Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari 2023

12
 days from $
11995
 per person
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Abercrombie & Kent
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On this family-friendly adventure in East Africa, witness abundant wildlife — from baby elephants to the big cats — roaming vast, sun-drenched panoramas; and stay in comfortable, spacious lodges in the region’s greatest parks and reserves.

A&K Advantages

  • Discover Africa’s astounding diversity, including the iconic Big Five, in custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat
  • Experience incredible up-close encounters with East Africa’s diverse wildlife thanks to the in-depth tracking skills of our handpicked safari guides
  • Travel with an A&K Child Activity Coordinator, who joins you from start to finish to arrange fun activities for younger guests
  • Stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a privileged location that affords you early access to the crater floor for a quieter, less-crowded safari experience
  • View some of the earliest human fossils at Olduvai Gorge
  • Come together for a Family Foodie Experience and the chance to cook some authentic African dishes alongside a local chef
  • Enjoy two special cultural experiences, visiting an elder at a Maasai village and listening to folk tales in Nairobi’s Oloolua Forest

Itinerary at a Glance

DAYS 1-2

ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA

DAYS 3-4

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | ON THE PROWL

DAYS 5-6

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA | THE “LOST WORLD”

DAYS 7-8

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | THE BIG FIVE

DAYS 9-11

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA | RIFT VALLEY

DAY 12

DEPART NAIROBI

DAYS 1-2

ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel, where your Child Activity Coordinator may greet you with “jambo” (hello). The next day, meet remarkable African species in two special settings. Visit the Giraffe Center to hand-feed endangered Rothschild’s giraffes from a platform that puts you at eye level with these majestic giants. At Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, watch young elephants at play with keepers who explain the process of reintroducing the elephants into the wild. Proceed to Oloolua Forest for an A&K-exclusive folklore experience, listening to a traditional storyteller weave folk tales handed down for generations. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 2)

DAYS 3-4

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | ON THE PROWL

Depart for Amboseli National Park, famous for its big game and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. After lunch at your lodge and perhaps a lesson in spear throwing with your Child Activity Coordinator, it’s time for a thrilling safari. Roll out through acacia woodlands, freshwater marshes and open plains in search of elephants, zebra and wildebeest. The next day, discover more of this wildlife haven on additional game drives, with majestic Kilimanjaro as an inspiring backdrop.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 5-6

NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA | THE “LOST WORLD”

Drive from Kenya into Tanzania, stopping in Arusha for lunch. Then, fly to Manyara and transfer to your lodge, perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. A UNESCO World Heritage Site formed by the collapse of a volcano in the distant past, Ngorongoro Crater is home to an incredible concentration of wildlife, including one of the highest densities of lions. Tonight, take in sweeping views from your own private balcony. The next morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead of most visitors — thanks to the ideal location of your accommodations on the crater’s rim — to view the resident wildlife at its most active time of day. Later, visit a Maasai village, where you meet with the village elder and learn how to make the tribal community’s unique beaded jewelry.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 7-8

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | THE BIG FIVE

Depart for Serengeti National Park. Stop for a privately guided visit to Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological site housing some of the earliest fossilized human bones. Arrive at your lodge and, time permitting, Ride Like a Local on your first game drive in the unparalleled Serengeti. The next day brings morning and afternoon game drives in search of Africa’s Big Five — leopards, buffalo, elephants, rhinos and lions.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 9-11

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA | RIFT VALLEY

Transfer by air and overland to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Check in to your luxury camp near the Mara River. Later, enjoy an exciting afternoon game drive (as you do twice daily for the next two days), searching for giraffes, hippos and hyenas. Look forward to a family-friendly sundowner experience, sipping refreshing mocktails and cocktails from a surprise scenic location. Back at camp, your Child Activity Coordinator leads young guests on bush treasure hunts and teaches the craft of fire making. A Family Foodie Experience offers an opportunity to join your chef and prepare regionally inspired dishes together. Later, experience local life when you opt to visit with students at a nearby primary school (when in session). Tonight, celebrate with a farewell dinner.

Mara Intrepids

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12

DEPART NAIROBI

Fly to Nairobi and enjoy a reserved dayroom. Transfer to the airport and depart.

Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom)

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

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3 days from $2,295 per person

Single Supplement from $1,595 per person

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Accommodations:

Taj Dubai from $2,295 | Single Supplement from $1,595
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai from $3,195 | Single Supplement from $2,495
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach from $3,295 | Single Supplement from $2,695

International air not included.

3 DAYS

Fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture; visiting the Spice Market and the colorful shops at Deira Gold Souk; and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Taj Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2); Breakfast (Day 3)

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Intrepids

Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom)

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