The Perfect 13 Days Kenya Safari And Zanzibar Itinerary

The Perfect 13 Days Kenya Safari And Zanzibar Itinerary. Combine a Kenya safari and beach escape on this 11-night honeymoon to Kenya and Zanzibar. On an 11-night honeymoon to Kenya and Zanzibar, combine a safari with a beach getaway. Along the way, you’ll see some of the most famous species on the continent while seeing the stunning landscapes of Laikipia and the Masai Mara, before learning more about Africa in the tropical beach paradise of Zanzibar.

Kenya Safari And Zanzibar

Itinerary Glance

  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All domestic flights
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star Tamarind Tree Hotel
  • 3 nights stay at the 4-star Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru
  • 3 nights stay at the 4-star Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp
  • 4 nights stay at the 5-star Xanadu Villas


Detailed Itinerary: Kenya Safari And Zanzibar

Day 1: Fly to Nairobi

Here is where your lifelong journey begins! As you travel from your destination to Nairobi, Kenya, your first stop, buckle up and get ready for a memorable trip. Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you by private car across the city to your overnight lodging.

Day 1 – 2: 1 night stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel

The Tamarind Tree Hotel, which is only 5 kilometers from the city center, provides spacious and contemporary lodging in addition to a gorgeous private pool and a restaurant on the premises, so you can unwind on your first night in Kenya.

Day 2: Fly from Nairobi to Laikipia

It’s time to continue your adventure after a restorative night at the Tamarind Tree Hotel. After you have checked out, a driver will take you to Wilson airport, which is conveniently situated only 5 minutes from the hotel. From there, you will board a local aircraft to Laikipia. Put the camera away but not yet! Keep a look out for the expansive golden plains and wildlife below as you go between airstrips because you may expect to see some breathtaking bird’s-eye views!

Day 2 – 5: 3 nights stay at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru

The ONLY Safari Camp Inside Meru National Park in Kenya

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru is a luxurious, rustic-style lodge located inside the Meru National Park that has been expertly molded into Mughwango Hill. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted and shown to your gorgeous private cottage, where you can relax in the soothing bath while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the park and wandering wildlife.

Day 3 – 4: The Meru National Park

The Meru National Park, which covers an area of more than 870km2, is one of Kenya’s most untouched and least frequented national parks. The park provides tourists with a unique opportunity to experience an almost fully unexplored African reserve. It is home to 13 rivers, expansive grasslands, dense woodlands, and a wide diversity of species, including the Big Five.

You will be accompanied by knowledgeable tour guides at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje on several excursions throughout the park, including a special game drive where you’ll have lots of chances to see wildlife like zebras, cheetahs, hartebeests, over 400 species of birds, and much more!

Day 5: Fly from Laikipia to The Masai Mara

Your journey will continue west to the Masai Mara, a renowned natural reserve close to the Tanzanian border, after an amazing stay at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje. After gathering all of your luggage, you’ll leave the lodge and take a quick flight to Masai Mara, where you’ll be met and taken to your next place of lodging.

Day 5 – 8: 3 nights stay at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, a sister camp of Elewana Elsa’s Kopje, is located in the Mara North Conservancy. Only 8 deluxe safari tents are available at the camp, and they are all on the ground floor. This allows visitors easy access to the landscape and, with any luck, a visit from the interested local wildlife! The tents are roomy and equipped with private decks, en-suite showers, and windows so you can enjoy the savannah or the beautiful night sky from the comfort of your tent.

Day 6 – 7: The Masai Mara

Her FIRST TIME in Kenya / Luxury Safari in the Masai Mara

Elephant Pepper guests have the luxury of virtually having the Mara North Conservancy to themselves because only resident lodges are allowed to do game drives there. You will gain valuable insight into the behaviors of the wildlife you see from knowledgeable guides, some of whom have worked in the conservancy for more than 20 years. They will also work with you to locate the wildlife you’re most eager to see. You can take an exciting game walk to get a closer look, where you’ll get to track creatures on foot and keep an eye out for tiny plants and animals.

Day 8: Fly from The Masai Mara to Zanzibar

It’s time to continue on to your next location after an amazing tour across Kenya! You’ll leave the Mara North Conservancy, go to Wilson Airport for a connecting flight, and then continue on to the warm-weather destination of Zanzibar.

Day 8-12: 4 nights stay at Xanadu Villas

On a remote stretch of undeveloped white sand beach on Zanzibar’s east coast, Xanadu Villas is an incredibly beautiful resort with just 7 premium villas. The resort, which is tucked away in a sea of beautiful tropical vegetation, radiates a sense of tranquility and rustic luxury that is hard to find anywhere. The ideal place to finish a honeymoon, the resort offers a wide range of organized activities to keep up the spirit of adventure or you may retreat to the spa to unwind with a variety of treatments and massages.

Day 9-11: Zanzibar

Zanzibar – 10 things you should know before travelling

After your captivating exploration of Kenya’s national parks‘ plains, it’s time to visit Zanzibar to see another side of Africa. One of the nicest beaches in the area, Zanzibar’s East Coast is a truly tropical paradise with powder-soft white sand, swaying palm palms, and the sparkling Indian Ocean as its backdrop. In order to truly enjoy the beauty of the area, you can participate in a variety of marine exploration activities while staying at Xanadu Villas & Retreat, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and guided snorkeling.

Day 12 – 13: Fly from Zanzibar

Your tour has come to an end after 11 nights of wonderful activities in Kenya and Zanzibar. Once you’ve checked out, your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to the airport so you can board a flight to Nairobi and return to your destination. We sincerely hope you loved this African flavor!

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