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9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension

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9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension

The 9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension will give you the best of Kenya and Tanzania. Amboseli National Park will offer you stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro at the backdrop whereas Lake Naivasha a unique place where you can do a boat ride amongst the hippos. Mara is one of the best parks in the world where you can spot the Big Five and witness the Great Wildebeest Migration between July and October. Finally, you will relax and enjoy 3 days in Zanzibar with amazing landscapes.

Safari destinations
Amboseli National Park

Located in the Southern region of Kenya in Loitoktok district. The park got its name from a local word in Maasai language meaning “Salty dusty place.” It covers an area of 392sqkm and it is heavenly endowed with large herds of elephants making it the best place in Africa to get up-close to free ranging elephants. Boosts of various species of mammals like Lions, elephants, Wildebeest, Leopards, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, hartebeests, dik-dik, kudus, jackals, bat-eared foxes, fringe-eared Oryx, long-necked gerenuks, serval, warthogs and yellow baboon. The park also has various bird species of about 400 species including pelicans, crakes, kingfishers, lily-trotters, egrets, hammerkops, rare Madagascar squaco, among others.

Lake Naivasha

Also known as “Sheer Adventure” is located in the South Western region of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley floor. The park was established in 1995 and it covers an area of 140sqkm. The park is blessed with over 100 mammal species including giraffes, waterbucks,  zebras, hippos, buffaloes and over 350 species of birds including  flamingos, weaver birds, gonolek, African fish eagles, Palearctic duck, oxyura, red-knobbed coot, little greb, African spoonbill, marabou stork, kingfishers, herons, porzana pullisa among others.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Located in the South Western region of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley area in Norok County Kenya adjacent to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Maasai Mara National Reserve was established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 520 sqkm of the current Mara Triangle.  Later it was converted into a Game Reserve and by 1984 the park had a total area of 1510sqkm. The park is dotted with acacia trees, shrubs and bushes and has 2 draining rivers which are Maasai Mara River and Talek River. Aunique wildlife conservation haven famous for its Natural diversity of wildlife like the Big 5 mammals which are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes and Rhinos in large numbers as well as other mammals like Cheetahs, zebras, wildebeests, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles.

Also boosts of over 500 bird species like Bateleur, Secretary bird, Schawlow’s turaco, Abdim’s stork, Hammerkops, Temminck’s courser, Southern ground hornbill, Usambiro barbet, Saddle-billed stork, Giant kingfisher, Woolly-necked stork, Black-headed heron, Giant kingfisher, African jacana, Crowned lapwing, Malachite kingfisher, Grey-headed kingfisher among others. . Maasai Mara National Reserve is also famous for its annual Wildebeest Beast Migration where Millions of these creatures migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park which occurs between July and October making it one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

 

Day 1: Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel – Drive to Amboseli National Park – Evening Game drive

The 9 Days Safari to Kenya Maasai Mara & Zanzibar Extension will start with a pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel by our Professional driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations who will meet and greet you, he will then brief you about your journey and thereafter drive you to Amboseli National park which is located in the Southern region of Kenya and it’s about 4 hours drive.

Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for relaxation as you await a Night Game drive later which will start at sunset while giving you a perfect glimpse of the Sunset at Amboseli National Park. You will go on the drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches to help you spot nocturnals while hunting and feeding on their prey, like Lions, bat-eared foxes, serval, hyenas, cheetahs, Leopards and also Hippos while feeding on short grass. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Amboseli National Park 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Amboseli National Park – Morning Game drive – Maasai Cultural Encounter

After delighting on your delicious breakfast, you will start day 2 of your 9 Days Safari to Kenya Maasai Mara & Zanzibar Extension with an early morning game drive. You will drive through the dry savannah plains in search for wildlife species like elephants, Wildebeest, Leopards, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, warthogs, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, hartebeests, dik-dik, kudus, jackals, bat-eared foxes, fringe-eared Oryx, long-necked gerenuks among other mammals while enjoying the stunning views of Africa’s highest snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop in case the weather plays along. You will then return to your lodge for a hearty lunch and relaxation. Later in the evening, you will proceed to the Maasai community living around the park to enjoy an Authentic Maasai experience. Later return back to your accommodation for your dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Amboseli National Park 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Amboseli Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Morning Game Drive – Transfer to Lake Naivasha National Park – Boat Ride to Crescent Island

Your day 3 of the 9 Days Safari to Kenya Maasai Mara & Zanzibar Extension will start with an early morning mouthwatering breakfast and thereafter check out of your accommodation and proceed for a morning game drive as you exit the park. You will encounter various mammals that you missed out on your previous game drive and then transfer to Lake Naivasha which is a 5 hours’ drive from Amboseli as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley, we shall have a stopover for picture moments and then continue to Naivasha.

Upon arrival, you will check into your lodge for a hearty lunch and then later embark on a rejuvenating boat ride on this Great Rift Valley fresh water lake amidst various hippos to the crescent island. You will have various wildlife to view while at Crescent Island including zebras, giraffes, elands, wildebeest, impalas, water bucks among others. Late you will return back to your accommodation for your dinner and overnight.

Location: Lake Naivasha National Park 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge  or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve – Evening Game Drive

Your day 4 of the 9 Days Safari to Kenya Maasai Mara & Zanzibar Extension  will begin with a hot delicious breakfast and thereafter check out of your lodge and transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve which is about 4 hours drive from Lake Naivasha. Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for a hearty lunch and have rest. Later you will proceed for an evening to night game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches to help you see nocturnals in the dark as they hunt for their prey like lions, Leopards, hyenas, Cheetahs and also Rhinos, elephants, hippos while feeding on short grass. Return back later to your lodge for your dinner and an overnight.

Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Full day Game Drive 

After your delicious breakfast, you will embark on a full day game drive with your packed lunch  which will give you an encounter with mammal species like zebras, wildebeests, hippos, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and if lucky you will as well spot leopards, lions, hyenas. Later in the evening hours, return back to your lodge with an amazing game drive which will give you sights of more wildlife species to spice up your day. You will then have your dinner and an overnight.

Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Morning Game Drive – Fly to Zanzibar Airport

Your day 6 of your 9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension will start with an early morning lovely breakfast and thereafter check out of the lodge and proceed to the park to have an encounter with the Big 5 mammal species including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos. You will as well encounter more mammals like hippos, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles among others. Later you will have your delicious lunch and catch a flight to Zanzibar to relax with amazing and beautiful landscapes.

Location: Zanzibar 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range
Tembo House Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7:  Full day Stone Town – Spice Farm – Prison Island

You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sands and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You will enjoy various activities such as a day tour in Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island.

Location: Zanzibar 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Tembo House Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Transfer to Jozani forest for Nature walk – Visit Kae Sunset Beach

Your day 8 of the 9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension will start with a mouthwatering breakfast and thereafter drive to Jozani Forest which is located in the South east of Stone Town. You will go on a guided nature walk which will get you up close to the red colobus monkeys, bird species and also butterflies. You will have your lunch and transfer to Kae sunset beach where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing at the beach.

Location: Zanzibar 

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Tembo House Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport for your flight back home

Your final day of the safari will have a lovely breakfast and thereafter catch a flight to Dar-Es-Salaam International Airport for your departure flight back home.

Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 9 Days Safari to Kenya Masai Mara & Zanzibar Extension and we hope to see you again!!!  

Location: Nairobi

Accommodation Option: No

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan - 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended

Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our fleet consists of 4×4 Toyota Land cruisers with a hinged roof and skylights above the front seats. The hinged roof offers two main advantages: it provides shade without restricting the view, so that you can enjoy your safari even in the very sunny hours of the day. It also allows a 360-degree all-round view.

Our Vehicles Are Equipped With:

  • Adjustable comfortable seats
  • Electric refrigerator for drinks
  • High-performance shock absorbers
  • Tool & first aid kit
  • Adapters and battery chargers

Due to the difficult ground and road conditions inside and outside the national parks and wildlife reserves, a four-wheel drive vehicle is not only recommended, but also crucial for an eventful safari.

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