Experience Tanzania's varied geography, diverse cultures and famed wildlife reserves on this highlighted safari. You will travel along the vast plains of the Serengeti with its abundance of plain game and predator populations as well as experiencing the natural spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater Reserve. Tanzania also has some of the most diverse cultures presenting you with opportunities to interact with a variety of people from the famed Masai tribes to the large Muslim population of Zanzibar. With out a doubt you will be amazed by Tanzania's varied landscape from the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, to the Serengeti, and along the Usambra mountain ranges to the picture perfect coastline of Zanzibar.
This trip starts in Nairobi and travels through Kenya, Tanzania finishing in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Please note that this trip departs Nairobi on a Sunday, early morning. Should you wish to spend extra time there an earlier arrival should be planned and additional accommodation can be booked through us
Pre Departure Meeting: Held at departure point at 17h00 the day before your departure.
Departure Point: Nairobi, Boulevard Hotel, Harry Thuku Road.
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I T I N E R A R Y
DAY 01: Nairobi to Arusha:
We depart Nairobi and drive south, crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga and continue to Arusha. This is a pleasant town situated at the base of Mount Meru and is the starting point for your optional excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and/or Serengeti. We conduct these excursions in locally operated Land Rovers, which are specially adapted for safari use. Depending on which option you choose, you will be away from the Arusha campsite for either one or two nights. (L, D)
DAY 02: Serengeti (Optional)
If you take up the two-night/three day option you will depart Arusha in the morning with your vehicles and guides. The drive to the Serengeti National Park takes us through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) and up into the Ngorongoro Reserve for a glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater before descending down onto the plains of the Serengeti. The abundance of plains game in this area is truly astounding. The afternoon will be spent game viewing before setting up camp in the midst of the national park. With some luck we will be able to listen to the nighttime noises of the wildlife! (B, L, D)
DAY 03: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
After a full morning game drive in the Serengeti we will return to pull down camp and head back towards the Ngorongoro. Here we travel up to Ngorongoro Crater's edge for our campsite for the evening.
For those taking the one-night/two day option you will be collected from Arusha today in the afternoon and transferred to the town of Karatu for the evening. Tomorrow we will join the rest of the group for your Ngorongoro game drive. (B, L, D)
DAY 04: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
This morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 metre walls and 20-kilometre width is a natural wonder, and offers a spectacular view from the rim. The true size of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself and the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion, and plain's game. After spending the full morning in the crater you will return to the campsite near Arusha for another night. Both optional excursions will follow the same schedule today. (B, L, D)
DAY 05 Arusha to Pangani
We leave Arusha and head towards the warm Indian Ocean. Travelling through the town of Moshi and passing the Usambara Mountains, we encounter vast sisal plantations on our way to Dar es Salaam. (B, L, D)
DAY 06: Pangani to Dar es Salaam
Today is another long days drive through beautiful lush scenery and palm trees. We sent up camp for the night. On arrival in Dar es Salaam, we spend the night at a beach hotel/campsite that is situated to the north of the city, and prepare for our departure to Zanzibar the next morning. (B, L, D)
DAY 07: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
A ferry from Dar es Salaam takes us to the "Spice Island", where we will spend three nights on this legendary island. Zanzibar is steeped in history and was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in their quest for new lands. (B)
Our crew can organise accommodation for you whilst on Zanzibar, although from our experience our clients have felt the need to explore the island on their own. Therefore accommodation and food is for client's own account whist on Zanzibar.
DAYS 08 & 09: Zanzibar
History aside, Zanzibar offers a wealth of experiences for the visitor. Today the quiet streets of the old Stone Town still retain their Arabic influence, from the Medina-like shops to the palaces of the Sultans, who founded their vast empires on the spoils of the slave and ivory trade. The island is still famous for its spices, and tours around a spice plantation can be organised. Other options include a trip to the nearby Prison Island with its giant tortoises, and beautiful beaches to enjoy. Or perhaps you would enjoy the opportunity to hire a motorbike and explore the more remote areas of the island.
Zanzibar is a seafood lover's paradise. Numerous restaurants offer a great variety of the freshest catch from the ocean - giant lobsters being a popular speciality. Alternatively, joining the locals for dinner in the waterfront market is an experience not to be missed. The market stalls offer an unusual selection of fast food African style at a very reasonable cost.
DAY 10: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Leaving Zanzibar, we take the ferry back to the mainland and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania's first city with its colonial buildings and palm-lined port, where we end our safari. ------------------------------------------------------------
Local Payment: US$160
Optional Excursions: Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater option (3 day) US$340
Ngorongoro Crater option (1 day) US$200
Zanzibar Accommodation US$15p/p
When you book this trip you are entitled to receive a free 3 day Masai Mara Safari. The Local Payment of US$140 is still applicable for the trip. This offer must be taken up when booking your main trip. Conditions apply.
This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road conditions, weather, political situations, and group decisions. All prices & Local Payments are subject to change with prior notice.
The staff and management look forward to welcoming you aboard and trust that you will enjoy your trip with us. "Safari Njema"
Tanzania Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar
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