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East African Hemingway Safari by Abercrombie and Kent
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East African Hemingway Safari
Tanzania and Kenya
14 Day Tour

East African Hemingway Safari by Abercrombie and Kent


With 'East African Hemingway' we've combined two destinations - Kenya and Tanzania - into a single, breathtaking itinerary that offers the very best in East African game viewing, combined with the romance of classic "Hemingway" style tented accommodations.

    You'll enjoy comprehensive, fully escorted sightseeing and the activity of your choice with Design your Day options in select destinations. Most meals are included, and you'll have guaranteed early check-in at many destinations. 

    The A&K Advantage 

    • Camp in the closest proximity possible to wildlife with A&K's luxury tented safari 
    • Enjoy attentive service from your private tent butler 
    • Experience a nocturnal safari on night-time game drives 
    • Unique opportunity to view game from horseback 
    • Observe the famous fossil discoveries of the Leakey family on a privately guided visit to the Olduvai Gorge 

    Not included: travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide; personal expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary;  communication charges; laundry.

    (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner


Days 1-2: USA or Canada/Nairobi, Kenya
Depart by overnight flight to Nairobi.

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Day 3: Nairobi/Laikipia Plateau
Fly to the exclusive Laikipia 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.

A&K Private Tented Camp B L D


Day 4: Laikipia Plateau
Search for elephant, rhino, 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 D

Day 5: Laikipia Plateau/Nairobi/Arusha, Tanzania/ Ngorongoro Crater
Today, you fly to Arusha via 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.

A&K Private Tented Camp B L D

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
This morning, learn about the 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 D

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park
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

Days 8-9: Serengeti National Park
Move to your exclusive mobile 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 D

Day 10: Serengeti National Park/Arusha/Nairobi/ Masai Mara Game Reserve
Wing your way to Nairobi, 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 D

Days 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 D

Day 13: Masai Mara/Nairobi/USA or Canada
Bid a fond kwaheri (farewell) to your camp 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.
Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) B L D
  • Day 14: USA or Canada
    Connect with your homebound flight.

    • Active Options:
      In the course of your tour, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of active options (some at additional cost). These include:

      • Nairobi Serena: swimming and use of the health club
      • Lewa Downs: bush walks and horseback riding
      • Ngorongoro Crater Tented Camp: Crater highland hike

      The price shown is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not include international or internal air. Departures are limited to 12 passengers.

      2010 PRICE PER PERSON  (land arrangements)
      Double occupancy ..... $12,990
      Single supplement ..... $1,885

      Internal airfare: Nairobi/Laikipia/Nairobi/ Arusha/Manyara; Serengeti/Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi
      Economy class ..... from $2,395

      For less than four persons on a departure, a combination of permanent tented/non-exclusive mobile camps and/or lodges will be used in place of private mobile camps.
      Please check with A&K for our special international airfares.   

    14 Days | Limited to 12 Pssengers 


      * Holiday surcharge may apply. Call for details.
      Departure dates, prices and availability may change at any time.

      Prices and departures may vary from what is displayed on this web site. Please call us at 877-510-4653 to confirm the latest pricing and departure information.

      Connoisseurs 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 best available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport transfers regardless of the flights you choose. Although there are opportunities to explore on your own, you'll spend much of your sightseeing time with your guide, on excursions designed to present a full and balanced picture of your destination.

    East African Hemingway Safari
    Tanzania and Kenya
    14 Day Tour
    Abercrombie and Kent AFRICA
    From $12,990USD
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    Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 
    Offer subject to availability and change without notice.

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    For year 2011, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.

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       Chobe Chilwero - 2003
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