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13 Days Classic Luxury and Thrilling Safari in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar
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Hemingways Nairobi Hotel, Karen Mbagathi Ridge, Kenya

Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar Luxury Safari

This Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar safari is choreographed in the minds of amongst the finest, award-winning properties and attractions in East Africa, making sure that the upmarket clients get to enjoy the finest experiences in the region. From the first time you touch down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to the time you leave at Zanzibar Airport, high-end VIP services are guaranteed!

Key Information

  • Private safari
  • Minimum of 1 and a maximum of 100 participants
  • Children of all ages are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starts at Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar
  • French, Spanish, and English-speaking guides
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Main Wildlife: Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe, Lion, Hippo, etc.
  • Private chauffeur-driven custom-made 4x4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof
  • Complimentary mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle
  • Daily breakfast and most full board meals will be served
  • Roundtrip airport transfers will be provided
  • All meet and greet services are included
  • 12 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


13 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 100 participants
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:30
Check-out Time:
11:00

Classic Journeys Africa's particular selection of a wide array of luxury accommodation properties in East Africa ensure that guests are able to enjoy game drives and other attractions in the region, hassle-free at exceptional service and utmost comfort with great services such as butler service in some of the properties, golfing, unlimited tailor-made game drives, walking safaris, cultural visits, and beach sports which make the adventure worthwhile.

Hemingways Nairobi Hotel

This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travelers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of their 80 meters squared suite has a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view that can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the bar. Service is personal and sincere, offering a luxury experience from the moment you touchdown in Kenya.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

With magnificent views of the majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's 110 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms and villas, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offers a unique blend of comfort and relaxation. The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers luxury accomodation in Nanyuki, Kenya.

With a magnificent view to behold, the prestigious main structure reflects the 1950’s colonial architectural design with a luxury country club feel, complemented with independent quaint cottages, including William Holden’s original cottage.

Angama Mara

Angama Mara, a remarkable owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for "suspended in mid-air". Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent. Here, guests will find a lodge where everything is as it is ought to be: two intimate camps of just fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days, and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.

Serengeti Four Seasons Safari Lodge

For the ultimate safari retreat, combined with the thrill of animal sightings and a tailor-made wellness program; spend a quiet day lounging on a sun bed by the free-form, infinity-edge pool, watching elephants gather for a drink at the nearby active watering hole beneath an endless turquoise sky.

Tulia Zanzibar Unique Boutique

This hotel is the proud winner of The World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 and has been recognized as The Best Luxury Romantic Beach Resort in the whole continent of Africa. The resort was awarded the title of TripAdvisor Excellency 2017 based on guests' reviews. Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort is also a proud member of the Pure Society of "PUREists" who are true mavericks, united by their mission to Change Worlds by catalyzing adventure, fostering personal connections, and encouraging a conscientious approach to the environment and local communities.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, you will be met by a customer care representative who will assist you with the transfer to your luxury hotel. Before checking in at the hotel, the representative will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the driver-guide who will be with you throughout the safari.

  • Accommodation: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi

After your morning rest, start off at your Nairobi excursions where you will proceed to the AFEW Giraffe Center, visit a nature center run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, this is a nursery and rehab center for infant elephants that have lost their families, as well as the occasional rhino, zebra, and other wildlife. These infants are eventually released into the wild at Tsavo East National Park and end up in the care of other orphans who have been successfully reintroduced to the wild.

Lunch will be at Utamanduni Craft Centre as you shop for souvenirs. Visit Karen Blixen Museum, famous for the award-winning movie “Out of Africa”. Visit the Kazuri beads factory where you can buy some beadwork and other souvenirs as you see how they are made. You will be transferred to your hotel for freshening before going for dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant, “Africa’s best eating experience”, famous for its mouthwatering charcoal-grilled barbeque.

  • Accommodation: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 3: Mount Kenya

After breakfast, drive to Mount Kenya Safari Club to arrive in time for lunch. With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. It's no wonder this Nanyuki resort emerged a winner in the 2013 Travellers' Choice Awards and that Travel & Leisure Magazine often positions it in the "World's Top 50" List.

Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder, William Holden, the club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. Arrive in time for lunch at the club, in the afternoon, visit the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy which was established in 1967 by the Hollywood actor, William Holden, Julian McKeand, and Iris and Don Hunt.

The conservancy also hosts a herd of rare white zebras, shelters orphaned or wounded animals, and provides a wide-reaching educational program for young Kenyans. Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy gives orphaned, injured, neglected, abused, or frightened wild animals a second chance.

The orphanage provides shelter and professional care with the goal to release these creatures back to the wild where they belong. It's known for the bongo breeding program and protection of the rare white zebra.

  • Accommodation: Mt. Kenya Safari Club

Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

This morning, depart to the privately-owned 24,000-acre reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, for a full day game viewing in the conservancy, with magnificent views of Mt. Kenya. Enjoy a morning game viewing, lunch will be at Serena Sweetwaters Camp followed by an afternoon game viewing drive.

One of only four private wildlife reserves in Kenya, your experience includes wildlife drives in search of the "Big Five". This afternoon, you will also visit the 200-acre Chimpanzee sanctuary that has been set up here, as well as the Rhino Sanctuary. Later, return to Mt. Kenya Safari Club for an optional round of golf or other club activities, dinner, and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Mt. Kenya Safari Club

Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast and a short briefing by your driver-guide fly to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, the backdrop to "the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth", the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. You will arrive at Masai Mara in time for a short noon game drive, lunch, followed by an afternoon game viewing drive in Kenya's most popular reserve. Go back in camp in time for campfire cocktails and dinner.

  • Accommodation: Angama Mara Camp

Day 6: Mara National Reserve

Your day will be spent on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion pride and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah, and spotted hyena; while in the Mara River, you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles. Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo, and over 550 species of birds.

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a hot air balloon at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. Alternatively, visit a Masai village and get to learn the Masai culture at an extra cost.

  • Accommodation: Angama Mara Camp

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip at 9:10 a.m., where you will fly to Migori, arriving at 9:30 a.m. Upon arrival at Migori, you will have a 30-minute road transfer to Isebania Immigrations and customs office, then clear with the immigration officials. At 10:45 a.m., you will depart from the Tarime airstrip, arriving in the Serengeti-Seronera airstrip at 11:05 a.m. where your Tanzania guides will be eagerly waiting for you.

You will be transferred to Four Seasons Serengeti with a game viewing en route. Lunch will be at your lodge followed by relaxation. Later, enjoy an afternoon classic safari supper in the Serengeti National Park.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Four Seasons Lodge

Days 8 and 9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, enjoy two full days of game driving (meals taken in true safari style "in the bush") in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 square kilometers of endlessly rolling savannah. The venue for "the greatest wildlife show on Earth", the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and plains game. Overnight at your lodge.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Four Seasons Lodge

Days 10, 11, and 12: Zanzibar Beach Stay

This morning, breakfast will be at your lodge before flying at 11 a.m. to arrive at Zanzibar at 12:50 p.m., where you will be transferred to your hotel. Your days will be spent at Tulia Zanzibar, a unique beach 5-star resort located on the east coast of Zanzibar Island, at the famous Pongwe beach.

The independent resort was opened in 2015 and sets the standard for luxury on Zanzibar Island. All 16 villas are designed to reflect the spirit of Zanzibar. Tulia offers many complimentary services and activities for all clients. Also on offer are a wide variety of tours and excursions which are part of the Tulia Zanzibar, with each one of them being an adventure to relish.

Lunch on the Island is a sumptuous barbecue affair with local specialties and a choice of homemade local sauces. The late afternoon offers a choice of further snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing.

  • Accommodation: Tulia Zanzibar

Day 13: Departure

Today, you will spend the day at leisure, enjoying the facilities at the hotel. Later, you will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for your flight back home. Say goodbye to the wonderful country and promise to join another expedition!

Location

Kenya

Kenya sits halfway down the East Coast of Africa, astride the equator; it is the most accessible country in the region. Kenya is the home of safari and one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Kenya’s appealing world of attractions ranges from stunning landscapes, cultural diversity, adventure sports, and beautiful beaches to unique wildlife.

It is fascinating from the sheer diversity of its many game parks. One of the greatest sights is the annual migration of two million wildebeests, together with half a million zebras and thousands of gazelles across the endless savannah. Kenya boasts as the only country in the world with a national park in the capital.

Tanzania and Zanzibar

Tanzania is one of the unique destinations on the African continent that has yet to be discovered by many. It is a land of many wonders, with an unparalleled diversity of fauna and flora. Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free-standing mountain in Africa, the exotic Islands of Zanzibar, the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Selous, and the Marine Park of Mafia Island are only but a few of the living examples.

The scenery, topography, and very friendly people harbor the growth of excellent cultural tourism, beach holidays, game hunting, historical and archaeological ventures, and certainly the best wildlife photographic safaris on the continent. Tanzania is known for its vastness, its remote southern national parks and also for the parks' scenic beauty, as well as its abundance in wildlife.

To the north of the country lies the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), about 828 square kilometers, a perfect caldera of the world, 18 kilometers in diameter. It borders Serengeti National Park, which arguably has the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world.

Food

The following meals, as well as complimentary bottled water per person, are included in the safari:

  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 2: Breakfast
  • Days 3 - 12: Full Board Meals
  • Day 13: Breakfast

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

Things to do (optional)

Kenya

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

Book a hot air balloon ride during your stay at Masai Mara National Reserve. Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a hot air balloon at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild. If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

  • Masai Village Visit

You can also visit a Masai village while you are in Masai Mara National Reserve and learn the Masai culture there.

  • Water Activities

For ocean lovers, the choices range from diving to snorkeling, fishing, and sailing trips; some of these are provided in traditional Dhows and powerful speed boats. Sea-excursions can take place from just about anywhere on the island.

Zanzibar

The most popular excursions which can be arranged for you at an extra cost are:

  • The Spice Tour

Zanzibar, for centuries famed for its cloves, is still the pre-eminent spice market of eastern Africa. This tour enables guests to touch, smell, and taste a whole world of spices.

  • Stone Town Tour

This tour takes you to the historical Stone Town, famous for its intricate architecture and rich history. The excursion includes visits to the town market, the Tipu Tip House (where once lived one of Africa’s most colorful buccaneer), the Slave Market (that was the center of East Africa’s slave trade), the unforgettable Slave Chambers, the National Museum, the High Court of Zanzibar, the Sultans Palace, the House of Wonders, and the Old Fort.

The land excursions will acquaint you with the history, culture, fauna, and flora of this pristine island whilst the Indian Ocean presents a wonderful opportunity for sea excursions.

  • Jozani Forest Tour

This tour will take you to the southeast of Zanzibar, right at the heart a beautiful green mangroves forest. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the rare Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey.

  • Dolphin Adventure

This excursion diverts to the southern tip of the island where Bottlenose and Spinner Dolphins are frequently seen. The trip doubles as an exceptional opportunity to snorkel or just swim in the Indian Ocean. Lunch of a variety of local and seafood dishes are served in one of the many small restaurants on the beach.

  • The Blue Safaris

This adventurous excursion will take you in a motorized dhow to the southwest of the Island. The trip will take you to the mangroves forest, then on to one of the many sandbanks for snorkeling, before making a stop on the famous Kwale Island, where your chance of making new acquaintances with dolphins is a remarkable 85%.

What's included

  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • All park entrance fees
  • Transportation in a private chauffeur-driven custom-made 4x4 land cruiser safari in Kenya and Tanzania with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
  • Services of an English, French, or Spanish-speaking driver-guide
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Guaranteed window seat for all safari participants
  • All meet and greet services
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • All domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast and most full-board meals
  • Complimentary mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle
  • Safari accessories in each vehicle (First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box, and a fire extinguisher)
  • Two-way long-range high-frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • Wireless internet at camps' main areas and limited signal in the safari land cruiser
  • 24-hour stand-by contact number
  • Flying doctor’s coverage (Covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills will be carried out by the patient.)

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (Telephone call bills, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodge, and camp staff, and driver-guide/s (Budget is approximately 2 to 4 USD per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, 1 USD per bag for porters, and 10 - 15 USD per person per day for driver-guides. Note that gratuities should be given as a reward of exceptional service and is at your discretion.)
  • Additional meals and beverages other than specified
  • Additional activities
  • Visa fees
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfers are included, Classic Journeys Africa will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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