East Africa Private Safari (IQH)

11 Day Package from Nairobi to Arusha

Leave the ordinary at home and get ready for the extraordinary! An African safari is truly a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and Monograms is here to ensure that the only wild part of your vacation is an encounter with the endangered species. We arrange your choice of accommodations, transportation between destinations, game drives, and most meals for you. You will have a professional Driver/Guide throughout your safari to help you spot game and to teach you all about Africa’s wildlife. And for your convenience, the custom 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles we use feature a pop-up roof to help make your experience as up-close and personal as it can be!

Your 11-day private safari begins in Nairobi. We can pick you up at the airport and help you manage the hassle of getting to your hotel. The next day, after an included breakfast, grab your gear and head off on your safari! Throughout the next ten days, you will visit some of the world’s most famous game areas. Highlights include Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park, part of the Serengeti ecosystem, home to the annual wildebeest migration. We’ve arranged for you to have three game drives in the “Mara” and three in the Serengeti where you’ll have the chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Be on the lookout for an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, elephant, hyena, and more.

You’ll also explore several other areas including Amboseli National Park, for stunning views of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro; Lake Manyara National Park, where the diverse terrain attracts everything from elephants and giraffes, to Cape buffalo and the world’s largest concentration of baboon; and Ngorongoro Crater, which is unique in that it serves as a year-round home for many animals, including lion, hippo, and the rare black rhino.

On the last day of your stay, we have reserved a day room for you to relax and reflect on this unforgettable vacation! From the game drives in a private vehicle we’ve included, the accommodations we’ve booked, and the professional Driver/Guide we’ve arranged, the only thing that is left for you to do is click away on that camera of yours! We guarantee you’ll leave Africa with photos and stories to last a lifetime. So if you want to plan a safari, do it the right way and don’t plan it at all – let Monograms plan it for you.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Airport Arrival

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination (Yes, that's your name on the welcome board!). You'll feel at ease in an instant.

Hotel Transfer

Forget the stress of finding your way to your hotel. As our guest, we'll whisk you off with a friendly Monograms-operated transfer, which is included when you purchase your flights from Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Guides


Driver/Guide throughout your private safari

Meals


Breakfast daily; 9 lunches; 9 dinners

Day-By-Day 2020 / 2021

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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1
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

1-Jan-2021

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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2
NAIROBI–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

2-Jan-2021

Today, fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch, embark on your first game drive in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
3
MAASAI MARA AREA

3-Jan-2021

Today, your Driver/Guide takes you on morning and afternoon game drives in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, it boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, leopard, and hyena. Between game drives, relax at your safari lodge or tented camp. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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4
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

4-Jan-2021

A short flight brings you back to Nairobi for a drive to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, embark on a game drive and take in the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Arrive at your lodge or camp in time to freshen up for dinner. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
5
AMBOSELI AREA

5-Jan-2021

Morning and afternoon game drives offer you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge or camp. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
6
AMBOSELI AREA–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA

6-Jan-2021

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to the Lake Manyara National Park area. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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7
LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

7-Jan-2021

Lake Manyara National Park is a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your morning game drive. Then, drive to beautiful Gibb’s Farm for a lunch featuring sumptuous farm-to-table cuisine. Afterward, continue to Ngorongoro Conservation area for the night. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
8
NGORONGORO AREA

8-Jan-2021

Today, enjoy a full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically the world’s largest unflooded caldera—at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, elephant, flamingo, and a variety of other animals. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
9
NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

9-Jan-2021

Today, drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch prior to your afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
10
SERENGETI

10-Jan-2021

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Join your expert Driver/Guide for morning and afternoon game drives to further explore this vast park. Search for leopard, rhino, and an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
11
SERENGETI–ARUSHA

11-Jan-2021

Fly back to Arusha and transfer to the Mount Meru Hotel, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.


Between destinations and for all game drives: private 4-wheeldrive vehicle carries up to six people, and features a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; private transfers to/from airport/airstrip for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights and taxes.

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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