14 Days Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar safari

Makario Safaris / 14 Days Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar safari


Arrival of your flight at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative outside customs and immigration hall. Transfer to your hotel.
(We will carry a paging board with your name at exit for ease of recognition). Check in and overnight stay.

THE BOMA HOTEL (BB –Bed & Breakfast) Standard room

Day 2: NAIROBI MASAI MARA (1 hour flight) PM Game drives

07h30: Early breakfast and check out. Transfer to Wilson Airport. Check in for your Schedule Safarilink flight to MASAI MARA National reserve, departing at 10h00.
11h00: Land at Keekorok airstrip, met by our driver guide and proceed to the lodge with game drive en route.
Arrive and assisted with check in, followed by lunch.
15h30: Depart for game drive in the reserve.
18h00: Return to the camp before sunset. Dinner and overnight stay.
BASE CAMP MASAI MARA (FB –Lunch, Dinner Bed & Breakfast)

Day 3: MASAI MARA Game drives

1 full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing drives on shared basis with your driver guide. Meals and overnight stay at the camp.

Land of Big Cat Diary and Disney’s African Cats, the Maasai Mara is at the top of most people’s Kenyan safari wish lists. The location of the ’Great Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape, once described by the eminent biologist Julian Huxley as ‘the only easily accessible and readily studied remaining portion of the world’s pre-human climax community at its tropical richest.’ It’s also a region where traditionally dressed Maasai still herd their cattle and goats in a lifestyle that in some respects hasn’t changed much since they first arrived here 350 years ago.

BASE CAMP MASAI MARA (FB –Lunch, Dinner Bed & Breakfast)

Day 4: MASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU (265 KM,05 hours’ drive) Game drive

07h30: After an early breakfast and check out, depart for LAKE NAKURU National park, situated in the rift valley region.
13h00: Enter park gate and have a game drive en route to the camp.
Arrive and check in, followed by lunch. 16h00: Depart for afternoon game drive in the park until sunset.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching and game drives.

18h00: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

FLAMINGO HILL CAMP (FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 5: LAKE NAKURU – NAIROBI (180 KM/02h30 drive) – AMBOSELI (250 KM/ 03h30 drive) Game drives

07h30: We set off early for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. Collect picnic lunch at Pampa grill churrascaria and continue drive.
14h00: Arrive at Remito gate and have a game drive en route to the lodge. Arrive and check in at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

Evening at leisure to relax after the long drive. Dinner and overnight stay.
AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE (FB – Lunch (picnic from pampa grill), Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 6: AMBOSELI Game drives

Early breakfast at the lodge and depart for a morning game drive (07h30 – 12h30 then afternoon game drive from 15h30 – 18h00). Lunch will be at the Ol Tukai Lodge.
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Return to Amboseli Sopa in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE (FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 7: AMBOSELI- NAMANGA (01h00 drive) – ARUSHA (01h30 drive) Arusha / Lake Manyara (03h00 drive) PM Game drive

Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Transfer to the Namanga border post. Customs and immigration procedures. Hand over to our Tanzania driver guide and proceed to LAKE MANYARA National Park region. 12h30: Lunch stop at River Trees. 13h30: Continue drive. Arrive in the evening and check in at the camp.

Dinner and overnight stay.
MANYARA WILDLIFE CAMP (FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 8: Lake Manyara (AM Game drive) – Serengeti National Park (04h30 drive) Ol Duvai Gorge Museum

07h00: After very early breakfast, check out and depart for game drive in Lake Manyara park.
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.

12h00: Exit park and depart via Karatu and Ngorongoro Massif to Serengeti National Park. En route, visit the Ol duvai gorge museum.
Olduvai Gorge, Olduvai also spelled Olduwai, paleoanthropological site in the eastern Serengeti Plain, within the boundaries of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. It is a steep-sided ravine consisting of two branches that have a combined length of about 30 miles (48 km) and are 295 feet (90 metres) deep. Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover a time span from about 2.1 million to 15,000 years ago.
Picnic lunch. Continue with game drive to Serengeti Sopa Lodge in Serengeti.

Arrive in the evening and check in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay.
SERENGETI SOPA LODGE (FB – Lunch (picnic), dinner, Bed and breakfast)

Day 9: Central Serengeti Game drives

Full day spent in the park game viewing. (It is possible to do a full day with picnic lunches or to split the game viewing into 2 with a hot lunch break at the lodge).
The Serengeti is vast and beautiful; it’s one of Africa’s most captivating safari areas. The sheer amount of game here is amazing: estimates suggest up to about two million wildebeest, plus perhaps half a million zebra, hundreds of thousands of Thompson’s gazelle, and tens of thousands of impala, Grant’s gazelle, topi (tsessebe), hartebeest, eland and other antelope – all hunted by the predators for which these plains are famous

All meals and overnight stay at the lodge.
SERENGETI SOPA LODGE (FB – Lunch (picnic or hot lunch), dinner, Bed and breakfast)

Day 10: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Region (04h30 drive) – KARATU (02h00 drive) CRATER GAME DRIVE

07h00: Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with game drive en route as you exit naabi gate. Arrive and
Descend into the Crater for game drive. Picnic lunch.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.

Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest.
Ascend at 17h30 and continue drive to your lodge for check in, dinner and overnight stay.

NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE FB – Lunch, dinner, Bed and breakfast)

Day 11-13: KARATU / ARUSHA (04h00 drive) ZANZIBAR (01h10 flight) – NUNGWI BEACH (01h00 drive) LEISURE

Breakfast at the lodge and assisted with check out. 08h00: Drive to Arusha. Arrive and have lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge.
You will later be transferred to Kilimanjaro international Airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and check in for your Precision Air flight to Zanzibar, departing at 15h20. Arrive at 16h50, met by our representative outside customs and immigration hall and proceed to your beach hotel. Check in. 19h00: Dinner and overnight stay.
Once little more than a ramshackle fishing village, Nungwi has been transformed into one of Unguja island’s busiest beach destinations and its second most populated village after its capital, Stone Town. Situated at the island’s northernmost tip, Nungwi is blessed with some of Zanzibar’s most idyllic swimming beaches as the water surrounding this section of the island is fairly deep and mostly unaffected by the change of tides. The village is also renowned as a party hotspot with plenty of boisterous nightlife and a thriving social scene hosted by the village’s slew of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days lazing on the spectacular beaches, floating in the idyllic turquoise waters or indulging in a massage. Then, as the sun sets, join the revellers as the town comes alive, cocktails flow freely and the beach bonfires begin to blaze. Daily itineraries tend to be gloriously simple: sunbathe, swim, party, repeat!

You will spend three nights here at leisure on full board basis.
The Warere Beach is nestled on a secluded strip of beach, east of Nungwi, one of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar. Nungwi is known for its crystal blue water, phenomenal sandy beaches, snorkeling, and great nightlife. Each of the 15 private bungalows reflects our commitment to sustaining the local environment and promoting the local artisans of Zanzibar. Rooms feature modern architectural technology that harnesses the power of the ocean winds for a “natural” A/C. In each bungalow, the ceiling leads to a cleverly designed wind tunnel, which allows guests to relax in a room cooled by nature itself. Windows can be left open as all rooms have full mosquito netting on the doors and windows, a feature rare in Zanzibar. However, for those days when the winds are low, each room is also equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans. The restaurant features a modern Swahili fusion menu and all the ingredients are locally sourced to create simple but elegant meals that offer guests a taste of Zanzibar.
WARERE BEACH HOTEL (FB – Lunch, dinner, Bed and breakfast)

Day 14: End of Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. Later, transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for outbound flight.
Wishing you an excellent tour!

Price validity: September 2018
On request
This includes
⦁ Meet and greet assistance on arrival (Kenya & Tanzania, Zanzibar)
⦁ Airport and inter hotel transfers from day of arrival to departure
⦁ Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi
⦁ Full board basis on safari in Kenya , Tanzania & Zanzibar
⦁ Transport using a safari minibus with pop up roof in Kenya
⦁ Transport using a safari landcruiser in Tanzania
⦁ Transport in an air conditioned private van
⦁ Services of a professional English speaking driver guide in Kenya and Tanzania (there will be a change of driver guides in each country)
⦁ Flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara (1 way, taxes included – US$ 240.- )
⦁ All visits mentioned in the programs and visits
⦁ Park fees and concession fees
⦁ Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
⦁ Crater tour in Ngorongoro
⦁ Flight from Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar (US$ 285.-)
⦁ Flying doctors medical cover
⦁ Our assistance

⦁ Alcoholic beverages
⦁ International flights and domestic flights unless where stay
⦁ Guide Tips
⦁ Visas –Tanzania & Kenya
⦁ Travel Insurance
⦁ Any excursions or activities not listed in itinerary

Passenger Information:

  • In case of non-availability, we may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges of similar category.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel.