Kenya & Tanzania Private Safari (IQE)

15 Day Package from Nairobi to Arusha

Ernest Hemingway once said, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” Imagine 15 days of waking up happy and exhilarated when you are on a private safari through Kenya and Tanzania with Monograms! Your journey take you to two incredible African nations, filled with unforgettable landscapes, warm hospitality, and some of the world’s best national parks, reserves, and conservation areas. But we don’t stop there! We handle all the details for you, including your choice of accommodations, private safari vehicle with Driver/Guide throughout your trip and almost all meals, helping ensure that every moment is a happy one—all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

You will visit the best safari destinations in both countries, including two nights in the Samburu and Maasai Mara National Reserves; Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks; and Ngorongoro Conservation areas; and one night in the Lake Nakuru National Park area. Your accommodations are an integral part of the safari experience…it’s where you eat, sleep, and relax each day. Monograms offers you a choice of beautiful safari lodge and tented camps, ensuring there is an option suited to your style and budget. A wide variety of local and international options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and we also include 16 game drives. What your vacation doesn’t include are other travelers who all have their own agendas. This is your own private safari!

Spend each day in pursuit of Africa’s iconic resident lions, leopards, and cheetahs...black and white rhinos, hippos, and Nile crocodiles...zebras, giraffes, baboons, wildebeest...and hundreds and hundreds of bird species. View them right up close for incredible photographic opportunities. In the evenings, relax in the pampering environs of your beautiful safari lodge or tented camp, where amenities include a dining area, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, and more. Then, sleep like a baby on a comfortable bed, surrounded by the calls of the wild.

Throughout the journey, your private Driver/Guide is at your service—a pleasant and knowledgeable expert from the area who ensures your safari is the trip of a lifetime! Your Driver/Guide will answer your questions, help you spot and identify the many species in each area, and make sure you get the most out of your experience.

This Kenya & Tanzania Private Safari by Monograms is an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling exactly like Hemmingway, where every day you are one happy traveler!


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 daily; 13 lunches; 13 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

Monograms makes East Africa come alive by including 16 game drives throughout your vacation. With this much time in pursuit of wildlife, you have an excellent chance of spotting the Big 5, Samburu Special 5, and many other animals and birds in the wild!

DAY
1
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

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

DAY
2
Nairobi–Mount Kenya–Samburu National Reserve Area

This morning, meet your Driver/Guide and drive to central Kenya, where you will stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch amid stunning views of Mount Kenya. Continue on to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, home to a diverse population of animals. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon, where you have the chance to see animals unique to this part of Kenya. These animals are referred to as the Samburu “Special 5” and consist of the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.

DAY
3
Samburu Area

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” this area is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The area is also great for bird watching, with more than 300 species. During the heat of the day, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

DAY
4
Samburu Area–Lake Nakuru National Park Area

Today, drive to the Lake Nakuru area. The journey will take you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club en route.

DAY
5
Lake Nakuru Area

Today, explore LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals, including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives.

NOTE:
If staying at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, you may opt for an afternoon game drive closer to camp in Soysambu Conservancy.

DAY
6
Lake Nakuru Area–Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. The “Mara,” as it is called by the locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and 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.

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

DAY
7
Maasai Mara Area

Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

DAY
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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 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
14
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 the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

DAY
15
Serengeti–Arusha–Homebound Flight

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your vacation ends. We have secured 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 25, 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
Samburu National Reserve Area
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
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
Samburu National Reserve Area
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
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)

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

Samburu National Reserve Area

Samburu Village

Visit a local village to learn more about the Samburu people and culture.

Price Range: $

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 25, 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 $865 per person.

Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $150-$440 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).