Kenya & Zanzibar
Day 1 : ARRIVAL NAIROBI
Arrive into Nairobi International Airport – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
VIP welcome at airport (Cold towels, mineral water in vehicles, dedicated luggage vehicle).
Transfer to Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel in a 25 seater coach via Nairobi City (Approximately 45 minutes – depending on traffic).
Swift check in at the hotel - Accommodation in deluxe rooms.
Dinner tonight at 'Tatu' restaurant at The Norfolk at the Chef's table (customized menu prepared by the hotels head chef). Tatu is a contemporary American steak house, featuring dry aged premium Kenyan Angus beef cooked by sustained wood, as well as a variety of coastal seafood and the finest Kenyan Produce.
Overnight at the Hotel
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at the Fairmont the Norfolk


Day 2 : NAIROBI – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Breakfast at the Hotel
08:00 After breakfast you will be checked out of the hotel and ushered into your coach to be transferred to the domestic airport for your schedule flight to Masai Mara Reserve.
10:00 Flight Departure towards Masai Mara
10:45 Arrival at the Mara airstrip
Welcome at the airstrip with cold face towels and a welcome drink and then transfer to the club in 4 WD jeeps. Luggage will be transferred separately. Upon arrival at the club, the check in is swift and you proceed to your luxury tents.
13:00 Lunch today will be a sumptuous buffet out on the decks with great views of the Mara river.

Rest of the afternoon at leisure or opt for:
  • Massage at the lodge at extra cost payable directly.
  • Afternoon game drive into the sanctuary to look out for Kenya's amazing wildlife including Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Rhino and more! Experienced driver guides will take you out into the open savannahs to spot big game as well as gazelle and other 'plains game'. Experience your first exciting safari in land cruiser vehicles. (Vehicles can be stocked with beverages, cold towels, sun block and other amenities).

Sundowners: After your game drive enjoy a once in a lifetime experience- the African Sunset out in the bush. You will be taken to a private site with magnificent views of the open plains, as you enjoy hot appetizers prepared freshly for you on live grills and chilled beverages. Take in this fantastic site and wait for the sun to set creating a painting like setting for you to remember forever!
After sunset you will return to the lodge. Relax and unwind. Dinner tonight will be at the quaint dining room at the lodge, where a 5* menu shall be served to you. Enjoy the rest of the evening star gazing on the deck or retire to your comfortable tents.
Dining: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Fairmont Mara Safari Club


Day 3 : MASAI MARA

Morning Game Drive: Awake early this morning before sunset, where you will be offered hot towels and steaming hot Kenyan coffee before you head out on your morning game drive.

This morning's game drive will take you on into the park in search of more wild life and to track down the 'Big 5'. Morning and evenings are the best time to spot the animals and if you're lucky to catch them trying to make a 'Kill'. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Return to the lodge for breakfast.

Alternative:
Bush Breakfast: After your morning game drive you will be taken to a bush location to have a private and special bush breakfast. Upon arrival at the site you will be offered cold towels, freshly squeezed juices (or sparkling wine at extra cost) and hot coffees as you take in the view. Enjoy a gourmet hot breakfast served to you in the bush with live cooking and chefs preparing your breakfast as per order. Tables are set on site for you to enjoy this special bush dining experience.

Morning at leisure or opt for activities at the lodge:
Walking Safari – go for an hour long walk in the open reserve in the company of a naturalist and ranger, to get up close and person with the wildlife. Learn about the flora and fauna, interesting tips about being out in the wild and get a chance to truly experience the beauty of the openness of the plains and the company of the wildlife. Lunch today will be served at the lodge on the deck by the river.

Afternoon game drive in search of more of Kenya's wildlife, driver guides will take you to a different part of the park to try your luck at spotting more of the endless wildlife while seeing the varying landscape.

Dinner tonight will be at the quaint dining room at the lodge, where a 5* menu shall be served to you OR opt for dinner in a traditional Boma Setting (at the lodge premises), where a buffet or set dinner can be served in this special and cosy setting. The Boma (Swahili word for house) is adorned with Masai items and lit up with lanterns and bonfires.
Dinner tonight will be at the quaint dining room at the lodge, where a 5* menu shall be served to you OR opt for dinner in a traditional Boma Setting (at the lodge premises), where a buffet or set dinner can be served in this special and cosy setting. The Boma (Swahili word for house) is adorned with Masai items and lit up with lanterns and bonfires.
Dining: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Fairmont Mara Safari Club


Day 4 : MASAI MARA

Morning Game Drive: Awake early this morning before sunrise, where you will be offered hot towels and steaming hot Kenyan coffee before you head out on your morning game drive.

Return to the lodge for breakfast (in your houses, on the deck or out by the pool). Morning at Leisure OR Opt for Masai Village Visit.

This morning you will be driven down to the local Masai village, where your guide will introduce you to the local Masai tribe. This incredible experience will give you a chance to meet the local tribes people, watch them perform their famous jumping and dancing, give you a tour through their village and into their homes, see how they make fire, learn about their cultures and traditions and a chance to try out some of their local techniques such as spear throwing or even milking a cow!

Return to the lodge for lunch.
Afternoon at leisure

Dinner tonight will be very special, 'Private Bush Dinner' under the stars.
An elegant dinner will be setup amidst lanterns, candles, lamps and a large bonfire. Set menu dinner will be served at the table as you enjoy the open skies and sounds of the wild in the background. WC, tables, chefs will be on hand for your dinner service. Masai warriors will perform a mock attack by running into the venue with spears and shields, screaming and shouting. After this short surprise the warriors will dance and sing around the fire, invite guests to join them and give guests a chance to take photos with them.
Dining: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Fairmont Mara Safari Club


Day 5 : MASAI MARA - ZANZIBAR

Breakfast at the club and then swift check out and transfer to the airstrip
11:00 Flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi Wilson
12:15 Arrival into Nairobi domestic airport.

Meet and greet by HTT staff.
Transfer to JKI airport for your flight to Zanzibar depending on flight timetable or spend a night in Nairobi should there be no flight this day.

Arrival into Zanzibar

Transfer in luxury vehicles to the Baraza Resort & Spa - approximately 50minute drive from the mainland.
Check in to your rooms at Baraza Resort & Spa sand enjoy day at leisure.
Lunch and Dinner served at the resort. (Private dining or at the resorts restaurants)
Dining: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Baraza Resort & Spa


Day 6 & Day 7 : ZANZIBAR

Breakfast at the resort
Enjoy the resorts many amenities including water sports that offer:
  • Deep Sea Fishing on private yacht along with equipment and beverages on board.
  • Dhow safari as you sail on traditional boats out into the ocean, scout for dolphins and then enjoy a private lunch on a small private island (seafood Swahili lunch).
  • Deep sea diving and snorkelling.
  • Parasailing.

Optional Activities in Zanzibar that can be done on either day:
  • Spice tour of Zanzibar: visit the various spice farms and enjoy a tour to learn about the various plants and spices, sample and taste spices and then purchase fresh spices from the farms. Local simple traditional lunch can also be enjoyed on one of the local farms or return to the resort for lunch.
  • Stone Island Tour: visit the old town of Zanzibar to learn about the history, culture and architecture of this age old town and then visit local markets to purchase curios. Lunch can be had at a local restaurant or the 5* Serena Zanzibar Hotel that has wonderful open ocean views.
  • Prison Island tour: Sail on a dhow to visit the Prison Island where you can enjoy a historical tour of the island, learn about the slave trade & take photos with the hundred year old turtles.

Dinner at the resort – private reserved area or reserved tables at the main restaurant.
On the last night we suggest a Beach BBQ dinners with live grills, and tables setup on the sands, bars and on site waiters and chefs. Guests will be offered welcome drinks in coconuts (alcoholic or non alcoholic). An informal lounge with carpets and cushions will encourage guests to relax and enjoy their beverages or try shishas. Dinner will offer a live BBQ along with seafood options.

Evening entertainment can include local dancers, a live band, a DJ. (Price to be advised)
Dining: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Baraza Resort & Spa


Day 8 : ZANZIBAR - DEPART

Breakfast at the resort
Swift checkout and transfer to Zanzibar airport for your return flight home via Nairobi.