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Guided Safaris® guests travel through a combination of these legendary safari frontiers in complete exclusivity with our finest Professional Guides who are completely familiarized with the terrain and current wildlife patterns. Trained in localized ecology and resident field experience, our Professional Guides have followed the migration in the Mara eco-system since childhood and, along with the best trackers, they're the most qualified rangers to lead your game drives. Your journey is always hosted by our Pro-team.
The Guided Safaris® Signature luxury safari collection is the best selection of camps in all of Africa. Stay at the most exclusive concessions of their kind in the entire Mara-Serengeti region offering incredible game viewing: Our luxury suites on the plains of Mara, often considered to be the finest camps in East Africa by safari connoisseurs, are authentic and quintessentially true to Africa. Our chefs are renowned for gourmet safari cuisine with the finest flavors of Kenya, and we offer award-winning wine cellars - all included in your stay. As a guest of Guided Safaris®, our family of staff will personally look after you.
Explore two unique regions in the path of the Great Migration in the Mara ecosystem, the oldest on earth. Our signature private wilderness reserves are exclusive to camp guests alone - the most exclusive concessions of their kind in the entire Mara-Serengeti region offering incredible game viewing.
Your custom Guided Safaris® luxury adventure comes with bespoke privileges. This unforgettable journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be enjoyed with your closest ones, in complete comfort and privacy.
No crowds, no tourists. Experience our Private Game Reserves set within the richest concentrations of varied wildlife species for an exceptional game viewing experience to rival anywhere in East Africa. Major filmmakers and photographers journey under our expertise to capture these idyllic realities.
Don't rely on outdated guide books. With Guided Safaris® you have access to true, on-ground knowledge from our resident head guides to position you in the optimal seasons for the Great Migration, changing based on annual updates as they happen on actual location.
Real Professional Safari Guides. We work with some of the finest rangers in East Africa, trained at our Private Ranger Academy with resident ecology and field experience, along with the finest trackers to lead your game drives. No need for ‘Specialist Guides’ who fly in from the cities and have absolutely no localized understanding of current game patterns in each location.
Don’t rough it. You’ve spent considerable time and effort planning your escape to Africa. The last thing you want to worry about are logistics and whether your time and investment are being efficiently put to play. Avoid the bumpy roads typical of standard corner cutting tour packages: Our Guided Safaris® on-ground team welcome you at the international airports in Africa and fly you on the most reputable safari carriers to our lodge airstrips rather than have you drag along dusty, unattractive routes and border crossings for hours on end wasting a precious day getting from one location to another and adding unnecessary hardship to your journey. And — we’re still more competitively priced with our custom offerings.
We don’t do “pre-packaged, set-date safaris with 20 persons and a khaki-clad chaperone flying in from Chicago" to accompany travelers. It’s simply not chic; We’re in complete agreement with 21st century travelers that adventure travel has evolved alongside personal preferences. We offer fully-customized, independent, bespoke safaris designed just for you. Your privacy is key to our luxury safari experiences. We offer unmatched savoir faire in tailoring private journeys and adventures to Africa for close to 30 years.
Game drives in professional safari cruisers. No pop-up-roof Minivans or ‘watch from the roof’ trucks bumping along the Serengeti, loaded with spare tires and built in the 80's. Enjoy photography in custom-built 4x4 vehicles with comfy bucket seats and unobtrusive windowless frames for uninterrupted, clutter-free game viewing. It’s the modern way to go and a far better way to view and photograph animals. As photographers, we understand your needs and comfort in the wilderness.
Our eco-luxury concept is also the greener way to travel. Founded upon luxury safaris and high-end wilderness adventures that support conservation and sustainability, Guided Safaris® has garnered global recognition in the stewardship of Africa’s most extraordinary ecological hotspots and exclusive travel finds. We are eager for every guest to return home from their journey with both the immense satisfaction of having witnessed the grand scale of the Great Migration experience and found themselves a part of it, at least once in their lifetime, as well as the fulfillment of having contributed to its safe guarding and preservation for future generations through their visit. With each journey, we help outline the considerable direct effort at work within each region. Our journeys help support and work hand-in-hand with leading organizations such as Save The Rhino International, Big Life Africa, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and many more for the continued safeguarding of our endangered Lion, Elephant and Black Rhino populations.
Personalized Guided Safaris® Meet + Assist
Luxury safari accommodation for 8 nights
Privately Guided Game Drives on safari
Roundtrip local transfers to camps
All meals included at camp per safari custom
Select wines from the camp cellars included
Full breakfast made-to-order daily
Complimentary in-room minibar and cocktails
Traditional afternoon tea at camps
Complimentary laundry service at camps
Complimentary in-suite WiFi at camps
Parks and conservancy fees included
All current local government taxes
Pricing excludes: Single supplement extra. Flights to Africa and visa at guest expense.