Prepare yourself for a sensational 15-day adventure as we take you on a breathtaking safari journey across the scenic landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania. East Africa’s renowned national parks will be your playground, guaranteeing you an unforgettable safari experience that eclipses any other.
Our voyage begins with an enchanting sea excursion to the tropical island paradise of Zanzibar. There, we’ll dive into a plethora of aquatic activities, with the northern Nungwi beaches serving as our backdrop. Delight in fishing, snorkelling, and scuba diving, or embark on an exhilarating ocean safari. If relaxation is more your style, simply luxuriate on the powdery white sands, immersing yourself in the crystal-clear waters and tropical sun.
Zanzibar is also an explorer’s delight. Jump on a scooter rental and navigate your way through the island’s myriad of enticing attractions, creating lasting memories along the way. Before we bid Zanzibar adieu, we’ll venture into Stone Town, its historic charm and vibrant markets offering a fascinating window into the island’s rich cultural tapestry.
Our journey continues northward across Tanzania’s stunning terrain, with the picturesque town of Karatu serving as our gateway into the heart of the Serengeti. Here, we’ll embark on a thrilling two-day safari, exploring the Ngorongoro Crater in rugged 4×4 vehicles and seeking out the diverse wildlife that grazes the expansive plains. Nestled in the Seronera region, our overnight camp stands amid the Serengeti’s awe-inspiring panoramas and teeming wildlife, truly capturing the essence of a Tanzanian safari.
Crossing into Kenya, we then set our sights on Nairobi, the bustling capital city famous for its sprawling plains filled with diverse wildlife. Prepare to marvel at the wonders of the Masai Mara National Park during our two-night sojourn, where we’ll traverse the landscape in safari vehicles. We’ll also pay a visit to the enchanting Lake Nakuru, a highlight on our Kenyan leg of the journey.
Our awe-inspiring safari ends on a high note with a visit to Nairobi National Park, a unique wildlife haven just on the fringes of the city. This riveting finale brings our East African safari to an impressive close, leaving you with vivid memories and a newfound love for this incredible region.
Day 1 – Stone Town (Zanzibar)
After meeting our crew and fellow passengers, we head out early to catch our ferry to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam. After arriving at the ferry port we make our way to our hotel located in Stone Town. You will have the opportunity to leave your main luggage with the driver in the truck while you are on Zanzibar. If you so wish to do so, please ensure you pack a smaller backpack before meeting the crew.
Day 2 – Zanzibar Beaches
Boasting a rich history this busy port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. Our morning begins with a walking tour of Stone Town to discover the more well known landmarks, including the birthplace of Freddy Mercury. After our city tour, we travel by road to our base for the next 2 nights. Before our arrival, we will stop along the way to enjoy a guided walking spice tour, which passes through villages and spice plantations. You will be able to witness first-hand how spice farm workers climb the trees and seek out specific plants and will have the opportunity to purchase fresh spices directly from these farms.
Day 3 – Zanzibar Beaches
Today is a free day to enjoy some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
Day 4 – Bagamoyo
We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.
Day 5 – Arusha
Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro.
Day 6 – Karatu
Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Before our arrival in Karatu, we will visit the Mto wa Mbu Market which is situated in the little village of Mto wa Mbu. Known for crops such as rice and their distinctive red bananas, the town sits on the main road that leads directly to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conversation Area. Tonight, our guide will brief us on our 2-night excursion.
Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park (Seronera) Excursion
We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater in 4×4 safari type vehicles. We will spend the morning exploring the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our camp in the Seronera region located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The camp is surrounded by spectacular views and abundant wildlife and this evening, while sipping on a cold beverage, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature passing right in front of your meru style tent.
Day 8 – Serengeti
This morning we rise early to enjoy a full day’s game drive through Serengeti National Park. Famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park, we will spend most of our day in search of the animals that reside here.
Day 9 – Arusha
We depart the Serengeti National Park with amazing memories, and make the return journey to Arusha where we will spend the night reminiscing about our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 10 – Kenya – Nairobi
We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi. You will have the afternoon to repack your bags for your Masai Mara excursion. The visit to the Masai Mara is operated in safari type vehicles and not the Nomad truck. For this reason, you are asked to pack a small overnight bag to travel with. You will need your towel, clothes, toiletries and camping essentials.
Day 11 – Masai Mara National Reserve
We leave the capital of Nairobi and travel to the Masai Mara, world renowned for its endless plains of wild animals and spectacular beauty.
Day 12 – Masai Mara National Reserve
The rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities. Some of the animals that could be found here include elephant, black rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Hippo and crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers, which traverse this reserve. Today we will spend the entire day game driving through the Mara in search of all the animals.
Day 13 – Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning we bid the Mara farewell before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park where we will enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park. Lake Nakuru is home to large flocks of flamingos and pelicans as well as black & white rhino, leopard, lion and numerous buck. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968.
Day 14 – Lake Nakuru – Nairobi
We rise early and say farewell to Lake Nakuru and head towards Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, we will visit the Nairobi Giraffe Centre, followed by a game drive through the Nairobi National Park. The Nairobi National Park is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and so much more.
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