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EAST AFRICA AND ZANZIBAR SAFARI
KTZS14 - 15 days / 14 nights

Offering ultimate value-for-money, this tour showcases two of Kenya's most famous parks, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. Crossing into Tanzania, it allows for a night on the shores of Lake Victoria before featuring the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Finally as the perfect contrast to the traditional East African safari, it features four nights of relaxation, historic discovery and Indian Ocean pleasure on the magical island of Zanzibar.

Holiday Features

City hotel
Luxury tented camp
Safari lodge
Safari by air and road
Flying and Road Safari
Beach Holiday

Safari Activities

Game drive
Nature walk
Ornithology
Biking
Fishing
Canoeing
Bush dining
Cultural visits
Sundowners
Beach access &
Water sports

East African and Zanzibar Safari Destinations

 

Nairobi
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara National Reserve
Lake Victoria
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Tarangire National Park
Zanzibar
1 night (bed and breakfast)
1 night
2 nights
2 nights
2 nights
1 night
1 night
4 nights half-board (breakfast and dinner)

Wildlife Highlights

Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe, black and white rhino.

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the historic 5-star Sarova Stanley Hotel. One of Nairobi's oldest and best renowned city hotels, it stands in the city centre within easy reach of both shops and tourist attractions, and offering a health club, roof-top swimming pool and a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.

 

Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a late lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park before returning to the lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and dinner.

About Lake Nakuru
Renowned as ‘The greatest bird spectacle on earth' thanks to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, the pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters of Lake Nakuru yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo-images in Africa. As Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary, sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed, while plentiful waterbuck, warthog, zebra, gazelle and buffalo graze the shoreline. Echoing to the haunting cries of the numerous fish eagles, this is also the park in which you have the best chance of seeing a leopard.

Distance/drive time: 185 km / 3 hours

 

Day 3: Lake Nakuru to the Mara

Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant.

About the Mara
When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five' in one morning.

Distance/drive time: 320 km / 4½ hours

 

Day 4: On safari in the Mara

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five' in one morning. All meals and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp.

 

Day 5: Tanzania and Lake Victoria

After breakfast cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia and drive to the shores of Lake Victoria with a picnic lunch on the way. Check into the Speke Bay Lodge, which is on the lake shore, and spend a restful afternoon on the largest inland lake in the world. The white-painted lodge, which offers a series of traditional round or ‘rondavel' thatched buildings, has been styled to resemble a small village of the local Sukuma people and offers guided walks, biking, fishing, canoeing and more (some or all of which may be charged additionally). Dinner at the lodge.

Distance/drive time: 480 km / 9 hours

 

Day 6: Lake Victoria

Day spent at the shores of Lake Victoria with 1.5hour boat ride and visit to local village. All meals and overnight at Speke Bay Lodge

 

Day 7: Lake Victoria to Serengeti

After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park and to Serengeti Sopa Lodge, which is ideally located for safari game drives as well as optional activities such as balloon safaris, guided walks etc? Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

About the Serengeti
Covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, the Serengeti is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.

Distance/drive time: 250km / 5 hours

 

Day 8: On safari in the Serengeti

With a full day on safari (morning and afternoon game drives included) your options are wide. The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the lodge.

 

Day 9: To the Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge

After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge the ‘Cradle of Mankind' and site of one of the most important and controversial Palaeolithic finds in recent history. After lunch at the site, continue into the crater for an afternoon tour. In the late afternoon, arrive at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, which enjoys magnificent views down into the crater. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

About the crater
Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzania's most visited destination.

Distance/drive time: 145 km / 3 hours

 

Day 10: Ngorongoro to Tarangire

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park, an arid haven, peppered with ancient baobab trees, towering termite mounts, and home to huge herds of elephant. Enjoy lunch at Tarangire Safari Lodge - a lodge and tented camp in one. the lodge has its own pool and the extensive grounds offer a wide range of nature walks. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Distance/drive time: 200 km / 3 hours

 

Day 11: Arusha to Zanzibar

After breakfast, drive to Arusha where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight (cost not included in this package) to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Ocean Paradise Resort, which offers crystal blue waters, a wide selection of dining experiences (breakfast and dinner are provided in your package), extensive sports, and a wide range of cultural entertainment (some or all of which may be charged additionally).

Distance/drive time (to Arusha): 150 km / 2.5 hours

 

Day 12, 13 and 14 On the ‘spice isle' of Zanzibar

Three days of leisure in Zanzibar, where activities at the hotel include (some are charged) swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, water sports, dhow trips and nature trails plus visits to a dhow workshop and the brooding caverns of the Mangapwani Slave Caves where slaves were hidden after the abolishment of slavery made their shipment illegal. Other places of interest in Stone Town and around are: the Portuguese Fort, the Sultan's Palace, the old Dhow Port, the Old Slave Market, the House of Wonders, the Old Dispensary, the home of the slaver, Tippu-Tip, the Livingstone House, The Hamamni Bath, The National Museum, The Chukwani Palace, The Jozani Forest - the last red colobus monkey sanctuary, The Mtoni Palace ruins, The Maruhubi Palace ruins and the Persian Baths of Kidichi. Breakfast and dinner only (lunch not provided) are provided at the resort.

 

Day 15: Depart

After breakfast, depart to Zanzibar airport to connect to your onward flight.

 

Kwaheri
Come back soon.

East African and Zanzibar Safari – Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar
East African Travel and Safari Holiday Packages

PRICES

Guaranteed Departure
Rates and Dates
Cost in USD$ per person
sharing in a 6 seater vehicle
Single Room Supplement

 21-Dec-13 5143 899
 11-Jan-14
4866 897
 25-Jan-14 4866 897
 08-Feb-14 4943 940
 22-Feb-14 4716 918
 15-Mar-14 4579 867
 29-Mar-14 3861 451
 12-Apr-14 3922 300
 10-May-14 3742 300
 14-Jun-14 4474 575
 28-Jun-14 4854 838
 12-Jul-14 5078 1008
 26-Jul-14 5149 1020
 09-Aug-14 5149 1020
 23-Aug-14 5006 1008
 06-Sep-14 5006 1008
 20-Sep-14 5060 1008
 04-Oct-14 5078 1008
 18-Oct-14 5078 1008
 15-Nov-14 4510 846
 13-Dec-14 5007 847
Children under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 70%.
Optional extras: The cost of a scheduled flight Arusha-Zanzibar is not included in the package.
The cost (per person, subject to change but valid provisionally 16.12.2013 to 14.12.2014) is:
Adult USD408 & Child USD408
Prices ONLY applicable if safari is started and completed within the specified dates; and subject to availability of indicated accommodation.
Overlapping price periods re-quoted upon enquiry.

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Regions and ParksAccommodation
Kenya
Tanzania
Zanzibar

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