Safari & Beach

Price per person sharing: US$11,000

 

Day 1: 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: Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 1/2 hours

 

Day 2: 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 Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.  

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

  • Bush breakfast and/or dinner

  • Sundowner cocktails

  • Nature walks

  • Ballooning

  • Spa treatments

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Start the day with an optional early morning hot air balloon flight, including a full champagne breakfast in the savannah.  Then proceed on another game-viewing session. After lunch visit a nearby Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast you will have a morning game viewing session en route to Nairobi.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 1/2 hours

 

Day 5: Nairobi to Amboseli

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.  You will arrive around midday in time for lunch and later a late afternoon game drive..
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 hours

 

Day 6: Amboseli to Arusha

The best time to view the majestic mountain is at dawn, when the clouds lift and the light is clear and soft.  Take an early morning game drive to witness the African sunrise lighten the majestic mountain, distributing its golden rays to the dry savannah of Amboseli National Park. It’s a very good photo opportunity.  After this game drive depart for Arusha across the border in Tanzania.  Upon arrival in Arusha, check into a guesthouse. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Approximate driving time: 3 1/2 hours

 

Day 7: Arusha to Serengeti

This morning you will travel to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti.  Here is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and many other small predators.  Enjoy your first game drive of this amazing park.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Approximate driving time: 6 hours

 

Day 8: Serengeti

Today you have a full day to explore the Serengeti.  Break the day into morning and afternoon game drives or take lunch boxes for a full day game drive.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

An early morning start in the Serengeti to try and find cats before they retreat away from the blazing sun during the day.  After a few hours game drive in the Serengeti drive to the Ngorongoro Crater.  

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 3 - 4 hours

 

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Eyasi

This morning you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater – a wonderful haven for wildlife.  Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to find game easily.  Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetah.  Enjoy lunch by the hippo pond, before commencing the short drive to Lake Eyasi.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Approximate driving time: 3 hours

 

Day 11: Lake Eyasi to Arusha

Lake Eyasi is home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of the Hadzabe Bushmen (they bear similar characteristics to those of Bushmen at Southern Africa). This indigenous tribe are probably the last living in true harmony with nature and are well known for their communication via clicking rather than speech.  You will enjoy hunting with them and experiencing their way of life.

After lunch begin your drive back to Arusha

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Approximate driving time: 5 hours

 

Day 12: Arusha to Zanzibar

This morning you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport in time for your flight to Zanzibar.  Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Days 13 & 14: Zanzibar

There are plenty of activities available in Zanzibar including a Spice Tour, diving, snorkeling, boat trips to various islands or just relax and enjoy the lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15: Depart Zanzibar

Transfer to the airport in time for your departing flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast 

 

Inclusions:

All accommodation

All meals as listed in the itinerary plus drinking water 

Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar and transfer from Zanzibar airport to your accommodation

Transfer from your accommodation to Zanzibar airport on day of departure

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

All park entry fees

All transport and game drives in a Safari Land Cruiser with a professional English-speaking driver-guide

Entry to the AFEW Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

Maasai village visit in the Maasai Mara

 

Not included:

Airport taxes and surcharges

Telephone calls, spa treatments and other items of a personal nature

Tips or gratuities (the recommended is USD$30-$40 per day to the driver/guide - divided between everyone in the vehicle)

Meals not listed

Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

International flights to and from your home country 

 

 

 

Partners' combined experience of 17 years

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