Our goal at Shrike is to fill your days with thrilling adventures and entrance you with the experience beyond your wildest dreams at night. We pride ourselves on offering an interpretive safari experience in Africa where some of our finest local tour guides educate guests on their natural environment.
Our roots are in Africa specifically in Tanzania! We have explored many corners of this incredible land; This is our land, we were born here, we live here over many decades, our local knowledge and experience have enabled us to perfectly craft trek and safari packages that suit well with your African trip preferences and expectations. At Shrike, we not only have a vast wealth of information about the local wildlife and ecology but are able to impart cultural information and bring traditions alive for our guests.
The adventure begins at the Nairobi airport and visits the top East Africa's National Parks. The great rift valley escarpment, the Maasai Mara voted the world best travel destination and the Serengeti, home of the great wildebeest migration. Then Ngorongoro Crater, the New 8th Wonder of the world and Lake Manyara National Park. Your journey will take you to Arusha city where you will take a flight and land in the spice Island of Zanzibar for 3 nights stay. Your safari will be carefully orchestrated by a local, personable, informative safari host who will share behind the scene insight on the of NATURE and it’s beauty.
The Northern Circuit is Shrike's newest route on Kilimanjaro. We take 11 days to traverse the entire mountain, trekking over the untouched northern slopes. On this track, the views are nothing short of spectacular and unpopulated; it is true wilderness, and rarely trekked. Because of the longer duration, you will acclimatize well, making your summit easier, and truly rewarding. 13 Day Itinerary - 11 Days trekking
Witness the world-renowned Great Migration on an incredible safari tour. Throughout your safari, you'll be traversing the vast Serengeti - Ngorongoro grass plains and savanna woodland to search out everything from hungry crocodile waiting for the mass wildebeest migration to cross the River, lions stalking their prey to leopards resting lazily on tree branches. Nights are spent at selective accommodations, completely surrounded by wild creatures including herds of zebras and wildebeest. Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater and Masai Mara are homes to the 'Big Five,' as well as cheetahs, hyenas, crocodile and much more... Hand-picked Hotels in Nairobi, Kenya. Mid-range accommodation: The Heron Portico. Basic Luxury accommodation: Nairobi Serena Hotel. Upscale Luxury accommodation: Hemingways Nairobi Hotel. Hand-picked accommodations in Masai Mara Game Reserve Mid-range accommodation: Base Camp Masai Mara. Basic Luxury accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge. Upscale Luxury accommodation: Governer's Camp. Hand-picked accommodations in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Mid-range accommodation: Mbalageti Tented Camp, Lodge room. Basic Luxury accommodation: Kirawira Serena Tented Camp. Upscale Luxury accommodation: Grumet River Camp. Hand-picked accommodations in Ngorongoro. Mid-range accommodation: Rhino Lodge. Basic Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Upscale Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Hand-picked accommodations in Tarangire National Park Mid-range accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge Basic Luxury accommodation: Malamboi Tented Camp. Upscale Luxury accommodation: Treetop. Hand-picked accommodations in Zanzibar Island Mid-range accommodation: DoubleTree Hotel. Basic Luxury accommodation: Blue Bay Beach Resort Upscale Luxury accommodation: Zanzibar Serena Hotel.
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Lake Victoria.... just a few of the alluring names evoked at the mention of Tanzania—and all visited in unrivaled luxury on this exhilarating bird watching safari. With stays at the stylish new safari lodges—astounding properties that bring five-star élan in harmony with nature—we explore the full grandeur of this justly iconic land. From singular Serengeti plains and the rugged terrain of the Great Rift valley to the Edenic expenses of the Ngorongoro Crater, this extraordinary journey puts a thrilling new spin on your birding safari.
Private Jet Safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar Island including game viewing in Masai Mara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Witness the world-renowned Great Migration on an incredible safari tour. Throughout your safari, you'll be traversing the vast Serengeti - Ngorongoro grass plains and savanna woodland to search out everything from hungry crocodile waiting for the mass wildebeest migration to cross the River, lions stalking their prey to leopards resting lazily on tree branches. Nights are spent at selective accommodations, completely surrounded by wild creatures including herds of zebras and wildebeest. Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and Masai Mara are homes to the 'Big Five,' as well as cheetahs, hyenas, crocodile and much more... You will end your trip at the spice island of Zanzibar...
The absolute ultimate in birding luxury safari, Shrike's Luxury Birding & Wildlife Expedition offers the excitement and glamour of the African birding together with a romantic and indulgent game viewing featuring the most exclusive and luxu- rious resorts in all of Africa. And local flights from one destination to another serve time and end up having plenty of time to enjoy NATURE. This African expedition is more than just BIRDING and wildlife... thundering herds, hundreds of birds on the trees and plains, in the Crater and in savannah woodland. On that rare and wonderful occasion, there can be splendour and elegance beyond your wildest imagination. The following paragraph provides details of this programme and the tale of our inspiration for this exquisite birding expedition. In 1909 Teddy Roosevelt jour-neyed to East Africa with anentourage of society friends and there undertook a journey that would forever alter the world’s perception of luxury travel at its ultimate. Replete with collapsible canvas bathtubs, custom-made bed linens, exotic safari outfits and equipment, vintage wines and elegant table fittings, the party set out with 500 porters to transport and service the needs of this exclusive group in their quest to conquer the bush in elegance and luxury. It was then that the concept of the Tented Safari was born, an elaborate combination of exotic African adventure and European civility and comfort. A century later, the Africa of Teddy Roosevelt awaits the traveller who wishes to experience the splendour of the wilderness in all its raw and stunning beauty while luxuriating in the finest of services and deluxe accommodations...
The Lemosho route is preferred by most Shrike trekkers. It is a longer route, allowing trekkers to acclimatize more readily to the altitude. This extra time increases enjoyment, and your chances of summiting. Lemosho is also one of the more scenic routes up Kilimanjaro and does NOT require a midnight summit ascent. A daytime summit is much preferred, as climbers avoid the crowds at the summit. The overnight in the crater more rewarding. 11 Day Itinerary - 9 Days trekking
This tremendous introduction to Tanzania's natural wonders starts in the spectacular uplands of northern Tanzania. After staying in the wild and rugged Ngorongoro highland, you will then head to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater home to the BIG 5. Next, you will fly to the Serengeti – Tanzania’s world-famous safari landscape – for an exceptional safari experience. Then it’s time for leisure and relaxation in the sun, white sand and swimming in the Indian Ocean at glorious Zanzibar Island.
Sporty families with children will enjoy this more active family safari escape that includes excellent wildlife viewing as well as a short adventurous trek on Mount Kilimanjaro - leaving you with a hungry and thirst to come back again.. You will explore the Serengeti, Masai Land, and Ngorongoro Crater; full of cultural and natural wonders. Only 2 hours' drive away from the Serengeti will bring you into Mwanza city and have an opportunity of seeing Lake Victoria, Africa's largest Lake. Nights are spent in Safari Lodges & Tented Camps offering an authentic experience for your family.