This cross-border safari includes the Masai Mara National Park before crossing the border with a visit to the shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, Lake Victoria. We then head into Tanzania’s mighty Serengeti and thereafter descending into the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the sensational Ngorongoro Crater. Leaving the crater behind then introduces visitors to the pristine and seldom-visited Tarangire National Park to end the safari. Clients are then transferred to Zanzibar.
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will clear customs and collect your luggage before being met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel The Boma. Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.
Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, and at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant.
Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.
After breakfast cross the border between Kenya and Tanzania at Isabenia and drive to the shores of Lake Victoria with a picnic lunch on the way. Check into the Speke Bay Lodge, which is on the lake shore, and spend a restful afternoon on the largest inland lake in the world. The white‐painted lodge, which offers a series of traditional round or ‘rondavel’ thatched buildings, has been styled to resemble a small village of the local Sukuma people and offers guided walks, biking, fishing, canoeing and more (some or all of which may be charged additionally).
Today you get to spend the day exploring the peaceful shores of Lake Victoria. You will enjoy a 1.5 hour boat ride on the Lake and a cultural visit to a local village. This mid-safari stop is a great opportunity to take some time to relax between the wildlife experience of Kenya and Tanzania.
After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park and to Serengeti Sopa Lodge, which is ideally located for safari game drives as well as optional activities such as balloon safaris, guided walks etc. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
With a full day’s game-driving in the park, your options are wide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the camp, where guided nature walks can also be taken. Game drives can be taken morning and afternoon. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
After breakfast and a morning game drive, drive through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, stopping en route for a picnic lunch and a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind’. Scale the side of the crater, circle the rim and descend to the Ngorongoro Crater for afternoon half‐day guided tour of the crater. Picnic lunch will be taken at the crater floor. Ascend to your lodge for the evening and dinner at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, enjoying magnificent views down into the crater.
After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park, an arid haven, peppered with ancient baobab trees, towering termite mounts, and home to huge herds of elephant. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a game drive before arriving at Maramboi Tented Camp for your overnight rest.
After breakfast, drive to Arusha where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Transfer to Arusha Airport to connect to your onward flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Have the afternoon to wonder the amazing architecture of Stone Town and immerse yourself in the island’s colourful history.
This morning after breakfast we will embark on a city tour of Stone Town to learn about the city rich history by walking its backstreets, visiting sights and markets. This afternoon transfer to the beautiful beaches of the coast and to your idyllic 5 star beachfront hotel.
Two days of leisure in Zanzibar, where the activities at the hotel include swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, kite surfing, diving, water sports, dhow trips (extra cost) and local cultural excursions (extra cost) or just relax! Your options and wide.
After breakfast, depart to Zanzibar airport to connect to your onward flight. Extra nights available upon request.
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