Renowned for their vast plains, the Serengeti and Masai Mara comprise one large contiguous region teeming with wildlife. Visiting these parks, along with Ngorongoro, Amboseli, and Lake Manyara is truly a classic safari. Join us on this new African safari in 2020.

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 Wildebeest, cranes, and flamingos along the water, Ngorongoro Crater  Maasai in traditional garments. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter  Viewing lions during a game drive  Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background  Lone cheetah on the watch  Giraffes on the savanna  Zebras on the Great Migration Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Don Wilson  Grey-crowned Cranes  Wildebeest on the Serengeti at sunset

Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

From the Serengeti to the Masai Mara

16 days from $10,396

Renowned for their vast plains, the Serengeti and Masai Mara comprise one large contiguous region teeming with wildlife. Visiting these parks, along with Ngorongoro, Amboseli, and Lake Manyara is truly a classic safari. Join us on this new African safari in 2020.

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.

Overview

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Renowned for their vast plains, the Serengeti and Masai Mara comprise one large contiguous region teeming with wildlife, including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, wildebeest, elephant, buffalo, hippo, and rhino. Visiting these parks, along with Ngorongoro, Amboseli, and Lake Manyara is truly a classic safari. Join us on this new African safari in 2020.

Highlights Include

  • The Serengeti and Masai Mara: The Serengeti spans approximately 12,000 square miles in Tanzania and is considered one of Africa’s finest parks, while Masai Mara is Kenya’s premier game reserve and the traditional homeland of the native Maasai people. Gaze in awe at the diversity of mammals during game drives in both parks.
  • Amboseli: In the shadow of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro stands Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, known for its dry plains and large elephant population, which you’ll witness during game drives. At a nearby Maasai village, see everyday life up close as you meet with villagers and visit a school.
  • Lake Manyara: See abundant birdlife, tree-climbing lions, and hippos during game drives in one of Tanzania’s smallest and most diverse parks.
  • Ngorongoro: This UNESCO Conservation Area is home to the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, measuring 100 square miles. On the crater’s floor is Africa in microcosm: grassland, swampland, lakes, forest, mountains, and unparalleled wildlife. Descend into the crater to see all of Africa’s “Big Five”—lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo and leopard—in one place!
  • Nairobi: Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the author of Out of Africa (as Isak Dinesen) and see the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe at the Giraffe Centre.
  • Safari Comfort: Stay in deluxe Serena Safari Lodges, offering the most upscale lodge experience in Tanzania. In Kenya, the Sarova Mara Game Camp offers a luxurious three-night tented camp experience.
  • Extension to Mount Kenya: During an optional three-day extension, spend a day at Mpala Research Centre, where Smithsonian fellows and research staff lead important research projects. You’ll also visit the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary and stay at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)