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8 Days Responsible Travel

Visit the amazing 13 Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Luxury Holiday

This 8-daytrip features a little bit of everything: a traditional game viewing drive at Lake Nakuru, hiking and cycling in Hell's Gate, and a boat safari at Lake Naivasha.You will then stay in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve and experience the best wildlife viewing and the fascinating cultural experience.

 

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • ARRIVE NAIROBI

    Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Upon early arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Splendours of Africa Travel Director and transferred to your Nairobi Hotel for check-in then perhaps head out and explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum or the highly recommended “Bomas of Kenya” where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed at an outdoor village and an acrobatic show in the splendid arena.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Nairobi - Karen Blixen museum

    Nairobi – David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

    Nairobi - Bomas of Kenya

    Nairobi - Langata Giraffe Sanctuary

    Premier:  Giraffe Manor | Hemingway Hotel | The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel

    Classic:  Nairobi Serena Hotel | Nairobi Safari Club | The Sarova Stanley Hotel

    Adventure:  Meridian Hotel | The Clarion Hotel | Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel

  • LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Drive north-west past splendid views of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park (approximately 2 hours). Situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park's small and compact area makes a great location for spotting wildlife. Along with the other members of the Big Five game, Lake Nakuru is home to rhinos, and there will be a good chance of spotting and photographing one of these magnificent beasts.

    PREMIER: The Cliff | Deloraine House | Ziwa Bush Lodge

    CLASSIC: Mbweha Camp | Sarova Lion Hill Lodge | Sarova Woodlands Hotel

    ADVENTURE:Flamingo Camp| CityMax Hotel| Chester Hotel

  • LAKE NAIVASHA

    Head to a nearby village with your guide. This is a fantastic opportunity to interact with the local folk and get a feel for everyday life here. Then you'll drive from Lake Nakuru to your camp near Lake Naivasha (approximately 1 hour). One of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha has floating islands of papyrus reeds and a border of flat-topped acacias. It's also home to a healthy population of hippos and a tremendous variety of birds.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Lake Naivasha - Cycling

    Lake Naivasha - Boat trip

    Lake Naivasha - Game Walk in Crescent Island Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

    Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park

    Visit Elsmere Conservation Centre, a Museum depicts life of George & Joy Adamson.

    PREMIER: Chui Lodge | Loldia House | Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

    CLASSIC:  Kiangazi House | Kiboko Luxury Camp | Enashipai Resort & Spa

    ADVENTURE:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort | Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

  • LAKE NAIVASHA

    Enjoy some free time today. There are various optional activities to choose from. Perhaps venture to Hell's Gate National Park, which boasts beautiful cliffs, gorges, rock towers, volcanoes and a range of geothermal phenomena. Another great choice is to take a boat trip across Lake Naivasha – perhaps the best way to take in the atmosphere of this lush area. If you're looking for something active, perhaps hire a bike for the day and make some of your own discoveries, venturing beyond the cacti and olive trees.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Lake Naivasha - Cycling

    Lake Naivasha - Boat trip

    Lake Naivasha - Game Walk in Crescent Island Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

    Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park

    Visit Elsmere Conservation Centre, a Museum depicts life of George & Joy Adamson.

    PREMIER: Chui Lodge | Loldia House | Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

    CLASSIC:  Kiangazi House | Kiboko Luxury Camp | Enashipai Resort & Spa

    ADVENTURE:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort | Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

  • LOITA HILLS MAASAI VILLAGE

    Depart Lake Naivasha, making a short stop in Narok town to do a spot of food shopping. Continue to Loita Hills (approximately 2 hours), stopping for lunch en route. Today's drive crosses the Great Rift Valley, Africa's immense and spectacular great divide, and takes you into the remote region of Loita Hills. This is the home of the traditional Maasai people. You will visit the Maasai homestead, who are known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewelry, and gain an insight into the culture and ancient ways of this proud East African community. After setting up your tent, meet your Maasai hosts. A local elder will deliver a fascinating talk about the Maasai and their history and culture. You'll be shown around a traditional Maasai home and see where the resident cattle are kept. Showers, upgrades and WiFi are not available at tonight's bush camp, or alternatively in modern luxury accommodation: -

    ACTIVITIES: Game viewing drive, and Cultural talk and village visit.

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

  • MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Travel from Loita to Masai Mara (approximately 1–2 hours). The Masai Mara is the quintessential African safari experience, with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world's most tremendous animals. After setting up camp, sit down to some lunch. Then it's time to jump in 4x4s and go for game drive through the wilderness of the Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight in the following accommodation: -

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

  • MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Venture into the Masai Mara National Reserve for a full day's game viewing drives. You'll explore this diverse environment and most likely see a multitude of wildlife. An optional hot-air-balloonride over the Mara at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. If you have pre-booked this activity you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site for a safety briefing from your pilot. Then you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and of the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, you'll be treated to a bush breakfast, and then be returned to your camp/ lodge.

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

    The balloon ride is offered as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a place. If you would rather wait and try to get a better price by booking this locally on the ground, you are welcome to, but keep in mind that this is a popular activity and places are limited. If you participate in this activity you will miss the morning half of the included game drive.

  • NAIROBI

    Say goodbye to the open expanses of the African bush and return to the bustling metropolis of Nairobi (approximately 5–6 hours). No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged – please enquire at the time of booking this trip. You can be dropped at your hotel upon arrival in Nairobi.

     

Map & Itinerary

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • ARRIVE NAIROBI

    Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Upon early arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Splendours of Africa Travel Director and transferred to your Nairobi Hotel for check-in then perhaps head out and explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum or the highly recommended “Bomas of Kenya” where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed at an outdoor village and an acrobatic show in the splendid arena.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Nairobi - Karen Blixen museum

    Nairobi – David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

    Nairobi - Bomas of Kenya

    Nairobi - Langata Giraffe Sanctuary

    Premier:  Giraffe Manor | Hemingway Hotel | The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel

    Classic:  Nairobi Serena Hotel | Nairobi Safari Club | The Sarova Stanley Hotel

    Adventure:  Meridian Hotel | The Clarion Hotel | Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Drive north-west past splendid views of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park (approximately 2 hours). Situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park's small and compact area makes a great location for spotting wildlife. Along with the other members of the Big Five game, Lake Nakuru is home to rhinos, and there will be a good chance of spotting and photographing one of these magnificent beasts.

    PREMIER: The Cliff | Deloraine House | Ziwa Bush Lodge

    CLASSIC: Mbweha Camp | Sarova Lion Hill Lodge | Sarova Woodlands Hotel

    ADVENTURE:Flamingo Camp| CityMax Hotel| Chester Hotel

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • LAKE NAIVASHA

    Head to a nearby village with your guide. This is a fantastic opportunity to interact with the local folk and get a feel for everyday life here. Then you'll drive from Lake Nakuru to your camp near Lake Naivasha (approximately 1 hour). One of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha has floating islands of papyrus reeds and a border of flat-topped acacias. It's also home to a healthy population of hippos and a tremendous variety of birds.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Lake Naivasha - Cycling

    Lake Naivasha - Boat trip

    Lake Naivasha - Game Walk in Crescent Island Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

    Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park

    Visit Elsmere Conservation Centre, a Museum depicts life of George & Joy Adamson.

    PREMIER: Chui Lodge | Loldia House | Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

    CLASSIC:  Kiangazi House | Kiboko Luxury Camp | Enashipai Resort & Spa

    ADVENTURE:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort | Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • LAKE NAIVASHA

    Enjoy some free time today. There are various optional activities to choose from. Perhaps venture to Hell's Gate National Park, which boasts beautiful cliffs, gorges, rock towers, volcanoes and a range of geothermal phenomena. Another great choice is to take a boat trip across Lake Naivasha – perhaps the best way to take in the atmosphere of this lush area. If you're looking for something active, perhaps hire a bike for the day and make some of your own discoveries, venturing beyond the cacti and olive trees.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Lake Naivasha - Cycling

    Lake Naivasha - Boat trip

    Lake Naivasha - Game Walk in Crescent Island Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

    Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park

    Visit Elsmere Conservation Centre, a Museum depicts life of George & Joy Adamson.

    PREMIER: Chui Lodge | Loldia House | Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

    CLASSIC:  Kiangazi House | Kiboko Luxury Camp | Enashipai Resort & Spa

    ADVENTURE:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort | Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • LOITA HILLS MAASAI VILLAGE

    Depart Lake Naivasha, making a short stop in Narok town to do a spot of food shopping. Continue to Loita Hills (approximately 2 hours), stopping for lunch en route. Today's drive crosses the Great Rift Valley, Africa's immense and spectacular great divide, and takes you into the remote region of Loita Hills. This is the home of the traditional Maasai people. You will visit the Maasai homestead, who are known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewelry, and gain an insight into the culture and ancient ways of this proud East African community. After setting up your tent, meet your Maasai hosts. A local elder will deliver a fascinating talk about the Maasai and their history and culture. You'll be shown around a traditional Maasai home and see where the resident cattle are kept. Showers, upgrades and WiFi are not available at tonight's bush camp, or alternatively in modern luxury accommodation: -

    ACTIVITIES: Game viewing drive, and Cultural talk and village visit.

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Travel from Loita to Masai Mara (approximately 1–2 hours). The Masai Mara is the quintessential African safari experience, with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world's most tremendous animals. After setting up camp, sit down to some lunch. Then it's time to jump in 4x4s and go for game drive through the wilderness of the Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight in the following accommodation: -

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Venture into the Masai Mara National Reserve for a full day's game viewing drives. You'll explore this diverse environment and most likely see a multitude of wildlife. An optional hot-air-balloonride over the Mara at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. If you have pre-booked this activity you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site for a safety briefing from your pilot. Then you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and of the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, you'll be treated to a bush breakfast, and then be returned to your camp/ lodge.

    PREMIER: IL Moran Camp | Olonana Sanctuary Redefined | Mara Explorer Camp

    CLASSIC:  Ashnil Mara | Mara Serena | Karen Blixen Camp

    ADVENTURE: Entim Mara Camp | Ilkeliani Tented Camp | Mara Sopa Lodge

    The balloon ride is offered as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a place. If you would rather wait and try to get a better price by booking this locally on the ground, you are welcome to, but keep in mind that this is a popular activity and places are limited. If you participate in this activity you will miss the morning half of the included game drive.

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • NAIROBI

    Say goodbye to the open expanses of the African bush and return to the bustling metropolis of Nairobi (approximately 5–6 hours). No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged – please enquire at the time of booking this trip. You can be dropped at your hotel upon arrival in Nairobi.

     

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Extend Your Holiday

When booking your holiday, you will be able to 'add an extension option'.

Once we have received your booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension and to take any additional deposit.

Tanzania Safari 4 day extension

The world's finest game viewing can be found in the Tanzania National Parks of Tarangire, Manyara and in the crater of Ngorongoro. There is an excellent chance of spotting the ‘big five’ of elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion, as well as wildebeest, cheetahs, giraffe, zebra and hyena. From our comfortable permanent tented lodge accommodation, we go out on safari with expert guides and trackers, in 4WD vehicles which are specially adapted for game viewing.

Tanzania Safari 4 day extension

4 days

From US $1825 per person

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Price Guide

Single Traveller Price from: US $1825

  • Drive to Manyara National Park

    After breakfast we leave Arusha and drive to Manyara National Park. The road winds through luxurious jungle where groups of a hundred or more baboons can be found along the road. Blue monkeys climb in the acacia tress and the bushbuck antelope gentle grazing in the shade of the forest. In the meantime the impressive silvery-cheeked hornbills have a cacophonic concert in canopy! We stop for a picnic lunch under the Umbrella Thorn before continuing our game drive. This small park has herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. It is famous of it's lions who lounge in the Umbrella Thorn (not the one we have our picnic under though!). At the end of the day we drive to our accommodation for the next 2 nights, on the green, lush outskirts of the small village of Karatu.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Drive to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast we drive the 30 mins to Ngorongoro Crater. We spend a full day here in the park discovering its wonders. The crater has an inside diameter of 20km, and is 600m from its rim. It is also one of the places in Tanzania to see the Big 5; elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. More than 550 bird species are found here, and Lake Magadi in the crater is often pink because of the flamingos. We can also see the hippo and buffalo lounging in the mud in Ngoitotitok. It's a special place. We return to our lodge in Karatu for our overnight.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Tarangire National Park

    We have breakfast and depart our accommodation for Tarangire National Park. This park is famed for its large herds of wildlife, especially the elephants between August to January. It also harbours antelope species which are difficult to see in other parks such as' gerenuk, kudu, oryx and eland. We have a picnic lunch and see the many baobab trees on the hilly plains that Africa is so famous for. The landscape is also dotted with a large number of termite mounds. The Tarangire River crosses through the park giving way to permanent water points - a life line for the wildlife. At the end of the afternoon we drive back to our accommodation in Arusha.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Depart to the airport

    After breakfast we depart to the airport, either for our return flight - or maybe off to the paradise island of Zanzibar.

    • Meals : Breakfast

What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at Mwezi Boutique Resort in Moon Bungalow
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight one-way from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanziba
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What's not Included

  • Any other meals
  • Optional activities in Zanzibar
  • Miscellaneous personal spending & drinks etc
  • BAGGAGE: On the internal flight from Arusha to Zanzibar there is a 15 kg weight limit.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Cost Inclusions:

  • Double-occupancy accommodations at hotels
  • Mountain camping accommodations on Kilimanjaro;
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • International Airport transfers
  • Skilled bilingual climbing guide(s), cook, and porters on the mountain
  • Waterproof duffel for the climb
  • Filtered/treated drinking water
  • Oxygen and Oximeter and Gamow Bag
  • Enrollment in Flying Doctors,
  • All park fees and taxes.
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Cost Exclusions:

  • Airfare to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), Tanzania
  • Cost of obtaining a passport and visa
  • Sleeping bag and Personal gears
  • Optional gratuities to your guides and climbing support staff
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of a personal nature such as soft drinks, bottled water or liquor,
  • Laundry fees
  • Immunizations
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • $495/person for Crater Camp

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