African Safari Adventure with Zanzibar Island Escape

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Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, crossing the landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savour the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine - all on this East African adventure of a lifetime. Finish your trip embracing tropical island paradise in Zanzibar. The Spice Island may be best known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear sea, but its rich trading heritage is equally a delight for culture and history buffs.

Availability

From 04/05/2024 to 18/11/2024

Departure dates & prices

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  • May Sat 04 2024 to May Mon 20 2024
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    $15,595*
  • Jun Sat 29 2024 to Jul Mon 15 2024
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    $18,125*
  • Jul Sat 06 2024 to Jul Mon 22 2024
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    $20,295*
  • Jul Sat 13 2024 to Jul Mon 29 2024
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    $20,525*
  • Jul Sat 20 2024 to Aug Mon 05 2024
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    $20,525*
  • Jul Sat 27 2024 to Aug Mon 12 2024
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    $20,525*
  • Aug Sat 03 2024 to Aug Mon 19 2024
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    $20,525*
  • Aug Sat 10 2024 to Aug Mon 26 2024
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    $20,525*
  • Aug Sat 17 2024 to Sep Mon 02 2024
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    $20,350*
  • Aug Sat 31 2024 to Sep Mon 16 2024
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    $20,350*
  • Sep Sat 07 2024 to Sep Mon 23 2024
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    $20,350*
  • Sep Sat 14 2024 to Sep Mon 30 2024
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    $20,350*
  • Sep Sat 28 2024 to Oct Mon 14 2024
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    $20,350*
  • Oct Sat 12 2024 to Oct Mon 28 2024
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    $19,395*
  • Nov Sat 02 2024 to Nov Mon 18 2024
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    $18,625*

What's included

All transport and transfers shown.
Driver Guide in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia.
Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted.
All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
Optional Experiences and free time.
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Jambo (Hello) Nairobi Karibu! Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in the capital, Nairobi, where you will be met at the airport by a Trafalgar Representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening with your fellow explorers and your Driver Guide enjoying a delicious Welcome Dinner at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant.
  • Day 2 Journey to Aberdare National Park Area Connect with Locals Make Travel Matter This morning Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest Experience. After lunch, you'll make tracks north to the Aberdare Highlands. For the next two nights, this wildlife sanctuary will be your home - as it is for large herds of zebra, warthog and impala which you'll often spot grazing nearby. Take advantage of a quiet afternoon and relax at the pool, or join an Optional Experience through the forested ravines and open moorlands that characterize the distinctive landscape of Aberdare National Park.
  • Day 3 Explore Solio Game Reserve Embark on a half-day game drive exploration of Solio Game Reserve, a privately-owned wildlife conservancy recognised internationally as the most successful rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Since its founding in the 1970s, the reserve has been a safe haven for black and white rhino, the reserve being home to the world’s largest population of the latter. Trafalgar guests are in for a real treat here. The reserve remains a fairly well-kept secret on the safari circuit and special safari moments will be shared with the resident wildlife, with few other safari vehicles in sight. This is your opportunity to spot large numbers of rhino and other wildlife, such as buffalo, zebra, giraffe, leopard and lion. Immerse yourself fully in your natural surrounds and enjoy the iconic savannah views against the backdrop of Mount Kenya. You’ll have an afternoon at leisure which you could choose to spend strolling around the beautifully landscaped grounds of your accommodation or on an optional nature walk within its sanctuary.
  • Day 4 Onwards to Lake Nakuru National Park Keep your camera ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Thomson's Falls. Connect with the soul of Africa's Great Rift Valley as you journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. Renowned as a bird watcher's paradise with more than 400 species recorded here. Lake Nakuru National Park’s secrets are revealed by your expert Driver Guide who will help you spot some of these this afternoon, along with searching for lion and leopard. Your overnight stay is in the National Park with views of the lake.
  • Day 5 Admire Lake Naivasha Rise with the birds and join your Driver Guide at sunrise on the lake shore to spot pink flamingos, pelicans and several other species of water birds. Look out for rhino, zebra and buffalo which may be grazing nearby. As you continue with your 4 x 4 game drive, you'll navigate more of Lake Nakuru National Park's landscapes. Immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of the bush - the damp scents of the surrounding savannah and cheery calls of birds provide a stirring backdrop for an unforgettable safari experience. Journey to Lake Naivasha for lunch and enjoy a boat ride in search of the resident hippo. Next up, head over to Crescent Island and join a Local Specialist to walk among wildlife such as zebra, impala and giraffe.
  • Day 6 Off to the Iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve Venture across the Great Rift Valley to the savannah wilderness of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, whose promise of some of the best game viewing in the world attracts safari enthusiasts the world over. Your home for the next two nights is in the heart of the National Reserve, ensuring you'll have the opportunity to see wildlife from the moment you head out on your safari game drives.
  • Day 7 A Day to Discover the Maasai Mara Dive Into Culture Get close to the wildlife that find sanctuary in Maasai Mara's wilderness, on a full-day safari to seek out the Big 5. Dive Into Culture during a visit to a Maasai village, where you'll watch the warriors display their jumping prowess, then tour the village to gain in-depth insights into the daily life of this colourfully clad tribe. Your visit to the village is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. Later, indulge in a bush picnic - the sounds of the bush the perfect accompaniment while you keep your eyes peeled for the flash of resident Bee-eaters, Rollers and Hoopoes flitting from tree to tree, before continuing your game drive in one of the worlds' most famous safari destinations.
  • Day 8 Continue to Serene Lake Victoria Bid Kenya a fond kwaheri (goodbye) along with your Kenyan Driver Guide as you arrive this morning at the Kenya/Tanzania border crossing. After immigration formalities, your Tanzania Driver Guide is waiting to welcome you for the second part of your trip. Board your Tanzania 4 x 4 vehicle and travel on to Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria, where your accommodation is located on the shoreline. Make sure you take the short stroll down to the waters' edge tonight to see the spectacle of a beautiful sunset over the lake.
  • Day 9 Travel to Serengeti National Park Take a stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Victoria this morning. It’s the perfect way to start another soul-stirring day in Africa, which will see you head to the UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park. The endless and vast plains of the Serengeti provide an exquisite backdrop for a 4 x 4 safari game drive. Keep your eyes on the bush and follow the tracks of lion, leopard and cheetah – sometimes difficult to spot because they love to laze beneath the shade of trees and in between the tall grass. After lunch at your accommodation, you'll have a second opportunity to discover the many secrets of this spectacular National Park.
  • Day 10 Safari in the Serengeti The Serengeti’s reputation for wildlife viewing is second to none. This is the home of the greatest annual wildlife spectacle on earth – the Great Migration. Embark on your full-day game drive with your Driver Guide who will tell the story of how over a million wildebeest cross the Mara River annually in search of green pastures. Keep your eyes peeled for flashes of wildlife across the plains dotted with shady Acacia trees. You’ll gain a true sense of the vastness of this national park and the diversity of its ecosystems and landscapes along the way.
  • Day 11 Discover the Ngorongoro Crater Leaving the Serengeti behind this morning, we'll journey to the neighbouring UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descending hundreds of metres down to the floor of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll have an opportunity to explore its forests and grass plains in search of elephant, lion, zebra and wildebeest, among other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before beginning your climb back to the crater rim. Your overnight accommodation is nestled within lush green farmlands offering spectacular panoramic views.
  • Day 12 Venture to Lake Manyara Dive Into Culture A short drive this morning brings us to the village of Mto wa Umbu. Rub shoulders with the locals as you Dive Into Culture and embark on a walking tour to soak up the community spirit. Stroll through farmlands, past the local school and market, learning all about village life along the way. There's time to catch a glimpse of how the tasty local banana beer is made and a chance to sample some yourself, before heading up the dusty road for lunch. The local ladies have been cooking up a storm of traditional dishes and will gladly explain how each one is made. You'll hear how by simply savouring this local meal, you've contributed to the livelihood of their families. Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions.
  • Day 13 Traverse Tarangire National Park Our first stop today is Tarangire National Park. Arriving in time for lunch at our lodge, enjoy a short siesta or one-on-one encounter with the tree hyraxes that cling to the lodge's trees. We've left the best for last. On this final game drive of the trip, you'll encounter a natural landscape so entirely different from anything you've seen so far in Tanzania. Giant baobabs, flat-topped acacias and termite mounds dot the unusual landscape. Tarangire is renowned as one of the best places to view elephants and your Driver Guide will scout for the vast herds that roam these plains so you can admire these gentle giants as they plod their way along in search of the juiciest vegetation.
  • Day 14 On to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar The rich aroma of local coffee lingers in the air as you savour lunch at one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations. Then it's time to say a sad farewell to your new friends and Driver Guide, as you travel to Kilimanjaro for the internal flight to Zanzibar. Touching down in island paradise, you'll be transferred to your hotel in time to settle in to your resort and then enjoy dinner.
  • Day 15 Stone Town and Spice Tour Dive Into Culture What better way to connect with your multi-cultural surrounds than embarking on a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town with a Local Specialist? Peel back the layers of Zanzibar's colourful history as you wander through winding alleyways and admire the intricately carved doors distinctive of this Swahili coastal trading town. Visit the former slave market, the House of Wonders, the Sultan's Palace Museum and the Old Arab Fort, unearthing the soul-stirring history of this former trading hub. Later, discover Zanzibar's reputation as the 'Spice Island', embarking on a Dive Into Culture visit to a shamba (spice farm) with a local guide. Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits and learn how they've been cultivated and used for centuries.
  • Day 16 Embrace Island Paradise in Zanzibar Kick off your shoes and let the warm sand sink between your toes on Zanzibar's exquisite beaches. Wade into the clear, warm turquoise waters and immerse yourself in the latest bestseller under swaying palm trees. Make the most of your day in paradise and join an Optional Experience full-day cruise aboard a traditional dhow boat. Set sail from a traditional fishing village, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of the tropical fish beneath the water's surface. You'll pause on a sandbank where you can cool off in the ocean, and swim or snorkel to see the colourful marine life (all equipment is provided). Feast on a traditional Zanzibar seafood lunch before returning to the shore relaxed and revived.
  • Day 17 Farewell Zanzibar A leisurely start to the day will see you enjoy a few precious hours soaking up final fond memories of Zanzibar. Then it's time to bid farewell to the Spice Island and transfer to Zanzibar Airport. Dining Summary
  • 1 - Welcome Reception
  • 16 - Breakfast
  • 1 - Be My Guest
  • 14 - Dinner
  • 12 - Lunch
  • 1 - Farewell Dinner Be My Guest Kerugoya: Built in 1962 and set in rural Kerugoya town on the foothills of Mt. Kenya, the house is located within an operational coffee and tea estate. It is the home of the late Geoffrey Kariithi, a pre-eminent civil servant in Kenya's first independence government, now run and managed by his daughter Grace. While at the house you will have the opportunity to discover and learn about the complete process of coffee and tea production, from planting to processing, and enjoy local cuisine including a sample of the region's tea and coffee. Dive Into Culture Lake Manyara: Meet the farming community of Mto Wa Umbu to learn about their way of life and enjoy Swahili cuisine. Zanzibar: Taste and smell the spices, herbs and fruits that helped Zanzibar earn it's title of 'The Spice Island'. Zanzibar: Join a Local Specialist and explore UNESCO-listed Stone Town, the heart and soul of Zanzibar. Iconic Experience Lake Nakuru: Stop to take in the thunderous power of Thomson's Falls. Lake Nakuru: See the birds of Lake Nakuru National Park and marvel at the flamingos that crowd the water's edge. Lake Naivasha: Enjoy a boat ride as you search for the hippos in Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha: Marvel at the wonderous wildlife on your Crescent Island Visit. Maasai Mara National Reserve: Embark on a journey through the wilderness as you enjoy the sights of the best game viewing in the world at Maasai Mara National Reserve. Maasai Mara National Reserve: Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives to explore its vast plains and rolling hills with more game spotting opportunities. Serengeti: Keep your eyes peeled for the hidden wildlife at the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti: Discover the vast beauty and incredible wildlife of the Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro Crater: Venture into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and explore its forests and wildlife. Lake Manyara: Enjoy a scenic drive through Lake Manyara National Park as you watch for the tree-climbing lions. Tarangire National Park: Tarangire National Park is renowned for its majestic elephants. Glimpse these and other animal inhabitants of the park, and take in the unique landscape during your drive today. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Maasai Mara National Reserve: Support a local Maasai tribe with a visit to their village to learn about their traditions and ways of life. Must-see Highlights : View Thomsons Falls in Nyahururu : Visit Solio Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and Stone Town Whats Included : All transport and transfers shown : Driver Guide in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia : Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted : All porterage and restaurant gratuities : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras : Optional Experiences and free time : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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