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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 900

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Jambo! On arrival into Nairobi International Airport you will be met by our friendly local team, and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Nairobi we head towards our first overnight stop at Lake Nakuru National Park, The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen. After lunch, we spend the afternoon searching for these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive leopard, encountering buffalo, giraffe, various antelope and the occasional hippo along the way

Flamingos fishing for food

Day 3: Lake Nakuru

After breakfast; head out on a morning game drive. The first hours of the day are usually the best time to spot predators that spend the night out hunting for their prey. With a little luck, we may even spot one of the resident leopards! After lunch, we head out on an afternoon game drive, returning to the camp for dinner and overnight

Warthogs snoozing in the sun

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara N.P.

From Lake Nakuru, this safari only gets better as you proceed to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 5: Masai Mara N.P.

Today day sees more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. For the bird lovers there are over 450 species that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem. For your last night in the African bush, you will experience an amazing bush dinner underneath the starry African sky as the bush quietly hums in the background.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 6: Masai Mara N.P. - Kisii

After breakfast we leave the Masai Mara and head to Kisii/Kericho passing through the picturesque tea plantations along the way. These towns are the main commercial centres in the Gusii Highlands, where cash crops like tea and coffee thrive because of its equatorial climate. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Buffalo herd

Day 7: Kisii - Lake Victoria

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunches and head south into Tanzania, where you will be dropped off at Sirare border by our Kenyan Team, and met on the other side by our Tanzanian Team. From here, drive to Musoma, arriving at Speke Bay lodge, afternoon at leisure (option activities at Lake Victoria)

Day 8: Lake Victoria - Serengeti N.P.

After breakfast, we hit the road with picnic lunch boxes and drive to Serengeti National Park, enjoying a game drive along the way to your lodgings.

Leopard surverying the area

Day 9: Serengeti N.P.

There’s nothing like an early morning start allowing you to experience one of the most ultimate game viewing experiences. After a hot cup of tea or coffee you will soon be wide-awake as you watch wildlife at its most active time. After lunch at camp, return to the parks open plains in search for more wildlife viewing and experiences. As the evening light approaches, you will be thoroughly rewarded with all you game spotting with sundowners at a picturesque location in the park.

Day 10: Serengeti N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

Today you drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area. The approach road skirts the rim of the Crater affording many breathtaking scenic views over the crater floor thousands of feet below. This scenic drive offers clients a different view of the Ngorongoro. After checking in you can relax before enjoying your meal and drinks at the lodge.

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After breakfast, depart and descend down in the crater floor for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes, late afternoon ascend back and drive to Arusha.

Day 12: Arusha

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes and drive to Tanga (Pangani) arriving at the lodge, the rest of the day at leisure. (OVERNIGHT IN TANGA -- The Tides Lodge - Beach Cottage - Full Board)

Day 13: - Zanzibar

After breakfast, morning at leisure, lunch at the lodge, after lunch depart and transfer to Tanga airstrip for schedule flight depart at 1515hrs arrive Zanzibar airport at 1540hrs, met and transfer to Blue Bay Beach Resort.

Days 14-15: Zanzibar

Spend the today and tomorrow 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.

Day 16: Zanzibar

Sadly your time with us in Enchanting East Africa has come to an end, we will transfer you to Zanzibar Airport in time for your flight home.