Our Essential Africa Itinerary

Zebras in the Masai Mara, Safari, Serengeti, Essential Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar

So far our blog has explored Europe, Northern and Central America, the Middle East and even Australia. 3 months ago, we decided it was time to explore a continent that we knew surprisingly little about: Africa.

While it wouldn’t be cost effective to travel all the way to Africa for a long weekend away, we decided to build an ambitious itinerary of 3 back to back ‘long weekends’  in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Over the next couple of months we’ll be bringing you all the tales of our adventures, reviews of the places we’ve stayed and a ton of advice as to how to travel to East Africa (including what to pack) and experience the amazing Safaris and romantic getaways in this unique corner of the globe.

Here’s a brief snapshot of what we did and what will be coming up in the next couple of months:

Our weekend in Kenya

Day 1: Landing in Nairobi, Kenya at 3am we visited the Giraffe Sanctuary and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage before flying into the Masai Mara. We were met by our driver Eric from Kananga International before heading to the plains for a sundowner safari. Then arriving at Julia’s River Camp for dinner and some glamping.

Day 2: A sunrise breakfast over the Talek River before spending the day with cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, lions, buffalo and wildebeest in the midst of the Masai Mara. Meeting the locals at a Masai Village and learning about their culture.

Day 3: Driving through the Masai Mara in the pitch black and seeing hyenas on the hunt on our way to Little Governor’s Camp for a sunrise balloon flight. Afterwards we had a last little game drive including breafkast with lions before making the journey from the Masai Mara into Tanzania’s Serengeti via Migori and it’s Airport Lounge.

Our long weekend in Tanzania…

Day 3 cont: Arriving into the Central Serengeti we were driven to the Four Seasons Serengeti which, quite frankly might be one of the most amazing and outstanding hotels in the world (here’s why).

Day 4:  Driving through the Serengeti in a car without brakes… and the inevitable crash at night near the hyena’s lair…

Day 5: Visiting Ngorongoro Crater, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and spotting the last of the “Big Five”: the endangered black rhino.

Day 6: Lake Manyara in the morning, then Arusha in the evening at the foot of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Our very long weekend in Zanzibar…

Day 7: Exploring the ancient city of Stone Town from the Swahili House Hotel, sampling local street food and enjoying rooftop cocktails overlooking the city.

Day 8: Relaxing at the luxurious and picture perfect Essque Zalu Hotel, but not before being arrested by corrupt cops…

Day 9: Taking a sea adventure with Safari Blue, snorkelling in the Indian Ocean and enjoying a BBQ on a desert island before heading east to the best stretch of beach in Zanzibar: Pongwe Beach!

Day 10: Relaxing at one of Zanzibar’s newest and most exclusive hotel: The Tulia Unique Resort, Zanzibar.

Day 11: Visiting Cheetah’s Rock: playing with bush babies, feeding hyenas and lions and enjoying a glass of bubbly with Tyson… a cheetah.

Day 12: Sadly, the day we had to come home… but not before a heavenly massage at Tulia and then a dinner of African ostrich and buffalo balls at Nairobi’s world famous Carnivore Restaurant.

We’ll be sharing our stories and opinions to inspire and help you put together your own dream African Safari experience.

Last modified: 31st January 2020

4 Responses to :
Our Essential Africa Itinerary

  1. What an incredible African adventure! I would love to go to Africa to see nature at its finest. An amazing trip for you.

  2. iris says:

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  4. mark lee says:

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