Trip Inspiration

18 Days: Kenya + Zanzibar

Luxury Safari, Tropical Getaway

Dine with friendly giraffes at Giraffe Manor, visit rhinos and orphaned elephants at Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, photograph wildlife at three unique safari lodges and enjoy a private island excursion as relaxing or exhilarating as you desire in Zanzibar.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi
  • 3 nights at Ol Donyo Lodge in Chyulu Hills
  • 3 nights at Sirikoi Game Lodge in Lewa Conservancy
  • 4 nights at Mara Plains Camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • 5 nights at Matemwe Retreat in Zanzibar

Activities

  • Giraffe interactions
  • Visits to local villages and wildlife conservation centers
  • Safari game drives and guided bush walks
  • Snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, kite-surfing, diving and more
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to Kenya and Tanzania might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private road transfer to Giraffe Manor where you will spend three nights.

The Manor is charming not only due to its decor but thanks to the local herd of Rothschild giraffe that stop by the Manor each morning and evening. Treats are provided in your room for when the giraffes poke their heads in, searching for food.
Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Giraffe ManorMeals: D

Day 2

Nairobi

This morning, kick off the first full day of your African adventure by sharing your breakfast with a giraffe! After this, you will visit the Giraffe Center, a short walk from the Manor, to learn about the endangered Rothschild giraffe and interact more closely with them. You will return to the hotel for lunch.

Following lunch, you will embark on a private visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the most successful elephant rehabilitation center in the world. Following your visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Giraffe ManorMeals: B/L/D

Day 3

Nairobi

Today, a sightseeing vehicle will be available for you to enjoy shopping for handmade souvenirs at Utamaduni Craft Center, Kazuri Beads, and Marula Stuidos. All meals will be served at the hotel.
Watch the sun set behind the Ngong Hills as you treat yourself to afternoon tea on the terrace, and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

Giraffe ManorMeals: B/L/D

Day 4

Nairobi to Chyulu Hills

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the Nairobi Wilson Airport for your private flight to Chyulu Hills.

Upon arrival in Chyulu Hills, you will be met by your guide and enjoy a game drive en route to Ol Donyo Lodge where you will spend three nights. This afternoon following lunch, meet your guide for your afternoon game drive, looking out for lion and cheetah as well as some of Africa’s last giant elephant bulls that roam the property. After some downtime, meet around the bar for pre-dinner drinks and enjoy a three-course meal under the stars before you unwind for the night.

Ol Donyo LodgeMeals: B/L/D

Days 5-6

Chyulu Hills

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon lodge activities, including game drives, bush walks and horseback safaris. You will have the opportunity to learn about Maasai tribe, indigenous to Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai people are known for their distinct traditions, customs, and dress. All meals will be served at the lodge.

Ol Donyo LodgeMeals: B/L/D

Day 7

Chyulu Hills to Lewa Conservancy

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private flight to Lewa.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Sirikoi Game Lodge where you will spend three nights.  Following lunch, meet your guide for your afternoon game drive in this incredibly wildlife-rich area, home to many endangered species such as black rhino, white rhino and Grevy’s zebra. Tonight you will enjoy a private dinner in the bush!

Sirikoi Game LodgeMeals: B/L/D

Day 8

Lewa Conservancy

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon lodge activities, which may include game drives, camel rides, rhino visits and cultural visits. All meals will be served at the lodge.

Sirikoi Game LodgeMeals: B/L/D

Sirikoi Game Lodge

Day 9

Lewa Conservancy to Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private charter flight to Masai Mara.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Mara Plains Camp where you will spend four nights in the middle of one of the world’s richest wild ecosystems. On your afternoon game drive, stop for sundowners and appetizers on a blanket with a fire overlooking the Mara Plains as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and hyena pass you by. Following this, enjoy a private dinner under the stars.

Mara Plains CampMeals: B/L/D

Days 10-12

Masai Mara Game Reserve

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon activities, including game drives and bush walks. You will also have an opportunity to soar over the Mara Plains in a hot air balloon! All meals will be served at camp.

Mara Plains CampMeals: B/L/D

Day 13

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya to Zanzibar, Tanzania

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private flight to Nairobi JKIA Airport.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred by road to Matemwe Retreat, a tropical getaway where you will spend five nights. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Matemwe RetreatMeals: B/D

Day 14

Zanzibar

Enjoy your day at leisure to explore the many activities on offer, including snorkeling, kite-surfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, diving, kayaking and land-based excursions along the sandbank or through the Jozani forest.

Matemwe RetreatMeals: B/L/D

Day 15

Zanzibar

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by your guide for your private, full-day Spice and Stone Town Tour. A trip to Zanzibar would be incomplete without a visit to the world-famous spice plantations. Sample a variety of fruits, from rose apples to guava, and freshly harvested cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla and black pepper. You will also learn the medicinal properties of various spices, as well as the historical connection to slavery. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Stone Town.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the lodge, where dinner will be served. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Matemwe RetreatMeals: B/L/D

Days 16-17

Zanzibar

Enjoy your last days in Africa! Soak in the sun and enjoy pure relaxation in the warm waters and white sand beaches, or dive in and explore the sea.

Matemwe RetreatMeals: B/L/D

Day 18

Depart Africa

Enjoy breakfast and your morning at leisure. Following lunch, you will be met for your private road transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.

Overnight FlightMeals: B/L