In the Footsteps of Tribes

Nairobi, Samburu, Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Mwiba, Arusha

Discover the different and unique cultures of East Africa from the proud and colourful Samburu warriors to Africa's ancient hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- DIVERSITY
- Excellent wildlife and unique species, including the Samburu special 5
- Diverse & rich cultural experiences with Samburu, Maasai, Da'toga, Sukuma & Hadzabe
- Unique safari activities include 4x4 day & night drives, camel safaris & walking

SEASON

JANUARY - MARCH: SECRET SEASON
This is a fantastic time to be in Kenya and Tanzania! It is the warmest time of the year and was traditionally the high season before the 'migration fixation'. The southern Serengeti can be wetter than the Mara and the wildebeest are in the south to give birth to their young.

APRIL - JUNE: RAINY SEASON
Kenya and Tanzania's rainy season start in April through May. It is an excellent time to visit northern Kenya – Sasaab. As the dry arid area springs to life and offers excellent light for photography. Please note some camps are closed during April and May. By June the rains have subsided making for very comfortable safari conditions.
Giraffe Manor is closed 24 April - 11 May | Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp is closed 1 - 15 May

JULY - SEPTEMBER: PEAK SAFARI SEASON
This is peak safari season in East Africa and we do suggest making your bookings well in advance. Days are lovely and warm with cooler nights and normally very little rain. Kenya is a roar of excitement with the wildebeest migration arriving from the Serengeti in the Maasai Mara, by August the plains are completely filled.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Like January to March, September and October are another ‘secret season’ and the perfect time for travellers who are not bound by school holidays. These are wonderful months to visit Kenya and Tanzania. It can get quite hot and dry before the November short rains.
Sasaab is closed 9 - 30 November

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Road transfer to Giraffe Manor. 

STAY: 1 night Giraffe Manor

PLAY: Kiss a giraffe or have breakfast with them at this iconic Nairobi hotel. Enjoy a private tour of the giraffe sanctuary and chauffeur drivers to take you to the popular attractions in the Karen and Langata area.

MOVE: Fly from Wilson Airport to Sasaab airstrip with Safarilink - please request them to land at Sasaab upon booking. 4x4 safari to Sasaab.

STAY: 3 nights Sasaab

PLAY: Enjoy a complete safari adventure with wonderful wildlife and interaction with the proud Samburu tribes. Explore the Samburu National Reserve by 4x4 or enjoy guided bush walks, camel walks, fly camping and wonderful trips to the local village/school/market/clinic in the Westgate Conservancy.

MOVE: Fly from Sasaab to Angama Mara with Safarilink. Short walk or 4x4 transfer to Angama Mara. 

STAY: 3 nights Angama Mara

PLAY: Float above the Mara in this iconic location overlooking the exclusive Mara Triangle in a contemporary safari lodge with glass-fronted tented suites and views that take your breath away. Plan a perfect day with the choice of 4x4 game drives, walks along the escarpment, picnics on the Out of Africa kopje or simply relax by the pool or on your private deck. 

MOVE: Fly from Angama Mara to Migori, road transfer across the border to Tarime, fly from Tarime to Grumeti airstrip with Safarilink & Coastal. 4x4 transfer to Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp.

STAY: 3 nights Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp, Grumeti

The location of Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp depends on the time of year. For the costing of this itinerary it is in Grumeti however please take note of its various locations throughout the year:

  • DEC to APR the camp is in South Serengeti (Mwiba airstrip).
  • mid-MAY to mid-JUL the camp is in West Serengeti (Grumeti airstrip).
  • mid-JUL to NOV the camp is in North Serengeti (Kogatende airstrip). 
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    PLAY: A beautiful, traditional tented camp that moves with the migration within the Serengeti eco-system ensuring prime locations to witness the migration throughout the year. Guests enjoy a private safari vehicle and local guide with unlimited game drives.  

    MOVE: Fly from Grumeti airstrip to Mwiba airstrip with Coastal. 4x4 safari to Mwiba Lodge.

    STAY: 3 nights Mwiba Lodge

    PLAY: Mwiba offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure, with diverse safari activities including 4x4 day and night game drives, bush walks, bush sundowners and a rich and authentic cultural interaction with the Hadzabe, Da'toga, Sukuma & Maasai tribes that live in the surrounding area.

    MOVE: Fly from Mwiba airstrip to Arusha Airport with Coastal. Road transfer from Arusha Airport to Legendary Lodge.

    STAY: Day room at Legendary Lodge

    PLAY: Use the day room, relax and get ready for international flight home. 

    MOVE: Road transfer from Legendary Lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Depart Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on International flight.

    AVAILABILITY
    CONTACT

    For assistance with availability and logistics, please contact us.

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