1.800.557.2841 Trip Finder Menu

East Africa Safari

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,779

Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly safari. Visit some of Africa’s most famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.


Kenya and Tanzania offer a breathtaking array of wildlife. But 14 days travelling these two countries gives you the chance to really discover the bold contrasts of east Africa.

Your safari club accommodation offers the splendour of the colonial era with every modern convenience, along with golf, wonderful views and immaculate gardens. Visit a nearby animal orphanage for a chance to get up close and personal with some of the famous locals. Then drive on to Serena Mountain Lodge at the foot of Mt Kenya. This prime position offers a unique game watching experience, as the animals come to you – or at least, to a waterhole located just below the lodge’s terrace, offering a fantastic opportunity to photograph these majestic creatures.

Vast flocks of flamingos descend on Lake Nakuru, along with warthogs, baboons and other impressive mammals. Try and spot some of the park’s introduced black and white rhinos. Leopard sightings have also increased in recent years.

The vast plains of the Serengeti cross the border into Kenya, becoming Masai Mara. This game reserve is famous for its large population of big cats and the colourful culture of the Masai people. This is one of the best preserved parts of Kenya, where life has changed little in over a century. Your luxury accommodation overlooks the Mara River, with game drives timed to maximise your wildlife spotting chances.

The world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary, Serengeti National Park is the crown jewel of Tanzania, where you can witness the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. On morning and afternoon game drives, seek out the Big 5 (more than 3,000 lions and 1,000 leopards call the Serengeti home), cheetahs, hyenas, baboon, African wild dogs and giraffes. Bird watchers should also keep their eyes peeled for over 500 species that inhabit the plains.

Your last stop is the world’s largest open, inactive volcanic crater. Ngorongoro is one of Africa’s finest wildlife conservation areas and home to over 25,000 large animals including lions, zebra, wildebeest and gazelles. It is also one of your best opportunities to see black rhinos, the rarest of the Big 5. 


 

Read More

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,779

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrive in Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be met and assisted by a Goway representative.

You will then be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Why not take in an optional excursion, a visit to the Daphne Sheldrake Orphanage, Giraffe Manor or Karen Blixen museum.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Nairobi Serena Hotel

More Info

Location View map
  • Nairobi Serena Hotel



    Set amongst the lush-green abundance of extensive tropical gardens, looking out over the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of downtown Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city. All rooms ...

    Set amongst the lush-green abundance of extensive tropical gardens, looking out over the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of downtown Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city.
    All rooms are appointed to the highest international standards and have been individually interior designed along pan-African themes.
    Onsite there is a Moroccan-styled all-day cafe, The Aksum Bar which offers a broad range of international labels, the al fresco Pool Bar and the Mandhari Restaurant offering Indian Ocean seafood.
    Serena Hotel also offers access to the Maisha Health Club which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and opulent surroundings with a heated indoor pool, Moroccan jacuzzi, Turkish steam bath and a Swedish sauna.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

    More Details

Day 2

Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserve

After breakfast, you will drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. You will stop for lunch en-route at either Lilly Pond or Trout tree. Enjoy an afternoon game drive as you make your way to your lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Samburu Intrepids Camp

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Samburu Intrepids Camp



    Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world's last truly great wilderness areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds ...

    Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world's last truly great wilderness areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink. The camp offers just 27 luxurious tents overlooking the river. The open dining and lounge area create the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a meal, while viewing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a plunge in the camp's swimming pool or relax with a massage at the end of the day. Services the camp offer include a boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials, email, fax, telephone and postal service.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 3

Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserve

You will spend the day in the Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the plentiful wildlife the park has to offer.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Mount Kenya National Park

After breakfast you will drive to your lodge situated at the foot of Mt Kenya, arriving in time for lunch.

The afternoon may be spent at leisure viewing game from the lodge's terrace.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Serena Mountain Lodge

More Info

Location View map
  • Serena Mountain Lodge



    The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. The brightly renovated rooms feature ...

    The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. The brightly renovated rooms feature thick-pile locally woven rugs and wall-hangings, whilst the decor has been designed to provide glowing warmth and fireside comfort against the evening chill of this unique tropical mountain environment.
    The traditionally timbered dining room is surrounded by windows and has been built on stilts so as to seemingly float above the liana-strung forest whilst commanding enchanting views over this primeval environment.
    The hotel also offers individually tailored forest trails, moorland hikes and mountain climbs, post mountain-climbing herbal massages, and relaxing beauty treatments, manicures and pedicures.

    Facilities

    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

    More Details

Day 5

Lake Elementaita

After breakfast you will be collected for the day's drive which will take you past the Aberdares mountain range to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, your destination is the Soysambu Ranch where Lake Elmentaita Serena is located. The ecosystem, being part of the Great Rift Valley and with the presence of the alkaline lake of Elmentaita supports lots of bird life as well as plains game. Lunch will be at the camp before an afternoon game drive in the Soysambu Conservancy.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Lake Elementaita Serena Camp



    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an exclusive camp set among golden barked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes. Evocatively styled to echo Soysambu's rich history, the camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with unadulterated ...

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an exclusive camp set among golden barked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes. Evocatively styled to echo Soysambu's rich history, the camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with unadulterated luxury and an enticing range of activities.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

    More Details

Day 6

Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru National Park

You will have a bush breakfast provided by the camp. After breakfast, you will drive to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game drive with packed lunch. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced. Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in the Maasai language. Return to Lake Elementatia after your game drive for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Masai Mara National Game Reserve

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. A Lunch stop is made at Keekorok.

This afternoon you will visit a traditional Masai Village and get to learn about their culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

More Info

Location View map
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge



    Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show ...

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on Earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
    The wide-spaced and secluded rooms have been sensitively designed so as to blend seamlessly into the landscape whilst offering magnificent Mara-vistas from their private verandas. As for the interiors, individually styled in exuberant bush colours they feature spacious bathrooms and the calm sophistication of a world-class hotel.
    The hotel serves breakfast by the Hippo Pool, a range of bush dinners, sundowners at one of the Mara's many vantage points, private picnics, lunch boxes and specialist cultural entertainments. Also there is beauty therapy and massage services, swimming pool, nature walks, bird watching, balloon safaris and game drives.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 8

Masai Mara National Game Reserve

An early wake-up call this morning before you embark on a game drive and later proceed to the appointed site for Hippo pool breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure followed by lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon experience another game drive in the Masai Mara National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Masai airstrip for your flight to Migori. On arrival you will be met and then driven to the border town of Isebania where you will go through the immigration and customs procedures at the Tanzanian border. You will then change vehicles as you proceed into Tanzania and onwards onto the Serengeti National Park. You will stop for a picnic lunch once in the park and then the afternoon is spent on a game drive heading towards your lodge for the evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge



    Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western ...

    Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. Each charmingly presented room is accommodated in a two-storey (one up, one down) stone-built, traditionally-thatched 'Rondavel'. The 'Rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams.

    Facilities

    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 10

Serengeti National Park

Today is spent in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. The Serengeti eco-system is located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya and spans some 30,000 km2. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Serengeti is derived from the Masai language, specifically, "Serengit" meaning "Endless Plains". Approximately 70 larger mammals and some 500 avifauna species are found there. This high diversity in terms of species is a function of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. With the predators, like Lion, Cheetah and Leopard close on their heels.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 11

Serengeti National Park

A second full day in Serengeti National Park with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife, permanent residents on the crater floor. En-route visits the Olduvai Gorge, a site of archaeological findings, where traces of prehistoric man dating back 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

More Info

Location View map
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge



    Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave ...

    Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below. Strung around the Crater rim, each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater's unmatched splendor.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 13

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will depart for half day tour of the crater floor. A population of approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater; these include the black rhinoceros, and the hippopotamus, which is very uncommon in the area, the wildebeest, the zebra, the eland, and Grant's and Thompson's gazelles. The crater has the densest known population of lions, numbering 62 in 2001. On the crater rim are leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck, and buffalo. In the middle of the crater there is a large lake inhabited by hundreds of flamingoes and from a distance, they appear as a pink border of the lake. The Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m deep and its floor covers 260 km2.

You will return to your lodge for lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. For your pleasure a late afternoon sundowner has been arranged with spectacular crater views.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Depart Arusha

After breakfast at your lodge, you will be driven back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch at the Arusha Hotel.

Thereafter you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Fridays.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Roundtrip airport transfers, local flight from Serena airstrip to Migori, 13 nights Accommodation, all meals except for 1st night, all game activities as per itinerary, transportation in a 7 seater 4x4 vehicle, services of a English professional driver/guide and flying doctor service.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Meals not mentioned, drinks, gratuities, international or domestic airfare, airport taxes, items of a personal nature and travel insurance.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Four or more passengers travelling together can depart on any day on a private basis at no extra cost.

Maximum baggage allowance is 15kg in soft bags only.

No single supplements for the first two singles booked Jan - June 2015.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum 2 or more passengers, please inquire for singles travelling alone.

TB VINTAGENAI0114CL: EAS2
Trip Finder

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.

What our travelers say