This morning you will arrive in Nairobi. You will be greeted by our local representative and begin your overland journey to Lake Naivasha. This is a stunning road trip and there is lots of opportunity for you to stop for photos. The journey will take approximately 3 hours. On arrival in Lake Naivasha you will settle into Loldia House and after a hearty lunch you will have the afternoon and evening to enjoy safari activities. Accommodation: Loldia House
Day 2 Lake Naivasha This morning you will head out with your guide for an excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park. This park is famous for the large numbers of flamingos but it also has a good population of Rhino - excellent seen as the Rhino populations in the Mara are a little low! Park fees will need to be paid locally for this. Accommodation: Loldia House
Day 3 Lake Naivasha , Masai Mara This morning you have plenty of time for some more safari excursions before your journey to the Mara. I would recommend a boat trip on the lake. This is a great way to see the magnificent bird life and there is also a large number of hippos in the lake. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airstrip (approximately 15mins drive) for your flight to the Mara. This flight is approximately 1 hour long and on arrival you will meet your guide from Karen Blixen. Hopefully you will arrive in time for an afternoon game drive before dinner! Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
Day 4 Masai Mara On safari from Karen Blixen - you can enjoy morning and afternoon game-drives when the wildlife is at its most active. Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
Day 5 Masai Mara Game viewing in the Masai Mara. If you feel you have done enough game viewing, you may like to ask the camp to organise a visit to a nearby Masai village. For many people this is a fascinating insight into how this colourful tribe live, and the contrast with our own lives in the UK is often startling! Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
Day 6 Masai Mara , Nairobi , Zanzibar Airport , Zanzibar Island You can enjoy a final morning game-drive, breakfast and lunch at the camp before you fly back to Nairobi in the late morning. On arrival in Nairobi you will be greeted at the airport and transferred across to J omo Kenyatta before flying on down to Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met by a driver and private vehicle who will transfer you across the island to the beautiful palm-fringed East Coast. The journey will take you through colourful villages and past spice plantations on the way, and will take around an hour. You will stay at the lovely Breezes Beach Club for the next four nights, where you can relax after your safari and enjoy the activities on offer. Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Day 7 Zanzibar Island At leisure at Breezes Beach Club - you can spend your time here doing as much or as little as you like. If you want to relax, there's a lovely spa where you can enjoy a massage, and there are plenty of places to relax in the sun or shade by the pool or on the beach. If you're feeling more active, you can enjoy diving and snorkelling on the nearby reefs, sailing, or windsurfing. Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Day 8 Zanzibar Island One of our favourite things to do in Zanzibar is to visit one of the small-scale spice farms on the island - you get a really hands-on experience tasting and smelling the spices for which the island is famous, and children from nearby villages often run out to greet you. This can be easily arranged either in advance or when you're at the hotel, so you can see how you feel day by day. Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Day 9 Zanzibar Island For something completely different to the beach, you could head into Stone Town one day for a daytrip - the town is located on the west coast and is a busy and bustling town. You can hire a guide to help you explore the narrow alley ways and cobbled streets and learning about the town's unique history famous for its rich and dramatic history as a centre of colonial exploration and of the East African slave-trade. Its also a great opportunity to pick up any souvenirs. Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Day 10 Zanzibar Island You will have most of today at leisure to enjoy some time on the beach. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport.
Day 2 After a short morning game drive in Tarangire, proceed to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour. This is world heritage site, the incomparable Ngorongoro crater is the world's largest "caldera"*. Dominated by cliffs standing some 600 meters high and presenting a sheer drop down to a wide open space of some 246 square km, and you may see everything from elephant to lion, and if you’re lucky, the near-extinct black rhino, all amongst large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite - overlooking the crater
Day 3 Drive to the Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge (Millions of years ago, the site was that of a large lake, the shores of which were covered with successive deposits of volcanic ash. Excavation work there was pioneered by Louis and Mary Leakey beginning in 1931. The Serengeti National park covers 14,763 km² (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains and savanna as well as river trine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Masai Mara National Park reserve. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite
Day 4 Full day game driving in the Serengeti plains, the endless, almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. This is where the wildebeest breed, as they remain in the plains from December to May. Other hoofed animals- zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, waterbuck - also occur in huge numbers during the wet season. Dinner and overnight at Seronera campsite
Day 5 Full day in the Serengeti National Park game driving, dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush campsite
Day 6 Morning walk at the border of the park lead by a national park ranger (optional) then drive from Serengeti to the edge of the Rift valley. Dinner and overnight at Jambo campsite near Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 7 After a leisure breakfast, game drive at Lake Manyara national park for game drive, Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the "loveliest [lake] ... in Africa," Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake's alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, afternoon return to Arusha. The itinerary can be tailor-made as per your interest