Wild Cats, Kilimanjaro & The Pharaohs Wild Cats, Kilimanjaro & The Pharaohs

Wild Cats, Kilimanjaro & The Pharaohs

Join 20 like-minded adventurers for a life changing experience encompassing two continents. Commence your journey with 2 nights in Dubai at the luxurious Raffles Hotel before flying to Kenya to begin your African adventure with an overnight stay at Hemmingways Hotel (for logistical purposes).

The next day, catch a private charter flight to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro for 4 nights at Elewana Tortilis Camp. The camp is located in a private conservancy bordering the Amboseli National Park, with each luxury tent having views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.

After 4 nights at Elewana Tortilis, catch our chartered flight to the iconic Maasai Mara and the unrivalled all-inclusive Angama Mara, located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. You will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be: tented suites, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome. The Mara is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, African leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant.

On the 22nd April we catch our last charter flight to the coastal town of Mombasa to board Crystal Serenity as we commence our 18-night journey from the African Continent to mainland Europe. Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. You will have the opportunity to explore a staggering 8 UNESCO wonders on this sailing including Frankincense trails, Petra, the Valley of the Kings, Catherine’s Monastery, the Pyramid of Giza, Ephesus, Delos and the Acropolis.

Our journey ends in Athens where we will disembark and spend 3 nights in this ancient capital including a day tour taking in the Acropolis and Parthenon. There is the opportunity to extend your stay in Athens or elsewhere in Europe at the end of the tour - we can assist with any post-tour arrangements as required.

We hope you can join us!

"Our recent trip with Latitude 33 was truly one of our best holidays ever! Meticulous attention to detail, a unique itinerary, immersive experiences, luxurious accommodation and a great small group of like-minded travellers" - J. & B. Shaw 

 

Destinations: Africa, Egypt, Europe, Middle East

Commencing: Mombasa, Kenya

Duration: 32 nights

Departure Date: 11 Apr 2023

Pricing: from $36,999

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Highlights

  • Small group limited to only 20 guests 
  • Land tour fully hosted by an English-speaking local guide 
  • Charter flights within Kenya

 

Raffles Dubai | Luxury 5 Star Hotel 

  • 2 night stopover at Raffles Dubai with Raffles Club Lounge access 

Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli​, Kenya | Witness the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • 4 nights at Elewana Tortilis Camp with views of Mount Kilimanjaro from each luxury tent
  • Located in a private conservancy bordering the Amboseli National Park
  • All guided safaris in open vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Full board accommodation including all meals and most beverages  
  • Laundry service during your stay

Angama Mara, Maasai Mara, Kenya | Between Heaven and Earth 

  • 4 nights in the Mara Triangle overlooking the vast plains of the Maasai Mara 
  • Unrivalled exclusivity with a private airfield and a track directly down into the Reserve 
  • Included sunrise hot-air balloon safari
  • Admire the 700 hectare site directly bordering the Mara Triangle, with 1.2 km of Rift Valley frontage
  • All guided safaris in the Mara Triangle in open vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris on the Rift Valley escarpment
  • Full board accommodation including all meals and most beverages  
  • Fitness Room with Techno-gym equipment and floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking the Mara

 

Crystal Serenity | Enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance​

  • 18 nights on Crystal Serenity, Mombasa to Athens
  • Unlimited fine wines, premium spirits and champagne
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Butler service for every suite including twice daily housekeeping
  • 24 hour room service
  • Pre-paid gratuities and concierge services included
  • 1:1.7 Staff to guest ratio
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Tuesday 11 Apr 2023

    Australia | Dubai

    Welcome to Dubai! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, Raffles delivers impeccable service and sophisticated style.

    Raffles Dubai

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    Day 02

    Wednesday 12 Apr 2023

    Dubai

    Enjoy exclusive Raffles Club Lounge benefits including afternoon tea, evening canapés and cocktails at the Lounge. Spend the day at leisure. 

     

    Raffles Dubai (B)

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    Day 03

    Thursday 13 Apr 2023

    Dubai | Kenya

    Your African adventure begins on arrival into Kenya where you are met at the airport by our representative and transferred to the luxurious Hemingways hotel. We have included the night at Hemmingways for logistical purposes. You will need to pack your soft bag for your charter flight tomorrow and your main luggage will be transferred by road to Mombasa.

    Tonight we will come together for our welcome dinner to toast the beginning of an amazing journey.

    Hemingways Hotel (B/D)

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    Day 04

    Friday 14 Apr 2023

    Amboseli, Kenya

    This morning after check out we will transfer to a nearby private Airport for a short charter flight that will take us to Amboseli National Park. On Arrival we will be met by our guide and transferred to the camp with a game drive en-route. On the way, you can admire the beautiful scenery and animals.

    The camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree that surrounds the camp, the Acacia Tortilis. Tortilis Camp offers great Italian cuisine, breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro, and fantastic elephant sightings.

    Elewana Tortilis Camp (B/D)

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    Day 05

    Saturday 15 Apr 2023

    Amboseli, Kenya

    Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the park’s eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Elewana Tortilis Camp is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, and the World’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro.

    Elewana Tortilis Camp (B/L/D)

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    Day 06

    Sunday 16 Apr 2023

    Amboseli, Kenya

    The Tortilis Camp guides are based at camp in Amboseli and know their backyard intimately. They know the individual elephants and their family histories. More than half of the guides at Tortilis are Masai, and have between them 80 years of guiding at Tortilis! All the guides are Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified.

    Elewana Tortilis Camp (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Monday 17 Apr 2023

    Amboseli, Kenya

    After breakfast we will embark on a morning game drive in Amboseli National Park. We return to camp for lunch and then have some leisure time to relax and enjoy the views. In the afternoon, we will once again head out for more game drives through the conservation area. Before returning to camp we will enjoy sundowners as the sun sets.

    Elewana Tortilis Camp (B/L/D)

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    Day 08

    Tuesday 18 Apr 2023

    Amboseli, Kenya | Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Today at the scheduled time we catch our chartered aircraft to Angama Mara's private airfield in the Maasai Mara. On arrival we will be met and transferred the short distance to the stunning Angama Mara.

    One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500 square kilometres of the country’s southwest. The park protects a phenomenal array of game, including charismatic species such as elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as crocodile and hippopotamus in the Mara River. The birdlife is no less impressive, with over 450 resident bird species.

     

    Angama Mara (B/D)

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    Day 09

    Wednesday 19 Apr 2023

    Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Guests staying at Angama Mara are faced with many choices of how they wish to spend their day. Sunrise hot-air balloon safaris (included on one of your mornings), photographing Africa’s abundant wildlife, walking on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, or visiting a Maasai family in their home (included) –these are just a few of the adventures on offer.

    Angama Mara (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Thursday 20 Apr 2023

    Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Guests can leave the lodge at dawn, or decide to go on a game drive after breakfast, descend down Angama Mara’s private road and 10-minutes later find themselves in the heart of the action – surrounded by more animals than they could imagine: the vast grasslands dotted with acacias are home to abundant herds, as well as Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    Angama Mara (B/L/D)

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    Day 11

    Friday 21 Apr 2023

    Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Safaris are conducted in the lovely Mara Triangle, open from sunrise to sunset, and are in completely open gameviewing vehicles to which the animals are well accustomed – the vehicles are specially equipped and converted, offering comfy seats, ample legroom, charging stations and canvas roofs for respite from the sun.

    Angama Mara (B/L/D)

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    Day 12

    Saturday 22 Apr 2023

    Maasai Mara, Kenya | Mombasa, Kenya | Embark

    Today we will fly to Mombasa and on arrival will transfer to the port to board Crystal Serenity.

    Commanding the world’s great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.

    We overnight tonight in Mombasa onboard Crystal Serenity.

    Crystal Serenity (B/D)

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    Day 13

    Sunday 23 Apr 2023

    Mombasa, Kenya

    Today is a free day to explore Mombasa and its sorrounds. Indigenous wildlife can be seen in Haller Park, Mombasa's largest animal sanctuary. Don't miss monumental Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, or the Old Town, which is decidedly Arabic.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 14

    Monday 24 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

    Enjoy your relaxing day at sea and embrace all that Crystal Serenity has to offer. Indulge in a spa treatment or sit back and watch the world go by in the comfort of your own suite. The choice is yours.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 15

    Tuesday 25 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and share your experiences. Enjoy a glass of champagne and look forward to all that is yet to come on this incredible journey. 

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 16

    Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

    Indulge in cuisine of Michelin-level envy, crafted by Crystal’s own award-winning chefs showcasing Vintage Room wine dinners, fine Italian fare, and ever-evolving dishes from around the world

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 17

    Thursday 27 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 18

    Friday 28 Apr 2023

    Salalah, Oman

    Salalah, Oman's second largest city, is an anomaly in Arabia as it benefits from the climatic effects of the yearly monsoon. The city is an oasis where tropical fruits grow abundantly. But as you travel outside the city, along the white beaches of the coast or into the serene mountains, one is soon reminded of the vast desert of the Arabian Peninsula.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 19

    Saturday 29 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Gulf of Aden

    The Gulf of Aden is a vital waterway for shipping, especially for Persian Gulf oil, making it an integral waterway in the world economy. Approximately 11 percent of the world's seaborne petroleum passes through the Gulf of Aden on its way to the Suez Canal or to regional refineries.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 20

    Sunday 30 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Red Sea

    The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 21

    Monday 01 May 2023

    Cruising the Red Sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 22

    Tuesday 02 May 2023

    Aqaba, Jordan

    Aqaba is a sleepy fishing village with a long and historic past. At various times, the port was a stopover on ancient caravan routes, a garrison for Roman troops and meeting place for pilgrims en route to Mecca. Recent excavations have revealed a third-century church, one of the worlds oldest. In medieval times, Aqaba was an important part of Palestine before being absorbed into the Ottoman Empire, a time when Lawrence of Arabia figured in local history. Today Aqaba is important as Jordan's only deep water port and the jumping-off point for excursions to Petra, the country's premier historical attraction.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 23

    Wednesday 03 May 2023

    Luxor & Karnak, Egypt

    Take a thrilling journey to Luxor and see the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings with the once long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamun, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the enormous Colossi of Memnon. Or take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the vast sand dunes.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 24

    Thursday 04 May 2023

    Sharm el Sheikh

    Sharm el Sheikh is a Red Sea port and holiday resort city in Egypt, located on Sinai Peninsula's southern tip, with a population of around 73,000. Under the name Ofira, the town was established as an Israeli settlement during the Israeli occupation of Egypt (1967-1982).

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 25

    Friday 05 May 2023

    Sokhna, Egypt

    Beautiful Sokhna on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast is a popular holiday town with beaches, coral reefs, dolphins and fishing. Opt to take a tour to Egypt’s capital, Cairo, home to both the oldest and only largely intact remaining Wonder of the Ancient World; the Great Pyramid of Giza, completed in C.2560 B.C.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 26

    Saturday 06 May 2023

    Transit the Suez Canal

    Connecting Europe and Asia, this canal through the desert challenged engineers for nearly 4,000 years. Egypt's pharaohs attempted to connect the Nile River and Red Sea but gave up, as did Napoleon Bonaparte thousands of years later. Begun in 1858, the 193 km (120 mile) Suez Canal took 11 years to build. Unlike many other canals in the world, the Suez Canal has no locks because the terrain is so flat. The passage from one sea to the other takes only 11 to 16 hours.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 27

    Sunday 07 May 2023

    Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

    The Mediterranean sea was an important route for merchants and travelers of ancient times, facilitating trade and cultural exchange between peoples of the region. The history of the Mediterranean region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of many modern societies. 

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 28

    Monday 08 May 2023

    Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kuşadası takes its name from the Turkish 'kuş' (bird) and 'ada' (island) -- literally 'Bird Island', a reference to Guvercin Adası ('Pigeon Island'), which is connected to the mainland of Kusadasi by a short causeway. Today, citizens of Kuşadası often shorten the name to Ada.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 29

    Tuesday 09 May 2023

    Mykonos, Greece

     

    Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the windmills on the hill. Visit the archaeological museum and an old bakery still using a 15th century wood-burning stove.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 30

    Wednesday 10 May 2023

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Disembark

    This morning we arrive in Athens and the end of our journey at sea. We will transfer to our hotel for the next 3 nights, the Hotel Grande Bretagne. 

    With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Located right in the heart of the city since 1874, the multi-awarded landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas and museums.

    Hotel Grande Bretagne (B)

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    Day 31

    Thursday 11 May 2023

    Athens, Greece

    Today we will explore Athens on a tour taking in the most famous sites of the city including the Acropolis, Parthenon and various other ancient sites.

     

    Hotel Grande Bretagne (B)

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    Day 32

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    Athens, Greece

    Today is a day at leisure, you can do as little or as much as you want. The hotel is ideally located to explore some of the cities top sites.

    Tonight we come together for our farewell dinner to toast what will have been a memorable journey. 

    Hotel Grande Bretagne (B/D)

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    Day 33

    Friday 13 May 2022

    Athens, Greece

    Today at the scheduled time you will transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Wild Cats, Kilimanjaro & The Pharaohs Map
 

Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHT & TRANSERS

  • Return home airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)^
  • Return economy Class airfares 
  • Charter flights within Kenya
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

 

Raffles Dubai | 2 nights

Hemingways | 1 night

Angama Mara, Masai Mara | 4 nights

Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli​ | 4 nights

Crystal Serenity | 18 nights

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens | 3 night

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03 | ELEWANA TORTILIS

Tortilis Camp has a prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.

  • All tents have direct views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • All guided safaris in open vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris
  • All meals and drinks including sundowners (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits) 
  • Laundry service & Wi-fi
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance 
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04 | ANGAMA MARA

Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara. With tented suites, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, you will find tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.

  • Each tented suite is over 100 sqm
  • All guided safaris in the Mara Triangle in open vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris on the Rift Valley escarpment
  • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)
  • In-room WiFi 
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance 
  • At Sea 02
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05 | CRYSTAL SERENITY

  • Inclusive of all meals 
  • Inclusive of fine wines, premium spirits and champagne
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi​​
  • Inclusive of all gratuities 
  • Complimentary men's and women's steam and sauna at the feng-shui inspired Crystal Life Spa
 
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