Around East Africa with &Beyond
Offering an inspiring introduction to luxurious Kenya, this air safari will take you to some of Kenya’s hidden gems. A round-trip from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the pulsating commercial capital of Kenya, it includes visits to ‘The Volcano Hills” verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Visit the high plains of Laikipia, increasingly recognized as one of Kenya’s best safari regions, challenging the Masai Mara for overall safari experience, if not for raw numbers of animals, and the unforgettable opportunity to visit Masai Mara National Reserve and experience spectacular game viewing including the big five and plains game in their natural habitat.
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Discover the scenic highlights of East Africa for less. Book seven nights at any combination of &Beyond’s lodges in Kenya or Tanzania and all flights between camps are FREE OF CHARGE. Explore the classical safari landscapes of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti or Kenya’s Masai Mara.
|Ngorongoro Conservation Area||
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
|Serengeti National Park||
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
A world heritage site and recently proclaimed the 7th wonder of the world, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the south eastern plains. But there is more to the Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles. As enduring as the game-viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sun burnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.and often luxurious safari tourism, and to generate an income for the local Samburu and Ilaikipiak and Mokogodo Maasai communities.