Your three nights on the Masai Mara will be spent at luxury &Beyond camp Kichwa Tembo, and your time in Zanzibar will be at the Zanzibar Serena in Stone Town and Essque Zalu in the northeastern part of the island.
See the best Zanzibar has to offer, with cultural and historical discoveries in Stone Town and beach and ocean explorations on the northern coast. Relax by the pool and beach, snorkel or dive, enjoy boat trips and even hike to the volcanic Mount Meru. There is an option to suit any traveler in tropical Zanzibar.
Day 1 – 4: Masai Mara
After a transfer from Jomo Kenyatta Airport and flight from Wilson Airport to the Kichwa Airstrip, arrive at your home for the next four days. Your time on the thorn tree-dotted plains of the Mara will be an unforgettable experience. With all safari activities included, discover the rich variety of wildlife in the region, explore the Mara River and experience Masai culture.
A photographer’s dream, the Masai Mara, encompasses sweeping plains dotted with elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, gazelle, eland, leopard, cheetah and much more. The migration always hosts thrilling wildlife encounters, as herbivores battle the crocodile-filled Mara River and predator-strewn plains.
In between 4×4 safaris, balloon trips and village visits, relax at Kichwa Tembo’s tranquil and luxurious environment. The rim-flow swimming pool, sun loungers, and decks allow for far-reaching views of the plains. The luxury tents have private decks and en-suite bathrooms, offering supreme comfort.
Day 4 – 5: Zanzibar – Stone Town
Your first night in Zanzibar will is in Stone Town. This famous part of Zanzibar City is a beautiful labyrinth of alleys, mosques, bazaars and 19th Century architecture. Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this first stop on your island holiday will be well spent exploring the historic alleyways and finding small treasures and spices in the many local markets.
Spend the night at the Zanzibar Serena, looking out onto the Indian Ocean. With a spacious, oceanfront pool deck and live music each night, this is a fantastically vibrant introduction to Zanzibar.
Zanzibar Serena Detailed Info:
- Traditional, high-ceilinged rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, wifi, and all 5-star amenities
- A choice of restaurants and bars to enjoy excellent meals
- Spa treatment rooms and gift shop
Day 5 – 8: Zanzibar North East Coast
From Stone Town, move northeast to the northern tip of the island, to Essque Zalu’s warm welcome. The beach lodge is located in a private cove, flanked by lush forest and the warm Indian Ocean shore.
Three nights here will allow you to explore the picturesque beaches of northeastern Zanzibar, enjoy some water sports, indulge in spa treatments and snorkel with giant turtles. Marine life in Zanzibar is unparalleled, so diving or snorkeling is a must-do. Pods of dolphins pass by the coastline frequently, and the colorful coral reefs are host to a plethora of fantastic sea life.
Essque Zalu’s suites overlook the gardens and ocean, and the cool, luxurious interiors provide a comfortable retreat from the summer heat. Take advantage of the hotel’s excellent dining, tranquil pool area, and stunning jetty.
After a relaxing three nights, head back to Nairobi to catch your connecting flight home.
Essque Zalu Detailed Info:
- Forty luxurious suites with lounge areas, private terraces or balconies and all 5-star amenities including air conditioning.
- Variety of excellent restaurants and bars
- Guides and scheduled activities and fantastic spa