East Africa Private Safari (IQH)

11 Day Package from Nairobi to Arusha

Leave the ordinary at home and get ready for the extraordinary! An African safari is truly a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and Monograms is here to ensure that the only wild part of your vacation is an encounter with the endangered species. We arrange your choice of accommodations, transportation between destinations, game drives, and most meals for you. You will have a professional Driver/Guide throughout your safari to help you spot game and to teach you all about Africa’s wildlife. And for your convenience, the vehicles we use feature a pop-up roof to help make your experience as up-close and personal as it can be!

Your 11-day private safari begins in Nairobi. We can pick you up at the airport and help you manage the hassle of getting to your hotel. The next day, after an included breakfast, grab your gear and head off on your safari! Throughout the next ten days, you will visit some of the world’s most famous game areas. Highlights include Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park, part of the Serengeti ecosystem, home to the annual wildebeest migration. We’ve arranged for you to have three game drives in the “Mara” and three in the Serengeti where you’ll have the chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Be on the lookout for an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, elephant, hyena, and more.

You’ll also explore several other areas including Amboseli National Park, for stunning views of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro; Lake Manyara National Park, where the diverse terrain attracts everything from elephants and giraffes, to Cape buffalo and the world’s largest concentration of baboon; and Ngorongoro Crater, which is unique in that it serves as a year-round home for many animals, including lion, hippo, and the rare black rhino.

On the last day of your stay, we have reserved a day room for you to relax and reflect on this unforgettable vacation! From the game drives to the accommodations, transportation to a private vehicle and professional guide, the only thing that is left for you to do is click away on that camera of yours! We guarantee you’ll leave Africa with photos and stories to last a lifetime. So if you want to plan a safari, do it the right way and don’t plan it at all – let Monograms plan it for you.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Private safari driver/guide throughout

Meals Included

American breakfast daily9 lunches9 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This private safari package brings you the best of Kenya & Tanzania with 11 game drives, including a full-day in Ngorongoro Crater which many refer to as the Africa’s “Garden of Eden” or the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

DAY
1
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Nairobi–Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Today, drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.

DAY
3
Maasai Mara

Today, your Driver/Guide pilots you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, it boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

DAY
4
Maasai Mara Area–Nairobi–Amboseli National Park Area

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge or camp.

DAY
5
Amboseli Area

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Amboseli offers you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. Relax between game drives.

DAY
6
Amboseli Area–Arusha, Tanzania–Lake Manyara National Park Area

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After 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.

DAY
7
Lake Manyara Area–Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, embark on a MORNING GAME DRIVE in LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Then, drive to beautiful Gibb’s Farm for a relaxing lunch featuring sumptuous farm-to-table cuisine. Afterward, continue to the NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA for the night.

DAY
8
Ngorongoro Area

Today, enjoy a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded, 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 flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

DAY
9
Ngorongoro Area–Serengeti National Park

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch and some down time prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

DAY
10
Serengeti

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.” Continue exploring this vast park during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Search for leopard, rhino, and an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

DAY
11
Serengeti–Arusha–Homebound Flight

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 29, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Book 3 Serena properties and save up to $150. Book 2 Elewana properties and save up to $180 in Kenya or $220 in Tanzania. Book 3 or 4 Elewana properties in Kenya & Tanzania and save up to $440 (3) or $800 (4). Contact your travel professional for details.

Nairobi
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

Argwings Kodhek Rd
Hurlingham, Nairobi, Kenya

Check-in - 11:00
Check-out - 10:00

The hotel provides comfortable accommodation and amenities for the discerning traveler with a focus on superior service. From the rooftop, you can enjoy panoramic views of Nairobi and the Ngong hills. On a clear morning, the beautiful and majestic Mount Kenya can be seen in the distance.

Location & Highlights

Located in Hurlingham, one of Nairobi's main commercial districts, the hotel is a 30 minute drive from Kenyatta International Airport.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
With a contemporary African decor, the superior rooms meet the requirements of today's traveler. Each room is spacious and tastefully furnished, creating a haven of comfort and relaxation.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Book 3 Serena properties and save up to $150. Book 2 Elewana properties and save up to $180 in Kenya or $220 in Tanzania. Book 3 or 4 Elewana properties in Kenya & Tanzania and save up to $440 (3) or $800 (4). Contact your travel professional for details.

Nairobi
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

Harry Thuku Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - -

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colorful history, and continues to be Nairobi's finest and best-known luxury hotel. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around the hotel, which is still the traditional starting point for safaris and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi's most famous meeting place.

Location & Highlights

Set amid tranquil gardens close to the city center of Nairobi.

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
Whether passing through on business, or at the start or end of a Kenyan safari adventure, Fairmont The Norfolk is a peaceful haven for all guests. The spacious rooms in this charming Nairobi hotel are set around tranquil courtyards, offering scenic views and excellent comfort. All guest rooms are tastefully furnished with a lavish bed, plush arm chair and coffee lounge table, and a private ensuite marble bathroom. The well appointed rooms and suites have been lovingly restored over the years to offer luxurious modern facilities, whilst maintaining their historic charm and unique personality. The latest renovations include the recently refurbished Delamere and Acacia Wings, to unveil modern features including chic mini cabinets, multimedia hubs and rainfall showers encased in frameless glass cubicles.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi, Kenya

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 10:00

Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.

Location & Highlights

Located in central Nairobi, just moments from most of the cities attractions including art & cultural institutions, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
The 183 guestrooms are presented in a fusion of international and pan-African design. All rooms include internet access, safes, minibars, LCD TVs with satellite, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Amboseli National Park Area

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tloma Village Visit

Visit a local primary school and learn more about the Iraqw culture and way of life.

Price Range: $

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Insider

Kenya
Tanzania

kenya

Meet Joseph, one of your Driver/Guides in Kenya, AfricaMonograms provides a private Driver/Guide throughout your safari, so you will always have an expert with you on game drives to provide insight and answer questions pertaining to the fascinating wildlife and diverse ecosystems in Tanzania. Each game drive is an adventure and with your own private safari vehicle and Driver/Guide the adventure is yours alone! No worrying about what other people in the vehicle want to see. Simply work with your Driver/Guide to make the most out of each day. Plus, your Driver/Guide will be with you when you drive between parks and reserves and at each overnight destination, ensuring you create lasting vacation memories.

Meet a Driver/Guide

A true safari man, Joseph is committed to delivering the best safari experience. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and looks forward to showing you all that Kenya has to offer. Karibu!


*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 29, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $477. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Nairobi; Serengeti/Arusha. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Safari package includes park entrance fees of $585 per person.

Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $100-$270 per person (depending on party size). Ask for details at time of booking.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Tanzania government implemented a new value added tax (VAT) on transportation and park entry fees. Due to this a per person surcharge of $98.80 will apply.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

NOTES:

  • Bottled water is included on all game drives and with all meals.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya & Tanzania.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).