Combine a luxurious tent safari in the famous Masai Mara National Park in Kenya with an absolutely wonderful relaxation on Zanzibar in Tanzania.
According to ebizdir, a safari through Kenya gives you a rich opportunity to experience Africa’s wildlife up close. Embark on a journey of discovery after “The Big Five”: elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and a small number of rhinos, but also giraffes, hippos, hyenas and countless antelopes.
On Zanzibar you will find some of the world’s best sandy beaches with turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. There are many opportunities for various activities such as visiting the various beaches of paradise and sunbathing or snorkeling in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar also offers other attractions, such as cozy towns, impressive corals and giant turtles.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where you will arrive the next day. Depending on the airline, there will be 1-2 stops on the way.
Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
In Nairobi you will be picked up at the airport by our driver and driven to Wildebeest Eco Camp. The rest of the day is at your disposal.
Day 3: The best of Nairobi
After breakfast you will be picked up for an excursion around Nairobi and you will visit the following places: Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: You will visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, home of orphaned elephant children preparing to return to nature. All elephants have their own individual “development plan” for how they can best be trained to be reintroduced into nature and no elephants will remain in the orphanage. Depending on the age of the baby elephant, it can take anywhere from one to ten years. Giraffe Center: The day also includes a visit to the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Center to see the center’s Rothschild giraffes, which are an endangered breed in Kenya. Today, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few places where they can be experienced outdoors. Rothschild giraffes are known for their long white “socks” which goes all the way to the knees as opposed to the Massage giraffes, which only have white “ankle socks”. The center also offers an informative exhibition on giraffes and here is a nice little cafe. Local English speaking guide included. Kazuri Jewelry and Ceramics Workshop: You will also have a visit to the Kazuri Jewelry and Pottery Workshop. The Kazuri project started in 1975 and helped single mothers support themselves and their children. The women hand-painted jewelry and ceramics and sold them. The project has now become so popular that over 200 women are employed and their goods are sold all over the world. Everything is done by hand and it is incredibly exciting to experience the women’s skills. Local English speaking guide included. Karen Blixen’s house: The excursion ends at Karen Blixen’s African house 20 km west of Nairobi – one of the capital’s main attractions. The Baroness’s home was converted into a museum in 1985 due to the film adaptation of the now famous film “My Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. to go for a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. (F )
Day 4: Nairobi – Masai Mara
This morning you will be picked up in Nairobi and then travel by car along “The Great Rift Valley” to the city of Narok for an early lunch. Then continue towards the Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in the late afternoon. Here you get the first taste of the national park’s fantastic wildlife and its varied and hilly landscapes. ( F , L , M )
Day 5: Safari in the Masai Mara
The whole day is set aside for driving around and observing wildlife in the reserve. You start early in the morning, when the chance of seeing lions, cheetahs and leopards is greatest. Kenya’s leading Masai Mara Safari Reserve is a continuation of the Serengeti Plain and world famous for the unique and spectacular migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras. From June they start arriving at the Masai Mara in search of food and in October the grass is eaten and they start hiking back to the Serengeti. Masai Mara is also rich in resident animals with over 95 different species, which makes the park a great animal experience all year round. In the Masai Mara you will find the whole “The Big Five”, ie elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and a small number of rhinos, but also giraffes, hippos, hyenas and countless antelopes. The national park also has an incredibly rich and varied bird life with over 480 species. You have the opportunity to visit a local Maasai village where you are invited to a traditional hut built of branches and clay. Here you can see and learn about the Maasai strong culture and traditional lifestyle. Or you can book and enjoy the wildlife from a hot air balloon. (F , L , M )
Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi
You drive out early in the morning where the chance of seeing lions, cheetahs and leopards is greatest. After this morning safari, head back to camp for breakfast. Return to Nairobi with overnight stay at Wildebeest Eco Camp. ( F , L )
Day 7: By flight to Zanzibar – Nungwi Beach
This morning you will be picked up in Nairobi and taken to the airport, where you will fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar, east of the coast of Tanzania. On Zanzibar you will find some of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches with turquoise blue water and swaying palm trees. There are plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, snorkel and dive in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar also offers other attractions, not least the town of Stone Town, full of small narrow streets full of cozy souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and local markets. A place of interest is Changuu, also called Prison Island, where you can snorkel at the impressive coral reefs. This island also has a large population of huge land turtles that you have the opportunity to get very close to. After arriving in Zanzibar, you will be driven to your beach hotel at Nungwi Beach, where you will stay the rest of the trip. ( F)
Day 8-13: Beach vacation at Nungwi Beach
Nungwi Beach is one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches that stretches along the north west coast. Nungwi is chalk white and is surrounded by azure waters and swaying palm trees scattered along the coast. The beach is affected by the tide and when it does, you can have fun in the hotel’s pool area and / or enjoy a cold drink, beer or cola in the hotel’s beach bar. On the beach it is possible to book a massage or water activities such as snorkeling and diving. From Nungwi Beach you can also book boat trips to the coral reef on the small coral island of Mnemba Island. ( F )
Day 14: Departure from Zanzibar
You will be driven to Zanzibar Airport just outside Stone Town, a 20-minute drive away. The pick-up time depends on the time of your return flight. When you arrive at the airport, your return journey begins from one of Africa’s most beautiful islands. ( F )
Day 15: Arrival in Scandinavia
After an eventful trip in Kenya and Tanzania, you arrive in Scandinavia.
Three nights at Wildebeest Eco Camp in Nairobi
Two nights in a luxury tent in the Masai Mara National Park
Seven nights in a 4 * hotel on Nungwi Beach