Wonders of Kenya with Zanzibar Island Escape

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Africa 2023

Embark on a journey to the enchanting home of the African safari, fiery savannah sunsets and the colourfully clad Maasai - an epic adventure through Kenya's iconic wilderness. Finish your trip embracing tropical island paradise in Zanzibar. The Spice Island may be best known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear sea, but its rich trading heritage is equally a delight for culture and history buffs. Internal flights included for 2023 dates only

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Visit Aberdare National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve and Stone Town
  • View Thomsons Falls in Nyahururu
  • Connect with Locals Savour the rich aroma of coffee during an exclusive Be My Guest experience with local farmers at a Kenyan coffee plantation.
  • Stays with Stories Resembling Noah's Ark, the Ark Lodge in Aberdare National Park has four viewing areas for observing the wildlife which congregate around a floodlit waterhole and salt lick.
  • Dive into Culture Join a Local Specialist and explore UNESCO-listed Stone Town, the heart and soul of Zanzibar.
  • Dive into Culture Visit a Maasai village for an in-depth perspective into the daily life of this colourful tribe.
  • Dive into Culture Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits that helped Zanzibar earn it's title of 'The Spice Island'.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Visit Ol Pejeta, a not-for-profit conservancy known for its anti-poaching efforts and learn about its valuable endangered species conservation work.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Support a local Maasai tribe with a visit to their village to learn about their traditions and ways of life
Dining Highlights
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
First class travel Highlights
  • Driver Guide in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • 4 X 4 safari game drive vehicles for full duration of the trip. All transfers shown.
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Call (847) 455-8897 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16627095

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2022
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Jambo (Hello) NairobiJambo (Hello) Nairobi: Karibu! Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in the capital, Nairobi, where you will be met at the airport by a Trafalgar Representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Reception at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.
Tamarind Tree
Day 2Aberdare National ParkJourney to Aberdare National Park: Leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi behind and embark on a 4 x 4 journey north to Aberdare National Park. En route you'll Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest experience in the highlands of central Kenya. Join Elizabeth, a local farmer, for a delicious treat of freshly baked scones and coffee, made from the beans from her on site coffee plantation. You'll have an opportunity to visit the plantation and Elizabeth's extensive farm gardens before settling in for a hearty local lunch. Tonight you'll stay in The Ark Lodge, one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, offering spectacular opportunities to view the resident birdlife and wildlife.
The Ark Lodge
Day 3On to Samburu National ReserveOn to Samburu National Reserve: We'll leave the lush greenery of the Kenya highlands region behind as we journey to the contrasting arid landscapes of Samburu National Reserve. As you continue your safari adventure here, you'll hopefully have the chance to tick the 'Samburu Special 5' off your list as you track such species as the Grevy's Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe found only in the northern Kenya region. Your accommodation tonight is a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Ashnil Samburu
Day 4Safari in Samburu National ReserveSafari in Samburu National Reserve: Made famous in the award-winning book and movie Born Free, Samburu National Reserve was the home of Elsa, the famous lioness raised by conservationists George and Joy Adamson. Rise early with the birds and embark on a morning game drive through acacia forest and expansive grasslands in search of wildlife. Relax at your camp on your return then head out back out into the savannah on a late afternoon game drive.
Day 5Ol Pejeta ConservancyOff to Ol Pejeta Conservancy: The plight of Africa's rhinos takes centre stage today during a poignant visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. This morning you'll learn about their efforts to fight poaching in East Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary and enjoy a quick photo stop at the point where the equator slices through the conservancy. Next up is a visit to Sweetwaters Sanctuary to meet the cheeky resident orphaned or rescued chimpanzees. Then continue to your accommodation tonight, keeping a keen eye out this evening for thirsty wildlife that come to the floodlit on site waterhole to drink after a dry day in the African wilderness.
Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp
Day 6Lake Nakuru National ParkOnwards to Lake Nakuru National Park: Have your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls. Visit the bird watcher's paradise that is Lake Nakuru National Park, then join your Driver Guide for an afternoon game drive to spot pink flamingos lining the lakeshore and to search for lion and leopard.
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 7Continue to the Maasai Mara National ReserveContinue to the Maasai Mara National Reserve: Your journey continues to the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. During your time here, spend some time at your lodge's watering hole where large pods of hippo can often be seen.
Keekorok Lodge
Day 8Maasai MaraA Day to Discover the Maasai Mara: Don your hat and polish those binoculars for a full day of safari in Maasai Mara's wilderness. When you're not traversing the savannah in search of the Big 5, you'll Dive Into Culture and join a Maasai community in their local village. Watch the colourfully clad warriors demonstrate their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into their daily life. Your visit to the village is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. Later, indulge in a bush picnic - the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree.
Day 9Return to Nairobi and On to ZanzibarReturn to Nairobi and On to Zanzibar: Your Kenyan safari adventure at its end, you'll return to Nairobi where a day room has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel for you to use prior to your evening flight over to Zanzibar. Touching down in island paradise, you'll be transferred to your hotel and settle into your resort, home for the next three nights.
Blue Bay Beach Resort
Day 10Stone Town and Spice TourStone Town and Spice Tour: What better way to connect with your multi-cultural surrounds than embarking on a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town with a Local Specialist? Peel back the layers of Zanzibar's colourful history as you wander through winding alleyways and admire the intricately carved doors distinctive of this Swahili coastal trading town. Visit the former slave market, the House of Wonders, the Sultan's Palace Museum and the Old Arab Fort, unearthing the soul-stirring history of this former trading hub. Later, discover Zanzibar's reputation as the 'Spice Island', embarking on a Dive Into Culture visit to a shamba (spice farm) with a local guide. Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits and learn how they've been cultivated and used for centuries.
Day 11Embrace Island Paradise in ZanzibarEmbrace Island Paradise in Zanzibar: Kick off your shoes and let the warm sand sink between your toes on Zanzibar's exquisite beaches. Wade into the clear, warm turquoise waters and immerse yourself in the latest bestseller under swaying palm trees. Make the most of your day in paradise and join an Optional Experience full-day cruise aboard a traditional dhow boat. Set sail from a traditional fishing village, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of the tropical fish beneath the water's surface. You'll pause on a sandbank where you can cool off in the ocean, and swim or snorkel to see the colourful marine life (all equipment is provided). Feast on a traditional Zanzibar seafood lunch before returning to the shore relaxed and revived.
Day 12ZanzibarFarewell Zanzibar: A leisurely start to the day will see you enjoy a few precious hours soaking up final fond memories of Zanzibar. Then it's time to bid farewell to the Spice Island and transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your return journey home.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
01/08/2023$6,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/22/2023$6,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/05/2023$6,432.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/19/2023$6,407.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/19/2023$6,332.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/16/2023$5,507.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/04/2023$5,677.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/11/2023$5,677.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/18/2023$5,677.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/25/2023$6,107.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/02/2023$6,107.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/09/2023$7,132.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/16/2023$7,257.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/23/2023$7,257.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/30/2023$7,257.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/06/2023$7,257.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/13/2023$7,257.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/20/2023$7,177.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/27/2023$7,157.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/03/2023$7,157.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2023$7,157.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/17/2023$7,157.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/24/2023$7,157.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/08/2023$6,477.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/22/2023$6,477.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/05/2023$6,357.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/19/2023$6,357.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/03/2023$6,357.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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