Upon you arrival in Nairobi, you are welcomed and escorted to your hotel. Get a short safari briefing before you have the rest of the day on your own.
NAIROBI – MASAI MARA (B, L, D)
After breakfast, depart to Masai Mara, one of East Africa’s famous reserves. It consist of undulating hills and great rolling grasslands that sustains one of the most varied wildlife in Africa. Arrive in time for lunch. After a short break, depart for an afternoon game viewing, where lions, elephants, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo and other plains game abound. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Masai Mara
MASAI MARA (B, L, D)
Today's day is dedicated to game spotting at the Masai Mara Reserve. You might be lucky to see predators like lion, cheetah on their hunting game or feasting on its kill. There is an optional visit to Masai Mara cultural village at an extra cost. Enjoy your picnic lunch in between the games drives. After a long day game viewing, drive back to the hotel.
Overnight: Masai Mara
MASAI MARA – ISEBANIA BORDER – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Breakfast in the hotel and depart Masai Mara with game viewing en-route and proceed to Isebania, the Kenya-Tanzania border. Here, change the vehicles and enter Tanzania. Drive with game en-route towards the centre of the Serengeti National Park towards your hotel.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Embark on an exhilarating early morning game drive through the vast plains of the Serengeti. The savannah is an active playground for predators in the early hours. You may encounter a pack of lions mauling the final scraps of their kill whilst vultures circle for the trifle prey. The shadows of the trees are drenched in colour as the brilliant orange begins to pour out of the sun on the horizon. A tasty hot lunch will be served during the break in game drive. In one of these two days, you get a chance to glide a hot air balloon ride which ends with a champagne breakfast in the flight! What an exhilarating experience! (Optional), Balloon safari is also the best choice for the honeymooners and lovely birthday surprises.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA (B, L, D)
Finish your time in Serengeti with another morning game drive before you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater with game en route. After your morning Safari drive, head towards the Ngorongoro National park with a game en route at Ngorongoro conservation area. You will also have a chance to stop at Masai boma, a traditional Masai village (optional) to experience and learn the cultural life of Maasai people. Optionally and if time permits, you can visit also the Olduvai Gorge. Spend your night at the rim of the Crater with a stunning view into the caldera and on the sunset. Alternatively you settle in at your beautiful country home style lodge and enjoy a restful afternoon. An interesting coffee plantation walk is offered by the lodge at 16:30 free of charge including coffee roasting and grinding ceremony.
NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR – ARUSHA (B, L, D)
In the morning, walk into this magnificent crater for a game drive. Ngorongoro crater is home to an estimated 30,000 wild animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black Rhinos. The crater has a dense population of predators like the Lion, Cheetah and the elusive Leopard. The elevated structure encourages the animals to refrain from migrating in and out of the crater which means there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. After enjoying your picnic lunch, continue with the game drive while making ascend out of the crater and drive to Arusha for your overnight.
ARUSHA – ZANZIBAR (B, L)
Take a morning flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a quick hot lunch and start with your Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the Anglican Church and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Overnight: Stone Town
STONE TOWN: DOLPHIN TOUR & ZALA PARK (B, L, D)
Begin your day with a dolphin tour at Kizimkazi. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle. Lunch will be served before you head to the Zala Park. Here, you learn on how local people become creative to protect the natural living reptiles.
Overnight: Stone Town
SPICE & BOTANICAL TOUR – NORTH COAST BEACH (B, L)
Drive today to your North coast hotel. On your way, take part in the spice and botanical tour. Taste and see the tropical fruits, spices, plantation and plots in the Island. The Spice Tour gives you in depth information not only about spices, but also about organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. A variety of spice plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour. After the tour, you are invited for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits. The rest of the day is free at leisure at your beach hotel.
BEACH RELAXATION (B, D)
Spend the following three days at the beach for some relaxation. If you are a fan of swimming, there are beautiful beaches as well as swimming pools. If you like to go for active beach activities, the choice is yours: Zanzibar has a lot of beach activities, like canoeing, diving, swimming with dolphins, beauty and spa services, body massage … you mention! There is a lot to do in Zanzibar but sometimes all you want is a good book and fantastic beach on which to chill out and unwind.
ZANZIBAR DEPARTURE (B)
Depending on your flight time, you are transferred to the airport for your flight home or onward journey.