15-day Kenya and Tanzania Tented Safari and Zanzibar

Offering ultimate value for money, in addition to two nights in Nairobi, this safari showcases the infamous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, before crossing into Tanzania’s mighty Serengeti National Park.  From there you visit Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. The safari accommodation features a fine selection of small tented safari camps and lodges. 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.


  • Nairobi
  • Stone Town
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Kenya
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.  Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.


Day 2 : Nairobi

After breakfast at the hotel, set off for a sightseeing tour of Nairobi’s safari highlights including The Giraffe Center, and Sheldrick Orphanage (11.00-12.00, the orphanage has very limited slots hence purely subject to availability at the time of booking). In between these excursions, we stop at Tamarind Brasserie for lunch (included). Transfer back to Fairmont Norfolk in the afternoon to freshen up before  a "welcome to Africa" dinner at The Norfolk Hotel.


Day 3 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Mara Engai  in time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breath-taking 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 4 : Masai Mara National Reserve

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.


Day 5 : Masai Mara National Reserve

You have yet another exciting day in Masai Mara enjoying morning and afternoon game drives.


Day 6 : Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the local Airstrip in Masai Mara for a scheduled Airkenya & Regional Flights to Serengeti Seronera Airstrip (via Migori and Tarime Airstrips) in Kenya and Tanzania respectively (flight times: Mara-Migori 08:15-10:10 & Tarime-Seronera 10:45-12.10) Upon arrival at Migori Airstrip you are put on a road transfer across the border for immigrations and custom procedures, then on to Tarime Airstrip to connect to Tanzanian domestic flight departing 10.45 hours to arrive approximately 12.30 in Serengeti National Park.  Upon arrival at Seronera Airstrip  you are met by our safari guide and transferred by road to Acacia Bliss Serengeti Camp, which is ideally located in central Serengeti for safari game drives as well as optional activities such as balloon safaris.


Day 7 : Serengeti National Park

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.



Day 8 : Serengeti National Park

You have yet another exciting day in The Serengeti enjoying morning and afternoon game drives with all meals.


Day 9 : Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart with game drive en route through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We will stop for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Paleolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind’. This afternoon you will visit a traditional Masai homestead to gain insight into their life and customs.  Continue to check into the elegant Ngorongongoro Serena Lodge located at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Distance/drive time: 145 km / 3 hours


Day 10 : Lake Manyara National Park

Rise early with a packed breakfast to descend for half day game drive in the crater. Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world covering a total area of 264 square kilometers. An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbors grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. It boasts a high concentration of wildlife with exceptionally close-range viewing opportunities. Leaving the crater behind, we will continue to the visit our local school project, Simba Milima Primary School where you will have the opportunity to learn about the school and interact with the students.(school visit subject to academic calender/term dates). Distance/drive time: 150 km / 2½ hours


Day 11 : Zanzibar

Depart the camp this morning for a game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600m high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.  Continue to Arusha Airport for a scheduled flight to Zanzibar (cost included in this package)  Upon arrival in Zanzibar 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 – 14 : 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 : Departure

After breakfast, depart to Zanzibar airport to connect to your onward flight.


All meals as specified in the itinerary
Olduvai Gorge visit
Maasai Homestead visit
Half-day Ngorongoro Crater tour
One litre of mineral water per day
Safari game drives
English-speaking driver guide
Flight from Masai Mara to Serengeti via Migori & Tarime Airstrips
Flight Arusha to Zanzibar


All meals as specified in the itinerary
One litre of mineral water per day
Game drives
Park fees
Half-day crater tour
Cultural visit
English speaking driver guide