15 Days | 38 Meals
13 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 12 Dinners
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Out of Africa Farmhouse
Choice on Tour:
Local Fruit Vendor or Local Craftsman
Tarangarie National Park
12 Game Drives
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Days 2 & 3:Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi
Days 4 & 5: Kilima Safari Camp, Amboseli Game Reserve
Days 6 & 7: Country Lodge, Karatu
Days 8-10: Thorntree Camp, Serengeti National Parks
Days 11 & 12: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge, Lake Eyasi
Days 13 & 14: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, Tarangire
Motorcoach Transportation to/from Airport
Trailways Travel Host
Roundtrip Airfare from Quad City Airport (Moline, IL)
Air Taxes & Fees/Surcharges
All Sightseeing as Listed in Brochure/Itinerary (excludes add-ons)
Attraction Taxes & Fees
Double: $8,299 per person
Please Note: A Tanzania Visa is required for this tour at your own expense (more details available in brochure and at the link below)
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $599 per person is available for this tour through Collette.
A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of March 27, 2024 are based upon availability. Final payment due by September 03, 2024. Deposits are refundable up until April 03, 2024.
The overall activity level of this tour is a level 3. This means youre an on-the-go traveler. You dont want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (2-3 hours) isnt a big deal. A moderately paced two-and-a-half-hour walking tour, covering several miles, hills, and uneven surfaces, is no problem for you. Walking four miles over the course of a day is very doable, as is climbing into and out of various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.). You can climb three flights of stairs easily and handle altitudes between 6,000 and 9,000 feet. Expect some longer days with early mornings or late nights balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. This level is not a fit for travelers who require mobility assistance devices.
Day 1: Saturday, November 2, 2024 Overnight Flight You’re on
your way to Africa – where sprawling grasslands and cultural
traditions intersect into a land like no other. In the shadow of Mt.
Kilimanjaro, discover a natural wonderland of curious giraffes,
playful elephants, and wandering lions. From the picturesque savanna
in Kenya to the renowned Serengeti in Tanzania, this is the wild
Africa of your dreams.
Day 2: Sunday, November 3, 2024 Nairobi, Kenya - Tour Begins
Your journey begins in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Serving as the
gateway to Africa’s sought-out wildlife, Nairobi
Day 3: Monday, November 4, 2024 Nairobi Visit the David
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rehabilitates young or injured
elephants. See the gentle giants up close as they are fed and bathed by
their caretakers. Head to Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa farmhouse for
lunch before stepping outside to visit the sanctuary’s inquisitive
Rothschild giraffes. Visit the Kazuri Beads Factory, where mothers
are employed and trained as jewelry artisans. In the evening, toast to
the start of your African adventure at a savory welcome dinner.
Day 4: Tuesday, November 5, 2024 Nairobi - Amboseli National
Park Make your way to Amboseli National Park, nestled along the
border of Tanzania and looking out on the great Mt. Kilimanjaro.
After lunch, get a glimpse into Kenyan culture and interact with
locals at a Masai village. Settle into your accommodations for the
next two nights – a deluxe tented camp with the comfort amenities of
a proper lodge.
Day 5: Wednesday, November 6, 2024 Amboseli National Park
Embrace your wild side on a full day of game drives in Amboseli
National Park. This is your first chance to seek out Africa’s elusive
“Big 5” – the safari “bucket list” of animals includes lions, leopards,
rhinos, elephants, and water buffalos. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the
open plains, watching for herds of wildebeest and grazing zebras.
Day 6: Thursday, November 7, 2024 Amboseli National Park -
Arusha, Tanzania - Karatu Enter Tanzania, a country devoted to
harmony among its people and animals. Today will be an impact
moment as you visit Shanga, a local jewelry workshop that trains and
employs citizens with disabilities. Your day ends in Karatu, a humble
town located on the precipice of untamed nature. Overnight in a
charming lodge where colorful gardens meet welcoming hospitality.
Day 7: Friday, November 8, 2024 Karatu - Ngorongoro Crater -
Karatu Make the most of more opportunities to spot the local
wildlife with a full day of game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Containing one of the densest
mammal populations in the world, this “African Eden” is one of the
best places to seek out the “Big 5.” Allow the sheer magnitude of the
area to wash over you as you enjoy a picnic lunch in the highlands,
taking in the flourishing habitat around you.
Day 8: Saturday, November 9, 2024 Karatu - Serengeti Your path
continues to the renowned Serengeti, a Masai word meaning “endless
plains.” Enjoy lunch and venture out on your first Serengeti adventure
on an afternoon game drive, returning to camp at dusk. Relax in your
exclusive safari abode, your home for the next three nights. The camp
includes all of the deluxe amenities of a lodge but allows you to
remain immersed in nature.
Day 9: Sunday, November 10, 2024 Serengeti Say good morning to
the Serengeti! Take to the grasslands on an early morning game drive,
then return to camp for breakfast before enjoying a full day of
animal-seeking safari adventures and a picturesque picnic lunch.
Day 10: Monday, November 11, 2024 Serengeti Lions. Gazelles.
Cheetahs. Hippos. There’s no telling what you might spot on your
morning and afternoon game drives. Under the careful guidance of an
expert, discover the savanna’s wild residents and get a glimpse into
the untamed animal kingdom.
Day 11: Tuesday, November 12, 2024 Serengeti - Lake Eyasi
You’re on your way to Lake Eyasi, an unexpected splash of blue
amidst the plains and mountains. Pause for a picnic lunch along the
way, providing more chances to view the local wildlife. Meander
around the salt lake, perhaps passing a wading pat of flamingoes or
some lively hippos cooling off in the water.
Day 12: Wednesday, November 13, 2024 Lake Eyasi See how
native communities live in harmony with the environment. Start your
morning with the Hadzabe tribe, hunter-gatherers that strive to leave
no lasting impact on their surroundings. After lunch back at your
lodge, continue with a visit to the Datoga tribe – another community
based at Lake Eyasi – and see how their vast farms contribute to dayto-
Day 13: Thursday, November 14, 2024 Lake Eyasi - Tarangire
National Park Decide how you spend the morning because it’s your
choice! Learn from a local fruit vendor in Mto Wa Mbu village about
their trade -OR- spend time with a local craftsman who will show
you current projects at African Galleria. Then, head to Tarangire, the
forested national park known for its giant baobab trees and elephant
migration. After lunch, embark on a thrilling game drive. Don’t be
surprised if you see a pride of lions lounging in the shade, a herd of
buffalos wading into the water, or a parade of elephants passing by.
Day 14: Friday, November 15, 2024 Tarangire National Park
Enjoy a full day of game drives, venturing out in the morning and
afternoon on your quest for animal sightings with a break for a picnic
lunch in between. Make sure you look to the skies because Tarangire
is an aviary paradise, home to more than 500 bird species. Keep your
eyes peeled for various starlings, weavers, and guinea fowl. Wish
Africa goodbye at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.
Day 15: Saturday, November 16, 2024 Tarangire National Park -
Arusha - Tour Ends Return to Arusha on the final day of your
African adventure. Settle into a dayroom to relax before lunch.
Depart with memories of the endless plains and unparalleled wildlife.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, Iowa|| 8735 Northwest Blvd - Burlington Trailways Bldg. |
1st right past Blain's Farm & Fleet; on the left
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Family Dollar/Dollar Tree |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington Depot|| Burlington Trailways Depot, 906 Broadway |
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|