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The Best of Kenya & Tanzania: A Safari & Cultural Experience

Program No. 18783RJ
Discover great national parks and rarely explored reserves as you search for big cats while learning about and photographing elephants, rhinos, zebras and more.

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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. Full days with early morning starts. 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.

What You'll Learn

  • 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.
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