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17 Day Kenya & Tanzania

  • Go on safari in Amboseli & Masai Mara
  • Visit Zanzibar, Tarangire & More
Includes Return International Flights

Journey into the heart of Africa on this exotic 17 day tour of Kenya and Tanzania. Visit Nairobi, the cosmopolitan capital of Kenya; experience up to three safari drives in the famed Masai Mara National Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, and cheetahs; journey through the plains of the Rift Valley; learn about the wildlife of Lake Naivasha on a guided walk; witness the majesty of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park (weather permitting); enjoy a game drive into the Tarangire National Park, known for its magnificent baobab trees; relax with two days at leisure on the island of Zanzibar, taking full advantage of its clear waters and white sand beaches, and so much more! After your African adventure, experience a day at leisure in the vibrant desert city of Dubai.

This incredible package includes return international flights with Emirates, two additional flights, 11 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation, three nights under the stars in tented camps, qualified safari guides, 32 meals and more. If you’ve longed to explore the heartland of Africa, this is your chance!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Fly with award winning Emirates Airlines. Upon arrival into Nairobi, transfer to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Panari Hotel, Nairobi
Meals included: In-Flight

Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Kenya’s capital. Alternatively, you may take part in an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Visit - $90 AUD per person
This morning travel to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is situated on the outskirts of Nairobi (approx. 45mins). The Sanctuary is run by Angela Sheldrick and is set in the grounds of her late mother’s, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, house. Here, you will see the orphaned animals and meet the people who handle and care for these animals. It’s an interesting excursion and the team who run the orphanage are always willing to spend time answering any questions you may have. Upon completion, return to the hotel or city centre. Visiting times are between 11:00am and 12:00pm daily. Inclusions: Return transfers with English speaking driver and entrance fees.

Overnight: Panari Hotel, Nairobi
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast journey towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment. On the way, spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot Earth Satellite Station as you head across the valley to reaching the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous national reserve, in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge to be built in the Masai Mara and is in a prime position along the path of the annual migration. Built from local materials, including sandstone and cedar wood, the bungalows offer simple but comfortable accommodation with en suite bathrooms and private balconies surrounded by lush gardens. The lodge has an elevated walkway through the trees which is perfect for watching the resident hippo in the watering hole and other game which often walk around this unfenced lodge.

Overnight: Keekorok Lodge, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. 

Optional Activity: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Safari - $600 per person
Please note: guests choosing the optional activity will not receive the early morning game drive.

Overnight: Keekorok Lodge, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok. Next travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai-Mahiu, before arriving at the lodge at Lake Naivasha, around lunchtime. Following lunch, enjoy a nature walk around the lake learning about the bird, plant and insect life before returning to the lodge for an afternoon/evening at leisure.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Country Club, Lake Naivasha
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Following an early breakfast, proceed back to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and then continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at the camp by late afternoon.

Kilima Safari Camp
Kilima Safari Camp is located adjacent to Amboseli National Park, next to the Kimana Gate Park entrance. The camp is set out on a 360-acre site with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for its large elephant population, where guests can enjoy great game viewing from their tents which face the animal water pools. Kilima offers 72 tents, all set towards Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp has an open general public area offering bar and dining services as well as a nature room with wildlife information and a place for guest lectures. There is a free form swimming pool and a massage centre available for some great relaxation.

Overnight: Kilima Safari Camp, Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. Return to the lodge this afternoon. Enjoy time to unwind in your room or even take a quick dip in the pool before dinner.

Overnight: Kilima Safari Camp, Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart the camp and continue south to the Namanga border, the main crossing point from Kenya into Tanzania. Clear customs and immigration formalities and then be met by a driver/guide for the transfer to Arusha, where lunch is provided. This afternoon board your safari vehicle and continue by road to the camp on the border of Tarangire National Park, close to Lake Burunge. Arrive in time for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Situated in sparsely populated farmland on forty acres of untouched community land, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers a peaceful setting to relax in after your busy safari days. Sit on the deck of your tent and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Lake Burungi to the Great Rift Valley escarpment beyond. Accommodation is in beautifully constructed tented rooms set on wooden platforms with a solid attached bath, toilet and dressing area. Decks all have stunning views to Lake Burunge and the Rift Valley. There is a large thatched common area, reception, dining, bar and lounge.

Overnight: Sangaiwe Tented Camp, Tarangire National Park
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart the camp and enter Tarangire National Park for a morning of game viewing. Return to the camp for lunch. This afternoon head north and pass Lake Manyara, climbing the Great Rift Valley and continuing to the town of Karatu. Tonight’s lodge is located close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area park gate. Arrive in time for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Country Lodge, Bougainvillea Lodge OR Marera Lodge, Karatu 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. A picnic lunch is served overlooking a small lake populated with hippos. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Country Lodge, Bougainvillea Lodge OR Marera Lodge, Karatu 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Depart after breakfast with a picnic lunch and head south east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe which is filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for the flight to Stone Town, Zanzibar. On arrival into Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where the remainder of the day will be at leisure.

Overnight Zanzibar Beach Resort, Zanzibar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today is free at leisure to explore this beautiful island.

Overnight Zanzibar Beach Resort, Zanzibar
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another day at leisure to either relax or explore.

Overnight Zanzibar Beach Resort, Zanzibar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure with late check out provided until 4:00pm, however the onwards flight to Dubai will not depart Zanzibar until late this evening. Luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel after check out so you may relax and make use of the resorts common areas prior to transferring to the airport.

Overnight: In Transit
Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive early this morning into Dubai and transfer straight to the hotel and check in (early morning check in provided). The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore Dubai.

Overnight: Towers Rotana, Millennium Plaza Hotel, Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach OR similar
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Dubai Airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the ancient landscapes of Kenya
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi
  • Pass the impressive Longonot Earth Satellite Station
  • Experience up to three safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Look for lions, giraffes, cheetahs, impala and more
  • Travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley
  • Learn about flora and fauna of Lake Naivasha on a guided walk
  • Experience a full day game drive in the biodiverse Amboseli National Park
  • Witness the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Explore the vast wilderness areas of Tanzania
  • Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park with its magnificent baobabs
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos, leopards and many more
  • Discover the wildlife of the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Pass through the Masai Steppe, filled with many picturesque African villages
  • Enjoy 2 days at leisure on beautiful Zanzibar Island
  • Experience the amazing white sand beaches and clear waters of Zanzibar
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in vibrant Dubai
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • Fly with award-winning airline Emirates
  • 1-way internal flight (economy class): Arusha, Tanzania to Stone Town, Zanzibar
  • 1-way international flight (economy class): Zanzibar, Tanzania to Dubai, UAE
  • 10 nights in 4-5 star hotel/lodge/resort accommodation
  • 3 nights in quality tented camps under the stars
  • 1 night 4 star hotel accommodation in Dubai with morning check in
  • Enjoy 32 meals including daily breakfast
  • Enjoy small group touring
  • National park entrance fees
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 3 to 11)
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles and open-air 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 5th November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1300 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2019)
May: 7
June: 4, 11
August: *13, *20
August: *6 (SOLD OUT)
September: *3, *10 
October: *8
November: 5
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $500 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive Early
Not available.
 
Stay behind in Dubai
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $7999 per person
Please note
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Nairobi: Panari Hotel

- Masai Mara National Reserve: Keekorok Lodge

- Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Country Club

- Karatu: Country Lodge, Bougainvillea Lodge or Marera Lodge

- Zanzibar: Zanzibar Beach Resort

- Dubai: Towers Rotana, Millennium Plaza Hotel, Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach or similar

 

Tented Safari Camps

(No star rating)

- Amboseli National Park: Kilima Safari Camp

- Tarangire National Park: Sangaiwe Tented Camp

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 10 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 2: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Visit - $90 AUD per person 
- Day 4: Hot Air Balloon Safari - $600 AUD per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Kenya and Tanzania is a strict requirement however a visa is granted upon arrival in Dubai if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Yellow fever immunisation (required ONLY if passing through a yellow fever infected country prior to entry into Tanzania)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: approx. $8 USD per person/day payable on tour
- Tanzania Airport Authority security levy approx. $8USD per person total (applicable on day 11 & 14)
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TANZANIA AIRPORT AUTHORITY SECURITY LEVY
The Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) has introduced a security levy to be imposed on passengers boarding aircraft at domestic and international airports within Tanzania. 
 
The new fee of TZS 5,000 (US$2) for those boarding domestic flights and US$5 for those on international flights will be used for enhancement of airport security through installation of high-tech equipment and safety services, including perimeter fences and state-of-the-art scanning machines to improve detection. Over time, it should hopefully reduce the occasions for those often intrusive body searches on travellers. The security levy will affect both foreign and domestic travellers booked with airlines flying in and out of Tanzania, and will take effect from the 1st November 2018.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Kenya:
The climate of Kenya varies by location, from mostly cool every day, to always warm/hot. The interior of Kenya has an arid climate is nearly devoid of rainfall, and temperature swings widely according to the general time of the day/night. For many areas of Kenya, the daytime temperature rises about 12°C almost every day.
 
Tanzania: 
From July to August, Tanzania’s weather is generally the coolest, the sunniest and the driest. June is a good month almost everywhere, but in the north-east the long rains can linger on until this month. September is also a good month, but at lower elevations the days can be hot. In October, the season of the short rains begins in the north, though in the first half of the month there is usually little rain, however, it can get hot at low altitudes.
 
Zanzibar: 
Just south of the equator, Zanzibar's weather pattern follows that of Tanzania very closely although always tends to be a little more humid and occasional rain in the dry season is less uncommon than in the heart of the mainland Tanzania. Generally, the main rainy season, or the 'long rains', last during March, April and May. The humidity is high and daily temperatures reach the low-mid 30°s.The long dry season, when rainfall is fairly unusual, lasts throughout June, July, August, September and October. Temperatures vary hugely with altitude and location, but it's usually fine, clear sky and sunny weather it's a great time to visit Zanzibar. During November and December there's another rainy season: the 'short rains'. These are much lighter than the main rains and less reliable.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points :
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
32 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: an average level of fitness will be required. Most transport is by safari vehicle with no major walking required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour from day 3 to 11. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $8 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Vaccinations:
Please note: Yellow fever immunisations and certificates are ONLY required if passing through a yellow fever infected country prior to entry into Tanzania (subject to change dependant on the latest information provided by the Department of Health.)
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Kenya


A tourist visa is a strict requirement when travelling to Kenya on an Australian Passport. The current price is $51 USD for a single entry visa but is subject to change at short notice. 

Find more information at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa-types.html

 

Tanzania
A tourist visa is a strict requirement when travelling to Tanzania on an Australian Passport. More information may be found at http://www.tanzaniaconsul.com/
 

Australian passport holders are eligible for a free 30-day visitor visa-on-arrival. 
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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