Discover a kaleidoscope of landscapes in the ultimate safari areas of Kenya and Tanzania. From the open plains of the Masai Mara and the swamps of Amboseli, to the views of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snowy peaks and the Serengeti, this safari provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of Africa’s most diverse scenery. Finish off your safari soaking up the culture and sun on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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Why We Love It

Discover some of the best game viewing in Africa through the world famous Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks.

The chance to immerse yourself in Masai culture with local village visits in the Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Crater.

Relax at the end of your trip on the spice island of Zanzibar. Explore Stone Town before heading to your beach resort.

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Handpicked Kenya & Tanzania

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Day 1

Nairobi

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leave Nairobi and travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands before heading down the Rift Escarpment. Travel across acres of wheat and barley before you reach your lodge in the Masai Mara. Following lunch and a siesta, enjoy an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, head out on a morning game drive, returning to your lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game drive and visit a Masai Village before returning to your lodge. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Masai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru

Leave the Masai Mara and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya and the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge for lunch. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a cruise. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch. Continue towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Amboseli National Park

Depart the lodge after breakfast for a full day game drive, enjoying a hot picnic lunch before returning to the lodge around 4pm. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Amboseli - Lake Manyara

Continue your journey to the Tanzania border before heading to Arusha for lunch. Drive across the Masai Steppe to the Great Rift Valley. Here, your hotel is perched high on the rim overlooking the park below. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park

This morning, join your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring Lake Manyara National Park. Around midday return to the lodge for lunch before departing for Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Serengeti National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park exploring this famous park and all that it has to offer. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains. After a picnic lunch, carry on towards the crater with a short visit to a Masai Village. Continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, descend through the early morning mists down into the crater. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an amazing wildlife experience. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head to Tarangire. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, see the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations before journeying down the spectacular escarpment and into the park. From here enjoy a game drive en-route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13

Tarangire National Park - Zanzibar

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to the spice island of Zanzibar. Spend a night in bustling Stone Town. (B)(L)

Day 14

Zanzibar

After breakfast explore Zanzibar by road and by foot, visiting Stone Town’s main attractions. This afternoon you’ll be transferred to a beach resort for some rest and relaxation. (B)(D)

Day 15

Zanzibar

Spend the day at your leisure. You may choose to take advantage of your hotel’s facilities or simply relax. (B)(D)

Day 16

Zanzibar

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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For every 4 passengers booked on Handpicked Kenya & Tanzania departing Tuesday & Thursday ONLY (Sopa Lodge) receive a Complimentary upgrade to private guide and safari vehicle. Offer valid for 4 passengers booked on the same departure. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other offers. Private guide and safari vehicle offer cannot be substituted or cash discount. Strictly valid on new bookings only. Once confirmed booking cannot be amended. Strictly adults only. Click here for full terms & conditions.