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East African Hemingway Safari
14 Day Tour
African Hemingway' we've combined two destinations - Kenya and Tanzania
- into a single, breathtaking itinerary that offers the very best in
African game viewing, combined with the romance of classic "Hemingway"
style tented accommodations.
comprehensive, fully escorted sightseeing and the activity of your
with Design your Day options in select destinations. Most meals are
and you'll have guaranteed early check-in at many destinations.
in the closest
proximity possible to wildlife with A&K's luxury tented safari
service from your private tent butler
safari on night-time game drives
to view game from horseback
fossil discoveries of the Leakey family on a privately guided visit to
the Olduvai Gorge
travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage
fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide;
expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the
communication charges; laundry.
Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
1-2: USA or Canada/Nairobi, Kenya
Depart by overnight
3: Nairobi/Laikipia Plateau
Fly to the exclusive
Plateau and your private game conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya.
Located in the Northern Frontier District, Laikipia Plateau is home to
a diverse array of wildlife in some of Kenya's most spectacular
scenery. The snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya dominate the view to the
south. To the north, the terrain drops away rapidly with breathtaking
views of the Samburu Game Reserve. After your first safari game drive,
return to camp where this evening you enjoy a special welcome dinner
and safari briefing, hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.
Private Tented Camp B L
4: Laikipia Plateau
Search for elephant,
leopard and lion on a full day of game viewing on foot or by vehicle in
the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. Glimpse unique northern species such
as reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and
the graceful, long-necked gerenuk. All the big cats can also be found
here. For a completely unique perspective, enjoy game-viewing by
horseback or search for nocturnal species on a night game drive.
Gourmet meals, picnics and sundowners are served by your attentive
staff between game drives with your guide, who shares his knowledge of
the bush and its myriad inhabitants.
A&K Private Tented Camp B L
Plateau/Nairobi/Arusha, Tanzania/ Ngorongoro Crater
Today, you fly to
Nairobi. Enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding your flight to the Lake
Manyara airstrip, where you continue overland to the Ngorongoro Crater
and your private safari camp. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken
caldera in the world and its floor is home to a year-round population
of wildlife. Dozens of animal species make their home here, with the
notable exception of cheetah, chased out by the crater's aggressive
hyena population. After settling in to your exclusive camp, you spend
the evening around the campfire, listening to the sounds of the
wildlife all around you.
Private Tented Camp B L D
6: Ngorongoro Crater
This morning, learn
Maasai people, their culture and traditions during your visit to a
Maasai village. A "pocket paradise," Ngorongoro Crater is an ancient
volcanic caldera filled with a fascinating cross-section of East
African wildlife, numbering nearly 30,000 specimens. Spend your time on
game drives searching for lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest, zebra and
rhino. To avoid the hustle and bustle of the assigned picnic sites in
Ngorongoro Crater, A&K hosts an Out of Africa-style gourmet barbecue lunch in a
private site, set in a yellow acacia woodland offering natural shade.
Tonight, enjoy a private performance by Maasai dancers at your camp.
A&K Private Tented Camp B L
7: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti
Leaving the Ngorongoro
Crater, head west to Serengeti National Park. En route, stop at Olduvai
Gorge where the Leakey family has made many of the fossil discoveries,
including the Zinj skull, that traced man's remote ancestors in East
Africa. Descend to the gorge and enjoy a privately guided visit of this
most famous archaeological site.
Serengeti Serena Lodge B L D
8-9: Serengeti National Park
Move to your exclusive
camp and spend two days exploring the vast and varied landscapes of the
Serengeti, home to a wide variety of plains game. The name Serengeti
conjures up timeless images of predators and prey competing in some of
the world's loveliest landscape. Those lucky enough to visit this
wilderness area come away with memories of vast herds of antelope
feeding on the plains; the Serengeti is the site of the annual
migration, when an astounding number of herbivores trek across the
plains in search of green grass and water. Rivers flow through the
park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Your game drives may reveal sightings of giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest,
zebra and gazelle, as well as predatory lion, leopard and cheetah.
Spend your evenings sipping sundowner cocktails around the campfire.
A&K Private Tented Camp B L
10: Serengeti National
Park/Arusha/Nairobi/ Masai Mara Game Reserve
Wing your way to
then continue to the Masai Mara, the northern extension of the
Serengeti. Your private camp sits on the edge of the Mara plains, a
vast expanse of open land with a dense concentration of wildlife.
A&K Private Tented Camp B L
11-12: Masai Mara Game Reserve
One of Kenya's most
spectacular areas, the Mara is yours to explore for two exciting days
of game drives. Running along the Tanzanian border, the Mara forms an
essential part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The annual migration draws
more than one million wildebeest, accompanied by zebra and gazelle, to
graze the Mara's lush grasses. In the Mara River, crocodile bask in the
sun and hippo wallow in the muddy water as monkey frolic overhead. It
seems as though the wildlife here is without limits. The lion
population in particular is very large. Elephant roam the forest edge,
giraffe survey the plains and you drive through it all in vehicles that
can take you up close in comfort and safety. The spectacular Siria
Escarpment is your backdrop for viewing lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra
and a variety of gazelle species. On your final evening, join your
fellow travellers for a special farewell dinner, the perfect
opportunity to toast your journey and share your new memories.
A&K Private Tented Camp B L
Day 13: Masai Mara/Nairobi/USA or Canada
Bid a fond kwaheri (farewell) to your
staff and fly back to Nairobi. Enjoy a special lunch at Bahati House
(the Kent family home), located in an attractive residential area west
of Nairobi and formerly part of Karen Blixen's coffee estate. Bahati
("luck" in Swahili) is set on 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Return to
your hotel where a dayroom is provided for your comfort and
convenience. Board your international flight this evening.
The Norfolk (dayroom) B L D
14: USA or Canada
Connect with your homebound flight.
In the course of
will have the opportunity to take advantage of active options (some at
additional cost). These include:
swimming and use of the health club
walks and horseback riding
Tented Camp: Crater highland hike
is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not
include international or internal air. Departures are limited to 12
..... from $2,395
four persons on a departure, a combination of permanent
mobile camps and/or lodges will be used in place of private mobile
with A&K for our special international airfares.
Days | Limited to 12 Pssengers
may apply. Call for details.
dates, prices and availability may change at any time.
departures may vary from what is displayed on this web site. Please
us at 877-510-4653 to confirm the latest pricing and departure
travel is A&K's
most fully supported escorted option. Group sizes are very small: never
more than 24 travellers and often limited to 12. You'll stay in the
available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport transfers
of the flights you choose. Although there are opportunities to explore
on your own, you'll spend much of your sightseeing time with your
on excursions designed to present a full and balanced picture of your
East African Hemingway Safari
14 Day Tour
per person, based on double occupancy.
to availability and change without notice.
restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure
year 2011, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
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Camp - 2004
Camp - 2003
Places to Stay,”
Camp - January
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Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
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