15 Days Masai Mara Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday

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Accommodations:

Day 1: The Boma Nairobi

  • Luxury hotel located in or near Nairobi

Day 2/3/4: Entim Mara

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR

Day 5/6/7: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

Day 8: Acacia Farm Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater

Day 9: Escarpment Luxury Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP

Day 10/11: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar 

  • Luxury hotel located in or near Stone Town

Day 12/13/14: Konokono Beach Resort

  • Luxury resort located in or near Zanzibar
Day 1
Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative after clearing customs and collecting your luggage. You will then be transferred to the five star Boma Hotel for your overnight rest. Pre-tour nights are available on request.

Day 2
Nairobi to the Masai Mara

Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Settle in to the Entim Mara Camp for the next three nights that offers twelve luxury tents close to the Mara River. Entim was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration. For a few months of the year the migration is on our doorstep on the Mara river. After lunch enjoy your first game drive in the Mara. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central dining area

Day 3
Full day Masai Mara

Spend the day on safari in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. The plains around the camp are filled with an extraordinary concentration of wildlife, from plains game to large herds of elephant and buffalo – and, of course, predators. You may wish to book an optional Mara Balloon Safari (cost extra)

Day 4
Full day Masai Mara

Depart again for a day of game drives in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. In the months of July – October you may be lucky to catch the ‘Great Migration’. The camp is situated right on the Mara River. It is these mighty rivers that are the greatest obstacles for the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest on their journey north. The currents are strong, the banks are steep and thousands perish in the jaws of massive Nile crocodiles. Crossings are spectacular and frenetic, and provide thrilling game viewing either from a vehicle or when simply relaxing in camp, watching from your own tent

Day 5
Fly to the Serengeti

After breakfast transfer to Ol Kiombo airstrip for a short 30 minute morning flight to Migori Airstrip where upon arrival you road transfer across the border for immigration procedures into Tanzania. Continue to Tarime airstrip for a 30 min flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival by your Tanzanian guide and proceed for check in to Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp for the next three nights. Enjoy lunch followed by your first game drive in the world-renowned Serengeti.

Day 6
Full day Serengeti National Park

You will enjoy a full day of game drives in the Serengeti today either with morning and afternoon excursions or a full day exploring the reaches of the Seronera area, the most wildlife-rich region of the Serengeti. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the park is also renowned for its wealth of lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog

Day 7
Full day Serengeti National Park

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. The Serengeti is one of the most densely populated wildlife arenas anywhere on earth. You also have the option of doing a memorable morning Hot Air Balloon Safari at an additional cost.

Day 8
Serengeti to Ngorongoro Area

After breakfast depart with game drive en route through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We will stop for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind’. This afternoon you will visit a traditional Masai homestead to gain insight into their life and customs. Continue to check into the elegant Acacia Farm Lodge located in the Karatu area set on a coffee plantation.

Day 9
Ngorongoro Crater

Rise early with a packed breakfast to descend for half day game drive in the crater. Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world covering a total area of 264 square kilometres. An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. It boasts a high concentration of wildlife with exceptionally close range viewing opportunities. Leaving the crater behind, we will continue to the visit our local school project, Simba Milima Primary School where you will have the opportunity to learn about the school and interact with the students. After this experience continue to check in to the Escarpment Luxury Lodge for a late lunch and much needed rest.

Day 10
Manyara NP, Fly to Zanzibar

Depart the camp this morning for a game drive at Lake Manyara. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600m high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Continue to check in for your flight from Manyara airstrip to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met and taken to your historic hotel in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage City

Day 11
Stone Town

Today you will enjoy a tour of the backstreets of Stone Town, a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors. We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned. Other highlights include the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders, The Africa House, Jamituri Gardens and a visit to the Old Fort

Day 12
Zanzibar Coast

Transfer to Konokono Beach Resort for the next 3 nights. Konokono is located on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar – one of the most authentic and secluded places on the island – and overlooks the wonderful Chwaka Bay.

Day 13
Zanzibar Coast

Day 14
Zanzibar Coast

Day 15
Depart Zanzibar

After breakfast, depart to Zanzibar airport to connect to your onward flight. Extra nights available upon request.

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