Updated: Oct 15
The Luxury East Africa Safari Tour; the ultimate gateway to the most beautiful and exciting scenes in the wilderness with a luxe touch.
What to expect
This classic tour starts in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, before heading off into the Maasai Mara for your first safari experience, guided by Maasai. Hop across the border to the volcanic grasslands and vast plains of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Moving into the Highlands, visit the Ngorongoro Crater, known for its diverse array of wildlife. Finally, your journey comes to a close in Tarangire National Park, home to the second highest concentration of game in the country.
This tour is great for
Luxury African Safari
Big 5 Safari
Romantic & Honeymoons
Ideal duration: 12 Days
From $10,800 per Person
DAY 1 –– LET YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS
1 Night in Nairobi
Your gateway to Kenya's wonders
The gateway to Kenya is its capital city, Nairobi. As the transportation hub of the country, the city’s airports, roads, trains, and bus stations are responsible for ferrying guests to the aquamarine waters of the coastline, the expansive Rift Valley Lake region, and wide open savannahs of the Maasai Mara or the verdant landscapes in the central highlands.
The Kenyan capital is, however, well worth exploring in its own right. The continent’s largest and second-largest mountains, Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, are visible from the city on a clear day. Just west of the city, Karen Blixen’s legendary Ngong Hills rest against the landscape.
Our favourite Lodge in Nairobi, Ke
THE GIRAFFE MANOR
Africa’s ultimate giraffe experience: Feeding an endangered Rothschild’s giraffe through your window does not happen just anywhere, but at Giraffe Manor on the outskirts of Nairobi, this is an everyday occurrence.
Set in a 1930s manor house with gardens and a resident herd of endangered giraffes, this luxe all-inclusive hotel is 6 km from the Karen Blixen Museum and 7 km from Bomas of Kenya, a tourist village with cultural shows. It’s 26 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
DAY 2, 3 & 4 –– CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO
3 Nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Go on safari in Kenya's most renowned nature reserve
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly Kenya’s most notable and revered reserve.
Its sheer size—extending to and eventually joining Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park—and stringent anti-poaching systems have made it famous for its remarkable populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard.
It is also celebrated for being one of the stomping grounds of the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Our favourite Lodge in the Masai Mara
Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury lodge nestled in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve and commands a dramatic view over the Mara River.
Contemporary architecture is juxtaposed with time-tested building practices such as Maasai mudding and stone walls, with soothing organic tones and a variety of textures adding warmth and character.
DAY 5, 6 & 7 –– CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO
3 Nights in Serengeti National Park
Witness the Great Migration on Safari in the Serengeti
Stretching itself across 1.5 million hectares of land, the Serengeti National Park is known for its impressive population of wildlife—most notably the Big 5. It is perhaps more renowned for being part of the stage on which the annual Great Migration plays out.
Each year, over two million wildebeest, a fair number of gazelles, and small following of zebra seek better grazing areas by migrating south in the Serengeti, then west and north into the Maasai Mara before eventually returning.
It is unsurprising that the Serengeti’s bustling plains offer some of the most remarkable safari opportunities in the country, and visiting in the right season will promise astonishing wildlife views.
Our Favourite Lodge in Serengeti
NAMIRI PLAINS TENTED CAMP
Completely refurbished and upgraded in 2019, Namiri Plains is in Tanzania’s eastern Serengeti. This remote camp is also a conservation initiative, protecting an area crucial to cheetah and other big cats.
Before Namiri Plains was built, these grasslands were closed for 20 years to allow the cheetah population to restore. The nearest other camps are over an hour’s drive away so you can experience the vast plains all to yourself. When not out in the bush spotting lion and other big cats or watching huge wildebeest herds, while away an afternoon around the pool or schedule a massage in our spa. Feed your mind in the library and information centre, or simply chill out and soak up the views from your own private deck.
DAY 8 & 9 –– CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO
2 Nights in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Home to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Ngorongoro highlands in northern Tanzania offer a multitude of fascinating pastimes to engage visitors.
A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the conservation area allows visitors to sample locally grown and brewed coffee, safari through a crater, and hike up another and walk in the footsteps of early man.
The Ngorongoro Crater is famed for being the only intact caldera in the world. A wildlife sanctuary flourishes in its basin where the floor has been fertilised by the volcanic soil, attracting an array of wildlife ranging from lions and leopards to elephants and hippos.
Our Favourite Lodge in Ngorongoro
THE HIGHLANDS DOMES
Set on the lush slopes of Olmoti Volcano, The Highlands has sweeping views right across to the Serengeti. The eight tents are canvas and perspex domes – a design inspired by traditional Maasai bomas.
At the heart of the camp is our library with its indoor fireplace that replaces the typical safari campfire. At night, gather around a crackling fire with a glass of wine or whiskey before sitting down to a delicious three-course dinner. Luxury in every imaginable way!
DAY 10 & 11 –– CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO
2 Nights in Tarangire National Park
See predator & prey side-by-side in this beautiful nature spectacle.
Tarangire National Park is a hidden gem in Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit.
With herds of elephant, lions and other game flocking to its river banks and swamps during the dry season, it offers an excellent East African Safari!
As many safari goers refers it as a second Serengeti, Tarangire surely lives up to the expectation of the name.
Our Favourite Lodge in Tarangire
Oliver’s Camp, located in Tarangire National Park in the remote south of the Serengeti, is a place for those who want to experience an adventurous safari with ample comforts.
Join our knowledgeable guides for a walking safari, soar over the plains in a hot-air balloon or examine leopard tracks along a dusty road. At Oliver’s, you can get to know the landscape from all angles. Our 10-tent camp is relaxed and comfy, imitating the original safari camps. The team at Oliver’s have worked together for years, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Join us for delicious meals and interesting conversation in the main lodge and sundowners under the stars.
DAY 12 –– YOU'VE REACHED THE END OF YOUR ADVENTURE, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT.
Your journey mapped out:
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1 Night in Nairobi | Kenya
3 Nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve | Kenya
3 Nights in Serengeti National Park | Tanzania
2 Nights in Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania
2 Nights in Tarangire National Park | Tanzania
11 Nights total | 12 Days total
Inclusions & Exclusions
All meals and drinks
All Activities as listed
Road & local Air transfers
Government Taxes and other fees
English-speaking guide + More
International Air transfers
Personal travel insurance,
Visas and tipping.
Items of a personal nature