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New Year's Eve Down Under

Launch Date : 07/10/18 8:00pm

Meals : American breakfast daily, 15 lunches, 13 dinners including a special farewell dinner in the bush

  • STARTS

    NAIROBI

  • DAYS

    17

  • ENDS

    DAR ES SALAAM

Vacation Overview

East Africa—a land of breathtaking scenery, majestic wildlife, and a distinct culture! Witness some of nature’s great treasures as you embark on this timeless Africa safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Along the way, your expert Driver/Guide will share insights about the wildlife, local cultures, and diverse eco-systems you encounter. And with a small group of no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total you’ll experience a high level of service throughout your adventure!

Start your safari in Samburu National Reserve, where you’ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk—a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. Explore the Serengeti ecosystem, one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, which includes the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large mammals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on your many game drives. Beyond game viewing Globus has arranged unforgettable bush meals for you in both the Serengeti and Maasai Mara!

A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros, while your best chance to get close to giant elephants is in the swamps of Amboseli National Park. You’ll also enjoy game drives in Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park. In Zanzibar, a walking tour of historic Stone Town introduces you to the famous spice markets and slave caves, a reminder of the not so distant past.

Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures—this exciting safari in Kenya and Tanzania has it all. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed!

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS

City Highlights

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
Game drive; visit a [LF] chimp sanctuary

NYAHURURU FALLS
Visit the falls

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Game drive

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives; [LF] bush breakfast

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives; sundowner drinks

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Game drive; [LF] bush lunch

TLOMA
Visit a [LF] local family’s home to learn about the Iraqw culture, and visit a [LF] local primary school

NGORONGORO CRATER

Full-day game drive

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives; [LF] farewell bush dinner; [LF] traditional Maasai dance performance

STONE TOWN
Walking tour of Stone Town; visit Jozani Forest; Host service during your stay

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and dinner. This is a good time to meet your fellow travelers, get your questions answered, and prepare for your adventure. (D)NOTE:Early check-in does not include breakfast. You may purchase breakfast directly from the hotel at an additional cost.
SYDNEY. Start your day with a city sightseeing tour, including such landmarks as the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a guided tour of its interior and theaters. See Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS and enjoy sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a walk around the Rocks, the site of the first European settlement in Australia, now home to shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Later, visit TARONGA ZOO with its 4,000 animals, including Australian native species such as kangaroo, wallaby, little penguin, and the Tasmanian devil. Enjoy a special guided [LF] AUSTRALIAN WALKABOUT TOUR which provides a unique opportunity to learn about some of Taronga Zoo’s most amazing residents. Breakfast and Dinner
SYDNEY. Today is at leisure. You may wish to spend some time in Darling Harbour with its many shops and restaurants or shop for a favorite souvenir. This evening, a special New Year’s Eve celebration awaits. First, take to the water on a [LF] HARBOR CRUISE complete with canapés and a 4-course dinner followed by music and dancing. At the stroke of midnight, be treated to a champagne toast and some of the most amazing fireworks you’ll ever see. Here is your chance to ring in the New Year under Sydney’s world-famous fireworks. It will be a night to remember! Breakfast and Dinner
SYDNEY. Today, you can relax after your New Year’s Eve celebration. Perhaps venture to the nearby beaches of Manly or Bondi, explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, or stroll through one of the city’s many gardens. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional activities. Breakfast and Dinner
SYDNEY–CAIRNS. Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Check in to your Cairns hotel for a 3-night stay. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Breakfast and Dinner
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF. Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. During your time here, you may choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, and enjoy a marine touch tank. Breakfast & Lunch
CAIRNS. A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. You may wish to visit nearby Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge, spend some time at the Cairns Lagoon, enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade, or shop for a bargain at the popular Cairns Night Market. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Breakfast and Dinner
CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK). Fly this morning to Australia’s “Red Center.” Enjoy a TOUR around the base of the rock, learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Visit KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, enjoy an amazing sunset and a celebratory DRINK as you watch the colors change on sacred Uluru. Breakfast and Dinner
ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS. Today, fly to Alice Springs located in Australia’s Outback. Sightseeing includes a visit to the SCHOOL OF THE AIR to learn how the school was started, how classes are broadcast, and the difference it makes to children in remote regions of Australia. Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, the birthplace of Alice Springs, and discover the importance of this early settlement in connecting Australia to the rest of the world. Tonight, a unique [LF] OUTBACK BARBECUE featuring music, stargazing, a boomerang demonstration, and typical campfire fare. Relax underneath a chandelier of stars and enjoy this awe-inspiring Outback experience. Breakfast and Dinner
ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE. Today, fly to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital with Victorian-era architecture, extensive restaurants and shopping, arcades and lanes, and beautiful parks and gardens. Breakfast and Dinner
MELBOURNE. This morning’s sightseeing includes landmarks such as Federation Square, the Melbourne Museum, and beautiful FITZROY GARDENS. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Discover Victorian terraced homes in East Melbourne, and see the bustling streets of Chinatown and the Queen Victoria Market. With the remainder of the day at leisure, why not venture to Phillip Island to witness the world-famous Penguin Parade? Breakfast and Dinner
MELBOURNE. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city on your own. Spend time at the Old Melbourne Gaol, once home to legendary outlaw, Ned Kelly; sit at a café and enjoy a coffee; wander along the scenic Yarra River; or take an optional excursion to see the incredible Great Ocean Road. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Breakfast and Dinner
MELBOURNE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND. This morning, bid farewell to Australia as you board your flight to Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World.” The remainder of the day is at leisure. Breakfast and Dinner
QUEENSTOWN. EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND. Today, travel to FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board your ship and CRUISE on the fiord to witness some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. See sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls cascading into the sea, glaciers, and rainforest. Keep a lookout for fur seals, dolphins, and other wildlife. It will be a day you won’t soon forget! Breakfast & Lunch
QUEENSTOWN. A full day at leisure for your own Queenstown discoveries. Consider a visit to a local vineyard to sample some of the prize vintages or a thrilling jet boat ride on the Dart River. Other options include a scenic ride across Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamship, shopping for souvenirs, or enjoying some fresh seafood at a local restaurant. This evening, take a scenic GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Bob’s Peak where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable Mountains, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. Make sure to have your camera ready for fantastic photo opportunities. Breakfast and Dinner
QUEENSTOWN–MOUNT COOK. Today’s journey brings us to magnificent MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK. Weather permitting, you may wish to join a stargazing program this evening. The Mount Cook region offers some of the darkest skies in the world—perfect for viewing the southern night sky. Breakfast and DinnerSPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the evening at the historic Hermitage Hotel, located at the base of Mount Cook. Enjoy splendid views, fresh mountain air, and all the modern amenities of this first-class property.
MOUNT COOK–CHRISTCHURCH–ROTORUA. Travel to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, and then fly to Rotorua, the center of the Maori culture. This evening, you may wish to join a New Zealand family for dinner in their home, or indulge yourself in the relaxing hot springs or massage therapies at the Polynesian Spa. Breakfast and Dinner
ROTORUA. This morning, visit RAINBOW SPRINGS to view native bush and wildlife. Then, visit the AGRODOME to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue to TE PUIA, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area with New Zealand’s largest geyser and boiling mud pools. Enjoy a traditional HANGI DINNER, cooked beneath the ground with hot stones. Dinner is followed by an authentic MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE of singing, dancing, and storytelling. Breakfast and Dinner
ROTORUA–WAITOMO–AUCKLAND. Depart Rotorua and cross over the Mamaku ranges to the famous WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES. Experience a guided tour through the limestone chambers and take a silent boat trip through Glowworm Grotto as you glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms. In the afternoon, travel through the green pastoral region of Waikato to Auckland. This evening, why not enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s famous wine while dining at one of Auckland’s world-class restaurants. Breakfast and Dinner.
AUCKLAND. Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Auckland, the “City of Sails.” See bustling Queen Street, the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You can explore on you own or participate in a selection of optional activities. In the evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner atop Auckland’s [LF] SKY TOWER, where the dining room rotates once every hour providing a unique experience with amazing 360-degree panoramas of the city and harbor below. The perfect ending to your vacation! Breakfast and Dinner
AUCKLAND. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Departure Info & Price

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New Year's Eve Down Under

29 Dec 2019 -18 Jan 2020

9499

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New Year's Eve Down Under

29 Dec 2020 -18 Jan 2021

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Price Details US

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $859. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Maasai Mara/Nairobi; Serengeti/Arusha; Arusha/Zanzibar; Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Park entrance fees of $891 per person are included.

Single Room Supplement:
$820 to $1,535

Triple Rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Nairobi:
in single room $332; in twin room $214

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

Transportation

  • 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
  • between destinations and for game drives
  • with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people
  • ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

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Tour Director

SOPHIE LAMALETIE, MARIE MARTINE Escorting tours for more than 11 years

I really enjoy finding common ground with our guests. Traveling to new places often highlights differences which we can all learn from each other. As a guide, finding the common ground between our guests and the people and the places we visit is what I enjoy most about my job.

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