This 7-days Masai Mara and Zanzibar holiday safari presents to you a lifetime opportunity of learning and having fun in two of Africa’s famous and rewarding destinations, rolled together in one package. Masai Mara reserve is situated in Kenya; a co-host of the annual wildebeest migration and home to Africa’s big five (Rhinoceros, elephants, Buffaloes, lions and leopards), together with over 5000 rare bird species and tree species.
Zanzibar is situated a few kilometers from mainland Tanzania and offers some of the best photographic spots in the world, fascinating white sand beaches, ancient Arab architectures, and amazing slave trade History. You will enjoy relaxing by the still waters; game drive; nature walk; photography, and sightseeing among others. The trip starts in Kenya and ends in Tanzania
Safari in details
Day 1: Nairobi city tour
Our expert driver-guide will gladly meet and brief you upon arrival at the airport, or your lodge. He will breakdown for you the itinerary and answer your questions, before embarking on a 3-4 hour Nairobi city tour; visiting the local markets, city museum, giraffe manor, elephant orphanage and any other interesting destination.
You can also take this opportunity to exchange the money to local currency, as well as purchase some of the items you find important before driving to the lodge to relax as dinner and overnight follow suit. Your Lunch meal will be in the city.
Day 2: Transfer to Masai Mara National park
Early in the morning, your friendly driver-guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast, for a 5-6 hours’ epic-drive to Masai Mara reserve; the most famous tourist destination in Kenya, with the highest concentration of lions, and stunning landscape.
The drive crosses green vegetations, homesteads, busy towns, and the stunning Great Rift Valley where you will have a 30minute stopover for photography, and watching the backdrop of mount Longonot. Thereafter, you will proceed for lunch at Narus center, followed by a two-hour drive, through a maram road to your lodge at the park for refreshment, dinner and a nap. Expect to watch a few notable mammals, birds and flora, as you enter the park to your lodge.
Day 3: Full Day Game drive
You will spend this entire day roaming the vast Masai Mara reserve in search of the prey’s and predators, glancing at the stunning landscape and taking photos, but with bush breakfast and lunch in the wilderness. Masai Mara is a host of the annual wildebeest migration which takes place from June to October, with the participants being thousands of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and impalas among others; inviting predators and vultures such as lions, leopards, crocodiles, hyenas, hippos, and cheetahs among others as they cross the Mara River.
Also, luck can offer you giraffes, buffalos, elephants, rhinos, and warthogs among others, as well as rare bird species such as the ostrich, and flamingoes among others, during the morning and afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight closes today’s chapter.
Day 4: Transfer to Zanzibar
At 0600hours, you will have a 2-3 hours’ game drive to catch-up with the nocturnal creatures and night hunters returning to their hideout; such as the lions, leopards, hippos, and many more, together with some of the birds, you might have missed out on the previous day. Thereafter, you will drive back to the lodge for breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the airport for a flight to Zanzibar.
Upon arrival at Zanzibar, you will link up with our company representative who will brief you about the holiday in these exciting destinations, and then transfer you to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Stone town and spice plantation tours
On this day, you will greet your intestines with a yummy breakfast meal, followed by a stone town guided tour. Stone town is the main city in Zanzibar and a world heritage site. As you tour, you will notice spectacular ancient Arab architectures; visit the house of wonder attributed to the slave trade; Zanzibar museum; the cathedrals which were initially used as slave trade markets and the Arab ruins.
This tour may last for 3-4 hours before having a lunch break, and spice plantation tour, whereby you will spot and taste the different spices in the regions, such as the cinnamon, medicines, fruits and many more. You will then return to the lodge for a splendor dinner and nap.
Day 6: Beach experience in Zanzibar
At sunrise, you will enjoy a relaxed breakfast; while glancing at the beautiful sunrise reflecting rays of hope and love. Thereafter, you will head to the beach for an unforgettable experience; enjoying the cool breeze, feasting on seafood, and engaging in several activitivities such as kayaking, swimming, boat ride, sport fishing, snorkeling, diving and many more.
The beaches are so calm, safe, and situated at the shores of Indian Ocean, surrounded by plenty of flora and avian species. Late in the evening, you will enjoy a sunset drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure
On this day, you will have a relaxed breakfast, followed by an optional nature walk or a visit to Jozani Forest for primate trekking, with the rare Zanzibar Red Colobus as the main attractions. Thereafter, you will check out of the lodge for a rewarding drive to the airport and take a flight to the next destination or back home.
End of safari.