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In East Africa, get ready to have an epic safari experience. The wildlife that you will view as you travel through Kenya and Tanzania’s most renowned National Parks will leave you astounded! Join us for this 14 day camping tour for a trip of a lifetime!

Featured Highlights

Some of the activities listed above form part of an "Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.  We do recommend that you prebook your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Dar es Salaam

From R720
  Airport Transfer Available Kipepeo Beach Village

Kipepeo Beach is a mere 9kms from the heart of Dar es Salaam and on arrival you will feel like you have arrived on Zanzibar itself with it’s cool sea breeze, sparkling endless white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Break away from the craziness of Dar es Salaam, … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Nairobi

From R1,350
  Airport Transfer Available Sentrim Boulevard

Sentrim Boulevard Hotel is located close to the Nairobi National Museum and the University of Nairobi. It is within walking distance of the city market, a Barclays ATM on the University grounds and there is a grocery store nearby. Depending on the traffic in Nairobi, it can take anything from … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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  Camping     Accommodated
Day 01

Zanzibar Excursion

A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach. Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights

Route
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry; Stone Town to Nungwi Beach: ± 60-70 km
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 02

Zanzibar Excursion

A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach.

Route
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry; Stone Town to Nungwi Beach: ± 60-70 km
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 03

Zanzibar Excursion

Enjoy your time on Zanzibar by relaxing at the beach or exploring, snorkeling, scuba diving or taking a sunset boat cruise through the waters. Today is for relaxing.

Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Day 04

Zanzibar Excursion

Today is a day for you to choose exactly what you’d like to do. Spend your day relaxing on the beach or partake in one of the many optional activities on offer. Explore the Spice Islands, take a walking tour of the city or head out to the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean and explore the underwater world through snorkelling or scuba diving.

Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Day 05

Zanzibar Excursion

On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time to explore the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored which we will discover on our included Spice Tour.

Distance
±60-70km
Route
Nungwi Beach to Stone Town
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Day 06

Zanzibar Excursion

On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored.

Distance
±60-70km
Route
Nungwi Beach to Stone Town
Optional Activities
Zanzibar Meals (per meal)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Day 07

Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo

Today we leave Zanzibar early and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. It is a fairly short drive to reach our next destination, Bagamoyo, who’s name goes back to the days of slavery and means “lay down your heart”. We settle into our overnight spot which is situated on the beach. Here you will have the afternoon free to step into the inviting Indican Ocean or laze on the beach and enjoy the timeless views across the ocean. The town of Bagamoyo is a short walk away and you can explore this vibrant town on foot.

Route
Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry ± 80km; Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo: ± 80 km
Day 08

Arusha

The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. The following day we will prepare for our journey into the Serengeti.

Distance
±550km
Route
Bagamoyo to Arusha
Day 09

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion

The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. 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.

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 10

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. 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 11

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 12

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 13

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Excursion

Today we explore 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.

Day 14

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 15

Arusha

Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum.

Distance
±250km
Route
Serengeti National Park to Arusha
Places
Arusha
Activity Package
Masai Mara Museum
Day 16

Nairobi

After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa and eventually the capital of Kenya in 1963. Usually we enjoy a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants.

Distance
±270km
Route
Arusha to Nairobi
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 17

Nairobi

After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa and eventually the capital of Kenya in 1963. Usually we enjoy a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants.

Distance
±270km
Route
Arusha to Nairobi
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 18

Masai Mara National Reserve

We leave the capital of Nairobi and travel to the Masai Mara, world renowned for it’s endless plains of wild animals and spectacular beauty. The visit to the Masai Mara is operated in safari type vehicles and not the Nomad truck. For this reason, you are asked to pack a small overnight bag to travel with. You will need your towel, sleeping bag, clothes, toiletries and camping essentials.

Distance
±250km
Route
Nairobi to Masai Mara
Included Activities
Masai Village Visit
Day 19

Masai Mara National Reserve

We leave the capital of Nairobi and travel to the Masai Mara, world renowned for it’s endless plains of wild animals and spectacular beauty.  This afternoon we will enjoy a cultural experience as we visit and interact with Kenya’s native Masaai people.

Distance
±250km
Route
Nairobi to Masai Mara
Included Activities
Masai Village Visit
Day 20

Masai Mara National Reserve

The rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities. Some of the other animals that could be found here include elephant, black rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Hippo and crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers, which traverse this reserve. Today we will spend the entire day game driving through the Mara in search of all the animals.

Day 21

Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru

We rise early and enjoy our final game drive through the Mara before heading to Lake Nakuru National Park, where we will enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park. Lake Nakuru is home to large flocks of Flamingos and pelicans as well as black & white rhino, leopard, lion and numerous buck. Originally created as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was upgraded to National Park status in 1968.

Distance
±220km
Route
Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
Day 22

Lake Nakuru - Nairobi

We rise early and say farewell to Lake Nakuru and head towards Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, we will visit the Nairobi Giraffe Centre, followed by a game drive through the Nairobi National Park. The Nairobi National Park is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and so much more.

Distance
±160km
Route
Lake Nakuru to Nairobi
Activity Package
Visit to the Giraffe Centre
Game drive in Nairobi National Park
Places
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi
Day 23

Lake Nakuru - Nairobi

We rise early and say farewell to Lake Nakuru and head towards Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, we will visit the Nairobi Giraffe Centre, followed by a game drive through the Nairobi National Park. The Nairobi National Park is home to black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and so much more.

Distance
±160km
Route
Lake Nakuru to Nairobi
Activity Package
Visit to the Giraffe Centre
Game drive in Nairobi National Park
Places
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Nairobi

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people)
  • Masai Mara Museum
  • Visit to the Giraffe Centre
  • Game drive in Nairobi National Park

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