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African Safari Adventure Summer 2019 tour

African Safari Adventure Summer 2019

Trafalgar Premier
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
From: $ 6,575 $ 470 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • View Thomson's Falls in Nyahururu
  • Visit Solio Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park

Short Description

Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable safari adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savour the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Nairobi
End City Kilimanjaro
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Kickstart your African safari adventure in Kenya. Meet your Trafalgar Representative at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then spend the evening with your fellow explorers enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.

Please Note: The full duration of this itinerary is operated by a 4 X 4 safari vehicle, including all road travel and safari game drives. The trip will travel over a variety of terrains, resulting in some rough and bumpy journeys; we would not recommend it to anyone suffering from back problems.

Day 2: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park Area (2 Nights)

This morning 'Connect with Locals' at the Shangilia Childrens Home, a leading centre for street and orphaned children. Make a Difference with your visit, which contributes to the home's efforts to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. Consider joining an Optional Experience in Aberdare National Park in search of the black rhino and Colobus moneys that find sanctuary within its virgin forest.

Day 3: Solio Game Reserve Excursion

We embark on a half-day exploration of the privately owned wildlife conservancy that is Solio Game Reserve, renowned as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Returning to Abedare, we embark on a guided bird walk with a Local Specialist before sunset, keeping your eyes peeled for European rollers, flycatchers and birds of prey, such as eagles, owls and Montagu's harriers as they settle down for the night.

Day 4: Aberdare National Park Area – Lake Nakuru National Park

Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls before we connect with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley and visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park. Join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and traverse its expansive plains in search for a lion, and leopard, among other species.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

As the sun rises, navigate Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes on a morning 4x4 game drive. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of the bush - the damp scents of the surrounding savannah and cheery calls of birds a stirring backdrop for an unforgettable safari experience. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo.

Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara (2 Nights)

Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over. After check-in, join a Local Specialist for an immersive guided nature walk to gain insights into the surrounding flora and fauna, perfectly rounded off with a traditional sundowner drink.

Day 7: Maasai Mara Full Day Safari

Roam amongst the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, joining a Local Specialist for a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to a Maasai cultural boma and test your jumping prowess, then meet the village elder to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Later, indulge in a bush picnic - the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree.

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Lake Victoria

We cross the border into Tanzania and travel to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining an optional activity at your lodge.

Day 9: Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park (2 Nights)

The endless plains of the Serengeti are our home today as we enjoy a safari game drive, tracking such species as lion, leopard and cheetah.

Day 10: Serengeti National Park Full Day Safari Game Drive

Discover the secrets of the Serengeti's complex eco-system, the site of the largest overland migration in the world. Join your Driver Guide for an in-depth exploration of the wilderness and scout out epic landscapes that have inspired writers and poets.

Day 11: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Descend hundreds of metres to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, to explore its forests in search of elephant, lion and flamingos. Enjoy a picnic lunch served in the crater before your late afternoon transfer to your overnight lodge set in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest.

Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

Delve into Swahili culture and cuisine this morning as you 'Dive in Culture' during lunch at Mto wa Umbu village with its local farms, school, nyombas, market and milling machines. We then have an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Our home for the evening is in traditional bandas or bungalows which overlook Lake Manyara.

Day 13: Lake Manyara – Tarangire National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park past battalions of baobab trees, scouting for vast herds of elephants. Then indulge in sundowner drinks on your raised deck overlooking the African wilderness.

Day 14: Tarangire National Park – Arusha – Depart Kilimanjaro

Our epic journey culminates with lunch at The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre, before we catch our final transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for our outbound flight.

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This was the first time we had taken a group road tour and I would have to say that it exceeded my expectations. Our guide Danilo was great, it is a difficult job managing people on this type of trip. Everything from the excursion to the dinners where completely organized and well done. We look forward to another trip with Trafalgar in the future. I would without a doubt definitely recommend this trip, it is a little fast pace but Danilo, made sure that we had options if there were needed.
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The tour guide Hubert was wonderful, very detailed oriented and organized. And had such an extensive knowledge of all the cities and locations we went to. Truly excellent!

Personalized care and helpfulness was definitely offered throughout, very nice touch to the trip.

Overall a great trip, but some considerations below:

The hotel in Beijing – Novotel Peace and the hotel in Chengdu – Crowne Plaza were way below standard – maybe a rating of 2 stars. They were dirty, dark, stained and hot without air circulating in the rooms. After extensive days with waking up early and returning late, you just want to rest in a clean environment with cool air. I would never stay hotels like these.

This trip is not for people who cannot handle extensive walking and climbing. Trafalgar lists this as from 5 to 99 years old. Not possible. There were days we did 10 miles of walking, just a caution for anyone considering. We had someone in our tour that was 82 years old and we all took turns taking care of him.

Some aspects of the itinerary could be different, but think that is all based on personal preference; however my fellow travelers did feel the same way. The cruise down the Yangtze River was just ‘ok’, time could have been spent better elsewhere. Like Xian, truly amazing city but too short a time.

NOTE: Some were charged single supplement, others were not ... I paid for the single supplement and was none too happy about that!

Also note that you need to budget for the optional tours that are not included.
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Trafalgar is the perfect chose for when seeking local expertise and knowledge. They offer wonderful itineraries and incredible value.

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I've never had a travel group cancel a trip before. Trafalgar canceled my honeymoon we booked ages in advance my honeymoon. They didn't even have the decency to call. They sent an email as if this wasn't a stressful enough time for planning. As far as we can tell from their non-direct answers they canceled it due to underbooking. Their solution was to just change to a different trip. I'm not sure if they realize how trip planning or buying plane tickets work. we'll never book with them again.
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I lost all trust in all tour companies after Trafalgar sent us with a known sex offender on a 3 week tour. He is now jailed. I have contacted Trafalgar to at least get an apology, instead I received dismissive replies and now, radio silence. they had scrubbed this guide' social media to distance themselves AND they continue to manage his Facebook profile, changing his profile picture to pretend all is well. This is disgusting. We place our trust in tour companies mostly to be safe at destination. Think twice before using Trafalgar, they don't much care who works for them: https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16094579.Man_jailed_after_destroying_computer_on_which_he_watched_dog_porn/
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Accomodations

  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Additional Information:

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Hand-picked Trafalgar Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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Meals Included:

  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 13 lunches
  • 13 dinners
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