Kenya & Tanzania

Africa’s Serengeti & Maasai Mara – The Ultimate All-Inclusive Luxury Safari Tour

Journey to the heart of Africa for the safari experience of a lifetime through the plains of Tanzania and Kenya’s most renowned game reserves. From the depths of the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater to the wide-open savannahs of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, there is no better place on earth to experience Africa’s finest wildlife. Stay in intimate and glamorous lodges and luxury tented camps located on some of the most iconic sanctuaries in Africa. Enjoy incredible all-inclusive dining and alcoholic beverages, daily morning and afternoon game drives in exclusive custom-built safari vehicles (max. 6 people per vehicle), spot the iconic “Big Five” with expert local guides, take part in a thrilling night safari, meet the Maasai community on a cultural village visit and so much more.

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10 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Earn 8,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person based on TWIN SHARE - you must purchase TWO packages
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Earn 9,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person based on TWIN SHARE - you must purchase TWO packages
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
10 Days
PEAK (MIGRATION) SEASON - TWIN SHARE
Earn 11,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person based on TWIN SHARE - you must purchase TWO packages
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
10 Days
LOW SEASON - SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 10,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 12,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
10 Days
PEAK (MIGRATION) SEASON - SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 14,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • This package is valid for ONE person
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)

Fall in love with Tanzania and Kenya and experience the ultimate in luxury safari touring. Discover the unparalleled natural beauty of these two regions as you explore vast savannahs dotted with wildlife, meet Maasai tribespeople – famous for their authentic culture and untouched way of life and take thrilling game drives in the wilderness, spotting lions, leopards and rhinoceros - all while staying in ultra-luxurious, award-winning accommodation.

The Best Time to Go

There’s no right or wrong time to visit, as the Maasai Mara and Serengeti are home to high densities of wildlife all year round – and the unique Kichakani Camp moves along with the animals, so you’re always at the centre of the action. Here’s a guide to help you decide when to go.

June to October – Dry Season

This is the most popular time to visit. Animals congregate near water sources, placing predators and prey in close proximity and making for exciting game viewing. Vegetation is less dense, so it’s easier to spot the wildlife. This is when the Great Wildebeest Migration passes through, crossing the Grumeti River. The area can get crowded during this popular period, so staying at smaller camps and lodges is a definite plus.

November to May – Wet Season

The wet season offers a more intimate wildlife experience without the crowds and with the added bonus of lush, green scenery. Migratory bird species return, creating a kaleidoscope of colours. Late January to February is also wildebeest calving season, which provides high excitement as lions and cheetahs descend on the fragile young, providing action-packed game drives. Due to the abundance of water and vegetation, game can be more spread out, but don’t let that be a deterrent – there are still few places on earth that can compete with the wildlife you’ll encounter. The rain usually comes in the afternoons, so it’s unlikely to affect your safaris.

What We Love...

With itineraries personally designed, tried and tested by our in-house travel experts, you can expect the very best from every Tour Created by LE.

Luxury Escapes’ Head of Tours, Sonia Pilovska, promises that this incredible safari experience will immerse you in Africa’s stunning surrounds like no other: “Arriving at Sanctuary's Olonana Camp was like stepping into a Condé Nast photo shoot. Everything I’d read about the refurbishment was true – and then some,” she says.

“First up, the location: set on the banks of the Mara River meant that every morning I was woken by the sounds of the hippos below my deck as they noisily came up for air. The monkeys in the trees waiting in the hope that I'd accidentally leave a door open so they could steal some biscuits, was another reminder of how immersed I was in the experience!

The room was next-level beautiful no matter where I looked; the art work on the walls, the free-standing bath with incredible views, the most comfortable bed I’d ever slept in and the floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows that I’d open each afternoon so I could hear the sounds of the surrounding forest and all its inhabitants, while I enjoyed a glass of bubbles”

Sonia adds: “Lastly, I can’t go past the beautiful staff who call the camp their home. Their smiles always present, their attention to detail never failing and their eagerness to hear about your daily sightings – even if they've seen and heard it all before – made my stay here unforgettable.”

What You’ll Love...

The Accommodation – Award-winning, glamorous lodges and luxury tented camps in the best sanctuaries in Africa

Nestled at the edge of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp affords unparalleled views across the breathtaking extinct-volcano landscape. Luxurious canvas tents have been designed to complement the surrounding acacia trees while providing all the creature comforts of a 5-star hotel in the beautiful wild. Picture stylish wooden-frame furniture, the finest quality bedding, designer pieces and a soothing neutral palette. Completing the ultimate glamping experience each tent comes with an en-suite bathroom and indoor bucket shower, with your own personal tent attendant filling your bucket shower to the perfect temperature whenever required from the outside.

Translating from Swahili as ‘Sanctuary in the bush’, Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp truly places you in the heart of the wild, amid more than one million wildebeest and zebras who call the Serengeti home. Experience a unique moveable camp, located in two set locations based on the natural migration path in the Serengeti National Park. The ten, luxurious tents – each styled differently and boasting private wooden decks – can be packed up and moved along the way, ensuring a more intimate experience of the park. In addition to the sophisticated private tents, the camp features a grand central canopied area with lounges and dining wings, offering unparalleled views over the soul-stirring landscape.

The exceptional Sanctuary Olonana Camp invites you to enjoy a private stretch of the dramatic Mara River, bordering the epic Maasai Mara in Kenya. This breathtaking sanctuary offers an abundance of wildlife, a natural river that runs through the property and is home to a crash of resident hippos, and unbeatable luxury in the form of modern suites with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening up onto Mara River views. With sophisticated free-flowing spaces that blend in beautifully with the surrounding forest settings and a stunningly decorated main lodge, it is easy to see why it is regarded as one of the top safari properties in Africa and was named the best resort in Africa in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Experiences – Africa’s finest wildlife, gourmet bush dining and incredible Maasai culture

Enjoy your first thrilling game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater: a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world and a popular location to witness the annual migration of zebra and wildebeests. Thanks to the year-round water supply, there’s also a captivating cast on the crater floor of black rhinos, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephants, and this natural enclosure is also home to a significant population of predators, including lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard.

Explore the crater with morning and late afternoon game drives as well as a remarkable drive to Lake Manyara to see the enormous population of resident flamingos dotted across the diverse landscape.

Spend three memorable days on game drives in the Serengeti, travelling with expert local rangers. Switching between two set locations, the camp’s unique concept means you will always be at the heart of the action, no matter the season. The Serengeti is known as home of the Big Five, plus cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, waterbucks and impalas.

Take the unmissable opportunity to get an insight into the vibrant and traditional life of the Maasai tribespeople as you visit the region's most famous reserve, the Maasai Mara. Imagine grassy plains and rolling hills brimming with wildlife and specked with acacia trees. Home to the big cats, the Big Five and over 300 bird species this is Maasai Mara – a magical place where nature and culture entwine and where Maasai herdsmen graze their cattle side by side with predators.

One of the most authentic ethnic tribes of Africa, Maasai people have clung to their traditional way of life despite modernisation, making them a symbol of enduring African culture. Accompanied by an experienced Maasai guide, meet the village elders and their wives and learn all about the medicinal plants grown here, the importance of cattle and the social structure of the traditional Maasai homestead.

Indulge in memorable dining experiences throughout the tour, with all-inclusive meals and alcoholic beverages. Standout moments include a private picnic on the Ngorongoro Crater floor watching wildlife go by and an elegant dinner in the middle of the wilderness in the Maasai Mara bush. Let the magic of bush dining engage all your senses as you experience the twinkling stars overhead, the spectacular views of your surrounds, tantalising African flavours and evening wildlife sightings.

Nightly sundowners are the perfect way to end each day on safari. Sip on G&Ts and enjoy delectable snacks as you gather with your fellow travellers and discuss the day’s sightings as the sun sets over the savannah - a truly unforgettable experience.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation throughout the tour including Arusha’s newest 5-star hotel the Gran Melia and the newly refurbished Sanctuary Retreats Collection of Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Kichakani Serengeti Camp and Olonana Camp
  • All-inclusive dining including unique gourmet African bush experiences (from Day 2 onward)
  • All-inclusive beverages including a selection of soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne and premium brands – and only available from Day 2 onward)
  • Refreshments during game-viewing drives including morning and afternoon teas plus sundowners of canapés and cocktails
  • Multiple daily scheduled safari activities with expert local guides (max. 6 people per safari vehicle)
  • Maasai community cultural village visit
  • Shared scheduled flights from: Arusha – Manyara, Manyara – Serengeti, Serengeti – Maasai Mara and Maasai Mara – Nairobi
  • Transfers to and from each camp
  • Daily laundry service
  • All park and game fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (comprehensive travel insurance not included and needs to be purchased separately)
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