East Africa Private Safari (IQH)

11 Day Package from Nairobi to Arusha

IQH 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.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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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

7-Dec-2019

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

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

8-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

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DAY
3
MAASAI MARA

9-Dec-2019

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, leopard, and hyena. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)

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

Excursions Available:

Maasai Village

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Maasai Village

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

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DAY
4
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

10-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

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DAY
5
AMBOSELI AREA

11-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

Excursions Available:

Maasai Village

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Maasai Village

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

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DAY
6
AMBOSELI AREA–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA

12-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

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DAY
7
LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

13-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

Excursions Available:

Tloma Village Visit

Price: Starting From: $20/person

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Tloma Village Visit

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

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DAY
8
NGORONGORO AREA

14-Dec-2019

Today, enjoy a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically the world’s largest unflooded caldera—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. (B,L,D)

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DAY
9
NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

15-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

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

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DAY
10
SERENGETI

16-Dec-2019

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. (B,L,D)

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DAY
11
SERENGETI–ARUSHA–HOMEBOUND FLIGHT

17-Dec-2019

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. (B)

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

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.

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Kenya
Tanzania

Kenya

Monograms 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.


* 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).