8 Day Nairobi to Zanzibar

From US$2550 per person sharing 

Day 1: Nairobi

There are plenty of activities you can choose from for today including:

  • Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

  • Head to Kibera to visit Amani Kibera’s projects including the library

  • AFEW Giraffe Centre

  • Karen Blixen Museum

  • Nairobi Museum

  • Nairobi National Park Animal Orphanage

  • Matbronze Art Gallery & Foundry

  • Nairobi National Park

  • Bomas of Kenya

  • Horse riding

  • Shopping

  • Helicopter excursions

  • Browns Cheese Tour

  • Circle Art Exhibition

  • Horse racing at Ngong Race Course

  • Spa treatments

Included meals: Dinner


 

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
After an early breakfast, drive to the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch.  Maasai Mara, Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve, is without a doubt Africa’s most famous safari destination. The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is where over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate annually.  It also holds one of the highest lion densities in the world, which is why it the home of the BBC wildlife channel’s Big Cat Diary.  Other game includes: leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, plains game, crocodile and small mammals including mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and the nocturnal porcupine.  Enjoy a late afternoon game drive followed by dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 1/2 hours


Day 3: Maasai Mara
Spend a full day game driving in the Maasai Mara. The abundance and variety of game in this reserve is nothing short of amazing. Nearly every mammal can be seen in the Maasai Mara, including various antelopes, scavengers like hyena and vultures, and all the cats (lion, cheetah and leopard).  Sighting a leopard needs luck more than just being there, but lions are abundant and there are excellent chances for spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants, buffalo, the Masai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound.  
In the afternoon there is the option to visit a Maasai village to learn about their traditions and culture. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.  

You might want to add one of the following experiences to your trip:

  • Bush breakfast, lunch and/or dinner

  • Sundowners

  • Nature walks

  • Ballooning

  • Spa treatments

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
A late start to return to the Kenyan capital for an overnight stop.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5: Nairobi to Amboseli
This morning drive to Amboseli National Park nestled at the foothills of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli is a top destination in Kenya for wildlife. Indeed, one of the classic images of East Africa is that of a herd of elephant strolling across the plains with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro in the background. It is to catch this sight that people flood to Amboseli National Park. While Kilimanjaro is actually across the border in Tanzania, Amboseli has a perfect view of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, rising an impressive 5895 metres above the plains.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 6: Amboseli to Lushoto
Lushoto is nestled at the base of the Usambara mountain range half way between Arusha and Dar Es Salaam.  You should arrive in time to go for a short hike and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 6 hours


Day 7: Lushoto to Dar Es Salaam

Leave early to avoid the madness of Dar’s traffic.  It’s not the capital of Tanzania, but it is the largest city and a major port for East Africa.  Dar Es Salaam translates to “Haven of Peace”, which may have been true once, but now it’s a bustling city.  Your accommodation is on the outskirts, across the river, where it’s a bit quieter and you can enjoy the beach.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Approximate driving time: 6 1/2 hours


Day 8: Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar
The ferry leaves in the morning for a 3 hour journey across to Zanzibar, the island of exciting travel tales of old.  Our local guide will take care of you for the duration of your stay in Zanzibar, meeting you at the ferry terminal and escorting you to your hotel.  The guide can organize any of the optional activities available in Zanzibar including a Spice Tour, diving, snorkeling, boat trips to various islands and transfers up to the Northern beaches. 
Included meals: Breakfast


*This quote is a guide only; it is in no way binding. The final price of the tour will be quoted at the time of booking, based on individual preferences for accommodation and other inclusions/exclusions

 

Inclusions:

Accommodation in tented camps, lodges and guesthouses 

All meals listed in the itinerary plus 2 litres bottled water per person per day

All transport and tours/game drives as listed on the itinerary in a comfortable safari vehicle with pop-up roof fit for photography, game viewing and touring

Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide

Park entry fees and game drives in Maasai Mara Game Reserve 

Arrival transfers from the airport in Nairobi and from the ferry in Zanzibar

Ferry ticket from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Not Included:

Accommodation in Zanzibar, please let us know how many nights you would like to stay if you would like assistance booking this

Travel insurance

International flights and visas for Kenya and Tanzania ($50 to be confirmed by you for your nationality)

Meals not listed

Personal expenses or room charges including laundry, drinks and phone calls

Vaccinations

Additional optional activities

Tips or gratuities – an entirely personal gesture

Flying doctors cover for the duration of your tour - this can be purchased for an additional US$10 per person

We had 2 weeks for Tanzania and Kenya. We came in contact with Tracey and Francis via a local guide that knew Francis. We wanted a custom made itinerary for these 2 weeks to see the Serengeti National Park and a 3 days Mt. Meru Hike. Tracey fixed this for us in no time. Via email we kept in great contact about the status. 

 

Nothing is a problem with Tracey and Francis. They are very flexible. If we wanted something changed, they tried their best to help us and fixed it. 

 

In the end they brought us to Nairobi where we had 3 days to explore the capitol of Kenya, which was great. They are service oriented, so give them a shot!!

 

- Vishal Panday, The Netherlands

Tailored Itinerary in Tanzania, October 2013

 

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