Kenya & Tanzania Private Safari with Zanzibar – Stone Town (IQEC)

17 Day Package from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Private Safari driver/guide throughout

Meals Included

American breakfast daily; 14 lunches; 13 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA–SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

This morning, meet your Driver/Guide and drive to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, home to a diverse population of animals. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon, where you have the chance to see animals unique to this part of Kenya. These animals are referred to as the Samburu “Special 5” and consist of the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.

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DAY
3
SAMBURU AREA

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” this area is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The area is also great for bird watching, with more than 300 species. During the heat of the day, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

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DAY
4
SAMBURU AREA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AREA

Today, drive to the Lake Nakuru area. The journey will take you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club en route.

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DAY
5
LAKE NAKURU AREA

Today, explore LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals, including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives.

NOTE:
If staying at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, you may opt for an afternoon game drive closer to camp in Soysambu Conservancy.

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DAY
6
LAKE NAKURU AREA–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

Drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. The “Mara,” as it is called by the locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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DAY
7
MAASAI MARA AREA

Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

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DAY
8
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge or camp.

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DAY
9
AMBOSELI AREA

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Amboseli offers you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. Relax between game drives.

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DAY
10
AMBOSELI AREA–ARUSHA, TANZANIA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK AREA

This morning, cross the border into Tanzania. After lunch in Arusha, proceed to your lodge along the rim of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Check in and enjoy some leisure time prior to dinner.

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DAY
11
LAKE MANYARA AREA–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

After breakfast, embark on a MORNING GAME DRIVE in LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Then, drive to beautiful Gibb’s Farm for a relaxing lunch featuring sumptuous farm-to-table cuisine. Afterward, continue to the NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA for the night.

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DAY
12
NGORONGORO AREA

Today, enjoy a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

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DAY
13
NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Today, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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DAY
14
SERENGETI

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue exploring this vast park during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

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DAY
15
SERENGETI–ARUSHA–STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR

This morning, fly via Arusha to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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DAY
16
STONE TOWN

Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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DAY
17
STONE TOWN–DAR ES SALAAM–DEPARTURE

Fly to Dar es Salaam, where your vacation ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 4 pm.

NOTE:
The Arusha/Zanzibar and Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam flights, including taxes, are included in the vacation price.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

Between destinations and for all game drives: private safari mini-bus in Kenya & 4-wheel-drive vehicle in Tanzania carry up to 6 people, and feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; private transfers to/from airport for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.

Included Hotels

Zanzibar Stone Town
Nairobi
Samburu National Reserve Area
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Kelele Square
Zanzibar - Stone Town, Tanzania

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - -

The Zanzibar Serena Inn is located on the seafront in ancient Stone Town flanked by an exotic mix of buildings, dhows, and bazaars. The hotel offers live music nightly, massage services, restaurants and lounges, swimming pool, and adventure planning for guest's convenience and pleasure. The rooms are designed with traditional Swahili style featuring accents from the local community, and have modern comforts. The honest and friendly staff at the Zanzibar Serena Inn to serve traveler's needs.

Location & Highlights

Situated sea-front in the center of Stone Town.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the rooms in the Zanzibar Serena Inn are havens of cool and shade. With high ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls, they are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner, whereby the size is dictated by the length of the mangrove poles that make up their ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps; and featuring traditionally carved furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay, the rooms are predominantly royal blue and white. Four-poster, net draped beds dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units and louver doors giving onto balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Zanzibar Stone Town
Nairobi
Samburu National Reserve Area
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Shangani St.
Zanzibar Stone Town, Tanzania

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is the quintessential destination from which to experience the idyllic East African island of Zanzibar and embrace the rich culture, heritage, and historical significance of the hotel's location. The hotel is housed in two buildings, one of them Mambo Msiige, a building steeped in history, grace and mystique with a story dating back to the 17th century and the new and purpose built Zamani residence. Both connect to one another, blending old with new, historic with contemporary.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Stone Town situated on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
Each of the generously sized rooms combine modern style and timeless regional accents. Features include views of the Indian Ocean and large bathrooms with separate bathtub & rain shower facilities

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Samburu National Reserve Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Samburu National Reserve Area

Samburu Village

Visit a local village to learn more about the Samburu people and culture.

Price Range: $

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Amboseli National Park Area

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tloma Village Visit

Visit a local primary school and learn more about the Iraqw culture and way of life.

Price Range: $

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Insider

Tanzania
Kenya

tanzania

Meet Firoz, one of your Driver/Guides in Tanzania, AfricaMonograms provides a private Driver/Guide throughout your safari, so you will always have an expert with you on game drives to provide insight and answer questions pertaining to the fascinating wildlife and diverse ecosystems in Tanzania. Each game drive is an adventure and with your own private safari vehicle and Driver/Guide the adventure is yours alone! No worrying about what other people in the vehicle want to see. Simply work with your Driver/Guide to make the most out of each day. Plus, your Driver/Guide will be with you when you drive between parks and reserves and at each overnight destination, ensuring you create lasting vacation memories.

Meet a Driver/Guide

Born and raised on lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Firoz grew up listening to his father’s stories about wildlife. With an impressive background and almost 20 years of guiding experience, he combines his knowledge of wildlife, Tanzanian culture, ornithology, botany and range ecology to create the ultimate safari experience!


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Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $891. Required intra-vacation air segments are Maasai Mara/Nairobi/Amboseli; Serengeti/Zanzibar; Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam. Air prices were effective on July 12, 2017, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Safari package includes park entrance fees of $878 per person.

Upgrade to a 4x4 vehicle in Kenya is available for $150-$440 per person (depending on party size). Ask for details at time of booking.

2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.

NOTES:

  • Bottled water is included on all game drives and with all meals.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Consult with your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya & Tanzania.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).