Overview

Two of East Africa’s most popular highlights make this tour the spectacular experience that it is. 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. After soaking up the sun in Zanzibar, we 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 dip down into the Ngorongoro Crater to continue the game viewing spectacular.

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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

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Dar es Salaam

From R930
  Airport Transfer Available Nemax Hotel

Post Tour Accommodation - Nairobi

From R1,290
  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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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.

Route
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry; Stone Town to Nungwi Beach: ± 60-70 km
Included Activities
Zanzibar Excursion
Spice Tour and City Tour
Optional Activities
Swimming with Dolphins Half Day Trip
Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Day 02

Zanzibar Excursion

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

Day 03

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
Included Activities
Spice Tour and City Tour
Day 04

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 Indian 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 05

Arusha

The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africas 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 06

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 07

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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

Day 08

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 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 09

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.

Distance
±250km
Route
Serengeti National Park to Arusha
Places
Arusha
Day 10

Kenya – 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 Nairobis excellent restaurants. Your tour ends upon arrival in Nairobi.

Distance
±270km
Route
Arusha to Nairobi
Places
Optional Activities
Dinner at Local Restaurant

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)

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