Maasai Mara & Zanzibar

Combine two very different sides of East Africa. Head to the Maasai Mara for a few days of safari, before crossing the border and heading south-east to the island paradise of Zanzibar.
9 Days

Maasai Mara & Zanzibar - 9 - $7,175

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: House Of Waine, Nairobi

Day 2-5: Elewana Sand River Masai Mara, Maasai Mara

Day 5-9: Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, Zanzibar

Start from Nairobi and end at Zanzibar Airport

Landmarks potentially visited on Maasai Mara & Zanzibar


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip.

Day 1-2

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet and greet and transfer to your lodge, settling in after your flights.

Overnight: House Of Waine (1 night)

Day 2-5

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the domestic airport (Wilson) and board a light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. You'll be driven to your camp, settling in for lunch, before spending the afternoon on a game drive in the world-famous Masai Mara. 

Overnight: Sand River Mara (3 nights)

Day 3-4

Spend two days enjoying shared morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara. 

Day 5-9

Following breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airstrip where you'll board the return light aircraft flight to Wilson, Nairobi, connecting to a further light aircraft flight to Zanzibar, Tanzania (flight times to be confirmed). You'll be met on arrival and whisked away to your gorgeous beach hotel. 

Overnight: Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa (4 nights)

Day 6-8

Spend three days at leisure on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. 

Day 9

Final day at leisure. Today, you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport in time for your onward flight arrangements. We hope you will be leaving with some incredible memories and photos of your time in Africa!

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together during 2024 high season (July - October). Prices for 2025 may differ. 

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Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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Simple Booking Process

  1. Talk to our team to discuss this trip or plan a tailor-made itinerary.
  2. Once you're happy, we'll take a 30% deposit to confirm your trip.
  3. The balance will be due 70 days before you travel.

Flexible Payment Options

  • Bank or wire transfers ✔️
  • Visa & Mastercard accepted ✔️
  • Pay in instalments ✔️


All Brilliant trips include:

  • Experienced safari guides
  • All domestic/internal flights
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary (accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences)
  • Fees for guides/scouts/drivers/cooks
  • All entrance and park fees
  • Fees for all activities as per the program
  • Shared or private daily game drives (depending on your route and preferences, please enquire for more details)
  • Meal plan full board unless specified otherwise
  • Select local brand drinks on safari
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Cover
  • Conservation charge

With Brilliant, you'll also get...

  • Brilliant Africa’s Bucket List Safari System: work one-on-one with a dedicated specialist with decades of experience in East Africa. We'll help you cut through the noise, navigate the thousands of options, design the trip that's right for you and have confidence you'll get what you expect (results in 98% 5* reviews)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Highest-rated African travel company on Trustpilot: so you know you'll be in safe hands with our team.  
  • Ground Support Team: our local ground team are on hand to help if you ever need support during your trip. 
  • Dedicated Pre-Travel Support: access to a dedicated customer support specialist to help you with all of your pre-travel questions and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Get Me To Africa Flight Package: we'll connect you with our flight specialist who will find and book the right international flights on your behalf*
  • Personalised Guest Portal & Mobile App: access to your individual guest portal, including video guides to common questions, and everything you need to know to prepare for your African adventure.
  • WhatsApp Contacts: your local support team will be easily contactable via WhatsApp.   
  • Safety Briefing: 1:1 consultations with our specialists to answer any of your questions about safety when travelling in Africa. 
  • Done-With-You Visa Service: we’ll send you step-by-step video guides on how to apply for your visas and required travel documents, saving you hours of time, stress and headaches.

*For customers based in the US only. 

'Life Happens' Postponement Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you need to postpone your trip, we won't charge any fees to postpone your trip and all payments you have made towards the original trip will be applied to the postponed trip.

*T&Cs apply, enquire for details 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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