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. Accommodation: Camping Best Season: May to February Party Size: Min 1 to Max 12 Guests Skill Level: Moderate (Summit Day Difficult) Duration: 13-Day itinerary and 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.
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 highlighting the most classic and luxurious resorts in all of Tanzania. 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... thundering herds, hundreds of bird species on the trees and plains, in the Crater and in savannah woodland. On that rare and unusual occasion, there can be splendor and elegance beyond your wildest imagination.
The most comprehensive and ingeniously crafted program we offer exclusively to SHRIKE guests. East Africa Private Jet Expedition is a magnifi- cent journey through Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and the Spice island of Zanzibar with luxuriously long stays in East Africa’s most renowned reserves, abundant time for rich wildlife viewing sessions and the private jet to expedite travel from one destination to another. Relax on Indian Ocean's stunning beaches in Zanzibar... The following three types of private jets will be used for all international routes:- Bombardier Challenger 350 or similar (2 up 7 Guests) Heavy Jet –Gulfstream V or similar (up 18 Guests) VIP Airliner – Airbus 319 or similar (for larger than 18 guests) While the routing between Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the legendary Serengeti as well as between Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro International Airport, a Private PC12 Charter Flight will be used.
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. Accommodation: Camping Best Season: May to February Skill Level: Moderate (Summit Day Difficult) Duration: 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.
The absolute ultimate in luxury travel, Shrike’s Travel like Teddy Roosevelt—Shoot with A Camera offers the excitement and glamour of the African bush together with a romantic and indulgent itinerary featuring the most exclusive and luxu- rious tented camp in all of Africa. Even the extravagance of the Hot Air Balloon Safari is included. And unprecedented internal flights make travel between parks a seamless joy. The following paragraph provides details of this programme and the tale of our inspiration for this exquisite safari. In 1909 Teddy Roosevelt jour-neyed to East Africa with an entourage 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 traveler 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. This trip will make every aspect of your journey unforgettable...