Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari Tauck Tours

Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari

Earth Journeys: Created by Tauck & BBC Earth

From the moment you step into the legendary Serengeti you will be amazed by the majestic animals in Kenya and Tanzania. Discover local villages, take an incredible hot air balloon ride for a unique view of the Masai Mara, and participate in an exclusive nighttime game drive.

The 13 day Kenya and Tanzania: A Classic Safari from Tauck Tours is a very special tour vacation. This isn't just a getaway, it's nearly two weeks worth of action and adventure in Kenya and Tanzania. You'll discover just how amazing the people of these countries are and how exciting it is to interact with the culture. Your 13 day Kenya and Tanzania: A Classic Safari is everything you've been looking for and so much more.


13 Daysfr. $9,990

  • On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts
  • Field equipment may include FLIR® thermal imaging cameras and camera traps
  • Includes four on-tour flights
  • 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
  • Multiple-night stays in the legendary Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara game reserve, and Amboseli National Park, with daily game drives
  • Hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Masai Mara game reserve, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • Private lecture by an elephant researcher in Amboseli National Park
  • Visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the William Holden Wildlife Education Center
  • Overnight in a lodge built into the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, called Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” for its great views of the wildlife-rich wilderness and one of the oldest sites of habitation by our human predecessors
  • Private barbecue dinner under the stars at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Weaving demonstration in a Kenyan village
  • A two-night stay at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club within view of Mount Kenya
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Gratuities to local guides, taxes, service charges, admission fees and porterage
  • The customary gratuity to the Tauck Director is not included. Gratuitites should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches
  • 12 dinners
  • Arusha Serena Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania (1 nights)
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (2 nights)
  • Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania (2 nights)
  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in Amboseli National Park, Kenya (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, Kenya (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (3 nights)

Arusha – Tanzania's Safari Gateway

Arusha, Tanzania

Tauck's Tanzania and Kenya safari begins at Arusha Serena Hotel. A transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel, Arusha Serena Hotel in this safari gateway city at the foot of Mount Meru, the second-highest mountain in Tanzania.

ARUSHA SERENA HOTEL

Lake Manyara National Park

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

The vast Serengeti beckons as you begin a four-night safari in Tanzania, and a five-night Kenya safari. Take your first game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, where you might get your first glimpse of giraffes, baboons, hippos, and elephants along with hundreds of species of birds. Arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, populated by an estimated 30,000 large mammals.

Your lodge for the next two nights is on the Ngorongoro Crater rim overlooking the caldera below, an excellent spot for our welcome reception and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Wildlife in the "Garden of Eden" – Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Thought by some to be Africa’s original "Garden of Eden," Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest calderas in the world and contains a variety of ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. Your four-wheel-drive vehicle, built exclusively for Tauck, provides an excellent mobile viewing platform when encountering massive herds of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles. This area affords an opportunity to spot the Big Five – elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Enjoy a

Your four-wheel-drive vehicle, built exclusively for Tauck, provides an excellent mobile viewing platform when encountering massive herds of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles. This area affords an opportunity to spot the Big Five – elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater today.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Early Human History at Oldupai Gorge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Study the development of humankind at Oldupai Gorge, where, over 50 years ago, archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old. Continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains to your safari lodge in the Serengeti, built for unprecedented pampering. Enjoy a special barbecue dinner in your lodge's Boma Grill tonight, enhanced by a Maasai traditional dance performan

Continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains to your safari lodge in the Serengeti, built for unprecedented pampering. Enjoy a special barbecue dinner in your lodge's Boma Grill tonight, enhanced by a Maasai traditional dance performance.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI

The Serengeti's Amazing Wildlife

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Look for wildlife in the heart of the vast savanna of the Serengeti today on both morning and afternoon game drives. Sightings might include lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, jackals, gazelles, and giraffes. When the sunset paints the sky in the evening, enjoy the show from the luxury of your lodge in Serengeti National Park, and enjoy Pan-African cuisine at dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI

Tauck's Kenya Safari Tours Begin in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Leave the Serengeti behind as you fly to Arusha, Tanzania en route to Kenya. Dominating the skyline, majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks over surrounding landscapes from more than 15,000 feet up. Have lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center in Arusha prior to continuing into Kenya and begining a two-night stay at your safari lodge in Amboseli National Park, where herds of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife like to roam; enjoy a private lecture on the elephants of Amboseli before dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODG

Private Game Drives and More in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Tauck's private safari game drives in Amboseli National Park offer ample opportunity to view the elephants, hippos and buffaloes that seek out the park's natural watering holes and the graceful antelopes that graze in the flat grasslands. An early morning visit to a Maasai village precedes a morning game drive, after which you'll return to the lodge for breakfast.

Spend some down time at your lodge prior to lunch, then another game drive, and time to spend as you please at the lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy an included dinner at your leisure at the lodge this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Mount Kenya Safari Club & an Animal Orphanage

Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya

A morning flight brings you to the world-famous Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, straddling the Equator and your luxurious home for the next two nights. The former retreat of actor William Holden, the Safari Club, founded in 1959, was once the playground of such illustrious members such as Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.

Following lunch and an Equatorial demonstration, pay a private visit to the nearby William Holden Wildlife Education Center and animal orphanage; this sanctuary for animals that have been orphaned or injured and need special care also teaches local children to cherish and appreciate the unique wildlife of their homeland.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB

Rhinos & Chimpanzees, Village Crafts & more

Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya

An exciting day begins at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the largest resident black rhino population in East Africa and other members of the Big Five. It is also home to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, founded by Jane Goodall, which gives lifelong homes to orphaned and abused chimpanzees, and which you'll visit this morning. While at Ol Pejeta, enjoy Tauck's special access to visit a compound where endangered black rhino are bred.

After lunch at your hotel, take a look at local life on a private visit to a nearby village, where villagers spin colorful tales into their handmade wool rugs, sweaters and shawls right before your eyes. Return to your celebrity resort late afternoon. Tonight, attend our private barbecue dinner held under the stars on the lush manicured lawns of the Mount Kenya Safari Club.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB

The Masai Mara & an Evening Game Drive

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Your memorable Kenya safari adventure continues as you pack your Tauck duffle bag and fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya, where you'll be welcomed by Maasai warriors. Have lunch upon your arrival at the luxurious Fairmont Mara Safari Club, where an elegant tented camp is your home for the next three nights.

Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming, taking in the views and otherwise becoming acquainted with the Safari Club and your luxury tented camp accommodations, evoking the classic safaris of yesteryear.

Embark on an evening game drive across the plains of "the Mara" in search of animals that make their homes here; perhaps you’ll see lions, antelopes, elephants and zebras in their daily rituals. Return to camp for a briefing on tomorrow's hot air balloon flight, followed by dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB

Ballooning Over the Plains of the Masai Mara

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Today will be one that you’ll always remember as you arise before dawn to board a hot air balloon* and float over the Masai Mara's awakening plains below as the sun rises. When you land, a special champagne breakfast will be awaiting you right there in the bush! Spectacular isn’t quite strong enough a word to describe such an experience, a Tauck Exclusive on your Kenya safari!

Back on the ground, look for lions, impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, and the other animals you’ve come to love as you return overland to the camp for lunch and an afternoon at leisure – and later on an evening game drive with an opportunity to use special technology to enhance your safari experience. Have dinner back at your tented camp.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB

More Game Drives in the Magical Masai Mara

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Unparalleled wildlife viewing is the watchword on your final day in the spectacular Masai Marai – and the last full day of your Tanzania and Kenya safari adventure – as you set out on a morning game drive... return to your tented camp for lunch, and perhaps a bit of swimming and down time... and then head back out across the plains for a final afternoon game drive in the bush.

After returning to your tented camp, join us for a perfect ending to your unforgettable Kenya safari, in true Tauck fashion... a farewell dinner in the boma of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB

Nairobi, Kenya

Your Tanzania / Kenya safari ends at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Fly to Nairobi this morning for your journey home. We have reserved a day room for you at the Nairobi Serena Hotel; depart the hotel for the airport after dinner. Allow 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Group size limited to 30! All departures are limited to 30 guests to ensure a more intimate safari experience!
  • Hot Air Balloon Experience Included. The price of your journey includes a hot air balloon adventure over the Masai Mara on Day 11… a $470 value!
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $1250.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $2000.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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