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20 Day Serengeti, Masai Mara & Uganda Small Group Tour

A strong level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary. You would be required to move freely on your own and able to participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and mountainous terrain, including treks. This tour is not suitable if you require a walker or wheelchair or if you have any other physical ailments that may impact your overall enjoyment.

Pace
Active

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader or local guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
151 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour up to 7 guests only
✓ Incredible sightseeing including game drives through six national parks, game reserves and conservation areas across Tanzania and Kenya in search of the “Big Five”
✓ Gorilla and chimpanzee trek in Uganda as well as game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel in search of elephants, lions, hippos and more
✓Game drives in 4x4 vehicles with photo roof and a maximum 7 travellers per vehicle in Kenya & Tanzania and 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser in Uganda
✓ Cultural interactions with local Maasai people learning the customs of distinctive tribes as well as a visit to Mato wa Mbu Village including a traditional lunch 
✓ 19 nights in selected 3 & 4-star hotels, lodges, chalets and tented camps, all with private en-suite facilities
✓ Return flights from Nairobi in Kenya to Entebbe in Uganda  and domestic flight from Bwindi to Entebbe in Uganda 
✓ Breakfast daily, 17 lunches and 19 dinners
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
✓ Fully escorted by expert naturalist guide in each country
✓ All park entrance fees

Note:17 February, 01 Decmeber & 22 December 2024 departure, the Kenya and Tanzania itinerary will run in the reverse direction

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
The Boma Hotel or Similar
Meals
Dinner

Welcome to Kenya! On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) you will be met by a local representative in the arrivals hall and transferred to your hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Pre tour accommodation information can be found under “Extra Services” and can be purchased at time of booking. Rates include breakfast PLUS transfer from Nairobi Airport to the Boma Hotel. 

Hotel
Mara Eden Safari Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, and then gather with your guide and fellow travellers for a pre-departure meeting before we commence our journey. If time permits, we have the opportunity to visit the Kazuri Beads Centre and workshop where you have the opportunity to witness the meticulous craftsmanship of hand-shaped ceramic beads created by the talented women at the Kazuri workshop.

Following our visit, we set our course for the Masai Mara, a land deeply rooted in Maasai traditions and where the Maasai people are granted the privilege to graze their cattle. The vast expanse of the Masai Mara encompasses diverse landscapes, including riverine forests along the Mara and Talek Rivers, acacia forests, and expansive savannah plains.

Prepare to immerse yourself in this extraordinary ecosystem as we arrive at the Mara Eden Safari Camp, your welcoming haven for the next two remarkable nights. Relax and relish the unique experiences that await you in this captivating corner of the world.

Hotel
Mara Eden Safari Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we embark on an exhilarating full-day adventure immersed in the renowned Masai Mara National Park. This iconic wildlife sanctuary offers an abundance of diverse habitats that serve as a haven for a wide array of game species. Prepare to be captivated as we seek out magnificent creatures such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs in their natural habitat. The sweeping landscapes of the Masai Mara are also home to an impressive range of wildlife, including zebras, wildebeest (gnu), giraffes, buffalos, jackals, topis, gazelles, impalas, and elephants.

As we navigate the park's lush plains and traverse its meandering rivers, we are likely to encounter a multitude of hippopotamuses and crocodiles, adding to the wildlife spectacle. Keep your eyes trained on the skies as well, for the birdlife in this area is incredibly abundant, offering opportunities to spot a wide variety of avian species.

Hotel
Serenity on the Lake Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Afer breakfast, we resume our expedition, heading south across the border into Tanzania. Our next destination is Lake Victoria, where we will be staying at the charming boutique lodge, Serenity on the Lake, for the evening. Take advantage of the leisure time in the afternoon to relax and unwind, or consider taking a leisurely bird walk along the picturesque lake shore. 

Please note that there will be a change of guide and vehicle at the border crossing into Tanzania.

Hotel
Kisura Serengeti Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, embark on a boat excursion to one of the local fishing villages, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Lake Victoria. Later, we bid farewell to the captivating lake as we continue our journey southwards towards the renowned Serengeti National Park. Along the way, we traverse through the villages inhabited by the Sukuma tribe, who cultivate crops such as groundnuts, sorghum, and cassava, while also tending to their livestock. Life here remains simple and timeless, yet with subtle reminders of the modern era.

As we proceed towards the Serengeti, we traverse the breathtaking central Plains, which epitomise the iconic landscapes the park is famous for. Picture endless undulating grass savannahs punctuated by rugged outcrops that provide secluded havens for wildlife. Finally, we arrive at the enchanting Kisura Serengeti Camp, nestled in the heart of this remarkable wilderness, where you will find comfort and tranquillity during your stay.

Hotel
Kisura Serengeti Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be dedicated to a full-day game drive in the Seronera area of the Serengeti. Known as one of the three main regions of the Serengeti, Seronera stands as the central and easily accessible part of the park. It is home to the Park Headquarters and is characterised by vast open plains of grassland teeming with an abundance of wildlife.

The Seronera River serves as the lifeblood of the Serengeti, attracting a diverse array of animals throughout the year. This area is renowned for its exceptional game viewing opportunities, with remarkable sightings available regardless of the season. It is particularly known for its frequent encounters with majestic lions and agile cheetahs. Additionally, Seronera presents a prime opportunity to spot the elusive leopard, known as the most secretive of all the big cats.

Hotel
Kisura Serengeti Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for another thrilling day of adventure as we continue our exploration of the magnificent Serengeti National Park. Equipped with lunch boxes to keep us energised, we embark on game drives throughout the afternoon. Marvel at the diverse array of animals that roam these lands, and immerse yourself in the sheer beauty of the Serengeti.

As the sun begins its descent, we make our way back to the lodge, filled with unforgettable memories and stories to share. Rest and rejuvenate overnight, ready to embrace the wonders that await us on the next leg of our journey.

Hotel
Karatu Simba Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we set off early, traversing the captivating Southern Plains of the Serengeti. Our journey takes us to the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, where we embark on an exhilarating game drive. This wildlife haven is often considered the highlight of any safari adventure, offering a remarkable spectacle for nature enthusiasts. Within the Ngorongoro Crater, we have the opportunity to encounter the entire 'Big 5', including the rare and endangered black rhino.

After a picnic lunch in the crater, we make our way to the charming village of Karatu, where we will spend the night. Our accommodation for the evening is the inviting Karatu Simba Lodge, providing comfort and relaxation amidst the scenic surroundings.

Hotel
Karatu Simba Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we embark on a journey to explore the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu. Our adventure begins at the local market, where we immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere and observe the bustling activity. We continue our exploration by visiting a Chagga family engaged in the production of banana beer, providing us with an insightful glimpse into their traditional practices. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will introduce us to the various fruits and vegetables cultivated in the region, while also explaining the ingenious irrigation system that sustains the local crops.

A highlight of our day awaits as we savour a delightful, home-cooked meal in the warm hospitality of a local home, indulging in authentic flavours and experiencing the rich culinary traditions of the area. Following this, we venture to the Maasai Boma, where we are privileged to engage in a cultural encounter of a lifetime. The Maasai people, renowned for their semi-nomadic herding lifestyle, have chosen to preserve their traditional customs and are easily recognizable by their distinctive attire.

In the late afternoon, we embark on a leisurely walking tour to Lake Papyrus, a magnificent water body teeming with abundant birdlife and graceful hippos. If time permits, we can also partake in a gentle trek, ascending to a picturesque waterfall. From this vantage point, we marvel at the panoramic view of the lake nestled atop the towering walls of the Rift Valley. Our journey continues through the banana plantations and lush rice fields before culminating in a visit to a local village, providing us with an authentic insight into the daily lives of the community.

As the day draws to a close, we return to the lodge in time for dinner.

Hotel
Tarangire Simba Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following a delightful breakfast, we will gather at the hotel before embarking on our journey towards Lake Manyara National Park. This remarkable reserve is situated in the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a picturesque soda lake nestled at the base of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. We enjoy a scenic drive in the park known not only for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions.

As the day draws to a close, we will make our way to our accommodation for the evening, the charming Tarangire Simba Lodge. Here, amidst the tranquillity of the surroundings, we can relax and unwind, immersing ourselves in the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Hotel
The African Tulip Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following a delicious breakfast, we embark on an exciting adventure towards Tarangire National Park for a half-day game drive. This awe-inspiring destination promises an unforgettable experience, renowned for its magnificent elephant population and iconic baobab trees. Tarangire serves as the epicentre of an annual migratory cycle that showcases the majestic presence of approximately 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras.

As the day progresses, we will journey towards the town of Arusha, known as the gateway to the esteemed Kilimanjaro National Park. Upon our arrival, we will check into the African Tulip Hotel, where the rest of the evening is at leisure to unwind and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

Hotel
Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying a relaxed breakfast, we will begin our journey towards the border and onwards to Amboseli National Park. As we traverse the picturesque route, we will have the opportunity to witness the beauty with a walk to the Marangu waterfalls. It's worth noting that the walk to the waterfalls requires a moderate level of stamina and we recommend wearing sturdy shoes.

Continuing our northward expedition, we will arrive in the afternoon at the Kibo Safari Camp, nestled within the remarkable Amboseli National Reserve. This enchanting destination promises breathtaking landscapes and wildlife encounters that will leave you in awe.

Please note that upon crossing the border into Kenya, there will be a change of guide and vehicle.

Hotel
Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our itinerary for today takes us to the renowned Amboseli National Park, where we will embark on an exhilarating full day of wildlife observation. This park holds great fame within Kenya and is particularly renowned for its impressive population of majestic elephant bulls, adorned with remarkable tusks. Capture the ultimate safari moment as you witness these magnificent creatures against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, its snow-capped peak adding a touch of awe-inspiring beauty to the scene.

Hotel
The Boma Nairobi Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, we embark on our return journey to Nairobi. Upon our arrival, we indulge in a delightful lunch before immersing ourselves in the captivating history of the Karen Blixen Museum. This exquisite farmhouse served as Karen Blixen's residence from 1917 to 1931, and it gained fame through her renowned memoir, "Out of Africa." As we explore the museum, we step into the life and experiences of this remarkable author.

Next, we proceed to the Giraffe Centre, where we have the privilege of encountering these majestic creatures up close. Our journey continues to the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, a sanctuary named after Daphne Sheldrick, the devoted wife of the renowned naturalist David William Sheldrick. Here, we witness the heartwarming sight of baby animals enjoying their mud-bath, as they are lovingly cared for by the dedicated staff. Spending an hour in their presence is truly a cherished experience.

As the late afternoon approaches, we arrive at our accommodation, The Boma Hotel, where we can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.

Hotel
Airport Guest House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Entebbe in Uganda. 

Welcome to Uganda!
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your guesthouse, set in a quiet residential neighbourhood with beautiful gardens. The elegant rooms are all equipped with private en-suite, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, and large comfortable patio chairs overlooking the gardens. 

Relax this evening with an included dinner at the hotel. 

Hotel
Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast meet your guide and head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. En-route, stopover at the Uganda equator crossing for a requisite snapshot and lunch before continuing to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

The oldest and second largest park in Uganda is located at the base of the massive Rwenzori Mountains, covered by savannah plains that provide an abundance of game viewing. Depending on your arrival time and how you will be feeling, you can optionally indulge in a game drive where you can expect to see lazy leopards laying in the sun, abundant gazelle, elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and more.

Your accommodation this evening is perched on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park and offers the quintessential safari lodge experience. Stay in a spacious canvas tent under a permanent grass-thatched roof. Each room offers en-suite bathrooms with a spacious tub and, from the private veranda, you can overlook the park and the flat-topped acacia trees where the occasional elephants graze and wander by.

Hotel
Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you’ll enjoy a chimpanzee trekking excursion in either Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura Gorge forest. These tropical forests sit on a huge area of the Rift Valley floor and are a natural habitat of our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees. Other primates that can be encountered include the black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys.

Return to the lodge for a sumptuous lunch, then take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel — a natural channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George. View buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, crocodiles and the highest concentration of hippos, as well as a variety of colorful species of waterbirds like crested eagles, pelicans and cormorants. As an amazingly diverse collection of the African animal kingdom comes to the waterhole to drink or bathe, this will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.

Hotel
Buhoma Haven Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast this morning before we make our way south travelling through the breathtaking evergreen mountain countryside to reach the magnificent swathe of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Check into your lodge and relax before your big day tomorrow.

Hotel
Buhoma Haven Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, it’s the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

To make the most of this experience, there will be an early start this morning for a briefing at the visitor’s reception centre about the park. Once you’ve been allocated guides, you’ll head into the forest in search of these magnificent animals. 

The gorillas you track belong to one of the habituated family group who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. 

Trekking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain can be challenging; it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to four hours – uphill and downhill.

What to wear:

  • Boots – Essential. A good quality pair of hiking boots with good sturdy rubber soles with grip.
  • Gloves – During the trek you might be grabbing trees, branches and vines, and your hands can get a bit scratched. Pack a tough old pair of gardening gloves.
  • A light rain jacket – Bwindi is a tropical rainforest, and there’s a good chance of rain almost year-round. Pack a light-weight poncho or rain jacket that you can roll up in your bag and bring out if necessary. 
  • Long pants and shirts – It’s best not to expose too much skin during the jungle trek, and remember to tuck your trousers into your socks (to avoid ants) and no bright colours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

This morning you will fly back to Entebbe. Upon arrival, day use at a guest house close by the airport has been booked to allow you to freshen up and make the most of your last day in Entebbe. After checking into your guesthouse, you may choose to explore the craft shops for some final souvenir shopping or simply relax before your included private transfer takes you to the airport from where you’ll catch your departure flight back to Nairobi this evening.  

Please Note: If booking a connecting flight from Nairobi on this day, all flights must be booked from 9pm onwards. If your flight departs prior to 9pm, we cannot guarantee your connection from Entebbe and recommend booking an additional night accommodation. Post tour accommodation information can be found under “Extra Services” and can be purchased at time of booking. Rates include breakfast PLUS return transfers from Nairobi Airport to the Boma Hotel. 

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Small, intimate group experience – no more than 7 guests
  • Fully escorted by expert naturalist guides in each country
  • All park entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily, 17 lunches and 19 dinners
  • 19 nights in selected 3 & 4-star hotels and boutique lodge accommodation
  • Game drives in 4x4 vehicles with photo roof and a maximum 7 travellers per vehicle in Kenya & Tanzania and 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser in Uganda
  • Incredible sightseeing including game drives through six national parks, game reserves and conservation areas across Tanzania and Kenya in search of the “Big Five”
  • Cultural interactions with a local Maasai tribe in Kenya 
  • Visit to Mato wa Mbu Village including a traditional lunch 
  • One Gorilla trekking permit and one Chimpanzee trekking permit per person in Uganda 
  • Bottled drinking water provided in Uganda  (1 litre per person each day)
  • Emergency Evacuation cover with AMREF flying Doctors in Uganda 
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi) on board the Safari Land Cruiser while on safari in Uganda 
  • Return flights from Nairobi in Kenya to Entebbe in Uganda 
  • Domestic flight from Bwindi to Entebbe in Uganda 
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
  • All park entrance fees and activities as described in the itinerary

 

Note:17 February, 01 Decmeber & 22 December 2024 departure, the Kenya and Tanzania itinerary will run in the reverse direction

  • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) – Spend two full days exploring the plains of a truly iconic park, home to the largest annual animal migration.
  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve (Kenya) – Enjoy a full day of game drives of the incredible protected game reserve in search of the famed Big Five as well as migratory birds, crocodiles, hippos and other mammal species
  • Amboseli National Park (Kenya)  - Home of the African Elephant, this national park is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Experience a full day game drive in the park and enjoy iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance
  • Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania) – Explore this incredible park known for the tree climbing lions as well as pink flamingos that frequent the soda lake
  • Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)  – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the crater floor with a picnic lunch to witness some of the 25,000 large mammals that wander the plains, lakes and forests including enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions
  • Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)  – Enjoy a full day game drive in the national park, host to massive herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra
  • Mto wa Mbu Village (Tanzania) - Engage a variety of cultures during a visit to this colourful town, including a traditional lunch
  • Lake Victoria (Tanzania) - Stay on the shores of the lake, take a boat trip to a local fishing village
  • Marangu (Tanzania)  - Hike to waterfalls located in the lush landscape at the foot of Kilimanjaro
  • Nairobi  (Kaneya) - Vibrant capital city of Kenya. Visit to Karen Blixen Museum for a fascinating historical insight. Witness the work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at its animal orphanage
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Uganda) – Home to roughly 480 mountain gorillas, the park is one of the two remaining protected sites where this subspecies of great ape exists in the wild. Some of the family groups are habituated to tolerate human presence and will allow trekkers to track and observe them from a respectful and mandated distance as they go about their daily lives.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda) – a savannah medley that’s home to Africa’s heavy-weight game such as elephants, leopards, gazelle, lions, buffaloes, hippos and more. Here, we'll also enjoy chimp trekking in the tropical forests of Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest and a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $1,530.00 per person within 7 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $3,060.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

Reverse Itinerary
Note: For departures on 01 December & 22 December 2024, the Kenya and Tanzania itinerary will run in the reverse direction.  Uganda will follow the Kenya & Tanzania portion for all departures.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

  • Active Tour: Trekking in Uganda can be strenuous and involves hiking for several hours through hilly terrain and thick vegetation at altitudes of approximately 2500-3000 metres.  This trip is not recommended for people with pre-existing injuries that may effect their ability to walk.  Roads can be dusty and bumpy.  If you suffer from severe back problems then you may be uncomfortable travelling by road.

Travelling in Africa
Travelling by road in Africa can include some long travel days.  Road quality can vary from comfortable sealed roads to rough & bumpy dirt roads.  Distances covered can be in excess of 300 km (180 miles) per day or more than 6 hours journey time, subject to the road conditions.  

Luggage
Due to limited storage capacity of your safari vehicle, we ask that luggage is kept to a manageable amount in a small soft bag – 15kg (33 pounds) max. Hard suitcases are not suitable.  It is also recommended to bring a day pack for use throughout the day.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry and is a welcome way to show your appreciation. If you feel that your guide/s and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

The suggested tipping amounts for Africa is AUD$5-7 per person per day for the guide and AUD$3 per person person day for your driver, to be paid in either local currency or USD, so you will need to convert your currency depending on your preference. Please note that this information is to be used as a guideline only and is subject to change based on the recommendations that we receive from our ground operator. Tipping is not compulsory and should be done at your discretion.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $2,032.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
4-7 people

Children
Minimum age for this tour is 16 years.  Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding domestic & international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”. By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can then assist with turning your booking into a flight inclusive package.

Upon completing the purchase of your package and fulfilling the following booking requirements, you will be granted access to our flight portal via your Traveller Hub.

  • 1st installment or full payment has been made
  • Your booking is within 11 months of departure
  • Your booking is labeled as ‘confirmed’ in Traveller Hub

Once these criteria have been met, access will be made available to you via Traveller Hub to book your flights via our flight portal.

The following requests are able to be processed through the online flight portal:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.

The online flight portal is unable to process the following requests and you must book these yourself independently:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $516.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $448.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

The above rate refers to accommodation in Nairobi and includes return airport transfers. Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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