Start anticipating your African experience with a short summary of what you can expect each day to bring.
This safari begins and ends at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya.
Day 1 – 2: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will drive you to Wilson Airport, from where a light aircraft flight will take you to the Masai Mara. Enjoy your first game drive en route to the camp.
Kenya’s most renowned game park, the Masai Mara is situated on the northern border of the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania. Its legendary Great Migration of over two million wildebeest and other antelope has been described as one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles. Game viewing is wonderful year round, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five.
Spend two nights in a luxurious safari tent at &Beyond Bateleur Camp. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, night drives, guided nature walks and sundowners overlooking the Mara.
Day 3 – 4: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Depart the Masai Mara on a scheduled flight to Migori, from where you will be driven across the border to Tarime in Tanzania. From here, you will board another flight to Grumeti Airstrip in the Serengeti.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the world’s most celebrated wildlife areas, boasting 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote western reaches of the park, on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its wildebeest crossing and enormous Nile crocodiles. Tucked into a strip of riverine forest, it is known for its resident hippo and pied colobus monkeys. The Great Migration passes through Grumeti, with thousands of wildebeest and zebra crossing the river and braving the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles.
Spend two nights in an ensuite tent at &Beyoond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and return transport to the airstrip.
Day 5 – 6: Lake Manyara National Park
This morning you will depart on a flight to Manyara Airstrip, where you will be met and driven to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
The diverse habitats of Lake Manyara National Park range from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and vast elephant herds. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and valley slopes.
Relax for two nights in an intimate treehouse at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines and local brand spirits. Night drives can be arranged at an additional charge.
Day 7 – 8: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
You will be driven back to Manyara Airstrip, where another vehicle will be waiting to take you to the Ngorongoro Crater.
A unique and incredibly romantic safari destination, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in existence. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the world’s most beautiful wildlife havens. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephant wander the forests, black maned lions stalk the grasslands and flamingo crowd the soda lakes.
Enjoy two nights in an intimate suite at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge with a daily game drive on the Crater floor and views for miles. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines and local brand spirits.
Day 9: Departure
You will be driven back to Manyara Airstrip for a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will clear customs and immigration before flying to Wilson Airport. A vehicle will be waiting to take you to return you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.