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German influence on the architecture in Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...

Lake Victoria Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 628

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi! We’ll be there to collect you at Nairobi Airport and transfer you to your accommodations.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi

On this day, you will drive to the Karen suburbs where you will visit the Girraffe Center, before visiting the animal orphanage. Overnight at the Eka Hotel

Market stalls

Day 3: Nairobi - Masai Mara N.P.

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by our local representatives and clients will drive to the Mara arriving for lunch and in the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 4: Masai Mara N.P.

We depart shortly after sunrise on our game drive into the Masai Mara Reserve. The Masai Mara is well known as one of East Africa’s best National Reserves and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. After our game drive, we have the option to visit one of the nearby Masai Manyatta’s – this is a traditional hamlet where the Masai still live in their traditional way. This evening we sit around the camp fire, and watch the sun set over this “Garden of Eden”.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 5: Masai Mara N.P.

Rise early and take the option of a balloon safari across the Masai Mara (additional cost). Take off in the crisp morning air, only to experience a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. As you silently float across the plains, forest and rivers for approximately an hour, your journey comes to end back on land but accompanied with a fully cooked champagne breakfast. The day sees more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. All meals and overnight at your lodge.

Safely across the river during the migration

Day 6: Masai Mara N.P. - Lake Victoria

We depart Kenya and head south into Tanzania. After border formalities, meet our Tanzanian driver who takes us through the scenic granite landscapes adjacent to Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria. We spend the night at a campsite on the banks of Lake Victoria in the fishing town of Musoma.

Buffalo herd

Day 7: Lake Victoria - Serengeti N.P.

We set off to the vast plains of the Serengeti with game drive en route taking a picnic lunch with us before checking into our lodge on the outskirts of the park.

Day 8: Serengeti N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

We make our way back to the Ngorongoro with game drive en route taking a picnic lunch with us before checking into our lodge.

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

We head to the Ngorongoro Crater, descending into the crater floor itself, for an exciting game drive. We spend the day exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheatre, home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs, we enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic location watching the wildlife. Later we ascend out of the crater then drive to Arusha.

Bird coming in to land

Day 10: Arusha - Zanzibar

Today we depart with packed lunch and drive to Tanga via Moshi, situated at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Moshi is the base for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions, and weather permitting; we may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit - a photo opportunity not to be missed! (OVERNIGHT IN TANGA)

Day 11: Zanzibar

Morning transfer to Tanga airstrip for the scheduled flight departing at 13:30hrs arriving into Zanzibar at 13:50 met by our local team and transfer to your hotel.

Days 12-14: Zanzibar

Spend the next days at leisure, relaxing on the beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine. For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available locally. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters.

Bazaruto beach

Day 15: Zanzibar

Your African adventure comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Dar Es Salaam.