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.

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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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Dar es Salaam

From R820
  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 R1,110
  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 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

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
Inhambane Scuba Diving – Per Dive
Zanzibar Meals (per day)
Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people)
Motorbike Hire
Day 02

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 day)
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 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 day)
Walking City Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Spice Tour – Half Day (min. 2 people)
Day 04

Lushoto

Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. We continue on to Lushoto, the major town and district centre, albeit small, in the Usambara Mountains, halfway between the coast and the parks. The popular pot plant Saintpaulia has its only wild occurrences in Tanzania, and particularly in the Usambara Mountains.

Distance
±365km
Route
Zanzibar to Lushoto
Day 05

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, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. The following day we will prepare for our journey into the Serengeti.

Distance
±515km
Route
Lushoto to Arusha
Day 06

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
±260km
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 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 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 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. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park in Arusha.

Distance
±250km
Route
Serengeti National Park to Arusha
Places
Arusha
Activity Package
Masai Mara Museum
Day 10

Kenya – Nairobi

After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi and the end of our journey. Usually we end the tour with a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants.

Distance
±295km
Route
Arusha to Nairobi
Places
Optional Activities
Dinner Out

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.

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

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