Overview

Two of East Africa’s most popular highlights make this tour the spectacular experience that it is. Leaving Nairobi, we head to Arusha where we will board 4 x 4 vehicles to head to the Serengeti National Park to watch some of the largest herds of wild antelope and wildebeest graze their way across the open plains. We’ll also explore the Ngorongoro Crater where we will continue our game viewing spectacular. We then move from bush to beach and discover a whole new world on the historical spice island of Zanzibar where you will explore the ancient city of Stone Town and then head North to relax on tropical white sand beaches and snorkel in aqua blue waters of the Indian Ocean

Featured Highlights

Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

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Itinerary

Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.

Day 01

Arusha

Today we depart the bustling capital of Kenya and cross the border into Tanzania. We will stop in Arusha to visit the local Masai Mara Museum and the snake park. This afternoon we make our preparations for the optional excursion to the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance
±290km
Route
Nairobi to Arusha
Activity Package
Masai Mara Museum
Places
Arusha
Day 02

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion

The following days are set aside for the 3-night camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. On the first day from Arusha to Ngorongoro, there will be time for visiting the Oldupai gorge and museum. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive.

What you should take along:
• Daypack with one change of clothes • Binoculars, cameras & film • Some warm clothes, as it is always cold on the rim of the crater • Lots of insect repellent • A few dollars (small notes) for tips, curios etc • Snacks, cold drinks, cigarettes etc. for the excursion • Sleeping bag

Distance
±250km
Route
Arusha to Serengeti National Park
Activity Package
Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)
Optional Activities
Ballooning over Serengeti National Park
Day 03

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.

Day 04

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion

Today we explore some more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible. The itinerary of the Serengeti Excursion is flexible to ensure the best game viewing experience.

Day 05

Arusha

Today those that went into the Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro will meet up with the truck in Arusha, where there will be time to share stories of the wonderful African animals seen in the park.

Distance
±250km
Route
Serengeti National Park to Arusha
Places
Arusha
Day 06

Bagamoyo

We leave Arusha early and head south towards Bagamoyo, who’s name goes back to the days of slavery and means “lay down your heart”. Our accommodation for the night is situated on the beach. Tonight we will prepare for the Zanzibar excursion.

Distance
±550km
Route
Arusha to Bagamoyo
Day 07

Zanzibar Excursion

Its a short drive down to Dar es Salaam, where we will be dropped off at the local ferry port and will take a ferry from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. We spend the first night exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored.

Route
Bagamoyo to Zanzibar (by Ferry)
Day 08

Zanzibar Excursion

The following day we take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend 2 days relaxing on the beach.

Distance
±60-70km
Route
Stone Town to Nungwi Beach
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 09

Zanzibar Excursion

We spend the day relaxing on the beach or taking part in one of the many optional activities offered here.

Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 10

Dar es Salaam

Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck and campsite, where your tour ends upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.

Route
Nungwi Beach to Stone town: ± 60-70 km; Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry ± 60-70 km

Activity Package

Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.

  • Masai Mara Museum
  • Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)

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