Safari Holidays in Kenya Coast or Zanzibar Tanzania,For those wanting to combine the thrill of a Big Five safari with the chance to experience Zanzibar’s famous white sand beaches, our selection of safaris from Zanzibar is the perfect option. We’ll arrange everything from the flights and transfers to your accommodation and game drives, so all you need to do is pack your sunscreen and your safari attire!
We’ve prepared a few suggested itineraries below, but anyone of our Tanzanian safaris can be turned into a safari from Zanzibar. Just ask your Shadows of Africa safari expert!
There are numerous historical locations but Zanzibar beaches are heavenly so you can soak up the sun rays or soak up the knowledge – the choice is entirely yours. From the moment you step off the plane, you will feel as though you have traveled back in time. Zanzibar is an island that is filled with a diverse cultural background. The monsoon winds have sculpted the land and culture to produce the Zanzibar we currently witness. Stone Town’s Indo- Arabian architecture creates an exotic urban setting for unforgettable summer nights. The markets are laced with fresh aromas and the sound of the ocean crashing to shore will be the last thing you hear before falling asleep. for more on Safari Holidays in Kenya Coast or Zanzibar Tanzania visit our tours page
Start your safari. Travel to Maji Moto via Narok town. Afternoon guided Maasai culture and nature walk on Loita Hills.
08.00h – Our driver-guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel to take you out on safari. Your adventure starts here! Drive North-West, out of Nairobi via Great Rift Valley-Escarpment into the land of Maasai tribesman. Nestled on a hilltop deep in Maasai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains, Maji Moto Eco Camp is a small, environmentally-sensitive retreat. Operated by Maasai people from the nearby village of Maji Moto, a stay here will immerse you not only in the intense natural beauty of the Loita Hills, but also in the ancient culture and knowledge of the Maasai. Afternoon spent in camp orientation, guided nature walk and cultural briefing with fire making “Maasai style” presentation followed by winding down the day with camp fire stories.
After dinner, for those who prefer, Hot spring bath under the stars, can be visited. The name ‘Maji Moto’ means ‘Hot Water’, and this refers to the natural hot spring near the camp (1km). Surrounded by trees, a dip in the spring at evening is a refreshing way to soak away the days exertions.
OPTIONAL: Night game-drive & Add on extra day.
• Guided nature walks in company of Maasai tribesman
• Night game-drives with good chance spotting: Aardvark, Bat-eared fox, Porcupine, Bush-baby…
• Wildlife trekking at Loita Plains
• Local School visits and support
• Natural hot springs to refresh and soak away the days exertions.
Encounter the authentic Maasai culture and the beautiful nature of Kenya and experience the rich wildlife on foot. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime, and know that your trip is also helping local children enjoy the benefits of education by visiting Local School. Useful and educational School material is always welcome (wall posters, books, pens & pencils, chock…).
Full day spent on guided wildlife tracking safari on Loita Plains with Local-School visit. Afternoon descent on foot or on mountain-bike to village centre.
You will start early departing with packed lunch on foot to Loita Plains for Wildlife tracking Safari. These plains host numerous wildlife like: Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland… as well as many different bird species. Your local Maasai guide will be your field guide full of interesting facts of wildlife and nature that you will meet. While out on these walking-safari you’ll visit the Local School too (If during school opening days!. Kids and Teachers are always happy to receive some presents from their visitors (you can bring pens & pencils, colours, books, blackboard-chock or even better – educational wall-posters like world-map, human-body, spelling and similar. The school is on primary level and the kids are from 5 to 12 years old). Afternoon spent enjoying the views and nature surrounding the camp or taking another walk down to village centre to check how life runs in these remote African village (on foot or with mountain-bikes).
Travel to Masai Mara with game-drive enroute. Afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara NR.
After breakfast – Maasai Warrior training; measuring skills in Sisal stick fighting, spear throwing and archery will be organized. Afterwards it is time to say good bye to your Maasai host and continue with your journey to the next destination. Travel deep into the Great Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve with first game-drive already enroute to your camp/lodge. Afternoon game-drive till evening, following BIG 5 at this world’s prime-Wild reserve.
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
• Game drives at the legendary Masai Mara
• The foremost attraction – The massive Annual Wildebeest Migration
• Renowned for its black-manned lions
• Close up sightings of cheetah
• Optional scenic hot air balloon expeditions across the endless plains.
The Masai Mara hosts the worlds natural greatest spectacle – the Annual Wildebeest migration which occurs from June to October when the Mara becomes host to an almost unimaginable 1.7 million of wildebeest and 260 thousand zebra seeking the grasses raised by the Spring rains of April and May. NOTE: The Maasai Mara is an all year round destination with the big cats, and all the big game still in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.
Morning and afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara NR. Sundowner.
Morning & Afternoon game-drive at Masai Mara National Reserve with evening Sundowner drinks at view point.OPTIONAL: Early morning Hot-Air Balloon flight, Maasai Cultural visits & Add on extra day.
Morning game-drive enroute. Afternoon guided walking-safari on Siria escarpment.
After an early breakfast depart with morning game-drive enroute towards Western-Wall of Great Rift Valley (Siria-Escarpment). Exit the National Park and drive up the steep road out of the Rift. Lunch on top of the Escarpment, followed by guided walking-safari, escorted by Maasai guide. You will surely enjoy the views over the wilderness of Masai Mara!
Travel to Lake Victoria via Isebania border crossing to Tanzania (Exchange of vehicles)
After breakfast depart North-west towards Lake Victoria to cross the border at Isebania to TANZANIA (exchange of vehicles). Continue your journey to reach lake side in the late afternoon hours. Afternoon spent at leisure of your lodge.
• It is the largest tropical lake in the world
• Second largest freshwater lake in the world
• Mecca for birdwatchers
• The lake is source of the longest branch of the River Nile – the White Nile
Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water body lake in the world that is a key source of fish and an increasingly one stop tourism destination. The lake has a great wetland surface that offers birdwatchers wonderful expedition where they can watch the island fish eagles running a spectacular scene diving way from above the sky into the water to catch their prey.
Morning Canoe-trip on Lake Victoria. Afternoon game-drive at Serengeti NP.
Early morning Canoe-trip to near by fisherman’s village to check out how life runs at these peaceful place. After the morning excursion continue with picnic lunch towards Serengeti National Park with game-drive enroute. Serengeti – “endless plains” in Maasai language, one of the largest and most known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It hosts more them 3 million large mammals including so called BIG 7: Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Cheetah and Hunting dog.
Morning and afternoon game-drive at Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game-drive at Serengeti National Park.
OPTIONAL: • Balloon Flight over Serengeti can be arranged for extra cost and prior announcement! (Please enquire)
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
• Largest show on earth – The Great Wildebeest Migration
• Scintillating game-viewing at one of the best wildlife destinations in Africa
• Sightings of the golden-maned lions
The Serengeti National Park is one of the best wildlife destinations in Africa. Wildlife population in Serengeti is extravagant, making a safari in the Serengeti hard to beat. The Migration is Serengeti’s main draw: This voyage of more than one million wildebeest, zebras, and other hoofed animals is the largest wildlife spectacle on earth.