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An East Africa Family Adventure

Nairobi, Matthews Mountains, Serengeti National Park, Kigali, Volcanoes National Park

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15 days



  • Visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, one of Africa’s most renowned and successful community conservation projects
  • Explore the wild and beautiful Grumeti Reserve, home to large prides of lion and breathtaking landscapes
  • Soar over the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park on a sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • Take the opportunity for a night sleeping under the stars at one of the Serengeti’s iconic fly camps
  • Trek through the Volcanoes National Park in search of mountain gorillas

What’s Included

  • Private travel designer and designated point of contact
  • 24/7 support when you are on-the-ground
  • Dedicated concierge service
  • 15 nights luxury accommodation with breakfast included
  • Transfers on a private basis with English speaking representative
  • All tours and activities as detailed

Example Itinerary

Days 1-2

Nairobi, Kenya

  • Relax in the sumptuous surroundings of your hotel and prepare for the safari adventure that awaits you
  • Dine in one of Nairobi’s finest restaurants and perhaps treat yourselves to a spa treatment

Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi is an archetypal African capital, bustling with an ever evolving food, art and culture scene. The starting point for all Kenyan safaris, you can relax and enjoy a night in one of the city’s most luxurious hotels.

At Nairobi airport you will be met and assisted through immigration and with baggage collection before being handed over to your transfer driver for the journey across the city to the upmarket suburb of Karen where a night at Hemingways Nairobi awaits. An oasis of calm and greenery, the hotel is a great spot to start your trip, with some time by the pool to soak up the afternoon sunshine, a must-do if you arrive in time. An outstanding restaurant and bar is at your disposal and the wonderfully comfortable rooms will make for a great night’s sleep before your safari adventure starts in earnest tomorrow.

Stay at Hemingways Nairobi

Days 2-5

Namamyuk Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

  • Revel in the peace and tranquillity that this remote and utterly captivating part of Kenya offers its visitors
  • Walk the wilds of northern Kenya in the company of your hugely experienced Samburu guide who will know the area intimately

Less well-known than some of Kenya’s other parks, the Namumyak Conservancy is a hugely rewarding area to explore for both experienced safari-goers and those venturing into the bush for the first time. Wildlife-rich and with stunning landscapes, this is an incredible spot to spend a few days.

From Nairobi fly north, past Mount Kenya and on to Sarara Camp, a classically styled camp in the heart of a vast wilderness. With incredible views out across the conservancy, combined with superb food and warm Kenyan hospitality, the camp is one of the finest in the country and a great place to start your adventure. Day and night time game drives, as well as guided walks are the way to explore here, but there is so much more to enjoy. Visits to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary are enduringly popular, as are trips to the “singing wells”, Mount Ololkwe, visits to local Samburu villages and their traditional blacksmiths and many more besides. In between activities sit back by the swimming pool and soak up the warm African sunshine.

Stay at Sarara Camp

Days 5-8

Serengeti National Park, Grumeti Reserve, Tanzania

  • Search the open plains of the Western Serengeti in search of the large lion prides for which the region is renowned
  • Take to the skies on a sunrise hot air balloon flight which offers a totally different perspective on the park

The beauty of the Western Serengeti is that there are just a handful of lodges in a vast area, meaning incredibly private safaris uninterrupted by the large crowds that are associated with the north and central parts of the park.

Cross the border into Tanzania this morning, starting your time here in the beautiful Western Serengeti. With just a fraction of the visitors that the other parts of the park receives, this Grumeti Region offers highlight after highlight as you explore with your guide. Game drives are the mainstay of the experience here, with abundant wildlife including lion, leopard and elephant found. There is also the chance to head out for a guided walk which is a great way to learn more about the smaller things often missed on drives. You can also visit a local village and school, enjoy massage treatments and learn more about the African night sky from your guide. A truly special place that will be hard to tear yourself away from.

Stay at andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge

Days 8-11

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Enjoy Serian’s fabled sleepout experience where you spend the night under the stars and eat around the roaring campfire
  • Explore this remote corner of the northern Serengeti in the company of your hugely experienced private guide

Tucked away in the Lamai Wedge, a hidden corner of the northern Serengeti the camp is ideally placed for seeing the herds of the Great Migration during the season and takes advantage of its location to offer a truly private safari experience.

From Grumeti fly up to the northern part of the Serengeti, renowned for offering guests the chance to see the herds of the Great Migration tackle the iconic crossing of the Mara River between (usually) July and October each year. However, there is so much more to this area than just the crossings, with big cats found in abundance throughout the year, amazing elephant numbers and a wonderful diversity of birdlife. The remote location means it is one of the few parts of the Serengeti that offers proper walking safaris – an incredible way to spend some time and one not to be missed.

Stay at Serian’s Serengeti Lamai

Days 11-12

Kigali, Rwanda

  • Visit traditional craft markets as well as the hugely interesting Genocide Museum which showcases this terrible period so poignantly
  • Relax by the pool in one of Kigali’s finest hotels and read up on the gorilla trekking experience that awaits you

Rwanda’s capital city is surrounded by green hills and is one of the cleanest and safest cities in all of Africa. With friendly people and some interesting spots to visit this is one overnight stop that visitors always find rewarding.

Once your safari is over you’ll be flown across the Serengeti and in to Rwanda, arriving at Kigali airport in the early afternoon. You’ll be transferred across to the Serena Hotel which is found in the heart of the city to drop bags before heading out to visit the Genocide Museum and Memorial which so thoughfully acts as a memorial to these dark days of Rwanda’s recent history. A number of excellent craft markets are found here as well or you can simply relax by the pool with a good book.

Days 12-15

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

  • Trek through the forested mountain sides of the Volcanoes National Park in search of the incredible Mountain Gorillas who live there
  • Enjoy the superb food and hospitality of one of Africa’s very finest places to stay

Undoubtedly a highlight of any trip to Africa, trekking to see Mountain Gorillas offers and intimate insight in to the world of these remarkable creatures, enjoyed in the company of their hugely knowledgeable guides and protectors.

The final leg of your trip will see you transferred through the gloriously scenic interior of Rwanda, stopping along the way to visit a coffee plantation. Continue on to the Volcanoes National Park where a stay at the iconic Singita Kwitonda awaits. This glorious lodge showcases the very best of luxury accommodation, food drink and service, it really is wonderful. It also acts as a base for one of Africa’s most sought-after experiences, the chance to see Mountain Gorillas in the wild. Spend an hour in the company of these gentle giants and learn about their fascinating social structures and way of life. From the lodge you can also head out for a range of walks, visit local conservation and philanthropy projects or just relax and revel in the peace and tranquillity that the property offers.

Stay at Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Truly wonderful from start to finish

True Travel has done it again.

Matt helped plan and produced an amazing Tanzanian adventure. It was truly a wonderful holiday which ran smoothly and all the lodges and camps were spectacular as promised.


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