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Safari Newsletter Dated June 13, 2016
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
This week, I'll highlight five of our best-selling safaris in
and tell you about some of the game parks and experiences that
await travelers to the East African country.
First, here are the most popular itineraries. Click the links for
day-by-day details, departure dates and rates.
Safari in Kenya & Tanzania (National Geographic Journey)
13 days with G Adventures
Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari (BBC Earth Journey)
13 days with Tauck
Kenya & Tanzania: the Safari Experience with Nairobi & Zanzibar
18 days with Globus
7 Day Essential Kenya
seven days with Gate 1 Travel
The Great Migration Safari in Style
14 days with Abercrombie & Kent
The Masai Mara National Reserve
is the highlight of many Kenya
safaris. Its varied landscapes range from vast, open grasslands to
woodlands and riverine forests. The preserve is a key destination in the
Great Migration, when nearly 2 million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles
move annually to Masai Mara, typically in August or September, from the
parched plains of neighboring Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The
"Big Five" (lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos) can be seen
here, along with hippos, crocodiles, impalas, hyenas and cheetahs.
Southeast of Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park
is the place to
spot big game like elephants, lions and cheetahs. Tanzania's Mount
Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding mountain at 19,340 feet,
provides an impressive backdrop to Amboseli's savannahs, acacia forests
Samburu National Reserve
is located along the Uaso Nyiro River,
and large concentrations of wildlife are drawn to the lush vegetation
along the waterway. Rare species to look for include the Grevy's zebra,
beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. More than 450 bird
species have been identified at Samburu, like the taita falcon and the
Lake Nakuru National Park
has long held a reputation as being a
fantastic bird-watching destination. The lake's alkaline waters attract
thousands of flamingos; the dazzling pink display makes a terrific photo
opportunity. Cormorants, pelicans and hornbills also can be viewed in
the preserve. Keep an eye out for black and white rhinos as well.
Some itineraries visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
, the largest
black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Currently, 108 black rhinos reside
here, as do the species of the Big Five.
Most Kenya safaris travel through Nairobi
, which grew from a late
19th-century camp for railway construction workers to a cosmopolitan
capital city. While here, safari-goers might visit the Karen Blixen
, housed in the former farmhouse once owned by the author of
"Out of Africa."
And, safari operators often incorporate a visit to a Masai village into
their itineraries, where guests can interact with local cattle-herders.
Accommodations on our Kenya safaris range from traditional hotels to
lodges overlooking the reserves to luxurious tented camps. Some budget
companies offer itineraries with participation camping, where travelers
help in the preparation of meals and other duties.
Kenya safaris are available year-round, although the best game-viewing
periods are during the dry winter months of May through August and the
warmer spring months of September and October.
to see all safaris that visit Kenya, from the world's leading safari
operators, along with any available discounts and deals.
Top 10 Africa vacations
1) Affordable South Africa In-Depth
10 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Starting at $3,250. Departures from June 27 through December 30,
2) Kenya Safari Experience (National Geographic Journey)
days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $3,094.
Departures from July 4, 2016 through December 24,
3) Tanzania: the Serengeti & Beyond
days with Globus. Begins and ends in Arusha. Starting at $4,189.
Departures from July 20, 2016 through March 8,
4) Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure
days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Marangu and ends in Nairobi.
Starting at $4,370. Departures from July 2, 2016 through December 16,
5) Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Discovery (National Geographic Journey)
days with G Adventures. Begins in Kigali and ends in Entebbe. Starting
at $4,949. Departures from July 2, 2016 through December 29,
6) East African Explorer
13 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $5,525.
Departures from June 30 through December 29,
7) Wilds of Botswana & Victoria Falls with Cape Town
14 days with Monograms Travel. Begins in Cape Town and ends
in Johannesburg. Save 10%.
Starting at $5,909. Daily departures
from July 3 through December 25,
8) Zambia: Leopards, Lions and Tiger Fish
days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Lusaka. Starting at $7,925.
Daily departures from July 8 through November 11,
9) Discover Africa
days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Cape Town and ends
in Johannesburg. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $8,799.
Departures from March 10 through November 17,
10) Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari
days with Abercrombie & Kent. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Save $2,500
Starting at $9,295. Departs October 11 and November 8, 2016.
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