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Globus Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience with Nairobi & Zanzibar(QBY)

17 Day Tour from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam 
Africa conjures up dreamy images of mystical mountains, savanna grasslands, and endless plains, but for the adventure seeker, it’s where the wild things are. The “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo await you on this ultimate safari through East Africa. Featuring unique lodges and tented camps, custom-made 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles, and exclusive meals in the bush, this Kenya and Tanzania tour promises larger than life experiences and countless memories. You’ll savor the unique terrain and wildlife at seven renowned national parks, reserves, and conservancies, including the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, and the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Beyond sightings of the “Big 5,” be on the lookout for cheetah, wildebeest, crocodile, hippo, and rhino. On the tamer side, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well as the endearing experience of meeting the local children at a primary school in Karatu.

Explore more on your tour of Africa with time in Nairobi and Zanzibar. In Nairobi, feed endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center and meet orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Decelerate after an exhilarating vacation of game drives on a breezy, island getaway to Zanzibar. Move too fast and the hospitable locals will offer the gentle reminder, “Pole, pole!” meaning “Slowly, slowly!”

Itinerary (2024)

 Jambo, Kenya!
Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
 Conservation Matters
Guided sightseeing starts at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about elephant conservation and see orphaned elephant calves. After lunch, visit Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of Out of Africa – a 1937 autobiographical account (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her time living and operating a coffee farm in Kenya. You’ll also visit the Giraffe Centre, followed by free time this evening.


YOUNG & HUNGRY The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, founded by Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Here, guests will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. View the elephant calves from a distance during their feeding time.

TALL ORDERS Operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi is a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, you’ll learn about this giraffe sub-species and can meet them up close and feed them. Get closer on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!
 To the Foot of Mount Kenya
Drive north out of the city to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest rhino sanctuary in all East Africa. After lunch and some time to settle in, embark on a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. End the day with a [LF] welcome barbeque dinner in the bush.


ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests are always given tents directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night—see animals directly from your private verandah!

A WILD WELCOME Join your traveling companions for a special welcome dinner in the bush overlooking the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Share stories of the day over food and drink and look forward to the adventure ahead.
 Safari Sensation
Rise early for a morning game drive with beautiful Mount Kenya as the backdrop. Beyond the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, zebra, gazelle, and more. If you are lucky, you might even spot rare wild dogs. After some down time and lunch, visit the [LF] Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary then set out on an afternoon game drive. Dinner at camp concludes your first full day on safari!


TAKE SANCTUARY Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long-term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees—a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations.
 High and Mighty
Leave Ol Pejeta and journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa. Stop at scenic Nyahururu Falls and then on to Lake Nakuru National Park for an afternoon game drive and a chance to see giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water’s edge.

 Jewel of Kenya
This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. “The Mara,” as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million - a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.

 Magical Mara
Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Return to your camp and relax prior to your afternoon game drive.


BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa’s unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa’s early explorers. Sip mimosas as you savor this memorable experience in the wild.
 In the Shadows of “Kili”
After breakfast, fly to Amboseli National Park (via Nairobi), known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro or “Kili” as the locals call it, the highest mountain in Africa. Embark on an afternoon game drive before settling in at your lodge.

 Adventure in Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game drives are included today. Amboseli affords you a terrific opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. Stop for sundowner drinks prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.


SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, as the sun sets with “Kili” as the backdrop, savor a memorable happy hour in the bush!
 Border Duties & Into Tanzania
This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. Enjoy lunch in Arusha. Proceed to your lodge along the rim of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Check in and enjoy some leisure time prior to dinner.

 From Forest Floor to Crater’s Edge
Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your morning game drive. After lunch, journey to Karatu where you’ll visit a [LF] local primary school. Continue to your lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


CLASS IS IN SESSION Visit a local primary school to meet the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.
 Into Africa’s Eden
Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact—at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and more. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. An exclusive [LF] bush lunch will be served in the crater.


CRATER CATERING Because of the time it takes to descend into and ascend out of the crater it’s normal practice to eat lunch in the crater. The standard fare is a box lunch, but why settle when you can have an exclusive, freshly cooked lunch served under a grove of Acacia trees?
 On the Endless Plains
Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp before an afternoon game drive. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. With some luck you may even spot something much rarer, like a caracal, a beautiful cat with distinctive ears.

 Serengeti Serendipity
Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for year-round game viewing. Tonight, join a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.


DINNER & DANCE The Maasai people bring a history of colorful culture tied to this wilderness known as the cradle of life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure.
 Island Life Beckons
Embark on a final game drive in the Serengeti before flying to Stone Town (via Arusha), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Settle into your oceanfront hotel.

 Walk on the Wild Side
Take a walking tour of Stone Town to see the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and colorful spice markets, followed by a visit to Jozani Forest for a guided walk. Free time in the late afternoon and evening.


MONKEY BUSINESS Foray into the forest fauna of Jozani Forest, the tranquil national park known for monkeys, mangrove trees, medicinal plants, and one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. Also keep an eye out for bushbabies, 50 butterfly varieties, and 40 species of birds.
 Kwaheri, Africa
Fly to Dar es Salaam, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 4 pm.


Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 13 lunches, 12 dinners

Globus Pricing Details

  • Park entrance fees of $950 per person are included.

Globus Notes

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We don’t recommend this tour to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

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