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East African Safari Adventure



  13 Days
• 32 Meals (11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners)
• Experienced Safari Guide with you during the 
     entire small group adventure
• Game-viewing drives in the Lake Nakuru, Serengeti, 
   Tarangire and Amboseli National Parks
• Visit to a traditional Maasai village
• Full-day adventure on the Masai Mara Game Reserve
• Crater exploration at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
• Round trip airport transfers
• Roundtrip airfaire from St. Louis, MO to/from Nairobi
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• Trip Cancellation & Interruption, Accident & Medical Insurance on package, not on airline tickets

        ****Passports & Visas are required for this tour****

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime — a safari across two African countries! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you've only seen on TV or in zoos in their natural habitats.

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart TBD / Return TBD
Lowe’s in Kirkwood:  Depart TBD / Return TBD

Thursday, October 17 – Depart the USA   
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. 

Friday, October 18 – Nairobi, Kenya  
JAMBO - KARIBU!! (Welcome!) Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Mayflower Cruises & Tours representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel, located in the heart of the central business district, for overnight accommodations.

Saturday, October 19 – Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park    
After breakfast, depart for a drive to Lake Nakuru and a brief stop at the Rift Valley view point. Continue on to your lodge, arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon, the safari adventure begins with the first game-viewing drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.  Prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, black & white rhino, Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard are among the many species of animals that make this park their home. After the safari, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)   

Sunday, October 20 – Lake Nakuru National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve   
After a hearty early morning breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival at the intimate Tipilikwani Camp, you are greeted with a warm welcome and lunch. This afternoon, depart on an exciting game-viewing drive of the Masai Mara. Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching as far as the eye can see, are home to the Black-maned lion, Savannah (African) elephant, Cape buffalo, wildebeests, cheetah, hyena, rhino, topi, Burchelle’s zebra and Masai giraffe. Have your camera ready…the Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint!  After an exciting game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Monday, October 21 – Masai Mara Game Reserve   
Today is a full-day adventure on the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you keep a lookout for the “big five:” lion, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and the Black rhino. In the afternoon, visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) and experience the culture of this world famous community where the Maasai still live as they have for centuries. Interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Tuesday, October 22 - Masai Mara Game Reserve to Serengeti National Park   
It’s time to leave Kenya and travel to Tanzania via the Isebania & Sirari border where your driver/guides will assist with immigration procedures. During the drive, a picnic lunch will take place.  The world famous Serengeti National Park covers an area of 5700 square miles, is Tanzania's oldest park, and one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than 2,500 lions and over one million wildebeests. Arriving at your Serengeti lodge, check-in and enjoy an included dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Wednesday, October 23 – Serengeti National Park  
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes for a full day of game-viewing drives on the Serengeti plains. ‘Serengeti’ is derived from a word meaning ‘the place where the land runs on forever,’ and the vast national park remains true to its name.  Aside from being spoiled by the variety of wildlife and bird species of the Serengeti, its landscape is stunningly beautiful, especially in the early morning and late evening light. Elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe and others may be spotted during your Serengeti adventure.  An early morning optional excursion, Balloon Safari at Dawn, prior to the included game drive, may be available (weather permitting).  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Thursday, October 24 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area   
After breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a stop at the Olduvai Gorge en-route.  As one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, a resident guide will provide an interpretation of the gorge.  Lunch will be provided after checking in to the lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater which has the largest unbroken caldera in the world and has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world.  Almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered Black rhino. This afternoon, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views from the lodge before tonight’s dinner.  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Friday, October 25 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area   
Today’s adventure is a descent into the crater, in the game-drive vehicles, for a full day of game viewing.  A photogenic paradise, an abundance of resident wildlife freely roams the plains of the crater floor while hundreds of bird species refresh in the small lakes. Unmatched for its natural variety and breathtaking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist in an area of this size. The crater is also of great archaeological importance with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area. Return to your lodge late afternoon with time to relax before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Saturday, October 26 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park   
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. An exciting game viewing drive takes place this afternoon. Herds of elephants scratch the dry bed of the Tarangire River searching for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope, such as the stately Fringe-eared oryx and peculiar Long-necked gerenuk, are regularly observed. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Sunday, October 27 – Tarangire National Park to Amboseli National Park   
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before departing via the Namanga border to Amboseli National Park where you check in to the lodge and enjoy lunch.  On this afternoon’s game-viewing drive, you have the opportunity to see buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo and wildebeest among many other inhabitants of this national park.  With over 400 species of birds, flora and fauna, it’s also a bird-lovers paradise.  This evening, enjoy dinner at the lodge.  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Monday, October 28 – Amboseli National Park   
A morning and afternoon game viewing drive are in store for today. Amboseli National Park offers some of the most breathtaking views in Africa and is one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting).  Famous for its large herds of giant elephants, the park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa.  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Tuesday, October 29 – Amboseli National Park to Nairobi   
Your African Safari Adventure comes to an end as you depart for Nairobi, taking with you memories and photographs of the special moments and unforgettable experiences.  Lunch is included before arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. (Arrival at your home city may be on Day Fourteen based on flight schedule).  (Breakfast & Lunch)

Hotel Accommodations:
Day Two – Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Day Three – Mbweha Safari Camp, Lake Nakuru National Park
Days Four and Five – Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve
Days Six and Seven – Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Days Eight and Nine – Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day Ten – Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire National Park
Days Eleven and Twelve – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli National Park

Things to know:
Tour Activity Level:   1   2   3   4   5
LEVEL 4: A more physical touring experience based on the destination with longer walking tours, stair climbing and periods of standing. Expect some of the experiences to occur during the evening.  

Tour Cost:
$8,658.00 - per person Double Room
$9,837.00 - per person Single Room

$550.00 per person deposit due with reservation.
Final Payment due:  July 10, 2019

Rates are subject to change
Penalties will apply for early cancellation.

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