02. Unique Adventures, Ultimate African

African Safari

The Ultimate African Safari

We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.

- Kofi Annan -

If you adore wildlife, conservation and adventure then this is the African safari for you. Personally, created by our CO-Founders, this adventure comes directly from their love for wildlife and adventure “We want you to experience Africa through our eyes” from the plains of the Serengeti, summiting Kilimanjaro, to joining the Maasai Mara community in Kenya.

 

The Grumeti reserve is located in northern Tanzania, spanning over 1400 square kilometres of untouched wilderness, forming part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The Grumeti reserve offers a front row seat to the great migration as well as countless other wildlife experiences all year around. With a landscape that combines grassy plains with riverine forests and thorny scrubland, the area is home to a huge variety and vast number of big game and other iconic African animals. Join your field guide and participate with the Grumeti Fund and visit a local Signita Grumeti community, in interactive excursions to explore neighbouring villages. You will have a chance to meet and interact with local communities and to better understand this special part of Africa. By participating in a community visit, you will make such a contribution to support both the community groups and the community development work of the non-profit Grumeti Fund.

 

At 5895 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest. Join our mountain climb specialists to summit the Uhuru Peak through the Machame route, a 7 days trek - normally this can be done in 6 days but the extra day makes it so much more comfortable for acclimatization during your trek. Kilimanjaro has one of the highest success rates, 90%. The Machame route is also known as the "whiskey" route that approaches the Uhuru Peak from the south.

 

Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Covering an area of 1510 square kilometres, the Masai Mara is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless landscapes. With elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions and cheetahs alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebras, the reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise. Leopards are frequently encountered; endangered black rhinos find shelter in dense thickets and rafts of hippos and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River.

Best Time to Go
June to
October
Duration
15 Days
14 Nights
Price
From
€ 18 990

Itinerary

Day 1 (Arrival):

Arriving in Arucha, you will board your turboprop to continue your journey to the heart of the Grumeti reserve and upon arrival at your lodge the rest of the day is to your leisure.

 

Day 2 (The Serengeti):

Explore the wilderness of the Serengeti plain with a game drive and find yourself in several opportunities to get up close to the wildlife. Join the anti-poaching team to one of their observation posts for a majestic sun set.

 

Day 3 (The Grumeti):

Join your field guide and participate in the Grumeti Fund Community Outreach program, work together with the local community to realize their development goals, assist and advice In issues of education and natural resource management.

 

Day 4 (Preparation):

Enjoy your day at leisure while viewing over the beautiful Serengeti plains, we prepared a spa journey for you to prepare yourself mentally & physical to summit the Uhuru Peak.

 

Day 5 (Kilimanjaro):

Start your climb, you will start on the slopes from the Machame village, hike through dense rubber tree and fig forests to your first camp site poised at 3048 meters.

 

Day 6 (Shira Camp):

Awake piping-hot cup of tea / coffee, as you leave camp towards the next location absorb the commanding view of the Uhuru peak. Today you will climb to 3810 meters.

 

Day 7 (Barranco Camp):

The day to climb towards the Kibo massif, continuing upward to the pass at lava tower at 4572 meters. Descend through the immense waterfall punctuated Grand Barranco Canyon. Your camp is situated at 3962 meters.

 

Day 8 (Acclimatization Day):

Hike along the Barranco Cliff with no increase in elevation. This allows you time to rest and adjust to the increasingly higher altitudes. In the afternoon, you may hike in the Karanga Valley set beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Decken and Kersten glaciers.

 

Day 9 (Barafu Camp):

Take a four to five-hour trek on another day of acclimatization as you near the mountain’s peak, stopping at Barafu Camp at 4633 meters, with views of the Mawenzi Peak to the right and looming Kibo Peak overhead. Turn in early this evening - tomorrow you make an early start for the summit.

 

Day 10 (Summit Day):

Rise up very early to a hot cup of tea/coffee before setting out on a 12/13-hour trek. In about 7 hours you will stand on the Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters, where the air is rarefied. Take in your achievement of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and afterwards descend to your last camp site at 3109 meters.

 

Day 11 (Back to Arusha):

The final part of the descent to the base of the mountain, where your driver greets and transports you back to the lodge. Take the rest of the day to your leisure in tranquillity.

 

Day 12 (Kenya):

Start your journey to Kenya with a chartered flight and make your way to the heart of the extraordinary Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your camp where you will be welcomed by a traditional dance. The rest of the day is to your leisure.

 

Day 13 (Masai Mara National Park):

Wake up in your tented suite, looking over the beautiful plains of the Masai Mara. Later on, join your safari specialist for a full day game drive, perfectly situated in some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti. Make a stop for a picnic lunch, finish your  safari with a ritual of sundowner drinks in a breathtakingly beautiful location.

 

Day 14 (Dawn Over Masai Mara):

Experience your breakfast overlooking the beauties of the Masai Mara plain on a hot air balloon flight. Visit the local Maasai community established as fierce warriors, their lively cultural dance, vibrant clothing and beautifully crafted handiwork are recognised worldwide. Finish your day with the ultimate dining adventure.

 

Day 15 (Back Home):

Enjoy your breakfast on your balcony while looking over the plain followed and then get ready for your journey back home.

Notes:

(1) Price per person based on double occupancy

(2) Detailed itinerary to be shared after first interactions with your Personal Travel Advisor