Authentic Safari Experience - Small Group
From AU$8,785* + 30,000 * Credits per person, twin share
No East Africa tour is complete without a visit to the spectacular Serengeti National Park. Spend two nights in the Serengeti withal of its incredible game viewing opportunities. On this carefully designed East Africa tour, you will also visit the world famous Masai Mara and its seasonal annual migration, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and Amboseli National Park standing in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain - Mt Kilimanjaro. This safari tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy 13 days of wildlife and culture on a scheduled small group departure, with a maximum of seven passengers per vehicle.
The Highlights of East Africa tour offers a unique and wonderfully authentic safari experience in one of the world's most beautiful corners. Safari tours in East Africa offer up the opportunity to experience a multitude of landscapes, from wide expanses of savanna plains to volcanic landscapes, and this tour specifically, offers up some of the most bountiful and beautiful wildlife experiences available on the African continent.
Join the Highlights of East Africa tour between the months of July and September to be in with a chance to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration (river crossing), or if you want to avoid the crowds then an East Africa tour will be the best option for you in the months of November to June when tourist numbers are lower.
|Prices Per Person – Twin Share Based on minimum 2 passengers|
|Departure Month||Lifestyle Gold||Lifestyle Platinum
|Nov 2023||AU$9,300*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,550*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,050* + 75,000* credits|
|Dec 2023||AU$9,300*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,850*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,050* + 75,000* credits|
|Jan 2024||AU$9,605*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,855*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,350* + 75,000* credits|
|Feb 2024||AU$9,590*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,840*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,355* + 75,000* credits|
|Mar 2024||AU$9,510*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,760*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,260* + 75,000* credits|
|Apr 2024||AU$8,785*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,035*+ 45,000* credits||AU$6,535* + 75,000* credits|
|May 2024||AU$8,785*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,035*+ 45,000* credits||AU$6,535* + 75,000* credits|
|Jun 2024||AU$9,305*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,555*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,055* + 75,000* credits|
|Jul 2024||AU$10,390*+ 30,000* credits||AU$9,630*+ 45,000* credits||AU$8,130* + 75,000* credits|
|Aug 2024||AU$10,380*+ 30,000* credits||AU$9,630*+ 45,000* credits||AU$8,130* + 75,000* credits|
|Sep 2024||AU$10,140*+ 30,000* credits||AU$9,390*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,890* + 75,000* credits|
|Oct 2024||AU$9,470*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,720*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,220* + 75,000* credits|
|Nov 2024||AU$9,365*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,615*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,115* + 75,000* credits|
|Dec 2024||AU$9,365*+ 30,000* credits||AU$8,615*+ 45,000* credits||AU$7,115* + 75,000* credits|
|Bookings subject to availability. Prices correct at time of publishing however subject to change. -lead in price on month of departure.
*If you prefer to use less credits and more cash, we can adjust the pricing accordingly.
- Hotel/Game Lodge/Tented Camp
- 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches & 11 Dinners
- Transfer from Airport
- 4X4 Safari Vehicle-Game Drives
- English Speaking Driver/Guide
- Game Drives
- Game Walks
- Entrance Fees Included
Day 1 – Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Arusha (approximately 48 KM / 1 hour).
Accommodation: 1 night Four Points by Sheraton.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater
After lunch depart by road and drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands to your lodge in Karatu, located just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (approximately 175 KM / 3.5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Ngorongoro Farm House.
Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy breakfast before descending over 600m down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Covering over 250 sq km of land, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to the rare black rhino, lion, elephant, cheetah and great herds of buffalo, antelope and wildebeest, and is one of Africa’s most unbelievable landscapes. Explore the forest and lake areas where you may see flamingos and open savannah. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater, before driving back late afternoon to Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight. (BLD)
Day 4 – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we travel to Ol’Duvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Continue on to Tanzania’s abundant Serengeti National Park in time for lunch. This enormous park supports every variety of animal imaginable – from large predators to the smaller herbivores they prey on. Enjoy an afternoon safari in the Serengeti National Park (approximately 200 KM / 4 hours). (BLD)
**SEE THE SERENGETI or MASAI MARA FROM ABOVE**
Why not pre-book a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti or Masai Mara? Whilst staying in the Serengeti or Masai Mara you can choose to float above the open savannah for a unique perspective of the wildlife below, with superb photographic opportunities. The flight lasts about an hour and you can celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne on landing.
The price starts from AUD$650 per person. Early booking is recommended.
Accommodation: 2 nights Serengeti Kuhama.
Day 5 – Serengeti National Park
Experience the Serengeti National Park in full colour and sound during an entire day spent on game drives through the park (picnic lunch included). (BLD)
Day 6 – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara, a mineral lake in the basin of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Lunch is taken at Kirurumu Tented Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park, the home of the so-called ‘tree-climbing lions’. Apart from the varied types of landscape including forest, swamp and savannah, Lake Manyara National Park supports a large variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, elephant, hippos, monkeys and a large variety of birdlife (approximately 225 KM / 5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
Day 7 – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast depart Lake Manyara for Arusha and continue to the border crossing into Kenya and on to Amboseli (approximately 355 KM / 7 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Elerai Camp.
Day 8 – Amboseli National Park
Following an early breakfast, depart on a full day game drive in Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Park before returning late afternoon to Elerai Camp for dinner and overnight. (BLD)
Day 9 – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, depart Elerai Camp and continue to Lake Naivasha, where you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon is at leisure (approximately 350 KM / 6.5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Day 10 – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha past the extinct Volcano of Mt Longonot and Suswa, into the homelands of Kenya’s Masai. The Masai Mara Game Reserve constitutes the northern stretch of the Serengeti and has the richest concentration of animals in Kenya (approximately 250 KM / 5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Sarova Mara Game Camp.
Day 11 – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Today you will get to see the real Kenya as you enjoy a full day game drive through the Masai Mara Game Reserve, searching for the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo), with a break for lunch back at the camp. (BLD)
Day 12 – Lake Nakuru National Park
Today you will travel to Kenya’s vibrant Lake Nakuru National Park. The park also boasts a good number of rhinos as well as leopard and lion. Lunch is taken at the lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park (approximately 350 KM / 8 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 13 – End of Highlights of East Africa Tour
Today you will return by road to Nairobi for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant and end of safari (approximately 184 KM / 3 hours). (BL)
Terms & Conditions
*Terms & Conditions:
- Bookings subject to availability.
- Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
- Pricing correct as at 5 September 2023 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes and currency fluctuation.
- Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
- This tour is offered and managed by Bench Africa and their terms and conditions apply.
- Prices shown are per person. Minimum 2 guests, Maximum 7 guests. Subject to availability. Price land only and excludes flights.
- Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
- Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.
Important guidelines with this Travel Flex offer:
- You can use up to 60,000 credits for Gold, 90,000 credits for Platinum and 150,000 credits of your Lifestyle Qualified credits toward Travel Flex
- It is a limited offer which can only be used once before the expiry date
- Your credits must have a minimum of 6 months / 180 days validity for use with Travel Flex
- You must provide a Housekeeping Token for the first 19,999 credits and for each additional 10,000 Lifestyle Qualified Credits exchanged for Travel Flex
- If you do not have enough allocated tokens per above, a fee of AU$124 is payable per 10,000 credits (or part thereof) exchanged
- If you prefer to use less credits and more cash, we can adjust the pricing accordingly.