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Kenya/Tanzania

The Best of Kenya and Tanzania: A Classic Safari

Discover great national parks and rarely explored reserves as you search for big cats while learning about and photographing elephants, rhinos, zebras and more.
Rating (5)
Program No. 18783RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
5,949
Flights start at
1,050
Kenya/Tanzania

The Best of Kenya and Tanzania: A Classic Safari

Discover great national parks and rarely explored reserves as you search for big cats while learning about and photographing elephants, rhinos, zebras and more.
Length
15 days
Starts at
5,949
Flights start at
1,050
Length
15 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
5,949
Flights start at
1,050
Program No. 18783RJ

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Oct 15 - Oct 29, 2022
Starting at
6,799
Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2022
Starting at
6,799
Oct 24 - Nov 7, 2022
Starting at
6,799
Oct 31 - Nov 14, 2022
Starting at
6,149
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Starting at
6,149
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6,149
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6,149
Jan 14 - Jan 28, 2023
Starting at
6,699
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6,799
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6,799
Feb 4 - Feb 18, 2023
Starting at
6,899
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Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2023
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6,399
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6,399
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6,399
Apr 15 - Apr 29, 2023
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5,949
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5,949
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6,949
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6,949
Jul 3 - Jul 17, 2023
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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Sep 25 - Oct 9, 2023
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6,999
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2023
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
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6,999
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2023
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6,999
Oct 30 - Nov 13, 2023
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6,399
Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2023
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6,399
Nov 13 - Nov 27, 2023
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6,399
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6,399
Dec 2 - Dec 16, 2023
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6,399
Dec 4 - Dec 18, 2023
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6,399
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 15 - Oct 29, 2022
Starting at
7,649
Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2022
Starting at
7,649
Oct 24 - Nov 7, 2022
Starting at
7,649
Oct 31 - Nov 14, 2022
Starting at
6,949
Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2022
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6,949
Dec 3 - Dec 17, 2022
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6,949
Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2022
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6,949
Jan 14 - Jan 28, 2023
Starting at
7,419
Jan 21 - Feb 4, 2023
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7,549
Jan 28 - Feb 11, 2023
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7,549
Feb 4 - Feb 18, 2023
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7,749
Feb 11 - Feb 25, 2023
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7,749
Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2023
Starting at
7,199
Mar 4 - Mar 18, 2023
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7,199
Mar 18 - Apr 1, 2023
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7,199
Apr 15 - Apr 29, 2023
Starting at
6,599
Apr 22 - May 6, 2023
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6,599
May 6 - May 20, 2023
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6,599
May 13 - May 27, 2023
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6,599
Jun 3 - Jun 17, 2023
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7,749
Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2023
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7,749
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7,749
Jul 3 - Jul 17, 2023
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7,849
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7,849
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7,849
Jul 15 - Jul 29, 2023
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7,849
Jul 17 - Jul 31, 2023
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7,849
Jul 22 - Aug 5, 2023
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7,849
Jul 24 - Aug 7, 2023
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7,849
Jul 29 - Aug 12, 2023
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7,849
Aug 5 - Aug 19, 2023
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7,849
Aug 7 - Aug 21, 2023
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7,849
Aug 12 - Aug 26, 2023
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7,849
Aug 14 - Aug 28, 2023
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7,849
Aug 19 - Sep 2, 2023
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7,849
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7,849
Aug 26 - Sep 9, 2023
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7,849
Aug 28 - Sep 11, 2023
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7,849
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7,849
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7,849
Sep 11 - Sep 25, 2023
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7,849
Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2023
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7,849
Sep 18 - Oct 2, 2023
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7,849
Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2023
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7,849
Itinerary Note

Shawfari 2023

Sep 25 - Oct 9, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 7 - Oct 21, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 9 - Oct 23, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 14 - Oct 28, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 16 - Oct 30, 2023
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7,849
Oct 21 - Nov 4, 2023
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7,849
Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2023
Starting at
7,849
Oct 30 - Nov 13, 2023
Starting at
7,199
Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2023
Starting at
7,199
Nov 13 - Nov 27, 2023
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7,199
Nov 18 - Dec 2, 2023
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7,199
Dec 2 - Dec 16, 2023
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7,199
Dec 4 - Dec 18, 2023
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At a Glance

Follow the endless cycle of life as you track the big five on the Serengeti plains. Trace the migratory path north through the remote Serengeti, an area rarely visited by outsiders, and cross into Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve to search for the elusive leopard. Learn about elephants in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and rhinos in the Great Rift Valley.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing on uneven ground; some stairs. Riding for extended periods in safari vehicles over unpaved and very rough and dusty surfaces; getting in/out of vehicles requires flexibility. Elevations up to 7,500 feet. This program offers two internal light aircraft flights between Safari Parks.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Replicate the annual migration as you journey from the Serengeti plains, through its riverine forest and rocky promontories, into the Maasai Mara.
  • Search for East Africa's “Big Five” — lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos.
  • Discover the unique ecosystem of the Ngorongoro Crater.

General Notes

This is a Micro Group program, with 12 or fewer participants. Each participant will have a window seat in one of the two safari vans; there will be one Group Leader who will share time between the two vehicles. Our program follows the yearly migration route, capturing different stages of the migration throughout the year. January-February is calving season for hooved animals. June-July see perfect weather. Animals prepare for the hardest part of the migration. September, peak tourist season, coincides with the migration through the Mara. October sees the migration move into the Serengeti. November-December are a birder's dream, with many species visiting from Eurasia. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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African Heroes, Samburu-maasai
by Matteo Guzzini (Photographer)
Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land.
Big Five of Africa
by Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo.
The Tree Where Man Was Born
by Peter Matthiessen
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Masai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
Michael Nichols, Earth to Sky: Among Africa's Elephants, a Species in Crisis
by Michael Nichols
Iain Douglas-Hamilton, J. Michael Fay, Peter Matthiessen, Cynthia Moss and David Quammen contribute to National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols' stunning tribute to the elephant. Taken from two decades of work in Africa, the book includes a chapter on Daphne Sheldrick's work with orphaned elephants.
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, A Novel
by Nicholas Drayson
Drayson draws on his time in Nairobi for this sweet novel about East Africa society -- revolving, naturally, around birding and the Hunt Ball at the Asadi Club. Reality intervenes in the shape of renegade Somalis.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
by Ma Company (Tanzania)
An attractive, colorful and informative sketch map of the area with notes on wildlife and conservation at a scale of 2:210,000.
Wildlife of East Africa
by Martin B. Withers
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham
Beryl Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engrossing detail in this classic memoir of amazing adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya, a favorite.
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
by Adam Scott Kennedy
Featuring a habitat-based approach to more than 270 bird species, this handy guide to fowl in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Speke Gulf includes 480 color photos and accessible text.
The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
Serengeti Spy
by Anup Shah
A hoof-level view of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Photographer Anup Shah lets the wildlife reveal themselves, placing small remote cameras at watering holes, outcrops and other strategic spots. The ground-level view is as surprising as it is clever, putting you face-to-face with lion and cheetah and wildebeest and all the creatures in action across the plains.
Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home
by Boyd Varty
Varty depicts his life on safari in a beautiful and adventurous story of relationships and balance with others, the land, and the wildlife.
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior
by Ole Saitoti
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
Kenya & Northern Tanzania (Serengeti) Map
by Nelles
A detailed map (1:1,100,000) with inset maps of Lamu, Nairobi and Mombasa.
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15 days
14 nights
34 meals
12 B 12 L 10 D
DAY
1
Departures and Overnight flights to Kenya
In Flight

Evening: Depart on overnight flights from the USA.

DAY
2
Arrival in Kenya
Nairobi
Eka Hotel

Evening: Arrivals in Nairobi in the late evening. Meet your Study Leader on arrival and check in to the hotel.

DAY
3
Giraffe Conservation and Elephant Orphanage
Nairobi
B,L
Eka Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: After orientation briefing, depart for the elephant orphanage and learn about the conservation efforts here. You will also have the chance to observe how the rangers feed the baby elephants.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: During a special presentation, learn about the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya efforts to increase the numbers of endangered Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Center, where you will have the rare treat of hand-feeding these gentle giants and face them eye-to-eye from an elevated viewing platform. Return to the hotel in early afternoon.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

DAY
4
Amboseli National Park / In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
Amboseli National Park
B,L,D
Kilima Safari Camp

Activity note: The drive from Nairobi to Amboseli will take at least 4 hours and part of the road is unpaved. 2-3 hour game drives at sunrise and in the late afternoon. There are no toilet facilities outside of the lodge.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart this morning by Safari Van for the Amboseli National Park.

Lunch: At the lodge in the Amboseli.

Afternoon: Meet your Study Leader for an orientation to game viewing and the wildlife of East Africa. Then put your new knowledge to work as you set out on your first game drive in the park.

Dinner: Be welcomed to the Amboseli National Park with a dinner at the lodge.

DAY
5
Amboseli Big Game / The East African Elephant
Amboseli National Park
B,L,D
Kilima Safari Camp

Breakfast: In the lodge after the morning game drive.

Morning: As the sun rises, head out to continue the search through the varied wildlife habitats of the park. Later after a brief rest and before lunch join your Study Leader for a presentation: "Understanding the Tribes of Kenya and Tanzania" with a focus on the culture and customs.

Lunch: In the lodge.

Afternoon: After lunch, head back out in search of big game. Before dinner, meet with Kenyan wildlife services expert to learn about the majestic East African Elephant and conservation in the larger Amboseli.

Dinner: In the lodge.

DAY
6
Twin peaks of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro/ the coffee country
Arusha
B,L,D
Arusha Planet Lodge

Activity note: The drive from the lodge in Amboseli to the border will take at least 3 hours and part of the road is unpaved and can be rough at some times of year. The drive from the border to Arusha will take 2 hours and is paved.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: This morning we leave early, enjoying a scenic game drive through the north-western part of Amboseli to the Tanzanian border. Late in the morning we stop at the border for formalities and to change vehicles. We continue our drive from the border to the city of Arusha. En route we will stop for a visit public school in Arusha and along the ride we will have an excellent look into rural life in Kenya and Tanzania.

Lunch: At the Lodge.

Afternoon: Located in the northern highlands of Tanzania, beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is the safari capital of the country. Guests embarking on the popular northern safari circuit all stop in the ‘Geneva of Africa’ to prepare for their journeys into the African bush. From its two-lane streets, the dramatic crater of Mt. Meru stands over the town like a majestic sentinel, its crater strewn with thick clouds, its slopes dark with verdant forest in the lower shoulders and volcanic ashes towards the summit. Arusha’s ideal location near the major national parks and its highland setting make it a peaceful idyll of relaxation before the start of an exciting journey. Built by the Germans as a center of colonial administration in the early 20th century, Arusha was a sleepy town with a garrison stationed at the old boma and a few shops around a grassy roundabout. From its backwater status amidst the farmlands and plantations of northern Tanzania, today Arusha is one of the country’s most prosperous towns. The site for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal on the Rwandan genocide and the headquarters for the Tripartite commission for East African Co-operation, Arusha is a major center of Tanzanian diplomacy and international relations.

Dinner: At the lodge.

DAY
7
Crossing the Great Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
B,L,D
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Activity note: The drive from the lodge in Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park will take at 3 hours and the road is paved except inside the park. The drive from Lake Manyara National Park to the Lodge in Ngorongo will take about 3.5 hours and is also paved most of the way except part of the road is unpaved and can be rough at some times of year. While long, this day offers some excellent scenic driving and a unique look into rural East Africa.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: This morning we leave early, enjoying a scenic game drive through more of rural Tanzania and the Baobab Tree countryside. Lake Manyara National Park: We will visit this park located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, to discover it’s varied ecosystems, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze and give colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. With luck, you can chance tree-climbing lions, the park is known for. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

Lunch: On the way at local village.

Afternoon: We climb the escarpment and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where agriculture, wildlife conservation and tourism co-exist in one of Africa’s first experiments of multiple-land use. Upon arriving at the park gates learn more about the larger conservation area from your Study Leader. Prior to dinner take the time to enjoy the view of the crater floor from your rooms or from the terrace. The crater rim is a perfect viewpoint to observe the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere.

Dinner: Dinner in the lodge.

DAY
8
The Wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
B,L,D
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: Descend the slope into the Ngorongoro Crater in 4-wheel-drive vehicles to spend the morning observing wildlife on the floor of the crater. The 102 square miles of the Ngorongoro Crater are home to 25,000 mammals, many of which are resident due to the geographically enclosed nature of the crater. The crater is also home to the last population of black rhino in northern Tanzania.

Lunch: Stop for an adventurous picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Afternoon: Continue your time in the unique Ngorongoro crater on an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge. At 6 pm you will have a presentation on Serengeti National Park in relation to the NCA by your study leader. This will usher in the lodge entertainment at 7 pm.

Dinner: In the lodge.

DAY
9
Early History at Olduvai Gorge / The Plains of the Serengeti
Serengeti National Park
B,L,D
Naona Moru Camp

Activity note: The drive from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge to Olduvai Gorge is 2 hours on a non-paved, very dusty road. The drive from Olduvai Gorge to Seronera Wildlife Lodge varies according to how much game is seen en route. Depending on the time of year, roads can be very rough and dusty.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: Depart after breakfast, leaving the Crater Rim and make your way to the Serengeti. En route, visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum and learn about the Leakey’s research and discovery of the earliest known species of humanoids.

Lunch: A box lunch is provided to eat at the Serengeti Visitor center picnic area. The area also has a nice walking path up rocky outcrops known as ‘kopjes’ for those looking to stretch their legs.

Afternoon: As you continue driving to the lodge enjoy a game drive though the plains of the Serengeti. In February & March, this area can get very crowded with Zebras, Wildebeest and Gazelles often with young newborns, be on the lookout for wildlife, as this unfenced land is all part of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Dinner: At the camp.

Evening: In the evening, weather permitting, led by your study leader you will have a chance to Stargazing. Experience a Unique Night Under the African Sky.

DAY
10
Into the Heart of the Serengeti
Serengeti National Park
B,L,D
Naona Moru Camp

Breakfast: At the camp before departing on an extensive game drive to explore this expansive African savanna.

Morning: Get out early to search for game and perhaps a fresh kill just as the sun rises over the Serengeti. Look for fresh tracks and see the Park come to life.

Lunch: Boxed lunch en route.

Afternoon: In the Afternoon before going back out on safari, stop at the Serengeti Visitor Center to experience an illustrated presentation about the "Circle of Life". After the presentation, return to the plains to follow the watering holes along the Seronera creek in search of antelope, and other creatures gathering to re-hydrate.

Dinner: Dinner at the camp in the Serengeti National Park.

DAY
11
On the shores of Lake Victoria
Speke Bay
B,L,D
Speke Bay Lodge

Activity note: The drive between Moru Kopje and Speke Bay Lodge takes 4 to 5 hours and the roads could be particularly rough and dusty. There are no toilet facilities outside the camps, your Group leader will schedule a couple of stops to break this enduring journey.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: In the early morning depart the camp to enjoy a scenic drive through the Western Corridor to the shores of Lake Victoria. As we drive west watch for the abundant resident wildlife stopping along the way to observe new sightings. Keep a lookout for animals as you finish the drive to Lake Victoria. Arrive at your lodge on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Lunch: At the Lodge

Afternoon: Enjoy a bird roadwalk around the grounds of the lodge led by your guide. During sunset, both the sky and the lake explode with light as you enjoy a well-earned sundowner drink. Your study leader makes a presentation on varied subjects before dinner.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the lodge.

DAY
12
From the Shores of Lake Victoria and into the Maasai Mara
Masai Mara National Reserve
B,L,D
Fig Tree Camp

Activity note: The drive between Speke Bay Lodge and the Kenyan border takes 3 hours and the roads are tarmac. The border crossing procedures could take up to one hour. There are no toilet facilities outside the camps, your Group leader will schedule a couple of stops to break this journey.

Breakfast: Tracking the Big Five in the Maasai Mara.

Morning: After breakfast continue north to Kenya. As you drive on the main road, you will notice completely different local architecture passing through local villages. After crossing the border, continue to local air strip in Kenya where a charter flight awaits to bring you to the Maasai Mara. When you arrive in the Maasai Mara, the trip to the lodge is a game drive. Search for the creatures of the Mara before arriving at your lodge.

Lunch: At the lodge in the Maasai Mara.

Afternoon: In the afternoon set out on a game drive from your lodge/camp keeping a watch for many resident lion prides or the fastest of all cheetah.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the lodge.

DAY
13
Tracking the Big Five in the Maasai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve
B,L,D
Fig Tree Camp

Breakfast: In the camp after the morning game drive.

Morning: As the light brightens over the Mara, head toward the river to observe hippo, crocodile and birdlife. Depending on the migration, you may see wildebeest attempting the dangerous crossing. After the morning game drive you will return to your camp for lunch.

Lunch: At the camp.

Afternoon: Early afternoon we will visit Maasai Village. It is truly a journey into timelessness, back to the way things have been for thousands of years. Some Road Scholars remain forever touched by the experience, the apparent purity, hopefulness, discipline, and pride of the Maasai people they share this time with. However, we would like to prepare you for the reality of this visit. We hope you will understand that there is a chance you will be asked to buy their wares, trinkets, wood carvings, etc. at an improvised village market. The goods offered do not have prices on them. The offered prices could be much higher for similar items found elsewhere. We have asked the Maasai elders to price the goods several times, however, they have not done so yet and do not understand why we are asking them to - to the extent where they think we are trying to westernize them. At this time, we want to preserve the experience, however, we ask that you resist the selling pressure and stand firm and refuse purchase of any goods if you feel uncomfortable at any time. Time permitting, after visiting village, we will proceed on another game drive. Enjoy the sounds and sights as you say farewell to the Maasai Mara. Later join your Study Leader for a final wrap-up session and presentation.

Dinner: Final dinner in the Maasai Mara at the lodge.

Evening: At leisure

DAY
14
Return to Nairobi
Nairobi
B,L
Eka Hotel

Activity note: Today you will fly from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Breakfast: In the camp after the morning game drive.

Morning: At dawn, embark on a drive toward the river to observe hippo, crocodile and birdlife. Depending on the migration, you may see wildebeest attempting the dangerous crossing. Late Morning - Board a small plane back to Nairobi.

Lunch: In the hotel restaurant on arrival in Nairobi.

Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to rest and pack prior to your flight. You have the use of your day room until 6.30 PM. We will be leaving for the airport shortly after this time.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: Coach departs to the airport with luggage.

DAY
15
Return Flights to U.S.
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