15 Days Kenya/Tanzania combined lodge safari Zanzibar beach vacation
A family safari that combined Kenya and Tanzania most scenic parks with minimal driving distances and flights between Masai mara and Lake Manyara – Tanzania – Ngorongoro crater tour and Serengeti plains. Zanzibar beach relaxation, excursions and water sports activities.
Day 1 : Arrival – Nairobi
pick up from the airport on arriving Nairobi and transfer you to Nairobi Pan Africa hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 : Nairobi – Sweetwater’s game Ranch
Breakfast then proceed to Mt. Kenya region and take a full afternoon visit to Sweetwater’s game ranch. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwater’s tented camp.
SweetwaterÍs is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.
Day 3: Sweetwater’s – Lake Nakuru National park
Breakfast then depart the lodge for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in good time for lunch at a Lodge. Full afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here.
The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.
Day 4 Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara
Drive to via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Serena Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp _ afternoon game drives till dusk.
Day 5/6 : Maasai Mara
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5- Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person or a visit to Masai village US$25 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge of Sarova Camp
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.
This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture.
Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Day 7: Masai Mara – Kilimanjaro airport – Lake Manyara
Early morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast _ transfer to the airstrip to board your flight to Kilimanjaro airport on arrival, our driver will meet you and drive you to Lake Manyara National park _ game is viewed as we proceed to Lake Manyara Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Day 8 Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast _ exit the park with packed lunches and drive to Serengeti National park- game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti Serena or Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9 : Serengeti National park
A full days with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the plains, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and itÍs also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park.
It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Day 10 – Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater tour
After breakfast a 4wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater, enjoy picnic lunch at the crater, ascend back to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the 18th Natural Wonder of the World,Í a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than TanzaniaÍs famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of TanzaniaÍs eco-system.
The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 kmÍs across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals, and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Day 11 : 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 15: Zanzibar- Nairobi
Transfer to the airport to catch your Nairobi bound flight connecting with your home bound flight.
Included Safari Features
- Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Kisumu and Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
- Recommended accommodation.
- Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
- Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari
- Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
- Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
- Guaranteed window seating with open top
- All meals included while on safari
- Pre–tour itinerary document
- Extensive Game drives
- 80% of the total sum of the trip should be paid before the day of the Safari.
Excluded Safari Features
- Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary
- All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
- Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks etc
- Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
- Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
- Gratuity for your professional driver guide
- Sundowner bush cocktails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
- Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
- International/ Local Airfares.