Few travel experiences are as transforming as an African safari. To witness elephants bathing in a mud pool or the spectacle of some 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrating across the Serengeti — these moments change you forever. Yet just as no two viewing drives are the same (see below), bush adventures vary widely, as well. Fortunately, our luxury African safari, Grand Safari, to Kenya and Tanzania is one of the most exceptional journeys available on the African continent. Here are a few things to keep in mind before setting out on safari.
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Unexpected African Adventures with Travcoa
In 1933, Ernest Hemingway set sail to Kenya for an African hunting safari. Though it lasted only 10 weeks, the safari left the author entranced with the continent for the rest of his life. That first encounter with the Ngong Hills would eventually leave Hemingway with countless animal horns, numerous injuries, and the material for two short stories and a non-fiction novel.
Kenya's Tortilis Camp
Outside your luxury tent at Kenya’s Tortilis Camp there are sounds unlike any you’ve ever heard before. Imagine awakening to a mama elephant foraging through the acacia trees to find food for her calf or the rousing chorus of birds in thousands of weaver nests that hang just overhead. Recognized as the country’s premier safari encampment, this enclave in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a storybook world of game drives and sundowners, nature walks and bush meals. Tucked away in its own private corner of Amboseli National Park, it’s an experience that will exceed your imagination.
Where Exotic Travel Meets Luxury Experiences
Kenya’s Maasai are a proud and beautiful people. Incredibly tall, wonderfully exotic and colorfully-dressed in brilliant red shukas, they are unmistakable. Living where zebras graze and lions roam in the arid plains of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, these indigenous people have remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
Into The Wild
It’s an amazing experience, to see thousands of zebra galloping across the Serengeti or to track a cheetah over a Kenyan savannah; and to fall asleep to the sounds of hyena echoing through the bush or watch the sun rise over the African landscape from a hot-air balloon. Just imagine the deafening thunder of the herds making their way through the Masai Mara, kicking up the dry earth and racing over the grasslands in the greatest wildlife migration on the planet.