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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam
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Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

This tour takes you from Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam in 10 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

Current Price

ZAR 7890  Currency Converter + USD 240 Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

10 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the variety of cultures and wildlife that Tanzania has to offer. A trip to the idyllic island of Zanzibar is a perfect ending!

 

General Notes

Zanzibar accommodation and meals are for your own expense.

Your arrival airport transfer and pre-trip accommodation in a dorm bed is included in your trip price. Please advise flight details to book transfers - flight number, route, date and time.

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Tour Code

ND10-11

A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.


Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Day 1, Nairobi to Arusha

After a short but somewhat bumpy trip we cross the border at Namanga, enter Tanzania and continue to Arusha in the heart of Masai lands. This pleasant town is situated at the base of Mount Meru and is the starting point for your optional excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and/or Serengeti National Park.

Day 2, Arusha to Serengeti National Park

From Arusha you have the option of visiting the famous Serengeti National Park. You will depart Arusha in the morning with your vehicles and guides, if you take up the two-night/three day option. From Arusha you drive through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) and up into the Ngorongoro Nature Reserve for a glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater. Then you descend down onto the vast plains of the Serengeti. The abundance of plains game has never stopped to suprise anyone entering this wildlife heaven. The afternoon will be spent game spotting before setting up camp in the midst of the park. A camp fire and the night time noises of the wildlife finish off a day in one of East Africa's most famous game parks!

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Day 3, Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

An absolute 'must do' when in Tanzania. Pass through the 'Cradle of Mankind' and the Rift Valley whilst enjoying one of the best game viewing opportunities Africa has to offer. An early start takes us off for a full morning game drive in the Serengeti. We head back towards Ngorongoro where we sleep on the Crater's edge. We suggest you wear your winter woollies as it can get pretty cold on the rim of the crater during night times.

Day 4, Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha

This morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 metre walls. This Garden of Eden is 20-kilometre wide and a true natural wonder. The size of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers great photo opportunities of most of East Africa's mammals, such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, and plain's game. After spending the morning in the Ngorongoro Crater you will return to our overnight stop near Arusha for the night.

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Day 5, Arusha to Pangani

Leaving Arusha we head towards the warm Indian Ocean. Travelling through the town of Moshi we cross the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. If we're lucky the day is clear and you might be able to view the snowy summit & another great photo opportunity. Continuing south we pass the Usambara Mountains on our left and after driving past vast sisal plantations we are on our way to Dar es Salaam.

Day 6, Pangani to Dar Es Salaam

Leaving Pangani early we head for exotic Dar Es Salaam. A long day's drive through beautiful lush scenery and palm trees sees us arriving late in Dar. We sent up camp for the night at a beach hotel/campsite which is situated to the north of the city. There is time to prepare for your departure to Zanzibar tomorrow.

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Day 7, Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar Island

An early ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to this exotic "Spice Island", where we will spend the next few nights. Zanzibar is steeped in history which is reflected in the varied architecture of Stone Town while further north you can relax on the white sand beaches or scuba dive in the clear warm water.

Day 8 to 9, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor. The quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence. With pretty Medina-like shops, the palaces of the Sultans, its spices, tours around a spice plantation - there is something for everyone on this island. You can even hire a motorbike and explore the more remote areas of Zanzibar.

Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam

Day 10, Zanzibar Island to Dar Es Salaam

Take the ferry back to the Tanzanian mainland where our tour finishes on arrival.

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24 Aug 2014

02 Sep 2014

ZAR 7890 + USD 240

07 Sep 2014

16 Sep 2014

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21 Sep 2014

30 Sep 2014

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05 Oct 2014

14 Oct 2014

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19 Oct 2014

28 Oct 2014

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02 Nov 2014

11 Nov 2014

ZAR 7890 + USD 240

16 Nov 2014

25 Nov 2014

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30 Nov 2014

09 Dec 2014

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14 Dec 2014

23 Dec 2014

ZAR 7890 + USD 240

28 Dec 2014

06 Jan 2015

ZAR 7890 + USD 240

ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Nairobi, Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Dar Es Salaam & 2 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

Crew: 3 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck

Available in Reverse

This tour is also available in reverse. Click here to view details of the Zanzibar and Game Parks tour

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