Trip reference number: ITN-KEN012
Trip Operator: Rainbow Tours
Our safari and beach holiday takes you to Kenya's game-rich Masai Mara,the Unesco / World Heritage site of Stone Town and the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Stay in comfortable safari tents at Kicheche Mara Camp, with en suite bathrooms and flush loos. In Stone Town your base is a gorgeous converted Zanzibari palace, followed by 6-nights at popular Matemwe Beach Village.
Day 1 Take the direct overnight flight from London Heathrow to Nairobi.
Day 2 Transfer by light aircraft to the game-rich Masai Mara for a 3-night stay at the classic tented Kicheche Mara Camp, with all meals, local drinks, game activities and park fees included. Kicheche is a small, exclusive camp, with game viewing in open four-wheel drive safari vehicles. Activities include dawn and dusk game drives, escorted game walks, and a visit to a Masai village.
Day 3 This friendly intimate camp of 8 tents situated in an acacia valley overlooking the Olare Orok stream in the Mara North Conservancy which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Your day starts with a early morning wake up call and a hot cup of coffee before heading out to catch sight of variety of wildlife on offer. The early morning is the best time to see the animals as they are the most active, out hunting before the heat of the day forces them to take cover in the shade before heading out again in the early evening. Your schedule usually follows their lead. You can return to camp for a midday snooze before heading out again or you can have a picnic breakfast and lunch packed for you and head all day. Return as the sun sets for a shower then meet around the campfire to exchange stories before sitting down for a fabulous three course meal.
Day 4 Kicheche Camp offers a range of activities, why not try a hot air balloon or a walking safari, an optional extra would be camping out in the wilderness under the stars with your experienced guide (charge applies) If you are after some culture or the community projects, these are also possible from the camp.
Day 5 After your final game drive, fly by light aircraft to Nairobi and take the evening flight to Zanzibar Island, where you stay in either Kijani, Shaba, Farizah or Sultana Suite – please do take a look at the website as each suite has its own unique style, for one night at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel in Stone Town, breakfast included. This award winning hotel is located right in the heart of Stone Town and within walking distance of all the historical sites that you will get to see on your morning guided walk.
Day 6 After breakfast you will be taken on a morning guided walking tour of historical Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage site., wandering around the maze of narrow alleyways which are too narrow for cars and are lined with houses, shops and bazaars. Later you will be transferred to Matemwe Beach Village, a small guesthouse set on a palm-lined, white sand beach, where you stay for a relaxing 6 nights in a Kijiji room, breakfast and dinner included.
Day 7 Spend your days relaxing here spending time by the pool or in the main area which has plenty of space to find your own spot. For the more active there is the option to dive the world famous Mnemba Atoll. Or a visit to see the Colubus Monkeys (additional charge)
Day 12 Check-out after breakfast, afternoon transfer to Zanzibar Airport for return overnight flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow.
Day 13 Early morning arrival into London Heathrow.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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