Kenya·October 9 - 27 2023

The Kenya Zanzibar Experience - LaTesha

Visit the most amazing safari and beach paradise in the Motherland



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.






Welcome To The Motherland

Welcome to Mama Africa!  

Arrive into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after clearing immigration and customs formalities, you are met by a representative and transferred to your Nairobi Hotel.  

After brief introduction, drive to Lake Nakuru descending into the Great Rift Valley taking in the stunning scenery. Drive through Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its visiting flocks of flamingoes. 

Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner.

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge





Nairobi City Tour

You have the day in Nairobi to explore the surroundings which include a visit to the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen.

Museum, followed by a visit to the Kazuri bead factory and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in the Nairobi National Park.

In the afternoon we shall explore the Maasai market and then transfer to the hotel. Dinner will be at the Nairobi Street Kitchen (Own account), Nairobi’s most fun and unique dining experience. 

Later in the evening, we will head out to have a nice time out on a rooftop.

Overnight: Trademark Hotel





Amboseli National Park | At The Foot of Kilimanjaro

Our driver guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel and we’ll head out in private 4 x 4 Jeep over smooth highway with rest stops along the way to stretch and take in the views.

Mt. Kilimanjaro will be your beacon, guiding you to the reserve and its busy world of wildlife. You’re guaranteed to spot herds of free-ranging elephants trooping past, with stately Kilimanjaro framing their progress.

With its sparse foliage, Amboseli is known to be an easy reserve for wildlife spotting, and you’ll be busy with your guide, checking off the various hunters and grazers you see.

This park is a photographer’s dream so be ready to capture dozens of striking memories.

Arrive Amboseli National Park in time for lunch. Take a swim in the pool or have a short rest before your afternoon game drive starts.  

Toward evening, the clouds covering Kilimanjaro’s peak may disperse giving us memorable views of the mountain’s snow-capped summit.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Tsavo West National Park

After breakfast proceed to Tsavo West with en-route game drive and late lunch

Tsavo West provides a unique step back in time - to the days when tens of thousands of giant beasts roamed this forested land. Today, the forests are gone - the result of too many elephants and too little rain - but, thanks to the abundant snowmelt from Kilimanjaro, the land continues to water a huge variety of wildlife, from elephant and buffalo to lion, leopard, oryx, lesser kudu and klipspringer. Even the dangerously depleted black rhino are making a minor comeback in a small, fiercely-guarded 70 square kilometers sanctuary.

One of the great surprises of Tsavo West is Mzima Springs, a naturally fed oasis brimming with wildlife, exotic fish, crocodile, hippo, and birds. We can leave our 4 x 4 Jeep for a guided walk along the green shores, taking in this idyllic landscape.

Tonight, dine in the wild and taste safari life at its best, accompanied by a group of scarlet clad Maasai morans (warriors) or Akamba drummers. Located in a grove of acacia trees immediately adjacent to the lodge, your lantern-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. Dinner will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee are served,  cultural entertainers will provide you with songs, chants and dance displays. 

Overnight: Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Mombasa | Half Day Mombasa City Tour

Enjoy an early morning breakfast at the hotel. Check out and be transferred to Voi train station for your journey to Mombasa.

Upon arrival in Mombasa, you'll be met by our driver . Enjoy a half day city tour enroute to the hotel.

This half-day tour will immerse you in the international history and flavors of this culturally rich city. With its Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili cultures, Mombasa offers busy markets, ethnic neighborhoods, and a distinctive heritage to explore as well as ancient structure of Fort Jesus with its incredible history. Lunch at a local Swahili restaurant (Own account)

Learn the history of the East African coast with the Arab and Portuguese quest for control of trade routes. 

Highlights:  Old town Mombasa with Swahili and Arab culture, Fort Jesus Museum… a history of the East Africa Coast, City food and spice market – a glimpse into the lives of the local people, Elephant tusks – the gateway to Mombasa.  

Overnight: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa







Mombasa | Sun's Out

Today enjoy pristine white sandy beaches of Mombasa. The hotel sits on one of the longest, lush beachfronts on the Kenyan Coast. Enjoy the swimming pool and the beach one more time before you depart to Mtwapa for your 2hrs Boat Experience

Overnight: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa







Mombasa - Lamu

After a very early breakfast at the camp, check out and transfer by road to Mombasa in time to connect with the flight to Lamu

Lamu Island is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a beautiful place boasting medieval architecture and is known as the home of Swahili culture. Lamu Island is part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya and was built historically by Arab traders as a trade route. Some estimations put its age at around one thousand years!

Lamu Island is also known as Kenya’s oldest town, and a place with roads so narrow that cars can’t even traverse them, so transport is idyllically done through boats, donkeys and – bicycles and motorbikes are of course absolutely welcome!

On arrival at Lamu airstrip you’ll be have a boat transfer to your hotel. Lunch at the Hotel and afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: The Majlis Resort Lamu








Today you will have a cultural trip to Lamu Town. Lamu Old Town was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre in December 2001. UNESCO describes it as: “The oldest and best preserved Swahili settlement in

East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the Town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas and elaborated carved wooden doors”. Most important attractions are the fishing and vegetable markets, Lamu Fort, Lamu Museum and the whole stone Town. This is a morning trip when there is a lot of activity in the local markets.

Lunch at a local restaurant (Own account)

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight: The Majlis Resort Lamu







Breakfast at leisure and morning free for shopping and exploring the Island. Spend the afternoon relaxing. The Majlis Hotel offers 3 pools where the guests can enjoy. Each pool has panoramic views over the seafront overlooking both Ras Kitau bay and Shela village on Lamu Island

Overnight: The Majlis Resort Lamu






DAY 10

Depart Kenya To Zanzibar

Welcome to Zanzibar, 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. 

Tonight you will experience the Forodhani Food Market

Overnight is at the Golden Tulip Zanzibar Airport




DAY 11

Spice Tour, Prison Island & Stone Town

This tour provides you with the opportunity to find out why Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Island”. Your tour guide will walk you through the spice farms where you will not only see, smell but also taste a variety of spices and learn how they are grown. 

This was one of the world’s largest producers of cardamom, cloves and nutmeg in the 19th century.

You will then continue your day in the Capital city of Zanzibar in the Island of Unguja with a unique historic center Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This has amazing old ruin houses of the Ottoman Empire and strong huge doors that were used in the 1990’s. You will also learn about the history of the East African slave trade.

This tour will end with a boat ride from Stone town to Prison Island. This is where slaves were transported through.

 What to take: comfortable walking shoes and a hat and some money to buy souvenirs, spices or paintings or local parts.

Overnight is at the Golden Tulip Zanzibar Airport


Breakfast & Lunch


DAY 12

Free Day

Take today for yourself and use as you wish. You can book a Spa or check out other hidden gems on the island.

For those interested in busines and potential realestate join an optional tour to Fumba Town to see the beautiful new development in Zanzibar. 

You can arrange to go swim with turtles or enojoy a sunset cruise. Check out the Nakupenda sandbank or go quad biking.

Overnight is at the Golden Tulip Zanzibar Airport




DAY 13

Safari Blue Experience

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.

Overnight is at the Golden Tulip Zanzibar Airport


Breakfast, Sea Food Lunch, Fruits and Drinks(beers & soft)


DAY 14

The Rock Restaurant

Today we visit the Rock restaurant. It rises a short distant from the shore of the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach. 

You can enjoy a nice lunch at this famous restaurant before heading to your all inclusive resort.

Overnight is at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort or Similar





DAY 15

Nnemba Island

This boat trip offers the best experience of Coral reefs in the world. You will head to Mnemba Island for snorkelling. This is an island purchased by Bill Gates.

Fruits and soft drinks will be provided in the boat.

For every snorkeller the coral garden is home to many species of aquarium fish

and stunning soft and hard coral. A snorkel guide is also in the water pointing

out anything of interest. Life jackets and Snorkel gears will be provided. And for those who cannot swim, you will be supported.

What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel.

Overnight at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort


All inclusive


DAY 16

Resort, Beach & Relaxation - 3 days

Today, you get to enjoy your all inclusive resort. You can spend the day swimming at the many pools in the hotel while enjoying your all inclusive cocktails poolside. 

You may also take a deep dive in the beautiful ocean all day. Better still give yourself an African spa treatment done with love.

Overnight is at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

During these days you can take some optional tours if you wish.

There are optional activities you can take at a fee on this day. Or you can spend the day enjoying your resort.

- Swimming with Turttles 

- Dining at the Rock Restaurant 

- Masai Village Experience

- Kuza Cave visit

- ATV Riding

- Jozani Forest etc

Overnight at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort


All Inclusive


DAY 17


Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long.

 Nenda vizuri tutakutana tena (Go well! we shall meet again). Swahil



What's Included

What's Included


Some Meals


All Activities on Itinerary

All inclusive Resort

Welcome Dinner

Travel Medical Insurance



Personal Expenses



Single Occupancy


Double Occupancy


Kenya Only (S/O)


Kenya Only (D/O)


Tanzania Only (S/O)


Tanzania Only (D/O)




WOW!!!!!! Let's just say, it would be very difficult to verbalize how great our trip was as a result of booking with Certified Africa. My wife and I are avid travelers, touching 16 countries so far. We usually create our own itinerary and almost ALWAYS focus on hanging with locals to gain the most intimate and organic experiences possible. Nonetheless, this was our 15-year Anniversary trip and thought it would be a great idea to allow someone else to plan the trip and sit back and enjoy it. With only an introduction call to discuss some must haves and our set budget, Certified Africa DELIVERED!!!!!!!! Creating a custom itinerary that blew our minds and expectations. We have already begun planning our Tanzania and Zanzibar trip for 2022. From me and my beautiful wife to you........What are you waiting for????????????? Book your next trip to the Motherland with the only travel company we feel comfortable recommending, Certified Africa! Richard and Raquel

Richard & Raquel Morris

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October 9 - 27 2023


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The Kenya Zanzibar Experience - LaTesha

Kenya· October 9 - 27 2023· 18 nights