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WILD GAME SAFARI

Discount of US$ 100 per each adult when booked 6 months or more in advance (*on select dates)
+FREE Balloon safari on Christmas departure when booked 9 months in advance

Cultural tour & Safari of Kenya & Tanzania

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Kenya and Tanzania are known across the world for their breathtaking game sightings of hundreds of animal and bird species in almost untouched natural wilderness. Our 12-day tour leads us on an intimate discovery of this safari heart of Africa. Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and giraffe are just the start of the game we’ll see as we take in the thousands of animals that call Ngorongoro Crater home, safari against the majestic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, and more. The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to explore Serengeti and Masai Mara, the parks of safari legend, which each offer unbeatable and up-close wildlife viewing opportunities. If we’re lucky, we may also have the unique chance to see 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
Duration : 12 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 07 persons
Price (From) : US$ 4845
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Nairobi (KENYA)
 
Day 02: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Masai Mara
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Masai Mara/Lake Victoria (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Lake Victoria/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: : Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, (1 night)

Day 02: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (Drive)

Two male Giraffes NeckingAfter 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. 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 (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara (Drive)

Before leaving Lake Naivasha, we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional add-on 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 Masai 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 hot lunch in Narok County at a local restaurant, we embark on one of the most exciting game drives African safari trips can offer, through the legendary Masai Mara. Here, we have 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 04: 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. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Masai Mara/Lake Victoria (Drive)

Leopard on rocksToday 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. After breakfast, we check out of our lodge and journey on to Lake Victoria with a packed lunch. Lake Victoria is the biggest fresh water lake in Africa. It offers a tranquil combination of lakeside charm and traditional villages. Today is a long driving day. It will take us approximately five hours by road to reach the Isebania border crossing. Here, we will say goodbye to our Kenya guide and vehicle before proceeding with immigration and customs. After crossing the border, we will be welcomed by our Tanzania safari guide and get settled in our new vehicle. Proceeding to Lake Victoria, an approximately 3-hour road journey, we end our transfer at the lake’s lovely Speke Bay area, with the evening free to soak in the lakeside charm.

Overnight: Serenity Eco Resort/Speke Bay Lodge, Lake Victoria (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Lake Victoria/Serengeti (Drive)

After breakfast, we check out of our lodge. Our morning is available to take part in some of the unique optional activities offered here. Embark on a Lake Victoria boat or canoe safari to discover this unique location from the water (cost of US$ 65 per person, contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to pre-book) or gain insight into the lives of the local people with a walking tour of the nearby fisherman’s village (cost of US$ 50 per person, contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to pre-book.). Both tours can be combined at a cost of US $90 per person. Afterwards, enjoy an early lunch before we continue on to Serengeti National Park via the Ndabaka Gate, located on the western side. From here, we enjoy a unique game safari crossing the famous game area of the western corridor towards the centre of the park. 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/Mbalageti Tented Lodge, Serengeti (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Serengeti

Enjoy a day of 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 Lions Paw Camp, Ngorongoro (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 09: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)

Lion male with large maneToday 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 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)

With picnic lunch we continue our safari to Arusha, the exact center between Cape Town and Cairo. We then visit Namanga the border town between Tanzania and Kenya. After border formalities, we continue on to Amboseli National Park, situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. Time permitting, we have our first Amboseli game drive en route to our lodge. Amboseli is a safari highlight due to its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days, providing superb photographic opportunities.

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

Day 12: Amboseli/Depart Nairobi (Drive)

An African elephant mom walking together with her cute little baby in the bushlandAfter breakfast, our exciting journey comes to an unforgettable end with a morning safari through Amboseli against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro! After a 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 departure 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

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2021 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 02 & 16*; Feb 06 & 20*; Mar 06* & 20; Apr 03 & 17*; May 01 & 15; Jun 05* & 19; Jul 03* & 17; Aug 07* & 21; Sep 04 & 18; Oct 02* & 16; Nov 06* & 20; Dec 04* & 18+    
Low Season
Apr 03, Apr 17*, May 01, May 15
US$ 4845 US$ 390 US$ 800 US$ 900
Shoulder Season
Mar 06*, Mar 20, Nov 06*, Nov 20, Dec 04*
US$ 5195 US$ 690 US$ 800 US$ 900
Mid-Shoulder Season
Jun 05*, Jun 19
US$ 5530 US$ 690 US$ 800 US$ 900
High Season
Jan 02, Jan 16*, Feb 06, Feb 20*
US$ 5795 US$ 775 US$ 800 US$ 900
Peak Season
Jul 03*, Jul 17, Aug 07*, Aug 21, Sep 04, Sep 18, Oct 02*, Oct 16
US$ 6230 US$ 870 US$ 900 US$ 1000
Christmas
Dec 18+
US$ 6375 US$ 850 US$ 1000 US$ 1100
(*,+) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 adults sharing one room discount of US$ 125 per person
Children between ages of 7 and 12 sharing room with parents save 20% when booked 6 months in advance.
Stay tuned for future dates! If you want to be the first ones to know click here
2021 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 02 & 16*; Feb 06 & 20*; Mar 06* & 20; Apr 03 & 17*; May 01 & 15; Jun 05* & 19; Jul 03* & 17; Aug 07* & 21; Sep 04 & 18; Oct 02* & 16; Nov 06* & 20; Dec 04* & 18+    
Low Season
Apr 03, Apr 17*, May 01, May 15
CA$ 6299 CA$ 507 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Shoulder Season
Mar 06*, Mar 20, Nov 06*, Nov 20, Dec 04*
CA$ 6754 CA$ 897 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Mid-Shoulder Season
Jun 05*, Jun 19
CA$ 7189 CA$ 897 CA$ 1200 CA$ 1350
High Season
Jan 02, Jan 16*, Feb 06, Feb 20*
CA$ 7534 CA$ 1008 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Peak Season
Jul 03*, Jul 17, Aug 07*, Aug 21, Sep 04, Sep 18, Oct 02*, Oct 16
CA$ 8099 CA$ 1131 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
Christmas
Dec 18+
CA$ 8288 CA$ 1105 CA$ 1100 CA$ 1250
(*,+) what's this?
SPECIAL:
3 adults sharing one room discount of CA$ 163 per person
Children between ages of 7 and 12 sharing room with parents save 20% when booked 6 months in advance.


Notes

- Game park fees subject to change
- Airport/hotel/airport transfers are included as per the safari dates. If, however, you would like to arrive before Day 1, or leave later than Day 12 of the safari, private transfers to and from the Nairobi Airport and Nairobi hotel is extra and is available at US$ 40 per person per transfer based on a minimum of 2 persons.
- Luggage allowance is 15 kg per person in a soft bag.



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/pop up roof jeeps
  • Services of accompanying local English speaking country guide-drivers
  • Window seating for each adult paying passenger
  • Game Park Fees for Game Safaris as per itinerary (currently at US$ 990)
  • 1 litre water per person per day during safari
  • Shared electrical outlets in safari vehicles
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
  • Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro at US$ 60 per person
  • Optional Lake Victoria activities: Lake Victoria boat or canoe safari at US$ 65 per person, Fisherman’s village walking tour at US$ 50 per person, or both tours combined at a cost of US$ 90 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?

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