Overview

Two of East Africa’s most popular highlights make this Zanzibar & Serengeti trek 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, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for “old town”). We head North to relax on tropical white sand beaches and snorkel in aqua blue waters of the warm Indian Ocean. After soaking up the sun in Zanzibar, we then move from beach to bush. 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. The Serengeti National Park is the most photographed and filmed game reserves in Africa. With an incredibly dense population of wildlife and never-ending rolling plains, the Serengeti offers an authentic and idyllic wilderness safari. We’ll also dip down into the Ngorongoro Crater to continue the game viewing experience. This UNESCO world heritage site also holds a wealth of fascinating areas of interest for historians and the general public. On our last days we cross the border into Kenya and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.

 

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

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Post Tour Accommodation - Nairobi

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Itinerary

Day 01

Stone Town (Zanzibar)

After meeting our crew and fellow passengers, we head out early to catch our ferry to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam. After arriving at the ferry port we make our way to our hotel located in the heart of Stone Town.  Zanzibar is renowned for its spices and fragrances and we have the chance to experience this first-hand today. There are a number of excursions that can be arranged for the coming days in Stone Town and your guide will be on hand to assist.

Day 02

Zanzibar Excursion

This morning we enjoy the local scenery by embarking on a spice tour with a local guide.  The afternoon is free to enjoy some of the many attraction sand activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and you have the opportunity to book activities such as fishing, snorkelling, 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 03

Zanzibar Excursion

Today we explore the beautiful Jozani Forest. For those wanting to do their last bit of sightseeing, the afternoon is free for optional activities. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.

Day 04

Bagamoyo

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, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.

Day 05

Arusha

Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.

Day 06

Karatu

Although it is 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 the full day excursion into the crater.  Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days.  Those guests who have purchased the Serengeti excursion will be collected from Arusha this morning.

Day 07

Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater.  We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the Crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.

Day 08

Karatu

This morning we rise early for a hike to the Elephant Caves, taking you through untouched forests with amazing wildlife.   The rest of the day is free for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment.  Some of the optional activities include village walking visits or a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.  These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.

Day 09

Arusha

Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the optional Serengeti excursion and we share our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 10

Kenya to Nairobi

We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.

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