Kenya. Exclusive Kenya Safari

Extend Your Stay

Contact our Africa Program Director for extensions to the coastal islands of Zanzibar, for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda or other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania.

Okavango Delta Extension: 3 nights / 4 days

Botswana safaris are renowned for their abundant wildlife and isolated adventure camps. Travelers can expect the full spectrum of safari outings from tracking game on foot, mokoro or vehicle. One of the largest inland deltas in the world, the Okavango Delta is fed annually by floodwaters from the far away central highlands of Angola. The slowly seeping water gives life to plants and quiet streams where hippos wallow and crocodiles lie in wait for zebra and antelope to drink along the banks. These plains game keep a watchful eye for hunting lions, hyena, and leopard in this enormous ecosystem spread over 6800 square miles.

Starting in Maun, fly over the varied land and water landscapes of the Okavango Delta based from private concessions where the number of other travelers is few. Our short Botswana extension itinerary gets you to the heart of the Delta, utilizing small safari camps hosting no more than 10 guests in 5 rooms and expert naturalist guides exceptionally familiar with the rhythms and movements of this unique wilderness environment. 

Pricing: From $2,990 per person from June to October; from $2190 March-May and Nov. Please call for single supplement  pricing. 

Days 1: Fly into the Okavango Delta

From Maun, you will board a light aircraft flight into the Okavango Delta. Pelo Camp lies in a true wetland area of the Okavango Delta, an ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and common red lechwe. Hippo and crocodile are also regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, impala, elephant are prevalent, with lion, leopard and buffalo sighted occasionally. Birdlife is exceptional with the largest concentrations of endangered wattled crane found here as well as slaty egrets, rosy-throated longclaws, African skimmer and Pel's fishing-owl. Overnight at Pelo Camp. [D]

Day 2-3: Okavango Delta

Spend the day exploring the watery wonderland of the Okavango Delta. Glide through the waterways on a mokoro poled by an experienced guide, looking for birds as well as both large animals and smaller ones such as tiny reed frogs that clutch the grass stalks growing out of the water. Take a boat trip in a 12 seater boat into the larger channels looking for elephant, and red lechwe, and take a nature walk to learn about the River Bushman way of life. Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. Overnight for two nights at Pelo Camp. [BLD]

Day 4: Departure

Fly from  Pelo Camp to Kasane where you'll road transfer to Victoria Falls. [B]

Learn more about Pelo Camp

Zanzibar Beach Extension - 4 days / 3 nights

Zanzibar Beach ExtensionKick off the safari dust and relax on the shores of the Indian Ocean. The spice islands of Zanzibar evoke an exotic island environment. Four day extension includes free time at a boutique seaside hotel on a magnificent, palm-fringed beach with warm, clear water, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.


Pricing: From $1,425-$2,180 low season, $2,025-$2,525 peak season dependent on accommodation choice. Price is per adult based on double occupancy, child discounts available for children 11 and under staying in a room with their parents. Holiday supplements may apply for peak winter holiday dates. Please ask the Africa Program Director for a complete itinerary and confirmed pricing.  Rate includes two regional flights, from Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, in order to seamlessly link with any safari itinerary. 

Day 1: Fly to Zanzibar

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar Island where you are met and transferred to your beach hotel (local flight included). Enjoy the rest of the day settling in and enjoying the ocean.


Days 2 - 3: Zanzibar Beach Resort

These days are on your own. Relax on the beach or book an optional excursion (additional cost) such as snorkeling, Jozani Forest, or Stone town. 


Day 4: Departure

Transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam and on to your international flights (local flight included).

Breezes Hotel (especially recommended for families)

Situated along a pristine, untouched Zanzibar beach stretching as far as the eye can see, this large resort has it all to make your stay on the island as relaxing and care free as possible.  Read more about the Breezes Hotel.


Chumbe Island Coral Park (especially recommended for snorkelers)

Designated as the first Marine reserve in Tanzania in 1994, Chumbe Island Coral Park contains over 90% of all marine species that have been recorded in East African reefs. Read more about Chumbe Island Coral Park.


Matemwe Lodge (especially recommended for a romantic getaway)

Matemwe is a small boutique resort on Zanzibar's remote Northeastern coast offering breezy seaside bungalows, a relaxed beach/chic environment where one can enjoy the relaxed movements of Dhow boats leisurely passing by on the pastel blue Indian Ocean, walks on the powder fine sand, and attentive staff with creative and delicious dining options. Read more about Matemwe Lodge.


Ras Nungwi (especially recommended for SCUBA divers)

Designed with great attention to detail, Ras Nungwi offers beautifully decorated rooms with four poster beds draped with gauzy mosquito nets. Enjoy the view from your balcony or visit the PADI dive center. Read more about Ras Nungwi

Pemba Island Extension 5 days / 4 nights

This quiet and remote island getaway is the perfect place to relax after safari time in the bush. Situated north of Zanzibar, this Indian Ocean atoll is a quiet and subdued idyllic retreat. This 5 day extension includes one night in the exclusive Underwater Room, where you can fall asleep watching 360 degrees of marine life swim around you. Swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving are all options.

Pricing: $2,340 Low Season (Mar-Jun), $2,840 High Season (Jan-Feb, July-Dec). Price is per adult based on double occupancy. Holiday supplements may apply for peak winter holiday dates. Please ask the Africa Program Director for a complete itinerary, confirmed pricing and single supplement information.  Rate includes roundtrip flight Dar Es Salaam to Pemba to Dar, in order to seamlessly link with any safari itinerary. Single supplement is $350.

Day 1: Fly to Pemba

Fly from Dar to Pemba Island where you are met and transferred to the Manta Resort (local flight included). Enjoy the rest of the day settling in and enjoying the ocean.


Days 2 - 3: Manta Resort

These days are on your own. Relax on the beach or book an optional excursion (additional cost) such as snorkeling, fishing or SCUBA diving.


Day 4: Overnight in the Underwater Room

This afternoon, you are shuttled to your private floating room offshore form the resort. Enjoy sundowners on the upper deck before retreating below the surface for a one of a kind experience. Your bedroom is 15 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean and surround by windows into the marine world. Watch as Spanish dancers and other exotic fish peer back at you as you drift to sleep.

Day 5: Departure

Transfer to the Pemba Airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam and on to your international flights (local flight included).

Manta Resort and the Underwater Room - Pemba Island is home to the one and only Manta Resort  andUnderwater Room, the coolest place to spend a night in all of Africa. This room is actually a private floating island with your bedroom twelve feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Victoria Falls Extension: 2 nights / 3 days

Discover Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Called Mosi-oa-Tunya in the indigenous language, "The Smoke That Thunders" marks the place when the mighty Zambezi River crashes over an cliff of rock both higher and wider than Niagara Falls. On this two night exploration in Zambia, you embark on a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, sunset river cruises. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include helicopter flights, micro-light flights, canoeing, fishing, walking safaris to see Rhino in Mosi-oa-Tunia National park and white water rafting on the Zambezi River.There are daily flights to Livingstone, Zambia from Johannesburg, the air hub for travel in Southern Africa.

Pricing: From $790 per person based on double occupancy at the Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or $1,350-$1,790 per person based on double occupancy at Tongabezi (deluxe) depending on the season and room type. 

Includes all meals, accommodation, airport transfers and 1/2 day tour of Victoria Falls and sunset boat cruise. 

Day 1: Upper Zambezi River, Zambia

Your African adventure begins as you are met and warmly greeted at the Livingstone airport in Zambia. Transfer to Chundukwa River Lodge, where rooms look out to the Zambezi River. This afternoon take a boat cruise on the upper Zambezi where you can watch the sunset with a drink in hand.  Overnight at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or Tongabezi Lodge (deluxe) [Dinner included]

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, which straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Watch as the mighty Zambezi River, forced through a fissure, cascades down 300 hundred vertical feet. The spray from the falls can be powerful from May – July so be prepared for getting wet. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or partake in any additional active adventure tours in the area such as a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls, white water rafting trip featuring Class V rapids, canoeing above the Falls, parasailing or horseback riding (not included, at additional cost, and at your own risk).  Overnight at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) or Tongabezi Lodge (deluxe). [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included]  

Please note: In addition to the above Tongabezi includes the following options: canoeing on the Zambezi, an Island lunch, a sanpan floating candlelit dinner, sunrise boating, guided bush walks, a museum tour, fishing, game drives to see the rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya National Park, and a Maramba Market visit. Of course not all of these activities can be done in one day, so consider extending a day at Tongabezi if you’d like to experience more of the area. 

Day 3: Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps see some swimming elephants from the deck before your transfer by road to Livingstone airport for your departure. [Breakfast included]

Accommodation provided at Chundukwa River Lodge (standard) orTongabezi (deluxe)

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Extension: 3 nights / 4 days

Walk in the footsteps of legendary biologist Dian Fossey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.  Escorted by our team of expert guides and native trackers, you bushwhack through the thick vegetation and up steep slopes in search of a family of wild mountain gorillas. Choose either two full days of gorilla tracking or one day with the gorillas and another day trekking to see Golden Monkeys. 

Pricing: From $1,650-$3,995 

Prices are per person, depending on group size and accommodation level. Additional permit costs of  $1500 per person per day for gorilla trekking and $100 per person per day golden monkey trekking. Must be 15 years or older to participate in trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas. 

Day 1: Kigali / Virunga Mountains

Touch down at the Kigali Airport where our local representative greets you. Transfer to overnight at the Kigali Serena . [D]

Day 2: Kigali and the Virunga Mountains

This morning we have the opportunity to see local life in Kigali. With your local guide, experience the real life of Rwandans as you’re introduced into this bustling multi-cultural commercial suburb with a typical African flair. Visit a local hair salon, a West Africa Tailor, the Muslim quarter, and the local market where you’ll procure supplies to cook and eat a traditional Rwandan meal in a local home.

After your tasty self made lunch depart Kigali for a scenic drive approximately two hours on a paved road to town of Kinigi at the base of the Virunga Mountains.  Stunning vistas greet you as the road winds its way over hills and through valleys. Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ for a reason!  Spend the next few nights at Five Volcanoes Lodge (classic) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (luxury), just 15 minutes away from the entrance to the park. [BLD]

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

The Virunga Mountains in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo are home to the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Some of the gorilla families have been habituated to human presence, and it is possible to visit them in their natural habitat within the forest. 

Take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with local guides and trackers who present an orientation about gorilla tracking ethics. It is very important that under no circumstances are the gorillas to be touched by humans or visited by anyone with a cold or illness. This is to protect the animals from communicable diseases to which they are very susceptible. Spend two days in the Volcanoes National Park on full day treks to view two different families of mountain gorillas. The search, with experienced trackers leading the way, can take up to eight hours although the gorillas are usually found after two to four hours. Some hiking areas lie at altitudes above 7,500 feet over rough and muddy terrain. The hike can be physically demanding, but the forest and surrounding scenery are beautiful. 

Once the gorillas are spotted the encounter is a most profound natural history experience. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras set for low light conditions are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice, hence water proof clothing is necessary, also zip lock bags for cameras and memory cards. Return to the lodge to share stories and enjoy dinner. Overnight at

Five Volcanoes Lodge (classic) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (luxury). [BLD]

Day 4: Gorilla or Golden Monkey Trekking / Return to Kigali and departure

Today you will once again visit the Virunga Mountains either in search of Mountain Gorillas or in search of Golden Monkeys*. There is a fully habituated group of the beautiful primates in the park and this is one of the only places in Africa where this activity is offered. This afternoon return by land approximately 2 hours to the Kigali International Airport for departure. [BL]

Note: Permits for Gorillas or Golden Monkeys will need to be secured prior to arrival. Please discuss these options with the program director. 

Classic Accommodations:

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Well located in Kinigi for gorilla trekking with excellent service, volcano views and a relaxing atmosphere. 

Luxury Accommodations:

Kigali Serena 

Located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards in Rwanda, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel offers luxury and elegant Rwandese décor.

Sabinyo Silverback Lodge

The luxury accommodation on our Rwanda Extension, Sabinyo Silverback Lodge is just minutes from Volcanoes National Park and boasts seven large cottages with huge bathtubs for soaking away a day of trekking in the bush.

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"This was perhaps the most personal travel experience we've ever had. We had a LOT of very personal attention and got to know the guides and camp/lodge staff. Jeremiah at Ol Donyo and Daniel at Mara Plains were nonstop with knowledge of and quiet passion for natural history. Alyssa and Ray entertained Elaine and I like longtime friends the night we dined sans ill spouses. At Mara Plains, the usual managers were away; the relief managers clearly enjoyed their roles and shared our daily experiences with fresh enthusiasm." - Mary Williamson, HI