SVAF 011: 13 Nights/ 14 Days Family Holiday in Kenya & Zanzibar
A stylish Kenyan safari plus several days on the dazzling beaches of Zanzibar, suitable for family holiday in Kenya and Zanzibar. There is no better way to bond your love as a family than doing a wildlife safari in Kenya and going for cultural visit to Zanzibar. Your stay is in top class accommodation throughout including Bluebay Beach Resort which is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar and is termed ’the most beautiful resort in Zanzibar’.
Day 1: Nairobi
Our Kenyan representative will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you in a tourist safari van to Ole Sereni Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast. Meal: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Ole Sereni Hotel
Day 2: Nairobi – Amboseli
After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park. Lunch at Ol Tukai Lodge followed by afternoon game drives in the park in search of herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 3: Amboseli
Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives to cover other areas of the park and in search of the wildlife you may have missed the previous day. If you wake up at dawn, you’ll be able to see the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 4: Amboseli – Nairobi – Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara via Nairobi. Lunch at Jacarada Hotel in Nairobi (cost included) and then continue with your journey to Masai Mara Game Reserve through the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at Mara Sopa Lodge late afternoon. If time allows, set off for game drives till sunset in search of the Big Five. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 5-6: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and on the look out for herds of wildebeests grazing in the Mara plains. Optional evening visits to Masai cultural village to learn their culture and dances. Each visit cost USD35 per person and you pay this directly. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 7: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, depart Mara for Lake Nakuru. Lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge followed by an extensive afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 8: Lake Nakuru – Aberdares
After breakfast, depart or Aberdares National Park, with a brief stop at Thomsons Falls. Access to the park by private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch (cost included). A representative of The Ark Lodge will transfer you to their lodge. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Day 9: Aberdares – Nairobi – Zanzibar
After breakfast at your lodge, a driver of The Ark Lodge will transfer you back to The Aberdare Country Club where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Nairobi through Central Kenya. Stop at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi for lunch. Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch the 1600hrs Kenya Airways flight to Zanzibar.
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Bluebay Beach Resort, who will transfer you to their hotel. Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar, and is termed ’the most beautiful resort in Zanzibar’. Accommodation is offered in cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, beautiful palm trees, sparkling white beach and the azure sea with its coral reef. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort
Day 10-13: Zanzibar
Days spent sunbathing and relaxing in the white sand beach resort. Optional excursion to Stone town, Prison Island, Spice tours, Sunset cruises, snorkeling, scuba diving or boat trips can be arranged at an extra cost. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort
Day 14: Zanzibar – Nairobi – Depart Home
A representative from Bluebay Beach Resort Inn will transfer you to Zanzibar Airport to catch the Kenya Airways flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, then connect your international flight home.