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Africa – Kenya & Zanzibar

Discover the Wonders of Kenya & Zanzibar

Exclusive Group Safari Adventure – (October 1-11, 2025)
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Welcome to your Bucket List Adventure

We are thrilled to introduce you to the ultimate bucket list adventure—a captivating journey through Kenya and Zanzibar! This carefully curated group trip promises an unforgettable experience, combining the thrill of African safaris with the serene beauty of an island paradise. Get ready to explore the vibrant wildlife of Kenya’s renowned national parks, immerse yourself in rich cultural encounters, and unwind on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Whether you’ve been dreaming of seeing the Big Five up close, indulging in local culinary delights, or simply soaking in breathtaking landscapes, this epic adventure has it all. Join us for an extraordinary getaway that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime!

 

Itinerary Details 

Wednesday October 1, 2025
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Receive a warm welcome with a private transfer to the hotel.
Meet and Greet Kenya

Your exciting adventure begins today, as you touch down in Kenya. Upon arrival you will be meet and greet by our representative and assisted to your next service.

Private transfer to the hotel
Nairobi

Nairobi, East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city and Kenya’s vibrant heart, offers an exciting urban experience alongside the country’s natural beauty. For those interested in Kenya’s culture and history, the city boasts the extensive National Museum. It’s also an excellent starting point for exploring Kenya’s diverse culinary traditions. Nairobi has a lively nightlife and a thriving café culture. Surprisingly, the city also features its own wildlife attractions, including a national park and several reserves for elephants, giraffes, and rhinos. With so many activities, Nairobi is full of pleasant surprises.

  DAILY SUMMARY
  • Meet & Greet: Meet & Greet – Kenya
  • Land Transfers: Private transfer to the hotel
  • City: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: Eka Hotel – Superior Room
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Thursday October 2, 2025
DAILY SUMMARY
  • Activities: Giraffe Centre
  • Activities: Kazuri Beads Factory
  • Activities: Carnivore Restaurant
  • Accommodation: Eka Hotel – Superior Room
  • Meals: B, L, D

Day 2: In the morning visit the Giraffe Centre and in the afternoon the famous Beads Factory. A welcome dinner will be held at the popular Carnivore Restaurant.

Giraffe Centre: At the Giraffe Centre, you can feed endangered Rothschild Giraffes and attend a short lecture to learn about their conservation. Educators, identifiable by their khaki outfits, guide you and provide food pellets for feeding. Visit the Feeding Platform for a closer encounter, and don’t miss the chance to get a giraffe kiss!

Kazuri Beads Factory: Founded in 1975 by Lady Susan Wood, Kazuri creates sustainably crafted jewelry that empowers single mothers in Kenya. Each handmade piece tells a story of artistic mastery and social impact. By wearing Kazuri jewelry, you support sustainable employment for artisans across Africa.

Carnivore Restaurant: Carnivore Restaurant offers an indulgent “Nyama Choma” experience with a variety of meats roasted over a charcoal fire. Since 1980, it has served ostrich, crocodile, venison, beef, lamb, pork, and chicken, accompanied by salads, soups, and sauces. Enjoy this feast in a relaxed setting, and end your meal by lowering the white flag for dessert. This dining experience is available with hotel pickup and drop-off services.

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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Friday October 3, 2025 

Day 3: Enjoy a scenic drive to Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Lunch at the lodge and go on an afternoon game drive including the Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Land Transfer to Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary Opened in 1993, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary spans over 250 acres and began with just three orphaned chimpanzees. Today, it is home to 26 well-cared-for chimps. Established by Lonrho Africa, the Jane Goodall Institute, and Kenya Wildlife Services, the sanctuary provides a haven for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. With 24-hour veterinary care and a stimulating quarantine enclosure, new arrivals are carefully rehabilitated before joining one of the two large groups living in natural enclosures separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The chimps enjoy set feeding times, indoor enclosures at night, and days filled with exploring, climbing, and socializing. The sanctuary is a testament to successful conservation and is a delightful place to visit.

Sweetwaters Game Reserve Covering 24,000 acres, Sweetwaters Game Reserve offers stunning views of Mount Kenya and is the closest reserve to Nairobi. Home to all of the Big Five, it boasts the highest game-to-area ratio of any park or reserve in Kenya. The floodlit waterhole provides exceptional and secluded game viewing, especially at night.

Guests can enjoy unique activities such as night game drives, game walks, and horse-back or camel-back rides, bookable directly at the lodge. The reserve is teeming with wildlife, including over 400 bird species, lions, elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs. Night game drives offer the chance to spot elusive nocturnal species like leopards, making for an unforgettable experience.

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Land Transfers: Land transfer to Sweetwaters Game Reserve
  • Activities: Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Activities: Sweetwaters Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp – Standard Tent
  • Meals: B, L, D
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Saturday October 4, 2025

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Land Transfers: Land transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Activities: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Activities: Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge – Double Room
  • Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru – famous for its rhino population. After a delicious lunch at the lodge, enjoy an afternoon game drive around the Lake

Land Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Located in central Kenya on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned for its woodlands, grasslands, and the vibrant colonies of flamingos that flock to its namesake lake. This premium game park is a bird lover’s paradise, home to over 400 bird species, including lesser and greater flamingos, African Fish Eagles, and many more. Besides its avian attractions, the park hosts over 100 endangered rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, buffalos, waterbucks, lions, impalas, hippos, and various other wildlife species.

Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park Considered one of Kenya’s top national parks, Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its Rift Valley soda lake, Lake Nakuru, which attracts thousands of flamingos, turning the shores pink. The park has three main gates, offering access to its rich wildlife and stunning landscapes. In 1977, the park became a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, brought from western Kenya for conservation. This effort was part of a broader Kenyan government initiative to protect the country’s wildlife. The 1980s saw the introduction of rhinos, and in 1984, Lake Nakuru was designated Kenya’s first government-protected rhino sanctuary, underscoring its pivotal role in wildlife conservation.

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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Sunday October 5, 2025

Day 5: Explore the beautiful Lake Naivasha on a guided boat trip seeing wildlife and Fish Eagles catching fish next to you. After a picnic lunch head South to the world famous Masai Mara.

Land Transfer to Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Lake Naivasha, one of Africa’s most renowned freshwater lakes, offers a picturesque boat safari experience. Set against the backdrop of the Eburru volcanic mountain range and lined with thick, yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea trees, the lake is home to over a thousand protected hippos. During the boat ride, you’ll have the chance to spot numerous bird species, including Kingfishers, Fish Eagles, Herons, and Jacanas. The shores of the lake also host small numbers of giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, and occasionally elands and wildebeests. A boat ride on Lake Naivasha provides a unique and relaxing safari experience with plenty of fascinating sights.

Lake Naivasha National Park Located in Nakuru County, northwest of Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is a popular destination for guided boat safaris. The lake’s cool blue waters are dotted with dead trees reaching up like grasping hands, and the area teems with birdlife, from pelicans to cranes to brightly colored smaller birds. The waters are home to wallowing hippopotamuses, while the shores attract Cape Buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and other species. Without predators on the island sanctuary, visitors can safely explore on foot, walking alongside the diverse wildlife.

Land Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Experience the seamless transition from the serene Lake Naivasha to the world-renowned Masai Mara, where more incredible wildlife adventures await.

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Land Transfers: Land transfer to Lake Naivasha
  • Activities: Lake Naivasha boat ride
  • Activities: Lake Naivasha National Park
  • Land Transfers: Land transfer from Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara
  • Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Camp – Standard Tent
  • Meals: B, L, D
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Monday Oct 6, 2025

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Activities: Masai Mara
  • Activities: Masai village visit
  • Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Camp – Standard Tent
  • Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara exploring its vast plains. Visit a Masai Village and learn about their culture and way of living.

Masai Mara Experience the Masai Mara, where rolling hills, vast savannahs, and dramatic river crossings create a backdrop teeming with more wildlife and adventure than any movie could ever capture. Home to the famous lions of ‘Big Cat Diary’ and the temporary residence of the Great Migration, this region also hosts the mighty Maasai warriors and some of the world’s most luxurious safari lodges.

The Masai Mara presents a stunning array of wild landscapes, warm and welcoming people, and diverse wildlife. World-renowned for the Great Migration, the Masai Mara welcomes 1.5 million wildebeests to its savannahs from July through October. The National Reserve and surrounding conservancies are full of life, offering a wide variety of safari activities. Whether you embark on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride or a 4×4 safari, your time in the Masai Mara will be filled with unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories.

Masai Village Visit No adventure to East Africa is complete without meeting the enchanting Maasai people. This cultural excursion immerses you in the fascinating ancestry of these noble warriors. Upon arrival at a Maasai village, you’ll be warmly greeted with song and dance, followed by a guided tour and the opportunity to meet a Maasai family. Learn about their way of life and how to make fire using traditional methods.

The Maasai, Africa’s most famous people, are known for their pastoral traditions and ancestral way of life, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. Historically nomadic, the Maasai moved in search of water and pasture. Today, they have established permanent settlements, and while many no longer roam, they continue to exist on a diet of milk, blood, and meat, often supplemented with grain.

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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Tuesday Oct 7, 2025

Day 7: You have the option of a hot air balloon safari in the Masai Mara this morning, game drives and end the day with a Sundowner and Farewell dinner at the Lodge

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

In the crisp dawn air, passengers witness our crew inflating the balloon with enormous fans before igniting the burners to fill it with hot air. Expertly guided into the basket just before take-off, balloons ascend just before sunrise, when the plains’ breeze is still cool. Drifting with prevailing winds across the expansive landscape, the flight above the plains is serenely silent save for the occasional burner hiss. The pilot adjusts altitude by regulating hot air flow, descending for close-up wildlife views over the plains or rising over tree canopies and riverine forests. This unforgettable experience is the perfect start to a day exploring this remarkable park on safari.

Game Drives in Masai Mara

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in a custom 4×4 safari vehicle with a professional driver-guide. After sundowners in the bush, experience a thrilling night drive back to the lodge, encountering nocturnal animals rarely seen during the day.

Masai Mara Game Reserve offers exceptional wildlife viewing year-round. From vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and Thompson’s gazelle to the famed “Big Five,” including an estimated 1,000 lions, the plains teem with diverse mammalian life. In the Mara River, hippos submerge and resurface, while Nile crocodiles bask on the banks, awaiting prey with lightning swiftness. With over 450 bird species, the region is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Please Note: The hot air balloon safari is an optional excursion and not included in the main tour cost. Advance booking is recommended to secure your spot.

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Activities: Hot Air Balloon safari Masai Mara
  • Game Drive: Game Drives in the Masai Mara
  • Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Camp – Standard Tent
  • Meals: B, L, D
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Wednesday October 8, 2025

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Land Transfers: Land transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi
  • Land Transfers: Private transfer to the Airport
  • International Flights: Departure flight from JKIA Nairobi Airport
  • Internal Flights: Internal flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar
  • Meet & Greet: Meet & Greet – Zanzibar
  • Land Transfers: Shared transfer to your hotel/lodge
  • City : Zanzibar
  • Accommodation: Seacliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar – Superior Ocean View Room
  • Meals: B, D
Day 8: Travel this morning to Nairobi and enjoy the use of a dayroom at the EKA hotel until 6pm for your evening flight back home OR enjoy 3 nights on the beautiful island Zanzibar

From Masai Mara to Zanzibar: A Seamless Journey

Your journey begins with a private transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi Airport (JKIA) for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa, knowing your next adventure awaits.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar, experience a warm Meet & Greet followed by a shared transfer to your hotel or lodge. Zanzibar’s coastline, renowned for its picturesque beauty, beckons with pristine white beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the tranquility and hospitality that make Zanzibar a beloved beach destination. Don’t miss the natural wonder of Nakupenda Beach, known as the disappearing island, which emerges only at low tide each morning.

Explore Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historic architecture and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in the island’s rich history through unique ancient monuments and indulge in activities such as spice tours, diving, snorkeling, and boating.

Zanzibar promises an unforgettable beach getaway, where every moment is filled with relaxation and adventure.

Please Note: The flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar is not included in the tour cost.

Thursday October 9 – Friday October 10, 2025

Days 9 – 10: Spend two days at leisure to explore the island …

Explore Zanzibar with Exciting Activities

During your leisure days in Zanzibar, discover a wealth of activities at your own pace. Delve into the island’s rich history with trips like exploring Stone Town, following the footsteps of Freddy Mercury, and visiting the Jozani Forest to spot the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. Sail on a traditional dhow to encounter dolphins or embark on excursions such as the Princess Salme Trip, Prison Island Trip with giant tortoises, and the scenic Sand Bank Picnic.

Experience the famed Spice Tour and learn about Zanzibar’s legacy as the Spice Island. Dive deeper into local culture with the Swahili Cultural Trip or indulge in snorkeling and a seafood barbecue with Safari Blue. Unwind with a Sunset Cruise along the coastline, enjoying stunning views and refreshing drinks.

Each excursion offers a unique perspective on Zanzibar’s beauty and cultural heritage, ensuring your stay is filled with unforgettable moments.

Please Note: All activities can be booked directly at the resort’s tours desk and are not included in the tour package price.

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Activities: Zanzibar activities
  • Accommodation: Seacliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar – Superior Ocean View Room
  • Meals: B, D
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Saturday Oct 11, 2025

DAILY SUMMARY
  • Activities: Shared transfer to the Airport
  • International Flights: Departure flight from Zanzibar Airport
  • Meals: B
Day 11: After breakfast enjoy a transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home

 Airport Transfer and Departure

After breakfast, enjoy a shared transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa, knowing your journey back home marks the end of this memorable adventure. Until your next safari, Africa awaits your return!

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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Accommodations

Experience Eka Hotel Nairobi

Room Type: Superior Room

Dates: October 1st – October 2nd

Discover Eka Hotel, ideally situated along Mombasa Road in Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital. Just minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport, our hotel offers easy access to Nairobi’s key attractions, including Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum, and Giraffe Center.

Eka Hotel Nairobi boasts 167 well-appointed rooms, five meeting and conference rooms, a restaurant and bar, gym, swimming pool, gift shop, and wellness center. Whether for business or leisure, our facilities provide the perfect venue for your stay. Our guest rooms ensure ultimate comfort and efficiency, each featuring air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, complimentary internet access, a safety box, and a mini bar.

Experience Nairobi from the comfort and convenience of Eka Hotel, where every stay promises a memorable experience.

 
Discover Sweetwaters Tented Camp
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL

Room Type: Standard Tent

Dates: October 3rd

Nestled within Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers an unparalleled safari experience. Renowned for its abundant wildlife, the conservancy boasts a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than Kenya’s national parks. The camp is a serene oasis, centered around a water hole and surrounded by the pristine wilderness of the conservancy.

Sweetwaters Serena Camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each offering a private veranda with views of the water hole and the plains of Mount Kenya. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in a colonial-era manager’s house, serves a variety of regional and international dishes. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, where guests can relax by a roaring log fire. The Waterhole Bar, designed like a game-viewing hide, overlooks the water hole, providing exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Immerse yourself in the charm of Sweetwaters Serena Camp, where luxury meets the adventure of a Kenyan safari.

Explore Lake Nakuru Lodge

Room Type: Double Room

Dates: October 4th

Nestled in the heart of Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge offers a serene retreat surrounded by lush gardens and cottages. The lodge features a rich program of activities and evening entertainment, ensuring a memorable stay.

Located in the southeast ecological niche of the park, Lake Nakuru Lodge provides unparalleled comfort and exceptional service. Enjoy commanding views of the lake, adorned with the famous lesser flamingos and the striking Greater Flamingo.

Experience a tranquil escape from city life, where the lodge harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings. Wildlife often grazes near the lodge, captivating visitors with close encounters. After a day of exploration, unwind at the spacious Mama Nikki bar, the Rhino Paddock Cocktail Bar with its panoramic lake views, or take a refreshing dip in the inviting blue swimming pool.

Discover the allure of Lake Nakuru Lodge, where nature and comfort converge for an unforgettable safari experience.

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Stay at Sentrim Mara Camp
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Room Type: Standard Tent

Dates: October 5th – October 7th

Sentrim Mara Camp is situated within the Masai Mara Game Reserve, just 3 km past the Sekenani gate. The camp features ten spacious tents, nestled in tranquil surroundings among acacia trees. The main guest area includes a reception, lounge, restaurant, and bar.

The Masai Mara, named after the Maasai people and the Mara River, is renowned for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, making it a premier safari destination in southwestern Kenya. Experience the exceptional beauty and rich wildlife of the Masai Mara while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of Sentrim Mara Camp.

Experience Seacliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar

Room Type: Superior Ocean View Room

Dates: October 8th – October 11th

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Seacliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar welcomes travelers with its enchanting makuti roofs and glowing Arabic towers. Located on the Northern-West coast of Zanzibar, just twenty-five minutes from historic Stone Town, the resort offers a luxurious escape amidst East Africa’s tropical splendor.

The resort’s natural color scheme of cream and gold is complemented by antique furniture that reflects the island’s ancient history. Seacliff Resort & Spa promises tranquility, peace, and beauty, set amidst lush tropical gardens, shimmering infinity pools, and a variety of dining options. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the lounges, restaurant, bars, and recreation areas.

Imagine starting your day with breakfast overlooking the ocean, dining under the stars, and savoring sundowners on the jetty or your own private balcony. With a range of activities and excursions, your days will be filled with sun, sea, and a deep appreciation for Zanzibar’s rich history and vibrant culture. Zanzibar is a unique destination of stunning beaches, breathtaking views, vibrant colors, diverse experiences, and warm hospitality. We eagerly await the pleasure of welcoming you to this exotic island getaway.

 
 
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Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL
Pleasant Point Travel in Bolingbrook, IL