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Kenya & Tanzania. A Luxury Safari through East Africa: February 2020.

Join R. Crusoe and one of East Africa's top naturalist-guides on a Hosted Journey to Kenya and Tanzania. We're headed to two of the continent's most legendary game parks—the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. Both boast extraordinary concentrations of creatures large and small.

     We stay in the finest, most elegant safari lodges and camps, and our extraordinary host shares his insights and experiences with us as we go. Take game drives and game walks (a rare treat in this part of the world). Interact with orphaned elephants. Meet Masai villagers and traditional artists. Consider a hot-air balloon ride over one or both of the parks. Also available: a Post-Tour Option to a luxurious hideaway on a gorgeous private island.

     Don't miss a bit of this.

Kenya, Tanzania

Dates:5 February 2020

Type:Hosted Journeys/Set Departure


Our Hosted Journey

Day 1: United States
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
• Overnight flight to Kenya.
Overnight in flight
Day 2: Nairobi, Karen, Kenya
Thursday, 6 February 2020
• Arrive Nairobi, transfer to hotel, evening at leisure.
Overnight at Hemingways Nairobi

Day 3: Nairobi
Friday, 7 February 2020
• Giraffe Center.
• Karen Blixen Museum.
• Elephant orphanage.
• Welcome dinner.

Overnight at Hemingways Nairobi

Day 4: Masai Mara
Saturday, 8 February 2020
• Fly to the Masai Mara.
• Welcome ceremony by Masai tribespeople.
Overnight at Sanctuary Olonana Camp

Day 5-6: Masai Mara
Sunday & Monday, 9-10 February 2020
• Morning and afternoon game drives, safari walks.
• Masai village (manyatta) visit.
• Optional hot-air balloon ride over the park.
Overnights at Sanctuary Olonana Camp

Day 7-8: Masai Mara; Serengeti, Tanzania
Tuesday & Wednesday, 11-12 February 2020
• Fly to Migori, drive to Tarime, catch private charter flight to the Serengeti.
• Morning and afternoon game drives. 
Optional hot-air balloon ride over the park.

Overnights at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas Camp

Day 9-10: Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater
Thursday & Friday, 13-14 February 2020
• Fly to Manyara, drive to lodge on the edge of the Crater.
• Morning and afternoon game drives in the Crater.
• Sundowners on the Crater rim accompanied by Masai dancers, musicians, and acrobats, followed by a farewell banquet on the Crater floor.

Overnights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

 Day 11: Manyara, Arusha; U.S.
Saturday, 15 Febuary 2020
• Fly from Manyara to Arusha, connect with your flight home.

This itinerary is subject to change.

For more information or to book this journey, please contact Kiran Chand at kchand@rcrusoe.com or call 888-490-8013.

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Hemingways Nairobi. Karen, Kenya. A boutique hotel that stands on rolling grounds in the famed suburb of Karen, just outside Nairobi. Airy and spacious, this 45-suite property has a private terrace in every suite that overlooks the famous Ngong Hills. Your discreet butler ensures a worry-free stay. A lovely on-site spa rounds out the property.

Sanctuary Olonana Camp. Masai Mara, Kenya. Nestled in the heart of the Masai Mara, with a commanding view of the Mara River, this exclusive camp combines traditional Masai artistry with contemporary design. The results? Exquisite luxury in the midst of the wild. Dine on the lodge deck as you watch the river’s hippos. Relax in the pool (or the spa) after a day on safari. The suites are delightful, from their floor-to-ceiling glass doors to their sumptuous king beds and private decks.

&Beyond Serenget Under Canvas Camp. Serengeti, Tanzania. This seasonal camp of just 16 sumptuously luxurious tents moves around the Serengeti to bring guests as close as possible to the Great Migration. Each en-suite safari tent is outfitted with a comfortable double bed and an en-suite bathroom, and each is served by a private butler. Congregate in comfortable larger tents to dine, meet for a pre-dinner cocktail, or just relax between safaris. Enjoy traditional bush dinners served under the sparkling African night sky.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater. Tanzania. Masai meets Versailles. Perched on the edge of the Crater rim, 30 sumptuous safari suites here offer breathtaking views. Inspired in design by the Masai manyatta (homestead), this is among Africa’s most architecturally spectacular safari lodges. Steeped in romance, each stilted, thatched suite is adorned with graceful antiques and grand chandeliers. The whole suite has floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the crater. En-suite bathrooms feature huge showers and deep bathtubs. Personal butlers discreetly tend to your every need. A domed dining room with a grand fireplace turns every meal into a special occasion.

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Your Host: Andrew van den Broek.

Your host, Andrew van den Broek, is a top-rated guide in East Africa. He was born and raised in South Africa, and becoming a guide nearly a decade ago has allowed him to live out his childhood dream. His love of the bush knows no bounds.

     “I found my place in life as a curator of the natural world, where my passion for people and their interactions with the wilderness have become my home,” he explains.

     He is thrilled to have the Masai Mara and Serengeti at his doorstep, and he is eager to share with us these world-famous parks, their animals, and their people.

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Post-Tour Option: Mnemba Island, Tanzania.

You've come a long way to reach East Africa. Since you're here, consider spending time after your safari at a stunning beachside resort on a prvate island off the Tanzanian coast.

     Welcome to Mnemba, a brilliant piece of paradise. Twelve palm-thatched bandas stand along a white coral beach, each outfitted with the comforts you’d expect from an elegant hideaway. Snorkel, dive, kayak, fish, swim. Sip cool wine as you dig into the novel you’ve been saving for just such a moment.

     Contact Kiran Chand at kchand@rcrusoe.com or 888-490-8013 for details.

Remember that R. Crusoe & Son can create a post-tour journey of any length to meet your exact specifications.

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