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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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  • 16
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  • 26
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Serengeti Balloon Safari with Champagne Breakfast

  • Approximate Cost: $599 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • When: Early morning tour

One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendor of the plains. Awakened by an early morning cup of tea, you’ll be driven to the balloon take-off point. There, you’ll meet your fully qualified balloon pilot and watch as the team inflates the enormous rainbow-colored balloon.

As dawn breaks and the balloon slowly rights itself, you’ll be helped into the wicker basket. Then the sandbags are cast off and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air and floats in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. You may dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River, or float just above the tree-tops to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the wildlife theater as it is enacted below you.

After a 45-minute flight, your balloon will descend to the plains, where the ground crew will greet you with a glass of chilled champagne. Then you’ll be treated to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely game drive back to the lodge.


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Masai Mara Balloon Safari with Champagne Breakfast

  • Approximate Cost: $550 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Location: Masai Mara National Park
  • When: Early morning tour

Enhance your African safari tour by floating above it all as you embark on the balloon ride of a lifetime. This one-hour flight, starting early in the morning, will give you a bird’s-eye view of the best east Africa has to offer, in the magnificent setting of the Great Rift Valley just as the sun begins the rise. A champagne breakfast in the bush after you land adds to the buzz you’ll get from the early morning air, and the sense of serenity that comes from drifting silently above one of the world’s most beautiful wildernesses. A morning game drive back to your lodge offers an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing, as early morning is the ideal time to see wild animals on the plains.


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey On Safari in Kenya & Tanzania: Up Close with the Big Five - 2022 Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison 4/13/23  Apr, May and Oct
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

Complimentary services of a Vantage worldwide Concierge to assist with all your personal requests

-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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Accommodations in hotels  On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.    We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port. 
Cruise-Only Price* $7,999 $11,390  Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
# of Days 16 13
Meals 43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners
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