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Morocco & Kenya

2 countries 7 game drives
6 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
African Lodges | Luxury tent, Maasai Mara
The Great MigrationOne of the world's 10 natural wonders. Witness the real circle of life as more than 6 million hooves stampede, crossing crocodile-filled rivers. To witness this amazing spectacle find out the best times to visit.
Colourful Morocco and wild Kenya await you on this fantastic tour of Africa. Morocco is a fascinating and vibrant melting pot of African, Arabic and European cultures and Kenya represents the classical image of Africa. Combine the imperial cities of Morocco, the dunes of the Sahara Desert, the wildlife of the Maasai Mara and the chance to spot the 'Big 5' - and you're in for a trip you will never forget!Classic Casablanca and Magical MarrakeshOur first stop in Morocco is the wonderful city of Casablanca, made famous by the movie of the same name. We then continue over the Atlas Mountains, where we will enjoy breathtaking views, travelling to Marrakesh, the 'Jewel of the South'. Fabulous Fez and Cool ChafchaouenMorocco is a country full of colour and you'll see this reflected in the scenery and within all the busy markets. We visit Fez, Morocco's oldest imperial city, where we explore the narrow lanes of the famous Medina, enjoy a Moroccan lunch in the Medina's palace and see the Karaouine Mosque. Before moving on the beautifully blue city of Chefchaouen, where we explore the sights, including hiking to a viewing platform for incredible panoramic views!Animal EncountersYour Kenya experience begins in Nairobi, where we see some famous conservation projects, including the Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We then journey to Samburu National Reserve to experience the thrill of our very first game drive. Look out for zebra, cheetah and leopards, just to name a few. On our way to Maasai Mara, we stop at Lake Naivasha, famous for its diverse birdlife such as the graceful pink flamingos. Just when you think it couldn't get any better, we arrive at the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and most famous wildlife reserve. Here we enjoy an abundance of wildlife with amazing rolling grasslands, unforgettable game viewing and an amazing dinner under the Maasai Mara stars!

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight within Africa
  • Light plane flight in Kenya
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $290pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 10 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 5 nights in African lodges (4-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 17 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout Morocco
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides in Kenya

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included

Sightseeing

Mesmerising Morocco

  • Stroll through the Habous quarter, the heart of the Casablanca's second Medina.
  • Visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world.
  • Visit the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh.
  • Visit the Bahia Palace, a beautiful 19th century palace built for Ahmed Ibn Moussa. The building itself displays excellent examples of Eastern Architecture from this era.
  • See Marrakesh's Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
  • Immerse yourself in the souks of Marrakesh and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, including snake charmers, cries of gypsies, wandering minstrels and more.
  • Take a Moroccan cooking lesson and enjoy the food you've prepared for lunch.
  • Feel the buzz of Marrakesh's Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square walking through the stalls, snake-charmers and other entertainers on your way to dinner.
  • Awaken the senses navigating your way through the Medina of Fez el Bali, bursting with aromatic food stands, local craftsmen, workshops, mosques, schools and friendly locals.
  • Wander through the narrow lanes and colourful stalls in Fez's famous medina - the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs.
  • Watch in awe as men standing in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes, process the hides of sheep and goat in the ancient operation of tannery in Fez.
  • Fall in love with Chefchaouen - Morocco's magical blue city.
  • Walk the short trail uphill towards a stunning lookout point over the town and surrounding mountains.
  • Explore Meknes, one of the Kingdom's Imperial Cities. See the massive Bab el Mansour Gate and the Old Medina.
  • Visit the impressive archaeological site of Volubilis, once an important Roman city.

Witness Kenya's amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

  • Discover Nairobi on a city tour including the Norfolk Hotel, The City Market, Jamia Mosque, Macmillan Library, The Law Courts, The City Hall and the Parliament buildings.
  • Enjoy tastings at Brown's Cheese Factory.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, one of the world's most extraordinary animal rehabilitation programs.
  • Visit The Giraffe Centre, an important conservation initiative created by the 'African Fund for Endangered Wildlife'. Feed and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures from elevated platforms.
  • Tour the Karen Blixen Museum, presenting a glimpse of the life of Karen Blixen, an extraordinary farmer and the author of 'Out of Africa'.
  • Explore rugged and remote Samburu National Reserve on game drives. The reserve attracts some amazing wildlife including giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra and much more!
  • Visit a Samburu Village and school for protected Samburu women and their children.
  • Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers.
  • Discover Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest peak, affording some of the most impressive views in east Africa.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds and rhinos.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake. Fringed by thick papyrus, it is one of Kenya's important horticultural areas with its yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea and is teeming with birdlife.
  • Enjoy a short hike through Hell's Gate National Park.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Elsemere in Lake Naivasha, home to the late Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • Spend 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara.
  • Experience unforgettable game drives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and most famous reserve. With its abundance of wildlife and rolling savannahs, it makes for amazing game-viewing. Keep an eye out for millions of wildebeest and zebras which migrate here annually.
  • Enjoy an incredible bush dinner under the Maasai Mara stars.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $12,495
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Rail, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 Sep 201901 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $11,830
16 Oct 201905 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $12,230
12 Feb 202003 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $12,530
25 Mar 202014 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $12,330
ItineraryExpand
Morocco & Kenya

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco and the city of Casablanca! Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome drink.

Day 3. Casablanca - Marrakesh

Today we explore the buzzing streets of Casablanca where we see the central market, Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Esplanade. Next we travel to the magical 'Rose City', Marrakesh, blessed with fine gardens, palaces and mosques. [B,D]

Day 4. Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco and today we visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the famous medina. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Discover the distinct flavours of Morocco at a cooking class and enjoy the delicious results for lunch.

Special Experience: Tonight we'll make our way through Marrakesh's buzzing Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.

Day 5. Marrakesh - Fez

Today we head to Fez. Considered the cultural and religious centre of Morocco, Fez is a window into the Middle Ages. It's known for its famous leather dyeing vats and its medina is quite possibly the world's largest car-free urban space! [B,D]

Day 6. Fez

Today we'll explore the narrow, cobbled lanes and covered souks of the famous medina, see the Karaouine Mosque and enjoy lunch in the medina's palace. We'll also watch an ancient tannery in operation. [B,L]

Day 7. Fez - Chefchaouen

Today we drive to Chefchaouen, known for the stunning blue-washed buildings of its old town and steep cobbled lanes. [B]

Day 8. Chefchaouen

This morning we'll explore Chefchaouen's picturesque streets on foot on a city tour. Later we hike to the Chefchaouen viewing platform and take in the incredible panoramic views. [B]

Day 9. Chefchaouen - Rabat

Travelling to Morocco's capital, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Rabat. On the way we visit the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to the 3rd century BC. We'll also stop at the Bab el Mansour Gate and the lively old medina in Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. [B,D]

Day 10. Rabat - Casablanca - Nairobi

Enjoy the morning at leisure before our overnight flight to Nairobi. [B]

Day 11. Nairobi

Karibu to Kenya! This afternoon we'll explore the bustling streets of Nairobi and take a tour of the city centre.

Special Experience: Next we will visit Brown's Cheese Factory where we enjoy a cheese tasting and take a tour.

Day 12. Nairobi

Today we'll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, which rescues and rehabilitates elephants and rhinos orphaned by ivory and horn poachers. Then get up close and personal with the giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. Later we enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, followed by a visit to the adjoining Museum. [B,L]

Day 13. Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

Karibu to Kenya! This afternoon we'll explore the bustling streets of Nairobi and take a tour of the city centre.Escaping the city, we travel north and cross the equator before arriving in Samburu National Reserve. After lunch we'll head out on our first game drive! [B,L,D]

Day 14. Samburu National Reserve

Keep an eye out for Samburu's diverse range of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives today. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Visit a Samburu village and school to learn about 'a day in the life' of a Samburu woman and her children.

Day 15. Samburu National Reserve - Mt Kenya National Park

Today we travel to Mount Kenya, Kenya's highest mountain. On our way we stop at the Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a place where women are trained in the craft of spinning and weaving, empowering them to earn a sustainable living.

On arrival in Mt Kenya we'll explore the forest on foot with a ranger. [B,L,D]

Day 16. Mt Kenya National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

A chance for us to spot endangered rhino in beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park today on an afternoon game drive. [B,L,D]

Day 17. Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha

We'll participate in a tree-planting ceremony at our lodge this morning before we travel to Lake Naivasha, the home of the late Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free".

After lunch, we drive to Hell's Gate National Park where we go for a walk, admiring the spectacular scenery of towering cliffs, extinct volcans and deep gorges.

We then return to the rich heritage and idyllic scenery of Lake Naivasha, the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the Adamson house containing memorabilia from the "Born Free" film. [B,L,D]

Day 18. Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara

We travel to the famous Maasai Mara and enjoy a game drive, spotting elephants, giraffes, zebra, gazelles and lions! [B,L,D]

Day 19. Maasai Mara

Our day in the Maasai Mara is devoted to discovering the incredible wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: This evening we'll enjoy a special bush dinner under a beautiful blanket of stars.

Day 20. Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 21. Arrive Australia