16 Day Hosted Kenya & Tanzania Safari
Feb 1 - 15, 2020 | A CruisePlus Hosted Journey of a lifetime with CruisePlus Co-President Dave Frinton
I have been lucky enough to have been to East Africa 8 times in my life. It’s sometimes hard to explain to people how this part of the world and its people can find such an amazing place in your heart. It’s not that I want to live there (!), but seeing the animals as they have lived for thousands of years in true nature is quite something.
We seem to get the greatest people to come along – soft adventure minded, animal lovers, those who appreciate the immense beauty of the savannahs and can look at majestic creatures through kind eyes.
My trip is heavily about the animals. We do it very comfortably staying in 4 – 5* lodges, but it is not over the top. African 4 star is not North American 4 star – the food is fresh and delicious but it’s not gourmet. The accommodations are clean and authentic, but you’re not going to find high definition TV screens in the mirrors in your bathroom! This itinerary is quite comprehensive and really is the best of East Africa. With 5 internal flights, that believe me, save a ton of long bumpy drives, add to the overall value. Bring more photo capacity than you’d ever imagine, but remember to also see this vacation directly through your eyes, not just your camera lens, as you will have so many incredible memories. It’s a busy trip with many safaris – that promises to provide a whole bunch of highlights that you’ll talk about for your whole life. I can’t remember big cities as well as where I’ve seen leopards, cheetah, lion, elephant and giraffe in the freedom of their lands. I hope you can join me on trip #9!
From $12, 995 CAD per person incl taxes
Authentic Branded Safari Hat
National Park Fees
Professional English Speaking Guide-Driver
Complimentary Flying Doctors*
Unlimited supply of bottled mineral water*
*Inclusions may only apply while on Safari
Your Safari Highlights
Ngorongoro Conservation Crater
Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Serengeti National Park
Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest park, and one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning 'endless plains'.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro; Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself.
Mount Kenya National Park
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre (360 km2) not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya's Laikipia County. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
Samburu Game Reserves
The water of the great Ewaso Nyiro River, dotted with doum palms, meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting and draws wildlife in great numbers to its banks .The verdant riverine forest is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants, drawn by the promise of water.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.