animals roam across its grassy plains and acacia forests. Following an overnight in Kigali, your adventure continues as you journey south, with a stop at the King's Palace, to Nyungwe, a vast area of mountain rainforest, and home to owl-faced and colobus monkeys as well as Rwanda's chimp population. You'll spend a morning trekking chimps through the forests. The region is also home to over 300 species of birds of which about 26 are endemic to the Albertine rift. Take in the incredible sightings during your chimp trek and canopy walk or from the comfort of your room during your 2 night stat at Nyungwe House. A 2.5 hour drive will bring you to the shores of Lake Kivu for a relaxing overnight at the Serena. Then follows a gorgeous 3 hour drive to the Virungas which will certainly lift your spirits, and they will be soaring by the time you check into your lodge for the final 3 nights of your itinerary in Volcanoes National Park. There, in the same rainforest that Dian Fossey had her experiences with Gorillas, you will get up close and personal with the rare mountain gorilla. It is a truly incredible experience and you will remember it for ever. Return to the lodge for a well earned rest and chat to your fellow adventurers around a warm fire for a sundowner drink. The following day, enjoy a golden monkey trek and observe the antics of the family groups - they are very playful. Optional cultural visits are possible in the afternoon. Your Rwandan itinerary concludes as you travel back to Kigali International Airport for your journey home.
Malawi Family Safari10 Days 9 Nights$4150 - $4375
Malawi is known as "the Warm Heart of Africa" and your adventurous family will love the variety of experiences on offer in this land-locked southern African country, as well as its friendly people. This 10 day itinerary combines 3 days of safari with 2 days of forest hiking and 3 nights on a pristine island in the clear fresh waters of Lake Malawi. All the accommodations are in family friendly rooms at very comfortable lodges, with excellent meals and activities included. Transfers are with your own private driver and vehicle, no long waits at dusty airstrips! We've designed the itinerary to avoid long drives in between the destinations, with plenty to do on arrival for all ages. This is one of our most affordable safaris, and offers a wonderful introduction to all the highlights that a trip to southern Africa entails. Easy to combine with an extension in South Africa, Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Gorillas in the Mist (Mahogany Springs)5 Days 4 Nights$4555 - $4850
This 5 day Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with an overnight in Entebbe. The following day you will fly to Kihihi the closest airstrip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. Mahogany Springs is situated in one of the most intimate, secluded, beautiful and most importantly natural settings in the world and it's just a few minutes away from the gorilla tracking starting point. This will be your base for 3 nights and where you can experience a unique encounter with the mountain gorillas. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It's amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.
Kenya Classic Sky Safari10 Days 9 Nights$11730 - $13050
This small group Kenya safari allows clients to experience three diverse ecosystems, whilst traveling together by private charter. Along the way enjoy daily safari activities, bush dinners and sundowners in some of Kenya's most beautiful wildlife regions. The itinerary begins on arrival in Nairobi, at Hemingways Nairobi, where clients meet their travel companions and will enjoy the evening views over the Ngong Hills, made famous by Karen Blixen in "Out of Africa". The safari starts in earnest with two nights at Tortilis Camp, located on the edge of Amboseli National Park, with Mt Kilimanjaro as your backdrop and home to Kenya's largest elephant herds. The journey continues north to the Loisaba Conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau, for three nights at Loisaba Tented Camp, perched on the edge of an escarpment with unhindered views over rolling river valleys, rich forests and open plains to Mt Kenya. Here wildlife viewing includes elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species. The itinerary concludes in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara camp, for three final days of game drives and the opportunity to witness the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra (seasonal, July - October), before traveling back to Nairobi and homeward bound.
Scenic Namibia and The Delta15 Days 14 Nights$15100 - $21775
Namibia is the King of wild and rugged safaris, bursting with contrasting landscapes and mind-boggling scenery. This itinerary is a beguiling mix of culture and excitement, wildlife watching and bewilderingly beautiful landscapes. Begin your journey in the middle of northern Namibia’s arid, captivating savannah, bordering the world-famous Etosha National Park at Safarihoek Lodge. Come face-to-trunk with desert-dwelling elephant, track black rhino across the sandy riverbeds, and spot the iconic giraffe of the Hoanib Valley. Meet the nomadic Himba tribe, follow them and their livestock across the desert, and learn about their customs and traditional way of life. Spend time on Namibia’s enthralling Atlantic coast and explore historic shipwrecks and watch the seals at the Mowe Colony. Explore the dunes of the Skeleton Coast and clamber to the top for a beautiful evening sundowner before slipping and sliding all the way back down! After an overnight in Johannesburg to catch your breath, you fly to Maun, Botswana and onto your safari lodge by charter flight. If you’ve been forever dreaming of an iconic Okavango Delta experience, then 4 nights at Tuludi is the perfect conclusion to your safari adventure. Floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see and the glistening waterways and emerald forests attract all the stars of the safari show.
Tanzania Luxury Tented Safari12 Days 11 Nights$13175 - $19250
This luxury Tanzania Safari itinerary offers some of our favourite lodges and camps in northern Tanzania's best wildlife areas . You will spend your first 2 safari nights enjoying the spectacular area around Tarangire at Oliver's Camp, a luxury bush style tent with a stellar location in Tarangire, home to the giants - elephants, buffalo and baobabs. Enjoy game drives, bush walks and a night drive. Next stop is Ngorongoro at The Highlands and its unique location close to the Olmoti crater, away from the crowds, and the opportunity to hike into the crater. You'll also enjoy a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater - the caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. Your journey continues by air to the world famous Serengeti, home to nature's greatest wildlife phenomena - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. Enjoy five nights in the Serengeti, first at Namiri Plains Camp in the Eastern Serengeti for 3 nights. Its location overlooking a river means a steady flow of game, including a healthy cat population. Your safari ends with a final 2 nights in the Northern Serengeti at Sayari Camp (Dunia Camp from January - May). It offers excellent year round game viewing and, during the height of the migration, the opportunity to view dramatic river crossings.
Authentic Tanzania11 Days 10 Nights$11185 - $12670
Your journey in Tanzania begins with one night at Hamerkop House, where you will be able to relax and adjust to Africa time, with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro offering a a dramatic backdrop. From Arusha your wildlife adventure gets underway as you travel with your private vehicle and guide to Tarangire National Park, and its famed giants - the large herds of elephant and the iconic baobabs - as well an excellent concentration of wildlife. You will enjoy 2 nights at Mpingo Ridge and the beautiful valley views. The journey continues with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, its dramatic landscapes, excellent birding and tree climbing lions, before you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights. Your time at the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp includes a full day excursion into the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its own access point into the crater allows you to get a head start before the crowds arrive! You will travel on, by air, to the world famous Serengeti with time at two camps, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra follow the sweet grasses, and the resulting predator interactions. With its excellent year round wildlife, you will also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. The itinerary concludes as you return to Arusha, for lunch and last minute shopping, before continuing to Kilimanjaro airport for your homeward travels.
Classic Tented Safari12 Days 11 Nights$10000 - $16000
A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory, enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes of magnificent extremes, from the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways… Combine this with the natural wonder of the breath-taking Victoria Falls and with such a diversity of habitats and ecosystems there is a safari for every season. Your safari concludes in Zimbabwe, a country of untamed beauty, thriving wildlife and welcoming people. Enjoy three nights of superb game viewing and unsurpassed hospitality at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park.
Gorillas in the Mist (Gorilla Forest Camp)5 Days 4 Nights$5610 - $7075
This 5 day Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with an overnight in Entebbe. The following day you will fly to Kihihi the closest airstrip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary's Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. This will be your base for 3 nights and where you can experience a unique encounters with the mountain gorillas. You will also have the opportunity for a Forest Walk and you can visit the philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital as well. Your soul will be well nourished with all these incredibly rich experiences!
Tanganyika Wilderness Safari10 Days 9 Nights$6790 - $7725
This 10 day private safari is a long time client favorite, perfect for families or a group of friends. Accommodations are comfortable and in the best safari locations across northern Tanzania. The safari starts with 2 nights in Tarangire, a day in Lake Manyara and 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater before moving on to spend a final fantastic 4 nights in the Serengeti. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide/naturalist/driver for the duration of your safari so you have the full benefit of an on-going relationship and education with your guide. Your private vehicle is a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, with pop-up roof with plenty of room for 6 adults, seated in 3 rows of 2 (so everyone has a window seat). We have designed the itinerary to follow the migration, so will substitute the Serengeti camps to maximize your opportunity to witness this great event. There are no set departure dates and the itinerary is flexible if you wish to add nights on safari, a hot-air balloon ride, or spend a few extra days at the beach to rest and relax before returning home. Note: *additional peak season supplement is applicable for travel from 21 Dec - 2 Jan.
Great Rift Valley12 Days 11 Nights$10650 - $12100
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge - located on a coffee plantation, it's an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. From there you will travel with your private guide and vehicle, first to Tarangire Treetops for two nights, where you will enjoy a night drive and guided walk in addition to classic game viewing, before continuing on to the beautiful Manor at Ngorongoro for two nights, an excellent location from which to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa - you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. Your journey continues as you travel to the world famous Serengeti at two camps, Pioneer Camp and Migration Camp, for six nights. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, while also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. As you travel with your private vehicle and guide, you will enjoy exploring the local markets and sights en route.
Primates, Wildlife & Culture12 Days 11 Nights$10280 - $10875
This 12 day, 11 night Primates, Wildlife and Culture safari, traveling through Uganda to Rwanda, combines a variety of primate encounters-from gorillas to chimpanzees to golden monkeys-with game viewing and a Batwa Cultural experience. The first 2 nights are spent in Entebbe where you will explore Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Here you will see Chimpanzees up close in their natural environment. Your journey continues as you travel to Kibale in southern Uganda where you will visit Kibale Forest National Park home to chimpanzees as well as 12 other primate species. Activities include Chimpanzee trekking and a guided walk through the Bidgodi swamp. Next up is game viewing as you travel to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will have a chance to see the rare Ugandan cob along with elephants and buffalo.Then it’s on to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. Here you’ll stay at Mahogany Springs which is situated in one of the most intimate, secluded, and beautiful natural settings in the world and it's just a few minutes away from the gorilla tracking starting point. This will be your base for two nights where you begin your stay spending a day in the forest with Batwa elder guides as part of the Batwa Cultural experience. The second day you can participate in a unique encounter with the mountain gorillas as you trek through the dense forest. Your primate adventure continues with a drive through the forest to Mount Mgahinga National Park where you’ll stay at the Volcanoes Mount Gahinga lodge. Nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes you will have a chance to enter the forest in search of the endangered Golden Monkey. Your final day starts with a drive across the border into Rwanda, where you’ll spend your last night at the top rated Retreat by Heaven to relax and enjoy Rwanda’s bustling capital city of Kigali.
Gorillas of Rwanda4 Days 3 Nights$5925 - $9925
This 4 day Gorillas of Rwanda itinerary starts with a night at the Kigali Serena Hotel in the center of town. The next morning you set off on a scenic 3 hour drive to Virunga, certain to lift your spirits which will be soaring by the time you check in to your Lodge situated against the backdrop of the Virunga Mountains. On Day 3, in the same rainforest that Dian Fossey had her ground breaking encounters with with gorillas, you will get up close and personal with the rare mountain gorilla. It is a truly incredible experience and you will remember it for ever. Return to the lodge for a well earned rest and chat to your fellow adventurers around a warm fire for a sundowner drink. The following day you will drive back to Kigali and enjoy a guided tour of this vibrant city with an optional visit to the Genocide Memorial Museum before transferring to the airport to connect with your onward flight home, or continue the adventure with a safari in Tanzania or Kenya!
Botswana and Zimbabwe Explorer11 Days 10 Nights$5300 - $7275
Your safari begins with a breathtaking three nights of wildlife viewing in Botswana at Muchenje Safari Lodge. Situated on the more exclusive western area of Chobe National park, Muchenje offers unique, prolific game experiences within this quieter region. From there, you will have a gentle break from the bush with two nights at Victoria Falls. The Palm River Hotel, is a wonderful property from which to explore the area and the world famous Victoria Falls! Your safari adventures will continue in Hwange National Park, with its stellar wildlife. During your three night stay at Khulu Bush Camp, you have the opportunity to spend time at the Painted Dog Research Centre. The painted dog (or African wild dog), once truly endangered, are seeing their numbers grow thanks to conservation efforts – watching their playful interactions and hunting strategies is a unique experience. Your itinerary will end with two nights at Amalinda Lodge in the stunning and spiritual Matobo Hills, where you can enjoy some wonderful activities including mountain biking, rhino tracking and a visit to the final resting place of Cecil Rhodes.
Rafiki Safari12 Days 11 Nights$7685 - $9825
Luxury is defined by that which is hardest to attain. In our busy world, this is often quite simply time with your family, an opportunity to relax and unwind and - most of all - the thrill of a real adventure. This 12 day, 11 night Kenya safari provides a wonderful, family friendly safari adventure. Each of the camps and lodges in this itinerary has its own individual style and charm, offering experiences that make it completely unique. You'll begin your safari in Nairobi at the Emakoko with game drives in Nairobi National Park and visits to the Giraffe Centre or the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Next stop is Amboseli, known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa. Walking safaris with local Maasai guides are encouraged at Tortilis providing the opportunity to find out, first hand, about the intricacies of Maasai culture. Your next flight takes you to Lewa Conservancy, where you are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. Your last three nights on safari are at Elephant Pepper Camp, located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem and the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Mara.
Kenya’s Supreme Safari8 Days 7 Nights$6195 - $8195
This 7 night/8 day itinerary combines Kenya’s most exciting, wildlife-rich wildernesses - The Samburu and the Masai Mara. Delight in unending views of pristine wilderness, from the teeming plains of the Masai Mara to the rugged Samburu landscape. Discover two of Africa’s most authentic and fascinating tribes – the Maasai and Samburu – learn first-hand about their ancient customs and local knowledge. Encounter Africa’s classic and diverse wildlife up close in their natural habitat, from the most wildlife-abundant ecosystem in the world – the Masai Mara, to the rare species only found in Samburu. This is one of our clients' favorite safaris because the Saruni teams makes each guest feel like they are part of the family. In the Land Rover you are accompanied by your professional guide and by a tracker, a team that will help you to read the book of nature. They don’t rush while on safari and there will be time to observe the wild animals, to see how they interact and to study their behavior and their habitats. Days can be hot or cold, sunny or rainy but the wildlife of the Masai Mara is always in action. They will not only take to the famous spots but also to the secret corners where you never meet another vehicle. It is the Masai Mara without the minibuses, as the first hunters and explorers discovered it. They love to take you to the secret spots, especially for a bush dinner or lunch. Deep in the forest or by the river Mara overlooking a “hippo beach”, a nicely decorated table is waiting for you, providing us with the thrilling experience of a gourmet meal in the middle of the bush. On a game walk you will feel, touch and smell the trees, the bushes, the rocks and the tracks – and even the animal droppings – that make this area unique. To walk with the Masai warriors in the African bush is a fantastic experience and you will learn how they use the berries and the leaves, about their traditions and about their life. We guarantee a most memorable and personal experience.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$11360 - $14550
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at Hemingway's providing a chance to adjust to Africa time, as you look out upon the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on a e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Afro Chic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sun bathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Heart of Botswana9 Days 8 Nights$5950 - $11500
This custom itinerary combines a visit to Victoria Falls, staying at the lovely, client favorite Victoria Falls River Lodge with two sister camps in Botswana to offer a concentrated, wildlife rich safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy two days to explore the lively town of Victoria Falls and all the adventure activities on offer before a shared charter flight will whisk you deep into the heart of the Okavango, to Machaba Camp. Machaba is a classic luxury safari camp, a favorite among seasoned safari goers. It is located in the game rich Khwai area, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, without all the frills but with a more authentic style of old. We promise you won't be ready to leave after your stay here! However, you will be equally enthralled by Gomoti Plains Camp, situated on the edge of the Gomoti River system, which is your next fantastic safari experience. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This itinerary offers fantastic value for a luxury tented experience. The focus is on excellent wildlife viewing, highly trained staff, trackers and guides, and a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at camp.