MASAI MARA AND ZANZIBAR
You will be met at Nairobi Airport and transferred to your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara National Park, named after the Masai people and the Mara River, which divides the park.
The Masai Mara is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest from the adjoining Serengeti National Park. This phenomenon occurs every year from July to October, when game migrates along a circular route from the plains of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again in search of fresh pastures, followed by hungry predators - most notably lions and hyena.
After checking in to your lodge, enjoy a late afternoon game drive in this magnificent wildlife sanctuary.
Days 2 To 3
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara National Park.
Nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara National Park is famous for its many prides of lions, packs of hyena and other predators - as well as huge herds of wildebeest, which number over one million, zebra and giraffe. All the Big Five can be seen here, as well as numerous other species including the Thomson's gazelle, topi, kongoni, impala, roan antelope and hippo. The nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely found elsewhere in Kenya, also inhabits this park as well as the endangered cheetah and black rhino. Bird watching is also excellent with over 450 different species including the vulture, marabou stork, secretary bird, hornbill, crowned crane, ostrich, long-crested eagle and african pygmy-falcon.
Set off early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view the abundant wildlife of the Masai Mara region. Return to the lodge to rest in the heat of the day, before setting off again in the late afternoon for another game drive.
Note: game drives are optional extras, if not included in your lodge package (see lodge details on quote).
After a final early morning game drive, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight toWilson Airport and transfer to Nairobi International Airport for your onward flight.
You will be met at Zanzibar Airport and transferred to the island capital of Stone Town.
Check into your hotel before exploring the fascinating narrow streets, bustling market, ornately carved and studded doors, cathedrals and mosques of this ancient town.
At leisure to explore fascinating Stone Town, including an optional walking tour through the narrow streets of the historic old city and slave market. Other attractions include the Arab Fort, the Palace Museum and Dr Livingstone's house.
You can also enjoy a traditional Dhow cruise, catamaran sailing, scuba diving or deep sea fishing. If you wish to explore the island, other optional day excursions include a Spice Island tour, a visit to Josani Forest and the Kizimkazi Dolphins.
Today transfer 1-hour from Stone Town to your Zanzibar Beach hotel.
Check in and relax in your wonderful beach surroundings on this exotic East African spice archipelago.
Days 7 To 10
At leisure to relax on the warm golden Indian Ocean beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago.
You can enjoy a traditional Arab dhow cruise, catamaran sailing, magnificent scuba diving or deep sea fishing. If you wish to explore the island further, day excursions include a Spice Island tour, a snorkelling trip to Prison Island where you can see giant tortoises, a visit to Josani Forest or to Kizimkazi where you can see dolphins.
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.
Price per person sharing: 1622 GBP (subject to change and availability)