$15,950 Includes Round-Trip Business Class Flights, 5 Internal Flights, 1 night Arusha Coffee Lodge, 2 nights Sanctuary Kichakani, 2 nights Sanctuary Kusini, 3 nights Sanctuary Gorilla Forest.

Being a part of Kichakani — translating from Swahili as ‘in the bush’ — means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts.

Walk on the wild side and visit Africa for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the rarest animals on Earth. Half of the world's mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Dotted by forests and lakes and dominated by the dramatic Virunga mountain range, just under 350 mountain gorillas live and play among the mossy undergrowth of the forest floor.


Depart JFK on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday

Details

Depart JFK on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday

Day 1: Depart on Kenya Airways direct flight from JFK
Day 2: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Day 3, 4: Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
Day 5, 6: Sanctuary Kusini
Day 7, 8, 9: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 10: Depart
Day 11: Arrive USA

Business Class Air-Inclusive from $7,470 per Guest sharing. Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for scheduled departures from New York, John F Kennedy (JFK)

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: Overnight Travel
Depart from New York (JFK) on your Kenya Airways direct flight to Nairobi.

DAY 2: Arusha, Tanzania
Upon arrival at Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll connect to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)where you will be met by a Sanctuary representative and transferred by private vehicle to your lodge located on the outskirts of Arusha. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Arusha Coffee Lodge is located on a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha. Designed around the original plantation houses but completely renovated to achieve the highest standards of comfort, the décor is luxuriant and stylish with undertones of the bygone days of early exploration. Each of the 18 plantation houses has been lavishly furnished and features a split level living area and a private deck. The lodge also boasts a coffee shop, patisserie, conference facilities and a swimming pool.Your evening is at leisure. Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

DAY 3, 4: Serengeti
This extraordinary new escape, based in three set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.

Being a part of Kichakani — translating from Swahili as ‘in the bush’ — means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. Handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with an air of mid-century modern, and characterful cabinets and desks, have all been designed to be perfectly portable. This considered modern collection of first-class furniture brings the charm of centuries-ago safari living bang up to date. Overnight at Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp.

DAY 5, 6: Southern Serengeti
Remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives. The area around Sanctuary Kusini is famed for its cheetah. Whilst at Sanctuary Kusini you have the chance to contribute to cheetah conservation through the Cheetah Watch Campaign by submitting your sightings of cheetah in Tanzania to the Serengeti Cheetah Project. On a morning game drive learn how to identify cheetah and record their behavior before combining this data with photos and a record of their location. This information is sent to the Cheetah Project's researchers who use it to help them monitor cheetahs, and in return will provide you, where possible, with a background of your cheetah, including its name, age and its family history.

Alternatively you may prefer a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch. The open plains spread out as far as the eye can see so it is no surprise that the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning "endless plains." The park itself covers 14,763 square kilometers, making it one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries and hosts one of the world's largest land migrations. Every year 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara followed by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game in search of fresh grazing pastures. Sanctuary Kusini is ideally placed to catch the migration that can be found in this area of the park from mid December to April when the zebra and wildebeest drop their young. This evening, return to camp and climb to the top of the kopje for stunning 360 degree views of the Serengeti. Relax with your preferred drink as you watch the setting sun paint the Serengeti with pinks, oranges and reds. Following dinner retire to the kopje where you may take this rare opportunity to enjoy a star safari as the camp manager unravels the myths of the night sky. Overnight at Sanctuary Kusini.

DAY 7: Bwindi
This morning after breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip where a Sanctuary representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Gorilla Forest Camp is located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the perfect base for a tracking experience as it offers luxury in the heart of the rain forest. Lunch is served at camp. In the afternoon you can just relax and take in the fresh air or take a forest walk, which is a nice way to warm up before the Gorilla tracking. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area. There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and eleven kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee.

Get up close and personal with the elusive mountain gorillas of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This truly is the wildlife adventure of a lifetime.

Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered gorillas await when you stay in one of these only eight private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.

Walk on the wild side and visit Africa for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the rarest animals on Earth. Half of the world's mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This dense rain forest is a World Heritage site with awe-inspiring biodiversity that lies in the southwest of Uganda. Dotted by forests and lakes and dominated by the dramatic Virunga mountain range, just under 350 mountain gorillas live and play among the mossy undergrowth of the forest floor. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

DAY 8: Bwindi
Early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the 'habituated' family groups in Northern Bwindi. For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Return to camp for dinner. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

DAY 9: Bwindi
Today relax at camp or visit a local village and meet the villagers to learn about their day to day lives. On this walk you can visit a honey production site, a traditional medicine man, a traditional blacksmith, a local school when in term and even attend a Batwa dance performance. The walk is organised with the local community as part of our community support. Or you could take a bird walk. Bwindi boast over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo - the "Albertine Rift Endemics". There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. After dinner simply relax and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

DAY 10: Entebbe - Nairobi
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, before your transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your shared scheduled flight back to Entebbe International Airport for your connecting flight to New York.

DAY 11: End of Itinerary
Arrive at New York JFK International Airport

NOTE: This tour can begin in SFO, LAX or SEA instead of JFK, however, this would necessitate earlier travel time at the beginning of the journey. Please contact us for prices for this option.

WHAT"S INCLUDED

    • Round-Trip Business Class flight from JFK to Nairobi with Kenya Airways.
    • 1 night Arusha Coffee Lodge
    • 2 night Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
    • 2 nights Sanctuary Kusini
    • 3 nights Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
    • Safari transport in custom made Safari Land Cruisers
    • Airport Transfers
    • All meals
    • All drinks (excluding premium brands and champagne)
    • Laundry
    • Community walk
    • Concession & Park Fees
    • Two daily shared game viewing activities. These include morning and afternoon game drives, cosmic safaris, Serengeti Cheetah Project, sundowners

NOT INCLUDED

  • Premium alcoholic drinks and champagne
  • Gorilla permits
  • Transfers to and from airstrips
  • Gratuities to driver / guides and staff
  • All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases
  • Medical insurance

June, July, August 2019
$17,820 per person sharing in a double/twin
$20,180 per person in single room

September, October 2019
$16,980 per person sharing in a double/twin
$18,350 per person in single room

November 2019
$15,950 per person sharing in a double/twin
$16,960 per person in single room

December 2019
$16,500 per person sharing in a double/twin
$18,000 per person in single room

January, February, March 2020
$17,980 per person sharing in a double/twin
$20,430 per person in single room

June, July, August 2020
$18,400 per person sharing in a double/twin
$20,960 per person in single room

September, October 2020
$17,120 per person sharing in a double/twin
$18,470 per person in single room

November 2020
$16,260 per person sharing in a double/twin
$17,180 per person in single room

December 2020
$17,800 per person sharing in a double/twin
$18,650 per person in single room

Above offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid for travel between July 1, 2019 and December 10, 2020

Prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy accommodations and include fuel surcharges, Government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee.

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