16 Days Explore Kenya/Tanzania combined Safari and Zanzibar Beach holiday
12 Days Kenya & Tanzania combined Luxury lodge safari to Masai Mara migration, Lake Nakuru Amboseli National park with Kilimanjaro views Serengeti,Ngorongoro. Lake Manyara holiday travel between Masai Mara and Lake Manyara ,Serengeti wildebeest migration safari
Tour Information: 16 Days Explore Kenya/Tanzania combined Safari and Zanzibar Beach holiday Start : Nairobi
End : Nairobi
Tour Duration: 16 Days Best of Kenya/Tanzania Parks combined Zanzibar holiday
Accommodations:Luxury Lodges and Beach Resorts
Group Size: 2 Pax and above; guaranteed departure
Day 1 Nairobi – Masai Mara
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lode
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Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve 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. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinocerous and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National park
Game is viewed as we exit the park and drive to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Packed lunches enroute Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge
Day 6 Amboseli National park
full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game
Day 7 Amboseli - Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 8 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National park
Morning game drives at Lake Manyara national park before proceeding to Serengeti national park with packed lunches. Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Sopa lodge for overnight stay.
Day9 Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa 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), the Serengeti 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.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 10 - Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a Packed lunches enroute. We stop and set camp at the Ngorongoro sopa lodge
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds.
Day 11 : Ngorongoro Crater tour
Descend the crater soon after breakfast for a full day crater tour with packed lunches - ascend for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge beautifully set by the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay
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
Day 12 : Ngorongoro - Zanzibar
Breakfast at leisure then drive to Arusha for lunch at Kibo palace hotel – transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to catch PW 431 departing at 1540 to arrive Zanzibar at 1640 Hrs. On arrival you will be transferred to Ocean Paradise beach hotel or Similar for overnight stay
Days Spent on your own at the beach hotel sun bathing. Visit to the Stone town and spice tours can be arranged.
Day 16: Zanzibar- Nairobi
Transfer to the airport to catch your Nairobi bound flight connecting with your home bound flight.
Tour price includes
- Transport in a custom made tour van in Kenya and 4x4 land cruiser for Tanzania
-1 night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on bed and breakfast basis
- Services of professional English-speaking driver tour guide
- All game parks entrance fees
- 1 night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on arrival on Bed and breakfast basis
-Full board accommodation in lodges as specified above in a double/twin
- Masai Mara -Kilimanjaro one-way flight
- 1 litre drinking water per person per day while on safari
- Extensive game drives as per the itinerary
- 4 nights accommodations at Ocean paradise resort on Half board basis
-Ngorongoro crater tour
-Personalized services at all times
-Arusha - Zanzibar - Nairobi flights
- All airport/hotel transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
Tour price excludes:-
-All personal travel insurance
- Holiday supplements
- Water sports/Zanzibar excursions
- Personal travel insurance
- Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari
- All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips,
-Any other extras not stated as included above
-Cultural visits to Maasai villages – can be arranged with our guide