African Adventure

Africa

Use our skilled knowledge to arrange a 'Wildlfe Packed' memory of a lifetime safari in Kenya and/or Tanzania using our Kenyan based partners.

Although there are distinct safari seasons, we reccomend the months of July and August in the high season as this marks the beginning of the annual animal migration providing unrivalled viewing. Our safari recomendations cover a variety of options with the longest duration safari visiting all the major and most popular game parks and reserves in both Kenya and Tanzania. Safari duration choices range from 8 to 16 days and begin from Nairobi by traversing Kenya's central and northern sector across the equator line to Samburu National Reserve, a park that is home to rarely found species. From Samburu our safari travels to Mount Kenya National Park before proceeding to the floor of the Rift Valley visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and then heading to the country's most popular game sanctuary,the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.  The 15 day safari then proceeds to some of Tanzania's parks, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

Africa - Leopard serengeti
We can arrange all travel and accommodation from leaving to return, but generally will arrange the land portion from arrival at Nairobi airport to be met by our representative who will remain with the party throughout the safari, finally returning you to Nairobi airport for your return flight.
Note: The options below are a guide ; We can also arrange individual safari's based on your date choice and duration from 3 to 16 days on request.

We have visited Africa many times and visited all wildlife parks and reserves which allows us to recommend what we consider is the best adventure suiting the tastes of Kiwis and Aussies. We refined the choice further in 2014 to suit Kiwi expectations. We have created these exciting adventures at competitive prices. If an African safari is one of your life's "must do's" or you just have an obsession with wildlife or adventure, we welcome your request to quote.  

Please email enquiry or any questions regarding our safari adventures, or secure your place now by booking now. A 10% deposit is taken when your reservation is accepted.  The cost of safaris covers all transport accommodation and most meals

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Description Seasons and package information 

African Safari Adventures

 

15 Days  (Kenya and Tanzania)

10 Days (Kenya only)

8 Days Kenya only)

 

Seasons;
Low              1 April - 25 May
Shoulder       1-31 March and 1 Nov - 21 Dec
High             26 May - 31 October

Safari options available range from $NZ1999 per person for an 8 day safari in the low season to $NZ6800 per person in the high season for an exclusive (2 person) 15 day safari.

Package includes:
- Park entrance fee where applicable
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Private transportation in a custom safari jeeps (4x4 landcruiser)/Safari minivan with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
- Bed and breakfast accommodation at Sarova Panafric in Nairobi.
- Full board accommodation and all through the safari
- Bottle water for drinking during the safari
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Government taxes
-Complementary temporary membership with Flying doctors evacuation service during the duration of the safari. This covers only evacuation to a reputable hospital incase of an emergency hence its not a medical cover.
Excludes:
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International air transportation to and from Nairobi
- Departure taxes - Visa and any related fees
- Departure tax
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry,beverages,tips to porters and drivers
- Balloon Safari which can be arranged at a cost of US$ 450 per person subject to confirmation at the time of booking. (Price variation on the balloon safari depends on your lodge choice and the balloon carrier that operates in the lodge location

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SUGGESTED 15 day ITINERARY - Kenya & Tanzania Combined

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
image - Brian TempletonArrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Met after going through the immigration process and transferred to Sarova Panafric Hotel. Accommodation booked on bed and breakfast the following morning.  Overnight at Sarova Panafric Hotel. (Dinner on own arrangement)
Meal plan:  Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi -  Samburu Game Reserve
Africa - Olive BaboonDepart after breakfast and drive further north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Game Lodge in time lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game lodge
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
Africa - Watching giraffe from safari vehicleFull day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and  game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe (Only found in the north of equator). Optional activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 4: Samburu - Sweetwaters Wildlife Conservancy
Africa - ZebraDepart Samburu after breakfast and drive back to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya - arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the private sanctuary (Sweetwaters Game Reserve), including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. You will also visit Morani the tame rhino and the Visitors Information Centre. Return to Sweetwaters Tented Camp for dinner and overnight (with an optional night game drives).
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 5: Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru National Park
Africa - Lioness watches waterbuckDepart Sweetwaters after breakfast with a short game drive en route and proceed to the floor of the Rift Valley - making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls which was named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880's.  Arrive Flamingo Hill Tented Camp in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara
Africa - WaterbuckDepart Lake Nakuru after an early breakfast proceeding to Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of such features as  Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot and Suswa, all of which are in the Great Rift. Arrive Mara Serena Lodge for lunch. Go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Africa - Leopard huntingSpend this entire  day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have / Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 8: Maasai Mara/Isebania/Serengeti
Kenya - Masai Mara hot air balloon flightDepart  Mara Serena Lodge after an early breakfast, taking picnic lunch boxes with you and proceed to Isebania, the Kenya/Tanzania border.
Here you will change vehicles and driver/guides and proceed to Serengeti arriving Serengeti Serena Lodge late afternoon/early evening.  Dinner and overnight  at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Approx Transit  time 7hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 9: Serengeti National Park
Casual cheetahFull day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see.  All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 10: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservancy
Africa - Unstriped ground squirrelAnother morning game drive in Serengeti, departing with lunch boxes and proceeding to Ngorongoro Conservation via Olduvai Gorge for a short visit of the museum.  Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Approx Transit  time 7hrs
Day 11: Ngorongoro Conservancy
Africa - Serengeti accommodationAfter breakfast descend down to the crater floor for  ½( half) day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai Village.  Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Pls note: Only ½ day tours may be allowed at the crater.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 12: Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara National Park
Africa - Hippo watchingDepart  Ngorongoro mid-morning driving to Lake Manyara and arriving Lake Manyara Serena lodge in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive in the park, dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famous for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
Approx Transit  time 2hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 13: Arusha/Namanga/Amboseli
Africa - Group of elephants ( Serengeti )Depart  Lake Manyara after an early breakfast, taking picnic lunch boxes with you and proceed to Namanga, the Kenya/Tanzania border.  Here you will change vehicles and driver/guides and proceed to Amboseli arriving Amboseli Serena lodge in the afternoon. Afternoon game drive until dusk. Dinner and overnight  at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 6hrs Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 14: Amboseli National Park
Africa - HyenaSpend the day in Amboseli, with an early morning pre-breakfast game drive when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive.  All meals and overnight at  Amboseli Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 15: Back to Nairobi/Out
Africa - Liliac breasted rollerDepart Amboseli after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home. End of our services.
Approx Transit time: 4 hrs
Meal plan: {B}
End of our services.

RATES (NZD) per person - 15 day Kenya/Tanzania safari

Group sizeLow  SeasonShoulder seasonHigh season
Two persons $6805 $7675 $8850
Four persons $5210 $6077 $7255
Six persons $4680 $5545 $6725

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10 Day safari (Kenya only)

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SUGGESTED 10 Day ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Met after going through the immigration process and  transferred to Sarova Panafric Hotel. Accommodation booked on bed and breakfast the following morning.  Overnight at Sarova Panafric Hotel. (Dinner on own arrangement)
Meal plan:  Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi -  Samburu Game Reserve
Depart after breakfast and drive further north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Game Lodge in time lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at  Samburu Game lodge
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and  game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe (Only found in the north of equator). Optional activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 4: Samburu - Sweetwaters Wildlife Conservancy
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive back to the lower slopes of Mount Kenya - arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the private sanctuary (Sweetwaters Game Reserve), including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. You will also visit Morani the tame rhino and the Visitors Information Centre. Return to Sweetwaters Tented Camp for dinner and overnight (with an optional night game drives).
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 5: Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Sweetwaters after breakfast with a short game drive en route and proceed to the floor of the Rift Valley - making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls which was named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880's.  Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.
Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha
image - Brian TempletonAnother morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha, arriving  Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha and a walking safari at Crescent Island, one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals - there are no predators. Return to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Approx Transit time: 1½ hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 7: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Depart Lake Nakuru after an early breakfast proceeding to Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of such features as  Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot and Suswa, all of which are in the Great Rift. Arrive Mara Sarova Tented Camp for lunch. Go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 8 & 9: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Spend two days in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). On one day you will go out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the lodge late afternoon, while on the second day you will have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and another one late afternoon.
There will also be an optional visit to a local Maasai village.
All meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 10: Back to Nairobi/Out
Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi to arrive approx 1300hrs. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home. End of our services.
Approx Transit time: 5½ hrs
Meal plan: {B}

INDICATIVE RATES (NZD) per person - 10 Day safari

Group sizeLow  SeasonShoulder seasonHigh season
Two persons $3365 $5085 $6270
Four persons $2780 $4515 $5695
Six persons $2600 $4325 $55

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SUGGESTED 8 day ITINERARY 

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi 
image - Brian TempletonArrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Met after going through the immigration process and  transferred to Sarova Panafric Hotel. Accommodation booked on bed and breakfast the following morning.  Overnight at Sarova Panafric Hotel. (Dinner on own arrangement)
Meal plan:  Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu National Park.
Depart after breakfast and drive further north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Game Lodge in time lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at  Samburu Game lodge
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Day 3: Samburu National Park
Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and  game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe (Only found in the north of equator). Optional activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 4: Samburu - Mountain Lodge
Depart Samburu in the morning and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon as you watch game from the balcony of the lodge, with an optional guided nature/forest walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 4 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 5: Mountain Lodge - Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Mountain Lodge after breakfast with a short game drive en route and proceed to the floor of the Rift Valley - making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls which was named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880's.  Arrive at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park.
Dinner and overnight at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara
image - Lesley TempletonDepart Lake Nakuru after an early breakfast proceeding to Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of such features as  Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot and Suswa, all of which are in the Great Rift. Arrive Mara Sarova Tented Camp for lunch. Go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Spend this entire  day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
Day 8: Back to Nairobi/Out
Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi to arrive approx 1300hrs. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home. End of our services.
Approx Transit time: 5½ hrs
Meal plan: {B}

INDICATIVE RATES (NZD) per person - 8 Day (Kenya only)

Group sizeLow  SeasonShoulder seasonHigh season
Two persons $2655 $2935 $5850
Four persons $2160 $2445 $5365
Six persons $1999 $2280 $5195

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