Our popular 15-day East Africa Tented Safari and Zanzibar is ultimate value-for-money. This safari showcases two of Kenya’s most famous parks, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. Crossing into Tanzania, it allows for a night on the shores of Lake Victoria before featuring the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Finally as the perfect contrast to the traditional East African safari, it features four nights of relaxation, historic discovery and Indian Ocean pleasure on the magical island of Zanzibar.
Day 1: The Boma Hotel, Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel Boma Hotel. Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.
Day 2: Entim Camp, Masai Mara
Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Entim 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 shows 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. Distance/drive time: 270m / 5hours
Day 3: Entim Camp, Masai Mara
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. All meals and overnight at Entim Mara Camp.
Day 4: Entim Camp, Masai Mara
You have yet another exciting day in Masai Mara enjoying morning and afternoon game drives, all meals and overnight at Entim Mara Camp.
Day 5: Ang'ata Serengeti, Serengeti
After breakfast transfer to the local airstrip in Masai Mara for a scheduled Airkenya Flight to Serengeti Seronera Airstrip via Migori and Tarime Airstrips near the border of Kenya and Tanzania respectively. The flight which departs Masai Mara approximately 0910hours is half an hour to Migori Airstrip where upon arrival you are put on a road transfer across the border for immigration and custom procedures, then on to Tarime Airstrip to connect to Tanzanian domestic flight departing 1030 hours to arrive approximately 1105 hours in Serengeti National Park and to Angata Serengeti camp, 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 camp. Distance/drive time: 250km / 5 hours
Day 6: Ang'ata Serengeti, Seronera
With a full day on safari (morning and afternoon game drives included) your options are wide. The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet’ translates as ‘the endless plains’, offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Angata Serengeti Camp.
Day 7: Ang'ata Serengeti, Seronera
You have yet another exciting day in The Serengeti enjoying morning and afternoon game drives. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Angata Serengeti Camp.
Day 8: Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp, Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ and site of one of the most important and controversial Palaeolithic finds in recent history. After lunch at the site, continue leisurely to Ngorongoro Crater onto your overnight camp; arrive at the Angata Ngorongoro Camp. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Distance/drive time: 145 km / 3 hours
Day 9: Maramboi Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning after breakfast descend for half day game drive in the crater. After Crater Tour drive to Tarangire to arrive in the late afternoon for check in, dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp. Distance/drive time: 150 km / 2½ hours
Day 10: Maramboi Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
Spend a full day on safari in Tarangire National Park with full day game drives. Breakfast, lunch (picnic style) and dinner at the camp.
Day 11: Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
After breakfast, drive to Arusha where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight (cost not included in this package) to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Ocean Paradise Resort, which offers crystal blue waters, a wide selection of dining experiences (breakfast and dinner are provided in your package), extensive sports, and a wide range of cultural entertainment (some or all of which may be charged additionally). Distance/drive time (to Arusha): 150 km / 2.5 hours
Day 12-15: Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Three days of leisure in Zanzibar, where activities at the hotel include (some are charged) swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, water sports, dhow trips and nature trails plus visits to a dhow workshop and the brooding caverns of the Mangapwani Slave Caves where slaves were hidden after the abolishment of slavery made their shipment illegal. Other places of interest in Stone Town and around are: the Portuguese Fort, the Sultan’s Palace, the old Dhow Port, the Old Slave Market, the House of Wonders, the Old Dispensary, the home of the slaver, Tippu-Tip, the Livingstone House, The Hamamni Bath, The National Museum, The Chukwani Palace, The Jozani Forest – the last red colobus monkey sanctuary, The Mtoni Palace ruins, The Maruhubi Palace ruins and the Persian Baths of Kidichi. Breakfast and dinner only (lunch not provided) are provided at the resort.
Day 15: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, depart to Zanzibar airport to connect to your onward flight.