East African Safari Adventure

2025 Nairobi > Nairobi | Price from $6599

13 Days • 32 Meals Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime – a safari across two African countries! Experience elephants, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino and other animals you’ve only seen on TV or in zoos in their natural habitats. Visit Tanzania’s oldest park and one of the world’s last great wildlife reserves, and enjoy game-viewing drives at several national parks. From wildlife adventures to majestic mountains, this East African safari is an experience to remember.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.

Day 2: Nairobi, Kenya

JAMBO – KARIBU!! (Welcome!) Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Mayflower Cruises & Tours representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel for overnight accommodations.

Day 3: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart for the drive to Amboseli National Park. Check in to the lodge and enjoy an included lunch. This afternoon, the safari adventure begins with the first game-viewing drive to Amboseli National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to see buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo and wildebeest among many other inhabitants of this national park. With over 400 species of birds, flora and fauna, it’s also a bird-lover’s paradise. This evening, enjoy dinner at the lodge. Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: Amboseli National Park

Morning and afternoon game-viewing drives are in store for today. Amboseli National Park offers some of the most breathtaking views in Africa and is one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Famous for its large herds of giant elephants, the park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Amboseli National Park – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before departing Kenya via the Namanga border to Tanzania. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, meet your local driver, change vehicles, and continue to the lodge for a late lunch. An exciting game-viewing drive takes place this afternoon. Herds of elephants scratch the dry bed of the Tarangire River searching for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope, such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk, are regularly observed. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch will be provided after checking in to the lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, which has the largest unbroken caldera in the world and has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino. This afternoon, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views from the lodge before tonight’s dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today’s adventure is a descent of approximately 1970 feet into the crater in the game-drive vehicles, for a full day of game viewing and a picnic lunch. A photogenic paradise, an abundance of resident wildlife freely roams the plains of the crater floor while hundreds of bird species refresh in the small lakes. Unmatched for its natural variety and breathtaking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscape exists in an area of this size. The crater is also of great archaeological importance with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area. Return to your lodge in the late afternoon with time to relax before dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park with a stop at Olduvai Gorge en-route. As one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, a resident guide will provide an interpretation of the gorge. Lunch will be provided after checking in to the lodge. This afternoon, participate in a game-viewing drive in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Covering 5700 square miles, it is Tanzania’s oldest park and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than 2,500 lions and over one million wildebeests. After the game-viewing drive, return to your Serengeti lodge for dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes for a full day of game-viewing drives on the Serengeti plains. “Serengeti” is derived from a word meaning “the place where the land runs on forever,” and the vast national park remains true to its name. Aside from being spoiled by the variety of wildlife and bird species of the Serengeti, its landscape is stunningly beautiful, especially in the early morning and late evening light. Elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe and others may be spotted during your Serengeti adventure. Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

It’s time to leave Tanzania and return to Kenya via the Isebania border where your driver/guides will assist with the immigration procedures and transfer to Kenya vehicles / drivers. During the drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, a picnic lunch will take place. With rolling plains and grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see, the Masai Mara is home to the black-maned lion, Savannah (African) elephant, Cape buffalo, wildebeests, cheetah, hyena, rhino, topi, Burchelle’s zebra and Masai giraffe. Arrive at the intimate Tipilikwani Camp in the evening, check in to your accommodations and enjoy dinner. Meals: B, L, D

Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve

If you choose, start the day with an optional sunrise hot-air balloon ride* (weather permitting). After breakfast, depart on a full-day adventure on the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you keep a lookout for the “Big Five” – lion, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and the black rhino. In the afternoon, visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) and experience the culture of this world-famous community where the Maasai still live as they have for centuries. Interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the Mbweha Safari Camp. Afterwards, participate in an afternoon game-viewing drive. Lake Nakuru is home to prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, black & white rhino, Burchell’s zebra, impalas and the elusive leopard. After the safari, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, L, D

Day 13: Lake Nakuru National Park / Nairobi / USA

Your African Safari Adventure comes to an end as you depart for a visit to the Rift Valley before continuing on to Nairobi. Lunch is included before arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. Flights should depart after 6:00pm. Depart the African continent with memories and photographs of the special moments, people, and unforgettable experiences. Meals: B, L

Itinerary subject to change.
Arrival at your home city may be on Day 14 based on flight schedule.

Tour Highlights

  • 32 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Experienced Safari Guide with you during the entire small group adventure
  • Game-viewing drives in the Amboseli, Tarangire, Serengeti and Lake Nakuru National Parks
  • Visit to a traditional Maasai village
  • Crater exploration at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Full-day adventure on the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodations

Day 2 – Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi, Kenya
Days 3 and 4 – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli National Park
Day 5 – Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire National Park
Days 6 and 7 – Ngorongoro Retreat, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Days 8 and 9 – Serengeti Serena Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Days 10 and 11 – Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 12 – Mbweha Safari Camp, Lake Nakuru National Park

DATES & AVAILABILITY

June 20, 2024 | $6,789

Per Person Twin

$6,789

Single Room Add

+$1,099

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

September 5, 2024 | $7,569

Per Person Twin

$7,569

Single Room Add

+$1,399

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

October 10, 2024 | $7,569

Per Person Twin

$7,569

Single Room Add

+$1,399

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

May 8, 2025 | $6,599

Per Person Twin

$6,599

Single Room Add

+$1,099

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Serengeti: $695 per person

June 5, 2025 | $7,599

Per Person Twin

$7,599

Single Room Add

+$1,199

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

August 7, 2025 | $8,299

Per Person Twin

$8,299

Single Room Add

+$1,519

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

September 4, 2025 | $8,499

Per Person Twin

$8,499

Single Room Add

+$1,519

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person

October 9, 2025 | $8,499

Per Person Twin

$8,499

Single Room Add

+$1,519

Call for air rates and schedules between your city and Nairobi, Kenya.

Optional Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara: $580 per person