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Morocco & Kenya

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!Sunrise over the SaharaOur first stop in Morocco is the wonderful city of Casablanca, made famous by the movie. We then continue over the Atlas Mountains, where we will enjoy breathtaking views, travelling to Marrakesh, the 'Jewel of the South'. Our tour continues into the Sahara Desert, where we'll watch the sun rise over the dunes, after spending two nights in a traditional Moroccan Kasbah it's a completely unforgettable experience!Fabulous FezMorocco 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 cooking lesson and see the Karaouine Mosque.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)

Accommodation & Meals

  • 10 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a traditional kasbah in Morocco
  • 5 nights in African lodges (4-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent in the heart of the Maasai Mara
  • 19 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 13 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout Morocco
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide in Kenya (max 6 people per vehicle)

Entrance Fees & Permits (Africa only)

  • 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.
  • See the Royal Palace of Casablanca, the King's principal residence and an exceptional display of Islamic Architecture.
  • Visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world.
  • Board the train to Marrakesh.
  • Feel the buzz of Marrakesh's Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square walking through the stalls, snake-charmers and other entertainers on your way to dinner.
  • 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.
  • Immerse yourself in the souks of Marrakesh and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, including snake charmers, cries of gypsies, wandering minstrels and more.
  • Visit the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakesh.
  • See Marrakesh's Koutoubia Mosque, considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
  • Discover the famous Jardin Marjoelle, gifted to the city of Marrakesh by French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
  • Wander through the streets of Ait-Ben Haddou, a World Heritage-listed city made famous by the 1962 film 'Lawrence of Arabia.'
  • Visit the majestic Kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt in Ouarzazate.
  • Stay in a traditional Kasbah in Merzouga, the gateway to the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Watch as the dunes shimmer with the first rays of sunlight over the Sahara Desert - a truly magical experience!
  • Experience the warm Moroccan hospitality with Moroccan Tea and spiritual Gnawa music in the small village of Khamlia.
  • Visit the mines at Mephis.
  • Drive through the wooded region of the Middle Atlas Mountains passing through local berber villages and Errachidia and Midelt.
  • 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.
  • Tour the city of Fez including the Tombs of the Merinides, the Bounania Islamic Learning Centre, Nejjarine Fountain and view the Karaouine Mosque.
  • 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.
  • Visit the impressive archaeological site of Volubilis, once an important Roman city.
  • Explore Meknes, one of the Kingdom's Imperial Cities. See the massive Bab el Mansour Gate and the Old Medina.
  • Discover imperial Rabat including the Royal Palace and the Mohammed V Mausoleum.

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.
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, 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.
  • Discover Mount Kenya National Park, home to Africa's second highest peak, affording some of the most impressive views in east Africa.
  • Participate in a tree planting ceremony in Lake Nakuru.
  • Take a spectacular game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park, a sanctuary for migratory water birds.
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, a beautiful freshwater lake. Fringed by thick papyrus, it is an important horticultural area of Kenya with its yellow-barked Acacia Xanthophlea, teeming with birdlife
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Elsemere in Lake Naivasha, home to the late Joy Adamson, author of 'Born Free'.
  • 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.
  • 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
23
Price From
AUD $12,495
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Rail, Relaxing
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
10 Sep 201802 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $12,120
01 Oct 201823 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $12,120
05 Nov 201827 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $12,620
04 Feb 201926 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $13,220
04 Mar 201926 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $13,220
Itinerary
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 before travelling to Marrakesh by train this afternoon. Tonight we'll make our way through Marrakesh's buzzing Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner. [B,D]

Day 4. Marrakesh

The 'Jewel of the South', Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco. We'll enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Art. [B,L]

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

Day 5. Marrakesh

This morning we'll explore the enchanting Jardin Marjorelle, gifted to the city of Marrakesh by famous French designer, Yves Saint Laurent. The afternoon is at leisure to explore at your own pace. Why not shop for carpets and crafts in the city's labyrinth of souks? [B]

Day 6. Marrakesh - Boumalne

We travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the fortified city of A t Ben Haddou. This afternoon we make the short trip to Ouarzazate, where we visit the kasbahs of Tifoultoute and Taoirt. We continue to Boumalne this evening. [B,D]

Day 7. Boumalne - Merzouga

The morning is at leisure before we travel to Erfoud, on the edge of the Sahara. We'll transfer to 4WDs and make our way across the vast desert to the town of Merzouga. Our accommodation for the next two nights is a traditional Moroccan kasbah! [B,D]

Day 8. Merzouga

Special Experience: Witness an incredible sunrise over the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert.

After breakfast, we travel to a nearby village to enjoy the local Gnaoua music over tea. We then visit the artists' town of Tissardmine for lunch amongst the palms. [B,L,D]

Day 9. Merzouga - Fez

We cross over the Middle Atlas Mountains on our way to Fez, stopping along the way in the market town of Midelt. [B,L,D]

Day 10. Fez

Considered the cultural and religious centre of Morocco, Fez is a window into the Middle Ages. We'll explore the narrow lanes and covered souks of the medina, visit the famous tannery and see the impressive Karaouine Mosque. [B]

Day 11. Fez - Rabat

This morning we stop in the Imperial city of Meknes, where we see the impressive gates of Bab el Mansour and the old medina. We'll then travel to Rabat via the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to 300BC. [B,D]

Day 12. Rabat - Casablanca - Nairobi

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

Day 13. Nairobi

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

Day 14. Nairobi

Today we'll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, run by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos from 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 15. Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

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 16. 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 17. Samburu National Reserve - Mt Kenya National Park

Today we travel to Mount Kenya, Kenya's highest mountain. Here we'll explore the forest on foot with a ranger. [B,L,D]

Day 18. Mt Kenya National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

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

Day 19. 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". Its rich heritage and idyllic scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and visit the house containing memorabilia from the "Born Free" film. [B,L,D]

Day 20. 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 21. 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 22. Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Australia

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 23. Arrive Australia

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