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Tour Length: WAIT LIST

Leave Wed.  Aug. 28
Return Mon. Sep. 16

$11,690 - Total Package
$299 - Travel Insurance

$100 - possible Sign-up Discount

* This program may be back in 5 to 8 years.


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Questions?
alex@doldworldjourneys.com / (808) 732-9430

2019 Kenya & Tanzania Safari WAIT LIST

 

Overview

This Tour is FULL and on WAITLIST. For questions, please contact alex@doldworldjourneys.com or (808) 732-9430.

Features

  • 15 nights in Superior First and First-Class hotels, camps, and lodges. 15 (B)reakfasts, 14 (L)unches with one in the Bush, and 14 (D)inners including dinner at Carnivore Restaurant and Farewell Bush dinner with Masai Dance Performance. One breakfast will also be in the Bush. Plus, Sundowner Drinks in Amboseli.
  • Hosted by Alex Dold from Honolulu. Specially chosen Safari Director while exploring supplemented with safari drivers/guides. Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • Air from Honolulu. Multiple intra flights. Comfortable airport shuttles along with custom 4 wheel-drive safari vehicles featuring pop-up roofs for easy game viewing and photography. Each carry 6 people to guarantee all a window seat.
  • Game Drives in the following: Samburu and Masai Mara National Reserves; Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park; and Ngorongoro Crater. Many have both morning and evening drives with time to relax at the lodge in between. Opportunity to experience the Great Migration.
  • Unique local interaction at Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center in Nairobi; Samburu Village; Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Chimp Sanctuary; and Tloma's local family and primary school visits.
  • Scenic highlights are 17,058-foot Mount Kenya, Ewaso Ng'iro River, Thompson's Falls at Nyahururu, Lolita Plains; the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru, 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjoro, Mount Meru, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. Heck, both these countries are gorgeous.

Alex's Notes

When my son Nicholas qualified to travel with Globus, I took him to Kenya & Tanzania. A fabulous destination for an eight-year-olds first adventure. Turned out the adults in the group loved it too. My mom felt we were spoiled by the deluxe features. It being some 15 years later, Ryan says it’s tremendously improved. Since recommending the Irrawaddy and Mekong cruises, I trust him. This time it's my daughter Dominique's turn. Although twenty-two I am sure Dominique and all outdoor and animal lovers will seriously savor this one.

Majestic Wildlife
The reason we come to East Africa is for the animals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on our multitude of game drives. We’ll have the chance to see rare animals like Samburu “Special 5” - 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. Possibly view the rare black rhinoceros, the Nile crocodile and even get close to giant elephants. The Serengeti ecosystem is on our agenda. It's Africa’s premier safari destinations, which includes the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large mammals. I promise after we come home visiting the zoo will be the last thing on your mind.

Breathtaking Scenery
Both countries are just gorgeous. The huge vast lands with monstrous tree and interesting vegetation goes on forever. On my last journey I was amazed at the similarities to Hawaii with bougainvillea, mangoes, aloe and more. East Africa is known for a variety interesting landscapes from amazing mountains like Mount Kenya glistening with ice and snow at top it's 17,058-foot peak and Africa's tallest Mount Kilimanjaro to powerful Thompson's Fall at Nyahururu and picturesque Lake Nakuru once known for its pink flamingos and beautiful Lake Manyara located at the base of the Rift Valley. My favorite is Ngorongoro Crater which is technically the world's largest unflooded caldera.

Distinct Culture
Beyond game viewing we have arranged unforgettable Bush Meals both in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. We discover the Giraffe Center focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe; the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa; and the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, an acclaimed project that rehabilitates orphaned elephant and rhino calves and reintroduces them to the wild— a truly special experience. In Tloma we visit a Family's Home to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. Also stop at a Primary School to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. On a game drive we stop to mingle with the locals at a Samburu Village.

Best Time Of The Year
Once again, Ryan gave us an all Hawaii departure at one of the best times to possibly see the Great Migration at both Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Please remember this is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year. Also, the day temperatures are very close to ours in Hawaii (74 - 85), but the nights can be cool (54 - 56).

With a special private departure during the high season of the Great Migration; 15 nights at top rated East African Hotels; 6 two-night stays in National Reserves/Parks with game drives; A breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sundowner drinks in The Bush; Plus 2 nights in Thailand to break up the long flights; Ryan and my friends at Globus continue the Dold Family Tradition of Value, Service and Making Travel Dreams Come True. Pray this itinerary appeals to your sense of outdoor adventure.

Warning
This is a fabulous outdoor experience. My mom calls it deluxe camping. But please keep in mind the rides can be long and rough. It's not recommended for anyone with serious back problems. Honestly, walking is pretty limited. We do take many breaks and when at a camp or lodge you'll have plenty of time to rejuvenate between drives.

Globus requires us submit a Travel Waiver attached to the itinerary with your reservation form and deposit.

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Dates & Prices

Leave Wed. Aug. 28 - Return Mon. Sep. 16, 2019 - $11,690
Single Supplement - $1,595 / Land Only - $9,105 / Travel Insurance - $299

First 10 to sign up Save $100. Second 10, Save $75.

* This program may be back in 5 to 8 years.