Combine Kenya Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

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Combine Kenya Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

 

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Itinerary

DAY 01: Nairobi- Aberdare National Park

Met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative. Assistance and drive to Nyeri arriving in time for lunch at The Outspan Hotel/Similar. After lunch, transfer by Outspan vehicles to Treetops Lodge/Similar in The Aberdare National Park. Rest of the day at leisure with game viewing from the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge.

NB: Only small overnight bags are allowed at Treetops. The rest of the luggage will be stored at Outspan Hotel from where it will be collected the following morning. The fifty twin bedded rooms are small and neat and cosy, like cabins on board ship. Dinner is served at refectory tables with bench seating. 

DAY 02: Aberdare- Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Similar.

Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in a wonderland which lies in the heart of one of Kenya’s most densely animal populated wetland National Parks (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours’ drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes.

Lake Nakuru National Park is situated approximately 164 kilometres from Nairobi, a two hours drive from Nairobi city. It is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. Twenty seven percent (27%) of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. The area around the lake is exclusively used for wildlife conservation while the land in the catchment area is intensively used for agriculture, forestry and ranching. The lake was established as a National Park in 1961. The park was expanded over the years to 188 km2 to provide a perimeter buffer zone to protect the lake from encroachment by settlements and to minimise the impacts of urban and agricultural development in the immediate catchment. The park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983.

DAY 03: Nakuru National Park-Masai Mara National park

After breakfast, drive to The Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar.

Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations.

Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. It’s about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.

The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where over TWO MILLION Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually. Its hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.

DAY 04: Masai Mara National Park

Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar. The Masai Mara is one of the most famous game viewing areas in Africa.

Large herds of game, including the amazing Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, are still found here. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia Valley and blends perfectly with the surrounding hillside landscape. The lodge is located 206 km south of the Equator on the eastern boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwestern Kenya, 2km from the Oloolaimutia Gate.

DAY 05: Masai Mara National Park- Nairobi

After breakfast, drive to Nairobi arriving at The Panafric Hotel/Similar. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening transfer to The Carnivore Restaurant for a farewell dinner. After dinner transfer back to the hotel.Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at The Panafric Hotel/Similar.

DAY 06: Nairobi-Zanzibar

After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for departure flight to Zanzibar. Meet upon arrival at Kisauni Airport by our representative. Assistance and transfer to either Ocean Paradise Hotel or Gemma Dell’Est.

Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation on half board basis at Ocean Paradise Hotel or on all inclusive basis at Gemma Dell’Est.

Day 07-09: Relax at Zanzibar Beach

DAY 07+08+09 – Zanzibar
Three (3) full days at leisure in Zanzibar with the possibility of optional excursions.

Accommodation on half board basis at Ocean Paradise Hotel or on all inclusive basis at Gemma Dell’Est. Ocean Paradise Resort is situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast, overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise.

This luxurious and environmentally friendly resort was designed and constructed to blend in with its magnificent surroundings and the marvelous contours of the landscape.

DAY 10 : Departure

Breakfast and then we arrange your transfer to Kisauni Airport depending on your flight schedule.


Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag