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On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania: Up Close with the Big Five - 2023

Nairobi • Amboseli • Lake Manyara • Ngorongoro Crater • Serengeti • Masai Mara
  • Kenya and Tanzania Safari including Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Masai Mara
    MEET THE MAASAI PEOPLE AND LEARN ABOUT THE TRIBE’S TRADITIONAL WAY OF LIFE, UNTOUCHED FOR CENTURIES
  • Cheetahs, wildlife safari, Serengeti, Kenya, Africa
    SCOUT FOR THE BIG FIVE ON 17 PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED GAME DRIVES IN 4X4 VEHICLES
  • Local fisherman, Mgangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya, Africa
    EXPLORE A TRADITIONAL FISHING VILLAGE ON LAKE VICTORIA, THE WORLD’S LARGEST TROPICAL LAKE
  • Serena safari lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa
    MARVEL AT THE WILDLIFE SPECTACLE IN NGORONGORO CRATER, KNOWN AS AFRICA’S "GARDEN OF EDEN”
  • Local cuisine, Gibbs Farm, Tanzania, Africa
    DISCOVER AWARD-WINNING ORGANIC CUISINE AND COFFEE MAKING AT THE RENOWNED GIBBS FARM
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Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Nairobi, Kenya

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Superior First-Class Nairobi Serena Hotel is considered one of the finest hotels in Nairobi, set in lush tropical gardens with panoramic views of the city’s Central Park and the sparkling downtown skyline. Despite its central location, the hotel offers a serene setting amid the bustle of one of Africa’s most dynamic cites. Relax and enjoy all the comforts of home, including satellite TV, a minibar, safe, and more. Hotel amenities include five restaurants and lounges, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a spa.

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp Western Serengeti

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Escape to the Africa of legend and myth at this luxury tented safari camp in the Serengeti’s famous Western Corridor. Styled to replicate legendary hunting camps, Kirawira Serena Camp welcomes you to a destination where unforgettable safari adventures are complemented by professional service and 5-star amenities. The splendidly appointed tents are raised on timber platforms and steeped in Edwardian charm. Exquisite bathrooms feature carved mahogany furniture and tiled floors. As an added luxury, enjoy the personal attention of your very own valet.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Set high on a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views over the Serengeti's rolling reaches, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Drawing inspiration from rondavel dwellings and winding paths of Maasai villages, the lodge features traditional thatched, domed rooms set amongst indigenous tree groves and gardens cooled by papyrus-fringed ponds. From your private balcony, you’ll have a ringside seat for a series of timeless African vistas, from lilac-streaked sunrises to diamond-domed nights.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blends the indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the crater rim beneath a cloak of native vines, the lodge is seamlessly entwined with the landscape. Each room has a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the crater floor below. Interiors feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings, and stylized cave paintings. Your experience is enhanced with Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

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Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Standing high on a bluff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara, the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge commands panoramic views across the Great Rift Valley. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds, and the lodge has been designed to mimic this extraordinary birdlife. Architectural motifs feature swooping avian curves and vibrant wall frescoes depict the intricacy of bird migratory patterns. Rooms are in double-story, cliffside “rondavels” to allow for incredible views, and each room has its own veranda. 

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

The Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is framed against the glorious Mt Kilimanjaro and patrolled by vast herds of elephants. This very traditional yet supremely luxurious lodge is the safari destination of a lifetime. The rooms, each with an uninterrupted view over the ever-changing African plains, are decorated in a traditional Maasai theme. Enjoy a swim in the palm-shaded pool, relax on the natural timber game viewing decks, and sip a drink looking out over a water hole for African wildlife.

Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

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Sweetwaters, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki, Kenya

This Superior First Class rated tented camp is situated within the 90,000-acre private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which abounds with wildlife, including all members of the Big Five, and is unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks. The camp itself offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambience and uncompromising luxury. The tents are clustered around a water hole where wild animals come to drink both night and day. Without leaving the camp, you'll be able to see elephants, rhinos, gazelles, giraffes, and much more just a few feet away from you. Sit and have a glass of wine while Africa’s greatest animals quench their own thirst.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Mara Serena Safari Lodge invites you to a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and 5-star amenities. As the only safari lodge in the famed Mara Triangle, it offers a setting and views matched by few other hotels in the world. Rooms are inspired by the local Maasai heritage and surrounding natural splendor, and merge Africa’s untamed beauty with modern sophistication. Each room has its own private balcony with sweeping river and savannah views.

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Per Diem $499 $876
Included Tours and Special Features 26 included features and Cultural Discoveries — a value of $2,100 per person!

2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park

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-On-Tour Air (5 flights)
-Multiple-night stays in Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara game reserve, and Amboseli National Park, with daily game drives
-Intimate safari groups limited to just 30 Tauck guests; game drives in 6-passenger, open-top vehicles with window seats for everyone, led by expert guides
-Visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the William Holden Wildlife Education Center

-Hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Masai Mara game reserve, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush

-Gratuities to local guides, boat staff, and drivers, service charges, admissions fees, taxes & porterage

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# of Days 16 13
Meals 43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners
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