Custom Family East Africa

Family, Nairobi to Stone Town

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There are few travel experiences in the world quite like tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara. This trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania will have you travelling between incredible national parks and beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps, while giving you the chance to get out and really experience the East African savanna with all five senses. End your trip at a beautiful beach, relaxing in the crystal-clear waters of Zanzibar.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • // Kenya //
  • Accommodation in 6 Twin/Double rooms/tents with an extra bed in each
  • Meals as outlined
  • Arrival transfer in Nairobi
  • All transport and wildlife safari drives in safari vehicles with pop up roof
  • All wildlife park entry fees
  • Fully trained professional English speaking drivers and guides
  • One litre of mineral water per person per day
  • One way flight from Wilson to Nanyuki aboard Air Kenya (luggage restriction of 15kg/passenger in soft bags)
  • One way flight from Nanyuki to Samburu aboard Air Kenya (luggage restriction of 15kg/passenger in soft bags)
  • One way flight from Samburu to Masai Mara aboard Air Kenya (luggage restriction of 15kg/passenger in soft bags)
  • One way flight from Masai Mara to Serengeti aboard Air Kenya (luggage restriction of 15kg/passenger in soft bags)
  • Sundowner and bush dinner in Samburu
  • Hot Air Balloon ride in Masai Mara
  • // Tanzania //
  • Accommodation in 6 Twin/Double rooms/tents with an extra bed in each
  • Meals as outlined
  • 4 Safari vehicles driven by experienced drivers and guides
  • All sightseeing and wildlife viewing as per itinerary
  • 24 hour Park fees
  • Transit fees
  • Crater fees
  • Transfer to Arusha Airport
  • Pick up from Seronera Airstrip
  • One bottle of water per person/per day on safari
  • Visit to Mto wa Mbu and clean stove project
  • // Zanzibar //
  • Accommodation and Meals as outlined
  • Spice tour
  • Transport from Airport to Stone town, Stonetown to Nungwi and Nungwi to Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi The adventure begins tonight! You will have a private vehicle meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Nairobi. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. Private Vehicle
Day 2 Nairobi (1B) Day at leisure to relax at the hotel.
Day 3 Nairobi/Ol Pejeta Conservancy (1L, 1D) Transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight from Nairobi to Nanyuki and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After lunch, your driver will take you for an hour long guided visit to the Chimp Sanctuary where, on arrival, you will have an insightful talk about the chimps. Later this afternoon you will get to explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy on an included wildlife safari drive, before heading back to camp. Included Activities: Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary Transport: Plane
Day 4 Ol Pejeta Conservancy/Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Transfer back to Nanyuki Airport where you will catch your flight to Samburu. Enjoy the afternoon in camp and safari in this beautiful reserve. Included Activities: Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Plane
Day 5 Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, stopping for lunch en route. Continue searching for the perfect photography opportunities. Enjoy a sundowner and a bush dinner overlooking this elegant oasis in the spectacular arid landscape of Samburu. Included Activities: Samburu National Reserve Wildlife Safari Drive Sundowner
Day 6 Samburu Game Reserve/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) This morning we fly to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. With its vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. After arriving and getting settled at our safari camp, we’ll make our way on an afternoon wildlife safari drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Plane
Day 7 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D) Awake early for an included hot air balloon ride unlike any other. Toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked where you land. Keep tracking your favourite animals on another afternoon wildlife safari drive. Included Activities: Masai Mara Balloon Safari Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 8 Masai Mara/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Transfer to the airport for a morning of transportation departing one great African country for the next, crossing the border from Kenya to Tanzania. In the afternoon set out on a wildlife safari drive to see the Serengeti for the first time. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: Plane
Day 9 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Today enjoy a full day of wildlife safari drives in world-famous Serengeti National Park. See who can spot the animals the fastest. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
Day 10 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) Depart the lodge early and enjoy a morning drive in the Serengeti. Make your way through the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, passing wildlife, Masai villages and grazing cattle before reaching the breathtaking view of the crater below.
Day 11 Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head back to hotel mid afternoon to relax and enjoy the view. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 12 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D) Today is an action packed day. Head out early from the Crater Conservation area and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive with a view of the Rift Valley to Mto wa Mbu. Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the city's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Arrive into Arusha late afternoon. Additional Notes: For anyone concerned about motion sickness, we recommend having some medication on hand for this journey. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Day 13 Arusha/Stone Town (1B) Welcome to Zanzibar. Here you will be met at the airport upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town is a captivating labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleyways. Lose yourself in the buzz of the bustling bazaars, and check out the many mosques and grand Arab residences. Included Activities: Arrival Day Transport: Private Vehicle Plane
Day 14 Stone Town/Dongwe (1B, 1L, 1D) Set out on a spice plantation tour and have some fun with face painting using local plants. The tour can be tailored for families and can include coconut tree climbing demonstrations, explanations on dress made from banana leaves and learn fun Swahili phrases. Arrive at the beach for some relaxing down time. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Guided Tour
Day 15 Dongwe (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy some beach time on the world-famous sands of Zanzibar. Opt for a snorkelling day trip for the group to Mnemba Atoll. Activities abound here with options like scuba diving, fishing and traditional dhow cruises or go for a bit of relaxation with massages or spa treatments.
Day 16 Dongwe/Stone Town (1B) If you are departing today you will take your included departure transfer to the airport for your flight home to Toronto. Transport: Private Vehicle
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