Welcome to Kenya. Interesting fact: you are contributing to the 2nd biggest income generator of the country; Indeed, after coffee, Kenya’s biggest economic sector is tourism. At your arrival in Nairobi, you will be meeting our guide before proceeding to the world renowned Masai Mara, where you will spend the night.
Full day safari in the Masai Mara national reserve. The Mara is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. It is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
You will leave the Mara for the Lake region. A boat cruise on the Naivasha lake will allow you to enjoy the abundant avifauna of the Crescent Island, where you will spend the night.
On your way back to Nairobi, we recommend a visit of Karen Blixen’s farm, the famous Danish writer. After your lunch, you will then proceed to Amboseli. Amboseli is the second most popular animal park after the Masai Mara, located on the border with Tanzania. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent game-viewing opportunities, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya.
Your day starts with the visit of a Masai village and ends with a safari in the Amboseli National park. It is widely believed the Masai people originated in the Nile valley. Traditionally these people of Africa do not bury their dead. Burials are believed to harm the soil and is reserved only for some chiefs. Most dead bodies are simply left outside for scavengers.
Morning game drive in Amboseli before leaving for Tanzania. Your first stop in Tanzania is the Tarangire national park, where you will have your afternoon safari in a 4x4 vehicle. Tarangire’s claim to fame is its large elephant population – the largest in Tanzania. During the dry season, herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen digging in the apparently dry riverbed of the Tarangire River looking for underground streams.
Morning game drive in Tarangire followed by the visit of the Mto Wa Mbu village. Mto wa Mbu is among the most active settlements in northern Tanzania, and it is the best stop over for tourists traveling to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorngoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. Mto wa Mbu exports mainly bananas but is also famous for its rice plantations. If one is looking for the great taste of Tanzanian Culture, then choose Mto wa Mbu Village, a boiling pot of Cultures from different corners of the country!
Full day safari in the Ngorongoro crater. In the centre of the Ngorongoro Crater is a salt-water lake by the name of ‘Makat’ or ‘Magadi’, and to the east of the crater is a spring named Ngoitokitok Spring. The crater is also known as the ‘Garden of Eden’, due to the crater’s beauty and it being a paradise for animals. Many significant fossils have been found in the area and the Crater became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which also has the highest density of lions in the world.
Visit of a coffee plantation before departing for Zanzibar. Zanzibar is not a single island, but an archipelago. The two main islands are Unguja (the largest) and Pemba, while there are numerous smaller ones too. Zanzibar is warm all year round due to its position near to the equator, while the heat of summer is countered by strong sea breezes, offering an idyllic climate popular with holiday-makers.
Days at leisure. Depending on your interest, we can plan various daytours in the area. On the last day, you will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport to catch your flight