Kenya Tanzania Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Summarized Itinerary 

Day 1 Nairobi
Day 2 City Excursion & Amboseli National Park
Day 3 Amboseli National Park
Day 4 Lake Nakuru
Day 5, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 6 Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 7 Serengeti National Park
Day 8 Serengeti National Park
Day 9 Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
Day 10 Zanzibar Beach
Day 11 Zanzibar Beach
Day 12 Zanzibar Beach
Day 13 Zanzibar Beach
Day 14 Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1, : 0n Arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by your driver guide for a transfer to your Nairobi hotel. Check in the hotel, Shower and head for some shopping at Masai Market before checking in Nairobi restaurant for dinner. After dinner, you will drive back to your hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast.

Day 2,: 0730hrs, you will be picked from your place of residence by our driver guide for some city excursions. You will start with a visit to Giraffe Center and later on Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, elephant Orphanage and giraffe Center. Thereafter, you will head to Amboseli National Park with an early lunch at a Nairobi restaurant. On arrival at Amboseli in the evening, you will have an en route game drive to your overnight lodge.

 Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – Get up close and personal with orphaned elephant (and often rhino). This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising and re-integrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. The visit will be at 11am to 12pm. Here you will see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino.

The Giraffe Center: The Giraffe Center was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a program of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata.  Since then the program has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. The Giraffe Centre is located Langata, approximately 5 km from the center of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of Africa. In 1979, Leslie-Melville added an education center to his (then still private) giraffe sanctuary.

Karen Blixen Museum: Located 10km from the city center, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.  A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs.  The Museum was built in 1912. Karen and her husband bought the Museum house in 1917 and it became the farm house for their 4500 acre farm, of which 600 acres was used for coffee farming. Their marriage failed after eight years and in 1921 the Baron moved on and left the running of the farm to Karen. Karen lived at the house until her return to Denmark in 1931.

Day 3: You will have a full day in Amboseli National Park with early morning and an afternoon game drive. You will visit a Maasai Village 1000hrs for a great cultural moment. All meals and overnight will at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

Amboseli National Park lies at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft). The mountain dominates every aspect of the park and you can get the best views of its snow-capped peak from Amboseli. The parks fragile ecosystem supports a variety of game and is famous for its large herds of elephant. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow, offer a watering place for the wildlife and birds during the dry season. There is plenty to do, including game viewing, walking, visit a Maasai village or visit the Amboseli Research Centre, the longest study of wild elephants in the world.

Day 4: You will depart after breakfast to Lake Nakuru National Park with an early lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden restaurant in Nairobi. After lunch, you will proceed to Nakuru.  On arrival in Nakuru National Park, you will go on a game drive and later check in at your lodge for overnight Lodge.

C has become synonymous with vast flocks of brightly colored flamingos with thousands and sometimes millions of the iconic birds calling the lake’s shores home. The park is also famous for its rhino sanctuary, in which 70 white rhinoceros and 25 critically endangered black rhinoceros can be seen. This concentration is one of the largest in Kenya, and makes the park the ideal place to visit if you are eager to see these beautiful creatures in the wild.

Day 5: You will have an early morning game drive and later breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter, depart for Masai Mara with picnic lunch. On arrival in Mara, you will have an en route game drive to your overnight lodge

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of Serengeti National park and a home of the annual 07th Wonder of the world; the wildebeest migration. There are abundance of animals in the park such as elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Mara is also the Maasai country and one is likely to see the Maasai Morans herding their cattle.

 Day 6: You will have a full day in Mara, a place rich with wildlife as well as being close by the wildebeest river closing point. You have an option of doing an early morning game drive before breakfast at 0630hrs and an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs or depart for a full day game viewing with picnic lunch that will take you to the Mara River to see the hippos and the crocodiles.  In one of the days, you can start with a balloon flight (extra cost) or visit a Maasai village (extra cost).

Day 7, : 0700hrs, your will depart after an early breakfast for a drive to the Kenya and Tanzania border at Isebania. After the cross border formalities, you will change your safari vehicle and driver to Tanzania driver guide and vehicle. After saying goodbye to your Kenyan guide, you will proceed to Serengeti National Park. On arrival at Serengeti, you will have an en route game drive as you head to your lodge. This will be in the evening.

Day 8: You will have a full day game viewing with a morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti. You can also opt to leave with picnic lunches for a full day game viewing.  Other optional activity that you can include is an early morning balloon flight. Overnight will be at Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Serengeti National Park is situated the northeast corner of Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations, home to a vast number of large mammals such as lions, leopard and cheetah. Serengeti also stars in one of the world’s most incredible natural events; the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest travel north towards Kenya in search of fresh grazing.  Whenever you visit, the Serengeti is sure to delight and amaze with its broad range of wildlife and sheer beauty.

Day 9: You will depart after breakfast to Karatu via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. At Ngorongoro, you will have a crater tour where you will experience the wonders of the world. Later proceed to Karatu and check in at your overnight lodge.

Day 10: You will drive to Arusha for quick lunch before a transfer to Arusha airport where you will take a flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your beach hotel.

Day 11,12 & 13: Enjoy your beach stay in Zanzibar. You will have breakfast and then have time at leisure.  Overnights will be at Tembo Hotel on Bed and Breakfast. Take your time and explore this beautiful island full of history.

 

Day 14,: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Jetty for a 0930hrs speed boat to Dar es Salaam.

 

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Cost Includes:

  • Full board accommodation while on safari.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees.
  • Nairobi Excursions and Shopping.
  • Lunch in Nairobi.
  • Lunch in Arusha
  • Maasai Village Visit in Amboseli.
  • All transfers as mentioned on the Itinerary.
  • Flight: Arusha – Zanzibar
  • Ferry/boat transfer to Dar Es Salaam from Zanzibar.
  • Game drives as stated in the itinerary above.
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari jeep/land cruiser with a pop up roof.
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide.
  • 1 liter mineral water per person per day.
  • 24hrs emergency evacuation fee.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Activities while in Zanzibar
  • International flights.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Any item of personal use.
  • Other items not specified under inclusions above.