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Shadows of Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Africa

from $9,795* per person 11 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Jomo kenyatta international airport, nairobi, kenya
  • Active & Adventure trips
Immortalized by poets and revered for centuries by those overcome by its presence, Mt. Kilimanjaro towers like a god over the Great Rift Valley. This safari begins in Kenya in the shadows of Kilimanjaro and continues south to traverse northern Tanzania in comfortable and elegant lodgings throughout.

Begin your journey in the Amboseli National Park in the spacious tents of Tortilis Camp, and experience game drives under the watchful eye of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Cross the border into Tanzania, and continue on your journey to Lake Manyara National Park and your accommodations at the Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, situated near an ancient mahogany forest where the likes of Ernest Hemmingway once hunted. Enjoy game drives in the vicinity, which is known for its myriad bird life and remarkable tree-climbing lions.

Your explorations continue into the amazing Serengeti National Park, where you have a choice of one of two tasteful and refined safari camps: Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp and Klein’s Camp. At the right time of year, this area is perfect for experiencing the Great Migration, which traverses different parts of the region on its never-ending search for food and water. Literally millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle form a communal group for protection as they wander between Kenya and Tanzania and back each year.

The journey ends with two nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on the rim of the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. Game drives are carried out in the crater itself, and during your time here, you may even witness Maasai herdsmen grazing their cattle throughout the conservation area.

Locations visited/nearby

Tanzania, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.
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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive Nairobi / Norfolk Hotel
    Day 2: Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park / Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park / Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 6: Serengeti National Park / Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or Klein’s Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 7: Serengeti National Park / Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or Klein’s Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Serengeti National Park / Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or Klein’s Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 11: Arusha / Departure (B)

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