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16 Days East Africa – Migration & Beach Tour
25 August – 9 September 2019

US$4395.00

Included Highlights:
Lake Naivasha
– Great Rift Vally
 Hells Gate National Park
 3 nights Masai Mara & 5 safaris
 Lake Victoria
 2 nights Serengeti NP & 4 safaris
 2 nights Ngorongoro Crater & safaris
 – Mto Wa Mbu
 Flight to Zanzibar
 Stone town
 Nungwi
 – Spice tour
 Dhow cruise 

16 Day: Nairobi – Zanzibar

US$4395.00

Lodge / Hotel: 11 nights
Camping: 5 nights

MEALS:

Breakfast:16  Lunch:12  Dinner:11

13 Day: Nairobi – Arusha

US$3845

(excludes Zanzibar)
Lodge / Hotel: 8 nights

Camping: 5 nights

MEALS:
Breakfast:
13  Lunch:12  Dinner:11

Optional: Amboseli National Park

US$1345

(5 day Pre-tour Departure: 19 – 24 August)
Luxury tour 
Lodge / Hotel: 5 nights – Serena Safari Lodge & Pride Inn Nairobi

***All meals and activities included

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.

featured highlights

Great Rift Valley

Masai Mara

Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti NP

Cycle Safari in the Great Rift Valley through Hells Gate National Park.

 

Experience one of the worlds most amazing wildlife phenomenon’s – the Gnu river crossing in the Masai Mara

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

 

Enjoy 2 nights in the luxury of a lodge (and multiple Safari’s) in Africa’s top wildlife destination, Serengeti National Park.

Amboseli National Park (Optional add-on)

Flight to Zanzibar

Stone Town

Nungwi (North Zanzibar)

Add on Amboseli National park to view the Tusker elephants beneath the towering Kilimanjaro

 

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and small islands in the tropical waters surrounding Zanzibar.

Spend a day in the historical Stone Town enjoying the local fish market and spice tour.

End the tour with 2 days soaking up the sun on the tropical beaches of Nungwi.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha

And so the adventure begins! 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 at the Rift Valley’s highest lake,  Lake Naivasha. After a short drive from the capital, we arrive at our campsite by lunchtime with plenty of time to set up camp at the water’s edge and relax before heading off on our first activity of the tour – a boat cruise on the lake in search of hippos and those famous flamingos.
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Camping
Fisherman’s Camp (or similar)
Milage: 102km

Included
:
Great Rift Valley
Lake Naivasha boat cruise
Optional:
Upgrade to room – US$60 (subject to availability)

Day 2: Hells Gate National Park

After a relaxing start to the day, we will take the short drive across to Hell’s Gate National Park for a  safari by bicycle. Hell’s Gate is an adventurous, peaceful Kenyan park showcasing the dramatic landscape of the Great Rift Valley. Here,  you can cycle through the magnificent volcanic valley passed grazing wildlife. After an action packed morning, we will return to camp for lunch before heading to the historical Elsamere.
Elsamere is the former home of the late Joy Adamson, famous for the inspiring true story of Born Free. Here, we will enjoy a high tea in the lush garden as we watch black and white colubus monkeys jumping between the fever trees and candelabra euphorbias. You will also have a chance to learn more about Joy’s incredible work in conservation through a short film and the house museum.
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Camping –
Fisherman’s Camp (or similar)

Included:
Great Rift Valley

Hell’s Gate National Park
Elsamere
Optional:
Upgrade to room – US$60 (subject to availability)

Day 3: Lake Naivasha - 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 2 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 of our tour staying in the comfort of lodges within the reserve.
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Accommodated: Miti Mingi Eco Camp (or similar)
Milage: 240km

Included:
Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4 & 5: Masai Mara (Talek River)

We will begin our day with the first official game drive of the tour as we head deeper into the Masai Mara. Our game drive will take us to the banks of the famous Talek River where we will be accommodated at our private tented lodge for the following two nights. We will arrive in the late morning with time to make ourselves at home and enjoy lunch at the camp’s restaurant overlooking the river before heading on our afternoon game drive through the iconic landscape in search of Africa’s Big 5 and one of the most sought after and highly documented wildlife spectacles in the world: the wildebeest river crossings. The Talek River is one of the best places to watch the migrating herds surge across the water at this time of year. 
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Accommodated: Julia’s River Camp (Talek River)

Included:
Masai Mara National Reserve

4 x Game drives
Wildebeest River Crossing

Day 6: Masai Mara - 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 something cold and refreshing as we watch the light dance on the vast body of water. Dinner tonight will be at your own expense at our in-house restaurant.
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Camping:
 Matvilla Beach lodge and Campsite

Milage: 230km

Optional:
Upgrade to a room – US$80 (subject to availability)

Day 7 & 8: Lake Victoria - Serengeti & Serengeti

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 two nights appreciating the luxurious accommodation and exploring the astonishing surroundings, where wildlife roams in abundance, including right in the grounds of the scenic lodge at the foot of the Banagi Hills.
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Accommodated: 
Kananga Special Tented Camp

Included:
Serengeti National Park

3 x Serengeti Game drive 

Day 9: Serengeti - Ngorongoro National Park

From one of Africa’s most wildlife-rich regions to the next, we depart the Serengeti and head to the Ngorongoro National Park on a full 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 campsite right on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater itself with breathtaking views and free moving wildlife.
The following two nights will be spent exploring the vegetated crater rim and the famously populated crater floor.
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Camping –
Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
Milage: 160km

Included:
Full day game drive

Ngorongoro National Park
Masai village tour 

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10 brings us to our last day in one of East Africa’s prime game viewing destinations and we head out for our last game drive in what is arguably the most unique and beautiful safari spots in Africa. We will start our day climbing down the steep slope of the crater wall to the flat, lush plains below where we will spend the majority of the day exploring the dense and diverse wildlife populations.
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Camping:
 Ngorongoro Simba Campsite

Included:
Ngorongoro Crater 

Full day game drive

Day 11: Ngorongoro National Reserve - Mto Wa Mbu

Leaving the wildlife behind us, we head to the colourful, artistic village of Mto wa Mbu, which is always alive and bustling with energy! Artists from all around the country gather to showcase some of their traditional artworks. We will also stop at the African Galleria, home to the most authentic and rare of these artworks, as well as an astonishing showroom displaying Tanzinite precious stones which are mined nearby, at the foot of mount Kilimanjaro.
Just after lunch time, we will arrive at our lodge and head into the village to explore before a traditionally prepared dinner at a local, thatched restaurant where we will be dined and hosted by one of the village’s respected elder women.
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Accommodated –
Twiga Lodge(or similar)
Milage: 85km

Included:
Mto wa Mbu Village
African Galleria
Traditional dinner

Day 12: Mto Wa Mbu - 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 3 nights of our trip.
(Flight to Zanzibar is included in the tour and will be in the morning of day 13.)
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Accommodated: Arusha Serena Hotel
Milage:
115km

 

Day 13: Arusha - Zanzibar (Stonetown)

OR OPTIONAL TOUR END
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 Arusha Serena Hotel, 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.
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Accommodated: Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort (or similar)

Included:
Flight to Zanzibar

Stone Town
Local fish market

 

Day 14: Stone Town - Nungwi

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 jxust 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 north of Nungwi. We will arrive by mid-afternoon and spend the afternoon relaxing at our lodge enjoying perfect views of the crystal clear, turquoise Indian Ocean.
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AccommodatedSmiles Beach Hotel
Milage:
60km

Included:
Spice tour

Nungwi transfer

 

Day 15 & 16: Nungwi Beach

Welcome to a couple of  luxurious days of leisure, which can be spent relaxing on the beach or enjoying any of the many optional activities the island has to offer. This evening, we will set sail for a sunset cruise on a dhow, which is a traditional dug-out boat, and soak up our last African sunset of the tour.
Here is where we reach the end of this beach and bush tour of East Africa, which we hope has been the bucket list journey of a lifetime. Many of us will fly from Zanzibar and onward home, while others may have opted to spend a few more days on the island soaking up the sun.

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Accommodated: 
Smiles Beach Hotel

Included:
Sunset dhow cruise
Airport Transfer
Optional:
Snorkelling

Scuba diving
Kite surfing
Canoeing
And More...


 

OPTIONAL – 5 DAYS – Amboseli National Park luxury tour (PRE-TOUR)

Day 1: Nairobi

We begin at 14h00 this afternoon to use the  opportunity to go shopping, exchange currencies, and have an extensive briefing about what to expect from our 3 nights in Amboseli National Park. Dinner this evening will be at your own expense at the in-house restaurant at PrideInn Westlands in Nairobi.
Accommodated: PrideInn Westlands, Nairobi

 

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

 

An early start kicks us off, leaving the lodge at 06h00 as we leave the busy city behind. We will head south on the Mombasa road towards Amboseli, which is a potentially bumpy ride. We will enter the park in the late morning and plan to reach our luxurious lodge by lunch time, enjoy a bite to eat and settle in, and then depart on our first evening game drive.
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Accommodated – Serena Safari Lodge
Milage: 220km

Included:
Amboseli National Park
1 x Game drive

Day 3 & 4: Amboseli National Park

Our time in Amboseli will be spent enjoying multiple game drives, a nature walk, eating delicious, hearty meals and relaxing at the swimming pool of our luxurious lodge overlooking the snowy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The best possible welcome to the intense beauty and diverse wildlife of East Africa
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Accommodated: Serena Safari Lodge

Included:
3 Game drives
Nature Walk

Day 5: Amboseli NP - Nairobi

Back to the big city we go! Unfortunately, we leave this magnificent park behind us today and head back to our Nairobi hotel, but not for long, as we know what awaits on the 16-day tour ahead! The next two nights will be spent at PrideInn hotel as we prepare for the official start of the tour and welcome the guests who have yet to join us. You will have a full day in Nairobi to explore this busy African capital city.
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Accommodated:  Pride Inn, Westlands
Milage: 220km

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