Lewa, Mara and Zanzibar
6 nights exclusive safari followed by 4 nights of luxury on the beach.
This itinerary includes an upscale and top quality game viewing experience in Kenya, combining the game-rich Lewa Conservancy in central Kenya with the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy in the wonderful Masai Mara, before heading to Zanzibar for some five star beach relaxation. The Lewa Conservancy is a stronghold for rhino as well as the full range of other key species and by combining it with the Masai Mara you can expect non-stop incredible wildlife viewing and photography throughout on safari. Whilst not offering ultra luxury, the safari properties featured offer very high standards with excellent accommodation, good food, high quality guiding and an exclusive feel. On Zanzibar the hotel offers genuine five star quality.
All our holidays are individually tailored, the below itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be amended to suit your personal requirements. For a tailored itinerary and customised costing, or to discuss your personal holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0)1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.
Day 1-3: Lewa Wilderness – 3 nights
From Nairobi, take a scheduled light aircraft flight north to the exclusive Lewa Conservancy in central Kenya, sandwiched between the extensive Laikipia Plateau, Samburu National Park and Mount Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Lewa Wilderness, arriving in time to settle in and enjoy lunch. Your time on Lewa will focus on morning and afternoon game drives to view the exceptional big game of Lewa, and afternoon drives can be extended to include night drives, using a spotlight to seek out nocturnal species. There are also options for walking safaris, camel safaris, horse-riding, playing tennis, visits to the conservancy headquarters and day trips to explore further afield. Lewa Wilderness is a long-established property and has a sophisticated yet friendly safari atmosphere.
Day 4-6: Naboisho Camp – 3 nights
After an early morning game drive you will connect with a scheduled light aircraft flight south-west over the Great Rift Valley to reach the open plains of the Masai Mara. You’ll land within the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy, where you will be met by your guide from Naboisho Camp and transferred, game viewing en route, to arrive in camp in time for lunch. Your days will be spent exploring the Naboisho Conservancy, enjoying its excellent game viewing opportunities. Being a private conservancy, the experience is much more exclusive than being in the Masai Mara National Reserve. In addition to game drives, you can also enjoy guided bush walks, night drives and visit a traditional village.
Day 7-10: Baraza Resort & Spa – 4 nights
After your final morning game drive, you will connect with a scheduled light aircraft flight back to Nairobi, before connecting with an early afternoon scheduled light aircraft flight south-east to Zanzibar, Tanzania. On arrival you will need to clear customs before being transferred east across the island to arrive at Baraza Resort & Spa in time for a cold drink overlooking the Indian Ocean. Your time on Zanzibar can be as lazy or active as you prefer. Baraza is located on a beautiful sandy beach and has plenty of good areas to relax, and a large pool with views out over the ocean. Activities on offer include dhow trips, reef walks, snorkelling, scuba diving, kite-surfing and sightseeing tours. Baraza is a sophisticated, luxury resort with a good health spa and spacious villa accommodation where you can relax in privacy if you choose.
Day 11: End of Arrangements
Check out of the hotel will be late morning after which you will be transferred back to Zanzibar Airport in order to connect with your onward flight home.
US$10,500 – US$15,450 per person sharing (UK£8,400 – UK£12,875 per person sharing).
Full board accommodation, house drinks, laundry on safari, light aircraft scheduled flights, road transfers, conservancy/park fees and guided game viewing activities on safari.
VARIATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
It is easy to add extra nights to any of the properties, especially on Zanzibar, or even further safari destinations. For a smaller, more boutique hotel of similar quality on Zanzibar, Zawadi or The Palms could be considered instead of Baraza. All our itineraries are tailor-made so please do not hesitate to ask us about any possible variations or extensions.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
This itinerary is available year-round, though game viewing and weather conditions are likely to be best from July to October and from December through to March. Migration season in the Masai Mara is best from late July to early October. More information can be found on our Kenya When To Travel and Tanzania When to Travel pages. Please speak to us regarding your specific requirements and we can recommend the best months to travel.
FLIGHTS AND ACCESS
This itinerary starts in Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar, both of which are serviced by a variety of international airlines. International flights are not included in the price guide (except the flight between Nairobi and Zanzibar).
All our holidays are tailor-made and the above itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be easily amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0)1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.
Incredible game viewing followed by a few days relaxing on the beach
From US$8,895 to $12,000 pp /
UK£7,115 to £10,000 pp
Big game, scenery, culture, walking, exclusivity and superb hospitality
From US$13,795 to $16,695 pp /
UK£11,050 to £14,150 pp