Ultimate East Africa Safari

East Africa Safari Overview

Book this East Africa Safari, double country game viewing itinerary that combines breath-taking sights in southern Kenya with awesome northern Tanzania – the famed Maasai Mara and Serengeti nature reserves. After 10 mind-blowing days of thrilling game drives, head off to the tropical island of Zanzibar to soak up the sun as you reflect on your safari experiences. Includes lavish 5-star camp accommodation, the Great Migration and snorkelling in clear ocean waters.

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Highlights

  • Visits numerous camps and hot spots
  • Professional guides
  • See the wildlife migration on the Serengeti Plains
  • Recuperate on Zanzibar island afterwards
You will Stay At

Giraffe Manor

GIRAFFE MANOR

NAIROBI HOTELS KENYA

STAY 1 NIGHT

Enjoy Birding, Nature, Wildlife, and more

Stay at Giraffe Manor and enjoy a one of kind experience – feeding the endangered Rothschild giraffe from your window! The hotel still retains its old world charm with elegant retro touches that are evocative of the 1930s era. Booked on afull-board basis, only pay extra on champagne and specially imported wines and spirits. Hop on board one of the sightseeing vehicles and explore the many attractions nearby.

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REKERO CAMP

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE KENYA

STAY 3 NIGHTS

Enjoy Adventure, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, and more

A classic Kenyan safari awaits you at the Rekero Tented Camp. Personal butlers, bucket showers and a warm, friendly ambience – the perfect ingredients for a wonderful honeymoon in the African wilderness. Get front row seats to one of the world’s wildlife phenomenon and witness the most intense predator-prey interactions. Dance with the Maasai tribesmen and enjoy picnics in the untamed bush.

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SAYARI CAMP 

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TANZANIA

STAY 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine, and more 

Sayari Camp is a plush permanent camp that provides remote and exclusive tented accommodation in the northern Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Set just across the border from Kenya’s Masai Mara, and a stone’s throw from the famed Mara River, the fabulous camp is ideally situated to provide a platform from where the migratory herds can be observed.

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SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TANZANIA

STAY 3 NIGHTS

Enjoy Wildlife, Leisure, Birding, Adventure, and more

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge draws its inspiration from the rondavel dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, featuring thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms that are set apart amongst groves of indigenous trees.

ngorongoro sopa lodge

NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE

NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA TANZANIA

STAY 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy Hiking, Wildlife, Leisure, and more

The Ngorongoro Crater is a dramatic amphitheater of life that is surrounded by the steep jagged walls of the collapsed volcano that created it. It is here on the eastern rim that Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge nestles. The lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Matemwe Retreat

MATEMWE LODGE

EAST COAST ZANZIBAR ZANZIBAR

STAY 3 NIGHTS

Enjoy Beach / Coastal, Fishing, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Watersports, and more

Vibrant yet laid-back Matemwe Lodge has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow, coral-fringed lagoon, Matemwe Lodge’s famously relaxed atmosphere makes it the ideal place to unwind. Whether you take a break in a hammock or dive the depths of the Indian Ocean, Matemwe Lodge provides an unbeatable island escape. Find 12 beach-chic chalets scattered through the lush gardens with private sea-facing verandas. Dive and fish at Mnemba Atoll.

East Africa Safari Itinerary

Ultimate East Africa Safari

Day 1
Drinks: None
Room: Bed And Breakfast

Arrive into Nairobi’s international airport, where you will be met by a driver from our Kenyan ground handling team, Nature Link. Transfer to the Giraffe Manor.

Activities For The Day
Breakfast
AFEW Giraffe centre
Adopt an elephant
Museum

Day 2
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

After breakfast you will be met by your Nature Link driver and transferred to Wilson Airport for your Safari link flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at Ol Kiombo airstrip you will be met by your guide from Rekero who will provide you with a short introductory briefing and overview of the area. A short drive takes you into Rekero Camp where you will be met, briefed on camp procedures and shown to your tent. After a quick freshen up it’s time for lunch beside the river on the green grass of Rekero. After lunch, head out for an afternoon game drive, returning in the evening for drinks and dinner.

Rekero is a camp situated on the banks of the Talek River. It is perfectly located to witness the best of the river crossings as well as allow easy access to game rich areas of the Mara outside of migration season. With just 9 tents, staying at Rekero is an intimate and exclusive experience allowing access to an environment you will quickly want to refer to as “home”.

Day 3
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid afternoon. Rekero staff will do their best to ensure that your ideal structure is met.

Activities For The Day
Game Drives
Bush Picnics
Walking Safari

Day 4
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid afternoon. Rekero staff will do their best to ensure that your ideal structure is met.

Activities For The Day
Bush Picnics

Day 5
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

After breakfast in camp, depart for Ol Kiombo Airstrip and a Safarilink flight to Migori Airstrip near the Isebania border post between Kenya and Tanzania. At Migori Airstrip, there will be a car waiting to transfer you to the border post to clear immigration, before driving further to Tarime Airstrip. At Tarime, board your Coastal Aviation flight to Kogatende. On arrival at Kogatende Airstrip you will be met by a resident guide from Sayari Camp. A welcome table will be set up either at the airstrip or a short distance away, with tea & coffee, cold drinks and snacks allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area. Depending on your preference, you may enjoy a short game drive or head directly for camp.

After lunch, there is time to unwind and relax before heading out for a late afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. The afternoon culminates at the regular sundowner spot where you are afforded the perfect setting from where to enjoy the African sunset.

Day 6
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Strike out into the bush on foot this morning. A walking safari offers you the opportunity to focus on the smaller details and ecosystems of the bush while at the same time achieving the thrill of stalking larger game on foot.

After lunch in camp, there is a chance to relax before an afternoon game drive takes you towards the river, the plains and in search of some big game.

Activities For The Day
Game Drives
Walking Safari
Bush Breakfasts & Picnics

Day 7
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

After breakfast, depart camp and make your way to Kogatende Airstrip for your Coastal Aviation flight to Seronera Airstrip in the Central Serengeti. On arrival at Seronera you will be met by a resident guide from Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. A welcome table will be set up either at the airstrip or a short distance away, with tea & coffee, cold drinks and snacks allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area. Depending on your preference, you may enjoy a short game drive or head directly for camp. After lunch, there is time to unwind and relax before heading out for a late afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. The afternoon culminates with the sunset sliding into the Serengeti plains whilst you enjoy your drink of choice.

Day 8
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Relax and enjoy. Tours can be organised to various areas of the island. Stone Town tours are popular, tours of the spice production processes, quad biking and the famous Safari Blue snorkeling off dhow yachts remain top choices. Standard triple share room, Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 9
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid afternoon. Despite sharing vehicles on a Game Package basis, the camp will do everything it can to ensure that your ideal structure is met.

Day 10
Drinks: None
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

An Asilia vehicle and driver has driven up to Dunia Camp to collect you and drive you along the next portion of your safari. The advantage of a private vehicle through the Ngorongoro Crater area is immeasurable, as the crater floor can become quite congested which can lead to varying opinions on how best to proceed. Depart Dunia Camp after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely game drive through the southern Serengeti and onto the plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush before arriving at Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge in the mid afternoon. Take the chance to relax and soak up the magnificent views across the crater.

Day 11
Drinks: None
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

After breakfast in the lodge, depart early and head down the steep descent road leading to the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed some three million years ago. Had it not become a caldera, it is possible that the volcanic mountain would be about the same height as Kilimanjaro. Down on the crater floor there is an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, wildebeest, zebra and eland. There are a number of lion which are typically larger in size than an average lion due the large amount of game in the area. The crater floor tends to get very busy, with there often being numerous vehicles at any wildlife sighting. Enjoy a packed lunch under the trees on the crater floor, but keep an eye out for the monkey’s which are always keen to take advantage of an opportunistic moment. In the afternoon, drive back up to the crater rim and enjoy the views from the various vantage points around Sopa Lodge.

Day 12
Drinks: None
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

Depart Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge after breakfast and make your way down the outside of the crater walls, through the small town of Karatu and to Manyara Airstrip. Connect with your TFC flight to Zanzibar Airport. A packed lunch from Sopa Lodge will ensure your appetite is kept at bay. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met by a representative from our Zanzibar ground handling company, Island Express, and transferred by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north east of the island.

One of only a handful of boutique lodges in Zanzibar, Matemwe is perched on a coral rock outcrop overlooking a sandy beach gently sloping into the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to the lodge, the corals surrounding the Mnemba Atoll offer superb diving and snorkelling. Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages are just some elements of the laid-back daily routines of Matemwe’s guests. Matemwe is made up of only twelve beach chalets all overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each of the private verandas is furnished with large hammocks and sofas, perfect for whiling away the time as the occasional dhow drifts past in the distance.

Day 13
Drinks: None
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

There are a variety of activities available either at Matemwe Lodge, or that can be arranged through reception. Activities outside of the resort can usually be booked at 24 hours’ notice, so it is best to arrange these on arrival at the lodge. Your days are therefore open to be structured as you choose, with either as much relaxing by the pool, or as many activities as you wish.

Activities For The Day
Water Based Activities
Excursions
Spa Facilities

Day 14
Drinks: None
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

There are a variety of activities available either at Matemwe Lodge, or that can be arranged through reception. Activities outside of the resort can usually be booked at 24 hours’ notice, so it is best to arrange these on arrival at the lodge. Your days are therefore open to be structured as you choose, with either as much relaxing by the pool, or as many activities as you wish.

Day 15
Drinks: None
Room: None

Depending on the time of your flight out of Zanzibar, a Day Room at Matemwe can be booked. This allows you a space in which to relax and shower before getting the homeward journey underway. Island Express will meet you at the lodge and transfer you to Zanzibar Airport in time for your Coastal Aviation flight across to Dar es Salaam. Connect with a quick inter terminal shuttle and check in for your international flight home.

DURATION 15 NIGHTS

STARTS FROM DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA
ENDS AT DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA


INCLUDED
  • Park fees
  • Private naturalist driver-guide as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Scheduled game drives and walking mentioned in the itinerary
  • Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age.
  • Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer & house wine at Oliver’s Camp & Ubuntu Camp.

EXCLUDED

  • Any other extra/ optional activities
  • Beverages other than those mentioned in the inclusive of section. Excluded are champagnes, cellar wines and spirits.
  • Tips and gratuities for guides; drivers and lodge/camp staff
  • Airport taxes and security fees (unless mentioned specifically, taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport)
  • International or domestic departure and arrival flights
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, curio’s, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance

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