9 Days Mountain Route Kenya Safari
Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Upon your arrival into Arusha, you are met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transferred to your accommodation.
Serengeti National Park
This morning we venture into the Serengeti National Park where we will be staying for two nights. The Serengeti National Park is the other half of Kenya's Masai Mara, most famous for the great migration. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) 300km
Serengeti National Park
This morning, weather permitting, take to the skies to experience the Serengeti and its endless plains by hot air balloon (optional expense). For those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, head into the park for a morning game drive. Enjoy breakfast and relax before heading out once more for a late afternoon game drive. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
This morning we say goodbye to the Serengeti and enter the Ngorongoro crater. Ngorongoro is one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that is not a lake. Located inside the crater is an abundance of animals, concentrated in just 264 square kilometres, which makes for some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in the whole of Africa. We spend the night on the shores of nearby Lake Manyara, said by Ernest Hemingway to be 'the loveliest lake in Africa'.
We spend today at Lake Manyara. Home to over 300 migratory birds, including the flamingo, long-crested eagle and grey-headed kingfisher, we take to the water for a boat cruise. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Lake Manyara - Arusha
This morning we take our final safari of the trip. Famous for its tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara is more densely forested than the Serengeti with more brush and woodland, making for some great bird watching in the swamp and wetland areas. This afternoon, join in with the locals at the Mto wa Mbu market, before we head back to Arusha.
Arusha - Zanzibar
Depart anytime today for Zanzibar* with your guide transferring you to the airport. You are met at the airport in Stonetown, Zanzibar and taken to your hotel. Zanzibar is a historic slave trade centre with both Swahilli and Islamic influences. Famed for its spices, Zanzibar is also the birth place of Queen's Freddy Mercury. You wil not have a guide for the rest of your stay but all transfers and included activities are arranged and you will be picked up at your hotel by local tour guides and drivers. (Breakfast) *A city tax of US$1 pp per night will be collected at the property in cash. *Flights at own expense
Day 8 & 9
Spend the next two days soaking up the sights and smells of Stonetown. Get lost in the winding streets, learn the history of this former slave town and watch the sunset on a roof top bar. (Breakfast) Recommended activities: The Old Fort (donation), Former slave market at the Anglican Cathedral US$5pp, Palace Museum US$6pp, Prision Island and tortoise sanctury US$50
Departing today for the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean, stopping for a spice tour on the way to your beachside hotel. (Breakfast and lunch) 60km *A city tax of US$1 pp per night will be collected at the property in cash. Included activities: 2 hour spice tour, including lunch.
Day 11 & 12
Spend the next two days relaxing on the white sand beach overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Take a snorkelling trip or simply lie back with a good book. (Breakfast) Optional activities: Snorkelling US$25, Sunset dhow cruise US$20
Zanzibar - Arusha
Say goodbye to Zanzibar as your airport transfer picks you up from the hotel and takes you back to the airport.