Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days

FROM USD $1,090

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to go wild in Tanzania's top national parks before heading over to the gorgeous island of Zanzibar for some sun, sea & sand!

Day 1: Nairobi
Welcome to Nairobi! We’ll be there to collect you at Nairobi Airport and transfer you to the Kenya Comfort Hotel. Tonight you will stay in shared dorms. There will be a pre departure meeting at 17.00. Overnight - Nairobi
Day 2: Arusha
Nairobi - Arusha (Tanzania). Journeying south via Namanga, we cross the border and head into neighbouring Tanzania. Home to some of Africa’s finest game reserves, we camp at the attractive safari frontier town of Arusha. The town is perfectly placed for optional activities such as a visit to two of Tanzania’s best game reserves - the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Overnight - Arusha (L, D)
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Zebras stop for a drink at one of the many waterholes in Africa's National Parks
Days 3 - 5: Optional Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti (optional). Arusha is the starting point for the optional 3 day excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (see optional activities). For those not opting to visit the Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti National Park, the next days are spent at leisure enjoying the Meserani reptile park, Masai Cultural Museum and the surrounding villages and craft markets. Alternatively the town of Arusha is close by to explore.

The Optional Ngorongoro/Serengeti excursion takes us via the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the higher lying village of Karatu. campsite in Karatu. The following morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino. After our game drive in the Crater,we head down the Crater rim and past the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ on our way to the Serengeti National Park. We cross the vast plains as we game drive through the southern and central areas in the park. Tonight we camp in the bushveld surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! We return to Arusha on day 5. Overnight - Arusha (3) OR optional Karatu & Serengeti (B:3, L:3, D:3)
Having a drink at sunset by Lake Malawi on one of our African Safaris
Arusha - Pangani - Dar es Salaam. On day 6 we head south towards Dar es Salaam. On the way weather permitting; we may catch a glimpse of this Mt Kilimanjaro’s snowy summit - a photo opportunity not to be missed! We pass through vast sisal plantations surrounded by The Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges, before reaching our lovely campsite nestled between these mountains, midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam. The following day we continue on to our lovely seaside campsite in Dar es Salaam where we prepare for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning. Overnight - Pangani (1), Dar es Salaam (1) (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Africa time! A beachside hammock on the island of Zanzibar - a great way to end an epic African Safa
Days 8 - 10: Zanzibar
Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar (optional). A ferry from Dar Es Salaam takes us to ‘Spice Island’, where we have the option to spend the next three nights.* Zanzibar is steeped in history and offers a wealth of experiences. Wander the streets of Stone Town, take an excursion around a spice plantation or simply laze on one of the pristine white sandy beaches, the choice is yours! Accommodation is not provided on Zanzibar, allowing you the freedom to choose where you spend your time on the island. Your trip leader can arrange accommodation for you locally should you wish.

* For those opting not to visit Zanzibar, the 3 days can be spent at leisure at the beach campsite or exploring Dar Es Salaam. Overnight - Dar es Salaam (3) OR optional Zanzibar (3) (B:1)
Day 11: Dar es Salaam
Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam. Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to Dar es Salaam on the mainland. Arrival back to camp is usually in the late afternoon, or early evening. In Dar we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Nairobi / Ends in: Dar es Salaam
  • Departs: Saturdays - year round
  • Local Payment: $240 USD
  • Breakfast:6, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 6
  • Hotel Rating: Camping expedition
  • Tour Guide: Yes
The On The Go Theatre
Discover the Ngorongoro crater and more on an African Safari

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