• Great Migration river crossing

Itinerary Summary

11 Days
Aug - Oct
Kenya & Tanzania
Duration Price When Destination Type
11 Days £5725 Aug - Oct Kenya & Tanzania Tailor-Made
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Migration in the Mara and Zanzibar Beach Safari

Begin your journey in the exclusive NWS Hunt Camp idyllically located in the heart of the Maasai Mara; get up close to the action as you watch the thousands of animals embark upon the Great Migration. Then continue on to the awe-inspiring beaches of Zanzibar to relax and embark on tours of the local area.

Spend your time exploring the vast plains of the Masai Mara in an attempt to spot the big five and the Great Migration! You will then embark on a tour around Stone Town where you will be taken through the narrow, winding streets of the area. Spend your final days in Zanzibar on the stunning east coast of the island where you will be able to relax on the beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island.


What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Stay in the best location for witnessing the natural phenomena of the Great Migration.
  • Game drives – go in search of the big five in the heart of the Masai Mara.
  • Relax, dive and snorkel on the awe-inspiring beaches of Zanzibar.

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An 11 day safari taking you through the stunning Masai Mara and then on to Zanzibar for breathtaking beaches 
from £5,725 per person sharing excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Nairobi – Masai Mara

Today you will arrive in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to Wilson Airport for your short flight into the Masai Mara. You will then embark upon your first game drive en-route to NWS Hunt Camp where you will be able to settle in, enjoy a delicious lunch and ask any questions you may have regarding your safari. In the afternoon head out on your first game drive in search of the Great Migration.

Overnight: Rekero Camp (L, D)

Days 2-4

Masai Mara National Reserve

Over the next three days you will spend your time exploring the Masai Mara and the vast range of wildlife which call this incredible area home. You will be staying here at the time of the year which gives you the best opportunity of witnessing the Great Migration. During this time thousands of wildebeest embark on a colossal journey north. You may be able to visit the Talek River to witness the dramatic river crossings; the wildebeest and zebra will be attempting to avoid the many dangers in and around the river including crocodiles. You will have the opportunity to take part in morning and evening game drives, which will often be followed by breakfast picnics and sundowners where you will be able to truly appreciate your stunning surroundings.

Overnight: Rekero Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5

Masai Mara – Zanzibar

This morning you will say your fond farewells to the Masai Mara with one last game drive on your way to the airstrip for your internal flight back to Nairobi. Whilst in Nairobi you will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch (payment of your own accord). You will then arrive back at Nairobi airport in plenty of time before your onward flight to the majestic island of Zanzibar (this flight is not included). You will be met and transferred the short distance to Stone Town where you will check-in and relax in your hotel for the night.

Day 6

Stone Town - Zanzibar Beach

Today, after breakfast, you will be taken on a half day tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town. You will explore the narrow streets whilst learning about the colonial architecture which surrounds you. You will then be transferred to Zanzibar Beach where you will check in to your lodge in time for a delicious lunch. Spend the afternoon settling into your new surroundings; relaxing by the beach and enjoying sundowners with dinner.

Overnight: Matemwe Lodge (B, L, D)

Days 7-10

Zanzibar Beach

You will now have four days where you will be able to relax on the bright white sands looking out across the Indian Ocean. During your stay here you will have the opportunity to explore the local area on spice tours, visit nearby fishing villages and a Dhow trip. There are also a number of watersports available including snorkelling, scuba diving and reef walks.

Overnight: Matemwe Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 11

Depart Zanzibar

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the international airport for your onward flight.


About tailor-made safaris

A tailor-made safari is one designed according to your specific requirements, including budget, dates, personal interests, the number of people travelling, and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and altered to make it perfect for you.

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