Bespoke experiences

Exclusive experiences in East Africa

Our experiences

At Grand Africa Safaris, we go above and beyond to offer bespoke travel experiences that showcase the very best of what East Africa has to offer. Our expert team personally hand-picks exclusive experiences for clients in each destination that are guaranteed to add value to their East African adventure.

Zanzibar Dhow Cruise

Enjoy a magnificent sunset or a day trip to a nearby deserted island on a traditional wooden dhow cruise across the gentle azure waters of Zanzibar’s pristine archipelago.

Explore the cobbled streets and cultural heart of the island on a private walking tour through Stone Town – a UNESCO-listed historic town renowned for its distinctive architecture and rich cultural influences.

Visit the organic spice farms on what was once known as ‘the spice island’. Here you can see, touch, smell and taste a variety of spice plants like cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom, all of which make up a large part of Zanzibar’s rich history.

Karen Blixen Museum

Pay a visit to the iconic Karen Blixen Museum – the former estate of Danish author Karen Blixen, best known for her 1937 novel Out of Africa.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Take a private tour of the world’s most successful orphan elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation programmes at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in the Nairobi National Park.

Giraffe Centre Kenya

Come into close contact with the world's tallest species at the Giraffe Centre. This conservation centre was established to protect endangered species of giraffe found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

Horse riding

Step back in time and take to the saddle to experience the lush coffee plantations and rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro Crater on a horse riding expedition at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Maasai Warrior

Explore the wild spaces of Tanzania by foot on a thrilling fast-paced run through the wilderness with a Maasai Warrior. This is an outdoor fitness experience like no other!

Hot air balloon safari

Experience the dramatic landscapes and sweeping savannah plains of the Serengeti National Park from above in a hot air balloon flight that pushes the limits of a traditional African safari.

Kigali

A visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial is a truly moving experience. The memorial commemorates the 1994 Rwandan genocide and reflects Rwanda’s commitment to embracing peace and reconciliation in the country.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking invites you to come face-to-face with one of Africa’s most magnificent primates. This is a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience and remains the biggest attraction in Rwanda.

Golden Monkey Trekking

A trek to visit the two habituated groups of golden monkeys that inhabit the high-altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park is a great addition to a trip. These playful primates are a wonder to witness in their natural habitat.

Hike to the summit of the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains – the highest mountain range in Africa and one of Uganda's best-kept secrets. This untouched corner of the world is one of indescribable beauty and wonder.

Gorilla trekking

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to more than half the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Trekking here is a bucket list experience for the more adventurous and fit traveler.

Combine a gorilla trekking experience in Uganda with a safari to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. This diverse reserve is not only home to the Big 5, it is also famous for its unique tree-climbing lions and the world’s largest concentration of hippos.

Arusha City Tour

Take a trip through the bustling town of Arusha, known as the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit, and visit local Maasai markets, the Arusha history museum and end the tour with a traditional Swahili lunch.

This is a fully immersive tour that includes a visit to a local school, getting involved in some volunteer work, and visiting a local village to experience a day in the life of a Maasai. Please note that this is a full-day tour that can extend to two days.

Take a day trip to the beautiful Kikuletwa Hot Springs, just 2 hours from Arusha, and discover natural caves, take a dip in the refreshing water, meet locals and enjoy a delicious hot local lunch.

Spend the day in the mines learning about the rare and endemic tanzanite. This intriguing and precious vivid blue gemstone is found deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania only.

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