Country
Kenya
Duration
15 Days/14 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours

A perfect tour to explore the best of Kenya and Tanzania and to finish in style, a few days to enjoy the charm of the ”spice island” of Zanzibar.
Johanne Dion and Don Belford will accompany this tour including a safari between Kenya and Tanzania and a stay in the Zanzibar. They will be on site to assist.

Inclusions

• 14-night accommodation
• Meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 13 dinners
• Domestic flight Arusha – Zanzibar
• Meet and greet by our local representatives
• Group arrival and return transfers airport – hotel – airport
• Transportation by minibus in Kenya
• Transportation in 4×4 vehicle in Tanzania
• Visits according to the itinerary, (maximum 6 persons per 4×4 vehicle)
• English speaking local driver-guide
• Baggage handling
• Hotel taxes and service charges at the hotels

Exclusions

International flights – Visa to enter Kenya and Tanzania – Meals not mentioned – Drinks during meals – Optional excursions – Gratuities – Insurance – All other services not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

Flight Information

Please contact your travel agent to add flights to the land package above.

Private transfers

The package includes a group arrival transfer on Sep 14 and a group return transfers on Sep 28. If you do not want to wait for the group, you can book private transfers.
Private transfers (out of group ones):
Nairobi airport- hotel: supplement of +$75 per vehicle (maximum of 3 passengers)
Hotel – Zanzibar airport: supplement of +$145 per vehicle (maximum of 3 passengers)
Please ask your travel agent to book private transfer if needed.

1

Nairobi (20 km)

Meet and Greet • Transfer
Meet and greet at Nairobi Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a branded sign board.
Transfer.
Overnight: Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi (Deluxe Room)

2

Nairobi - Masai Mara

Embark on your guided tour aboard your minibus: He will accompany you all along your circuit from Nairobi to Namanga Border (Day 7).
Drive from Nairobi to the Masai Mara. Skirting around Mount Suswa the road first heads north to Maai Mahiu, south of Lake Naivasha, before turning west to Narok and continuing west and south to the Masai Mara. A highlight of the journey is the first glimpse of the huge Rift Valley emptiness just past Limuru, at the top of the escarpments of the valley. Mount Longonot, Hell's Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha may be glimpsed to the north, while the plains seem to sweep on forever to the south. Approximate journey time 4-5 hours, depending on the destination in the Mara. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Discover the Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. Covering an area of 1510 km2, the Masai Mara reserve is in fact the extension in Kenyan territory of the vast Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Together, they constitute a huge ecosystem in which animals move freely. All large African animals are present. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impala, Kirk’s dik-dik, bushbuck, topi, buffalo, ellipsen waterbuck, eland and giraffe, all are there. Famous for its rich wildlife, the Masai Mara is home to not only the Big 5 (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard) but also many birds (over 500 species of birds have been recorded). Along the rivers, crocodiles and hippos lie in wait. Composed of vast rolling plains and hills, the Masai Mara is dotted with umbrella thorn acacias and thorny thickets. In the Maa language, Mara means spotted and may refer to the colourful landscapes. Alternatively, the name may refer to the arrival of over two million herbivores during the annual migration (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras).
Lunch: AA lodge masai mara
Afternoon game drive.
Masai Mara National Reserve entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Dinner: AA lodge masai mara
Overnight: AA lodge masai mara (cottage room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3

Masai Mara

Morning Game Drive Masai Mara • Morning Game Drive Masai Mara • Afternoon Game Drive Masai Mara
Morning Game Drive.
Breakfast
Morning Game Drive.
Lunch: AA lodge Masai Mara
Afternoon game drive.
Masai Mara National Reserve entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Dinner: AA lodge Masai Mara
Overnight: AA lodge Masai Mara (cottage room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4

Masai Mara - Elementeita

Drive from the Masai Mara to the Lake area. The road first heads north and east to Narok before turning east to Maai Mahiu, south of Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is the furthest south of the lakes. Proceeding north the next is Lake Elementaita, then Lake Nakuru, followed by Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo. Approximate journey time 4-9 hours, depending on the exact starting and destination points. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Picnic lunch
Guided walk on Crescent Island situated in the deepest part of Lake Naivasha. You will be transferred from by boat to the Island, The shores of this beautiful piece of paradise host an abundance of bird life and have especially large numbers of pelicans, cormorant and fish eagles. While the island is secure and private it is connected to the mainland and this allows animals to roam freely. See hippos grazing in the cool afternoon air or resting under acacia trees in the heat of day, while giraffe who were born on the island come back to birth their own young. The scenic beauty and sense of freedom in this little park has seen many film makers alight on its shores to film herds of wildebeest, waterbuck and zebra passing through the grassy savannah.
Dinner: Sentrim Elementeita
Overnight: Sentrim Elementeita (Standard room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5

Elementeita - Amboseli (177 km)

Giraffe Center
Drive from the Lake area to Nairobi. The road linking the lakes runs south from Baringo and Bogoria to Nakuru before turning southeast to Elementaita and Naivasha. From Naivasha (1900m altitude) the road ascends the Rift Valley escarpment before reaching Limuru (2500m), known for its tea plantations, and continuing down to Nairobi (1661m). Approximate journey time 2-6 hours, depending on the starting point. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Feed the lofty wildlife with a visit to the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. This non-profit organisation was originally opened in order to protect the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe that is found only on the plains of East Africa. Since its inception the programme has been highly successful and has re-introduced pairs of breeding Rothschild’s giraffe into various national parks in Kenya. The centre also offers free environmental education to young Kenyans and promotes conservation efforts of endangered species in the country. While on your visit you will have the opportunity of getting close to a giraffe or two as well as feed them and watch as they delicately use their long tongues to take the food from your hand. There are also a few warthog that roam freely amongst the giraffes and a gift shop for visitors to enjoy. Unique and exhilarating, this visit will get you as close as you possibly can to giraffe in Kenya.
Lunch: Carnivore
Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli. The main Nairobi-Mombasa road leads southeast, falling around 500m from the 1661m altitude of Nairobi to Emali. From Emali the road runs south before turning in a north-westerly direction and passing to the north of Mount Kilimanjaro before reaching Amboseli. Approximate journey time 4,5 hours. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Dinner: AA Lodge Amboseli
Overnight: AA Lodge Amboseli (Lodge room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

Amboseli

Morning Game Drive Amboseli • Afternoon Game Drive Amboseli
Discover the Amboseli National Park. Located about 250 km from Nairobi and along the Tanzanian border, the park derives its name from the Masai word Empusel, meaning salty, dusty place. Declared a national park in 1974 to protect its unique and fragile ecosystem, the Amboseli National Park offers landscapes of remarkable contrasts: arid zones alongside the lush oases of the swamps. The ecosystem of this low rainfall region depends on water from Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m). A particular feature of Amboseli is the possibility to take picture postcard photos of elephants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. Covering an area of 392 km2 the park is, in addition to elephants, home to numerous animals (giraffe, wildebeest, antelope, buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena ...) as well as 400 species of birds (pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hamerkop and 47 types of raptor) who live alongside the Masai villages.
Morning Game Drive
Amboseli National Park entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Lunch: AA Lodge Amboseli
Afternoon Game Drive
Dinner: AA Lodge Amboseli
Overnight: AA Lodge Amboseli (Lodge room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7

Amboseli - Arusha

Morning Game Drive Amboseli • Transfer) • Arusha Orientation tour
Morning Game Drive
Lunch: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Drive from Amboseli to Namanga. From Amboseli you will travel in a westerly direction, typically exiting through the Meshanani Gate as you pick up the road towards Namanga located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Approximate journey time 1 hour. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Transfer from Namanga to Arusha
Admire Mount Meru and mingle with diverse people on an orientation tour of Arusha. This growing town is most visited for its location as it stands as the gateway to Tanzania’s spectacular northern safari circuit, providing access to the world-famous Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro. Arusha is therefore well prepared to host passing travellers with many accommodation establishments and eateries in and around the town. Its streets exude an interesting blend of small-town pace combined with the bustle of a growing city and the local people are generally friendly and hospitable. Its altitude, at the base of Mount Meru, means a pleasant climate and lush green vegetation most of the year around and there are many activities and sites to keep visitors busy. An assortment of markets sells all varieties of African crafts that range from dirt cheap to costly, so shop around a bit before buying.
Dinner: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge (Standard Room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8

Arusha - Ngorongoro Karatu (272 km)

Afternoon Game Drive Tarangire
Embark on your guided tour aboard your 4X4 vehicle: He will accompany you all along your circuit from Arusha (day 8) to Arusha Airport (day 12 )
Drive from Arusha to Tarangire. The road leads west at first, turning progressively south. It passes to the south of the Monduli Mountains and the east of Lake Manyara in the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. Approximate journey time 3 hours, depending on the exact start and end points. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Discover the Tarangire National Park. Old hunting grounds declared a National Park in 1970, Tarangire is the sixth largest park in the country. Its name comes from the Tarangire River, which runs through the park from south to north. Covering an area of 2600 km2, Tarangire has an amazing diversity of plants (sausage trees, acacias tortelli ...) but is best known for the huge baobab trees dotting its rocky slopes. The park also offers a very diverse fauna. Many birds have been identified including lapwings, African hoopoe, kingfishers, ostriches, Kori bustards, secretary birds, vultures and marabou storks. The savannah of the Tarangire National Park is also home to many animals. Thus, although the park is best known for hosting one of the largest concentrations of African elephants, it also houses many other residents. Impala, waterbuck croissant, buffalo, hartebeest, Cape eland, kudu and hyraxes live there. Lions, leopards and cheetahs are also present but are harder to see because of the tall grass.
Lunch: Tarangire Sopa
Create magical wildlife memories on an afternoon 4x4safari in the Tarangire National Park. This diverse and splendid park is one of four on Tanzania’s popular northern safari circuit and promises memorable game viewing as it holds one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world as well as great prides of lions. Amongst the densely packed elephant grass, large areas of mixed acacia woodlands and lovely ribbons of riverine forest you can expect to see a plethora of animals such as wildebeest, zebra, impala, giraffe and buffalo. Lion are common throughout Tarangire, as are leopard and spotted hyena while cheetah, black rhino and the unusual gerenuk and bat-eared oryx are more elusive. Relish the marvellous wonders of the wilderness as your afternoon safari continues into early evening and giant baobab trees are silhouetted against the setting sun, creating iconic images of Africa.
Tarangire National Park entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Drive from Tarangire to Ngorongoro. The road leads north, then turns north-west, rising from an altitude of 1050m in Tarangire to over 1500m in the Ngorongoro area. Approximate journey time 3 hours, depending on the exact start and end points. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Dinner: Marera Valley Lodge
Overnight: Marera Valley Lodge (Standard Room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9

Ngorongoro Karatu - Serengeti Seronera (170 km)

Afternoon Game Drive Serengeti
Picnic lunch
Discover the Serengeti National Park. Created in 1951, the Serengeti (from Siringet, meaning endless plain in maa, the language of the Maasai) is one of the largest parks in Africa. Covering an area of 14,800 km2, it abuts the Ngorongoro to the east and the Masai Mara (Kenya) to the north. This is a magical place both for the beauty and diversity of the landscapes (plains, acacia savannah, hills, large forested areas) and for the variety of animals. The Serengeti National Park is home to a considerable wildlife population in all seasons: gazelles, antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, jackals, warthogs, monkeys ... all are gathered here. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles are also among the main residents of the park. Over 500 species of birds have been identified including ostriches, bustards and secretary birds. The park is also famous for its many predators: more than a thousand lions, hundreds of cheetahs, many hyenas and some leopards have been recorded. If the lions are more visible near the rivers (especially near the Seronera River), cheetahs and hyenas are more at home in the plains.
Afternoon Game Drive in the Seronera region of the Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti National Park entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Dinner: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Overnight at the Camp: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp - camps Makoma 5 and Makoma 7 (Tent)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10

Serengeti Seronera

Morning Game Drive Serengeti • Afternoon Game Drive Serengeti
Morning safari in the Serengeti National Park.
Lunch: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Afternoon Game Drive in the Seronera region of the Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti National Park entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Dinner: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Overnight at the Camp: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp - camps Makoma 5 and Makoma 7 (Tent)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11

Serengeti Seronera - Ngorongoro Karatu (177 km)

Afternoon Game Drive Ngorongoro
Drive from the Serengeti to Ngorongoro. The B144 is the main road running through the Serengeti and connecting it with Ngorongoro to the south-east. Approximate journey time 3 to 5 hours, depending on the exact start and end points. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Discover the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Initially incorporated into the Serengeti National Park, the Area is not a National Park. It was founded in 1959, following a conflict between the National Parks and the Maasai, as a nature reserve to protect a unique wildlife but also as a haven for the Maasai. Its name comes from the warriors of the tribe once living in the crater: the Likorongoros (which was distorted to Ngorongoro by the German colonists). The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers approximately 8288 km2, 890 km2 of which is montane forest covering part of the crater wall. Ngorongoro offers a wide range of habitats: wetlands, grasslands, forests, streams and savannas ... The crater itself covers about 260 km2. A World Heritage Site, it is in fact a caldera, caused by the colapse of a massive volcano nearly 2.5 million years ago. During the descent into the crater you will enjoy a spectacularly panoramic view of the interior of the crater. Even from the top of the crater wall you'll notice the first large herds as dark spots on the landscape. The crater boasts the largest animal density in Africa with some 20 000 animals including around 55 species of mammals, ostriches, Kori bustards, dwarf flamingos, crowned cranes, zebras, gazelles, warthogs, wildebeest, hartebeest ... all are present. Eland, jackal, black rhino and some servals are also among the principal inhabitants. The Ngorongoro Crater is further home to many predators such as hyenas, lions and leopards. Cheetahs, giraffes, hartebeest and impala, however are missing.
Afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This stunning piece of wilderness is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located within the crater highlands of Tanzania and covering vast expanses of highland plains, savannahs, savannah woodlands and forests. Within it lies the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera housing dense wildlife species of global importance due to the large presence of internationally threatened species such as black rhino. The variations in climate, landforms and altitude have resulted in several overlapping ecosystems and distinct habitats, with short grass plains, highland catchment forests, montane long grass plains and high open moorlands that provide spectacular wildlife viewing no matter the time of day. If during your safari expeditions you have not yet come across a lion, Ngorongoro will not disappoint as it holds the highest density if this predator in the world.
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area entrance fee (valid for 24 hours) included.
Picnic lunch
Dinner: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
Overnight: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge (Standard room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12

Ngorongoro Karatu - Zanzibar (127 km)

Transfer
Drive from Ngorongoro to Arusha. The road at first leads south-east, eventually turning north-east. Leaving behind the fertile highlands area with its coffee and tea plantations it passes through the semi-arid savannah rangeland that has long been home to Masai pastoralists before reaching the Arusha area known for its vegetable and flower crops. Approximate journey time 3 hours, depending on the exact start and end points. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions.
Picnic lunch
Flight Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport
Transfer
Dinner: Zanzibar Bay Resort
Overnight: Zanzibar Bay Resort (Luxury room)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13 - 14

Zanzibar

Enjoy your stay in Zanzibar and relax on the beach.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

15

Zanzibar (63 km)

Transfer to the airport.
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Note: Distances indicated in the itinerary are calculated from the GPS coordinates for each service included in the itinerary, they are given as an indication. The photographs displayed in the itinerary serve as a general illustration of the destination and providers only and do not constitute a contractually binding description of specific services.

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from

Land Package
Departure: September 14, 2022 15 days / 14 nights
 
Double occupancy $ 6599
Single occupancy On request

Booking conditions

• Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person at the time of the booking
• June 30, 2022 (75 days prior departure): Final payment
• Cancellation policy:
Up to 75 days prior departure: $500 per person non-
refundable
74 to 45 days prior departure: $1500 per person non-
refundable
Less than 45 days: 100% of the package non-refundable

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