Overview

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.

12 Nights 13 Days 30 Nov, 01 Dec, 02 Dec, and more Tanzania, Kenya & Zanzibar
Route Map
Itinerary
Detailed itinerary

Day 1: 

Arrival Nairobi – Kenya.

Arrive in Nairobi on your own, our Private Jet Expedition begins today as we pick you up at Jomo Kenyatta International airport. An awaiting Shrike Safaris representative accompanies us to the elegant Hemingways Nairobi where our rooms are ready and waiting. 

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Day 2 — 3

Transfer from Nairobi to the Masai Mara​.

We wing our way across the great plains to the Maasai Mara. A game reserve shared with the Maasai people, the Mara is considered to have the finest game viewing in Kenya, making it an excellent country to opt for a Balloon Safari. During our time here we also visit a Maasai village in the company of an insightful tribal Elder. And, romance awaits—an extraordinary cocktail party will be set up in the bush exclusively for us, overlooking the Great Rift Valley at sunset. We stay in one of the most exclusive and exciting luxury tented camps of the Mara. 

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Day 4 5

Private charter flight to Tanzania.

Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we fly to the Ngorongoro Crater via Jomo Kenyatta or Migori. Ngorongoro Crater—the eighth wonder of the natural world. Along the way we drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area — a region created to accommodate the grazing needs of the Maasai people and a unique test of the idea that humans leading a pastoral lifestyle can coexist with wildlife. We descend 2,000 feet into the giant caldera of this extinct volcano. This magnificent natural amphithe- atre contains the largest concentration of animals in all of Africa. Prides of lion, black rhino and elephant share this land with the legendary Maasai tribesmen. Because the grasses are short, game is easily spotted and can be approached quite closely. We spend a splendid day on the floor of the crater observing wildlife in this ageless World Heritage Site. 

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Day 6 8

Transfer to the Legendary Serengeti.

A short, scenic flight will take you to the Western Serengeti, at Grumet area. We find ourselves deep in the heart of the savannah on the famous migration corridor. With its wide-open spaces, bright blue skies, and creature- filled landscape, over the next three days we will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies everyone’s dream of “Old Africa.” Morning and afternoon game runs are planned.

Weathered domes of granite and gneiss are a favorite retreat of the big cats, a place to rest and to watch the surround- ing vegetation for both danger and for prey. Giraffe browses in small groups among the trees. Bohor reed- buck and waterbuck restrict their travels to the vegeta- tion near the rivers and streams. Great numbers of ostrich, Grant’s gazelle, topi, hartebeest, impala, and African water buffalo abound. Lion, cheetah, wild dog and hyena! Leopards are seen resting in the trees. No matter what your expectations, you will not fail to be astounded by life in the Serengeti. 

And our accommodation is outstanding. The graceful property offers the ultimate in comfort and style. It's an exclusive and romantic, remote yet luxu- rious — soaring architectural adaptations of indigenous villages, utilizing natural materials and decorated with art, artifacts, batiks, paintings, and woodcarvings. 

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Day 9
Private charter flight to  Zanzibar Island

Breakfast in the Serengeti, and we’re off on a flight to paradise. Your private Island, andBeyond Mnemba Island, waits quietly in the sun, absorbing its rays as they reflect off the adjacent sea. This resort, specially selected for its exceptionality, immerse the traveller in the romantic atmos- phere of centuries gone by. The perfumed air caresses you with the scents of all the spices that have grown in abun- dance throughout the island since time began. 

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Day 10 — 12
Private charter flight to  Zanzibar Island

Each morning begins with a sumptuous breakfast as you gaze over the Indian Ocean to the endless horizon. A walking tour is the only way to truly experience the town, which exists today much as it did in the years when Zanzibar, the Isle of Spices, was a great trading centre known the world over for spices, timber and slaves. The marketplace is alive with vendors who hawk their exotic wares in a multitude of languages, as many as the intense palate of colours which mark their fabrics, their spices, their intricately carved wood and other goods for sale. As you move away from the rau- cous market, the winding streets grow serene and mysteri- ous, with their whitewashed houses and ornately carved 

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Day 13 
Zanzibar | Fly back home. 

Today brings a farewell to the island. Depending upon your flight time, which—being in a splendidly far flung outpost of civilization after all—can sometimes be early, perhaps you’ll make one last trip to the marketplace for that fantasti- cally carved teakwood chest or supply of intensely scented clove pomanders—a heady reminder of your sojourn in this ageless Swahili paradise.                                             

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All gratuities
  • Guaranteed departure.
  • Ground transportation
  • First-class accommodations
  • Luggage handling during the trip.
  • All meals from start to completion
  • Travel on our privately chartered jet
  • Top-notch local guides and/or on-trip experts
  • A veteran expedition team who handles all logistics
  • Gratuities to local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff.
  • Flying Doctor’s emergency evacuation out of the bush while on safari.
  •  All drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including liquor, aboard the private jet; liquor during special events and cocktail parties on land, house wine and/or beer as well as teas and coffee
  • All sightseeing activities, from guided small-group excursions and private shopping to more active options such as snorkeling and hikes

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance.
  • International flights to/ from East Africa
  • Fees for PassportVisa, or Immunizations.