Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour with Brad Wilcox

Dates June 22-July 2, 2019
Destination Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara, Tanzania Amboseli National Park, Kenya Lake Nivasha, Kenya Masai Mara, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Entebbe, Uganda Kihihi, Uganda Buhoma, Uganda
Duration 11 days 10 nights
Price From 4,279
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Lion, elephants, hippos, giraffe, zebra, leopards, rhinos, flamingos and so much more await you in East Africa on our luxury safari adventure.

Experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania big game with our 10 days luxury safari tour with our special guests, Brad and Debi Wilcox.

Our package is heavy in safari expeditions and includes the region's legendary national parks and game reserves as we follow the endless cycle of life tracking the big five and so much more.  Our tour blends resort and tented camp stays in Kenya's Masai Mara and Amboseli reserves and also Tanzania's Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Not only will our expedition take you through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania to explore these incredible parks while staying at beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps while eating wonderfully prepared food but, you will also get to see the local tribes and villages with hands on experiences such as an authentic cooking class that will be included in our stay. 

We promise you an East African experience you can enjoy with all five senses.  THIS is a trip you’ve been waiting for.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Wendy Fracchia, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-5285
Email Wendy

Tour Code # 929F22

Day 1 and 2: Sat & Sun, June 22-23

US to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Today you will depart the US and travel to East Africa to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Jambo na Karibu! Hello and welcome to Tanzania.  We will be welcomed upon arrival by our wonderful tour host who will transfer us to our hotel to rest from our travel. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Monday, June 24, 2019

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, we will be transferred by our 4x4 expedition vehicles to Tarangire, one of Tanzania's largest national parks.  This area is best known for its large elephant population and majestic baobab trees that dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.  The park is dissected by the Tarangie River which provides the only permanent water supply in the area.  During the dry season, animals migrate to Tarangire from Manyara National Park giving it the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.  Other wildlife of interest includes the stately fringe-eared oryx and the long-necked gerenuk.

After game viewing and lunch we continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and our reserved accommodations that sits on the rim of the magnificent crater, designed to blend completely into the landscape.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we descend into Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch. A must see Conservation Area within this massive collapsed volcano, one of the largest calderas in the world. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater combined with its spectacular wildlife is one of the greatest nature wonders of the planet.  Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forest, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife.

We will enjoy our picnic on the crater floor before heading back up to the lodge.  This afternoon we will meet the lodges head chef and participate in a Tanzania cooking demonstration.  You will see blank rhinos, jackals, spotted hyena, lions, and their prey of wildebeest, water buffalo, and various gazelle species. Birding is good as well. The not too common Serval cat is a bonus feature.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Wed, Jun 26, 2019

Lake Manyara - Arusha

After breakfast we are driven to the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive. This small but uniquely diverse national park is a wonderful introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife and is also home to the world famous, but rarely seen, tree climbing lions.

We then continue on to your reserved accommodation in Arusha for overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Thur, June 27, 2019

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

After breakfast we will be driven over land to Amboseli National Park, stopping en route for customs and immigration formalities. We arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

The snowcapped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro rises above floating clouds, dominating every aspect of Amboseli National Park. The park takes its name from the seasonal Lake Amboseli, which in dry weather resembles a massive salt pan. Underground rivers running off the mountain create a series of swamps, where elephants, hippos and colorful birds congregate.

Tonight will be our 1st safari camp next to Amboseli National Park.  Our camp is set on 420 acres with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Amboseli National Park

Today we enjoy an early morning buffet breakfast, followed by a morning game drive, when the peaks of Kilimanjaro are most spectacular. Lunch will be at the lodge and is followed by an afternoon nature walk in the region surrounding the lodge. Time allowing we will visit a local school for insight into this Kenyan community. 

We get to unwind this evening with dinner at the lodge and be mesmerized by the dazzling blanket of stars.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Just when you thought you may have been safaried out, then you enter the world-renowned Masai Mara, the northern extension of the equally famous Serengeti Plains. The productivity of the rolling grasslands and tree studded woodlands are to be witnessed first hand. Countless numbers of wildebeest, zebra, and water buffalo are guaranteed, even after mass migration to the Serengeti. Elephant, giraffe, warthog, lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, the list goes on. Numerous antelope species are readably photogenic including hartebeest, topi, impala, eland, suni, bush duiker, steinbok, dikdik, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle. Numerous lion kills make for some great vulture viewing.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Masai Mara, Kenya

After breakfast we will continue by road to the amazing Maasai Mara area, situated in southwest Kenya.  The Maasai Mara forms the northern section of the Serengeti National Park. One of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, the Maasai Mara holds a diverse concentration of wildlife and is famous for the abundance of big cats, lion, leopard, cheetah and the great wildebeest migration. It is also home to the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress.

You are met on arrival by our new camp ranger who will take us on a fascinating game drive through the park, arriving in time for sundowners and dinner.

Tonight our tent camp is located on the rolling plains within the reserve, right in the center of the animal migration path with a authentic Maasai village adjoining us. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Mon, Jun 31, 2019

Masai Mara Game Reserve

The drama of the Mara is never ending, the cycle of life and death is seemingly endless. It is this sheer magnetism that has captivated all of us and will captivate you. Return to camp, at the end of the day, for a farewell dinner under the stars. Ponder the wonder that is Africa, as the night and its inhabitants settle around you.

Optional Tour – Hot Air Balloon

For those who'd enjoy an extra adventure, this morning you can choose to wake early for a hot air balloon safari. At the misty light of dawn your balloon will be inflating in the open glen, set in the riverine forest at the edge of the Mara River. Once inflated you and your fellow adventurers will climb aboard your "flying basket" and begin slowly drifting up and over the trees where before you lies the magnificence and splendor of an African dawn. You will float effortlessly for an hour or more usually following the path of the snaking Mara River. This constant water source attracts a great abundance and variety of game and birdlife. On the river banks and in the water, hippo, crocodile and elephant are often seen and on the open plains a seemingly endless variety of antelope and the larger animals the Mara is famous for.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Tue, July 2, 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

This morning we will visit a local Maasai village to observe the tribe’s way of life and learn about its culture and beliefs. They are a proud warrior tribe whose lives and culture revolve around herding cattle. We will get a brief glimpse into the hardworking lives of the women and girls, who are responsible for all of the domestic tasks, as well as milking cows and often travelling extensive distances to collect water. Men and boys focus their attention on the care of their cattle, hunting for food and protecting the community. The Maasai are known for their colorful traditional dress and beaded adornments.

Afterwards, you will be driver overland to Nairobi airport for your departure flight with memories to last a lifetime!

Meals : Breakfast
Post Tour Day 11: Tue, July 2

Entebbe, Uganda

Today is a travel day from Kenya to Uganda.  Upon arrival you'll be brought to your hotel, the Boma exclusive hotel to spend the day in this charming lakeshore town.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Post Tour, Day 12: Wed, July 3

Kihihi, Uganda

Today you will be collectedfrom your hotel and taken back to the airport for your flights to Kihihi to spend your day at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trekking Gorillas! 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.  Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.  More famously, this "impenetrable forest" also protects and estimated 320 mountain gorillas - roughly half of the world's population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 species of mammal, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes.  There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Post Tour Day 13: Thur, Jul 4

Buhoma, Uganda

From the Buhoma area, you may trek gorillas in the Buhoma region or Ruhija.

If you are trekking in Buhoma, you will meet your gorilla guides (from UWA) for the pre-trek briefing, which usually starts at 08:00.  Depending on which family you are allocated to on the day, you will either start walking from the briefing point or be transferred by vehicle to the alternative start point.  The gorilla families live in different areas of the forest.

If you are trekking in Ruhija, it is an approximately two-hour drive to get to the start point.  You will, therefore, depart early from the lodge. Note there is an additional cost for the transfer to Ruhija should permits be issued there, which will be advised at the time of booking.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Post Tour day 14: Fri, July 5

Buhoma, Uganda

Today you will be collected from your lodge and transferred back to the Kihihi Airstrip for your flight to return to Entebbe to make your international flight transfer home to the USA.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

SAFARI TOUR includes:

  • Special guest hosts, Brad and Debi Wilcox 
  • First class deluxe resort and tent camp accommodation as per itinerary based on twin share
  • All transfers and transportation is by safari bus/mini coach (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
  • Safari is by 4X4 vehicle with English speaking driver guide with only 6 per vehicle
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari
  • Arrival "Meet & Greet" guide assistance 
  • All park fees and admissions as per the itinerary & Crater tour
  • Local taxes on accommodation 
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) 
  • Hotel porterage
  • Morris Murdock tour manager
  • Medical protection insurance while on tour
  • Document package
  • Visa support

Not Included:

  • All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection
  • Personal items
  • Airport porterage
  • Meals unless listed in itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities - $150 per person
  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Visa for Kenya and Tanzania

Optional Pricing:

  • Single $4879 for Private room / Single-share option available
  • Ask about Triple occupancy rates

Optional Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour $2699:

  • Price is per person,double rate / Single on request only
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Age restricted to 15 and older
  • MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH and able to climb uphills - up to 3 miles
  • Includes round trip flights to Entebbe from Kenya and within Uganda to Kihihi
  • 3 nights lodging
  • All Meals
  • English speaking guide throughout 
  • 1 Gorilla trek per person
  • park fees

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 23 March 2019
  • Cash Discount of $100 per person if final payment is paid by check