WILD GAME SAFARI

Discount of US$ 100 per each adult when booked 6 months or more in advance (*on select dates)

Cultural tour & Safari of Kenya & Tanzania

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Kenya and Tanzania are known across the world for their breathtaking game sightings of the Big Five and hundreds of other animal species in almost untouched natural wilderness. These countries are also popular for bird watching. Our 12-day Wild Game Safari of Kenya and Tanzania has been artistically tailored so you can experience the wilderness in complete comfort. Get the perfect photo of one of the thousands of animals that call Ngorongoro Crater home, spy on the hundreds of flamingos at Lake Nakuru, enjoy the unbelievable wildlife at Serengeti National Park, arguably the number one game reserve for African safari trips, and more. Serengeti and Masai Mara may also provide the opportunity to view the Great Migration, an incredible mass movement of more than 2 million wildebeest and other large herbivores. Wild Game Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, with game sightings travellers of all ages can enjoy.

Tour Information
Tour Duration : 12 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 07 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Nairobi (KENYA)
 
Day 02: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru/Lake Navaisha
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Masai Mara
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Masai Mara/Serengeti (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Serengeti
(B, L, D)
Day 08: Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 09: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 10: Lake Manyara
(B, L, D)
Day 11: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Amboseli (Drive) (KENYA)
(B, L, D)
Day 12: Amboseli/Depart Nairobi (Drive)
(B, L)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Nairobi (KENYA)

Karibu! We are warmly received in Kenya's capital, Nairobi and transferred to our hotel. The Kiswahili language here is often easily understood as many people mix the vernacular with English words. In fact, more people in Kenya speak English than in any other African country.

Overnight: Serena Hotel Nairobi, (1 night)

Day 02: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (Drive)

After an early breakfast, we set off on an exciting sightseeing tour of Nairobi, giving us a chance to learn about this city’s beauty and history. We stop at Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to interact with the gentle and fascinating animals living here, visit the giraffe centre and explore the Karen Blixen museum, the former home of the famous Danish author of Out of Africa. Following a hot lunch, we drive to Lake Naivasha, located north-west of Nairobi. En route we stop to enjoy the beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake Naivasha is a stunning freshwater lake in Kenya. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to its shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lake’s large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Naivasha/Lake Nakuru/Lake Navaisha

Following breakfast, we journey to Lake Nakuru National Park*, which lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. This scenic lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast number of flamingos and other water birds. The park also provides the rare opportunity to see white and black rhinos, the latter of which is a critically endangered species. We spend the morning and afternoon on a game drive through this stunning region, returning to our lodge in the late afternoon for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 04: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara (Drive)

Before leaving Lake Naivasha, we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional add-on excursion (priced at US$ 60 per person): a morning boat safari along the lake. Game viewing from the water provides a unique perspective as we spy giraffes, hippos and an extraordinary variety of bird life from our boat. Afterwards, we traverse the Great Rift Valley and ascend to its western rim into the Maasai land. In this stunning landscape, red-clad Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Every summer, over 2 million animals migrate to the Mara from Serengeti. After lunch at our lodge, we embark on one of the most exciting game drives African safari trips can offer, with the opportunity to see lion, leopard, cheetah and a large variety of herbivores.

Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Lodge, Masai Mara (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 05: Masai Mara

An adventurous day ahead as we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a year-round population of plains game. All of the Big Five animals – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – are quite common on this scenic grassland. Option here as well to take an amazing early morning balloon safari followed by champagne breakfast right in the middle of the park, giving us a birds-eye view of the vast Mara. This is a popular activity and space on the balloons is limited. Please contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook at US$ 550 per person, including transfers. (B, L, D)

Day 06: Masai Mara/Serengeti (Drive)

Today we depart for Tanzania, home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and some of the best game viewing in the world at Serengeti* and Ngorongoro Crater game parks. Our destination today is Serengeti, which literally means “endless plains”. While this day is a long drive, we will enjoy incredible views of the African countryside and stops at scenic villages along the way. Serengeti is the top place to witness the Great Migration, when over 2 million animals cross the plains and the Grumeti River.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge/Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp, Serengeti (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Serengeti

We begin our Tanzanian adventure at the world famous wildlife sanctuary of Serengeti National Park which, at 14,763 square kilometers, is the largest national park in Tanzania. Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale which has no parallel anywhere in the world. The abundance of herbivores includes wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, buffalo and hartebeest, to name but a few. Serengeti is also famous for its predator population, including lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena, as well as a wide variety of birdlife, believed to be in the region of 500 species. Recently, the park has also become home to rare tree-climbing lions. (B, L, D)

Day 08: Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)

Another day of exciting game drives in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with kopjes, rocky outcrops resembling islands on the flat plain that each hosts their own wildlife communities. We also discover the Seronera River, which flows through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon we proceed to Nabi Hill gate, where we enjoy our picnic lunch before journeying to the Malanja depression and entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Explorean, Ngorongoro (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 09: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)

Today we explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area*, which spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, the region features wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. Its crowning jewel is the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. We descend to the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a day of superb game viewing, as it is a haven for an estimated 30,000 large mammals. We have the chance to spot lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hyena, hippo, wildebeest, baboon, gazelle, the endangered black rhino and many more species. After our safari, we drive to Lake Manyara in the late afternoon. Ernest Hemingway called Manyara “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and tree-climbing lions are all part of the game experience here.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 10: Lake Manyara

We drive down to Lake Manyara National Park, which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania, where we enjoy a game drive. After lunch, we take another scenic drive crossing the beautiful Great Rift Valley to the colourful villages of Mto wa Mbu before proceeding to our safari lodge. Evening enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Manyara National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Amboseli (Drive) (KENYA)

We continue our journey today to Arusha, the exact center between Cape Town and Cairo, with picnic lunch. We then cross the Namanga border between Tanzania and Kenya and drive to Amboseli National Park, situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. After another exciting game drive en route to our lodge (time permitting), we check in to our lodge for the night.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge/Amboseli Oltukai Lodge, Amboseli (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 12: Amboseli/Depart Nairobi (Drive)

After breakfast, our exciting journey comes to an unforgettable end with a safari through Amboseli against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro on clear days, so be sure to have cameras ready! After lunch at the lodge, we proceed to Nairobi airport for our departure flight. Scheduled arrival at Nairobi is at around 16:00hrs, so do make sure that your flights are booked accordingly. Please contact Bestway Tours & Safaris about optional extensions to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, or to join our gorilla safaris in Rwanda or Uganda. (B, L)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

2019 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Low Season
Apr 05, May 03, May 17*
US$ 4575 US$ 390 US$ 800 US$ 900
Easter break
Apr 19
US$ 4750 US$ 395 US$ 800 US$ 900
Shoulder Season
Mar 01 & 15; Nov 01* & 15*; Dec 06*
US$ 5095 US$ 750 US$ 800 US$ 900
Mid-Shoulder Season
Jun 07*, Jun 21*
US$ 5385 US$ 695 US$ 800 US$ 900
High Season

Jan 04*, Jan 18, Feb 01, Feb 15

US$ 5750 US$ 795 US$ 800 US$ 900
Peak Season
Jul 05, Jul 19*, Aug 02, Aug 16, Sep 06, Sep 20, Oct 04, Oct 18*
US$ 6130 US$ 820 US$ 900 US$ 1000
Christmas
Dec 20
US$ 6375 US$ 850 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
(*) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 persons sharing one room discount of US$ 125 per person
2019 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Low Season
Apr 05, May 03, May 17*
CA$ 6177 CA$ 527 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Easter break
Apr 19
CA$ 6413 CA$ 534 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Shoulder Season
Mar 01 & 15; Nov 01* & 15*; Dec 06*
CA$ 6879 CA$ 1013 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Mid-Shoulder Season
Jun 07*, Jun 21*
CA$ 7270 CA$ 939 CA$ 1200 CA$ 1350
High Season

Jan 04*, Jan 18, Feb 01, Feb 15

CA$ 7763 CA$ 1074 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Peak Season
Jul 05, Jul 19*, Aug 02, Aug 16, Sep 06, Sep 20, Oct 04, Oct 18*
CA$ 8276 CA$ 1107 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Christmas
Dec 20
CA$ 8607 CA$ 1148 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
(*) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 persons sharing one room discount of CA$ 169 per person


Notes

- Game park fees subject to change
- If you would like to arrive before Day 1, or leave later than Day 12 of the safari, the cost of one hotel night at the Nairobi Serena including to or from airport transfers is US$ 235 per person based on a party of 2



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 32 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives and transfers by 4 x 4 loose top jeeps
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Window seating for each adult paying passenger
  • Includes fees for 15 Game Safaris (currently at US$ 990 / CA$ 1337)
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Day 04 Optional Boat Safari on Lake Naivasha at US$ 60 per person
  • Day 06 or Day 07 Optional Balloon Safaris at Masai Mara or Serengeti at US$ 550 per person
  • Day 09 Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro @ US$ 50 per person

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

Travelers Testimonials


Richard and Melvina McCaw of Barrie, Ontario

This African safari experience will make you want to pack your bags
Richard and Melvina McCaw of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, recently returned from their first African experience, Bestway’s Wild Game Safari in Tanzania and Kenya, which combines world famous game viewing with exciting cultural heritage. Read on for their first-timer’s perspective on this popular African safari package.


Bestway: What inspired you to choose Bestway Tours & Safari’s Wild Game Safari in Kenya and Tanzania?

Bestway: How was your safari experience?

Bestway: The 12-day safari visits many different game parks, including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Manyara National Park and Amboseli National Park. Which one was your favourite?

Bestway: Were any wildlife sightings a highlight for you?

Bestway: At Bestway, we find African safari trips to be a great inter-generational vacation option because they’re well-suited for any age range. Would you agree?

Bestway: Your tour included an optional one night stay at the Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village in Tanzania. What made you decide on this optional excursion and how was your experience?

Bestway: Would you recommend African safari trips to others?