Kenya·July 26 - August 3 2023
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If you have been curious about what East Africa is like? LETS CHECK OUT KENYA & ZANZIBAR! Certified Africa has curated this transformative trip. You will experience intriguing adventure, authentic culture and some of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. You will also learn about the history of our ancestors who came through East Africa. ” Join Certified Africa for this epic experience to the lands of Swahili.
Breakfast Daily, all other meals listed on the itinerary
Ground Transfers to all itinerary destinations
Certified Africa Welcome Dinner
Certifed Africa Guides
Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the Giraffe Centre and Kazuri Beads
The Giraffe Centre: Giraffe Centre is the headquarters for AFEW, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. Made famous by Daisy Rothschild - a giraffe calf rescued from Soi on the border of Western Kenya. Giraffe Centre was established in 1983 as a sanctuary for the then endangered Rothschild giraffe.
The breeding Programme has been a great success and visitors can now watch these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform. There is also the opportunity to learn more about giraffe at the interpretation centre and hand-feed them whilst watching the semi-tame family of warthogs snuffle around their hooves in search of tidbits.
Kazuri Beads:Kazuri Beads was set up as a small business making beads in a shed, by the late Susan Wood. She started with two single women as assistants but before long she noticed that many women in the villages around Nairobi were struggling single mothers who needed jobs. In 1988 Kazuri Beads began its long and successful journey as a help centre for needy women and now employs over 350 local women. In the early 1990's Kazuri decided to diversify into pottery and create a product that could be sold in the home market. With the help of a ceramic expert from England, a pottery business was borne, reminiscent of the pottery industry of England 100 years ago.
You have an opportunity to meet and talk to the women as they work shaping, painting or stringing the beads by hand. The beads are polished and kiln fired, painted and fired again before being strung into a necklace which in then sold in the Kazuri shops, Kenya and globally.
Welcome dinner today is at The Carnivore restaurant.
At Carnivore, meats are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge charcoal pit that dominates the restaurant's entrance. The rough-hewn beams combine the rustic feel of a rural setting with that of a medieval banqueting hall.
The Carnivore doesn't conform to the familiar restaurant traditions. First, the soup of the day along with a plate of home baked bread and butter are served. Then, an army of carvers move table to table, swords laden carving juicy cuts onto sizzling cast-iron plates. Accompanying the meat feast is a selection of salads, vegetable side dishes and sauces.
Drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big-game population, especially elephants, more than 1,000 of which live in the park. From a distance, take in views of the highest mountain in Africa, the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, with its impressive Uhuru Peak soaring to 19,341 feet. Arrive at your lodge set beneath acacia trees in the shadow of Kilimanjaro.
After lunch, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat.
Set out on early morning game drives, crisscrossing the landscape in search of the park’s large herds of elephants, as well as zebras and wildebeests, along the salt pan trails. Prepare for predator sightings as opportunistic animals begin roaming the plains in search of prey.
In the afternoon, head out again for another game drive that reveals even more of East Africa’s natural wonders. Get to experience a One-hour visit to a traditional Maasai Village You will interact with the Maasai villagers there, see their mud hut dwellings, known as Manyatta’s, and learn about their unique way of life. There’s also an option of buying hand-made items of craft and jewelry from the Maasai women.
Return to your camp for dinner followed by a relaxing evening under African skies.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, depart Amboseli National Park with game drive enroute and drive back to the city.
On arrival in Nairobi check in at Trademark Hotel. Get to enjoy the hotel facilities, take a dip at the roof top pool or get a massage at Kaya Spa.
Trademark Hotel serves as a perfect compliment to the Village Market. The hotel offers convenience, security and an unparalleled multitude of shopping and entertainment
The Village Market has over 150 shops and services; banking, ATM and foreign exchange facilities; over 20 restaurants, offering guests the ability to discover, shop and unwind in a comfortable and safe environment.
The village market is also home to the weekly Maasai Market which hosts 350 artists for a colorful display of crafts, paintings, beadwork and fabrics every Friday.
Later tonight enjoy dinner at hotel as we reminisce your Kenyan safari
Welcome to Tanzania, located in East Africa! Airport pick up will be provided and you will be taken to your Hotel.
Settle in and enjoy the new environment.
You will have the opportunity to take a quick tour around Stone town the port city of Zanzibar.
Lunch at Local spot Lukemaan Restaurant and dinner at Cape Town Fish Market at own account.
You will be taken to Fumba from the hotel, and from there you will board on the traditional dhow boat to enjoy the magic of isolated sandbanks and rugged Island, the full day sailing around the Mangroves and snorkelling along some of the best coral reefs.
Safari blue is a full day boat trip on a traditional sailing boat, (Dhow). Safari blue explores the Menai bay conservation area which is home to two different species of dolphins: - the indoor-pacific humper-back and the bottlenose, you will also see different types of birds.
Sail, snorkle, swim,sunbathe,explore,feast, dolphin watch among other fun activities.
Lunch is served on the Island enjoy a traditional beach-buffet with Sea food BBQ and tasting of exotic fruits.
What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel, aqua shoes.
Dinner at Meat Point for Fulani dining experience at own account
Breakfast, Sea Food Lunch, Fruits and Drinks(beers & soft)
We will then head to the Baraka Aquarium. The turtles here are caught by fishermen and they are released back to the fresh ocean water in the lagoon.
You will have the opportunity to swim with the beautiful sea turtles during your visit. You can also feed the turtles or just spend your time in the water with them and taking pictures.
Also, you can take snorkelling mask to dive and watch them in their natural environment.
Overnight is at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
All Activities on Itinerary
Travel Medical Insurance
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For Kenya your stay will be at these hotels or similar.
Nairobi – Ibis Styles Hotel
Tsavo West - Saltlick Safari Game Lodge
Amboseli - AA Amboseli Lodge
For Zanzibar, it will be a 3 star hotel and above. We will make the final determination once the final booking is done and we know the minimum number.
But it will certainly be a good accomodation.
✳︎ Delta Airlines
✳︎ Kenya Airways
✳︎ Emirates Airlines
✳︎ Turkish Airlines
✳︎ Qatar Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Air France