The most perfect safari fully customized to enable you to experience Kenya's natural beauty, amazing landscapes and a big variety of wildlife including all the "big five". And getting close to these amazing creatures in their true natural habitats is definitely "once-in-a-lifetime experience." Finally few days in the "Spice Island of Zanzibar" for a much deserved beach escape to enjoy uninterrupted sunshine, indulge in barefoot luxury in the azure, crystal clear and warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Depart Nairobi for OL Pejeta Private Wildlife Conservancy arriving for lunch at Serena Sweetwater's Camp. Then proceed for afternoon game drive in OL Pejeta that will include a visit to Chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuaries. OL Pejeta Conservancy is situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and The Aberdares. It is one of the only wildlife protection areas that’s home to very high numbers of endangered species. Aside from the big 5, more than a thousand different mammals and bird species roam the wild. Overnight at Serena Sweetwater's Camp.
Early morning game drive in OL Pejeta Private Wildlife Conservancy to view more and more wildlife species to be found in this magnificent conservancy and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Mount Kenya. After breakfast drive to Aberdare Country Club arriving for for lunch. Thereafter you will be transferred to The Ark Forest Lodge for overnight game viewing. The Ark is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park and overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen.
After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru which is a soda lake nested in the Rift Valley arriving for lunch at The Cliff. This luxury camp is perched at the top of 100 metre high rock facing the lake. Each tent is built on solid foundations at the edge of the cliff and faces the lake, allowing guests 180 degree views of the panoramic paradise and yet maintaining total privacy.
In the afternoon proceed for a game drive in this world famous wildlife sanctuary and feeding ground for thousands of flamingos and is home to huge numbers of animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and occasionally leopard. Overnight at The Cliff
Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind, you now head to Maasai Mara Game Reserve which is world famous and Kenya’s premier game reserve arriving for lunch at Tipilikwani Camp which is set in an area rich in wildlife on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the Maasai Mara Reserve. After a warm welcome and delightful lunch, embark on a game drive with your driver guide in Maasai Mara, the ancestral home of the Maasai people. Overnight at Tipilikwani Camp.
Whole day in Maasai Mara with game drives. You will have the best chances to view lion, cheetah and leopard hunting in the morning or late afternoon. Visit Mara River where thousands of wildebeest and zebra are attacked by crocodiles as they attempt to cross this mighty river during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya. The migration is today one of the natural world’s most astonishing phenomena. Each year nearly two million wildebeest and accompanying large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala trek from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back again in search of fresh grazing. Viewing these vast herds on the move is always unforgettable sight. This experience and is rated as one of the most spectacular natural events. Overnight at Tipilikwani Camp.
Breakfast and enjoy whole morning game drive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Maasai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries and punctuated by marshes and forests. Located in South West of Kenya, Maasai Mara is world famous for its 580 square miles of land where over 95 kinds of mammals and 570 types of bird live and renowned for its huge population of lions. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and supports the highest density of wildlife to be seen anywhere. Later drive back to Nairobi arriving on time to board your scheduled flight to the "Spice Island of Zanzibar departing from Wilson Airport at 1400hrs. You will be met at Zanzibar Airport and transferred to
Next Paradise Beach Resort.
Next Paradise Boutique Resort sits on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of Zanzibar facing directly the Indian Ocean and protected by the coral reef which is about one kilometer away. Located only 45 minutes drive from Stone Town and 30 minutes from Nungwi and Kendwua, Next Paradise is perfect place to organize excursions in Zanzibar, spice tours, Prison Island and Cheetah's Rock. This charming small hotel in Zanzibar is well known for its sober elegance, excellent cuisine and especially for its intimate and quiet atmosphere.
From Next Paradise, enjoy some underwater activities that include scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming with the dolphins. The Island of Zanzibar boasts of the best and most beautiful underwater topography. The depths of the Indian Ocean hide some of the most unique sea creatures. Here you will find incredible coral reefs and more than 450 species of fish and other marine life. Even though you are able to snorkel almost anywhere around the island, the recommended snorkelling and diving sites are around the famous Mnemba Atoll which is a marine conservation area.
Continue on with your beach escape and relaxation and enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as your eyes can see and framed by swaying coconut palms and bouganivillea. Next Paradise is nothing but a private, intimate getaway beach retreat designed in elegant laid back beach style. Here, you can always swim in the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean throughout the day regardless of the tides.
Enjoy uninterrupted sunshine and indulge in barefoot luxury in the azure, crystal clear and warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the Chef here will amaze you with his Mediterranean dishes with a touch of Swahili cuisine. Fresh juices made from the local tropical fruit and top quality patisserie will make your holiday even more sweeter. This evening, take a dhow cruise and view the glorious Zanzibar sunset on traditional wooden dhow with the wind in your sail and a glass of wine in your hand, cruise along watching the setting sun cast gold and amber hues on the northern coast of Zanzibar. What a wonderful experience to complete your trip in Africa in style?
Prices are per person sharing in USD and this trip is available all year round. Current price is based on accommodation as indicated above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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