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15-Day Kenya Tanzania Safari /Zanzibar Holiday , Wildlife Safari Combined with Beach vacation

This safari takes you to Both kenya tanzania and zanzibar combined, from the beautiful north, the central Kenya, a Lake in the Rift Valley and to the famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara. There are two different but related cultures to see and enjoy while on this tour, the Samburu Culture and the Maasai Culture. You will also drive across the Kikuyu country which is richly cultivated with tea and coffee plantations.... Also visit Stone Town, Spice Island Tours and Beach Holiday Vacations.

Things To Consider

  • Mid-range
    tour
     
    Accommodated tour
  • Private  
The tour is run for you exclusively
  • Can depart any day
     
    This tour can depart any day
  • Can be customized
     
    This tour can be customized
  • Suitable for solo travelers
     
    Solo travelers can book this tour
  • Min. age of 6 years
     
    Suitable for ages 6 and older
  • Tour Summary (See full day-by-day for more details)

    • You'll go to Kenya Kenya & Tanzania Tanzania
    • This tour starts and ends in Nairobi (Kenya) - Getting there & away
    • You'll visit Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park & Zanzibar Island (Town & Beach)
    • Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives & beach time
    • Game drives: pop-up roof minivan
    • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan & air transfer
    • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
    • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

    Accommodations (If fully booked, a comparable accommodation will be suggested)

    • Day 1-2:Samburu Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Samburu NR without fencesDay 1: Lunch & dinner includedDay 2: All meals included
    • Day 3:Lake Nakuru LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP (All meals included)
    • Day 4-6:Mara Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Masai Mara NR without fences (All meals included)
    • Day 7-8:Serengeti Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Serengeti NP without fencesDay 7: Breakfast & dinner includedDay 8: All meals included
    • Day 9:Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro (All meals included)
    • Day 10:Lake Manyara Serena LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP (All meals included)
    • Day 11-14:Ocean Paradise Beach ResortMid-range resort located in or near ZanzibarDay 11: Lunch includedDay 12-14: Breakfast & dinner included
    • Day 15:End of tour (no accommodation)
     

    Arrival

    • You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel)
    • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

    Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu

    Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs, A safari briefing session with our tour consultant before starting the safari via the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch at Samburu sopa. Proceed for afternoon game drives before returning to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

    • Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
    • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Samburu NR without fences
    • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 2: Samburu National Reserve Full Game drives

    Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered – Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge. The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.

    • Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
    • Accommodation: Samburu Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Samburu NR without fences
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 3: Samburu - Lake nakuru

    After break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety, dinner and overnight at lake nakuru lodge.

    • Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

    We have breakfast this mornibg and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to Mara sopa lodge for Lunch, afterwards afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay.

    • Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
    • Accommodation: Mara Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 5-6: Masai mara Full game drives

    Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra coat of US$ 450 per person. The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August.

    • Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
    • Accommodation: Mara Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

    Day 7: Maasai Mara – Serengeti National park

    Our journey continues into the great grassland plains of Serengeti National Park, We leave the Lodge after breakfast and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari – proceed to serengeti sopa lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

    • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
    • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Serengeti NP without fences
    • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 8: Serengeti Full Game drives

    Departing in the morning, you drive west game viewing through the western corridor of the Serengeti to the Central region of Seronera. Overnight at one of the Seronera wildlife lodge Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), it is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.

    • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
    • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Serengeti NP without fences
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

    Day 9: Serengeti - Ngorongoro crater

    We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation. Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at a Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge by the crater rim.
    The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today.

    • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
    • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeMid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 10: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara

    Breakfast then exit the park and drive to Lake Manyara National park. Explore the park famed for tree climbing lions. Picnic lunch is offere. Dinner and overnight stay Lake Manyara Serenalodge
    The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree-climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats.

    • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
    • Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena LodgeMid-range lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    Day 11: Lake Manyara – Arusha – Zanzibar

    After breakfast and proceed to Arusha – Lunch at Kibo palace hotel transfer to the airport to board an afternoon Flight to Zanzibar, on arrival, our representative will meet you and transfer you to Ocean paradise beach resort to start your beach vacation.

    • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
    • Accommodation: Ocean Paradise Beach ResortMid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
    • Meals & drinks: Lunch (Breakfast & dinner not included) Drinks not included

    Day 12-14: Zanzibar beach vacation

    At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of colour as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior on your arrival as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea and white sandy beach of Indian ocean. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the swahili way of greeting "Jambo" will be the first words you hear, as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar. Days spent sunbathing and relaxing at the beach hotel - Awaken to a tropical sea view as the light spills into your room. Spend the day basking in the sun or exploring other sights and sounds on the mountains, or coral reef islands.

    • Main destination: Zanzibar Island
    • Accommodation: Ocean Paradise Beach ResortMid-range resort located in or near Zanzibar
    • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included

    Day 15: Zanzibar – Nairobi

    Morning spent on your own then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Nairobi arriving in good connecting time with your home bound flight.

    • Main destination: Nairobi
    • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
    • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

    End of tour

    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
    • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

    Important to know

    • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
    • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

    Rates per person - Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)

      Solo (1 room) 2 people (1 room)  
    01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $7,900 $4,890  
    01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $7,900 $4,890  

     

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