KENYA & TANZANIA

The Great Migration and Beach
15 nights / 15 days – Nairobi – Zanzibar

3745 – Fully Accommodated

When  you think of a classic African Safari, there is no place that comes to mind before the parks of East Africa, more particularly, the famous Great Migration of the Wildebeest (Gnu), which we hope to witness as they thunder across the Talek and Mara rivers. During this all-inclusive safari, we will spend days on end staying within all of the major parks of Kenya and Tanzania. From the golden grass plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, to the lush volcanic vegetation of the Ngorongoro crater. In addition to that we will discover more of the unique attractions that east Africa has to offer, like cycling through the Great Rift Valley, relaxing at the shore of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria and kicking back on the paradise island of Zanzibar.

MASAI MARA

Experience one of the world’s most amazing wildlife phenomenons – the gnu river crossing in the Masai Mara.

NGORONGORO CRATER

Discover the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a full day game drive on the crater floor.

SERENGETI

Enjoy two nights in the luxury of a lodge (and multiple safaris) in Africa’s top wildlife destination, Serengeti National Park.

MULTIPLE GAME DRIVES

Discover this amazing land and its wildlife in our many game drives through several national parks in Kenya and Tanzania.

LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru, in the heart of the Rift Valley, is the perfect spot for bird watching and famous for its flocks of thousands of flamingos.
In addition to that, Lake Nakuru is famous for having the largest rhino population in East Africa.

LAKE VICTORIA BOAT CRUISE

Enjoy a relaxing sunset boat cruise in the largest lake in Africa. An unforgettable experience.

STONE TOWN

Spend a day in this historical town in Zanzibar enjoying the local fish market and spice tour.

NUNGWI

End the tour with two days soaking up the sun on the tropical beaches of Nungwi, in north Zanzibar.

FULLY ACCOMMODATED SAFARI

Fully accommodated safaris with a fine selection of lodges and hotels perfectly suited for each area in which we are staying.

FULLY ACCOMMODATED SAFARI

Fully accommodated safaris with a fine selection of lodges and hotels perfectly suited for each area in which we are staying.

FULLY ACCOMMODATED SAFARI

Fully accommodated safaris with a fine selection of lodges and hotels perfectly suited for each area in which we are staying.

ROUTE

  • Nairobi (pre-night)
  • Nairobi – Lake Nakuru (2 nights)
  • Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara (3 nights)
  • Masai Mara – Lake Victoria (1 night)
  • Lake Victoria – Serengeti (3 nights)
  • Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater (1 night)
  • Ngorongoro Crater -Arusha (1 night)
  • Arusha – flight – Zanzibar (1 night)
  • Stone town – Nungwi, Zanzibar (2 nights, TOUR END)

INCLUDED Highlights:

  • 2 x Lake Nakuru Game drives
  • 3 nights Masai Mara
  • 6 x Masai Mara game drives
  • Lake Victoria with boat cruise
  • 3 nights Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
  • 6 x Serengeti game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy
  • Half day Ngorongoro crater game drive
  • Stone town, Zanzibar (including Spice Tour and Fish market)
  • Nungwi (northern Zanzibar)
  • Traditional ‘Dhow’ (local sailboat) sunset cruise
  • Great Rift Valley

Included:

  • Pre-tour accommodation (Nairobi)
  • Airport transfers (Nairobi & Zanzibar)
  • Transport (in a fully equipped 13 seater overland truck)
  • All Accommodation (between lodges and hotels)
  • Meals: 15x breakfast, 11x lunch, 9x dinner
  • Professional & experienced tour guide
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Drinking water
  • Footsteps welcome package
  • Flight to Zanzibar

Additional Expenses:

  • Personal drinks/snacks
  • International flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • Any optional activities
  • Gratuities/tips for guides used along the way (tipping guideline will be provided)

TOUR DATES & Prices

At Footsteps Through Africa, we run our tours seasonally, ensuring the best possible conditions in our chosen destinations.  Our east Africa tour runs over July, August and January – known as the “Migration Season”, giving us the best possible chance of witnessing one of the world’s most famous wild phenomenons –  the GREAT MIGRATION

Departure Arrival Tour Style Price Available seats
2 January 2020, Nairobi 10 January 2020, Zanzibar Fully Accommodated Fully Booked
11 January 2020, Nairobi 26 January 2020, Zanzibar Fully Accommodated €3745 10
11 July 2020, Nairobi 26 July 2020, Zanzibar Fully Accommodated €3745 10
23 August 2020, Nairobi 6 September 2020, Zanzibar Fully Accommodated €3745 10

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 0: Nairobi (pre-night)

This evening will be your opportunity to meet your guide and tour group at Sentrim Hotel.
After dinner, you will have an extensive briefing about the day-to-day operations of the tour.

Accommodation: Sentrim Hotel

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru

And so the adventure begins! We get off to an early start to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city, Nairobi, as we head towards the Great Rift Valley, where we will spend our first two nights in the heart of the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru. After a relatively short drive from the capital, we arrive at our campsite by mid-afternoon with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings before our first day of activities tomorrow!

B/L/D
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge ( or similar)
Mileage: 202km
Highlights of the day:
Great Rift Valley
Lake Nakuru

Day 2: Lake Nakuru

We will start our day with our first game drive of the trip. Nakuru is the perfect spot for bird watching, lake views, and a great introduction to East Africa’s wildlife, boasting the region’s largest rhino population. In addition, Lake Nakuru is famous for its flocks of thousands of flamingos seen along the water’s edge. After our first morning game drive, we will enjoy a relaxing siesta before our evening drive, when we will explore more of what the park has to offer.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge ( or similar)
Highlights of the day:
Great Rift Valley
Nakuru National Park & two game drives

Day 3 - 5: Masai Mara

Today takes us into heart of Masai Mara National Reserve, which is a long, bumpy ride away, so we get off to an early start, stopping en route for shopping and lunch. Most famous for the ground-trembling migration of up to two million wildebeest (or gnu) thundering across from the Serengeti and attracting vast numbers of predators to the area, the Mara is depicted by wide open plains, umbrella-shaped acacia trees, and superb wildlife viewing. We will spend the next three days staying in the comfort of a lodge perfectly situated on the banks of the Talek River (one of the best places to watch the migrating herds surge across the water at this time of year), and embarking on up to six safaris in search of the great migration!

B/L/D
Accommodation: Julia’s River Camp (or similar)
Mileage: 280km
Highlights of the day:
Masai Mara National Reserve
6 x game drives
Wildebeest migration crossing the Talek River

Day 6: Lake Victoria

Today leads us across the Kenyan border and into Tanzania where we head to Lake Victoria – the largest lake in Africa. After a long day on the road, we plan to reach our lakeside campsite by late afternoon, in time to relax in the sunset with a refreshing drink as we watch the light dance on the vast body of water.
Here, we will enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on this magnificent lake.

B/L
Accommodation: Hotel – Tembo Beach (or similar)
Highlights of the day:
Lake Victoria boat cruise

Day 7 - 9: Serengeti National Park

After short break at Lake Victoria’s inland beach, it’s back to the bush! Today we enter the world-famous Serengeti National Park. After a relaxed start to the day and a relatively short drive, we reach the park’s entrance gate and drive straight through to our exclusive tented lodge in the heart of the Serengeti – Seronera. Here is where we will spend the next three nights appreciating more luxurious accommodation and exploring the astonishing surroundings, where wildlife roams in abundance right on the grounds of the scenic lodge at the foot of the Banagi Hills.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Kanango Special Tented Camp (or similar)
Highlights of the day:
Serengeti National Park
6 x Serengeti game drives

Day 10: Ngorongoro crater

From one of Africa’s most wildlife-rich regions to the next, we depart the Serengeti and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a half-day safari. We will stop en route at a traditional Masai village, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the colourful Maasai culture and the nomadic lifestyle of the people who have lived here, following the rains, for all time. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our lodge bordering the national park area, and the following day will be spent exploring the vegetated crater rim and the famously populated crater floor.

B/L/D
Accommodation: Lodge – Ngorongoro farm house (or similar)
Mileage: 160km
Highlights of the day:
Half day game drive
Ngorongoro National Park & game drive
Masai village tour

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After slow-paced morning, we will take a short drive across to the classic sub-Saharan town of Arusha. Here, we will have a chance to do some laundry, get some rest, and clean up and prepare for some luxury on the island of Zanzibar where we will spend the last three nights of our trip.
(Flight to Zanzibar is included in the tour and will be in the morning of day 14).

B/L
Accommodation: Guesthouse – Kiboko Lodge (or similar)
Mileage: 115km

Day 12: Arusha – Zanzibar, Stone Town

For guests joining us for a Zanzibar adventure, we will take to the skies for the short flight (included) across the sea to Zanzibar island. The day starts with breakfast at our lodge before we head to the airport and board our small aircraft. Upon take-off, look out for some of the most incredible views of the giant Mount Kilimanjaro before landing after just an hour-long flight in Zanzibar’s historic capital, Stone Town. Here you can spend hours meandering through the maze of narrow streets sandwiched between tall stone buildings. Once we have settled in at our lodge, we will head to Zanzibar’s famous fish market where you have the opportunity to taste all kinds of traditionally prepared seafood, from lobster and prawns, to cuttlefish. Dinner tonight will be at your own expense at one of the many restaurants.

B
Accommodation: Hotel – Golden Tulip (or similar)
Highlights of the day:
Flight to Zanzibar
Stone Town
Local fish market

Day 13: Stonetown – Nungwi (Northern Zanzibar)

Zanzibar has always been referred to as the ‘spice Island’, and this morning, you will learn why. After breakfast we will head on a guided spice tour just outside Stone Town, where you will taste and learn about the thousands of spices and flavours grown on the island. After the spice tour, we will head back to town for lunch, before departing on the short drive to the paradise beaches in the of Nungwi in the North. We will arrive mid-afternoon and spend the rest of the day relaxing at our lodge with perfect views of the crystal clear, turquoise Indian Ocean.

B
Accommodation: Smiles beach hotel (or similar)
Mileage: 60km
Highlights of the day:
Spice tour
Transfer to Nungwi

Day 14: Nungwi

Today can be spent at your leisure, relaxing on the beach or partaking in some of the many optional activities the island has to offer. This evening, we will set sail for a sunset cruise on traditional dhow, and soak up our last African sunset of the tour.

B
Accommodation: Smiles beach hotel (or similar)
Highlights of the day:
Sunset dhow (local boat) cruise

Optional:
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Kite surfing
Canoeing
and More…

Day 15: Nungwi

Today brings us to the end of what has (hopefully) been the journey of a lifetime, as one by one, all of our guests make their way back to the airport to move on to their next destinations. Although, some of you may have opted to spend a few more days on the island.

B
Highlights of the day:
Airport transfer

Optional:
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Kite surfing
Canoeing
And More…

Tour End

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