Overview

Combining two of East Africa’s most popular highlights, the Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar makes the 10 day Ngorongoro Crate & Zanzibar trek one of the more popular safari packages and is sure to offer you spectacular African safari experience. Leaving Kenya’s capital Nairobi we travel to the border and cross into Tanzania. Undoubtedly the safari capital of the world, our tour includes an overnight safari excursion into the heart of the wildlife. Our overnight excursion is operated in specialised open 4×4 safari vehicles and we will begin by exploring the Ngorongoro crater floor, where herds of wildlife are known to congregate. The Ngorongoro Crater is a truly unique place with more to offer than simply wildlife viewing. It is a one in a lifetime opportunity to explore a region that was home to our earliest ancestors. Our camp during this safari excursion is surrounded by endless views and abundant wildlife, located in the Seronera region. A full day is dedicated to the Serengeti National Park and we enjoy our time game driving through the park, famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park. We then move from bush to beach early in the morning as we travel further south to the coastal town of Bagamoyo, formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade. Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam, from where we launch our 3 night Zanzibar package. A ferry takes us from Dar es Salaam and once we reach the island, we are transferred up north to the beaches of Nungwi, to relax on tropical white sand beaches and snorkel in aqua blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We will also have some time to explore the historic area of Stone Town, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for “old town”). A ferry back to Dar es Salaam marks the end of our Tanzania and Zanzibar safari package tour.

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Nairobi

From R2,180
  Airport Transfer Available Hilton Nairobi

We’re in Nairobi’s central business district, within blocks of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre and the Masai Market. Enjoy city views from our tower rooms and relax in our outdoor pool, spa, steam room, and sauna. Karura Forest and the wild animals of Nairobi National Park are less than 40… … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Dar es Salaam

From R870
Kariakoo Sleep-In Hotel Dar Es Salaam

The Sleep Inn Hotel Kariakoo is located only 20 minutes from the main International Airport. The hotel is a central point for any tourist, business traveler, diplomat and dignitary or airline crew. Located in the most secure neighborhood of Kariakoo Bazaar. The hotel has spacious rooms, honey moon suite and… … Read More

Itinerary

Day 01

Arusha

Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border. After completing border formalities we continue to the busy town of Arusha, our base for the night. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. Those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.

Day 02

Karatu

Although it is a short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater.  Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on our overnight excursion into the crater and Serengeti National Park.

 

Day 03

Ngorongoro Crater & Seronera Excursion

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater in 4×4 safari type vehicles.  We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains.  In the afternoon, we will arrive at our overnight camp in the Seronera region, located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park.  The camp is surrounded by spectacular views and abundant wildlife and this evening, while sipping on a cold beverage, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of nature passing right in front of your meru style tent.

Day 04

Serengeti National Park

This morning we rise early to enjoy our time game driving through Serengeti National Park.  Famous for the abundant wildlife that exists in the park, we will spend most of our day in search of the animals that reside here.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the late afternoon and will spend our evening reminiscing about our encounters of the past two days.

Day 05

Arusha

Wrapping up our time in Karatu and Ngorongoro Crater, we board our truck and return to Arusha.  Upon arrival in Arusha we are reunited with our fellow travelers who opted for the Serengeti excursion.

Day 06

Bagamoyo

We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam and is a perfect launching point for our upcoming Zanzibar Excursion. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar Excursion that begins tomorrow morning.

 

Day 07

Nungwi (Zanzibar)

We complete the short journey into Dar es Salaam this morning and board our ferry for the two hour trip to Zanzibar. After arriving at the ferry port we board make our way to Nungwi on the northern shores of the island.  There are a number of excursions that can be arranged and your guide will be on hand to assist

Day 08

Nungwi

Today is a free day to enjoy some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Day 09

Nungwi - Stone Town

This morning our visit to Nungwi comes to an end as we transfer by road to Stone Town.  Before we arrive in Stone Town, we will stop along the way to enjoy a guided walking spice tour, which passes through villages and spice plantations.  You will be able to witness first-hand how spice farm workers climb the trees and seek out specific plants and will have the opportunity to purchase fresh spices directly from these farms.  Boasting a rich history this busy port of Stone Town was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.

Day 10

Dar es Salaam

This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry to Dar es Salaam, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

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