East Africa September 2023 | Craig Travel

East Africa September 2023

East Africa
Kenya and Tanzania
September 12, 2023 to September 28, 2023
17 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Joilyn Doucette to discuss your travel plans

The lands of East Africa are often described as the world’s best destination for game viewing, being home to the world’s most extensive national parks and game reserves, including Sweetwaters, the Maasai Mara, and the Serengeti. Here we will find the Great Migration, the last major migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra that travel between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti each year. This journey provides ample time in the Mara during a period when we hope to find the largest herds in the pristine wilderness. With wide open plains, spectacular mountains, incredible vistas and so much more, it’s no wonder that visitors return home suggesting the magnificent beauty of this region is simply unforgettable! Bird watchers will be fascinated by the highest concentration of bird varieties in the world. Each day we will find new and exciting vistas spreading before us. Delight in the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti Plains, the rugged peaks of Mount Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro, the unique landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater, and the bushlands with their endless varieties of game and bird life. Membership will be limited on this exciting adventure, therefore we urge you to enroll early in order to avoid disappointment.


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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

While we will be staying in superior lodges and hotels throughout this journey, members should be aware that travel in Africa is often over very rough dusty roads, in small 4x4 vehicles with difficult access. Members will require immunization against yellow fever and should take precautions against malaria. The itinerary may be affected by local conditions and late adjustments may be required. All members must be in good physical condition to fully enjoy this adventure.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to East Africa with Ethiopian Airlines
  • First class hotels and lodges as indicated or similar
  • All game drives as indicated
  • 41 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 breakfasts, L - 14 lunches, D - 13 dinners)
  • Visa fees for Kenya and Tanzania for Canadian passport holders, visas obtained on arrival
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of your Canadian tour escort plus professional driver / guides in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Travel by special 4x4 safari vehicles in both Kenya and Tanzania - all members will have window seats
  • In Nairobi, visit the home of Karen Blixen, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the Giraffe Centre
  • 2 nights at Sweetwaters on the slopes of Mount Kenya
  • 1 night in the Great Rift Valley
  • 3 nights in the grasslands of Maasai Mara National Park
  • 3 nights in the vast Serengeti
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater (2 nights) known for the density and variety of its game
  • Have lunch at Gibb’s farm and visit the underground home of the Iraqw people


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join at first hotel / Leave at last hotel)
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / Winnipeg
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Land only price includes all services from the first hotel in Nairobi until the departure from the hotel in Arusha  including all internal flights and related taxes and fees.

Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Tour price is based on sharing a twin room at hotels/ lodges. Prices are based on  minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective June 2022 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $553 to $690pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $235 to $483pp plus applicable taxes.  Rates for singles will be higher. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions and the enrollment form for general information and conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$800 per person
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, June 7, 2023