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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar and Game Parks
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Zanzibar and Game Parks

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

Current Price

ZAR 12495  Currency Converter + USD 260 Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

10 days

Type

Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

This tour is packed with all the highlights. With Big Game viewing on offer its a wild life lovers dream come true. The landscapes in Tanzania are unforgettable as well as seeing Africa's highest mountain - and don't forget the Spice Island of Zanzibar!

 

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.

Tour Code

DN10-11

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


Zanzibar and Game Parks

Day 1, 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 2 to 3, 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.

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Day 4, Zanzibar Island to Dar Es Salaam

We take the ferry back to mainland for another night in Dar es Salaam. Time permitting there may be an opportunity to visit one of the local craft markets offering a large range of exquisite products (where prices depend on your bargaining skills).

Day 5, Dar Es Salaam to Pangani

This morning we leave early and leave the hustle and bustle of this major Tanzanian city, and head towards the farmlands of this beautiful country. Today is used as a transit day to get us closer to Serengeti.

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Day 6, Pangani to Arusha

From Dar es Salaam we have a long day’s drive through vast sisal plantations and African bushveld to Arusha. On the way, we pass The Pare and Usambara Mountain ranges before driving through the town of Moshi. Moshi is the base for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions and weather permitting;
we may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit - a photo opportunity not to be missed! Tonight, we stay at a campsite in Meserani on the outskirts of Arusha, before heading out to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater tomorrow.

Day 7, Arusha to Karatu

Leaving our camp, we travel via the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and then up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the higher lying village of Karatu. Karatu offers magnificent views over the surrounding hills and has many well-established
wheat farms that add to the picturesque panoramas.

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Day 8, Karatu to Serengeti National Park via (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

This morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich
Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken, unflooded caldera in the world.
Comprising of open savannahs, acacia forests and both soda and fresh water lakes, the Ngorongoro
Crater is truly a miniature ‘Garden of Eden’. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game
viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.
After our game drive in the Crater, we head down the Crater rim and past the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ on our way to the Serengeti National Park. We cross the vast plains as we game drive through the southern and central areas in the park. Tonight, we camp (no ablution facilities) in the bushveld surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. Without any fences surrounding our campsite we are truly in the midst of nature!

Day 9, Serengeti National Park to Arusha

In the morning, we head off for another game drive and explore the landscape in search of the resident game. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! Following our morning drive, we retrace our journey back across the plains and along the lush Crater rim to our truck at Arusha, where we spend the evening musing over our thrilling wildlife experience.

Zanzibar and Game Parks

Day 10, Arusha to Nairobi

The bustling, busy city of Nairobi awaits us today where some of our fellow travellers will leave us and others will join.

Meals included in your tour cost

7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar Island, Arusha, Serengeti National Park & 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 Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam tour

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