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The Ultimate East African Safari

Saturday, 29 July – Saturday, 19 August 2017

22 Days





We are often asked how much time should one plan for an African safari. Considering that three days will be travel days, we recommend three weeks and a weekend or 23-days. David Anderson prefers to be on safari for six week.

Most first time travelers to Africa visit East Africa. The Ultimate East African Safari will travel to the popular parks and reserves in Kenya and Tanzania.

You will enjoy deluxe accommodation in safari lodges and luxury tented camps.

As an incentive for you to book this safari now, if we receive your deposit for the Ultimate African Safari by 30 December 2016, we will deduct $500 per person from your final invoice.



A Word About Air Travel to Africa

The three most popular airlines that carry Americans to East Africa are KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and British Airways.


Your day of departure and day of arrival will depend on the air carrier you use. The following is an example of a flight itinerary that would work well for those going both to East Africa and South Africa.


Maximum Group Size: 12

Safari Escort: David Anderson

Photographer Leader: David Anderson


Our Itinerary

Saturday, 29 July 2017


You arrive in "the safari capital" of East Africa. You will be met an transferred to our hotel, the first hotel in Kenya, and a legend as the “home away from home” for Hemingway, Roosevelt, and “The Bwana.”

Norfolk (BLD)

Sunday, 30 July 2017


It takes time for the mind and body to adjust to a different time zone. Therefore, we begin with a mellow city tour of Nairobi that will include Giraffe Center, the Karen Blixen Home and Museum, and Dephnie Seldrick's Elephant Orphange.

Norfolk (BLD)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Nairobi/Sweetwaters Private Game Reserve

We begin our safari this morning with a flight to the Mount Kenya region. We have two days to view and photograph the wildlife living on this private ranch.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sweetwater’s Private Game Reserve

We have a second day to enjoy our deluxe accommodation, go on game drives, and visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mount Kenya/Samburu Game Reserve

We continue with a drive to Samburu where we spend two nights at a luxury-tented camp.

Larsen’s Camp (BLD)

Thursday, 3 August 2017


We spend a second day in Samburu.

Larsen’s Camp (BLD)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Samburu/Lake Nakuru

Our safari continues to the Great Rift Valley for a two night stay at Lake Nakuru.

Sarova Lion Hill (BLD)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lake Nakuru

We have a full day to explore Lake Nakuru National Park.

Sarova Lion Hill  (BLD)

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We continue our safari with a drive into the famous Maasai Mara where we spend four days in two different areas of this game reserve.

Nyumba Camp (BLD)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We spend a full day on a game drive in search of the great migration.

Nyumba Camp (BLD)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We leave our camp with a picnic lunch so that we can spend a full day on a game drive to the western side of the reserve. If we did not see the migration on the eastern side of the reserve, we will surely find it today.

Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Maasai Mara

We spend our last full day in the Maasai Mara on game drives, or maybe some of us would like to enjoy a hot air balloon flight over the Mara-Serengeti Plains.

Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Maasai Mara/Nairobi

We leave the Maasai Mara this morning on a flight to Nairobi, saving us seven hours of driving over the rough Kenya roads. We will spend the night in Nairobi and enjoy dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants.

Norfolk (B)


Friday, 11 August 2017


Our safari continues to Tanzania. Our first destination in Tanzania is Sinya, just south of Mt. Kilimanjaro. In addition to morning and afternoon game drives, we spend time interacting with the Maasai.

Kampi ya Tembo (BLD)

Saturday, 12 August 2017


We spend another day on game drives and learning about the Maasai culture.

Kampi ya Tembo (BLD)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sinya/Tarangire National Park

This Park is doted with giant Baobab trees and is known for its large herds of elephants.                                                                                                              

Lake Burunge Tented Camp (BLD)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Tarangire National Park

We have a full day to go on game viewing drives to view large herds of elephants, lion, leopard and many other animals that live in harmony with nature in this protected park. Tarangire National Park is easily accessible and boasts magnificent herds of elephant and other species of wildlife. The baobab-studded landscape also plays host to a vast variety of resident and migratory bird life. Looking out over the rolling countryside the lodge is a tranquil oasis set in over 2,600 sq kms (900 sq miles) of National Park. The Tarangire flows north to south year-round and sustains an abundance of fauna and flora rarely seen elsewhere.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp (BLD)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tarangire National Park/Ngorongoro Conservation Area

We drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stop for lunch at Gibbs Farm.

Ngorongoro Farm House (BLD)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Ngorongoro Crater

 We have a full day in search of wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


Thursday - Friday, 17 - 18 August 2017

Serengeti National Park

We drive into the famous Serengeti National Park today where we spend two nights.

Kirawira Camp (BLD)


Saturday, 19 August 2017


We fly to Arusha today where we connect with our flight home. If you use KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, you depart this evening. If your flight departs out of Nairobi, you will fly to Nairobi to connect with your outbound flight home.


Safari Price Includes:

• All meals on safari and breakfast only in Nairobi;

Accommodation as indicated or simular;
• Transport in custom built safari 4X4 Land Rover or Land Cruiser; 
• Services of English-speaking safari driver/guide.

Photography coaching by David Anderson;

Escorting services by David Anderson;

• Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary; 
• All Government taxes and levies; 
• All meals on safari as indicated;
• Mineral water during game drives; 
• Internal flights as indicated in the itinerary; 
• Pre-departure documents. 

Optional Safari Extension

Exotic & Historic Zanzibar

Saturday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 22,  2017

5 Days


Our Itinerary

Saturday, 19 August 2017


We fly to Arusha today and connect with our flight to Zanzibar. We begin our tour of this fascinating island with two days in historic Stone Town.

Zanzibar Serena Inn (BLD)

Sunday, 20 August 2017


There will be several tour options presented today including a one-half day tour of Stone Town.

Zanzibar Serena Inn (BLD)

Monday - Tuesday, 21 – 22 August 2017


You may remain in Stone Town if two days on the beach does not interest you or you can transfer to one of the luxury beach resorts.

Zanzibar Serena or Breezes Beach Club or Matemwe Lodge   (BD)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam/Johannesburg/Cape Town

We leave the Island of Zanzibar today on a flight to Dar es Salaam where we connect with our South African Airways flight to Johannesburg. After clearing immigrations we transfer to the domestic terminal to connect with our flight to Cape Town. We arrive in Cape Town this evening.

Zanzibar holiday Options
(Per Person)

Optional Up-Grades

Per Person Double Occupancy

Add $220 pp for two nights in Stone Town and two nights at Breezes Beach Club

Add $420 pp for two nights in Stone Town and two nights at Matemwe Lodge

Your Zanzibar Holiday Includes:

    • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary;
    • Two meals a day at beach resorts. Breakfast only in Stone Town.
    • Transfers by mini-van;
    • Escorting services by David Anderson and professional “beach bum,” Arleen Weisman;
    • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam;
    • Airport meet and greet services;
    • Arrival and departure transfers;
    • Baggage handling from the time of arrival to the time of departure.


Not included:
  • Visa fees & travel insurance premiums;
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, email charges, drinks, etc;
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel and lodge staff, and drivers & guides;
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks;
  • Optional tours;
  • Any international flights and departure taxes
The Price of Adventure
The Ultimate East African Safari

Per Person Double Occupancy

$14,995 per person

Photographers Price: $13,995

Single Room Supplement: $2,250

Deposit to Secure Participation: $2,400

Post Safari Options

Exotic Zanzibar: $1,495 - $1,895 per person

Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula: $3,995 per person

The Best of South Africa: $8,995 per person

Safari Options and Extensions:

Hot Air Balloon Safari: $535 per person

Zanzibar Extension:

$1,495 per person for five days and four nights in Stone Town at Zanzibar Serena Inn

$1,695 per person for two nights in Stone Town and two nights at Breezes Beach Club

$1,895 per person for two nights in Stone Town and two nights at Matembwe Lodge

Safari Options

Hot Air Balloon Safari: $520

Lake Victoria Fishing Village Excursion: $520



Payment Information

A $6,000 per person non-refundable deposit is due upon registration to hold your space on The Ultimate African Safari. You may use your credit or debit card for the deposit amount. Once we receive your deposit, you will start our “Passenger Preparation System,” a system that has evolved over 30 years that guarantees that you receive all of the information you need to prepare for your safari. You will be invoiced for the full payment of your safari approximately 90-days before your departure. Due to the high discount rate charged by banks on credit card charges, the final payment needs to be made by check. If you prefer to use your credit card, there will be a 6% additional amount added to your invoice to cover bank fees if your final payment is made by credit or debit card.


Cancellation Fees

All cancellations must be made in writing to David Anderson Safaris. Cancellation of your safari within 90 days of your departure will result in the loss of your deposit.


89 - 60 days - 30% of safari price

59 - 45 days 40% of tour price

44 - 30 days 60% of tour price

After 30 days 100% of tour price

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.

Questions for “The Bwana?”

Please telephone David Anderson at (805) 324-6444 or E-mail  if you have any questions or to request a registration form.







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